Newcastle were as bad in the first half last night at Everton, as we were in the first game of the season at Manchester City, and given the players Newcastle turned out – we should have performed a lot better than that in that first 45 minutes – and Alan Pardew will make some changes in the defense for the game at Cardiff City on Saturday, and Mike Williamson will partner Fab Coloccini at the back.
Ross Barkely scores Everton’s second – with Yanga-Mbiwa in pursuit
But we also think there could be another defensive change made, and maybe Paul Dummett will get a chance at left-back or maybe Yanga-Mbiwa will get a game at full back, since he seems better equipped for the Premier League at full back than at center-back.
And it wasn’t good to hear the Newcastle fans chant: “We want our money back” after the first half, but honestly it was simply a horror show for Newcastle fans, and it was so painful to watch – Newcastle were just awful.
But as happened in that famous Arsenal game when we were 4-0 down at the half, Newcastle looked a completely different side after the break, and if Yoan Gouffran’s chip hadn’t hit the post and come out it could have been 3-2 just six minutes into the second half – and then it could have been very interesting.
But we didn’t score our second until the 89th minute, and it was another good opportunist effort from Loic Remy – his third goal for Newcastle, and so we lost our second successive league game 3-2 and out now 5th bottom of the league – which is where we finished last season – so no improvement there. 🙁
Alan Pardew was asked what was said at half time and he said the following:
“What was said at half-time was more about personal pride than anything else. That goes in hand in hand.”
“Our fans are disappointed and rightly so after that first half, there’s no shadow of a doubt.” “The players responded and that is one good thing.”
Newcastle must do better at Cardiff City on Saturday, before the two-week International break, and if we cannot get something out of that game, it’s going to be a very miserable two weeks for Newcastle fans before we face Liverpool at home on Saturday 19th October.
And from what we saw of Liverpool against Sunderland on Sunday afternoon, they play the game just like Everton, but they are maybe better with big players like Luis Suarez and others in the side.
Notice I didn’t say what the score was in the corresponding game last season – I’m not that daft. 😀
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