We’ve seen in the comments that only Newcastle could have done what they did yesterday, and it was really one terrific performance from our team, particularly in that second half, and specifically after Yoan Gouffran had scored the go-ahead goal, when Chelsea went head to head with Newcastle and the game was end to end, and yet Newcastle still came out as the winners, in one of their best performances for some time.
Alan Pardew yesterday – he has to solve the inconsistency problem
So Newcastle beat a side who had gone nine games without defeat – we beat an in-form top side yesterday, let’s not beat about the bushes.
And this came only six days after we had lost to a poor out-of-form side, who were rock bottom of the league, having just one point from eight games, and were back to their losing ways yesterday at Hull – Sunderland. 🙁
That’s almost the definition of being inconsistent.
Here are some definitions of inconsistent:
a. Not regular or predictable; erratic: inconsistent behavior.
b. Lacking in correct logical relation; contradictory: inconsistent statements.
c. Not in agreement or harmony; incompatible:
Yes, that’s Newcastle this season.
So we probably shouldn’t get carried away too much about yesterday’s performance, well let’s rephrase that – it’s great to get carried away with what was a great performance from our lads yesterday, but we still have to remember the team has to become more consistent.
There will still be some shocks when we are supposed to beat a side but we don’t, but the quality of the play yesterday, and particularly the team spirit, guts and will to win the team showed, tells us that if Newcastle can get some consistency, and play like that every week, we could still have a very good season.
That’s something not many of us were thinking before the game, in fact I was absolutely convinced we had no chance of winning yesterday.
And what was really good to see was four of the Frenchmen we signed in January – Mathieu Debuchy, Moussa Sissoko, Yoan Gouffran and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa all put in very good performances, so perhaps those signings will become top ones for the club, once they are given a little more time to settle down.
We were particularly pleased for Mapou, who had another stellar game at the back, alongside big Mike Williamson, who had yet another solid game for the side.
Those are some of the possibilities that the win yesterday gave to Newcastle fans.
Did I mention Newcastle were simply magnificent in the second half yesterday? 😀
What do you think?