For Newcastle This Is The Definition Of Inconsistency

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.

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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?

3 comments so far

  • sparky55

    Nov 3, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #1

    YES inconsistency is the by-word of this newcastle side but credit where’s credit’s due…that was a great performance and a great result

  • bills-son

    Nov 3, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #2

    Reasons for the inconsistency;

    HBA was brilliant in the first few games – very poor since.

    We’ve changed the set up of the team three times to accomodate HBA through the midcle – hasn’t worked.

    We’ve had five different CB pairings in ten Prem games – no consistency there.

    Apart from Sissoko yesterday him and Cisse have been passengers in every game they’ve played this season – you dont get cinsistency with nine effective players on the pitch.

    The Sunderland game apart we’ve looked a decent side since the second half at Everton and its no coincidence that we’ve made Lpool, City and Chelsea look fairly ordinary and with a bit of luck (and eleven effective players on the pitch) we could have beaten all three.

    We haven’t suddenly become a great side – but we were never the cr@p side this season that some seemed to think.

  • bobby mango

    Nov 3, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #3

    “We haven’t suddenly become a great side – but we were never the cr@p side this season that some seemed to think.”

    I beg to differ – the City away, Everton first half, Hull match and Sunderland match are all the proof that were playing terribly.
    Everyone knew we had better performances in us but you cannot discredited those matches.

    Overall I’m far more pleased with the start to this season that last season. Because throughout last season we were playing poorly, I could see the team was all over the place. This season there’s been some bad games but at the same time we’ve had some very good moments, and generally the team looks more like a team. Pardew is starting to select players on form, not reputation. Generally it’s an upwards, positive, trend.


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