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Loic Remy – I Was Not Aware Of That

11:23 am, Sunday, November 24th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 96 Comments

It was over two years since Newcastle last netted from a corner, but the lads did that after only two  minutes yesterday, as a perfectly flighted corner from Yohan Cabaye, somehow sneaked through the Norwich defense, and that man Loic Remy was at the far post to head the ball high into the net, and score his 8th goal for Newcastle this season.

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Loic Remy shields the ball from Michael Turner yesterday

Demba Ba last scored from a corner set play at Wolves on 1st October, back in 2011, and Loic had no idea of that statistic – although we have to assume that when the lads have been practicing their set plays, that stat must have been mentioned?

Loic talked on the Newcastle web-site immediately after the game, and when told by Anthony Marshall that was the first goal from a corner for two years he had this to say:

“I’m surprised to learn that,” “We should be able to score many goals from corners as we have some big lads in the team and good players.”

“I’m happy to have done it and to have scored for the team. It means we have won the game and hopefully we will be able to score more from corners now.”

“It was a really important win,” “We had to keep up the momentum that we have picked up recently.” “Scoring early was what we needed to do.”

“The manager told us to get off to a good start, we went out there, scored the goals and should have added more to it.” “A few of us were a little bit tired, coming back from international duty.”

“Especially myself – so it was tough in the second half, but we managed to keep our noses in front.”

Remy and the other three French players in the French squad that qualified For the World Cup in Europe were not tired just because of playing – although Yohan Cabaye was the Man of the Match against Ukraine, and could have been physically tired.

But it was the emotional drain on the players, after going through that massive high of coming back from a 2-0 deficit in the first leg and doing what they had to do to qualify, when it seemed the whole of France was watching.

But the lads will all be rested – both physically and emotionally for next Saturday;s home game against West Brom.

May be the lads can put in a top performance in that game and win the 4th league game in a row?

Hope so.

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96 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JAMSHA // Nov 24, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    east bengal vs mohan bagan live on ten action… biggest derby match in india

  • 2 Santon03 // Nov 24, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Norwich bought a lot of players during summer and we only bought 1 on loan. It’s just proved that fans aren’t always right.

  • 3 Transfer Sage // Nov 24, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Was good to finally get the monkey off our back with a goal from the corner. Was a good ball in as well.

    I think we are playing really well at the moment, luck may be on our side with a couple of things by when playing decent football and winning you don’t notice the things that go against you as much, you make your own luck.

    I think we should beat west brom but again this is not a given and we need to work hard.

    My only criticism of yesterday is easing off in te second half, not pressing with the same intensity and conceding possession too easily but always happens when shola goes off as we lose our outball.

    We need to keep pressing high as we did in the first half and find a way to close a game without shola as pardew said he struggles to make 90mins, so we must find a way to deal with him going off.

    But recently players have not only been playing well but all worked hard and playing as a team, that’s key.

  • 4 Transfer Sage // Nov 24, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Santon

    It shows more that clubs don’t do enough research. The players Norwich bought are decent but with a whole new strike force it takes time to adapt.

    we buy decent players but if we got a couple more of them, not loads, just one or two to replace the likes of marvoux/obertan, we could kick on, but we have a pretty decent squad as well as a good second team.

    Elliot
    Raylor, Taylor, colo, haidara
    Anita, bigi, Marv
    HBA, cisse, Sammy

    Then our current starting 11 from the spurs and Chelsea game.

    Krul
    Debuchy, willo, mbiwa, santon
    Sissoko, Cabaye, tiote, gouff
    Shola, remy

  • 5 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Nov 24, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    Santon
    I was banging on summer that I thought it was a good transfer window as we had not LOST any of our ‘purplies’ off loaded some fringe playerrs and brought in Remy on loan.
    Quality comes before quantity!

  • 6 John Tudor // Nov 24, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    true charlie but when we loose purplies to injury what then

  • 7 Ciaran // Nov 24, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Torq

    “Run along now…” seems like you’ve been taken lessons in communication from TDSarf. I do look forward to your nonsensical exclusives in January. The ITKs will be back in force now it is getting closer to January.

    Very good result, terrible second half performance. Ball retention was non-existent, and I do wonder why we are still a 1 half team. A few of our internationals were pretty tired though but it would appear that our set-up was to defend for 45 minutes, which is worrying.

    However, it is Pardew after all. When all is said and done, we did come out of it with 3 points which is great, if we can manage another 3 points next weekend we will be around and about where a club of our stature should be.

  • 8 bills-son // Nov 24, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Charlie,

    We both said our squad was nowhere near as weak as many were saying.

    Seems as if a good few are starting to agree with us :-)

  • 9 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Nov 24, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    Big John Tudor
    It’s getting the balance of players right and keeping the squad happy.
    and at the moment it looks like we have a happy squad playing for the manager.
    I think if we loose no one in the transfer window we would only need to buy in a couple of quality players

  • 10 John Tudor // Nov 24, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    you can never have enough quality

  • 11 goalseeker // Nov 24, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    So the players were tired after returning from International duty do I take it that no Chelsea player was on International duty last week, they came out in the second half looking for more goals.

    No really successful team takes their foot off the gas and try to coast, accidents happen. We were defending so deep Krul ordered the pints in the Strawberry Pub and Colo was seen washing glasses.

    If we were riding on instruction shame on Pardew, if we were not shame on the players. The best form of defence has always been attack. Sorry if Norwich came out to try to win the game or at least get something from it which they nearly did but isn’t that the game both teams want to win or am I wrong.

    I am not taking anything away from the 3 points and the 3 successive wins which are great but we will only remain in the top half if we look for goals in each half of the game and not try to contain teams in the second half.

    Containing the better teams in the first half can be a shrewd tactic, I do not count Norwich as one of the better teams, as you do have time to come back at them, but in the second half, a slip, a penalty, a ricochette we have all see it happen.

  • 12 bills-son // Nov 24, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Our second half ball retention was non existent?

    Absolute nonsense.

  • 13 swemag // Nov 24, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    lesh // Oct 20, 2013 at 2:34 AM

    Ah ha! So swemag, we will be successful by doing things differently to other clubs. Now I understand.

    We’re gonna be successful by not spending significantly, nit-picking over fees and players wages to propel us into the realms of the big and highly successfully clubs.

    Yup, it all makes sense now

  • 14 John Tudor // Nov 24, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    in fact never mind the quality feel the width

  • 15 yo-yo // Nov 24, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    TS

    We need to treat the Baggies as a top side like Chelski and play with the same level of commitment as the London sides – for two halves.

    The internationals who had had competitive games last week did look tired – the friendly internationals had nothing hanging on them so less commitment needed and given.

    I think this did affect our second half performance yesterday. It looked more mental than anything as the drive was missing to really see them off – prettty much what Thump has said – the adrenalin wasn’t pumping very hard. I’m not sure Colo is a leader on the pitch either and can drive them the last half hour when the opposition are pressing a bit more.

    We are inconsistent, we are a mid table side with no ‘right’ to be top 8 unless we earn it and WBA have taught us a few lessons in recent years so we need to be at the very top of our game next weekend. Pardew knows it’s a problem but I think his natural caution actually feeds it at times.

  • 16 John Tudor // Nov 24, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    titles and relegation can be decided on goal difference
    gimme goals anytime

  • 17 bills-son // Nov 24, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    As for defending the lead in the second half. …

    Nobody who has claimed that has explained why Pardew brought on Cisse and HBA instead of Haidara. You don’t defend leads with those two.

  • 18 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Nov 24, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    John
    Quality – Streets ahead

  • 19 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Nov 24, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    As for the team next week I would go for the team that started against Chelski and the Spuds.

    most go

  • 20 Santon03 // Nov 24, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    TS & Charlie

    We have good quality players and good youngsters coming in as well. I think the club have good policy to make space for youngsters to get into 1st team, if the club bought 4 or 5 players during summers that is the same killing the chance for players like Bigi, Dummet, Vuckic, Campbell, Sammy. Now we have good fitness coach Faye Downey, less injuries in training and the players perform way better. You are right about Ober and Marv, I don’t think being in this club will be good for them or the club. I could see them going in January, probably bringing in one or two more players or just upgrade our youngsters.

  • 21 John Tudor // Nov 24, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    defo not roses
    they grow on you

  • 22 yo-yo // Nov 24, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    bills

    Cisse’s strike was not offside either…..

    I think the second half was not sit back but more counterattacking if they pressed us. Definitely not just hold on to the lead – though that was important. We tired though and it looked more mental than anything hence my previous comment

  • 23 martoon // Nov 24, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Ciaran – I like your posts and I read your blog BUT you are starting to turn into the Blog Bully. Alright TDSarf has views opposite to you but he is entitled to them and to suggest he works for the PR department of SD is quite frankly ridiculous. Likewise Torq has said many times his work involves him with football and he simply passes on any snippets of imformation he hears. He has never claimed to be an ITK and writes some interesting posts – so why the bully boy tactics?

  • 24 John Tudor // Nov 24, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    its only a suggestion he may well do

  • 25 bills-son // Nov 24, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    Yo-yo

    My point is the anti-Pardew lot criticise him when he makes defensive substitutions and criticise him when he makes attacking ones.

    According to some on here everything that goes wrong his fault and everything that goes right is luck or nothing to do with him.

    The classic is he was lucky to finish 5th but all his fault we nearly got relegated.

  • 26 John Tudor // Nov 24, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    and his opinion

  • 27 Ginger // Nov 24, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    We have a better squad then last year. There’s no denying that. If we become a side that loans players in every year and waiting until a bargain comes up before why buy someone then that’s fair enough. However I feel like Pardew or Joe needs to tell us this, just so we don’t get our hopes up.

    I do wonder though if we had of brought in an actual signing along with Remy on loan that we may have been higher than we currently are. Nonetheless our team are playing so outstanding that the new signing may have just been on the bench alongside two of our best players Ben-Arfa and Collocini. So it may have just not made a different.

    Our biggest difference between this year and last year is Faye. The players look a lot sharper and considering our injury record was worst in the league last year, we have greatly improved.

  • 28 magpie6699 // Nov 24, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    I think we lost a bit of our ball-holding when both Shola and Cabaye went off knackered – although you could see Cabaye flagging as the errors and misplaced passes began to creep inb.
    Surprised nobody’s mentioned the song after our opening goal – “scored from a corner, we’ve only scored from a corner” – brilliant!

  • 29 Ciaran // Nov 24, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Bully Boy tactics? I’m afraid you’ve lost me, perhaps you can demonstrate where I have bullied anyone? I was responding to Torq’s condescending comment of ‘run along now’ to me, as always context is everything.

  • 30 magpie6699 // Nov 24, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Not to say that Anita wasn’t tidy though – and Cisse had a good goal flagged offside wrongly (again!).

  • 31 bills-son // Nov 24, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    Ruddy,

    You are the most dismissive condescending poster on this blog.

    And that doesn’t just extend to other posters, you’ve also regularly been dismissive and condescending to Ed and blatantly peddled your blog on here.

    Ever heard of the pot calling the kettle black?

  • 32 kt97toonarmy // Nov 24, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    Feel so sorry for cisse. He came on nd he was class. Unlucky with the offside. Hope he starts against west brom. With sholas passing u could put him behind a striker. Some might disagree but he has wonderful vison to pick out a pass. Its what cisse and remy both need to score goals.

    I was expecting a draw yesterday. But we were really good 1st half u could tell alot of international players we very tired. Even though cabaye didnt play well yesterday i felt when he went off we lacked alot in the midfield.

    So….the transfer window aint far off. I think colo is going home. Like he wants too. But we definatly need 1 striker. I think cisse is on his way back to form. If theres any betting men for next week tip cisse for the 1st goal.

  • 33 John Tudor // Nov 24, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    ive heard the weathermen call the fog thick

  • 34 kt97toonarmy // Nov 24, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    Magpie6699

    I mentioned it last night

  • 35 Thump // Nov 24, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    @magpie6699: By the strictest definition laws of the game you could argue that his head (maybe) was beyond the last man but I’ve looked at it a few times and, while it was close, I can’t see it. That said, mind, he looked a lot better than he has done previously. Long may it continue.

  • 36 Big Pappa Cissé // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    “I wasn’t aware of that”

    Wow, that just shows how much we work on corners in training then doesn’t it . No wonder it took us to years .

  • 37 John Tudor // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    even online is not offside it is by def you have to be totally beyond the second last defender

  • 38 Transfer Sage // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    Bills

    I don’t think we made defensive changes, but I do think we dropped off a bit (also Norwich will push on as well as they need to get back into it) so it’s not just pardew.

    I do think it’s a problem we have, whether it’s the managers plan or players get complacent and think the job is done, and don’t press on. We still created a couple decent chances in the second half and cisse had a good chance with a header and the offside was wrong so if they go in it looks better.

    It is a small problem that needs addressing but people seem to think we have control on every game, we don’t. 2 teams play so there’s every chance the other side can come into the game an try to fight back when losing.

    I’m sure some forget that at times.

  • 39 Ciaran // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Bills

    You used to be entertaining.

    Anyway, just noticed the club PR/Liaison Officer doing what he does best – lying. Michael Martin wrote an article about the questions posed to the club, which all of you can find here.

    http://www.true-faith.co.uk/time-4-change-question-time/

    Lee Marshall then took to twitter to say that he did not receive the questions. Lee Marshall did not receive the questions because he deliberately made himself unavailable to receive them despite knowing that a group of fans were coming up at 1pm to give them to him.

    Disappointing when you have a liaison officer who will stop at nothing to try and undermine the very fans he is supposed to represent.

  • 40 Thump // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    @bills-son: He wasn’t lucky to finish 5th but I would argue that he was very much to blame for last season. When we were found out and teams knew how to score almost at will against us, he did nothing to mix it up, no tactical surprise – nada. Maybe he was just completely out of ideas but at that stage he needs to be a big enough man to say “I’ve got it wrong. I got us into this and I’ll get us out of it.” rather than spouting the same old, too tired excuses that we heard so often.

  • 41 Ciaran // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    Finally we have the monkey off our back regarding corners, perhaps we will score a few more this season?

    Also, sad to say, but I think Colo’s days at the club are numbered. He is a shadow of the defender he once was, his head is no longer in it and he is becoming a liability. Will we see him shipped in January?

  • 42 Transfer Sage // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    Bills

    I hate when people say 5th was luck, clear clear plan.

    Defend well (3rd most clean sheets that year) then let players like cabaye, Ben arfa, Ba and cisse score their individual goals. Not always pretty but damn effective.

    We are now trying more team play in attack and it’s showing

  • 43 colwell // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    Cisse was onside but if the GK had not already seen the flag he would have saved it. The shot only just missed his foot whilst he was stood up right.

  • 44 Thump // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    In all fairness, colwell, Ruddy should have saved Gouffran’s shot as well.

  • 45 John Tudor // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    ts luck is involved in all games and finishing 5th was lucky finishing near the bottom last year was unlucky but could have been avoided as we will probably see this year

  • 46 John Tudor // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    what’s needed is someone to negate the bad luck and maximise the good then if we get a sniff of europe take it and prepare correctly for it

  • 47 Douglas // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    Why was nobody at the post when Fer scored. Pi.. poor defending.

  • 48 John Tudor // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    glen hoddle would do it for me

  • 49 colwell // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    Douglas

    Remy was but for some reason went forward instead of staying where he was

  • 50 bills-son // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Thump,

    Pardew’s biggest mistake last year was trying to accomodate both Ba and Cisse.

    He played Cisse out wide who was totally ineffective not scoring and offering nothing defensively to help out the FB. That was made worse when HBA was on the other wing also offering nowt defensively. The result was we were a walk over in midfield.

    Compare that to Pardew’s formation in the last few games. He’s stopped trying to accomodate Cisse and HBA and its no coincidence we look a far more compact and organised team.

    Playing your best 11 players doesn’t always give you the best team.

  • 51 Transfer Sage // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    John

    Well obviously some elements but you make your own luck by the way you play. Not much is out of your hands, maybe injuries and a big opposition not turning up, etc.

    Douglas

    Chris Kamara said today he sat with pardew after the game and he said when the ball goes past te first man remy is meant to drop onto the post but just didn’t.

  • 52 Douglas // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    Toon Darf Whoever: a few weeks ago you doubted Sports Direct benefitted when we buy NUFC merchandice. Look at the questions TIME4CHANGE want answered and the lack of answers. FMA is taking money from fans into SD, whereas the same fans think their money is going to NUFC.

  • 53 John Tudor // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    some times remy is the first man

  • 54 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    Whi ya bugga man Shitty have scored after 25 seconds

  • 55 John Tudor // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    loris still knocked out hahah

  • 56 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    sorry 13 seconds

  • 57 John Tudor // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    could have done a buric

  • 58 John Tudor // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    boruc

  • 59 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    City win by four we go above the spuds
    You would not believe it at the beginning of the season EH!!!!
    were they a one man team!!!

  • 60 John Tudor // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    id take 1-1

  • 61 Transfer Sage // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    charlie

    I think spurs under AVB are similar to us the last couple years, just with better players.

    They defend and keep a lot of clean sheets and rely on being clinical. they create a lot of chances just not many clear cut chances.

    then when we had hba/ba/cisse scoring screamers they had bale.

    Bale got them out of a lot of tight games by scoring the decisive goal out of nothing, they have lost that now despite all the talent they have bought.

  • 62 Ciaran // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    They have immensely talented players who just need to find their feet in the PL. Only thing they need to add would be a clinical 20 goal a season man. Soldado is a very good CF if they can link up with him and get on the same wavelength, but he isn’t perhaps as clinical as he should be. Not saying he won’t get there, I mean Giroud had a up-down season last season and he is bloody immense this season.

  • 63 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Transfer
    Goes back to what I said at the beginning of the season – buying loads of players does not always mean you are going to be successful – as long as you keep your best players or buy better that is my philosophy.

  • 64 John Tudor // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    now thats a pen tackle from behind ….illegal

  • 65 Big Pappa Cissé // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Spurs were one of my favourite teams to watch a few season ago with Redknapp in charge .

    They used 4-4-2 but had flying wingers and full backs like Bale , Berbatov up top in his prime and Modric in the middle .

    Now they arguably have better players but are boring to watch IMO and can’t score either .

  • 66 John Tudor // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    bent ref

  • 67 Jail for Ashley // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Pardew is a mediocre manager, we all know that, he done amazingly well the season before last and wasn’t rewarded with the players he deserved, instead he was given an eight year contract, which made me lose all respect for him and his fat boss

  • 68 Transfer Sage // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    I’ve been thinking about the poor ref decisions over the last few years and had a thought. Should refs have a microphone like rugby and have to explain the decision like they do so the public hear it?

    Then there can be no confusion why the foul was given (right or wrong) and it means refs can’t make up some rubbish after as to why it was given, they need to be sure at the time.

    Then people say players swear so be no good for TV, well make it like amateur football where it’s a red card, it will soon stop.

    Only allow captains to approach the ref unless the ref calls the player over and no messing around just yellow card all 5/6 if they swarm a ref. Players will soon behave if they are losing a weeks wages from their club if they keep getting banned/sent off.

  • 69 John Tudor // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    no the ref should be only on the field to control the games the games should be reffed by older refs via tv

  • 70 Transfer Sage // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    john

    he hooked his leg around the side, didn’t go through from behind s fine.

    Charlie

    I don’t think we had a bad summer but wouldn’t say good, just average. I think we needed another wide player too.

    This jan/summer we need to replace colo (he looks well off the pace this and last season) as well as get a wide man and another option in the style of shola, as shola can’t play all 90mins and we look better with him on the pitch.

    I agree though that buying too many, like sunderland and palace, just makes things worse. But I do think we needed one or two more, well not needed but would be better.

    As i posted earlier in this post, we have 2 teams of decent standard which is good.

  • 71 John Tudor // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    look at nasri(hate the git)illegal tackle from behind if in the middle of the park defo foul

  • 72 Transfer Sage // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    john

    TV refs? i’m not convinced, how would they stop a game to check a replay? would stop counter attacking as much which is a great part of the game if when the ball was won fairly the ref could stop it to check.

    I like refs for goal line but thats it for me. Just my view of course, sure plenty will disagree.

  • 73 John Tudor // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    its from behind

  • 74 Transfer Sage // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    john

    i just don’t see that, it’s not from behind, he hooks his leg around, comes in from the side with his foot.

    he doesn’t go through the player and makes contact with the ball first.

  • 75 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Transfer
    Agree, Colcinni yards off the pace> i would go back to the back four that started against the Spuds and Chelski and make Tiote captain again.

  • 76 John Tudor // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    if that was us it would have been given i dont make the rules some refs bend them

  • 77 Transfer Sage // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    big pappa

    totally with you, under redknapp they got top 4 twice, they have gone backwards under AVB….much less of a threat and not as good to watch

  • 78 ~Anita One Bites The Dust~ // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    Shola must be buzzing at the moment.

    Two MoM performances in a row like… one against Italy, where he set up and scored one for Nigeria and this game against Norwich.

  • 79 bills-son // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    City are sitting back on the lead they got after 14 seconds.

    All Spurs at mo.

  • 80 Transfer Sage // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    charlie

    yeh i agree, no reason to keep colo in, norwich caused too many problems with a simple ball over colo’s head, mbiwa and wilo work much better.

    they commentator said a stat yesterday, can remember exact numbers, but roughly it was since promotion we have kept 32 clean sheets and willo has played in 24 of them.

  • 81 Transfer Sage // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    bills

    just comes back to my argument, can’t be on the front foot for 90 mins, the opposition can have good games too.

    I do think we have a problem with getting pinned in as we struggle to get out when under genuine pressure, but it’s not only down to us, the oppositions play a big part.

  • 82 Transfer Sage // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    anita one bites the dust

    shola is very very good, has everything except the key thing which is consistency (in form and fitness). It’s a shame as when he is on fire he is a real handful, and he showed that yeserday.

    I’m not saying he is world class but he is very good when on form.

  • 83 ~Anita One Bites The Dust~ // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    Out of the two, I can;t decide which outcome I prefer…

    A draw, means we would be level on points with City (below on GD…by A LOT) and 1 point behind Spurs with a +3

    City win: 2 points behind city, level on points with Spurs with a maximum of 2 goals separating us.

  • 84 ~Anita One Bites The Dust~ // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    *+3 goal difference.

  • 85 Big Pappa Cissé // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Collocini was at fault for the goal yesterday as he was out jumped and outmuscled by Fer.

    Also he was caught sleeping when a ball was hit long over his head and he was the only one playing Redmond on-side who should have scored .

    As soon as Debuchy gets back Colo should be dropped, and if he isn’t Pardew has got no balls whatsoever . I mean Collo has been quoted to saying he wants to leave “ASAP” , he doesn’t deserve to be in the team with that attitude .

  • 86 Transfer Sage // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    john

    check this link out

    http://www.bettersoccercoaching.com/soccerforum/Topic26-4-1.aspx

    It’s about the law change in football regarding the tackle from behind, it’s allowed as long as contact with the ball is made first and the tackle is round the player, not through him.

  • 87 OhSholaAmeobi // Nov 24, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Does nobody else think that Santon should be the one to make way? He’s been below par this season both defensively and offensively.
    Got no problems with Coloccini, he’s a fantastic reader of the game and he didn’t do much wrong yesterday, just think people are on his backs because he wants to move back home with his family instead of playing for a club he has no moral obligation to love.
    Mapou left back, Debuchy right back and keep the rest the same.

  • 88 Transfer Sage // Nov 24, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    big pappa

    providing we can get a CB we want in i’d be tempted to let colo go back to argentina this january, but we need a good man in first as saylor is too injury prone to be first back up

  • 89 OhSholaAmeobi // Nov 24, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Anita

    Would rather be behind Spurs, because they don’t look like they can buy a goal at the moment and they don’t look as much of a threat as they used to, meaning they’re catchable.

  • 90 Big Pappa Cissé // Nov 24, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    @ Anita

    I would look at it in the long run m8 .

    Not saying we are going to be keeping pace with Spurs but for me City or Chelsea will take the title so we will be nowhere near them anyway .

    I would probably go for a Spurs loss as their team is still yet to click and it might take them a full season so we might just be in and around them at the end of the season. You never know .

  • 91 Transfer Sage // Nov 24, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    ohsola

    I think colo has dropped off loads the last 16 months or so, not the player he was and people are exposing a simple ball over the top, reads the game pretty well but struggling to deal with a straight ball quite often is a big worry for me.

    I just think we look much better with wilo and mbiwa, gives some pace in there too.

    Also think debuchy and santon look loads better now they are more disciplined and only attacking at the right time instead of every time

  • 92 bills-son // Nov 24, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    TS,

    Exactly.

    What makes the Prem the most exciting league in the world is that teams very rarely cave in if they go one or two goals behind.

    The losing team will often step up the pace once they go behind and being put on the back foot doesn’t mean you are deliberately sitting back.

    Having said that, if KK had defended a few leads especially at Blackburn we would have won the title. I’m not really criticising KK just making the point that defending a lead successfully is no bad thing.

  • 93 Transfer Sage // Nov 24, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    bills

    KK is a good example….i think he could have defended some leads better and pardew could try to put us further out of reach more often.

    It’s a difficult balancing act but either way the manager does what he thinks will get him the most positive result, if we continued to attack and then conceded on the break people would also complain.

    For me 3 points is the most important thing, and we have had 3 wins in a row now so long may it conitnue.

  • 94 Transfer Sage // Nov 24, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    bills

    also even the bottom teams like palace and sunderland have players who are dangerous, less than man city but still have a few who are a threat so sometimes do need to be careful

  • 95 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Nov 24, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Transfer
    Thets right Iron Mikes stat you mentioned was on local radio last week 24 clean sheets out of 32 and how many centre half partners he has had in that time

  • 96 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 24, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Were officially above spuds as it stands!




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