There were some choice words said in the dressing room after the 2-1 defeat today against 4th bottom Cardiff City in the FA Cup – and to think Cardiff had won just one game in the last 10 before they knocked Newcastle out today.
Alan Pardew and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on sidelines today
Alan Pardew has said all was well until the last 20 minutes of this game, after Newcastle had gone 1-0 up on the hour mark, with a goal from Papiss Cisse, but that last 20 minutes Newcastle found a way to lose a game we should have won.
This is what Alan Pardew said after the game:
“Apart from the last 18 minutes we were in control.” “To throw it away like that is terribly disappointing because we got the goal.” “We looked like we were the best team and they get a wonder goal out of nothing really.”“I am disappointed with my group.
“We’ve managed to lose a game that we were in control of.” “We don’t seem to be able to get through this 3rd round tie. “For the last three years I don’t know, it’s science against me.”
“As a group we were up for the game.” “The first half was difficult because there wasn’t 50,000 in here to assess, I thought we played quite well.”
“We contained them and controlled the game.” “The start of the second half was terrific and we looked OK.” “But the last 20 minutes we didn’t play well and it lost us the game.”
“We know at home, especially of this quality, you can’t just back off.” “You have to keep full on.”“It’s a level when you back off and play a little bit negatively, you are in trouble.”
This is the fourth embarrassing exit in the FA Cup in a row, and we suppose the only saving grace is we were beaten this time by a Premier League club, even though they are struggling in 4th bottom place.
And at St. James Park too, but this is not good – and that’s a huge understatement.
Did I ever say it was really difficult being a Newcastle United fan? 🙁
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