Alan Pardew had mentioned last week that now Newcastle are without their number one player-maker Yohan Cabaye, Newcastle may have to change the style and formation in which the team plays.
Yohan Cabaye gone – system will change
Yohan also scored five goals in his final seven appearances for Newcastle, so he was becoming not only the number one play-maker, but also a real goalscorer, and his two goals at West Ham were simply sublime, in his very last Newcastle performance.
Why did we sell him half way through the season again?
This is what Alan Pardew has said today:
“We can’t play the same way as we did with Cabaye,” “We’re not going to be the same team we were in the first half of the season. We’re looking for something different and I have to get that into play as quickly as possible.”
“On reflection maybe we did have a bit too much emotion on the pitch against Sunderland,” “We weren’t composed in the areas where you need to be composed. Clearances, for example.”
“Or being around the 18-yard box and waiting that extra half-second to make the final pass. All those moments we got wrong. That happens sometimes.”
We hope Pardew and the players learned a lot from the Sunderland game because basically we were hopeless, and things have to improve – and as the manager says – things have to improve quickly.
And the manager has to get the best out of the players he has available, that’s almost a definition of coaching, and if he doesn’t have the players to play the way we did when Yohan was here, then he’ll have to change it.
However, we don’t want to go back to the way Newcastle played sometimes last season, when we were in trouble, and used the long ball most of the time.
We hope Newcastle can still play some good football.
What do you think?
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