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Newcastle May Even Play Well At Hull This Saturday

9:33 am, Thursday, February 27th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 11 Comments

It was a fantastic home win for the club last Sunday against Aston Villa, and it was just a huge relief for the players and the fans alike, but it’s also true that Newcastle did not play particularly well in that game.

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Loic Remy – putting the ball in the net last Sunday

The big thing in the game was that Newcastle had real commitment again, and that was not present in the 4-0 disgraceful rout by Spurs, and we also had Loic Remy, Fab Coloccini and Cheick Tiote back in the side, and they are three of our best players.

Alan Pardew has talked to the Shields Gazette today:

“The margins are tight in football.” “You have to get yourself in a position for the margins to matter.”

“Against Tottenham, the margins were irrelevant.” “We were never in the game, so it didn’t matter.”  “We could have had a great slice of luck and been beaten 4-1.”

“So the commitment and effort of the team last Sunday was everything.” “That got us a platform for the victory and the clean sheet.” “It created the moment from which Loic, the best player on the pitch by some distance, scored.”

“Only he could have scored that goal because of his quality.” “And our fitness levels were great,”  “We worked hard on that.”

The fitness of the players has been very good this season, and that’s in no small part due to Fitness Director Faye Downey.

However, we have picked up a few injuries recently, when we least needed them – but overall our injury record had been good this season.

We need to see that commitment on Saturday at Hull, and maybe some better form and more sharpness up front, and if we can do that, there’s no reason why we cannot win that game.

We haven’t played well and won a game since we demolished West Ham 3-1 at Upton Park, in what turned out to be Yohan Cabaye’s last game for the club.

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Tags: Cheick Tiote · Coaching · Fabricio Coloccini · Injuries · Loic Remy · Newcastle News · Premier League



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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Himanshu Dhingra // Feb 27, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    MAY?

  • 2 Himanshu Dhingra // Feb 27, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    If Manchester United finish out of UCL and can’t get their targets i feel they will go for Remy Cabella.

    can’t believe Tom Cleverly is an England International

  • 3 geordie157 // Feb 27, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    So basically pardew is saying without remy we are completely screwed. And for one he’s right, Remy and de jong could be a good partnership, but only at Newcastle would you have your two best strikers on loan!!

  • 4 geordie157 // Feb 27, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Cleverley is average, lallana and ward-prowse should both be in the squad before him. Even lansbury for forest is better!

  • 5 toon1707 // Feb 27, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Does anyone think on current form Williamson should get a call up for the friendly against Denmark next week which other English defenders are playing better than him at the minute

  • 6 beermonkey // Feb 27, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    toon1707

    hogson don’t travel past Manchester so will never of heard of willo

  • 7 70TWO // Feb 27, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Would agree with views on Cleverley, he should be no where near England squad. I am also beginning to question Barkleys inclusion, it may be a little too early although he may flourish in a tournament setting.

    Regarding Sissoko, I have to admit that he plays best out on the wing and brings the team some success there. But his long term position should be further inside and in this period he should be challenged to establish the credentials needed.

  • 8 mindshaft // Feb 27, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Willo for England ? Why not, they’re a pretty average team full of average players who bottle it at every competition

  • 9 croftus5678 // Feb 27, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    @3 geordie

    your right without remy/luuk we only have goofy (who imo is the best striker on our books perm atm)

    also think sissoko should be cm with tiote as he’s far more effective as cm as he doesnt really have the crossing ability for a winger and was always a box to box cm imo.

    ============krull============
    deb=====colo====willo======hair
    ===========tiote=============
    goofy==================dumm
    =======luuk====remy=========

  • 10 70TWO // Feb 27, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    The emphasis for the WC this year should be about developing youth and as such Williamson is past it. The starting line up for each England match should approx 60% U25. Due to the heat and the potential of Rooney literally exploding, he should get the last 30 minutes in games, otherwise he will mope about as usual.

  • 11 70TWO // Feb 27, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    croftus5678

    Your confident!!! – giving Hull a one man advantage.




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