There was maybe only one good thing that came out of yesterday’s 4-0 disaster at Southampton, and that was the excellent display of Newcastle’s reserve goalkeeper Rob Elliot, who once again came into the first team and played extremely well for the side, and he literally saved Newcastle from further humiliation.
Rob Elliot yesterday – where’s my defense?
Rob ha s a whopping 77% of the vote, and the interesting thing is that Ben Arfa is second on 8%, and he was hauled off by Alan Pardew at half time along with the other man on the right hand side – Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
And the manager said Newcastle had a problem down the right in the first half, and the changes were tactical – but it has to be doubtful if Ben Arfa will still be a Newcastle player come September, after being hauled off at half time, after starting a game for the first time in a long time.
But congratulations to Rob Elliot for a terrific display yesterday, and it saved Newcastle the embarrassment of being beaten by an even bigger scoreline than 4-0 – which was bad enough, following the 3-0 loss on Tuesday night at home to Everton.
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