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Returning Player Impressive – Our Man Of The Match

9:14 am, Monday, April 7th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 5 Comments

One of the good things that came out of the game on Saturday, when we again went down 4-0 – this time to Manchester United – was the form of Davide Santon, who was returning from a chronic knee injury and also from illness, and he had a decent game.

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Davide Santon - in action on Saturday tackling  Adnan Januzaj

And Davide was our main threat going forward on the right wing, but the defense is still the part of the game he has to improve on.

Davide got 20% of the vote followed by Dan Gosling, who had a solid game in midfield and is neck and neck with Papiss Cisse, who worked tirelessly, and the Senegal striker was unlucky not to score with two good efforts in the game.

We are hoping that Loic Remy can return at Stoke next Saturday, and maybe partner Cisse up front – and it’s possible  Newcastle can actually score a goal in that game.

Wouldn’t that be something.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rotonda heights // Apr 7, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Pardew’s answer to replacing a playmaker like Cabaye was to totally alienate any other flair players in the squad.

    Benny only gets cameos in the wrong position, and Marveaux who had more assists than Cabaye last season in far fewer performances is nowhere to be seen.

    Pardew prefers to play journeymen who sit behind the ball and wonders why we haven’t scored in 11 out of the last 15 games!! Shocking stats.

  • 2 Jeff from Benwell // Apr 7, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    I find it very suspicious that the players most consistently linked with transfers are all currently injured

  • 3 James RS // Apr 7, 2014 at 11:20 AM

    Santon an excellent player with bags of technical ability… one we should keep!

  • 4 James RS // Apr 7, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Agreed Jeff very suspicious indeed…whats going on,
    Is Ashley saving his money for Rangers

  • 5 Whumpie // Apr 7, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    Wasn’t it Santon that we saw jogging in behind Mata as he ran right through the area of the pitch that Santon was supposed to be guarding, to score his second?

    I thought that was the best example of why we got thrashed. Hardly MOTM stuff.

    To be honest, just giving MOTM to a defender after a 4-0 defeat is just taking the piss.

    Santon, like the others, gave up as soon as we conceded that first goal. There was no MOTM.




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