There were not many positives to take out of the 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace in what was a poor performance.
Aarons congratulated by Cabella yesterday after scoring
But one of them was the tremendous form of 18 year-old left winger Rolando Aarons who scored one and made one in the last quarter of the game, after he had come on as a sub for Gouffran.
And the goal he made for Mike Williamson – which was Mike’s first ever goal for Newcastle – came with just tow minutes to go and if we had been able to hang onto to that lead – the headlines this morning would have been about the superlative Aarons.
But we couldn’t hang on for the 7 minutes of stoppage time and Wilfried Zaha equalized with two minutes to go. 🙁
But in our poll for man of the Match Rolando is head and shoulders above every body else with over 76% of the vote.
Alan Pardew needs to start this lad in the next game – he’s far too good to have on the bench for three quarters of the game, and it was a section error by Pardew yesterday.
Pardew needs to play our best players and Aarons is one of them – forget his age- if you are good enough you are old enough – even at Newcastle, who have tended over the years to favor the more expensive and experienced players
And one thing that was really disappointing yesterday was that our three new forwards – Remy Cabella, Siem de Jong and Manu Riviere all struggled to have an impact in the game, and that’s a bit worrying.
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