Newcastle looked a much improved side yesterday, and while we looked a lot more solid at the back than we have in the last two games, Newcastle still conceded two goals after having most of the play in the game yesterday.
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But one big weakness we have is that we find it so difficult to score goals, and that was seen yesterday in the first half when we had two or three decent chances – especially to Riviere and Cabella – but both shot weakly straight at Hull goalkeeper McGregor.
It was all square at 0-0 at the break, and it even looked like we could maybe go on and win the game if we could score a goal, and we hadn’t seen too much protesting from the fans.
The news before the game was that 30,000 cards had been distributed before the game with SACK PARDEW.com on them.
But then just three minutes into the second half and out of nothing Hull went ahead with a terrific strike from Croatian striker Jelavic, and things didn’t look too good.
But Newcastle kept pressing forward and the Newsletter players kept their heads up, but then again 20 minutes later and out of the blue, Diame hit home a great left foot shot that went in off the post.
But it was poor defending from Newcastle, and Diame was allowed both time and space to shoot home from just outside the penalty area.
The crowd became restless and if nothing had happened we’re sure there would have been louder and louder protests against manager Pardew, but then Papiss Cisse came on and scored after 73 minutes, and then the Senegal striker equalized after 87 minutes to get Newcastle a vital point.
Overall our lads played their hearts out in what must have been a very difficult atmosphere in which to play the game, and Tiote and Cisse were the big stars of the game.
But Newcastle fans very rarely criticize the players when they give 100% as they did yesterday, and the lads deserve credit for not giving up and pressing forward when at 2-0 it looked a lost cause.
The demonstrations against Pardew will continue at Stoke a week on Monday – but what we want to see is an even more spirited performance from the lads and maybe more goals from Papiss Cisse.
But it’s also clear Alan Pardew is not out of the woods yet by a long chalk, and we have to win one of our next two games – we are at Stoke and then at Swansea – two fixtures we lost last season.
It may also be time for the anonymous group who are organizing the demonstrations against the manager to come out and say who they are, since this may go on for a few games yet.
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