Surprise With Our Man Of The Match


Remy Cabella was again our Man of the Match yesterday with 32% of the vote, and maybe if he hadn’t been taken off after 70 minutes by caretaker manager John Carver, we may have won the game?

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Remy Cabella after just missing with a glancing header yesterday

Maybe not, and Gabby Obertan came on for him after 70 minutes, and did help set up our goal just four minutes after he entered the game.

But then after 85 minutes Gabby missed a sitter, when Newcastle had a lightning fast breakaway, and had a three on one situation, but still couldn’t get the second goal.

Next in line is Jack Colback with 19%, and Jack had a decent game yesterday and better than he was last week at Hull, and he scored what we though was going to be the winner – and his third goal of the season.

But it wasn’t to be. 🙁

Massadio Haidara had another good game at left back, and is third with 11% of the vote, and he’s the reason Newcastle have let Davide Santon leave for Inter-Milan – initially on loan.

Massadio really needs an extended run in the side through the end of the season, and we think he will  improve a lot.

And fourth is Fabricio Coloccini with 10%, and Fab had a steady game yesterday, and we think he’s Newcastle’s most important player through the rest of the season.

Because of the late equalizer Newcastle have not been given the credit of putting in a solid performance yesterday, even though the game was hardly exciting and Stoke seemed to be happy with a draw.

But we almost managed to win it 1-0 against Stoke – who had won six of their last eight games.

A draw was still a decent result for us yesterday, but that gets lost because of the way we threw the game away at the death.

Maybe we can make up for that with a win at Crystal Palace on Wednesday?

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7 comments so far

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Feb 9, 2015 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #1

    Ridiculous that he was brought off.

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  • lochinvar

    Feb 9, 2015 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #2

    Ivory Coast have a wonderfully named player,:
    Gadji-Celi Carmel Junior
    We have to sign him for his merchandising potential alone.
    The Club shop would be in overdrive printing his name with 22 letters onto shirts and Ashley would watch the coin rolling in.
    The kids could have ” Junior Gadgi” on their shirts, us older folks could have ” Old Gadgi” the lads could have ” Radgi Gadgi ” and even the Stewards could have ” Inspector Gadgi” .
    Inspector Gadgi’s ( Gadget ) nemesis was Dr. Claw ( wonder who that could be ? ) who worked for the organisation M.A.D. ( Mike Ashley Direct ? )
    Don’t know if the lad is any good as a player but for Club Revenues he could be a gold mine.
    Go go Gadgi go !

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Feb 9, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #3

    Players are generally baited with statements such as “Earn your place by playing well.” Although he wasn’t exactly amazing yesterday, he was clearly better than most/all others yesterday, so where does that leave his his belief and confidence when he’s being hauled off after being doing what is asked of them?

    Simple team movements and positioning are still missing and it won’t be fixed overnight. They aren’t reacting to well drilled routines, which has been like that for years, as they just haven’t been worked on in the correct way. It’s obvious when you see them not moving into space, coming short and looking for link ups as a group. The football is generally so boring, but it has been for years.

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  • davetoon

    Feb 9, 2015 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #4

    Agree with a previous poster that Stoke passed much better than us. We struggle to make more than 2 or 3 forward passes without giving the ball away. Its so frustrating to watch.

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  • BoyDoneGood

    Feb 9, 2015 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #5

    Looks like Coloccini almost stopped that equaliser – then he’d have topped the poll for sure. He was in a great place. Small margins.
    MOTD2 didn’t waste much analysis on this boring game, concentrating on squandered possession. Most of the examples were Stoke conceding possession, but, hey, that’s what they do. The goal came from a long ball into the box right on the big lad’s head. Stoke. How did they sucker our little fellows into the same casual possession?

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  • Sav

    Feb 9, 2015 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #6

    I hope they finally get rid of Obertan this summer. Never convinced.

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  • one fine day

    Feb 10, 2015 at 5:22 AM

    Comment #7

    the chance obetan had should never have been. very easy to spot from above I know sissoko had cisse peeling away and clear on goal to his left .
    so .. choose the proven finisher or a lad just on and back from injury who is never the most confident at the best of times ?
    Again small margins but have a feeling cisse would have been the better percentage I.M.O

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