Newcastle’s Comeback Kid – We Need To Put This Right

There was some good news yesterday at the Etihad, and that was that Ryan Taylor made his first appearance for Newcastle since he limped off against QPR at St. James’ Park on 22nd October.

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Ryan Taylor in action yesterday

The bad news is that he replaced right-back Daryl Janmaat who went off injured, so we’ll just have to wait and see how badly Daryl is injured.

The squad is being decimated by injury, suspensions and poor upper management, and Jack Colback misses the next two games after picking up his 10th yellow card yesterday for another challenge he didn’t have to make.

Newcastle were abysmal yesterday, and were 3-0 down after just 21 minutes and it looked like Manchester City could score when they wanted to, so badly did the team play yesterday.

It was one of the worst performances from a Newcastle side this season and certainly the worst this season and the biggest defeat this season too.

After the game Ryan Taylor had this to say on the Newcastle web-site:

“We went into the game full of confidence after winning here back in October in the cup, but our confidence was zapped within a minute,”

“We thought they might have an eye on their game against Barcelona, and that we could capitalize on that, but we shot ourselves in the foot and everyone’s faces tell the story.”

“Being 3-0 down at half-time, we wanted to go out and try to win the second half. We wanted a goal to try and build our confidence back up, but it just wasn’t to be.”

“They scored early on and then got their fifth within another minute or two, and you look at yourselves and think ‘hang on, let’s not make this embarrassing’.”

“I wasn’t on the pitch at the time but it was tough to take, even as a substitute.” “For me, it was pleasing to get back on the pitch. I love playing for this football club and have done since the day I signed.”

“I was given the chance to play about 20 minutes and it was nice to be back out there, although not in the circumstances of the game.”

“We can build confidence through the week on the training pitch,” “It’s going to be a tough week. We will have a meeting on Monday, discussions about the game and a lot of people standing up and having their say on what went on.”

“That’s what we need – to get it out in the open, have a chat about it and then focus on training well and making sure we are fully prepared to face Aston Villa next weekend.”

“We have to put it right against Villa and get three points for the fans, because we let them down.” “All we can do is apologise and try to correct it for them next Saturday.”.

And it was the first time in two years we have conceded five goals or more – the last time being the 6-0 debacle at home to Liverpool on 27th April, 2013 when we were struggling with relegation.

It’s a really important game next week at home to Aston Villa who were beaten 2-1 by an added time winner by Stoke yesterday at Villa Park.

Newcastle are not in a relegation fight yet – but we will be if we keep playing like we did yesterday.

Ryan’s comments above are spot on, and maybe he has an important part to play for Newcastle in the last 12 games of the season – and we’re still not safe yet.

If Daryl is out injured next week, then Ryan will start at right back, with  Vurnon Anita being taken off at half time yesterday for the third time this season.

The game and the result yesterday were a complete embarrassment to Newcastle United, we’ll just leave it at that.

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16 comments so far

  • Ron Knee

    Feb 22, 2015 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #1

    It’s been described as our worst performance to date, but I thought we played much worse against Palace. I wonder what the attendance will be against Villa.

  • chasing_rabbits

    Feb 22, 2015 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #2

    Probably 52,000

  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 22, 2015 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #3

    The PL should be sufficiently concerned that the revenue being generated should not be exploited at the expense of performances.

  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 22, 2015 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #4

    An open letter to the Premier League detailing the supporters grievances would put on record the exploitative nature of the current NUFC owner.

  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 22, 2015 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #5

    It is obvious that Mike Ashley is through underhanded methods gaining profit at the expense of the massive investment of other teams in the league.

    How many of you noticed the amount of building work not just on the ManC stadium but surrounding also?

  • optimistic prime

    Feb 22, 2015 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #6

    I voted for Krul as he picked the ball out of the net five times quite well.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 22, 2015 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #7

    Ron…are you serious about that question?

  • John Tudor

    Feb 22, 2015 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #8

    you can fool some of the people some of the time blah blah blah
    there are still thousands who are fooled all of the time

  • John Tudor

    Feb 22, 2015 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #9

    i thought we were newcastle united ffs
    unite to rid us of these parasites

  • Ron Knee

    Feb 22, 2015 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #10

    Attendance was under 48000 against Stoke. Going down?

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 22, 2015 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #11

    Ron…wasn’t our average attendance higher than that in the Championship?

    …stop kidding yourself it will sell more less out. A worm has a bigger spine than us.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 22, 2015 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #12

    Ron…was is under 48000 at SJP against Stoke? This season?

    …probably due to a section or something being closed down. There is probably a valid explanation.

  • Ron Knee

    Feb 22, 2015 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #13

    I’m reluctant to encourage supporters to boycott the club, etc. as I don’t live in the UK anymore. It’s up to the fans themselves to take any action or not. It’s too easy for us on the sidelines to tell them what to do.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 22, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #14

    Ron…I can voice my opinion, but people have to make up their own mind! Has nothing to do with where you live or how old you are (are you paying for the tickets or not)

  • Keith in France

    Feb 22, 2015 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #15

    I can not believe Carver said ‘we will have a meeting on Monday’
    After a performance like that they should be in on Sunday! .


    Feb 22, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #16

    I did,nt vote for Newcastle,s Best Player because i thought they all had a Nightmare of a game !

    Not exactly a good advertisement to the watching Remi Garde, if he had any notion of coming to Newcastle to become the Head Coach then after that performance he will be thinking twice before he takes us on?

    We have serious problems from the top down, and they will get worse before they get better. Was,nt expecting a win but a bit more fight would of been nice !


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