These Are The Two Big Problems For Newcastle

We seem to have at least two problems we had last seasons under John Carver – one of them is discipline with the players having already been sent off and Jack Colback having picked up five yellow cards ion the first ten games – and also consistency which is one of our big problems this season.

It wasn’t as much of a problem under John Carver because we were hopeless most of the time – at least in the final three months of the seasons during which we somehow managed to lose eight games in a row.

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Steve McClaren and Paul Simpson

We’ve been a bit better in our first 10 games this season with three draws and a win whereas the last 11 games last season we had only 4 points – and three of those were in the last game of the season at home to West Ham United.

Paul Simpson has given his interview with nufcTV for the upcoming game on Saturday against Stoke City, and he talked about what Newcastle have to do to get back on track and move up that league table.

This is some of what he said:

“We have said all along, if we get performances we will get results. We had the performance versus Sunderland and we have to keep sending the message that, we have to keep 11 players on the pitch, regardless if it is a mistake by an official.”

“We have got to keep our discipline. It is ridiculous, at the weekend we committed six fouls and took two yellows and a red. Sunderland committed 11 and didn’t get a card out of it.”

“So obviously something about us that is not quite right and we have to make sure we deal with it. We can’t keep blaming everybody else.”  “We have got to get the discipline right but keep the level of performance, the level of performance we have seen glimpses of.

We have shown some really good passages of attacking play and some really good passages of defending.”  “We just have to keep doing it. We have seen some real signs of progress and we hope the supporters have too.”

So bottom line – Newcastle have to take responsibility for their own results and the performances.

Let’s hope we can get a good performance from the team and a win against Stoke.

That will go a long way of raising the confidence of our players and the fans too.

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15 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Oct 28, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #1

    Ashley Out! And Stay Out! Y’ Hear?

  • Tsunki

    Oct 28, 2015 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #2

    Getting a bit dull and dreary now. Ok Ed, how about a fresh article on the current plight of our Manager, the lack of Charlie Austins about the place, the Curse of Carver and of course the old favourite, the Scourge of the Pardew Out Swarm / Rabble / Mob / Mass / Array / Shower / Gathering / Crew / Company / Neanderthals / Pack / Herd / Collection / Drove / Gaggle / Multitude / Churls / Peasants / Plebians / Convention / Host / Army / Troupe / Sea / Horde / Flood / Band / Group / Riff -Raff / Ranks / Hoi – Polloi / Throng / Set / Flock / Cluster……….

  • Tsunki

    Oct 28, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #3

    Steve to Simpson in that photo –

    “You realise that I could snap your neck like a twig? Don’ t think I won’ t do it…”

  • Tsunki

    Oct 28, 2015 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #4

    Bit echoey in here…ere…ere…ere…..

  • lesh

    Oct 28, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #5

    You all by yourself Trunki?

    Simmo to Schteev…… ‘And my right hand’s nicely placed to pull your ******** off!’

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Oct 28, 2015 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #6

    You belittle Carver. However, Makro and Costco have had an additional £50m of talent at their disposal and are doing no better. You need to use the benefit of hindsight to reappraise Carver’s tenure. Our record this season, including an ignominious cup knockout, seems to have taught you nothing.

  • martoon

    Oct 28, 2015 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #7

    My contribution Schteev to Simmo:
    “I feel a right t*t standing here” (the old ones are the best)

  • Tsunki

    Oct 28, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #8

    Yeah but now you are here I will turn the heating back on.

  • Tsunki

    Oct 28, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #9

    ” You know Paul, I don’t find your teapot impression that funny anymore. Sorry mate , I just don’t”

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Oct 28, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #10

    You seem to assume that, because we were ninth when Percy left, that Percy had it all in hand. You seem to assume that Percy would not have faced similar difficulties in those remaining fixtures. It’s not like he wasn’t accustomed to putting together a long string of defeats.

  • Tsunki

    Oct 28, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #11

    Shhhhh…. Glahhckley…..I don’ hhink Eg nenshuned Carger jus lennnn…

  • Tsunki

    Oct 28, 2015 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #12

    Heating back off again then…

  • sparky55

    Oct 28, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #13

    the two big problems for newcastle are Colo and Tiote…they’re both a fcuking liability and now with our Ginga Ninja on the treatment table it looks like Tiote will get an extended run unless Sissoko drops in there (which is where he used to play for Toulouse BTW) and someone else goes out wide (perhaps we can get SDJ in the team now)

    Colo has to go otherwise we’re dead in the water

  • toonluvva

    Oct 28, 2015 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #14

    Is it too obvious to point out that the two REAL problems at NUFC are Mr Ashley and Mr Charnley ?

  • Sav

    Oct 29, 2015 at 2:18 AM

    Comment #15

    Discipline & Consistency.
    or Set plays and Defending.
    or Crossing and Finishing.
    Injuries and Recruitment
    Winning and Drawing.
    Quality and Effort.
    Pick your own pair.
    Mix and Match.


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