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Our Man Of The Match – In From The Cold

4:38 pm, Monday, November 30th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 4 Comments

Our winner for the Man of the Match poll after the disaster at Selhurst Park on Saturday in south London is somebody who hasn’t started a game for a long while – Papiss Cisse.

But Papiss managed to score his second goal of the season after just 10 minutes and he had said recently that as long as he was given playing time he would score goals and Papiss was true to his word on Saturday.

And because of the surrender for the second week running, Cisse hasn’t been given the credit for what was a good opportunist goal – and Daryl Janmaat set the goal up with a terrific cross when there looked no danger at all to Crystal Palace.

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Papiss Cisse – excellent goal after just 10 minutes

Unfortunately, we couldn’t capitalize on that lead and within seven minutes we were 2-1 down and again our defense showed how they just cannot do the basics in defending.

Second in the poll is goalkeeper Rob Elliot, who is standing in well for the injured Tim Krul, but he would have been unnerved by the desperately poor defending in front of him all game.

It’s enough to give anybody nightmares – including the fans.

And Jack Colback – back again from injury and a surprise starter – had a solid game in midfield for us, but was responsible for giving the ball away for their second goal.

But Jack is a reliable and consistent players and we’re glad he’s back – this local las is not going to give up in games.

There’s not much more to say because most of the rest of the players don’t even deserve a mention.

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Tags: Jack Colback · Man of the Match · Newcastle News · Papiss Cisse · Poll · Premier League · Rob Elliot




4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Average_Contents // Nov 30, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    We bought the lad from Germany….

    Shame we didn’t get a non British dinosaur (again) to go with all these players from abroad.

    Just saying like.

  • 2 West Lancs Geordie // Nov 30, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    Perhaps we should now start naming the Worst player of the Day after all there will always be a host of candidates the way we are playing at the moment. Why on earth are we now looking to sign Andros Townsend & Jonjo Shelvey when we know full well our priority is shoring up the defence. WE need two Full backs and at least one class Centre Back. Then if Mr A has enough brass left look at Austin & or Carroll. In meantime need to solve the question of why we are getting so many long term injuries.

  • 3 West Lancs Geordie // Nov 30, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    Not be holding much hope out again this weekend. Another thrashing on the cards at the hands of Liverpool!

  • 4 magicmac // Nov 30, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    Lets call it the way it is at our club Newcastle united, ive been saying for a very long time now that nothing will ever change under Mike ashely, the way he has the club set up, is shocking, its designed for failure, it does not matter who we get as manager, it wont make a heap of difference, the whole transfer policy is wrong, old man car has to much power for a scout, and is also well passed his sell by date, Charnley and moncur no nothing about football, and are only yes men, Mc Claren well do i really need to say anymore, everything about our once great and proud club has been distroyed, most of the players are simply no where good enough to wear the shirt, and most of them have no pride in the jersey and have no backbone or guts for the fight, from top to bottom our club are rotten to the core, its like a cancer, its all so sad, and Ashely is the man who has distroyed our great club, i come from Northern Ireland and has supported Newcastle from i was 7 years of age, iam 61 now, i will support Newcastle for the rest of my life. I have always said the Ashely is a snake in the grass, and the so called board are all snakes in the grass, and are all yes men, if any manager is a genuine and honest bloke, he will not last at Newcastle, just think about Kevin Keegan, and Chriss Hughton, 2 honest and genuine men, who knew more about football than all these snakes and yes men put together, the only way things have a chance of ever changing is when we see the back of Mike Ashely, it would be in Newcastles best interest if we go down this year, even if we have to spend a few seasons in the championship would it be such a bad thing if it meant the end of Ashely, i can assure you ashely would not be long at Newcastle if we had to spend a season or 2 in the championship, he is blleding our club dry, and making us a laughing stock, i always say what goes round, comes round, after the way he got rid if Chris Hughton, it would be perfect justice if Chriss Hughton brought brighton up this year, and we go down, all i want is whats best for Newcastle united, nots whats best for that snake and leach Ashely. Ho way the lads.




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