Players Disappointed But They Must Stay Positive

DeAndre Yedlin got another start for Newcastle yesterday in what was supposed to be a celebration for Newcastle winning 10 games in a row for the first time in our history.

But it didn’t turn out that way and third bottom Blackburn Rovers came away with a victory as their manager Owen Coyle had predicted they would before the game.

This seems a case where the players did not commit themselves fully or concentrate 100% for all the game – points that Rafa keeps hammering into them as necessary if we want to keep winning games.


DeAndre Yedlin in action yesterday

There were also 6 changes made for the game and that was more than we expected, as it seems Rafa wants to win that quarter-final tie on Tuesday night at Hull City.

And the players that were brought in did not particularly impress with Chancel Mbemba looking nervous and out of sorts at the back and Aleksandar Mitrovic looking ordinary up front.

After the game Yedlin talked about the game on the Newcastle web-site and this is what he had to say:

“We didn’t have a good start, and I think that kind of lead into the rest of the game,”

“It just shows that we’re not invincible and we can get beat.”  “We’re obviously disappointed, but we have got to stay positive and look forward to the next game.”

“If anything, this is a bit of a wake-up call.”  “It’s good that everybody is disappointed because it shows what level our team is at.”

“When you’re putting the pressure on, the other team can obviously counter against you, and those are the times where you have to be the most careful,”

“They had a few corners and got the better of us on one of them. Sometimes, that’s the way the game goes.”

“Defensively, I thought they put some pressure on us, but in terms of keeping the ball out, we did alright.”

“We could have finished our chances a bit better, because we did have a lot of chances as well.”

“The game could have gone either way, but unfortunately for us it didn’t go our way today.”

“Now the focus goes to the Hull game, and we’ll all be ready to go for that, especially after this one.”

Newcastle had their chances and as DeAndre points out it could have gone either way.

But we also look back on our nine wins and we carried some luck in those games, so we cannot grumble too much that the luck didn’t go our way yesterday.

These thing happen and it’s now all about the reaction to our first defeat in over two months.

We need to win at Hull on Tuesday night and even moire important is to win our next league game at Nottingham Forest on Friday night and get back on track in the Championship.

We must press on and get as many points as we can just as quickly as possible and put more points between us and the third placed team.

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11 comments so far

  • Ron Knee

    Nov 27, 2016 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #1


    “I do not believe basic comprehension eludes you.”

    I hope not. I was an English teacher for many years!

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Nov 27, 2016 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #2

    John Anderson is often critical of our CBs and keeps saying Mbemba is our best one. I’m not getting that like. Mbemba was all at sea for their goal yesterday.

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 27, 2016 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Don’t think I would ever start with mitro as we just go too long and arial too early when he starts. gayle’s movement to get in behind is exceptional and far more effective. Mitro should just be an impact sub for the last 20 mins or so.

    I so wish I still had all the dog ‘s abuse comments from those people (you know who you are) about AP.

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 27, 2016 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #4


    I tend to agree. MBemba is quick but like Bramble has a mistake in him. The only really class CB we’ve had in comparatively recent times is Woodgate. Woody was sublime with the ball at his feet, MBemba really isn’t.

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 27, 2016 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #5


    don’t think we’ve had that much luck tbh.
    some shocking refs in this league denying us stonewall penalties etc. we’d be the only big club that doesn’t get decisions!

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Nov 27, 2016 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #6

    When Emnes came on yesterday we were absolute clueless in how to deal with him – We gave him acres of space to operate and when we did we couldn’t get a tackle in – great dipping cross to set up goal. Only on 30 minutes but was the best player on the pitch by miles.

    Pity we ain’t got anyone to come on like him !!!!

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 27, 2016 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #7


    You’d hope someone like Diame could do that for us.

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 27, 2016 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #8

    Can’t believe we are playing Tuesday night and then Friday night which bright spark came up with that brain wave, especially if it goes extra time.

  • Ron Knee

    Nov 27, 2016 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #9

    CA strikes – the other one, that is.

  • sparky55

    Nov 27, 2016 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #10

    All will be forgotten when we beat Hull on Tuesday and most on here in the cold light of day would take a semi-final slot in the cup over a win against Blackburn which in the scheme of things is a defeat that won’t matter in the long term.

    semi finals here we come! 🙂 🙂

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Nov 27, 2016 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #11

    Diame has ability but he has shown very little so far at the TOON

    me not happy with the scheduling FA run by television – I remember Leeds were totally pissed of with TV the FA and their scheduling last season

    As the season goes on we as being the club that gets the biggest viewing audiences I think our scheduling will be all-over the place.

    Me knows Rafa must of been in a bit of a dilemma which players to play yesterday due to the cup on Tuesday then Forest on Friday.

    Me I would of played Goufran and Dummett yesterday – had know bite players to do the dirty work yesterday and will need that type of player for the Forest game if we are going to get anything out of it.


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