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Tindall Touches On The Positives And Negatives Of Saturday’s Performance



Jason Tindall has spoken to NUFC TV after Newcastle’s 3-3 draw at home to Brentford. His reaction is a mixed one as he’s pleased with the performance but realizes a draw does little to help Newcastle’s league position.

On the positive side, Eddie Howe and his coaching team have had just ten days to work with the squad. We saw a significant improvement in the performance from the rest of this season.

While the defensive problems were still on full display, the lads looked lethal on the ball and caused Brentford problems all afternoon long. Newcastle edged the possession while launching 23 shots, 9 of which were on target.

One of the focuses during the past few weeks has been on set plays. Newcastle won 8 corners, including one in the first minute. It was from a corner that Newcastle took an early lead through Jamaal Lascelles.

However, that didn’t last long as The Bees stormed straight down the pitch for the equalizer. It was a mistake from Karl Darlow that allowed for the immediate response from the visitors.

The match was end to end which the supporters at St. James’ Park ultimately were thrilled with. While the result was disappointing, there was a lot in that performance to provide some hope that maybe Newcastle are close to turning the corner.

Tindall was asked about the impact the past few weeks had on today’s performance. The assistant head coach was very pleased that two goals resulted from the extensive work put in at the training ground.

This is some of what the 44-year-old had to say:

“We’ve tried to implement as much of our philosophy on the team as possible in such a short space of time. You aren’t going to be able to cover everything you want to cover. You’ve got to try to lay down your philosophy as quickly as you can.

“Set plays are a big part of what we do. We see it as a big threat. I’m really pleased that we scored the first goal from a set play.

“The equalizer to make it 3-3 was also from the training ground with our wide player overlapping and a great ball from Ryan. It’s pleasing when things come off like that.

“We’ve got a hell of a lot of work to do. We’ve done a lot of good work and I think you’ve seen that come out today with a good performance. I think it’s a big step forward but we still know there’s more to come.”

Unfortunately, there was an ugly side to this display. There is still much work to be done in a short amount of time if Newcastle are going to survive this season. The defending again was just dreadful.

Tindall was asked about the goals that were conceded and responded as follows:

“I think every aspect of our game needs to be worked on. We know how difficult it is to keep clean sheets, especially in the Premier League. But it’s something we need to aim for.

“We are disappointed with the goals that we conceded today. Too many individual errors, looking back throughout the season, that we need to eradicate.

“It’s a team game and everyone is responsible for that. It’s our duty as coaches to work with the players on the training ground to make them the best they can be and try and put that right.”

Putting the result aside, there were more positives than negatives in the performance. Unfortunately, Newcastle have an even steeper hill to climb with results not going our way around the league.

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288 comments so far

  • coming home

    Nov 20, 2021 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #81

    I don’t get Fede not starting

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  • Jay b bedlingtoon

    Nov 20, 2021 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #82

    Mund, tell him to get back on the blog… We could do with some positivity. I remember him being very happy with the thought of getting rid of the old owner, as we all are. So now it’s done, where is he and his is he?

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  • Jay b bedlingtoon

    Nov 20, 2021 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #83

    And how is he that was supposed to say

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Nov 20, 2021 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #84

    Brentford scored 3 from an expected goals of 1.1, so we couid say we were unlucky.

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  • Mund

    Nov 20, 2021 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #85

    Jay

    He carried on but took it to Twitter. He didn’t like the negative feel on the blog at the time.

    He is a top top lad and was great to meet him today and will definitely be doing it again.

    He did pop back on after takeover was done but I think that was a one off. I messaged and told him at the time that everyone would love to hear from him but hasn’t been back since. He is active on Twitter tho and if you ever go on there let me know I’ll link you up to him.

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Nov 20, 2021 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #86

    Some rumours Fede and Jones had a big bust up when Bruce was still here.
    Someone speculated earlier that there could be something in his contract that gets triggered with more appearances.
    Bit of a mystery.

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  • Mund

    Nov 20, 2021 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #87

    I took some videos as well of Wor Flags and that and will shot them on tomorrow.

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  • coming home

    Nov 20, 2021 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #88

    Chancel

    Thanks for that info mate I thought there must be some reason as his is our best defender

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  • Jay b bedlingtoon

    Nov 20, 2021 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #89

    Mund, not on Twitter mate but glad he’s ok, and good that people on here are meeting for pints and banter. That’s how it should be… Less of the arguing, more friendly disputes and meeting for pints… Thumbsupemoji

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  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 20, 2021 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #90

    Jane

    Subjective lol.

    Darlows world class to.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 20, 2021 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #91

    ASM is a good player.

    To get to be great or WC he needs to massively improve his end product, goals and assists.

    For someone with his ability and the positions he gets into with ease, his end product is awful or he loses 9 times out of 10.

    He should be double figures in goals and assists easily!

    Hopefully Howe turns him into a team player instead of a show pony who does it now and again.

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  • Ace50

    Nov 20, 2021 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #92

    Agree about Fede. Really perplexed as to why he isn’t starting. He is the best central defender at the club..but does lack ability in playing it out. Better than Lascelles though.

    I haven’t been a fan of Shelvey but that could have worked today with a better suited mf next to him. Imagine if Kante (or similar) had been there instead of Willock?!? That’s really not Willock’s best position.

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  • Mund

    Nov 20, 2021 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #93

    I agree OP we need to be seeing more from him but I think we will now he is back on the wing

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Nov 20, 2021 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #94

    Terrific entertainment, but notwithstanding Darlow having a poor game, and that maybe that actually is in fact our best 11 and formation out of the players we have, we would appear to simply have too many defensively suspect players on the pitch today. The whole central defense, both wing-backs, Shelvey and St Max, collectively that probably simply can’t add up to a solid enough unit to stay up. Fun to watch, and not a terrible result, but that won’t keep us up. He’ll necessarily be looking at drafting in one or more of Fede, Manquillo, Dummett, Sean, Hayden, and Miggy as we continue to look to tighten it up out of what we have.

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  • Jay b bedlingtoon

    Nov 20, 2021 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #95

    OP, I think the same about about Max, there is definitely a hell of player in there, but he needs to lift his head sometimes and pass, or shoot… he can beat anyone but the end product most of the time is a waste… Love watching him skill most players though.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 20, 2021 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #96

    Nicky

    Welcome

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  • Ace50

    Nov 20, 2021 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #97

    Nicky – Sean was v poor when he came on. Could have cost us the game

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  • Mund

    Nov 20, 2021 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #98

    Mehrdad Ghodoussi
    @ghodoussi
    ·
    3h
    Thank you to all of you for your ROAR. We heard you, the players heard you, the world heard you! We will build and we will win. Thank you to the incredible fight by the squad, we are grateful #nufc
    @NUFC
    #thisisourhouse

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  • coming home

    Nov 20, 2021 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #99

    The reason we all love Maxi is he is an entertainer and we have been starved of entertainment for 14 years but I do think he could have a bit better goals/assists but he is wor Maxi and we need him

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 20, 2021 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #100

    Was asm’s thru ball to jo just a tad slow/not quite in the right spot for jo, so he had check his stride, take a touch, think, fall etc? Or was it bang on and he should have just put his foot thru it?
    Longstaff let himself down when coming on. Darlow seens distracted by the fact that Dubravka is on his way back into the team.

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  • Romford mag

    Nov 20, 2021 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #101

    Missed the match !

    Gutted 🙁

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  • coming home

    Nov 20, 2021 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #102

    Rom

    We won 4_1

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  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 20, 2021 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #103

    Schar failed to even make one tackle, lost 87.5% of his duels, lost the ball on 10 occasions (four more times than Ciaran Clark), gave away four fouls and completed just 16 of his 26 passes.

    In a article about Schar today.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 20, 2021 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #104

    I’m sure schar made one, at least

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  • Romford mag

    Nov 20, 2021 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #105

    Ch

    If only mate 🙂

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 20, 2021 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #106

    He defo cleared off the line.

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  • Toonarmy of Frogs

    Nov 20, 2021 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #107

    Listened to the match, pretty entertaining. Wasnt deadly concerned when we went behind as the team was attacking well.

    Darlow big big big error. And sadly Lacelles and clark arent upto being in the starting 11.

    Subs at best.

    Perhaps Lacelles needs to sit out a few games to rediscover his defensive mojo. As a duo they are a tad panicked and have little form.

    Scored 3 and on another day wed have won (without the defensive mishaps).

    For Arsenal – Dubs back in goal, Willock and Lacelles dropped as they are way off the form required and need reminding they arent guaranteed to start

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  • coming home

    Nov 20, 2021 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #108

    It’s obvious from comments we need 2 new CB’s in January

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 20, 2021 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #109

    …and we can’t keep the ball in the middle of the park…

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  • onmeedsun

    Nov 20, 2021 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #110

    Today was a good watch compared to the dross of recent years. We conceded a couple of soft goals which set us back. Darlow doesn’t make saves anymore. JoeLinton became a real player today. Yes he should have scored the winner at the death. We assumed it was a pen from where we sat, but it seems he slipped when about to pull the trigger. But he offered an outlet and threat all game. ASM needs to learn when to pass and when to dribble but he still offers a lot. Shelvey was decent today as well. Schar was a bit of a coward today. Feigning injury and pulling out of the heavy stuff with Toney. We should have won, but just didn’t get the luck we needed. But we didn’t lose. Yes there’s a gap but today was better. I think it’s 50/50 whether we stay up this season. But I can live with that. We’ll get there eventually. Stay patient.

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  • Ace50

    Nov 20, 2021 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #111

    Agree with your points Onmeed

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  • carltoon

    Nov 20, 2021 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #112

    Maxi, World class! If he could lift his head up and pass and play as a team player, he’s exciting and a fantastic running with the ball, memorizing skills, but he has to learn when to release the ball and when to shoot. He did have a good game and great goal, but we could have had more, if he had passed it more often.

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  • carltoon

    Nov 20, 2021 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #113

    OP spot on about Schar, not. Good defender,

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 20, 2021 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #114

    I think we’re going to have to forget about any big money signings in January, I thought we’d be attracting Lingard and even maybe a cheeky bid for Sterling, it’s not happening, that Rob Holding would be a good shout, transfermarkt have him as £16.2M so if that’s what it takes.

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  • Jay b bedlingtoon

    Nov 20, 2021 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #115

    Carltoon, agreed on Max, great to watch but should do better with end product… I take it you were there today, hope you had a good day.. It was a great game to watch even though we needed a win. Huge improvement I thought, but I only seen a stream, would have loved to have been there.

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  • coming home

    Nov 20, 2021 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #116

    Carltoon

    I think with players like Maxi he has all the skill in the world and even with the best coaches in the world he won’t reach the next level
    He won’t be a man City player because he is what he is and it suits us but top level is maybe not in his make-up
    I love him and great entertainment but if we want to be a champions league club he might come up short

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  • coming home

    Nov 20, 2021 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #117

    Jail

    I disagree
    Money talks and I think we could sign some mavericks

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  • ottawageordie2

    Nov 20, 2021 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #118

    Onmeedson:Good comment. Lots of positive thoughts today. Aside from the ridiculous ones that were made to upset us.
    Mund and others, too bad I am across the ocean. Love to join you for a few pints. I’m still confident that we’ll turn it around. As they used to say over here “keep the faith baby”! Or “it ain’t over till the fat lady sings.”
    We’re just starting and today was the best I’ve seen in a long time. In fact I watched the whole game. Upwards only.

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  • Toon Tang

    Nov 20, 2021 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #119

    Would have been hilarious if that Watford lad had ripped off his sports bra to reveal double d’s

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  • Jay b bedlingtoon

    Nov 20, 2021 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #120

    Jail, if we can get defensive midfielder and some decent defenders, I’ll be happy… I think we are ok going forward but defence and centre mid needs descent upgrades… Not sure how much we’ll spend, would love to get tarkowski and trippier.

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