Tuesday, December 27, 2005

vs Liverpool, 26th December

A very poor game. We lost 2-0 when the score could have been bigger, thanks to Shay Given as usual! We gave liverpool the win on the platter. The performance of individuals and as a team was horrible! Souness definitely must shoulder the blame, i still cant believe after 50 games in charge of the team, they still cant string a few passes together and the organisation of the defence was shambolic to say the least! Time and again the defence was all over the pitch trying to contain the liverpool forwards, it was not helped with the lacklustre performance of Faye, who was at fault for the first goal. A pathetic man marking attempt on Steven Gerrard indeed. We definitely missed Parker. The second goal, a cross from the attacking left side of liverpool, finished of with a towering header from Crouch, guess who's defending there.. Ramage! Yippeee..

Luque was very ordinary yesterday, so was Owen. In some sense, it's a compliment to be branded ordinary last nite 'cos half the team was way below par, a few was even out of their depth! Definitely league 1 football for you guys next season. And what's not to talk about the red card? Come on!! Bowyer did deserve his card but what about a few other liverfool players, acting like a bunch of thugs shoving players to the ground and on the back (gerard on shearer, watch the replay of the incident pls!).. I hope the video panel reviews the incident and make the necessary adjustments!

Mediocre performance from a mediocre team, let's just pray the next home game against Charlton will be a worthwhile effort to watch. Hmmmm.. something just crossed my mind, if the team looses all 4 games, Souness will definitely get the boot! That thought definitely cheers me up! :)

Good Quote for the Game:

"Newcastle have spent their riches on a valuable attack, but have a defence rich only in comic value.." - From The Independent -

And of to the ratings:

Given : man of the match! period..

Ramage : Mediocre, League 1 quality..

Taylor, Bramble, Babayaro & Boumsong : Looks awfully out of sort (or clueless defending? how bout comical? yup thats the word), i dont know whether i should blame them or the coaches\manager..

Bowyer : His reputation doesnt help him, we've seen players given a yellow for similar tackles..

Faye : Useless throughout the game, back to his best of being mediocre..

N'Zogbia : Anonymous in the first half, substituted..

Solano : Below par, nearly gave away a penalty..

Luque, Shearer & Owen : Just plain ordinary..

Ameobi : Came on for the last 5 minutes, did ok..



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