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Arsenal 0-1 Newcastle United – The Final Inquest.

November 9th, 2010 | 136 Comments |

The Bull - A horn in The Gunners side?
The Bull - A horn in The Gunners side?
If anyone had told me we’d be 5th in the table after 11 matches, I’d be lined up beside Toonsy getting my heart checked.

With only Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City above us in the standings, it makes you wonder how things might have turned out had we beaten Stoke and Blackpool.

Oh well, what’s done is done, but a clinical seeing off of Arsenal by the lads definitely has one or two of us constantly ‘deluded’ Geordie fans dreaming again. Rightfully so too, if we can consistently churn out performances like we did on Sunday, and against a top-four team to boot! The player’s superlative displays, are summed up below:

Tim Krul – Man of the match for me. Move over Steve Harper. This lad is absolutely fantastic. That stop from Nasri’s drive was an absolute cracker. And in my opinion, he had Fabregas’ freekick covered as well. Perfect quantities of calm, composure, and reading of the game. Had said a little while back that this lad was already a better shot-stopper and decision maker than Harper. He completely justified my faith in him tonight. (more…)