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Manchester City 2-1 Newcastle – The final inquest.

October 3rd, 2010 | 175 Comments |

A sight for sorry Toon eyes.
A sight for sorry Toon eyes.
Having resigned myself to the worst possible outcome during the week, I actually find myself pretty comfortable with the result.

Few fans this week actually expected anything other than a defeat at the hands of the blue limitless overdraft that calls itself Manchester City.

For me this week was all about seeing how we performed more than anything else. Going down fighting is one thing, while lying down and taking a beating is something else altogether. For the most part, I think our lads played a good game. A performance of this sort would have, I feel, ensured three points last week. But enough of the history lesson. Here is an analysis of the individual performances as I saw them.

Tim Krul – Just seems to keep improving week after week. He does panic a little in a scramble and needs to work a little on his positioning (especially for the second goal), but he’s getting better at dealing with crosses all the time, and I believe he’s already better at decision making and shot-stopping than Harper. (more…)

Newcastle 1-2 Stoke – The final inquest.

September 27th, 2010 | 80 Comments |

Hughton has food for thought.
Hughton has food for thought.
A big welcome to Fernando who has decided to jump into the writing of articles for us all to read. May this be the first of many and I wish him all the best. Fernando joins our other new signing, Paul Reece, and will now link up with his new team-mates, Toonsy and Workyticket. Take it away Fernando.

As far as a complete letdown goes, I think our lads just about hit the nail on the head yesterday.

We let a chance to cement fifth position in the table slip right through our fingers, and it was a chance that could and should have been taken I might add. The performance wasn’t a complete disaster however, but the inability to take points against teams we should be looking to gain points from at home is worrying.

Having analysed our performance from last night, this is pretty much how I would rate the seemingly lacklustre showing that our players put in. (more…)