Writer: Ross Molyneux
Date:Sunday August 24 2008
Four points after two games, with a trip to Old Trafford thrown in to boot, reads as manna from Heaven for a lot of Newcastle fans. Whilst the Bolton game can hardly be deemed a classic, it`s the satisfaction of scraping three points in these situations, seeing them botch a penalty and watching Owen feel his way back to fitness with the aid of a goal. However, as usual there can be improvements...
The fact it took so long to break down a well-organised but limited Bolton side causes a slight rise of the worry-o-meter here at VN. Watching the Deco masterclass at Wigan today shows how we could seriously cope with midfield playmaker to unlock the doors. Both Owen and Martins make some fantastic runs and it would be great to have the likes of an Arshavin / Modric to pick them out.
Steven Taylor`s arms
Can someone staple the lad`s hands to his side? His perennial mode of defending is to handball anything that goes into the danger area. In the melee that caused Bolton to be awarded a penalty, he didn`t do it once but twice. Whilst Colo looked cracking all game, our local lad continues to cause unnecessary palpitations.
Bloody injuries! Duffer and Oba join the ranks of the crocks just as the squad seemed to be getting close to full strength. Whilst Duff`s absence can be compensated by the Jonas / N`Zogbia / Enrique axis on the left, we`re right up sh*t creek in the forward positions with Shola struggling, Owen getting fit, Viduka still time away and Smith marginalised / injured. Time for a 'wow` signing methinks.
Date:Sunday August 24 2008
Systematic (Thursday April 17 2014)
Pardew Defence League (Thursday April 17 2014)
The NUFC Gospel According To Tyler (Wednesday April 16 2014)
From Fortress To F*ck This (Tuesday April 15 2014)
Sacking form? Pardew v Press (Tuesday April 15 2014)
Who Could We Get? Gimme A Name! (Monday April 14 2014)
How to solve the dip in form at NUFC (Sunday April 13 2014)
Stoke v NUFC Line Ups (Saturday April 12 2014)
Stoke v NUFC Match Thread (Saturday April 12 2014)
NUFC's Real Policy (Friday April 11 2014)
|7. Man Utd||33||17||6||10||18||57|
|11. Crystal Palace||34||12||4||18||-14||40|
|12. West Ham||34||10||7||17||-9||37|
|Adams Gives Injury Update
» Norwich : 19/04/2014 07:00:00
|Ole Looking For Back To Back Victories
» Cardiff : 18/04/2014 22:35:00
|Gunnarsson Has Full Support & Trust
» Cardiff : 18/04/2014 22:22:00
|Do Villa Need Another Point To Be Safe?
» Aston Villa : 18/04/2014 21:19:00
|Team News v West Ham
» Crystal Palace : 18/04/2014 20:00:00
|Vital Preview: Norwich City vs. Liverpool
» Liverpool : 18/04/2014 18:49:00
|Vital Preview: Cardiff v Stoke
» Cardiff : 18/04/2014 18:04:00