UK time is: 14:32:11
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Tell Us Something We Don't Know

Glenn Roeder tried to pick the bones out of his fourth defeat in succession as caretaker boss, and was left to bemoan yet another poor defensive display that came right of the schoolyard.

Roeder: 'If the players want to have a long career at this club, they have to be more consistent and cut out the mistakes - otherwise they will find that professional football is a hard, cruel game.

'We are giving away goals that a manager cannot legislate for. Our defending for all three goals was woeful. We lost 1-0 [in the FA Cup quarter-final] at Chelsea last Wednesday, and every member of their back four - Geremi, John Terry, Ricardo Carvalho and Asier Del Horno - was prepared to put his foot through the ball.

'There is no need for tippy-tappy play at the back. If basic defending is good enough for Chelsea, who are the champions, then it has to be good enough for our defenders. We are 13th in the Premiership now, and mid-table is not good enough for Newcastle. It will be a huge job for the next manager to sort this out.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 27 2006

Time: 1:23PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
The defence has always been a problem over the last three years. It is killing us and the lack of responsibility is worrying.
anashassan
Report Abuse
27/03/2006 17:20:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Seven Game Ban For Spitgate? (Thursday March 5 2015)

Sissoko On Manchester United Loss (Thursday March 5 2015)

Stats: Newcastle v Man United (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Aarons Explains Lengthy Lay Off (Tuesday March 3 2015)

Permanent Shearer Tribute (Monday March 2 2015)

Aarons To Return In A Fortnight? (Monday March 2 2015)

Crucial Villa Win For Janmaat (Sunday March 1 2015)

Archived Newcastle United Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. BLACKBOB 31
2. officemonkey 30
3. OldLeazes 23
4. Finn_the_Dog 17
5. Hugo45Viana 17
6. keggy_keagal 16
7. elgorm 14
8. ukrocks0007 14
9. MickMartin 13
10. thecorner 13

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Stoke 28 12 6 10 -1 42
9. Swansea 28 11 7 10 -4 40
10. West Ham 28 10 9 9 5 39
11. Newcastle 28 9 8 11 -11 35
12. Crystal Palace 28 7 9 12 -8 30
13. WBA 28 7 9 12 -10 30
14. Everton 28 6 10 12 -8 28

Breaking League News

Seven Game Ban For Spitgate?
» Newcastle : 05/03/2015 14:26:00
Sissoko On Manchester United Loss
» Newcastle : 05/03/2015 14:14:00
The Statistical Force Is With Us !
» Aston Villa : 05/03/2015 13:47:01
» Liverpool : 05/03/2015 13:41:00
Hart - Criticism Doesn't Bother Us
» Man City : 05/03/2015 13:37:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man United MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Krul 0%
Janmaat 0%
Williamson 0%
Coloccini 0%
Taylor 0%
Obertan 0%
Abeid 0%
Sissoko 0%
Ameobi 0%
Riviere 0%
Cissé 0%
Sub:-Pérez 0%
Sub:-Gutiérrez 0%
Sub:-Gouffran 0%