Date:Monday March 27 2006
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.'
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