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Talk of the Tyne rates the players after today's performance against Man City in which the current champions won 2-0.


Tim Krul 6 - Apart from fishing the ball out of the net twice and saving a piledriver from Samir Nasri in the first half, he didn't have a lot to do

Daryl Janmaat 6 - Looked rusty and very contained on his debut. Maybe the opposition made him adapt his game.

Mike Williamson 6 - Nothing flash but seemed to come out of a decent battle with Dzeko, second best but he wont face strikers like that every week.

Fabricio Coloccini 7 - Seemed to have gained a yard of speed or enthusiasm after last season and got stuck in. Winning more than he lost. Maybe got sucked in for the first Man City goal though.

Paul Dummett 4 - One to forget. If he is the best we can offer at left back then we need to buy desperately. Was off the pace and spent most of his time passing the ball backwards although nearly scored with a flick header in the second half.

Vurnon Anita 5 - Seems lost without Loic Remy as a striker with real pace and ability to get other players involved is where Anita is at his best. Seemed to have no real space to work although there was massive gaps in midfield.

Moussa Sissoko 5 - Frustrating. Got forward well enough but was slow in getting back. Should have done better with his chance late on.

Jack Colback 8 - Easily the NUFC man of the match. His engine was superb as was his willingness to battle. seemed to be all over in the first half and carried on after being clattered. If he carries on like this then a former Mackem can be in danger of being some sort of hero on Tyneside

Remy Cabella 7 - Showed flashes of what he is all about but didn't really have the chance to flourish. Seemed to get better as the game went on.

Yoan Gouffran 5 - Poor overall and showed a bit of unfitness. Seemed like he was switched off when he had a good chance in the box in the second half but made the wrong decision on a couple of occasions plus was slow to get back onside a couple of times.

Emmanuel Riviere 6 - Pace and strength seem in abundance but as it was his debut, maybe he was trying too hard as he rushed his choices on a few occasions. Lacked support up front for long periods.



Substitutes:

Gabriel Obertan 5 - What a waste of a shirt. Not sure what position he was playing but he fit his description of being a headless chicken to a tee.

Ayoze Perez 7 - The kid has something. A good touch, good movement, good control. Nearly scored a glorious debut goal but a deflection took his shot wide. Maybe this season is too soon and maybe a few minutes on the pitch is no time to analyse but he seems like he'll have a good future.

Rolando Aarons 6 - Seemed nervy but was eager to impress and could have done better on a couple of occasions to play the easy ball rather than to beat too many men. He has time to develop.

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Writer:Talk of the Tyne
Date:Sunday August 17 2014
Time: 11:11PM

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Your comments about Obertan are very harsh especially when he's had the pre-season he's just had. The lad looks a different player to the Obertan we have seen over the last couple of seasons. He may not have had that much of an influence on the game but he still got stuck in and wasn't afraid to put the graft in for the team when going backwards into midfield or going forward down the flanks. There was at least 2 times I can recall when Obertan used his strength and bottle to go shoulder to shoulder with Yaya in the centre to win the ball back for the team.
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18/08/2014 00:26:00
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