UK time is: 10:36:37
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Newcastle United's Nowhere Man

One of the most startling things about last night's defeat was the lack of impact we made down the left wing. Indeed with the absence of Duff and N'Zogbia we haven't been making much of an impact down the left wing for some time now.

So just where is Albert Luque in all this? Whilst he's mainly been utilised as a striker in his time at Newcastle, he's more than capable of playing wide left and indeed has suggested that this is his favoured position.

With the current injury crisis you`d expect a manager to call on every available resource, but it seems that Roeder prefers two sub-championship wingers, Pattison and O'Brien, over a 9.5 million man who has played for his country 9 times.

It's doubtful that Luque has a long term future at the club and many people will be glad to see him go when he finally leaves. But while he's here, we may as well use him. He's certainly better than Pattison and O`Brien who at times struggle to even control the ball.

Roeder has criticised Luque for his attitude, but what does the manager expect? On the occasions Luque has come in to the team and played well and scored, as in the game against Palermo, he's found himself dropped from the squad completely for the next game. That's certainly not the way to instil confidence in a player.

Say what you like about him, Luque is a good footballer, he's proved that in the past and he'll prove it again in the future. Sadly I very much doubt it will be for Newcastle United.




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:Thursday January 18 2007

Time: 6:00PM

Your Comments

Cant look at one player,,,,,,,,,,, what about the other 9 outfielders?
col8
Who said anything about looking at one player? (And incidently those same 9 players lifted us to a 3-2 win against Spurs on Sunday) Read the match report. This article is pointing out that we're playing sub-standard kids on the left wing when we have an experienced professional sat doing nowt.
unbelievable_jeff
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Ashamed of Newcastle United (Sunday April 20 2014)

NUFC v Swansea Match Thread (Saturday April 19 2014)

Possible NUFC Line Up v Swansea (Saturday April 19 2014)

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)

Archived Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. officemonkey 279
2. Toon_NoMatterWot 267
3. Rexn 225
4. BLACKBOB 216
5. Platinii 132
6. OldLeazes 125
7. ukrocks0007 120
8. nufc_carl88 113
9. Chief_Brody 100
10. Bruce68 98

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Spurs 35 19 6 10 2 63
7. Man Utd 34 17 6 11 16 57
8. Southampton 35 13 10 12 5 49
9. Newcastle 35 14 4 17 -15 46
10. Stoke 35 11 11 13 -10 44
11. Crystal Palace 35 13 4 18 -13 43
12. West Ham 35 10 7 18 -10 37

Breaking League News

Lallana Has Sell-On Clause!
Man Utd : 21/04/2014 10:28:00
Things Must Be Bad!
Man Utd : 21/04/2014 10:27:00
Three Charges Coming Our Way?
Chelsea : 21/04/2014 10:16:00
Barcelona Sniffing Around Luiz Again
Chelsea : 21/04/2014 10:08:00
Saville Wanted for Another Season?
Chelsea : 21/04/2014 10:02:00
Name the Starting XI - Atletico Bilbao (a)
Chelsea : 21/04/2014 09:56:00
We've blown our title chances.
Chelsea : 21/04/2014 09:40:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are we stronger than when we finished 5th?
Suggested By:  TNMW
Yes, there's absolutely no doubt we are 20%
Divvent be stupid man, what planet yee from? 80%