UK time is: 12:50:40
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Souness Admits Howler

Graeme Souness knows only too well his tactics on Boxing Day left a lot to be desired.

Newcastle lost to Liverpool on Boxing Day 2-0 and skipper Alan Shearer admitted 'it could have been a few more'. Graeme Souness staged an inquest afterwards, but admits he got his tactics wrong.

Souness: 'Part of our game plan was to stop them in midfield, they are so strong there with Gerrard and Alonso, but it did not work. We were trying to get the ball to (Albert) Luque in their last third, and did not do it. Michael Owen's complaint was that we did not get any service to him up front.

'We played right into their hands, it certainly was not the plan to drop off and let them ping diagonal balls onto their two strikers' heads.

'Then getting Bowyer sent off just made things worse.'




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



Register on this site via the drop down menu and leave feedback to this story below or click here to join in the debates on the forum.

Go on, get vitalled!

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday December 28 2005

Time: 3:49PM

Your Comments

wot tactics its been the same most of the season.how can you play faye and leave nobby or clarky out very poor management
watty
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Pardew in Stats (Thursday September 18 2014)

Good Luck Jonas (Thursday September 18 2014)

Aarons Blow Should Be No Loss (Tuesday September 16 2014)

What's The Point? (Monday September 15 2014)

The Shocking Truth (Sunday September 14 2014)

Southampton v NUFC Line Ups (Saturday September 13 2014)

Southampton v NUFC Match Review (Saturday September 13 2014)

Ashley's Statements. What Do They Mean? (Saturday September 13 2014)

Pardew Smugness Uncovers Truth (Friday September 12 2014)

Aarons Toon Career On Hold (Friday September 12 2014)

Archived Newcastle United 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. Toon_NoMatterWot 237
2. billybobcat 229
3. officemonkey 174
4. thecorner 127
5. BLACKBOB 27 125
6. kevinpie 92
7. Wilco 92
8. Finn_the_Dog 76
9. Rytoon 75
10. Rexn 69

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Stoke 4 1 1 2 -1 4
15. Sunderland 4 0 3 1 -1 3
16. Q.P.R. 4 1 0 3 -8 3
17. Crystal Palace 4 0 2 2 -3 2
18. Burnley 4 0 2 2 -3 2
19. WBA 4 0 2 2 -5 2
20. Newcastle 4 0 2 2 -6 2

Breaking League News

Roberge Wanted France Chance.
Sunderland : 19/09/2014 12:20:00
Everton showed clinical touch
Everton : 19/09/2014 10:13:00
Vital Preview: West Ham United vs. Liverpool
Liverpool : 19/09/2014 09:00:00
United Target is Staying in Milan!
Man Utd : 19/09/2014 07:48:00
Only Fools and Donkeys!
Spurs : 19/09/2014 07:41:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do you think NUFC will finish this season?
Suggested By:  Talk of the Tyne
Top 3%
Top 4 3%
Europa league places 19%
Mid table 48%
Relegated 27%