Video highlights of the many many missed chances in our frustrating 0-0 draw with Swansea yesterday.
Granted Swansea pretty much came with a plan of getting a point, but it was a game that we could have won and should have won. The fact we didn’t means that we’ve now picked up only two points from the last 15 available.
Alan Pardew insists that he wasn’t too disappointed after seeing some good performances in the black and white. Davide Santon was picked out for praise especially which was thoroughly deserved based on his performance. If there is more to come from the fella then we have another cracking little player on our hands.
Alan Pardew interview
Meanwhile Brendan Rodgers (who I randomly dislike for no reason) had high praise for his defence as they snuffed out anything Newcastle tried.
Brendan Rodgers interview
The reality is that Newcastle and Alan Pardew will have to get used to trying to break sides down, especially at home. St James’ Park is becoming a tough place to visit once more which means that sides will generally be that little bit more cautious.
This is why I’m at a loss trying to understand why Hatem Ben Arfa didn’t make it onto the pitch. Whilst I think expectations are set far far too high for the lad, I do know he can pick a hole in a defence so I’d have put him on for a bit. Then again we don’t know if anything is wrong with him. I have heard he has a slight muscle strain so wasn’t risked but I’m not so sure on that one…
Newcastle have another chance to get back to winning ways on Wednesday when West Brom and Roy Hodgson’s facescrub © (great for Christmas!) visit the Cathedral on the Hill. Win that and we’ll have 30 points on Christmas Day which is great. Whilst the last two games especially have been disappointing, we’re still having a decent season in general.
Howay the lads!