TimKrul22Saturday 12 January 3pm
Norwich 0
Newcastle United 0
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To win the accolade of worst match of the season takes some doing this year but I think today comfortably wins that argument.

I’m sure Alan Pardew will be saying it is a hard place to come to, important to stop the rot, a point’s a point you cannot grumble…you get the message.

However, there was quite literally nothing happened in this match. Norwich at least had the excuse that their best two strikers couldn’t start, we’ve only got one striker and though he started the lack of support was embarrassing.

Yes I’d rather draw 0-0 (one of our suggested pre-match bets with BetVictor at 14/1!) than get beat 7-3 or 4-3 or 1-0 or whatever but…this is desperately worrying for the rest of the season.

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Everybody tried their best, I think, but as both teams had isolated lone strikers it was little surprise there was so little goalmouth action. There will be no competition as to who is last game on Match Of The Day tonight, that’s for sure.

Positives? Krul dealt comfortably with crosses and made a few regulation saves, while Debuchy got through a quiet debut and Santon looked by far the most confident on the ball.

Coloccini had a stable ninety minutes and was helped by a Norwich team which offered as little as us going forward.

Looking for highlights from the match; Obertan had a snapshot beaten away in the first half and a few balls from midfield were on the right lines but poor in the execution as Cisse ploughed that very lone furrow.

Matches like this are where Marveaux should be trying to lay down a marker but he was no better than Obertan, which says it all.

Cabaye looked rusty (I don’t mean ginger, thankfully!) when he came on, while Perch looked like a defender/utility player in midfield and Anita had a more defensive role today which leads us to exactly who was supposed to be supporting Cisse today?

If Newcastle don’t add at least one, which should be at least two, attacking options to our squad this month then we could well be doomed. Nothing today suggested United have the goals to stay up, never mind prosper in this division.

I could see a plan to stop a poor opposition today but not one that would end up with Newcastle scoring a goal.

Anybody who thinks that at this moment in time, we are better off without Demba Ba, is officially Looney Toons.

Norwich: Bunn, Martin, Bassong, Turner, Garrido, Snodgrass (Bennett 77), Johnson, Tettey, Hoolahan, Pilkington, Jackson (Holt 68)

Newcastle United: Krul, Debuchy, Coloccini, Williamson, Santon, Perch, Anita (Bigirimana 84), Obertan (Cabaye 57), Marveaux, Jonas, Cisse

Unused Subs: Harper, Tavernier, Amalfitano, Sammy Ameobi, Ranger

Ref: Anthony Taylor

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8 comments
Andgeo
Andgeo

Every supporter should be boycotting sports direct too. I find it unbelievable that supporters still shop there. You even see people walking around with sports direct bags for life, as if the fat scum doesn't get enough free advertising! Each and everyone of them are total idiots. Boycott mike ashley!

gavinv1972
gavinv1972

there is one glaring omission from this and every other protest piece. Voting with your feet will not impact Mike Ashley, unfortunately the only impact is when it becomes financial which means 20,000 cancelled season tickets, then it becomes impacting. We all know however that ultimately this will be to the detriment of the team as he will simply sell our brightest prospects to balance the books. Those Trips to Aspers domnt pay for themselves you know

Andgeo
Andgeo

I worry that the TV money is so substantial and the free advertising for his tat brand is so easy for him that even if we had an empty stadium he would just roll out more Sports direct banners on the empty seats. The fat scum is completely shameless in his quest to become the richest man in the country. Action is needed to get rid of him, sitting by passively, like total morons is allowing him to take more and more of the soul out of our club. We need to get rid of him ASAP, as when he goes he will leave nothing behind. Sooner the better. All supporters need to boycott, ignorance or naivety is no excuse, we need to fight back now.

radgepacket
radgepacket

@Andgeo I also believe the season ticket money is a mere irrelevance to him, he doesn't give a monkeys. The TV money has ensured that season-ticket money isn't even a big deal (perhaps 30 million a season? 50k x 600 quid). He could afford to let people in for nowt if he wanted to..The blokes estimated worth in 2014 was 3.75 billion..3750 million pound..he could give the club away and not even bat an eyelid. I honestly reckon he enjoys pissing us off.

essexMag
essexMag

It is hard to turn our backs on the club, history and tradition etc. It tears most of us apart to even think about not seeing them play. BUT,( here is the common sense bit)....i once had a crap meal from a restaurant. I gave them benefit of doubt and returned. Again i was served rubbish. Would i keep going to that restaurant to be served crap nearly 20 times a year?

Andgeo
Andgeo

Spot on!!!are people so useless they can not find anything better to do on a weekend?? Why watch a second rate team, that is seriously underfunded, completely demotivated, led by a completely delusional big time charley and pay for the privilege. Fools!!! Can you not find anything better to do with your lives until fatty is gone ?? Losers!

IainT0842
IainT0842

I don't like him but he's dead right. I stayed away on Sunday and feel proud to have done so. I will be staying away indefinitely as I know others intend to. I fear to many that was a one off protest vote though.