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Too Simple To Just Blame Defence?

12 years ago

Prior to the Norwich match I had no doubt that Newcastle had to take the game to the opposition and get on top.

It was obvious we couldn’t just sit back and try and keep it tight, especially when the home side went with bigger the better up front.

To hear some people speak you would think that James Perch had not only gifted Norwich their four goals but applied the finishing touch to at least two or three of them.

Bottom line was that they didn’t defend well as a team and missed the leadership that players like Coloccini, Tiote and Taylor give.

Getting your noses in front is normally the hardest task and before Norwich opened the scoring there had been half-chances for the black & whites, then beyond doubt at 1-1 Newcastle were the dominant force at the beginning of the second half and had chances to get in front.

Just like against Chelsea the luck/composure deserted at crucial times, unlike in earlier matches.

Two brilliant goals from Demba Ba but when are others going to weigh in and help, the centre forward having scored eleven of our twenty one league goals.


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