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.

  • Mal

    I was surprised at Pardew’s team selection and their strikers must have been rubbing their hands when they seen the team sheet. Unfortunately he seems to have lost faith with Kadar who many of us thought was going to be a top player – still we don’t see him every day and you can’t argue with Pardew’s results so far this season – fantastic. I agree with your comment regarding Ba – others have to step up. His most effective partner this season in my opinion was Best, before his injury, so again I was surprised he was on the bench and Shola up front. I’m hoping that Best is recalled for Saturday and, like all of us, praying that Colo is fit. It would be great to get back to winning ways. HTL