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Newcastle United – It’s Not How You Finish It’s How You Start

8 years ago

I couldn’t get to the match today and it is half-time, we are two goals down to Liverpool, my thoughts;

It all starts with the team selection and Pardew has got this completely wrong.  As soon as I saw the line up my heart sank.

With Tiote and Perch, one of them has to sit in front of the back 4 and not take it in turns, you never saw Bracewell, Batty, Venison leave their position and get dragged here there and everywhere,  someone needs to sit and follow the line of the ball, that gives freedom to the other central midfielder to join between attack/defence.

I honestly don’t think the players know where they should be playing or what their responsibilities are!!!

When we have the ball, there’s no outlet, no simple passes available, so we launch it forward into the box where Cisse is just stranded or offside.

We need to get disciplined and creative, we need Ben Arfa on and Gouffran.

Take off Jonas and Perch (Tiote is playing well) and tell Tiote to sit and sweep.  Bring Cabaye into midfield and Ben Arfa off Cisse.  Gouffran on the wing.

….Thanks Alan, you must have heard me!!! Pity you didn’t start the match this way!!


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