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West Ham Man Of Match Voting Nails Newcastle’s Problems

6 years ago
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As usual we asked for your man of the match votes following the West Ham match.

We did use the tongue in cheek alternative version ‘Who Was The Least Worst?’ which brought a few complaints. The intention wasn’t to slag off the players because I think they did their best, but rather to point out how shocking Newcastle were in terms of positivity and creativity.

VA0001_Vernon_Anita_Newcastle_United_NUFCThanks to the thousands of you who voted as usual and here are the top few in the voting;

34% Anita
 9% Ben Arfa
 9% Krul
 8% Coloccini
 8% Santon

Credit to Vurnon Anita who put in a tidy performance and as you see from the results, he was an easy winner.

However, despite his man of the match performance I don’t remember Anita creating a chance or having a shot from his midfield berth, albeit he was playing behind Moussa Sissoko.

I think it is quite informative though that of the next four in the voting, three of them play in defence.

It sums up our limitations that only Hatem Ben Arfa figures anywhere in the top half of the voting and he didn’t have one of his better matches on Saturday.

There were some moans and groans when his shots ended up high, wide and handsome but if he hadn’t had a go then who would?

Newcastle need to quickly sort out some kind of system that gives United attacking intent.

The schoolboy football tactic of simply giving your best player the ball and expecting him to do it all on his own will only work so often, as we found out against West Ham.

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