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Who Newcastle Fans Voted ‘Least Effective’ Against Hull

8 years ago

A strange day on Saturday, Newcastle opened up really well against Hull and when the first goal hit the back of the net after 10 minutes it looked only a case of how many…

Of course it didn’t work out quite like that and the match slipped away from United with the team looking less and less cohesive as the minutes ticked by.

After the match it seemed a bit pointless asking fans to vote for who was man of the match, as we usually do, with Remy nailed on to scoop up all but a few of the votes after his two clinical finishes.

So instead we asked you to consider who was ‘least effective for Newcastle v Hull’, listing the fourteen players plus Alan Pardew for good measure.

We weren’t quite sure how it would pan out but the results proved interesting, thanks to the thousands of you who voted.

The top four in the running were;

29% Papiss Cisse
22% Hatem Ben Arfa
18% Mathieu Debuchy
11% Alan Pardew

While there were plenty of candidates I think the three players chosen, were the three I would have picked out if I had to.

Cisse’s touch was terrible and he seems incapable of losing his marker at the moment, while Debuchy increasingly reverted to aimless chipped long balls into the box which left the crowd increasingly exasperated and vocal.

As for Ben Arfa, his previous performances make it easier to sum this up as just a bad day at the office. Everything he attempted didn’t come off and while tightly marked, it still didn’t explain how he ended up tying himself up in knots as the game progressed.

As for Alan Pardew, I expected more than 11% to point the finger at him but while his overall popularity is pretty bad, good to see that while the manager’s substitutions or half-time chat hardly inspired, fans are still able to see that it was mainly down to the players themselves on Saturday and it just wasn’t up to the standard needed.


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