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Pardew Wonders Why Newcastle Can Drop A Couple Of Levels Quickly

8 years ago

A great three points at Cardiff but fans are still left wondering how the team can look so dominant for 50/55 minutes and then their confidence and momentum totally disappears with one moment in the game, usually when a goal goes in our net.

Saturday’s match sums this condition up and has Alan Pardew got the answer….

“We have got a side that needs to get a grip of a game and some of the performances in the first half were outstanding, Yohan Cabaye in particular.

As manager of this team though I keep saying we need to get some consistency. I thought my defence, other than the goal, was solid today.

Loic Remy’s finishes were very measured, slide rule. He is enjoying himself and you can see that, when strikers are in confident mood you can tell. I feel a bit sorry for Papiss Cisse because he worked hard but needs a break.

We are one of those teams who need to keep on their toes as we can drop a couple of levels very quickly.”

My only explanation is that surely we must lack real leaders in the team who could and should be getting hold of their teammates and geeing them up, inspiring them.

While I don’t have any doubts about Coloccini as a player, I do wonder if he is the most inspirational of captains judged on the lack of backbone Newcastle show when things start going against us.


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