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Alan Pardew Must Rethink His Newcastle United Tactics v Man City

8 years ago

I might be wrong but I feel that apathy rules at the minute and fans are just accepting that when Newcastle play Manchester City we are going to get beat.

Worse than that though is that I think the vast majority of supporters don’t even believe that Newcastle will have a right go at the visitors, with Alan Pardew yet again trying to defend for ninety minutes and snatch a goal from the ether.

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If the Newcastle United tactics are the same as against Arsenal then it is guaranteed that Manchester City will sooner or later pick us off, so why not have a go?

My preference would be for Ben Arfa to be in team for starters but it does’t even have to be all about the actual team selection when it comes to attacking intent.

Against the Gunners, when Remy at times went to the wing to get space and the ball, then ran at the defence, there was literally nobody in the box on several occasions.

The midfield have to be encouraged to support the striker(s) and take the odd risk, if we score first then who knows?

What I do know is the thought of sitting through yet another defence v attack encounter isn’t what I pay my ticket money for.

We have enough points on the board so have a go Alan – what’s the worst that can happen?


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