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Newcastle Midfielder ‘We Don’t Lose On Purpose’

8 years ago

I bet like me you are relieved to find out that the Newcastle players aren’t deliberately throwing matches, with midfielder Dan Gosling declaring ‘we don’t lose on purpose’.

However, talk of it hurting the players as much as the fans etc etc just doesn’t wash after the feeble displays we’ve had to endure.

Sadly at the minute, we have a terrible combination of many players clearly not being good enough, such as Dan Gosling, who only this week was linked with Bournemouth which kind of sums it up, and the fact that even the manager has admitted there is no togetherness in that group of poor to average players.

This is what Gosling had to say to the Shields Gazette;

“Players don’t like losing four nil either, I can understand the frustration of the fans.

“Obviously the fans pay their money and don’t want to see the team get beat four nil.

“We don’t lose on purpose and we don’t concede that many goals on purpose.

“We are working and trying hard every day, we worked hard on Saturday but arguably the better side won.

“Goals change matches and they went in one up at the break, arguably undeserved.

“It was very tight and should have been nil nil – then who knows?”

“We are creating chances and Southampton was probably the only match we didn’t create one.”

No doubt like me, when Gosling questions what would have happened if it had been 0-0 at half-time, many of you are shouting 0-3!!

Talking about creating at least one chance in a match, apart from at Southampton, is really clutching at straws. Newcastle are creating hardly any clear chances, when the stats show a number of shots, on and off target, they are almost all from way out or ridiculous angles.

Until we get some creativity and goalscorers into the team we will continue to look clueless, I have a feeling we will be waiting a while…


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