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Moussa, Gini and Ayoze all had chances within 10 yards of the Aston Villa goal to win it. None as easy as SDJ, but still, we had the chances.
Newcastle 1 Aston Villa 1 – I would debate whether the rain cost us a chance to win this game as much as our own management.
Daryl Janmaat: “Against Spurs we would have taken a point and a win against Villa, so if you turn them around it looks better.”
Steve McClaren’s unwillingness to adapt to the opposition or a way to exploit our strengths, continue to be our problems…
Steve McClaren: “I was a little surprised (by full-time boos)….we have to overcome the emotional fragility of the crowd.”
With players such as Perez, Wijnaldum and Siem de Jong, Newcastle should aspire to play more attractive possession based football.
Steve McClaren: “We have a certain strategy that does not necessarily mean controlling a game through possession.”
Chancel Mbemba: “I hope in the next few games, the fans will be singing every player’s name.”
Coloccini: “It is important because we are still going forward, we didn’t lose the game…”
Yet again, injury could prevent Newcastle selling Papiss Cisse in a transfer window, probably ruining any chance of a new striker arriving.
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