Alan Pardew; “Today was a real low point in my career here, that performance as the scoreline suggested, was just not good enough. I thought in hindsight the team selection didn’t work for us. The performance looked affected by the goals, to be two nil down so early looked like it affected a few bodies.”
While he was never likely to become a fan favourite such as Ben Arfa or Cabaye, it’s baffling to see a player like Anita constantly on the sidelines when the team has been lacking composure in possession all season long. Industrious and comfortable on the ball, he seems the most logical replacement for Tiote in the first eleven.
Jonas for example runs around like a mental puppy. Shola is quite tall. Jonas falls over a lot. Shola falls over a lot. Jonas has developed his own style, unlike any other player in the league where, even when he’s standing in line at ASDA he can lean into another customer, throw himself to the ground and get a foul. Sometimes. Shola falls over a lot.