Norwich play direct. Score from 3 headers. Score from 3 set pieces. Grant Holt is the focus of their attack. He bullies the small Perch and Simmo.
We show spirit as we always do. First team players put in a hard shift. We struggle against Norwich playing direct up to Holt.
Norwich win by a couple of goals and Newcastle play well but just couldn't handle the aerial threat.
Did we even need to watch that game?
What has pissed me off watching it is why do we insist on being our own worst enemy?! Why?! Dan Gosling pass was horrendous and gets sent off! And what the f*ck was James Perch doing giving away a totally needless free kick after we all witnessed Norwich scoring off 2 set pieces?!!! Why?! He played well otherwise. Why doesnt he just grab a gun and shoot himself in the foot along with his teammates. Ridiculous.
If we had Colo and Saylor we would easily have won that game.
On the positive: Shola was class. Ba was efficient. Cabaye was immense. Santon was solid. Simmo was faultless. Krul was unlucky. We are a true team. Spirit is their to be seen, we never say die and if we cut out stupid individual errors we should beat Swansea and West Brom at home.
On the negative: Obertan is possibly the most annoying player we have ever had. Raylor was abysmal in that first half, does he enjoy getting caught out in behind time and time again? Dan Gosling will now be out for 3 matches, who will play midfield now? (in fairness to him, if had more game time he might not have gave away a lazy pass and put in a tired tackle to get sent off). We gave away 2 goals which were totally avoidable. It was hard enough with half a team and the linesman gifting them a corner which was never a corner in a million years!!!
Swansea is a must win now to get back on track.