I thought we were alright for the majority of the game
Pretty even game, not an awful lot in it. I thought we were gonna get the equaliser. They broke, they scored a good goal, then the third absolutely killed it. From the 75th minute we looked like a team getting beat away from home with not much to play for two days after playing Spurs, against a side with their tails up with players looking to get on the pitch at Wembley next week.
That's football. It happens.
Bridge was a nightmare at left back, and Colback's done well there in the past couple of games. Richardson's lacking match fitness. That is why Colback played there today. Before kick off that was an easy decision to make.
We missed Bendtner through injury, and Ji and Wickham have rarely if at all looked up to it when they have played. That's just something we'll have to address in the summer.
I don't really want to talk about them, but feel I have to. Newcastle have had a very good season, but they've also been together for the full season. I'm not going to say if circumstances had been different in August that we'd have had equally as good a season, or even a better one, but much of the first half of our season was a bloody write-off. We were staring down the barrel of a relegation battle. Yes we may have had some disappointing results over the past 4 months, but our season has ultimately been salvaged. Before Christmas we looked beyond repair and in danger of a monumental disaster.
I aint lookin' to compete with you, beat or cheat or mistreat you. Simplify you, classify you, deny, defy or crucify you.