Writer: Mike Field
Date:Tuesday November 4 2008
Martin O'Neill is ready to ring the changes again for Thursdays clash with Slavia Prague after rotational nonrotation brought such success at Newcastle.
According to the Mail O'Neill is ready to respond to our failure to perform by drafting in Sidwell and Davies, which I thought was the plan for Newcastle actually?
Describing Newcastle as a setback, he said:
"We`ll go to Prague on Wednesday for Thursday`s game and I`ll change the side around.
"There`s been players who have been really desperate to play, so they`ve got an opportunity. It`s up to us. We want to try and stay in the competition if we can.
"That will be a very difficult game, but it`s an opportunity to freshen things and there will be a number of changes in the team.
"It`s a setback tonight, a major setback, but any loss is a setback."
Of course it's a setback, we have only lost 3 league games this season but two of those should've seen us come back with 6 points.
O'Neill spent all week talking about rotation, using players and then we find the only change is Petrov. The players for whatever reason didn't click against Blackburn and we got lucky, some of the players no doubt thought for Newcastle they could rest and then suddenly it's the same old team.
I've always said O'Neill doesn't get much wrong, but last night was wrong on so many levels. No wonder we didn't turn up, the 'fringe' players were up for it, the first team regulars thought they would be in the stands and then find themselves on the pitch....again. Bet the stiffs were awesome at Bodymoor Heath.
Competition only works, when the competitors actually get a chance.
And what is more galling is with other teams dropping points we should've gone 3rd.
Date:Tuesday November 4 2008
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