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Newcastle 2 - Aston Villa 1


Sports Direct Arena


Attendance: 48,569

Referee: Halsey

2 - 1
Aston Villa
Ba (30), Cisse (71)
Keane (45)
Venue: Sports Direct Arena
Attendance: 48,569
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The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday February 5 2012

Time: 3:44PM

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Unbelievable that. We should've been out of sight at HT, were it not for the fact that Bent needs 6 chances to score a goal. Newcastle looked very very ordinary, but we just sat too deep 2nd half as Mc***** played for an ecking draw. Pathetic. Still, at least we've got a Championship manager already in place...that'll save Randy some dough. RUBBISH.
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05/02/2012 15:49:00

Olof..can't agree with you there..I thought we were much the better team in the 1st half, and Darren Bent showed great movement, hit the target, but Krul is having an inspired season..Keane was superb...We started the 2nd half very poorly and for the only time in the match Newcastle were in control,,A lot of that IMO was the loss of Stehen Ireland..great work rate and passing ability...Unfortunately wee Barry is a good player ON the ball but very poor off it. Hence the lack of 'doubling up' to stop their cross for the winner...I am not an AM fan but he made the RIGHT decision in bringing Emile on..we started holding the ball better and retook control..Gardner should have come on ten minures earlier..In every appearance, Chelsea, Rovers, Wolves and today he has come close o scoring..once one goes in, he will be a 15 goal a swason man from midfield IMO...Very disappointed with the result BUT there are signs that we are playing better passing progressive football..can we keep it up without Keane?
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05/02/2012 16:03:00

diddnt take our chances simple as that !!!
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05/02/2012 16:06:00

Still look hopeless in defence in my opinion...Warnock did nothing in that game to change my mind that he is the worst Villa defender ever ! Dunne not much better, far too pedestrian and clumsy. However I think Hutton is looking a little better. Gardner looks a good prospect. Unlucky today though I thought.
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05/02/2012 16:10:00

Agree with Olof we should have been at least 2 clear by half time. Once again we only really played one half as the 2nd was just sit back and hoof it forward. Gardner made a difference but we left it too late. Some of the things the back 4 did really was comical at times. Difference was Newcastle took their chances but we didn't. Very disappointed, points were there for the taking today.
Lion Heart
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05/02/2012 16:10:00

krfeskivilla - thats exactly how i saw it... i was surprised to see better shape when heskey came on (I know goes against everything i believe in). bananaman had some nice crosses but his tackling is poor. Warnock AGAIN is a liability, gave the ball away too many times and his crunching tackles meant taylor had to go off injured. Which is not good at all... Both their strikers are on fire and great hitters of the ball... We should have won however. Gardner looks the real deal. Keane also gives 100% every match which is great to see.
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05/02/2012 16:11:00

Can't agree with you krfeskivilla. Zoggy was playing well. Heskey brought nothing to the table at all. Three poor substitutions IMHO. First two completely wrong and the 3rd (Gardner) too late.......
Pride of Lions
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05/02/2012 16:15:00

oh and too much hoof ball still at times...
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05/02/2012 16:17:00

Concerned about reasons suggested for Ireland coming off,,missed him...presumed it was an injury..hope that is the case..I was actually very disappointed with Zoggy. got lots of great possession, but only chose the right option once..runs down blind alleys a lot..miss the natural width Albrighton gives us..all about opinions but I thought Heskey did really well today.. one thing we all seem to agree on is the great potential of Gary Gardner.. I think AM is handling his progress very sensibily.
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05/02/2012 16:24:00

Heskey adds nothing to the team at ALL...he doesn't win headers, and is always falling over, his career is over, why can't anyone see that? Disgusting how he gets a game when there's a perfectly good youngster in Weimann who can step up and be twice the player. Yet again we were only good for one half, Bent needs to finish his chances, simple as that. The defense is going to continue to be shocking lets face it, been awful all season and they will carry on until they are all replaced, we need to score 3 to win a game. Scared to think about what City will do to us next week with our *****e defense, Warnock against A.johnson, Aguero, Nasri? LOL. When Keane goes back to MLS, we all should no whats going to happen aswell, Heskey will go into the attacking midfield/second striker role, i can just see it now...*sigh* when will this nightmare end.
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05/02/2012 16:26:00

I feel sick. Supporting Villa makes me feel like a manic depressive. ***** off you ******** Geordie****s! You the ***** are you anyway? On paper our team should ***** on yours. You are just lucky, plain and simple.
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05/02/2012 16:28:00

your right piper on your last comment that is our team is slightly better on paper but the fact is we wasted chances especially at the end !! cant believe the toon are 14 pts behind us with pardew at the helm fair doos though
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05/02/2012 16:41:00

AHEAD i mean !! In our dreams lol
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05/02/2012 16:43:00

There is only three reasons why they are higher than us. 1. Luck - nobody thought that free transfer Ba would go there and be such a hit. He's hit a purple patch, it's just pure luck. 2. Confidence - I believe that being a 'good' player is more about confidence than ability. A good player is made up of 20% ability and 80% confidence. They are full of confidence and we are not.
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05/02/2012 16:48:00

^^^That's only two reasons. I was going to type a third but the wife is moaning at me about something completely insignificant so I've given up.
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05/02/2012 16:49:00

It's time we have a new team like what Pardew has done at Newcastle. We need to get rid of Dunne, he's past it and was no where near Cisse at the second goal.
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05/02/2012 16:59:00

Chaps....we shud be more concerned abt our own plight than venting towards Newcastle.......the fact that they have surprised the Premier League this season is down to their own luck....they make their luck....we dont know how to spell it
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05/02/2012 17:14:00

It's all luck?????? It's not. It's all Eck. Swap the managers around and we'd win. Heskey won loads of flick ons. Bent was useless at getting to the same long balls begore he came on.Heskey is dog ***** on the deck though and offers nothing else atall. Scared to shoot and can't dribble. Someone shouldn't be on the pitch for 1 paultry talent. Same with Bannan and his Hollywood passes.
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05/02/2012 20:28:00

I may not be Collins biggest fan but the other three Dunne Warnock & Hutton showed just how dire the defence is. What worries me is we payed 4 mill. for Hutton what rubbish is he going to replace them with? Gardner should have come on for Ireland not Bannan.
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06/02/2012 09:22:00

Anyone saying Heskey was the correct sub for Nzog to play on the wing and play hoofball and bnnan was a good sub for Ireland are deluded or watching too much lower league football, we gave them the game simple as that or should I say ECK gave them the game by making us sit so deep inviting newcastle onto us and making negative subs except for gardner but that was too late anyway, he's a ******** Idiot if only Randy would think the same as Ireland and tel him ***** off!!!
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