Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Newcastle game reflection

Not a Great game as was to be predicted. City never perform against the teams they should be beating. Newcastle are a poor side and will continue to struggle under the buffoon that is 'Joe Kinnear.

We didnt really get out of the starting blocks, a whole lot of possession, about two thirds, through the whole game, yet we did nothing with it. We didnt capitalise when Newcastle rightly went down to ten men, beye took out robinho on his thigh, going through the player to clip the ball, anywhere on the pitch it's a foul, dont see why it should be any different in the penalty box. It appears that most pundits make the rules up to suit themselves. Everyone seems to forget that Coloccini tripped Micah Richards up in the box, but as he stayed on his feet, no decision at all was given.

My main critic of the Hughes in the game, was the dropping of Elano. He has been one the best players this season in creating and scoring goals. He has blossomed in his deep role and has become more physical and overall more fit. He also does a lot of work collecting the ball from the defence and carrying it up field, something Didi Hamman wont do. We missed the creative spark that aides the likes of Ireland robinho and swp.

The defence is really worrying me. Dunne is having an awful season, i have never seen the merit in having him as captain, he seems to have very limited leadership skills. He needs to find form quickly or he could find himself on his way out. Ben haim and Onouha both look out of sorts and lacking match fitness, worrying if they dont get up to speed quickly. Richards seemed to try to hard on the right and actually made SWP less effective, he is now injured, which adds another worry.
Garrido, i have given up on, i like the lad, he seems a decent footballer, but he isn’t really a left back, too often, he's caught out or skinned, he needs replacing quickly, can Glauber berti fill this role?

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