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Newcastle need to cut out the costly errors!

November 21st, 2010 | 86 Comments |

Defence used to impress, but what happened?
Defence used to impress, but what happened?
Make no mistake about it, the 5-1 loss against Bolton yesterday was a thumping.

It can be dressed up as much as you like, but there was far too many below-par performances from too many individuals at The Reebok.

Despite that though, I feel that there is an element of our team being the architects of their own downfall, and it has been that way for a few weeks now.

Our defence had started drawing praise from several areas after a string of impressive performances. In fact it’s only a couple of weeks back that our back-four earned rave reviews for their performance during the 1-0 win at Arsenal. They were tremendous that day, as was the rest of the team, but since then something has gone wrong.

The very next game, a 2-1 loss at home against Blackburn Rovers, can be attributed to two of our own errors. Firstly there was Cheick Tiote who tried dribbling the ball out of his own area, losing the ball in the process and paying the ultimate price by conceding a goal. Then there was Mike Williamson and Fabricio Coloccini, who both got bullied and barged around by Jason Roberts who scored the winning goal. (more…)