And the walls come tumbling down.
Well lads n lasses that was Newcastle United in a nutshell. Tremendous away support, pre match optimism and piss poor performance to match.
In my humble opinion last proved how lucky we’ve been in the last four games , even our so called deluded support haven’t got carried away , it showed everything wrong about Alan Pardew . Now against a side that try and keep the ball all game long you’ve got to started Vurnon Anita for me. He changed the game when he came on against Chelsea, an incisive forward passer. A lad can dream.
The first half was a bit of a non-event nothing really happened. Swansea kept the ball very well but if anyone was going to score you fancied it to be us. Remy had a great chance for us in time of real pressure for united but like much on the night it didn’t quite come off. Swansea kept the ball very well but unlike United, Mr Cabaye pretty much anonymous again, had a midfielder who was laways looking up and more decisively forward. Jonjo Shelvey ran the game last night, a proper footballer, he was always looking forward had bags of energy and always looked to keep the ball. I would’ve enjoyed his performance if it wasn’t against United.
Now on to us. We’ve got bags of energy but a lack of footballer’s; few we have are kept on the bench, Sissoko who in my opinion has been woeful recently and has saved by his goal on Saturday, Gouffran and Shola were all anonymous yesterday .
The first of Swansea’s goals came from a free kick , Remy used his strength to out muscle their lad never a foul . Webb was woeful again. He refereed the biggest game in the world , fucking disgrace that . Saying that we fell asleep at the second ball and a poor punch from Krul led to a rather simple finish for Nathan Dyer. Half time 1-0 Swansea .
Half time pint went down sumptuously and on to another 45 minutes of hell. United started well and had a few half sniffs before a stonewall penalty was turned down. Loic leathered the ball , which was all but In , till it hit the hand , outstretched hand , of Ben Davies . Appeals by United were dismissed of Webb , thank the lord he’s not at OT on Saturday . Shortly after we had another penalty appeal turned down after Debuchy’s cross hit Ashley Williams , wasn’t our night .
Swansea second killed the game and our crowd who’d stuck with the lads throughout. A ridiculously high line allowed Shelvey with the unfortunate help of Debuchy to cash in and make it 2 Zip. After that it was game over . Pardew brought on Obertan , I’m too tired to go into that , who was dreadful as per usual . The non-appearance of HBA and Cisse is intriguing, pre match rumours suggested a bust up with Pardew .
The third goal was a well deserved one for Jonjo Shelvey , beautifully dipping effort , best player on the park all evening .
So the merry little runs ended and we’re off to the champions on Saturday. Will we ever be able to sing ‘ Oh what fun is to see Newcastle win away ‘ ?
Newcastle United: Tim Krul 5 Mathieu Debuchy 6 Fabricio Coloccini 6 Mike Williamson 5 Davide Santon ( Stop that fucking apology ) 2 Moussa Sissoko 4 Yohan Cabaye 4 Chieck Tiote 4 Yoan Gouffran 4 Shola Ameobi 4 Loic Remy 5
Our Fans : Support turn out given the time , location and that it was on the tele . Stuck with the lads till the second goal .
Their Fans : Joyous at a win . Don’t think the Europa League’s been a hindrance, Pardew will be shocked .