I must admit, even I was disinterested in this match at half time. I was nursing one hell of a hangover and was more than tempted to just go home at half time. 45 minutes later I was reminded why the £50 goes out of my account every month. That buzz you get leaving St James’ after a win is unmatched. I defy anyone, even those that see no positive in the club at the moment, to say they don’t get that feeling from Newcastle winning.
5 points from 6th. 33 to play for. I still believe we can get something out of this season. 3 more points at Susan Boyle’s Hull and we can really push the last 10 games. Why not?
Well it’s about time. How long have we waited for a home win now? It feels like an eternity
In all honesty, that game could have gone either way. I suppose we have to be grateful that Agbonlahor is utter dog muck and Benteke has got the same disease as poor Pappiss. The last 20 mins or so we properly took control. We inexplicably hit the post when it was easier to score, could maybe have had a penalty and has a goal ruled out for offside. You can’t beat the last minute winner feeling though. It may well paper over the cracks at this stage but to be honest, I don’t care. I’m just happy to win again.
Anita and Willo my Men of the Match if you’re asking.
Alan Pardew spoke at length in the build up to this match about how the last few home
performances haven’t been good enough. To be perfectly honest, neither was this one. It’s a good job that Villa are as shite as their fans as United could have been a few goals down in the 1st 45. After a bright opening, the performance fizzled out leaving the fans little to get excited about; as the performance suffered, so did the atmosphere; Cisse missed an absolute sitter on the stroke on half time and it seemed that there was little hope of anything but a point today, It’s awful to have to say but there’s a massive Cabaye-shaped hole in our midfield with little to no creativity coming from that direction. Vurnon Anita was abysmal, making the lack of depth in that position abundantly clear. The return of Coloccini and Remy, however, made a significant difference to the side. A superb tackle from Mike Williamson galvanised the game to life on the 80th minute; an increasingly sharp-looking Luuk De Jong had a deflected shot that Remy capitalised on, firing in the winner in the 90th minute. It’s such a shame that there’s no way in hell Remy will sign for us permanently in the summer; we’re going to just have to consider ourselves lucky he’s chosen us as his shop window.