If Newcastle show steel at Hull then we can take all three points

Words by Kevin Doocey on .

### Lovenkrands - Scored last night to tear Van der Sar’s recore to tatters 😛

I think we can all say when Peter Lovenkrands tapped the ball into the net at St.James’ Park after 9 minutes last night we all were ecstatic, it came as a shock to us but to Alex Ferguson and Edwin Van der Sar. The Dutch man only needed to keep a clean sheet for another 89 minutes before the Newcastle game and it looked pretty straight forward, from a Newcastle fan’s perspective too. Not only had United (Manchester this is) been unstoppable this year, they too had kept a great clean sheet record and tipped for every cup going this year mind.

However, I think we all knew when Lovenkrands and the Mighty Magpie fans had finished their celebration it was back to business and a Red Devils equaliser was imminent. Indeed Rooney fired a fine shot into the back of the net 10 minutes later with the aid of Steven Taylor’s back. Saying this Newcastle kept their heads up and began to attack again, mind you should Enrique’s ball to Lovenkrands have been a little better the man from Denmark could’ve had his second of the night however it wasn’t to be.

Shortly into the second half Berbatov made it 2-1 from some unfortunate defending 🙁 . After that we pressed again introducing Carroll and Kazenga Lua Lua. Some Newcastle fans were outraged that Vidic wasn’t shown a red card after apparently obstructing the little Nigerian on his way to goal. Regarding this title, if we can show this steely determination we showed against The World Club, Carling, and Premier League champions we can stay up, I know it. We can beat Hull and certainly put it up to Arsenal and Chelsea. The nerves are being racked each game but safety will calm them, until August at least 🙂

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pr3sto: ⏱ 05/03/2009

We really were unfortunate last night, had we converted our early dominance into a second goal i think the game may have been ours. Unfortunate defending by Steven Taylor with the second goal, but the incident with Ronaldo was unacceptable in my opinion. With the injury crisis we have, we need every played we have to be playing, but we are losing our heads so often, i.e Nolan a couple of weeks ago and Taylor last night. If we carry on like that then we may start having some problems. I agree with the Vidic comment, he knew he was beaten and did it to save his team. The phrase 'agricultural tackle' springs to mind when you watch that tackle. Regardless, if we show that determination and style of football that nearly earned us a point against what looks like the Champions, we should be fine. One final note, was that it was great to see the fans get behind the team, and give the players a deserved standing ovation at the end. Keep up the good work Doocey, pr3sto

pr3sto: ⏱ 05/03/2009

We really were unfortunate last night, had we converted our early dominance into a second goal i think the game may have been ours. Unfortunate defending by Steven Taylor with the second goal, but the incident with Ronaldo was unacceptable in my opinion. With the injury crisis we have, we need every played we have to be playing, but we are losing our heads so often, i.e Nolan a couple of weeks ago and Taylor last night. If we carry on like that then we may start having some problems. I agree with the Vidic comment, he knew he was beaten and did it to save his team. The phrase 'agricultural tackle' springs to mind when you watch that tackle. Regardless, if we show that determination and style of football that nearly earned us a point against what looks like the Champions, we should be fine. One final note, was that it was great to see the fans get behind the team, and give the players a deserved standing ovation at the end. Keep up the good work Doocey, pr3sto

dmbaldwin: ⏱ 06/03/2009

Great post Doocey. Thanks tons. Have a question. I like watching the post match interviews with Hughton. What do you think of him? Is he doing a good job? What more could he be doing? Blessings, Dave

dmbaldwin: ⏱ 06/03/2009

Great post Doocey. Thanks tons. Have a question. I like watching the post match interviews with Hughton. What do you think of him? Is he doing a good job? What more could he be doing? Blessings, Dave

Doocey: ⏱ 06/03/2009

Thanks. Well to be honest he's been left with a bad situation on his hands but on the plus side our injuries are clearing up :) Hughton is a very good coach but perhaps that is his limit, I have the upmost confidence in him and indeed Calderwood to keep us up :) But to answer your question simply - There is better than Hughton out there but for now he's the man in the job :) Doocey

Doocey: ⏱ 06/03/2009

Thanks. Well to be honest he's been left with a bad situation on his hands but on the plus side our injuries are clearing up :) Hughton is a very good coach but perhaps that is his limit, I have the upmost confidence in him and indeed Calderwood to keep us up :) But to answer your question simply - There is better than Hughton out there but for now he's the man in the job :) Doocey