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First things first, a cracking performance from Newcastle. They played their socks off and fully deserved all 3 points. Ba, Tiote and Cabaye are all excellent players.
Crap all round from us. Very lacklustre, some awfully sloppy and lazy passing and no creativity.
Lindegaard can't be blamed for any of the goals except for maybe a lack of communication with Jones at the end, but that would be harsh.
Defensively poor. Rio was off the pace, Evra was again too slow to get back and didn't do anything going forward either, Valencia isn't strong enough defensively to play regularly at rightback, and his end product was poor forward also. Jones did ok but a howler at the end. Lack of communication played a part but he made a right mess of his attempted header.
Nani has always blown hot and cold. Tonight he was ice cold! He offered nothing. His final ball was crap again. When he's on form he's superb, but there is no middle ground for him. He's either great or shit, and tonight it was the latter.
Giggs was a little better second half, but his passing was by and large rubbish also.
Park ran his socks off as always but offered zilch.
Carrick the best of the bunch in midfield, but he's no creative force.
Rooney still looked like he was hungover. Poor performance and Fergie was right to haul him off.
Berbatov reverted back to type (no surprise). A short saunter round the pitch offering nothing.
Welbeck improved things but couldn't do anything on his own. The other two changed nothing.
Very poor all round and not the sort of response we should have seen after Saturday.
A very pathetic response to Sat's mebarrassment by B'burn indeed. We're getting from bad to worse.
The only solution for us is; out with the old, in with the new. Which translates to out with AF, Phelan, the Glazers, the current board, as well as the older players(except Ninja Vida), and hangers-on like Evans, Diouf and Gibson, and in with new owners who are much richer than City's sheiks and Abramovich combined, a new, competent, proactive board, Pep Guardiola and a young, competent assistant, and players such as Khedira, Ozil, Tiote, Eriksen, etc. Only then can we get back to where we should be(at the top!!).