>A great game this last Sunday. Newcastle finally turned ina performance worthy of its support more than matching Chelsea across the field. We worked tirelessly, scrambling to get the ball back in midfield with Emre and Butt particularly impressive. The defence was rock solid, Bramble managing to time this crunching tackles all day for once, playing exceptional well despite his contract being up in under 3 weeks while his partner Taylor held the positional set-up well. Steve Harper had very little to do in goal.
Going forward we were as creative as we were hard-working, consistently carving chances. Only Cech kept Chelsea in the game. With Owen and Shola Ameobi coming back next week, along side Martin, attack-wise it looks promising.
To be fair, Chelsea looked jaded especially key players like Lampard, Drogba and Terry. They lacked the driving force of Essien in midfield and will do in midweek against Liverpool. Sadly though this performance shouldn’t be enough to save Glenn from being moved aside in the summer.