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CHN Links: Monday Edition

Good morning, Toon Army. Only one day between games means today's links will be a combination of news and reviews. Previews for the Spurs game will run on Tuesday.


Believe it or not, the term "Omerta" makes an appearance today.


Match Reviews

CaughtOffside - Video Highlights

Louise Taylor, The Guardian - Ms. Taylor's eloquent musings are much more pleasant to read following a win, but this is still required material.

MirrorFootball - "...a cursory glance at the team-sheet would have illustrated the gulf between a club which is now being run on a strict budget and the richest in world football...[Newcastle's] game plan was torn up inside five disastrous minutes when they twice pushed the self-destruct button to hand the advantage to the visitors."

Matt Micheletti, EPLTalk - "But any notion that Alan Pardew was lacking any sufficient tactical know-how was put to bed by the end of the first half...Newcastle’s dominance was not to come to fruition though."

Ed Harrison, nufcblog.com
- "Today Newcastle were not good enough – it’s as simple as that - at least not in those first 4 vital minutes - – and whatever happened to our wonderful home form of last season?"

Doocey, Tyne Time - "When Fabricio Coloccini put the ball into his own net in the last ten minutes of the game, my heart sank and I nearly dropped my turkey sandwich."

Toonsy, nufcblog.org - "3-1, but it isn’t all doom and gloom, for a change."

Steve Brenner, The Sun - Reading this piece, you would get the impression that Carlos Tevez had the greatest performance in the history of the Premiership.

News

Louise Taylor of The Guardian invokes to the mafia term for a code of silence in describing the chances of both Newcastle and Sunderland of earning a berth in one of the European leagues.

Alan Pardew will stick with Tim Krul on Tuesday, but he warned the club to "cut out the howlers." Thanks for the advice, Pards. (Simon Bird, MirrorFootball)

Newcastle are said to be in on Shaun Wright-Phillips, the Manchester City winger. (CaughtOffside)