Enrique Played Out Of Position?

Last updated : 06 February 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor

Jose Enrique looked good going forward against the Mackems, and his second-half performance had their defenders chasing shadows.

But it's his defending (or lack of it) that has cost us countless points this season. The man CANNOT make a clean tackle.

So why not try him left side of midfield?

That takes away the gap he inevitably leaves behind him when he mistimes his tackles.

He needs cover behind him, because the whole of the Premiership know he is the weak link in the Newcastle side.

Kinnear has a big decision to make ahead of the trip on Saturday and must decide how to use new boy Ryan Taylor at the Hawthorns.

The England Under-21 star can play in a range of positions and has starred out wide on both flanks for Wigan and at right-back and left-back.

Kinnear has decisions to make and Enrique could be the unfortunate one against the Baggies simply because he can be a liability.

Kinnear (talking to the Chronicle): "I told him at half- time, you're not giving what I expect from you.

"He's got all the potential to be a top-class left-back. He just sits at times.

"He was our get-out ball, without a shadow of a doubt.

"I didn't think he did enough in the first half, so I had words with him at half-time, and I thought he did exceptionally well in the second half.

"When he gets in that last third of the pitch, he can hurt teams.

"Sometimes he's just prepared to sit on his backside in that position and let the game drift away from him."

All the more reason to play him in midfield!