The Newcastle United Blog

News and Commentary On Newcastle United By Ed Harrison, A Proud Exiled Geordie And Lifelong Fan

The Newcastle United Blog header image 1
Howay The Lads!!

These Were Newcastle’s Best Two Players Against West Brom

Sunday, February 7th, 2016 · 60 Comments

It was a very good win for Newcastle on Saturday against West Brom and such an important time to win only our sixth league game of the season.

It’s a time to celebrate for Newcastle fans too, since we haven’t had too many wins this season, but we also know the team has to become a lot more consistent if we are still to survive relegation.

Newcastle dominated this game from start to finish and the only mystery was how we only scored one single goal – although it was a good one from Aleksandar Mitrovic – brilliantly set up by Jonjo Shelvey.

Alan Shearer raved about Jonjo on Match of the Day on Saturday night and fans agreed – Jonjo is our Man of the Match with 31% of the vote.

jonjo shelvey west ham debut

Jonjo Shelvey – 31% – Man of the Match
[

→ 60 CommentsTags: Cheick Tiote · Jonjo Shelvey · Man of the Match · Newcastle News · Poll · Premier League

Incredibly Upbeat Interview With This Newcastle Player

Sunday, February 7th, 2016 · 222 Comments

Steven Taylor has a very good game for Newcastle yesterday and that was impressive especially since t was his first appearance for Newcastle since late August when he played the full game in the 0-0 draw at Old Trafford.

His experience and great heading ability could make a huge difference for us in the run-in to the league, but the main thing is to keep Steven fit.


Steven Taylor with goalscorer Mitrovic after win
[

→ 222 CommentsTags: Newcastle News · Poll · Premier League · Steven Taylor

Young Striker Issues Warning To Newcastle Players

Sunday, February 7th, 2016 · 11 Comments

Aleksandar Mitrovic had a good game for Newcastle yesterday in what was such a crucial 1-0 win against West Brom – and it was Mitro’s great goal after 33 minutes, brilliantly set up by Jonjo Shelvey that proved the difference between the sides.

We know if was a good goal because the great Alan Shearer called it a brilliant finish and Alan knows all about scoring goals and how good they are.

Bur we missed too many chances once again – and at some point this season we have to start converting the chances to get our goal difference improved and get a few (lot) more wins on the board.


Wijnaldum tries to strangle Aleksandar Mitrovic after winning goal
[

→ 11 CommentsTags: Aleksandar Mitrovic · Newcastle News · Poll · Premier League

Newcastle Must Keep This Player This Season

Sunday, February 7th, 2016 · 121 Comments

There were quite a few of Newcastle’s players put in what could be called Man of the Match displays yesterday against West Brom and it’s a long time since so many of Newcastle’s  players played near their best form.

One of those players was a shock starter yesterday – Cheick Tiote – and you wonder what Henri Saivet had done wrong after being one of our best players in the debacle at Everton in midweek.

But the Ivory Coast international soon showed that McClaren had made the right call as Cheick quickly got a grip on midfield and looked like the player he was in his prime.

And he scored another great goal – but it was controversially disallowed by the referee, much like the goal he scored against Manchester City a couple of years ago.


Cheick Tiote – in action yesterday
[

→ 121 CommentsTags: Cheick Tiote · Contracts · Jonjo Shelvey · Newcastle News · Poll · Premier League

Alan Shearer In Complete Awe of This Player Yesterday

Sunday, February 7th, 2016 · 44 Comments

Alan Shearer was like any other fan at the end of the game yesterday – just absolutely delighted we had got what he called a big big 3 points.

And on top of that we put in a very good performance too, although to be sure the results are the most important things these days given our position in the league table, although we did move up to 4th bottom – and outside the relegation zone – that´s good.

On BBC Match of the Day last night Alan Shearer seemed in awe of Jonjo Shelvey´s great display at St. James’ Park for the second time running.

Mitrovic shelvey-3

Jonjo Shelvey celebrates with goalscorer Aleksandar Mitrovic
[

→ 44 CommentsTags: Alan Shearer · Aleksandar Mitrovic · Jonjo Shelvey · Newcastle News · Poll · Premier League