Mick McCarthy Waxes Lyrical About Brilliant Newcastle


We had watched Wolves’ great 2-1 home win against Man City recently, and thought that Wolves showed a lot of grit and it was good that they got all 3 points, for a change, since they seemed to have been unlucky in some of their games this season.

Mick McCarthy – Newcastle were fantastic, brilliant against Arsenal

Wolves played just as well at Old Trafford over the weekend as they did against Man City, only for Man United to get an injury time winner, which is always a crushing blow to the losing side.

And when Newcastle put up their magnificent show on Sunday, and won 1-0 at the Emirates, we thought it was very like the Wolves performance against City – as both Newcastle and Wolves played their hearts out, and had a never say die spirit against a better side,  and came out winners.

And Wolves and former Sunderland manager Mick McCarthy has come out full of praise for both Newcastle and Chris Hughton today:

“I’ve said here before about when a Wolves beats Manchester City or a Newcastle beats an Arsenal it’s often about how badly the one team have played,”“Well I thought Newcastle were brilliant on Sunday and nothing should be taken away from them.”

“Andy Carroll and Ameobi were outstanding, with one dropping into midfield when needed, and Joey Barton has been absolute class in the games I’ve seen him.” “Tiote? Man of the match, absolutely ran it for them, he was fabulous.”

“Nolan as well. They were better than Arsenal.”  “Arsenal were beaten by a team who went down there, were well organised and played great. They thoroughly deserved it and it was nothing to do with anyone being out of sorts.”

“The one thing was that Arsenal had played in the Champions League and it does make a difference. But let’s laud Chris Hughton and pat him on the back because I thought Newcastle were brilliant.” “It was nothing to do with others playing badly or being under-par – Newcastle were fantastic and well done to them.”

Good words from Mick, and it’s strange how he’s suddenly gone up in our estimation.

But Wolves also have a hard working side who never give up, and although Mick may grumble a little too much after some of the games in which his side have been unlucky, it’s hard to criticize managers, because it’s a very tough job managing in the Premier League, that’s for sure.

When Man United scored their winner in injury time on Saturday, it looked like Mick may have been physically sick, such was the disappointment on his face.

Wolves play Arsenal tonight at home, and we’ll look for a Newcastle like display, as we’re sure Mick has already studied that game, and maybe even talked to Chris Hughton about the tactics employed – because they were right on.

Maybe we’ll see a Wolves win against the Gunners and a Newcastle win against Blackburn tonight – that sounds good to us.

Comments welcome.



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6 comments so far

  • TheToonKing

    Nov 10, 2010 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #1

    He’s still a mackem with 11 lumberjacks in his team.

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  • munch27

    Nov 10, 2010 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #2

    LMAO toonking u took the words right out of my mouth.

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  • Sav

    Nov 10, 2010 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #3

    Good words, Mick…and stuff Roy Keane!

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  • amble_ball

    Nov 10, 2010 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #4

    not only is mick mcarthy an absolute idiot, and not only did he send his team out to break our legs early in the season and try and get joey barton sent off, not only that but he’s a mackem. remove this article immediately

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  • Toonboy_84

    Nov 10, 2010 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #5

    Go away Mick McMackem!

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  • chuck

    Nov 11, 2010 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #6

    Yes i noticed in most of the reviews that Arsenal were described as unlucky, then on watching the game I wondered how they reached that conclusion.
    Fact is Newcastle had 51% of possession against a team who normally end up with the majority in most games
    Could it be they were outplayed tactically and were unable to create scoring opportunities ?
    And hey ! get over the fact Mc Carthy managed Sunderland , right now he`s @ Wolves and has signed (not unlike CH) some decent players this season, hopefully they (Wolves) can avoid relegation, he`s a decent manager and usually calls it like he see`s it !

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