Guts And Glory Display Gets To A Furious Alex Ferguson


Newcastle may have been a lucky side yesterday to come away with a point, but the defensive performance of the whole side yesterday, especially when the lads went down to 10 men in the last 15 minutes played, including the added time, after Gutierrez received his second yellow card, deserved the point.

Mike Jones ready to consult linesman John Flynn

Tim Krul was simply magnificent in the Newcastle goal yesterday, and he will get a hero’s welcome when he takes up his position early on Saturday afternoon at St. James’ Park when Chelsea are the visitors.

But the back four were also in terrific and defiant form,  with Danny Simpson clearing off the line on 87 minutes, Steven Taylor putting his body on the line to several block shots in those hectic last minutes,  and Fab Coloccini and Ryan Taylor both looking more than a little defiant too.

But as we expected the news today and after the game was all about the dodgy penalty Newcastle were awarded after 64 minutes.

And not much is being said bout the Manchester United goal, which will be the luckiest goal they will score all season, when a sliced Steven Taylor clearance after 49 minutes hit Hernandez in the back, and the ball rebounded into the back of the net with the Mexican not knowing what happened.

And not much  mention of Jonas  Gutierrez being sent off after 79 minutes, and Newcastle  played with 10 men from then on in the furious finale to the game.

No, it’s about that linesman John Flynn, who waved for the penalty after 64 minutes, after Rio Ferdinand brought down a weaving Ben Arfa in the penalty area.

And we find out that John is due to return to Afghanistan for a third tour of duty soon, and that he has already made six trips to Iraq.

Flynn convinced  referee Mike Jones that it was a penalty, after Mike had initially just given a corner after the play.

And it seems that  Jones was not aware that he has absolutely no right to give away penalties against Manchester United at Old Trafford, but he just didn’t seem to know know that, another thing that obviously infuriated Ferguson.

Think of the first half at QPR, double the number of chances created by the opposition, and that’s what it was like for Newcastle after Demba  Ba had brilliantly dispatched the penalty on 64 minutes to huge boos from the Old Trafford crowd.

You talk a bout a rearguard action – our boys were simply magnificent yesterday, and that’s  what Alex Ferguson was even more upset at the final whistle, when he made comments that were not appropriate, especially about lineman John Flynn.

We’ll admit Newcastle were lucky yesterday, who doesn’t need luck to get something at Old Trafford, but a lot of the luck because of the hard work the lads put in during training.

And even though 76,000 Manchester United fans, and all of the media including the two very biased ESPN TV commentators, wanted the Manchester side to win, and win big, Newcastle were brave and courageous enough  not to collapse under all the pressure.

And you’ll never see  a better guts and glory display than what you saw from Newcastle United in the second half yesterday.

And it also means that the Red Devils could go 7 points behind their bitter  rivals City, if  Roberto Mancini’s moneybags side beat Liverpool at Anfield today – and that’s another big thing that was upsetting Alex Ferguson after the game,  and the Scotsman showed very little class and poise after the final whistle had blown.

As I said,  another way to look at this game, and it’s the Newcastle United viewpoint,  is that Alan Pardew had many heroes out there yesterday fighting for the Newcastle cause in those black and white shirts,   and we”re proud of the lot of them.

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13 comments so far

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Nov 27, 2011 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #1

    Ahhh sore head from all the boozing last night. I woke up thinking that the match yesterday was all just a wonderful dream…i log on here to realise it actually happened!! yeeeeoooooo what a day, what a team!! so proud of the lads

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  • Toonboy_84

    Nov 27, 2011 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #2

    Just watching motd. Wes Brown is the new Titus Bramble, just a bit less rapey.

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Nov 27, 2011 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #3

    Think it may be time for Ferguson to stop!

    He bitches every time a decision goes against his beloved Manure!

    We, however played well, their first goal was lucky and we manged to keep them out with 10 men!

    Its a shame that Ferguson,s bitching about what was maybe a dodgy decision, which was in fact a good game to watch.

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  • munch27

    Nov 27, 2011 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #4

    Sitting here wondering what Fergy thinks of the ref saving his star player from a lengthy ban , Wayne “i earn millions so i can do what i like on a PL pitch” Rooney this guy is a disgrace to English football. Three kicks at colo then the idiot ref gives Benny a yellow card , unbelievable i know the FA will do sfa about it but i can live in hope. On the linesman i would like to think as a serving soldier he is trained to help the less fortunate and i would like to think he gave the penalty to even out the totally blatant one sidedness of the Ref.

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  • Xavi

    Nov 27, 2011 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #5

    haha shame on manure. wouldve loved to have beaten them and really pissed them off but cant have it all.

    tim krul is already a world class keeper.

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  • terencelim

    Nov 27, 2011 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #6

    The sooner the Scotsman quit, the cleaner football will be.

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  • davybtoon

    Nov 27, 2011 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #7

    How many things hav Manu got away with at old Trafford over the years gettin a taste of their own medicine n it’s feels good

    Can’t believe there was even a debate over krul or harper a few month ago harper is no were near him

    There is a load of ppl I’d like tied down to new deals krul, colo, simmo, best, ba, Guthrie n rtaylor all these need to b giving new deals ASAP

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  • toonloon

    Nov 27, 2011 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #8

    Munch, glad someone mentioned the Rooney kicks at Colo. None of the papers that I’ve seen and certainly not Ferguson made any note of the fact that if Colo hadn’t sportingly jumped to his feet and accepted the handshake from Rooney resulting in the ref turning another cowardly blind eye, the idiot in red should have been off the field. Well done boys, all heroes.

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  • davybtoon

    Nov 27, 2011 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #9

    Oh the joy at watching scumberland demise under agent Bruce everyone got carried away in the summer thinking they were makin good signings they made non ok maybe Larson don’t matter who takes that job there squad needs major investment I sense a relagation coming lol

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  • davybtoon

    Nov 27, 2011 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #10

    U can see why benny went mad at Rooney after havin a broken leg then seeing his teammate get kicked liked he must of thought something bad could happen

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  • Toonboy_84

    Nov 27, 2011 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #11

    Rooney is a thug and a coward. Needless kicking Colo like that.

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  • ArtyH

    Nov 27, 2011 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #12

    Great game for the toon. Manuer are not the team they used to be, but Fergie is the same arrogant cnut he has always been. Manure are now finding that other teams are starting to come to grips with the EPL without spending a fortune, like the toon. We did magnificently at a very intimidating ground. On Saturday at 3PM I was a bit apprehensive about the game, but there were 11 heroes out there fighting for our cause it was a brilliant disply, have we turned the corner? I certainly hope so, and it looked like it yeserdady. very proud of the lads and proud to be a Geordie.
    One last thing, how many times have Manure got similar dubious descisions like we did yesterday, over the years, countless no doubt, and they winge and whine over EVERY descision that goes against them every time, its just because they are Manure and they get the backing of the T.V pundits like the biased idiots who were on duty yesturday, its sickening.
    Any way role on Chelsea next week and lets see how they react when we beat them, lets hope it is with a bit of dignity, so rare a commodity in todays game.

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  • Toon Tang

    Nov 27, 2011 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #13

    hahaha fergie doesnt like it up him does he hahaha poor old bastard, i bet he hit the bottle big time last night. i wouldnt like to be his wife when he gets home after a decision goes against him. hell to pay…

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