Sorry Newcastle Beaten 2-1 By Saints – Booed Off The Field


Newcastle gave a disappointing display today at home against a Southampton side who had three of their best players missing,  but for the first time in twelve tries at St. James’ Park, the Saints came away with a 2-1 victory – and they deserved the points.

eljero elia after scoring first goal

Eljero Elia after scoring first goal

Newcastle were very disappointing and we let in two poor goals, both scored by new signing Dutch International Eljero Elia – and Southampton looked better organized than a Newcastle side who were overrun in midfield.

The uncertainty at the Tyneside club has obviously seeped through to the players and we need to appoint a new head coach as soon as possible.

That’s our third defeat in a row, and since the famous 2-1 win at home to Chelsea we have played nine games in all competitions, lost seven and won only one.

And in those nine games we have conceded 22 goals.

It’s not good and we drop to 11th place and in 12th place are Crystal Palace who won at Burnley 3-2 today after being two goals down.

Southampton went ahead after 14 minutes when Tim Krul should have done better to block an Elia shot.

But then Southampton gifted Newcastle a goal after 29 minutes ,when uncertainty between the defense and goalkeeper Forster resulted in an attempted clearance hitting Gouffran on the knee and the ball went into the net – it was Gouffran’s first goal of the season.

But the Saints went ahead again after 62 minutes when Janmaat failed to clear the ball as two players were around Elia, who was allowed to  poke the ball past Tim Krul into the back of the net.

We should have had a penalty in added time when Fonte clearly handled the ball, but it wasn’t given and it’s another poor display and another poor result – and at the end of the game the boos were loud and clear from the Geordie crowd.

It was not a good display, and Newcastle now go for warm weather training in Dubai with absolutely no sign of a head coach coming in.

What you saw today was a team that’s run excellently from the very top right through the club and who have an excellent coach – that’s Southampton – and Newcastle who seem to continually lurch from crisis to crisis.

Mike Ashley may be a terrific businessman but he’s simply a terrible owner – and that’s the truth.

And we haven’t won in four games since Alan Pardew quickly left the club in early January.

Here’s how we saw the game.

Southampton went ahead against the run of play after 14 minutes and it was Elia who was through on goal in the inside right position, and he hit the ball quickly and the ball went underneath Tim Krul to put Southampton 1-0 up.

It was a poor goal to give away, and with the Saints defense looking so good that was not a good goal to give away.

Tim Krul will know he should have done better to block that shot.

After 29 minutes Newcastle were level and it was a terrible mix up between Forster and his defense. Remy Cabella put the ball into the box and Forster seemed to hesitate as he came out and the Southampton player in trying to clear hooked the ball against Yoan Gouffran and it hit his knee and flew into the back of the net.

An awful piece of defending from the usually very sound Saints defense and Gouffran’s first goal for a very long time and his first of the season.

Two poor goals and it was 1-1.

On 42 minutes Ayoze Perez went close to giving Newcastle the lead as a high ball came into the box and Peres in the inside left position hit the ball one the bounce first time and it only inches wide of the post – an excellent effort from the young Spaniard.

It was 1-1 at the half and Southampton had looked the more organized side and they had an extra man in the center of the park and were picking up all the loose ball nearly every time – Colback and Anita had their work cut out for them in that first half.

Perez had a decent chance after 52 minutes but he sliced his shot over the bar.

After 61 minutes Gouffran had a good chance to put Newcastle ahead as Haidara who was doing well down the left wing put in a great cross but Gouffran headed the ball wide.

Almost immediately Elia put the Saints 2-1 up and it was terrible defending by Newcastle as Janmaat and Dummett were covering him but they didn’t clear the ball and Elia put the ball into the back of the net.

On 68 minutes Carver made a double change and Riviere came on for Anita and Sammy Ameobi came on for Yoan Gouffran who looked like he may be injured.

On 78 minutes Southampton again broke quickly from the back and a great cross from Clyne was headed by Pelle onto the cross-bar and it was cleared.

Williamson came on for Dummett who seems to pick up a hamstring strain – yet another injury.

Newcastle should have had a penalty in added time as Fonte clearly handled the ball but the referee Robert Madley didn’t give it.

And when the final whistle came the boos were loud and clear – and deserved – it was a poor display by a Newcastle side today.

Newcastle looked all at sea – and it was clear the Saints were much better organized and sharper even though they had long travels to Manchester,. East Anglia and the north-east over the last week and there their best three players were missing – it doesn’t say much for this Newcastle side and yet another poor goal conceded.

Newcastle were second best in this game.

Teams:

Newcastle: (4-3-3): Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett (Mike Williamson 79), Massadio Haidara; Moussa Sissoko, Vurnon Anita (Manu Riviere 68), Jack Colback; Remy Cabella, Ayoze Perez, Yoan Gouffran (Sammy Ameobi 68)
Substitutes: Freddie Woodman, Davide Santon, Mike Williamson, Mehdi Abeid, Sammy Ameobi, Adam Armstrong, Emmanuel Riviere

Southampton (4-2-3-1): Fraser Forster; Nathaniel Clyne, Jose Fonte (c), Florin Gardos, Ryan Bertrand; Harrison Reed, Steven Davis; Eljero Elia, James Ward-Prowse, Dusan Tadic; Graziano Pelle
Substitutes: Kelvin Davis, Jason McCarthy, Matt Targett, Jack Cork, Jake Hesketh, Lloyd Isgrove, Shane Long

Referee: Robert Madley (West Yorkshire)

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47 comments so far

  • toonbrother

    Jan 17, 2015 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #1

    with colo 39 goals in 22 = 1.77 goals per game
    without colo 3 goals in 4 = 0.75 goals per game

    1.77/0.75 = 2.36

    we concede over twice as many goals with colo as we do without colo

    Men lie. Women lie. Numbers dont

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 17, 2015 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #2

    too disgusted to comment further

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  • Sliema

    Jan 17, 2015 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #3

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahah

    Toon Brother

    Do you have a mental illness?

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Jan 17, 2015 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #4

    So disappointed, they were there for the taking and we still failed.

    Well at least that effectively rules Carver out of the job – shots near the end showed Stone, Carver and Woodman looking very uncomfortable, do they know something?

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  • manxpie

    Jan 17, 2015 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #5

    manxpie // Jan 17, 2015 at 7:48 PM

    jail 50 mill he’s bought in the summer don’t ya know!? 🙂

    the fact i put up earlier is showing more than ever regarding CB

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Jan 17, 2015 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #6

    Looking at the table we need to be very worried.

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  • toon kk

    Jan 17, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #7

    Its not a matter of we were disappointing, we weren’t we just haven’t got the quality in certain areas.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jan 17, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #8

    toonbrother
    Do you think Garde is still a possibility? Do you think he’s still interested?

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  • Belfast

    Jan 17, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #9

    Well hopefully that’s the end of Carver.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 17, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #10

    People call me negative. I think I’m pragmatic. I feel I cannot win. I might as well give up. Supporting Newcastle has no purpose. It is joyless and pointless.
    I give up.

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 17, 2015 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #11

    What a shock that fans are saying Colback played well….he was bloody pants, I said this would happen. He’s nowhere near good enough to be a destructive figure in CM, and those that wanted cisse away….you got your wish.

    Call it how it is people, the whole squad that played were shite, no standout performers. Not one of them should walk off with there heads held high!!

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 17, 2015 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #12

    im not sure what we have been training on this week,

    maybe its just been sun loungers and sun cream,

    maybe Cabella has been the water boy all week,

    why so many high balls up to perez? he likes it on the floor

    sissoko looked lost again

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 17, 2015 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #13

    382lochinvar // Jan 17, 2015 at 7:35 PM

    Definite pen right in front of ref, ball was goal bound so no doubt it should have been awarded. Ref should be dropped.
    Elia scores 2 goals his first since November 2013.
    Carver sits on the bench like he’s at a matinee for Snow White.
    Sky show interview with Pardew immediately after our game to talk about Palace’s miraculous comeback and 3 goals at Burnley.
    Have I done something wrong in a previous life ?

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  • Sliema

    Jan 17, 2015 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #14

    Lads…

    Choose a quote:

    A. Lies, damned lies, and statistics. – Mark Twain

    B. Men lie, women lie, numbers don’t. – Toonbrother

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 17, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #15

    manx

    isnt Cisse from Senegal

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jan 17, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #16

    the theory that anyone can do a better job than pards has been disproven palace will prob finish above us

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  • toonbrother

    Jan 17, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #17

    @Ron Knee
    I dont know mate
    But I do rate Graham Carr’s judgement
    If he’s involved in the decision making around Garde, I’m a little less worried about him taking over

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 17, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #18

    GT…Ayoze was also a shadow of himself today!

    Question: was Dummett injured or why did Carver have to bring Willo on with 10 mins to go when we were down 1-2.

    Like said before, did we have any teal goal attempts today?

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 17, 2015 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #19

    Our midfield was outgunned and outplayed especially when you consider they are missing Schnierdlin and Wanayama in that position. Anita had little to no support in the 1st half and the 2nd wasn’t much better but we need a ball winner and someone who knows how to track runs.

    Janmaat is poor defensively and dummett has proved he’s good against 2nd rate players

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  • manxpie

    Jan 17, 2015 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #20

    toonbrother wats the number in them 22 games with collo’s partner or full backs or keeper or opposition or wat moon it is

    stats show you wat you want to show so your do lie fella

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  • toonbrother

    Jan 17, 2015 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #21

    @wolfshead@toon

    Thats because Carver hasnt done anything different from Pardew in the area where it counts: CENTRAL DEFENCE!

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  • toonking

    Jan 17, 2015 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #22

    well we’ve got what we wished for and now i can see some seeming to regret it.

    was pardew really the issue or could it been that cashley just doesn’t give a sh1t.

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 17, 2015 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #23

    Wolfshead

    It’s carver who’s taken over pardew not a real manager

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  • firebug666

    Jan 17, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #24

    Said it before will say it again, we have no end product, we get forward, looking good then waste the final ball.

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 17, 2015 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #25

    JFA you & I are on the same wavelength.
    When is Ashley going to have dialogue with the fans? – NEVER
    Is this January transfer window going to be any different than any previous?
    No – He is going to sell our best player Sissoko & not replace him.
    Is he going to appoint a new coach/manager? –
    NO Why because he needs somone to blame when the shite hits the fan & Carve up fits the bill
    Will he invest in strengthening the squad? – NO
    because the lion’s share of Sissoko PROFIT will go in his back pocket.
    What will he do? – Very little- recruit loan players at best.
    Will this be enough to provide Premiership Status next season? – possibly not but let’s hope so.
    Season over again 1st week in January Why do we carry on supporting a Club with such ambitions?

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  • geordiestuckinleeds

    Jan 17, 2015 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #26

    de jong will make an impact but we are so desperately missing an out and out striker it is painful to watch, perez is an excellent player.. but never up top by himself, wont have cisse till after ACON.. the hull game is huge! Regarding today I’d also say in addition to my last post that the sub to change CBs with 10mins to go as your last sub when your chaseing the game is one of the strangest subs ive seen in a long time.. makes pardews subs seem normal that.

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  • Sliema

    Jan 17, 2015 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #27

    Toonking

    We got half of what we wished for mate. We didn’t wish for AP to leave and then for us to leave his position vacant. It’s way too early to regret it.

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  • manxpie

    Jan 17, 2015 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #28

    carver saying it how it is

    3 fuskin weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    catchy yeah ofcourse he is i was pointing that out to toonking

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  • jimiley

    Jan 17, 2015 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #29

    The manager is irrelevant. No manager would be any good at NUFC. The owner is killing the club and everyone bangs on about the manager coz he is the easy hit. Wake up.

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 17, 2015 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #30

    if parclott was still here it would have worse good riddance it still all ashleys fault cut off the snakes heed

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 17, 2015 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #31

    Manx

    go on tell everyone again that Cisse is from Nigeria 🙂

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  • toonbrother

    Jan 17, 2015 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #32

    @20 manxpie
    I think you are missing the point
    His partners have ranged from Dummett to Saylor to Willo but the common factor in those 22 games has been COLOCINNI

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 17, 2015 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #33

    toonking…we are not going to regret Pardew is gone – the team at the moment are being run by his old assistant and coach.

    …nothing will change over weeks – especially when they are running the show.

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 17, 2015 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #34

    are you kidding me ? we played poor ? was out done in midfield ? we deserved to lose ?

    omg i cant believe what i read sometimes !!!!

    they had what 5 shots all game and we had something like 15 had more possesion more corners more passes.

    we basically gave them the 2 goals and tbf we should have had 2 goals ourselves.

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  • toon kk

    Jan 17, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #35

    We came up against the third best team in the premier league and it showed how far behind we are. To me our biggest downfall was obvious, the two areas Mash chose not to strengthen A striker and Cb

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  • Belfast

    Jan 17, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #36

    Well Carver just sounded like he new he had no chance of getting it.

    It needs to be sorted asap, otherwise it’s a relegation battle. Wouldn’t fancy this teams chances in a dog fight

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  • danishmag

    Jan 17, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #37

    Well…
    long time since last post…
    where are those fools, that blamed it all on pardew? He is not the problem, Ashley is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Pardewout campaign…. how about the real problem?… Ashleyout campaign instead!!!!!!
    Looking at every other team in the league, i think we have the worst central defence and the worst strikers. Was that pardews fault? NO! he had no say in transfers.
    I am finished wasting more time on that crap, they show 90% of the time.
    i will not watch a single minute before good players are brought in. If the likes of everton, southampton, west ham etc can spend money on players, newcastle should be able to do too!! Fat man putting what… 50-60 mil pounds in the pockets from last season?.. and he will continue to do so, for getting 10th-15th in the league. I am not on for more of that.. newcastle should be able to go for top 6 every year!!

    Howay the lads

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  • JAMSHA(CARVER SLAYER)

    Jan 17, 2015 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #38

    jimiley

    Exactly… even some like de boer will look shit under FAT MAN…. we realy need to get him out of this club or we may never see this club win anything

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 17, 2015 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #39

    2 points behind Stoke and worse goal difference than Hull and Carver and Stone in charge.
    What a mess.

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  • MR NEWCASTLE

    Jan 17, 2015 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #40

    well thats what happens with cheap players and always trying to make money YOU FAT SLUG OUT NOW last season about 120 goals against prob the same again mind still colo willo taylor dummet and very suspect krul all need to go we are in danger thats adef dont think new head coach will make any difference

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