Newcastle Disgrace – Hammered 5-0 In Woeful Performance

Newcastle were hammered 5-0 today in what was the worst performance by a Newcastle side for a long, long time and we were 3-0 down after only 21 minutes.

Newcastle had lost the last 10 Premier League games against Manchester City, with the last four having an aggregate score of 12-0, and after the game today it was 11 games lost on the trot in the league, and the last five games had an aggregate score of 17-0.

We looked like a relegation side today.

david silva after scoring

David Silva after scoring this afternoon

This was nothing less than an alarmingly poor and woeful performance by Newcastle, and of course this defeat along with the terrible performance today will do nothing for the confidence of the players.

And this disastrous result was even worse for Newcastle – and included Jack Colback picking up his 10th yellow card of the season, and he will miss the next two games through suspension.

And Daryl Janmaat picked up an injury in the second half,  and he was replaced by Ryan Taylor – so even our threadbare squad has been further hit in today’s game.

This also puts  a big question mark over John Carver – as to whether the former assistant manager is up to the job, and although we are 10 points above the drop if we keep playing like this we could be dragged into a relegation scrap.

And if the truth be told the result could have been worse because City still managed to miss some gilt-edged chances.

But what Newcastle do we have no idea because the things the upper management at Newcastle (make that MD Lee Charnley and owner Mike Ashley) did last month ensures we are short of players for the rest of the season.

Maybe we are able to recall Davide Santon form Inter-Milan but we wouldn’t bet on it.

After 10 days to prepare for the game and all the positive words from John Carver before the game this was both an embarrassment and a nightmare for Newcastle fans.

This is how we saw the game – if you really want to read it.

Newcastle made a terrible start to this game and within the first minute of the game had given a penalty away.

Mike Williamson chased the ball down the City left wing and turned around but he played a dangerous ball inside to Vurnon Anita just outside the penalty area and the midfielder lost the ball to Dzeko, and as he went past him Anita just clipped him  – it was a penalty and Aguero made no mistake from the spot.

So after all the preparation of the last 10 days what a way to start the game.

Newcastle went 2-0 down after 12 minutes when Manchester City played the ball down the left wing again and when the ball came inside Samir Nasri was on it in the penalty box and slammed the ball into the back of the net – more poor defending by Newcastle and they were throwing this game away with more poor defending.

After 21 minutes Newcastle went further behind and from the centre of midfield David Silva put a pass through into the penalty area and split the Newcastle defense wide open (with one pass), as he found Dzeko who swept the ball past Krul and it was 3-0 down after just 21 minutes.

The Newcastle defence was being torn apart and don’t expect any changes in the defense when they are our only four defenders fit – maybe for the rest of the season.

After 28 minutes Jack Colback was booked and that was his 10th yellow card so that means he misses the next two games – this was looking like a disaster for Newcastle and it wasn’t even 30 minutes into the game.

Newcastle tried to come back into the game but at the beak it was 3-0 after the worst display by Newcastle this season.

Mehdi Abeid was brought on for Vurnon Anita, who had a stinker in the first half and gave the penalty away after 29 seconds.

Mehdi should have started the game and will from now on presumably.

After 47 minutes a high cross came in from the right wing and Papiss Cisse hit a magnificent left foot shot on the volley, and it was going it but for a great save by England goalkeeper Joe Hart who turned the ball over the bar for a corner.

But after 51 minutes City broke away and Dzeko was allowed run diagonally towards the penalty area and he laid the ball through to Samir Nasri who cut it back to David Silva to shoot home with that left foot of his.

The Newcastle defense was nowhere and this was getting embarrassing.

Two minutes later is was David Silva who made it 5-0 and a long ball was played into the penalty box  and it was chested down by Aguero and Davide Silva slammed it into the back of the net first time – and it was five goals conceded and our goal difference was down to -11.

It looked like some Newcastle players have thrown in the towel.

After 64 minutes Samir Nasri should have made it six but rather than shoot home from eight yards out the Frenchman  tried to be too fancy and the chance was gone.

This was not only the worst performance for Newcastle this season, but for a number of seasons as we were completely outclassed by Manchester City – it was embarrassing to say the (very) least.

After 70 minutes it looked like Daryl Janmaat was injured and he was replaced by Ryan Taylor, so things were even getting worse for Newcastle.

After 76 minutes Wilfried Bony should have scored his first goal for City as he was clean through but Tim Krul mad a good save and somehow turned the ball over the bar.

Gabby Obertan came on for Yoan Gouffran after 86 minutes.

The referee ended the nightmare after two minutes of added time – and it was 5-0.

Manchester City (4-2-3-1): Joe Hart; Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany (c), Eliaquim Mangala, Aleksandar Kolarov; Fernandinho, Yaya Toure; David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Samir Nasri; Edin Dzeko
Substitutes: Willy Caballero, Gael Clichy, Martin Demichelis, Fernando, Frank Lampard, Jesus Navas, Wilfried Bony

Newcastle (4-3-3): Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat (Ryan Taylor – 70), Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Massadio Haidara; Moussa Sissoko, Vurnon Anita (Mehdi Abeid – 45), Jack Colback; Ayoze Perez, Papiss Cisse, Yoan Gouffran (Gabriel Obertan – 86)
Substitutes: Freddie Woodman,   Sammy Ameobi, Adam Armstrong, Emmanuel Riviere

Referee: Chris Foy (Lancashire)

53 comments so far

  • Belfast

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #1

    Aggressive post match talk needed

  • Belfast

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #2

    Oranges will be thrown

  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #3

    Made sick with embarrassment and shame. NUFC is nothing anymore.

  • armchair fan

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #4

    The aggressive half time talk didn’t work.

    As a Football Manager player, I’d go assertively.

  • lesh

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #5

    Ashley! Wake up from your greedy dream!!

  • toonluvva

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #6

    Are we sure that P45due has actually left?

    This result had his fingerprints all over it.

  • Belfast

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #7

    Carver made the school boy error of passionate half time team talk armchair.

  • Pop n Wyn

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #8

    Man City took there foot completely of the gas after 60 mins.

    Football is about to get binned all together, just not worth all this filth.

  • Belfast

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #9

    27 seconds we conceded that pen lol

  • armchair fan

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #10

    I think Carver needs to holiday the Villa game

  • firebug666

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #11

    Ashley will be loving this; no bonuses to pay out to the players, money in the bank, whooopeeee!

  • lochinvar

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #12

    What will Carver say..
    ” gulf in class ”
    ” careless start gave them the platform ”
    ” need to set the team up differently ”
    ” we will learn and regroup from here”
    ” we have good posters in the war room ”
    ” the pies are really good here, like “
    ” I’m a true Geordie” – well if you are, resign.

  • IrishGeordie9

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #13

    Knowing Carver he will probably try and use the fact that we had 87% pass accuracy as a posative. What a pathetic match. Are Newcastle really worth this much money? We have shown our true colours tonight. Dont expect the results to get better. Our downfall at the start of a new year is becoming a theme. It cant just be coincidence… I smell a rat! (Ashley).

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #14

    last 410 minutes of football in the premiership against Man City 15 Newcastle disunited 0

    Speaks volumes

    MOM – Sissoko and Perez – at least they tried.

    No Colback next two games Janmaatt could be out for awhile with his groin – looking good for Villa game

  • nufconceandfuturekings

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #15

    Newcastle disgrace? Really? Then I’ve just been watching a different match, I guess. Lads didn’t throw the towel in, particularly after that excruciating first minute and the penalty. We were up against an on fire Man City with players who cost more than the thigh bones of some of our players. Come on, get real with this headline. Disgrace? No. Possing. Yes. The difference being that, when all said and done, they’ve got the Sheikh and we’ve got the penny pinching shop keeper. Call the lads a disgrace when its merited. Tonight it wasn’t, despite the result. This blog is FAR too negative.

  • G peart 83

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #16

    Charnley you stupid puppet janmaat injured now haven’t even got four fit defenders absolute shambles

  • Harley

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #17

    This is what everyone except Ashley expected from Carver.

    Next up Man U, Everton, Sunderland, arsenal, spurs and Swansea.

    Worrying times.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #18

    Great result for the neggers
    Any mention of Pardew just makes you look like a dick
    Sky zoomed in on Remi Garde commentating for Canal Plus several times
    Man City were 5 – 0 up with 12 minutes to go 44,000 in the Etihad and all you could here were the Toon fans – well done lads

  • sickandtired

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #19

    Dr Ed – this was one of your headlines yesterday–

    Reports That Carver Is Leading A Revolution At Newcastle

    The only revolution needed at NUFC is against Fatty. Time for everyone to stand up and fight back. Support the team (his team and players) and you are supporting the continuance of this bollix.

  • Average_Contents

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #20

    Well let’s find positives….it was only 5. Perez worked hard but tried to do too much instead of the simple pass. Sissoko worked hard but largely ineffective. Cisse worked hard without much support.

    Negatives. The whole fcuking team. The head coach. The chairman. The fat slug of an owner.

    Neville blamed hadaira for a few goals, the lad was clearly told to stick very very close to his corresponding CB, the same with janmaat on the other side and this made the back 4 extremely narrow to the point where goofy and Perez looked like they were the FB’S and we were playing with 4 CB’S. Almost parduesque in its shape. Fcuking joke.

    Can’t wait to see how long janmaats out for….it’s ok we’ve got options right john you lickarse twat.

  • sickandtired

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #21

    As for the defenders of this lot – we have the 272nd richest man on the planet as the owner of our club.
    Shame on the lot of you who puts up with this.

  • firebug666

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #22

    I would like to ask you all; Did anyone see a game plan? What exactly were our tactics?

    For me there was no team cohesion, there was no tactical plan; unless it was to get everyone back behind the ball, and defend our 18 yard line, (the inept one’s tactic).

    Going forward….. Well for all those who were on earlier defending Stone as an attacking coach, where exactly is our attacking threat coming from?

    We were less than woeful, another game, another shambles.

  • Kamikaze Koala

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #23

    What i saw was a team who couldn’t give a monkeys, man city or bananas fc commitment is mandatory! and this is probably the worst assembled team in the last 10 years!

  • Bri

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #24

    To be honest i am lost for words to describe that excuse for a football team.
    And did anyone hear tosspot Mick Lowes bigging up the team first half performance, that man is a joke

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #25

    Villa becomes a must win or we could be right in the relegation battle because our fixture list is horrendous

    The fans should boycott the home game against Villa but we need the win so cant see that happening but its all tragic even if we beat Villa we still only have 35 points which is still not safe

  • Average_Contents

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #26

    The regime lovers will say “it’s against citeh though, mega rich, excellent players” yes but we were absolutely piss poor and if it wasn’t against citeh it’d still be shite. Doesn’t matter who we play, we are pathetic.

    Let’s all clap for johnny boy, penfold and the slug. Hurrah!

  • beermonkey

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #27


    don’t worry about janmatt penfold backed carver over cisse and and I am sure if santon was needed he would have backed him there as well

    lol so when the laughter stops do we cry

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #28

    If you don’t have a season ticket and still go to St.James’ you are mad .

  • p

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #29

    Bad day today but it is what it is, a very rich club plays an economy club.

    I am worried about injuries and cover but today is just one game.

  • BoyDoneGood

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #30

    We were never going to have a chance in this one. Probably a good choice to rest some players until a winnable match – just, not on the pitch…

  • catchy in norway

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #31

    just waiting for charvers excuse, I’m betting it goes something like , they were magnificent today , you can see why they were champions , not many will come here and give them a game in that type of mood,

    muppet alone with jeff

    that result was on the cards , I though 4 or 5 , but at half time I feared 6

  • nufconceandfuturekings

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #32

    The root of the problem, as we all know, is MA. Until that changes, my God, we’ve GOT to take the positives or we’ll all go mad. Fans, again as we all know, deserve so much better than being just another addition to MA’s business portfolio. When he sees the profits and equates that with total success, we, the dedicated and lifelong fans, have our hearts broken just that bit more, like tonight. I don’t think for a minute that anyone on Dr Ed’s blog defends MA. It’s about trying, somehow and some way, to derive some positives, even if it’s solely to project into our future as NUFC fans. My father and grandfather supported this club till their dying day. That’s my destiny, too. And for now, let’s stop tearing each other apart, hold on, support the lads, and know that the regime cannot – must not – last forever. Unlike our loyalty, which is infinite.

  • catchy in norway

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #33

    still don’t think the first was a pen , and I think willo should have not passed it to Anita

  • toon kk

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #34

    are you being serious? I’ve just witnessed a total shambles from Newcastle, our basics were a joke, we didn’t even play as a team. Shocking some of the worst football I’ve watched for a long time from what supposed to be a premier league side.

  • p

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #35

    I have to say Williamson was very poor today though, again he was the worst player on the pitch.

  • firebug666

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #36

    p @29

    S do we just forget about the other games mate?

    W 1 L 4 D 3

    Yep it’s just one game!

  • nufc786

    Feb 21, 2015 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #37

    Newcastle United manager John Carver on BBC Sport: “All the plans you put in place go out of the window in the first minute. We knew they were going to press us but we didn’t learn.
    “I have seen sides better than us come here and take a hiding. I don’t think it was a lack of effort, we were just out played.
    “We we will have a review on Monday. Rather than go crazy in the dressing room, it is time for thought. I am taking some of the blame for this without a shadow of the doubt. It is about sticking together and making sure we put it right.”

  • anthc

    Feb 21, 2015 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #38

    Has john carver spouted any crap yet or is he still on the phone with pardumb to discuss what his excuse should be.
    Coaching set up an absolute disgrace. We are no world beaters but have enough talent to give people a game. Ten days of training? Wasnt sissoko back in france a few days ago?
    Absolute disgrace should be refunds all around for travel and tickets

  • p

    Feb 21, 2015 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #39

    I thought some of our passing and movement was okay toon kk. Apart from the end result, going forward we look alright.

    Our defending was awful not just the back 2 but closing down in midfield, allowing city to pick out passes.

  • Santon03

    Feb 21, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #40

    5-0 isn’t that bad, was expecting 8-0 or double digit – 0


You must log in to post a comment.