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Krul, Colback, Sissoko And Cisse All Start Against Club Atlas

1:08 am, Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 249 Comments

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Steve McClaren has just announced his team for the game at Milwaukee’s Miller Park tonight against Club Atlas, and Tim Krul, Colback, Sissoko and Cisse all start this game.

Teams:

Atlas – tba

Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson, Jamaal Lascelles, Massadio Haidara; Vurnon Anita, Jack Colback (c); Moussa Sissoko, Siem de Jong, Yoan Gouffran; Papiss Cisse
Substitutes: Karl Darlow, Freddie Woodman, Shane Ferguson, Gael Bigirimana, Gabriel Obertan, Rolando Aarons, Ayoze Perez, Adam Armstrong

It looks like Newcastle will play in their familiar 4-2-3-1 formation with Papiss Cisse up front.

Haidara is again at left back in the absence of injured Paul Dummett, and new boy Jamaal Lascelles again partners Mike Williamson in central defense.

Jack Colback again captains the side in the absence of Fab Coloccini, and the middle three are Moussa Sissoko, Siem de Jong and Yoan Gouffran.

We could see two forgotten men, Gael Bigirimana and Shane Ferguson get run-outs tonight, since they are on the subs bench.

Club Atlas were founded back in 1916 and they celebrate their centenary next year.

They are expected to give Newcastle United a very tough game tonight at Miller Park, with the kick-off  at 8:00 pm local time, which is 2:00 am on Wednesday Newcastle time.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Friendlies · Newcastle News · Pre-season




249 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Spellcheck // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:09 AM

    Not the best line up. Oh dear.

  • 2 Shadow_Shearer // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:14 AM

    The line up is Ok. It’s the bench that doesn’t look good.

  • 3 switch365 // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:17 AM

    Is it wrong of me to hope williamson does both acl’s in during the warm up?

  • 4 magpiesi // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:20 AM

    Will be two teams each 45mins. Early days expect to see stronger teams when we return to England.

    we don’t need more than 45 per player first few games training during the day in that heat hard enough.

  • 5 JP...from The Rock // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:20 AM

    That’s a very weak bench. Where’s Colo?

    And are there any links??

  • 6 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:22 AM

    Is there any links to game?

  • 7 manxpie // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:22 AM

    That really shows how shit the squad is and how we need at least 4 more 1st teamers
    Is rivi injured as well?

  • 8 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:22 AM

    Any links guys?

  • 9 Brummie // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:23 AM

    Pardew Tactics

  • 10 swemag // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:23 AM

    Lee Ryder:

    https://t.co/8ONPbUrZUS

  • 11 swemag // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:24 AM

    Colo has a knock, nothing serious.

  • 12 switch365 // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:25 AM

    http://www.streamsports.me/football/

    Only like I have, but doesn’t look good at the moment 🙁
    SJ Earthquakes start 1:30 after us and they have a load of links

  • 13 JP...from The Rock // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:25 AM

    Ah thanks swemag.

  • 14 switch365 // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:26 AM

    lol swemeg

    Lee Ryder is such a tool

  • 15 optimistic prime // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:26 AM

    There’s a link in this article, says it starts 35mins

    http://www.themag.co.uk/2015/07/club-atlas-v-newcastle-united-coming-up/

  • 16 magpiesi // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:26 AM

    A few links up in last thread about wijnaldum turning ac down.

  • 17 switch365 // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:26 AM

    apologies misstyped *swemag

  • 18 switch365 // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:27 AM

    Those supposed links on youtube never seem to show anything after the countdown OP

  • 19 optimistic prime // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:29 AM

    Switch

    Never tried them, we’ll know in half hour

  • 20 swemag // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:30 AM

    🙂

    …better than nothing. No way I am staying up for this one.

  • 21 manxpie // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:32 AM

    Is steve pulling the 2 keepers on bench trick that he must’ve learnt of old melted face?

  • 22 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:35 AM

    No links for this game but out game against Sacremento will be live on their YouTube channel

  • 23 Toon-Barmy // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:36 AM

    Players who travelled but are not included tonight:

    Coloccini
    S. Taylor
    Rivière
    Good

  • 24 Offkey // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:38 AM

    If only we had signed Wijnaldum earlier, his name would then appear on the squad sheet spelt phonetically……..my personal favourite being Adam Armstrong pronounced Adam ARM-STRONG

  • 25 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:44 AM

    I’m guessing the American’s stuck with how to pronounce the Newcastle players names?

    https://twitter.com/ssschtevvv/status/621113175715540994
    What an idiot

  • 26 swemag // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:44 AM

    There is a youtube link on twitter which is from NUFC official, I would imagine it would work.

  • 27 switch365 // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:45 AM

    pah-peace SEE–SAY

    lol you couldn’t make it up

  • 28 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:46 AM

    Swemag

    Can you post the twitter link here please?

  • 29 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:47 AM

    I am surprised NUFC aren’t showing this live themselves

  • 30 Offkey // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:48 AM

    WOOHOO WORKS

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV9L29NlaGE&feature=youtu.be

  • 31 swemag // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:48 AM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV9L29NlaGE&feature=youtu.be

    Did not manage to get any sound yet. It is working though…so far. Games not started.

  • 32 switch365 // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:50 AM

    nice one guys much appreciated

  • 33 Offkey // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:50 AM

    Good call Swemag – at least it seems

  • 34 lukes26 // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:50 AM

    Thank you Offkey & Swemag!

  • 35 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:51 AM

    No kidding guys ? Awesome!

  • 36 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:52 AM

    real link working

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV9L29NlaGE&feature=youtu.be

  • 37 switch365 // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:52 AM

    Not just a stream, looks like hd to me, if sound gets switched on just before the match starts I’ll be well chuffed

  • 38 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:53 AM

    thank you for giving me link

  • 39 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:55 AM

    Awesome I’m watching it through my son’s xbox so have it on wide screen TV awesome 🙂

  • 40 switch365 // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:56 AM

    Would be wonderful to come away from this mini US tour, not only without injuries, but possibly with some unknown awesome centre back … one can dream

  • 41 Offkey // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:01 AM

    Mitrovic will be watching……he will be putty in Schteeve’s hand once he has seen Williamson play…..or should I say WILL-YUM-SUN

  • 42 Spellcheck // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:03 AM

    Club Atlas got enough subs? Cmon Newcastle. Time for De Jong to show us something. Footballing masterclass would be nice. Please, no more injuries!!

  • 43 kevymartins // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:05 AM

    So happy we got a link guys. I have a feeling that Sieme De Jong will score.

  • 44 switch365 // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:06 AM

    Cisse already scored with 3 girls on the way over, married 1 and made 1 of the other 2 preggers

  • 45 kevymartins // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:08 AM

    @kingcolback I’m on ps4 can’t find it on the YouTube app though. How you find it?

  • 46 sks_toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:11 AM

    weird camera angle, anyone have any sound?

  • 47 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:12 AM

    I’m logged in on my PC phone and my xbox so I clicked on the link in here and it was then in my history on xbox

  • 48 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:13 AM

    no sound no

  • 49 Offkey // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:14 AM

    No sound for me either. I expect that is the norm

  • 50 JP...from The Rock // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:14 AM

    Thanks for the link guys. Is it me or are these Club Atlas players really fast? We nearly got caught out playing it from the back there.. More practise needed at that lol

  • 51 swemag // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:17 AM

    good attacking move…Cisse well offside though

  • 52 Offkey // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:18 AM

    The same wonderful distribution by Krul

  • 53 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:18 AM

    See Krul hasn’t learned to kick yet!

  • 54 JP...from The Rock // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:18 AM

    FFS Krul still hasn’t learnt how to kick a ball!!

  • 55 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:18 AM

    have we just given away a pen?
    oh ffs

  • 56 nut meg // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:18 AM

    THE CHRONICLE LIVE BLOG HAVE IT ON A LIVE STREAM……sorry for shouting!
    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/club-atlas-vs-newcastle-live-9654424

  • 57 Sazzer // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:19 AM

    Come on Jam-all LA-SELLS

  • 58 JP...from The Rock // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:19 AM

    Penalty!? What the hell for!? Missed it.

  • 59 Sazzer // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:20 AM

    Christ sake KR-ULL

  • 60 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:20 AM

    Nutmeg we know it’s the same YouTube vid we are all watching

  • 61 kevymartins // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:21 AM

    Cheap pen tere lascalles looked immature and dived in but what I can say he looks the most comfortable out of the 2 on the ball he can pass it out williamson just looks himself when he gets it panics and just wants to hoof it up.

  • 62 swemag // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:22 AM

    small pitch and we look very preseason…disjointed…players looking for positions.

  • 63 honest fan // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:22 AM

    Defo need cb’s after seeing that

  • 64 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:22 AM

    if this doesn’t tell the board we need new centre backs nothing will

  • 65 manxpie // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:22 AM

    Haha lascellas with a donkey tackle we NEED A PROPER CB FFS!!

  • 66 Sazzer // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:22 AM

    Not a great start.

  • 67 JP...from The Rock // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:22 AM

    This game is a bit feisty! Lol hope no one gets injured.

  • 68 jeraziah // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:23 AM

    Wow this reminds me of last season, cant watch this…

  • 69 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:24 AM

    ffs 2-0

  • 70 kevymartins // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:24 AM

    haidara and SIssoko both looking good. Been a few times were gouffran could have played cisse in but made the wrong decision. De Jong has been missing.

  • 71 Sazzer // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:25 AM

    Great finish. Can we leave WILL-YUM-SUN in America?

  • 72 manxpie // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:25 AM

    Bloody hell crack in goal like

  • 73 DeanToon88 // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:25 AM

    2-0 against a unheard of team, really shocking defending from williamson he needs to really dissapear from newcastle his pace is pathetic

  • 74 swemag // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:25 AM

    well…class goal the second one…but they are all over us when we are in posession.

  • 75 JP...from The Rock // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:26 AM

    OMG this is getting embarrasing. Chipping it over our keeper!!

  • 76 honest fan // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:26 AM

    That was a sick goal but where wad the defence once again lol I stayed up for this haha

  • 77 manxpie // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:26 AM

    They look well ahead of us in terms of fitness

  • 78 honest fan // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:26 AM

    That was a sick goal but where wad the defence once again lol I stayed up for this haha!

  • 79 Offkey // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:26 AM

    Williamson has been a very bad joke thus far……then he lobbed Krul :/

    It looks like our CB’s are doing what Liverpools do……….seperating wide with a DM dropping between them and pushing full backs up when attacking…….

  • 80 1892 TURPS // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:27 AM

    Mike Williamson! Mike Williamson! Mike Mike Mike Mike Williamson

  • 81 JP...from The Rock // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:27 AM

    They are all over us.

  • 82 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:28 AM

    I know it’s only preseason but we look bloody awful

  • 83 Offkey // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:28 AM

    Deffo copying Liverpools style there….

  • 84 1892 TURPS // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:28 AM

    ps I heard de Jong would be commanding games, errrrr where is he here?

  • 85 nufc786 // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:29 AM

    Manxpie
    http://www.goal.com/en/news/2994/betting/2015/07/14/13561732/newcastle-united-club-atlas-betting-toothless-magpies-to

    they have played 3 preseason games already

    Yet to bring in a striker to add some much-needed bite to their attack, Al Hain-Cole expects Steve McClaren’s side to struggle against their fitter Mexican opposition

  • 86 JP...from The Rock // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:30 AM

    We need a FB that can play on either side for cover.

  • 87 manxpie // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:30 AM

    Off the bar they look like scoring every time

  • 88 Shot Bru // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:31 AM

    De Jong is getting more into the game..should be our captain this season

    Gouffran is awful..at fault for the 2nd goal

  • 89 honest fan // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:31 AM

    Pre season or not any pro should want to win every game we look like we over there on a holiday nearly a anther lob gosh

  • 90 DicBDownUnder // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:31 AM

    Anyone else watching this?

    Both goals have been due to appauling defending/distribution.

    I thought the first 7 minutes, we were passing well, good movement, then they started giving it to Williamson. What the CHUFF is he playing at? And Krul can p1$$ off with his kicking, its pathetic. Sell Mike to Palace where he will fit in playing hoofball.
    Gouffran is sh1t aswell, doesnt look up, should have pulled back to sissoko on the edge of the box, 1-0 easy.

    I hope Darlow has better distribution than Krul, because thats one reason our defence is under so much pressure. Him and Williamson together are the reason for most of our goals conceded.

  • 91 JP...from The Rock // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:31 AM

    FFS he nearly scored from another chip! Off the bar!!

  • 92 honest fan // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:32 AM

    Hope mitrovic ain’t watching

  • 93 JP...from The Rock // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:32 AM

    They are dominating us. Shocking

  • 94 1892 TURPS // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:32 AM

    I hear (read) you lot constantly going on about “Ashley Out” like a broken record, where are the calls for Anita Out, Williamson Out, Gouffran Out!!! Jesus man

  • 95 manxpie // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:32 AM

    Cheers nufc i ddidn’t expect such a difference tho lol

  • 96 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:34 AM

    Wijnaldm will be watching this saying “WTF did I sign up for?”

  • 97 kevymartins // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:35 AM

    You can tell they are trying to play a Arsennal style of play. Play out from the back 2nd pre season match guys give it time. This is just a pace game Aaron’s obertan and Armstrong will turn this around no doubt.

  • 98 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:35 AM

    Atlas are a decent team lads n lasses, first of all this is a friendly the most important thing from today’s game is getting the right amount of match fitness for the lads. It’s all about fitness, some of you take friendlies far to seriously. We list to Bristol City 5-1 away that season we went on to finish 5th!!

    I hope they score more as it’ll clearly expedite the need for a CB

  • 99 switch365 // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:35 AM

    The more we concede, the more likely McClaren will realise we need 2 new centre backs … come on Atlas!!! 9-0

  • 100 JP...from The Rock // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:36 AM

    We’re being shwon how to play football from an unheard of team from USA. Makes me worry of what is to come tbh.

  • 101 swemag // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:36 AM

    Weird how they seem to have more players than us in every part of the pitch…

  • 102 honest fan // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:36 AM

    I’d take mike off now I’ve seen enough Steve should be thinking

  • 103 stestickle // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:36 AM

    Got no shape and are movement off the ball is shocking

  • 104 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:36 AM

    Lascelles is awful

  • 105 Offkey // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:37 AM

    no way a foul – old school shoulder barge

  • 106 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:37 AM

    Lost to bristol city not list

    Atlas have recently stopped playing competitive football and are miles ahead of us in terms of fitness!! Friendlies toward the back end will give us a better indication as fitness builds up!!

  • 107 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:37 AM

    JP Club Atlas are Mexicans

  • 108 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:39 AM

    JP

    Atlas are a mexican team buddy

  • 109 DeanToon88 // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:39 AM

    Mike willamson is a disgraceful defender and needs replacing asap, Krul is still poor as always, would prefer darlow tbh

  • 110 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:39 AM

    If McClaren is pulling his hair out that tuft at front will be gone

  • 111 JP...from The Rock // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:40 AM

    Our Toon- geez that makes me feel better lol

  • 112 JP...from The Rock // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:42 AM

    They are miles ahead of us in fitness i hope because if not this is shocking.

  • 113 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:42 AM

    Dean

    Have you seen Darlow to play?

    I hear the same stuff over and over again, Santon was LB everyone wanted Dummett, when they realised Dummett was shite they wanted Haidara….when it became apparent Haidara wasn’t much better they all wanted Santon back!! Patience people is called a friendly for a reason, they are hardly going to be playing at top level after a run out against gateshead!!

  • 114 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:44 AM

    JP

    They are well ahead of us in terms of fitness, we are out there for PR/money reasons.

  • 115 ilovetoon8788 // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:44 AM

    Looks like nothing had changed. If we don’t sign a quality centre back mitrovic Austin wijnaldum are all not going to help us. We’ll struggle.

  • 116 swemag // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:44 AM

    Liga MX is not crap and it is obvious they are in a different place fitness wise, would not read to much into it.

    Good night. enjoy.

  • 117 honest fan // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:44 AM

    FITNESS come on guys we can’t say that now can we these players train pretty much everyday on all aspects of the game the season didn’t end that long ago they’ve been back at training even an unfit prem team should test this team looks like we are just making up the numbers

  • 118 stestickle // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:46 AM

    Understand there Fitness levels are better than are,s the quality of our passing is turd

  • 119 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:47 AM

    cisse should’ve buried that

  • 120 DeanToon88 // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:48 AM

    We play exactly the same as we did last season, we just cant keep possession for an extended period of time and lose the ball too easily, it’s not looking good tbh, I know its only a pre-season freindly but it looks as though not much has changed…

  • 121 lukes26 // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:49 AM

    im not sure who’s worse, williamson or lascelles

    maybe they’re jet lagged.

    sissoko certainly seems jet lagged

  • 122 JP...from The Rock // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:49 AM

    Williamson is awful. So is Gouffran. McClaren I hope you think the same.

  • 123 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:50 AM

    De Jong has played some good stuff and sissoko looks fcuked

  • 124 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:50 AM

    Fitness affects everything, from 1st touch to movement and even passing, any ideas what the temperature is where we are playing? That’ll have an affect as well

    I wouldn’t read to much into this at all, the best thing to come out of this is the sheer incompetence of the defence, like I say hopefully McClaren gets onto the phone to Penfold and says time for CB’s!!

  • 125 switch365 // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:50 AM

    Positives, the way we set out to play right at the start was working quite well till the first goal, movement was good and it was enjoyable to watch.
    Slightest bit of pressure and Willo falls to pieces, disheartens everyone around him including Krul and we end up falling back to our old ways of balls played without direction, too soft or too hard.

    It all stems from Willo though, he’s like a leech sucking the blood out of the team

  • 126 honest fan // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:50 AM

    Starting to look a bit better on the ball last couple of mins

  • 127 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:52 AM

    It’ll take at least 3 to 6 months before McClaren has them playing the way he wants, it’s not an overnight fix

  • 128 DeanToon88 // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:52 AM

    Aarons on for gouffran who has been useless as usual and bigi on for sissoko second half

  • 129 stestickle // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:53 AM

    Got to say don’t like the look of those new Nike balls look real light and bouncy looks like a penny floater

  • 130 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:54 AM

    Good game for us to be involved in though, it’s a test which is more than what Gateshead gave us

  • 131 switch365 // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:54 AM

    MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSE!!!!!

  • 132 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:54 AM

    get in sissoko

  • 133 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:54 AM

    Goal for the toon

  • 134 Sazzer // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:55 AM

    Goal from Moo-sa SISS-OH-KO!

  • 135 swemag // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:55 AM

    Sissoko!!! Champions League here we come!! We will win the league. Man we are good. All problems resolved.

  • 136 kevymartins // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:55 AM

    Was arguing all morning why we shouldn’t sell sissoko. Wonder where Lilongwe is now

  • 137 honest fan // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:55 AM

    If we approach all pre seasons with the mind set it doesn’t matter if we lose with a lack of fitness we may as well stay in England and play none league sides saves money and puts money in to the none league teams kitty

  • 138 manxpie // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:55 AM

    Yay that’s better attacking with pace

  • 139 JP...from The Rock // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:56 AM

    Nice one Socks.

  • 140 1892 TURPS // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:56 AM

    Look at all these soundless soulless American Adverts

  • 141 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:57 AM

    lovely watching toon match and get an ad for bloody one direction at half time lol

  • 142 kevymartins // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:58 AM

    Watching our pre season I think it’s safe to say that the 1 thing that is apparent is that we have the worst defence in the BPL Hopefully Charnley stayed up to watch this.

  • 143 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:58 AM

    Honest fan

    That’s very selfish though isn’t it, Newcastle United is a global brand, we are in the US to appeal to new fans out there and for US toon fans to go watch us play. Football is no longer just a sport but it’s a business, we need the beans to continue to grow, playing blyth and gateshead doesn’t do that.

  • 144 toonicle // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:59 AM

    Just a pre season friendly after all but a few rough tackles there, hope we don’t pick up any injuries. Gouffran still looks poor so does Willo, Lascalles is gonna need some time to settle it looks as well.

  • 145 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:00 AM

    Kevy

    Charnley is probably still doing cartwheels at signing wijinaldum. He won’t be watching just patting himself on the back whilst tugging off at completing a deal

  • 146 stestickle // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:00 AM

    Perez for cisse Aaron’s for the goofe anybody for willmongson

  • 147 switch365 // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:01 AM

    Anyone else think that one of the worst things McClaren could do is to partner young Lascalles with Liability.
    It’s not as if the lad is going to pick up any tips on how to improve, would be better off learning defending from someone far more skillful, like Bob the Builder or Dora the Explorer

  • 148 Brutooon // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:02 AM

    Mike Williamson – the sh*t-est defender in the history of football

    he must be sleeping with pardew, carver and now mclaren !!!!

  • 149 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:02 AM

    Beans to grow….wtf!! Predictive text

    Brand to grow now that makes sense

  • 150 honest fan // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:03 AM

    Ok our toon you have a point I take that back I’m just frustrated watching this just think we as a team should be ready fitness wise if we are gonna travel all that way

  • 151 welshgeordie9 // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:04 AM

    Some of you worry to much, give lascelles a chance, it’s only a friendly.

  • 152 JP...from The Rock // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:05 AM

    Brutooon- lolol! Just like Strolla did lol

  • 153 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:06 AM

    Switch

    Maybe he’s put him with willo so he can see what not to do. Wasn’t it Laschelles who gave away the Pen though.

    Ideally I’d want the likes of SDJ and Cisse to get a longer run out as they missed a big chunk of last season. Cisse needs more time to ensure he’s fully over the knee injury. SDJ needs time as he kissed a massive chunk of last season!!

  • 154 1892 TURPS // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:06 AM

    the first 10,000 scarves were delayed?

  • 155 1892 TURPS // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:07 AM

    American girls like to wipe their butts on American boys jeans

  • 156 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:07 AM

    Do you think there is no sound because these are the pictures shown on the big screen in the stadium?

  • 157 kevymartins // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:08 AM

    @welsh everybody is willing to give Jamal his chance but Williamson on the other hand has had 100 chances to many.

  • 158 switch365 // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:08 AM

    To be fair to Lascalles it was a pretty soft pen, given the direction the ball went my first impression was that it was a fair tackle.
    Not seen a replay, but as a Toon fan I guess there is some measure of bias

  • 159 JP...from The Rock // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:08 AM

    They sure love being on TV. Watch them go! Lol

  • 160 1892 TURPS // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:08 AM

    King Colback just nailed it

  • 161 kevymartins // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:09 AM

    Ps them American/Mexican fans are cracking me up to funny. They loving it like.

  • 162 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:09 AM

    Honest fan

    I get it buddy but I’d rather we travel now and face teams that are fitter amd give us a good run out than staying home playing teams at a similar stage in fitness to us and wknt push us.

    Plus it’s better to go out there now rather than 2 or 3 weeks before the season starts. Good chance for the staff to bond with the players, they’ll learn more etc.

  • 163 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:11 AM

    1892
    It was just the ads were all for upcoming things in the stadium and the mention of scarves

  • 164 welshgeordie9 // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:11 AM

    kevymartins

    Totally agree about Williamson, how that clown is still here.

  • 165 manxpie // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:11 AM

    Jesus dad dancing for a full minute his ginger kid must have enough on his plate without that carry on!

  • 166 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:11 AM

    The lads will enjoy this trip, the next trip like this will be to Dubai in January as the customary annual reward for an excellent showing in the FA Cup

  • 167 nut meg // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:12 AM

    WOW…hate to be stuck in the trenches with some of you lot!

  • 168 switch365 // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:12 AM

    Off topic,
    Wonder why sponsorship on the back of football shirts has never made it across the pond?
    Would bring in a fair bit of extra moolah, but manure would prolly get a second sponsor giving them £75m per season

  • 169 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:12 AM

    daft though here but why has an American kid turned up to watch Newcastle play in a Man Ure shirt? daft I know

  • 170 1892 TURPS // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:13 AM

    King Colback, I think that we ARE watching the Big Screen from the stadium, all the adverts you speak of, plus the fact we have no sound, you nailed it lad, you win

  • 171 kevymartins // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:13 AM

    Big Mike may get his bags packed and get outa there asap I herd there is a few toon fans that are cartel members.

  • 172 1892 TURPS // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:15 AM

    I don’t think Atlas can keep up the pace they had in the 1st half, they don’t have the beans (HA)

  • 173 1892 TURPS // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:16 AM

    ps Mexicans are famous for beans

  • 174 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:18 AM

    Can we not leave willo out in the US?

  • 175 Offkey // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:19 AM

    Dead ball specialist for next season has to be Big Mike

  • 176 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:19 AM

    Can we lose Willow somewhere

  • 177 JP...from The Rock // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:21 AM

    Enough with the damn scarfs already!

  • 178 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:21 AM

    The 2nd half been delayed because by my click we should be 10 mins into it

  • 179 1892 TURPS // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:22 AM

    Why does Anita have the body of a bird?

  • 180 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:22 AM

    Clock

  • 181 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:23 AM

    1892 I thought he looked more like a duck lol

  • 182 Offkey // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:23 AM

    we are 10 mins into the second half

  • 183 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:23 AM

    that was a goal

  • 184 1892 TURPS // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:24 AM

    King Colback, either way he’s an odd shape!!

  • 185 lukes26 // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:24 AM

    I was just wondering myself why he has a protruding ass

  • 186 switch365 // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:25 AM

    Anita = duck
    Willo = Lesser spotted tit

  • 187 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:25 AM

    bloody hell de jong

  • 188 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:26 AM

    pmsl Switch

  • 189 JP...from The Rock // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:26 AM

    Close from De Jong there

  • 190 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:26 AM

    Everyone must have gone off to sleep!! Any changes to 2nd half?

  • 191 Offkey // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:26 AM

    That looked quite promising, slick passing – seem much better this half, more men forward and higher pressing.

  • 192 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:27 AM

    Our Toon
    don’t think so

  • 193 lukes26 // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:27 AM

    De jong has looked really good….i would have wagered him burying that chance

  • 194 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:28 AM

    Was the first half under no instruction and 2nd half McClaren told them what to do cos we look much better this half

  • 195 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:29 AM

    King Colback

    Thanks for the update, I seriously hope we start pressing teams higher up the pitch this season!!! Sitting back and letting them attack us will kill us off

  • 196 1892 TURPS // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:30 AM

    The ref has had his chips like hasn’t he?

  • 197 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:30 AM

    Our Toon

    True mate, we have pressed this half and look so much better

  • 198 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:31 AM

    When De JOng is fully fit he will be a beast.

    Jeez ref is card hapy for a friendly

  • 199 switch365 // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:32 AM

    Ginger Pirlo = the red destroyer

  • 200 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:34 AM

    both teams have made some horrible tackles

  • 201 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:37 AM

    Ginger Pirlo ahaha we love to make daft comparisons, I remember when Thomas muller of Germany played in his first tournament the British pundits referred to him as Teddy Sheringham absolute jokers.

    Pirlo plays with a cigar in his mouth and his slippers on his feet, oozes class. Our ginger plays like a a dog chasing the ball!! Hodgson shake you head in shame!!

  • 202 JP...from The Rock // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:38 AM

    Still no changes? Odd

  • 203 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:38 AM

    gonna be a good few subs looking at sidelines

  • 204 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:38 AM

    at least four subs on soon

  • 205 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:39 AM

    make that 6

  • 206 manxpie // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:39 AM

    Much better this second half far more energy
    is that darlow in goal now?

  • 207 JP...from The Rock // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:39 AM

    Right on cue lol

  • 208 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:40 AM

    It’s good these lads got around 70 mins under the belt, so crucial in what has been quite a feisty game.

  • 209 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:41 AM

    obertron, bigi, Armstrong, ayoze, ferguson and Aarons on

  • 210 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:44 AM

    cisse, sissoko, de jong, gouffran, haidara and janmaat off

  • 211 1892 TURPS // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:45 AM

    That Lascelles might not be great at passing but he wins a lot in the air

  • 212 Thump // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:45 AM

    For a friendly there is a lot of aggression in this game…

  • 213 Offkey // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:45 AM

    Bigi at RB again…..

  • 214 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:45 AM

    just a tad Thump lol

  • 215 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:46 AM

    didn’t know bigi could play RB that’s new

  • 216 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:46 AM

    I’m guessing Fergie is left back?

  • 217 1892 TURPS // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:48 AM

    Nice bit of skill for Adam Armstrong there like

  • 218 JP...from The Rock // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:48 AM

    Armstrong’s got great ball control.

  • 219 lukes26 // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:49 AM

    that was armstrong? I thought it was perez

  • 220 switch365 // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:49 AM

    First impressions of Darlow = he’s far more accurate with his passing than Krul

  • 221 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:49 AM

    King colback

    He can’t play rb but it shows just how lacking the squad is, think the fact we’ve got him slotting into thay position is mainly to build his fitness and get him game time

  • 222 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:50 AM

    I didn’t see darlow come on lol

    Fair point Our Toon

  • 223 switch365 // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:53 AM

    Arma looking very sharp

  • 224 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:53 AM

    Switch

    I’d hazard a guess that Krul is better at shot stopping. Only keepers in the league that have great shot stopping and distribution or all round keeping are De Gea and Thibaut Courtious. The rest are good at stop stopping not great in all facets

  • 225 Offkey // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:54 AM

    We have barely seen Darlow since coming on at half time which means we have done well but it also means we have not seen him under any real sustained pressure.

  • 226 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:54 AM

    Armstrong looks good

  • 227 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:55 AM

    Arma needs a loan move this season and hopefully he gets one

  • 228 Thump // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:56 AM

    Panic over: the scarves have arrived.

  • 229 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:56 AM

    bloody scarves

  • 230 toonicle // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:56 AM

    At least the scarves made it!

  • 231 Offkey // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:56 AM

    Thank god…….the scarves have arrived

  • 232 manxpie // Jul 15, 2015 at 3:56 AM

    Fergi has looked decent goingforward so far tbh good touch and quick ppassing
    P.s who gives a flying fruitbat about a fuskin scarf!!!!!!@

  • 233 DeanToon88 // Jul 15, 2015 at 4:02 AM

    For me Darlow is a more solid choice for us, krul makes too many mistakes and never looks comfortable in goal and his distibrution is poor

  • 234 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 4:02 AM

    Ok we may have lost but we played much much better in the 2nd half

  • 235 Thump // Jul 15, 2015 at 4:03 AM

    Only saw the second half but Atlas have a canny little squad, mind.

    Also interesting to see us trying to close the ball down… that’s… new.

  • 236 davis_toons // Jul 15, 2015 at 4:03 AM

    2 – 1 ..we have lost..

  • 237 kevymartins // Jul 15, 2015 at 4:03 AM

    Was it just me or did anyone else think that team was parking the bus time wasting and playing d!rty as f@k

  • 238 lukes26 // Jul 15, 2015 at 4:04 AM

    Other than our 2 CB’s & Gouffran, I think Newcastle played very well.

  • 239 davis_toons // Jul 15, 2015 at 4:04 AM

    Glad NO one can blame the Colo for his defends…

  • 240 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 4:06 AM

    Kevy you are right.
    Do we play Sacramento next? They play Scumderland in 10 mins

  • 241 Offkey // Jul 15, 2015 at 4:08 AM

    Overran first half, decent showing second. There goals came from individual errors (a number of them in each case) which can hopefully be put down to rustiness, Williamson and Krul’s Kicking.

  • 242 honest fan // Jul 15, 2015 at 4:10 AM

    Much better that second half the young lot coming on looked hungry for it

  • 243 Offkey // Jul 15, 2015 at 4:11 AM

    Also, I know Krul’s distribution has never been great but has it got worse……I am sure it has since he has started kicking to the touchline instead of down the field.

  • 244 Sazzer // Jul 15, 2015 at 4:14 AM

    Only thing worse than those F****** scarves was WILL-YUM-SUN aiming a freekick towards his own ghost.

  • 245 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 4:16 AM

    Dean

    So you saw 20 mins of Darlow amd that’s enough to drop a dutch international and replace him with…..Darlow, come on mate!! I’ve seen Darlow alot for forest in the championship, he’s decent better than Elliot but nowhere near good enough to replace Krul!! He was dropped last season for some clangers

  • 246 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 4:17 AM

    Time for bed up in a few hours happy hunting peeps

  • 247 coatesy17 // Jul 15, 2015 at 4:19 AM

    I thought Lascelles was ok… the penalty was trying to recover willo’s mistake… How willo is a professional i will never know. other than Willo i thought we were ok… Arma looks sharp, as did Dejong and I thought Obertan looked ok! We badly need a pair of centrebacks.

  • 248 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 4:34 AM

    For anyone who missed the game this is a write up I saw on twitter: http://wp.me/p6rKmN-12

  • 249 Blofal // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:24 AM

    Only 15 minutes in but I already notice the Centre halves moving to the full back positions and the fullbacks pushing up when Krul is kicking out.

    Also Cisse looks great! Just needs decent service god forbid.




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