Portland Timbers 4 Newcastle 3 – Video Of The Whole Game


Here’s the video of the whole game:


126 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:23 AM

    Comment #1

    Ashley Out!

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  • mickalfas

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:30 AM

    Comment #2

    How was Abeid ,any good?

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  • TheToonKing

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:32 AM

    Comment #3

    Satka and Bigi were really bad. Not sure why Big was playing right winger though…but he was skinned every time almost it came down on his side.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:33 AM

    Comment #4

    Not so bothered about the score. Only thing that bothers me is the quality of our defence.

    We can have a world class midfield and strikers. But if the current crop of defenders are our first team, we’ll be fighting relegation all season. Fact.

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  • TheToonKing

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:33 AM

    Comment #5

    @mickalfas he was decent. put his body around well, but also lost it a few times. average performance from him.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:39 AM

    Comment #6

    So the only one of our back 4 who was actually in the right position was Satka? We score 3 but concede 4? Well then, if that does not highlight our chronic desperation for defenders, nothing will! It’s nice to put a few goals in, while also sending signals to those at the top as to what we need. 2CBs and RB cover please!

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  • lesh

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:40 AM

    Comment #7

    The line-up illustrated our lack of quality in the squad and the need to spend in that area was proven by the score.

    So, come on Mr Charnley, let’s see some urgency in the pursuit of the two CBs – at the least – we need.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:40 AM

    Comment #8

    Ferguson has struggled to make the bench at a poor Birmingham side, why is he being persisted with. They’ve said we’re lookin at three transfer windows, there is so much guff in the team and so many contracts running out this season, are they going to spend 50M each window ?

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:43 AM

    Comment #9

    It’s the first time we’ve scored three goals since January, according to The Chronic.

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  • lesh

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:45 AM

    Comment #10

    Jail

    I’d like to think that when McClaren referred to three windows, that he was talking about three windows to overhaul the squad aiming for top quality players to take us into ECL place contention

    I don’t think he meant three windows to get what we need now to get that eighth-plus spot – I hope!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:46 AM

    Comment #11

    lesh,
    If it’s one or the other I’d carry on with Collo and buy a decent young RB along with Mbemba, if I was in charge of the budget it would be all three 🙂

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  • Bornandraised

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:48 AM

    Comment #12

    I’m not going to get worked up about a defense made up of players that are not going to be on the roster giving up 2 set piece goals and a turnover goal.

    What does have me worried is that Sissoko can’t make a simple pass, unless it is to himself. Maybe we should play him at forward.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:49 AM

    Comment #13

    Ron Knee,
    I think we scored four goals or more something like six times in Pardews four years, three of them was with CHs team and one against a nine man Stoke.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:51 AM

    Comment #14

    Born and raised,
    Like I said for me it’s a worry that this type of team is being played at all. Bigi should be out on loan in the Championship in his true position, not trying to bodge him into a RB, it could ruin him.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:54 AM

    Comment #15

    Jail
    Not exactly prolific!

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  • LGFUAD21

    Jul 22, 2015 at 7:01 AM

    Comment #16

    I’m not concerned about the result at all.

    We played a ridiculous defence due to the poor pitch plus pre season is time to experiment.

    You don’t want to be blitzing teams all pre season. You want to be ensuring that the style of play and fitness is correct.

    Teams that go all out in pre season tend to falter halfway through the actual season. You ideally want to be hitting top gear around november time if you want to finish the season strongly.

    That’s why it’s so amazing when teams like chelsea manage a full season at full pelt.

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  • Magpie Season

    Jul 22, 2015 at 7:02 AM

    Comment #17

    Shouldn’t be too concerned yet. I remember season we finished fifth our pre-season didn’t go well.

    Anyway, one thing we can take away from this loss is that we must keep Aarons fit.

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  • Blofal

    Jul 22, 2015 at 7:04 AM

    Comment #18

    Sign Aarons up to a long contract NOW!

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 22, 2015 at 7:05 AM

    Comment #19

    Just watched the goals on the vid. The second half team looked slightly better (and it won 2-1). Darlow needs a bit of help with his decision making, but it cant be easy playing behind 7 MFs and a 5th choice cb from the start. When we are on the ball, we mostly look decent, except when goffy lumbers around with it. Did he get awarded HBAs pie alocation??? We did play better 2nd half from the bits i looked at, but the damage was done.

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  • Blofal

    Jul 22, 2015 at 7:06 AM

    Comment #20

    I wouldn’t be surprised if we played such a ridiculously inexperienced defence in a 3-5-2 because McClaren wanted Darlow and Woodman to be tested.

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  • firebug666

    Jul 22, 2015 at 7:06 AM

    Comment #21

    Sp. Anderlecht news ?@Sporting_AND 3m3 minutes ago
    Chancel Mbemba: “I”ll always be thankful for the oportunities they (Anderlecht) gave me” #rsca #nufc

    Sp. Anderlecht news ?@Sporting_AND 3m3 minutes ago
    Chancel Mbemba confirms Newcastle move: “I’m very proud of myself, I’ve worked very hard for this.” #nufc #rsca [HLN]

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  • firebug666

    Jul 22, 2015 at 7:08 AM

    Comment #22

    In the early hours of the morning @Sporting_AND reported that Chancel Mbemba will travel to #NUFC today for his medical.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 22, 2015 at 7:10 AM

    Comment #23

    Still say richards would have been a good.signing. When fit, he is very good at both CB and RB. Better than what we have at CB and slots in at RB very comfortably if janmaat is injured.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 22, 2015 at 7:10 AM

    Comment #24

    Not fussed on the result, but I think McClaren has to take some of the blame for the conceding of 4 goals there. I fully understand, and agree that first team players shouldn’t be playing every game, they all need to build fitness, but to drop three lads in for their first starts of the tour – 2 who aren’t really defenders is just pointless. That isn’t going to be a back line we ever use – I hope – but one of them, or two at most alongside more senior players may be. Saylor has hardly played, he should have started alongside Satka, bring him off at half time, if needs be and bring someone else on.

    The way McClaren did it will not have benefitted them. Fitness wise, maybe, but pre season is also about building confidence and team cohesion. McClaren’s selection didn’t help that.

    Satka should be out on loan this year, along with Sterry, Woodman, Arma, Roberts, Kemen, Bigi and probably a few others. None of them should be getting first team games here until at the earliest January, once they have got good experience on loan.

    Ferguson shouldn’t be anywhere near. If Ferguson is named in the 25 man squad it would only demonstrate that the club has regressed at left back.

    Anyway, another game done, a few more run outs for a few players. Aarons seems the only one who received praise from everyone. When we get back to England we should start to see the team taking shape, but reinforcements look required asap.

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 22, 2015 at 7:10 AM

    Comment #25

    Score doesn’t matter and I don’t think the goals we conceded were all that bad.

    Bigi at fault at 2 goals in position he’s not used to.

    And Sissoko and Gouffran are a fault at the set pieces because that had to go up against the opponents CB:s.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 22, 2015 at 7:11 AM

    Comment #26

    What was the deal with the pitch? Noticed a couple of people comment on it?

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 22, 2015 at 7:15 AM

    Comment #27

    LG

    i would argue we only played one defender. Fergy is a LW imo. But you are right, protecting players from that pitch is one thing, fitness wise, but mcc made a few wrong calls last night/this morning. I don’t blame him.too much though, we are desperately short of options at the back.

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  • Altamullan

    Jul 22, 2015 at 7:16 AM

    Comment #28

    YCMIU
    Five midfielders? Or five MFs? Or five MFing MFs? 🙂

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 22, 2015 at 7:16 AM

    Comment #29

    It was one of those 3g type pitches.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 22, 2015 at 7:17 AM

    Comment #30

    Alt

    Yeah, it was a Samuel L Jackson team. Full of Mo Mo’ing mo fo’s in MF. 😀

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 22, 2015 at 7:17 AM

    Comment #31

    Mo Fo’ing *

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 22, 2015 at 7:18 AM

    Comment #32

    Pleased to see SDJ looking more energetic and moving freely even if it was only 15m.

    Sissoko was terrible again, he can’t even pass 5yards without losing it, not impressed at all. People slate Obertan but Sissoko isn’t much better.

    I agree with lg the selection didn’t help at all, hopefully after some of their displays he’ll be looking to get rid of a few who just aren’t good enough.

    Slightly worried he didn’t play any of our Top CB ( 😉 ) why be to worried about Willo if we’re signing replacements, unless deals to get rid are in the pipeline.

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  • Altamullan

    Jul 22, 2015 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #33

    Lol, some of them MFs look good, damn good! Just need more MFing defenders!

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 22, 2015 at 7:22 AM

    Comment #34

    YCMIU,
    A 3g pitch? Okay, so that would be a good reason to leave Saylor out at this stage in his comeback. But if Lascelles and Willo are fit, then one of them could have played, or a half each. Give Bigi a half in midfield, half at full back (if that is really McClaren’s thoughts) and swap Goofy and Janmaat to allow it to happen.

    Why are we arranging matches against reserve sides on 3g pitches anyway? This tour has been poorly organised, pleased McClaren has already spoken out against the tour earlier on. I get the club want to strengthen their brand, but it shouldn’t be detrimental to the football. If we can’t get games with a decent profile on decent pitches then we should be looking elsewhere for pre season. Hopefully McClaren will have a bigger input deciding next year.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 22, 2015 at 7:24 AM

    Comment #35

    Morning Altamullan.

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 22, 2015 at 7:24 AM

    Comment #36

    Just reading SM saying he couldn’t play any of our CBS due to the type of injurys they pick up.

    In other words our CBS are made of glass

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 22, 2015 at 7:24 AM

    Comment #37

    YCMIU,
    Fergie is a league 1 footballer imo. Would be better for all concerned if we allowed him to leave on a free to get regular game time somewhere.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 22, 2015 at 7:27 AM

    Comment #38

    Lilongwe,
    Those posts of yours are too refreshingly honest. You’ll have the new era optomists kicking your front door in to make arrests.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 22, 2015 at 7:28 AM

    Comment #39

    OP,
    Yeah, just read that. 6 of 7 who can’t play on that surface…. Why on earth are we arranging matches for this surface then?? Others had to pay longer and were put at more risk then he would have liked because of the type of injuries they get.

    Ludicrous and incompetence from those who organised the tour, clearly with building the brand ahead of the footballing requirements of pre season.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 22, 2015 at 7:29 AM

    Comment #40

    Jail,
    Lucky I live far enough away then!!

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