Janmaat Sent Off – Sissoko Injured In 2-0 Defeat


Newcastle went down 2-0 at the Liberty Stadium today and it was the first 15 minutes that saw Swansea all over Newcastle, and it took only nine minutes for the home side to go ahead.

It was all too easy for the home side, as Shelby split the Newcastle defense wide open and found Gomis through the middle, who was just onside, and he went around Tim Krul before putting the ball into an empty net.

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Bafe Gomis after scoring early in the game

But the best player on the park today was left winger Jefferson Montero, the Ecuadorian International.  and he gave all kinds of trouble to Daryl Janmaat and the Dutchman picked up a yellow card after only 17 minutes with a foul on the 25 year-old.

Janmaat simply couldn’t handle the speed and skill of Montero and then tragedy struck after 41 minutes for Newcastle, as Janmaat pulled back Montero after he had again gone past him and the referee produced another yellow card and he was sent  off.

It seemed to be only a matter of time before Janmaat picked up that second caution, and of course that changed the game completely and it was after Newcastle were coming back into the game.

And just to make things worse it looked like Sissoko picked up a groin injury just before half time.

Steven Taylor came on for the injured Sissoko in the second half but after 50 minutes Sigurdsson hit the cross-bar with Krul beaten,  and the ball dropped on the line but not over it – a let-off for Newcastle.

Andre Ayew then headed home after 52 minutes for his second goal in as many games as he beat Coloccini to the cross  from – Montero  – who else – and the left winger was just too much for Newcastle today.

Rolando Aarons came on for Papiss Cisse,  and in the second half it was all hands to the pump for Newcastle.

Another left wing cross from Montero saw Andre Ayew head the ball wide when he should have done better.

Just like last week the opposition were allowed to get far too many crosses in and we need to improve and probably need a top class full back brought in over the next two weeks.

Janmaat had what you would call a howler today in that first half,  and ended up getting himself sent off – not good for a player who was our Player of the Season last term.

Maybe McClaren should have taken him off before the inevitable happened, but we had no full-backs on the bench and Vurnon Anita went to right back.

It was a tragic game for Newcastle, but we shot ourselves in the foot when Janmaat got himself sent off and we started the game on the back foot for about the first 20 minutes, and the game could have been lost by then.

It does show that we are not as well off at full-back as we may think, and we need to bring in a full back – a top one who preferably can play either side.

Montero was just too much for Janmaat today and before we could get into the game we were down to 10 men.

Daryl will now miss the game at Old Trafford next weekend, but this was not a good game for Newcastle, although we did play well in patches – but the defense is again still our weakness.

That was obvious for everybody to see today.

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71 comments so far

  • terencelim

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #1

    History repeats itself until Ashley gone.

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  • Noel Worst

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #2

    Sissoko didn’t fancy it more like. Probably straight on the phone to his agent; “Get me out of here!”.

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  • Nufc-83

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #3

    Lilo I think u will find mbemba stepped up just in time.

    Our toon totally disagree for a team like us we need the st to take part in the build up.

    We are not city who can expect the midfielders to do that for them

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  • JamesToon

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #4

    Cannot sit back against teams like Swansea who have players who like to dictate play.
    Need to press higher against man united.
    My lineup next week would be:
    Krul
    Mbemba-Taylor-Coloccini-Haidara
    Tiote-Colback
    Sissoko-Wijnaldum-Pérez
    Mitrovic

    Need a backup RB, quality CB, and quality LB and possibly a top winger or striker

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  • pspelectrical

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #5

    Anyone who thinks SM is not to blame, please give your head a shake,, he is the one who said we have a good squad to start with, he was the one we said he dosnt think he needs more cover at the back,he is the one who believes the squad as it is is good enough,,,, how the fk is it that its only us THE FANS that understood we needed a minimum of 6 new players of way better ability that the shower of cheap MA buys!! – See more at: http://www.nufcblog.com/2015/08/15/unchanged-newcastle-team-at-swansea/#sthash.NlGF4hNb.dpuf

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  • toonbrother

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #6

    To be honest i expected worse considering colo was on the pitch
    2 games so far
    0 wins secured
    With colo in the mix it will only get worse

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #7

    Nufc 83

    It was cisse that kept his up last season with his useless link up play and crucial goals. It was Riviere and Perez who almost got us relegated with the lack of goals but good link up play!!

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  • toon kk

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #8

    Look on the bright side, we’ll see a good game when we play Sunderland, trouble is they always want it more than us.

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  • Nufc-83

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #9

    Lol blaming Perez for nearly getting relegated. Think I’ll just stop at that lmao

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #10

    James

    Sissoko will no doubt be injured now for a couple of weeks minimum…..groin injury.

    Munster – you still think 3 signings are enough?

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  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #11

    Ash get that wallet open, Janmaat has been appalling this season and we need a right back, left back, a decent tall cb, a winger and a striker in

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #12

    Lads, I stand before you today wearing my Thong of Gloom. That was pathetic. No passion. Very disturbing from Janmaat. He was being destroyed by Montero. Schteve should have had him off.

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  • toonbrother

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #13

    The second goal was something to behold i have to say

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #14

    Do other fans react in such a way when they lose? I mean fans of other teams

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #15

    Boom, boom, boom boom boom!
    Boom boom boom boom!
    We suck!!!

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  • toon kk

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #16

    We were totally out played in every area.

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  • BandB

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #17

    G2

    Give your head a shake.
    We won’t have injuries and suspensions with Steve.
    Rome wasn’t built in a day.
    And it was only a friendly FFS!!!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #18

    Yes they do WWSBRD. We were pathetic. Ashley is pathetic. Extending Colo’s contract? Only an idiot would do that. He’s too small, too old, and he has too much hair mate. Harrumph!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #19

    Oh that’s right BandB mate. Thank goodness it was only a friendly! Phew!!!

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #20

    With colo in the team we will never keep a clean sheet. We are sure to concede. Another extremely poor game by him today. If I’m not wrong he lost all the key aerial headers. Ayew destroyed him in the air and left on his backside by shelvey.

    With colo it’s about can we score as many as we concede.

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  • toonbrother

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #21

    @ 20 ilovetoon8788
    thank you
    finally someone gets it
    i feel like shedding a tear

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  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #22

    Mbemba tried against Montero jst lost him at the important point. Wen he crossed to Ayew.

    Mitrovic can hold a ball thats far better than Cisse and he wins everything in the air.

    Perez before Aarons. Sissoko is a hard man he will b fine.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #23

    Montero was better than our entire team. What an embarrassment. Step down Ashley you fool.

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  • Nufc-83

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #24

    Wish we could of got nzonzi or the likes we need some height and power in cm.

    The trouble is any of swanseas team and the likes of nzonzi could have been brought in!

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  • The American

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #25

    Horrid game from Janmaat. We really need full back coverage and a good centerback. Next week might be really bad without him. A shame too because we were getting back into the game until that red card. I felt a goal or two could have come out of us.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #26

    Didn’t someone burn Rome down BandB? Possibly that’s what we should do with our team so we can start over. Where was the passion? It was another day, another loss. Ho hum……

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #27

    Nufc 83

    You know what i meant but tried to spin it ahaha. Blaming the lack of goals scored for nearly getting relegated yes and 5 goals in 23 or 25 games, Perez did well don’t get wrong but he still only scored 5 goals. That’s 4 more than Sammy. And probably on par with Shola goal return in season. Riviere though was class wasn’t he? His hold up play was immense, the way he linked up the play….wow (sarcasm).

    Goals win games not pretty link up play

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #28

    Fonging is too good for this lot. They looked like that couldn’t be arsed.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #29

    If Austin is worth £15 million pounds then he should score 3 against Cardiff today.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #30

    @toonbrother

    I think just about everyone knows now that colo is a liabilit. Haha

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  • Ron Knee

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #31

    G2
    Console yourself with the thought that SAFC lost, Spurs threw away a two-goal lead, err that’s all …

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #32

    Going to need a new cb this week. Before the next game. Janmaat will be replaced by mbemba, so we will need a big man in with Colo.

    On Colo, his legs have gone. He still always makes the right choice but often does not have the speed of fitness to carry it out.

    However, those who say he is the worst CB in the league need help, since he isn’t even the worst CB on our books. Technically he still has it, but he is just too old and miles off the pace. Still rather him than willo,though.

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #33

    Haha oh they do Southampton blog is as fun as this one, less aggressive though. Mackems are in line with us though

    West Ham are very friendly

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  • manxpie

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #34

    Get with the programme ww that’s it we’re relegated 🙂

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #35

    I said we’d be lucky to get 7 points from the first 7 matches. Nothing has happened to change my mind.

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  • Mag52

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #36

    SM sounding very downbeat in post match interview.
    Welcome to NUFC Steve. I wonder how long you can stick the Ashley regime ?

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  • beefman13

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #37

    Mitro is a wack job alright, but he will put a lot more fear in to opposing defenders than our other strikers, got a feeling he could do a streak when he scores his first goal, only at the toon.

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  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #38

    Is it the defence or the Holding midfielders?

    Its me the holding midfiders to blame. Its like we are jst passed thru to the defence. No impact felt from the midfield.

    Buy Abdennour and throw Colo to the bench or play 3 at the back coz I see no who can b a fullback.
    ………………………Krul
    ……….Mbemba…Abdennour…Colo
    ……………..Anita………Colback
    Janmatt…..Sissoko…….Wijnaldum..Perez
    ……………………..Mitrovic
    We have the players to play that formation.

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #39

    I like mitrovic he’s the forward I wanted us to sign but he’s not going to get a start if the first thing he does is pick up a yellow, especially now considering what Janmaat did. Mitrovic is showing the league a weakness already in that he’ll be easy to wind up and get sent off. Still a big admirer of his game but he needs to engage his brain more

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #40

    No, it’s not enough Ron. I’m keeping me Thong of Gloom on mate. This could be the start of something horrible……Isn’t that a famous Bogey line?

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