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Unchanged Newcastle Team At Swansea

2:01 pm, Saturday, August 15th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 614 Comments

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Steve McClaren has just named his team for the tough game at Swansea today and it’s an unchanged team from last week.

Teams:

Swansea (4-2-3-1): Lukasz Fabianski; Kyle Naughton, Federico Fernandez, Ashley Williams (c), Neil Taylor; Jack Cork, Jonjo Shelvey; Andre Ayew, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jefferson Montero; Bafetimbi Gomis
Substitutes: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Angel Rangel, Kyle Bartley, Leon Britton, Nathan Dyer, Wayne Routledge, Eder

Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat, Chancel Mbemba, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Massadio Haidara; Vurnon Anita, Jack Colback; Moussa Sissoko, Georginio Wijnaldum, Gabriel Obertan; Papiss Cisse
Substitutes: Karl Darlow, Steven Taylor, Mike Williamson, Cheick Tiote, Rolando Aarons, Ayoze Perez, Aleksandar Mitrovic

Williamson is on the bench today and there’s no Siem de Jong – which is a surprise – but he’s said to have a slight problem with his shin.

It’s surprising McClaren put Mike on the bench foe Siem, since we have cover at center-back from Steven Taylor.

It’s the familiar 4-2-3-1 formation and this will be big test of this Newcastle side, and we’d like to see the lads a lot better in defense and particularly with crosses.

We need to cut them stop them coming over, and also do better with the crosses.

Former Newcastle  targets Andre Ayew and Bafe Gomis start for the Swans today.

This is what Steve McClaren has said about this game:

“It’s an away test at Swansea who, over the years, are one of the clubs that lower league clubs model themselves on.” “They are a perfect model for coming up through the leagues into the Premier League and not just consolidating, but going on.”

“When they change manager the transition is smooth, and a lot of credit should go to Huw Jenkins – the chairman – who runs the club so well.”

“Away from home is tougher, it’s harder, and that is what I want to see. I want to see the mentality of the players today, dealing with everything that comes with playing away from home in the Premier League.”

“That is one of the things I will be looking at very closely.”

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614 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JackButler // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    Not surprised to see the same 11

    The irony of Robbie Savage calling for a player to be sent off hahahaha

  • 2 Shadow_Shearer // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    Looks like de jong is not on the bench

  • 3 WWSBRD // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    de Jong injured again! Jesus wept

  • 4 TudorCrisps // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    Any decent links lads?

  • 5 toonbrother // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    @132 JackButler 7th “last season”
    Key operative phrase is “Last season”!!! –

    Try to your brain before you address me assuming you have one

  • 6 JackButler // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    SDJ may be a brilliant player but I doubt we will ever get to find out

  • 7 Rotonda heights // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    JB

    Snap !! coming from one of the games’s worst ever thugs!!!

  • 8 Shadow_Shearer // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    F*** sake!! Williamson on the bench, can’t believe it!!

  • 9 LGFUAD21 // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    Bt sport commentary is boring as hell.

    Hoddle knows his stuff but you don’t want to listen to him.

    The less said the better about savage.

    Agree witht the line-up.

    Don’t think Mitrovic is ready to be unleashed yet and can’t drop obertan after his assist.

    Don’t agree witht he haidara hate either. He wasn’t good but he wasn’t bad either.

  • 10 toonbrother // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    With colocinni in the line up Bafe Gomis and Andre Ayew will have an absolute field day today

    brace yourselves for defensive horror show

  • 11 ToonDownSouth // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    Is SDJ actually injured, or it that the wort joke ever? 🙁

  • 12 LGFUAD21 // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    Please not another SDJ injury.

    He was class at ajax. Needs to stay fit.

  • 13 ToonDownSouth // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    toonbrother

    You seem to be a little obsessed with Colo bud…

  • 14 JackButler // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    Toonbrother

    You slated Southampton all of last season and were proven wrong at every turn fella and by the way, when making a comment about someone else’s brain and asking if they have one, do try and post a coherent sentence otherwise you are left looking rather foolish

  • 15 JamesToon // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    Lascelles should be ahead of Williamson imo, the lad has great potential

  • 16 LGFUAD21 // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    Willo over lacelles by the looks of it.

    Oh dear. What does he have on Mike ashley?

  • 17 Rotonda heights // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    hope perez and aarons get game time today. kemen should be on the bench, we don’t need willo and saylor.

  • 18 check the toastie // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    Hope Tiote isnt called upon again

  • 19 LGFUAD21 // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    No issue with colo.

    Willo and janmaat get beaten by more players in the air.

    It’s a witch hunt for nowt.

  • 20 toonbrother // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    @Toonbrother

    I slated Southampton last season?
    Are you drunk mate?
    When did i ever talk about Southampton last season?

    Like i said engage your brain before your engage toonbrother
    You are an intellectual flyweight

  • 21 Shadow_Shearer // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    Who’s going to replace wijnaldum if he can’t last the full 90 mins

  • 22 SUTTY1978 // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    I’ve heard the saying about not changing a winning team, SM seems to be applying it to drawing as well. I predict at best a draw again this week.

  • 23 ToonDownSouth // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    I thought Lascelles looked pretty poor in pre season when I saw him – he looked incredibly slow..

    Not saying that a pre season match is a fair display of his talent, but he didn’t impress me

  • 24 colwell // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    What the fcuk is that useless cnut doing on the bench? how shite is Lascelles if he can’t egt on the bench ahead of Willo???????

  • 25 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Ok, I’m a fan od SDJs ability and playing style, there aren’t many of his type around, but there comes a point where you can no longer dismiss his injury record and say it’s only a matter of time before he comes good. I’m nearly there.

    We bought him at a cut-price £6m, if we could recoup £5m of that, somehow, I’d unfortunately have to say it’s the right decision. Maybe offer him back to Ajax before the window closes.

  • 26 magpiesi // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Willo for de jong on the bench only change? Why have 2 cb on bench unless he fancys 3 at the back in 2nd half with a cb cover in case a red card.

  • 27 JackButler // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    Toonbrother

    Posting something to yourself then calling someone a intellectual flyweight!!!

    Really!

    Stick to slating Colo little boy at least then the rest of us can simply ignore you and your little childish rants

  • 28 Nufc-83 // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    If I was Aaron’s I would be looking for new club. Overran has been useless for years Aaron’s burst onto seen then gets injured but works all over summer getting fit and rips it up pre-season as the teams best player yet gets dropped for overran.

    No excuses overran done one good thing and was defensively horrible so can’t be for tactical reasons as he offered no protection.

  • 29 colwell // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    I’m going 3-1 Swans be pretty close reckon whilst we go for the equalizer they’ll score a 3rd on the break.

  • 30 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    2 out and out CBs on the bench is a waste, no matter who they are.

  • 31 LGFUAD21 // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    Don’t see how Steve could improve the team

    Mitrovic over cisse (unproven vs proven)
    Aarons over obertan (is there really a gulf between these players? Or is the gulf really that big?)

  • 32 toonbrother // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    Anyone with half a brain (which obviously excludes you Jackbutler) can see the fundamental difference between Southampton last season and this season is their DEFENCE.
    Last season they were the 2nd best team in the league defensively. Unsurprisingly their season was a success!

    This season they sold their best defenders and they are a rubbish side. 4 goals conceded already in two games

    This sums up the problem with having an garbage defender like colocinnin embedded in our defence

    Leaky defence automatically equates to a mediocre football side

  • 33 WWSBRD // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    TDS
    Might be a minor injury fingers crossed but aye he’s crocked

  • 34 LGFUAD21 // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    Noel

    I agree. And I’ve defended his injury record all last season.

  • 35 JackButler // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    The likes of Perez, Aarons and Mitrovic off the bench could have a massive impact

  • 36 WWSBRD // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Nufc 83
    Don’t be so daft man

  • 37 midweek weekend // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    @toonbrother

    trouble is you said the same about colo the last game and the last 30 games before that, and you will say the same thing about colo the next game and the next all season basically, bottom line you’ve said it all now about colo, there’s 24 other players in the squad why not talk about them for once eh?

  • 38 JackButler // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Toonbrother

    Please go away and play with your crayons and allow the big boys to talk to each other

  • 39 LGFUAD21 // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    Obertan is overall better at defending then Aarons which is why I think he was started at soton.

    You can’t just drop him even if he did fluke an assist. What kind of message does that send your players?

    “Play, do something good and I’ll still drop you”

    Especially when you have Obertan who clearly has confidence issues.

  • 40 WWSBRD // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    Lads toonbrother soon won’t be able to afford the Internet with all the money he will be donating to SBR foundation so let him have his last few days

  • 41 Nufc-83 // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    WWSBRD what is wrong with the comment?

  • 42 SUTTY1978 // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:16 PM

    Thought we may see more innovation in the starting line ups and formations this season, just seems like same old, same old. Sticking with the same formation which doesn’t work and playing the “experienced heads”

  • 43 LGFUAD21 // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    Ed should do a survey on the blog to get everyone to rate colo out of 10.

    The average of all the answers will be posted on the blog and accepted as the general level of the player.

    Once that’s all agreed colo should be a forbidden topic here.

    To the anti-colo crowd – we know you hate colo, and we know why so stop feeling the need to remind us when we haven’t forgotten.

    To the pro-colo crowd – stop feeding the trolls.

  • 44 Polarboy // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    Is De Jong actually injured or are all the people who are so sure only going off him not being in the match day squad? Sure he might be injured but he might also have been told to stay behind to do extra fitness work. McClaren did say that a few people weren’t too happy about being left out of the squad.

  • 45 Nufc-83 // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    What about Aaron’s then what message he sent to him?? Work hard all summer without going on holiday was the teams best player in pre season ( and last season in the games before he was injured) then drop him for a player that has never shown anything like that level of performance??

  • 46 toonbrother // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    @27 JackButler
    “,….at least then the rest of us can simply ignore you…”

    lolol
    mate you appear to suffer from acute schizophrenia
    were you ignoring me when you responded to my comment about southampton?
    now you realised you bitten off more than you can chew you’re trying to backtrack like the pathetic little coward you are
    Like i said, engage your tiny little brain before you mention toonbrother in the future
    i relish slapping around uneducated dummies like you

  • 47 jamesnufc86 // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    Happy to see Obertan given another chance to impress, hopefully Aarons gets a run out also. Our bench minus Willamson is as strong as I can remember, the only issue I have is Cisse, he doesn’t know how to be a lone striker, hopefully Mitrovic impresses and shows him how to hold the ball up, pass, beat people, challenge in the air and stay on side

  • 48 WWSBRD // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    Nufc 83
    If u were Aaron’s ud be looking for a new club because Obertan started ahead of ya

  • 49 sing in the corner // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    Toonbrother

    Sweating on your bet? Or hoping anybody accepts your back sliding from what you originally said and just forgets about it? Good luck with that…

  • 50 Nufc-83 // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:20 PM

    Happy for overran to have ANOTHER chance to impress while we keep someone who impresses everytime on the bench. Seems flawed to me.

  • 51 Nufc-83 // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:21 PM

    I know what I said but explain why it is incorrect??

  • 52 WWSBRD // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:21 PM

    Message to Aaron’s will be prove ur worth starting kid

  • 53 toonbrother // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:21 PM

    @38 JackButler
    Only an intellectual dwarf like you would refer to himself as a “big boy” lol

    in the future shut the hell up when i or your numerous intellectual superiors on this blog expresses their view point

  • 54 Nufc-83 // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    Put yourself in Aaron’s shoes instead of holding onto a glimmer of hope that obertan can become remotely useful

  • 55 Polarboy // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    Just saw the update on De Jong on the chronicle, never mind.

  • 56 Ron Knee // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    Lee Ryder:
    “Siem de Jong is understood to have picked up an injury.”

  • 57 SUTTY1978 // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    Nufc83, completely agree, I’d be pissed off if I were Aarons

  • 58 Nufc-83 // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    Why has he not already proved? What does he have to do? He has been the teams best player in the games he’s played in so what else can he do?

  • 59 toonbrother // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    @sing in the corner
    I pledged my bet to the charity nominated
    I’m right here. Not going anywhere
    I will honor my side of the bargain if I’m proven wrong
    I expect Jail for Ashley to do the same

  • 60 LGFUAD21 // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    Has Aarons really been dropped.

    He played pre season. That’s hardly in the team.

    Aarons will break into the team in time. But I will be there ready to laugh and all the people that think he will be the saviour of newcastle.

  • 61 WWSBRD // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    Yeah I’d be scared of competition and think am a world beater after minimal competitive minutes of football but hey I was brilliant in pointless pre season games, transfer request handed in am off to sit on another bench in London

  • 62 Nufc-83 // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    If obertan did actually defend well last game and then was poor going forward apart from the quality cross for the goal I would say fair enough. He was useless in defence and was at fault for the second goal as he left haidara wide open.

  • 63 Belfast // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    De Jong injured again? Shock horror

  • 64 LGFUAD21 // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    I’m not hoping for obertan pal.

    I just don’t think Aarons is much better and he can go missing in games.

    He was great at City because they didn’t give him any respect or attention.

    Now a bit is known about him it’s dead easy to neutralise his threat.

    He was silent against sheff United when he came on.

  • 65 Dukis22lt // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    best hd link , game will be streamed here http://sportzhd.tv/index.html channel 1

  • 66 anthc // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    De Jong omission tells me he ain’t gonna cut it. If he was as good a leader and as good as people say he is even with a niggle he should be on the bench.
    He may be a good footballer but I don’t think his body can take the physical side of the premier which is a shame. I’d have to agree if we could recoup the majority of the fee we paid then good luck Siem, bye.

  • 67 Offkey // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    Tablet users- I tend to use kodi for streams but if you want to stick to flash, download puffin browser from app store, let’s me watch first row links on first row sports if there is any instability……..

  • 68 Nufc-83 // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    Competition is ok when the player keeping you on your toes has anything to offer but to be dropped for such a patetic player is a disgrace.

    Don’t get me wrong I hope obertan rips it up today but the decision is so wrong IMO.

  • 69 pspelectrical // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    Can anyone let me know if i can listen to the match commentary on line, without having to subscribe to the fat mans nufc official website, please lads im away at the min ;-))

  • 70 Ron Knee // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    Soton’s goose is cooked.

  • 71 LGFUAD21 // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    Nufc. Didn’t say he was good defensively. I’m saying over time he has shown better defending than Aarons. Which was why he was picked for soton.

    The assist and the fact that Cedric was taken off show he didn’t do too bad (sadly you can’t see through you Rolando Aarons tinged glasses)

    He did enough in my book to keep his place. It’s not like Aarons has proven he is miles ahead. He just has the potential to be.

    Aarons scored some goals in pre season. Obertan had a blistering pre season in America with Man U the summer he moved here. It doesn’t mean a great deal.

    Someone else proved here that his assists per Minutes record is better than moussa’s and his goals per minute record isn’t ffar off. Why not give him a run. He was decent for us last season before he got injured.

  • 72 Slank // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    It looks like Williamson and Saylor on the bench as tactical move as Gomis is a big powerful physical player who is good in the air.

    However, the real danger men are Ayew and Montero. Montero is very impressive and will keep our fullbacks fully occupied. Obertan and Sissoko will have to help out in defence.

  • 73 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    Obertan fluked his assist?

    In what world? He looked up right before and put in a brilliant cross going full tilt. The best assit of the opening weekend.

    He also put in work over the summer and came back in the best shape of everybody in the squad and had a good pre-season, better than most.

    It’s called healthy competition, stop trying to rail against our own players for no good reason.

    Everybody started at zero under Steve and I don’t recall Aarons being the best when he gave it away in our own half against Gladbach, instigating them scoring.

    The kid will get his chance, if he’s as good as many think, he’ll take it and establish himself as top dog. Simple.

  • 74 WWSBRD // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    He hasn’t been dropped though

  • 75 deeps // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    So who all think that we are gonna beat swansea 5-0??

  • 76 lesh // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    Maybe Saylor’s not on the bench because he’s injured – again!

  • 77 davetoon // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    kind of glad SDJ has an issue as he made no impact when he came on against Southampton

  • 78 pspelectrical // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    Everton have just shown exactly how good/poor we really are!

  • 79 toonbrother // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:35 PM

    3-0 at home
    wow
    we may have competition for the title of worst defence in the league

  • 80 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    Southampton have been largely on top too. Hope we can emulate Evrton today.

  • 81 Nufc-83 // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    I am in now way saying Aaron’s is our saviour or our best player I just think he done much more than obertan to be in the side and it must be really hard for him having put in some excellent performances against obertans average to poor performances.

    At the end of the day lets hope the decision pays off and obertan does the business today.

  • 82 John Tudor // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    sdj crock

  • 83 Bambams // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    I can’t see the point in taking SDJ if he is not ready to give at least 45 mins.
    We have a little bit of strength in depth now whereas last season we would of played him from kick off.
    He will come good.
    Didn’t see the Everton result coming ! Cracking result for them

  • 84 Clarke_M // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    I think we will edge it today. 1-0 or 2-0 to the toon!

  • 85 Mister Tuff // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    I want to believe in Wally being a top coach – but Obertron aaaagghhhh.
    He’s hopeless defending. Give him a ball over the top into free space -he’ll get there first – but that is when it all collapses.
    Wally will eventually realise Obertron is poor.

  • 86 Nufc-83 // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    Noel who said anything about fluke??

  • 87 pspelectrical // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    Can anyone let me know if i can listen to the match commentary on line, without having to subscribe to the fat mans nufc official website, please lads im away at the min ;-))))

  • 88 JP...from The Rock // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Yup SDJ might ‘have been’ a good player before bit he’s a crock now and we can’t afford to carry any players.

  • 89 lesh // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Whoops – Saylor is on the bench after all.

    Memo to me:

    Always read things in full before commenting!

    How to fool a feel!

    :/

  • 90 Polarboy // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Apparently De Jong has a shin complaint so a niggle by the sounds of it. Williamson probably clattered into him in training.

  • 91 will die for the toon army // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:43 PM

    Nail biting Heart beating fast. Pressure at Liberty. NUFC make me proud.

  • 92 Ron Knee // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    It’s a shin injury:
    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/newcastle-united-forward-siem-de-9863402

  • 93 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    Toonbrother
    Talk to old Blackley about Colo. We’ll have a moan together. I’m not sure anybody really rates him. They just don’t rate him as badly as we do.

  • 94 Rotonda heights // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    83

    aarons and perez both deserve to be ahead of obertan

  • 95 JamesToon // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    Come on boys absolutely buzzed for the game today

  • 96 Novocastrian66 // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:49 PM

    I hope Cisse turns up in the first half this week.

  • 97 The Newcastle Armchair // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:50 PM

    Swansea looked very strong against Chelsea.

    Sky buildup showing how well Gomis played even though fluffing some chances.

    Could be in for a very tough game today

  • 98 LGFUAD21 // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:50 PM

    Some people I do t think would be happy with anything about this club.

    The coach is being written off two games in.

  • 99 The Newcastle Armchair // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:51 PM

    Warm seats on the armchair lads

    http://www.eplsite.com/stream21.html

  • 100 archaeomag // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:53 PM

    @ ED
    Charlie Austin did not make the bench – perhaps he will be in the crowd !

  • 101 SUTTY1978 // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:53 PM

    LGF, I’m not writing him off, I never wrote him in!

  • 102 Whumpie // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:53 PM

    Im ok with that line-up. Obertan is a good option to tire legs before Aarons comes on to tear through them. 2 CBs are on the bench to cover 2 types of sub – one like-for-like and one if we need more height in set pieces.
    I still think we’ll lose but nothing would surprise me.
    3-2 Swans I think.

  • 103 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:54 PM

    Will Colo be playing Premier League football for any club next season? Shouldn’t think so. No other club would take him. Except possibly Palace. He’d go the same way as Shola. If King Percy hasn’t been sacked by then if course.

  • 104 Jail for Ashley // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    Some good interviews on radio Newcastle 95.4 FM.

  • 105 toonbrother // Aug 15, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    I dont think Pardew really wanted Colo
    his feigned interest in colo was probably a ploy to dupe mclaren into giving him a new contract

  • 106 pspelectrical // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:00 PM

    Can anyone let me know if i can listen to the match commentary on line, without having to subscribe to the fat mans nufc official website, please lads im away at the min ;-)).

  • 107 Canny in Canberra // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:02 PM

    I really hate our away strips they look nothing like us

  • 108 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:03 PM

    Krul needs to get some new feet, those he has now are wet rags. Worst kicker of a football I’ve seen at PL level.

  • 109 The Newcastle Armchair // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:04 PM

    Swansea starting very strongly

  • 110 Jib // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    SHEET
    Mbemba is going to be awesome !!!!!!!

  • 111 Belfast // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    What kodi channel is it on?

  • 112 yoann // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    Go is is a beast. Super strong, excellent header, holds up the ball really well and gets lots of free kicks. Still disappointed we never signed him.

  • 113 davetoon // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    I knew SDJ had to have some injury as he was average when he came on. Hopefully he can get back and improve the team this season

  • 114 Dennis Twice // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

  • 115 yoann // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:07 PM

    Gomis* damn autocorrect

  • 116 davetoon // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:07 PM

    welcome back Dennis

  • 117 the broons // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:08 PM

    belfast

    sports devil, linguindirect channel 6, french commentary mind.

  • 118 davetoon // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    how was he onside?

  • 119 Jib // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    Oh dear he was offside

  • 120 Canny in Canberra // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:10 PM

    Ok not the bet start but long ways to go. Soft goal like

  • 121 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:10 PM

    What a goal by Swansea. They are miles ahead of us.

  • 122 Belfast // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:10 PM

    Offside? Shite defending though

  • 123 Jail for Ashley // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:10 PM

    Fcukin obvious !

  • 124 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:11 PM

    Janmaat playing him on. Well normal service resumed. Slow start, not up for it undermining everything else we will do. Better improve.

  • 125 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:11 PM

    Mbemba’s fault again. Diving in.

    His positioning so far is woeful. First Pelle’s header, now that.

  • 126 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:11 PM

    Gomis was offside

  • 127 thebionicMAG // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:11 PM

    anyone got a good link for the game?

  • 128 JamesToon // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:11 PM

    Getting dominated

  • 129 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    Swansea are really a joy to watch. Such crisp passing. And shelvey is brilliant player controlling the tempo from midfield. Great through ball too.

  • 130 colwell // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    Same shit different season.

  • 131 davis_toons // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    Janmaat needs competition to wake him up…

  • 132 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    He wasn’t off, Janmaat played him on. Close but not off.

  • 133 Ron Knee // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:13 PM

    Going to be a loooong afternoon.

  • 134 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:13 PM

    Missed the goal. Black out on screen in the wheatsheaf, corbridge. Does ya heed in man. Who’s to blame? Colo?

  • 135 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:13 PM

    Yeah we are getting blown away. Ridiculous how Swansea have managed to overtake us so rapidly and convincingly.

  • 136 wilson9ie // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:13 PM

    personally i think it was coloccini out of position and caught in no mans land and mbaemba had to try cover across and make a last ditch tackle

  • 137 thebionicMAG // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    link please?

  • 138 davetoon // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    I have no problem with giving SMc time but just hope his trust in what he has for whatever reason isn’t stopping him from getting in a new improved defensive option

  • 139 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    Several classes apart so far.

  • 140 John Tudor // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    tins of milk in navy blue shite

  • 141 Ron Knee // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:15 PM

    Target practice for the Swans.

  • 142 colwell // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:15 PM

    As a lone striker Cisse has to be one of the worst out there. he has nothing to offer, no strength, no pace, no control.

  • 143 saxonfenken // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:15 PM

    I just love you toonbrother, everywhere there is one idiot, to have a good laugh about, you are the one on here

  • 144 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:15 PM

    The biggest dissapointment is that we just don’t look organised at all. That’s the basics.

  • 145 davis_toons // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:15 PM

    In this case Should Colo Yell at Janmaat to wake up his idea?…idk so cause we have got a good captain that will not bring his teammates morals down.

  • 146 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:15 PM

    All Mbemba had to do was stay with his man and make life difficult force him one way so Krul could easily read and smother. Instead he dived in and took himself out of the game.

  • 147 Bri // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:15 PM

    http://zunoxhk.blogspot.co.uk/

  • 148 beefman13 // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    Colback and Anita are powder puff, no pressure on opposing midfielders and giving them total freedom to play, not a team in the prem would be worried about playing with these two strawweights in midfield, oh and Williamson back in the squad??? Mclaren, the pressure will come on very quickly my son UVE BEEN WARNED, SORT IT OUT.

  • 149 Belfast // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    Thanks broons

  • 150 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    Completely dominated, out thought and out passed. Total possession. They are really showing us how football is supposed to be played.

  • 151 saxonfenken // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    colwell
    but he scores goals

  • 152 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    Well played Obertan, he needs to maintain that driving movement. Not just stopping and looking lost like he’s usually does.

  • 153 Nufc-83 // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    Clearly jaanmat fault not mbemba

  • 154 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    This could get messy. Carver form this.

  • 155 JamesToon // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    Janmaat having an awful game so far, now on a yellow which gonna give montero more joy down the left

  • 156 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    Colwell

    Why I’m not really a fan even when he does pop-up with a goal. Like playing with 10 the rest of the time. The least he could do to contribute is have exceptional work-rate, but he just strolls around with little intent to really close down.

  • 157 Jib // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    Could be seeing S Taylor coming on as right back here

  • 158 Canny in Canberra // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    At least their heads haven’t gone down. Shit Jaanmat bit early for that mate!

  • 159 thebionicMAG // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    thanks Bri

  • 160 pspelectrical // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    This football club is the bane of my f@cking life

  • 161 gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club) // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    This Swansea side is helping Shelvey look like Pirlo!

    Truth is they look miles ahead of Newcastle

  • 162 colwell // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    Oh well thats Janmaat sent off today.

  • 163 magpiesi // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    Janmaat off the pace here

  • 164 SUTTY1978 // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:19 PM

    On target to beat last seasons tally of 63 goals conceded

  • 165 brklyngeordie // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:20 PM

    Thought Gomis was offside too amazing how no close calls go in our favor

  • 166 Nufc-83 // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:20 PM

    Noel it’s clear you know nothing about football

  • 167 magpiesi // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:20 PM

    Wijnaldum only touched the ball a few times out numbered in cm

  • 168 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:20 PM

    I really hope we don’t get dragged into the relegation spots this early on. We’ll never recover.

  • 169 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:20 PM

    Sissoko being brushed off the ball by Sigurdsson.

  • 170 gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club) // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:21 PM

    Janmaat was brilliant most of last season, last few games of last season and these two he looks a different player!

    Worrying.

  • 171 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:21 PM

    Sissoko reverting back to his normal utterly useless, bumbling self.

  • 172 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:21 PM

    Nufc-83

    zzzzzzzzzz

  • 173 Jib // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:22 PM

    Typical Taffies
    They have quite a physical team you can tell they are managed by an ex defender – yet soon as Mbemba puts a cruncher in they whinge their tits off (the crowd I mean )

  • 174 Clarke_M // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:22 PM

    JANMAAT fault at all three goals so far!

  • 175 Bambams // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    I have never thought Cisse can play as a lone striker.
    He can’t hold it nor is he a target man or have lightening pace.
    He feeds of a partner, scraps knock downs.
    Horses for courses

  • 176 davetoon // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:24 PM

    CMON NEWCASTLE
    man for man we are more talented than the Swans

  • 177 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:24 PM

    We could do with Mitrovic’s presence. Cisse is so crap in any build up scenario.

  • 178 Canny in Canberra // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:25 PM

    Not sure the second half is gonna be worth losing sleep for at this rate.

  • 179 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:25 PM

    We made a mistake in not signing gomis

  • 180 Kurt // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:26 PM

    Adam Armstrong with 2 goals so far today

  • 181 davetoon // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    Cisse is irrelevant, Swansea are pressing every time we have the ball especially in midfield meaning that the ball isnt getting to Cisse and definitely not in any decent capacity

  • 182 Belfast // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    Be surprised if Janmatt sees this game out

  • 183 Sliema // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    We still don’t have enough movement or players getting their heads up, especially when approaching the final third. Always sideways or backwards. We have players who are technically better than that.

  • 184 gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club) // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    That was weird, Cisse and Colo seemed to be having an argument about something then.

  • 185 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:28 PM

    Cisse is always irrelevant until he scores. Never offers anything else.

    Armstrong 4 goals in 2 games.

  • 186 Bambams // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:28 PM

    Arma already bagged a brace for Coventry

  • 187 Nufc-83 // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:29 PM

    Noel no Cb should follow the st behind the line in that position and he dived to cut out the pass as he would have been on goal even if he had stayed on his feet. You expect your FB’s to be in line or even further forward playing the st offside.

  • 188 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:29 PM

    We are passing but no real intention or idea. Cisse surely needs a partner.

  • 189 davetoon // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:29 PM

    in other words, Swansea are out-working us everywhere especially in midfield

  • 190 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:29 PM

    Almost 30mins in and Obertan the only one to have a real go with that cut-inside and shot.

    Need to come out of our shells.

  • 191 Krul To Be Kind // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    any decent links for a stream guys, getting nothng at the moment.

    Thanks in advance

  • 192 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    First 30 has been shocking.

  • 193 beefman13 // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    Yes its early doors but Aarons surely should be playing hes such an outlet, and young Perez must feel robbed.

  • 194 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    Janmaat looking amateurish today.

  • 195 JamesToon // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    Too open, if we’re gonna press high, we have to defend from the front, Sissoko/Cisse/Wijnaldum need to really bust a gut to win the ball back high up the pitch, way too easy for Swansea to split open our midfield and defence

  • 196 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    Only idea is to hoof it up to Obertan on the run. So naive, and so poor.

  • 197 Jib // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:31 PM

    Sissoko hit across it not through it

  • 198 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:31 PM

    Silly Sissoko. Had plenty of time to control it.

  • 199 Macas // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:31 PM

    Janmaat needs to be taken off asap

  • 200 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:31 PM

    Sissoko is a waste being on the pitch. I’d cash in on him if a good offer comes. Appaling to watch.

  • 201 davetoon // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    the hoof out of defence is back

  • 202 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    Shelvey and Sigurdsson are staying tight to Anita and Colback. Reason we can’t get any rhythm going.

  • 203 magpiesi // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    Macca down to sort it out

  • 204 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:33 PM

    If this is supposed to be master vs apprentice, the master is Monk.

  • 205 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:33 PM

    Wilson @ 136
    Hahaha

  • 206 expatmag // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:33 PM

    Adam Armstrong………24 minute hat trick for Coventry

    5 in 2 games

  • 207 Kurt // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:33 PM

    Hattrick by Armstrong

  • 208 Nufc-83 // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:34 PM

    Swansea press so high that they are wide open to a fast st but unfortunately we dont have one.

  • 209 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:35 PM

    Difference between gomis upfront and how’s he’s playing and Cisse for us. Lol

  • 210 davetoon // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:36 PM

    cmon guys, are you seriously suggesting Armstrong up front wouldve made a difference?

  • 211 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:36 PM

    Well done Obertan. No support though.

  • 212 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:36 PM

    Got old numb nuts in the bar next to me. I’m giving credit to Makro for sitting in the stands with Costco. Old numb nuts isn’t having it. He says we were getting beat 1 nil last week when Makro was in the stands. When he came down, we went 2 – 1 up. Hahahahaha. You couldn’t make it up.

  • 213 Slank // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:36 PM

    Janmaat being skinned.

  • 214 Our Toon // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    Obertan got done by naughton then jogged back. Now a horrible 1st touch by obertan. Sissoko has played to cracking passes in last 5 mins, 1 to Janmaat and now to obertan

  • 215 Bambams // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    Great for Arma.

    Maybe need to consider Championship loan after his Coventry. I think it was only a six month loan.

    My ignorance but can you go out on loan to two different clubs in same season

  • 216 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    In those situations Cisse is always too far behind play. Was the case last week. Good play by Moussa and Obertan.

  • 217 Nufc-83 // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    Dam a good first touch and hes through on goal.

  • 218 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    What hattrick by Armstrong? The 2nd goal was scored by a different player.

  • 219 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    Of course, some bloggers won’t get my last comment. It will take the blog intelligentsia to explain.

  • 220 Canny in Canberra // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    We not done yet. Think I’ll hang for the next 45. It’s gonna finish 3-1 in our favour.

  • 221 Krul To Be Kind // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    its looking like big mac is going to learn the hard way that Alien heed Obertan is useless he is when he gets into a stadium…

    As much as I would like to give him a chance he truly hurts me eyes!

  • 222 Bambams // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    Mackems two down…..

    Surely they are relegation fodder

  • 223 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    That first touch looked to be intentional to me, played the momentum past the opponent. I thought it was a smart idea.

  • 224 magpiesi // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    Makems getting done 0-2 oh dear Merson says game over sunderland have problems lol

  • 225 Our Toon // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:39 PM

    Anita and Colback wanting to play the same role, we look toothless with both in there sitting deep

  • 226 magpiesi // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:40 PM

    Stadium of s**** emptying lol

  • 227 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:40 PM

    Haha

    Makes you laugh. Obertan the only one to pose a threat for us and still he’s getting lampooned by the sponge brains.

  • 228 magpiesi // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:40 PM

    Think we should push Oberton up next to Cisse and central

  • 229 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:40 PM

    We missed a trick not bringing Cabaye back, we have no quality in the centre.

  • 230 davetoon // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    noooo. so out of character

  • 231 magpiesi // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    Great Janmaat off

  • 232 Belfast // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    What a prat

  • 233 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    Haha what a way to cap a truly shocking invidiual and team performance.

  • 234 JamesToon // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    Janmaat has just lost us the f******g game. Stupid stupid. Expected so much more from him

  • 235 beefman13 // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    KNACKA

  • 236 wilson9ie // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    very harsh!!

  • 237 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    ffs Janmaat

  • 238 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Janmaat utterly awful.

    One of the single worst diplays I’ve seen in a Too shirt. Disgraceful.

    All that praise gone to his head. Needs to shape up fast. Idiot has cost us any chance of getting back in the game.

    Buy a RB and stick him on the bench until he sorts his lackadaisical ways out.

  • 239 Slank // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Stupid Janmaat. Deserves the red.

  • 240 Munster Mag // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Fans walking out at sunderland. Really poor managerial choice. As i said earlier i wasnt sure why so many were being so optimistic about beating a team who shud have beaten chelsea in london. Janmaat now off. Another defender who cant defend. In carr we trust????? Yeah right

  • 241 Our Toon // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Janmaat oh dear, and he was the fans favourite to be captain. Lol

  • 242 Macas // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Terrible management not bringing Janamat off earlier. Easily our worst and thickest defender, and I’m including Williamson in that

  • 243 Ron Knee // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    No surprise there!

  • 244 Jail for Ashley // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    RB cover ???

  • 245 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    And it was because he had no options whatsoever and lost the ball. We are awful.

  • 246 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Janmaat completely destroyed this game. Montero taught him a lesson.

  • 247 Jib // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Obertan off Tayls on
    NOW

  • 248 colwell // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Oh well hate it when im right fcuking Janmaat are slow useless team will go down this year.

  • 249 JamesToon // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    Janmaat expected so much more from him. Lost us the game

  • 250 davetoon // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    heres where our back up Full back can be used ……………………….
    ……………………….
    ……………………….

  • 251 Canny in Canberra // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    Ok so maybe not then. That was sheer frustration from Daryl like but f@ck I think we might be sunk. Definitely staying up now!

  • 252 Clarke_M // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    please.. I have said from day 1 Janmaat is a liability!

  • 253 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    Was that the blog’s choice of player of the season and shout for captain miscontrolling the ball and getting sent off?

  • 254 Mitro15 // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    Who called the red card before the game?

  • 255 davis_toons // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    Janmaat for captain? Think again. Maybe not now …

  • 256 John Tudor // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:44 PM

    garbage

  • 257 Ron Knee // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:44 PM

    Can we hold on to our slim loss?

  • 258 Rotonda heights // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:44 PM

    why the hell didn’t SM see that coming half an hour ago. everyone could see montero was runng janmatt ragged. Janmatt must be one of the thickest footballers I’ve ever seen.

  • 259 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:44 PM

    This is going to get ugly.

  • 260 Jail for Ashley // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:44 PM

    He knows he’s straight back in the team when his suspension is over, this has to change.

  • 261 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:44 PM

    Truly awful team performance. Like watching a pardew team all over again.

  • 262 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:44 PM

    I’ll say it now. If we don’t shape up and fast, we’ll be joining Sunderland on the way down.

  • 263 Jib // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:45 PM

    If Janmaat’s was a yellow so was Ayew’s

  • 264 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:46 PM

    Janmaat is still a good player. He’s just had a terrible game in a a terrible team. He’s still more captain material than Colocinni.

  • 265 Jail for Ashley // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:46 PM

    Rotonda,
    Because we haven’t got another RB, Taylor when he was 21 maybe !

  • 266 Jib // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:46 PM

    Sissoko pulled his groin

  • 267 davetoon // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    tell me sissoko didnt just tweak his groin

  • 268 Canny in Canberra // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    He’s still a class player! Everyone has shockers now and then. Guess today was his. Let’s not bail on him for one wee mishap. Shit there’s me ba off with a groin.

  • 269 John Tudor // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    colback right back clatter montero

  • 270 WWSBRD // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    Janmaat is a great defender but he’s had an awful start to this season

    He’s clearly not thick though

  • 271 Rotonda heights // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    jail

    11 men is better than 10 no?

  • 272 Macas // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    At least it might make fatty splash the cash

  • 273 Our Toon // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    Jib

    Ayew 1st foul, Janmaat made multiple fouls. I said yesterday whoever wins the battle between Montero and Janmaat will win the game for there team.

  • 274 davetoon // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:48 PM

    the positive i take out of this is the SMc realises the challenge he has and that he still needs to get players in and move players out

  • 275 Rotonda heights // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:48 PM

    ww

    i woud say he certainly isn’t the brightest

  • 276 RothToon88 // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:48 PM

    Janmaat doesnt look good enough at this level. Thrown the game away

  • 277 colwell // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:48 PM

    Anita vs Depay next week ffs we’ll be 2nd bottom with the Scum just below us

  • 278 magpiesi // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:48 PM

    Go 3 51 I say to try and get the ball

  • 279 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:48 PM

    Thank god for halftime. Montero is destroying us. Janmaat cost us the game.

    But really.. Swansea are a class above us. Monk showing his ‘master’ whose the boss.

  • 280 davis_toons // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:48 PM

    @136…are you watching the right channel?

    Colo at fault? What a joke…ok…anti-colo.

  • 281 Belfast // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    Basically like watching a replay of last season

  • 282 Bambams // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    What was Janmaat thinking there….
    Already on a yellow and gives ref no option. You can’t grab a shirt so soon after getting a card. Mistimed tackle sometimes you can get away with but not a blatant ‘intent’ pull back.
    Stupid to say the least.

  • 283 Clarke_M // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    Just looking at the highlights, Janmaat looks completely uninterested in everything..

  • 284 will die for the toon army // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    From Hero to Zero.

    Janmaat is the worst player of NUFC at the moment. He is so poor at Southampton and now at Swansea red card.

  • 285 toon kk // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    We’re just out classed by a better team, now with only 10 men? We’ll have to wait until we play Sunderland until we can have an even teams playing each other. Oh no they usually beat us as well.
    Only joking!

  • 286 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    All the happy clappy McLarenites still lapping up the big changes?

    He needs time of course but this is a mirror image of the back end of last season. Nothing has been addressed.

  • 287 Toon XI // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    No doubt we’ll be right there battling with Sunderland to stay out of bottom three all season. This team is going to be an emotional roller coaster ride all season.

    Same ol’ Toon.

  • 288 Slank // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    ilovetoon8788 @ 259

    Swansea are a very good team.

    If they can boss Chelsea they can terrorise us even with 11 men.

  • 289 WWSBRD // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:50 PM

    Rotonda
    Because he got sent off? Pretty strict opinion on intelligence that

  • 290 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:50 PM

    Gonna be a long time till October for us. United must be rubbing their hands at facing us.

  • 291 Macas // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:50 PM

    Janmaat has a shocker every other week, decent going forward but pretty hopeless at defending

  • 292 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:50 PM

    Makro’s on the phone to Ashley. “Hi Mike. Remember that horse you were on about? Thing is I’m in Wales and could do with it right now. The cart’s full of shyte and very heavy.”

  • 293 lukes26 // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:50 PM

    shelvey was the player of the first half for me

    janmaat isnt as poor as everyone’s making him, montero’s just really good & ssissoko is offering little to no help

  • 294 The Newcastle Armchair // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:51 PM

    Our Toon

    Which post did you say this on?

  • 295 toon kk // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:51 PM

    Belfast
    it’s the same team, more or less

  • 296 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:52 PM

    I said to a guy in the bar after the Saints toffees match that if that was how the Saints played against us I was worried.

    2nd best all over. Very disappointing, time for McClaren to earn his wage.

  • 297 benjohnsen // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:52 PM

    @JIB my thought exactly. Definitely yellow for Ayew with that tackle from behind, if Janmaat first qualified for yellow. Definitely the one thing I do not like with referees, if they can’t keep the same line for both teams.

    Also have to say that I think Premier League look more and more like basketball. Players are almost not allowed to touch each other anymore.

  • 298 Jib // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:52 PM

    Right

    Thinking caps on chaps

    Sissoko’s injured – Janmaats off – Obertans a waste of oxygen———-

    WTF do we do ??????

    For me it’s shit or bust

    Obertan Cisse and Sissoko off

    Perez Aarons and Tayls on.

  • 299 will die for the toon army // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:52 PM

    We had started getting back in the game.

    Poor game with bad luck.
    Janmaat red card, Sissoko groin famn this is so bad.

    Leicester is better than us.

  • 300 colwell // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:52 PM

    Glad to see the exciting new coaching set up is in full swing. very poor pre season what we thought was a good point at home last week for Saints for them to then get beat 3 nil.

    Luckily on paper last year there were a few worse teams this year though teams like Stoke Villa etc have become much stronger than us. Another long season ahead.

  • 301 the broons // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:53 PM

    taylor on for obertan, mbemba to come in at right back and sissoko and wijalndum asked to do wide jobs but also come inside to support aswell.

  • 302 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:53 PM

    Macas
    It’s not Janmaat’s fault that he’s got tight thighs which stop him running fast. Don’t forget. He’s the blog’s player of the season and choice of captain.

  • 303 magpiesi // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:53 PM

    Well the cheque book will have to come out to buy a rb as don’t fancy bigi against Man U

  • 304 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:53 PM

    Arms has another 2 for Coventry, great stuff for him.

  • 305 nufcursed // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    still the same problems. we lack pace and technical abilities.
    cissé is useless in an away game.
    sissoko and anita lose possession too often in crucial moments.
    wijnaldum looks lost today.
    obertan will NEVER make it, so stop giving him the benefit of the doubt.

    only ones who are decent players are:
    darlow?
    mbemba
    colo?
    haidara?
    wijnaldum?
    aarons
    cabella
    perez
    mitrovic?

    ALL the others are not good enough so that leaves us with 9 half decent players thus not enough to create a good first 11!

  • 306 Our Toon // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    What a poor goal we conceded as well. Shelvey did colback and then the 2 CB’s left a big gap for Gomis. Poor all round, but colback made it piss easy for shelvey

    Swansea playing to Gomis strengths and we give Cisse zero support

  • 307 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    isn’t it convienent that Swansea have had an opposition player sent off 2 weeks on the spin?

    Obertan has been our best player so far

  • 308 Ron Knee // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    We could be down to 9 men if Mitrovic gets a red!

  • 309 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    We’ll not find out if McClaren has a plan B and what that is now, thanks to Janmaat’s barely concealed total disinterest.

    Anita and Colback were been smothered and not doing enough off the ball to break free, which prevented us from playing as we did last week. McClaren should’ve been brave and changed it early on.

    Mitrovic has to come on for Cisse if we’re going to pose any kind of threat and build the odd attack.

  • 310 beefman13 // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    Its the same as last season without doubt, nothing is different whatsoever, backs against the wall stuff in the next 45, can we sneak a goal on the break? maybe but Swansea will prob get a couple more, Janmatt wants lashed with copper wire at the monument on monday morning, mindless.

  • 311 Krul To Be Kind // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    2 justifiable yellows for the respective offences for Janmatt but the ref should have been a bit more savvy and given a firm warning on the second one a bit rash from the ref imo

  • 312 davetoon // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    Its down to McClaren to put the fire within the players to fight for the game.

  • 313 Bambams // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    Well its not even as though we can bring two on to change.
    Try and keep the score as it is and in last 15 bring on Aarons and hope he can weave magic.
    Cisse has offered so very little outlet.
    Mitrovic 2nd half ? Can we risk it ?
    I didn’t expect a win today but hope we don’t get a hiding

  • 314 Belfast // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    3 at the back and just go for it in the second half. We’ll probably get chinned either way.

  • 315 stevie101182 // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:56 PM

    Seriously are we watching the same game. I am not saying we are doing great but the passing and moving is much better than it was last season there was a few good moves in that half. Janmaat stupid for getting sent off but I still think we can get a draw out of this game which will be a great result. I don’t see much of Swansea apart from the goal

  • 316 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:56 PM

    Why does Sissoko stop just before Montero hitss the post? Am I being harsh, or is that lazy/poor attitude?

  • 317 Slank // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:56 PM

    Lukes26

    That sums it up.

    I said on here before the game that Montero was a very good player. He gave Ivanovic a terrible time last week. Very few players get the better of him.

  • 318 Belfast // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:56 PM

    Three centre backs

  • 319 nufcursed // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    come on people janmaat deserved the red card!!!!
    if you’re on a yellow and playing that badly, you just don’t go and pull a player’s shirt.
    THAT’S NOT HARSH, THAT’S JUST STUPID

  • 320 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    In Makro we trust.

    To be fair, the bits I’ve seen through the glass window haven’t been bad. Pity about the black screen every 5 minutes. Based on what I’ve seen, we should romp home. 3 -1 us.

  • 321 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    If McLaren can’t get them geared up and prepped for games, what is he doing here? Either buy him players he can work with or ship him out for someone who can.

    We cannot have the siuation we had with Pardew again as we WILL go down.

    He needs to kick Charnley’s arse in gear and tell him what he needs.

  • 322 davis_toons // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    #Facts for Anti-Colo!

    Coloccini have got Nothing to do with it. Sorry about that.

    Janmaat was not in his game. The defenses pushes forward Janmaat was wondering behind playing Gomis onside.

    Gomis was WAY OFF SIDE. You should guess where
    Janmaat was standing now right?

    Just not his day. Players does have an off day and was really up to the coaches to decided to replace him or not.

  • 323 benjohnsen // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    @Our Toon – Correct when it comes to Cisse. He is a box player. He need the get the ball in the box. He is not a holding striker. Remember every goal he scored when he arrived happen by giving him the ball in front of him towards goal.

  • 324 The Newcastle Armchair // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    Montero is a very good player for a Swansea team.

    Wouldn’t get a look in at city/cjelski

  • 325 brklyngeordie // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    Just saw a proper replay of the goal I was wrong if was a good goal..

    To late now but we needed to play 2 ST up front to not allow the passing in the back with ease and Tiote needed to be in here feel he would have disrupted and roughed up Shelvey who pulls their strings..

    Going to be a tough 2nd Half but hey nothing is impossible

  • 326 colwell // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    Montero is exactly the type of winger we need small and rapid we should sign Redmond very very similar player and style much better than the w@nk we have out wide.

  • 327 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    I’m calling Sissoko’s groin an ‘injury’. We know he is pea-hearted.

  • 328 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    I agree with the half time analyst. This is the same performance that got us almost relegated.

    Time for mcclaren to buck up his idea and know he has a heck of a job keeping this team in the league. Forget the top 10. Target must be 40 points as soon as possible.

  • 329 beefman13 // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    Stevie, i hope u are right, we did not play two halfs the same all last season, maybe we can surprise in the second half, get yourself to the bookies make a few quid, not for me, but hope u are right.

  • 330 switch365 // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    Swansea weren’t even a blip on our radar a few years back.
    Piss poor management and a failure to strengthen every window and look what happened.

    Janmaat hasn’t looked his old self since last season, 2nd year EPL syndrome perhaps

  • 331 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    Stevie
    To be fair, there is something different going on. I know what you mean.

  • 332 colwell // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    The Newcastle Armchair

    Montero is a very good player for Swansea, he’d be our best if he was here.

  • 333 Unbelievable Tekkers // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Some of you lot are so clueless it’s embarrassing, get your fickle heads out of your arses. Yes it’s been a poor performance but this Swansea team just outplayed the champions on their own ground and you expect us to rock up and turn them over.

  • 334 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Noel,
    That was my first thought…….

  • 335 Zangwill_Ho // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:01 PM

    Worser than last season, poor defence
    Boring match
    Stupid pass
    Poor attack

  • 336 Macas // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:01 PM

    Blackley – Williamson got all the stick for the sending off against Leicester, but for me Janmaat’s was the stupidest of the two. Never seems to get much abuse on here for his defensive capabilities, but now the main scapegoat Williamson has gone that might change.

  • 337 catchy in norway // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:01 PM

    well now , what can you take out of that half

    not a lot

  • 338 Krul To Be Kind // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:01 PM

    Obertan and cisse off for mitrovic and arrons, push Anita into r/b and counter the nuts off them… its still doable I don’t think Janmatt wanted to play ball with Montero at all, boys on for today!

  • 339 beefman13 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:01 PM

    Colwell, Aarons can defo be a game changer as is Montero, but not sitting on his butt on the bench.

  • 340 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:01 PM

    It’s just all so naive. We all know Cisse cannot link play and offers no presence, so why is he still playing when we desperately need a focal point. These guys are paid mega bucks to make these decisions and they’re making the wrong one. It’s maddening.

  • 341 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    @colwell

    We do have obertan whose just as fast as montero.

    The difference is…… Lol..

  • 342 Our Toon // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    Armchair fan

    Can’t remember which post it was but it was this week with the build up to the game

  • 343 beefman13 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    Tekkers without doubt i sound fickle, but wrong team selection imo from the start, same old same old, it hits a nerve, weve seen it all b4 mate.

  • 344 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    Unbelievable Tekkers.

    Only a moron would expect that. But a realist would expect some driv, determination and a gameplan. We haven’t had any, and we’ve been a carbon copy of last season. These were the key aspects needed changing and none of them have.

  • 345 Macas // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    McClaren has to take a lot of blame for the sending off though, it was pretty obvious it was coming. He either had to take Janmaat off or switch him with Mbemba

  • 346 colwell // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    Beefman

    Aarons yes definitely but as he was our best player in pre season McClaren has decided to fcuk him off to the bench. Him and Redmond with Mitrovic in the middle would scare the shite out of every team.

  • 347 Our Toon // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:04 PM

    Sissoko going off injured, squad being tested and we are only in the 2nd week of the season. 3 signings are enough. Poor management as well seeing Janmaat getting mugged off it was only a matter of time he’d see red

  • 348 terencelim // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:04 PM

    Same old Ashley, same old ambition, same old McClaren, same old result.

  • 349 davetoon // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:04 PM

    hope McClaren got inside their heads. We are better than them man for man

  • 350 Unbelievable Tekkers // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:04 PM

    Last week – McClaren’s brilliant
    This week – Worse than pardew McClaren out.

  • 351 deeps // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:05 PM

    Sissoko off..Looks like he will out for a couple of weeks atleast

  • 352 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:06 PM

    @unbelievable

    We expect the team to atleast show some intelligence and a bit of fight. But none was shown. This was the attitude that almost got us relegated.

  • 353 doofa the loofa // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:06 PM

    No drama in..
    No panic in..
    Horsepower from mike in..

  • 354 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:06 PM

    People shouldn’t have been sayings McLaren brilliant. I think many were under an illusion because it wasn’t a defeat and it was a brand new season.

  • 355 Nufc-83 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:07 PM

    Obertan twice ffs !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 356 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:07 PM

    Good that sissoko will be out for atleast 2 weeks. He’s a liability.

  • 357 toon kk // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:07 PM

    Where’s all the fools that think we have a top eight side

  • 358 lesh // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:08 PM

    Here’s some essential Sky viewing tomorrow:

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/ex-newcastle-united-managerial-team-9863635

  • 359 beefman13 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:08 PM

    Tekkers its all opinions, and no Mcalren was not brilliant last week at all, hope they perform a miracle today and prove most of the doubters this afternoon wrong.

  • 360 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    At 1 – 0 it’s not over.

  • 361 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    @toon kk

    Top 8? Lol. Let’s not kid ourselves. We’ll probably just about get 40 points.

  • 362 Unbelievable Tekkers // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    I agree team selection should have been different. Mitro should have started imo given that we were always going to have less possession but the rest of it is just football. Sometimes you play well sometimes you don’t. Last week West Ham beat arsenal away and now they’re losing at home to Leicester, that’s football. You can’t always play well and today we aren’t whereas last week we did.

  • 363 davetoon // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    what is it with players we tried to sign

  • 364 doofa the loofa // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    Rats off a sinking ship..

  • 365 LGFUAD21 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    Been saying for weeks.

    Where is the defensive mid to protect our back four.

    Gylfi is having a field day in the midfield because we’ve got no one to pin him.

    Defence isn’t just about how good your cb’s are.

    We need wingers bad that can hurt people.

  • 366 Jib // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    Well McClaren deserves all the shit that’s going to come his way – leaving Obertan on when we are down to 10 men.

  • 367 Ron Knee // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    Game over. Damage-limitation now.

  • 368 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:11 PM

    Not now. Colo really let him know there. Watch out mate. Colo’s coming.

  • 369 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:11 PM

    Too easy. Disgusting.

  • 370 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:11 PM

    Mbemba just as effective as Janmaat at stopping Montero.

    Useless, past them both like they weren’t there and then the usual complete lack of marking or challenge in the centre of defence.

  • 371 nufcursed // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:11 PM

    fking mcclaren

    HOW CAN YOU KEEP CISSE ON THE PITCH??

    we’re still shite

  • 372 John Tudor // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:11 PM

    great marking collokaki

  • 373 The Newcastle Armchair // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:11 PM

    Coloccini with the moon boots on… can he ever get any jumping reach?

  • 374 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:11 PM

    Why didn’t we sign Ayew and Gomis???

  • 375 lew // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:11 PM

    f*******ck!

    2-0 so frustrating…. GET THE DEVIL ON HIS FEET. (Mitrovic)

  • 376 RothToon88 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:11 PM

    and thats how Colo leads by example. Pathetic.
    Never has been good enough never will be.

  • 377 colwell // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    Oh well that beast Ayew scores a header this week McClaren better get a beast of a CB or we will be relegated.

  • 378 Munster Mag // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    2-0 . My 3-1 prediction is looking good but the 1 might be hard to get. Naivity on this blog is hilarious

  • 379 beefman13 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    Sorry, Colo it would be an insult to flat footed people to say you had them, disaster.

    Aarons coming on to supply for Cisse, oh shit hes took him off, comical.

  • 380 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    Relegation beckons…

  • 381 LGFUAD21 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    Two banks of four.

  • 382 Mister Tuff // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    Now tactics are to stop a cricket score.

  • 383 Nufc-83 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    Its like playing with 9 men with Cisse on the pitch we cant afford to carry a goalscorer we need someone to link the play.

  • 384 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    Colo. Hard man.

    Watch out Gomis. Colo might feel your bottom.

  • 385 Nufc-83 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    too little too late

  • 386 Our Toon // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    Lol cisse is off just as most wished. Losing 2 nil it’s damage limitation

  • 387 colwell // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    haha fcuk it lets go with no striker

  • 388 davetoon // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    So who plays Right Back next week??

  • 389 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    Munster Mag

    mine too…. we are woeful. Once again Mike as you watching????

  • 390 magpiesi // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    Looks like 45 0 pack midfield and hope for a break from 3/4 players

  • 391 JamesToon // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    I know janmaat let himself down extremely but I think McClaren got his tactics wrong today. We chose to sit deep and invite pressure and get Wijnaldum to mark the cm’s. We should have played higher up the pitch, restricted the space for shelvey and cork to pick out passes and pin back the wingers and make them track back

  • 392 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    Please shore up the back and buy another quality CB & FB. Perhaps the sending off will spur S Mc to give this No 1 priority. Back to basics keep clean sheets & the goals will come but it is set to becoming another disastrous start. We’ll be battling with the Mackems to stay up at this rate.

  • 393 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    Nobody ever takes responsibility at the back. Not our captain, not his partner and Krul is permanently glued to the line when crosses are incoming.

  • 394 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    Ridiculous that colo can’t even out jump Ayew?

  • 395 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    I hope the blog will line up one by one and apologise to Toonbrother.

  • 396 SBergenwall // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    Haha, loving the kneejerk comments here, I actually think we played okay until the sending off,

    At least we’re not lumping the ball, and it’s only 2 games in, against a team we’ve had a lot of trouble with before

  • 397 Belfast // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    That was a half hearted Coloccini special Blackley lol

  • 398 WestOzMag // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    Same garbage new year ur all mugs if u think things will change. Look where mclaren has been in england . Nowhere!

  • 399 Nufc-83 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    Montero is everything we can dream of

  • 400 toon kk // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    We’re playing no better than our relegation candidates of last season.

  • 401 Rotonda heights // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    while pleased with a lot of the things sm has done, the failure to take janmatt off and keeping colo as captain, while having no height in defense is just totally bizarre.

  • 402 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    Obertan LOL

  • 403 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    Even when we finally get forward its just embarrassing.

  • 404 beefman13 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    Colo can you loan me one 50th of your weekly wage i want to have a fortnight in the med!!! the world has gone mad.

  • 405 Thump // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    Have we actually had a shot on target yet? I genuinely can’t remember,

  • 406 jane // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    Sunderland losing by more 0-3

  • 407 Bambams // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    We never expected anything from this game. They are streets ahead of us.
    Please let us do damage limitations here. No hiding.

    We have made some good signings, it’s too early to worry.
    However it is massively obvious we need players to take the threat to the opposition .
    Problem is our defence is still weak so our team reflects this. We cannot play more than three real offensive players or else our defence would be battered.

    Mac knows, he has already said the team is not where he wants it to be.

    Will we buy ?

    This surprise signing is what we need….Gives us a lift.

    Come on ash we have not touched the tv money yet !

  • 408 benjohnsen // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    What this team desperately need is a Tiote in form. I know Colback has a lot of fans for being hardworking, but he seems a little to slow sometimes and not clearing enough defensively in front of the back four. Tiote can desperately provide that.

  • 409 John Tudor // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    starting with you

  • 410 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    @jamestoon

    I agree with you. Mcclaren got his tactics all wrong today. Our midfield sat so deep Cork and Shelvey have all the time in the world to spray passes to montero.

  • 411 SBergenwall // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    @ilovetoon8788

    Ayew is decent at heading, has always been.

  • 412 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    SBergenwall

    chat to you in 10 games…. after most of them losses.

  • 413 Unbelievable Tekkers // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    I’m not saying it hasn’t been poor because it has, both individually and collectively but it’s the fickle nature of a lot of fans that does my head in, one bad performance and straight away with the negative shit.

  • 414 davetoon // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    @Blackley you shouldnt stir sh1te like that when emotions are so high

  • 415 John Tudor // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:17 PM

    shite not garbage

  • 416 Our Toon // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:17 PM

    Nufc

    That’s the funniest thing I’ve read in a long time….We can’t carry a goalscorer we need someone to link the play. We are losing 2 nil, we need goals not linking play.

  • 417 John Tudor // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:17 PM

    you can take out garbage

  • 418 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:17 PM

    Good question Davetoon but not just next week but for next three weeks at least. Highlights lack of strength in depth but what do we know?
    The window will soon be shut & we haven’t started selling anyone yet.

  • 419 TudorCrisps // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:17 PM

    Least where not Sunderland, squeeky bum time for the next few games now overran must not start any more games along with Anita and cisse simple as

  • 420 will die for the toon army // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:17 PM

    We have a really bad defence and weak holding midfielders

  • 421 doofa the loofa // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:18 PM

    We is doomed i tell ya…

  • 422 Ron Knee // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:18 PM

    Where’s Rivière when you need him?

  • 423 Nufc-83 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:18 PM

    Ayew is a goodin the air and had the run on Colo its not really his fault the ball was amazing.

  • 424 kakaobi // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:18 PM

    Looks like a massive mistake by macclaren in keeping colo still nee 2 CB’s and an premiership experienced striker not seen any improvement in the 1st two games

  • 425 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    In fact how dare they be ahead of us and WHY are they ahead of us.

    This is proof we have had a shit window so far. We basically need TWO new CB and a winger which I am afraid we will not get.

    We where linked with so man players that we didn’t get cause of pure penny pinching. We deserve to get smashed.

  • 426 Nufc-83 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    People are saying Swansea are streets ahead i would agree but what players would you swap from their first 11 its not as one sides as it seems.

  • 427 SBergenwall // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    @gorgonzola

    Haway, man. We play Man utd, Man City, Chelsea and Arsenal in the next 10 so I’m not expecting much there. We’ll probably pick up a decent run after that I’d expect, talk to me then

  • 428 benjohnsen // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    For people saying our defence is weak. This game like the last our midfield are not good enough. Slow build up, bad passes going forward and not helping our defence. Anita and Colback are out of their depth.

  • 429 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    We need a quality CM. Ours are shocking, have no quality.

  • 430 Obafan // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    The same shambles as last season.

  • 431 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    Did anyone see Colo turn side on and wince when that powder puff shot hit him? Some bloggers will see that as a quality block by Colo. It didn’t hit old curly locks hard enough IMO.

  • 432 JamesToon // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    We’ve played terrible today. But only the 2nd game of the season and a very good team Swansea are, roll on Man United!

    HWTL

  • 433 SBergenwall // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:21 PM

    The game was lost after the sending off. Keep solid is what we need and write this game off

  • 434 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    AHHAAHH wow we are truly pathetic….easily 3 there….Lucky…

    How can we NOT look into JUST buying CB’s Its disbelief.

  • 435 Obafan // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    Playing without a striker; is just asking for more problems. I’m really disappointed with today’s performance…

  • 436 Rotonda heights // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    west oz

    tell us something we don’t know. i don’t think sm was anyone’s preferred choice and he did talk the talk, as in playing more pass and move, attacking football, but there again a well trained puppy has more nous than carver.

    it could be 1 point of 9 after going to manu with arsenal to look forward to after!!!!

    The fact that willo saylor and colo are anywhere near the first team shows that the most important issues have not been addressed at all.

    SM may be a great coach but tactically. . . . . hmmm.

  • 437 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    Colo lost Ayew yet again. How did this idiot get captain and new contract? Our worst player in this 2 games.

  • 438 toon kk // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    Tbh we’re an embarrassment, we look like a newly premoted league 1 side.

  • 439 Jib // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    Oh theres Obertan , phew he’s still on the pitch I thought he’d gone home

  • 440 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    United will auddenly find a top class performance against us and tear us to shreds.

  • 441 Macas // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    Wijnaldum has been worse than Gouffran today

  • 442 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    Don’t worry McLaren says : We want more signings – Things will happen! Let’s hope soon & that it’s not more S…!

  • 443 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:24 PM

    @nufc-83

    You kidding? Which player of Swansea we’d swap?

    I’d tell. For a start I’d take their entire back 4. Want more?

  • 444 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:24 PM

    SBergenwall

    by then we will be near the bottom with huge pressure mounting.

    Let’s not kid we haven’t improved much from last season. We needed our entire back line strengthened, which did not happen sadly, this is what happens. And it will only get worse if we don’t get PROPER CBs in.

  • 445 Rotonda heights // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:24 PM

    if colo is really retained both as captain and number 1 cb then the writing is on the wall. colo as sweeper, yes, anything else no.

  • 446 Mag52 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:25 PM

    We were linked with Ayew for a time if my memory serves me right.
    Oh yes of course, we couldn’t match the spending power of Stoke City !
    Pity, that.

  • 447 brklyngeordie // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:25 PM

    All is not lost here lads believe it or not there is still a silver lining to this game actually a few

    1) will reinforce the fact that we still need players in this window and will help the boards case for reinforcements

    2)will give McClaren a reason to tweek line up and formation perhaps which was always going to be done as he learns his own team and the opposition

    Not the end of world we lost to a good Swansea side in the road take our lumps and move on and be ready to repay the favor when they come to SJP

  • 448 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:25 PM

    Wijnaldum has been non-existent since kick-off.

  • 449 davetoon // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:25 PM

    well I think this game has given SMc and the rest of the ‘board’ a wake up call to where we are at

    I have a feeling that SMc has bought into a feeling that we have a good squad

  • 450 Obafan // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    A typical Saylor clearance; that guy is made for comedy shows.
    We need a completely new defence… FFS

  • 451 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    Like watching 11 pub goers who haven’t played in 15 years and never together, facing Barcelona. Totally embarrassing.

  • 452 toon kk // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    Im going to have a large bet on us being in a relegation battle come the end of the season.
    Dead cert if you ask me.
    F***ing poor.

  • 453 magpiesi // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    Stay in the game last 10/ 5 bring mitrovic on for Anita go long and try.

  • 454 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    Wow we are truly bad….this is truly embarrassing we are going to get mauled.

  • 455 Marty-Toon // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    Where’s all those saying we were gonna win today?
    Being played off the park,Mc Claren did a Pardew there by leaving us with no one up front-lets try and keep it at 2-0 😉

  • 456 SBergenwall // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    @gorgonzola

    We’ll see, too soon to say, we might get wins against the teams in between those big teams…

    I agree that we need better CBs, I’ve been waiting for years for it to happen. But first of all, almost every team in the league would need a new cb, or two. And also, people seem to think that by just buying new players it’ll fix everything.

    Just look at Sunderland, they spend a lot of money on about 10 players every summer, but they’re worse than us in terms of league position last year.

  • 457 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    toon kk

    exactly that….

  • 458 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    We need to upgrade on colo who has been absolutely rubbish. Problem is he’s made captain and new contract. No way they did that for him to be on the bench. We are not signing any Cb. We need to deal with it.

    Management made a huge mistake by offering colo new contract. A decent season could have been but we’ll struggle because of that.

  • 459 Jail for Ashley // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:30 PM

    Macas coming under fire from Ando and Mick Martin, wobdering why we haven’t got a striker on.

  • 460 davetoon // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:30 PM

    @Mag52 exactly the ‘board’ decided that Ayew wasnt the right player for us at that price so I can imagine they threw up in their mouth after that goal

  • 461 toon kk // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:30 PM

    I wish we had a team like Swansea, something to be proud of.

  • 462 mindshaft // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:30 PM

    Expected a defeat today, poor show from Gini though, Janmaat had a bit of red mist with Montero and should know better, shame as we were coming into the game at the time.

    damage limitation from McClaren but given we’ve barely had a shot on target ( if any) can hardly blame him
    Think we may do better against ManU next week

  • 463 Nufc-83 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:30 PM

    So you would have naughton over Jaanmatt?

    Fenrandez over all our cb’s?

    I dont think its as easy call as you make out.

  • 464 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:31 PM

    SBergenwall

    What are you talking about? You sound like we are there competing.
    We are getting smashed off the park man and we played F******* Soton and Swansea! What about the big boys.

    I am truly horrified.

    Looks like Fat Ash has been lying to us yet again. Bare bones investment just to survive in the league. Lets see the end of the transfer window if he is indeed a pathological liar.

  • 465 mindshaft // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:31 PM

    He’s clearly left Obertan on hoping for a counter attack at pace, Swansea mostly protecting lead and playing game out so unlikely thats going to happen

  • 466 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    Can someone please name me any good CBs we have had in past 25 years? We’ve had some “belters” & paid good money for many of them e.g.
    Mbiwa, Boumsong, Nic the Greek,Helder, Marcelino, Williamson, Colo & then there’s Saylor (who draws his wages & is rarely ever fit). Even Peacock & Kilcline were never rock solid but if you look around there are very few good uns in the Premiership at present.

  • 467 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    Haidara is a poor footballer and shabby defender.

  • 468 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    @nufc-83

    In a heartbeat I’ll have their back 4. Sure.

  • 469 The Newcastle Armchair // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    Only proper CB we’ve ever had was Albert.

    Even he had is clangers though

  • 470 toon kk // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    I’m not joking I’ve seen the lads down the school field play better and certainly put far more effort in. Joke.

  • 471 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    @toon kk

    They indeed have a team and club to proud of.

  • 472 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    Shelvey has schooled Colback today.

  • 473 will die for the toon army // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    We don’t deserve any thing from e game

  • 474 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    I predict relegation battle if at least 3 players are not brought in.

    I will leave it at that.

  • 475 Nufc-83 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    The point was people saying Swansea streets ahead when in fact its not as clear cut as saying the whole 11 is better its much more even than you think.

    Hopefully the penny has dropped with Mclaren that Cisse is a waste of space especially on his own up front.

  • 476 brklyngeordie // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    So Man U away the Arsenal at home how are we all feeling about that?

    Plus Janmaat to miss next game correct?

    If we get thrashed these next 2 games could cause some panic good or bad may want to make a few leave but may make us spend some more let’s see

  • 477 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:37 PM

    toon kk

    I believe you.

  • 478 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:37 PM

    The blog wants Colo as sweeper now. Is that right? It’s a non starter. Mike won’t pay for a broom.

  • 479 SBergenwall // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:37 PM

    @gorgonzola

    I’m just saying, it’s too soon to be saying that everyone should go, the manager, the players etc.

    2-2 against Soton is not a bad result considering how well they played last season and Swansea is a good team. Remember how horrible we were last season? It will take time to shake that off.

    Give McClaren some time, can’t be this kneejerk after 2 games. We’re playing completely different so far this season compared to lumping it last season. It takes time to change playing style, not just 2 games is my point.

  • 480 check the toastie // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    Shelve should be in the England team, super player, reckon swans could be top4 at Xmas..

  • 481 LGFUAD21 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    We’ve invested a bit. But we’ve not been smart enough and haven’t truly addressed the issues.

    No creativity
    No goals from wide areas or midfield
    No protection at the back.
    No cover for defence and two decent cbs but they won’t work together because of the lack of height.

  • 482 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    Colo flat-footed left on his backside again.

    Where has his saving grace, his ability to read play and step-in before others gone? Take that away and he has almost nothing left.

  • 483 Marty-Toon // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    The ginger Pirlo couldn’t lace the originals boots.
    He loses his players all the time,let’s them run off him and gives them too much space to collect the ball and that’s when we have 11 on the field

  • 484 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    Wow what was that….

    NOT a single player has covered a player there they are going though us like butter….this is very very very embarrassing.

  • 485 sing in the corner // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    Oh dear. Stuck at work so have seen none of it. Must say we still have Welshgeordie9 to pop up on here at some point. So steel yourselves…

  • 486 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    Before the start of the season I would have taken a point out of the first 2 games these teams are streets ahead in coaching and fitness because of the mess Carver and Pardew left us in its going to take a while

    Actually think we will have a better chance against Man Utd than Swansea they play it at a much slower pace and dont press for the ball as much

    Sissoko being injured means Obertan has to go right wing with Aarons on at the left wing

  • 487 toon kk // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    I can’t believe im still watching this shite.

  • 488 beefman13 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    Mclaren has given up this game and threw in the towel, feel so sorry for the brill travelling fans, cheated.

  • 489 Ron Knee // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    So who’s our NUFC Man of the Match?

  • 490 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    Mitrovic, finally we have somebody with presence up top. Waaay too late.

  • 491 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    Routledge’s French and Dutch accents weren’t good enough for us. Best rid.

  • 492 Jib // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    Swansea are wasting time |FFS

  • 493 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    Why do we need Routledge anyway when we’ve got Obertan?

  • 494 cole the goal // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    Negativity on here is pathetic, we are down to 10 men. Lots of clueless people on here. If we win next week same people will be shouting champions league. Same people that probably been to 3 games

  • 495 magpiesi // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    That’s a red card lucky mitrovic only got a yellow

  • 496 Marty-Toon // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    Colback,right into the back of him,donkey

  • 497 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    Philippe Albert was a great player but he was in a very offensive side who loved to go forward – not the best at defending. WE need to push the boat out and buy Van Dyk & get Vermalaen in on loan. Get shut of Willo & Saylor on frees to get em off the payroll along with all the other wastrels already mentioned. I know it’s early days but from some of the comments made we are now a smaller club than the likes of Swansea, West Ham, Soton & Palace. Still Man Utd & Arsenal to come in next few weeks so things to look forward to.

  • 498 Belfast // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    Sorry but the new guy is an eejit. That could have been a red again

  • 499 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    Although he’s gonna be banned very shortly.

    Gonna break the record for worst discipline at this rate.

    Reckon he’s frustrated at having the half-arsed Cisse starting ahead of him and only being brought on when we’re down and out or when the team is shot like last weekend.

    Has to start next week.

  • 500 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    When did Billy Whitehurst come on?

  • 501 Bambams // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    It’s all set for bringing on mitrovic with five mins….
    Two goals…..

    Mind you mac shouldn’t of said last week it could of been a red. …Nothing like giving refs a hint to watch out for mitrovic. It was a yellow nothing more. Now even the ssn pundits are calling him crazy….We started it.

  • 502 belgrade fan // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    SBergenwall

    Its not 2 soon, this is our problem for a years. We need 1 classy cb or we r in big problem. Also a winger, LB, and a dm like Fer. And for all of you people saying we don’t need Austin we have Cisse- just keep watching. Cisse is not consistent, neither is Haidara, Anita, Obertan etc. we need consistent players

  • 503 will die for the toon army // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    What did Mitrovic do wrong? Gomis has been hitting our players and no caution.

  • 504 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    I’ll let Bobbybee or Hibbit explain my last post.

  • 505 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    Cole

    We were atrocious from the off and conceded well before the red. You can clap along all you like but when there has been less than no improvement on everything that almost got us relegated last season then i for one will make my opinion known.

  • 506 Belfast // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    More like Drunken Duncan Blackley.

  • 507 Unbelievable Tekkers // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    Cole the goal

    Completely right. I think the average age on this blog must be about 13.

  • 508 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    @sbergenwall

    We are not jumping on mcclaren just yet. But this performance is embarrassing. AA team aspiring to be in the top 10 cannot put in effort like in today.

    It is indeed worrying as it shows we need new ideas or we willl struggle

  • 509 beefman13 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    COLE, WE TOON FANS ARE DAMAGED GOODS, WE KEEP GETTING DIGS IN THE RIBS, WE CANNOT BE HAPPY SON, IT CANT BE HELPED WE ARE HOPELESSLY FRUSTRATED.

    PS, SORRY BOUT THE CAPS, CANT HELP IT.

  • 510 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    Let’s look at the facts we never do any good against Soton or Swansea & we still have the Mackems to play twice so perhaps we should be happy with one point out 6

  • 511 cole the goal // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    Belgrade

    And fer and Austin are consistent?? They both finished bottom of the league last season you numpty

  • 512 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    Be interesting to see how far people think we’ve come when we scrape to a 15th placed finish this year. Everyone said the same last year, and the year before, and the year beforw that.

  • 513 Marty-Toon // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    We’ve always heard the excuse that 10 men are hard to beat but we make it look quite simple,it’s disgusting.
    Mitrovic seems like he’s got a few loose screws

  • 514 Belfast // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    The blog has bi polar disorder Cole

  • 515 davetoon // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    It doesn’t matter what you think about McClaren, he won’t sleep much tonight

  • 516 Marty-Toon // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    There’s not many leaders out there in that team today

  • 517 toon kk // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    In the poll the majority actually thought we could win. Proves people actually over rate our below average squad.

  • 518 WWSBRD // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    Always some comedy gold on here when we lose

  • 519 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Swansea press us so far high up from the start. While we sat so deep and let Swansea play. That’s our biggest mistake.

  • 520 cole the goal // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    2 games, good performance last week and I think we done alright till we went down to 10, Gomes definitely offside for goal, long season ahead,

  • 521 manxpie // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Go m is challenge on Hiadara was 10 times worse than miti’s and he actually caught him full on and nothing said from commentators

  • 522 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Practice session from Swansea today. They are incredibly good footballing team. I think they’ll finish top 6. Won every 50/50 ball today. What a manager Monk is.

  • 523 cole the goal // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:52 PM

    Sunderland getting beat as well, could be worse, a lot worse!

  • 524 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:52 PM

    We all get the Rose tinted glasses out but the reality is we’ve been one of the worst teams in the division for the majority of the last 3 years. That is fact. We needed major squad overhaul and we haven’t had it.

  • 525 mindshaft // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:52 PM

    Haidara is a poor imitation of LB

  • 526 beefman13 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:52 PM

    The commentator has just said that Mclaren has just given Swansea the biggest compliment by literally chucking the towel in to keep the score down, i agree totally, im sure those away fans will give Steve a big clap at the end of the game, terrible.

  • 527 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Quite right Beefman. I for one was cautiously optimistic at the start & thought the buys we made were good. Hope Gini is having his one bad game of the season & we don’t find we’ve bought a nutter in Mitrovic.Mclaren has got to get his priorities right in the next fortnight & strengthen in the obvious areas where we are lacking. Hope there isn’t a sting in the tail where MA comes along on the last day of the window & sells the crown jewels as we certainly don’t want to lose Krul, Sissoko , Tiote & Aarons

  • 528 toon kk // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Its not Stevies falt, the majority of our squad aren’t good enough or are just lazy and certainly lack effort.

  • 529 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Well Janmaat. cheers!

    We started to make a fist of it before your stupidity put and end to this game as a contest.

    Glad Swansea never stepped on the gas. Much to poner for McClaren.

    Away from home we can’t start the game with passengers (Cisse) and he must change things quicker when they’re not working.

  • 530 toonicle // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Ugh. Nothing going forward and Colo shaky at the back yet again.

  • 531 Belfast // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Missed your unbiased commentary manxpie Haha

  • 532 mindshaft // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    11 vs 11 we did okay, Gomis was played onside by Janmaat
    After Janmaat sent off we were in damage limitation mode and were bossed out of the game

  • 533 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Well that was interesting…a bit what I feared!

    What’s the update on Sissoko?

  • 534 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Next week our new CB who has questionable positioning will now be our RB and Mr Newcastle will partner Captain Coward at CB. Onwards and upwards?

  • 535 will die for the toon army // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Aarons not impressed lost all his balls.

    Poor game all round.

  • 536 davetoon // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    That’s definitely a game I want to forget.

    Now we have the east task of winning at Old Trafford without Janmaat

  • 537 mindshaft // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Mitrovic looks decent but really needs to cool his enthusiasm down when coming on – Commentators are already marking him out and refs will take note – red card in the making

  • 538 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    i agree. we can’t be starting Cisse in games like this where he’s extremely ineffective as he works best when we dominate and play balls into the box.

    it’s like already playing with 10 men from the start.

  • 539 Rotonda heights // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    a blind man could see janmatt was going to get himself sent off. Poor poor decision not to sub him and how much longer we can keep colo as captain / CB is anyone’s guess

  • 540 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    Old Blackleg’s been racking his doddery brain as to why he’s linking the likes of Routledge and Cabaye. The only thing he can think of is that neither is good enough and both should be playing for lesser clubs. Clubs without a horse.

  • 541 davis_toons // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    we need a real midfielder someone who can create and pass…when are we going to give SDJ a REAL RUN of game?

    Can he play?

  • 542 mindshaft // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    not sure what Colback gives the team – would rather see Tiote in his place if we are giving Anita the creative role

  • 543 Bambams // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    Right it’s a 2-0 defeat.

    10 men for over half the game.

    I am not going to go bananas yet.

    Mac needs to see for himself what we have seen for over three years. If we do not bring in more players it is a fact Ash is doing the usual.

    We have only spent £34+ million which we had in the bank in January. …The tv money is still there.

    Over to you ash….actions speak louder than words

  • 544 Rotonda heights // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    ilovetoon

    while i would agree cisse contributes very little, mitro just looks a nutter

  • 545 Toon fm Exeter // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    Unless the cheque book comes out we will be bottom by the end of September, also the indiscipline of this team is woeful

  • 546 Our Toon // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    Can’t have Anita and Colback playing centrally as they nullify each other and the team, we need a ball winner in midfield to replace either one of these 2. Obertan is a waste of space, if we aren’t going to play to Cisse’s strengths and get support to him then it’s pointless playing him.

    2 games in and 2 big errors by mcclaren, last week his error was playing a really unfit Tiote, this week it was not raking Janmaat off, Janmaat single handedly lost us the game today!!

  • 547 manxpie // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    Well you know me Belfast i say it as i see it 🙂 but seriously did you see the gomis challenge proper ankle breaker and late?

  • 548 JamesToon // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    Mitro needs to start next week, he has the work rate to put pressure on opp defenders, Cisse does not. We need to really have a go at man united and not give them too much respect like we did with Swansea today. Need to push higher Up the pitch and be more compact

  • 549 Rotonda heights // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    colback creates nada

  • 550 cole the goal // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    Whey Man united have been poor

    I will go down thinking we can win per usual

    Howay the lads

  • 551 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    Mindshaft
    Mitrovic is some presence. Get him on from the start and let him build up his fitness and lose some weight that way.

  • 552 lukes26 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    ive said it many times, but our biggest need is a commanding DM

    Anita has too many liabilites

  • 553 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    Nothing there today that promises a new start. Disappointing from start to finish; from players to substitutions poor. Very poor.

    A lot of work to do.

  • 554 nufcursed // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    shocking display!
    could’ve been 4-0 and at least 2 yellow cards!

    player who received the most passes of the game: KRUL

    says a lot. i don’t see the passing football mcclaren is supposed to be playing!
    we only pass backwards.
    we’re still half a team short of being able to put out a strong first 11.

    also aarons and mitrovic should start the next game instead of obertan and cissé!
    and we need wingers and defenders more than another striker.
    if we only play 1 up front, mitrovic is our best man

  • 555 Rotonda heights // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    james

    i thought sm was going to press teams higher but swansea had acres to run in to.

  • 556 Bri // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    Last season all over again with that performance.
    Not one positive to take from the game and i don’t think it will take much for heads to drop from most of this team.

  • 557 SUTTY1978 // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    West Ham trying their best to make sure they don’t win the fair play league this year, 4 red cards already this season. #dontwannabeineurope

  • 558 cole the goal // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:00 PM

    Toon for Exeter get a grip

    Are you seriously that clueless

    If we are bottom by September I will buy you a ticket for your first toon game

    Keyboard warrior

  • 559 Nufc-83 // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:00 PM

    Did I see someone having a go at Aaron’s coming on at that point. Pfffft idiot.

  • 560 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:00 PM

    Colo was at fault for both goals, but Mbemba was worse for both. If this is the way forward, I’m worried.

  • 561 nufcursed // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:00 PM

    @rotonda

    mitrovic is kind of a nutter but he’ll score more than cissé!

  • 562 beefman13 // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:00 PM

    Like an addict i will take it a game at a time, and give an honest opinion, but today we got it all wrong and threw in the towel, unacceptable for a proud Geordie or any toon supporter.

  • 563 Rotonda heights // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    our toon

    with all his experience i can’t believe sm didn’t hook janmatt. it was so so obvious what was going to happen.

  • 564 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    Horrific and embarrassing display.

    Poor team, way over its head in the PL.
    Plenty of performances like this about to follow.

  • 565 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    Swansea have been a good footballing side for a few seasons now punching well above their weight. Great performance at Chelsea last week against 10 men & have no better financial backing than the Toon. There support is good at home but you can not compare it with Toon home & away. This season is make or break for me. Constant poor seasons is eating away at the Club. I really thought MA was doing the right thing by taking a back seat but Rome was not built in a day. Only trouble is we have never really recovered since we were 10 points clear of Utd all those years ago & blew it under Keegan

  • 566 Rotonda heights // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    cursed

    if he stays on the pitch.

  • 567 BigB75 // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:02 PM

    NEW RB, NEW LB and a NEW DM and we could do some good!!! need a boss DM period. lots of the opposition destroys us on the wings!!! my two cents!

  • 568 will die for the toon army // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:02 PM

    Good we are back to scratch. Cisse back to the bench so impressed with Mitrovic. Perez before Aarons.
    Mbemba will do Good at Manure.

  • 569 Our Toon // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    Cisse’s job is to score, why do so many complain about him when we lose?

    Did Cisse let Shelvey turn hin and pick out Gomis for the pass? No that was colback

    Did Cisse let Gomis run into a gap to score? No that was our CB’s with the aid of the utterly shite Janmaat who’s a fam favorite for captaincy ahaha

    Did cisse let Ayew score? Have some realism man, doesn’t matter who’s in attack if we have Anita and Colback sitting in then the striker will have no chance and will have no affect on the game. It’s about service Gomis had plenty he got 1 goal, cisse had nothing.

    Goals win games not Riviere esc link up play!!!

  • 570 stuart no9 // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    so we made southampton look quality last week.We had to get something from that game coz we knew what was coming up . By the end of this month well be bottom , however ,the worrying this is we got off to a good start last season and JUST avoided going down . can we escape this season ??? not going off that showing we cant. Im all prepared to give SM a chance but look at it this way– what has he achieved as manager and how many times has he been sacked ( at lower clubs) has he got a cv to warrant the toon job ? no he hasnt , but again he was the cheapest option. ok lets give him time – he desrves that, however come xmas, and a better picture of how things are panning out, then old ashley may have another difficult decision to make. i said last year we need to go down and start from scratch, and i still think that . its only a matter of time .

  • 571 Nufc-83 // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    Lilo first goal clearly jaanmatt fault both cb hold the line well how can it be their fault!!

  • 572 manxpie // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    Only 3 points of the top 4 lads chins up!!

  • 573 cole the goal // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    Until the player got sent off we were doing ok against a good team.

    Their goal was offside so should have been 1-1, if you should be annoyed at anyone it should be janmatt, actually no it was ameobis fault

    Lots of good players in league, lots of ups and downs, no easy games

  • 574 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    No worries about the ticket offer Cole the Goal. We’ll be next to bottom as Mackems will be below us still

  • 575 toon kk // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    We’re 15th in the league and we’ll never be much higher all season, relegation candidates along with Sunderland.

  • 576 lukes26 // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    Also, Aarons was thoroughly horrible. He was average for many games last season before being injured

  • 577 Our Toon // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:06 PM

    Mitrovic should he starting but enough of the link up play rubbish, we can’t even string together 3 forward passes or any probing passes.

  • 578 Nufc-83 // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:06 PM

    Our toon that’s the whole point cisse job can’t be just to score he firstly needs to offer the team someone to play it to and link the play which he doesn’t do especially when 1 up top. We can’t carry a poacher as we just don’t have the quality eksewhere

  • 579 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:06 PM

    Champions League for Leicester? Don’t think so but their lads seem to have hit the ground running – ours never seem to manage that

  • 580 cole the goal // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    2 games in man, teams would have lost both games and won league, fair enough these comments after 35 games. New manager new style = learning curve

  • 581 Our Toon // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Rotonda

    We could all see what was gonna happen with Janmaat and mcclaren sat in the stands could see….why on earth did he keep him on? And wtf was Janmaat even thinking?

  • 582 Nufc-83 // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Luke’s name the games he was average in when he had more than 10 mins. Utter garbage

  • 583 manxpie // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    Tbf on the janmaat situation we all could see it was gonna happen but for an international experienced player to be sooooooooo stupid surely no one did and i feel steve thought it would be Ok till half time
    janmaat is the only one in that situation who should get all the stick

  • 584 toon kk // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    We can only hold our hands up and admit we’re not good enough for the premier league, and we know it.

  • 585 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    Everton 3-0 at Soton . How good are they.?Who knows?
    Things can only get better! Can’t they?

  • 586 cole the goal // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    Lancs

    Your the sort of bloke that starts a new job and says I will be sh!te at this

  • 587 pspelectrical // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    Anyone who thinks am lares 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!!

  • 588 Ron Knee // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    Ca$hley, get your wallet out again before the window closes.

  • 589 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    Mcclaren tactics was all wrong today. The midfield cannot sit so deep and let shelvey dictate play with complete freedom spraying passes and getting it to Montero.

    Mitrovic needs to learn from Gomis the art of playing upfront alone. gomis hold up play was absolutely brilliant today.

  • 590 stuart no9 // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    cole —— learning curve,??? we have learnt nothing over the last 8 years fella .

  • 591 Our Toon // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    Nufc 83

    You have it the wrong way round, the team need to offer cisse something, time and again he’s upfront completely isolated, shearer even said without service he as a player was useless. We have zero service for him to work with, yes Cisse’s hold up play isn’t great and he’s not much good with his back to goal but goals win you games mate not pretty link up play.

  • 592 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    If Janmaat begins this season’s collection of hollow apologies and promises to do better I’ll personally rip his head off.

  • 593 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    Nufc 83,
    Mbba played him on as well. Colo moved out, Mbba dived in with a rash/ludicrous challenge. Janmaat was deep,but not the only problem.

    Janmaat had another shocker, but all the defence were poor, as we’re the midfield and Cisse. I missed last week, so I hope this was a completely different performance and result.

    If not…..

  • 594 toon kk // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:12 PM

    Our toon
    S mc wouldn’t expect Janmatt being so f…ing stupid

  • 595 cole the goal // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    Stuart it’s the mangers 2nd competitive game, what the feck do you expect?

  • 596 Ron Knee // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    Lilongwe
    We were worse this week. Really looking forward to playing Manure!

  • 597 Our Toon // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    Ayew was out of our price range, Gomis according to some on here was like Shola and always offside. Both players on a free both former targets and both scored but MOTM is Montero

  • 598 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    What we spent was what is required to avoid relegation. If a we are going to aim any higher we need at least 3 mors signings.

    As far as I’m concerned as the squad it is now, we should be getting 39 to 40 points comfortably. We’ll finish somewhere around 13-14th. Not even close to top 10 sorry.

  • 599 NYMAG // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    Everyone watching they game could see Janmatt was heading for a red card so why didn’t Mclaren see it and haul him off. Montero was torturing him. Even apart from that he was horrible today and probably our worst player last week.

    Maybe we needed that so Ashley and Co get a reality check, every other club has gotten better and we are miles away from top 7-10 finish.

    Another cross another goal, yet I highly doubt we will sign the 6 ft 6 defender all the fans know we need.

  • 600 Noel Worst // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Southampton’s RB last week had the maturity and professionalism to get to half-time so his manager could make the decision to bring him off. It’s all hypothetical and hindsight now, we don’t even know if Steve would have done that, but Janmaat to get sent off in the manner he did is a blatant disregard for the club, fans and his teammates and he should be docked a couple of weeks wages.

  • 601 JamesToon // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Completely agree ilovetoon

  • 602 lordy_geordie // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Armstrong got another brace for Coventry.

  • 603 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Stuart No 9 your right but I think it goes back further than that – to the ays of KK

  • 604 Nufc-83 // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    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

  • 605 Our Toon // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    Toon KK

    We wouldn’t expect Janmaat to be stupid but 2 mins prior to that 2nd yellow he tried to bring the little fella down and Montero stayed in his feet to cross. The point is Janmaat was getting a roasting and should have been hooked. That 2nd yellow was coming everyone could see it except for the wally with the brolly

  • 606 cole the goal // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    Stuart it’s the managers 2nd competitive game, plus down to 10 that could of been a lot worse

  • 607 pspelectrical // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    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!!

  • 608 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:17 PM

    Ron,
    I’d hope so. That was garbage. The performance, the changes, very disappointing.

  • 609 Our Toon // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    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!!

  • 610 will die for the toon army // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    We really gave Swansea too much respect
    we were so held back.

    Worst players today Janmatt, Sissoko, Haidara.

  • 611 Nufc-83 // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:20 PM

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

  • 612 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    83,
    He dived in. Cluelessly. I would tear strips out of an Under 15 for diving in like that. I put it down as a learning curve for him so far, but he was poor and dived in too much today. Long way to go for him.

  • 613 cole the goal // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:23 PM

    If it is really that bad why don’t yours just fcuk it off and save your dissapointment.

  • 614 beefman13 // Aug 15, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    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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