Video – McClaren BBC Interview – We Were Excellent In Defense


Head coach Steve McClaren was delighted with the clean sheet at Manchester United today.  There were a number of players who had excellent games, but none better than captain Fabricio Coloccini who had an absolutely great game at the back for us.

Mitrovic hit the bar with a tremendous header in the first half, and then in stoppage time we had a fantastic breakaway after Vurnon Anita had cleared off the line from Chris Smalling.

And as Steve says – we should have scored then – and if we had we would have won it.

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Aleksandar Mitrovic after the game today

But the Red Devils also should have scored a few times today.

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Steve McClaren on the touchline today

Steve McClaren said he was delighted with Newcastle’s excellent defensive  performance today – and it’s two steps forward this week for Newcastle United – after taking one or two steps back in south Wales.

Here is Steve’s BBC interview after the game.

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57 comments so far

  • toonbrother

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #1

    poor stevie mac
    he’s a good coach but he’s going to have to learn the hardway
    putting faith in colo is like putting faith in broken down jallopy with no engine or wheels

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #2

    Coward

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  • davetoon

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #3

    hard to diasgree. 2 years ago we had the same defensive effort plus a bit of MF magic from Yohan

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #4

    WWSBRD
    From previous post…. You’re right ! I didn’t see the game so our mind set was probably not too loose but I just dislike the comments of the likes of Van Gaal , Rodgers and Moanrinio who just whinge too much for my liking !

    Palace – can the 4th official disallow a goal ? Looks like it !

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #5

    Bourny back in front

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #6

    JB
    Haha u may well be a better man than I bud

    That Mitrovic header and the break away late on wee our chances but Man Utd had plenty more than that, if Ferguson was still in charge we would of lost today

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  • hibbit

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #7

    toonbrother your like a broken record you need thrown out put up or shut up

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #8

    Lochinvar

    From all accounts it was the right call. I think anyone should be allowed to make the decision if it is the correct one.

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #9

    lochinvar
    Ah fair doos mate I think we got what we went for though. I can understand LVGs frustrations about it, should be aimed at his striker rather than us though

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #10

    Northhampton getting beat 2-0 at home to Plymouth. Surely we can win that one.

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  • TheToonKing

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #11

    I think we should start battering Ed to ban ToonBrother.

    al he does for the past 12 months is bash Collo and pick fights with everyone. a real life lifeless, useless troll.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #12

    WWSBRD

    Trust me mate, it’s bloody hard.

    We would have mate not doubt, but by the same token if Pardew was still here we would have been hammered and God forbid what would have happened if the hapless Carver was still at the helm.

    Small victories and baby steps

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  • jane

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #13

    will this Palace goal count?

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  • nut meg

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #14

    Repost

    Can’t comment on the game because of a poor stream but a very gutsy performance by the sound of it,a real confidence booster and a good point.
    Chancel….keep ya pecker up bonny lad,you’ll get there .

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #15

    Hibbit

    It’s his utter lack of logic that gets me. Colo can be responsible if we draw from a winning position, or if we lose, but if we get a 0-0 draw, then how can he be blamed for us not winning? He did his job. Clean sheet today, and from most accounts, he was a big part of it.

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  • jane

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #16

    Selhurst Park has JDSPORRTS.COM plastered everywhere 🙄

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #17

    Palace winning. Apparently Pardew had made a good tactical change at half time, according to Kammy. Wonders never cease lol

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  • SPRINGY

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #18

    nut meg
    done a review on last page if you want my opinion

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  • toonbrother

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #19

    looks like colo keeps getting entrenched in our team like a virus in one’s bloodstream
    Mclaren is a capable tactician but he needs help from real fans to see where the problem lies

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  • Noel Worst

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #20

    This’ll be Palace’s equivalent of our 5th season, probably finish top half, then they’ll be relegated within the next 2.

    Armstrong only hit the woodwork from a free-kick so far today.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #21

    For me, i would suggest a 0-0 draw with Colo on the pitch for 90mins counts as JFA winning the bet. He cant be responsible for the strikers not scoring.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #22

    Adama….

    What a player….Thats who we needed Pure blinding speed…

    Why don’t we go for that type of player…

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  • TheToonKing

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #23

    Callum Wilson hatrick…4-2 Bournemouth…..wow.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #24

    West Ham down to ten men and losing 2-4

    If Carlsberg did Saturday’s……………

    They’d find a way for Swansea to find a winner!!!

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #25

    Ah well. The Villa equalizer might prevent another Pardew melt down on here later lol

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  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #26

    Bradden Inman scores for Crewe

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  • JackButler

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #27

    Noel

    It’s what always happens under Pardew, he has a strong first season and then quickly destroys what he’s created

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #28

    Bolton losing. They still havent scored this season

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #29

    3-4 now Bournmouth

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  • SPRINGY

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #30

    canny game at the west ham!….bloody hell….here comes a ten goal game!!lol

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  • Mickalonius

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #31

    Toonbrother, you being one of the ‘real’ fans presumably. Colo was immense today, not acknowledging that and continuing with your own personal vendetta with anyone disagreeing with you being, well, not worthy, is irrational. Try being objective.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #32

    Mick

    Wasting your time,fella. He is a wicked little coward.

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  • Mickalonius

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #33

    Right so, anyway happy with overall effort today and is anyone else excited by what they saw with Mitrovic ? I thought he was really good…

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #34

    Palace have scored

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  • davetoon

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #35

    Leicester Spuds game has certainly heated up.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #36

    Saw it pop up just before they went to kammy lol

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  • CypriotDelight

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #37

    Toonbrother…smartest guy in the room? No one else worthy? Heavy is the head that wears the crown?

    Shut ur mouth u deluded toad. U have one agenda and u r that obsessed that u manipulate everything towards it!
    Carry on but stop insulting us all with ur twisted version of reality.

    Heavy is the head of the deluded…

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  • SPRINGY

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #38

    mickal
    i was impressed with him today and his sharpness is there and the team start playing to his strengths…crosses especially….he could be a massive handful for any side

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  • nightfa11

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #39

    really impressed with our new signings.. especially our cheapest..mbemba.. considering hes only 35.. he can become of of the best defenders out there.. well done nufc..well done..everybody did well..from players to board..

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  • CypriotDelight

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #40

    Sorry to rant but that radical boiled my blood. Colo extremist shud be called CrIsis…..

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