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Sissoko And Janmaat Return – Thauvin Starts

11:46 am, Saturday, August 29th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 392 Comments

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Steve McClaren has just announced his team for the very tough game at home to Arsenal today, in the early kick-off game and both Daryl Janmaat and Moussa Sissoko return to the team and Steven Taylor, Gabby Obertan and Ayoze Perez drop to the bench.

As we had hoped – Florian Thauvin makes his first Premier League start for Newcastle.

Teams:

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

Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Petr Cech; Hector Bellerin, Gabriel, Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal; Francis Coquelin, Santi Cazorla (c); Aaron Ramsey, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alexis Sanchez; Theo Walcott
Substitutes: David Ospina, Mathieu Debuchy, Kieran Gibbs, Calum Chambers, Mikel Arteta, Joel Campbell, Olivier Giroud

Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)

And that’s about the strongest bench we have seen at Newcastle in a  long time – Karl Darlow, Steven Taylor, Cheick Tiote, Siem de Jong, Gabriel Obertan, Ayoze Perez, Papiss Cisse

So Daryl Janmaat make an immediate return following his one game suspension and Moussa Sissoko is fit and returns to the side and Florian Thauvin starts – and this has to be our strongest team we can filed at the moment.

Newcastle will again play in their familiar 4-2-3-1 formation with Colback and Anita again the holding midfielders, and it looks like Moussa will be on the right wing and Thauvin on the left wing.

That was the team we picked with just one difference – we had Steven Taylor at center-back and Chancel Mbemba at right back – the same back four as last week at Manchester United.

This is what Steve McClaren has said about today’s game in the Chronicle:

“It’s another huge test for us.” “The boys – like I said last week – must be playing at their optimum, at our very top level.”“That’s what we have to do again.¨

“We did it against Southampton, 10 men against Swansea was difficult but last week the players could not move for two or three days after.¨ “That’s what we need on Sunday morning, the players not being able to move.¨

“That is the type of effort and hard work that you need to get a result against any of the top four teams.” “It is about performance.” “Come on, let’s give a performance and defend like we did at Man United.¨

“Let’s be as disciplined as we were at Man United and deserve our luck as much as we did.”

“To beat a team like Arsenal is about work and defending well but you have to play football and pass the ball well.”

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It’s five years since we last beat Arsenal – and that was at the Emirates and ten years since we beat them at home – both 1-0 score-lines.

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392 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sliema // Aug 29, 2015 at 11:47 AM

    No Aarons on the bench? He better not be crocked again.

  • 2 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 29, 2015 at 11:49 AM

    Just think it’s a case of Thauvin displacing Obertan who is in turn displacing Aarons on the bench.

    Janmaat is a lucky lad, I personally wouldn’t have brought him straight back in and continued with the defence we had against Man U. Saylor must be feeling hard done by.

  • 3 toon kk // Aug 29, 2015 at 11:51 AM

    We’ll never cope with Walcott’s pace.

  • 4 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 29, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    Such is the riches of squad depth Mr Ashley has granted us.

  • 5 firebug666 // Aug 29, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    toon kk

    I would like to think the Mbemba will take care of Walcott.

  • 6 AncientC // Aug 29, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    Arsenal going with Walcott upfront. This isn’t going to be pretty.

  • 7 Ron Knee // Aug 29, 2015 at 11:55 AM

    At least no early goal from Giroud:
    Cech, Bellerin, Koscielny, Gabriel, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Sanchez, Walcott

  • 8 Essex Geordie Bill // Aug 29, 2015 at 11:55 AM

    Hopefully ice baths for all in our purpose made rubbish bins after a hard fought win. That should ease the post match aching limbs 🙂

  • 9 WWSBRD // Aug 29, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    Oh Walcott, Sanchez and Ox wow theres some pace in that front 3 our high line is going to get annihilated

  • 10 WWSBRD // Aug 29, 2015 at 11:57 AM

    Hail
    Only taken him 8 years to notice though

  • 11 BeeGuy // Aug 29, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    I’d have put Gini where Colbeck is, and put Perez to the middle. That gives more speed and a chance to attack.

  • 12 ToonAndy // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM

    With Sissoko in the team we’re struggling… A lot on here rate him but he is absolutely shite… He has pace but is often a headless chicken… Also has similar passing ability to Obertan… Perez being dropped isn’t fair after his performance against man u

  • 13 Ron Knee // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:03 PM

    ToonAndy
    Perhaps he’ll have a good game, though. Arsène will be watching!

  • 14 2_goal_tino // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:04 PM

    That Arsenal team has pretty much forced our hand to play a deep line and go all out for ounter-attack. A high line will be suicidal. But at least they now don’t have anyone dominant in the air to challenge balls into the box, which is by far our biggest weakness. The thing I was most worried about today was Giroud’s aerial ability but doesn’t look like we will have to contend that until the last 20 mins.

    It also gives us a better chance from set pieces as I’d take Mitrovic, Colo and Sissoko in the air over pretty much every one of the Arsenal players – they only have Koscielny.

  • 15 nut meg // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:05 PM

    I have no idea how this game is going to go,so I’m going for a draw with a good performance from us. I’ll settle for that.

  • 16 toon kk // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:07 PM

    We will be defending for long periods with a chance of catching them on the break.
    Its going to be tough, we always struggle against Ars

  • 17 welshgeordie9 // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:08 PM

    Come on lads give 3 points on my birthday.

  • 18 JamesToon // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:09 PM

    Hope Sissoko and Thauvin start on opposite sides so they’re cutting in and makes space for Haidara and Janmaat to overlap.

    Come on lads!!!

  • 19 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:09 PM

    ToonAndy
    I reckon Sissoko will be a big player for us today against the diminutive men of Arsenal.

  • 20 ToonAndy // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:10 PM

    4 more signings away from a quality team… Quality left back, centre back, cm (cabaye Mold), versatile winger…

  • 21 Crow59 // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:11 PM

    This for me is our strongest team, I really think and hope we get a good result today. For once looking at the teams I would actually pick our players over there’s, with a few exceptions ie sanchez and cazorla.

  • 22 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:12 PM

    Giroud/Colo is a complete mismatch. If it goes pear shaped, that’s where it will be. Our fullbacks don’t fill me with any confidence either.

  • 23 TheToonKing // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:13 PM

    Thats our best team!! Strong bench as well. We haven’t looked this good in 10-15 years.

    Let’s get a result boys !!!

  • 24 Blofal // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:13 PM

    Good team. Good test for the new players. We have Ayoze and Obertan to bring on late and run at them when they are tired if need be.

    And of course we have Papiss there in case Mitro picks up a yellow card in the first 10 minutes!

  • 25 SUTTY1978 // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:15 PM

    Walcott header for first goal, get a tenner on it.

  • 26 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:15 PM

    Walcott upfront. =(((((

    his pace…. haiz…

  • 27 TheToonKing // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:16 PM

    Strong Arsenal team though, noy happy Koscielny is back.

  • 28 davetoon // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:17 PM

    Good looking team. Need to see the effort repeated from last week but having competition on the bench for once should help with motivation.

    hopefully Arsenal play as narrow as they did last week which will also help us defend

  • 29 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:17 PM

    funny how walcott is rated higher on this blog than by all arsenal supporters.

  • 30 davetoon // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:18 PM

    ahh sh1te – just noticed they changed their shape with the Ox out wide so Arsenal will play a lot better today

  • 31 Douglas // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:18 PM

    Their forward pace will only be a problem on the break. So we’ll play defensively. Lets hope that with Collo, Anita and Chancel we have enough anticipation to deal with Walcot and co

  • 32 AncientC // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:19 PM

    I would have preferred Taylor over Mbemba today. Mbemba has shown in glimpses that he needs to transition into the side, a bad game today could send him backwards. We saw what happened after Mbiwa got thrown in too quickly against Man City.

  • 33 Grumpy // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:21 PM

    Common the Toon

  • 34 Grumpy // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:23 PM

    If its 0-0 after 20 , we win.

  • 35 lesh // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:24 PM

    Might be worth a look?

    http://www.astream.eu/

  • 36 toonbrother // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:24 PM

    with colo in the line up
    victory is pretty much impossible
    Unless Arsenal get one of their guys sent off

  • 37 Essex Geordie Bill // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:28 PM

    WelshGeordie

    Very happy birthday (I hope). 🙂

  • 38 WWSBRD // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:29 PM

    Willems at St James again today…did Gini get him a season ticket?

  • 39 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:33 PM

    Ok guys, Who had 12.24 on the Toonbrother-Colo sweepstake???

  • 40 SUTTY1978 // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:33 PM

    WW, PSV are playing tomorrow, surprised they would let him fly over to watch the game a day before their match or is he injured?

  • 41 STB // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:34 PM

    Agree that at the moment this is probably our best 11.
    Once de Jong is fully up to speed, I’d like to see wij replace colback and play de Jong at no.10

  • 42 Blofal // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:35 PM

    Willems I have a feeling is going to be a future acquisition for us. If not in January then the window after that.

  • 43 WWSBRD // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:35 PM

    SUTTY
    Crocked isnt he?

  • 44 Lindisfarne // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:37 PM

    Very surprised they are bringing Sissoko and Janmaat straight back in, admittedly they are the more senior players but I thought they would be at least substitutes. I hope Sissoko has been instructed to play from deeper making it a 4-3-2-1 formation, I can imagine Anita will mark Walcot, whilst Colback and Sissoko double up with the full backs to block their wider players. Leaving Gini and Thauvin to impose themselves on Ramsey and Cazola.

    Not so great tactics but at least it is consistent and as we will have to score anyway, we may as well go down fighting.

  • 45 Dennis Twice // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:37 PM

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

  • 46 Nufc-83 // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:38 PM

    Very harsh on Perez but it’s hard to argue that sissokho could have a massive impact on the game. Obertan needs to be shipped out as he is a disgrace but at least I’m moaning about the subs rather than first 11 so all good.

  • 47 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:39 PM

    Lindisfarne

    Can’t see Anita marking Walcott, surely Walcott will be stuck on Colos shoulder all match just waiting for any ball in behind..

  • 48 JamesToon // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:39 PM

    Willems seems to love SJP, he may as well sign for us!

  • 49 bettyswallocks // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:41 PM

    Blackley……. Gironde isn’t playing so Colo must have a slight advantage.

  • 50 toon kk // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:41 PM

    Big question, how many mins before we concede? There pace will be to much.

  • 51 bettyswallocks // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:42 PM

    Giroud

  • 52 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:49 PM

    Oh piss off ref, complete accident by Sissoko.

  • 53 toon kk // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:50 PM

    Sissoko is going to have to be careful now.

  • 54 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:50 PM

    Janmaat done too easily in his first test.

  • 55 davetoon // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:52 PM

    we are keeping our shape which is key

  • 56 Ron Knee // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:54 PM

    Men against boys.

  • 57 doggyboi123 // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:55 PM

    Anyone got a stream for the game? Struggling to find one that works

  • 58 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:55 PM

    Mitrovic has to do better. His hold-up play so far since he has been here has been under the standard I thought he possessed.

    His give away led to that Walcott chance.

  • 59 TheToonKing // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:55 PM

    This ref is already pissing me off….

  • 60 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:55 PM

    http://www.stream2watch.co/sports/soccer/newcastle-united-vs-fc-arsenal-live-stream-august-29

  • 61 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:56 PM

    walcott is so dangerous!

  • 62 the ledge // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:56 PM

    Any good links lads?

  • 63 davetoon // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:56 PM

    losing in the MF again. I thought we would improve that with this better looking side

  • 64 toon kk // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:57 PM

    We’re starting to get cut apart.

  • 65 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:57 PM

    Could be in for a long day..

  • 66 davetoon // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:58 PM

    lucky one there, Mariner to the rescue

  • 67 TheToonKing // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:58 PM

    Got away with that one in a big way…

  • 68 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:59 PM

    Completely destroyed by arsenal’s passing.. Wonderful stuff by them though. We stand no chance today. It’s by how much we are gonna lose.

  • 69 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 29, 2015 at 12:59 PM

    That was a pen.

  • 70 toon kk // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM

    We’re as expected totally outclassed.

  • 71 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM

    Arsenal are so aware of our players leaving space when they go forward and target that area.

  • 72 davetoon // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:01 PM

    McClaren has done wonders with us defensively in such a short period of time

  • 73 davetoon // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:01 PM

    WTF???

  • 74 toon kk // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:02 PM

    The mans a liability

  • 75 davetoon // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:02 PM

    harsh red

  • 76 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:03 PM

    that was disgusting by mitrovic.

  • 77 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:03 PM

    He’s a liability that lad and hasn’t really shown any ability aside from heading.

    Looking like a colossal waste of cash.

    Oh well, game over.

    Tactically we handed them the initiative and that was the beginning of our demise.

    Very poor.

  • 78 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:03 PM

    game over now. mitrovic is absolute garbage and waste of money.

  • 79 TheToonKing // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:04 PM

    Hardly a yellow, let alone a red…fu3k Mariner

  • 80 colwell // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:04 PM

    Fcuk me we are still shite 50 m spent and still going down

  • 81 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:04 PM

    I remember all that talk pre-season of doubts about his character……guess it was with good reason.

  • 82 Bri // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:04 PM

    What a nugget

  • 83 Ron Knee // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:04 PM

    Test of character now.

  • 84 welshgeordie9 // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:05 PM

    Ffs man, now we need to sign a forward by Tuesday.

  • 85 expatmag // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:05 PM

    What did he do?

  • 86 Ron Knee // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:06 PM

    And I was thinking we might pinch a draw!

  • 87 toon kk // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:06 PM

    We’re outclassed so we’ve reverted to real dirty play, terrible.

  • 88 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:06 PM

    F****g hell, every foul is a yellow card or a talking to apparently.

  • 89 expatmag // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:06 PM

    Late bid for Austin guaranteed now

  • 90 Sliema // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:07 PM

    I’m sorry but we can’t even blame Mclaren for what is going on at the moment. He’s had 10 men 2 out of 4 games now and the lack of discipline we have shown as a team the last season or two has been shocking.

    Such a shame.

  • 91 overtheline // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:07 PM

    Two yellows and one red is looking like an unbeatable start to his Toon career.

  • 92 seantoon // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:07 PM

    Deserved deserved deserved why are we moaning at the ref. We had our luck with the pen.. We are shocking

  • 93 davetoon // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:07 PM

    I have seen worse tackles get yellows

  • 94 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:07 PM

    All the ridiculous comments previously about giving them a game. Totally deluded.

  • 95 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:07 PM

    Ffs every foul is a yellow card or a talking to now.

  • 96 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:08 PM

    Not a red for sure don’t care what any of you say Yellow at best….

    In that split second fighting for ball it happens…
    If that was RED….then Keane from United should be in Jail on death row…

    So sorry for you.

  • 97 TheToonKing // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:08 PM

    Mariner totally ruined this game. Didn’t give a clear pen, then gave a bullshit red to make up for it.

    3 games without Mitro now…. this is a disaster.

  • 98 welshgeordie9 // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:09 PM

    I said that this morning, if we have a defender sent off and another one gets injured that puts him out for months we are going to be screwed, this time it’s a forward mitrovic is going to be suspended and if cisse gets injured we are in trouble.

  • 99 mattyNUFC // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:09 PM

    Not a red in a million f***ing years

    Not a yellow for sissoko

    Hardly a yellow for mbemba

  • 100 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:09 PM

    Deserved red. Over the top of the ball and studs on his shin. Maybe could have got s yellow in another game but if you do that you risk a red.

    I can see why other teams didn’t take the risk.

  • 101 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:09 PM

    Arsenal a side of acting and falling over chasing to make the foul look poor so typical from Wenger school of crashing…

    disgusting….

  • 102 TheToonKing // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:11 PM

    Is this what the Premier League has come to ? He stpped on his foot…that’s it…. hardly a yellow.

    These are men, let them fu3king play !

  • 103 toon kk // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:11 PM

    72% possession to Arsenal and 51% thought we were going to win in the poll. Wishful thinking by fans who highly over rate our squad.

  • 104 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:11 PM

    JDdubai

    You are delusional. This is PM not Serie A. Sorry
    Yellow at best, no way NEAR red. sorry.

  • 105 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:12 PM

    HAHAHHAHADAHHAAHAHAH this is ridiculous!

  • 106 TheToonKing // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:12 PM

    JDubai….deserved red ?!! it was hardly a yellow !

  • 107 Bri // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:12 PM

    Deliberate by Mit deserved red no doubt about it.

  • 108 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:12 PM

    Gorgonzola

    You run the risk of a red if you go over the top of the ball and put your studs down his shin. It could have been yellow but the chance is always there of a red.

  • 109 manxpie // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:13 PM

    Well done ref game absolutely fuskin ruined after 15 mins I hope our players go down for everything now

  • 110 davetoon // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:13 PM

    hope we can finish the half with 10 men let alone the game

  • 111 benjohnsen // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:13 PM

    By the rules Mitrovic could be shown the red card. However, I have to say football has become more and more like basketball, where you are almost not allowed to touch the opponent anymore. I think that takes away some part of the game and I do not enjoy it as much as I did. The one from Mitrovic is not a good tackle, but it is not deliberate and hardly any power in it.

  • 112 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:13 PM

    red or not. that tackle by mitrovic was completely uncalled for.

    this squad lacks complete discpline. pure shi*

  • 113 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:14 PM

    TheToonKing

    Exactly I bet you we have a challenge on our player WILL never get a Yellow for Arsenal….

  • 114 toon kk // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:14 PM

    Matty
    have you seen the replays of our fouls?

  • 115 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:14 PM

    Let’s face we;ve bought a loose canon in Mitrovic – he’s a lunatic!|
    Get £12m spent on Van Dyjk bedore Southampton seal the deal

  • 116 2_goal_tino // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:14 PM

    You can’t win games if we keep getting players sent off. Particularly so early on in the game – 75 minutes with 10 here, 55 minutes in Swansea. It’s ridiculous!!!

  • 117 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:14 PM

    Mitrovic made an extra movement towards the player, extended his leg when he could have pulled it. Definite red.

  • 118 Derek // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:14 PM

    15m wasted on a Serbian THUG

  • 119 mickalfas // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:16 PM

    Sissoko off,Perez on !!
    Arsenal are a bunch of cnuts ,and the ref !!
    What a tawt!!

  • 120 toon kk // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:16 PM

    Take Sissoko off for Perez.

  • 121 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:16 PM

    If we can hold this to halftime it could be that the anger in the stadium and the fans can drag us across the line..

  • 122 welshgeordie9 // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:16 PM

    Sorry Ashley but you may have to pay £15 million for Austin after all.

  • 123 Tinman // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:17 PM

    Benjohnsen,

    Have you played basketball before? It is pretty rough pal

  • 124 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:17 PM

    Am just wondering how Toonbrother will turn this round on Colo….

  • 125 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:17 PM

    We’ve plenty of numbers but too little quality. Clear out the dross before Tuesday & buy someone decent. Wondered why we got Mitrovic so easily – now know

  • 126 welshgeordie9 // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:17 PM

    Ha ha ha

    How did he miss that.

  • 127 Tinman // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:18 PM

    Definite pen. For me not a red but can understand why. The ball was there, too early for a red in my opinion

  • 128 mattyNUFC // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:18 PM

    If this is the modern PL era than count me out

    All the fans agreeing with the red are inane

    For god sakes let’s lambast a 20 yo kid showing a bit of passion. Ffs

  • 129 welshgeordie9 // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:19 PM

    I wish the ref would blow the whistle for full time.

  • 130 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:19 PM

    Shame Aaron’s isn’t on the bench, stick him on their last man and put it over the top every chance. Think Perez on for Thauvin is needed, think it will be Cisse though.

  • 131 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:20 PM

    Tinman

    So it should be a free for all in the first 20 then? Too early for a red – don’t be daft, whether 10 seconds in or 10 seconds from the end, a red is a red.

  • 132 Tinman // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:20 PM

    Robbie Savage is an absolute moron. He is talking shit from the opening minute.

    Why is Wenger scared to bring Giroud on. No point I’m having 4 defensders now at all.

    Andre is going yellow mad now. Might offer us a way back in

  • 133 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:20 PM

    We def need another striker….

    Saying that Mitro is complete shite is ludicrous….childish, and delusional. Def not red. I was not crazy about him but I am going to defend him now on every possible step, because now ppl are over doing it….

    Fak off.

  • 134 welshgeordie9 // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:20 PM

    This ref is an absolute joke, the players will be afraid now to put a tackle in.

  • 135 gaz 44 // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:20 PM

    If that was Walcott not mitrovic wouldn’t of been a yellow

  • 136 Obertans_on_roids // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:21 PM

    robbie savage is an absolute twat!

  • 137 Obafan // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:21 PM

    Never ever a red card. Very poor ref Who is an Arsenal fan…

  • 138 2_goal_tino // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:21 PM

    Anybody who didn’t know this is exactly what you’d get from Mitrovic is absolutely deluded. Every single player, manager and coach he has ever been involved in said he will score goals but he will be sent off too.

    Why are people so surprised it has happened? Last week everyone was saying he should be a guaranteed starter and was the new Shearer… now people are saying we’ve thrown money down the pan and desperately need a new striker. Both are/were ridiculous hyperbole.

    The only people surprised about his discipline are the people who allowed their rose-tinted glasses to overlook his significant discipline/temperament issues. He is still young and learning the game though, hopefully he will chill out and calm down. But nobody should have expected him to come in and be the finished article already.

  • 139 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:21 PM

    mattyNUFC

    Amen dude A-faking men.

    This is become Ronaldo diving ville now. Its actually sickening.

  • 140 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:22 PM

    matty

    A bit of passion can be shown in many ways, Mitrovic can’t channel it correctly because he’s not a full shilling,

  • 141 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:22 PM

    Gaz

    That is Mitrovic’s fault then, he has made his reputation already through stupidity in his first 2 games, you have to live with the consequences.

    Now every red will be looking for him, no-one to blame but himself.

  • 142 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:22 PM

    @gorgonzola

    Go on and be delusional. Mitrovic tackle was uncalled for. There was absolutely no reason to go in. He deserved the red…

    He’s a waste of money and pure garbage with his stupid attitude.

  • 143 Tinman // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:22 PM

    Hail wor Ashley,

    How many times does a ref offer a chance when it is a definite yellow at the beginning of the game?

    The fact is football is an entertainment business and this game has been ruined for pretty much everyone except Newcastle fans.

    It is common for decisions to be softer at the start of a game. Don’t take it too far and call it a free for all. The red was touch and go at best. Hardly an elbow or two footed

  • 144 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:23 PM

    Sell Sissoko to raise more money for quality CB, FB & Austin. Cut the wage bill by getting rid of Willo, Vukic,Marvaux, Iberian, Bigiriama,Riviere,(all not good enough) to name just a few. Taylor & Cisse are always injury prone. Taking this & suspensions into account we still have an inadequate squad

  • 145 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    Commooonn NUFCC!!!!! Lets FAK THEM UP>….

    Arsenal making me sick…

  • 146 Tinman // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    There’s some absolute shite getting said on here. Some fans are desperate to jump on the team. Some people enjoy the negativity so it makes them feel better about themselves.

  • 147 jimmysmith // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    We really are very combative, and press and shut down and hunt in packs. Colback and Colback very feisty. Obviously we are yet to see any return, but this is surely a big improvement in attitude as well as defensive shape and tactics.

  • 148 toon kk // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    For everyone who thought we were going to win and cause them problems on the basis we beat Northampton think again, its a different story in the premier league, we’ll struggle this season.

  • 149 davetoon // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:26 PM

    You cant write a player off after a couple of games. He will come good and these same fickle posters will be loving him

  • 150 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:26 PM

    This was the best chance we’ll ever have of beating the Arse & we blew it in the first 15 minutes so so naive.

  • 151 Sliema // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:26 PM

    The sad thing about the red cards is it makes it impossible to actually learn from the match. As a training and tactical development activity it’s as good as useless.

    How can Mclaren know what to change and how his team is working? A match is played in phases, and with 11 men we would have opportunities that we won’t with 10. Mclaren probably looked at these games as research and was hoping to learn a lot from them.

  • 152 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:28 PM

    Mbemba….Buy of the season…

    Commonnn Laadsssssss…..Ignore the naysayer scum.
    lets show some attitude and show these tossers that we can deal with them.!!!

  • 153 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:28 PM

    Great team spirit being shown.

    It’s funny how now we’re making better passing decisions and being more deliberate about what we do. Should havebeen at it from the start.

  • 154 2_goal_tino // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:29 PM

    @WestLancs- how easy do you think it is to get rid of Willo, Vuckic, Marvaux, Bigirama, Riviere and what i assume you mean is Obertan?

    You can’t just sell them, clubs have to be interested and actually make a bid for players. If we got an offer for any of those players above 500k for Vuckic, Marvaux and Bigi we would no doubt sell, 1.5 million + for Willo and Obertan and about 3million for Riviere. In real life you can’t just say ‘get rid of x,y and z’ and suddenly be flush with extra transfer funds. The vast majority of the people you have listed have been wholly unimpressive and we will just have to be content with letting them run down their contracts.

  • 155 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:29 PM

    Tinman

    agreed mate fak them they can p1ss off.

  • 156 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:29 PM

    The crowd can get us to the final whistle today, so much anger and atmosphere there now, just need to get to 60mins and bring Perez on for Thauvin.

  • 157 switch365 // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    Gotta be Ayoze on for Thauvin

  • 158 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    We’ve obviously tried to play on the edge of acceptability, adrenaline of the first 20 caused us to go to far.

    Now we’ve had to step back and regroup we’ve got the commitment balance right.

    Shame.

  • 159 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:32 PM

    Thauvin off. Obertan on at half time.

  • 160 Nufc-83 // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:32 PM

    Perez has to come on for thauvin cisse would be useless in this situation

  • 161 toon kk // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:32 PM

    We’ve actually improved since Mitrovic went off.

  • 162 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:32 PM

    how is that not yello?

  • 163 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:32 PM

    Hope value that’s all we seem to ever have. This league is hard enough with 11 never mind 10. Why do we keep putting ourselves in this position? Sick of it – it’s all self inflicted. Let’s get streetwise. Anyway we’ll be rock bottom after the weekend so the only way is up. Probably three players short of a half decent side that could finish in 12th or above if we get rid of 6/7 of the dross and bring in 2/3 more quality players. Fact!!!

  • 164 Nufc-83 // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:33 PM

    Anyone asking for obertan needs shooting

  • 165 manxpie // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:33 PM

    Go back to the Swansea game gomis tackle on Hiadara was 10 times worse than miti s not even a yellow the commentators didn’t even say a thing!

  • 166 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:33 PM

    See that’s what Mitrovic should’ve done. Pulled out instead he extended his leg and made it worse.

    We’ve looked better with 10.

  • 167 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:33 PM

    Why is THAT not a RED!)@_!@()!*((@&!*()@&@*!(#^&*^!@# COMMON FAAKKK OFF>?/……

    Hey hey hey ?!??!?! so Typical….

  • 168 davetoon // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:33 PM

    McClaren has certainly done wonders for the defending and the new structure of Colback and Anita helping out makes us much more solid

  • 169 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:34 PM

    toon kk

    Aye, because we’re now thinking and passing instead of trying to hit Mitrovic, him failing to retain the ball and it coming straight back at us.

  • 170 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:35 PM

    manxpie

    Exactly!

  • 171 Grumpy // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:36 PM

    what a first half, well done lads.

  • 172 WWSBRD // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:36 PM

    Erm….well….it’s still nil nil at least

  • 173 TheToonKing // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:36 PM

    ilovetoon8788 are you insane ?

  • 174 veto // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:36 PM

    never a red , and some of the tripe being spouted on this board is cringeworthy , get back on football manager , as jhalf of you havent got a clue despite all the crap you quote .

  • 175 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:36 PM

    Come on lads, sense of injustice, everyone working their socks off, crowd involved and angry….get Perez on up front and keep it level to the last 20 and anything is possible.

    Think Aarons would have been perfect for this situation, defend and counter with pace the 1 time we get the chance..

  • 176 swemag // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:37 PM

    Hmm…Obertan on at some stage for counter. Obertan and Sissoko running at them could do something. Shit is that either Anita or Colback would have to go.

  • 177 Sliema // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:37 PM

    Nufc 83

    I’m an Obertan hater as much as the next bloke. I think he is awful. But, if he is ever gonna be useful it’s going to be when we have 10 men and are playing entirely counter attacking play. Nobody else in our squad could outpace koscielny from the halfway line.

  • 178 Bambams // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    Tell you what fellas I have watched that first 45 mins. Mitrovic is a yellow no more and there is absolutely no intent to hurt. We will appeal and will be successful.
    As for our defence ! Immense !
    Mac was not my first choice but I am behind him 100%. Let’s see what we can achieve in next few years.
    Refs are spoiling games with decisions like that.
    1-0 Toon. …Feel it

  • 179 WWSBRD // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    Just reading some of the comments above, it’s a red could of been a yellow but equally he’s gotten away lightly twice already this season

    Very worried he is just a dirty player at this point

  • 180 Grumpy // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    Mitrovic needs to sit for a long time and give Perez a chance

  • 181 Blofal // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    0-0 at half time would be a good result even with 11 men!

  • 182 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    Sliema

    Aarons could but he’s not on the bench in favour of Obertan….

  • 183 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    Borderline red, sometimes you will get a yellow, but wouldn’t argue about it being a red. Poor discipline throughout the team though, not just Mitrovic. People were blaming Carver for the lack of discipline last year, who’s fault now?

    Other than that we have done okay, would like to see Perez on for Sissoko to add more threat going forward, and greater ability on the ball.

  • 184 beefman13 // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    Half time check from the Cathederal, totally outclassed for most of it, but a man down, Mitro off, such a daft challenge but we have been guilty of some nasty challemges imo, but we are battling hard, midfield needs to tighten even tho they are grafting their socks off. lets see what happens.

  • 185 Menelauos // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    Anyone asking the Thauvin off is a moron, he’s played great this half.
    Bring off Anita or Colback for Perez, bring back Wijnaldum.

  • 186 Grumpy // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:40 PM

    How the fk is Obertan on the bench are we completely mad!!!!!!!

  • 187 Sliema // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:40 PM

    JD

    See 1st post on this page. I can’t believe he isn’t in the 18.

  • 188 TheToonKing // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:41 PM

    seeing it again in the half time show…..still not a red… never a red.

  • 189 SUTTY1978 // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:42 PM

    Never a red card. Think we have actually played reasonably well. No changes required at the moment.

  • 190 TheToonKing // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:42 PM

    Is everyone crazy ? All thy are doing is protecting Mariner. Howard Webb says it’s a red, but I’m sure he would not have given it.

  • 191 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:42 PM

    Bambams

    Considering his 2 yellow card tackles previously which could have been red cards, and if you watch the tackle today he grits his teeth even as he goes in after the ball has gone, how exactly do you know there was no intent to hurt?

  • 192 Goofy // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:42 PM

    Mbemba, Colo and Sissoko have dug in the first half, keep the faith lads, a draw would be a great result now, keeping it at nil nil will do great for morale.

  • 193 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:42 PM

    Obertan does defensive job very well. We will be defending mostly. And obertan will be helpful.

  • 194 Bambams // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:43 PM

    Mind you don’t think Mac did Mitrovic any favours a fortnight ago when he said he had a bit of devil in him….

  • 195 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    Giroud and Walcott both upfront and it can be lights out for us

  • 196 SUTTY1978 // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    Sissoko has put a lot of miles in, cant accuse him of being lazy today. Haidara is having to hold the whole left side himself and doing a good job of it IMO.

  • 197 Slank // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:45 PM

    Mitrovic should have got a yellow as it was the same offence that Sissoko got his yellow for. It’s looking like Mitrovic’s reputation could be a factor.

  • 198 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    Mitrovic has himself to blame. He has made this reputation by himself by stupidity and dirtiness, he now has to reap what he sows.

    Sometimes he will be hard done to because the refs are looking out for him but it’s all the result of how he has conducted himself previously.

    No-one to blame but himself and a liability to the team until he changes.

  • 199 mattyNUFC // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    Jdubai

    You cite the crowds anger yet explain why it’s unjustified.

    You’re reasoning is petulant and your hatred of Ashley is spurning on this perpetual negativity that you’ll attach at any opportunity.

    Not a red in a million years

  • 200 Goofy // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    Take Colback off put Sissoko back and take Perwz on, or just leave it, no matter what Mclaren does it’s all hands on deck till the final whistle.

  • 201 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:47 PM

    Must say the defence have been fantastic, struggling to see how Toonbrother will manage to pin the blame for this on Colo..

  • 202 santon3 // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:47 PM

    Perez for Wijnaldum

  • 203 Slank // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:47 PM

    Bring off Thauvin as he already has a yellow and bring on Perez who is better at hold up play and has performed the sole striker role many times before.

  • 204 Graeme // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    Even the BT Panel say it was never a straight Red, A yellow and a talking to. They do however say that Arse should have had a penalty!!

  • 205 Grumpy // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    No more yellows please to god.

  • 206 Goofy // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    Sorry ilovetoo.. Obertans a mong, he stands gawping into space when he doesn’t have the ball, if you’d rather have Obertan than Thauvin then you’re deluded.

  • 207 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    2 GL The fact is we are now top heavy with players who are not fit 4 purpose. Let them go on frees to reduce the wage bill or we are just stuck with what we have got. It’s time the players themselves started to take some responsibility. You can’t win football matches a man down. First Janmaat & now Mitrovic. Start fining them a week’s wages for a yellow & a month’s wages for a red. The blame culture at NUFC has gone on too long. First it’s MA then AP, Then JC – Perhaps next SM . Perhaps it’s the fault of the players out on the pitch? Naive & not professional enough despite their huge wages

  • 208 coatesy17 // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    The thing is, People tell new signings get stuck in and the toon fans will love you……. and Mitrovic is clearly trying to hard.

  • 209 almondrichie // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    pls nufc win this game for fans

  • 210 Terry // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    I’m Listening on radio and I’ve never heard so many people split down the middle over a sending off.Radio Newcastle think not in a million years,savage is just savage and should never be in this position on tv.So which is it?

  • 211 veto // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    4th red card in 4 seasons for mitro , yet some of these comments spin it like he’s had 40 reds , thats just blatant tripe from know-it all’s who clearly know nowt , cringeworthy board , really went downhill this site

  • 212 mattyNUFC // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    Jdubai

    Are you watching the match or do you have mitros replay on repeat? “He grits his teeth”. See! See! It’s a red! He grit his teeth!

    What a twat

  • 213 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    Nah

    Difference with Sissoko is he planted his foot straight down where it was naturally going, Mitrovic made a little extension of his leg and raked down the lower shin.

  • 214 JP...from The Rock // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    I hate the way refs always side on the bigger clubs. Match over in the first 15 min! Ref should have given Mitrovic a yellow and a warning as it was his first foul in the match and the hype and excitement had gotten to him. Stupid ref with Arsenal posters in his bedroom. Ruined the match and any hope we had of getting something from the game.

    I feel sorry for all the fans that travelled to see this cockk up from the ref!

    If we get anything out of the game now the players deserve a medal!

    Fking hate these shite refs and howard webb can shut his trap! Fking ManUre fan!

  • 215 Clarke_M // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    never a red! it was a penalty however, but still the arsenal players are falling over constantly! its tiring to watch!

  • 216 Bambams // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    JDdubai
    Fella he wins a header and the ball drops, he is trying to put his foot on top of the ball. Once your leg is up he brought it down but the lad moved the ball.
    As for gritting your teeth, I do that if I drink something cold….
    He is not looking to hurt and all happens in a second.
    That is my opinion fella .
    He is 20 years old and I still think press, commentators have all had their little comments about his ‘itch’ even our manager did him no favours. …The ref couldn’t wait to give a red.
    That’s only my opinion fella.
    Cheers for the craic

  • 217 Slank // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:49 PM

    Can only see Arsenal scoring.

  • 218 davetoon // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:49 PM

    @JD he can’t – thats why he’s not posting

  • 219 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:49 PM

    Matty

    I’m not anti Ashley at all, I was the one in Feb saying I was willing to wait until the summer to see if he backs up what he said he would do and I’m v happy with how things have gone.

    Really not sure where u got that I’m anti-Ashley from, it actually got stick for defending him before…

    And the crowds anger can be understandable whether it is correct or misplaced, it is there regardless and can push the team onto the end.

    U seem odd.

  • 220 switch365 // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:49 PM

    Obertan doesn’t track back well, and when he tries he gives stupid free kicks just outside the box, last thing we need.

    I’d consider switching Perez for Thauvin and dropping Sissoko for Taylor, playing Mbemba as an old fashioned sweeper, Perez on the left and Gini on the right

  • 221 Derek // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:50 PM

    yellow or red, Mitrovic clearly needs to sort out his anger management issues because it will cost us big time.

  • 222 Grumpy // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:50 PM

    Fk me another yellow

  • 223 santon3 // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    I think we will get more yellow cards in this game than 15 games.

  • 224 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    If we can finish this match with 10men it would be amazing.

  • 225 Dingo†® // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    why is Petr Cech allowed to wear exactly the same color shirt as the refs?

  • 226 mattyNUFC // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    Agree with santon 3

    Any change should be Perez for Gini. Thauvin is working his socks off

  • 227 Grumpy // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    Another yellow oh my God

  • 228 gaz 44 // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    Quite comical is old mariner now

  • 229 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    Bambams

    No worries 🙂

    Mitrovic has built this reputation already after only 4 games through his stupidity and bad fouls, he will get future red cards that are undeserved am sure but it’s his fault as it goes with his reputation he himself built.

    He should be benched until he can be trusted to behave correctly or the team will be punished as a result.

  • 230 santon3 // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:53 PM

    need Thauvin for set piece delivery

  • 231 TheToonKing // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:53 PM

    Fu3k this commentators as well

  • 232 manxpie // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:53 PM

    Refs absolutely lost it wat a fuskin joke!

  • 233 Grumpy // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:53 PM

    Mariners lost it.

  • 234 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:54 PM

    The little credit you ppl had for the Red card is ALL gone now…

    This is our of hand…this ref is a JOKE….We will end the game with 8 men.

    JOKE..

  • 235 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:54 PM

    Will be amazed if there isn’t another red at somepoint, marriner has lost control and for consistency every sliding table foul is now a yellow..

  • 236 davetoon // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:54 PM

    F@Rkin deflection

  • 237 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    sickening….

    I can’t watch this BS…

    The ref is on Arsenal’s payroll…

    Count me out….cheers.

  • 238 SPRINGY // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    The ref for me looks like hes on the arsenal payroll if im honest…mitro was clumsy but never nasty so yellow at worst similar to sissokos tbh..mbembas was a shoulder charge by a big bloke on a little bloke..very poor….got to say well done to the rest of the lads for workin so hard to keep a clean sheet in the first half….keep it up….arsenal player should b ashamed of the way the are crying and diving around….bloody shamefull!!

  • 239 davetoon // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    in big trouble now

  • 240 toonbrother // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:56 PM

    With Clumsy garbage defender colocinni on the pitch
    We were always destined for 0 WINS in FOUR GAMES

  • 241 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:56 PM

    Ah well, just as the crowd were getting to be their defiant best, Arsenal realise you have to shoot to score and we suffer awful luck.

  • 242 Grumpy // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:56 PM

    Hard lines Colo

  • 243 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:56 PM

    Damage limitation just won’t win football matches. If you do not perform satisfactorily at work you face disciplinary proceedings and can ultimately be sacked . Why are professional footballers treated so much differently?

  • 244 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:56 PM

    I will come back to see the result what bs is this…

  • 245 toonbrother // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:56 PM

    clumsy colo = pure unadulterated garbage

  • 246 SUTTY1978 // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:57 PM

    JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:47 PM

    Must say the defence have been fantastic, struggling to see how Toonbrother will manage to pin the blame for this on Colo..

    And theres your answer!

  • 247 Thump // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:57 PM

    I have no idea how Marriner can be a premier league referee. This is just ridiculous.

  • 248 Grumpy // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:59 PM

    Colo was hardly clumsy for fek sake

  • 249 toonbrother // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:59 PM

    All he had to do was stand strong and tall
    Alas that was too much for the worst defender in the league
    COLO = Pure trash

  • 250 Bambams // Aug 29, 2015 at 1:59 PM

    JDdubia

    Mitrovic will be a great signing. He is young, first few games. I genuinely do not think he is a dirty player but tries to do too much with the limited service he gets.
    Time will tell.
    Never a sending off
    In my opinion fella

  • 251 Grumpy // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:00 PM

    Your opinion mate wrong but yours

  • 252 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:01 PM

    Things can only get better!
    When the going gets tough the tough get going! – if only

  • 253 JamesToon // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:01 PM

    Refs just make me sick

  • 254 toonbrother // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    marking on sanchez there was a complete joke
    thank goodness for krul
    could/should have been 2-0

  • 255 davetoon // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    Every time Thauvin gets the ball he has to beat 3 or 4 players. His effort is fantastic

  • 256 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    All I’ve seen of us this season. Is defending the entire game. Rotten fixtures we’ve got.

  • 257 TheToonKing // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    …aaand here’s Toonbrother…

    Some people on here seriously need to look in the mirror and then jump off a bridge

  • 258 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    Toonbrother just fack off the blog.

    On a day when all the players are working their arses off you are just sat there waiting for any excuse to post your usual crap. You must be the biggest anti-Newcastle troll around.

  • 259 2_goal_tino // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    Since when has our defence been our bet performing area of the team and the biggest asset? If we finish enough games with 11 players, we may actually get a few wins if we can nick the odd goal!

  • 260 SUTTY1978 // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    Just an interlude of comedy, just heard Jack Rodwell on SSN saying that Sunderland have World Class Centre backs!

  • 261 mindshaft // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    just ignore toonbrother – he’s clearly a wum

  • 262 manxpie // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    Ffs how is that different to mbemba!
    Commentator s again not saying a thing!

  • 263 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    Toonbrother – So Colo out then what’s the plan then for NUFC defence please?

  • 264 toonbrother // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    not convinced on thauvin
    think we made a bad deal letting cabella go
    and paying 12milion for this guy

  • 265 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    That’s the fastest I’ve ever seen Colo move.

  • 266 toonbrother // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    0 wins in 4 games played by colo
    1 win in 1 game not played by colo
    men lie women lie numbers dont

  • 267 Bambams // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    If we ever went to war….
    I would not want the Arsenal team with me.

  • 268 Goofy // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    Monreal= mini Peter Crouch 🙂

  • 269 switch365 // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    We keep trying to pick out a great pass instead of just running with the ball, come on McC make some changes.

  • 270 toonbrother // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    @West Lancs Geordie
    replace him with Dummet or Lascelles and we’d be a top 5 team!

  • 271 TheToonKing // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    :)) toonbrother , you’re hilarous. Like a retarded puppy

  • 272 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    Surprised we haven’t had a change yet.

  • 273 Grumpy // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    The thing were guilty of is wasting the ball when we have it.

  • 274 SUTTY1978 // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    Colback needs to stop trying to dribble, he’s incapable!

  • 275 mindshaft // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Colback needs to be subbed – his passing is terrible

  • 276 Tinman // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Cabella would be nowhere near as good as Thauvin today. Don’t talk shite

  • 277 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    You know what, if put sissoko and Perez up front on their CBs, play 432 and just launch the ball over their CBs any time we get it, the only way we can negate the 1 less player and still cause a threat..the 3 in midfield just shuffle left and right in front on the defence.

  • 278 NezzaNUFC // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Told you’s a few days ago Arsenal will play dirty against us!

    I’ll rest my case………

  • 279 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    We’ve always been shit hot on CB’s haven’t we?
    Even from Kilcline & Peacock through the days of Marcelino, Helder Boumsong, Hughes, Dabizas, Mbiwa – we have wasted some brass over the years. What did Colo cost Toonbother – £10M.
    So why are we gibbing on Adenour & Van Dyjk. – fear of further failure?

  • 280 Bambams // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    We are one nil down against a very good team, shot was going wide until unlucky deflection, we have ten men and a ref who can’t wait to give free kicks against us.
    Let’s be thankful Pards or Carver are not still in charge.
    The boys are giving their all.
    Proud to support and still think we will get a goal….
    Believe long term, not short term
    Imo

  • 281 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    This game is practically lost. We should try to give Siem some game time instead.

  • 282 Tinman // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    Aside from the red, one of the worst ref performances in a while. No consistency at all

  • 283 Grumpy // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    Time for Perez, if we lose 2-0 so what lets try and get a goal.

  • 284 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    McClaren doesn’t seem to like making early subs from. The 4 games so far..

  • 285 Nufc-83 // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    Haidara’s first touch is that of a Sunday league player

  • 286 TheToonKing // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    Commentators are doing nothing but sucking Arsenals d1ck.

  • 287 davetoon // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    got to say that in the past under Pardew or Carver this would be 4 or 5 nil by now

  • 288 Tinman // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    Bambams, agreed 100%

  • 289 benjohnsen // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    To be honest. Newcastle play a lot better than I feared after they went down to 10 men. The one from Coloccini could have happened to anyone. With a proven striker I think we could have gotten something out of this match.

  • 290 brklyngeordie // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    As I’ve stated many times before today NUFC always in short end of stick when it comes to Refs this is another example and really disappointing wait all week for the match for the ref to ruin it in 16 mins insanity

  • 291 Nufc-83 // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    Perez is made for this chases everything relieves pressure get him on now!!!

  • 292 Tinman // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    Robbie Savage should just be sacked. Worst pundit out there right now

  • 293 Grumpy // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Waited all week for this game and f**k up in a few minuets of madness

  • 294 toon kk // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Krul our best player, we need Perez on.

    What a waste of money Mitrovic was.

  • 295 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Why isn’t McClaren making changes?????

    Was the same at ManU, made them 15mins too late..

    Perez is needed..

  • 296 welshgeordie9 // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    These commentators are doing my head in especially savage, what would that clown know about football, has he won anything.

  • 297 Grumpy // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    Good game Anita, thought id never say that

  • 298 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    I’m just disappointed we were overzealous in the opening exchanges. Once we settled we looked ok, but by then we were down to 10. Steve has to take some blame for that, his gameplan to drop off and allow them to come on to us early on meant, spurred on by the crowd we were always chasing the ball and went a bit too far.

  • 299 midweek weekend // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    Toonbrother top 5 really until colo own goal you didn’t post nothing your just a troll is your life that sad you need to come on a Newcastle blog to post rubbish? Grow up mate

  • 300 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    Anita off? Ok like it, attacking to a certain extent

  • 301 welshgeordie9 // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    Although my birthday is not until tomorrow, it would have been nice to have a early present.

  • 302 Ron Knee // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:16 PM

    I’ve lost the link. Is there a substitution?

  • 303 davetoon // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    still time Welshie!!

  • 304 Grumpy // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    Nice defense cause he was on the wrong side there

  • 305 welshgeordie9 // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    Good effort from the lads considering we have been down to 10 men, and their only goal is an own goal.

  • 306 STB // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    Wijnaldum is some player mind you.

  • 307 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    Haidara has been brilliant today.

  • 308 Bambams // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    Tinman
    Cheers fella.
    My glass is half full these days.

    We will become a force again AND still think as long as it stays 1-0 we have a chance.
    I think the back four have been immense today

  • 309 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    Haidara sticking it to the doubters.

  • 310 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    Yeah right – Dummett another injury prone & Lascelles another one for the future untried & untested in Prem. Of course we’ve also got Willo the Weak – he scored against Northampton & sick note Saylor. Like I said before plenty of numbers but little or no quality. WE also had/have Good & Streete who were never going to make the grade. We have the lad Kemen who lots of Champions League sides, alledgedly are raving about. Why don’t we use him to broker deal with Monaco for Adenauer?
    Can’t blame MA now – money just used poorly. Who are the bloggers going to turn on next. It should be the f…ing players in my mind

  • 311 Grumpy // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    Haidara mom

  • 312 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    Id push Perez up top and have Obertan on for Thauvin on the left…never thought I’d type that..

  • 313 Grumpy // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:20 PM

    Well done Krul

  • 314 Tinman // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:20 PM

    Back 4 have been brilliant. Nitpicking janmaat slightly indecisive going forwards. Colo looks faster than he’s been in the last few years. Maybe just an illusion but promising.

    Wijnaldum our best player by far. What a siging

  • 315 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:20 PM

    Thauvin is fecked, Perez up top and Obertan on for redemption..

  • 316 davetoon // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    cmon lads… lets get a late equaliser

  • 317 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    Plenty to build on for the future. Providing we can keep a full compliment on the field. Not the easiest of starts to the season. Not good records in the past against Soton,Swansea, Man U & the Arse. The yardstick will come against teams like, West Ham , Watford, Norwich, Mackems, Villa, Leicester, Palace, Bournemouth West Brom & Stoke

  • 318 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    Obertan surely has to be wroth a shot in the dying minutes. One ball over the top could do it.

  • 319 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    Can’t argue the fight in the team from the last 2 games, just need s bit of luck and to keep 11 on the pitch..

  • 320 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    Atleast we gave a good account of ourselves. Mitrovic spoiled the game. Shows that Cisse is still our best and number 1 striker.

  • 321 manxpie // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    Can savages tongue get any further up arsenals backside!
    And now the ref is even playing for them!

  • 322 Ron Knee // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    I’ve lost the link. Have we made any changes???

  • 323 Bambams // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    Grumpy
    Haidara has been solid all day
    Still think mom is Cisse for his 30 yard volley in last minute !

  • 324 Grumpy // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    Hope i dont hear how sorry Mitrovic is.

  • 325 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    Has Toonbrother been driven out of Toon?

  • 326 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    Haidara definitely my motm.

  • 327 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    All those who said Haidara was crap after the Soton game, hang your heads in shame. Last 2 games he has been immense, stick with him and we are sorted there.

  • 328 Tinman // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    This game is not stretched. One ball in behind won’t happen. We have to commit bodies forward and try and get something into the box. Arsenal aren’t naive enough to play high defensive line…. come on

  • 329 addistoon // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    sht midfield

  • 330 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    Their defenders are still coming to the half-way line.

  • 331 manxpie // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    Well we’ve had a pretty tough start in terms of fixtures and defensively we’ve improved and the organisation has been very impressive so hopefully with the easier games we can see where we’re really at

  • 332 Nufc-83 // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    Get up the fin pitch even if we go 2 down Ffs

  • 333 Grumpy // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    Did the ball go out before they scored?

  • 334 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    Mclaren should make Mitrovic sorry by fining him a month’s wages we’ed have won today with 11 on the pitch

  • 335 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    Krul’s kicking is amateurish, really lets him down.

  • 336 toon kk // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    ilove
    Krul mom for us I think, they could have had a cricket scor without him

  • 337 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    Sell Krul….

    what the hell was that…

  • 338 Sliema // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    If we all pitch in we could raise enough money to hire a deep web hitman at rid the world of Robbie Savage. £50 each lads?

  • 339 Nufc-83 // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    Haidara has played well defensively but terrible first touch gives away possession and crossing has been terrible. Is that what we are happy with now? He needs to be developing behind someone who can go either way.

    Not sure what jaanmat has done over the summer but he’s come back a shadow of himself. Going forward he is shocking

  • 340 Grumpy // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    1-0 to the referee….

  • 341 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    Defence immense today but still needs more quality to cover injuries & suspension. If we are really serious we bring in quality CB & FB before deadline

  • 342 davetoon // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    good to see the score not blow out. Maybe this season we can finish with a decent goal ratio instead of the usual -20

  • 343 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    HOW CAN that be a foul!!!!

  • 344 IrishMagpie // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    Robbie Savage is alright, I’m stuck listening to Waddle, he’s an absolute idiot.

  • 345 Grumpy // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    wtf ref

  • 346 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    Need at least 4 points from the next 2 games.

  • 347 SUTTY1978 // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:35 PM

    Have we had a shot on target in the last three games? Cant remember one, must be some sort of record!

  • 348 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:35 PM

    WHAT IS THUS CUNNNNNNNNTTTT OF A REF DOING!?!?!?!?

    IS THIS FOR REAL???

  • 349 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:35 PM

    Colback has run his heart out today, I know he isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but every team needs someone who will work their arse off.

    Wtf never a foul let alone a yellow for Colo????

  • 350 manxpie // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:35 PM

    Fuskin hell he won the ball this ref should be sacked it’s absolutely ridiculous now!

  • 351 Tinman // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    And there one of he worst decisions you will ever see

  • 352 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    If we had no intention of strengthening at the back , Mbemba excepted we’d have been better offering 12 month contracts to Raylor & Gutierez they were immense at end of season & cover at wing back

  • 353 Goofy // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    Michael Owen’s the worst pundit, little rat faced d?ck!!

  • 354 SPRINGY // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    Looked more like a team these last few games despite the results. …and I think haidara has looked stronger every match good for the lad

  • 355 Tinman // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    Ahhhhhahahahahahahahaha AARON RAMSEY

  • 356 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    Lads fought well, same as last week.

    Stupid by Mitrovic to risk a red, could have been yellow yes but over the ball studs up and it can easily be a red.

    Think we will be ok this season, Soton, Swansea, ManU, Arsenal are a tough start.

    Mitrovic shouldn’t start until he can be trusted to behave, he had built this reputation by his own stupidity in 3 of the 4 games he has played..

    Maybe Austin is needed now??

  • 357 benjohnsen // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    Man of the match: André Marriner without a doubt. Never seen a referee who has stronger need to mark himself. Ridiculous. That said, Arsenal deserved the win all in all, and they should also had a penalty.

    Highlight: Definitely the defensive work and I see a massive change from last season.

  • 358 Blofal // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    Well the only goal they got was a deflection. Overall I’m happy with that performance.

  • 359 TheToonKing // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    I blame Mariner totally, 100% for this today. He ruined this game. I can’t remember the last time i’ve seen reffing this bad. I’m livid.

    Overall though…we played good. McLaren really whipped our defense in shape.

    Hopefully we can get our first win against West Ham in two weeks.

  • 360 nufcursed // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    the weak links in our team

    janmaat
    sissoko
    anita

    strong points:

    wijnaldum
    mbemba
    perez
    thauvin

    we need a RB most of all as janmaat is too slow for the PL! even coloccini looks faster

  • 361 swemag // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    Our defence is good.

    After 4 games we have 2 points. At the start of the season most of us would have taken that.

    Mitro is learning his lessons and will come good.

    Next week we will win.

  • 362 Grumpy // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    Fek,Fek,Fek hope Sunderland gets battered.

  • 363 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    4pts from the next 2 and we’re still only on 1pt per game, but we need that win quick for some affirmation that what we’re doing is coming together, otherwise the players great spirit they currently have will begin to fade.

  • 364 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    i dont get the supporters of the red. We have seen that type of tackle hundreds of times last year. IT IS NEVER CALLED A RED.

  • 365 toon22 // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    The ref did what the league wanted,we were suposed to get beat.
    Just the same way the fixture are “random” they want us near the bottom the same way they are giving Chealsea a hard time.
    Its all about the TV rights.

  • 366 switch365 // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Krul, Mbemba and Gini once again solid top performances from all 3.
    A painful way to lose and I sincerely hope Mitro learns from this, unacceptable and he owes his team mates a huge apology.
    Last season we’d have been stuffed 6 – 0, McC has the team defending as a team, now he needs to get them attacking like one.

  • 367 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:42 PM

    is there any doubt how many times this team is better than last year>??? we got screwed by the reg, but played great game. Last year we lose 3-0 w/out a doubt. arsenal are not good.

  • 368 Grumpy // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:42 PM

    We just lost to Arsenal after playing them for 75 min with 10 men on a deflected goal, sure its a loss but come on fkn defense was outstanding.

  • 369 toon kk // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:42 PM

    The ref had a good game he got every decision correct apart from they should have had a pelenty and Colo shouldn’t have been booked.

  • 370 WWSBRD // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:42 PM

    Good performance unlucky to lose which is impressive considering the amount of time we had 10 men

  • 371 nufcursed // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:42 PM

    cannot believe janmaat was player of the season!that says a lot about how poor our squad was as janmaat is not good enough. we need cover for him. he’s poor technically and too slow

  • 372 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:43 PM

    FFS, 16 days until we next play.

  • 373 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    Nufccursed

    So the player of the year from last season is now no longer good enough after 4 games of this season???

    You are the epitome of what is wrong, people write off players after a hand or 2 as crap, Haidara had it after Soton, others too.

    Players have poor form but still their class will show.

    Mitro will come good eventually as long as someone gets his head right but he had an uphill battle now as all refs will be looking For him.

  • 374 toon kk // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    Hail
    We need the practice.

  • 375 nufcursed // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    JDdubai it’s not because fools like you vote janmaat player of the season that i agree with that. i don’t think he’s good enough, whether he’s player of the season or not!
    to me player of last season was perez

  • 376 Clarke_M // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    Our Defense is Great! Colo my MOTM! we need a Striker. Cisse has no touch and gives us little. and Mitro will be banned now for 3 games! Austin, will now be coming! For Sure!

  • 377 Grumpy // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    Ah well lads ,till next time….

  • 378 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    In hindsight, bringing Janmaat straight back in was a fair decision, as it was out of character for him. Mitro on the other hand needs a long time on the bench and to be only played in cup matches until he has proved he is sufficiently trustworthy.

    Black has got his work cut out with that fruitcake.

    He’s played the equivalent of 3 halves of football and has 2 yellows a red and no goals to his name. His shabby hold-up play was a big contributor to our poor start, too.

  • 379 toon kk // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    Bottom three by tonight, we must be relegation candidates.

  • 380 Abbott // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:49 PM

    Another silly display by refs that favors the so called top teams. Not even at home can we get some favor in ambigious incidents. This was just laughing. Mariner will ref in chamionship next werk, but that will no help Newcastle. Same old story. I bet Wenger licked his mouth for the easy away-win with inbalanced conditions. Time to stop watchin…

  • 381 cyprus // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:49 PM

    So, we lose to an own goal.

    Tough luck, that is. A fighting display, can’t really judge the game as that axxxxxe ruined it. Give a yellow and a stern warning man, don’t ruin the fxxxxx game.

    Anyways, top fighting performances by most, maybe Sissoko edges it as MOM. The thing is, Haidara, Colo, Colb, Anita, Mbemba were very good, as was Winj and Perez… so many others worth a mention.

    Possibly, Janmaat our worst player on the day, but it would be unfair to really single anyone out.

  • 382 IrishMagpie // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:50 PM

    I expected a loss anyway so I’m not terribly disappointed. The ref was poor enough, Colo shouldn’t have gotten a yellow and there’s no way in hell that was a red card.

    Colback, Wini. and Krul really stood out though a few others put in good performances too.

  • 383 swemag // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:50 PM

    Hope we keep this workrate and spirit for the games that are supposedly easier. Nice to give them a scare but more important to win against teams like West Ham, Norwich and Bournemouth and the likes.

  • 384 Slank // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:50 PM

    WWSBRD

    Agree.

    Let us be quite frank, we were outplayed by a classy quick passing team. Not sure whether having 11 players would have resulted in a different result.

    The only positives was the determination of the whole team. The defence looked more solid than last year. Colo again had a captains performance. Krul was my MOTM. Thauvin doesn’t look light weight like Cabella.

  • 385 anthc // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:50 PM

    We lost against 12 men. Good or bad all the lads worked their socks off, I can’t fault any of them.
    I don’t like losing but the effort was there so I’m happy. Last season we would’ve imploded!

  • 386 VanBasten // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:53 PM

    The team put in a valiant effort today. Mitrovic’s red card in the 16th minute ruined the game. There can’t be many teams that could get a result with this Arsenal team with just 10 men and the lads did a fantastic job defending today.

    I think the 3 main things we learned today are:

    1. This team can defend. This is now the 2nd time in a row this team has defended well against one of the top teams of EPL. I think all that was needed was some inspiration and organization that McClaren has brought.

    2. Mitrovic is not ready to start yet. I think it will do him good to miss the next 3 games. This will give him time to reflect on his start at Newcastle and try to change is ways a bit without taking the aggression away from his game. Just have to be smarter. I hope the coaches will work with him in the coming weeks and hopefully he can get some more match fitness during international break while playing for Serbia.

    3. Krul is a top goalie. I think a motivated and happy Krul is a superb goalkeeper, one of the best in EPL. He is still quite young and will improve. I think he will have a massive season.

    3.

  • 387 cyprus // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:53 PM

    Bummer that we’ll be in the bottom three for at least two weeks but it’s way too early to look at the table. Take a peek after 10 games.

    We’ll do well this season I think.

  • 388 manxpie // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:54 PM

    Wow wat a stupid quote from Cole
    “cech hasn’t made a save arsenal would have won with 10 men”

  • 389 TheToonKing // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:57 PM

    toon kk please join toonbrother at the jumping off the bridge line. thanks.

  • 390 daztoon // Aug 29, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    Were unlucky today.
    The heads never went down and are well organised under Mac and his coaching staff.
    Looking forward to the rest of the season first time in a few years.

  • 391 manxpie // Aug 29, 2015 at 3:00 PM

    Omg i just heard that collo was lucky to stay on for his ball winning challenge!
    This needs to stop now Ffs the refs are there to make the game flow and make important decisions not send people off for ridiculous things fuskin joke!!!

  • 392 bladeuser // Aug 29, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    Yet again u can put your we were unlucky spin on it mine is we lost simple as that and it was a red card all day he went for his shin not his foot and sm stop praising the fans it won’t wash if we keep getting beat




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