Steve McClaren’s Post Game Interview – Video


Here is Steve McClaren’s interview after the game today, when for the second time in three games we had a player sent off in the first half – and that was the game – we lost 1-0 with an own goal after 52 minutes from the unlucky Coloccini.

aleksandar mitrovic sent off arsenal

Aleksandar Mitrovic – sent off today

But the lads played well once again and were very tight at the back, after last week’s heroic 0-0 draw at Old Trafford when we managed to keep 11 men on the pitch.

With 11 men on the pitch today, and the way we played, Newcastle could have been in this game today, and the red card was very unfortunate – and after only 16 minutes!

It looked ominous early on when referee Marriner gave Moussa Sissoko a yellow card after only two minutes, and it was for a challenge that didn’t even look like a foul.

The standard of referring in the world’s most popular sports league has to improve,  and quickly too.

Here is Steve McClaren’s interview after the game when he talks about the red card.



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134 comments so far

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 29, 2015 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #1

    76eaststandgeordie1982 // Aug 29, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    Just back in from the match, ref spoilt the game today but lets not take anything away from the lads they played their socks off today and played as a team defending and attaking shame the final ball was poor or was not played. Great team performance today we look a solid unit and it took a deflection to beat our 10 men. Mariner should never ref a prem game again.

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  • toon22

    Aug 29, 2015 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #2

    Mariner will be praised by pundits and other refsa for making the correct calls.

    Its blatant the guy might as well have had an Arsenal shirt on.

    Imho the league wants to shape how it will pan out this year,were suposed to be in that bottom 5 teams avoiding the drop at the end of the season.And they dont want Chelsinki running away with it.

    Job done,its a farce.

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  • Jib

    Aug 29, 2015 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #3

    Jail for Ashley will probably tell us we 1didn’t spend properly in 2012 or somesuch important stuff like that.

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  • Banjo

    Aug 29, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #4

    Here this calling each other names business is getting ridiculously boring now.
    This is a space for measured debate and comment in relation to all things football and NUFC, of which I enjoy reading most of the time. I don’t understand why it is straying away from the football and onto who’s the biggest prick.
    Some of yous need to properly grow up

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  • clinath@ed

    Aug 29, 2015 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #5

    Bit early on the season to be panicking boys n girls. Looking at the table the bottom half of the table are in relegation form…..and we’ve had possibly the hardest start.
    We’ll be good.

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  • Jib

    Aug 29, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #6

    In BT’s ref’s truck today folks we have Howard Webb who allowed Holland to do a Kung Fu attack on the Spanish team in a WCF and also gave 3 yellows to the same player in a World cup game

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  • Jib

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #7

    Banjo
    It gets like that because we had 10 heroes out there today and some folk can only talk about what Llambias had for breakfast 5 years ago.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #8

    Yeah we are playing better football than last year building from the back instead of hoofball new buys except for Mitrovic settle in well – but – my main worry is – creating chances and when they come along putting them away

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  • why oh why

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #9

    that ref today was an absoloute disgrace .
    been to the the game not happy.
    spoke to gooner fans after even they said he was biased.
    the man needs struck off.
    if we had 11 for 90 mins we would have done them.
    bumped into thauvan and his very lovely women after the match . obv got a selfie . what a nice kid. he agreed the ref was shit , and by god his girl friend is niiiice

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  • SPRINGY

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #10

    my view
    KRUL=solid performance
    janmaat=good maybe lacking a bit of sharpness
    mbemba=solid,strong and looks like a cb we’ve needed
    colo=solid,looks fitter then all of last year tbh and more like a defender under macca so credit where its due,unlucky for the goal
    haidara=solid,and improving week on week
    colback=grafted tirelessly,better then he has been this season
    anita=grafted,good performance and always trys to look to pass it forward,not much in front of him to pass to unfortunately
    sissoko=good today,showed more aggression and full of running,thought his booking was as bad as mitrovics,as to say very soft for me
    gini=looks like he is a yard quicker in mind and pace then people around him,and surprisingly strong…very impressed with his displays this season
    thauvin=worked hard and showed strength and movement,does’nt look as lightweight as i thought
    mitrovic=well…..didnt show much and the ball was coming back off him far to easy before his sending off,the sending in my opinion was a clumsy challenge but it was very similar to sissoko’s so should of been the same result
    perez,cisse,dejong=were’nt on long but looked willing to work but hardly going to see the best out of them due to the circumstances

    ref=wanted to be the star of the show,and at times looked like he was on arsenal payroll,bought everything the arsenal players said,dived and moaned about

    arsenal=great passing,great movement,technically superior but lacked a end product and for me the dissapointing thing was there constant moaning,diving, trying to get players booked or sent off really soured my opinion of a side that dont need to do it,they’ve been unbeaten for 13 games and won 11 away from home…dont need to cheat very dissapointed by there attitude.

    newcastle worked hard, defended well and really looked like a team for the first time in a long time this season, despite the results….still,the players need to take responsibility and learn to play smarter

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  • switch365

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #11

    If 2 weeks ago someone offered me 1 point from Man U away and Arsenal home, conceding only 1 goal, I’d have snapped their hand off.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #12

    Thing about today is everyone will say how bad arsenal are and not who well we played with 10 men for most of the game.

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  • why oh why

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #13

    I for one thought we we great today every player gave it all. we are and have been transformed by a quality coach
    I take my hat to stevce and his staff,

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  • geordieboy83

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #14

    Online guy

    If I remember right didn’t Webb effectively relegate is by disallowing a perfectly good goal in our penultimate match against Fulham? Drew 0-0 in the end wasn’t it?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #15

    Jeff,
    Are you feeling good after having made a few gooner pensioners look in to thier pints. Some of us were talking about football till you got back from the Red Lion !

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  • geordieboy83

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #16

    Jib
    Why you itching for an argument lad? No need

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #17

    Geordieboy,
    Lost that one 0-1

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #18

    WOW

    Agree with you we look a total different team.

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  • geordieboy83

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #19

    Jfa
    Was it a loss mate couldn’t remember. I do remember there being diddly squat wrong with vidukas goal

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  • overtheline

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #20

    Jeff

    Little doubt that Banjo meant you.
    Every other post seem’s to be you calling someone out.
    Not a very tolerant chappie are you ? Definitely a live and let die personality.

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  • beautifulmind

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #21

    the ref obviously spoiled everything on what could have been a cracking game. he was inconsistent with his bookings and bought arsenal players theatrics everytime so easily. He was very very poor today. Mitrovich reputation followed him as no benefit of the doubt was given to him in that circumstance in what was a clumsy challenge with no intent. On a positive note great endeavour from the guys pulling together and fighting as a team. nothing to panic about imo wel come good and should finish around 8th place having seen all mid table teams be just as inconsistent but without the quality players we have bought in.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #22

    Geordieboy

    List 0-1 and it was a viduka header that was disallowed.

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  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #23

    Mcca said 12 games. I will give them to him. The team has attitude and love. I think we r ok now defensively amd very organied.

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  • Jib

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #24

    geordieboy83
    I’m not lad
    You should read all the posts lad
    Then you may have an idea what yer talkin about lad
    OK lad
    😎

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  • Tinman

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #25

    I thought we were outstanding from back to front. Ref robbed us but it would have been totally different with 11-11, arsenal were set up to play on the counter attack, they weren’t designed for breaking down a wall.

    To nit pick, wish krul would work on kicking. Janmaat dallied when we went forward. Thought Perez should have been on sooner.

    But thought Steve handled it well. Good solid interview at the end. Supported us fans and the team. Omens look decent for the season. We’ve had the toughest start of anybody

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #26

    Overtheline,
    Not a very pleasant chappie either and this new persona is trying to be nice, when he posted under the name jeff from benwell he was quite possibly the vilest human being ever to have posted on here, a new IP and a few months of restraint is the product of that.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #27

    Never saw the game but have caught up on the tackle. To me, the ref has not played a game of football in his life!! Tackles such as these are fairly common when I play especially in a fast paced game so too see it given as a red is quite surprising. Bit of a joke decision like I’m reading about the rest of his performance was. As for arsenal going to ground easily, this is a common occurrence for the past 3 or so seasons. They fall down dying then back up to quickly to foul our players and dget away with free kicks and yellows.

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  • geordieboy83

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #28

    Jib

    Ok princess I shall do that. Have a nice evening pet

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  • why oh why

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #29

    @east
    Totally agree buddy
    We are a team every player gave there all today
    Shame about the ref
    Top 8 for me

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  • BandB

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #30

    It will be interesting to see what happens against West Ham.
    Defenders winning man of the match awards tells its own story.
    I worry that the rather slow and deliberate build-up play of Man Utd and Arsenal was easier for every man behind the ball defending to cope with than the more direct style with crosses employed by Swansea.
    We have signed three players of higher quality, and kudos for that. We will improve as they settle. But the same is true of other clubs too.
    When Chancel went on his wonderful run today, he, and I, looked in vain for someone who had kept up with him. Where was the overlap?
    This is not going to click into place and become a Rolls Royce overnight once our tricky start is out of the way.
    But there is more enterprise and spirit in some sections of the team that gives hope we won’t be folding as easily as we have in past seasons. IF, that is, we can score the goals that will get us a win.
    We have spent a lot, but there is a lot of money swilling about. As a fan, I still think one more visit to the well would be a case of a stitch in time saving nine.
    I would to see heads starting to go down because we are doing our best and still getting beat..

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  • croftus5678

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #31

    tbh guys you seen how many other red’s was dished out today ? something tell’s me the prem’s going to be a fairy non touch acting game from now on !

    theres even a lincoln player admitted he dived at a game today to win a penalty ! wonder if there will be any punnishment there lol.

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  • geordieboy83

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #32

    Top 8 possibly too much of a stretch but I’m confident playing the teams in and around us which is a nice change

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #33

    These decisions ruin games especially so early on…it’s a shame really (I am sure the Ref didn’t mean to ruin the game)

    …will be interesting to see if SM will be appealing it. One could fear it was only a red because it was Mitrovic.

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  • geordieboy83

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #34

    BandB

    What would be your priority for a signing? For me it has to be an upgrade on colback(no disrespect to the lad) or push wiji in there and use de Jong as no10.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #35

    WOW

    i would be over the moon if we got 10th, the crowd and the team were great today its good to look forward to going to games again. I see us having a good season there will be lows but we are changing they way we play so it will take time, today we looked like a team that is finally being coached and we made positive subs not ones that say we are just going to sit back.

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  • croftus5678

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #36

    @33 jesper

    the problem i have now is that we was screaming out for a shearer esk physical striker like mitrovic and we finally got him only for the ref’s to decide any contact at all is a foul !

    now just like tiote the ref’s have a pre formed opinion where no matter how good he is and through no fault of his own we could find him being more of a hinderance than a help as the ref’s mind will always be 60% against the player.

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  • BandB

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #37

    GB83

    In my perfect world, we would have signed Rolan and someone to play where Colback plays. Just someone who can set up play as well as break it up and allow us to compete 10 yards higher up the pitch. Which is the root of our defensive and offensive failings. Even a Lee Bowyer would do.

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  • the broons

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #38

    eastandgeordie1982

    Yeah I can’t wait for next game again, and the crowd finally opening their mouths helped a lot too.

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  • why oh why

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #39

    Mariner should be hung drawn and tortured
    The man is a disgrace
    And coqualan or what eve he’s called
    He’s meant to be a hard case .
    Come on get a grip boy
    Soft as claggy toffee

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  • geordieboy83

    Aug 29, 2015 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #40

    BandB

    Like I say I honestly think wij could be that guy. Then we have both ayo and siem to slot in the no10. Rolan I’m not sold on but haven’t seen a vast amount of his games tbh

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