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Magpies Play 4-4-2 – Mitrovic, Perez, Mbabu And Anita Start

4:31 pm, Saturday, September 26th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 477 Comments

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Steve McClaren has named his side for the important game this afternoon against Premier League Champions Chelsea and Mitrovic starts in this game.

And with Manchester City losing 4-1 at Tottenham today, Chelsea will go all out for the 3 points this afternoon.

Newcastle (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat, Chancel Mbemba, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Kevin Mbabu; Moussa Sissoko, Vurnon Anita, Jack Colback, Georginio Wijnaldum; Ayoze Perez, Aleksandar Mitrovic
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Jamaal Lascelles, Mike Williamson, Siem de Jong, Gabriel Obertan, Florian Thauvin, Ivan Toney

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Asmir Begovic; Branislav Ivanovic (c), Gary Cahill, Kurt Zouma, Cesar Azpilicueta; Nemanja Matic, Cesc Fabregas; Pedro, Oscar, Eden Hazard; Loic Remy
Substitutes: Jamal Blackman, John Terry, John Obi Mikel, Ramires, Willian, Kenedy, Radamel Falcao

Referee: Martin Atkinson (West Yorkshire)

Newcastle will play 4-4-2 for the first time this season, with Mitrovic and Perez up front, and Mbabu makes his very first start for Newcastle at left back with Haidara not fit for this game.

Sissoko and Wijnaldum will be on the wings and Thauvin drops to the bench.

This could be a good combination of Mitrovic and Perez up front for Newcastle, so we´ll see how the two young strikers combine.

This is what Steve McClaren has said about the game today:

“The last three games have not been so good.” “You can see that we’re playing too safe and not taking enough risks, we need to take risks and go for it. We have a front four capable of scoring goals but we just need to get the shackles off and we have to go for it.”

“We go into every game thinking that if we prepare right, do the right things, execute our game plan and play as I know we can, we can win any game – that’s football.”

“I don’t like the idea of clubs raising their game, why raise your game for one team and not the other?” he continued.”

“Obviously you always look at the opponent but mainly we have to look to ourselves. It’s Chelsea, it’s a big game for everyone at the Club and we need to give it our all.”

“We know they will turn the corner and move up the table because they’ve got the quality to do that and it’s about ourselves and what we want to do. If we produce our philosophy on the field, we’ll score goals.”

“We’re trying to turn things round and reinstall that belief in the players and the Club. We believe in the players and their attitude is fantastic in training – we just need to transfer that attitude and belief onto the field.”

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We need to try to get something out of this game – or at the very least put in a good performance.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Match Preview · Newcastle News · Poll · Premier League




477 responses so far ↓

  • 1 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    Mbabu!!!

  • 2 beermonkey // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:34 PM

    442 aswell

  • 3 Llort muw // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    Mbabu? :/

  • 4 beefman13 // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    Anita and Colback 4 fcuk sake.

  • 5 shearerclass09 // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    So playing striaght through the middle with no width, Going to be perfvect for mitro who lives of crosses, Unreal!!! bring on the slaughter HWTL

  • 6 firebug666 // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    Hopefully this will give us a little more in attack, time to be adventurous and start seeking the oppositions net.

    HWTL

  • 7 JDdubai // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:37 PM

    No aarons again, think we are on the road to losing him sadly. Cant see how he isnt worth a shot considering how crap Thauvin has been.

    Lets see how we go i guess.

  • 8 John Tudor // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:37 PM

    everyone in the outfield should be capable of scoring goals ffs

  • 9 WWSBRD // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    Looks better in a 433 or 4411 but Mbabu LB is scary Perdo and Hazard up for ur first league game…ah sod it how at son make urself a star

  • 10 Thump // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    Holy christ, he’s actually gone 4-4-2. He’s ditched 4-2-3-1!

    But why Mbabu is getting his debut against Chelsea…

  • 11 Llort muw // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    _____________Krul
    Janmaat_Mbemba_Coloccini_Mbabu
    Sissoko_Colback_Anita_Wijnaldum
    ________Perez_Mitrovic

    ??????

  • 12 firebug666 // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    A win today, lucky or not could lift us out of the bottom three, that in itself should be enough to motivate our team.

  • 13 toonbrother // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    if we defend deep and do not leave colo exposed we stand a chance of getting a point today

  • 14 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    So where is Mbabu playing ? Better not be left back

    Play Mbabu at right back put Janmaat on the right wing would be a good move Colback or Anita would be better at left back

  • 15 beefman13 // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    That centre half pairing and central midfield pairing for us today is piss poor, worst in the prem by a country mile.

  • 16 toonbrother // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    i think macca is going for a 5-3-2 today

  • 17 TheToonKing // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    Mbabu vs Pedro/Hazard…. magnificent.

  • 18 Llort muw // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    Wouldn’t this benefit the players more?

    _____________Krul
    Janmaat_Mbemba_Coloccini_Mbabu
    _____Sissoko_Anita_Colback
    ___________Wijnaldum
    _________Mitrovic_Perez

  • 19 TheToonKing // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    it’s still 4231 lads. I expect Perez to play left wing.

    Anita – Colback is criminal. Not expecting anything today other then a Chelsea comfortable victory.

  • 20 beefman13 // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    JDDubai, Aarons hasnt signed his new contract yet, and Mclaren said today that at the moment hes still with us, he has a niggle??????? has he shite got a niggle, what a load of pony.

  • 21 ilovetoon8788 // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    hope Mbabu does all of us proud today! excited to see that mclaren has trust in him to take on Chelsea. he surely must have seen something in him to allow him to take on Hazard or Pedro.

  • 22 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    At last, the front 2 we’ve all been asking for.

    Interested to see how Mbabu copes, a bit of a sudden leap up for him.

  • 23 beefman13 // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    Ilovetoon, i hope Mbabu does well but we desperately needed the defense seriously strengthened in the summer, Mbabu should not be anywhere near a start, but good luck to the lad.

  • 24 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    If it really is a 4-4-2 with Mitrovic and Perez playing up top then that is something that has to be commended but that would mean he’s playing Wijnaldum on the left with Sissoko on the right so I highly doubt that it’s a 4-4-2

    If we played with a diamond where Sissoko was CDM and Wijnaldum was CAM then I’d be happy with that.

    Need a bigger performance from Mitrovic where he keeps his cool. Tough game for Mbabu to step into and I’m not sure it’s the ideal game to throw him straight into – pace of Chelsea’s wingers is frightening.

    No doubt this game will also be one of the few games wherein Sissoko actually looks like a half decent footballer…

    All that said, I don’t actually think we’ll lose this game.

  • 25 anthc // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Sorry but mbabu shouldn’t be starting. He is gonna get a good thrashing today which will shatter his confidence. He lacked pace against sheff wed so Remy hazard will blitz him. Hope I’m wrong but today will be a painful watch. Mclarens technically had 9 games already with the cups and we are still garbage. He made a rod for his own back with that comment which suggests we got the wally with the Brolley!

  • 26 will die for the toon army // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    I don’t think iys 4-4-2. Mcca never has plan B. its his usual 4-2-3-1.
    ,)…………Krul
    Janmatt….Mbemba…..Colo…..Mbabu
    ……………..Anita…….Colback
    Sissko…………Wijnaldum……….Perez
    ……………………Mitrovic

    How I wish its diamond:

  • 27 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Mackems are getting thrashed off Man Utd maybe we wont be bottom of the league after tonight…..

  • 28 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Goals galore today, so we’ll slump to a boring 1-0 defeat.

  • 29 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    Thing is, you get the feeling some in our team would take a boring 1-0 defeat.

  • 30 catchy in norway // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    I THINK JOSE IS UNDER MORE PRESSURE THAN SHTEVE TODAY

  • 31 ilovetoon8788 // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    we’ll park the bus and suffer a narrow defeat. just wait for mclaren to after that come out and say it was magnificent defensive performance and we must build on that. same old Shi*

  • 32 Big Pappa Cissé // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    Colback & Anita have to be hands down the worst midfield pairing in the Premier League .

    If McLaren keeps playing those two together we deserve to go down .

  • 33 Ketsbaia9 // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:00 PM

    Colback needs to be dropped. He’s killing us. Game over already. We’ve got no chance with that team.

  • 34 archaeomag // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    Bet Jose’s clever plan is to get Mitrovic sent off – he’ll get lumps kicked out him.

  • 35 The Newcastle Armchair // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:02 PM

    Looks to me like it’s going to be the same old 451, Socky on the right, Anita, Colback and Wiji in a compact 3 with Perez dropping back on the left wing.

    Hope he ends up subbing one of the mid 3, bring on Thauvin and actually go at them with 2 strikers.

  • 36 toonking // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    We’re getting questionible about the formation having seen the start up appear like a 4-4-2 which makes it all the more clearer how much of a mess our transfer policy..

  • 37 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    This game is going to be less about performance and more about passion. If we turn up the pressure and go gung-ho for every ball and chase every lost cause then we could have a chance against this Chelsea side.

    They are considerably faster than us, they are considerably better in possession against us. You name it, they’re better than us in every way – so to get a result it won’t be a case of playing better football, it will be a case of working harder.

    Do these lads have it in them?

  • 38 2_goal_tino // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    Pleased to see a change in formation but says so much about the club that the four midfielders are all central midfielders. Think Mbabu is a risk, he has a lot of potential but starting him against the champions could ruin him. Personally would have put Anita there and brought Sissoko into the middle.

    Mitrovic – discipline wise – is kind of in last chance saloon. If he does anything stupid today he should be ashamed and fined heavily!!!

  • 39 Big Pappa Cissé // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    I would rather we played:

    —————Sissoko———-Wijnaldum—————

    —Thuavin————De Jong——————Perez—

    ————————-Mitrovic—————————

  • 40 Big Pappa Cissé // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    Still not great but we might score at least .

  • 41 beefman13 // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    Apologies earlier on, Mbemba i feel isnt to bad.

  • 42 Brummie // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:12 PM

    So has cisse been dropped completely or is he injured…..if not that’s a bold statement by mc Claren. I like Kevin tho ent seen much of him but lets hope he has a good game it’s gonna be a strong test for him

  • 43 AndyMac // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Mbabu, wasnt that Reeves and Mortimer ?

  • 44 Thump // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    https://audioboom.com/boos/3621882-team-news-chelsea-h

    Simpson talking about Mbabu’s inclusion.

  • 45 AndyMac // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    “You’ve got to put the kids in” Especially when he’s playing out of position and provided his name isnt Rolando ?

  • 46 ShirebrookToon // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    Anyone else proper nervous about this game. A@@ehole is going from fifty pence to five pence :s

  • 47 Thump // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    @Shirebrook: Not a chance, mate. I conceded defeat long ago.

  • 48 toonking // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    4-4-2 might be the formation but after what I saw mid week I don’t really care what it is we’ll still not see much difference because we’ve still got nobody with that pride in them.

    I might have lost my own passion for the club now because having seen the 5-1 odds chelsea promotion for first time betters i myself went onto site to put hoping to make a £100 on chelsea but then saw the glitch- max size was £10 and most of that extra cash was returned as free bets.

  • 49 BandB // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Mbabu is playing because he has to.
    We do not, in the real world, have two full teams. Despite what is posted in his asylum.

  • 50 ShirebrookToon // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:23 PM

    Thump
    I’m nervous as in how many we’re gonna concede mate

  • 51 MAUTITOON // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:24 PM

    make us proud MBABU son.

  • 52 Mister Tuff // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    I”m going against logic and my shout is 2-1 to the Toon. Brace by Mitrovic.

  • 53 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    Nerves would indicate expectation. I expect zip. I’d say the only way is up, but they’ve pulled the plug on that before and plunged us to new depths. Can only hope Schteve’s free your mind and your ass will follow bobbins works on them and we see some decent attacking play.

  • 54 MAUTITOON // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    20 years ago we won with KEEGAN, just hope we can nick it tonight also.

  • 55 toonking // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:27 PM

    Mbabu getting his first start against a chelsea team does seem a suprising decision having left arrons out again, the best thing for him would be if we ourselves didn’t give him the same attitude as we’ll be giving the main seniors if we were to lose.

  • 56 toonarmydownsouth // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    Wish this was a brave selection from SMC rather patching up the squad through injury and a p1ss poor recruitment policy

    Mbabu couldn’t get a game for Rangers, has earned constant underwhelming and disappointing reviews in the reserve team and would be nowhere near the team if we had a squad
    Would love to see a real breakthrough game but realistically….

  • 57 toonarmydownsouth // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Toon king
    Aarons is injured, not sure playing a right footed CB at LB for a debut is that greater decision tbh

  • 58 The Newcastle Armchair // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Mitro looking for the early red again

  • 59 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Colback and Anita tackling each other.

    No better illustration that it should be 1 or the other.

  • 60 Komag // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    Get rid of Colback please. He is rubbish…

  • 61 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    Janmaat driving us forward once again

  • 62 toonking // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    anita and mbemba seem to have difficulty deciding who got the ball there

  • 63 TheToonKing // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    Komag, I think we should keep Colback and get rid of Anita 😀

  • 64 toonking // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:38 PM

    komeg

    Of the two anita is the one who i’d get rid of, neither of them are much of a treat going forward and niether of them are fast but asleast with colback you’ve got a player with great work rate.

  • 65 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    Perez is a diamond.

    Already won possession back high up the field on a few occasions.

  • 66 toonarmydownsouth // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    Komag
    I’d loan Colback back to the Mackems to ensure our survival!

  • 67 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Tjose are the situations I expect Wijnaldum to do much better. Too hesitant. All the reels of footage of him show he’s good in those scenarios, but hasn’t shown it here yet.

  • 68 Banjo // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Any links??? struggling

  • 69 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Oooo, a bit of quality!

  • 70 ilovetoon8788 // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    We are really taking the game to Chelsea!!!

  • 71 MAUTITOON // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    socksssssss?????

  • 72 Take a Chancel on me // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    we look so much better in a 4-4-2

  • 73 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    oooooo come on!

  • 74 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    Hasn’t that stopped yet? Thought even their families requested to lay it to bed.

  • 75 ilovetoon8788 // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    Mbabu playing like a seasoned premier left back..

  • 76 MAUTITOON // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    ayoze,oooh what a PLAYER…

  • 77 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    GJ anita on that one

  • 78 The next Mike Williamson // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    He’s shown courage playing Mbabu. A lot of managers would have just played a bigger name out of position. How many times did we see Pardew ignore the youths to give one of his favourites a game.

  • 79 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    Figures we play like this vs a team with Hazard, Fabregas, and Pedro…lol. Can always rely on this fixture can’t we

  • 80 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    So far so good. They haven’t had a sniff, we’ve dominated possession and territory. See how we do now it seems to be settling down. Have to maintain the commitment and energy.

    It’s the hope that kills you.

  • 81 MAUTITOON // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    MBABUUUU

  • 82 Take a Chancel on me // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Mbabu playing out of his skin

  • 83 Komag // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    I admit Colback works hard and tries his best. The problem is that his best is mediocre in terms of PL standard.

    He does not have the abilty to dictate a midfield at all. We can scream and shout against our center backs, and rightly so, but a very big problem is that our center midfield is totally clueless as our first line of defense. If you a add the fact that he is not very good offensively either I would really love it if we bought someone that could dominate games from week to week. Not someone that makes Jojo Shelvey looks like one of the best players in the world.

  • 84 TheToonKing // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    Mbabu surprisingly good.

    Need more from Sissoko.

    Looking decent so far

  • 85 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    Mbabu is hungry for sure

  • 86 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    Wrong option Perez! Composure kid.

  • 87 willowdalerez // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    Looking great out there now! Too bad about he near miss on the Mitro header it the team is playing with heart!

    I’ll eat my words thought Thauvin would start but if it works with Perez go for it HWTL

  • 88 MAUTITOON // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    CAN WE MAINTAIN THIS TEMPO????

  • 89 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    @Komag, Colback looked alot better last season. Certainly never a major attacking threat but solid in front of our back four in a time where they were very shaky.

    Oh who am I kidding, they’ve always been shaky

  • 90 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    omg Janmaat lol

  • 91 toonarmydownsouth // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    Watching Mitro and Perez you really have to wonder how Cisse has even been considered an option this season

  • 92 The next Mike Williamson // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    any streams?

  • 93 beermonkey // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    we look pretty balanced

  • 94 Komag // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    http://www.sportingvideo.net/20150926/vv56065c2d4251c4.50176096-1154367.html

  • 95 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    Actually Colback and Anita are doing well today, despite that less than promising incident where they tackled each other.

    Both are pressing well, covering well and being braver on the ball.

    This is promising, we’re making chances for once!

    Gotta love Radgemaat!

  • 96 willowdalerez // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    this mbabu kid is looking the part and an offensive threat too

  • 97 ilovetoon8788 // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    So refreshing to see this kind of performance!

  • 98 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    Mitro doing Shearer duty on the front stick there!

  • 99 2_goal_tino // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    Every time Perez plays, it is quite clear he has to play every game he is available. Not as a lone striker but as a link up player. Only player we have who runs at the defence with the ball and runs in behind the defence without the ball.

  • 100 Take a Chancel on me // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Just as we get going we get an injury ffs

  • 101 willowdalerez // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Perez pulled that a little too much good chance though

  • 102 Mister Tuff // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Please no not Obertron.

  • 103 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Squidward to the rescue.

    I hope Sissoko can do something getting pushed to the center

  • 104 TheToonKing // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Damn it….Colback was playing good..

  • 105 willowdalerez // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    Janmat so close

  • 106 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    aw hell Colback

  • 107 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    Colback on a caution always become much less effective.

  • 108 The next Mike Williamson // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    cheers

  • 109 willowdalerez // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    Three solid chances so far Mitro header Sissoko wide and janmaat in the box need to put one away before Chelsea shake off the shell shock

  • 110 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    That was odd.

    Wiji not playing ball with Sissoko on providing the overlap he clearly wanted.

  • 111 LGFUAD21 // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    Perez has to play. Either as a wide man or as part of a front two.

    He’s more composed and smarter than most of our squad. And he can beat a man.

  • 112 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    If Socks could just be a little more decisive in the final 3rd, I could see him and Perez linking up very well. He always seems to be looking to dump it off to Ayoze when he makes those runs

  • 113 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    Well so far I am eating humble pie and THANK GOD for that…

    Where has this Newcastle been???!?!!? and more importantly WHY is HAIDARA playing in front of MBABU!??!?!

  • 114 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    Mbemba mate. Give over.

    Over confidence from 40 good mins isn’t a good look, especially when it almost cost us a goal.

  • 115 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    Perez by FAR the best player we have….what a player..

  • 116 toonking // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    We seem to have looked a more attacking team now than we have done. question is could it be chelsea thinking this game would be easy, this 4-4-2 formation isn’t the ancient formation we use to think it was or mitrovice is back making us an 11 v 11 team rather than 10 v 11?

    The answer will have to wait and see as this game hasn’t yet finished and we still don’t know weather or not he’ll be starting like this against norwich.

  • 117 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:10 PM

    Mbabu playing brilliantly.

  • 118 ilovetoon8788 // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:10 PM

    Is haidara so poor or is mbabu really better?

  • 119 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:10 PM

    oh man <3 Mbabu

  • 120 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:11 PM

    So far he appears a much more dogged and determined defender than Haidara. Hasn’t been beat once yet.

  • 121 toonarmydownsouth // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:11 PM

    Mbabu, showing great energy great movement really really wants to impress…….going forward

    Defensively? Not sure Colo’s done a lot of cover for him, like the look of him today but ‘kin lads n lasses we need to get us a LB who can defend!

  • 122 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:11 PM

    Mbabu is brill…sorry to say…

  • 123 ilovetoon8788 // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:11 PM

    Perez is still our diamond player.. Absolutely the best in this club at the moment.

  • 124 ilovetoon8788 // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:12 PM

    AYOZE AS I WAS SAYING! OUR DIAMOND PLAYER!!!!

  • 125 toonking // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:12 PM

    perez
    GOAL
    HWTL now is the time you recover

  • 126 MAUTITOON // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:12 PM

    AYOOOOOOOOOOOOZZZEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • 127 Take a Chancel on me // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:12 PM

    Perez what a goal

  • 128 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:12 PM

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    WHAT A GEM HE IS!

    Quality goal!

    Getting what we deserve so far. Refreshing.

  • 129 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:12 PM

    GET IN PEREZ

  • 130 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:12 PM

    PPEEREEEZZZZZZ!!!)!)!(!OU#*O1248y24r7tqerwyufgasdjfgahskjdfbhjkasdfbhiuasdbfjkasrnfjkasdbfjkasbdfjkqsbdfjkbdsjkfbasdhjkfbhjasfvhjsbfdhujbdehjfbadfshjbg
    sfjksdbfhjasdvfhjasdfhjasrbfjhewdtfhjv!#!@$!@$!$!!$$$!#!$$#!$#!#!W!$

    GOOOAAAAALLLL!!!!!!!!

  • 131 ilovetoon8788 // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:13 PM

    PEREZ. I’ll say it again. He’s the best player in our club at the moment.

  • 132 AncientC // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:13 PM

    There goes the theory that the formation wasn’t the problem…

  • 133 MAUTITOON // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    HE’LL BE OFF TO CHELSEA BY JANUARY

  • 134 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    GOOOOoooooooooooaaallll!!!!!!!!!! PPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRREEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    PPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRREEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    PPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRREEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    PPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRREEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    PPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRREEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    PPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRREEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    PPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRREEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 135 TheToonKing // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    What a touch and finish there by Perez…this guy is truly a gem. He’ll play for Real Madrid in a few seasons

  • 136 Komag // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    Holy hell!

    Mitro and Perez <3

    Love the way Mitrovic throws him when they were celebrating.

  • 137 toonarmydownsouth // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    Perez man! Only an absolute tw@ would not play this lad every single minute of every single match

  • 138 willowdalerez // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    this is St James welcome home!

  • 139 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    MAUTITOON

    AHHAHAHAAH you could be right mate 🙁

  • 140 Take a Chancel on me // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    where has this Newcastle been all season????

  • 141 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:15 PM

    Just by having that distraction of been in a 2 it affords Ayoze much more freedom and space to do what he does best.

  • 142 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:15 PM

    toonarmydownsouth

    Exaclty mate!!!!!!

  • 143 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    Take a Chancel on me

    Question I have been asking ….

    Exactly that….

  • 144 ilovetoon8788 // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    Great cross by Anita too

  • 145 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    Colback always has 1 or 2 of those each match.

  • 146 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    Yeah surely perez will be on the radar soon.

  • 147 toonarmydownsouth // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    Take a Chancel on me
    Where have they been?

    Benched mainly…..

  • 148 willowdalerez // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    If Expat is at the game he picked the right day!

  • 149 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    There you go Remy, run yourself ragged 😆

  • 150 Thump // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    That’s what I wanted to see.

    Also, Mbabu is a little naive defensively but he’s a hell of a lot more solid than I expected him to be. Keep going, son!

  • 151 ShirebrookToon // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    Well fcuk me!! What a cracking first half. Where has this come from absolutely brilliant!!!

  • 152 toonking // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    antient

    4-4-2 might be described as a dinosaur foormation to some but it certainly looks the best one for ourselves.
    let’s just hope and pray it’s stays 4-4-2 for the rest of the season that way mac can spend more time looking into the players themselves working out who is a starter or benchman and who basically has to leave.

  • 153 AncientC // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    Get some! hut hut!

  • 154 MAUTITOON // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    MBABU classy sort.

  • 155 Jib // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    McClaren’s half time talk is crucial

  • 156 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    I LOVE PEREZ….

    absolutely LOVE this player….WHY ow WHY does’t he play every match….

    We play Cisse instead……BIZZZAAAAREEE..

  • 157 MAUTITOON // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:20 PM

    139 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola
    hope that i die if that ever happens,lol

  • 158 WWSBRD // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:20 PM

    Smiling for now at least

  • 159 Oleg G // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:20 PM

    Where MBABU came from? He looks great!

    And what a goal by Perez.

    Where was this team from the last 45 minutes all season so far?

  • 160 ilovetoon8788 // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:20 PM

    Mbabu looks solid. He already plays with confidence like he is premier league left back for years.

    But ayoze, he’s the first man on the name sheet for us. The most dynamic and complete player we have.

  • 161 ShirebrookToon // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:20 PM

    New contract for Perez with a 50 million release clause. Pure class this lad lol

  • 162 Big Pappa Cissé // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:20 PM

    Anyone else think Wijnaldum looks much more effective on the left ? .

  • 163 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    Anyone having the same tv issues in three us? Nbc said it was new vs che but that was no Newcastle team I know paying.

  • 164 ilovetoon8788 // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    Guys, enjoy ayoze while he lasts here. He’s off to barca or Madrid in 3 years time.

  • 165 AncientC // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    toonking – Agreed. Our squad isn’t as bad as it is painted out. Formation and fine-tuning can make a big difference.

  • 166 coatesy17 // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    Remember last season when it took Chelsea at home City away before we started playing…….? HWTL

  • 167 Brummie // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    I’m confused…..are Chelsea playing shit or are we actually play well….best I’ve seen for a while. Even mitch is having a good game. More of the same. Second half…howay the lads 1 nil

  • 168 Take a Chancel on me // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    I’ve been saying all week we always play well at home V Chelski

  • 169 davis_toons // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    Glad that AP is gone ..Finally Steve McClaren REAL Football is starting to work.

    And Glad that he finally see SOMETHING in Ayoze Perez.

  • 170 willowdalerez // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    mitrovic up front made a hell of a difference but Memba and Mbabau and Perez what performances so far… Seems to have lit a fire under Sissoko too

  • 171 Mister Tuff // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    Let’s not get carried away – Obertron could be the next player on.

  • 172 firebug666 // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    What a difference a change of formation makes, now at least the players know where they are playing and what their job is.

    Newcastle have been brilliant, what a change.

  • 173 davis_toons // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    Chelsea are playing very average.. and we are playing better football very everyone is working hard and they are BRAVE today.

    They are willing to run and close down the ball.

  • 174 BandB // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    Even if we hadn’t scored and even if we go on to lose, that was the best and most encouraging half of football I’ve seen us play this calendar year.
    We will have a chance against the top four because they give us time to organise at the back.
    Also nice to see us competing on every square inch of the pitch and that chances are coming from it.
    Hiya TADS…nice to see you around.

  • 175 davis_toons // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:26 PM

    Aleksandar Mitrovic is still very NEW…and is still trying hard to adapt.

  • 176 WWSBRD // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:26 PM

    Haha u guys! Kid scores a goal and suddenly he’s on Barcas and Reals hitlist haha howay man

    Anita got an assist he off to Bayern?

  • 177 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:26 PM

    nice goal from Sturridge today

  • 178 MAUTITOON // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    pump up the toon, pump up the toon, pump up the toon.

  • 179 willowdalerez // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    have to maintain Chelsea will regroup have to keep them on Blackfoot prevent an early 2nd half goal and put another away….

    jib 100% right this half time is critical

  • 180 MAUTITOON // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    more to come from AYOZE man. you pay nothing to wait.

  • 181 Take a Chancel on me // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    Half time team talk

    More of the same please…….. the end

  • 182 Jib // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:30 PM

    If you believed the hype at the time – Perez was already on RM and Barca’s radar but he chose us.

  • 183 Bambams // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:30 PM

    Wini is a pure footballer. He is involved in everything

    We must give Mitrovic and Perez time, they will be lethal.

    Sissoko is just not performing. The bloke has everything to succeed but he reminds me now of Pistone – talent but no heart

    Imo

  • 184 MAUTITOON // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:30 PM

    for all my toon army

  • 185 gazzaforever // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:30 PM

    Perez… Is he that lad that Pardew didn’t use not even once?

  • 186 toonarmydownsouth // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:31 PM

    Biggest difference for me in getting us further up the pitch…..Mitrovic

    When was the last time any of us saw Cisse chase the CB’s when the opposition has possession?
    The last time he put them under pressure when trying to play out from the back?
    Hold the ball up and fight for every lost cause?

    Never

    Him and Perez can become a great partnership Schteve, please don’t bottle it when certain players return to fitness…

  • 187 ilovetoon8788 // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:31 PM

    I think mitrovic had a decent game but needs to do more. Mbemba has been a beast. Mbabu is handling hazard well.

    Anita and colback need better communication and purpose on the pitch. Lots of improvement can still be made.

  • 188 Lindisfarne // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:31 PM

    Nice one – now do it again!

  • 189 santoon // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:31 PM

    zouma really should have dealt with that cross, didnt even attempt to head the ball away

  • 190 ilovetoon8788 // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    I agree. I think sissoko has been very poor today.

  • 191 toonking // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    antient

    I don’t really see it as a top 10 club just yet. The cross itself was created by janmatt. Now we’ve got an idea of formation mac can begin looking into just who is the better midfielders and try getting carr to find a few with that speed. Injuries can still mess things up, matches like that one mid week tells me we’ve still got a number of players with a poor attitude.

  • 192 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    Lets hope we don’t crumble now…..

    PLEASE LADS….

  • 193 Krul To Be Kind // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    There is more desire, confidence, willingness and tactical nous being shown today than I have seen in a long time from a Newcastle side. I think everything hinges on Mitrovic, this kid gives us an outlet we have missed since Ba, a true no 9.

    How did Perez take that ball out of the air, he had no right to control that, absolutely immense piece of a kill!

    HWTL

  • 194 santoon // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    no thauvin and no cisse and we have 2 extra players

  • 195 willowdalerez // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:35 PM

    baba you watching the sme game? Sissoko playing well

  • 196 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    Yeah, Mitro being a focal point helps, his hold-up play still hasn’t been up to the standard I’d like, but his mere presence and scrapping for balls helps so much. When you have Cisse up there, the defenders not only win the headers or bring it down with ease, but when they do win the headers they direct them exactly where they want so they retain possession, with Mitro, just being there and putting himself about makes it a more scrappy header if they do win it, allowing our midfield with it’s high energy battle to pick up the pieces, with Perez added to that you have a chance of sustaining pressure!

  • 197 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Not a good start…

    Lets get out of our own halff common

  • 198 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:38 PM

    Howay!

    Switch back on lads!

  • 199 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    oh god good save

  • 200 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Not good….we are falling asleep….

    Common man….wake the f up

  • 201 ilovetoon8788 // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    @santoon

    Lol so true..

  • 202 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    What the HELL man they are asleep!)!)!)!))! did they drink cocoa ???

  • 203 TheToonKing // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    Why don’t we close down crosses?

  • 204 toonarmydownsouth // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    Oh god no…..

  • 205 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    Need to tighten up in central defence.

  • 206 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    Remy must’ve been those dreads man

  • 207 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    WOOO COME ON OBERTAN

  • 208 toonarmydownsouth // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    Squids coming on

  • 209 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    C’mon Obertan you jacked git!

  • 210 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    Sorry to say….need to play for second if you think we can keep this lead you have got to be kidding….

  • 211 toonking // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    have we turned 4-5-1?

  • 212 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    little unlucky on the pass ayoze

  • 213 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    Falcao hmmmm

  • 214 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    Obertan is greta on the break and could blitz Ivanovic for pace.

    One major draback to Obertan is his communication defensively. He gets in t position and works hard, but often gets mixed up on who ‘s his man and when to pass players on to a teammate to track.

  • 215 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    Wijlandum haaadd alll thee tiiimeee….whyy waastee itt calm down FFS!!

  • 216 toonarmydownsouth // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:47 PM

    2nd half a looking a little………..Pardewesque

    Can’t sit deep for 45 lads

  • 217 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:47 PM

    MBABU…..IS SUPERB……WHAT is COLO doing there with this lad???

  • 218 toonarmydownsouth // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    GINI

  • 219 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    I know it’s en vogue to hate on Obertan but honestly I remember more positive contributions from him than negative in the last year or two.

  • 220 Take a Chancel on me // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    Get in Gini

  • 221 MAUTITOON // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    giniiiiiiiiiiiiiii

  • 222 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    OH GET THE F**K IN!!

  • 223 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    HAHAHAHAHA!

    GET IN THERE!

    A goal from a corner!

    😀

  • 224 Bambams // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    Wini is pure class

  • 225 ilovetoon8788 // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    YES!!!! GINI!!!!!! YOU BEAUTY!!!!

  • 226 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:48 PM

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  • 227 MAUTITOON // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    ayoze shows how set pieces should be taken,lol

  • 228 toonking // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    Goal
    WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII WIJI

  • 229 willowdalerez // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    Toonarmy down south.. Exactly… we may be winded may be time to bring Thauvin on

  • 230 Canny in Canberra // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    They must have heard you Gorgon! Let’s hope they don’t switch off .

  • 231 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    gorgonzola 😆 😆

  • 232 Komag // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    I LOVE how intence Mitrovic is in the celebrations! :D:D

  • 233 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    Sorry lads 🙁 I am very excited….Appologies

  • 234 Jib // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    TOONKK I TOLD YOU LOIC REMY WAS SHYTE

  • 235 Oleg G // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    YESSSS!!!!

    Perez with a goal and an assist and one of the players that I really want to shine in the squad scores the goal, exactly when Chelsea were pressing.

    GET IN!!!!

  • 236 toonarmydownsouth // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    Gini absolute brilliant little player, see Schteve use him properly he’s dangerous!

  • 237 toonbrother // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    @226gorgonzola 😀

  • 238 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    I am in tears here…I aint lying…

  • 239 manxpie // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    Get in!!!! And lmao at miti trying to tare perezes hair off!

  • 240 willowdalerez // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    Time delay can’t wait to see the den goal

  • 241 TheToonKing // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    Giniiii!!!!

    The guy is great at headers !! Get in!!

  • 242 toonking // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    now there’s a stat
    chelsea will have lost as many games as us!

  • 243 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    That’s the one Mitro!

    Keep doing that.

    Another Shearer-esque piece of play like his near post clearance from a corner.

  • 244 TheToonKing // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    Perez inform coming for those Fifa players !!!! 😀

  • 245 MAUTITOON // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:53 PM

    spirit of the entertainers is here tonight.

  • 246 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:53 PM

    Gannan Mitro!

    Almost deserving of a MITRO, MITRO, MITRO chant that, in the Shearer style.

  • 247 toonarmydownsouth // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:53 PM

    Love Mitro’s energy, monster this lad

  • 248 willowdalerez // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:53 PM

    What a goal Gini and Mitro paying dividends!

  • 249 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:54 PM

    What a player Mitro is….What a player Perez is…. What a player Wiji is….Coomoonn Ladsss lets finish this scum…..3:0 Comoonn lets not give am an inch…

  • 250 Komag // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:54 PM

    DING. Mitrovic jersey on its way

  • 251 LGFUAD21 // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:54 PM

    Come on lads. Let’s keep it together now.

    That Mabu is a raw lad but he’s done well.

    Not very comfortable out there on the wrong side but he’s grown as the games gone on.

    But of a baptism of fire being up against pedro too.

    I think colos done well too. He’s looking after Mabu b

  • 252 TheToonKing // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    What a shift put in by Mitro.

    I put this performance mainly on him back in the team. He just lights a fire under eveyone.

  • 253 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    What a difference having 2 hard working and complementary players up top has.

  • 254 toonking // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    One thing is for sure i’m certainly glad now that I couldn’t make that £100 bet against the toon then perhaps it’s those £10 bets I do against which make to toon win.

  • 255 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    has made*

  • 256 willowdalerez // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    sky sports announcer the question for Chelsea is who has shown the more appetite! Absolutely loving it!

  • 257 LGFUAD21 // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    Mitrovic ain’t half in the wars.

    Lads got great spirit and drive. Really hope the goals come.

  • 258 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:57 PM

    Love that Mbabu!

    Great recovery. Well judged with just the right amount of bite in the tackle.

  • 259 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:57 PM

    Mbabu Holy shite….

    Where has this player been?!?!? WHY ISNT he playing???

  • 260 Take a Chancel on me // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:57 PM

    could Toonbotherer be about to lose his bet?

  • 261 ilovetoon8788 // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:57 PM

    How old is this mbabu guy. He’s better than haidara.

  • 262 LGFUAD21 // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    Tackle Mbabu (spelt it right this time)

    Speaks volumes that he’s favoured over lascelles and willo.

  • 263 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    Great PL debut.

  • 264 LGFUAD21 // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    Do we finally have someone who can hold the ball up?

  • 265 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    Mbabu is a damn god send at LB! What we’ve been wanting for the last 3 years

  • 266 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    MBABU what a PLAYER!!!!

  • 267 Oleg G // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    Mbabu !!!!!!

    Wow. I am impressed with this lad.
    I know it is just 70 mins. But still….

  • 268 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    If mitro kicked ivan it would have been red

  • 269 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    Obviously targeting the young kid and he’s more than meeting the test so far.

  • 270 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    @ilovetoon8788

    20 years old, so we’ve got some time before mash tries to profit.

  • 271 willowdalerez // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    side is different with Mitro in… we need to add at Jan because an injury to him… Nuff said

  • 272 Krul To Be Kind // Sep 26, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    Mbabu has had Pedro in his pocket tonight, could he be another Perez? After this performance a definite starter at City

  • 273 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    Howay the crowd! Don’t get nervy and transfer it to the players, let’s hear ya’, roar them on!

  • 274 LGFUAD21 // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:01 PM

    I think the difference is that Mbabu is a CB by trade. So he’s defending first.

    But like dummet except he has the pace to not get skinned.

    Moussa has really helped out janmaat today.

  • 275 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:01 PM

    nice clearance Squidward sticking his tentacle in there

  • 276 willowdalerez // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:01 PM

    That yellow t Ivanovic would have been a straight red to Mitro… With the refs targeting him hope Macca has calmed him down!

  • 277 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:02 PM

    Man Krul playing a great game as well.

  • 278 LGFUAD21 // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:02 PM

    Kris made some brilliant saves. Even if 2 have been offside anyway.

  • 279 Oleg G // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:02 PM

    The media is already looking for excuses?
    Mbabu maybe fouled Oscar? We maybe didn’t deserve the corner which led to another corner and to the second goal?

  • 280 LGFUAD21 // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:02 PM

    *Krul

  • 281 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:02 PM

    Mitro has looked injured about 10 times in the match 😆

    A warrior.

  • 282 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:03 PM

    slow down guys, i’m not used to so many consecutive passes

  • 283 ilovetoon8788 // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:03 PM

    @89norcal

    Lol..maybe. Not sure if lb is his natural position?

  • 284 willowdalerez // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:03 PM

    Shamefaced here but who is and where did Mbabu come from? never heard of him!

  • 285 optimistic prime // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:04 PM

    I’d like to thank whoever helped Collocini and Sissoko find a set of balls.
    Hopefully they won’t lose them.

  • 286 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:04 PM

    Krul will never be able to kick will he?

  • 287 ilovetoon8788 // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:04 PM

    Mbabu has pedro and hazard in his pocket. Hahaha. Can’t believe it.

    And mitrovic hold up play is brilliant.

  • 288 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:04 PM

    Very good performance here but are people forgetting that we’ve got results at home to Chelsea for the past few seasons only to have abysmal seasons?

    I’m not knocking the performance so far, which has been very good, especially from the likes of Perez, Mbabu and Mitrovic but it’s only 3 points and it’s only 1 game – admittedly 1 very good game and an excellent 3 points.

  • 289 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:05 PM

    ilovetoon

    we’re good at shifting players around arent we 🙂

    But gotta say he’s a superior defender by what he’s shown today, having held off Pedro.

  • 290 willowdalerez // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:05 PM

    mbabu chases the bal today, tackles well, holds the ball hope this is not a one off he could be a regular start!

  • 291 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:07 PM

    “Very good performance here but are people forgetting that we’ve got results at home to Chelsea for the past few seasons only to have abysmal seasons?”

    Thats what I AM AFRAID OFF….

  • 292 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:07 PM

    damn a good strike

  • 293 toonarmydownsouth // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:07 PM

    Sheeeet

  • 294 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:07 PM

    Shit. Have I jinxed it…

  • 295 LGFUAD21 // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:07 PM

    That’s is a common thing for us.

    We are playing two deep miss but nobody picks up the player just outside the box.

  • 296 ilovetoon8788 // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:07 PM

    Great goal by ramires. Going to be a frantic finish.

  • 297 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:07 PM

    Not good…..Very poor……Sleeping as we always do…

    Comoon FFS….

  • 298 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:08 PM

    Id like to point out that, at this moment, Mourinho has the face of a man who has just caught somebody anal masturbating with his toothbrush.

    Like the attitude of mbabu. Loving a good old fashioned 442.

  • 299 dannyhunt // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:08 PM

    uh oh here we go, keep the line pushed up lads!!!

  • 300 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:08 PM

    FFS

    Can’t do nothing about a strike like that.

    Energy levels have understandably dropped.

    Think Mitro is gassed.

    Crowd and players have been getting more and more reserved as the half has wore on. Gonna be nervy now.

    Don’t take 3pts and it’ll be crushing. More than deserve them.

  • 301 Jail for Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:09 PM

    Just got off the chopper and switched my phone on, ha ha what a result !

  • 302 toonking // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:09 PM

    mbabu’s performance today has been a good one and is like another example of a player who when stepping into his shows knows his main ambition is to just get game time and when given that chance of game time he’ll give it his all.

  • 303 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:09 PM

    We always cap off this fixture with a late game goal.

    Come on with the 3-1!!!

  • 304 toonarmydownsouth // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:09 PM

    Great finish but how much time did we give him to pull the trigger?
    Close him down there lads

  • 305 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:10 PM

    Obertan been sold short on 3 counters now.

  • 306 LGFUAD21 // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:10 PM

    A win could really do well for our belief.

    Based on Mcclarens comments there def seems to be some psychological issues.

    Makes you wonder what steve Black is doing.

    Every limb crossed.

  • 307 toonking // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:10 PM

    bit worried having conceded a goal but still have belief in a victory.

  • 308 BandB // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:10 PM

    Colocinni did exactly that for the similar goal Wijnaldum posted of himself scoring in training in the States. If he stands up there, that is a much harder goal to score.

  • 309 toonarmydownsouth // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    This is where we need to buck the trend

    Stop throwing the ball up the pitch, play some sensible football eh lads, keep possession

  • 310 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:12 PM

    Hahaha

    Unbelievable debut from Mbabu. Such great defending if a little lacking going forward. I like my defenders to be capable of defending.

    They are targeting him every attack.

  • 311 TheToonKing // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:12 PM

    Mbabu, man, what a debut !

  • 312 toonarmydownsouth // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:12 PM

    Great game Mitro, monster today

  • 313 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:12 PM

    Mitro got that fight we’ve been missing since Nolan and Barton left.

    Yep, I said it

  • 314 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:13 PM

    Can’t help but love that nutter.

  • 315 ilovetoon8788 // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:13 PM

    Love how mitrovic totally gets the fans on their feet

  • 316 LGFUAD21 // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:13 PM

    Mitrovic should be captain.

  • 317 AncientC // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:14 PM

    Commentator blaming Mbabu for allowing Pedro to get in behind. Complete nonsense, Mbabu was holding the line and playing the offside trap led by his captain.

  • 318 Jail for Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:14 PM

    Whoa, i thought it was over!

  • 319 Take a Chancel on me // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:14 PM

    ffs

  • 320 LGFUAD21 // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:15 PM

    I think we just ran out of steam today.

    Gauling.

  • 321 Jib // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:15 PM

    Krul should have come for that

  • 322 Oleg G // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:15 PM

    Why, how, what????

    It is sooooo sad.

  • 323 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:15 PM

    Typical….what a waste….

  • 324 ilovetoon8788 // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:15 PM

    That is really terrible. Magic sub by mourinho.

  • 325 toonking // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:15 PM

    Sh1t

    2-2

  • 326 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:15 PM

    screw that, not gonna get down on us, let’s get a 3rd!

  • 327 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:16 PM

    Ah bollocks.

    That’s so painful and it feels like if there is to be a winner the momentum is all with them.

  • 328 toonarmydownsouth // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:16 PM

    Krul lad so static, command your area ffs lad easily could of Coke and collected that

  • 329 willowdalerez // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:16 PM

    Memba also looking great, Mitro is like a battery but too much spark to be captain if anyone I’d make Krul captain

  • 330 TheToonKing // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:16 PM

    Damn it…4 mins to go and the dream shatters..

  • 331 Oleg G // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:17 PM

    Last 20 mins – NIGHTMARE !!!

  • 332 willowdalerez // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    Krul had. Great game till now too bad but we can get another in!

  • 333 ilovetoon8788 // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    Sissoko has been the poorest player all game today.

  • 334 LGFUAD21 // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    Sometimes I don’t think Moussa has control over his feet.

    A little composure and head up and overran was in.

  • 335 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    Relegation performance. Played great and threw away 3pts

    Sissoko is garbage.

  • 336 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    What a complete fak up….

    My heart is broken…

    Defence is still shite…

  • 337 toonking // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    WTF
    almost lost a 2-0 lead and even krul showed his fury there.

  • 338 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    Sissoko just seems to overthink things,

  • 339 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:19 PM

    ‘Relegation performance. Played great and threw away 3pts”

    Sad part is throwing away games like this is relegation syndrome…

  • 340 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:20 PM

    Great spirit from Mbabu.

    Sissoko offering him nothing on the outside so had a go at them solo. Great attitude.

  • 341 LGFUAD21 // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:20 PM

    This ref hates us.

    Very disappointed but not gonna get on the teams back.

    We just have t been able to get out of the box. That’s not all our fault. Good teams will press pin you back.

  • 342 Oleg G // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:20 PM

    Whatever.

    Mbabu is second best after Perez today. What a kid.

  • 343 Oleg G // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:21 PM

    Who is the No. 36 who runs like he is on the field for the last 90 minutes??

    Awful.

  • 344 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:21 PM

    ya Atkinson has been disappointing…

  • 345 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:21 PM

    Player made out of cornflakes broken shocker.

  • 346 toonbrother // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:21 PM

    colocinni needs to concede his place to mbabu when haidara gets back

  • 347 willowdalerez // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:22 PM

    2 goals against Chelsea is not relegation form

  • 348 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:22 PM

    Siem’s PL career has been a nightmare

  • 349 Oleg G // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:22 PM

    De Jong, out for another 3 months?
    Come on. Is this lad ever going to play for us for real?

  • 350 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:23 PM

    well that’s that, draw…..

  • 351 ochytoon // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:23 PM

    Proud of the performance from the players today, Mitro really injects us with energy.

    Losing this two goal lead rests entirely on McClaren. This Chelsea team cannot deal with teams who press them. McClaren’s decision to try and make us park the bus at the 70th minute allowed Chelsea to build pressure and gain confidence that they could score. Granted the first goal was very good and not a lot could be done but we’d been inviting Chelsea to attack since the 70th minute and with our defence that is not sensible. Disappointed with that decision as its cost us three points

  • 352 LGFUAD21 // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:24 PM

    Come on lads. Have a crack.

  • 353 toonking // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:24 PM

    de jong is another player who’s career has been ruined by injuries and like hargreaves he too might as well retire

  • 354 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:24 PM

    It is.

    Throwing away unexpected leads is a classic relegation trait.

    Protecting the point. What a load of shite. Where’s the guts and glory gone? Bottled it.

  • 355 Oleg G // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:24 PM

    oh come on.
    Time wasting in an attacking corner?
    WTF?!

  • 356 willowdalerez // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    A point here and all 6 against Norwhich and Sunderland Assume a loss to city is not relegation form even a win and a draw in next three games is not relegation form

  • 357 ilovetoon8788 // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:26 PM

    Can be proud of a draw today.. So proud. Very good performance!

  • 358 LGFUAD21 // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:26 PM

    Can’t pin this on steve.

    Just because you tell a team to press doesn’t mean they will.

    Just because a team is sat deep. Doesn’t mean they’ve been told that.

    Chelsea pushed us back. We didn’t opt to sit back.

  • 359 toonbrother // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:26 PM

    when you cant protect a 2-0 lead with less than 30 minutes to go you know you have a terrible defender in your midst
    Colo = biggest liability in this team
    When Haidara gets back, Mbabu needs to take colo’s place

  • 360 Oleg G // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:27 PM

    As long as we can build on that, I am fine with it.
    I think if we don’t win some games in the next 5 games, we are in serious serious trouble.
    So far we can see that it all in the head.

  • 361 toonarmydownsouth // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:27 PM

    Wijnaldum looks f**king devastated
    Good
    Glad to see the players look like they give a toss

  • 362 TheToonKing // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:28 PM

    Excelllent results and performance all considering…..

    ….two bad we didn’t get the win though..

  • 363 89Norcal // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:28 PM

    Still really worried for every match after this….

    This was the holy fixture that we can always depend on. How about the derby and man city? I’m afraid we’ll get clobbered

  • 364 toonbrother // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:28 PM

    @ willowdalerez
    19th in the league after 7 games is relegation form
    hate to break it to you

  • 365 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:29 PM

    All 6 against Norwich and Sunderland is a bit presumptuous.

  • 366 TheToonKing // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:29 PM

    Mbabu man of the match ! Superb debut!

  • 367 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:29 PM

    We are gonna get relegated now….We cannot win a game…Poor Mitro….Pathetic defending its 101’s this….

    How we cannot get the easiest parts rights boggles my mind.

    Sell De Jong, Sell Cisse, sell, Colo, sell the bad apples….We should have buried this game we need 5 players for sure.

    We cannot THROW away games and we keep on doing it.

    Southhampton and now this. Torrid.

  • 368 JamesToon // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:29 PM

    Yes we played well but feels like a fcking loss, we are in trouble and when we were 2-0 up we really had the chance to massively boost our confidence going into next weeks game. Just feel like now we’re gonna go another 2 steps back by being hammered against city

  • 369 ochytoon // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    LGFUAD21
    I disagree. I think for such a big swing in playing style is evidence of the managers decision (unless the players either do not respect or trust him which would be a much bigger problem). There’s nothing wrong with protecting a lead, but Chelsea have had issues with high pressure teams, Palace being the obvious example. I think Steve’s bottled it personally. Again very proud of the performance today but can’t help but feel we’ve thrown away an extra two points

  • 370 BandB // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    Mitrovic deserves a pat on the back. He was eally professional today.
    The fact we had time to play was because the ball was not coming straight back at us, and that was all down to him.

  • 371 toonbrother // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    mclaren has done everything right
    except relegating colo’s arse to the bench
    lascelles instead of collo today would have earned us 3 points

  • 372 catchy in norway // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    regardless, it was a point against Chelsea,

    good result in my book,

    better performance to with it.

  • 373 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    “As long as we can build on that, I am fine with it.”

    I don’t think they will, this is Newcastle. They will complete collapse inwards.

    Positives, Gini out wider, Mitro with Perez for the remainder of the season. Mbabu in for Colo. LB we need new one.

  • 374 toonking // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    ochy

    I believe half the problem was that we had lost colback who has that massive work rate and power to assist those centre backs all that’s missing is that cabaye like CM working along side him at assisting the forwards.

  • 375 Thump // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:32 PM

    Only complaint is we could have done more at the free kick. Beyond that, delighted with the application.

    Now to see if we can keep some level of consistency.

  • 376 willowdalerez // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:32 PM

    well I am proud today we played with heart… Gutted by the draw but sure the lads are too. Think the heart is back and just hope it comes together for us… next three are critical for us.

  • 377 WWSBRD // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:32 PM

    Heck of a lot better from them shame to drop 2 points but Chelsea are bleeding good

    Very impressed with a few today

    I’d drop Sissoko for Obertan or Thauvin though maybe sack off Anita and play both

  • 378 Pottsclock // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:32 PM

    Those who said before the match that Mbabu was out of his depth should apologise.
    Yes a draw in the end, but a performance we can be proud of.

  • 379 davis_toons // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:32 PM

    Mbabu is a better defender.

    Georginio Wijnaldum have to be our future Captain..Does fade away coming to the end quarter thou.

    Daryl Janmaat does not have a Cool head..rush over looking for a fight with Pedro ..glad was shove away by Captain Coloccini.

  • 380 LGFUAD21 // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:33 PM

    Toonbrother

    What?

    Colo saved our asses (and mbabu’s a few times) more than he let us down today.

    Give over. And open your eyes.

  • 381 stuart no9 // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:33 PM

    we weredoing ok against a poor chelsea side untill they decided to up their game a notch , the rest is history .
    Just putting it into perspective!!

  • 382 terencelim // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:33 PM

    Ashley OUT.

  • 383 NezzaNUFC // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:33 PM

    I’ve been saying for months for Newcastle to use a 442 formation and we get goals.

    Shame that Sissoko cost us 3 points but overall Newcastle were the better team.

  • 384 JamesToon // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:34 PM

    Might have shown fight and passion, however we really needed to get a win today and we’ve let that slip, the mood might be a bit higher, however it will probably go back down to the level that it was on after Wednesday against city

  • 385 toon kk // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:34 PM

    Excellent first half, Chelsea’s quality shone through in the second half but at least we showed more promise tha usual. Shame was hoping to get our first win.

  • 386 toonarmydownsouth // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:34 PM

    BandB
    Fully agree, played an unsung role today
    He battled all day off the ball, took some massive knocks held the ball up well and done it all with a smile

  • 387 terencelim // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:35 PM

    @toonbrother may as well say your mom over Colo would have earned us 3 points.

  • 388 LGFUAD21 // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:35 PM

    Ochy

    Fair point. Chelsea came out of the blocks beginning of second half though.

    I agree we can’t be letting 2-0 leads slip but it was the collapse I expected.

  • 389 NezzaNUFC // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:35 PM

    Perez MOTM for me followed by Mbabu then Janmaat

  • 390 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:36 PM

    That first half was a pleasant surprise 🙂 and so was Mbabu

  • 391 ochytoon // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:36 PM

    toonking
    Fair point. I’d agree it hurt us that we didn’t have a centre mid on the bench but then that just highlights our lack of depth. Think we should cut our losses with Tiote in January and try and bring in a proper ball winning midfielder, then rotate Anita/Colback

  • 392 toonking // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:36 PM

    Even if we had won today I still wouldn’t have been that confidient because as a whole we’ve yet to see how the team would react if they were at a draw or had went behind and this is just 1 good game that doesn’t show us fans this team is a decent and respectful team.

  • 393 JamesToon // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:37 PM

    Still worry though that this performance today might have just of been a flash in the pan and things will be back to how it was against City, we always seem to turn up against Chelsea

  • 394 TudorCrisps // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:37 PM

    Great performance shame we sat back in second half we should constantly attack in both halves,

    DROP ANITA offers nothing and also personnely i would play obertan over sissoko ‘he is faster and just as strong maybe stronger

  • 395 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:37 PM

    what a effing goal….

    http://www.punditarena.com/football/english-football/scurtin/watch-ayoze-perez-score-a-cracker-for-newcastle-united-as-ivanovic-gets-worse-worse/

    So sad we could not convert this truly….

  • 396 beermonkey // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:39 PM

    tads

    he deserved a goal
    they tried to get at him

  • 397 WWSBRD // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:39 PM

    Tudor
    I think me and u could become friends

  • 398 toonbrother // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:39 PM

    @380 LGFUAD21
    you are blind mate
    blind and slow
    You seem incapable of learning from mistakes of the past
    This is the same crap people like you were saying after the manu game
    After a park the bus session, you heap praise on colo forgetting he is useless whenever we attempt to play open, positive football (which we have to do against the lesser sides like watford, westham, swansea and sunderland)
    Today, Colo was the worst player on the pitch
    he could have done better on both goals
    He was responsible for the second, and responsible for what would have been a third were it not for kruls heroics

  • 399 toonarmydownsouth // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:39 PM

    WWSBRD
    Not sure about that, Anita was canny today played well, made some big interceptions and some great forward passes

  • 400 ochytoon // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    LGFUAD21
    True. Today was a good reaction but I’ll wait for the next 3 games to see if we’ve truly turned a corner

  • 401 JP...from The Rock // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:41 PM

    Brilliant effort from the lads, shame we couldn’t hang on for the win though.

    HWTL!

    Mbabu, Mitrovic and Ayoze men of the match and in that order. Good game!

  • 402 BandB // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:41 PM

    TADS

    I bet he has a few bruises tonight.
    I think he will have the odd stinker where he does nothing. But tactically, he was great for us today and gave us a foothold up the pitch, and therefore opened up a space for the central midfielders to play in.
    He was far the biggest plus in the long-term I feel.

  • 403 JackButler // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:41 PM

    Nothing better than seeing a player turn away from the ball

  • 404 toonbrother // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:41 PM

    watch the replay on the second goal he lost his marker ramires
    He stinks!

  • 405 JamesToon // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    Positives:
    – 442 worked keep it up, mitro and perez worked their socks off, has to be our future partnership
    – Mbabu showed that he could be a star in the making
    – Mbabu, Mbemba, Colback, Mitro, Pérez, Wijnaldum and janmaat all had fantastic games
    – whole team showed fight and passion for 70 mins

    Negatives:
    – Threw it away in the last 15mins
    – Feels like a loss
    – A win could have really boosted the morale in the dressing room to take to city
    – Next week could be back to the normal depressing mood as I still think we’ll get hammered at City

  • 406 davis_toons // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    Ivan Toney, should have stay closer to his marker…but he have just enter the field and have to defends a free kick right away.

  • 407 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:43 PM

    toonbrother

    I agree with you watch him closely, he had couple of interventions the whole game but once again his lack of pace and reading the game cost us.

    Mbabu aside who looks immense…. what a debut. We need a proven Older CB. Cannot have Mbabu and Mbemba start every game.

    It’s amazing how simple the answer is to the side yet every transfer window we get we never address it.

  • 408 WWSBRD // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:43 PM

    toonarmydownsouth
    Him and Colback don’t work and I think Colback is better much rather have him on the bench (or sold) and a real defensive midfielder in or am have Gini playing box to box (if he could up his stamina)

  • 409 TudorCrisps // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    WWSBRD

    I’ve never really rated Anita since he has been at our club really and Sissoko needs to no he is replaceable, he starts every game even if he’s had a nightmare of a game which he has lately, I think a couple of games as a sub will bring the best out in him.

    Like the look of Mbabu too mate 🙂

  • 410 kakaobi // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    Sorry but I have to put it down to bad substitution by the manager why did Mitrovic need to come off Macclaren fcuked it up again

  • 411 WWSBRD // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:45 PM

    Mbabu looked good but so did Ferguson

  • 412 JackButler // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:45 PM

    Lost the player he was marking for the goal to equalise, turned away from the ball for the opener and lost his player again and could have cost us the entire game.

    Step forward Captain Fantastic Colo

  • 413 toonbrother // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:45 PM

    that perez goal was just beautiful.
    good lord

  • 414 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:45 PM

    Anita is definitely better in there than “Yellow card waiting to happen Colback” 😉

  • 415 TudorCrisps // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:46 PM

    get chills down my spine when i see mitro holding up the ball, reminds me of shearer

  • 416 mfw13 // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:47 PM

    It was a fair result.

    We played well in the 1st half, but let’s be honest, both our goals were partially due to poor defending by Chelsea.

    Likewise, it took a world-class goal and a superb free kick from two top class substitutes for Chelsea to get back in the game.

    The difference is that we were able to bring on:

    Obertan, DeJong, and Toney

    They were able to bring on:

    Falcao, William, and Ramires,

  • 417 BandB // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:47 PM

    Tudor Crisps,

    Even if we had someone we could drop Anita for, which we haven’t, he still had a quietly effective game today.
    He anticipates where the ball is going next far better than Colback.
    Which is why he hasn’t run 44 miles.

  • 418 welshgeordie9 // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:48 PM

    Good effort from the lads today, so chuffed mbabu played well today, goes to show this squad can do a good job when then they get off their arse.

  • 419 toonbrother // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:48 PM

    @407 gorgonzola
    i think experience is overrated mate
    Mbabu has a good head on his shoulders
    He would be a massive improvement on colo
    Not a bad stop gap solution until dummet gets back or january window opens

  • 420 welshgeordie9 // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:49 PM

    Off to watch the rugby, more headache tablets to take.

  • 421 WWSBRD // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:49 PM

    Tudor
    Yeah we are certain to be pals haha

    I agree with all that. Mbabu vs Pedro was very entertaining and very nice to see the young man win out…as I say though Ferguson looked a peach when he came in for El Toro still a good debut but am not tattooing his name on me yet

  • 422 JamesToon // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:49 PM

    we should keep the same starting lineup for City next week

  • 423 will die for the toon army // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:49 PM

    we still lack balance in the team.

  • 424 TudorCrisps // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:49 PM

    fair point but in all honesty i would drop the pair of them haha

  • 425 JackButler // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:49 PM

    Only seen the goals but did we play the 4-2-3-1 formation today or did we revert to a 4-4-2???

  • 426 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:50 PM

    …and picked up 44 yellow cards 😉

  • 427 TroubledToon // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:51 PM

    Well played boys!! Proud of the fight and character we showed today.. Can’t hide the fact that I’m disappointed that we didn’t win cuz to be honest I felt we deserved to… But anyway, with the way the last 10 mins unfolded, we could have very well lost it and that indeed would have been a very bitter pill to swallow…
    All in all, after the dismal week, proud that the lads showed heart!!!

  • 428 WWSBRD // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:51 PM

    JB
    Cool was pretty good today like

  • 429 toonking // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:51 PM

    The biggest damage this result is going to have on us is we’ll be going into a second inter-national break without a win, we were all expecting 2 losses in the first place but having seen a 2-0 lead thrown away in the last 15 minutes is what makes it more disasterous and depressing.

  • 430 WWSBRD // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:51 PM

    Colo

  • 431 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:51 PM

    F me….It still hasn’t sunk in.

    We really needed that win horrible….

    City will tramp us. If we can get a draw there I will be surprised…. Truly will be.

  • 432 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    JB…I found it a bit difficult to spot at times…it wasn’t a 4-4-2 – Perez was all over the place!

  • 433 toonarmydownsouth // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    WWSBRD
    This is where we disagree, for me Anita is twice the player, reads the game better, sensible interceptions, not as rash in the tackle so not constantly giving away dangerous free kicks and playing 60+ mins on a booking
    For me Colback is no different than Perch/Gosling…

    Anita does his job effectively which is why you don’t see him tearing round like a lunatic (or apparently “high work rate”) he doesn’t need to

  • 434 The overrated Frenchman // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    It wasn’t a loss, but the final result just reinforced the fact that we are, in essence, losers.

  • 435 BandB // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    …..a yellow card a mile jesper…….there must be a useful stat in there somewhere.

  • 436 JackButler // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    WWSBRD

    Like I said mate only saw the goals, bloody wife’s birthday so out for a meal, but he lost his man twice for the goals.

    How did Perez (great goal) and Mitrovic do?

    Did we play a 4-4-2???

  • 437 stuart no9 // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    did SM f”k it up again ???? taking mitrovic off changed the game . lets look at the subs made , both were game changing moments. sadly SM , got it wrong ( again ) mourino got it bang on . thats the difference a good manager can make to a team. You are only as good as your manager.

  • 438 TudorCrisps // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    WWSBRD haha to true lets see if he can remain consistent but overall I’m a little heart broken about result but happy with performance might treat the dragon to a curry for tea since we never lost haha

  • 439 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    De Jong is sure as sh1t made out of glass horrid horrid.

  • 440 JackButler // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:56 PM

    Tads

    Agree 100% on Coldback, great work rate but a bit of a jack of all trades and master of none for me, Anita is by far the better of the two

  • 441 toonarmydownsouth // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:56 PM

    BandB
    Aye Mitro took a pasting…but he looked like he loved every minute of it
    Can’t wait til he gets a goal or two, think his confidence will rocket, certainly seemed to react to the better atmosphere and had a big role in keeping the crowd pumped up

  • 442 toonbrother // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:57 PM

    i disagree
    losers don’t respond to a home loss v sheff wed by taking a 2 game lead against chelsea

    we are a team chock full of winners: perez, gini, sissoko, janmaat, mbabu the list goes on

    we just have one fatal weakness which needs to be addressed. his name starts with c and ends with olocinni

  • 443 BandB // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:57 PM

    I was going to tell you Jack, until I read that disgraceful lack of gallantry towards Mrs Jack.

  • 444 JackButler // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:57 PM

    Jesper

    Thanks mate

  • 445 Sazzer // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:57 PM

    A big step forward today.

  • 446 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    Yo…your man ginger does too much negative running mate 😉

    …it’s nit to be taken positive; neither are all them yellow’s 😉

  • 447 JackButler // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    BandB

    Mr. Jack deserves it though 🙂

  • 448 toonking // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    Welsh
    it will be you taking head ache pills.

    Come on England

  • 449 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    JackButler

    Mate another team…442 suites us well…

    Mitro and Perez brilliant and Mbabu what a debut absolute gem. Bossed Pedro entire game…

    SM made horridly stupid subs cost us the game…I think McLaren just showed there is enough in the team to be higher but because of him we are not.

    Rotten apples should be benched and not played….

  • 450 toonbrother // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    taking mitro off when he did was an excellent move on mclaren part
    he was gassed and his first touch had deteriorated meaning he could no longer hold up the ball and relieve pressure on the team

  • 451 JackButler // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:59 PM

    Mrs. Jack as well 🙁

  • 452 WWSBRD // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:59 PM

    toonarmydownsouth
    Haha think we will have to agree to disagree mate Anita’s not a PL CM for me

    JB
    First goal was quite a screamer tbf postage stamp goal and Krul for the second was poor aswell

    We did play 442 mate and Mitrovic was very impressive (and very mature, he got a whipping at every opportunity but didn’t bite) Perez was quite a spark aswell both looked very good and quite in tune only trouble was Mitovic stamina gave in late on

    And happy birthday to ur missus

  • 453 BandB // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:59 PM

    TADS

    His first bullet header could kick start the season, she metaphor-mixed wilfully.
    Are you going to be around on match days?

  • 454 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Sep 26, 2015 at 8:00 PM

    JB..happy birthday to the missus 🙂

    BandB…at least he’ll have a useful stat then! Colback was alright last season so I’ll throw him a bone!

  • 455 JackButler // Sep 26, 2015 at 8:01 PM

    Gorgonzola

    I think SM is doing the best he can with a bad bunch tbh, we have little depth and so it’s hard as player will always tire and need to be replaced but he has little quality to replace them with

  • 456 JackButler // Sep 26, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    the misses said thank you

  • 457 BandB // Sep 26, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    jesper,

    He’s being credited for all those miles, when a lot of them are as you suggest, piggy-in-the-middle running.
    He’s a Marmite player, like Anita. People see the game differently, but I think Jack’s a journeyman, and a position in the team we could upgrade.

  • 458 WWSBRD // Sep 26, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    Tudor
    Let’s bleeding hope so bud. Tbh when the first went in I only saw a draw coming so I was expecting it, we looked like we got tired very quickly at the end but enjoyable game nice to see for once

    jesper
    U mean Ginger Pirlo? Ur big booty boy does too much…well nothing really ?

  • 459 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 8:04 PM

    I know why we wear the black and white….

    The sheer fortunes of this club either great or dire.

    JackButler

    I agree to an extent we have battle apples that are played. We have un earthed a gem today. Mbabu, why isn’t he playing all the time.

    I would drop COLO purely cause of pace. Sure play him today (even though he messed up) But games such as Watford etc, why? Play the young players…

    I wonder who else is the squad is good but is being benched for no reason.

  • 460 toonking // Sep 26, 2015 at 8:05 PM

    gor

    How can you use stupid subs as a way of descibing this a team capable of getting higher, it’s actually the bench which makes a decent team decent because they’ll not need the luck of suviving without the injuries.

    mirovic- red card who next?
    A a stupid sub like cisse
    mbemba-injured who to now?
    a stupid sub such as willo
    wiji injured- who next?
    a stupid sub like obatan

    Also this result doesn’t yet show we’ve got a team full of leadership and passion just 1 result doesn’t make up for the attitudes they’d shown during our previous performances especially against that second string sheff wed

  • 461 WWSBRD // Sep 26, 2015 at 8:05 PM

    BandB
    It’s certainly a worrying position for us neither are good enough to be the first name on the sheet

  • 462 JackButler // Sep 26, 2015 at 8:06 PM

    WWSBRD

    Colo turned his back on the ball for the first and Ramirers was three yards away from him for the second. I praised Colo for his performances against Southampton and Man Utd but for me he was at fault for the goals tonight.

    Glad we’ve moved away from that god awful 4-2-3-1 as it was obviously not working for us

  • 463 c-dog // Sep 26, 2015 at 8:06 PM

    Ayoze was awesome

  • 464 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Sep 26, 2015 at 8:07 PM

    BandB…lets hope we are in for and upgrade there very soon. Couldn’t agree more!

  • 465 BandB // Sep 26, 2015 at 8:09 PM

    Yo

    I agree with that. Ideally they could be used for tactical variation. But as we don’t really do specialists, they will be our first choice pairing for the time being. Even though they don’t complement each other at all.

  • 466 ilovetoon8788 // Sep 26, 2015 at 8:09 PM

    We need to find a replacement for sissoko in January. He’s so poor even during our best spells in the game.

  • 467 toon kk // Sep 26, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    We showed the two sides of our game today. But Chelsea’s class shone through
    we were lucky to get a point tbh

  • 468 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 26, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    toonking

    Could not agree more….We are very shallow on the bench.
    Fans have been saying this for YEARS. Still not dressed.

    A DOMINATING capable, PL experience CB that could put COLO to the bench and out of a club has been needed for a very long time.

    Club chose not to pay. We are paying for it. Mbabu and Mbemba need time to grow.

  • 469 beefman13 // Sep 26, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    A great effort.

  • 470 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Sep 26, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    Yo…well I think you are laying it on just a bit to thick by calling him Pirlo 😉

    …he’s a ginger Tiote if anything!

  • 471 WWSBRD // Sep 26, 2015 at 8:12 PM

    JB
    Hmm where’s the midfielder who is meant to be on Ramiers? As for the second Sissoko was stupid to give away a poor challenge, ref daft to give a none free kick and Krul should of been far more commanding. All round game he did a lot of good and covered Mbabu a lot

    Aye glad we didn’t go 4231 though how long until it’s back haha

  • 472 JackButler // Sep 26, 2015 at 8:12 PM

    Gorgonzola

    My dislike for Colo is well known I think, as he’s caught out far too often through his lack of pace and ability in the air and his disgusting attitude, so much so I think he’s a rotten apple for our squad who should have been replaced a long time ago, but instead of shipping him out we offer him a new deal and the captains armband again.

    But that comes down to the system we use to sign players being wrong

  • 473 JackButler // Sep 26, 2015 at 8:17 PM

    WWBRD

    It’s a pet hate of mine when I see a player turning away from the ball like that. But to lose a man like he did for the second is criminal in my eyes and he did the exact same again last going off that could have cost us the game. Yes Krul should have done better but he shouldn’t even have to deal with that header if Colo does his job.

    Don’t want to sound like toonbrother but that’s how I saw it.

    Let’s just hope that today was the day that kick starts our season and we can now push on from here and at least survive come next May

  • 474 WWSBRD // Sep 26, 2015 at 8:17 PM

    BandB
    Couldn’t agree more and, although his name became a swear on here, Cabaye would make that midfield (or a player like him at least)

    Maybe in January eh? 50 mill to spend again isn’t it?

    jesper
    I didn’t gift him the nickname mate and tbf I’d have Tiote over Anita

  • 475 davis_toons // Sep 26, 2015 at 8:17 PM

    @416 mfw13 // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:47 PM

    I’m with you. Very fair Opinion.

    De Jong is Jinx. He got hit right btw the Jaw and neck.

  • 476 BandB // Sep 26, 2015 at 8:20 PM

    jesper,

    He does like to get stuck in, but not in a way that ever imposes his will on the game in the way all our good holding midfielders have down the years.
    Despite all the bookings, I never get the feeling anyone gives him a wide berth because they feel intimidated or played out of the game.

    Anyway….it wasn’t a performance to crab today, and I have a party too 🙂

  • 477 WWSBRD // Sep 26, 2015 at 8:21 PM

    JB
    There wasn’t a header though mate haha just the threat of one…Colo shouldn’t of lost him but Krul should be coping with that for me. As u say though it’s all opinions

    Am not a huge Colo fan but he was decent today




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