Mourinho´s “Insult” After Game – Get Those Comments Framed!

When things don´t go well for Jose Mourinho he can be very difficult in the TV interviews after the game. and he took what seemed to be a cheap shot at Newcastle after the game.

That was after he had admitted the Newcastle players had sweated blood for the team yesterday.

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Jose Mourinho whispers to Steve McClaren after the game
You will never win anything?

This is what the Chelsea manager said:

“I think maybe one of the reasons why Newcastle over the years doesn’t get good positions is because of this mentality.”

“It’s because they choose some matches to sweat blood and in other matches, they don’t. This is an attitude typical of a team that wins nothing.”

“It’s bad for them because if they play like this, they win many matches at home, and they don’t. but this is their problem.”

This is not the first time it´s been said that good teams are ready for both the good teams and the poor teams.

Mediocre teams like Newcastle only inspired to turn up against the glamor clubs in the league.

And if you look at Newcastle performances this season we have played well against Manchester United, Arsenal and now Chelsea and we have played poorly against West Ham, Watford and second division  Sheffield Wednesday – with the last two being at home.

What does that tell you?

That Jose is right – and Steve McClaren should get those comments framed and hung in the dressing room.

We play Manchester City next Saturday but then we play Norwich,Sunderland, Stoke and Bournemouth in the following four games – they are some of lesser teams in the Premier League.

How will we play against those teams?

That´s the question.

If we don´t turn up for those four games we deserve to stay at the bottom of the league.

Jose Mourinho may have just helped us do a lot better this season.

How you fare in the league depends more on how you play against teams you should beat than on how you fare against the top teams in the league.

At this moment, Newcastle are living proof of that and we are second bottom of the league table and out of the League Cup.

Get those comments framed!

Comments welcome.

131 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 27, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #1

    He’s got a point mind !

  • Slank

    Sep 27, 2015 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #2


    OneAlanShearer @ 24

    I don’t think we need another defensive midfielder. I’m sure in desperate situations Mbemba could easily and effortlessly slot into that role.

    But I do agree with you that what we need is someone one who can pass the ball forward. We need a Cabaye / Fabregas / Shelvey type player who can spray the passes with accuracy.

    I don’t think Gini is that type of player.

  • nut meg

    Sep 27, 2015 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #3

    Anyone know how many free kicks were awarded for fouls against Mitrovic yesterday…..not important I”m just curious as it seemed a lot.
    hope your wife makes a quick & full recovery.

  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 27, 2015 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #4

    Mourinho annoys me but he is bang on with this comment. If we can play as well as we did in the first 45 minutes we’d beat a lot of sides.

    Shane our players only seem to turn up when they fancy it.

    Also perez was fantastic yesterday, he was brilliant, worked very well with Mitrovic who put in a lot of effort. Much better to see, I never saw it coming.

  • Slank

    Sep 27, 2015 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #5


    That isn’t an ‘insult’. You have chosen the wrong word and your comments don’t justify the slur.

    It is a very fair comment. How else would you describe the jekyll and hyde performances ?

  • will die for the toon army

    Sep 27, 2015 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #6

    Sissoko is like Colo . You look around and you see no one better than him then u keep him on
    pitch. And I think he is the French leader so wen he sits then we will have a revolt . All we will have
    to sell all the French speaking players .
    I also dont think the French speaking players r happy now at NUFC .
    1. Sissoko
    2. Thauvin
    3. Goufrann
    4. Haidara
    5. Tiote
    6. Cissse
    7. Marveaux
    8. Obertan
    They have all been side lined. Sissoko is e only one who is still guaranteed a place.

  • toon kk

    Sep 27, 2015 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #7

    Its been a Newcastle problem for a long time, some (maybe most) matches we just don’t bother turning up. We are capable of decent football occasionally, just occasionally.

  • Jib

    Sep 27, 2015 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #8

    I think that comment applies to certain players , Sissoko and Tiote for example and also to an extent to Colo and maybe even Kevin Mbabu.

    But Krul Colback Anita Perez Mbemba Janmaat Mitrovic are all 100 percenters.

    Of course Obertan never turns up for any opposition !!!

  • GS

    Sep 27, 2015 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #9

    Mourinho is totally wrong. We have played well and beaten HIS Chelsea teams. Our record over the last 5 years against the top teams has been terrible – Arsenal, Man U, Man City. Even Spurs and Liverpool. How many points have we taken from them?

    Sorry, but this is just Mourinho speak. When you look at the facts he is wrong.

  • Blofal

    Sep 27, 2015 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #10

    A lot of hate on here for Sissoko.

    To be fair at his best he is a very good player and I think last season probably sapped the confidence out of the lad. No wonder he wanted out… especially after the Carver period!

    But remember everyone it was his header against West Ham last season that kept us up along with Gutierrez’s heroics.

    And he also made a very good run and set Janmaat up against Watford. He used to do that very same move often with Cabaye but since he left he has really had no help.

    He is a very good player and once our squad improves around him I think we will see what we saw on his very first appearance against Chelsea.

    But if he does leave it will not be to a top Premier League club. He would be a bench player at all of them. Likely he would end up in Siere A to get Champions League football. I do think though that if we bring in enough quality in the next two windows he will stay.

  • lochinvar

    Sep 27, 2015 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #11

    Moanrinho strikes again.
    It’s symptomatic of a little boy lost syndrome – he’s been found out as a bully by the Dr. Carnerio fiasco, unable to control Costa, alienating John Terry and knowing that Chelsea are in the near relegation zone !
    Indicative of an insecure bully who knows that his personae has gone down the plug hole so he lashes out with statements – any statements that deflect attention from his failings.
    Off to the Salt Mines soon !

  • sparky55

    Sep 27, 2015 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #12

    I don’t understand why we haven’t tried to play Sissoko in the position he grew up in and got his international recognition playing…Defensive midfielder…I would put him in place of Anita or Colback and see how that goes with Winji wide left and Aaarons wide right with Perez and Mitro up top

  • Blofal

    Sep 27, 2015 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #13


    Haidara, Cisse, Tiote and Marveaux are all injured.

    Obertan and Sissoko are playing.

    Thauvin is still adapting to the Premier League and the jury is out on him.

    The only one off your list who has been sidelined is Gouffran. And it would be interesting to see why. I have a feeling he might be a bit of a bad egg. And that probably started when he was bought as a striker/winger and Pardew decided to play him as a defensively focused midfielder.

  • Sav

    Sep 27, 2015 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #14

    Less pressure against Arsenal, Chelsea and ManU because we were expected to lose. So the team can play with freedom. Macca should not have been urging a slow walk off and playing a last-ditch corner into the corner. We should have gone for it to do justice to the courage and effort the lads had shown in this match. Bottled. Those 3 substitutions all weakened the side.

  • Reyantoon

    Sep 27, 2015 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #15

    How the hell we lost to sheffield & Watford???
    Still couldn’t swallow it after seeing us yest’y!!
    Great game & entertaining,
    The majority of sayings have already been said
    but my motm was Wijnaldum,eventhough all of the lads deserve a lot of credit.Wijnaldum not only scored what look like seeing off the game goal but also showed great strength,speed, technique,and tremendous character.I felt a bit optimistic again for the games ahead 🙂

  • Slank

    Sep 27, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #16

    Jib @ 8

    I too have noticed that Kevin Mbabu has been anonymous in all our previous games and only puts in 100% on the big occasions !

  • Blofal

    Sep 27, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #17


    Everyone expects Sissoko to embark on lung busting solo runs all game down the right like he did on his debut. I think thats the problem.

    When he has played Defensive Mid every comments on how he is “anonymous” or “looks lost” because he can’t do that from that position. Box to Box doesn’t mean you waltz on down the middle with ease every game. Especially in this league. But thats now what a lot of people seem to expect of him every time he gets the ball which I think is a bit unfair.

  • lesh

    Sep 27, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #18


    We need a player that takes the game forward and I’d heard a whisper that Carr’s had a few looks at Cabaye.

    Now there’s a player that could do a job for us – I wonder whether Ashley’s brave enough to take a chance on him?

  • cyprus

    Sep 27, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #19

    Fair comment by Mourinho. In fact there’s a compliment somewhere in there.

    Don’t get the venom re Sissoko, someone said now all climbing on the bandwagon. His assist last game was brilliant. Off game yesterday but never hid. Until you show me someone better, he starts.

    Our subs were all wrong. Worse (by a country mile), Obertan. Please release. SDJ; bad luck? Can’t hack it? Losing faith. Toney: not his fault, needed a defender in.

  • toon kk

    Sep 27, 2015 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #20

    What was proven certainly in the first half that if we aactually try we are capable of competing, but for the most we just are to lethargic.

  • cyprus

    Sep 27, 2015 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #21

    ‘someone said something’

  • lesh

    Sep 27, 2015 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #22


    Forgot to add ‘Harrumph’ to my last post!

    Just for clarification you understand……

  • spitfire_

    Sep 27, 2015 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #23

    This was not an insult, it’s the truth. And from time to time the truth hurts.

  • lesh

    Sep 27, 2015 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #24

    According to some, Sissoko wants away.

    And if others don’t get off his back (is he this months target?), he’ll be off to where he’ll feel appreciated.

  • Slank

    Sep 27, 2015 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #25


    Fully understand. You are forgiven !

  • Slank

    Sep 27, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #26


    Even Lesh !

  • toon kk

    Sep 27, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #27

    Our biggest problem is when we come up against real pacey teams, we just don’t have the time to play our game and turn into headless chickens.

  • will die for the toon army

    Sep 27, 2015 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #28

    I dont think Mcca sees Sissoko as a CM. Coz thats where he has to play now. he looks useless at WF.

  • sparky55

    Sep 27, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #29

    Our biggest problem is this possession based thing SM is so keep on…we get the ball…we p!ss about with it and give the opposition the time to organise and set two banks in readiness for our slow and ponderous progression up the pitch which is why we’ve averaged 2 shots on target a game this year…it’s fcuking stupidity at it’s best.

    The west ham manager is a very bright lad…he understands the game and he knows it’s all about pace going forward and dismantling the two banks every team set up with pace and pressure and width.

    Something we did yesterday as it happens

  • stuart no9

    Sep 27, 2015 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #30

    I hope SM Listens and learns from mourino. He talks a lot of sence and if he dosnt listen to him and take those comment on board , we will go down and he will be sacked . Simple as that , IMO i think Chelsea were very lucky they played us yesterday . Any other team in the league would have beaten them yesterday they were that bad in the first half . I don’t think yesterday’s point proves anything , judge us against a good team .

  • cyprus

    Sep 27, 2015 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #31

    no 9,
    That’s unfair on NUFC. Mourinho had the same point of view, ie. that Chelsea had its worst half in his tenure.

    Well, the opposition contributed (a little bit?) to that. It wasn’t just Chelsea playing poorly. Matic taken out of a game? Fabregas invisible? Hazard running into alleys? Remy out of it? I for one prefer to give credit to the toon.

  • hibbit

    Sep 27, 2015 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #32

    slank were do you sit in the ground the crowd were amazing yesterday 100% behind the team for the whole game never heard the chelsea fans once

  • magpie6699

    Sep 27, 2015 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #33

    First half was our best performance of 2015. Brilliant! Should restore pride and confidence but they need to maintain this standard. Mitro’s best game – and he didn’t get a card! Gino had a great game and Colback played better until he was unfortunately subbed at half-time. Although Iberian did so-so, I think part of the reason we had to yield more to Chelsea pressure was the loss of Colback – nioy something I thought I’d be saying on the basis of his last performances. Mbabu – unbelievable and as for Ayoze, I love that man – he is definitely becoming my favourite Toon player. He’s so tricky and works his socks off too.
    I’m not sure I get those people who think we should have gone for a goal late on rather than playing out for a draw. I for one was happy at that late stage for us to see it out.The momentum was all with Chelsea, especially after they were able to bring on their usual Multi-millon pound bench players and I could easily see them clearing a corner and hitting us on the break with a late winner. Then where would our confidence be ? I’m sure if that had happened we’d have had people bleating on here about how naive we’d been.
    Have to say yesterday reminded me of why I keep going to SJP because I was beginning to forget the reasons.

  • magpie6699

    Sep 27, 2015 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #34

    Iberian??? Obertan!

  • Reyantoon

    Sep 27, 2015 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #35

    I’m not sure Janmaat should be criticized deep but he should have done better before the ball was passed to Ramirez for the first stunner.
    Chelsea players changed their attack late on in to shooting from distance after unable to break us down.SM should have added another defender to tighten spaces up but…
    The 2nd goal,was lucky freekick,that looked like accidental charge or tackle by Sissoko.The ref had good game but for that one,he became too quick to award it.No one to blame for the goal as it was very confusing ball to handle.

  • croftus5678

    Sep 27, 2015 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #36

    with reguards to sissoko.

    not his best game by far as sissoko usually stands out as he’s such a big presence and we had so many good players yesterday they made sissoko look very poor.

    there are always star performers and the weaker links in every game and yesterdays was sissoko !

    i wouldnt want to see him leave as he’s a beast and offers us so many usefull abilities but i agree he should be in field not on the wing a cm is his best position imo so he can run here / there and everywhere and use his speed/str to the best of his ability.

  • Fostino

    Sep 27, 2015 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #37

    Jose is bang on. It’s a cheap shit at the nufc managers perhaps. His comments reflect what the toon fans think. I aggree ed …frame those words. That’s the standerd now. The starting 11 yesterday is pretty close to the best we can manage till xmas anyway. Only players I coukd see breaking in is dummett…Rolando. .de jong .thauvin..perhaps tiote. That’s the core of tbe team now. I’d sooner riverie cone on then Toney perhaps

  • Ian Toon

    Sep 27, 2015 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #38

    Reyantoon- Wijnaldum favours a role behind the striker but was re positioned wide I suspect to protect Mbabu. In fact I thought he exposed Ivanovic’s lack of pace and slowness on the turn. He put in an early good cross for Mitrovic and this is something we will need to improve on as a team. The crowd was fired up and the team movement was by far the best I have seen this season. Making it easier for the DM’s to find a forward pass.

    Wijnaldum is an intelligent player who can appear to be not involved but his movement in and around the box belies that suggestion. Overall it was not the changing formation but the introduction of someone to hold the ball up front which enabled a pattern of play to evolve.

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Sep 27, 2015 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #39

    You have to take everything The Chosen One says with a pinch of salt. He’s a performer as much as a manager. That said, he’s still one of the best in the business on the football side of things and one of the shrewdest minds in the game. As for Sissoko. I’ve always been a fan, said many times I thought he could be one of the best players in the PL given the right circumstances. But I’ve finally lost patience. He’s been awful this season. He has the tools, but not the ticker, and I think we just can’t afford to keep carrying him and hoping for the best. We should accept any reasonable offer we get for him in January.

  • Ian Toon

    Sep 27, 2015 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #40

    We did press the ball for a change. I suspect the lack of closing down of Ramires was as much to do with tiredness as anything. It seems to me that a number of our players are only now close to the required fitness levels.


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