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Newcastle´s Second Half Surrender – Hammered 6-1 At The Etihad

5:00 pm, Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 50 Comments

Newcastle started this game well and we were competitive with Manchester City in the first half after we went ahead with a very good goal from Aleksandar Mitrovic after 18 minutes and we were the better side for the first 30 minutes of this game.

And then just before half time on 42 minutes Aguero scored as the home side came back into the game – but then in the second half City fired five goals in the first 17 minutes to rip the Newcastle defense apart – and it could have been worse..

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Sergio Aguero – scored five goals in just 20 minutes

It was one of the worst 45 minutes of football Newcastle have played for a very long time and we were ripped apart by Manchester City and Aguero scored two goals in the first 5 minutes of the second half.

Kevin De Bruyne added one after 53 minutes and it was Aguero again who scored a couple more after 60 minute and 62 minutes to put Manchester 6-1 ahead.

Sergio Aguero scored his five goals all in 20 minutes of play – and the Newcastle defense was simply shocking – and Kevin Mbabu went off the field with a hamstring pull and he will be out a few weeks.

Kevin seems to pick up a lot of injuries.

In the last five games against City we had conceded 17 goals and scored none, so at least we scored a goal today and the first half performance was very good.

When we were 1-0 up Mitrovic had ane excellent chance to put us 2-0 up but Joe Hart saved his effort and we scored a goal that was flagged for offside, but we couldn´t see which Newcastle player was offside.

The second half performance was a disgrace – and who doesn´t know the Newcastle defense is not good enough for the Premier League?

Why we didn’t bring in another top center back we have no idea.

We brought just two defenders in over the summer and Lascelles isn’t ready yet for first team football.

The second half reminded us of the first half back in February of 2011 when were 4-0 down against Arsenal after just 26 minutes – although we did come back in that game.

This second half display will send alarm bells off at Newcastle and Steve McClaren who was fired by Derby County only two weeks before Lee Charnley and company hired him at Newcastle – will now be under the microscope.

Our players completely collapsed once Manchester City went ahead and heads were seen to drop and this could have been a lot worse score than it ended up.

And this second half performance was served up just before the two week International break.

Our next game is against Norwich City at home and then Sunderland away – and the Black Cats will think they can make it six wins in a row after seeing this pathetic Newcastle performance.

This could well be a disaster season for Newcastle if our players and the coaching staff don´t get a grip very soon – and Mike Ashley has every right to ask what did Newcastle get for the £52M we paid out for four new players in the summer.

We lacked guts and spirit in the second half and there is never any excuse for that – especially at Newcastle United.

As we said Newcastle were very good in that first half but simply fell apart in the final 45 minutes and Alan Sherer tweeted this at half time.

But any head coach watching this will know that Newcastle can be beaten even when they go behind.

Steve McClaren had talked all week about the inconsistency at Newcastle and we saw it in one game today – very good in the first half – almost pathetically poor in the second half.

If there are not alarm bells going off in the corridors of power at Newcastle United, there should be.

This was not good enough and that second half surrender was little short of a disgrace.

Sunderland drew 2-2 against West Ham and Newcastle go bottom of the league table on goal difference which is now -11 – and we have just 3 points from our first 8 games and in the last 19 league games we have just one win and four draws.

This is not what we expected this season and Newcastel fans will be numb after this seocnd half display.


Newcastle: Krul; Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Mbabu (Lascelles, 52); Sissoko (Tiote, 66), Anita, Gouffran (Thauvin, 66), Wijnaldum; Perez, Mitrovic. Subs not used: Elliot, Williamson, de Jong, Cisse.

Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Otamendi, Mangala, Kolarov, Fernando, Fernandinho, Silva (Iheanacho, 75), Sterling (Navas, 46), De Bruyne, Aguero (Bony, 66). Subs not used: Caballero, Demichelis, Sagna, M Garcia.

Goals: Mitrovic 18, Aguero 42, 49, 50, 60, 62, de Bruyne 53

Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)

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50 responses so far ↓

  • 1 toonbrother // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    Hate to say I told you so
    But fact is I predicted this a long time ago
    COLO has singlehandedly destroyed this club

  • 2 JAMSHA // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:02 PM

    Untill Ashley Leaves The Club, Im Gona Boycott Every Live Telecast On Tv An Streams

  • 3 Offkey // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:02 PM

    It certainly is getting worse before it gets better.

  • 4 Transfer Sage // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    toon brother

    I hold my hands up. I thought colo was ok, not great but ok. He has been woeful this season.

  • 5 John Tudor // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    no comment

  • 6 davis_toons // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    Michael James Wallace Ashley

    We need you to invest in Jan.

  • 7 Slank // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:03 PM


    I suppose in Cricketing terms it was a classic mid order collapse.

    I’m perplexed. The first half was full of promise with one of our best displays this season. The team in the second half was a shadow of the team that ended the first half. And I have no idea how that happened other than Man City woke up and I’m sad to say played some great football and scored some great goals.

  • 8 Offkey // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    Jamsha – lol, that’s it hit em where it hurts.

  • 9 catchy in norway // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    utter garbage

    one change, GOOFY, what a different result,

    players that got P45 in trouble will get SHTEVE in trouble too.

    the club let both Jonas and mhedi go in the summer and kept both goofy and oberan, what a bunch of losers,

    shitee day

  • 10 Transfer Sage // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:04 PM


    I think the transfer problem is there. I agree we sign some good players like those 3 you mention.

    My problem is that we don’t add to them with experienced heads. The type of players who know how the league works, how to fight back, how to keep the team going, to organise on the pitch, etc.

  • 11 Offkey // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    I think I will boycott emmerdale until this mess is sorted

  • 12 toonbrother // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:05 PM

  • 13 catchy in norway // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    the transfer policy is not to blame, thats just poor journalism and people who can not think for themselves. our 3 best players today were gini mitro chancle, who was it there fault,
    2 seasons ago, sissoko was our class player
    its more to do with the coaching in my book.

  • 14 lukes26 // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    I don’t know how you fix this.

    if the heart of your midfield can’t defend or play possession football, these results are inevitable

    carr is definitely a large part of the problem. Case in point: Anita is an ok defender, but he’s too small and doesnt have the vision to operate a midfield in the epl. Pardew recognized this & called carr out on it.

    Transfer decision are most definitely tactical decisions. Carr is not a tactician.

  • 15 Transfer Sage // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:06 PM


    I mean who was the last player we signed with prem league experience? I honestly think it was Ba.

  • 16 The Newcastle Armchair // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:07 PM


    What makes your point about Arma not being good enough to make it so valid?

    Are you a scout with vast experience of spotting prem quality players?

  • 17 GeordieTwo // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    Aaahhooogah!!! Aahhoooga!!! Major suckage in the second half! Prepare to abandon ship!!!!

  • 18 chiefone30 // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    What happens when a stingy billionaire without an ounce of football knowledge buys a Mickey Mouse club in the North East?

    Continuous relegation battle or at best mid table mediocrity. This season i’m going for the latter

  • 19 toonbrother // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    at least you are one of the few who’s man enough to accept you were wrong
    i wish more would follow suit
    He has killed this club
    People dont realise how much damage a terrible centre back like Colo does to the ENTIRE team
    You cannot build anythng on a poor defence
    this is why mourinho has ruthlessly cut (33yr old) Terry from his team
    We are busy giving 34 yr joke of a defender the captains armsband

  • 20 stuart no9 // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    we are already down now . The first week in october and already 5 points adrift of 4th place . hahaha No f”’ing chance.

  • 21 GeordieTwo // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    Boom, boom, boom boom boom!!
    Boom boom boom boom!!!
    We suck!!!!

  • 22 The Newcastle Armchair // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:11 PM


    He ruthlessly dropped Terry, obviously a good call, I mean look at where Chelsea are now compared to last season…

  • 23 GeordieTwo // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:12 PM

    Attention Newcastle United!!! You have exceeded maximum allowable suckage in the Prem!!! We are hereby putting on notice. Further suckage will be closely monitored!!!! Journo’s will be notified to write humiliating reports!!!

  • 24 stuart no9 // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:12 PM

    If ashley dosnt sack SM now and pay for a top class manager , it is going to cost him £400M in tv rights and all his advertising , ah bless hahahaha, he going to get everything he deserves.

  • 25 GeordieTwo // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:12 PM

    Why on earth did McLaren start Gouffy as a DM? Is he completely mad???

  • 26 Transfer Sage // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    toon brother

    I think Terry will get back in the chelsea side, was amazing last year just a bad patch.

    Colo has only had one really good season with us, other than that he’s been average at best.

    I agree it’s time for him to go, problem is Willo is hardly any better and Taylor isn’t fit. Lascelles couldn’t get in the forest team every week last season so we are struggling.

    We do need a change though, can’t keep going with the same. And as you say, he is definitely not a leader, shouldn’t be captain.

  • 27 ilovetoon8788 // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    Mbemba was poor today and at fault for couple of goals. But I have only one thing for colo. He needs to hang his head in shame. Reason for this is self explanatory. All he needs to do watch the reply of goals conceded.

  • 28 toonking // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    PALACE are 3rd, we had a great start and saw ourselve 5th during his first full spell, this great transfer policy….maybe you need some facts

    1.saw this team go for a panic buying january transfer window rather than a decent summer transfer window in europa league season and it saw Ba sold without replacement.

    2.It sees the next season go through both transfer windows without a permanent signing.

    3.It has relied on a championship starting willo and a injury prone saylor as cover in the centre before this season begun.

    4. it has still not brought in the places with pace.

    5.a want away colo was made to stay whilst a passionate jonas was made to leave.

  • 29 catchy in norway // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Transfer Sage

    we signed 4 very good footballers in the summer, for goo money, some players take time to bed in, we were after Austin, but like every other club, i would not have paid 15M for him, not when he will come for free in 12 month,

    the big mistake was letting 2 very good players go for almost nothing asnd keeping weaker players who will offer us nothing in resale or on the pitch, or even the training pitch for that matter. young mhedi is a better player than both colback and anita and jonas has more heart then most of the players at the club.

    Krul for me should be sold, i dont rate him anymore.
    Colo switches off for 80mins a game
    Goofy is lazy and does not understand football
    obertan is not a footballer has no heart
    Williamson is shocking at everything he does
    the 2 from forrest are not very good
    Elliott is poor

    im sure we have kids that are better and should be in the first team squad

  • 30 Hail Wor Ashley // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    Incomings isn’t the problem. Outgoings certainly is:


    Could make a case for one or two more, but having those players still around is a yokel to this team, they’ve all shown disgusting attitudes and a lack of commitment at various stages and it’s toxic, particularly when they’re all our most senior players, there’s no trust and togetherness, add to that the departure of Jonas, who was the perfect choice for a new page as captain, so obvious it was staring us in the face and we got rid. Then there’s Abeid gone who did nothing wrong and played well when called upon.

    Ashley had good intentions I believe in the summer, but we only did half the job.

    Maybe Schteve does know what I just wrote and that is why he said he needed 3 windows, but if so, he should have kept that to himself as it hardly helps the situation when some of the players know they’re ultimately on their way, particularly when they were already not committed full to the cause.

  • 31 catchy in norway // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:16 PM


    i have watched palace 2 times this season, both games they were lucky.

    this is just a purple patch for him, boosting his ego, then it will all fall apart

  • 32 GeordieTwo // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    That thud you just heard was us landing in 20th place mates. Stay calm. Do not panic. There are enough life vests for everyone. Go to your assigned stations and evacuate with caution….. 😳

  • 33 GeordieTwo // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    Does anyone know the name of a good psychiatrist for McLaren? He’s looking a little down in the dumps for some reason? Colour me perplexed…..

  • 34 Moonraker15 // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    Re Colo; it isn’t him that’s ruined our club you idiot!

  • 35 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Our next games are extremely winnable if we can play like we did in the first half

    But that was a worrying collapse we were all over the place

    We are probably lucky Villa and Sunderland are as bad as us but surprise surprise they are in the bottom 3

    If we survive this season it will be a miracle

  • 36 Hail Wor Ashley // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:21 PM


    I don’t think it’s solely due to his lack of ability, it’s that he’s only here in body – mind and spirit of his are long gone – new players and youth players will sense it, then it gives room for others to run amock and take liberties “if the captain is not bothered why should I be?”, which is what has happened to many of them over the course of the last few years. Thing is, we’re now at critical mass with bad eggs that even a swathe of new signings and a new manager is incapable of giving us even a temporary lift like they previously have.

  • 37 Transfer Sage // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:22 PM


    Still doesn’t address the point I made though. We need to buy players who are good and have league experience.

  • 38 toonbrother // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    My point is Mourinho understands the principle of a strong defence as the foundation of the team
    There are no sacred cows for him when it comes to building a strong defence.
    This is always his priority when he takes over a team.
    Sorting out the back four
    He spares no one irrespective of status or reputation in his quest to get his defence right
    Terry at his peak was a great defender and he is now creeping over the hill
    Colo at his peak was a mediocre defender and he went over the hill 3 seasons ago
    Unfortunately for us Pardumb was in charge then and he was enamoured with him
    The impact of having a HORRENDOUS defender like Colo embedded in your team is subtle but devastating
    Like a poison seeping through the bloodstream
    Only the most discerning observer notices the damage being done before it is too late
    Sadly its taken us conceding 17 goals in 8 games for people to see what I saw a long time ago

  • 39 lochinvar // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    McLaren needs to drop Colo and appoint a new Captain – otherwise there is no confidence in anything he does

  • 40 chiefone30 // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:24 PM

    What premier league team with real ambition hands a manager who was just sacked by a championship team like Derby the job?

    Other teams around us are hiring managers with pedigree or great potential and we hire yet another dinosaur with a shoddy resume

  • 41 toonking // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:24 PM

    Another thing to add to them facts is such a lack of XP, young players could be good but only the rooney’s will show the consistant form need for the club to finish in the top half, most youngsters have the assistance from the XP around them something our club don’t have and no matter who is the manager you still can’t guarentee that the players will perform well and show the commitment ask city and tevez refusal newcastle and our great michel owen, liverpool and ballotelli or marseille and HBA.
    Also where are our XP players, young players will always be

  • 42 manxpie // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    the transfer policy isn’t to blame!!!?

    jesus christ so not buying players to build a squad capable of competing in the toughest league in the world isn’t to blame!?

    how about not replacing players when sold not to blame either i suppose?

    the transfer policy is absolute shite and should be scrapped look at us right now never mind the previous seasons 8 games in we are playing a cb at lb who replaced a reserve rb who was playing at lb
    if janmaat gets injured same again
    then we’ve got an attackin player in goof playing cm
    and its been like this for years ffs

    how can anyone say the transfer policy isn’t to blame its a joke like!

  • 43 GeordieTwo // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    He’s your first post match interview with McLaren and yours truly, the Senior Official Club Journo:
    SOCJ: Steve what was your first impression of that game?
    Steve: Well, I would call that a game of two halves G2. I liked what I saw in the first half. I wasn’t too keen on the second half…
    SOCJ: What did you think of your defensive duo of Anita and Gouffran Steve?
    Steve: Well they seemed to have a bit of trouble sorting their feet out. I noticed a few problems handling Aguero, DeBruyne and Silva. But only a few problems mind. I’m convinced they are a top notch defensive pairing….
    SOJC: Any plans for the international break Steve?
    Steve: Well I was planning to give the lads a few days off, possibly drive them to Blackpool and let them run around at the beach….But now…Hmmm….I think we might need a bit of extra practice…..
    SOCJ: Well thanks for that Steve…..I think???

  • 44 Moonraker15 // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    I see that bellend Pardew is reminding everyone he got us up to fifth. He will fail eventually but how can we be so pathetic? Because Ashley doesn’t have a clue and unfortunately the MD he appointed doesn’t have a clue and it’s beginning to look like our coach doesn’t either! Why would you play 2 up front away to Man City ffs with Goofy and Anita in midfield ?

  • 45 lesh // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:29 PM


    That’s one helluvs a message for Ashley. It should make him think!

    You got any coaching badges?

  • 46 chicousa // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    Hail and Catchy
    Right – the problem was not with our new boys today. Mitro and Gini were our best 2 players. Mbemba made a mistake or two, but has been a good signing and better than Williamson, STaylor or Colo. Thauvin…well maybe not such a great signing, time will tell.
    But we clearly need another CB, a LB, a good holding midfielder or two, and another striker. Preferably all with Premier League experience!

  • 47 chicousa // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    Ed, you need to add Wijnaldum to your list of choices….

  • 48 kenzie // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:38 PM

    Ashley isn’t leaving til we win something. If we improve vastly we could have a chance of winning the Johnston’s paint trophy when he has successfully masterminded our tumble down the leagues. There are deep rooted psychological issues with these players and the club knowing all too well how we needed a DEFENCE but thought “naaa, let’s spend £13 million on Thauvin instead” Again this horror of a football club owner has showed us that the underlying poison running through this club is him!

  • 49 SPRINGY // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    afternoon all
    well today was once again another showing of failings that have been there for a number of seasons;
    1)lack of leadership
    this is’nt the 1st time i’ve said it colo is strong or verbal enough to be captain,the players have it to easy coz he’s a mate instead of there captain

    2)lack of consistency
    there for everyone to see and has been for years from before leading at fulham 1-0 and finishing that game 5-2 to fulham(i believe)in 2012 to today….is shockin

    3)far to many individual errors
    this is happening every week with no improvements…players have got step up there games and take responsibility….they are embarrassing themselves,the fans and the club.

    4)lack of strength of mind
    how many times have nufc conceeded goals in the first 5-10mins of the half?…..this nothing new….its like they’ve all smoked a bag weed and takes them 10-15mins to wake up…and how many times have nufc been beaten by not just a goal but by 345 or even 6 they fall apart so easy… no fight….no back bone….no will power to get back in the game….again shocking

    5)lack of quality
    being unable to pass ,control,shoot take a free kick or a corner has to be worked at and if like nufc they fail to do it week in week out without improvement….then the quality of these players has to be questioned….those players who believe they should be playing at higher levels then need a reality check coz the truth is.. on this form under a better stronger manager they would’nt be getting a game.
    didnt expect anything from this game was a throw away game to have a look at players,partnerships and attitudes if im honest.1st half was decent glad to see mitro score….2nd was embarrassing

  • 50 SPRINGY // Oct 3, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    colo is’nt strong enough#

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