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Mitrovic – Happy With Goal – We Must Win Next Two Games

9:00 am, Monday, October 5th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 11 Comments

One of the positive things coming out of the game on Saturday at the Etihad Stadium was the good form of Aleksandar Mitrovic and he got his first goal of the season and should have had a second when the linesman got it wrong and disallowed a goal for offside.

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Aleksandar Mitrovic in action on Saturday

The Serbian then had another great chance when Joe Hart saved and on another day when we had more luck we could have been 3-0 up – hopefully that luck will come soon.

We again saw some threat up front with Mitrovic and Perez playing very well together in that first half.

But we collapsed for 20 minutes and Manchester City scored six goals starting a few minutes before half time and Sergio Aguero got five.

Aleksandar was down to earth when he was interviewed immediately after the game on nufcTV:

“We´re very disappointed, a bad second half, the same as Chelsea we dropped too much too early and didn’t play football the second half that was the problem. First half we played good, especially first 40 minutes.”

“I don’t know really what to say to the supporters but we need to learn something from the game and we need to look forward.”

“We have two easier games coming up and get something from this and  try to win the game.” “Everybody can see you fight for the team, do you think some players’ heads went down?”

“In two games against big teams we showed we can play – but just for 45 minutes. We need to play the whole game and play some football.”

“I’m very happy with my first goal, I needed that goal. I worked really hard for that goal and I hope in the next game I will continue with that and score more goals for Newcastle.”

“We have the International break and not think too much about this game, We have seven days to prepare for our next two games – one is at Sunderland.”

“We must win those two games for everything I think.”

With only 3 points on the board in eight games it´s obvious we need to get some wins and if we can get two wins in our next two games against Norwich and Sunderland or even 4 points from them that would be a good start.

But we cannot have these total collapses and must try to put together two good halves in every game.

The players need to show some tougher mentality and stand up to the pressure during games.

Newcastle have the skill – we just need to see our players show the determination and passion to get the wins.

That´s possible, especially when we have Mitrovic in the side.

Comments welcome.



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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 BandB // Oct 5, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    There is no chance at all that McClaren will be sacked.
    We stuck with Pardew when we faced relegation and escaped by the skin of our teeth and we stuck with Carver when we faced relegation and escaped by the skin of our teeth.
    McClaren was brought in because he was the nearest thing to a second Pardew available, a skilled media manipulator with a brass-neck and one who would say what he was told to say and not rock the boat.
    Charrnley made it clear we were looking for a head coach who would accept the Ashley ethos and be the gurning, shoulder-shrugging apologist for it.
    This is why we appoint desperate men in football management’s last chance saloon.
    “We’ll be working hard from Monday.” Different face, same words.

  • 2 John Tudor // Oct 5, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    just wish more than 50.000 + fans would turn their backs on this pi55 p00r excuse of a miss managed club

  • 3 John Tudor // Oct 5, 2015 at 9:09 AM

    this time there will be no escaping by the skin of their teeth

  • 4 Ibizatoon // Oct 5, 2015 at 9:10 AM

    Jesper…How’s things? Not wanting to open up a long discussion,but who should we be aiming our frustrations at and what should be done?

    Sing…Not a lot can be done now, but shouldn’t we be doing something to let them know what it is we think needs doing? For instance, you talk about a new captain in January being essential. It was essential in the summer, still is now, it doesn’t need to wait until then. The longer time goes on with no change, the less I think there will be a change in January. Why wait?

    There are things McLaren could be doing now, things which would signal things moving in the right direction, things which would build some faith amongst supporters and buy him some much needed time.

    Does he not see it? Is he not allowed to take this action? Why the hell was Colo our “best signing” of the summer? Questions which feed in to the he’s just another yes man mantra.

  • 5 Ibizatoon // Oct 5, 2015 at 9:17 AM

    BandB…Hello. I often look back fondly at Charnleys “yes” men speech.

    He’s looking for a coach who can challenge him, but will fall nicely within the clubs structure and wont be constantly challenging him.

    I don’t see what’s not to believe or where it could go wrong.

  • 6 John Tudor // Oct 5, 2015 at 9:18 AM

    the nail was hit firmly on the head, a clone of a clone of a clone yes man

  • 7 BandB // Oct 5, 2015 at 9:23 AM

    We have signed some very decent players down the years under Ashley.
    These should have been enough to guarantee mid-table mediocrity.
    But they were young never Premiership hardened.
    And ee have made a mercenary compact with them that they will do a couple of years service with us then move on. Is it any wonder that when the going gets tough they play like mercenaries?
    Constant reduction of the squad size, positions not being filled after sales and pronouncements by the club about cups being dangerous blighters cannot have helped the general morale.
    And then there have been the coaching teams.
    Failed yes-men taking their orders from above on day-to-day matters; the players see them squirming in the public eye and forming protective cliques of favoured players on the training pitch….leading to non-favoured played being publicly flayed by the manager.
    No-one could make a success of this.
    The type of manager we need is the very manager we won’t appoint.
    Ashley seems to think its like running a shop. “Follow the company guidelines, squire. It can’t that fackin’ ‘ard, can it?”

  • 8 Son of Geordie // Oct 5, 2015 at 9:28 AM

    Both dick and Brendan sacked
    If charnleys past performance is anything to be guided by then he will stand by Stevo indefinitely.

  • 9 BandB // Oct 5, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Hi Ibizatoon,

    Just off to get my eyes tested. Hope the waiting room isn’t full of referees…
    Catch you later.

  • 10 Ibizatoon // Oct 5, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    BandB…Have fun.

  • 11 Sav // Oct 5, 2015 at 10:41 AM

    While we are dishing out blame after another hiding, Carr has to come in for his fair share for missing out on Ayew while spending 12million on his team-mate Thauvin (Cabella mkII) and failing to persuade the club to shelve its under-26 policy and pick up Cabaye who would have made a huge difference. I hope when Crystal Palace come to the Toon the cameras stay trained on Charnley to watch him squirming in his seat.




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