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Newcastle 0 Stoke 0 – Video Highlights

7:52 pm, Saturday, October 31st, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 57 Comments

Here are some highlights of the game today – it shows Mitrovic hitting the bar in the first half – notice how the ball hit Butland and could have easily gone into the back of the net – but it didn’t.

It also shows a great save from Rob Elliot but doesn’t show the Jack Butland saves that literally saved Stoke – we’ll update this when we get a longer and more complete video.

cheick tiote challnges bojan krkic

Cheick Tiote challenges Bojan Krkic

Here are the video highlights – click to start at the bottom left.

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57 responses so far ↓

  • 1 cyprus // Oct 31, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    Man what a pleasure it is again watching my team play. We owned Stoke, were unlucky to draw. All the lines were working perfectly and we attacked in waves. Not conceding was a bonus and we had chances – plenty of them

  • 2 Jib // Oct 31, 2015 at 8:04 PM

    I like Steve Taylor’s comment comparing Wijnaldum for us , to Lampard in his pomp for Chelsea .

  • 3 Lindisfarne // Oct 31, 2015 at 8:09 PM

    Newcastle United P11 W1 D4 L6 GD-10 PTS 7

    Evolution or Repetition?

  • 4 Jib // Oct 31, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    Definitely evolution

  • 5 will die for the toon army // Oct 31, 2015 at 8:12 PM

    We are playing well which is good but we r lacking the finishing touch. We lacked it at Chelsea, Man City, Makems and Stoke.

    If we don’t put away our chances we will lose points. I thought we had turned it around at Norwich but I think Norwich jst had a poor keeper. We have failed with good ones.

    Mcca has to work on our finishing. We r playing football which is brilliant. Reminds of Leicester last season.

  • 6 Jail for Ashley // Oct 31, 2015 at 8:13 PM

    I never seen or listened to the match today but from what I’ve read did Ed leave some highlights out ?

  • 7 will die for the toon army // Oct 31, 2015 at 8:15 PM

    Jib there r hope for Evolution. But Mcca has a big job on his hands. Has the best attack in EPL but not finishing. Look at the recent starts starting from Chelsea game. Always creating chances but not finishing.

  • 8 Pendza // Oct 31, 2015 at 8:21 PM

    Hi guys, lurker here with not many posts to boot. Impressed with today and feeling positive! Looking for a couple of tickets to Bournemouth next week! Take the little lad in the away end as we’ve only experienced the toon from away grounds in the home end! I’m also aiming for Sunderland at home in March! What do you reckon the possibility of a tickets are for that? Cheers, Matt

  • 9 Jail for Ashley // Oct 31, 2015 at 8:26 PM

    You will definitely have to be a member to get tickets for the mackem game viagogo works out very expensive

  • 10 Harley // Oct 31, 2015 at 8:42 PM

    The difference of opinion on this game is startling.

    I saw a team in black and white dominate from the start, look organised, be full of energy and create multiple chances.

    It was great goalkeeping how we didn’t win that game. All the signs are there that we are massively improving.

    Its all starting to come together. A few new signings in jan and we’ll be flying.

    Everyone played well today.

  • 11 Bobbybee // Oct 31, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    Not long back from the match. All we’re missing is goals and we found butland in the form of his life. I believe he got motm but that should be a minimum of 9/10. Joe hart needs to watch his back. Quality keeping in a game we bossed from start to finish, but we must find goals from somewhere.

    Right, regards last night, I come to you today a little sheepish and a bit ashamed of my behaviour. Due to my current medical plight i have been prescribed a new mix of painkillers, anti inflamatories, muscle relaxants and anti depressants, along with other various pills. This morning, just before leaving for the match, my doctor rang to warn me that in the early stages, this mixture could cause me violent mood swings and aggression until my body gets used to them. Having reread some of what I wrote, I clearly over reacted despite the provocation and although I wasn’t the only prat, I certainly didn’t help the situation. I am deeply ashamed of how I reacted, whether provoked or otherwise. What a bizarre reaction to certain drugs meant to help. Consequently I would like to apologise to not just those i vented on, but to entire blog for having to listen to me lose what few marbles remain in my noggin. That was not the normal me and now I understand why. If you choose to accept this humble apology, I thank you. If not, I understand also. It was a strange reaction and I hope its affects are not too long in sorting themselves out. That is a side of me I prefer to keep under control, but what can I say but sorry to each and every one of you. I hope that is enough.

  • 12 Lindisfarne // Oct 31, 2015 at 9:06 PM

    I don’t understand how can be playing better than the opposition but not score more goals than them. Surely that is a failure in terms of each individual match?

    I don’t understand how we can be playing better than in previous seasons when the results are the same, in the most part the players are the same and the style of play has no real opportunity to change.

    New horse? The priority should be reconditioning the cart and at least fastening in a horse that has more of a recognised pedigree. I may be overly frustrated but I do understand what the table says.

  • 13 mindshaft // Oct 31, 2015 at 9:09 PM

    played decent football today and bossed Stoke , Dummett and Janmaat worry me defensively though , think we need a clinical finisher , mitrovic and Perez were great today but the finishing just isn’t there

  • 14 Jail for Ashley // Oct 31, 2015 at 9:11 PM

    Bobby bee,
    Fair play to you for that post !

  • 15 firebug666 // Oct 31, 2015 at 9:18 PM


    Fair comment marra, It takes a lot of courage to acknowledge our own faults and apologise for them.

    Well done!

    Pleased you enjoyed the match. For the first time (as an armchair fan) I was on the edge of my seat watching out attacks. We played some very good football.

  • 16 Bobbybee // Oct 31, 2015 at 9:23 PM

    Lindisfarne, it is clearly frustrating that we can dominate and not score, but once again today it happened. The difference today was simply their keeper, who put on one of the better away displays I can remember. Awesome in fact. The positive is we are creating these chances and sooner or later they will go in – the sooner the better of course. Another two from Arma today – one a wonder goal – offers temptation to bring him home, although I would sooner he continued his education at Coventry. Mitrovic will be a great striker later in his career, but maybe not quite yet. The effort and skill level cannot be faulted, it’s just goals we’re short of. Great to watch, but all the same frustrating, but .i still believe playing like that, we will be safe. January requires another striker and perez needs to use his silky skills elsewhere on the pitch. Enjoyed the game, not the score however.

  • 17 Bobbybee // Oct 31, 2015 at 9:33 PM

    Jail and firebug, thank you for being gracious, i was a proper plonka last night – although maybe not alone 😉 Now i understand the effects, when i feel the devil rising to the surface, I’ll take a break. They should be marked “psycho pills”! 😉

  • 18 Munster Mag // Oct 31, 2015 at 9:36 PM

    Bobby, for what its worth, I didnt find your comments that bad, but maybe I didnt read them all. In fairness I had had a few glasses of vino, and i dont mean 3. You feel very strongly about your NUFC heritage and your right to hold a season ticket come what may. I respect that, and have stood on the same terraces as you and ran the same gauntlets, believe me. I think the clubs administration and football side is improving, from a low standpoint. It sounds as though Mark Hughes had little to be frustrated about – but thats typical of him, always moaning. Never liked him. Happy Halloween to all, from a very spooky Ireland.

  • 19 martoon // Oct 31, 2015 at 9:39 PM

    Bobbybee – I was there too – I thought we played well without any goals to show for it. Did you think Stoke should have had a player sent off – their CBs gave Mitrovic some treatment!

  • 20 welshgeordie9 // Oct 31, 2015 at 9:42 PM

    Was hoping for 3 points today to cheer me up.

  • 21 firebug666 // Oct 31, 2015 at 9:44 PM

    We may have a makeshift team again for Bournemouth next week, Elliot is out, and Janmaat may miss the game too, he will be assessed in the next couple of days.

  • 22 welshgeordie9 // Oct 31, 2015 at 9:50 PM

    Why is it every season when it comes to injuries, Newcastle and arsenal are always on top of the list.

  • 23 welshgeordie9 // Oct 31, 2015 at 9:51 PM

    How did de Jong play today, on Twitter fans are going mad he didn’t play well.

  • 24 firebug666 // Oct 31, 2015 at 9:56 PM


    I think de Jong still needs time, he need to get his fitness up, and get up to speed in the game.

    He didn’t do a lot in the 20 minutes he got, and he seem a little lethargic to me.

    This is just my opinion like, but he is not ready yet, he need to fit in with the team and formation, but he didn’t seem to get there today.

    I hope he can come good, but for me the jury is still out.

  • 25 Bobbybee // Oct 31, 2015 at 9:58 PM

    Munster, you’re bang on about my heritage and right to hold a ST, but with hindsight, I maybe overdid the response to the provocation and that only spoils the blog for others – and that is not my intention. I stand 100% behind my beliefs still, but maybe i could have chosen a slightly better way of expressing them. I didn’t intend to offend anybody, but i clearly did. Maybe we can all learn from this and think before making offensive comments, deserved or otherwise. Belittling loyal support can be very provacative – especially on those pills! 😉 Ayyway, least said, sooner mended.
    Cracking game today mate, some of our football was a real delight today and Stoke must be grateful for getting a point from the match. Refs have deffo got an agenda against us though, some shocking decisions again. We play against twelve men almost every game lately and today was no different.

  • 26 Munster Mag // Oct 31, 2015 at 10:02 PM

    Looking forward to seeing it but with the usual frustration. We certainly need signings…an injury to Nitro alone, and we are in serious trouble,

  • 27 firebug666 // Oct 31, 2015 at 10:04 PM


    What really gets up my nose is how we are always denied a penalty, Watching on TV the replays clearly show the Stoke player deflect the ball with his arm, yet the commentators and pundits say; “no that’s not a penalty” when clearly it is.

    Will we ever get awarded a penalty in our favour?

  • 28 Munster Mag // Oct 31, 2015 at 10:05 PM

    I dont expect De Jong to make the grade as I dont think he is the same indisvual physically as he was when he was doing well in Europe. I dont think we should have to wait till post Christmas to see real fitness from a footballer who is an athlete in the first place. Sadly, we need signings all obver the pitch because we only have about 5-6 players , at a push, of any real ability.

  • 29 Bobbybee // Oct 31, 2015 at 10:05 PM

    Martoon, no question they deserved more cards than they got. The one late on, when de jong breezed past the full back – already on a yellow – was a nailed on yellow and would’ve been a red, yet the ref bottled it. He went past him and was pulled back, worse than Janmaat’s aT Swansea. Agenda? I’m starting to believe it now.

  • 30 lesh // Oct 31, 2015 at 10:12 PM


    Not long back from the match?

    Assuming you’re not living on Tyneside, where, roughly, are you based?

  • 31 martoon // Oct 31, 2015 at 10:15 PM

    Bobbybee @29 – I don’t believe referees are deliberately making decisions against us – I just think we’ve been unlucky. If we start to believe this then we begin to sound like Mourinho and you know how mad he sounds when he claims these things. If we ever do get a penalty then I’ve no idea who our penalty taker is if Cisse isn’t playing?

  • 32 Bobbybee // Oct 31, 2015 at 10:15 PM

    Firebug, in all honesty, I don’t even know who our pen taker is, because it’s been so long since we had one. Shola was, but that’s a while ago innit? I don’t know if anybody remembers our last one? We’ll probably miss it anyway coz nobody will remember how to take them!

  • 33 manxpie // Oct 31, 2015 at 10:18 PM

    well bobby your heartfelt apology offended me and i’m sure many on this blog 🙂

  • 34 jimmysmith // Oct 31, 2015 at 10:19 PM

    We are playing a higher class of football, but I imagine doing that well enough even to achieve the modest goals of eighth and going deeper in the Cups, is going to require a whole lot of money, especially at Newcastle, where players labour under the extra burden of the crowds’ angst, and so need to be better again.

    I wonder if Mike is starting to recognise this now, and how it might be affecting his resolve. Actually, it will probably strengthen it, given his nature, although that won’t necessarily make it more achievable, quite possibly more elusive, knowing how much he clings to the ideal of self sufficiency.

    Newcastle, never boring, although ironically at this stage, of better play but precious too few points, is actually quite dull.

  • 35 firebug666 // Oct 31, 2015 at 10:19 PM


    Not sure about our last one but I think Cisse was the taker. It will be either Mitrovic or Wijnaldum now I would think….If we ever get one that is.

  • 36 Blackley and Brownlie // Oct 31, 2015 at 10:21 PM

    Be careful with those strong painkillers. Once you get on them for a little while they can wreck your life. They can be worse than the original problem. Believe me. From the bits I read, I didn’t think you neded to apologise. Perhaps the drugs are making you think so?

    I thought the atmosphere was quite flat and the team looked the same at times. Losds of empty seats. Ashley destroyrd the atmosphere with his gerrymandering.

    Gini didn’t look his usual inspirational self but did some great defensive work.

    We look set to continue to struggle without a natural goalscorer and with Colo at the back; fortunately, he came under little pressure today from a poor Stoke side.

  • 37 Bobbybee // Oct 31, 2015 at 10:24 PM

    Not long included my time trying to get comfortable before picking up my tablet. I live near Ashington and was home before six, so there was a bit of poetic licence there. I did watch shola play for bolton first as well, so i can’t say i paid much attention to the time, as clealy i’d been back quite some time. 😉

  • 38 manxpie // Oct 31, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    imagine having cabeye in cm at the mo he is the type of player we need to link the attack plus he puts the work in
    i no ex players don’t usually work but he defo would’ve

  • 39 Blackley and Brownlie // Oct 31, 2015 at 10:31 PM

    “To be honest, it makes me angry, really really angry that people find negatives from game where there wasn’t one!”

    This was a great opportunity to get three vital points and go some way to making up for last week. We wasted chances. You don’t get awarded points for playing the better football. This is happening game after game. Of course, there were positives but there were still the same old negatives. You’re deluded if you think there weren’t any.

  • 40 Harley // Oct 31, 2015 at 10:32 PM


    Cabaye would transform this team, totally agree. He would be the heartbeat that brings the best out out in all of the players around him.

  • 41 manxpie // Oct 31, 2015 at 10:35 PM

    harley we just need the next cabeye any suggestions lol
    shelveys a shout for me he just has something about him not as classy as cabeye but certainly knows how to play

  • 42 Harley // Oct 31, 2015 at 10:36 PM


    Do you not think there are really encouraging signs the way we are playing.
    I agree there are no points for playing well but comparing the last 6 or 7 games to the previous 20 I think we’ve made massive strides.

    I feel it’s coming together.

  • 43 Harley // Oct 31, 2015 at 10:40 PM


    When we all sit and talk to our mates about which players we should buy ( because we are all experts aren’t we) shelvey is a name that comes up all the time.

    Whether he’d come here or we could afford him is a different matter but definitely a player id love to see here.

  • 44 geordieboy83 // Oct 31, 2015 at 10:40 PM

    Without seeing the match can I just express my opinion. To me there is a huge difference between wasting chances and the keeper saving everything thrown at them

  • 45 jimmysmith // Oct 31, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    This side needs a Cabaye type, another Mitrovic type (what happens when he’s injured or suspended?), 2 centre backs, although I’m not convinced Colo wouldn’t be do better in a better side, and a left back. And by the time we get them we’ll doubtless need others too.

  • 46 manxpie // Oct 31, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    aye harley problem is he’s a prem player it seems we don’t like them
    can only dream tho be interesting to see if we are actually after that play maker type of player if not then its madness imo

  • 47 lesh // Oct 31, 2015 at 10:46 PM


    Understood…. and you’re still getting gyp from your back. You must have some stamina to take you to the match. It’s a shame the lads couldn’t turn in a win for you.

    Hang in there bonny lad, you’ll get the better of it.

  • 48 Bobbybee // Oct 31, 2015 at 10:50 PM

    B&B, i thought the atmosphere wasn’t that bad to be honest, but a goal would’ve sent it through the roof. We are missing a striker, although to be fair, on another day, with another keeper, we might have walked it. Without the morphine mate, I couldn’t get out of bed so like it or not, I’m stuck with it for now. We need a singing section back and i would’ve thought the FF should have raised it by now. We need SJP to be a fortress again and without a designated singing section, it won’t happen. I feel sure Macca would back us on that and it’s no longer in Ashley’s remit is it? Football matters? Maybe if we tried getting Ashley onside it might help? A few banners, a few songs without bile attached just might swing him. It is for the betterment of the club after all. I know a lot of people won’t agree, but he’s made the first move by giving us what we asked for – big changes within the club. Maybe it’s time to go back to scratch when he was actually popular and try to appeal to his better nature – assuming he has one. We all need to start pulling together after all, or we’ll pull ourselves apart. What we can’t do, is ask for a singing section and immediately use it to abuse him. We won’t get another chance if we do..

  • 49 jimmysmith // Oct 31, 2015 at 10:55 PM

    He can also shuffle his deck though, which he doesn’t seem inclined to do. Sissoko and Widjnaldum in the middle, Perez and Thauvin wide, Dejong tucked in behind Mitrovic. That doesn’t look so bad, or variations of, but it seems it’s restricted to two of Anita, Colback, and Tiote, and then oddly, it’s been Gouffran.

  • 50 DG MAGPIE // Oct 31, 2015 at 10:58 PM

    Would anyone take a punt on Joel Campbell?

    I think he could do a job for us.

  • 51 Bobbybee // Oct 31, 2015 at 11:01 PM

    Lesh, i’ve started going by wheelchair mate, so my son has the stamina pushing me up that hill 😉 Should get an mri scan within two weeks and then I’ll know if it’s just a squashed verterbrae and fractured spine or something more sinister. I did fall down the stairs head over heel about five years since, but the doc decided an x ray wasn’t required! Having no kneecaps my leg just gave way and down i went. That would explain the current injuries, but why no x ray is beyond me. If i’ve been walking around with a fractured spine for five years it’s no wonder it’s gradually got worse to the point I can’t walk. Bad practice imo.

  • 52 Blackley and Brownlie // Oct 31, 2015 at 11:01 PM

    It’s a massive own goal to kill the atmosphere at your own ground. I can’t think of any other club that has deliberately moved supporters to negate singing and chanting. I know you are encouraged by Ashley’s horse and cart speech, but I won’t believe anything has changed until the club work with supporters to bring back the noise.

  • 53 Bobbybee // Oct 31, 2015 at 11:05 PM

    DG, good shout on Campbell. Looks decent and takes chances.

  • 54 Bobbybee // Oct 31, 2015 at 11:10 PM

    B&B, i wasn’t encouraged by his speech, but by his actions. Stepping back, new board, new coaches, 50m to spend. He knows he’s made mistakes and in his own way, he’s trying to put it right. Maybe a bit of effort from us might make a difference, who knows? Surely it’s worth a try? Nowt to lose anyway!

  • 55 Tsunki // Oct 31, 2015 at 11:14 PM

    Bobbybee @13 this is not a great place to be when you’ve got that to content with as well 🙂 Welcome back ha ha.

    Personally I’m not doom and gloom. When you’ve been reversing, you’ve got to stop the vehicle to stick it in first. Stoke are set at the back for a reason, they are pants all other areas of the pitch save for opportunists. They come to spoil and catch on the break. I was happy with the point tbh.

  • 56 Blackley and Brownlie // Oct 31, 2015 at 11:17 PM

    I know what you’re saying that there are encouraging signs. However, the table doesn’t lie. You can’t go week after week saying how well we’re playing if we’re getting marooned at the bottom of the table and continuing to get humped 3 – 0 by a crappy Sunderland side. The fact is weve been poor for years and the results tell you that. There are reasons why we are where we are. It is time for the optimists, not least Makro and Costco, to face up to them and sort them out. Makro had his feet firmly under the table when Thauvin was signed. It tells you all is still not right. Even if Makro had been in the international space station, he could’ve watched the videos of last season to identify the problems. He vouldve simply watched MOTD last season to know that giving Colo a new contract would be bonkers. I don’t buy his claim that he’s only just finding out. It’s a big worry.

  • 57 usmagpie // Nov 1, 2015 at 1:56 AM

    Newcastle 4 – 0 Stoke. Now that what I saw. Ok let me start again that’s what I saw and then the Butland’s name was put on the team sheet. I was going crazy at my house watching the game on NBC, it felt like there was two goal keepers between the post for Stoke. Ok we drew but lets be honest we have played against stoke before and not looked that good ever, if we can keep this up and get a little luck that the keepers in the premiership don’t have the game of there damn life I can only see good things ahead. Two months lets get some wins and then lets get in another honest to god center back and another striker and we should be golden. As for the keeper issue I don’t know how bad it is so no comment on that front. Howay the Toon!!!!

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