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Newcastle Unchanged For Vital Game At Bournemouth

11:46 am, Saturday, November 7th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 439 Comments

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Steve McClaren has just announced his team for the important away game at Bournemouth today and it’s unchanged from last week’s team that drew 0-0 at home to Stoke City.

Here are the teams just announced for the game at the Vitality Stadium:

Bournemouth (4-3-3): Adam Federici; Adam Smith, Simon Francis, Sylvain Distin, Charlie Daniels; Harry Arter, Dan Gosling, Andrew Surman; Matt Ritchie, Joshua King, Junior Stanislas
Substitutes: Artur Boruc, Joe Bennett, Steve Cook, Lee Tomlin, Shaun MacDonald, Yann Kermogant, Tokelo Rantie

Newcastle (4-4-2): Rob Elliot; Daryl Janmaat, Chancel Mbemba, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett; Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote, Vurnon Anita, Georginio Wijnaldum; Ayoze Perez, Aleksandar Mitrovic
Substitutes: Freddie Woodman, Kevin Mbabu, Jamaal Lascelles, Yoan Gouffran, Siem de Jong, Florian Thauvin, Papiss Cisse

Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)

As expected Kevin Mbabu comes in for Massadio Haidara on the bench after the Frenchman was injured in the U21 game last Monday night.

Former Newcastle midfielder Dan Gosling starts for Bournemouth today.

There are 1,365 United fans who have made the trip to Bournemouth for the early kick-off game today – and to their credit Newcastle have cut the cost of each ticket by £10 by using some of the Away Fans Fund allocation.

This is what Steve McClaren has said about this game:

“It doesn’t matter how far you travel, we want to win games.” “We’re prepared to win and we have no excuse not to.” “We’ve got to be consistent at home and away.”

We’ve got a tough away game but if we perform well we’ve got an excellent chance of winning.”

“I feel sorry for the fans who have to get up really early and get the bus down there, especially for a 12.45pm kick-off.”

“I can sympathize with them, but with us, the preparation has been right and we’ve got no excuses.”

“It’s a fantastic turn out and we’ll be telling the players that the fans are setting off at 2am or 3am looking forward to a good performance while we’re still tucked up in bed.”

“So it’s up to us to give them something back on the field.” “I think when you get the result, all that distance doesn’t matter.”

“The fans have been great and they don’t often get to see their side win away from home,  so it’s about time we turned that around.”

If we can win this game today then Newcastle fans at the game will enjoy their long trip back to Newcastle.

That´s why the players have to go all out today to get the win which would be only our second win in 12 league games this season and only our 5th win in 31 league games this year.

Almost seven in ten fans think we will win this game.

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439 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 11:48 AM

    HWTL

  • 2 Dennis Twice // Nov 7, 2015 at 11:49 AM

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

  • 3 Rotonda heights // Nov 7, 2015 at 11:50 AM

    hope mbabu is fit again as dummet is a competent back up cb but not lb.

  • 4 reilly // Nov 7, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    link for the game.

    http://zunox.hk/

    enjoy

  • 5 Jib // Nov 7, 2015 at 11:53 AM

    Moony
    http://www.usagoals.me/football/1332741/1/afc-bournemouth-vs-newcastle-united-live-stream-online.html

  • 6 toonbrother // Nov 7, 2015 at 11:53 AM

    with colocinni in the mix
    chances of victory lie somewhere between negligible and impossible

  • 7 catchy in norway // Nov 7, 2015 at 11:55 AM

    RH

    mbabu is a CB too, i think we would only be swapping like for like

  • 8 JDdubai // Nov 7, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    Well toonbrother, if we get another clean sheet with Colo playing like last week, then he will have done his part.

    Upto the others to get the goals.

  • 9 lesh // Nov 7, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    Let’s hope that Ashley’s given the magnificent travelling fans some big SD bags to bring the goals home.

  • 10 Jail for Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 11:59 AM

    toonbotherer,
    Have you paid your bet yet !

  • 11 lesh // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:01 PM

    And for what it’s worth, Villas Boas has said he’s leaving Zenit SP at the end of the season.

    You never know, Ashley might just find some ambition somewhere.

  • 12 Essex Geordie Bill // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:04 PM

    If the weather is the same in Bournemouth as it is here in Essex then skill levels might be irrelevant.

    A wet and windy game would make the game a bit of a lottery and down to players character.

    HWTL

  • 13 Munster Mag // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:05 PM

    I would prefer SMC to Vilas Boas, who’s a bit of a tool.

  • 14 reilly // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:07 PM

    another link for the game.scroll down to nbcsn.
    plus this has sky sports aswel.

    http://hdtoptv.com/

  • 15 Munster Mag // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:14 PM

    2-2 is Munsters prediction. Hope for better.

  • 16 geordie157 // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:16 PM

    No prem game is a given but this really should be 3 points today. Just hope the players perform and don’t give Ritchie any encouragement to shoot from outside the area.

    Mitrovic and Perez should be relishing going up against those defenders too.

  • 17 Transfer Sage // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:17 PM

    Fancy us to win…they concede a lot and we are improving slowly.

    I think 3-1 to us today, Mitrovic brace

  • 18 Magpie Season // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:18 PM

    Wow 1000+ of our fans for a 11,000. That’s amazing.

    As for the early kick-off. Sorry local lads & ladies but I love when we play the early games & I’m sure everyone else does here down under. Hehe.

  • 19 Transfer Sage // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:18 PM

    Without Callum Wilson Bournemouth have lost their threat.

  • 20 Magpie Season // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:19 PM

    geordie157,

    Mate, I had the same thoughts about this one. But then I remembered the Watford game.

  • 21 catchy in norway // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:19 PM

    4-0

    perez hatrick , he is my fantasy captain today :B

  • 22 Magpie Season // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:22 PM

    Transfer Sage,

    Josh King has dangerous pace & is starting today. He is their main threat I reckon.

    Personally, I hate the guy. I bet $100 last year on Stoke vs Blackburn in FA cup game. Stoke were winning 1-0. King scored a hat-trick & to win the game & my money.

  • 23 Transfer Sage // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:24 PM

    Magpie Season

    True. I didn’t word that great. I think they have lost the main threat from early season. King needs to prove it in the prem still for me.

  • 24 BeeGuy // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:30 PM

    The stats say NUFC has a 17% chance of winning. Most likely Cherries scoring 2 goals. I find both stats hard to believe. the team needs to make the numbers lie.

  • 25 bladeuser // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:31 PM

    Geordie157
    So it should b 3 points
    My simple?
    WHY

  • 26 Mister Tuff // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:37 PM

    Providing no errors by ol permed hair and fatty Elliott at least a 2 -1 win to the Toon maybe even 3 -1.

  • 27 krijo // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:38 PM

    HD stream for the game.English. acestream://42fe51591598d905ab011a9c8339150f8391dfa7

  • 28 krijo // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:39 PM

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    All HD all english

  • 29 Magpie Season // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:40 PM

    krijo,

    Is that link safe? My anti-virus keeps blocking it.

  • 30 reilly // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:42 PM

    magpie try my links,with them links krijo put up you would have to have acestream installed.

  • 31 krijo // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:43 PM

    yeah its safe. its just anti virus dont like pirate link 😉

  • 32 davetoon // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:44 PM

    A result today is much more important than a performance. A scrappy 3pts is fine by me

  • 33 krijo // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:44 PM

    as reilly says u need acestream install or sopcast

  • 34 Magpie Season // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:45 PM

    reilly,

    Thank you. You are amazing. I usually use neolive but this is way better.

  • 35 LGFUAD21 // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:49 PM

    Come on lads.

    I see this game as a real opportunity to turn over. New leaf.

    Performances have been good of late. Just need to take our chances.

  • 36 Sliema // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:51 PM

    It’s such a shame we never signed a decent cb to partner Colo back when he wasn’t cack. Also a shame we signed a top rated Italian RB and played him as a LB cause we didn’t have one of those at the time either.

  • 37 Roosta // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:51 PM

    Why keep backing off, remember Aguero, got to learn.

  • 38 toon kk // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:53 PM

    Bournemouth are too strong for us

  • 39 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:53 PM

    Should’ve been a yellow, cynical and prevented a counter. Cowardly baked bean heed ref.

  • 40 Sliema // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:54 PM

    footballstreaming.info always has good links. And Cricfree.sx is nice and user friendly but it has anti adblocker persuasions.

  • 41 davetoon // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:54 PM

    looks like we are soaking up pressure and trying to break.

  • 42 TheToonKing // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:55 PM

    I hate Dummet. Sooo limited.

  • 43 davetoon // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:56 PM

    sheeet. well done Elliot

  • 44 toon kk // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:56 PM

    We are sh.t.

  • 45 mindshaft // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:57 PM

    poor start – need to start getting a grip

  • 46 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:57 PM

    Worst we’ve looked in the opening stages this season.

    Mbemba looking like Titus Shambles, lucky fat Elliot made it, just.

  • 47 TheToonKing // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:57 PM

    We’re getting muredered by Bournemouth.

  • 48 Roosta // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:57 PM

    3 times already Anita has done a bollock.

  • 49 TheToonKing // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:58 PM

    Elliott is proper fat :)) we’re a joke

  • 50 ilovetoon8788 // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:58 PM

    We need points. No point showing off now we play decent but no point to speak of. 3 points. Doesn’t matter if it’s scrappy.

  • 51 LGFUAD21 // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:58 PM

    Bournemouth are really pressing us.

    Need to switch on.

    Janmaat doesn’t look fit.

  • 52 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:58 PM

    all these long balls!
    don’t understand where the passing game mcclaren’s supposed to be playing is coming from! he’s no better than par dew.
    also anita is such a poor player! cannot believe he’s in our team!
    and sissoko is too lazy we should sell him asap.
    we’re miles off being a decent team

  • 53 colwell // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:59 PM

    wtf is Anita up to started off w@nk mistake after mistake

  • 54 LGFUAD21 // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:59 PM

    Bourne,pith always start strong though.

    We can get a foothold if we can weather the next 5-10mins.

  • 55 ilovetoon8788 // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:59 PM

    Losing today would be a disaster. Colo very lucky there.

  • 56 TheToonKing // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:59 PM

    That was a penalty…lucky escape. Sunderland non-penalty evens out…

  • 57 mindshaft // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:59 PM

    jeez Elliot is properly fat

  • 58 colwell // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:01 PM

    When we attack we have no CM at all they both drop wide how easy is it for teams to just run through?

  • 59 ilovetoon8788 // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:02 PM

    Bournemouth expansive passing game aa joy to watch.

  • 60 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:02 PM

    We’ve tried passing it, but can’t handle the conditions and Bournemouth’s pressing, which is forcing us long.

  • 61 terencelim // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:02 PM

    Colo is never the problem of defence. Anita is.

  • 62 toon kk // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:03 PM

    We don’t look anything like a premier league side, Bournemouth showing us how to play.

  • 63 colwell // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:03 PM

    Anita is shite end of

  • 64 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:03 PM

    Colo wasn’t lucky, not really a fan of his, but what do you want him to do short of vanishing?

    Better football then.

  • 65 Obafan // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:04 PM

    Take Anita of ASAP. He is rubbish

  • 66 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:04 PM

    wijnaldum is also way overrated!
    he’s never involved in general play. haven’t seen him so far. he’s too absent imo

  • 67 davetoon // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:04 PM

    Bournemouth are average at best. This game is there for the taking

  • 68 LGFUAD21 // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:04 PM

    Colwell

    It’s an opportunity costs.

    Pardew used to force his wingers to track back. Our wingers are our biggest attacking threats.

    Either the wingers have to drop back or the cms have to drop out to cover. Although only one should be doing it as they can only attack down one wing at a time.

    Especially when you play 4-4-2 that’s the risk you take.

  • 69 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:05 PM

    Now he was lucky with that cheap free-kick he won. Dunno what he was doing dawdling and putting himself under pressure.

  • 70 mindshaft // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:05 PM

    this is very poor from toon – Anita’s having a nightmare

  • 71 geordieboy83 // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:05 PM

    Anita needs to come off already, having a nightmare. My only criticism of mitro, I wish he would jump

  • 72 Jib // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:06 PM

    Robbie Savage is to commentating what Mr Tuff is to blogging

  • 73 bladeuser // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:06 PM

    GARBAGE

  • 74 LGFUAD21 // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:06 PM

    We need to challenge the ball more. No one breaking up play in the centre.

    We always back off into our own box.

  • 75 reilly // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:06 PM

    getting played off the park here.

  • 76 Our Toon // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:07 PM

    Yet to see why so many were expecting big things from Anita this season. He’s been easily the worst player.

    Janmaat is struggling to handle Stanislas, it was never a pen in a million years either.

    Perez when he gets the ball tries doing to much and doesn’t pass it!!

  • 77 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:07 PM

    it’s actually hurting my eyes to see how we play!
    mcclaren is another pardew
    we need a manager with a vision.
    we should go for brendan rogers

  • 78 LGFUAD21 // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:07 PM

    My worry is who we can play instead of anita?

    Shows how much we probably do miss Colback.

  • 79 Roosta // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:07 PM

    Nothing getting produced through our central midfield, they are running through us, Elliot terrific so far.

  • 80 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:08 PM

    Need some urgency, there seems to be a general lack of recognition from the club that the season has really started and is almost a third of the way through and that’s transferring over to matches.

    We play like these are friendlies and we’re still have thew luxury of trying things out and taking it easy. McClaren doesn’t help this with his talk of “it’ll take time…” etc.

  • 81 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:09 PM

    our best line-up has 2 decent players at most!
    that’s VERY WORRYING
    colo is shite as well

  • 82 toon kk // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:10 PM

    We have absolutely no creative play.
    we’re definitely out of our league. Rubbish.

  • 83 LGFUAD21 // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:10 PM

    We are being played off the park but our team isn’t as bad as some here are making out.

    They are woeful today but overall they aren’t bad players.

    I don’t think anita will ever get to grips with the pace of this league.

    He would do exceptional in Italy.

  • 84 AncientC // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:11 PM

    I am enjoying watching our side push into the opposition side of the pitch when we have the ball. How times have changed.

  • 85 Sliema // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:11 PM

    We have Colback Tiote Anita gini moussa who all play central midfield and not one of them can defend or boss the actual centre of the pitch.

    At least moussa and gini contribute going forward or down a wing like, very much unlike Colback Tiote and Anita who are are crap at all aspects.

  • 86 davetoon // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:11 PM

    GET IN THERE

  • 87 Greebol1892 // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:12 PM

    Tiote & Anita cannot play together. It’s making Anita look shite. Playing 2 CDMs away against a team that ships goals for fun. Getting battered! Change it now Steve!

  • 88 davetoon // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:12 PM

    Our first real attack

  • 89 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:12 PM

    HAhahaha

    For once we score when not deserving!

    Get in Ayoze!

  • 90 TheToonKing // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:12 PM

    Ayoze you beuty!

  • 91 ilovetoon8788 // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:12 PM

    YES!! BEAUTY BY GINI AND PEREZ!! THAT HOW IT’S DONT.

  • 92 Our Toon // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:12 PM

    Bang goal. Assist for wijinaldum the overrated player as some said earlier.

  • 93 expatmag // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:12 PM

    Most undeserved but I will take it

  • 94 reilly // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:12 PM

    GETTTTIN

  • 95 toon kk // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:12 PM

    Get in! about time, good goal against the run of play

  • 96 ilovetoon8788 // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:12 PM

    The one who said gini is overated need to get his head checked!!!

  • 97 Our Toon // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:13 PM

    Tiote is actually having a good game as a defensive midfielder!!

  • 98 davetoon // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:13 PM

    Bournemouth dream of having a player like Ayoze, Wijnaldum, Mitro or Sissoko

  • 99 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:14 PM

    undeserved but i guess we’ll all take it!
    one assist doesn’t mean you’re playing well @our toon.
    still think wijnaldum is not involved enough in general play

  • 100 toonking // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:14 PM

    we’ve gone ahead 1-0

    not much thrill but, we playing more like a pardew team than that recent mac team

  • 101 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:14 PM

    Smart finishfrom Perez, taking it in his stride on his left was the key.

  • 102 manxpie // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:15 PM

    Get in great play that

  • 103 CisseSomething // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:15 PM

    hows that Perez chant go?

    Perez!
    Perez!
    ayoze perez!

    …..??

  • 104 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:16 PM

    nufcursed

    That isn’t what he’s been asked to do currently, he’s clever at reading the game and finding space, coming alive in the final third, so that’s how he’s being used.

  • 105 Our Toon // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:16 PM

    Nufc cursed

    He’s pushed out wide in a place he can’t stamp his authority on a game especially an away game where you need to be disciplined. All good players can have a bad game but it only takes 1 moment of class play that shows exactly how good they are!!

  • 106 AncientC // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:18 PM

    You can see some good coaching in the side. The team is shifting up and down the pitch as a team quicker. Anita is dropping back to let Janmaat get forward. The offside trap has been coached into the defenders… impressive showing for such murky weather conditions.

  • 107 davetoon // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:18 PM

    cant see Bournemouth staying up

  • 108 ilovetoon8788 // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:19 PM

    We’ve been outplayed and outclassed by Bournemouth. But we need scrappy wins like this.

  • 109 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:19 PM

    don’t care about the 1-0 we’re still playing shite.
    all this “we’re dominating games” is just proof of mcclaren’s ineptitude!
    we’re so lucky bournemouth are not a good side or else we’d be 3-0 down already

  • 110 toon kk // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:20 PM

    We’re playing absolutely terrible.

  • 111 Jib // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:20 PM

    I think Krul would have let that in!

  • 112 catchy in norway // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:20 PM

    bournemouth are in for a hamering in the 2nd half if they dont score, they will just run themselves into the ground , there heads will drop

  • 113 BandB // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:20 PM

    Bournemouth are very pretty in their build-up play, but it is too slow so far to pull our defence apart and they lack a killer pass.
    They may play well here and get beat because they can’t put away their chances.

  • 114 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:20 PM

    Credit where it’s due for Elliot.

    Sometimes I feel he’s just a placeholder and doesn’t really save anything, but today he’s definitely contributing!

  • 115 TheToonKing // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:21 PM

    Elliott’s getting an inform on Fifa after this…

  • 116 Our Toon // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:22 PM

    I don’t care how we are playing as long as we win or get something from the game. We’ve played well recently in other games and got nothing!! Shall we carry on doing that?

  • 117 bladeuser // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:22 PM

    Winning but nufc are shocking

  • 118 davetoon // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:23 PM

    wow, another world class save by Elliot

  • 119 Our Toon // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:23 PM

    Well done Elliott!!

  • 120 toon kk // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:23 PM

    Our players haven’t got off the bus yet, I think they’ve been on the piss last night.
    Elliott our mom

  • 121 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:23 PM

    Heroics from Elliot!

  • 122 LGFUAD21 // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:24 PM

    I actually have more faith in Elliot than krul these days.

    I think krul has completely lost faith in his defence.

    He’s already made some rest saves today. He is fatter than you average footballer but what does that matter when you are a keeper.

  • 123 ilovetoon8788 // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:24 PM

    Sissoko is having a stinker. He can’t even out jump gosling???

  • 124 colwell // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:24 PM

    they will win this we are beyond shocking

  • 125 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:24 PM

    hailwor and our toon

    i get your points but a player like perez is always involved no matter where he’s played..

    sissoko is terrible this guy is so poor technically. we should pay him to leave

  • 126 expatmag // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    This is a relegation standard team regardless of the score today.

    How Bournemouth are not 3 or 4 up is incredible.

  • 127 ilovetoon8788 // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    not for elliot we’d be 5 down..

  • 128 jane // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    I don’t care how we are playing as long as we don’t lose. win would be a bonus.

  • 129 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    Where the eff is Colo drifting to then?

    Just goes awol on his own whim!

  • 130 davetoon // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:26 PM

    sissoko poor technically? surely you are taking the piss? he is in our top 3 best players

  • 131 LGFUAD21 // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:26 PM

    I’ve always marvelled at the fact that distin has that much pace at the age of 50

  • 132 Our Toon // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:27 PM

    Nufc cursed

    Perez is always involved, but he doesn’t have to defend as well. He presses high up the pitch and doesn’t have runners to track!! He’s playing centrally!!

  • 133 bladeuser // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:28 PM

    ANCIENTC
    U have,nt got a clue we are being totally outclassed good coaching my arse

  • 134 ilovetoon8788 // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:28 PM

    @dave

    Sissoko has no consistency in his play. He’s having a stinker of a game. this is why he’d never be be a top player.

  • 135 toon kk // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:28 PM

    We’re so slow and no creative play.
    Pleased I didn’t travel all the way down to watch this dross.

  • 136 LGFUAD21 // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:28 PM

    Mitrovic bought that foul. He never had any intention of challenging for the ball. He actually made an effort to get further under distin.

  • 137 geordieboy83 // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:28 PM

    So in our previous 3 games we’ve played very very well and not been thoroughly rewarded, today we are having a mare but are winning. What would people rather

  • 138 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:28 PM

    davetoon sorry but if you really think that you don’t know anything about football
    sissoko is on the same level as dummett technically. no discussion!

  • 139 worthing magpiee // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:29 PM

    1 nil up, but a typical down south performance, duno why we can’t play well down there!

  • 140 TheToonKing // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:29 PM

    Why was that a yellow??

  • 141 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    Bollocks is that a yellow.

    First foul and not dangerous, just a tad late.

  • 142 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    geordieboy83

    if you have a decent team you can play well AND win.
    don’t know why y’all have such limited ambitions

  • 143 mickalfas // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    McLaren has set the team up to lose ,what a load of shite
    You’d think it was real Madrid

  • 144 bladeuser // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    Absolute dross

  • 145 davetoon // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:31 PM

    Well Deschamps thinks enough of him to pick him in the French national team

  • 146 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:31 PM

    poor pass of the gini..

  • 147 toonking // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:31 PM

    will it be a one off or are we heading for a few months worth of this play, it’s blood sh1t as catchy would say

  • 148 Our Toon // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:31 PM

    Ilovetoon

    There’s only 2 players in the world that are consistent every week. That’s why they are the best players in the world. Sissoko won’t be consistent every week just like 99 percent of world footballers!!

  • 149 ronaldo aarons // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:32 PM

    Not posted on here in a while, just felt the need to comment.

    I can’t get my head around people saying how mcclaren is like Pardew, and this and that etc. it’s obvious we are making progress towards being a footballing team but it takes time, more a season. I don’t know if the people that say otherwise think it’s a case of a new man comes in and tells them to play and the deck and presto. Plus we have struggled for years against footballing sides like arsenal, Swansea etc it’s because they are already a long way into their development we have just started. Too many fickle fans knocking about these days.

  • 150 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:33 PM

    davetoon you’re missing the point

    players can be decent players without technique! look at shearer he wasn’t the best technically but still was one of the best players in the PL.
    we were discussing technique not the fact whether sissoko deserves to be in the national team or not..
    BTW dummett is also an international!

  • 151 geordieboy83 // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:34 PM

    Nufccursed

    Point I’m making is after Sunderland and Stoke the same bullsh1t moaners (dunno if it’s you or not tbh) are saying there’s no point playing well and good football if we can’t win, then we play sh1t and on the way to a win and the same bullsh1t moaners start complaining coz we are playing sh1t, where is the good football. He’s boring

  • 152 JAMSHA // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:34 PM

    where are the people who sayd elliot wasnt good enough 😛

  • 153 geordieboy83 // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:34 PM

    Gets

  • 154 toon kk // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:35 PM

    Thanks to Elliott’s great saves we’re not getting thumped 4-1.
    You can certainly see why we’re in the bottom three.
    Very poor first half, we don’t look match fit.

  • 155 AncientC // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:35 PM

    Bladeuser, this is how Bournemouth normally play.

  • 156 catchy in norway // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:36 PM

    Keeper has proved me wrong today, played out of his skin, and as LFG says i think he is bettr than krul

  • 157 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:36 PM

    geordieboy83 fair enough! but i wouldn’t say we played well against stoke! against sunderland we played well but stoke was pretty average…
    just can’t understand why we can’t do both. play well and win.
    there’s lots of teams who can do this! in every league in every country and with less ‘quality’ than we have..

  • 158 Our Toon // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:36 PM

    For 2015 we currently sit bottom of English football with 4 points. If we win here it’ll almost eclipse what we’ve managed to achieve in all most a years worth of away games. If he is setting up to pinch a win then I’d take it all day long, Southampton got outplayed by this lot last week in the 2nd half so they ain’t a bad side

  • 159 davetoon // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:36 PM

    sure we are playing pants today. the team look nervous as expected because everyone realises how important these 3 pts are. With these 3 pts we are currently out of the relegation positions

    surely you would take a scrappy game where we play badly and take the 3pts. this is just a one off game

  • 160 the broons // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:36 PM

    The sooner Janmaat is dropped the better for this football club. Same with DUmmet and Colo aswell like. We need 2 full backs and a proper centre back alongside mbemba then we can start to look forward to less nervy displays.

  • 161 JDdubai // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:37 PM

    I said before the game that the only way Elliott would have an impact on the result is if the outfield players didn’t show up.

    And right on cue, worst first 45mins we have done since the Watford game.

    Our players look like they are running on ice, no acceleration or balance, can’t pass, every ball forward is coming straight back, when Colo and Mbemba have the ball you can see them looking for someone to show for it but they get nothing.

    Elliott best player, Colo second.

    Need to wake the feck up 2nd half or we will lose this.

    Need an outlet ball and some extra cover in front of the CBs, too many easy balls into the CFs feet.

    Come on lads. Don’t throw this away!!

  • 162 geordieboy83 // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:37 PM

    Think people need to realise Bournemouth play this way all the time, testament to the gaffer, and they’ve given far better teams than us the same run around both at home and away.

  • 163 colwell // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:37 PM

    I’d take a win over playing well but there’s a very very good chance we will lose this. If that does happen and we have been absolutely played off the park by another prem relegation candidate the maybe McClaren will start to worry we just aren’t good enough.

  • 164 Mister Tuff // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:37 PM

    just on 37 mins – Sissoko got dispossessed -went the wrong way when they attacked four of our defenders ball watched leaving three attackers behind them – ball eventually went for a corner off permed hair.
    Ball watching and having no awareness of where the opposition are may cost us.
    Good score so far – crap game.

  • 165 BandB // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:37 PM

    Playing badly and winning is a lot better than playing well and losing.
    And we will win unless Bournemouth re-calibrate a bit.

  • 166 toonking // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    despite it’s boring display, i’ll be much happier to take a 1-0 win myself than to consistantly see games like those in the last couple of week. In the second half they can all stand along the goal line for all i care just keep ourselves ahead, we can’t afford anymore draws or losses against these.

  • 167 AncientC // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    You go to Bournemouth and you get the kitchen sink. Nothing new. You beat this side by exposing what they leave up the pitch.

  • 168 davetoon // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    and as for Shearer not being technically gifted?

    You are f**king kidding me right?

  • 169 the broons // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    We have a 1 goal lead everyone not a luxury especially at this level. We need to wake up everywhere on the pitch and start winning the individual battles.

  • 170 bladeuser // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    RONALDO ARRONS
    R u watching this pardew was not for us but I have not seen a display like this for weeks Lol this is Bournemouth and they are looking like a top side against us
    U cannot dress this up winning at the moment is a travesty we r shit

  • 171 Novocastrian66 // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    I wouldn’t say we’ve been out played simply because we haven’t been playing! Well done Elliot

  • 172 ronaldo aarons // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    I think what everyone else is missing is when you face a pressing team you need a man in the middle to ping passes around like big diagonal balls to wide forwards. Think the game v Southampton a few years ago where we won 4-1. We don’t have that cabaye player.

  • 173 BandB // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:40 PM

    This reminds me of the Norwich game.
    They played very well and pushed for goals, but conceded every time we attacked.

  • 174 geordieboy83 // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:41 PM

    The broons

    I agree on collo long term, but why pick him out today he ain’t out a foot wrong? Anita has been shite then anonymous for the remainder.

    Nufccursed
    Trust me mate I want the same to play well and win, but right now this week I’ll take this win however it may come, the last 5 games I’ve come away thinking I enjoyed that but not looking at the table. As I say mate if it carried on every week like this cause for concern enjoyabity wise.

  • 175 the broons // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:41 PM

    theres no way this game is finishing 1-0 so yous can forget that.

  • 176 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:41 PM

    the broons totally agree!
    and add a decent CM and a winger to that as well!

    for me only players worth of a 1st 11place are

    mbemba (maybe?)
    perez
    wijnaldum
    mitrovic (maybe?)

    all the others can f* off. not worth keeping them.
    we should move some players out and replace them with better ones.
    also where is marveaux?
    we need to get rid of these players taking up pay checks and giving nothing in return.

    marveaux
    obertan
    williamson
    cissé
    gouffran
    riviere

  • 177 Toon fm Exeter // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:42 PM

    I have no idea how we are ahead in this game , this totally the opposite of how we have played in the last few games, but if we hang on 3 points is 3 points. I am sure we can’t play as bad in the second half.

  • 178 reilly // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:42 PM

    who cares if we are playing bad,we are winning 3 point is all that matters.

  • 179 Our Toon // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:43 PM

    Blaudesar

    You need to watch more football before judging teams, because it’s Bournemouth you believe we have a god given right to walk all over them. Bournemouth have played like this all season

  • 180 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    davetoon i say it again you don’t know anything about football!
    have you ever seen shearer play??
    have you ever seen him dribble someone is his whole career?
    sure he had technique (in shooting abilities) but he had no skills like dribbling or such.
    END OF

  • 181 Jib // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    This is what the knowledgeable Ancient-C said this morning

    AncientC // Nov 7, 2015 at 9:17 AM
    The most useless standby keeper in living memory. I remember shaka hislop itching to play…

  • 182 firebug666 // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    I just hope we are better in the second half, we could reduce our GD here, but we will need to start playing and matching them.

  • 183 reilly // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:45 PM

    nufcursed.
    mbemba (maybe?)

    your joking righ, hes our best defender

  • 184 davetoon // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:45 PM

    surely we can’t play that bad again this half

  • 185 manxpie // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    Fair play to Bournemouth they hassle and press very well so stops us playing very difficult to change that quickly especially with 2 dms they’ll tire tho hopefully and we can get a couple more goals
    how did janmaat get a yellow there he was kicked by gosling not the other way round

  • 186 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    reilly i know he’s our best defender by miles!
    but that’s not that difficult:)

  • 187 ronaldo aarons // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    Blade user

    do you not think it could be down to bad day for us and Bournemouth are playing well. I mean you have just said that you haven’t seen a performance like this for weeks so do you expect us to play well every week? Matches like these happen, look at last week crystal palace all over Man Utd does that mean crystal palace are better? West Ham beat arsenal and Man city but lost v Watford.

  • 188 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    So being dominated by Bournemouth ow dear….

    Does not seem promising…

  • 189 colwell // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    Lucky Wilson isn’t playing we’d be 5-1 down already

  • 190 Our Toon // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    Nufc cursed

    Shearer showed his technically ability with that volley he scored against Everton at home

  • 191 Mister Tuff // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    Jib Jibberish (the blog pest) – having another pop I see.
    You clearly know nowt about football (Johnny come lately rugby player) give it up man -you are an embarrassment to proper Toon fans.
    There’s a good chance any granny from the local Womens Institute knows more about football than you. Buffoon.

  • 192 JAMSHA // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:47 PM

    elliot quality always rated him as krul

  • 193 ronaldo aarons // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:47 PM

    Agree with our toon at 178

  • 194 AncientC // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:47 PM

    Jib – I was referring to Elliot’s role as being a standby keeper and having problems being fit for the role.

  • 195 manxpie // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:47 PM

    Elliott s having a stormer like

  • 196 colwell // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:47 PM

    ffs great half time team talk

  • 197 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    Nice to see we made no adjustments

  • 198 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    our toon 189

    exactly my point: shooting ability!
    that’s another sort of technique!

  • 199 ilovetoon8788 // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    We are getting pummelled..

  • 200 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:49 PM

    this is the most unfair scoreline in the history of football we have done absolutely nothing:) and could’ve conceded 10 by now..

  • 201 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:50 PM

    How can anybody deny the fact that we are relegation material.

    I am absolutely gobsmacked…we are being ripped apart by a league 1 side. Absolutely shocking.

  • 202 BandB // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:50 PM

    It’s just as well the ref missed the Tiote scythe a few seconds after because he’d have been on a yellow when he did it again a few minutes later. You can’t just count the decisions you don’t get.

  • 203 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:50 PM

    ffs janmaaaaaaat!!!!!!!

  • 204 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:50 PM

    nufcursed

    What!? Shearer had a good first touch and was one of the best strikers of the ball you’ll ever see! He had great technique especially shooting technique and heading, which was his trade after all.

  • 205 Harley // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    Getting ripped apart still. We need to change something around or they’re gonna score.
    They’re all over us!

  • 206 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    Wow this is so embarrassing….

  • 207 toon kk // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    Have we come out of the dressing room yet?
    Good job Elliott did.
    disgrace

  • 208 Sliema // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    This is appalling

  • 209 ilovetoon8788 // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    Matter of time before they score.. Getting a roasting here.

  • 210 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    gorgonzola you’re one of the few on here who seem to know something about football!
    couldn’t agree more!
    we’re more relegation material than any other team and we’ll lose this game if we don’t start playing football

  • 211 catchy in norway // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    fooooook mee

  • 212 John Tudor // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    from you to me
    chuckle

  • 213 davetoon // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    Thank God they don’t have a good striker

  • 214 Grumpy // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    We are just asking for it.

  • 215 colwell // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    we deserve to be down by 10 why is McClaren not changing anything?

  • 216 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    I wonder does Ashley have any pride? Damn if my club was playing like this….I would never show my face…. or do something…

    So so so so embarrassing….

  • 217 worthing magpiee // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    Jesus christ, this is relentless

  • 218 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    Anita completely lefty his man in the box.

    Take him off, having a very poor game.

    Still ahead somehow, need to wake the f up!

  • 219 John Tudor // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    playing garbage again

  • 220 bladeuser // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:53 PM

    If this was arsenal we would b ten nil down

  • 221 colwell // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:54 PM

    we need to work harder they press like fcuk we are no where to be seen

  • 222 Grumpy // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:54 PM

    fkn Anita is not in this game nor tiote

  • 223 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    Would rather have Mbabu in DM if we’re gonna carry on with 2 DM. least he’s stronger, can tackle and is dogged.

  • 224 Grumpy // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    cant keep the ball for gods sake dont panic

  • 225 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    Lots of fans don’t realise the fact that if we do get relegated. True we might not get back up….but possibly the only way we can get rid of the cancer… that is Ashley and play some football….

    We are not playing football, we have played poor sides and dominated them. Really poor sides….anybody who turns up for the game pummels us dead…

    Very telling of the way we are going.

  • 226 davetoon // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:56 PM

    Who would you put on to replace Anita? Wish Abeid was on the bench as not sure Gouffran or SdJ are going to do a better job

  • 227 colwell // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:56 PM

    our players are lazy as fcuk

  • 228 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:56 PM

    we should go to bournemouth’s training and learn how to pass!

  • 229 mindshaft // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:57 PM

    this painful to watch

  • 230 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:57 PM

    Other thing is that is obvious, we have a lookout of dead wood in our side. 3 players cannot lead the side…if everybody else is pulling the other way.

  • 231 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:57 PM

    Tiote now dwelling on the ball in dangerous areas.

  • 232 NezzaNUFC // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:58 PM

    How the hell are we winning this?

    Sorry but Bournemouth deserve all 3 points for this display, you can see what the PL means to them instead of us.

  • 233 toon kk // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:58 PM

    We can’t get the ball, to slow.
    embarrassing

  • 234 Grumpy // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:58 PM

    im on “women who always say yes”

  • 235 ilovetoon8788 // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:59 PM

    Embarrassing performance. I hate it that mclaren game after game talks about doing it for the fans. It rarely brings anything out the team.

  • 236 LGFUAD21 // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:59 PM

    Need to take Perez or Mitrovic off and put de Jong on. Need someone to drop into the centre more 5 man midfield.

    We aren’t creating anything anyway so would rather consolidate possession than see our midfield out numbered, out played and two lads aimlessly floundering up top.

  • 237 Grumpy // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:59 PM

    we look like Chelsea

  • 238 clinath@ed // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:59 PM

    All 4 of our midfielders are poor today. Offering no defensive cover at all, guilty of ball watching and marking grass…

  • 239 Roosta // Nov 7, 2015 at 1:59 PM

    We are winning, how i dont know but we are, this is our mentality, thinking we could roll Bournmouth over no probs, we just arnt as good as they think they are.

  • 240 davetoon // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:00 PM

    We keep trying to win free kicks when we have the ball but the ref is having none of it

  • 241 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:00 PM

    Perez initially doing well and then holding it too long, does that too often!

  • 242 ilovetoon8788 // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:00 PM

    Where’s Steve black. He’s the one people are over rating.

  • 243 colwell // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:01 PM

    We can not carry on playing 2 dm in the middle of the park every game, Need to bring Perez into midfiled why the fcuk have we still got 2 up front?

  • 244 LGFUAD21 // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:01 PM

    Perez doesn’t have the fight for this game.

  • 245 geordieboy83 // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    That’s embarrass ayo

  • 246 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    ffs sissoko!
    see davetoon! he has NO TECHNIQUE. loses the ball EVERYTIME he’s under pressure and i mean EVERYTIME

  • 247 Grumpy // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    this is a joke get up you fkn lightweight

  • 248 Our Toon // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    Ayoze good lad, take the sting out of the game.

  • 249 clinath@ed // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    Perez….that’s fkn embarrassing.

  • 250 LGFUAD21 // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    I’d worry that 2 DmS may be the reason we are not loosing this completely.

  • 251 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    FFS!

    All our players are holding it too long!

    Perez what are you doing? You’re not Obertan; jink, twist and flick to beat a man, you’re never gonna outrun many.

  • 252 Grumpy // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    Cissa are you fkn kidding me?????

  • 253 worthing magpiee // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    Bournemouth couldn’t make a bad pass if they tried

  • 254 Jib // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    This game could suit Cissé
    Mitro is doing sfa

  • 255 Bri // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    I will get no enjoyment if we win this game because we have been absolutely horrendous.

  • 256 LGFUAD21 // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Odd change.

    At least. Mitrovic does stuff other than score with his hold up.

    Papiss is a poacher that is useless unless we create chances.

  • 257 Our Toon // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Hmm not sure about this change

  • 258 colwell // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    a striker for a striker when we are getting pummeled im lost and Cisse can’t run or hold up

  • 259 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Dunno about that.

    Rather Mitro than Cisse in a battle like this. Suppose Mitro hasn’t done much other than the flick for the goal.

  • 260 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    yeah steve bring on cissé that’s gonna help!
    bring on another one who cannot hold the ball up

  • 261 TheToonKing // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Cmon Cisse prove you’re still woryh something

  • 262 Jib // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    We’re 1 – 0 up
    pull Perez into MF and trust to Cissé’s poaching

  • 263 Roosta // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Yea Shteve, if we win, we have won ugly, elephant man job.

  • 264 davetoon // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    @nufcursed this is one game – who is playing well outside of the back 5?

  • 265 ilovetoon8788 // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    Good move I think with Cisse. Mitrovic having aa poor game.

  • 266 toonking // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    Time seems to be going extremely slow in this second half, I will be stunned if we remain 1-0 ahead at full time.

  • 267 Harley // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    Good sub

    Mitro been rubbish.

  • 268 Mister Tuff // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    Strange substitution Ciswse will not hold anything up at all -cannot understand it.

  • 269 Grumpy // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    were losing the game in midfield why bring on Cisse hes fkn hopeless

  • 270 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    davetoon you’re an absolute fool!
    ARE YOU ACTUALLY SAYING OUR BACK 5 ARE PLAYING WELL???
    A BACK LINE THAT’S CONCEDED MORE THAN 20 CHANCES ALREADY???

  • 271 clinath@ed // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    Gone 4-5-1
    But they need to put em under pressure across across the Middle

  • 272 alextoon1986 // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    What a shameful display omg..
    I mean wake up coach halooooo!

  • 273 Moonraker15 // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    I’ll be amazed if we win this game! After 66 mins has McClaren got a clue what to do?

  • 274 davetoon // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    agree Cisse will have the same problems that Mitro did

  • 275 Our Toon // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    Think it was a strange change because mitrovic was at least helping out defensively winning headers etc. Means we have 1 less ball winner in the air now for defensive corners

  • 276 ronaldo aarons // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    I personally would have brought thauvin on for mitrovic. Move Perez up and wijnaldum in the middle.

  • 277 colwell // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    We need pace for an outlet oh wait we are still the slowest team in the prem

  • 278 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    i thought football had something to do with a ball??
    seems like we don’t understand the rules of the game!

  • 279 davetoon // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    well if we keep a clean sheet – isn’t that a pass mark for the defence?

  • 280 Grumpy // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    no yellow for tiote yet thats how bad were playing

  • 281 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Long ceased to be an attacking threat.

    Inviting them onto us like a throwback to Pardupe.
    If and a big if, it gets the job done today, so be it, I’ve seen enough in the matches previous to know it’s not the norm or the desired style.

  • 282 clinath@ed // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Nufcursed, but the ball has passed 6 others to get to that back 5 mate..

  • 283 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    elliott is winning this game on his own

  • 284 Our Toon // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    That’s what sissoko can do for us. Colo has been very good so far!!

  • 285 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    Ref having a nightmare.

    Obvious advantage to play.

  • 286 TheToonKing // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    Ref is a moron….again…

  • 287 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    ronaldo aarons

    Agreed…even thought Thauvin is rubbish…

  • 288 Essex Geordie Bill // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    Feed is lagging. FFS

    Get the ball, keep the ball, pass the ball, it’s not rocket science.

    Too many bl**dy long balls.

  • 289 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    Cisse offside….that old chestnut.

  • 290 Grumpy // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    im just amazed how we play so well against sunderland and lose then we play like crap and are winning

  • 291 TheToonKing // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    Cisse offside…back to normal

  • 292 Moonraker15 // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    McClaren! Get someone else in midfield ffs!

  • 293 colwell // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    Cisse offside NEVER????????????????

  • 294 firebug666 // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Cisse off side, what a surprise.

  • 295 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    This is dreadful.

    We’re playing as if we have pace up front and Obertan on the flank.

  • 296 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    there’s no cohesion or balance in our team. we don’t know what to do. we look hopeless in every aspect of the game. the players don’t work for each other. there’s no running lines or passing structures.
    what the hell is mcclaren coaching??
    the only reason we sometimes get points is because we have a few quality players who can produce a spark every now and then.
    this is no team. this is 11 players put together and hoping something will happen

  • 297 Our Toon // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Good covering by tiote

  • 298 Jib // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Janmaat is shagged
    bring on Kevin M’Babu

  • 299 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    I cannot believe….we are totally letting them come out at us….

    Its crazy….like we are playing Bayern away… its laughable.

  • 300 ronaldo aarons // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    Gorgonzola
    That’s harsh in my eyes. He hasn’t looked great yet but he’s on,yo had a handful of appearances so it’s really unfair to call him rubbish right now. I see a player in him, he just needs a bit of time.

  • 301 Grumpy // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    is this the Mclarn master plan?

  • 302 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    supporting newcastle is like a terminal disease (no offense)

  • 303 Grumpy // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    if we take the ball to the corner flag i will scream

  • 304 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    a player signed from a second division spanish team is our best player! says a lot doesn’t it?

  • 305 clinath@ed // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:16 PM

    Think Perez would get hurt lying on a hard pillow

  • 306 Jib // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:16 PM

    Toe Van for who ?
    Anita ? Sissoko ?

  • 307 89Norcal // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    WTF are these tactics?? Are we really parking it vs Bournemouth??

  • 308 Grumpy // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    Cisse made a differece

  • 309 davetoon // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    the bus is well and truly parked

  • 310 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    Take Perez off.

    Seems to have left his brain in the dressing room at half-time, not playing to his strengths.

  • 311 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    We basically need 8 new players come Jan.

    Need an entirely new team.

  • 312 Our Toon // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    Colo using his experience well done

  • 313 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    ed the list of who was the best player against bournemouth should be :
    elliott

    and that’s it! the other ones doesn’t deserve to be chosen

  • 314 bladeuser // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    Nufc have had some shocking displays over the years but this takes the biscuit it is a disgusting performance and to think some of u think SMAC is the answer
    U have not got a f@@@:@@ clue

  • 315 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    nufcursed

    exactly….second division mate second…

  • 316 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    gorgonzola 8 might not be enough..

  • 317 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:20 PM

    gini off, sdj on

  • 318 ronaldo aarons // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:20 PM

    Clinath at 303
    I personally don’t blame him for going down too easy, he’s took so many hits the past couple of games without getting the proper protection from refs. Someone has obviously told him as he has always just got up and got on with it.

  • 319 Grumpy // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:20 PM

    we have not had a corner yet, what a joke

  • 320 AncientC // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:20 PM

    The pitch looks like it is drying up. We should start improving now.

  • 321 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:20 PM

    Anita so so poor.

  • 322 sing in the corner // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:21 PM

    Strange one this… But let’s get the last 10 done, 3pts and oot the bottom 3. Happy days. Move on..

  • 323 colwell // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    FFS everyone has played shite but ANITA wins the worst by a mile

  • 324 Grumpy // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    mother of god what a fkn pass

  • 325 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    Anita single handedly trying to lose us the match currently, his passing is atrocious, dunno what’s happened to him, quick, composed passing used to be his strength.

  • 326 ilovetoon8788 // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    About time we played crap and won. Sick of saying we played well and then zero points. I’d take all 3 here.

  • 327 davetoon // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    this is a massive last 10 minutes, we need these 3 points badly

  • 328 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    SDJ for Anita would be good right now.

  • 329 89Norcal // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    Coloccini is no Iniesta, that’s for sure

  • 330 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    bournemouth’s GK looks fatter than elliott!

  • 331 ronaldo aarons // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    Good play in the two phases so far from thauvin and decent delivery too.

  • 332 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    Thauvin playing with fire there.

  • 333 Our Toon // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    Thauvin has done well since coming on

  • 334 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    ed maybe you’re list today should be who was the WORST player against bournemouth as elliott’s already won the best one

  • 335 sing in the corner // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    Cursed
    Well he’s put half a stone on this aft,cos he’s not had to move! 🙂

  • 336 Grumpy // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    why did we get De Jong can someone tell me

  • 337 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    thauvin more dangerous than sissoko

  • 338 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    Distin is a physical anomoly for a footballer. Still in great shape and not got any slower at 37.

  • 339 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    grumpy because it’s our policy to sign expensive players and not play them!

    marveaux
    obertan
    thauvin
    cabella
    de jong
    to name a few

  • 340 ronaldo aarons // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    Typical cisse.

  • 341 Our Toon // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    Cisse on side there. Colo did very well again twice

  • 342 davetoon // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    6 mins stoppage time? WTF for?

  • 343 Our Toon // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    Rolando

    Cisse was onside!!

  • 344 Jib // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    Tiote yellow card 88th minute well done Cheick.

  • 345 ronaldo aarons // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    How is 6 mins added on???

  • 346 89Norcal // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    Looked onside to me…..

  • 347 colwell // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    Tiote taking one for the team there having to make up for Anita again

  • 348 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    Tiote obligatory yellow.

    Don’t like him, but he’s had a decent game today, especially considering the nightmanre his CM partner has had.

  • 349 Grumpy // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    nufcursed you forgot to mention Be yond Logic

  • 350 ronaldo aarons // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    Our toon 341

    Yeah I saw on the replay lol, already pressed submit though.

  • 351 Grumpy // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    lol 6 mins

  • 352 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    6 minutes is criminal

  • 353 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    6mins stoppage time is bollocks.

    Not one for conspiracies, but something not right there. Baffling.

  • 354 Jib // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    I wonder if Mr Tuff knows Robbie Savage ?
    They certainly work from the same script !

  • 355 toon kk // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    Wonder where the six minutes came from

  • 356 Grumpy // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    maybe Mclarn will speak dutch again for us

  • 357 AncientC // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    6 minutes… ‘avin a laugh aren’t they.

  • 358 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    Cisse is Sunday league standard, luckiest pro there’s ever been.

  • 359 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    Hopefully last game for Anita..

    Mbabu…super! lets see the kid play.

  • 360 ilovetoon8788 // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    6 mins… Wtf. Mbabu. Good to see. Where’s he playing?

  • 361 Grumpy // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    Anita needs to go to mls

  • 362 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    finally anita off! it takes mcclaren 90 mins to realize what we have after a few mins

  • 363 colwell // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    Thank god for that Anita is shite

  • 364 toonking // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:35 PM

    Sometimes during this game i’ve fealt like nodding off.

    decent defensive football brings us wins

  • 365 Our Toon // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    Since taking mitrovic off and changing formation we’ve actually defended much better

  • 366 ilovetoon8788 // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    Elliot won game for us singlehandedly.

  • 367 sing in the corner // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    Win at all costs was the brief I guess. Job done, out of the R zone for now. Get in there you beauty! Couldn’t give a shoyte that we were poor today really. One of those days in a long season! HWTL it’s a win.

  • 368 89Norcal // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    By far the worst performance I’ve ever seen from a winning side.

    Not sure if I can even be happy about the 3 points.

  • 369 davetoon // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    davetoon // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:44 PM

    A result today is much more important than a performance. A scrappy 3pts is fine by me

  • 370 toonking // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    MOTM is probably a goal keeper for the second week running, certainly newcastle MOTM

  • 371 lesh // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    Phew!

    Perez got the goal but Elliott won the game for us.

    Nevertheless, three points in the bag….. At last

  • 372 Jib // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    Out of the relegation zone

    NEVER to return

  • 373 Grumpy // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    what a fkn bad team game hopeless

  • 374 ronaldo aarons // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    We’re going to win the league!!! Winning when not playing well is a sign of champions I hear!!!

  • 375 nufcursed // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    the greatest rape in history of football!

  • 376 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    unreal, fitting we win the game we played the worst in all year.

  • 377 Grumpy // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    we win but i feel we very ,very lucky

  • 378 toon kk // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    Well a great undeserved three points, but we’ll take them.
    Well done Elliott.

  • 379 Thump // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    How the hell did we win that? Honestly, if the Sunderland result was an injustice, that was a Shakesperian fscking tragedy.

  • 380 Our Toon // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    Excellent win

    Elliot was class, Colo had a very good game, Mbemba was good as well, Tiote was solid!! Get in

  • 381 Mag52 // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    Lucky, gritty, ugly, but three points. Well done the lads. Brilliant show from “fatty’ Elliot.

  • 382 colwell // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    Miracles do happen

  • 383 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    Shocker…

    Relegation material for sure… disgusting…. the day Ashley leaves is the day we start playing football.

  • 384 Hail Wor Ashley // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    Everybody thought the 6-2 was the turning point, I think this will be the understated turning point.

    We’ve done today he opposite of what we’ve done many times this season. Played badly and got the 3pts against a fellow struggler.

    Out the bottom 3.

    Expect a return to our usual style next game and another win.

    Howay!

  • 385 Ravensd // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    tbf, based on the shite luck we’ve had the past 2 games with that bogus red against the scum, and not being able to score against Butland despite bossing the game, we deserved some thread of luck

  • 386 toonking // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    catchy

    is this a one off or is mac now panicing?

  • 387 Jib // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    JUST IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

    AncientC // Nov 7, 2015 at 9:17 AM

    The most useless standby keeper in living memory. I remember shaka hislop itching to play…

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha

  • 388 TheToonKing // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    I’ll take it, we get some karma back. Out of the bottom 3 yey

  • 389 Roosta // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    Knocked the 442 on the head in the second half, and tightened things up, 3 points, thats all that matters, but it was not pretty at all.

  • 390 davetoon // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    That makes up for last week where we deserved to win

  • 391 BandB // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Since we scored I have hardly ever been so confident we will win a game.
    Tika-Taka teams that can’t open up our defence and expose Colocinni will not beat us, and could well be the saviour of our season.
    Colo was able to do what he does best today, which is making interceptions with eight defenders around him.

  • 392 archaeomag // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    How did that happen?

  • 393 89Norcal // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    @Hail Wor Ashley,

    I’m gonna go with that seeing as I don’t have much else to take away from this game

  • 394 ronaldo aarons // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Where’s toonbrother, clean sheet and a victory!!!! That’s his nightmare isn’t it!!

  • 395 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:42 PM

    maybe those who arleady wrote off toe-van can keep it quiet, he was the only non elliot bright point of the 2nd half. the whole point of having a deep teem is to mix things up. The 1st half wasnt working, thauvan and sdj should have come on at half.

  • 396 toonking // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:42 PM

    I did seem to nod off sometimes and certainly lost some interest but all in all I don’t really care about the entertainment myself because I’ve been screaming for wins in recent weeks and we’ve finally got i knowing we’re going into a difficult run of fixtures

  • 397 swemag // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:43 PM

    Possibly the worst three points I have ever sen. Could compete with the Tottenham game a few years back when Krul came in from a different planet.
    Perez saved the day back then as well I think.

    Anyway, three points back, I will take them as points we deserved in the Sunderland game.

  • 398 catchy in norway // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:43 PM

    MOM
    Elliotte

    closley followed by Colo

  • 399 reilly // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:43 PM

    bournemouth fans will be thinking what we were thinking last weekend.

  • 400 HoboToon // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:43 PM

    Some pointers from the game
    Elliot was the motm by far, what a performance
    Ayoze was again the classiest player we have on the field and will be a really important player for us
    Anita was useless, non existent and should never play for our team imo and worse, with tiote
    Tiote looked to have picked up a little bit of form
    Paul dummet is league 2 quality, cant make a tackle and smashed the ball up at every chance he gets
    Good win but atrocious performance, but its a good change i guess. Maybe we can play well and win the next one

  • 401 Sliema // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:43 PM

    Jib

    Until today he was arguably the most useless standby keeper. Now maybe not.

  • 402 Goofy // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    SHIT, SHIT SHIT!!! Worst we’ve played all season, we must have broke a record for the amount of missed passes and failed attempted dribbles! Mclaren’s not the man! Did i mention Shit?!!!

  • 403 swemag // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    For a long time I thought Wijnaldum was not on the pitch. I am not trying to be funny in any way. He was just simply invisible.
    I had to recheck the lineup and then in the end I saw him again.

  • 404 Mister Tuff // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    Fatty Elliott probably best player today 8 out of ten.
    The rest was a shambles but a very welcome 3 points.

  • 405 Goofy // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    Yeah i know we won but cmon that was torture to watch.

  • 406 Tuttelbom // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    What a shitegame. Bournemouth dominated the whole pitch. Got to give credit to Eliott, Mbemba, Colo and Perez. The rest was absolutely shocking.
    So Sissoko dreams about champions league? The closest I think hell get towards something called cl must be the championship the way he played today.
    And Dummet is by far the worst leftback Ive seen in any team, nor say any league by miles!!

  • 407 ronaldo aarons // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    I have to say their player arter looks a quality player.

  • 408 JDdubai // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    Never seen a team play so badly and win. If its the sign of a good team who plays poorly and wins then we must be the best team on the planet because that was the worst 90mins I can remember.

    Total throwback to those FC Cup away games at Brighton, other team pinging it about and chasing clsoing everything down and we are jogging about disinterested.

    Still….im happy to win after the last few games.

    Draw a line under this and move on. 2 weeks to prepare for the next game, get others back fit hopefully and onwards and upwards.

    Our players need some serious leg work at the gym though to build up their power and sprinting, Perez especially looked like he was running in treacle.

  • 409 Ravensd // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    Need to cash in on whatever remains of cisse’s value from his first 6 months of form. He is just poor, especially with our delivery. Could do well in another team, but we don’t have the passers with the vision to keep him onside (though i’m sure there aren’t too many who can predict his useless runs)

  • 410 SUTTY1978 // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    That was like most of the victories under Pardew – undeserved and lucky. Awful, awful performance

  • 411 defenders needed // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    I can’t believe I’m saying this but watching that second half, I’m not saying change formation but I think Thauvin should be playing on the left drop Anita and play Super Gini down the middle beside Tiote. I can not believe it but he needs to be given a chance his speed and skill looked immense that second half, does anyone agree?

  • 412 BandB // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    Clean sheet. Three points.
    Performance-wise we shouldn’t judge too harshly, just as we shouldn’t be banking on getting many eggs out of the playing-well-but-losing basket.
    Glad for the away fans. A rare goal and a rarer win.

  • 413 Sliema // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    Wow. How exciting was that eh? Flashbacks to Pardew laced all over this match. Mmmm nostalgia.

  • 414 martoon // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    All I’ll say is sometimes you have to win ugly! 🙂

  • 415 Essex Geordie Bill // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    That balances out the Sunderland game if nowt else.

    Elliot was MOM but Collo was practically a one man defence for us.

    And the last 6(?) minutes the stream kept buffering it was so fkng annoying.

    Still 3 ugly points is better than having to say how well we played for nowt.

  • 416 toon kk // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    Our toon
    yes it was a great win, Elliott was fantastic, but let’s be honest, we were f-ing poor on the whole, we are still relegation candidates.
    I wish I could say otherwise

  • 417 defenders needed // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    thauvin made all the difference for me coming on in that second half we still played shit, but we weren’t played off the park like we were in the first half.

  • 418 Jib // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    Hats off to those posters who have been saying Elliott is better than Krul , I thought they were a bit OTT however now I’m not so sure !!!

  • 419 Ravensd // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:49 PM

    seems Makro has as much skill with substitutions as Pards did. Waiting to the 90th minute to take out the worst player on the pitch

  • 420 Thump // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:49 PM

    @Jib: Elliot’s a brilliant shot stopper (as shown today), but his trouble has always been consistency. There again, for somebody willing to sit on the bench he’s exactly the kind of person you need around.

  • 421 hibbitt // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:49 PM

    how lucky was that …..clean sheet i don’t know…….highway robbery……. but 3 points and that’s all that matters……….elliot MOTM

  • 422 HoboToon // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:50 PM

    Completely agree. Wini to replace useless midget in the centre and thauvin to shine

  • 423 John Tudor // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:52 PM

    spot on tuttelbom crap

  • 424 JDdubai // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:52 PM

    Oh Toonbrother……

    TOONBROTHER…

    TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONBROTHER…

    Colo plays – check
    clean sheet – check
    win – check
    Colo plays excellent, countless interceptions and blocks in a 90 minute onslaught – check

  • 425 defenders needed // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:54 PM

    he was definitely the change in the second half wasn’t he HoboToon? but like I’ve said before on here it only seems to be people on this blog who can see what is needed of our team. If only we could manage our team for a couple of games and show these so called managers and pundits what is needed of our club to be the success it should be!!!

  • 426 firebug666 // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:54 PM

    Now we are out of the relegation zone we need to keep it going, how? With a performance like that it will be difficult, all we can do is hope the players take some confidence from that result into the next game.

    16th place is only one below my predicted finish for us this season, so come on lads….. Onwards and upwards.

  • 427 Thump // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:54 PM

    @JDdubai: Cheik gets a yellow – check. (not sorry)

    @HoboToon: Honestly, McClaren must have set us up to defend. How else could he not realise that Anita was the problem?

  • 428 Tuttelbom // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:54 PM

    HoboToon.
    Im on to that change with Wini into middle. But I would also put Janmaat forward and let Lascalles have a go at right back.
    Sissoko clearly needs a rest.
    And Mbabu in at left back. Dummet shouldnt be nowhere near the starting lineup.

  • 429 Jib // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:55 PM

    Cue George Clooney
    Oh Toon Brother Where Art Thou

  • 430 cyprus // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    This is the biggest spanking I’ve received, and won, since the Spurs game.

    Congrats to the goalie. Must not lose his place to Krul because he earned it today. MOM, with no comparison.
    Second best, Colo, and well done defence for a rare clean sheet, but two in a row.

    Well, Ed, if the result is the ONLY thing that matters, here you go 🙂

    But I demand more. Glad, in any case. Hard fought win. Bravo.

  • 431 JDdubai // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    I think the plan originally was for Wijnaldum to play as the box to box CM – just Thauvin isnt at the level yet to take the LW position so its kinda of ended up as we are.

    That they are apparently looking for another winger in January says that eventually Wijnaldum’s position will be central. That and we need a replacement for Sissoko in the summer.

  • 432 Novocastrian66 // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    Thauvin definitely made a difference when he came on. He committed defenders and won free kicks out of nothing. He gave us more breathing space at the end of the game and took the sting out of the game.

  • 433 Tsunki // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    it’s all right saying win ugly but not ugly and riding our chances, we can’t do that against many other teams and get a result. A win but a worrying one. And again the off switch imposed on Wijnaldum, sissoko, mitrovic, just three players who broke up our play more effectively than the opposition. Where did the passing send possession go? Was it really the plan to hold on to a goal for an entire game? Sorry, not seeing the Blue Sky yet.

  • 434 Our Toon // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    Toon KK

    Arsenal got battered by Bayern at home yet won the game, we aren’t the only team who will perform this badly and get points for it. Whoever wins the league will be lucky to scrape a win at some point.

    Elliot very good performance but he isn’t better than Krul, his best save was from the header in the first half but I can’t remember him having to make an outstanding save. He was very good at punching but let’s not get carried away. Some times a player will have days like this….like Krul at Spurs. He was class though

    A win is a win, btw Colo gets alot of stick on here, I thought he was very good along with another who gets slated often, Tiote!!

  • 435 Moonraker15 // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    I’m amazed but delighted as I had a little bet on the lads today. However, I hope that’s not a sample of McClaren’s master plan cos we won’t win another away game with that line-up! The worry is he seems to think the midfield is ok ????! To me that is the root of the problem; were ok going forward but no clue when defending ! please replace Anita and Tiote in January ?

  • 436 anthc // Nov 7, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    I think a scrappy win was needed today although feel a bit for Bournemouth (considering our last 2 games).
    However, that’s football and it’s all about putting the ball in the net. Anita was dreadful today and sissoko poor. You can’t carry one player Nevendon two but we deserved a bit luck and got it. Onwards and upwards!

  • 437 defenders needed // Nov 7, 2015 at 3:02 PM

    JDDubai how can you not praise Thauvin for coming on he completely took the sting out of the game?

  • 438 nut meg // Nov 7, 2015 at 3:10 PM

    Most people ,including myself would have settled for winning ugly,today we done just that.We got 3 badly needed points and I’m happy with that!

  • 439 nufcdev // Nov 9, 2015 at 7:46 AM

    http://www.footballstreamings.com/live-streams.html has so many good links




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