McClaren Reveals Two Aspects Of Newcastle’s Lucky Win


Over 1,300 Geordie fans made the long 720 miles round trip to Bournemouth yesterday getting picked up by the buses in Newcastle at around 2:00 am on Saturday morning.

As the commentators said on NBC Sports yesterday – those are the real supporters – and of course they are absolutely right.

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Steve McClaren and Eddie Howe before the game yesterday

As usual Newcastle got great support on the road yesterday and they were rewarded with a great 3 points even though the performance was poor.

Rob Elliot and Newcastle were able to keep their second clean sheet in a row – but it was mainly due to the brilliant efforts of Rob Elliot in goal – and Rob has revealed he even played against doctor ‘s orders yesterday.

Steve McClaren has admitted that getting out of the relegation zone was the main thing yesterday,  but it was also our first road win since January and that would have sent the supporters back home happy with all 3 points.

They could talk about that Perez goal and the many Rob Elliot saves for the seven or more hours it would have taken to get back to Newcastle after the game.

What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon and evening – and the beer would taste even better?

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This is what McClaren said after the game about getting out of the bottom three:

“I think that is the most important aspect.”

“That and sending those 1,300 fans back home with a smile on their faces after what must have been a long journey through the night and a long day going back.”

“That’s the most pleasing thing for me.”

Newcastle didn’t play well and we will expect a vastly improved performance at home against Leicester City in two weeks time – and we need another win in that game.

We can do that if we can play somewhere near our best against a good Leicester side.

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115 comments so far

  • SUTTY1978

    Nov 8, 2015 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #1

    SUTTY1978 // Nov 8, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    Jib doing his usual thing after a player has one good game, drags up some random posts to try and prove that he’s right and no-one else’s football knowledge can touch his. Did the same when I said Thauvin was crap when we bought him and then he had one good game against the mighty Northampton.
    Thauvin has been crap ever since but I haven’t bothered dragging up all his posts. Elliott may be crap again next week, one good game doesn’t prove anything. Much the same as with Colo, he does have the occasional good game but I don’t think anyone would claim he’s a great player anymore

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  • SUTTY1978

    Nov 8, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #2

    Not sure anyone would have been going home with a smile on their face after that shower.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 8, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #3

    Jib Out !

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 8, 2015 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #4

    knackers oot

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  • Ian Toon

    Nov 8, 2015 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #5

    Mr Tuff- Is this what you had in mind.

    Whoever said its a funny old game was right. This was all rather baffling- even after a post match reviewing session in the pub. But who cares we took the points in an awful performance- albeit with all the luck going. Mind having dominated the last two matches this was long overdue. At this time we’ll take the points and gloss over a forgettable match.
    Against expectations Macca ( only opposition fans give him the Brolly title ) set up to defend and to concede possession. Resulting in the fullbacks allowing Bournemouth to get in crosses at will. Wijnaldum had his poorest game in a toon shirt and Sissoko was amongst our least impressive players. They created little in an attacking sense and not because they were working back. Neither player did worthwhile tracking back and rarely put in a tackle. This put pressure on wide defenders who had poor games. Which in an away game against a busy side was inexcusable. Bournemouth just passed around Dummett and he is poor going forward. An inspired Elliott(( mom) plus the two CB’s( yes Collo was one of our better players) sticking to their task secured the points after one of our rare attacking moves put us in front. Little of note thereafter.
    In central midfield we really missed Colback as the game highlighted yet again that Anita can only play in a midfield three – he was totally ineffective and chasing shadows, rarely getting a tackle in, the game passed him by. Tiote is getting back to required fitness and showed an improving performance but a better pairing would be with Wijnaldum. On a wide pitch our play cried out for Thauvin to come on earlier but he briefly showed an ability to stretch play which was required to close out the game.
    Serious thought is required to win games at SJP – to improve our wide play generally – – getting crosses into the Leicester box for Mitrovic. He had a hand in our goal and showed his power in the air in our box but overall disappointing largely because we simply weren’t an attacking force.

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  • Offkey

    Nov 8, 2015 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #6

    Spam alert!

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  • Bobbybee

    Nov 8, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #7

    Not sure how Villa survived that. Not often you say Citeh didn’t take their chances, but they missed three absolute sitters. Not sure Villa had a shot on target if I’m honest. Sterling headed one that bounced of the keepers head and over the bar! 🙂 Still, it keeps us out the bottom three so happy days. Without Aguero and Bony, Citeh do look a little toothless up front and let Villa off the hook.

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  • catchy in norway

    Nov 8, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #8

    now im ready for palace game

    3-0 to the pool

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  • Bobbybee

    Nov 8, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #9

    Sutty, “one good game doesn’t prove anything”. It proves you can win a match with your worst performance of the season! 😉

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 8, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #10

    When did TFL last post? It’s been a while.

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  • AndyMac

    Nov 8, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #11

    Just mentioned elsewhere that after 12 games in charge Carver had one less point (9) as well as experiencing a 5 goal drubbing at Citeh and a derby defeat.

    Whatever happened to him ?

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  • toonking

    Nov 8, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #12

    catchy in norway should be “pardew in norway”

    go visit him he might give you that kiss you want

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  • dogfish

    Nov 8, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #13

    Cyprus (from a couple of posts back)

    I agree on his day sissoko is world class, like against Norwich. He was man of match despite wiji’s 4 goals. However these days seem so few and far between I’d cash in now whilst we can get a significant sum for him. (Assuming it would be reinvented)

    Yeah yesterday all of our attacking payers had an off day. I think Wiji is still adjusting he is invisible in most games and then pops up with a goal! Not convinced he’s a left sided player so hoping he’ll be moved central if thauvin can be trusted for a game on the left.

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  • toonking

    Nov 8, 2015 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #14

    kiss good bye*

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 8, 2015 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #15

    Does he really think that the supporters had a smile on their faces after witnessing that guff.

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 8, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #16

    they smile for the points
    how many games do you play shite and win

    not many

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 8, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #17

    Ian Toon – it was a crap post the first time you posted it -really didn’t deserve posting it repeatedly.
    Probably not your own writings anyway – I’ve noticed you tend to copy match reports from the broadsheets and just change a few words, mix it up a bit and then present it as your own work.

    What happened to Macca’s bwave new world – have you ditched that now – biggest load of hooey I’ve heard in a long time.
    Stop your blog mischief – most bloggers have the measure of you now – troublemaking multiple.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 8, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #18

    Don’t bloody believe it Palace 1 -0 up.

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  • Ian Toon

    Nov 8, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #19

    You sad !!!

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  • Ian Toon

    Nov 8, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #20

    Walk in your own shoes. Just be yourself- nobody else is fooled.
    Why can’t we produce a Harry Kane- local boy.

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Nov 8, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #21

    Gladly accept the 3 points, about time we had the rub of the green.
    God awful game to watch though!
    On a sadder note Palace are 1 up

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 8, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #22

    plagiarist

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Nov 8, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #23

    Belay my last, bindippers have equalised thank funk!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 8, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #24

    Hahahahaha. Comedy gold. You cannot make it up.
    “walk in your own shoes” – says the person who walks in about half a dozen pairs of shoes -belonging to his stable of multiples.
    Stop your blog mischief -we’ve got the measure of you – a pyscho with personality disorders. Norman you need to get back to the motel to see Momma Bates.

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Nov 8, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #25

    Mister Tuff,
    I have to admit I do enjoy observing your exchanges with the various numpties spouting cack on here.
    Keep on keeping on pal!

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  • Jib

    Nov 8, 2015 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #26

    I’ve been watching the Lpool v CP game on Spanish tv and Palace went a goal up and into their shell .
    There was 7 palace players in the pen box when the bindippers equalised.
    Some things never change

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  • Ian Toon

    Nov 8, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #27

    Mr Tuff- Your material wasn’t funny 20 years ago when it first came out. You might appeal to the over 70’s but I assure you you need an up-grade. Senility is not a good option.
    Try reading Jimmy Smith’s post they’re all football related and interesting.
    Good night.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 8, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #28

    toonking

    how old are you?

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Nov 8, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #29

    He can’t be old enough to drink beer!

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  • Bobbybee

    Nov 8, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #30

    We’ve got a local boy Ian, he’s on loan at Coventry right now scoring for fun. And he’s truly one of our own, not an Arsenal fan as a a kid. If he was a Coventry lad, every PL team in the country would be fighting for his signature. Fortunately he’s ours. Wait until next season mate, the goals will flow.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 8, 2015 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #31

    jib

    i think it was only CP’s second goal in open play in nearly 10 matches. You’re right some things don’t change. It looks as if poor old Puncheon has now got the Gouffran role!!

    Liverpool on the other hand look full of enterprise.

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  • Jib

    Nov 8, 2015 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #32

    BobbyBee
    He couldn’t stop Coventry get knocked out of the FA cup by Northampton Toon yesterday

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Nov 8, 2015 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #33

    We have to accept we will have performances like we did yesterday but will not pick up points, its about time we played bad and won instead of how we were last season playing bad week in week out and getting nothing. A nice 2 week break for us now and go into a home game with a win behind us, I believe the players will get back to normal for the next game and put a good performance in would be nice to see mbabu start at lb.

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  • Ian Toon

    Nov 8, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #34

    Bobby- He was not cup tied yesterday I saw. I hope he develops. I have rated Harry Kane and he had a slow start this season but is clearly a talent.

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Nov 8, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #35

    I’d have Puncheon at the toon and Bolasie any day of the week

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  • Jib

    Nov 8, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #36

    RH expecting a 2nd half onslaught from Klops boys

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Nov 8, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #37

    Wasn’t Kane at Arsenal before spuds?

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  • Bobbybee

    Nov 8, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #38

    Jib, you surprise me. We wouldn’t let him play because we might need him later and he would be cup tied.

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  • Jib

    Nov 8, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #39

    Bobby
    Ah OK
    I shoulda realised

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  • Jib

    Nov 8, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #40

    I’ve got to say that Cabaye still has that capability of driving a team forward , he may have a bit of gray in his beard but I guess you never lose it .

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