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Our Man Of The Match Was Magnificent – Worth 3 Points

10:17 am, Sunday, November 8th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 77 Comments

It´s not many times you have one man play so brilliantly to win a game for Newcastle United, but that´s exactly what happened yesterday when Rob Elliot put in a magnificent performance at Bournemouth to keep his second clean sheet in a row and get Newcastle only our second win of the season and our first win on the road since January.

We should point out also that Rob is playing with some pain – as he mentioned after the game – so you have to give it to Rob for showing his character and guts these last couple of games in which Newcastle have picked up 4 points – 40% of our total after 12 games played.

rob elliot saves from dan gosling

Rob Elliot saves from Dan Gosling

We have to go back to the world-class performance of Tim Krul when we won at Tottenham 1-0 back in November 2013 to get a performance as good as Rob put in yesterday in goal for Newcastle.

So it’s hardly surprising he gets a massive 87% of the vote followed by captain Coloccini with 4% – and Colo was trying to shore up the back four throughout the  game – and put in an excellent fighting performance for us yesterday.

Mbemba, Perez and Thauvin are next in line and Chancel put in another hard-working performance and Ayoze Perez took the one real chance Newcastle had yesterday of scoring.

It was good to see 22 year-old Florian Thauvin get a run-out and you cannot say this lad doesn´t try or work hard – he added some verve to the team although he started to give the ball away near the end.

That´s something we did far too much of yesterday in the final third of the field – and it didn’t help our defense one little bit.

A great performance by Rob Elliot which doesn´t just reflect well on this lad´s ability as a goalkeeper but also on his temperament and character as a man.

Our hats are off to Rob – he´s the hero.

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  • 1 lesh // Nov 8, 2015 at 10:23 AM

    C’mon all you Colo nay-Sayers, cough up, own up if you voted for him in the MotM poll.

    Be honest with yourselves, he is world class isn’t he.

  • 2 Transfer Sage // Nov 8, 2015 at 10:26 AM


    His best days are behind him. The annoying thing with Colo is that he is capable of playing like yesterday but so often makes errors and poor decisions, marauding out of the box leaving huge gaps.

    Of course he had a good game yesterday, still doesn’t mean I think he is the answer for us, we need a much better/stronger player there.

    He does have a role to play though, especially given our lack of quality in that position.

  • 3 Transfer Sage // Nov 8, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Also on the previous thread where somebody mentioned colo as a DM

    That wouldn’t work. A top DM needs to be able to cover ground, need to get across quickly to fill the place of the full backs who’ve bombed.

    Colo could do some of that role, but I don’t think he’d be the man for the job. Rather we signed a specialist for that position unless tiote gets back to form and fitness.

  • 4 nightfa11 // Nov 8, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    Sissoko is an ok player, But Id sell him Asap.. Ffs..every tw hes making some comments how he wants to leave for a bigger club, now he wants 100k per week, etc etc.. Hes the only player we have who complains every few months.. Noone needs that..especially from a player who is not that hard to replace..

  • 5 cyprus // Nov 8, 2015 at 10:40 AM

    Agree re your Perez post, not re Siss… from previous:

    He divides opinion, as did HBA I guess. Siss on his game is unplayable, we just don’t have enough of those to flog. On yesterday’s showing we should flog many of them, including Wigi, who was equally poor.

    If we were Arsenal or City, maybe. We need our game changers.

  • 6 jimmysmith // Nov 8, 2015 at 10:44 AM




  • 7 John Tudor // Nov 8, 2015 at 10:49 AM

    colo too slow, cant tackle and past it

  • 8 John Tudor // Nov 8, 2015 at 10:49 AM

    you couldnt give sissykoko away

  • 9 nightfa11 // Nov 8, 2015 at 10:52 AM

    Im not saying sissoko is a bad player, But his attitude is poor.. You cant have someone who constantly complains and either wants out or be highest payed the team..

    Imagine having a woman whod be constantly saying she deserves someone better..that she’ll leave you, unless you give her more money.. 😀

  • 10 jimmysmith // Nov 8, 2015 at 10:52 AM



    That’s a good looking football side, but we don’t have Santon anymore of course, because some ass thought Paul Dummett and Haidarra had it sorted.

    Dear me!

  • 11 cyprus // Nov 8, 2015 at 10:55 AM

    Got it 🙂

  • 12 Slank // Nov 8, 2015 at 10:55 AM

    Transfer Sage @ 3

    Colo wouldn’t make a defensive midfielder but his partner would.

    Mbemba has the pace, strength, heading and tackling ability as well as good quick feet to be an outstanding defensive midfield player. All we need to do is find someone as good as he to play in central defence !

  • 13 JDdubai // Nov 8, 2015 at 10:56 AM

    I think the 442 has got to stay, since we switched we have played much better.

    Everything rests on Thauvin stepping up, freeing Wijnaldum to play centrally.

    At the moment a left side of Dummett and Thauvin doesnt fill me with delight, think little would come from it and we would end up having to use the right too much- like we did when Gouffran was Lw and nothing came out of there.

    Don’t think we have many options until January, maybe try the Tiote/Wijnaldum at some point but think Leicester isnt the game to test it out as we need legs all over the place- might have been a good game for Colback to be CM actually with his closing down etc.

    We really will need to be strong in CM vs Leicester to cut the supply to Vardy and protect Colo, otherwise he will just knock it past him and run.

  • 14 Slank // Nov 8, 2015 at 11:17 AM

    Historically there are generally few decent players available in the January transfer window. Buying clubs tend to be the clubs who are in trouble and I don’t see us being that way in January.

    We need a replacement for Colo and a Cabaye type midfielder to partner Tiote or Colback and that is it. Colo’s replacement maybe easier to acquire than a Cabaye type player as there are very few around with the same attributes that Cabaye has.

    Hopefully Armstrong will be back and will have come on leaps and bounds and will be a great understudy to Perez and push him hard for a place. Rivière should be fit and looks the better understudy to Mitrovich than Cisse who I expect to leave. Mbabu looks like the long awaited understudy to Janmaat. Dummitt and Haidara can fight it out for the left back position.

  • 15 Bobbybee // Nov 8, 2015 at 11:19 AM

    For a few games we’ve played some incredible football, yet failed to win. Naturally that wasn’t good enough, because points make prizes. 36 shots in our previous two games resulting in no goals. So we know we have the capability of playing good, passing football. Yesterday that went missing. It was a shambles in all fairness. The difference being, despite playing crap, we took three valuable points from the one slick move we made. Mitrovic’s clever flick, followed by another from Gini and the finish from Perez. Bizarre, but who cares? It’s a massive monkey off our back and a valuable three points. Now we need to blend the two and learn to play slick football AND win. It was the general consensus before KO that how we played didn’t matter, as long as we won. We heard many quotes before that ‘playing good football is fine, but winning is all that matters’. Well, we won. Enjoy it and the fact that the mackems lost again. Watch City beat Villa and the table suddenly looks brighter. For those wanting a quick striker who will score goals – we’ll have Arma back next season and he’ll do the job. Before saying he’s doing the biz in the first division, blah blah blah, so was Vardy and Austin not long ago, but nowhere nearly as efficiently – not even close. Bit of wise spending in January and next season will take care of itself.

  • 16 Jib // Nov 8, 2015 at 11:21 AM

    Moussa Sissoko has a contract until June 2019.
    Reports are that the club wish to exdend it .
    However the Daily Mirror is reporting that his agent is asking for £100,000 pw , he is currently on approx £30,000 pw.
    This is the sort of talk a club generates before sending a player down the road .
    Quite funny really , Sissoko’s agent acts the clever guy every window , and now is about to find himself out manoeuvred by Lee Charnley.

  • 17 Malta Mag // Nov 8, 2015 at 11:23 AM

    The worrying thing about yesterday was the fact the team were out fought in every department and within a very short period we had given up on our midfield and reverted to long balls?
    Tiote and Anita together looks on paper like a good defensive insurance however it doesn’t work and leaves us short of anything creative. We need to get Widjnaldum in the centre and get Thauvin playing or introduce Aarons.
    The result was a bonus and I think we will pick up now but there’s still work in progress for sure.

  • 18 Jib // Nov 8, 2015 at 11:27 AM

    It seems to be a bit different this coming window , ever so many players in the Summer resisted offers because their club was in Europe , and now , find themselves in an eliminated team , thinking “why oh why didn’t I take the opportunity to quadruple my earnings in the PL ?”
    The other element is players not getting too much playing time are thinking about selection for next years Euro Nations.

  • 19 Jail for Ashley // Nov 8, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    Out maneuvered by Lee Charney? Says a lot about a man’s character when he champions the odious looking and devoid of personality Lee Charney!

  • 20 Jail for Ashley // Nov 8, 2015 at 11:32 AM

    Churnley. New phone teething problems !

  • 21 angelswithdirtyfaces // Nov 8, 2015 at 11:34 AM

    Penfold couldn’t out manoeuvre Grey’s Monument.
    Are you sure you’re not on a retainer from SJP PR ?


    The thought of two solid CBs with Mbemba in front as DM is very exciting. Pity we missed out on Van Dijk who was mentioned ot MoTD as being one of the reasons Southampton have tightened up their defence (and why the Hoops can’t win in Europe). It’s that quality of player we need at CB. Never been a Colo fan – adequate is about as far as I’d go.

  • 22 AncientC // Nov 8, 2015 at 11:34 AM

    I would expect Sissoko to be on more than 30k per week. We got him for £1.5 million, but already had a deal in place to get him for free; the deal brought forward by our place in the league. Considering his value was much higher than the fee paid for him, I would expect he got a big kickback in his wages.

    If he is on 50k/60k a week, I don’t think he deserves more. It is fairly obvious he is not here for the long-term anyway.

    Sissoko may be in for a surprise if he wants Champions League football. He seems to like English football, but I cannot see him doing much better than a side like Tottenham.

  • 23 Bobbybee // Nov 8, 2015 at 11:35 AM

    The annoying thing about Sissoko is that he can be unstoppable one game and garbage the next. Let’s keep things in perspective though, that was the worst we’ve played all season and unlikely to happen again. Elliott apart, every other player had a poor game on the same day. Leicester are flying and we tend to up our game against the better sides. It would be nice to stop Vardy equalling the 10 in a row record if nothing else.

  • 24 AncientC // Nov 8, 2015 at 11:37 AM

    Using two defensive midfielders in a 4-4-2 makes about as much sense as having two attacking midfielders playing central in a 4-4-2. Unless you are playing a diamond formation, it really does not make sense to play with any one dimensional defensive midfielders at all.

  • 25 Jail for Ashley // Nov 8, 2015 at 11:38 AM

    Transfer Sage,
    Toonbotherer said he would bet anybody that we would not win a game all season with Collo in the starting line up, I took him up on that and he immediately changed the goal posts to the first five games in which I allowed him and then paid £100 to the SBR foundation, however he still said he would bet anybody we would not win a game this seadon with Collo in the line up, we have won two now and he hasn’t paid up !

  • 26 m1c4a3l // Nov 8, 2015 at 11:39 AM

    Team for Leicester: 4-3-3


    Janmatt Mbemba Colo Dummett

    Mbabu Tiote Thauvin

    Perez Mitro Gini W

    On the defence Mbabu and Tiote can drop deep and to help with the back four. Then on the attack Mbabu and thauvin overlap or Perez can then come have freedom to come central. The 4 3 3 worked well when pardew was here at home so why not give it a go.

  • 27 Jib // Nov 8, 2015 at 11:46 AM

    Sissoko for 2015 is on $1.45 million pa with bonuses .

  • 28 BandB // Nov 8, 2015 at 11:54 AM

    There was no luck about our win yesterday and Bournemouth cannot feel hard done by.
    A team that dominates but fails to score is like a boxer knocked out while miles ahead on points…i.e beaten fair and square.
    The same applies to our own recent “domination” of games.

  • 29 cyprus // Nov 8, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    we’ll see a battle between Cabaye and our MF soon enough.

    We’ll win it, I trust.

  • 30 Jail for Ashley // Nov 8, 2015 at 12:01 PM

    I can’t agree with that, beaten fair and square doesn’t factor in disallowed goals, incorrect sendings off and other defini g moments in a game.

  • 31 Slank // Nov 8, 2015 at 12:03 PM


    I can’t see McClaren changing his 4-4-2 formation and also the starting eleven. It looks a settled team with each player knowing their role and playing to a set pattern.

  • 32 Slank // Nov 8, 2015 at 12:04 PM


    Should make for an interesting and perhaps robust confrontation between Cabaye and Tiote.

  • 33 Toon Tang // Nov 8, 2015 at 12:06 PM

    Vardy’s on for his record equalising 10th against us is he not. He’s got so much pace and inteligent movement off the ball there’s no way awld man Colo will be able to keep up with him, not a chance.

    Will need some blue sky thinking from Mc to rain on his parade good and proper.

  • 34 AncientC // Nov 8, 2015 at 12:07 PM

    Thauvin – £13 million plus £40k a week.

    Sissoko – similar value to Thauvin when signed, saving the club around £10 million on a transfer fee. £18.5k a week with bonuses? Highly unlikely.

  • 35 BandB // Nov 8, 2015 at 12:08 PM


    Are we the only team that suffers in that way? You can’t just count the decisions that go against you. Refs are a factor in the game for everyone, and every group of supporters has a sob story to tell about lousy decisions.

  • 36 Toon Tang // Nov 8, 2015 at 12:11 PM

    Mahrez is a lightning quick player as well eh. We’ve never been able to deal with pace flying at our defence. Gonna be a tough game, maybe just stick Vardy and Mahrez in a double bone crunching lunge from tiote early on hahahaa

  • 37 Jib // Nov 8, 2015 at 12:31 PM

    Sorry should have read £1.4 million not $

  • 38 AncientC // Nov 8, 2015 at 12:37 PM

    The Villa fans are very pleased with Remi Garde’s first team selection. Interesting to see Lescott and Grealish on the bench… I hope Man City squash them.

  • 39 lesh // Nov 8, 2015 at 12:39 PM


    Sissoko is inconsistent – has he always been that way?

    Maybe he’s one, judging by yesterday, of those players who need to be fired up to play well. Play him under a manager like Eddie Howe for example, and he may develop consistency.

    Maybe his inconsistency is a coaching problem?

  • 40 Jib // Nov 8, 2015 at 12:39 PM

  • 41 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 8, 2015 at 12:47 PM

    lesh…if that’s the case then it’s the first or under the first manager this has happened in resent times 😉

  • 42 m1c4a3l // Nov 8, 2015 at 12:55 PM


    I know, I agree that it would be highly unlikely that he would change his setup. One can wish, but I’d like to see a set up as close to that great patch we had with a front 3 of cisse, ba and Ben arfa with our current players.

  • 43 Roosta // Nov 8, 2015 at 12:55 PM

    Watching the Game yesterday, the body language of the vast majority of our players sucked, Two defensive midfielders suck as well, yea i know a point away from home patter is a good one for most clubs, but we were turned over by a focused team giving 100 per cent, yet we got the three, how mad is that.

    I must congratulate Bournmouth, they were terrific start to finish, i will say that if Vardy at Leicester was not playing, i dont think they are any better than Bournmouth who are missing their top scorer badly and would be easily at least mud table if he were fit, if Vardy gets injured, Leicester in my opinion will struggle badly and drop like a stone.

  • 44 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 8, 2015 at 1:13 PM

    There are not that many managers who deploy two DM in a 4-4-2 whom I admire…

    …and I would argue that that would have to be on a whole other budget 😉

    We keep buying players that fit a completely different way of thinking football than what we end up doing!

    January is going to be interesting…or not depending on your view point.

  • 45 SPRINGY // Nov 8, 2015 at 1:14 PM

    afternoon all
    slank mentioned the idea of playing mbemba as dm which I believe is a canny idea if our defence were better but how about mbabu?……big, strong, quick showed he’s not scared to step up earlier this season…could he not be molded into that player we needto keep mbemba at cb or even mbabu at cb?

  • 46 ilovetoon8788 // Nov 8, 2015 at 1:14 PM

    sisokko is just a very poor player. i hate him. he looks so disinterested yesterday and the amount of times he gave the ball away yesterday was shocking.

    most of our players were shi* yesterday but sisokko must have been up there with shi* of the shi*. i’d cash in on him in january. turns up for 1 decent game in every 5(FIVE). poor poor player.

    not even spurs would sign him. sorry. leciester or palace more likely.

  • 47 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 8, 2015 at 1:19 PM

    Why are some of you guys so determined to play one of our defenders as a DM?

    Surely the DM is either going to be someone who can pick a pass or someone who is good for few good bookings if you know what I mean 😉

    What I can see happening when you deploy a defender as a DM is that you’ll get a 5 defender and you’ll eventually loose a midfielder.

    Can you convert a defender into s DM? Probably! But why would you?

  • 48 m1c4a3l // Nov 8, 2015 at 1:19 PM

    Could mix it up again with 4231

    Janmatt Dummett Mbemba Mbabu
    Tiote Coloccini
    Sissoko Perez Wijnaldum

  • 49 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 8, 2015 at 1:21 PM

    The 4-2-3-1 that works wonders for us?

  • 50 Sav // Nov 8, 2015 at 1:23 PM

    To all those smart fans who slagged off Elliott before yesterday’s match, I’m surprised to see your scrawny heads back above the parapet so soon without a written apology in your hands. Tsk, tsk. HTL!

  • 51 JamesToon // Nov 8, 2015 at 1:29 PM

    Not comparing us to city or anything but the 442 we play at the moment seems similar to the 442 man city played in pellegrini’s first season, wingers playing as attacking midfielders in possession making space for full backs to overlap. We need that creativity from deep though, so against leicester i would try out thauvin and play Gini a little deeper.


  • 52 m1c4a3l // Nov 8, 2015 at 1:41 PM

    I like a 4231 or a 433. When it works well. The only plus to this 442 is that it seems to suit Mitro and Perez but if you have a few weak links in a 442 it shows and you get punished. I know it will not happen as Steve is settled with his 442.

  • 53 Jail for Ashley // Nov 8, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    Not at all, as you say every team has decisions go for and against them but I don’t think you can say you were beaten fair and square if the defeat has been solely down to refereeing decisions, I’d say we beat them yesterday fair and square though, we took our chance and they didn’t.

  • 54 Jail for Ashley // Nov 8, 2015 at 1:53 PM

    You’re becoming rather a bore !

  • 55 Jib // Nov 8, 2015 at 1:53 PM

    firebug666 // Nov 7, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    “In the situation we’re in, he’s good enough to play.”

    We are in the bottom three, that’s the situation we’re in.

    “He’s good enough to play.”

    If we are going to get out of the bottom three we are going to need a lot more than good enough.

    Pathetic statement imo.

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

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

    A few more games from Elliot should see the end of this nonsense. Hopefully Darlow does not need as much coaxing to play.

    3 Lindisfarne // Nov 7, 2015 at 9:28 AM

    Potential headline “International Goalkeeper steps into the breach” I just hope he does not crumble or has not been eating to many crumbles. It is hardly an enthusiastic leap into the spot light that spreads confidence through the team and in particular heartens the defence.

    5 Lindisfarne // Nov 7, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Elliot certainly owns the goalkeepers cursed pseudonym “You fat limpet!”

    11 jesperfuglsang – capt’n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 7, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    I think the problem was we wouldn’t qualify for s emergency loan!

    12 firebug666 // Nov 7, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    Well at least fatty Elliot has his excuse ready made if he concedes today….

    It’s the hip boss. ooo ooo ow ouch, as he limps off down the tunnel.

    13 firebug666 // Nov 7, 2015 at 9:59 AM


    I think we did qualify for the emergency loan, the simple fact is we did not even apply, and a load was never going to happen.
    Look on the bright side though, more money saved by the club, after all the crock Elliot is good enough to play given our position, McClaren says so.

    23 JDdubai // Nov 7, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    To be honest, if Elliott has a major say in the outcome of this match then the 10 outfield players will have been rotten.
    Player for player, and even formwise, we are ahead of them.
    Keeper only being 80% fit shouldnt make a difference if the others show up.

  • 56 John Tudor // Nov 8, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    who gives a fcuk we were crap and won how many points from the next 5 games?

  • 57 SPRINGY // Nov 8, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    was just putting forward an alternative instead of mbemba using the current squad..mbabu looks a good player from what we’ve seen so far I would personally like to see mbabu and mbemba have a few games at cb just to see if it works…buying a proper player for that dm/cm position would obviously be the right thing to do if tiote,anita,colback don’t improve or blend better but since we cant do that now was just a thought mate

  • 58 John Tudor // Nov 8, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    ya chunky monkey

  • 59 SPRINGY // Nov 8, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    john tudor
    5 points maybe 7 if palace continue to slip up

  • 60 toonincheek // Nov 8, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    Janmaat had a good season last year, playing as an attacking/overlapping fullback.
    He was, so often, our best attacking option.

    This year, seems he is more of a winger with even more limited responsibility to defend, and that the change has made him less effective in BOTH roles.

  • 61 Ian Toon // Nov 8, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    Jib- Good to see you continuing to call fans to account.

  • 62 JDdubai // Nov 8, 2015 at 2:20 PM


    What is my comment on your list meant to mean?

    I wasnt picking on Elliott, i was saying that the keeper shouldnt even matter as we were so far ahead of them player for player and formwise that the only way our keeper will matter is if the rest dont turn up.

    Wasnt saying Elliott wasnt good enough, was saying it shoudlnt have mattered. As it turned out our team didnt turn up so it was a good job he had a blinder.

  • 63 AncientC // Nov 8, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    I was not critical of Elliot for his ability, neither were a lot of those pastes. A few were getting irked with the constant reports of Elliot and his thigh strains – we were in a similar situation last season and ended up in a nightmare scenario with Alnwick.

    If a standby keeper is in a situation for a 2nd season in a row where he cannot due his duties, fans will naturally become annoyed with it.

    I do not recall anybody talking Elliot before yesterday’s game; therefore nobody has good reason to be acting all ‘I told you so.’

  • 64 AncientC // Nov 8, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    *talking Elliot up*

  • 65 John Tudor // Nov 8, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    sh17 stirring at its best that

  • 66 Ian Toon // Nov 8, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    JDdubai- He was illustrating the contrast to others. You foresaw what transpired.
    He missed Mr Tuff who was equally insulting about our goalkeeper.

  • 67 Bobbybee // Nov 8, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    Just watched first half. Villa putting in a lot of effort, but they’ll tire at this rate. Blatant pen for City when Sterling was clearly tripped, then Villa go up the other end, clearly take a dive and get the free kick. Not sure what the answer is, but this diving crap needs setting right, regardless who it is – even us. I want to see the best footballers, not the best actors – that’s what the cinema is for. Looks like a matter of time before City score like.

  • 68 John Tudor // Nov 8, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    reme has them harrying pity he was not here to get us at it

  • 69 Mister Tuff // Nov 8, 2015 at 2:35 PM

    Classic example of the hypocrisy and duplicity displayed on the blog by the spite meisters – purely to retain some sort of blog allegiance/grouping against those of a differing opinion.. I refer to the following post:-

    “Ian Toon // Nov 8, 2015 at 2:18 PM
    Jib- Good to see you continuing to call fans to account.”

    This apparently was in respect of a list of posters who had commented upon Elliot.
    You should note however that the Master Multiple never speaks out against the abuse from Jib Jibberish including homophobia, zenophobia, abuse against the disabled etc etc. yet he choses to applaud him because of a list of posters who had commented upon Elliot.
    What a pair of horrible spite meisters.

  • 70 John Tudor // Nov 8, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    spot on

  • 71 Mister Tuff // Nov 8, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    Tudor @65 spot on.

  • 72 chicousa // Nov 8, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Regarding inconsistent players – every player we have is inconsistent!!! The exceptions being Perez and Mbemba. It is not just Sissoko, though he stands out as being wildly inconsistent, partly because on some occassions he is so good. Gini has been inconsistent as well, so has Janmaat, Colo, Anita (was worst player on pitch yesterday, though all were poor, save Elliot), Colback, etc. Just the nature of sport, some days it just isn’t there for a player.

  • 73 Ian Toon // Nov 8, 2015 at 2:43 PM

    I spoke out about your latest alliance partner and the use of “arrested development” when describing a fellow long serving toon fan. Maybe it was beyond your comprehension or YOU were the hypocrite.
    Your guilty as charged with your puerile language. Your, I am told the oldest contributor on here grow up man!

  • 74 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 8, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    Ian…what is it actually Jeff’s post does you think?

  • 75 John Tudor // Nov 8, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    city huffing and puffing

  • 76 Sav // Nov 8, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    @54 ‘Rather a bore’ is not a phrase you’ll hear on the mean streets of Newcastle too often. Are you another one of those I was referring to?
    Elliott got an undeserved chewing before the match yesterday, slagged off for ‘too many pies’ and his perceived lack of quality. The lad doesn’t whinge when demoted to 3rd choice keeper, plays despite injury and plays a blinder getting us a vital 3 points. Now there’s a call for the club not to release him for his national side in an ECQ. That’s fairly typical of the hot-&-cold support I read on here.
    Yet I don’t see too many of those doing the bitching now holding up a hand and saying they were wrong. Just the usual 24/7 pondlife on here chuntering on as usual.

  • 77 Ian Toon // Nov 8, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    Sav- Very accurate assessment. Improving the quality of posts is welcome. Far too many mean spirited types!

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