Our Man Of The Match Was Magnificent – Worth 3 Points


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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77 comments so far

  • lesh

    Nov 8, 2015 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #1

    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.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 8, 2015 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #2

    Lesh

    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.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 8, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #3

    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.

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  • nightfa11

    Nov 8, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #4

    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..

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  • cyprus

    Nov 8, 2015 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #5

    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.

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  • jimmysmith

    Nov 8, 2015 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #6

    Sissoko…………..Widjnaldum…………..Thauvin

    ………………….Mitro………….Perez

    Exciting!

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 8, 2015 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #7

    colo too slow, cant tackle and past it

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 8, 2015 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #8

    you couldnt give sissykoko away

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  • nightfa11

    Nov 8, 2015 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #9

    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 player..in 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.. 😀

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  • jimmysmith

    Nov 8, 2015 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #10

    Janmaat…………Mbemba………….Colo…………Santon

    ……………………………………Tiote

    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!

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  • cyprus

    Nov 8, 2015 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #11

    Got it 🙂

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  • Slank

    Nov 8, 2015 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #12

    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 !

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  • JDdubai

    Nov 8, 2015 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #13

    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.

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  • Slank

    Nov 8, 2015 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #14

    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.

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  • Bobbybee

    Nov 8, 2015 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #15

    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.

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  • Jib

    Nov 8, 2015 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #16

    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.

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  • Malta Mag

    Nov 8, 2015 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #17

    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.

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  • Jib

    Nov 8, 2015 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #18

    Slank
    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.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 8, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #19

    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!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 8, 2015 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #20

    Churnley. New phone teething problems !

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Nov 8, 2015 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #21

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

    Slank

    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.

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  • AncientC

    Nov 8, 2015 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #22

    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.

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  • Bobbybee

    Nov 8, 2015 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #23

    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.

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  • AncientC

    Nov 8, 2015 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #24

    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.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 8, 2015 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #25

    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 !

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  • m1c4a3l

    Nov 8, 2015 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #26

    Team for Leicester: 4-3-3

    Elliott

    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.

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  • Jib

    Nov 8, 2015 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #27

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

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  • BandB

    Nov 8, 2015 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #28

    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.

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  • cyprus

    Nov 8, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #29

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

    We’ll win it, I trust.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 8, 2015 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #30

    BandB,
    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.

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  • Slank

    Nov 8, 2015 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #31

    M1c4a3I

    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.

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  • Slank

    Nov 8, 2015 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #32

    Cyprus

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

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  • Toon Tang

    Nov 8, 2015 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #33

    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.

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  • AncientC

    Nov 8, 2015 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #34

    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.

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  • BandB

    Nov 8, 2015 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #35

    Jail

    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.

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  • Toon Tang

    Nov 8, 2015 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #36

    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

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  • Jib

    Nov 8, 2015 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #37

    AC
    Sorry should have read £1.4 million not $

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  • AncientC

    Nov 8, 2015 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #38

    https://twitter.com/AVFCOfficial/status/663332658148175872

    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.

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  • lesh

    Nov 8, 2015 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #39

    Nightfa11

    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?

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