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Shearer Gives His Verdict On Newcastle

2:42 pm, Sunday, November 8th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 18 Comments

Alan Shearer is a pretty straight guy and doesn’t embellish things too much – so like the rest of us he didn’t think the Newcastle’s display was very good at all yesterday – in fact it was very poor.

But the former Newcastle and England striker thought Rob Elliot was superb between the sticks and but for him there’s no way we would have captured a very vital 3 points and get our first win on the road since late January.

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Alan Shearer – Rob Elliot was superb

This is some of what Alan Shearer said on Match of the Day last night on the BBC when asked if he saw an improvement in Newcastle:

“Not today,” “In recent weeks, particularly last week against Stoke, Newcastle played some decent stuff and didn’t get the result they deserved. Against Sunderland they also played some decent stuff.”

“Today, they were pretty awful, but they got the three points. In their position, that’s all that matters.”

“Bournemouth missed some big chances,” “Josh King didn’t take his chances, and he has to learn to get a shot away.”

“That’s the big difference – King didn’t shoot, but Ayoze Perez did.”

“Elliot was superb.”  “Without him today Newcastle would not have got the three points. He was calm, he was assured, and he was quick off his line. He kept a very, very good clean-sheet.”

Newcastle were different from last week when we must have had six chances to score, but we couldn’t put one in with Jack Butland in great form for Stoke City.

But yesterday with the only real (half) chance we had all afternoon Ayoze Perez put it away when he shot quickly,  and that seemed to take goalkeeper Adam Federici by surprise and he couldn’t stop the shot.

Rob Elliot rightfully was easily the Man of the Match and he was just terrific and got us all 3 points yesterday.

If Rob keeps playing like that – and we can keep him fit – we’ll not miss Tim Krul too much this season.

Comments welcome.

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18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 lesh // Nov 8, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    Tsk, what does Shearer know!

  • 2 Mister Tuff // Nov 8, 2015 at 2:55 PM

    Ian Toon aka the Master Multiple.
    You are a scurrilous scumbag whose aim is to cause division on the blog.
    You had made a convenient alliance with the blog idiots just to promote your shyte posts against the majority of decent non abusive posters.
    You fail to chastise those spouting abuse but are quick to jump in to offer support to your new friends. Hypocrisy in it’s most strident form.

    We’ve had to put up with your drivel and your pack of multiples for a few years now – multiples only invented to support your crap as nobody else does.
    Bloggers can see your mischief.

    As the panto season is upon us are you going to introduce some new multiples and perhaps retire some from your stable of imposters.

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

    he’s behind YOU

  • 4 angelswithdirtyfaces // Nov 8, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    Hoo-ey there’s a lot of real spiteful stuff on the last thread.

    I thought Elliot would’ve got beat had Bournemouth had more cutting edge – 20 shots away and no clear cut goal ?
    He played well but he’s no Messiah.
    Better finishing and we’d have got beat.

    Anita gets a lot of folk picking on him when the guys to left and right had dismal games too. I think he only sinks when his partners are having a poor game. He needs to play triangles.

    Sarf of London and we seem to fold up. Realisitcally it is not too much to expect a pro footballer to travel a few hundred miles to the south coast and still perform at his best. St Mary’s hasn’t seen much out of us recently either.

  • 5 Mister Tuff // Nov 8, 2015 at 3:01 PM

    aye Tudor with a dagger clasped in his sweaty mitt -ready for the stab in the back.

  • 6 John Tudor // Nov 8, 2015 at 3:01 PM

    45min flight if that

  • 7 Ian Toon // Nov 8, 2015 at 3:08 PM

    mr tuff – I notice you have not answered the charges made against you.
    So I have arranged for you to be hooked up on a lie detector test or if you would prefer a truth serum that will be accommodated.
    You have until the Liverpool v Palace kick off at 4 o’clock when you will doubtless be preparing your next puerile contribution to the blog.

  • 8 Novocastrian66 // Nov 8, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    Angel. We tend to fall apart everywhere these days.

  • 9 John Tudor // Nov 8, 2015 at 3:10 PM

    what guff is this i see before me

  • 10 Mister Tuff // Nov 8, 2015 at 3:15 PM

    Tudor @9 – it’s an Ian Toon post.

  • 11 John Tudor // Nov 8, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    villa on the turn

  • 12 John Tudor // Nov 8, 2015 at 3:19 PM

    only hope there are three worse teams than us

  • 13 Ron Knee // Nov 8, 2015 at 3:22 PM

    Good start for Garde. Citeh didn’t do us any favours.

  • 14 Mister Tuff // Nov 8, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    Ian Toon – what charges are they then.

    I suppose we’ll have to endure another of your tall stories about meeting the supporters of other teams in the pub before the match – who all have one thing in common – their love and support of King Percy. It was West Ham fans last season – now Palace fans.
    Stop your blog mischief – I thought it was getting better with your absence -but your return is purely to act in a divisive manner and nothing else.

  • 15 John Tudor // Nov 8, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    blowhards oot

  • 16 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

  • 17 Ian Toon // Nov 8, 2015 at 3:29 PM

    One I posted earlier this morning- Football related. Post match review.

    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.

  • 18 Offkey // Nov 8, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    Yawn……it’s ian toon time.

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