It´s A Challenge To Be Patient After This Happens


We are going to have setbacks – I have said that before and today was a setback because we were not good enough – we still lack consistency.

We have to get consistency into our game and the sooner players realize that the better things will be,  but it´s going to be two steps forward and one step back – it´s difficult to turn this big ship around.

I´ve said it before – but today was a setback – no doubt about that – and we?e going to have setbacks – but we’ll get back on the training field next week and get our heads down and work really hard for the next game –  believe you me.

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Steve McClaren – calling all players – WAKE UP!

You get the idea this is what Steve had said in most of the seven defeats in our 13 games we have had so far this seasons.

And if Bournemouth had taken at least two of their six clear-cut chance two weeks ago we would have had the same., but that was a positive result for the Newcastle fans – and it was the resilience of the Newcastle team that Steve talked about on the south coast two weeks ago.

But things came crashing back to reality yesterday when we were simply taken apart by Leicester and we realized the Bournemouth result was a pure fluke.

This is some of what Steve actually did say to nufcTV after the game yesterday that left us on 10 points after 13 games – 3 points worse off than in our relegation season six years ago:

“Second best in everything we did from the beginning – congratulations to Leicester – they far better than us on the day – that was the most disappointing display since we´ve been here.”

“We lost Tiote which was a big blow to us and we had to readjust but in the end we were very disappointing and second best – even at 1-0 we said at half time it´s only a goal.”

“Congratulations to Leicester they stifled us, stopped us playing, won every duel kept the ball passed the ball better they did everything in every department that we didn´t do on the day.”

“Very disappointed with a lot of things – very disappointed with the performance as I say and we talked about in there and we´ll talk about it on Monday.”

“But believe you me, you´ll get these setbacks as I said yesterday in the press and this team is by no way miles away from turning this around.”

“We had 4 games and 7 points and should have had more (even after 3 points against Bournemouth?) and then we put a performance in like that – a large part of that is us and that won’t get us out of trouble and the sooner we realize that the better.”

“Consistency – absolutely that´s the word – consistency and what you will get every week.”

Steve is a good man so it´s hard to criticise him too much, but it sure is taking a long time for McClaren and his coaching staff to get the players playing in any consistent way.

It’s very difficult when we get a disgraceful display like that in front of 50,000 faithful fans to be patient – although we are trying not to overreact – well not too much anyway.

That display should help ensure the next game has less than 50,000 fans  at St. James’ Park against Liverpool – who took Man City apart 4-1 at the Etihad yesterday.

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Fans are impatient to start with because of what happened to Newcastle last season under John Carver.

If only we had Alan Pardew back in charge.

Relax – just kidding!

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I´m off later today to celebrate my birthday – must remember to forget about yesterday – note to myself – don´t mention Newcastle to wife at dinner.

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156 comments so far

  • sing in the corner

    Nov 22, 2015 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Repost
    Jib

    I too was thinking Benitez will be unemployed soon, and I would move heaven and earth to get him here if SM does walk or Ashley changes his habit and sacks him early.
    Not that I think he would fancy our ‘ project / package’ (poisoned chalice).
    Charlie was somewhere close in my opinion, when he talks about a malaise running through the club. From what I saw of the game, admittedly only highlights, I was astounded at the lack of attitude and application of some of our big name / highly paid ‘stars’. And sorry to all the fans still sticking with Colo – he was shockingly poor again, especially second half. Running through quicksand, chasing shadows in slo – mo, or not for the first time, standing on the point of the six yard box looking at the ball with players unmarked strolling in behind, queuing up at the back stick. Just look at that 3rd goal man!
    Not that he is the only one by any means, but he is the experienced captain everyone takes their lead from…?

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  • scout

    Nov 22, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #2

    Im in the sack SM clan. His record is awful. Leicester and West ham reaping the benefits of a top man.

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  • sing in the corner

    Nov 22, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #3

    To get a grip right now I think we have to go with something completely radical. Bust open the recruitment policy, sign a leader who can pass the ball from the middle of the park. It will never happen with our current hierarchy but if we went to someone like, wait for it… Joey Barton…he would come in and shake the whole place up, kick some lazy asses, drag the team through by the scruffs of their necks and get them fighting for the shirt with some pride. Something we are sadly lacking at the minute.

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  • toon kk

    Nov 22, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #4

    I thought Elliott was our man of the match, although we didn’t really have one.
    As far as Mitrovic goes, yes he could of done better, but unless we play to his strengths he’s hardly going to impress.

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  • Toon Tang

    Nov 22, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #5

    Happy Bday Ed. Dont get too sloshed on the moonshine.

    As for motm, I’m voting via proxy-vote and the proxy didnt make it on time. Gutted

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  • beermonkey

    Nov 22, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #6

    jail

    when ever I see them sports direct adds I cant help but think of the market trader with the mike making lots of noise claiming were not gonna charge this were not gonna charge you that

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 22, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #7

    Rotunda i dont know why you wrote an abusive post towards me. I think pardews guilt is not as high as you think. He is far from innocent. We are in full agreement re carr and the scrutiny he must now come under. I think u could be looking at moyes as next mgr. I am beginning to think “why not”. At least he is a manager. Not great i know but….steve doesnt seem to have the balls to rough these wasters up. I think its all hugs in the dressing room and PR corporate spin outside of it.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 22, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #8

    James

    That Chile world cup manager would be a dream.
    Could unearth a few more sanchez’s too!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 22, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #9

    sitc,
    I don’t think they feel part of the club, the heirachy have made it clear via media outlets that every players has his price, Churnley will have sat them down and promised them moves to bigger clubs if they apply them selves, the ‘stars’ they meet in the changing rooms will tell them they want out of here to play CL, not digging in and getting it via us mind, hardly anyone of them have any pride in the dhirt. At least we don’t sign over aged players only here for the money people say, what the fcuk is Collocini all about ?

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 22, 2015 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #10

    Rotunda we also agree re thauvin. Carr loves his little technical players.did king pardew want anita… Doubt it. Its sad because i like anita. If we played ajax in europe (dream on) he wud look good and so would sdj…but put them in england……:(

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  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 22, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #11

    Munster

    Pot kettle black there my amigo. Before feeling sorry for yourself why would I write an abusive post.

    Do you think it could it possibly have been said in response to something you called me. Unlike Jib I don’t tend to randomly have a go at people without being provoked.

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  • SPRINGY

    Nov 22, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #12

    afternoon all,
    still cant believe how poor we played yesterday,no quality in passes,control,movement…..a piss poor attitude to work rate,willingness to try…..in one word clueless…cant see where many points are coming from between now and new year….can anyone realistically see anymore points before new year….villa???

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 22, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #13

    Munster,
    You have to ask why Carr has so much power, did he walk into work one day and tell everyone how it’s going to be from now on, and Mikey, Churners and Bob just sat opened mouth while their fat slack jowels shook in agreement.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 22, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #14

    Moyes is just repeating the pattern of a mediocre Brit / English manager who has been sacked from his last 2 jobs for providing some very unedifying hoofball which didn’t sit well with the mancs or the catalans. Where is our Pochetinno / Klopp / Martinez / Bilic etc etc

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 22, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #15

    Rotondo,
    I’m sure I’ve never provoked you :O

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  • Jib

    Nov 22, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #16

    Happy Birthday Edward

    Remember with regard to footy.

    The older you get , the better you were 🙂

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  • sing in the corner

    Nov 22, 2015 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #17

    Jail

    I think we are crying out for a personality, a proper leader with an old head maybe, who can galvanise the players we have, they’re going through the motions. The phrase ‘sleepwalking towards the championship’ was coined last season and it’s back again.
    Anita was getting a good report from Mick Lowes and Ando on radio Newcastle but Christ almighty man, did you see him dangle a leg in a 50 – 50 challenge with the only other player on the pitch as lightweight as himself… Mahrez, who ran through his ‘tackle’ and went on to set them up again..???
    I can only describe it as GUTLESS!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 22, 2015 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #18

    Rotonda !
    It will be a true reflection of how far we’ve fallen if we’re glad to see Moyes brought in.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 22, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #19

    Another thing that I noticed when watching the game was when Tiote got injured and it looked a bad one none of our players really went over to see if he was okay !! Especially Janmaat who done him with that hospital ball!!

    There is just no encouragement from any team mates when anything goes wrong only Elliot is shouting at players at corners

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 22, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #20

    Spurs look different gravy under Pochettino now the way they fight for the ball is great to watch wish our bunch of lazy mercenaries would play like that

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  • Jib

    Nov 22, 2015 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #21

    6’1″ Toby Alderweireld just completely outjumped 6’5″ Andy Carroll through pure technique to score from a corner for Spurs.

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  • Jib

    Nov 22, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #22

    Did you see that miss from Kane !!!!!!

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  • beermonkey

    Nov 22, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #23

    LCBP

    not that long ago tiote was labelled a bad egg
    could that have something to do with that

    not sure how bad an injury tiote has but as soon as it happened he wanted off and didn’t seem interested in staying out there

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  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 22, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #24

    west ham looked really good a few weeks back but since carroll came back in the team both him and them have gone backwards.

    what wouldn’t you give for a pochetinno style team like spurs

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  • Lindisfarne

    Nov 22, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #25

    Jail for Ashley @13:

    If The Joker can walk into a job at NUFC by doing an interview on Talksport then anything is possible.

    To those @large:

    I find Sports journalism very tepid and frustrating, anyone with an opportunity would ask Charnley more pertinent questions than “How do you define the role of a head coach?” and “Will you be buying any players?”

    Since relegation we have had approximately 2 years of Phoenix rising; 2 years of decline and 2 years of relegation football. What are the lessons that have been learnt?

    It may have been suspiciously necessary to sell our best players, but what has been learned from the subsequent experience?

    It may be an unnecessary strain on an unsubstantial squad to compete in Cup competitions as the PL has to be the priority, but what has been learned from the conscious decision to willingly neglect competing in such competitions?

    Since promotion to the PL the club has had four individuals in charge of first team affairs that have had different degrees of success at working within the remit that the club decides, but what has been learned in terms of non-playing staff recruitment at the club?

    The 25 man squad has become long jammed with individuals who are regularly not making appearances in the first team squad and are unable to demand a fee from other clubs, but what has been learned about handling players contracts?

    Are these questions really that inflammatory that they can not be asked in a constructive interview that would actually illuminate how the club is progressing rather than bland predictions about how the future is potentially going to be a whole lot brighter.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 22, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #26

    Nice to muse about what would be the position if we had gone after Klop. Now that would have demonstrated some SERIOUS intent on behalf of the club and I think fans would agree change was afoot.
    Even folk like Moanster would probably forget about King Percy and eating eel pie to the background music of Chas n’ Dave. I’d wager he might even get rid of his Pearly King suit.

    Players would know he’s the top manager at the minute (or just about) and would bust a gut to play for him -they would want to be part of something.

    Back to reality – our lot – head hunt bloody Wally Brolly – yesterdays man – why on God’s earth were they after him. Defies belief.
    Having said that there is something wrong at SJP – is it players want away, poor wages/contracts, bad atmosphere, no natural leaders, bad policies.
    We are going to pay the consequences this season.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Nov 22, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #27

    Talking in tongues Schteve and trying to emphasise ‘on the day’ like it’s an anomaly against otherwise good performances. We’ve actually slowly got worse since the first day against Southampton, when it looked like there was a new approach that would take time to smooth out. Of course he solely at fault, the coddled players shirk any kind of professionalism and pride.

    Big changes should be made to the line-up next weekend, as much as we can with our depleted squad.

    Mbabu has to play, the only positive this season were his performances and he is streets ahead of any of our other fullbacks in terms of defensive solidity, tenacity and is a much better athlete than them too, particularly Dummy who should be played CB or nowhere.

    SDJ has to play, bigged up by every manager, yet none play him and he’s supposed to be a leader, which we’re sorely lacking.

    _______________Elliot_______________
    Mbabu___Mbemba____Dummet___Haidara
    Janmaat___Sissoko__Wijnaldum___Thauvin
    _______________SDJ
    _______________Perez

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Nov 22, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #28

    he’s not*

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  • Lindisfarne

    Nov 22, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #29

    Mister Tuff

    This season was always going to be decisive whoever was put in charge and who would have willingly taken up the batten at the end of last season? Certainly not Klopp or any Coach with CL ambitions. In reality the current team is a product of years of miss management that is not going to be cured in one season, despite there still being 2/3 of it still to go.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Nov 22, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #30

    AP was lambasted for only having a target of finishing in and around tenth and rightly pilloried for not being able to consistently reach that target. With every interview Schtevie sounds more and more like AP mark two, so is it the men themselves or the mis-information they are fed from above?

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 22, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #31

    Rotunda, fair enough if i was abusive. I dont remember the post but lets both be more civil. Deal?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 22, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #32

    Lindis

    Viera would have been a left field gamble but it would have excited the fans. SM was just another in a long line of supposedly ” safe hands”

    How much excitement and entertainment can you get from teams managed by dalglish, souness, allardyce, jfk, prdw, jc and SM!! Ironically the fat man likes a gamble…!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 22, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #33

    munster

    fair enough

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  • Lindisfarne

    Nov 22, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #34

    Watching the Spurs game I now understand what working hard looks like.

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  • JamesToon

    Nov 22, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #35

    Tottenham showing exactly how to play the 4-2-3-1 with a high press possession game, take note Steve…

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  • JamesToon

    Nov 22, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #36

    Lindisfarne exactly

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  • beermonkey

    Nov 22, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #37

    Lindisfarne

    have just been looking on the club site at the squad
    so your players not playing and clogging up the squad rang a bell with me

    defence
    it seem he has binned willo and you can forget perma crock taylor
    it leaves a back 4 to made from
    janmatt hadiara laschelles mbemba colo dummett

    midfield
    marveax vuckic and soon to be Aarons are out onloan
    he has tried and seems to have binned obertan
    this leaves us with
    colback anita sissoko wigi thauvin tiote dejong

    up front
    riviere injured and goofy looks to have been binned
    leaves us
    cisse mitro perez

    I read some comments earlier about McLaren having his fave like pards and not dropping players
    but really when you look at it he hasn’t got a lot of options within that 25 man squad 10 of the 25 shouldn’t be at the club

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  • JamesToon

    Nov 22, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #38

    Lanzini has 4 Spurs players around him on the half way line and they win the ball back, why is it that ulloa has absolutely no one around him when he’s in our 6 yard box

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Nov 22, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #39

    Actually, switch Dummy out for Lascelles in that line-up. Often forget he’s even an option, indicative of how low key he has been since his arrival, he should be demanding he plays given the awful performances of those deemed ahead of him.

    Ya’ just know Pardew is going to have Palace revved up for this one and they’ll come out the blocks fast, pressuring us, much like Leicester.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 22, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #40

    Heads should have rilled after the Bournemouth game but when you have eleven “purples” and eleven back up/kids/not good enough it makes it very difficult to drop players who arent performing

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