Greatest Ever Bournemouth Win Puts Pressure On McClaren

It was Bournemouth’s greatest win in their history – a 1-0 win this afternoon at Stamford Bridge through an 82nd goal from Glenn Murray who had been on the field only two minutes – and that will only put extra pressure on Newcastle and Steve McClaren to pick up something from our home game against Liverpool tomorrow.

After our rather lucky win at Bournemouth, the south coast side have gained 4 points on us with a sterling 3-3 home draw last week when they came back against Everton from 2-0 down to get the equalizer deep into stoppage time – a full eight minutes into stoppage time

And today an organised and good defensive display from Bournemouth frustrated Jose Mourinho’s side and the late goal got them all 3 points.

eddie howe

Eddie Howe – the best win of his career – 1-0 at Stamford Bridge

It takes Bournemouth up to 17th place and out of the relegation zone on 13 points – 3 points above Newcastle who also have a worse goal difference and remain second bottom of the league.

Amazingly the reigning Premier League Champions have lost 8 of their first 15 league games this season.

Aston Villa got a good draw at Southampton 1-1 – after being 1-0 up through a goal from Lescott just before half time, but Romeu equalised after 72 minutes.

Sunderland lost 3-1 at Arsenal but put in another strong organized performance and Arsenal’s third goal came in stoppage time and manager Arsene Wenger actually ran a bit down the touchline – he was so relieved.

Norwich lost 2-0 at Watford who now move up to 9th place on 22 points after a great start to the season and Swansea lost again – this time 3-0 at home to Leicester City who go top of the league on 32 points.

But Jamie Vardy’s record scoring streak ended today although he was clean through in the first half at the Liberty stadium but missed the chance.

Jamie’s record is scoring in 11 consecutive Premier League games.

In the early game Stoke completely outplayed Manchester City, especially in the first half,  and won the game 2-0 but they had chances in the first half where they could have made the score look even more embarrassing to the best side money can buy.

The thing that’s worrying to Newcastle  is the other sides fighting relegation are playing some good organized football and the players are giving 100% and they are in contention in their games – which is unlike Newcastle.

We’ve been blown away  in the last two games and were so lucky to win at Bournemouth.

So there have been some upsets today in the Premier League.

Let’s hope there’s an upset in the only game tomorrow – Newcastle vs Liverpool – we need an upset – we need points – we need something.

Comments welcome.

52 comments so far

  • RUNAWAY777

    Dec 5, 2015 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #1

    well done bournemouth they got fight in them

  • Thump

    Dec 5, 2015 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #2

    Because our next few games are something we’re going to get points from…

  • bladeuser

    Dec 5, 2015 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #3

    There will be a massive upset Tom
    Nufc will have more than one shot on target now I know what u r thinking I have lost my marbles but stranger things have happened
    U can shoot me down if u like but I also think we will get wait for it a corner
    SHEEP Out

  • Munster Mag

    Dec 5, 2015 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #4

    When sam was appointed at makems i posted that it was a disaster for us, a seriously bad thing to happen, because another candidate for relegation was gone. We badly need Bournemouth to be crap so tonights result is terrible. We will play well tomorrow v scousers but probably lose, but spurs will beat us easily too and smc will be gone before or after villa. At that point we cant trust carr to make the judgement re a new manager. All his signings bar a handful have been poor and he cant be trusted with such power. Ashley needs to get imvolved or seek assistance on the qt from someone outside the club who can guide him. I wud take the ex leics mgr on an incentivised contract until the end of the season

  • JamesToon

    Dec 5, 2015 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #5

    Reading about Marcelo Bielsa, even though Marseille didn’t win ligue 1 and he resigned at the end of the season, their fans seemed to love him. Come on Ashley he’s available for free…

  • toon22

    Dec 5, 2015 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #6

    Even if we stumble on the greatest manager in the history of the game it wont matter,as he will be sold for profit.
    The same as every other asset possible.

    Our only hope is MA sells,which aint going to happen while theres meat on the bones of our club.

  • RUNAWAY777

    Dec 5, 2015 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #7

    bladeuser your hopig for a lot pmsl

  • toon22

    Dec 5, 2015 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #8

    If you compare Newcastle from when he bought to now,which is the better club?
    We might have been in financial trouble but thats only something he claimed.
    The only improvment is profits to the owner and his tatty shops to the detriment of our club, its as simple as that.

  • OneAlanShearer

    Dec 5, 2015 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #9

    Tomorrow is about playing with real passion and never dropping our heads. That is quite simply what is needed.

    In January they need to buy 5 players to keep us up. We are on a real fight here.

  • lochinvar

    Dec 5, 2015 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #10

    “Tatty shops” – just think that’s an apt description of just how low we’ve sunk . That pretty much sums up a feeling – like bad gut rot after a dodgy curry.

    When we start worrying about the fact that Bournemouth ( a well run and respected club ) are performing you know that the lights are going out all over Tyneside.

    Just hope the high winds blow all the tat shop hoardings away tonight and we can reclaim St. James’ Park.

  • giimps

    Dec 5, 2015 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #11

    Either that or the slug is assassinated or has a heart attack if we win a corner within 3 games, highly unlikely I know but anything is possible……..police have helicopters

  • lochinvar

    Dec 5, 2015 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #12

    Frank de Boer

    De Boer in March 2011
    Personal information
    Full name Franciscus de Boer
    Date of birth 15 May 1970 (age 45)
    Place of birth Hoorn, Netherlands
    Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
    Playing position Defender / Sweeper
    Club information
    Current team
    Ajax (manager)
    Youth career
    VV De Zouaven
    1984–1988 Ajax
    Senior career*
    Years Team Apps† (Gls)†
    1988–1999 Ajax 328 (30)
    1999–2003 Barcelona 144 (5)
    2003–2004 Galatasaray 15 (1)
    2004 Rangers 15 (2)
    2004–2005 Al Rayyan 16 (5)
    2005–2006 Al-Shamal 1 (0)
    Total 519 (43)
    National team
    1990–2004 Netherlands 112 (13)
    Teams managed
    2007–2010 Ajax (youth)
    2008–2010 Netherlands (assistant manager)
    2010– Ajax
    * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

    Definition of Manager:

    Franciscus “Frank” de Boer (Dutch pronunciation: [?fr??g d? ?bu?r];[2] born 15 May 1970) is a Dutch football manager and former player, who is currently the manager of Eredivisie club Ajax. He spent most of his professional playing career with Ajax, winning five Eredivisie titles, two KNVB Cups, one UEFA Cup and one UEFA Champions League. He later spent five years at FC Barcelona, where he won the 1998–99 La Liga title, before retiring after short spells at Galatasaray, Rangers, Al Rayyan and Al-Shamal.

    De Boer is the most capped outfield player in the history of the Netherlands national football team, with 112 caps.[3] He captained the Oranje to the semi-finals of both the 1998 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2000.

    After retiring from playing, he went into management with the Ajax youth team and as assistant to Bert van Marwijk with the Dutch national team. In December 2010, he took over as manager of Ajax and went on the win the Eredivisie title in his first season. In 2013, De Boer received the Rinus Michels Award for manager of the year in the Netherlands after leading Ajax to their third successive Eredivisie title.[4] A year later, he became the first manager to win four consecutive Eredivisie titles.[3]

  • Thump

    Dec 5, 2015 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #13

    I wish I could copy from Wikipedia.

  • lochinvar

    Dec 5, 2015 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #14

    Thump – for sure you can.! Just do a better job than I did !

  • Munster Mag

    Dec 5, 2015 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #15

    De boer is hugely overrated and not what we need unless in charge of the youth set up which is unlikely. This guy will never be rated as a top pan European club manager. Bizarrely, hughton will come up and we will go down. Why did that fat fool sack him?

  • JamesToon

    Dec 5, 2015 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #16

    Rumours that Wijanldum, Pérez and Mitrovic have all been dropped from the team

  • JamesToon

    Dec 5, 2015 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #17


    Why do you think he’s overrated. Imo he will immediately command respect from the players and he plays a style to get them playing as a team and working hard. Yes he has just carried on the style of football but the amount of key players that’s been sold since he’s been in barge yet he’s still won titles I.e Suarez, vertoghen, alderweireld, eriksen, de jong, blind

  • Munster Mag

    Dec 5, 2015 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #18

    Rumours….nonsense james imo

  • Munster Mag

    Dec 5, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #19

    His team were spanked out the gate last season and he works for the dominant force in a league which is radically different to england. Its not a good match. He would command respect i agree but i dont think he is the answer

  • Munster Mag

    Dec 5, 2015 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #20

    Shaqiri looks good…why did carr go for the slow french wimp for 14mill instead of him??????

  • Thump

    Dec 5, 2015 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #21

    @loch: Yeah but then I start following links and the next think I know I’m reading about how Jackie Milburn single footedly destroyed the Germans during the WWI Christmas match. It’s a hard life, mate.

    @Munster: Because he both looks good and is good.

  • geordie157

    Dec 5, 2015 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #22

    I find it funny that arnautovic seems to not get much praise, labelled as trouble and lazy when stoke signed him. he’s the type of player we need, not some French bloke who spends more time doing his hair than playing football.

  • Munster Mag

    Dec 5, 2015 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #23

    Thump u think thauvin is good?!?

  • ilovetoon8788

    Dec 5, 2015 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #24

    Nice to see all the teams fighting for survival.

    Just wait and see the 11 cowards in black and white later rolling over to Liverpool.

  • stuart no9

    Dec 5, 2015 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #25

    can someone help me out with this one lads.? just watched the bournemouth chelsea game on MOTD
    When Murray scored , the pundits were debating if he was offside when he scored . when they froze film they thought he was on line , but cahill i think it was , was practically on the goal line playing him onside. i cant understand how they were debating if he was offside , cahill was practically 2-3 ft in front of him . where is the arguement? what am i missing ?? lol does anyone know?


    Dec 5, 2015 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #26

    didnt see it stuart mate sorry….the bigger question is wtf has happened to chelsea??…..mourinho myt get the bullet b4 macca at this rate!


    Dec 5, 2015 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #27

    its a bit worrying that all the clubs around the bottom.. around us are seeming to get a bit fight behind them in the last match or two…..and newcastle just in chaos!

  • stuart no9

    Dec 6, 2015 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #28

    springy—–haha yeah , look at the situation . macca and jose get sacked at the same time , we need a manager – jose is available ,,,,,,,,, no im not even going to go there . but, funnier things have happened and he has a bit of a soft spot for the toon . should we start a rumour ??


    Dec 6, 2015 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #29

    haha….well that would be a laugh if nowt else!!!lol….that would put the special ones talents to the test if he could sort our shower of shite oot…..its areet sayin hes the special one when u have any amounts of money at hand….but a true special one could sort us with minimum money….then he deserrves that title

  • stuart no9

    Dec 6, 2015 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #30

    springy—- come to the toon jose , lets see how good you really are ,. save us this season and i will unashamedly forever call you god.


    Dec 6, 2015 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #31

    haha….yeah as if!lol

  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 6, 2015 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #32

    A player is in an offside position if: he is nearer to his opponents’ goal line than both the ball and the second last opponent.

    Keeper had come out leaving only Cahill -as the last opponenet and not two. Therefore offiside.
    —it is usually the keeper and a defender which are the last two. In this case as the was only Cahill – one oppinent between Murray and the goal line -offisde.

  • Magpie Season

    Dec 6, 2015 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #33

    Not a great start to the morning lads, woke up & saw Bournemouth nicked the winner at the Bridge.

    The only positive I can see out of this are:

    1. Teams 16th-20th place are in the relegation scrap. We are not alone.

    2. 40 points won’t be the magic number this season & will be far lower than that.

    3. We play Villa home & away, Bournemouth home, Norwich away & Sunderland home.

    So, 15pts from those games, & West Brom & Swansea at home another 6 pts.
    21 pts + 10 pts (on now) = 31 pts.

    Need 6 pts from the remaining 17 games?


  • stuart no9

    Dec 6, 2015 at 1:27 AM

    Comment #34

    Mister tuff , Of course , I forgot about the keeper being out . Thanks for that it was starting to do my head in . I had to ask as I wanted to get to bed but couldn’t ha

  • LGFUAD21

    Dec 6, 2015 at 1:58 AM

    Comment #35

    I think FDB would be a great manager. Just not here.

    Mcclaren has tried to do the possession thing. It doesn’t work.

    We need a manager of true grit. Simply because psychologically we are screwed.

    We need Al Pacino from any given Sunday.

    Tactics and technical coaching won’t do shot with this team.

    I genuinely think this is the most technically gifted team we’ve had in years. ( technically doesn’t equal mad skill)

    Problem is. They’ve got no fight and they aren’t working together.

    I missed the last game. I’ve only missed 3 toon games in the last 3 years. I’m skipping tomorrow’s too. Going to watch the hockey instead to remind me what warriors look like.

  • Thump

    Dec 6, 2015 at 4:34 AM

    Comment #36

    @springy: Completely right. He was onside all day long, but I think this new offside rule has thrown the pundits and commentators. At least that’s the only explanation I can come to.

  • Shaker Shakrah

    Dec 6, 2015 at 4:59 AM

    Comment #37

    I am starting to hate New Fu**ing castle !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    No one is understanding how the fans are feeling now
    when you feel that even if the idiot got sacked nothing will get better at this Club
    It’s a Fake Club ……
    Everyone working at the club needs to go now or at the end of this ******* season .
    We’ve had enough of those LOSERS !!!!!!

  • geordieboy83

    Dec 6, 2015 at 5:39 AM

    Comment #38

    If de Jong doesn’t start today then I will be distraught, imo we are in danger of losing one of the best players we’ve had in the last decade, just hope he gets to show it

  • geordieboy83

    Dec 6, 2015 at 5:45 AM

    Comment #39

    In January this is who i want to save our season


  • Reyantoon

    Dec 6, 2015 at 5:46 AM

    Comment #40

    Well done Leicester and Ranieri.
    Hope you win the title.So exciting watching you.

    Rudi Garcia…………..
    Elliot……………………… in

    Steve Mac…………………out


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