It’s A Huge Win For Us – McClaren BBC Interview – Video

Here is Steve McClaren’s interview on BBC after the game and Steve is right when he says it was a huge win for the Newcastle players – who he admitted were very nervous at the beginning.

Our lads should be proud that we have beaten a Liverpool side that has been lauded with some of their great results since Jurgen Klopp took over.

There has been huge pressure on Steve McClaren and he has delivered today along with the players – and yes – we had some luck.

But Steve also says the lads  still need to get more consistency – they’ve proved they can play well – when the fully apply themselves.

Steve McClaren gini wijnaldum liverpool 2-0

Great shot of Steve McClaren and Gini Wijnaldum today

They also experienced the unbelievable Newcastle fans today – that when they do play well and then have the good fortune to win the game against a top club like Liverpool – the fans go crazy.

It was a great win today for Newcastle United and hopefully it will give our players renewed confidence.

Here’s Steve interview on BBC so you can see his body language and how he says what he says.

12 comments so far


    Dec 6, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #1

    evening all
    erm………stumped!…where the hell did that come from??
    not goin to go over the top coz i thought liverpool were poor but….that was so much better in every aspect…..stronger,smarter,quicker,energy,work rate and passing…my view

    steady away…his kickin in second half went a bit pear shaped but other then that did what was asked of him.
    much better defensively then he has been of late,seemed more focused and quicker to close down and tackle…alot better from him.
    looked back to his best after a lull in his performances,timing,speed and strength looked better.
    credit where its due he’s been shite most of the season if not all,but today played well,just needs to apply the same effort every week.
    grafted well and i thought he did really well against a tricky quick winger in ibe and made alot of good clearances and tackles,he had a few stray passes goin forward but wont scald the lad as he didnt really have an out and out winger infront of him to give him an option…much better from him.
    work rate was alot better forward and back,looked more focused and stronger,had a hand in both goals so good all round performance.
    he was a pain in the arse to liverpool today,chased,harried and looked sharper, put his foot in all day and always made himself available for the ball….great performance as part of a battling centre midfield pairing.
    did the simples things good,graft, strength, positioning,tackles didnt get involved goin forward to much but was solid,this is the way he should play every week…be the graft..not the craft.
    captains performance..(dare i say) power,passion strength,touches of class along with the running power…was shattered at the end…..good,intelligent performance today.
    de jong
    glad to see him play and showed a willingness to work and link the midfield to attack quite well i thought, showed some stylish simple intelligent passing we’ve missed and although he wasnt fantastic did good and seemed to bring the best out of cisse,deserves more games.
    normally cant control the ball,hold up the ball,keep the ball and easy to knock off the ball… but not today thought this was his best game for a long time,passing, control, strength all so much better…maybe playing with de jong is good for him.
    perez,goofy and thauvin
    to be honest the grafted when they came on and looked fairly sharp but didnt have alot of time in the game.
    good performance by all today,looked like a team but we’ve thought this before since the start of the season so well done for today same again for the rest of the season…well most of the season then.

  • sparky55

    Dec 6, 2015 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #2

    I missed the game today and I’ll obviously watch it later tonight but I’m really interested to know if SDJ did any good?

  • the broons

    Dec 6, 2015 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #3

    Not sure what has me in more shock, the win or the fact that fans thought anita was our second best player???

    He did so many hopeful blind passes, and am not even an anita hater.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Dec 6, 2015 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #4

    just got in from match
    Brilliant result
    Excellent team performance
    Brilliant atmiosphere second half
    brilliant to see the bin dippers leave en masse before the end.

    My man of the match – ANITA – absolute immense in midfield
    followed by Ding Dong – who filled the gap between defensive midfield and attack.
    Lot more movement in midfield and attack with Ding Dong and Cisse in the team than when Static-ovich plays
    Also Dummett had a excellent game
    infact they all played well.

  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 6, 2015 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #5


    He did have a fair few bad passes but so did a few of our lads today.

    He chased around and broke up the play on so many occasions though, did a very good job without the ball.

  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 6, 2015 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #6

    I thought De Jong looked like it was very hard going Sparky mate. He was subbed in the last 15 or so. He just doesn’t look completely fit and he has very little pace. Liverpool were poor. We were very lucky to catch them on a bad game. Still the points are a real bit of good fortune.

  • the broons

    Dec 6, 2015 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #7


    Yeah I thought he did well, actually put a foot on the ball and looked up for passes. Basics but its what we haven’t been doing right lately.

    Also special mention to janmaat and dummet who I have been saying are championship at best and massively proved me wrong today.

  • manxpie

    Dec 6, 2015 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #8

    dummet was motm for me after all the stick he gets he won every battle putting his head in and stopping every cross
    he has only come back from a long injury aswell
    can’t believe people are saying liverpool were poor did you watch the game!?
    they had no time on the ball and were forcibly stopped in the right areas exactly wat they do but as soon as we do it its oh liverpool were poor!

  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 6, 2015 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #9

    Dummett looked his usual self to me. If Sturridge had been in form he would have eaten Dummett alive. He’s not good enough for the Prem as a left back. My bias I suppose but I haven’t seen him play very many good games at LB. Not enough pace for starters.

  • cyprus

    Dec 6, 2015 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #10

    Charlie envious of you. Must have been fun.

    P’s. You bloggers may be thinking that those few who called this a win will be gloating.

    We aren’t. Just glad for the victory 🙂

  • Small World

    Dec 6, 2015 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #11

    sparky55 // Dec 6, 2015 at 7:46 PM

    Your pre match optimism paid off :0)

    SDJ was decent. We played quite a different way with him in the team. Often playing it in the air and have him try and flick on to Cisse. The football wasn’t of the highest order, lots of panicked passing (I guess due to lack of confidence). Anita ran his socks off and put himself around, but was possibly the most culpable in the poor passing. Gini apart from the gaols showed up big style unlike his performance against Leicester. The problem lies in the fact that he was picked to play wide left but couldn’t really stick to it. He’s far better through the middle bursting beyond the forward line. SDJ does give us options and can play in the same team as Gini as long as they work out who is doing what.

    Deserved win to day, though I would have settled for a jammy one :0)

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Dec 7, 2015 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #12

    A good result for the visceral supporters, who thrive on scraps, and gratefully take any such result with glee. Disappointing though for the more cerebral amongst us, who realise that the model is basically flawed, and these false dawns simply drag out the inevitable and painful collapse of the club under this regime.


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