Linekar Reacts On Twitter – Steve McClaren Is A Genius

ayoze perez scores winner

Two substitutions late in the game today turned the game on its head and Mitrovic scored after being on the field a couple of minutes to level the scores and than Ayoze Perez scored a fantastic winner in stoppage time to inflict the first defeat on Tottenham since the opening day of the season.

Steve McClaren looked like a magician today.

22 comments so far

  • TheToonKing

    Dec 13, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #1

    I wouldn’t go as far as genius, but he definitely pulled off a masterstroke by pitting Mitro and Perez against a tiring Spurs team at the perfect time. They twisted and bullied them for the last 20 minutes and it got us the win.

    Nice job Macca.

  • toonking

    Dec 13, 2015 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #2

    The biggest credit should probably go to colo because it was his header back towards mbemba that got us that first goal.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 13, 2015 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #3

    John Tudor,
    I think you should cut out these snipes, it’s out of order and unnecessary !

  • Ron Knee

    Dec 13, 2015 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #4


    I thought the Villa match was our only realistic win. It’s impossible to predict whether they’ll bother to play or not.

  • gaz 44

    Dec 13, 2015 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #5

    Excellent 3 points, thoroughly deserved for that second half performance .. Would have give ayoze m.o.m rather than Elliot personally..
    So happy tonight but to be honest the last two games mean nothing if we don’t pick up 3 points against the villa. Mourinho said it we play well against the big teams poor against our level

  • hibbitt

    Dec 13, 2015 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #6

    toonking it was colo poor marking that cost us the first goal we need a cb if colo has to play move him into the dm postion

  • Jib

    Dec 13, 2015 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #7

    John Tudor
    Keep the snipes coming
    Belter facebook link that btw

  • lesh

    Dec 13, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #8

    Manager of the Month looks possible for SuperMc?

    All the plaudits too and Shearer’s praise’ll be music to Charney’s ears – and not forgetting Ashley especially if there’s no need to let McClaren go!

    Great result, great second-half, great day.

  • John Tudor

    Dec 13, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #9

    so f’ck off and die c’nt is ok
    then jail fcuking well out of order

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 13, 2015 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #10

    There is no reason why we can’t win the next two or three in a row, if we do I hope the purse strings don’t get cut.

  • John Tudor

    Dec 13, 2015 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #11

    jib wib wins the battle the cretin i wont be back and with luck nor will he

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Dec 13, 2015 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #12

    Ron…there’s never any certainties in football mate…you don’t even know if McClaren will just field the team that ended that game tonight seeing as we won 😉

  • Ron Knee

    Dec 13, 2015 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #13


    Your lad was nearly right!

  • clinath@ed

    Dec 13, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #14

    Great performance today, and an even better result. Missed the last 10 minutes or so, as my battery died. Went to walk the dog and got a nice surprise when the radio told of the final result.
    Thought we played well even at 1-0 down, worked well as a team keeping a good Spurs side contained. Second half was a step up, and a welcom surprise.
    MOM for me was Elliot, but I was a little concerned with Janmaats body language today. From the moment Sisoko delayed a pass to him, he seemed to be at odds with the game, like he didn’t want to be there, and everything was p!ssing him off…?
    Substitutions were obviously the changing point of the game, though to conclude that this should be the starting lineup is a bit hard on those players who’d worked hard for the previous hour or so….
    I liked what some coach said during the rugby World Cup when asked about substitutes, he replied he saw it more as a starting 15 and a finishing 15…..

  • John Tudor

    Dec 13, 2015 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #15

    so its ok to tell me to fa@k off and die cu@t is it
    i think that is disgusting behaviour and deserves a ban it has been reported to ed fcking shameful behaviour from a so called well educated cretin

  • Belfast

    Dec 13, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #16

    I think you give as you get John to be honest.

  • John Tudor

    Dec 13, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #17

    yeah well jib you fcuk off and die cnut
    so ban me too ed

  • goommy

    Dec 13, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #18

    NOOOO!! don’t call Mcclaren a genius. He will turned to be new David Moyes!!


  • John Tudor

    Dec 13, 2015 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #19

    i will go where jib never has st james park

  • OneAlanShearer

    Dec 13, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #20

    Janmaat and sissoko just weren’t on the same wavelength today. Nothing to worry about.

  • stephen1971

    Dec 13, 2015 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #21

    credit where its due, its a breath of fresh air seeing the team play as a team and fight till the end, thats all we ask lads, great to feel the heart pumping again, mon the toon

  • JP...from The Rock

    Dec 14, 2015 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #22

    Brilliant result yesterday. Great positve subs from McClaren and what a fabulous goal by Ayoze (my fav player). Good to see Mitro and Ayoze linking up for the final goal.

    All is not well still we need consistency and that means beating Villa. We can’t let our guard down and we still need reinforcements in January.


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