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Shelvey Starts For Newcastle – Saivet On Bench

2:02 pm, Saturday, January 16th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 507 Comments

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Steve McClaren has just announced the Newcastle team for the game against West Ham today at St. James’ Park and Jonjo Shelvey starts the game and will make his debut today.

Henri Saivet is on the bench.

Teams:

Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot; Daryl Janmaat, Chancel Mbemba, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett; Jonjo Shelvey, Jack Colback; Moussa Sissoko, Georginio Wijnaldum, Ayoze Perez; Aleksandar Mitrovic
Subs: Karl Darlow, Jamaal Lascelles, Henri Saivet, Yoan Gouffran, Rolando Aarons, Emmanuel Riviere, Ivan Toney

West Ham (4-2-3-1): Adrian; James Tomkins, James Collins, Angelo Ogbonna, Aaron Cresswell; Pedro Obiang, Mark Noble (c); Michail Antonio, Cheikhou Kouyate, Dimitri Payet; Enner Valencia
Subs: Darren Randolph, Carl Jenkinson, Winston Reid, Alex Song, Josh Cullen, Victor Moses, Nikica Jelavic

Siem de Jong has an eye injury but it’s good to see Rolando Aarons and Emmanuel Reviere back from injury – but no Florian Thauvin.

We really need all 3 points today.

This is what Steve McClaren has said about West Ham who are up to 5th top in the Premier League and on 35 points and that’s almost double Newcastle’s points total of 18 and they have lost only four game compared to Newcastle’s eleven:

“West Ham have done really well. Slaven Bilic has put together a very good squad,” “I admire and respect Slaven Bilic a lot. He came into a difficult job at a difficult time but has settled straight away.”

“West Ham are solid, with good balance and have four or five attackers who can impact a game. That’s why they are doing well.”

“Payet is a very good player and he’s proved it,” “He’s a player we have to look out for but there’s other as well. They have many threats but certainly Payet has returned from injury with a bang and is a danger.”

“As for us, we’ve done really well against Manchester United and we’ve got to start turning the corner and follow up one good result with another.”

“It’s the second half of the season and it’s all about results – that’s what we’ve got to do and we’ve got the opportunity to do that tomorrow against West Ham.”

It’s a long time since a majority of fans think we will win a game – but that’s what it is for this important game today.

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507 responses so far ↓

  • 1 toonbrother // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:03 PM

    With no Tiote and colo in the starting line up
    expect an absolute bloodbath today

  • 2 JamesToon // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    What we all expected I think, come on the toon!!!

  • 3 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    Exactly what I expected. Correct again it seems.

  • 4 anthc // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    Thought colo was canny on Tuesday like as was tiote. Let’s hope shelvey turns up as been poor for Swansea.

  • 5 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    I’ve gone for Newcastle 3-1 @ 18/1
    & Shelvey to score anytime and 3-1 at 45/1
    We are favourites to win with the bookies

  • 6 Rotonda heights // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    if I didn’t know by the context of your obsessive hate for Colo I would suggest you need to use some punctuation marks to make sense of that.

  • 7 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    Aarons, Riviere and Saivet all breathing down the necks of the starting line-up, should help bring out the best in those challenged by them.

    Shelvey with a debut belter – NUFC win 3-1

  • 8 lesh // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    Toonbrother

    Which Colo’s not in the starting line-up? Have we really got more than one?

  • 9 TudorCrisps // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    subs to use at effective times today, saivet for colback and aarons for perez, if where winning comfortably giver riviere a 10 – 15 min run too

  • 10 LGFUAD21 // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    Im worried about our center midfield.

    We need Colback to put in an absolute shift and protect the back today.

  • 11 geordie157 // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:09 PM

    Not bad….being picky I wouldn’t waste a space on the bench with gouffran. Guessing thauvin is off then.

  • 12 Ron Knee // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:09 PM

    No Thauvin?

  • 13 toonbrother // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:09 PM

    lesh is english your first language?

  • 14 Sazzer // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:09 PM

    Happy to see the Austin news didn’t kill Ed.

  • 15 nut meg // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:09 PM

    3-1

  • 16 JamesToon // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:09 PM

    Chance to really build up some momentum today with a win, keep playing like we did on Tuesday but keep tight at the back

  • 17 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    Thauvin conspicuous in his absence. Still think he’s on his way and all the comments from McClaren and that Rob Scanlon saying he was at training is just a cover-up to try and keep things under wraps, for whatever reason.

  • 18 Mister Tuff // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    3 -1 to the Toon.

    Ian Toon – stop your blog mischief – trying to fan the flames – as usual.

  • 19 mattyNUFC // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    Disappointing Colback is left in the side. If we’ve forked out the money for Saivet, why not see what he’s about? Colback has been a passenger all season

  • 20 Douglas // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:11 PM

    7-2 today.

  • 21 Rotonda heights // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:11 PM

    the thing about allardyce teams is that they concentrate so much on defense that there’s no plan b if the other team goes ahead

  • 22 Douglas // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    Spurs 3 Scum 1

  • 23 TudorCrisps // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    gini first goal today shelvey and mitro with otheres 3-0

  • 24 AncientC // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:13 PM

    4-2-3-1 according to nufc.co.uk

    I wish they would get the Twitter account sorted out, it would be good if they could report the correct formations on the official account.

  • 25 davetoon // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    Hopefully we wont concede the first goal today. Think Perez will score

  • 26 mattyNUFC // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    just noticed thauvin wasn’t even on the bench. think that’s the writing on the wall. disappointing for club and player. marseilles seems to coming out alright though….

  • 27 West Lancs Geordie // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    Toonbrother. Colo starts but no Thauvin so he’s deffo off to Marseilles.It’s really a must win today because nowt for us at Everton unless more signings by then. If money now is tight I’d go into Championship and get Robertson (Scottish) from Hull, Dunk (English (from Brighton) & Ince (English (from Derby). The lad Griffiths at Celtic may also be worth a punt. He seems to be banging in the goals albeit at a much more inferior level. We are reaching the stage where it may be time for Ashley to gamble.

  • 28 Rotonda heights // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    matty

    very true when I talk to arsenal fans they always feel sorry for me that we have the likes of colback playing for us and are sponsored by wonga playing at the sports direct arena !!

  • 29 SPRINGY // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    hope perez has a game today coz he was poor on the left last game

  • 30 JamesToon // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    Matty
    Do we really want to throw saivet straight in at the deep end where he’s at risk of massively losing his confidence, he’s gonna take time to adapt to the league. Would rather have Colback who we know is gonna get stuck in and allow Shelvey to progress us forward. We don’t even know if this Saivet is the same kind of player as Tiote, he might be a lot more attacking which would give us an imbalance in the MF

  • 31 toon kk // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:16 PM

    I actually think Rivi has potential, whether he’ll get much chance to prove it I’m not so sure.

  • 32 West Lancs Geordie // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:16 PM

    matty 19 Don’t worry son he’ll(Saviet) feature sometime this afternoon

  • 33 lesh // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    Toonbrother

    Yes, English is my first language and perhaps your post could have been made clearer had you said that with Tiote not starting and Colo would be playing etc

    Good try at constructing a sentence though!

  • 34 Douglas // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    Hopefully Saivet will act as an incentive to Colback

  • 35 mattyNUFC // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    Rotunda

    i was a big fan of Colback last year. I thought he played very well the majority of matches. This year he has been anonymous though.

    I never liked APs tendency to not play players (HBA, Marv, Santon) when every fan knew they would’ve clearly improved our squad. But credit where it is due, he played Tiote the second he arrived, and he had 100% pass completion that game against everton I believe. If the engine is broken, fix it. We’ve bought the new parts. No sense in only using half of them expecting it to get moving again

  • 36 SPRINGY // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    i dont think you can throw 2 new players into the middle of the midfield in a struggling side when they have barely played together….playing colback is the right decision then if we get a few goals up then give him a taste

  • 37 West Lancs Geordie // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    Also hope he gives Aarons a run in the second half. Can’t see him introducing both Toney & Rivi

  • 38 toon kk // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:20 PM

    A team always needs quality game changers on the bench, let’s hope Saivet is that man.

  • 39 toonbrother // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:20 PM

    @lesh
    its all good mate
    sit back and enjoy the horror show

  • 40 lesh // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    Matty

    There’s a key difference between Shelvey and Saveit – one’s played in the Prem and the other hasn’t and won’t know any of the WHU players or their games.

    Let him watch from the bench before playing him.

  • 41 mattyNUFC // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    Jamestoon

    fair enough, but if that’s truly the case and truly the thinking, then why the hell did we buy him? Either he improves now, whilst mired in this serious relegation fight, or he’s of little to no use. just my thoughts….

  • 42 Dennis Twice // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

  • 43 jimmysmith // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    C’mon Dennis Twice. let’s have ya son! It’s on. It really is.

  • 44 nut meg // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    4-1

  • 45 Jib // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:22 PM

    The scum’s new German CB has judt given a penalty away 😀

  • 46 Ravostag // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:22 PM

    Kerchoff looks a good a signing as Thauvin. Blunderland getting caned!!

  • 47 toon kk // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:22 PM

    Sunderland all over the place 4-1 pel

  • 48 jimmysmith // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:22 PM

    Ha! right on cue. Perfect.

  • 49 Pitmatic // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:22 PM

    On Austin, there was a guy on here – Kilcline I think – who insisted in the summer that it was a done deal for him to go to Southampton. What he’s said on signing for them would seem to bear that out. Good price for him, but not worth losing sleep over, and we’re obviously not the only club that’s missed out.

    Will be interesting to see what happens with Berahino. He’s been made out to be a troublemaker, but I think he’s been harshly treated at WBA. There was talk of him moving two years ago when he had six months left on his contract; he ended up signing a new one, only for the club to sack Steve Clarke a few days later. I remember him tweeting his disgust, as he obviously felt he’d been misled. He’s since been assaulted by senior team mates for trying to set up a goal on the break, and denied a move to a major PL team despite a massive bid. Worth a punt I think, if he’s available. Ashley breaking our spending record might also change the mood music at the club still further, and make it easier to compete for players in the summer. My only concern on him would be whether he’d inhibit Armstrong’s development, as he’ll surely be part of the first team squad next season.

  • 50 mattyNUFC // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:23 PM

    lesh/James

    i get what you guys are saying, for sure. but surely if he can’t at least do the job Colback’s been doing in his 16 or so games this season (which is hardly anything), then what was he brought in for? Colback, as much as i like his attitude and graft, has been a ghost all year.

  • 51 West Lancs Geordie // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:23 PM

    Very sensible Springy. I’m sure he’ll give Saviet a “taster” in last half hour or so unless he is forced on earlier due to injuries.

  • 52 TudorCrisps // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:23 PM

    any decent links the day lads? sumone put one on her for the man u game was a cracking stream

  • 53 davetoon // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:24 PM

    Mackems down 4-1
    So we have moved above them without even playing 🙂

  • 54 Thump // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:24 PM

    Glad to see Sunderland has finally replaced Titus Bramble.

  • 55 mattyNUFC // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:25 PM

    anyway, if Colback sets up or scores the winner today, i’ll gladly eat my words, but i just don’t see it happening

  • 56 Belfast // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:25 PM

    Mackems new centre back fitting in well lol He’s having a mare.

  • 57 Nufc-83 // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:25 PM

    Springy and James exactly right throwing two new players into the centre would be a massive gamble. Shelvey and coldback know the league inside out and introduce saviet slowly (unless he comes in and looks incredible at which point he can start the next game).

    I seen the formation on Twitter showed 442 with Perez and mitro up top and gini on the left. I really hope Perez drops to the left again (and if he has another off day get Aaron’s on) and gini is playing cam again.. Surely mclaren wouldn’t mess that up??

  • 58 toon kk // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:25 PM

    Scum thrashed, our turn shortly, our turn shortly. Hope not!

  • 59 toonking // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:26 PM

    toonbrother

    I myself might have problems with grammer but even i’m not that bad.

    “I expect a massive defeat having colo in the starting 11 without tiote

  • 60 mattyNUFC // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:26 PM

    tudor crisps

    i’ve been using http://www.eplsite.com as of late. always has a few that are decent

  • 61 West Lancs Geordie // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    Hope Mad Mitro has invested in a new pair of shooting boots. If he can find the net I think we’ll win today.

  • 62 SPRINGY // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    nufc 83
    i think it will be 4231 mate same as man utd with perez out on the left……hopefully has a better game tho

  • 63 mindshaft // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:28 PM

    haha Sunderlands new CB Kirchoff is having a complete nightmare debut

  • 64 toon kk // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:29 PM

    Hope Perez remembers he’s in a football match, he’s been so poor lately.

  • 65 mattyNUFC // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:29 PM

    sorry. still don’t see the logic when Colback has been a passenger all season. engines broke. we bought the parts. won’t do any good using half of what we bought to fix it. anyway, sorry for the bad analogy

    i do feel a shelvy screamer today, though, and am hopeful we can get the win if the tactics are right

  • 66 Jib // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:29 PM

    http://www.usagoals.me/football/1413148/16/newcastle-united-vs-west-ham-united-live-stream-online.html

  • 67 West Lancs Geordie // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:30 PM

    Thump – thanks for that that’s another name I need to add to my list of all time “great” Toon centre backs!!!! Forgotten about him fortunately.

  • 68 davetoon // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:31 PM

    Perez is wasted on the left. He should be played in behind Mitro

  • 69 Thump // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:32 PM

    @West Lancs: We’ve had some stinkers, like (Cacapa comes to mind). Not a CB, but here’s a pub quiz name for you: Carl Serrant.

  • 70 West Lancs Geordie // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:33 PM

    Thump .Oh Titus – he was a great lump o’ lard of a lad – disastrous!

  • 71 toon kk // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:35 PM

    Moses coming off their bench could be the thorn in our side!

  • 72 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:35 PM

    Toonbrother
    You got me all excited there saying Colo was out.

  • 73 toonbrother // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:36 PM

    @Blackley and Brownlie
    my bad sorry to have given you false hope

  • 74 catchy in norway // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:36 PM

    i would sign Patrick van Aanholt, i think he is a classy little player..

    4-0 to us today,, why not,, we have playing well but not getting the rub of the green, Jonjo to get the first

  • 75 Jib // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:37 PM

    Acknowledgement to NUFC.com
    https://audioboom.com/boos/4065869-newcastle-s-new-signing-jonjo-shelvey-talks-to-bbc-newcastle-about-his-move-from-swansea

  • 76 bills-son // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:37 PM

    I still think Riviere might have more to offer than we think.

    He is a technically gifted and intelligent footballer who I think could come good with the midfield we have now.

    The crowd was really quiet during the first half v ManU and we need to get right behind the lads from the off today and pick up where we left off on Tuesday.

    If we score early and first I can see us winning 3-1 or 4-1 and that’s what I have bet.

  • 77 MacToon // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:38 PM

    Looking forward to seeing Shelvey in B&W. I hope Perez has a better game as he’s been poor recently, been playing like his head’s been turned?
    With Cisse out for a while I’d have expected our forward line to have been reinforced by now but guess there’s still time!

  • 78 Douglas // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:38 PM

    Thinking of busses, how about we get 2 penalties today?

  • 79 Thump // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:39 PM

    @bills: Rivvy reminds me a lot of Best when he came. He does all the right things but score the goals. How much of that is due to our forward play or his ability, who knows? All I give a toss about is that he pops up with some important goals.

  • 80 West Lancs Geordie // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:40 PM

    Couldn’t recall him Thump. Just googled him Yorkshire lad 6 appearances for Toon 1998-2001. But I do remember the likes of Boomsong, O’Brien,Marcelino,Helder Mbiwa.In fact we have never had a really decent CB even going back to Kilcline & Peacock because you can’t count the great Philippe Albert because he never played conventional Centre Back. He was always pushing forward. Oh to have someone like him today eh?

  • 81 switch365 // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:40 PM

    Still like to see us put an offer in for van Aanholt, the lad is better than what we have and far too good for the mackems

  • 82 SPRINGY // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:41 PM

    bills-son
    then he needs to show it now when we need it,.. hope does like….he was a willing runner and grafter in a poor side last year, so if he’s settled a bit maybe he can nick afew goals.

  • 83 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:41 PM

    Hahaha. Austin to Soto. Ed, do you think you might have just overdone it a bit on the Austin stories? I’d love to know the count over yhe last six months alone. Is it any wonder I don’t give a candle for transfer speculation?

    The pressure is right on our recruitment muppets now. They had better have someone better lined up. I’m not sure they get what’s required. In fact I doubt it very much.

  • 84 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:41 PM

    Looking at those around us and their fixtures, today is a must MUST win, else there’s a good chance we’ll find ourselves more than 3pts away from the pack come Monday night.

  • 85 West Lancs Geordie // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:43 PM

    Douglas – Now you are being optimistic WE’ve not too many friends in the ranks of Prem referees. Who is it today?

  • 86 toon kk // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:43 PM

    bills
    If we score First the crowd will get behind the team, trouble is if they sore we’re silenced, it’s just the way it is. As long as we give 100% they’ll get the support.

  • 87 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:43 PM

    It might suit Colback to now only focus on protecting the back 4 I think when him and Anita play both are not comfortable dictating play and creating whereas now Colback just has to win the ball and pass it to Jonjo rather than Tiote or Anita who will just pass it back to Colo or back to Colback!

    Sunderland finally getting a spanking that their play deserves !! Lucky in so many games finally someone takes their chances !!

    Riviere and Aarons off the bench are good options to have off the bench might give Perez a kick up the backside he needs as well

  • 88 toonking // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:44 PM

    We cannot afford to get a defeat today for survival hopes to be kept at it’s calmest, Swansea I’d expect to get a win against watford and I can see bournemouth getting victory over norwich if they continue attacking like they have been.

    Bournemouth V norwich
    Toon V west ham
    Swansea V watford

    Norwich GD-11 Pt 23
    bournemouth GD -14 Pt 21
    swansea GD -11 Pt 19
    Toon GD -16 Pt 18

  • 89 Rotonda heights // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:46 PM

    rivi on the left of a front 3 would work I think. just wish wally was more flexible in his formations.

  • 90 catchy in norway // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:46 PM

    http://www.vipbox.tv/football/311460/2/newcastle-united-vs-west-ham-united-live-stream-online.html

  • 91 brklyngeordie // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:47 PM

    Alright big game today and looking at West Ham their team is not so special but credit Bilic after Leicester they have to be the biggest over achievers this season so give them credit…

    So we know we have to be really concerned with Payet first and Valencia second if we can contain them we should get a result today

    Will be a good test for the Shelvey and Colback today as Noble and Kouyate are a formidable pair and always work hard so will be interesting battle.

    If the good Moussa shows up today should give us the edge today and am going for a 2-0 result for us with Mitro and Perez getting the goals, hope I am right could be a massive result especially with Bournemouth and Norwich playing 1 another..

    HWTL enjoy the game

  • 92 West Lancs Geordie // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:48 PM

    Tom Ince for me Blackley & he wouldn’t break the bank. Know full well not a CF but very skilful can cross a ball & can score goals. Would give us another dimension. Many clubs are not playing with out & out centre forwards these days

  • 93 catchy in norway // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:48 PM

    RH

    i think Shteve is waiting for roland rat to be fit for the left spot.

  • 94 Belfast // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:49 PM

    Win and we move out of the bottom 3

  • 95 catchy in norway // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:49 PM

    Palace to get smashed by 5 today

  • 96 MacToon // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:49 PM

    Not just his inflexibility with his formations and possibly his use of our squad, his (McClaren) use of substitutes has been very poor on the whole.

  • 97 JamesToon // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:51 PM

    we really need the likes of wijnaldum, perez, sissoko, shelvey to turn up and have a good game, then we have a very good chance of winning (nothing like stating the obvious)

  • 98 chewbaccy // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:51 PM

    woody

  • 99 West Lancs Geordie // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:51 PM

    Well going to see what Jeff Stelling & the boys have to say now.Hope they have something good to report from SJP

  • 100 JamesToon // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:52 PM

    LCBP

    Agree with that point, colback can focus a lot more on defensive duties and let shelvey do the attacking side

  • 101 JamesToon // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:52 PM

    So nervous lads we really need a win

  • 102 NUFCfanforever // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:54 PM

    Thanks for the link this stream worked http://www.eplsite.com/stream30.html

  • 103 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:55 PM

    We need a goalscorer. A saviour not a Saivet.

    Hope Saivet gets on. Looking forward to seeing what he can give us.

  • 104 toon kk // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:55 PM

    Mac
    Tbf we’re hardly overwhelmed with quality on the bench.

  • 105 Douglas // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:56 PM

    Forget my 7-2 prediction. A 1 goal win would be fantastic. Wonder how good WH are??

  • 106 mattyNUFC // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:57 PM

    Mactoon

    I’m really trying to stay off maccas back, but you’re dead on there. His use of substitutions has been shambolic

  • 107 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:57 PM

    we need a win desperately.

    If we don’t stop Payet we will be in huge trouble.

  • 108 Douglas // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:57 PM

    Every now and again I look at Lee Ryders videos. Is it me or is he just uninspiring?

  • 109 mattyNUFC // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:58 PM

    Such a great feeling seeing Shelvy in black and white!

  • 110 MacToon // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:58 PM

    toon kk, fresh legs and competition for places but I know what you mean and agree to a degree.
    Sometimes I wonder why we bother having more than 16 in our 1st team squad! 11 purples and some cover?

  • 111 toonincheek // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:59 PM

    Jib – thanks for the link.
    Looks like a good one.

  • 112 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:03 PM

    Sissoko always does shite when he has time. Should ‘ve at least made a chance or tested the keeper there.

  • 113 dave t // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:04 PM

    Would be a stroke of luck if Collins can’t continue .
    Either way lively start

  • 114 Obertans_on_roids // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:04 PM

    Very important that we score first here.

  • 115 toonking // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:04 PM

    catchy

    i hope to god your wrong, i’ll be glad each and every time city and arsenal get a defeated by a team outside the bottom 6. Leicester city are still continuing to keep up the work attempting to challenge for title and the only thing better than to see a small club win the PL would be to see ourselves win it or england win a world cup

    Go Leicester

  • 116 Douglas // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:07 PM

    Obertans_on_roids : we never score early

  • 117 davetoon // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:07 PM

    You beauty!!!! Get in Perez

  • 118 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:07 PM

    BRILLLIANT GOAL!

    Shelvey instrumental in it!

    WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOO!

  • 119 Ravensd // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:07 PM

    yesss shelvey! thats why we bought you!

  • 120 JamesToon // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:07 PM

    GET IN!!!!!!
    MOUTHWATERING FOOTBALL!!

  • 121 Belfast // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:07 PM

    Great goal

  • 122 Obertans_on_roids // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:08 PM

    Tasty stuff from Shelvey.!!

  • 123 colwell // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:08 PM

    FCUK me what a start Shelvy pulling strings

  • 124 Thump // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:08 PM

    And that’s what Shelvey can bring.

  • 125 MacToon // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:08 PM

    Great goal, played Toon.

  • 126 Douglas // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:08 PM

    Obertans_on_roids: what did I say!

  • 127 Mister Tuff // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:08 PM

    Great finish and what a lay off from Gini.

  • 128 AncientC // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:09 PM

    West Ham look diabolical, this could be a real pasting.

  • 129 Ravensd // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:09 PM

    sissokho just get the bloody cross in

  • 130 manxpie // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:10 PM

    Great goal and Wat a start for shelvey mitro looks well up for it

  • 131 Mister Tuff // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:10 PM

    Looks a different team.

  • 132 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:10 PM

    Midfield looks instantly slicker with a proper playmaker in there.

  • 133 lukes26 // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:10 PM

    nothing short of amazing. we look like a different team

  • 134 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:10 PM

    What a difference shelvey makess

  • 135 TheToonKing // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:10 PM

    Great move for the goal. Shelvey us exactly what we needed !

  • 136 Termijn // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:12 PM

    Absolutely brilliant start

  • 137 toonking // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:13 PM

    missed first goal but sounds as though shelvey played a key part, swansea fans will be living in regret.

  • 138 davetoon // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:14 PM

    Colo saves a certain goal

  • 139 MacToon // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:14 PM

    The ref’s letting the game flow, makes a refreshing change. Some tasty challenges going in.

  • 140 Ravensd // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:14 PM

    nice block colo!

  • 141 Obertans_on_roids // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:14 PM

    Captain Fantastic at it again.

  • 142 Douglas // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:14 PM

    It wont last

  • 143 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:14 PM

    Well done Colo!

    No complacency please lads!

  • 144 manxpie // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:14 PM

    Brilliant by collo twice

  • 145 LGFUAD21 // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:15 PM

    Not a criticism but don’t see why sissoko had his hands there. Could’ve been 2-0 up

  • 146 Termijn // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:15 PM

    Colo already been good

  • 147 toon22 // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:15 PM

    This has to be the best weve played in years.

  • 148 Belfast // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:15 PM

    Close your eyes toonbrother

  • 149 Ravensd // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:15 PM

    I think its a rational reaction when another player’s boot is coming at speed towards your face

  • 150 davetoon // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:16 PM

    How good is this!!!

  • 151 Termijn // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:16 PM

    Wijnaldum!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 152 Ravensd // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:16 PM

    Shelvey you absolute beauuuty!

  • 153 JamesToon // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:16 PM

    Shelvey has massively improved us

  • 154 manxpie // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:17 PM

    Shelvey already a legend! Great play all round

  • 155 Ravensd // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:17 PM

    excellent work from janmaat too

  • 156 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:17 PM

    FANTASTIC!

    SHELVEY WORTH IT ALREADY!

    Neither of his will go down as assists, but they’re just as important, if not more – we’re making chances!

  • 157 toon22 // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:17 PM

    WHAT A PASS!!!!!

  • 158 Belfast // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:17 PM

    Wow what a ball Shelvey ridiculous

  • 159 TheToonKing // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:17 PM

    Who is this team ??!!! World class!!

  • 160 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:17 PM

    omg Shelvey is the difference wahoo

  • 161 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:17 PM

    Holy cow that ball from shelvey was world class. Yup. WORLD CLASS.

    And that first touch from janmaat was just as delicious.

  • 162 Brian Pinas // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:18 PM

    Shelvey is the missing piece of the jigsaw. Finally a playmaker and replacement for Cabaye.

    Terrible decision by Swansea… I can see them going down.

  • 163 toonking // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:18 PM

    GOAL WINI

    swansea you say your preys tthanks

  • 164 MacToon // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:18 PM

    lol, tails up. What a pass Shelvey.

  • 165 Douglas // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:18 PM

    We’ll lose 2-3

  • 166 catchy in norway // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:18 PM

    this is football :))))))))))))

  • 167 archaeomag // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:18 PM

    Shelvey is a Geordie!!!!

  • 168 Douglas // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:18 PM

    OK. Everytime I’m negative we score. Is it 3-0 yet?

  • 169 Nufc-83 // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:18 PM

    Been screaming for shelvey since cabaye left and I’m just smiling all over at the moment

  • 170 Thump // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:19 PM

    I think I love Shelvey already.

  • 171 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:19 PM

    If that passing range from shelvey is what we will be getting 12million is a bargain.

  • 172 manxpie // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:19 PM

    Collo great again

  • 173 Ron Knee // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:19 PM

    Swansea mad to sell Shelvey.

  • 174 catchy in norway // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:19 PM

    Colo is playing out of his skin

  • 175 TheToonKing // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:20 PM

    Colo masterful so far.

  • 176 will die for the toon army // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:20 PM

    How is it going didnt get chance to play watch?

  • 177 Jail for Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:20 PM

    Watching this in some Irish bar and fcukin lovinit !!!

  • 178 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:20 PM

    excellent defending from Colo again

  • 179 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:21 PM

    Crowd groaning when he hits his first misplaced pass – howay, less of that.

  • 180 Jib // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:21 PM

    Looks like Shelvey was the missing piece in the jig-saw !!!

  • 181 Average_Contents // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:21 PM

    What a difference a shelvey makes….

    96 little hourssssssss.

    Get in. Absolutely smashing them here. Keep it up lads.

  • 182 2_goal_tino // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:22 PM

    OH MY GOD – the merits of having a deep-lying playmaker!!!!

    We’ve spent so long as a club buying into the idea of attacking midfielders being the creators. But never addressed that there was no one who could actually get the ball to them.

    It is only 20 minutes – but Shelvey’s passes have purpose, they are trying to actually achieve something. Rather than what we are used to which is just passing around for the sake of it because they don’t have any options forward (lacking either the vision to see these options or the ability to complete it).

  • 183 TheToonKing // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:22 PM

    These passes by Shelvey are ridiculous…

  • 184 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:22 PM

    Wiji didn’t know what to do with the acres of space good football afforded him, usually he has to take them first time in the box.

  • 185 LGFUAD21 // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:22 PM

    This is great to watch so far.

    It’s like our performance against arsenal but we look like scoring.

  • 186 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    Crowd quiet out of shock?

    Wish it was rumbling.

  • 187 LGFUAD21 // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    That’s shelvey. He’ll take risks. He’ll crate chances he’ll also loose the ball. But he’s making an big impact so far.

  • 188 manxpie // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:25 PM

    This is why he didn’t fit in at Swansea too many forward passes and too quickly

  • 189 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:25 PM

    Sissoko the only disappointment so far.

  • 190 Ravensd // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:25 PM

    Does toonbrother have alerts on his phone that tell him when colo makes a mistake? seems the only time he speaks up.

  • 191 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:25 PM

    Ref is great too, so far.

  • 192 will die for the toon army // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:26 PM

    Captain Colo will take us till the end of the season

  • 193 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:26 PM

    Dummet feeling emboldened 😆

  • 194 Douglas // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:28 PM

    How long to go?

  • 195 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    Shelvey is still not match fit I think. Haven’t played in awhile. Will get better I feel.

  • 196 will die for the toon army // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    Is Mitro missing chances again?

  • 197 manxpie // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    Is ed sheeran a toon fan? If so A celebrity consortium must have the funds now to buy Ashley out

  • 198 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    Controlling the game, 2-0 up. but somehow feel like we’ll mess it up, such is the scars NUFC have left over the years. Really hope not!

  • 199 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    Hahahaa

    Brilliant footy. Mad scramble.

    This team is transformed, this is non-stop entertainment!

  • 200 toonking // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    looked like we rturned to normal hat time

  • 201 will die for the toon army // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    Hail Wor Ashley

    We all have that in mind not you alone. Chances we miss will come back and Haunt us.

  • 202 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    Colo really stepping up recently. Can see the fight is back in him.

  • 203 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    How did that not go in?? lol

  • 204 Krul To Be Kind // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    It’s not just the range of passing with shelvey for me it’s the fact that he wants the ball deep, he is always showing for the ball and knows exactly what he is going to do before he gets it he recieves it turns forward and releases, it’s the 2 steps either side to make space of the ball, he doesn’t go far but boy is he making a difference his intelligence and spacial awareness is special just what we needed, who’d have thought 12m would make this diffdrence when invested right!

    HWTF

  • 205 Obertans_on_roids // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    Mitro’s work-rate is top class and when Ayoze and Gini link up it’s wizardry.

  • 206 LGFUAD21 // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    How is toonbrother coping with colo playing like this.

    If we had the arsenal version of tiote next to Shelvey we’d be unstoppable in this game.

  • 207 Tino 11 // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    Anybody got a link to a decent stream?

  • 208 Ravensd // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:35 PM

    Sissokho overthinking everything today

  • 209 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:35 PM

    Shelvey is a bloody marvel

  • 210 davetoon // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    Damn this game should be over

  • 211 will die for the toon army // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    Chance after chance we should score or get a prolific striker.

  • 212 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    Wasting many chances! Get shots off!

    I guess they’re as new to having all these chances, movement and fluidity as us. Must be as unnerving as it is for us 😀

  • 213 Ravensd // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    Tino – just download kodi media player and add sportsdevil. Lots of instructions online

  • 214 toonking // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    don’t know what sissoko was playing at, he should have just booted it straight at goal

  • 215 LGFUAD21 // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    Come on moussa. You’re better than that.

    Still don’t see why mitro didn’t have a pop though. Open goal.

  • 216 Mister Tuff // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    We’re over running them at the minute.

  • 217 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    watching on Phoenix on Kodi it’s HD too

  • 218 Ravensd // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    a third goal before half would seal this

  • 219 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    Excited to see saivet and shelvey in the middle

  • 220 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    Sissoko trying, but just lacking composure on the ball.

  • 221 manxpie // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:38 PM

    What a joy it is to see a cm again who can pass and create!

  • 222 Komag // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:38 PM

    Colback out..please

  • 223 Ron Knee // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    This is not Sissoko’s finest hour.

  • 224 Ravensd // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    Better yet, get yourself an android box. It all comes pre-loaded and if you hook it up direct with ethernet, streams are excellent

  • 225 MadisonToon // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:40 PM

    @Komag

    Definitely agree. Saivet for Colback has to happen this game, at 60 minutes at the latest.

    What a game so far. I think the energy might wax in the second half though and we’ll need to stay composed as this everyone has been full throttle since the start!

  • 226 MacToon // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:40 PM

    http://www.usagoals.me/football/1413148/16/newcastle-united-vs-west-ham-united-live-stream-online.html

  • 227 davetoon // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    At least Sissoko is finding plenty of the ball

  • 228 manxpie // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    Nah nowt in that like!

  • 229 JamesToon // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    Saw the other side of Shelvey there, just no need for it

  • 230 Belfast // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    Shoulder

  • 231 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    Don’t give them a way back in with silliness. Keep focused!

  • 232 Obertans_on_roids // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    I think we’ve finally replaced Cabaye!! hahahah

  • 233 MadisonToon // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:43 PM

    Shelvey comes with some hot and some cold it would appear. Still, we’ve need a spark and he’s definitely provided it so far.

  • 234 AncientC // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:43 PM

    Good to see Shelvey and Janmaat dishing out some attitude for the side.

  • 235 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:43 PM

    Mitrovic s a poor poor finisher. Sick of saying it.

    Body shape and timing always so wrong.

  • 236 MadisonToon // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:44 PM

    Mitro’s gotta get something on that.

  • 237 will die for the toon army // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    We really lack finishers and this game would have been finished by now.

    We miss so many chances while we do all the good work to get in the final third

  • 238 manxpie // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    Elliott again with a great save some points he’s saved us this season already

  • 239 zimtoon // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    mitrovic can be really frustrating at times

  • 240 Jib // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:46 PM

    Enner Valencia —— Ecuadorian crybaby

  • 241 will die for the toon army // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    Mitro was bagging goals for fun in Belgium but he looks so poor

    But his other play is worth keeping him in the team

  • 242 2_goal_tino // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    If Mitrovic kept missing by a close margin or getting them on target I ouldn’t be that worried… but time and time again he either completely misses the ball (like that time) or misses by a huge margin.

    I think he offers a lot all over the pitch through his hold-up play and good energy but he just isn’t good enough in front of goal at the moment. He is still young though and I can see if he gets 2/3 in quick succession, his confidence will be high and he’ll kick on from there.

  • 243 AncientC // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    It was on Mitro’s left foot, what on earth do you expect. He isn’t Ribery.

  • 244 Donegal // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:49 PM

    Improvement. So far so good !

  • 245 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:49 PM

    West ham grew into the game and slowly took control of midfield. Fairly even game after we went 2 up..

  • 246 JamesToon // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    Fantastic first half, dominated so far with 2 lovely goals. West Ham started to creep back into it, and we need to remain focused in the second half and make sure we get the 3 points

  • 247 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    Good effort Colback, did better than I expected in that situation.

    Can’t let the match get too flat and give ourselves a false sense of security. It was heading that way towards the end then.

    Shlevey magnificent debut so far. Transformed us. We look like a modern football team!

  • 248 2_goal_tino // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:51 PM

    AncientC- every chance he has had this season hasn’t fallen to his left foot…

  • 249 Belfast // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:51 PM

    Strange feeling! Impressed

  • 250 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    I agree. Mitrovic was frustrating.. He offers alot with his hold up play but he doesn’t have goals in him. I don’t think he’ll even score 10 goals.

    But of course I wouldn’t bet on gini getting 15-20 goals this season. He’s a class finisher.

  • 251 Rotonda heights // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    Sorry but who was that team we were just watching…lol!!

  • 252 toonking // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    cashley will be hoping for west ham to scoe 2 goals oherwie e’s a lot of shirts to hand out

    http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/business/mixed-reaction-online-as-mike-ashley-offers-to-hand-out-free-jackets-if-newcastle-united-beat-west-ham-1-7677706

  • 253 Termijn // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    Brilliant half
    Keep it going in the 2nd we can’t turn up for just half the game again

  • 254 Our Toon // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    Ahaha unbelievable, we’ve just played arguably our best half of football in which every player contributed and you still have some morons twisting.

    Yes mitro should have connected with a tough volley on his weaker foot, let’s not forget he won the ball to start off with. His play has been class so far, he struck a very good shot on his right foot earlier which the keeper tipped over.

  • 255 Belfast // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    Free jackets again? Yay!

  • 256 Rotonda heights // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    really need that 3rd goal

  • 257 AncientC // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    2 goal tino, I cannot dispute Mitrovic has missed some good chances this season, but that particular one today is easily forgivable – if it was dropping to his right-foot, there would be cause for concern.

  • 258 Jib // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    Anyone else get the impression that some “supporters” that post on here spend their time wracking their brains looking for shit to whinge about ?

  • 259 Rotonda heights // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:55 PM

    just hope we can keep those energy levels going, never seen us work so hard. have to go for a 3rd as sitting back will kill us.

  • 260 chewbaccy // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:56 PM

    That is clearly what you get when you buy proven P.L. players. More of the same second half please.

  • 261 Grafton83 // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:56 PM

    “toonbrother // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:03 PM

    With no Tiote and colo in the starting line up
    expect an absolute bloodbath today”

    PAHAhahahahahaaaa!!!

  • 262 nut meg // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:56 PM

    2 goals right out of the top drawer and looking good!

  • 263 Mister Tuff // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:56 PM

    Jib – aye you.

  • 264 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:56 PM

    Our Toon

    Not twisting, overall we’ve been great, but should be out of sight. You can bury your head that things are all rosey though, despite us being 18th. Mitrovic has missed many good chances, he holds it up well enough and his momentary strops seem to becoming less frequent, had none today, but can’t deny he often misses chances due to a lack of agility and technique.

  • 265 Our Toon // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    Patience is needed with Mitro, the other night a fella named firmino got a brace bit has been pants all season missing sitter and he came from Germany with a bigger reputation. It’s going to take time, the night before when we played man utd he was involved in all 3 goals.

    2 nil up and can’t even enjoy that without the twisters!!

    Shelvey class and colo with 2 vital interceptions…..to a man though they’ve all been class

  • 266 Belfast // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    Aye Toonbrother you had a mare

  • 267 MacToon // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    We worked tirelessly that half. Hope McClaren uses some fresh legs sometime in the 2nd half like Saivet or Riviere maybe or even Aarons.

  • 268 Ron Knee // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    A half of two halves. We must recapture the momentum of the first twenty minutes.

  • 269 lukes26 // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:58 PM

    All apologies to Steve…I always doubted you, but obviously I was wrong

    Sounds like Im exaggerating, but the first 20 minutes were the best Ive seen any team in the EPL play this season.

    Colocinni, jesus…he’s been everywhere. Amazing defending. Dummett actually got forward several times!

    Mitrovic was a bit shocking in the last 20 minutes, but he does a lot of small things so well, he deserves his place

  • 270 toon kk // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:58 PM

    All I can say is brilliant first half, we’ve played like a team.

  • 271 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:58 PM

    AncientC

    Then why if he was as concerned with using his left as you are, didn’t he take a touch? Had plenty of time and space to do so.

    Don’t know why people get so precious over certain players.

  • 272 JamesToon // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:58 PM

    Shelvey in the team is allowing us to attack from all angles, we’re not just going down the right hand side, we’re going through the middle and down the left, Dummett is actually getting forwafd

  • 273 Rotonda heights // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:58 PM

    lovely to have a quarterback / playmaker back again.

  • 274 manxpie // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:59 PM

    Belfast people won’t realise they’re all XXXXL tho!

  • 275 MadisonToon // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    It’s too bad that SDJ is injured as a game like this is perfect for him – we’re outworking them and getting an opportunity to ping the ball around which is where he should be best.

    Definitely a great half so far, and more of the same in the second would be amazing.

  • 276 Our Toon // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    Hail wor Ashley

    Yes he missed a left footed volley, only real chance he missed as the one earlier he bulldozed through and got a toe poke which was all he could do. Try to also remember he won us the game at Spurs with a goal and am assist and also played the biggest part in getting a point on tuesday by having a hand in all 3 goals.

    You can’t have it all, it’s going to take time. He’s doing the dirty side of it by holding it up whilst Gini etc run past and score.

  • 277 AncientC // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    Pass succession in the first half.

    Colback 100%
    Shelvey 97%
    Wijnaldum 91%

  • 278 Jib // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    The stupid old c@nt is beating Pardew 2 – 0 at the Etihad 😀

  • 279 mattyNUFC // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    Great half! Night and day. I’m lost for words

    Go in, get a rest, and start with the same intensity we started with.

  • 280 Belfast // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    I hear there’s no zips on the jackets manxpie. Non windbreakers.

  • 281 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    that was an awesome 1st half. need to push on in 2nd half

  • 282 JamesToon // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    This game is nowhere near over yet though, we need to kill it off and carry on nullifying their attacking threat

  • 283 Mister Tuff // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    When Saivet gets on in the second half -the roar he’s going to get should give him a tremendous boost – supercharged.

    Mitrovich needs some crosses from areas such as the by line/areas level with the box – straight hard crosses – no looping crosses.
    Something he can attack – he’s got the strength/power to get in front of the CB for bullet headers.

  • 284 LGFUAD21 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    I’ve quietly maintained all season that mcclaren has improved us we are just missing some key ingredient.

    So far it looks like Shelvey is one of them.

    If we can create more clear cut chances like this I’m sure the goals will start coming gradually for mitro.

    He’s very young still and has been thrown into the pressure pit that is newcastle. Maybe we can’t afford him the time he needs this season with our current predicament but long term he’ll come good I think.

    People are way too impatient these days. Henry took a while to start at arsenal. (Granted not as much time) but Ba took a while to get going and fans were saying he was a bargain bin cheap cr@p buy. Oh how they were wrong with what he went on to do for us.

  • 285 toonking // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    Panic buying has shon cashley just how important it is to bring in players with a varity of XP.

    shelvey arrives giving us that creative CM we’ve been looking for since cabaye and has that PL XP so many others lack and his stats are stats from PL teams rather than a french league.

    It’s ok to bring some players across from abroad but if he’s going to stick to them nonsense aims made last year he needs to realize it’s not just about future players, even your top teams will bring current PL players into the team

  • 286 davetoon // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:04 PM

    Hopefully see a second half goal for Mitro to reward his hustle

  • 287 Donegal // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:04 PM

    Diggin’ the music ha

  • 288 AncientC // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:04 PM

    Hail Wor Ashley – Who is getting “precious” over players? A volley was on, Mitro had a swing at it with his weaker foot and missed. He could have taken a touch, but taking a touch would mean he would have been closed down.

    21 year old forwards are not going to smash volleys in to the top corner on their weaker foot. Not many anyway.

  • 289 Obertans_on_roids // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    A perfect chance here to give Saivet and Aarons some game time. I hope it’s utilized.

  • 290 LGFUAD21 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    Jamestoon

    Agree. West Ham started to creep in. Need to keep pressure up as I don’t see much on the bench that’ll help us either solidify or up energy levels other than Saivet which is an unknown.

  • 291 jimmysmith // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    No f@cken way Shelvey is this good week in week out, otherwise he’d be a walk up start for England. We’ve been less than the sum of our parts for as long as I can remember, but Shelvey’s passing is really exactly what we’ve been missing, even if this is an inspired performance from him. Still want Townsend, a Janmaat calibre left back, big commanding CB, and a legitimate option to Mitro, but without doubt we shouldn’t be near the bottom three.

  • 292 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:06 PM

    AncientC

    See what you want, as will I.

  • 293 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:07 PM

    C’mon crowd, don’t allow us to slip in to a lull.

  • 294 will die for the toon army // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:07 PM

    Shelvey was right he was playing at the wrong club.

  • 295 davetoon // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    Missed chance followed by a mistake. Horrible

  • 296 Mag52 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    All good stuff.
    We can’t relax. Hope we see Saivet on before the end.
    HWTL

  • 297 Belfast // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    Wtf was that

  • 298 LGFUAD21 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    Fuuuuuuuuuuuu

    No need for that. Sloppy goal to concede.

  • 299 MadisonToon // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    Welp.

  • 300 Tsunki // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    Shelvey is McLaren’s concession for getting us out of the clarts. Not been a great fan of Shelvey in the past but he’s better than colback and Anita s sideways passing show by a mile. The ball to janmaat was sublime though, I’ve always liked a player like Hoddle or Beckham who can split a team apart with a pinpoint cross field ball. A priceless thing if done week in week out. Puts the willies up teams and makes them think twice about coming forward. If shelvey can pull them out of the bag every so often it will be just dandy.

  • 301 Thump // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    Schoolboy error.

  • 302 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    oh god

  • 303 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:10 PM

    Game on now… We really need this win. If we draw or lose this now it will be a disaster.

  • 304 Tsunki // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:10 PM

    That went well

  • 305 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:10 PM

    Wiji, Wiji, Wiji!

    Did so well in the build-up. Again, this good footy given us time and space around and in the box is strange for all.

    Now they’ve scored from another Mbemba rick. Quickly becoming a Titus Shambles he is.

    Knew it wouldn’t be straight forward – ffs! Never ever is!

  • 306 toonbrother // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:10 PM

    clean sheets are out of the question with colocinni in the mix

  • 307 manxpie // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:10 PM

    Ffs our own worst enemy again just clear it man!

  • 308 davis_toons // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:10 PM

    Mitrovic have been missing chances after chances..
    He is a Striker. He need to score goals.

    Clearly he is still adapting.. somehow or rather..

  • 309 LGFUAD21 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:10 PM

    I was gonna post a snarky comment about west hams answer being Jelavic.

    I held back in case it bit me in the arse.

    It did.

  • 310 toonking // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:11 PM

    SH!T

    guess toonbrother and cashley will be happier mybe no free jackets

  • 311 LGFUAD21 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:11 PM

    Note to all

    Don’t feed the troll

  • 312 will die for the toon army // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:12 PM

    Not again for NUFC.

    Now all the chances r comimg to haunt us.

  • 313 benjohnsen // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:12 PM

    This is so typical Newcastle. Have a great chance to put an end to the game, then let in a silly silly goal.

  • 314 toonking // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:12 PM

    not that I care about the free jacket gift myself

  • 315 Jib // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:13 PM

    Flipping heck Chelsea 0 Everton 2

  • 316 stevie101182 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:13 PM

    Please tell me how the Colo has anything to do with that toon brother as again you are proving you know nothing

  • 317 davetoon // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:14 PM

    Thank God for Coloccini

  • 318 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:14 PM

    Where are the supporters?

    Give them a lift for crying out loud!

  • 319 davetoon // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:15 PM

    Dummet off with a hamstring injury

  • 320 davis_toons // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:15 PM

    Our Striker need to score goals. He have missed clear chances.

  • 321 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:16 PM

    Dummet off for Saivet. Colback to LB.

    Dummet just beginning to win a few over too.

  • 322 LGFUAD21 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:16 PM

    I thought dummet looked a bit sheepish.

    Where mbabu

    Colback at left back I guess then.

  • 323 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:16 PM

    We really need to concentrate and build our game. Let’s see what saivet offers in the middle.

  • 324 davetoon // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:17 PM

    Nervous about colback at LB

  • 325 Jib // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:17 PM

    Colo’s broken Valencia’s wrist

  • 326 LGFUAD21 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:17 PM

    Noticed dummet was bombing forward a lot more than usual. Wonder if that had anything to do with it.

  • 327 toonbrother // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:18 PM

    expect a second conceded goal
    The burden of colo is too great for this defence to bear

  • 328 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:18 PM

    Wijnaldum is a great athlete. We are very lucky to have him.

  • 329 Ron Knee // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:18 PM

    I suppose there’s a good reason why we’re in the bottom three.

  • 330 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:19 PM

    Shelvey has barely touched the ball 2nd half

  • 331 LGFUAD21 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:19 PM

    Colback was s itched to lb for the mackems during their relegation battle two years ago.

    I hope he can handle it.

  • 332 Mister Tuff // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:19 PM

    LGFUAD21 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:16 PM

    I thought dummet looked a bit sheepish.

    Shouldn’t have said that – Welsh will be straight on to investigate.

  • 333 will die for the toon army // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    I feel the pressure now.

  • 334 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    Mitrovic can’t be missing these chances. He has to do better.

  • 335 LGFUAD21 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    Mister tuffs

    Very good. That pun was unintentional.

  • 336 toonbrother // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    my goodness
    where did we find Wjnaldum?
    He is bloody immense!
    Signing of the season in my opinion

  • 337 Obertans_on_roids // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:21 PM

    The truth is we need a striker brought in.

  • 338 LGFUAD21 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:21 PM

    Just waiting for people to start criticising mitro for that.

    That would’ve been an incr dimly difficult finnish

  • 339 Jib // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:21 PM

    I can’t wait for toonbrother’s explanation how it was Colo’s fault that M’Bemba made that shite back pass 😀

  • 340 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:21 PM

    Colback looking easily exposed there. Positionally all wrong, which meant Colo had to cover and acres of space left in the box. Not good!

  • 341 manxpie // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:22 PM

    Saivet looks very rapid like

  • 342 LGFUAD21 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:23 PM

    Shelves vision man.

    We haven’t threaded a ball like that in a good season or two.

    We need a lb by the looks of it.

  • 343 toonking // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    our toon

    If mitrovic isn’t capable of making the simplest of decisions like choosing the right foot to kick a ball why do we continue remaining patient, each and every time he’s missing these chances it’s leaving us less and less games to gain the points we want for suvival.

  • 344 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    Saivet not accustomed to the speed and pressing of the PL – getting caught out.

    Wiji our best player by far – a real diamond. Has everything in his locker.

  • 345 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    Wijnaldum is playing at another level than rest of the other 10 players in black & white..

  • 346 will die for the toon army // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    Mitrovic we love you but you are over doing it. You are making us lose so many points.

  • 347 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:26 PM

    That was nice from saivet though! Lovely tackle.

  • 348 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:26 PM

    @hail

    Wijnaldum is playing at a very high level. He’s almost world class.

  • 349 LGFUAD21 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    I said during the week that without tiote colo is exposed and begins to run out to plug gaps.

    That’s why we need an enforcer to allow wiji, moussa and Shelvey loose.

  • 350 Obertans_on_roids // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    Saivet is like a jumbo sized Anita.

  • 351 Belfast // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    Subs!

  • 352 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    Perez off for Aarons would be my next move.

  • 353 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    Mitrovic dithering then does a nothing 1 yard pass to Sissoko!

  • 354 davetoon // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    What a game Shelveys having

  • 355 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    Fantastic Shelevey!

  • 356 LGFUAD21 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    Don’t know whether it’s my stream or that Saivet is getting around a bit but I can’t see him on the pitch.

  • 357 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:29 PM

    Maybe Sissoko off. Had a relative ‘mare compared to pretty much all the others.

  • 358 toonincheek // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:29 PM

    Can’t remember us surging forward so much
    since the days of the Entertainers.

    We should be further ahead.

  • 359 toonking // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    Th closer we getting towards that survival sunday game the greater my temptation would be to put wini as the CM

  • 360 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    Come on Svteve!

    Sub either of our wide men. They both look knackered!

  • 361 toonking // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    *wini as F

  • 362 toonking // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    CF

  • 363 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:32 PM

    Sub now ya’ pillock! Before they score!

  • 364 Ravensd // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    seems mcclaren is saving the subs until its 2-2!

  • 365 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    Feeling so nervous. West ham have bossed us the whole half.

  • 366 will die for the toon army // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    Westham has played sh@t if they take something it would b a steal.

  • 367 Ron Knee // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:34 PM

    Raven

    Sounds like a plan!

  • 368 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:34 PM

    Mclaren doesn’t know how to make use of subs.. Loo

  • 369 LGFUAD21 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    That explains it.

    Dummet has still run more than Colback even though he’s been off for a good while now.

  • 370 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    WE NEED A STRIKER

    I HAD ENOUGH OF MITROVIC.

  • 371 Ravensd // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    ffs mitro you really need to work on your finishing

  • 372 Jib // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    Remy on for Costa

  • 373 Belfast // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    Howd he miss

  • 374 Obertans_on_roids // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    Can’t Finish!!!

  • 375 toonbrother // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    fantastic save by mbemba
    he has singlehandedly stopped us from collapsing defensively today

  • 376 Belfast // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    Great play from Shelvey again though

  • 377 manxpie // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    Ffs great save tho again great ball by shelvey

  • 378 davetoon // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    Thought Mitro would score there for sure

  • 379 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    Colback slow in the heed!

    Mitro misses again. Quelle surprise! Shevey another great pass.

    Shite finisher. Hope it doesn’t cost us points like it so often has.

  • 380 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    We could have been coasting here if mitrovic knew how to finish. Instead we are struggling to hold the game at. 2-1.

  • 381 colwell // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    Make some changes arrons and Riviere Mitrovic is a donkey

  • 382 LGFUAD21 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    Should go three at the back. Colo, lacelles and Mbemba, janmaat and Aarons either side.

  • 383 Mister Tuff // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    Shelvey should have taken that further.

  • 384 Obertans_on_roids // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    Gouffran??

  • 385 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    Gouffran?

    Please not in CM.

  • 386 davis_toons // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    Our STRIKER NEED to SCORE! (good footwork) This is a MUST win.

    ..can see that Cheick Tiote is still a properly DM.
    Henri Saivet doesn’t look very strong on the ball.

  • 387 colwell // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    fcuking gouf wtf McClaren tw@t

  • 388 LGFUAD21 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    Moussa has lost a bit of his attacking spirit in the last few. But his defensive contribution is way better than it was last season.

  • 389 NRK 24 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:39 PM

    If Mitrovic had taken that we’d be good. We still need a 15 plus goal a season striker!

  • 390 toonbrother // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:39 PM

    mbemba pure class

  • 391 will die for the toon army // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:39 PM

    Mitrovic should become serious.

  • 392 Belfast // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    Not that Sub

  • 393 colwell // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    WTF Steve useless d1ck

  • 394 LGFUAD21 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    There’s only one position gouffy is being asked to play in today and thats the shop window.

  • 395 Ravensd // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    just sell the bugger already. We have good young players that need game time, not dross like gouffran

  • 396 LGFUAD21 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:42 PM

    Great. We get our playmaker in. And our players start dropping like flys with injury.

  • 397 FollowFollow // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:42 PM

    If we drop points today it’s down to letting Tiote go on his holidays.

  • 398 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:42 PM

    A striker is almost a must in this window.

  • 399 NRK 24 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    What does achieve see in Gouffy

  • 400 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Think Janmaat was just buying a breather for the team.

  • 401 will die for the toon army // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Mitrovic does everything right except scoring.

    He should have one on one with Shearer.

  • 402 sparky55 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Mindblowingly ridiculous.

    What on earth is he thinking????

    Should have brought on Rivi…even he could score with this level of service

  • 403 davetoon // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    @LGFUAD21 wouldnt surprise me at all

  • 404 MadisonToon // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:45 PM

    Aye, Gouffy definitely in the shop window. We can see this out and definitely add another on a counter with Sissoko/Wijni if the chance presents itself.

  • 405 Tom4Nufc // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:45 PM

    We HAVE to sign Sam Byram from Leeds. I was sweating for a moment of two until Janmaat got back up.

    Otherwise can’t complain… Shelvey already looking like a hero!

  • 406 Ravensd // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:45 PM

    use the last sub already you tw@

  • 407 colwell // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    Get Riviere on he has pace and can’t miss anymore than Mitro surely

  • 408 Tom4Nufc // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    or* the nervousness I’m feeling right now is inhibiting my ability to spell!

  • 409 will die for the toon army // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    Nail biting

  • 410 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    Give Rivere a few mins up front. Quicker than Mitro, who looks done for and can similarly help build attacks.

  • 411 Ron Knee // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    Tom

    You’re not alone!

  • 412 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    My opinion is that wijnaldum is shaping to be a world class footballer. He’s not quite there yet. But another 2 more seasons in the premier league and I say he’s going to be one of the best attacking midfielders in the league. I hope it’s with us though.

  • 413 NRK 24 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:48 PM

    We need a 15 plus a season striker

  • 414 Toonacious T // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    How long is left lads?

  • 415 NRK 24 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    Give riviere a go

  • 416 Tom4Nufc // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    5 mins

  • 417 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    Mclaren said krul gets us 12 points a season? Elliot making him sound like a fool saying that.

  • 418 davis_toons // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    Henri Saivet NOT into the Game…hope he can adapt fast.

  • 419 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    FAns urging our players to shoot does my nut in.

    Elliot outstanding save! Fail to make another chance count… guess who…?

  • 420 davetoon // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    8-3 shots on target. Shouldn’t be this nail biting finish

  • 421 manxpie // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    Elliott again Wat a save 6 mins !!!!!!!

  • 422 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    6 added mins??

  • 423 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    Rivi coming on

  • 424 Toonacious T // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    Just our luck to have so much added time. Squeeky bum time!

  • 425 will die for the toon army // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    Another team.came second half

  • 426 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    close from colback

  • 427 sparky55 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    Never in the field of footballing conflict has one mans @rse twitched some many times in such a short space of time.

    Anyone wanna buy a kitten…just had 27 of them!

  • 428 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    Played the ball right under your nose linesman. WTF?

  • 429 Toonacious T // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    Sounds like Mitro has been wasteful again today. Chelski scored. Terry. 3-3

  • 430 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    Gonna kick ourselves so hard if they score.

  • 431 LGFUAD21 // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    Colo is the new beckenbaur

  • 432 Belfast // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    Blow the bloody whistle ferk sake

  • 433 Ron Knee // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    Where’s the fat lady?

  • 434 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    Mitro, can’t fault the effort and I think that’s the best hold-up play I’ve seen from you, but by God are you a torrid finisher.

  • 435 Toonacious T // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    Sparky55
    You made me LOL there mate, we never do it the easy way like ffs.

  • 436 davetoon // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    Thank God for that!

  • 437 Tom4Nufc // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    GET IN!

  • 438 Toonacious T // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Yeeeees. Massive 3 points for us. Out of the relegation zone. Lets hope we can stay out of it now. HWTL.

  • 439 Thump // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Excellent win. Shelvey completely changes the game.

    Now, can we teach Mitrovic to shoot again?

  • 440 Belfast // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Yes haha

  • 441 colwell // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    FFS we need a striker who can score Mitro will never keep us up

  • 442 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:59 PM

    PHEW!

    Fanatstic opening half hour. Sensational stuff. Tailed off but still made chances and saw it out, which is refreshing!

    Heart says Shelvey MOTM, head says Wiji! However Shelvey’s influence instantly visible and a close second. Other notable performances. Colo and Janmaat.

  • 443 MacToon // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:59 PM

    Mitro did everything but score, played his heart out, Capt. Colo was fantastic but although Shelvey looked dead on his feet half way through second half, he is my motm.
    Well played the Toon.
    McClaren’s substitutions and their timings were poor yet again.

  • 444 toon kk // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:59 PM

    Get in,nervous finish

  • 445 Belfast // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:59 PM

    Yep so frustrating great hold up play but awful finishing

  • 446 lesh // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:59 PM

    Champs League here we come….. Well, we can but hope.

    But what happened? 2-0 up in 15 mins and it ends up 2-1.

  • 447 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    A word for Elliot too, seems the norm for him to make important saves now and I really wasn’t a fan until this stint in the team. Easily our number 1 if he continues like this.

  • 448 Rotonda heights // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    toonbrother

    You’ve got 2 options

    1) Put your hand up and apologise or

    2) get to f–k

    Colo absolutely immense

  • 449 Ron Knee // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Now who could be Man of the Match?

  • 450 catchy in norway // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    proper football, god we haven’t had this kind of football for a dam long time, we will pass p45 and palace before the end of the season.

  • 451 Thump // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    I honestly don’t think Mitro played that well. A couple of brilliant shots, but when he received the ball in important areas, he either tapped it half a foot ahead of him (and consequently lost the ball), or dwelled in the area hoping that he wouldn’t be challenged.

    All he needs to do is pull the trigger.

  • 452 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    I am without nails…

    Comoonn Mitro needs training on his finishing should have cleaned that game up. 4:1. Wijnaldum IMENSE, Shelvey IMENSE, Colo IMENSE, Cissoko IMENSE, Perez IMENSE….

    Kitty we didnt clean them up.

  • 453 toonincheek // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    Outstanding performances from Colo and Wini, Shelvey not far behind.

    Was going to give Wini MoM but I think Colo just shaded it.

  • 454 toonking // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    The fact we’ve got a win is great but watching that second half we can’t talk without speaking some negativity because throughout that second half we were consistently wasting more easy chances and that’s on top of ones like that one sissoko threw away in the first half and on other days west ham themselves would have got the draw.

    I’ve lost count of the amount of games we’ve looked like the team who’d get a victory only to see a draw or loss from consistent misses.

  • 455 Ron Knee // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    “Aleksandar the great
    Newcastle 2-1 West Ham
    Posted at 16:49
    Very rarely do you see a striker have the most touches of the ball for his team. Normally a midfielder or defender get the honour but this is Aleksandar Mitrovic today.

    The striker has had 61 touches – that’s more than Jonjo Shelvey in midfield (59). Some graft on show for sure.”

  • 456 lukes26 // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    Yeah, Gini looks like a real gem. Smartest player on the pitch. motm for me again.

    colocinni was nothing short of brilliant

  • 457 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    All we need now is Townsend for pace and another SENIOR Striker to score goals. and an EFFING CB. We are good to go. Brilliant performance….. so happy.

  • 458 LGFUAD21 // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    I didn’t really have an opinion on elliott when we signed him. He was decent enough for a number 2

    But he’s been far more consistent than krul was before injury. I think krul had lost faith in his defence and was flapp g at things.

    Elliott was just glad to be getting a game and is playing well

  • 459 Toonacious T // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    Colo has been playing well for the past few weeks now. He has his weaknesses but is composed on the ball and plays it out from the back well. He also makes important tackles and blocks in and around the box.

  • 460 sparky55 // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    Fcuk me I’m spent!

    Great 1st half Shelvey…You’ve already shown your worth.

    not sure when the Mitro flood gates will open but needs to be soon or Rivi will get his chancec and will probably do well with that kind of service

  • 461 WWSBRD // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    Welcome to the team Jonjo u little radgey get, I do like u sunshine book some time on the treadmill and up ur stamina lad we’ll make a Geordie out of u yet

  • 462 Thump // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    @Ron Knee: Any info on how many of those touches were wasted?

  • 463 lukes26 // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:06 PM

    Sissoko actually defended today!! shocking stuff

  • 464 CookyToon // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:06 PM

    Could have been 4 or 5 if we had a 20 goal a season man up top.. Priority before the window shuts

  • 465 LGFUAD21 // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:06 PM

    Overall. Great result.

    Special mentions to
    Colback
    Shelvey
    Colo
    Gini who were excellent

    I’m think mitro would’ve been well in for Motm with Shelvey if he had scored today.

  • 466 AncientC // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:06 PM

    Colback made 43 passes with 100% pass succession. That is the 2nd time in 3 games he has produced 100%.

    Wijnaldum 92%
    Shelvey 91%

  • 467 Ron Knee // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:06 PM

    Thump

    Didn’t say!

  • 468 2_goal_tino // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Only option for MOTM is Wijnaldum. Shelvey made a good start but if it wasn’t his debut no one would be saying MOTM. Wijnaldum was immense, best player on the park by far.

    All the talk going into the game was about Payet but he was schooled by Gini.

    Others who are worth a mention today Janmaat – finaly rediscovered his crossing ability and had a good game, Shelvey – fantastic start to his career, doesn’t need to oblige the fans and shoot every time he is in the oppo half though, Sissoko – very positive running. Colo was immense, so too was Mbemba for 99% of the game…unfortuately his lapse in concentration was hugely costly.

  • 469 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Mitrovic had a brilliant game really. He did everything right except having the composure infront of goal to finish. He needs to improve on his finishing big time.

    Gini motm. Followed by colo. Shelvey had a quiet and poor 2nd half with bad decision making.

  • 470 davis_toons // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    Mitrovic is just not giving us the goal that we need from a Striker. We could have score more and killed the game.

    He played better in the 2nd half.

  • 471 JamesToon // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    Can’t describe how much Shelvey improved us, but Gini was MOTM once again for me. That first half was absolute domination from us, should have been 4-0, and even when West Ham were getting back into it, we still had a fair few chances. But worrying about mitro’s finishing though, fantastic hold up and team play but just can’t finish from open play atm

    Shelvey’s passing ability and vision is unreal, and some people said we didn’t need him??? Haha

  • 472 JP...from The Rock // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:09 PM

    Brilliant and valient performance from the lads today! It was an amazing first half followed by a very nervy second after Mbemba’s mistake to gift them the goal. We deserved to win but I feared the worst until the whistle.

    Wijnaldum my Man of the Match but Shelvey played very well on his debut and had a say in both goals. Saivet did well when he came on with some perfectly timed interceptions but he did look s bit sluggish, thought he was pacier but all in all well played by everyone. Mitro again was a nuisance to their defence and should have scored. He needs to be more clinical and a striker signed this month would do us the world of good. Shame that Ed’s favourite has already signed for The Saints as we could have done with his finishing today.

  • 473 Jib // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:09 PM

    Two pieces of lateral thinking

    1 Krul is going to find it hard to get back in the side once fit – remember when that footballing expert Mr Tuff used to mock Elliott about his weight .

    2 According to my sources , Steve Black is already working on Shelveys head , it showed today esp 1st half.

  • 474 TheToonKing // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    Toonbrother must be setting himself on fire, Colo’s been killing it these last few games :))

  • 475 catchy in norway // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    wait until jonjo is fully fit,,

    SHTEVE needs to take some credit here lads, its his training and coaching that has got them playing some of the best football we have seen since Sir Bobby was at the club,, to think of all the games that has been played this season by all the so called better teams,, they say NUFC V MUFC is the game of the season so far,, and lets face it MUFC played with 12 men

  • 476 stevie101182 // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    Colo absolutely brilliant today if it wasn’t for sheveley would be mom. I don’t care what toon brother says we kept the ball took the pressure off out defence baring a mistake by mbemba it would of been a comfortable win. Mitrovic had a brilliant game brings players into play with his hold up play which I think is excellent of he could just add a few goals to his game would be excellent even if it’s 12-15 goals a season gini can easily get 15 goals a season if played in the number 10 role I think a lm is needed as Perez isn’t a left winger but has been playing there for a few games now hence why we are after Townsend. That’s our next priority after that another striker to go with mitrovic and Perez

  • 477 lukes26 // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    the only problem i have is that we have another player now that look winded in the second half.

    Shelvey looked finished after the 70th minute. Sissoko and mitrovic both always seem to tire as well.

  • 478 Jib // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    Leicester will do Villa won’t they ?

  • 479 catchy in norway // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    west ham were 2nd best in the form guid before the game

  • 480 toonking // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    Wini is going to be waving good bye for sure next year, he’s got the quality of a player sure to see interest from bigger clubs and we are very lucky to have found a goal scoring midfielder with the quality of himself and without him we could have been sitting below villa.

  • 481 AncientC // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    Krul has a year left on his contract in the summer – if he isn’t going to get back into the side, he may want out.

  • 482 archaeomag // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    Can you imagine what it would be like if we had a striker !!!

  • 483 davis_toons // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:12 PM

    Wijnaldum have to be the next captain. So much drive in him.

  • 484 LGFUAD21 // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:12 PM

    Was talking with a mate who is a hull fan. mentioned that Gini has to be one of the signings of the season but he was not getting the credits eva use he was a newcastle player.

    He reluctantly agreed. He still bitter that they went down and we stayed up.

    Gini has a rare knack for being able to hold the ball in advanced positions. A bit like Carzorla at arsenal. Would seem to be the ideal rep,clave net to me. I hope wenger hasn’t noticed that though.

  • 485 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:12 PM

    Saivet. What did people think?

    Felt he had difficulty coping with the intensity, got lost in the madness a bit, but showed glimpses of his tackling ability. I’m sure most expected that which is why he didn’t start. Only trained with the team once so far.

  • 486 catchy in norway // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    JIB

    is he polishing it ? 😉

  • 487 lukes26 // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:14 PM

    Catchy

    My understanding from what Swansea supporters say is that this is what you can expect from Shelvey , he doesnt have a deep reservoir of energy

  • 488 Ron Knee // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:14 PM

    How will Swansea fare against Watford?

  • 489 davetoon // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Big Wijnaldum fan but Shelvey clear best player for me. He was the difference maker when it counted

  • 490 WWSBRD // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Krul is criminally underrated on here

  • 491 toon kk // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:16 PM

    Great but nervey second half to watch,
    For the first time I’ve thought we Might have a chance of staying up.
    We still need a pacey striker.

  • 492 toonking // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:17 PM

    MOTM

    wini- gets use that goal again unless we can find an XP centre forward i’d place him as the CF alongside perez

  • 493 lukes26 // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:18 PM

    Hail,

    Yeah, i forgot saivet was out there at times.

    He was playing as a very deep DM, covering for CB’s when they went forward even. Didn’t do anything wrong though…hardly touched the ball, so hard to judge.

  • 494 sparky55 // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    pretty much the perfect day with palace getting humped…happy days 🙂

  • 495 Moonraker15 // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    Lukes26
    Please don’t criticise Shelvey today he was brilliant and hasn’t been playing regularly and hasn’t trained much with the lads. At last we have a playmaker of quality !

  • 496 archaeomag // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:22 PM

    23 shots 10 on target – we need another striker!

  • 497 catchy in norway // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:22 PM

    lukes

    i dont know about that, i remember him playing against us this season he ran the show for 90 mins,

  • 498 manxpie // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:23 PM

    Hahaha love seeing martinez when decisions go against him proper arsehole!

  • 499 lukes26 // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    moonraker

    i thought shelvey was amazing!

    But he’s not the same player as the game goes on. There’s a reason why long distance runners don’t look like Jonjo

  • 500 Asprilla88 // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    Here’s what I thought of today’s game…

    Started off all guns blazing! Great! But what happened in the second half?! What is it with Newcastle not being able to turn up for the full 90 mins! Other than that criticism I am hopeful that we are off in the right direction,

    Elliot, Colo solid, Colo has the belief, you can see it! Gini absolute gem. Colback had a solid game, especially when he moved to left back. Shelvey first half was all over it, second half took his foot off the gas a little. Mitro – So frustrating, the lad is a good footballer, great strength, great hold up play BUT the lad isn’t a goal scorer. Imagine if we signed someone who holds the ball up AND takes his chances. Gini, Perez, Sissoko always looking for goals, lets add a striker that can net consistently.

    Transfer window needs to see 1)Natural goal scorer, preferably with some pace. 2) Townsend a natural winger.

  • 501 catchy in norway // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:26 PM

    http://www.statto.com/football/stats/england/premier-league/2015-2016/form-table

    palace bottom of the form guide,, this is the start of the palace massive swan dive

  • 502 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:26 PM

    Shelvey can only get better. Saivet need to adapt quickly. If he can play like Tiote ye can free up shelvey.

    But u have to say. That cross field pass to janmaat was out of this world.

  • 503 toonking // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    catchy

    Certainly dropped down the form table but they have had an away game against liverpool and a home game against city, had they could of had a win against bournemouth had they not missed that penalty but all in all they still doing astonishing from a neutral’s point of view and should be good enough to get that 4th place even if they don’t win the title

  • 504 lochinvar // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:39 PM

    Slated. Mike Dean on Tuesday but have to say today’s ref did a good job and contributed to an entertaining game

  • 505 Jib // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:41 PM

    Catchy
    Don’t mock JJ’s bald nut
    Siem did and this happened

  • 506 Moonraker15 // Jan 16, 2016 at 5:58 PM

    Lukes26
    I didn’t expect him to last 90 minutes with what’s been going on and there’s a reason why long distance runners don’t play in midfield in the premier league as well. Some people are never satisfied; we haven’t had his quality since Cabaye left and just beaten one of the best set up teams in the league! From his first pass you could see he loves the big stage and he knows he’s on it at Newcastle !

  • 507 Moonraker15 // Jan 16, 2016 at 6:08 PM

    Toonking
    Ffs don’t go on about bigger clubs signing our players ! What we want is for these players to elevate us to a position where we belong. All this shit about bigger clubs started with that prick Pardew cos it made him look like an achiever. Make no mistake we should always be top six minimum and hopefully this week was a small step in that direction !




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