An Absolute Shocker From Newcastle – Lose 3-0 At Everton


This was Newcastle’s sixth defeat in eight games in all competitions and if we keep playing like this it is going to be almost certain relegation from the Premier League – and tonight’s game was against at best – an average Everton side – who had not won in their last five league games.

Aaron Lennon opened the scoring after 22 minutes when his right footed shot beat Elliot – and it was all too easy.

And then Rolando Aarons clumsily brought down Aaron Lennon after 83 minutes and Everton went 2-0 up after Ross Barkley easily beat Elliot from the penalty spot.

And then deep Newcastle into stoppage time to make things a lot worse, we gave away another penalty for a foul on Barkley which the player himself again converted and Jamaal Lascelles was sent off.

Should we go on?

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Ross Barkley after scoring first penalty to put Everton 2-0 up

That will not help matters one little bit and a lack of discipline from Newcastle in the last 10 minutes of playing time cost us two goals with two young inexperienced players giving the penalties away.

It was reminiscent of the mess we saw under John Carver last year and it would be interesting to see what Mike Ashley thought of this complete shambles – and it was a game we had over 10 days to prepare for – what were they doing on the training field?

Add to that the fact that Everton hit the woodwork three times in a six minute spell in the second half and the Magpies did not deserve to get anything pout of this game – and we didn’t.

The players we have should be getting a lot more points than 21 from our first 24 league games – the results are simply atrocious and this is the lowest points total we have ever had in the Premier League after 24 games played.

And no doubt Steve McClaren will come under some pressure now as he doesn’t seem to be capable of getting Newcastle to play consistently – this was a complete shambles of a display from NNewcastle.

We started the season poorly after spending a massive £52M in the summer and got just 3 points from the first 8 games but we haven’t done too much better in the next 16 games with just 18 points.

After 5 minutes it took a great save from Rob Elliot diving low to his left to keep the ball out but after 22 minutes Everton – after threatening went ahead through Aaron Lennon.

Th ball was played to him and he hit the ball with his right foot through Wijnaldum’s legs and into the goal past what looked to be an unsighted Rob Elliot.

It was a poor goal to concede and too easy for Everton.

Newcastle lacked any kind of threat up front apart from a couple of decent runs by new boy Townsend, but just before half time it was good play by Chancel Mbemba that prevented a second Everton goal but he seemed to hurt his foot as he slid in.

Another injury and on came Jamal Lascelles.

Half time came without Newcastle having one shot on target and not one corner and it’s not like Everton looked world-beaters.

Paul Dummett was replaced by Rolando Aarons at half time and after 55 minutes on came Aleksandar Mitrovic for Saivet as McClaren knew he had to find a goal from somewhere.

It was Rob Elliot again who saved Newcastle after 56 minutes when he turned a good Ross Barkley shot onto the cross-bar and then three minutes after a free kick from Everton was headed backwards by Jonjo Shelvey and it beat Elliot but came back off the cross bar – two lucky escapes for Newcastle.

Then the two stupid penalties which made the scoreline a lot worse and our goal difference is now a shocking -19 – the second worse only to Aston Villa in the Premier League.

We may have brought in some decent midfielders in January but out defense simply isn’t good enough for the Premier League and hasn’t been for a couple of years now.

We’ve spent a lot of money in the last two transfer windows but not always on the right players or the right positions.

There should be alarm bells going off at Newcastle after this insipid display and Mike Ashley has the right to ask what has he got for his £81M spent in the transfer market since last season.

Not much.

And Steve McClaren just doesn’t seem to be able to get the job done with the decent to  good squad he has available.

That’s the reality after this disgraceful performance.

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Teams:

Everton (4-2-3-1): Joel Robles; Seamus Coleman, Phil Jagielka (c), Ramiro Funes Mori, Bryan Oviedo; James McCarthy, Gareth Barry; Aaron Lennon, Ross Barkley, Tom Cleverley; Romelu Lukaku
Substitutes: Jindrich Stanek, Leighton Baines, Darron Gibson, Leon Osman, Steven Pienaar, Gerard Deulofeu, Arouna Kone

Newcastle (4-4-1-1): Rob Elliot; Daryl Janmaat, Chancel Mbemba (Jamaal Lascelles 42), Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett (Rolando Aarons 45); Moussa Sissoko, Henri Saivet (Aleksandar Mitrovic 56), Jonjo Shelvey, Andros Townsend; Ayoze Perez
Substitutes: Karl Darlow, , Steven Taylor, Yoan Gouffran, Seydou Doumbia



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110 comments so far

  • DENIro

    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #1

    McClaren is zero.
    Totally decomposed team.
    You can not score points without attacking, and having such a hollow defense ..
    Pardew is Ferguson compared to McClaren …
    There’s no way for us to avoid relegation with McClaren..

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  • SomeOne

    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #2

    sack someone!!!

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  • archaeomag

    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #3

    Weird tactics
    Shocking passing
    played like strangers – who just got back from holiday
    Utterly dispiriting all round. BOOOOO

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  • SomeOne

    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #4

    Or everyone!!!

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  • Toon Tang

    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #5

    Everton aint won at home since last Oct. Bloody hell fire

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  • Termijn

    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #6

    Only players that turned up
    Elliot
    Janmaat
    Saivet

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  • LoughboroughDelight

    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #7

    Utter pish. At least Steven Taylor has a red card and another injury in him b4 the season is out….

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  • VanToonMan

    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #8

    I also agree that Mac needs to go – without our great stadium there is no motivation for the players – even Pardew was a better motivator than him – I don’t think they listen to him BUT

    who do we replace him with if he is sacked mid-season?

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  • Toon Tang

    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #9

    Everton had a massive advantage though, they played 2 extra games in between that we didn’t.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #10

    Team for WBA:

    Elliot

    Janmaat Saylor Coloccini

    Sissoko Saviet Shelvey Tiote Townsend

    Wijnaldum

    Doumbia

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  • SPRINGY

    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #11

    saivet townsend and especially elliot only ones who could say they were decent….rest poor sissoko or gini the worst for me

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  • dannitoon

    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #12

    Please put this bloody box at the top of the page .. pain in arse having to scroll through 500 posts to refresh or comment..

    Sack schteve n give jose 1m to manage till end of season

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  • VanToonMan

    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #13

    Also – what happens if Mbemba is injured – who partners Colo on Saturday?!

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  • SPRINGY

    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #14

    maybe janmaat aswell

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  • SUTTY1978

    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #15

    512SUTTY1978 // Feb 3, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    as with the Thauvin signing I said that Townsend is an utterly shite player. On both occasions I’ve been given grief for my opinion by people thinking they are going to score loads and be a creative force within the team. The stats don’t lie with these players, they look OK on YouTube or match of the day but in reality they are useless.

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  • DENIro

    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #16

    How good is the team where the goalkeeper is the best player in most games?

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  • NoahJ

    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #17

    why on earth did we sign wingers to then play perez up front by himself?

    we absolutely outplayed in every single area of the pitch (apart from GK). without elliot, it could easily have been 8-0

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  • Toon_Barmy

    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #18

    Awful tactics, terrible substitutions and woeful display all round. Elliott outstanding and if some how we stay up we owe it to our ‘third choice’ keeper

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  • BandB

    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #19

    Everyone was on cloud nine yesterday.
    Cock-a-hoop.
    I said the blog would reverse polarity if we lost a game for which we were second favourites tonight.
    We are always great when we aren’t playing, aren’t we?
    We have West Brom at the weekend. Tonight will be a distant memory if we win.

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  • manxpie

    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #20

    luke from last thread colback gets dogs abuse on here but he is so important and it just shows every game he doesn’t play
    his work rate (negative running 🙂 ) is so important in the middle

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  • SomeOne

    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #21

    I just say :”sack someone!!!”

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  • NoahJ

    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #22

    has it every occured to Mclaren that Aarons is not a left back? what a shambles- with 3 defenders lost today through injury or suspension, are just going to go 2-6-2 on saturday?

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #23

    My name is ‘arry. You lookin’ for a manager who can keep you up ?

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  • Marmalade Cranium

    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #24

    Shite – going down. Bring on Rodgers or we are doomed under the Wally.

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  • corkypants

    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #25

    We were totally out classed tonight by the the better team definetly not but defo by better tactics our team on paper should be at least able to compete against everton dont get me wrong im not anty McClaren but maybe we need a coach with more authority someone whilo isnt scared to drop players!!!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #26

    He has to go simple. He has had us in the bottom three all season. I wouldn’t even give him till the WBA game because if we don’t win that then we are truly fcuked.

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  • VanToonMan

    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #27

    Ashley needs to use that £21m we offered Berahino to offer Mourinho £5mill until end of season – if he keeps us up then a further £5mill and £60 mill summer budget if he wants to stay – it sounds ridiculous but this is how close to the wire it is getting

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  • toon kk

    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #28

    Poor tactics by a poor manager and a team of loosers.

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  • oldarse

    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #29

    All my days following my team and never seen such utter crap very sad indeed boys

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  • Toon Tang

    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #30

    BandB, thats footy eh

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #31

    Jeff thinks all the games where we’ve lost by three or more are aberrations and we really have a GD of -2

    How many aberrations does it take for a relegation ?

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  • VanToonMan

    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #32

    If Mourinho says no then Redknapp or Rodgers – Redknapp might get the best out of them in the short-term.

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  • archaeomag

    Feb 3, 2016 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #33

    @dannitoon
    “Sack schteve n give jose 1m to manage till end of season”

    YES – Do it now & give him the £21 million

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  • Fabricio - out of position - Coloccini

    Feb 3, 2016 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #34

    Marmalade Cranium

    Agreed. I’d pay Rodgers huge money to keep us up but even that might be too late now. The rot has spread… again!

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  • The overrated Frenchman

    Feb 3, 2016 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #35

    Ashley has nobody to blame but himself for this shambles. Choosing to continue to leave the club in the hands of blatant incompetents like Charnley and Carr was a recipe for disaster. That’s why we have a clueless head coach and expensively assembled squad of misfits destined for the Championship.

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  • BandB

    Feb 3, 2016 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #36

    TT

    Always has been.

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  • lesh

    Feb 3, 2016 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #37

    No excuses from McClaren tonight?

    Now we seem to be paying the prixxe of failing to strengthen the defence!

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  • Griff-toon

    Feb 3, 2016 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #38

    Sooo poor! Mitro should have started. Our best player before Elliot made all those saves Saivet was subbed when Sissoko, Gini and Jonjo did Nothing!!! Did you see how they overran us in MF after that and had all those chanses. Townsend was poor but far from our worst. Everyone looked like they where afraid of the ball. No Steel in the mentality of the players.
    Gutted!

    Play like that for the rest of the season and Villa may pass us

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 3, 2016 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #39

    Offer Mourinho 5M till the end of the season, Mclaren just hasn’t got what it takes, he might have the odd display of good football but 84.2% of the time it is fcukin hapless.

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  • manxpie

    Feb 3, 2016 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #40

    and as for people writing townsend off already behave!!
    he did more than our saviour aarons at watford or indeed thauvin

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