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This Is How This Newcastle Player Felt Sunday Morning

9:49 am, Monday, February 8th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 29 Comments

Rob Elliot on Saturday probably had the easiest game of his great season, when West Brom were well beaten by a patched up Newcastle side – and the visitors couldn´t muster a shot on target during the whole game.

And Rob was a very pleased man on Sunday Morning.

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Rob Elliot – easy game

This is what Rob tweeted on Sunday morning – and notice how he gives all the credit to his team mates – he´s a lovely lad is Rob.

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29 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 8, 2016 at 9:53 AM

    LR32…I like Mitro too, but I just don’t see the point in comparing him to Shearer nor do I understand the comparison 😉

    Personally I think Mitro has s long way to go, but he needs time to find his ground in the PL.

  • 2 catchy in norway // Feb 8, 2016 at 9:54 AM


    i dont think you like football, and il tell you why, under p45, you backed him all the way based on a 5th place finish, sometime the guy could do no wrong if you read your posts, the guy was here 4 years, and i can count on 1 hand how many good games i watched under him, now your welcome to your opinion on Shteve, but to say he is a poor , based on what, because pretty much everything about how we play now is the polar oppsitte to the way we used to play last year, and i can think of at least 10 games this year where we have not got the result the game deserved, and thats life, you can say you dont like the guy for a few other reasons, but not his coaching,, game plan, sometimes, subs, quite often, but this is something P45 got wrong on pretty much every match.

    i bet if he had us in 5th place right now, you would class him as a god, the same way you prased P45..

    i wrote this for Jesper yesterday,, but i actually think it fits you much better,, i think you are the lead sheep on your site,

    I don’t remember many bad performances this season, but the one that were bad were shocking, but these few bad performances seem to define Shteve, people will rave about how well we play in games, talk about the passing and chances created but not finished, and this is something I don’t quite understand as logic in my head tells me that if you put in bad performances, bad results will follow, but for a long time P45 was hero worshiped by the masses for this very thing, Shteve has us playing the best football we have seen in many a year, but results haven’t always went the way they should have, but again in my head if you have created good chances and play good football and the team is together, then you will get more good results than bad.

    For me this is the polar opposite to the season we finished 5th, we played shocking football but had 2 good finishers at the club and finished 5th, this season we play pretty good football, but just don’t finish as well as we should be, but sit 4th bottom.

    This for me is why we have way to many sheep as fans , they base there augment on something that happened many years ago. These same guys put the likes of LVG , hiddink, koeman on a pedestal, these guys started there management careers in Holland , in that tiny league that means nothing when you say say Shteve won it with a club that wasn’t one of the top teams.

    Yes there are better managers out there, and he has never been my first choice, but just as I did with P45 I gave him a chance, I think he has done ok.

    P45 took over a team that was together and wrecked it, Shteve had to rebuild it. And he done it quite quick in my book

  • 3 lesh // Feb 8, 2016 at 9:58 AM

    Yes and if we’re still in the Prem come June, there’s e every likelihood that Ashley’ll make more cash available to the team.

    However, experience has shown that with Charnley and Carr in charge of the purse strings, it’ll be money that’s wasted on positions that are not the priority areas – striker, LB and CB.

    Saylor’ll be offered a shortish contract, Dummet’s developing as another CB and we’ve got Armstrong set to return. Left back? Mmmm, now that’ll be a tricky one for our so-called football board.

    If we do survive, then Ashley’d be better advised to splash some cash on credible replacements for Charnley and Carr – at the very least.

  • 4 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 8, 2016 at 9:59 AM

    Morning Catchy…thanks for your reply the other day mate 😉

  • 5 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Feb 8, 2016 at 9:59 AM

    If we can keep eleven on the pitch and have some self belief after Saturday’s performance then the TOON can beat Chelsea.

    Play as Leicester do with a high tempo chase harry, don’t let them sit on the ball and counter attack with speed.

  • 6 lesh // Feb 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM

    Catchy, you can’t deny that Pardew was the best manager we’ve had for years.

  • 7 Lindisfarne // Feb 8, 2016 at 10:03 AM

    9) Newcastle must lean on St James’ Park advantage
    It really is home sweet home for Newcastle United and Steve McClaren needs to keep it that way if he is to preserve both his job and his team’s Premier League status. Saturday’s 1-0 win against West Brom not only ensured McClaren survived the most dangerous moment of his Tyneside tenure so far but emphasised the importance of the club’s St James’ Park stronghold. Cheered on by crowds in excess of 50,000, Newcastle have recorded four of their six Premier League wins this season and five of their six draws at home. The poverty of away form which has seen them score only six times on theroad this campaign dictates that forthcoming matches at St James’ against Bournemouth, Sunderland, Swansea and Crystal Palace are very likely to determine their fate. Win that quartet and Newcastle would have 12 of the 14 points needed to carry them to the 38-point mark which will probably be sufficient to keep teams out of the Championship this spring.
    Louise Taylor

  • 8 Lindisfarne // Feb 8, 2016 at 10:04 AM

    Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Cheers for the reply and insight into the crowd on saturday.

  • 9 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 8, 2016 at 10:04 AM

    lesh…until either Ashley sells up to a proper owner or he learns the value in qualified personal this is what we have in store for us!

    …it’s a long shot, but there is always the chance that Charnley will learn his trade and maybe even learn from his mistakes 😉

  • 10 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 8, 2016 at 10:05 AM

    lesh #6…are you a mischief maker right now? 😉

  • 11 catchy in norway // Feb 8, 2016 at 10:07 AM


    for sure,, he was the best a lot of things for us.. 😀

  • 12 LGFUAD21 // Feb 8, 2016 at 10:09 AM

    The lb position is a thought one.

    A full back int he modern game needs to be able to tackle and have enough pace and stamina to get up and down.

    We see that dummet is an excellent reader of the game and tackler hit some times his lace has been exposed. I think colback would be similar except a worse read and tackle.

    Aaron’s cannot tackle but his position play and tracking is good.

    I think he can play left back but the instruction should be to hassle not tackle.

    One thing about the game on Saturday is that we could’ve been even more dangerous if our wide men got forward faster. There were a lot of times where mitro had the ball but was alone up top because the wingers hadn’t got away quick enough.

    Defenders don’t like players running at them from a distance with pace. It makes it difficult to judge whether to stay or apply pressure. Leicester have demonstrated that all season. And Dortmund are the best example.

    If you have 3 players running at a 4 man defence the whole team has to drop deep.

    Either you’ll catch them out or they’ll start getting too nervous to attack for fear of a counter.

  • 13 Slank // Feb 8, 2016 at 10:10 AM


    I think it was hell of a gamble by McClaren to play Aarons against WBA, especially with what happened at Everton to the lad, but in reality he didn’t have much of a choice with so few defenders available.

    We were so fortunate that WBA didn’t target Aarons. I don’t think Chelsea will make that mistake if he plays.

  • 14 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 8, 2016 at 10:14 AM

    He did break some records though! And he’s the only manager to ever make me momentarily lose interest in football!

  • 15 Lindisfarne // Feb 8, 2016 at 10:20 AM

    I would like to see this team have a crack (433/451):


  • 16 Slank // Feb 8, 2016 at 10:21 AM

    LGFUAD21 @ 12

    I think our team are best suited to counter attack. Townsend, Sissoko and Gini are all pacy players. Chelsea will probably have the lions share of possession with their fullbacks pressing forward but will be susceptible to a quick counter attack. Whilst Terry is a superb reader of the game he no longer has pace. Zouma has pace but could be out injured. Not sure who will replace him. Whoever it is will have a hand full marking Mitrovic.

  • 17 croftus5678 // Feb 8, 2016 at 10:27 AM

    we are currently 17th 1 point above relegation zone.

    even with a win against chelsea there is 9 goals difference from moving up 1 place in the league.

    the thing is we have a team which imo we can beat any team in the prem ! we should be at least mid table and with the new additions bought even going top 8 lol.

    get through this season and even with no new players and keeping what we have then adding arma to the mix then surely we have to have a crack at silverwhere next season.

  • 18 Lindisfarne // Feb 8, 2016 at 10:32 AM

    I do not wish Sissoko to be dropped from the first team, but in every season he has been here his performances have always dropped off towards the end of the season. Giving him a rest now will revitalise him and we have alternative players now.

  • 19 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Feb 8, 2016 at 10:34 AM

    Cheers – Atmosphere in general this season has been a lot better than the past 3 seasons.
    Long may it continue and long may it continue the TOON try and football they have played against West Ham and West Brom.

    Lets take West Brom play into the Chelsea game

  • 20 Lindisfarne // Feb 8, 2016 at 10:39 AM


    We may have players capable of beating any team in the PL but this season we have more often played sh#te. IMO the lack of consistency is down to not pulling together as a team of players which maybe down to injuries, old habits or the Head Coach being a bit flakey.

  • 21 manxpie // Feb 8, 2016 at 10:41 AM

    I think zouma will definitely be out like

  • 22 beermonkey // Feb 8, 2016 at 10:50 AM


    no new players and silverware next season

    we have to buy defenders in the summer or we will be going into the season with just colo dummet mbemba at the back no full back cover
    how can we go for the cups with that

    we are a good few players away from going for silverware

  • 23 dogfish // Feb 8, 2016 at 10:55 AM

    I don’t get round to posting on here very often but do read all the time.

    Just wanna throw my opinion in on Mcclaren.

    I think he’s done a good job in general, despite our position and some results. I’ve watched every game this season bar the Aston Villa draw and it’s the best football we’ve played since Bobby Robson. Yeah there’s been a few times where we haven’t turned up and we’ve been terrible, like away to Swansea, West Ham and Everton, on the whole though it’s been very good.

    Pardew played terrible football, even when we finished 5th and I was glad to see the back of him. I’m praying Palace do down this season as we were in a similar position to them this time last season and we all know about our lacklustre escape!

    The signings have finally been in the areas we need this Jan window. We needed a left back, they went after two and didn’t get them. Should have signed more defenders in summer but I don’t think Mcclaren had as much of a say in summer as he does now. CM was our weakest area, Anita and Colback are okay but they can’t play together as they’re virtually the same player!

    Not signing a striker is a worry, but who’d you think we could get given our position, realistically, with PL experience.

    I think the results will come, we’ll hopefully finish 17th/16th and then we can build and finish in the top 10 next season.

  • 24 beermonkey // Feb 8, 2016 at 10:59 AM


    did u see the game the way he went down screaming u could tell he would be out for a while
    it looked nasty

  • 25 mindshaft // Feb 8, 2016 at 11:24 AM

    Dummetts pace of exposed ??? not sure about that, it’s more that he’s not a good reader of the game…

  • 26 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 8, 2016 at 11:40 AM

    A bit funny the author uses miles per hour in his headline, but in his actual article he uses kilometres per hour 😉

    But mindshaft…I think you have hit the nail in the head about Dummett there!

  • 27 AncientC // Feb 8, 2016 at 11:54 AM

    Acceleration over speed would be a better guide. A player’s top speed will be of little use if he/she is slow of the mark.

  • 28 Laurent Robert 32 // Feb 8, 2016 at 11:59 AM

    Dogfish, good post, I agree. I did enjoy our season in the Championship, Barton crossing for Carroll, and the 433 few game spell under Pinocchio which the nugget stumbled on then abandoned.

  • 29 Sissoko The Beast // Feb 8, 2016 at 3:16 PM

    Hope This is the start of a big push now boys

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