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This Player Already Making A Difference On Tyneside

12:35 pm, Monday, February 8th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 128 Comments

Jonjo Shelvey has played four games for Newcastle so far, and the two games he´s played at home against West Ham and West Brom have both been good wins and Jonjo has easily been our Man of the Match

So he´s already had an impact on the side and remember we only have six league wins so far this season – so Jonjo has been at the club for less than a month and he´s played in two Newcastle wins.

Now we need to get both Jonjo and Newcastle playing well away from home.

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Jonjo Shelvey in action for Newcastle

Former Swansea manager Garry Monk seems to think Jonjo will do very well on Tyneside because he needs motivation to play well.

This is what Garry has told Sky Sports.

“I’m sure going to a club like Newcastle in front of that many fans and that type of club will suit him.”

“A lot to do with Jonjo is motivation. He needs to be performing every single week and feel important as a player. Newcastle will probably give him that.”

“It will be interesting to see. I’m sure he will go there and do well.”

That requirement of Shelvey´s to play well – will be satisfied at Newcastle because he may be our most important player in the run-in this season – and he is obviously a starter.

Jonjo will also be quickly idolized by the Geordie fans if he keeps playing like he did on Saturday.

The England International put in a magnificent display and we played West Brom off the park, but it was still only 1-0.

It´s true Jonjo didn´t play well at Everton but he came back – like the other Newcastle players – to put in maybe our best performance of the season on Saturday in what was a must-win game.

Newcastle could have won 5-0 if we had taken more of the many chances we created.

Jonjo could grow on Tyneside into a terrific player, but first of all we have to make sure we stay in the Premier League this season.

That´s the only thing that matters right now.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Jonjo Shelvey · Newcastle News · Premier League · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours




128 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tsunki // Feb 8, 2016 at 12:37 PM

    Ashley Out!

  • 2 Tsunki // Feb 8, 2016 at 12:38 PM

    When he plays well he’s good. When he is having an off day he can skew the simplest pass better than any three year old.

  • 3 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Feb 8, 2016 at 12:38 PM

    http://www.physioroom.com

    I and Janmaat has a hip/thigh injury – reckon will make Chelsea game??

  • 4 Spoof // Feb 8, 2016 at 12:40 PM

    Ed I was on about home tactics and away tactics on the previous thread, repost what I said,

    when we press teams we look a decent outfit and of late we have deservedly won against West Ham and West Brom because we took the game to them and pressed them, so why when we are away from home do we refuse to press and try to counter-attack, it obviously doesn’t work so why does SM continue with it, look at Wijnaldum, great player when we are pressing and has scored 9 goals at home, away from home he may as well not be on the pitch and thats not due to him being a poor player its due to SM and his inability to change a tactic which is destroying us away from home.

    7 points away from home all season, 1 against Man U which was due to an inability from there behalf to manage to score, the luckiest win that we will ever get when Bournemouth outplayed us and Spurs should have been out of site in the first half, however against Spurs in the second half for the only time this season we went for them and pressed them and imho we actually deserved that win, but we played that second half as if it was a home match, why can SM not see that his tactics don’t work, sorry m8 but he is a dreadful manager and for me he is solely responsible for us being in the position that we are in, look at Shelvey and his passing range, at home he looks a world beater because we are pressing and he has targets who he can pass to, away from home he is dreadful, but then he has no targets because SM has what would be his targets playing far too deep, dreadful manager, absolutely dreadful.

  • 5 Toon Tang // Feb 8, 2016 at 12:43 PM

    Spoof, you have inadvertently answered my question which baffled everyone into silence yesterday.

    The blog is yours today mate. Use it wisely

  • 6 Toon Tang // Feb 8, 2016 at 12:47 PM

    Mcclazza needs to sort our away set-up out sooner rather than later. We need to at least pick up a few away draws as well as winning every home game. Easily doable eh

  • 7 toon kk // Feb 8, 2016 at 12:50 PM

    Shelvey is a very good player for us, he’s made a difference in two games.

  • 8 Blackley and Brownlie // Feb 8, 2016 at 12:55 PM

    Spoof
    I agree with most, if not all, of that.

  • 9 Spoof // Feb 8, 2016 at 12:56 PM

    Toon Tang

    hopefully due to Taylor and Tiote both being back SM will abandon this counter-attack system which is sadly failing and he will with those two additions try to bully a bit more away from home so we can give Shelvey one or two targets and allow Wijnaldum to get into the box where he is so dangerous, you have to feel for Mitrovic as well, when we are away how often does he receive the ball when he is facing their keeper, he must be sick to death of seeing Rob Elliot’s face whenever he gets the ball, that’s no good to him or any of our players, we may have loads of pace in the side but that doesn’t assure you of being a good counter-attacking side, I just hope SM changes this before it’s too late.

  • 10 Tsunki // Feb 8, 2016 at 1:02 PM

    Spoof, Toon tang. I posted this on the match day thread

    Tsunki // Feb 6, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    I know West Bromwich are no Everton ha ha but what’s with the home versus away approach? 78% possession?

    Not claiming originality btw but I think that the lot of people are getting a bit fed up with the notion there is a place for uber-defensive strategy away from home, especially since we need all the points we can get. Many are commenting on players like Wijnaldum being a different animal when he’s not playing at sjp. SM has a couple of major annoyances going, this and his subs which make Pardew oops sorry er.. look like a tactical giant.

  • 11 Blackley and Brownlie // Feb 8, 2016 at 1:02 PM

    Old Blackas is taking in Huddersfield Reserves v Charlton. The terriers won 15 in a row until a recent draw and loss.

  • 12 Laurent Robert The Legend // Feb 8, 2016 at 1:09 PM

    Team for Chelsea game..
    Elliot
    Janmaat Taylor Colo Colback
    Tiote Shevelvey
    Sissoko Townsend
    Wijnaldum
    Mitrovic

  • 13 Spoof // Feb 8, 2016 at 1:13 PM

    Tsunki

    I agree m8, and speaking of Pardew I feel that SM is using our away tactics due to Pardew last season, if you think back last season initially we tried the passing game due to Cabella and De Jong even though he was out injured but Pardew realised that he didn’t have the squad for the passing game so he went with 4 midfielders sitting in front of the back 4 to protect the defence and hit teams on the break, it did work for Pardew as we did when breaking break in numbers, I may get shot for this but it was Sam Ameobi and Obertan who allowed that tactic to work, but we are now a different side with different players and that tactic is no longer working for us, initially I agreed with SM when he was using this tactic away from home but how many times do you have to fail before you say hang on, time for a rethink.

  • 14 hate // Feb 8, 2016 at 1:14 PM

    I would swap Sissoko to Townsend on the right side and start Aarons on the left. Sissoko himself missed 3 easy chances.

  • 15 Tsunki // Feb 8, 2016 at 1:15 PM

    Having said that, shelvey bedding in and Townsend getting up to match speed may already be forcing SM’s hand as to our game approach, I’ve been saying for donkeys our mid does not take heat off the defence and serves nothing up front. Hopefully we can wave goodbye to all this ‘soaking up the pressure’ (aka ‘inviting unrelenting pressure’) nonsense away from home in the future. We can’t afford it any more.

  • 16 Tsunki // Feb 8, 2016 at 1:20 PM

    Spoof no you are right on obertan and Sammy whatever is said about those two they both could cover ground quickly and we were at times able to burst forward which if not absolutely terrorising defences certainly rattled them into hanging back a bit more.

    Now we’ve got some range in passing with Shelvey, and some wing trickery from Townsend who when up to speed can be switched on the wings at will, and a rejuvenated and seemingly more controlled Tiote covering the back four my hope is it will finally extinguish the mockery of the Colback/Anita siamese twin approach to cd which was a debacle, frankly.

  • 17 hibbitt // Feb 8, 2016 at 1:21 PM

    when you think of chances made and goals scored it could of been so different even saturdays game we should have won by a much bigger margin

  • 18 welshgeordie9 // Feb 8, 2016 at 1:24 PM

    I hope shelvey proves his critics wrong, just hope he passes those long balls away from, his passing again at home was a joy to watch especially his 70 yard pass to townsend, hope he proves his critics wrong as well both got talent and it showed against west brom.

  • 19 Toonfan8 // Feb 8, 2016 at 1:24 PM

    where did this Sturridge rumours come from?

  • 20 welshgeordie9 // Feb 8, 2016 at 1:27 PM

    Depending on what happens to doumbia, cisse and rivière, we don’t need many players in the summer, concentrate more on the back than anywhere else, certainly don’t need any more midfielders.

  • 21 welshgeordie9 // Feb 8, 2016 at 1:29 PM

    Toonfan8

    It started in the papers yesterday morning.

  • 22 Toonfan8 // Feb 8, 2016 at 1:33 PM

    I wanted him here, when he transferred to Liverpool, but I don´t know now, only question with him is his injury record, and to spend 30M on player, who won´t play half of matches isn´t smartest option. But we definetely need this type Sturridge/Berahino….

  • 23 LGFUAD21 // Feb 8, 2016 at 1:43 PM

    14Tsunki

    Defensive play has it’s place.

    I remember Carver getting stick for parking the bus for the last 10 mins against Palace but when you look at the game it was the only way to ensure we got a point.

    However, You should always test the waters in a game.

    If you go in defensively from the start you’ll do what WBA did at the weekend. You should only park the bus if you can see from the flow of the game that you are struggling.

    This home and away thing is all in the players heads anyway.It shouldnt really matter where they are playing. It’s still the same team.

    That said, despite the domination, result and chances against WBA. We were still not as aggressive as we shouldve been.

    Townsend and Sissoko were still about 10 yards too deep.

    We shouldve seen in the first half that WBA had no intention of coming at us and been 3-0 up at half time.

  • 24 Belfast // Feb 8, 2016 at 1:48 PM

    I read Sturridge is on 150k a week or something like that so I think it’s safe to say that story is bollox.

  • 25 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 8, 2016 at 1:55 PM

    Sturridge? What a joke. Better then welsh’s aswell.

  • 26 robertsleftfoot // Feb 8, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    This is a little full on is it not?????

    He has had two good games at home, he has two absolute shockers away from home so we cant be pinning our hopes on someone who may not fancy it on a cold afternoon away to stoke one week!!!!!

    He can pass a ball granted, fantastically well but at the same time he is a ticking bomb and sometimes fancies an afternoon with his feet up. If he was that good he would still be at Liverpool and he wasnt even getting a game at Swansea when we dropped £12 mill into their laps

  • 27 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 8, 2016 at 2:29 PM

    I see someone is spamming the forum again!

  • 28 toon kk // Feb 8, 2016 at 2:38 PM

    Let’s all not get carried away with our squad members, team or how one particular player plays.
    Every one is capable of some of the worst play I’ve ever seen to some very good stuff we’re so inconsistent and unpredictable it’s unbelievable, l don’t think that the players even know whether they’re premier league quality or not tbh.
    It’s quite sad when our main goal is to stay up and that would be classed as a very successful season.
    We are in a major relegation battle with a squad of players with NO prolific goalscorer that’s why we’re in the bottom three.
    Let’s hope Doumbia gets us goals or chances are we’ll still go down.

  • 29 Spoof // Feb 8, 2016 at 2:49 PM

    Tsunki

    I think we have been reading the same hymn sheet here as I totally agree, not sure about Townsend, I would prefer Aarons but in terms of what they could bring I believe it is the same thing but I feel Aarons could do it better, but thats personal choice in respect of how we approach the game its exactly the same, as you rightly say Colback and Anita are a dreadful pairing, they don’t protect the defence enough and in terms of creativity, well non existent is probably flattering, Colback as cover for Tiote I could handle, but Anita for me isn’t even championship standard.

  • 30 Belfast // Feb 8, 2016 at 3:01 PM

    jesperfuglsang – capt’n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 8, 2016 at 2:29 PM

    Skunki the artful spammer.

  • 31 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Feb 8, 2016 at 3:11 PM

    I would start the same team that started against West Brom.

    Reason Aarons before Colback
    Simply… might not have the defensive nous but makes up for it in pace.

    Take Saturday first half they tried to get past him twice or thrice on the outside and inside was able to use his pace to shepherd the ball out or once he out muscled I think it was Gardner.

    Does anyone think like me the reason Tiote played a lot better is that we had a creative midfielder in Shelvey who he could give the ball to a bit like when Cabaye was hear

  • 32 Rhys Boyd // Feb 8, 2016 at 3:26 PM

    When are we gonna see Doumbia play?

  • 33 Rhys Boyd // Feb 8, 2016 at 3:27 PM

    Charlie I agree, Tiote played brilliant with having Shelvey there.

  • 34 Belfast // Feb 8, 2016 at 3:28 PM

    Once his arthritis clears up mate. 🙂

  • 35 beermonkey // Feb 8, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    I see Sammy got mentioned earlier how is he getting on
    any1 know

  • 36 Mister Tuff // Feb 8, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    Football in General.
    I think Leicester have re-kindled in a lot of folk what football should be about.
    The little team/underdog – giving the “big teams” a run for their money -with a brand of exciting and unpredictable football from a bunch of unknowns.
    You just do not know what to expect -what flashes of brilliance may happen during the match, an unassuming manager who does not insult or headbutt.
    Much better watchingh this style of football than the robotic output of some teams.
    It’s exciting – bit like the entertainers.
    They make not ever be able to replicate this season again but so what.

  • 37 Rhys Boyd // Feb 8, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    Belfast, haha, I can’t wait to see him but McClaren doesn’t seem too happy to play him

  • 38 lesh // Feb 8, 2016 at 3:44 PM

    Spoof

    Taking the game to the opposition won’t work away from home.

    Just look where it’s got Leicester!

  • 39 chewbaccy // Feb 8, 2016 at 3:46 PM

    tonite u21s doumbia having a run out

  • 40 Rhys Boyd // Feb 8, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    We need to take the game to Chelsea, if we can attack from the offset Chelsea will struggle

  • 41 manxpie // Feb 8, 2016 at 3:49 PM

    Shelvey got totally bypassed against Everton especially in the 1st half so harsh to say he was shocking he hardly got passed too
    Wonder if anyone’s had the nous to bulk buy sum slap head “wigs” they should sell well outside the stadium now like

  • 42 hibbitt // Feb 8, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    Rhys Boyd
    get yourself along to st james tonight doumbia just been named in the under 21 squad to play stoke

  • 43 Rhys Boyd // Feb 8, 2016 at 3:55 PM

    Hibbit it’s only £3 a ticket so I may just do that

  • 44 welshgeordie9 // Feb 8, 2016 at 3:55 PM

    robertsleftfoot

    Give shelvey a chance, he’s only played 4 games, yes he wasn’t great in the two away games, but you never know especially this weekend away to Chelsea and if he’s partnered with tiote, as soon as he plays well away from home the better.

  • 45 welshgeordie9 // Feb 8, 2016 at 3:56 PM

    Hope doumbia plays well tonight.

  • 46 welshgeordie9 // Feb 8, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    Chelsea Didn’t play well against Man Utd, our midfield with strength and pace will cause them problems, how many pacy players played for them yesterday.

  • 47 Rhys Boyd // Feb 8, 2016 at 4:04 PM

    Welshgeordie that’s my point with Tiote in form and the pace we have in the side we should cause Chelsea major problems. Chelsea looked slow

  • 48 goommy // Feb 8, 2016 at 4:19 PM

    One of the best signing this season along with Gini and Mbemba. Not sure about Townsend though. For me he still look like new Obertan with better defend.

    Time will tell..

  • 49 hibbitt // Feb 8, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    Rhys Boyd
    free for S/T holders if your going it’s a 7pm KO

  • 50 Rhys Boyd // Feb 8, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    Hibbit, I’m not a s/t holder but i’m still gonna go

  • 51 toon kk // Feb 8, 2016 at 4:48 PM

    We’re only in a relegation battle because we haven’t got a real goal scorer in our squad, Mitrovic needs a season or two to shine.
    Let’s hope Doumbia can show us what we’re missing, he may not play to hi potential tonight mixed up with our under 21 players.
    Hardly the best way to show his talents off, it could keep him out of our first team if they don’t play to his strengths.
    Although he needs the game time.

  • 52 Mag52 // Feb 8, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    I wonder if Wini would give us the benefit of his undoubted quality week in week out if Holland were involved in the euro championships in the summer ?
    Away to Chelsea at the weekend will be another chance for Townsend to drop Hodgson a hint as to what he can do in what is a high profile match, which we could do ok in.

  • 53 martoon // Feb 8, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    goommy @47 – are you serious comparing Townsend to Obertan? All Obertan has is his speed but he can hardly kick a ball. Townsend is a skilful footballer maybe not as fast as Obertan but he dribble, beat a man and has a good shot on him – Obertan can do none of these!

  • 54 firebug666 // Feb 8, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    If I may, I would just like to share a little news about my 14 son who today has made me very proud.

    He and his class are on a work experience all week a Nissan, and today they were asked to design a F1 racing car, not only was my son the first finished but the design caught the attention of Nissan’s own designers who were so impressed they decided they would test the design for aerodynamics and traction etc with near perfect results.

    His school have rang me to tell me that they (Nissan) have placed my son at the top of there list for an apprenticeship as a car designer.

    I share this because I am proud of him and at 14 he is already impressing potential employers.

    Sorry it wasn’t football.

  • 55 GeordieTwo // Feb 8, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    Leicester only have a little more than twice as many points as us but I’m not worried. We can still catch them…. 😯

  • 56 GeordieTwo // Feb 8, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    Now that we’ve got a winning formula with Attack Plan Z the league title is ours! Huzzah!!!

  • 57 GeordieTwo // Feb 8, 2016 at 5:35 PM

    Well done to your son firebug mate.

  • 58 JamesToon // Feb 8, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    Leicester should be an inspiration to how England play at the Euros. Keep it simple, Woy won’t have much time to train with them so quit this possession philosophy aka boring man united style, go 4-4-2 with Vardy and Kane, go direct and attacking and force the play out wide and hold 3 lines of pressure close together

  • 59 firebug666 // Feb 8, 2016 at 5:41 PM

    Thanks G2

    I’m really buzzin’ for him.

    JamesToon

    I agree, Leicester play fast pressing football and use the whole pitch switching play left and right, would love to see England play like that, I think we would actually win the cup.

    Ahhh to dream.

    Would like to see Newcastle show a little more adventure in our games too.

  • 60 GeordieTwo // Feb 8, 2016 at 5:41 PM

    I think Hodgson should switch to Attack Plan Z straight away. Harrumph.

  • 61 firebug666 // Feb 8, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    Brendon Rodgers reckons he has turned down five job offers already, a couple of them in the Premiership. And he mentions Swansea.

  • 62 GeordieTwo // Feb 8, 2016 at 5:46 PM

    “People over-react a lot. I would say four or five times I have genuinely come in after and been honest and said, ‘That’s unacceptable and not good enough’.
    Words of wisdom from Steve McCarver. Not good enough 4 or 5 times Steve? You’ve got to be jokin’ man. Four or five times in one month possibly…..

  • 63 firebug666 // Feb 8, 2016 at 5:50 PM

    Geordie Two

    Maybe he was talking to his reflection in the mirror and addressing his comments at that bloody quiff on the front of his bonce.

  • 64 hibbitt // Feb 8, 2016 at 5:51 PM

    firebug666
    well done to your lad every right to be proud……………………think we are at the wrong end of the table to be to much of a adventurists

  • 65 GeordieTwo // Feb 8, 2016 at 5:54 PM

    Sammy hasn’t done well at Cardiff beermonkey mate. 27 appearances, 1 goal, 3 assists (I think). His contract runs out in June 2017. Time to move him on permanently.

  • 66 Harley // Feb 8, 2016 at 5:55 PM

    Firebug

    That’s amazing!! Something to really be proud of. Good luck to him.

  • 67 firebug666 // Feb 8, 2016 at 5:55 PM

    hibbitt

    Thanks mate.

    But hey a little more adventure could have us scoring more goals, we always seem nervous when attacking, maybe fearful of a counter attack, but you are right about the wrong end of the table, but if we don’t go for a full blooded attack with a determination to actually score we may always be at the wrong end of the table.

  • 68 GeordieTwo // Feb 8, 2016 at 5:56 PM

    Steve loves his tufty firebug mate. When the rest of his heed is completely bare and polished he’ll still have his tufty to count on……

  • 69 firebug666 // Feb 8, 2016 at 5:57 PM

    Harley

    Cheers marra. Appreciate the comments.

  • 70 GeordieTwo // Feb 8, 2016 at 5:57 PM

    I’d agree with Mr. Tuff. Leicester are a joy to watch. I hope they go on and win it. I hate to say it but Spurs have become very easy on the eye as well. Beautiful ball movement all over the pitch.

  • 71 firebug666 // Feb 8, 2016 at 5:59 PM

    GeordieTwo

    He’ll look like an older version of Tin Tin.

  • 72 GeordieTwo // Feb 8, 2016 at 6:02 PM

    Aye firebug mate. Hee hee hee.

  • 73 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 8, 2016 at 6:04 PM

    firebug…Swansea probably couldn’t meet his wage demand! I am not really sure where a manager like Rodgers goes from Liverpool!

    It will probably be a team like SOTON, Spurs or maybe even WHam when they get their new Stadium 😉

  • 74 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 8, 2016 at 6:07 PM

    Belfast…you mean the repetitive spammer!

  • 75 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 8, 2016 at 6:10 PM

    GT…I don’t like to say it either mate, but it’s true. Spurs are the team to watch I think.

    …I agree on Leicester. It’s what the PL needs. Everything has become so predictable…money buys it all!

  • 76 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Feb 8, 2016 at 6:12 PM

    espn agrees with ed

    http://www.espnfc.com/soccer-transfers/story/2803569/jongo-shelvey-best-transfer-window-bargain-as-china-overpays

  • 77 GeordieTwo // Feb 8, 2016 at 6:19 PM

    Aye jesper mate. I wasn’t sure about Pochettino at first but he looks like the real deal now. He has really built a very deep, talented squad there.

  • 78 GeordieTwo // Feb 8, 2016 at 6:20 PM

    Jongo Shelvey. I like it! Jongo is wor man!!!

  • 79 Rhys Boyd // Feb 8, 2016 at 6:21 PM

    I reckon spurs will fall away again with having Europa league and cup responsibilities. Leicester have none of that so should stay solid

  • 80 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 8, 2016 at 6:24 PM

    G2…at least we have the tactical genius McC and the wheeler and dealer Charnley 😉 harrumph

  • 81 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 8, 2016 at 6:26 PM

    Rhys…I don’t think that one about cups are a rule…it was more of case of Ashley misunderstand it all. Just because a few teams got relegated while the won the league cup!

  • 82 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 8, 2016 at 6:27 PM

    *misunderstanding

  • 83 Rhys Boyd // Feb 8, 2016 at 6:27 PM

    Jesperfugslang maybe not but the Europa League may tire some players.

  • 84 Rhys Boyd // Feb 8, 2016 at 6:29 PM

    anyway I’m just taking my seat to watch Doumbia play for the U21’s. Speak soon guys

  • 85 GeordieTwo // Feb 8, 2016 at 6:30 PM

    Yes jesper mate. Also I’ve heard that Spurs were Mike Ashley’s favourite team growing up. Possibly he’s helping them now with a little advice. You know how to build a proper club? That sort of thing…….

  • 86 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 8, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    Rhys…enjoy

  • 87 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 8, 2016 at 6:32 PM

    G2…I have heard the same! Mike is the go to guy!

  • 88 JamesToon // Feb 8, 2016 at 6:33 PM

    Derby sack clement.

    The mcclaren effect….

  • 89 Gforbes73 // Feb 8, 2016 at 6:41 PM

    2 home games great performance 2 away games not heard of….screams SM tactics great to have tiote back in the mix and jonjo style of play is to his advantage….. Now let’s go to the bridge and play football

  • 90 Munster Mag // Feb 8, 2016 at 6:42 PM

    Mr tuff, the mad thing is that if we had got ranieri, most of us wud have moaned all day!

  • 91 Munster Mag // Feb 8, 2016 at 6:45 PM

    Tuff, saw a sign for a restaurant and thought of u today. It was called The King Palace . Nasty looking chinese place ! 🙂

  • 92 Munster Mag // Feb 8, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    Clement sacked? Jeez we wanted him too!

  • 93 Tsunki // Feb 8, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    Firebug a top story and a heartwarming and welcome tale of dad’s pride on this blog of miseryguts! 😀

    I hope I live long enough to see one of his creations roll off the line ha ha

  • 94 Munster Mag // Feb 8, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    Goomy, obertan like townsend?? Give over. Can u imagine obertan getting near the england team? Nope. Useless player, pardew sold a pup by fergie. Have never liked him from day one more or less. Got battered by a few guys at the time but i dont get many wrong

  • 95 firebug666 // Feb 8, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    Tsunki

    Aye me too mate, would be a proud day indeed.

    So Clement sacked, what are Derby doing to their managers, he’s only just signed.

  • 96 Tsunki // Feb 8, 2016 at 6:55 PM

    Clement already on Charnleys radar.

    Jesper how am I a spammer when you actually live here? I’ve upset you, haven’t I? 🙂

  • 97 Average_Contents // Feb 8, 2016 at 6:57 PM

    Well done firebug junior.

    Deffo not buying a Nissan in the next 10 years 😉

  • 98 firebug666 // Feb 8, 2016 at 6:59 PM

    AC no I wouldn’t neither, I suspect his first creation maybe the Nissan Spammer in honour of Tsunki. 😀

  • 99 Tsunki // Feb 8, 2016 at 6:59 PM

    Poor obertan, fast, good tight passer BUT poor decision maker and fatally unsure of how to dribble past his man. Good to bring on with 20 minutes to tire out a full back but largely not much use apart from that.

  • 100 Belfast // Feb 8, 2016 at 7:01 PM

    81Belfast // Jun 6, 2015 at 1:05 PM

    I would laugh my bollox off if Paul Clement was a flop.

    *laughs bollox off*

  • 101 Belfast // Feb 8, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    Mystic Belfast Itk

  • 102 WWSBRD // Feb 8, 2016 at 7:03 PM

    firebug
    Congrats to ur boy very impressive mate

    On a more football related topic if Doumbia doesn’t score 60 goals tonight am turning on him whose with me?

  • 103 carl // Feb 8, 2016 at 7:05 PM

    It’s the illogicality that makes the Leicester performance even better. The thing about Claudio Ranieri’s barnstorming players doing so well is that he probably has no real idea what’s going on either. Despite the exhilarating evidence we also haven’t really got a clue how they’re doing this. Sure, they’ve got a few players in the form of their lives, but those are largely players with zero history of winning anything . The previous career highlights of a bunch of them was being promoted with Leicester two seasons ago. There’s absolutely no logical reason why any of this is happening but it sure is good for football and the Premiership.

  • 104 WWSBRD // Feb 8, 2016 at 7:05 PM

    Townsend is not Obertan and Obertan isnt as poor as some on here would have u believe

    Last few run of games he’s had he played well just injuries kept hampering him

  • 105 firebug666 // Feb 8, 2016 at 7:05 PM

    WWSBRD

    I am I’m with you 60 goal or I want him gone, 😀

    Oh and thank mate, his head will only get bigger now.

  • 106 WWSBRD // Feb 8, 2016 at 7:09 PM

    firebug
    That’s the Geordie sprit! (At least on here haha) u reckon he has any hope of a full transfer to us? I just can’t see it happening

    Haha that’ll be the problem mate, just don’t tell him

  • 107 firebug666 // Feb 8, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    WWSBRD

    Well if he scores 60 goals he’s off to Barca, 3 or 4 and it’s Man City, None and he’s ours for keeps.

  • 108 firebug666 // Feb 8, 2016 at 7:14 PM

    Damn it 11 minutes played and he still hasn’t bloody scored.

  • 109 WWSBRD // Feb 8, 2016 at 7:15 PM

    Sterry sent off within the first 10 for the under 21s haha that’s out RB back up quality of NUFC shining through

  • 110 firebug666 // Feb 8, 2016 at 7:16 PM

    j. Sterry sent off, Stoke 1 up from Penalty.

  • 111 Belfast // Feb 8, 2016 at 7:16 PM

    He’s becoming a bit like junk mail Jesper. 🙂

  • 112 WWSBRD // Feb 8, 2016 at 7:17 PM

    firebug
    Haha I just think the age issue rules him out of a permanent move regardless of how he does

  • 113 Belfast // Feb 8, 2016 at 7:17 PM

    Great start then lol

  • 114 Munster Mag // Feb 8, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    Carl if we had had bought huth and morgan in summer there wud have been blood on this blog. We wud also have hated ranieri who has a poor track record. Shows what we know eh?

  • 115 WWSBRD // Feb 8, 2016 at 7:22 PM

    I’d of been chuffed if we had got Huth I hate him right horrible brick faced helmet but he is everything we were screaming for

  • 116 firebug666 // Feb 8, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    WWSBRD

    Age won’t be a problem if he starts knocking them in, But alas I agree with you, he can save us this season and then on his bike.

    It will have to be a bike cos we cannot afford a car for him.

  • 117 welshgeordie9 // Feb 8, 2016 at 7:24 PM

    And there’s me getting told off for bringing something else up other than football.

    Unbelievable.

  • 118 WWSBRD // Feb 8, 2016 at 7:26 PM

    firebug
    Oh aye personally I would be looking to keep him on with us but I don’t think the club will see a resale value so no hope

    Haha maybe ur boy can pull some strings and get him a Nissan?

  • 119 firebug666 // Feb 8, 2016 at 7:26 PM

    1-1 now

  • 120 carl // Feb 8, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    Munster
    Yer. Thou shalt not pass if we had bought the pair. I’ve always liked Shawcross but he would have been more expensive. It really need not have cost a lot and what a difference it would’ve made. Huth won honours at Chelsea he’s a no nonsense if it moves kick it and if it’s still moving stamp on it type. Just what we need. Our defenders are too nice.

  • 121 loonie-toon // Feb 8, 2016 at 7:33 PM

    Any one off to u21 game tonight keep us uptodate how that new stricken plays

  • 122 goommy // Feb 8, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    @martoon

    I’m just seeing replay again and notice that he’s almost score a goal for us. How could I forgot it. lol

    You’re right dude. Maybe I’m a bit too much feeling uneasy with one goal win. Hope he’s become a real force for us. HWTL 😉

  • 123 carl // Feb 8, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    Ranieri is the thinking fans manager. Doesn’t say a lot but what he says is priceless. The media paint a picture of players and managers to suit their own copy. . They’re just waiting for a few indiscretions from Shelvey.

  • 124 frogonthetyne // Feb 8, 2016 at 7:36 PM

    Agree with wwsbrd when obertan is fit and playing we go on unbeaten runs. His pace gives defenders something to think about. Reminds me of Walcott when he broke through fast as hell just lacks a football brain. Walcott got a run in team and played on the last man we should have done the same.

  • 125 firebug666 // Feb 8, 2016 at 7:43 PM

    WWSBRD

    PMSL: Get him a Nissan, ha ha do they do push bikes?

  • 126 firebug666 // Feb 8, 2016 at 7:55 PM

    Well the U21’s had Sterry sent off and gave away a pen to put Stoke 1 up, but we have managed to grab a Pen ourselves so half time 1-1, come on Toon smash Stoke with our ten men.

  • 127 Swansea Magpie // Feb 8, 2016 at 7:56 PM

    I thought Doumbia would have taken the pen rather than barlaser

  • 128 toonincheek // Feb 8, 2016 at 8:30 PM

    “Seydou Doumbia was replaced by Lewis McNall at the interval after a totally ineffective 45 minutes”
    Niall & Biffa




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