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Newcastle Star Reveals Some Hard Days After Everton Debacle

12:37 pm, Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 108 Comments

Last Wednesday was supposed to be the introduction of our new team after Newcastle had done well in the transfer market with the acquisition of four new players.

Yes, it was a difficult game at Everton but there was hope because The Toffees were going through a really tough spell and what better time to get a good result at Goodison Park?

But it didn’t exactly turn out that way with 10 of our players asleep in the first half – and only Rob Elliot keeping Newcastle in the game with some alert saves.

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Moussa Sissoko tussles with Bryan Oviedo at Goodison

And when Everton went ahead in the first half they even seemed shocked by the goal from Aaron Lennon – it was so easy – and that gave them great confidence to go on and win the game.

We ended up being beaten by a score of 3-0 after two of our more inexperienced players – Aarons and Lascelles – gave penalties away in the last few minutes – so 3-0 looked as through we were taken apart to the casual observer.

While it wasn’t that bad – it wasn’t good either – and once again when our hopes were high Newcastle turned in another unacceptable below-par performance.

Moussa Sissoko has talked about that today and he admits there were some tough days after the game before our lads decided to turn up against West Brom in front of 50,000 Geordies and then gave one of their best displays of the season and win 1-0.

Did we say Newcastle were completely inconsistent this season?

This is what Moussa has said today:

“Away from home, sometimes we have played well but lost – of course, I am not talking about Everton which was bad – but now we have to be consistent and show what we are capable of not just at home but away from home too.”

“The players who have come in will help us stay up. The club has brought in some very good players. We now have a good team.” “I believe for the rest of the season, we can look at it positively and we can play some good football and win some games.

“We deserved to beat West Brom so we are very happy. This week will feel much better for us than last week after Everton. They were some hard days for us.

“But now we have a tough game coming up against Chelsea on Saturday, We have not picked up results away from home but now we believe we can go there and get something.”

Our next chance at getting something out of an away game is at Chelsea on Saturday – and it would be great to get a draw or a win there – before we start our 18 day hiatus before we play at Stoke City.

But all 11 of our players will need to turn up for that game if we are get something in London.

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108 responses so far ↓

  • 1 BandB // Feb 9, 2016 at 12:41 PM

    We have also played badly away and won, Moussa.

  • 2 Tsunki // Feb 9, 2016 at 12:42 PM

    Errrrmm yeahhhhh…Actually sometimes we have played well away for parts of a half. I can’t think of a whole hatful of sparkling performances where we came away with nowt.

  • 3 Ian Toon // Feb 9, 2016 at 1:09 PM

    24Ian Toon // Feb 9, 2016 at 1:07 PM

    Lilongwe- Catchy always decries the 2011-2012 (5th placed finish season – largely because Pardew was managing the toon) as a season of poor football. Well looking back on it I don’t. You could though almost view the better performancesas when Cabaye and Tiote were playing together and when they weren’t .
    There were resounding home wins against Liverpool 2-0, ManU 3-0, Stoke 3-0. Away from home beating Chelsea 2-0 ( Cisse 2 one a wonder goal), beating Swansea 2-0 and beating mackems 1-0 – all of which aforementioned games they were both playing.
    We had two big away defeats at Spurs where we lost 5-0 without Cabaye and Tiote. At Fulham we lost 5-2 where Cabaye played but not Tiote.
    Simplistically games are more often than not won or lost in midfield. We’ve been trying to get the balance right ever since with various midfield combinations. Tiote looked like the warrior of old v WBA and he freed up Shelvey just as Colback had done against WHU. I would hope Tiote is around until at least the end of the season.

  • 4 catchy in norway // Feb 9, 2016 at 1:12 PM


    Your opinion on matches is exactly that , your opinion, what you see as good , some might say it is bad or vice versa.

    My opinion is that for most games Shteve has got it right, we have created loads of great chances and not stuck them away only to be punished for not doing so, I have been on here a few times after loses and said openly that it was Shteves fault , like the Everton game.

    We have went from a team that hoofs it from back to front, passing it sideways and backwards to a team that pretty much plays the ball forward on the deck, INVOLVING the MF not bypassing it.

    if you have given your opinion on how we have played after every match, you would notice we play good football but don’t score enough of the opertunities we create, hardly a Shteve problem, players need to look at themselves for that one.

    On the table and where we finish, if we are not going to win the league, then I would like to be entertained, regardless of the division we are in, I personally don’t get paid from the club, nor do I have any control over where money is spent, so why would I care where we finish? . Like I have said many times play good football create chances and you will finish in a decent place.


    Pardew believes he plays on the front foot football, so I guess it’s all about prospective. I personally believe that you need to know how to coach to be able to play good football.
    If you want to win something you need good tactics as well as being a good coach. P45 said his strength was defence??? Wow we sure lost a lot of games and conceded a heap of goals to boot

  • 5 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 1:21 PM

    Good afternoon ladies and gents.

  • 6 catchy in norway // Feb 9, 2016 at 1:21 PM


    are you kidding me , you have just mentioned 2 of the games we played really poor and won, Man u, 3 super long balls , 3 goals, and chelsea battered us for 90 mins, and cisse pulled 2 goals out of nothing..

    you say about Tiote and Cabaye,, that was half of the crime,, Cabaye played as a DMC along side of tiote, and was joined by Jonas in that position, Cabaye could tackle, but his best position is higher up the pitch, which he demonstrated very well when both him and HBA played up front with Cisse for 6 games, where they PLAYED football…

    but you keep up your warped sence of history.

  • 7 Jail for Ashley // Feb 9, 2016 at 1:24 PM

    Pardew was might have been a factor but the cowardly and treacherous decisions not to add any players to a thread bare squad after finishing fifth was a huge factot.

  • 8 Mag52 // Feb 9, 2016 at 1:26 PM


    The way in which certain bloggers, you’re not the only one, go on about our injured players as if they are swinging the lead at the club’s expense is, IMO, way out of order.
    Taylor’s attitude on the pitch, every chance he has to get on, demonstrates that he would certainly rather be out their earning his living, than lying on the recovery table or building up his wasted muscles in the gym.
    These young guys have a short enough career as it is and it’s by no means easy to reach the level of ability that Steven Taylor has reached. To pour scorn on them when they are out of action, injured, is frankly despicable.

  • 9 Spoof // Feb 9, 2016 at 1:27 PM

    Ian Toon

    correct me if I’m wrong, but defensively that season were we not the tightest in the league up until Taylor getting his injury against Chelsea, which then opened the flood gates as we witnessed against Spurs and Fulham, it was only rescued due to a different and more attacking approach due to the addition of Cisse and the inclusion of what became an in form Ben Arfa.

    Tiote and Cabaye compared to Anita and Colback is a non contest, but with an inform Tiote and Shelvey then we are back to what we had then, but will SM be able to use them effectively, I have my doubts especially away from home, and lets not forget the importance of Taylor, what a crying shame that his entire career has been blighted my injury as he is a fantastic CB when fit and healthy as he was at the beginning of that 5th place finish season.

  • 10 Jail for Ashley // Feb 9, 2016 at 1:28 PM

    Where’s Jibberish since Ed went all IP on our asses?

  • 11 toon kk // Feb 9, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    It’s a big ask for our squad to preform well for two games on the trott, we usually like a week or two to have a break before putting a hard shift in again.
    Half of our squad simply don’t turn up so the rest just follow suit.
    We have a lot to prove as whether we’re a premier league team or not.

  • 12 Jail for Ashley // Feb 9, 2016 at 1:32 PM

    I’m sure a doctor of computer science knows how to beat a troll or two.

  • 13 Ian Toon // Feb 9, 2016 at 1:33 PM

    Catchy – Don’t take my word for it . This is what SAF had to say at the time:
    We started reasonably well – the goalkeeper made a good save from Nani and we had a good chance when Wayne Rooney was through and the ball ran under his foot. That was a great opportunity and if we’d taken it, we could have gone on to win the game.

    “Newcastle scored not long after that. It was a fantastic goal and it really got their fans up. They became aggressive, they got stuck right into us and made it difficult for us. It (Ba’s goal) was a great hit on the volley and the second one just after half-time – a marvellous free-kick, you have to give the boy credit – was a killer for us. That really put them in the driving position, they were very difficult to beat after that.
    “We didn’t make enough of our possession with the ball. We had some chances after that (at 0-2) and a shot knocked off the line. You’ve got to take your chances away from home. We didn’t play well enough to win the game.

    “The own goal just summed up the whole night to be honest, but take nothing away from Newcastle, they fought hard and deserved their victory, no question.”
    I was at the game and remember at outstanding Ba performance.

  • 14 toonincheek // Feb 9, 2016 at 1:33 PM

    YoungMagpie –

    Hiya kidda.

  • 15 Mr Observant // Feb 9, 2016 at 1:34 PM

    YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jun 23, 2015 at 6:03 PM


    June 23, 2015

    Multi-account? I have been reading but only vaguely since i just finished my first year at college today, is it something i need to be aware of?

    YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 8, 2016 at 11:44 PM

    This blog has way more wums now then it did back when I was 15. I miss the Welsh and Jeff days…

  • 16 Jail for Ashley // Feb 9, 2016 at 1:34 PM

    We also got beat 4-0 of Wigan, 4-2 off Norwich that season, and they still didn’t buy any defenders in the summer.

  • 17 Ian Toon // Feb 9, 2016 at 1:34 PM

    The marvellous free kick was by Cabaye. SJP hasn’t rocked as much since.

  • 18 catchy in norway // Feb 9, 2016 at 1:34 PM

    Jail for Ashley

    jail,, there both 2 different things, which will be proved once again by P45 at Palace, he seems to have a huge say in who comes in down there,, i dont think he can be trusted in the recrutment side of things.

    going from 5th to 4th bottom was not because we didnt buy anyone, there was enough in the squad to at least finish mid table, there was no excuse for us not try to play any kind of football at all during that season, as IMO opinion he bottled it even against the very poor teams who we had a miles better squad than.
    early rounds in Europe where mostly played by kids who won games , so he did mix it up…

    simple fact is he is and was not good enough

  • 19 Mr Observant // Feb 9, 2016 at 1:37 PM

    YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jun 23, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    Sooooo, ermm hey guys. Im new to this site. I have read for a couple of weeks and decided that i really want to discuss newcastle united with fellow fans considering that there arent any newcastle fans around my area. 🙂

  • 20 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 1:37 PM

    Mr observant

    What is that trying to prove?

  • 21 catchy in norway // Feb 9, 2016 at 1:42 PM

    Jail for Ashley

    it is a fact,, the club did not buy when they should have.

    but it is also a fact that you dont need the best players in the world to play football.

  • 22 Ian Toon // Feb 9, 2016 at 1:46 PM

    How are you ?

  • 23 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    Mister T

    Who? I missed Sunday night.

  • 24 hibbitt // Feb 9, 2016 at 2:11 PM

    what happened on sunday night thats had such a catastrophic outcome what have i missed ????

  • 25 Tsunki // Feb 9, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    Oh for crying out loud.

  • 26 Ian Toon // Feb 9, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    Spoof – You’re right. Saylor ruptured an achilles against Chelsea in the December. He was in the form of his life even being talked about for England but then out for the rest of the season. I agree with your comments of what might have been for Saylor – hoping he has a run of games because we also need strength at CB. Wish he would keep a low profile and forget Hollywood and it’s showtime!

  • 27 lesh // Feb 9, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    Repost from the earlier thread advocating big changes at the Club.

    I’ve posted in the hope that chat may move away from the subject of multi-faceted mischief makers.

    Fat chance of that but…


    You make the point that we need major changes implemented before the new Prem season starts – assuming of course we’re still in it.

    But while you focus on the need for a credible manager/HC and of course good players in key positions, you’ve overlooked the most important part of the overhaul required to take the Club forward. Have you overlooked the facts that McClaren was selected and appointed by the very same incompetents who didn’t spend £81m too wisely and left us short of a Prem-experienced striker, a CB and a LB. Charnley and his partner in turning the Club in the state it’s in should be the first to be replaced or in Carr’s case, his authority and influence reduced.

    And, it appears that the U21s are third bottom of their league so Ashley should include a review of the youth scouting and development arrangements and personnel.

    The Club is in one helluva mess and one can only question why Charnley hasn’t developed and proposed a recovery plan to Ashley? Maybe the answer’s there in the word incompetent to be an MD a massive business.

    It’s not going to be an overnight fix

  • 28 lesh // Feb 9, 2016 at 2:18 PM


    Have you thought about offering your campaigning services to the Crystal Palace who aren’t happy with their manager?

  • 29 Ravensd // Feb 9, 2016 at 2:29 PM

    If we do stay up we need to spend some real money to improve our development and fitness staff. We are ruining our young talent by not sending them out on loan as much as they need which in large part is down to the fact our injury record is atrocious. Is it the turf? Are we pushing too hard in training or not hard enough? Surely a consultant exists to review our processesand make suggestions because we cant maintain this injury record and hope to challenge for anything substantial

  • 30 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 9, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    Tsunki…are you sure it’s wasn’t about Belfast? Sounded like him 😉

  • 31 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 2:37 PM

    Afternoon ladies and gentlemen, Glad to be back after a whole weekend of no telephone or internet due to the weather

  • 32 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 2:37 PM

    How are we all?

  • 33 beermonkey // Feb 9, 2016 at 2:41 PM


    that must have been hell

  • 34 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 9, 2016 at 2:44 PM

    What kind of weather did you have Chancel?

  • 35 catchy in norway // Feb 9, 2016 at 2:46 PM


    i have a job here, i think shteve is doing a better job than most give him credit for, they dont like the guy, but himt that the football is good,, mind boggeling

  • 36 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 2:48 PM


    Not really tbh, Only come back on this afternoon, been a tad boring though lol

  • 37 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 2:49 PM


    it’s all the high winds and rain, Sky is useless in bad weather

  • 38 Ian Toon // Feb 9, 2016 at 2:49 PM

    Catchy- Give it a rest until the end of the season. Your comments could have more validity then!

  • 39 catchy in norway // Feb 9, 2016 at 2:53 PM


    why should i always wait? most weeks we play football,, proof enough for me mate..

  • 40 BandB // Feb 9, 2016 at 2:54 PM

    Hiya Chancel

    Lovely to see you back………………………..

  • 41 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 2:55 PM

    Good result for the toon, well played but we now need to play like that away from home

  • 42 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 2:55 PM


    Thank you 🙂

  • 43 Ian Toon // Feb 9, 2016 at 2:56 PM

    Has Mr Tuff been banned for discussing religion and blaspheming.?

  • 44 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 2:56 PM

    BandB=Mr Observant. 75% sure.

  • 45 chewbaccy // Feb 9, 2016 at 2:57 PM


  • 46 BandB // Feb 9, 2016 at 2:57 PM

    Ed’s been playing Hunt the Mole while you’ve been away Chancel.
    But the mole is a clever little blighter and wants Ed to know he hasn’t blocked up all the tunnels yet.

  • 47 Mr Observant // Feb 9, 2016 at 2:58 PM

    Or was he ever away?………………

    Eh Rob?

  • 48 Mr Observant // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:00 PM

    Im 100% sure it isn’t……….

  • 49 Mister Tuff // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:01 PM

    No I’m still here – but you should have been banned for your deception and trickery. Stop your blog mischief now ……………”IT’S OVER”.

    Sunday night revealed all.

  • 50 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    Chancel is Mr observant. Yo you guys are dedicated. This is crazy.

  • 51 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:02 PM


    Hunt The Mole? I don’t understand

  • 52 Mr Observant // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:03 PM

    Rob Vollans has deleted his Twitter account hehe

  • 53 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:03 PM


    I’m me and no one else what is going on?

  • 54 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:05 PM

    This rob malarkey is way off the mark.

  • 55 george smiley // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:06 PM

    seek and destroy

  • 56 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:07 PM

    I don’t even know chancel. This Mr observant is claiming that I am a multiple account of yours and that you’re the wum pulling the strings.

  • 57 Mr Observant // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:07 PM

    Yeah probably just a coincidence…

  • 58 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:09 PM

    Mr observant it has to be, I have never heard of him before. How old is he?

  • 59 Average_Contents // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:10 PM

    Wow. It’s fcuking ridiculous on here now, wum after troll after wum after jib.

    Whoever it is give it a rest you sad little cnuts.

  • 60 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:10 PM


    I only have this account, I have no inclination to wum or troll this or any site. Has this site gone into overload whilst I was away?

  • 61 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:11 PM

    Chancel…where are you located mate?

    Catchy…to be honest mate I haven’t been that impressed with McC or his football. The tactics has been a drag, he doesn’t adapt his football or learn from his mistake. We might be passing the ball but it amounts to nothing most of the time. Our football is very one-dimensional which makes it very easy to counter.

    But not every game are bad and it’s definitely more was on the eye than what Pardew served up. The WBA was positiv change but the were utterly poor mind you.

  • 62 Average_Contents // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:12 PM

    No fcuking wonder most just read now….

  • 63 Mr Observant // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:12 PM

    He probably doesn’t have a clue about all this. I hope he doesn’t leave that dating website cause I wouldn’t want to get in the way of true love.

  • 64 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:14 PM



  • 65 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:14 PM


    It really has gone into overload. Worst comes to worst the long time readers that consider themselves worthy to grace this blog are now creating accounts to attempt to show up the ‘wums’. When In fact doing so helps destroy the blog that they claim to be helping.

  • 66 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:17 PM


    I’m truly sorry you guys have to endure this, why the nufc blog? It’s ridiculous. Maybe someone has a bone to pick with Ed. But even so they are only helping his revenue by continuing to post random cr4p. Truly bizarre.

  • 67 Ian Toon // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:18 PM

    Mr Tuff- Your outburst which was proven to be unsubstantiated has worked against you. You’re being monitored for bullying behaviour? It’s highly noticeable the number of times you’ve come onto the blog with the sole intention of insulting a handful of the same bloggers. I’ve always found you to be mainly puerile in your behaviour but it seems not everyone has. At your age you should stop and think and generally not be so mean spirited. You know it makes sense.
    Also stop using my material. Coming from you I do not find it all flattering.

  • 68 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:18 PM


    If this blog is going to descend into wummery and wum hunting then people will leave. I come on here to relax and have a natter about our team not to see bounty hunting.

  • 69 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:19 PM

    C’mon you guys, just ignore ’em. They’ll go away eventually. The blog needs to unite to stop them because right now we’re only helping them.

  • 70 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:19 PM


    That’s me, When the idiots come out in force you cannot have a debate or conversation, so I just sit back and read.

    Ed really needs to put this to bed as it is clearly destroying the bogg thus allowing the WUMS and Trolls to achieve their objective.

    My advice would be to ignore them, but then some genuine posters suffer.

    Come on ED time to get this sorted now!

    Chancel welcome back mate, hope you are well.

  • 71 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:21 PM

    Thank you firebug.

  • 72 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:22 PM

    I know the U21’s lost last night but was there any decent play? did Doumbia play well?

  • 73 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:22 PM


    Is it really a welcome back? This blog is chaotic right now. I might come back later.

  • 74 Tsunki // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    Carlgate class funny though. I’m good friends don’t see him much never heard of him ha ha.

    Anyway it appears that it’s a bit like that film with Daniel Craig in where everyone had some animal following them about – you’re not complete here unless you have a personal troll.

  • 75 Spoof // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    If people use more than one name just let them, this is a football blog lets talk football, anyone being abusive and trying to wind others up should just be ignored, they’ll soon get sick and bugger off.

    Trying to catch them out is probably giving them the kick which they crave, don’t feed them.

  • 76 ShirebrookToon // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    Need to put in a performance like we did at Arsenal only this time capitalise on the chances we create.

  • 77 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:24 PM


    He didn’t get into the game, sherry got sent off early doors which kind of shut Doumbia out. But at least he may have regained some match fitness.

  • 78 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:24 PM


    On-loan Seydou Doumbia’s Newcastle United debut was cut short – as Peter Beardsley’s 10-man side couldn’t get the ball to him.

    Doumbia, signed on a half-season loan from AS Roma last week, played 45 minutes of last night’s 2-1 Under-21 Premier League defeat to Stoke City.

    Head coach Steve McClaren was at St James’s Park to run the rule over the striker ahead of Saturday’s Premier League game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

    Doumbia’s Ivory Coast team-mate Cheick Tiote, and new United colleagues Jonjo Shelvey and Paul Dummett, were also among the 1,431 crowd. United, however, struggled to get the ball to Doumbia, having harshly had defender Jamie Sterry sent off in the 10th minute.

    Football development manager Peter Beardsley said: “We were going to give him more (time on the pitch), but we couldn’t get the ball to him.

    “Not in a selfish way, but he might benefit more than training, and to be fair on him he was as good as gold.

    “He has been since he walked in – a smiley, happy person. He trained with us on Sunday for the first time, as in with my group, and he was outstanding I have to say. I’m excited by him.”

    Doumbia – who had been on loan at CSKA Moscow before his move to Tyneside – had a low-key introduction to English football.

    The 28-year-old wasn’t able to test visiting goalkeeper Daniel Gyollai during his time on the pitch. Stoke, coached by former Newcastle midfielder Glyn Hodges, took the lead through a 10th-minute Dominic Telford penalty.

    Referee Andrew Miller had pointed to the spot after Sterry challenged Oliver Shenton.

    But United, captained by defender Jamaal Lascelles, levelled from the penalty spot themselves after Callum Roberts was felled by Eddy Lecygne in the 21st minute. Dan Barlaser converted the spot-kick.

    Lewis Banks claimed all three points for Stoke – who had been kept at bay by goalkeeper Karl Darlow – with a fierce effort in the 77th minute.

    NEWCASTLE UNITED: Darlow, Sterry, Gibson, Barlaser, Lascelles, Williamson, C Smith (L Smith, 46), Longstaff, Doumbia (McNall, 46), Roberts, Laidler (Adu-Peprah, 81).

  • 79 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:25 PM

    Sterry* not sherry haha.

  • 80 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:26 PM

    ty YMFB & Firebug

    our young covering right back played well then?!

    Doesn’t look like Doumbia will play much if he’s unfit

  • 81 Ian Toon // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:27 PM

    Spoof- Who is the big O orbit son ?

  • 82 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:28 PM


    No problem, unfortunately for Doumbia I doubt he will even get a kick at Chelsea. Really disappointing from sterry’s perspective.

  • 83 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    Newcastle United set for friendly in Spain against Lillestrom during 18-day fixture gap

  • 84 Mr Observant // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    Well Rob has now deleted his dating profile as well as his Twitter account.
    I think my work is done. A big thankyou to Rob Vollans before I go though and I do apologise about the dating profile situation but you where seriously trolling the blog and getting on my nerves. It would be great if that was the end of the dirty tricks now.

    Farwell ( for good I hope )

  • 85 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:35 PM


    Is there gonna be a point to signing him?

    A Norweigan team in spain is better than playing the mackems any day

  • 86 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    Lee Charnley to speak about January business – as February Fans Forum date confirmed

    Newcastle United ’s hierarchy will make their first public statement on their January transfer business and the club’s current situation at the Fans Forum later this month.

    The club have informed fan representatives that the second meeting of the season will be on February 22, during United’s enforced 18-day break.

    The agenda is set by supporters but it is anticipated that the club’s business in January, the threat of relegation and Steve McClaren will be among the questions the club will be set. Managing director Lee Charnley will lead the club’s delegation.

    Charnley and United have issued a number of statements to supporters this season but the last of his open letters was on September 25. The club’s last Fans Forum was on October 21, where Newcastle admitted they were disappointed by the start to the campaign but pledged to invest more in the squad.

    Back in September, Charnley wrote in a wide-ranging email: “We made a pledge to communicate more effectively with you and when we did so, we were aware this must be the case through thick and thin, in the bad times as well as the good.”

    The club are inviting fans to contact one of the 15 Forum members if they have an issue they want raised at this month’s meeting.

  • 87 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:40 PM

    Mr observant

    It’s a shame that you have failed. I don’t see the point in your existence on this blog and the fact that you think you’re right is hilarious. This is the last I’m going to talk to you on this matter because the blog is already suffering.

  • 88 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:42 PM


    I hope so, he has a fairly big reputation and he has performed well in the champions league. He just needs time to get into shape but I’m sure we’ll see the best of him. However I doubt we will sign him, he’s too old although age is what we lack. Why do you think Tiote was so important to our team? The answer is experience.

  • 89 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:42 PM


    It’s a very good idea to have that game in the middle of those 18 days, we don’t want the players getting lazy.

    Shame we couldn’t get two games in to keep the match fitness up.

  • 90 Average_Contents // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:46 PM


    Lump me in with that too. It’s fcuking farcical mate and tbh pretty pointless trying to have any sort of debate/exchanging of views.

    Sad really but Ed got warned over a year ago about it mate.

  • 91 Mister Tuff // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:46 PM

    Ian Tool/Carl – give it a rest – trying to cause trouble again. “IT’S OVER”.

  • 92 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:46 PM

    I do too, maybe macca can try out some new tactics too

    Tiote was brilliant on Saturday and Shelvey seemed to excel with having Cheick at side of him

  • 93 Mr Observant // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:51 PM

    And everybody else stop being so bloody naive. A certain person tried to delete all traces of himself from the internet after I accused him of being a serial troll on this little old blog 🙂 Sweep sweep sweep.

    Barking up the wrong eh? he he he.


  • 94 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:51 PM


    Yeah, the other night was just diabolical, their needs to be some kind of moderation, if Ed cannot do it the maybe he should appoint some of the more sensible regulars ( I know that’s me and you out 😀 ) to do the job, even if they are just blocked temporarily to give Ed a chance to see what has gone on.

  • 95 Spoof // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    Ian Toon

    You asked “Spoof- Who is the big O orbit son ?”

    Sorry m8, but I think your asking the wrong blogger, it sounds like some reference to Roy Orbison, but I’m lost with your question or what the meaning is/was !

  • 96 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:55 PM

    Mr O

    Youre wrong. End of.

  • 97 Tsunki // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:55 PM

    Sounds like Beattie

  • 98 Spoof // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    Beattie, now that’s a familiar name, is he/she/it still alive

  • 99 Mr Observant // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:58 PM

    The irony of a serial blog troll who’s plagued this place for months accusing me of being a troll he he You got some of your own medicine sonny jim and you didn’t like it. Apologies again to the sensible posters but it needed to be done.

  • 100 Ian Toon // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:59 PM

    Thanks for coming back. I worked it out with the help of Google. It was Roy Orbison who died before I was born. You learn something new every day he sang a number with that line in it “It’s over”.

  • 101 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 3:59 PM

    I’ll try again, post just keep going missing.


    WBA were poor and made us look good, or better than we are, we kept spurning our chances, and that’s a worry, we should have been four of five goals to the good.

  • 102 george smiley // Feb 9, 2016 at 4:01 PM


  • 103 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 4:01 PM


    I couldn’t agree more but we had desire and skill if we can do that and get the ball in the onion bag we should give Chelski a good game

  • 104 Mister Tuff // Feb 9, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    The Big “O” is Roy Orbison sadly now deceased.
    One of the titles to his many hits was a pertinent message to send to Ian Toon……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….IT’S OVER.

  • 105 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 4:06 PM


    I hope your are right mate, I do think Shelvey and Townsend will get better as they gel with the team, and I hope ” Mitro is on Fire, your defence is terrified” having scored in the last game now has a bit more confidence to start the ball rolling (it to the net will do nicely) and get his tally growing for the season.

  • 106 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 4:10 PM

    * in to the net

  • 107 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 4:12 PM

    Mr o

    I don’t troll, I did once which I regret but I apologised and moved on. Your antics don’t bother me, my only gripe is that it is ruining the blog for everyone else. You think you have found me which is cute, I’m telling you I’m not that guy. You found a Toon fan in Barnoldswick so that has to be me? Im starting to think you made him up.

  • 108 toonking // Feb 9, 2016 at 4:31 PM


    “going from 5th to 4th bottom was not because we didnt buy anyone, there was enough in the squad to at least finish mid table, there was no excuse for us not try to play any kind of football at all during that season, as IMO opinion he bottled it even against the very poor teams who we had a miles better squad than.
    early rounds in Europe where mostly played by kids who won games , so he did mix it up…

    simple fact is he is and was not good enough”

    so sh1t management is the only reason a team will go from 5th place to 14th place well I shall keep this page as memory to make it easy proof what you just said was said and we shall see how much of this is true next season.

    bullsh1t. jose morineo is one of the greatest managers around but chelsea were sitting around relegation zone for the majority of his spell, what’s happened since then might be moving them up but if he were still there they’d probably not be in such good form.

    arsene wenger had an arsenal team called the invinsibles, no defeat the entire season now he’s main aim is generally 4th place

    As for yourself get up off your @rse and head down to the betting shop and put £100 on leicester city to finish top 10next season because you’ll get good odds thats for sure and based on how you view managers this team should most certainly be in top 10

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