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Townsend Out – Gouffran Starts – Shelvey Captain

6:46 pm, Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 486 Comments

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Steve McClaren has just announced his team for the tough game at Stoke City tonight and it’s a shock choice of Yoan Gouffran to replace winger Andros Townsend who has picked up a knock.

So Gouffran is preferred to Aarons and Perez?   What’s going on here?

As expected Jonjo Shelvey is the captain and why Steve couldn’t have announced that in his press conference yesterday we have no idea – as if Stoke care.

Teams:

Stoke (4-2-3-1): Jack Butland; Phil Bardsley, Geoff Cameron, Philipp Wollscheid, Erik Pieters; Glenn Whelan (c), Giannelli Imbula; Xherdan Shaqiri, Ibrahim Afellay, Marko Arnautovic; Jonathan Walters
Substitutes: Jakob Haugaard, Marc Muniesa, Stephen Ireland, Bojan, Joselu, Mame Biram Diouf, Peter Crouch

Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot; Daryl Janmaat, Steven Taylor, Jamaal Lascelles, Paul Dummett; Jonjo Shelvey (c), Jack Colback; Moussa Sissoko, Georginio Wijnaldum, Yoan Gouffran; Aleksandar Mitrovic
Substitutes: Karl Darlow, Jamie Sterry, Henri Saivet, Rolando Aarons, Ayoze Perez, Emmanuel Riviere, Seydou Doumbia

Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire)

There are not many more surprises and it’s the team we thought it would be with Gouffran replacing Townsend – but there will be a lot of criticism for McClaren for that choice of the Frenchman ahead of two young star  sin Aarons and Perez.

When was the last time Yoan scored a goal?

And Sissoko and Wijnaldum keep their places, so we expect both of them to turn up tonight and put in 100% effort – and that goes for every single Newcastle player.

We cannot have any more let-downs like the two recent road games at Everton and Chelsea – they were a disgrace to say the least.

More than half of Newcastle fans think we will lose this game.

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This is what Steve McClaren has said about this game yesterday:

“We need to be harder to beat away from home,” “I’m really looking forward to the game tomorrow, I think it’s a good challenge and a good opportunity to show that we can do something.

“Our away form has not been good enough. We have to start demonstrating the character needed to win these away games.”

“It’s a character flaw that we need to put right. Too many times things have gone against us away from home and we haven’t reacted well and that’s why we’ve lost.”

“Tomorrow is going to be a great test for us. Stoke will be a very difficult game because they’re a very good team with good players.”

“Given our away form most people probably don’t expect us to get anything and we’ve got to go there and prove people wrong.”

“It’s one extreme to the other,” “We were fantastic against West Brom at home and then we lost 5-1 to Chelsea and it could have been more.”

“It’s the most frustrating team I’ve worked with in that respect because I know this team should be winning more games.”

“But it’s about the here and now and winning matches. To do that we have to keep clean sheets and score goals. We have struggled to do that, especially away from home and that’s why we’re in the bottom three – the table does not lie.”

“Every time you go away from home it’s a great test of character – we need to start passing it.”

Newcastle really need to win tonight so it looks like we have some kind of chance of surviving what has been another nightmare season for Newcastle.

We are hoping for something out of this game.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Coaching · Match Preview · Newcastle News · Poll · Prayer · Premier League




486 responses so far ↓

  • 1 toonking // Mar 2, 2016 at 6:47 PM

    Looks like we’re goofed

  • 2 mattyNUFC // Mar 2, 2016 at 6:49 PM

    been far from impressed with aarons, but surely he warrants a spot on the wing before gouffran. my god

  • 3 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Mar 2, 2016 at 6:49 PM

    if goufran starting isnt an indication of clueless steve is, i dont know what is. I really think perez is a goner. No way he can stand behind a complete scrub like gouf. maca is a complete acewipe and i hope he gets canned when we lose. today.

  • 4 StuW // Mar 2, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    SO much for potentially dropping Wijnaldum or Sissoko…he hasn’t got the cojones to do it. Ayozé on bench again…Anita should be at LB ahead of Dummett IMO.

    I’ll take a draw, but only if we can keep Stokelona quiet.

  • 5 Macas // Mar 2, 2016 at 6:52 PM

    When McClaren talked about changing the team I presume most of thought he meant removing the under performing players, not adding in another one

  • 6 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Mar 2, 2016 at 6:52 PM

    Maca = Pardew = Coward
    we have scored 3rd fewest goals, and need a win so lets start 3 DM. We need to get relagated, only chance of waking up ashley that charnley is the only fool that would hire maca

  • 7 Mister Tuff // Mar 2, 2016 at 6:53 PM

    Cannot understand Gouffran getting a start ahead of Perez. Other than that -still no surprises.
    Not much threat up front- but I’ve previously said 2 -0 to the Toon so I’ll stick with that.

  • 8 AncientC // Mar 2, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    No Bojan, thank goodness. Shaqiri is overrated, Dummett should have the left flank locked up with few problems. If Janmaat stays disciplined and keeps close to Arnautovic, I see no reason why we cannot get a win.

  • 9 WWSBRD // Mar 2, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    If he plays like he did when we bought him fine but Jesus wept he better no be the same that we’ve seen after Cabs left

    And terrified by our defence no leadership back there, Jesus I have a bad feel for this now

  • 10 manxpie // Mar 2, 2016 at 6:55 PM

    tbf perez has looked crap when he’s been on the wing
    but surely aarons would be the better option

  • 11 Average_Contents // Mar 2, 2016 at 6:55 PM

    Jfa

    Follow those seo-michael links as they’re easy to follow and would be your the best bet mate.

    Plus it’d be far quicker than someone trying to explain it on here.

    You’ll be up and running in no time.

    Blackley

    It depends on your network signal and if your getting 3g/4g.

    Much better off wifi either way.

    Saying that, the first link on valhalla last night when I was checking the scores was a bit dodgy tbh but never checked the other’s (usually 5 of them) and usually there ok.

  • 12 sing in the corner // Mar 2, 2016 at 6:57 PM

    Gouffran?
    Oh sweet Jesus, I never saw that one coming.
    Going for stay solid, defend and try and nick one. Mitro will need to fight for scraps.

  • 13 Average_Contents // Mar 2, 2016 at 6:57 PM

    Who’s gouffran? Wow. Just, WOW.

    If he’s not deployed as a second fullback and just occupies our half then er..err. Maybe.

  • 14 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Mar 2, 2016 at 6:57 PM

    Goufran!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

  • 15 manxpie // Mar 2, 2016 at 6:58 PM

    i suppose its keep it tight and then unleash perez aarons n doumbia later on
    which i’ll be happy with but then again i thought that was the plan vs chelsea

  • 16 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Mar 2, 2016 at 6:58 PM

    manxpie
    Perez on his worst day with one foot in a cast is better than gouf.

    dont worry though, im sure when we are down 1-0 perez or arrons will come on with 7 or 8 minutes left.

  • 17 WWSBRD // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:01 PM

    We should of kept Jonas

    Right am done gonna get behind him and them, Stokes defence doesn’t look the best, Whelan can be gotten at, Walters shouldn’t get up to much and our locked down left flank should contain Shaqiri, Colback/Shelvey will hobble the fake Zlatan and Afellay will get injured in the warm up

  • 18 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:01 PM

    Back in goofys early days here,Pardew picked him even when he started losing his original decent form, however he had the excuse that goofy was in our top 5 most creative players at the time (stats available showed key passes and chances created et.c) These days he is beyond pointless. I do not understand this selection at all.

  • 19 lukes26 // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:01 PM

    i understand the reasoning for starting Gouffran..not that im eager to see the results

    He was one of our better players his first year at newcastle..or am i delusional?

    I keep waiting for him to show the same form..just hasnt happened.

    Basically this game will devolve to the old “attack RW every possession” we saw before Townsend arrived

  • 20 The next Mike Williamson // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    So we have two players who will not attack on left and two players who will not defend on right.

  • 21 toonking // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    Looks as though macca is doing to perez what parjew did to abeid Wini himself has been a common wideman throughout the season whilst perez has been on of the few with speed. If he wants wini up front then mitro should be the one dropped.

  • 22 MadisonToon // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:03 PM

    Well that’s not what I expected or probably what any of us hoped for. I guess we’ll have to wait until the end to see if this was a ‘fire-able offence’ or a ‘stroke of genius’. I’m betting on the former, but hoping somehow it’s the latter.

  • 23 WWSBRD // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:04 PM

    Perez has been poor this season so am not fussed he is on the bench however Arrons or even moving Gini into the left and playing a real 3 in midfield would of been preferable to Gouffran for me

    Where’s Tiote?

  • 24 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:04 PM

    lukes26
    you really justifying starting gouf because he was good 4 years ago???? yes, that is completely delusional.

  • 25 The next Mike Williamson // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:05 PM

    saivet must be better than goufran
    can’t believe he’s back in team. its like a nightmare.

  • 26 sing in the corner // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:06 PM

    We need a huge huge performance out of Colback and Shelvey tonight. We must control the middle and retain possession, get as much decent ball in to Mitro as possible with Wij linking up. Then we can get a couple of goals. And hopefully that’ll be enough.
    The problem is that Wij rarely looks the same player away from home, similarly Shelvey. Up to now.

    HWTL

  • 27 martoon // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:06 PM

    The good news is Shawcross is injured he makes a difference to their defence.

  • 28 Essex Geordie Bill // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:06 PM

    He’s a worker, other than that, who knows.

    Could be an inspirational move.

    I agree that Anita should be figuring somewhere.

    I can see all three subs being as desperate measures however.
    Aarons, Perez and any one from the rest.

  • 29 croftus5678 // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:06 PM

    i def would not have picked goofy however he’s def got more defensive work to hi than rola has and imo 9/10 of there attacks will be from the wing so goofy may well prove useful !

    how we will get goals again though playing with 1 striker and only wijnaldum in support is just stupid imo.

  • 30 Belfast // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:08 PM

    Thanks whitbytoon and beermonkey finally got kodi working.

    Yay lol

  • 31 clinath@ed // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:09 PM

    He’s afraid to try in case he fails.

  • 32 AncientC // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:10 PM

    I think this could be Gouffran’s first PL start on the left since the new coaching team has taken over… if this coaching team are an improvement on the old one, then Gouffran’s game should be showing improvements.

  • 33 Essex Geordie Bill // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:10 PM

    Shawcross injured, d^mn. I was hoping to see him sent off.

  • 34 toon kk // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:10 PM

    How can we play better when the team has so many flaws? Who’s going to score? Who’s going to defend?
    What about our motivation?

  • 35 lukes26 // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:11 PM

    I disagree with most of the Blog when it comes to Perez.

    He’s only suited playing the N. 10 role or attacking mid. Too weak/defensively suspect to be a winger. Honestly prefer yoan to him as a winger

  • 36 mad-serb // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    Is that a 4 3 3 setup maybe?

    janmaat taylor lacacelles dummet

    gouf colback
    Shelvey

    Sissiko Gini

    Mitro

  • 37 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    Asking for the sack.

  • 38 catchy in norway // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    jayphoto Jimily

    i hope the people wake up and vote out, the country is on its knees right now, as is most of Europe,

    i dont care about all the scare mongering going on with the stay in campaign, their only worried about their stock portfolios and nothing about our beautiful country.

    Hitler proved it was better to go it alone…

  • 39 lesh // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    What the hell goes on in training? Are they going out to kill each other?

  • 40 reilly // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:14 PM

    we have had 3 weeks to prepare for this game.
    so there no excuse for a half arsed display.

  • 41 martoon // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:14 PM

    What odds Gouffran to score the winning goal and make fools of us all and show that Mac is a genius? 🙂

  • 42 Belfast // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:14 PM

    Weird selection, expecting nothing from this match to be honest

  • 43 catchy in norway // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:14 PM

    2-0 tonight

  • 44 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:15 PM

    i think you have the wrong blog catchy.
    F hitler, F Maca & F Penfold

  • 45 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:15 PM

    Perez does his best work in the penalty area. His best position is as a ST. He has instinctual finishing and understands the importance of getting shots away early, the problem is when he plays there he often gets isolated because it’s usually away from home when he gets his chance as a proper ST and we create next to knack all for him.

  • 46 ROSHAN MAGPIE // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:16 PM

    for selecting Gouffran over all the other talent which are left on bench I want us to lose 10 -0 and get rid of this asshole manager

  • 47 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:16 PM

    Martoon

    Call the docs, mate. I think that treatment has had a bad mental effect 😀

  • 48 Colos love child // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:16 PM

    anybody got a good stream or even better if on kodi

  • 49 El Sleeve // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:16 PM

    3 weeks break and we get the same formation with Goufran starting over Perez. what a well deserved break that was.

    we’ll get tonked, Schteeve will smile and said we did well and the silence from Charnley will be deafening.

    Sick of this shenanigans. Ashley is in charge of a morally bankrupt company and we’re still taking this rubbish. Until we do something about it then we will have this, maybe for another ten years, god help us

  • 50 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:17 PM

    It doesnt matter where perez’s best position. He is better than gouf ANYWHERE on the pitch. Bottom line

  • 51 lukes26 // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    Taco

    I think you misread

  • 52 colwell // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    What will happen tonight – Wini will be missing, Sissoko will be shite, Mitro will miss a sitter, Gouffran hahahahaha and Dummett will be torn a new one by Shaquiri.

    Relegation team 4-0 Stoke.

  • 53 El Sleeve // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    and schteeve will smile and say we did well, dont forget

  • 54 ROSHAN MAGPIE // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    it completely looks like mcclaren wants a draw

  • 55 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    possibly, i can only see red since i saw Mr Irrelevant (gouf) was starting. El sleeve nailed it. So much for the break. same crap and most likely the same results.

  • 56 mindcompressor // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:21 PM

    I’m a bit sick reading about spending 80M this season, but I have checked on transfermarkt all transfer windows since Mike took us over, so since season 2007/2008 we spent 61.41M. Divide it on 18 transfer windows and it gives 3.41M per window (including this season). No comment is necessary about it.

  • 57 Premiership Manager // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:22 PM

    Before Shelvey and Townsend arrived we had some very good games with Wijnaldum on the Left Sissoko on the right, Mitro up front and Perez in the hole. I’ve stuck up for McClaren taking into consideration the players available etc.

    The team choice today is bewildering. Perez for me should start every match he has at times been a shining light in a team that has very little else. if we suffer a heavy loss tonight he has to go.

    At a guess he’s adopting Pardew tactics, hold out for a draw and then bring on a fresh Perez and Aarons and catch them on the break second half. A very dangerous gamble where we’ll need every bit of luck we can get.

  • 58 Mister Tuff // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    The only potential I see tonight is Shelvey being captain. He normaly is indicating where people should run – so with a bit of added responsibility lets see if the others are running for him ———–or not.

  • 59 martoon // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:26 PM

    YouCouldn’tMakeItUp @47 Aye you could be right 🙂

  • 60 croftus5678 // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:27 PM

    i’ll be cheering and hoping my team win every second of this game but to me this looks like we are playing for a low goal loss before it’s even kicked off !

  • 61 MadisonToon // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:27 PM

    Martoon @41

    That’s what I’m hoping happens…just not holding my breath.

  • 62 JP...from The Rock // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:27 PM

    FFS GOUFFRAN!! That’s game over already.

  • 63 Munster Mag // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    I guess macca is playing for a draw. Halfwit. 3-1 stoke is my sad prediction.

  • 64 jimiley // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    We could win this one 2 nil although we have only scored 7 goals away all season. Away fans have been screwed. Not much cheering eh for a goal?

  • 65 jimmysmith // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    I can understand not playing Aarons or Perez, as we have been so loose away from home. Gouffran will tighten things up, but I would have preferred to see Rivierre wide because you get the running and more in the final third. This side though has a few that you might think aren’t quite Newcastle first team quality, and that’s been a familiar look in recent times. I’d be delighted and a bit surprised if we managed a point here. Stoke are at first glance surprisingly good, particularly in attack. But when you look a little more closely it’s not so surprising. Arnautovic, Krkic, Shaquiri, Walters, and Crouch is a quality, confident, balanced and experienced attacking group of players relative to our own at the moment.

  • 66 jon.c // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    When we get thrashed again MAC will speak after the match We played well but didn’t take our chance whats the betting

  • 67 jimiley // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    What gets me about this blog is that everyone agrees with 90% of the team. One player is not accepted and we are bound to lose? Tonight that one player is Gouffran. That says to me that the team overall is pretty shit.

  • 68 El Sleeve // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    quick question: why do we cheer on a lost cause?

    i mean, seriously, any other fanbase would turn up with firecrackers, banners, noise, mayhem, anarchy, but we seem to have lifted up our collective black n white skirts and told Ashley to play nicely, in the full knowledge we’re gonna be scared for years to come.

  • 69 mindshaft // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    Well I can only see a defeat here, Gouffran is probably playing as he’ll not venture forward much and will offer Dummett protection but the fact he cant actually defend is a bit worrying
    Not sure how people think we are going to win here, have I been watching a different team to them away from home ??? we are terrible, lowest goals scored, most conceded

  • 70 SPRINGY // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    njm soccer has it on kodi

  • 71 anthc // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    We’re gonna get a scudding tonight, that back 4 is cannon fodder for the Stoke attack.
    Mclaren on sky now repeating the same dross he spouted before the last game. I don’t agree with shelvey being captain either rather colback. Not the best player but gives his all along with being a newcastle lad. Think it would’ve give him a few more gears to play above his level.

  • 72 Toonacious T // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:35 PM

    The problem is that our defence doesn’t look capable of keeping a clean sheet even on paper. We haven’t had a clean sheet in 11 Prem games. Therefore, we need to score two to stand any chance of getting a draw even. Gouffran is a ‘safety first’ option but I doubt we can ‘keep it tight’ for more than 25 minutes. Obviously, I will be delighted to be proved wrong like. HWTL.

  • 73 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:35 PM

    jimiley
    in case you havent realized wins have been hard to come by with this team. and YES 1 person can be the difference between a win and a loss. We need all the help we can get.

  • 74 Blackley and Brownlie // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:35 PM

    Cheers jib/Average

  • 75 jimiley // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:35 PM

    El Sleeve,
    Its called stupidity and the owners have been living off if for 100 years. Another expression is “blind faith.”

  • 76 jimmygscot // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:35 PM

    Gouffran is in for his work rate. I only hope Sissoko & Gino can match him. Perez & Aarons can come off the bench for impact. A brave decision by Mac.

  • 77 LGFUAD21 // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:37 PM

    I can actually see the logic in Gouffran

    Without townsend we have no threat out wide. We could put perez or Gini there but we’ve seen that fail. So might as well concentrate on keeping organised and solid.

  • 78 El Sleeve // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:37 PM

    right jim.

    in saying all that, who’s got a good stream? lol

  • 79 jimiley // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:38 PM

    We will be calling for Steves head after the game. One game too late amigos. Game on!!!!!

  • 80 21st Century Schizoid Man // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    I think Gouffy is there for tracking back and work rate. He must have impressed in training. Agree @76

  • 81 stan anderson // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:40 PM

    Goufran starts just as well nobody wanted him in the window eh.

  • 82 lochinvar // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:40 PM

    jimmygscot@76
    Think you’re right with that insight – McLaren possibly reckons that on a cold pissy night in Stoke Gouffran will be more robust that Aarons or Perez until the second half at some point when he brings on the subs. Just hope that we are well ahead by then and not chasing the game.
    We shall see

  • 83 Jib // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:40 PM

    Has it been mentioned – Shelvey is captain

  • 84 jimiley // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:40 PM

    Taco,
    So you agree the team is pretty shit if one player can make a differnce? That player being nobody in particular. eg he aint no Messi is Ayoz?

  • 85 Jib // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:42 PM

    I’ve got a brill hd one in Kodi

  • 86 Dennis Twice // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:42 PM

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

  • 87 Bri // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:43 PM

    Voted for a defeat tonight but hope i am wrong.If Stoke score early game over because our team suddenly folds.

  • 88 colwell // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    In actual fact our team is pretty w@nk even full ll. Boumsong and Bramble conceded less goals when they played. Wini is by far our best player but can’t carry the team on his own. Mitro only young but fcuk me his finishing is up there with Shola’s.

  • 89 The Diamond dogs hoojars // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    I cannot see us winning this game at all, hope im wrong.

  • 90 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:45 PM

    jimiley

    the teams record speaks for itself. we need the best players available. if perez is 100th of a % better than gouf, istn the team better with him?
    Goufs workrate? you have to be kidding me. Perez workrate is as good as any on the team and he can create goals, which have been in short supply. And if its not perez, then SDJ, aarons, doumbia?? sorry, im not willin to give schteve the benefit of dobut for some tactical genious when hes has yet to show all season he has any.

  • 91 Munster Mag // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:45 PM

    Lets hope arsenal do the biz

  • 92 Jail for Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:47 PM

    Sportsdevil frontrow eu link 2

  • 93 Jail for Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:47 PM

    That tuft is looking increasingly isolated!

  • 94 colwell // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:48 PM

    Gouffran all the time in the world kicks it off good lad

  • 95 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:48 PM

    theres that GOUF quality we have been waiting for!

  • 96 Jib // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:50 PM

    Wijnaldum looking lively

  • 97 danishmag // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:51 PM

    any links lads?

  • 98 sing in the corner // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:51 PM

    Not watching…Do we look up for it so far lads?

  • 99 Rotonda heights // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:52 PM

    Just saw the line-up. Is SM a bit simple or what? Gouffran = zero threat,a total non entity. He could have tried Aarons or even Riviere.

    it’s obvious ash or charnley don’t even know any decent managers. a blind man can see playing gouffran is totally uninspiring. Insanity.

  • 100 Lindisfarne // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:52 PM

    Nice and clear link, unlike the reason for playing Gouffran:

    http://www.usagoals.me/football/1473211/1/stoke-city-vs-newcastle-united-live-stream-online.html

  • 101 Rotonda heights // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:52 PM

    http://www.eplsite.com

  • 102 Jail for Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:53 PM

    Sitc,
    Definite improvement

  • 103 Toonacious T // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:53 PM

    Not a bad start SITC .

  • 104 ROSHAN MAGPIE // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:54 PM

    our team and villa are the only two teams which show no fight at all during match

  • 105 Toonacious T // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:55 PM

    Jib,
    What did you go into on Kodi firestick to get that HD link?

  • 106 Jail for Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:55 PM

    We were four points better off at this stage when we got relegated. 😮

  • 107 Jib // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:57 PM

    http://www.eplstream.net/watch-free-hd-newcastle-united-live-stream-online.html

  • 108 AncientC // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:57 PM

    Shelvey & Colback look very good playing together.

  • 109 danishmag // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:57 PM

    Thanks lindis:)
    Hwtl

  • 110 Toonacious T // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:58 PM

    Sat very deep, hoofing clearances straight back to them, far to slow to close down their crosser of the ball on our right flank. Looking penned in already. Goal for Stoke on its way!

  • 111 Jib // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:59 PM

    Operation Robocop Universal

    TV2 about the 4th link from the end

  • 112 Jail for Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 7:59 PM

    Starting to lose it

  • 113 Toonacious T // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    Thanks Jib @ 107.

  • 114 sing in the corner // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:01 PM

    Gooners one up

  • 115 Rotonda heights // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:03 PM

    aarons
    perez
    doumbia
    riviere

    but no b—-y gouffran

    what is it 83% stoke possession !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 116 Jib // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:03 PM

    Gouffran down and injured

  • 117 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:03 PM

    Gonna get slaughtered…

    All the game needs is a goal from Stoke….and its total collapse….

    Terrible team. We are an example of how NOT to run a club.
    Joke of Europe…

  • 118 Jib // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:04 PM

    Just a poke in the eye

  • 119 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:04 PM

    Gouffran utterly pathetic so far. Every contest he’s lost either through lack of pace, strength or ball control – he has nothing to his game. Hoping he was really injured there.

  • 120 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:04 PM

    So far so good. We just need to stop conceding and take our chances.

  • 121 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:05 PM

    “So far so good. ” 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  • 122 sing in the corner // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:06 PM

    Radio Newcastle: Britannia crowd surprisingly quiet, which is good news..?

  • 123 Jib // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:06 PM

    Mitro can really head a ball – he must have some neck muscles

  • 124 toonbrother // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:06 PM

    come on lads!!!!

  • 125 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:06 PM

    Mitrovic looks like he’s finally getting into PL shape. A lot leaner than a month ago.

  • 126 toonbrother // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:07 PM

    not sure what gouffran brings to the table

  • 127 colwell // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:07 PM

    Some one tell Dummett Shaquiri is left footed

  • 128 Jib // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:08 PM

    sitc
    Ignore the usual whiners
    We are playing quite well
    Not taking any physical shyte off of Stoke

  • 129 Jail for Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:08 PM

    Last time Le Goof started we got humped 6-1 at City

  • 130 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:09 PM

    Ball and foot combination alien to our players.

  • 131 colwell // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:09 PM

    fs we can’t string 2 passes together

  • 132 mindshaft // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:09 PM

    Jeez – who do we think is playing up front speedy gozales or the invisible man – how many long balls to nobody are we going to play

  • 133 JP...from The Rock // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:09 PM

    I’ve already lost count of the amount of wasteful long balls upfield to nowhere. We have no plan, no sense of attack, no idea. We just keep inviting pressure by giving the ball away. What shite we play.

  • 134 Jib // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:10 PM

    What a throw from Elliott !

  • 135 Jail for Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:10 PM

    Playing well Jib?? Elliott has had more touches than every player combined!

  • 136 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:11 PM

    @ gorgon

    It’s still nil nil. So so far it’s good. But I’m not sure we have what it takes to win this game.

  • 137 sing in the corner // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:12 PM

    Glad we’re showing a bit of guts then! Can we fashion a goal from somewhere? It would do WONDERS for the lads’ confidence. Howayyy!!!

  • 138 colwell // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:12 PM

    Nothing in this game suggests that we can stay up or even that the players know we are in a relegation fight

  • 139 Jib // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:12 PM

    Too much for Bardsley Muniesa on
    Couldn’t make what the Mags were singning to Bardsley – not very complimentary i’mthinking

  • 140 JP...from The Rock // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:13 PM

    With thehuge gap between midfield and Mitrovic we don’t stand a chance. Add to that the hopeful long balls to nowhere and a makeshift defense and you have a recipe for disaster.

  • 141 Laurent Robert 32 // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:14 PM

    Quality that tv2 link, jib. Ta.

  • 142 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:15 PM

    Sissoko’s passing shown up for what it is there – z rate. Had a 20 yard by 20 yard area he could have landed it in and instead went straight to their fullback.

  • 143 Jail for Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:15 PM

    colwell,
    They don’t seem to have confidence in each other

  • 144 Toonacious T // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:15 PM

    Our pass accuracy is 73% and 60+ less passes made than Stoke!

  • 145 21st Century Schizoid Man // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:15 PM

    half an hour in = no goals conceded = an improvement

  • 146 toonbrother // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:16 PM

    colback having a stinker

  • 147 JP...from The Rock // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:17 PM

    Sissoko pack ur bags and Fcuk off!! Take Gouffran with ya!!

  • 148 toonbrother // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:17 PM

    sissoko what are you like?

  • 149 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:17 PM

    Sissoko has to go down has one of the biggest conman. He’s absolutely woeful but yet gets to turn out game after game. I can’t remember the last time he had a decent game even.

  • 150 Toonacious T // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:18 PM

    Sissoko couldn’t cross his fingers ffs!

  • 151 Jail for Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:18 PM

    toonbotherer,
    Did your lass leave you for a bloke named Col?

  • 152 Jib // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:18 PM

    Sparky is in frustrated head shaking mode on the touchline

  • 153 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:18 PM

    JP…from The Rock

    Yeap…add the fact that Shelvey refuses to head the ball, and Comeback being hopeless….and invisible….

    Amazes me when I see us playing away….Look like a league 3 team woeful. No passing coherence….

    Cissoko has ball control of a kid.

  • 154 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:19 PM

    Such a shite match. Both teams poor. Ours seem to be on 11 different pages.

  • 155 sing in the corner // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:19 PM

    How are Tayls and Lassie doing as a partnership chaps?

  • 156 DENIro // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:19 PM

    Bad defence, no attacking threat..
    That is NUFC..

  • 157 Toonacious T // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:20 PM

    We look so disjointed when trying to play it out from the back. 18 days working on what?

  • 158 colwell // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:21 PM

    Every team around us has fight and pressure we have nothing, looks like we are comfortable in mid table this is pathetic.

  • 159 JP...from The Rock // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:21 PM

    Mitrovic hasn’t stopped running in vain, poor lad. No service whatsoever. Can’t believe Gouffran is prefered to Ayoze!

  • 160 Jail for Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:21 PM

    Sitc,
    Elliot has caught,punched and parried more than they have, the whole lot of them seem to lack belief, they’re trying but confidence seems shattered, Mclaren has to go.

  • 161 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:22 PM

    Mitrovic hold up play has been woeful as well. Very poor.

  • 162 Toonacious T // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:23 PM

    This is putrid football. Really look like we have never played a match together. Another free cross coming in from our right. Janmaat AWOL as per usual.

  • 163 JP...from The Rock // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:23 PM

    FFS KEEP THE BALL ON THE GROUND YOU RETARDS!!!!!!!!!!

  • 164 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:23 PM

    we cant keep the ball for more than 30 seconds. this is embarrassing

  • 165 colwell // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:24 PM

    how many crosses are they going to have fcuk me they will score 1

  • 166 AncientC // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:24 PM

    4-2-3-1 isn’t working, there is a surprise. 1 win this season playing this formation.

    On the positive side, if we are still level and Perez comes on to play with Mitro in a 4-4-2, a game of football may actually start.

  • 167 Toonacious T // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:24 PM

    Another clueless and toothless display here.

  • 168 Jail for Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:24 PM

    Three really good crosses from Pieters and a solid defender as well. Santon was chosen for his sell on value and went for less than we paid.??????

  • 169 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:24 PM

    Not yet threatened their box, never mind the goal.

  • 170 Jail for Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:25 PM

    Toonacious,
    Bit harsh that like!

  • 171 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:25 PM

    Why doesn’t Gini use his quick feet more often? Dug the hapless Gouffran out of it there.

  • 172 colwell // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:26 PM

    Dummett you usless cnut Shaqiri only has a left foot

  • 173 Tsunki // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:27 PM

    At this rate of crosses into our box it would suggest the Law of Averages will come a-knocking…

  • 174 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:27 PM

    There are so manyyyyyy games this year which one does not know if they are worse than the other.

    Absolute disgrace. Winning here would be unfair on Stoke who control the game and deserve to thrash us.

    Pure and utter shite. Cannot string 4 passes together to a count see yourself.

    Gonna laugh so hard when we get relegated at all that lost cash for Cashley….

  • 175 Toonacious T // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:28 PM

    Jail for Ashley
    I’m seeing one way traffic here mate. Where is our threat going to come from?

  • 176 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:28 PM

    Saylor at least sticking his chest out and providing a bit of comedic relief with one of his swashbuckling runs where even he doesn’t know what he’s gonna do next.

  • 177 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    We were never gonna boss this game. Mclaren knew that which is why gouffran is there.

    We need to keep it tight and soak Stoke pressure. We will eventually have one chance we need to take it.

  • 178 sing in the corner // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    Ok, I’ll settle for a point then… 🙂

  • 179 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    Mitrovic touch and hold-up play is woeful. Another that can’t hack it away from home. Doesn’t have the same fight and belief that St James seems to imbue some of our players with.

  • 180 mindshaft // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    Mitro has bouncility – worse than Shola !

  • 181 JP...from The Rock // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:30 PM

    Sissoko you useless tub of shite.

  • 182 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:30 PM

    How on earth does sissoko start every game for us? He’s absolutely rubbish.

  • 183 Toonacious T // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:30 PM

    Sissoko…how did he lose that sprint?

  • 184 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:30 PM

    Sissoko is pish. Supposed to have pace and power, just got out-paced and out-powered by Geoff Cameron.

  • 185 sing in the corner // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:30 PM

    Hail
    Haha. The word swashbuckling was made for Tayls!

  • 186 Tsunki // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:31 PM

    The difference between their pressing off the ball and ours is alarming.

  • 187 mindshaft // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:31 PM

    Shelvey needs to put longer studs in – sliding all over the place

  • 188 Jail for Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:31 PM

    What a w@nker Sissoko is, never liked him since I spoke to him in the airport!

  • 189 Laurent Robert 32 // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:31 PM

    Generally cautious with most of our players sitting deep. It’s very annoying as you’re not committing enough bodies forward to do anything worthwhile. Far too deep.

  • 190 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:32 PM

    Disgusting half……pathetic performance…..story of the entire season.

  • 191 Toonacious T // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:32 PM

    Absolute sh!!!!!!!!!!te

  • 192 SPRINGY // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:32 PM

    cheers for the link jib

  • 193 reilly // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:32 PM

    piss poor.

  • 194 catchy in norway // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    on the plus side its 0-0 and we are out of the bottom 3

  • 195 SPRINGY // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    this is nt working with mitro by himself like

  • 196 sing in the corner // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    Have to say lads I would settle all day for a poor boring game and a point. We need something to bite on and 0.0 would be a cracking result in our present predicament..

  • 197 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    Jail for Ashley

    What did he have to say? Was he full of himself?

  • 198 JP...from The Rock // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    It would be interesting to see how many crosses have stoke had and how many proper crosses we’ve had. It will probs be something like 15-2. We are pathetic at playing football. We should have gone down years ago. We never improve. We’re so depressig and I keep asking myself why do I support this club anymore and stand for this crap!

  • 199 Jail for Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    We’ve actually had more attemps and shots on target for all their possession?

  • 200 John Akomfrah // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:34 PM

    We have a lot of pointers and not much else,i’m off to paint the fence

  • 201 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:34 PM

    Sissoko and mitrovic has to wake up their ideas. They are no longer in Spain and it’s back to reality. Extremely poor performance by both players.

    I really can’t understand sissoko and how pundits and himself seem to rate him so highly. Horrible performance this whole season in general.

  • 202 nufcursed // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:35 PM

    mcclaren’s tactics so terrible!
    never seen a newcastle team play so backwards, going forward we only have mitrovic who’s available..
    more long balls than pardew, pulis and allardyce combined!
    dummett and sissoko are hopeless!
    we NEVER look like scoring and ALWAYS look like conceding.
    if we lose this one, we’re relegated for sure..

  • 203 Bri // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:35 PM

    With all those crosses coming into our box it’s a bloody good job giraffe didn’t start.

  • 204 Tsunki // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    Tbf it makes no odds who the lone striker is, he isn’t getting a sniff of the ball. Only thing good about the game is the quality of the stream in valhalla. Top notch HD rubbish.

  • 205 The Newcastle Armchair // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    Its what we do away, shut shop first half hope for no goals then second half push for the goals

  • 206 lukes26 // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    from a fans perspective, that first half was dire

    id say most managers though would be very happy with that first half. Stoke didnt really have anything other than hopeful balls into box.

  • 207 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    JP…from The Rock

    +1

    You said it. Cannot play football. Poor joke for a collection of players heading for a destination and using NUFC as a p1ss bucket.

  • 208 Jib // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    The comments are classic on here .
    No wonder none of youse go to the games
    You’d get laughed out the stadium

  • 209 The next Mike Williamson // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    Sissoko doesn’t press, can’t pass, can’t dribble, can’t tackle. All he’s good at is being big and strong

  • 210 Jail for Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:37 PM

    Gorgon,
    I asked him a couple of years ago if he’d be here next season, he thought about it, paused and was laughing while he shrugged and said yeah!

  • 211 nufcursed // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:37 PM

    ilovetoon mitrovic wasn’t even in spain.
    i’m sorry to say but mitrovic is the only player who actually looks interested!!!!!!!

  • 212 BandB // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:38 PM

    I wouldn’t be at all surprised if we win this.
    HWTL.

  • 213 dok - the horrid colonial // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:39 PM

    just got back to my desk, id ask how we look, but im sure itll be a load of how were crap…

  • 214 John Akomfrah // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:40 PM

    if you cant keep civil keep it shut

  • 215 toonking // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:40 PM

    been a boring game no real threat at all. Stoke themselves have been poor meaning counter attacking chances aren’t available.

    swansea are drawing at the minute but I don’t feel as fussed as I would if it were scums or norwich. The GD is alot better and should have another 4 points from villa and a draw against norwich..

  • 216 davis_toons // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:41 PM

    Hope to see Emmanuel Riviere.
    Jonjo Shelvey is not captain material. (he is best at pointing, just reminds me of Alan Smith)

    The midfield still doesn’t get hold of the ball.

    Even after a long break, this team still cant thread 3 passes.

    McClaren for me is Done Deal. We need a better manager.

  • 217 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:41 PM

    I’d take 0-0, I think most would ultimately, but it’d be nice if a bit of football occurred along the way.

  • 218 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:41 PM

    Jib

    yeah tell us please you are just so clued up aren’t you stats don’t lie so please enough of the condescending sh1t.

  • 219 Jail for Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:41 PM

    Jib,
    And your obnoxious sneering comments would see you right at home in the leazes level seven on derby day.

  • 220 nufcursed // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:42 PM

    it’s just so obvious that there is no system..
    our players don’t know what to do or how to run in possession and that’s ALL mcclaren’s fault!
    in defense we look reasonably solid but we’ll probably lose 1-0 in the end…

  • 221 BandB // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:42 PM

    We aren’t great do, but…….
    Stoke have huffed and puffed and never looked like scoring. A lot of crosses. None of them very good.
    We are certainly not lying down, and have had better chances to score.

  • 222 BandB // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:42 PM

    do?
    …dok

  • 223 dok - the horrid colonial // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:44 PM

    thank you for that BandB… nice to hear an honest commentary 🙂

  • 224 ROSHAN MAGPIE // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:45 PM

    so how jamaal playerd better than Colo or what

  • 225 lukes26 // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:46 PM

    the first half was a bit a horror show, in the sense there was a tangible sense of something ominous about to come

    but all in all, it was better than i expected

    dummett & colback playing really well

  • 226 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:46 PM

    “Jonjo Shelvey is not captain material” <<<< could not agree more ….lots of misplaced attitude….. Get stuck in son and stop pointing to others….

  • 227 ROSHAN MAGPIE // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:46 PM

    so how did jamaal playerd better than Colo or what

  • 228 JDdubai // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:46 PM

    Cant complain wi the thinking that, after chelsea, we set up just to still be in it at half time.

    Though we need to start with 442 away from home again, best football we played this season was with Perez playing up with Mitro. Granted Wijnaldum gets moved out wide but he hasnt done anything away from home this season so no big loss, put him wide right and drop sissoko.

  • 229 Mister Tuff // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:47 PM

    Crap game – still could get 3 points though.
    Looks like Wally has had a haircut.

  • 230 JP...from The Rock // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:47 PM

    First kick of the first half is gift the ball away! Brilliant!

  • 231 JDdubai // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:47 PM

    It also feels nice to know that most balls into the box we have 2 CBs who can deal with it in the air. JL especially wins everything he goes for, put him with Mbemba and id be happy with that.

  • 232 toonking // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:48 PM

    I think the worst performance of the season is already done and will be extremely difficult to be over taken.

    You can’t get a performance as bad as the league cup defeat against a second string sheff wed.

  • 233 nufcursed // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:48 PM

    sissoko is not even worth a million

  • 234 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:49 PM

    From the off Sissoko messing up another opportunity due to his generally crappy feet.

  • 235 JP...from The Rock // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:49 PM

    Bring on Perez and Doumbia sharpish!

  • 236 TrustSean // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:49 PM

    Elliot and his crazy throws though, might win us the game

  • 237 Jail for Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:50 PM

    Sell Sissoko to a CL team. APOEL might pay 2M for him!

  • 238 JP...from The Rock // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:51 PM

    Shelvey already has forgotton how to pass a ball lol you can’t make this stuff up. He’s only been here since January and its already been trained out of him.

  • 239 nufcursed // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:51 PM

    mcclaren doesn’t understand that if you can’t attack, you can’t score
    and shelvey is indeed not a good player.
    thought he was a lot better.
    again proof swansea is a much better run club than ours

  • 240 JP...from The Rock // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:53 PM

    Sick of seeing Shaquiri! Its all him in this match. Him and our goalie.

  • 241 21st Century Schizoid Man // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:53 PM

    Jib // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:36 PM
    The comments are classic on here .
    No wonder none of youse go to the games
    You’d get laughed out the stadium

    Still the fount of all footy wisdom ?
    Only blogger who knows anything about footy on here ?
    Erse.

  • 242 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:53 PM

    We have improved alot from the Everton and Chelsea whipping. Stoke are poor definitely there for the taking.

    Would like to see sissoko off for maybe aarons or SiemSiem.

  • 243 John Akomfrah // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:53 PM

    he has feet?

  • 244 AncientC // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:54 PM

    http://livesoccerg.com/sh/stream64.html

    Good link for anybody not using Kodi. Looks good full screen on a 42′.

  • 245 Toonacious T // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:55 PM

    Wait a minute…..yeap, I definitely seen 3 passes strung together there!

  • 246 Jail for Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:56 PM

    Why did we get Doumbia again

  • 247 The next Mike Williamson // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:58 PM

    mcclaren says he’ll drop anyone, but truth is he won’t even sub anyone. hopeless gouffran and sissoko will sissoko on until they score.

  • 248 beermonkey // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:58 PM

    jail

    we didnt have enough bodies for the bench

  • 249 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:59 PM

    Toonacious T

    😀 Wow you could be right!

  • 250 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 2, 2016 at 8:59 PM

    We are in possession outside their box but we have almost no one in the box. What a joke.

  • 251 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    From having the ball on the counter….the ball returns all the way to our half….

    Its crazy this….

  • 252 nufcursed // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:01 PM

    there’s absolutely no one running off the ball, which makes it impossible to find a free player
    tactics not existent!

  • 253 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:02 PM

    Imagination -90000

    WOW we have never been this poor…

  • 254 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:03 PM

    Shelvey’s skewed pass 10mins ago was because he instinctively looked for a runner over Stoke’s high line early, but his noggin’ couldn’t cancel the action in time after realising there was nobody remotely close to their last man.

    Doumbia, Aarons and Perez should come on.

  • 255 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:04 PM

    Shelvey passing in midfield is woeful today.

  • 256 toonbrother // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:04 PM

    shelvey#s passing is piss poor

  • 257 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:04 PM

    Wind really blowing now!

  • 258 JP...from The Rock // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:04 PM

    Ive said it before i say it again. We must be the worst passers of the ball in the whole of The Premiership and Championship combined. Pathetic!!

  • 259 John Akomfrah // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:05 PM

    bet he wished he brought his brolly

  • 260 Jail for Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:05 PM

    We need to change it up front, their not putting crosses in because they’ve got no faith in Mitro to score?

  • 261 Tsunki // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:06 PM

    Turned out nice again.

  • 262 Jib // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:06 PM

    The hour has passed – do we stick or twist.
    Doumbia or Perez on ?

  • 263 JP...from The Rock // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:06 PM

    Can someone wake me when we dicede to have a shot on target. Zzzzzzzzzzzz…

  • 264 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:07 PM

    Sissoko is so poor. The amount of times possession and attacks break down with that wallop.

  • 265 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:07 PM

    Wini has Dummet running perfect on overlap ….

    Decides to NOT go for the pas but to stand on the ball…immediately slowing play…

    POOR.

  • 266 John Akomfrah // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:07 PM

    why the reluctance to chase the ball down up top

    rubbish that

  • 267 toon kk // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:08 PM

    As usual we lack quality and have no cutting edge.

  • 268 Jail for Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:08 PM

    Both, Doumbia and Perez for Sissoko and Mitro

  • 269 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:09 PM

    Great, the head on a stick is readying for action for them.

  • 270 mainemagpie // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:09 PM

    Mother of god McClaren put Perez and Aarons on who can keep the ball at their feet, take of Gouffran and Sissoko.

  • 271 Laurent Robert 32 // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:09 PM

    Asking for trouble just being cautious and having a reluctance to press forward.

  • 272 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:09 PM

    Another attack breaks down with fairy Sisskoko shirking a 50/50 that would’ve been a golden chance had he won it.

  • 273 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:10 PM

    Sissoko again crap touch for the billionth time…

  • 274 colwell // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:10 PM

    make a change you saggy faced cnut

  • 275 Jail for Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:11 PM

    HWA,
    It’s all the hot air you spout!

  • 276 JP...from The Rock // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:11 PM

    Hughes recognizes which players have been ineffective and correctly subbing them, are you watching McClaren you might learn something you clown.

  • 277 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:11 PM

    McLaren must the thinking HELL its 0:0 DO NOT do any changes 😀

    Hilarious…

  • 278 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:12 PM

    Proactive changes by Stoke. Schteve ponders tomorrow’s breakfast.

    Gini suddenly ground to a halt there. What happened? Thought he’d done his hammy for a second.

  • 279 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:12 PM

    Arnautovic class….Wini shameful….

  • 280 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:12 PM

    Stoke are really there for the taking. We just need to be more courageous.

  • 281 Jail for Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:12 PM

    colwell,
    Ha ha lol

  • 282 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:13 PM

    “Gini suddenly ground to a halt there. What happened? Thought he’d done his hammy for a second.”<<<< completely bizzaaaareeee????

  • 283 Jail for Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:13 PM

    Riverie coming on ffs what the fcuk is up with Doumbia

  • 284 mindshaft // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:14 PM

    Please sub Mitro now

  • 285 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:14 PM

    Stroke of luck, Gouffran down!

  • 286 mainemagpie // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:14 PM

    get off Gouffran.

  • 287 colwell // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:14 PM

    Doumbia?Perez? nope Riviere WTF

  • 288 JP...from The Rock // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:14 PM

    OMG RIVIERE! Sir Bobby just wept. We need goals and he’s going to bring in this guy!? McClaren is clueless and out of his depth he really is.

    Gouffran injured might be a blessing in disguise. It will force McClaren to take him off now.

  • 289 colwell // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:15 PM

    Gouffran PLEASE be injured

  • 290 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:15 PM

    Gouf is donzo.

  • 291 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:16 PM

    Gorgon

    One might think he was in danger of scoring and our players are involved in some grand match fixing scam…..

  • 292 toon kk // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:16 PM

    Swansea 2-1 up

  • 293 John Akomfrah // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:17 PM

    is that king tut

  • 294 Jail for Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:17 PM

    I’d have rather Sissoko went off!

  • 295 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:17 PM

    Riviere at least looks ready to do battle.

  • 296 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:17 PM

    rivi instead of perez, unreal

  • 297 Jib // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:17 PM

    I’ve just sussed the plan
    They’re trying to give Butland frostbite !!!!

    😀

  • 298 Jail for Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:18 PM

    JA,
    Nefertiti

  • 299 Jail for Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    @295,
    He’s just missing his winged chariot or he might be

  • 300 JP...from The Rock // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:20 PM

    Good to se Riviere putting himself about. Says alot when he’s one of the better examples.

  • 301 JP...from The Rock // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:21 PM

    Put Perez in for Sissoko!

  • 302 John Akomfrah // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:21 PM

    one big titi

  • 303 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:21 PM

    Spurs and arsenal losing. Leicester 1 point yst looks good..

  • 304 toonbrother // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:21 PM

    riviere over ayoze ?
    shocking

  • 305 Jail for Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:21 PM

    Is Doumbia really that bad?

  • 306 JP...from The Rock // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:21 PM

    FFS! Everyone ballwatching.

  • 307 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:22 PM

    What do they train? Can they pass the ball?????

    I cannot watch this…

  • 308 mindshaft // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:22 PM

    Relegated

  • 309 toon kk // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:22 PM

    Same old Newcastle

  • 310 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:22 PM

    What the heck was elliot doing???

  • 311 colwell // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:22 PM

    What a goal fair play we are shite and are going down

  • 312 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:22 PM

    What a goal …FINALLY out of misery…..

    Relegation 100% certain…

  • 313 toonbrother // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:23 PM

    gutted

  • 314 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:23 PM

    So… We go off for 18 days and we look so tired.stoke played at the weekend and look sharper. Pathetic. Mclaren has to go.

  • 315 anthc // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:24 PM

    Down we go.

  • 316 toonbrother // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:24 PM

    mclaren is total joke

  • 317 Dingo†® // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:24 PM

    no fight
    no skill
    no team

  • 318 Sliema // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:24 PM

    How out of shape must Doumbia be if he can’t even get a sniff in these situations? It’s already March, it’s already too late for him to have an impact. More embarrassing transfer business.

  • 319 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:24 PM

    Elliot clanger.

    Was in arms reach, didn’t even need a dive.

    Oh well, can’t say they don’t deserve it because they’ve at least showed intent to win.

    We’re going down. It’s plain to see.

  • 320 Jib // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:24 PM

    Shit or bust now

  • 321 Bri // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:24 PM

    Just what we deserve, we have been absolutely shocking.

  • 322 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    Ashley are you parting with your money yet? If not you really should 😀

    Love it…..deservedly so pathetic teamwork, pathetic play, pathetic scouting, pathetic planning, pathetic coach, pathetic owner.

    Best fans in the world…

    World is CRUEL

  • 323 JP...from The Rock // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    Yeh now you bring them on with 7 min to save our sorry asses. McClaren fcuk off!!

  • 324 Laurent Robert 32 // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    And when u haven’t attacked with any intent or purpose, one bit of quality from them, and poor keeping, leaves you in the state. Crap.

  • 325 John Akomfrah // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    well no attacking intent means few wins naff off you useless knacker

  • 326 nufcursed // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    told you (post 220)
    if mcclaren isn’t fired in a week (i’d give him the bournemouth game to get 3 points) and sack him afterwards even if we win.
    we are soooooo bad it’s unfair to teams like norwich or sunderland if we would beat the drop.
    we deserve it as much as villa.
    and i’m 100%sure we won’t be in the PL next season

  • 327 mindshaft // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    Newcastle players must train alone – because they seem to have no idea what each other are doing – kin useless

  • 328 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    Sissoko loses it again.

    He’s so shite it’s unreal how he hasn’t been hooked. No doubt he’ll start next match and all the remaining as our decline unfolds, no matter how he performs.

  • 329 The Newcastle Armchair // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    Bringing on riviere instead of Perez should single handedly get the sack

  • 330 toon kk // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    Watching our team, let’s be honest it doesn’t belong in the premier league.

  • 331 nufcursed // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:26 PM

    mitrovic our best player by a mile
    he deserves a team that creates chances

  • 332 JP...from The Rock // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:26 PM

    Our managers sure know how to pick their shite captains!

  • 333 Rotonda heights // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:26 PM

    have we had a shot on goal? we deserve this for playing 3 x DMs and a lone striker. we came for a point, have showed little to no ambition and 10 mins left no time to come back with.

    SM should walk in the morning for playing the same way every away game. perez and doumbia less than 10 mins it’s pathetic.

  • 334 jordijohnty // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:26 PM

    The idiot makes changes when were 1:0 down. He is the worst ever manager toon have had. Get rid

  • 335 catchy in norway // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:26 PM

    leaves the subs way to late

  • 336 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:26 PM

    We could have won this match if we showed at bit of courage. Instead mclaren decided to go ultra defensive for 1 point.

  • 337 Jail for Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:27 PM

    Leaves it until we’re 1-0 down with seven kinutes to go. Sack him now and I mean before full time

  • 338 21st Century Schizoid Man // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:27 PM

    0-0 is our most dangerous strategy without a counterattacking threat

  • 339 JP...from The Rock // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:27 PM

    What have we had two shots all game!???

  • 340 RUNAWAY777 // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:27 PM

    these player are playing for us to go down so they can get ther moves away no one say where staying if u do you want looking up sm changes to late sack the twat tonight

  • 341 colwell // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:27 PM

    Doumbias done more in 40 secs than Mitro all game

  • 342 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:27 PM

    hate to say i told you so but

    TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Mar 2, 2016 at 6:58 PM

    manxpie
    Perez on his worst day with one foot in a cast is better than gouf.

    dont worry though, im sure when we are down 1-0 perez or arrons will come on with 7 or 8 minutes left.

  • 343 nufcursed // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:27 PM

    stoke didn’t deserve to win this one but we deserved to lose

  • 344 nufcursed // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:28 PM

    colwell you’re as dumb as mcclaren!
    you haven’t seen the game obviously

  • 345 mindshaft // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:29 PM

    This is depressing – hard to name one player who has actually had a decent game – terrible form everyone

  • 346 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:29 PM

    Coward Schteve – OUT! If we’re to have any hope he has to gone by noon tomorrow.

  • 347 Our Toon // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:29 PM

    Worst player on the pitch….Jonjo Shelvey.

    Give him time and he’s dangerous, don’t give him time and he’s utter shite

  • 348 expatmag // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:29 PM

    Relegation us a certainty now. Get used to it.

    In the summer, you will be reading reports on who we are selling rather than buying

  • 349 jimiley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:29 PM

    There is only blind faith left. We have to believe that Steve and Charnley can save us. I pray that they can do it.

  • 350 lochinvar // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:30 PM

    Reference point: 22 points behind West Ham in 5th place

  • 351 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:30 PM

    Mclaren always makes subs when it’s so late into the game and is pointless. We had absolutely no intention to play for 3 point here which is why we lost…

    Mclaren disaster set up to get 1 point. If only he was more courageous and realised Stoke was poor today.

  • 352 jordijohnty // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:30 PM

    Anyone who thinks we should give Macloser any more matches needs to give their head a wobble

  • 353 mindshaft // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:30 PM

    Shelvey has been awful – he’s meant to be a great passer of the ball but I can’t recall him actually hitting one of our own players

  • 354 mindshaft // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:31 PM

    hahaha pathetic

  • 355 jimiley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:31 PM

    Expat,
    That will not stop Ed running loads of bollocks about who we are trying to buy. It must bring him buckets loads of money.;

  • 356 Toon XI // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:31 PM

    Relegation doesn’t scare me.

    What scares me is how long and how far down is this club headed?

  • 357 toon kk // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:32 PM

    I hope no one actually thought we had a chance to win?
    We’re the second worst team in the premier league.

  • 358 JP...from The Rock // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:32 PM

    Trademark Riviere slip-shot that one.

  • 359 RUNAWAY777 // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:32 PM

    swansea wining now good night nufc

  • 360 Toonacious T // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:32 PM

    McClaren has shown once again that he has no balls. Playing for a draw when you can’t keep a clean sheet. Wait until the inevitable before bringing on attacking subs. Total lack of any quality in the final third. We don’t produce enough to deserve three points. If McClaren isn’t gone in the morning we are down. Terrible appointment…yet again.

  • 361 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:32 PM

    Yes. Relegation is almost a certainty now. Woeful captain performance of shelvey. Absolutely horrible today.

  • 362 Jail for Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:32 PM

    What a fcukin surpride by Riveie

  • 363 reilly // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:32 PM

    no game plan.
    after 3 weeks of training mcclaren still carnt get this team sorted.time to get rid.

  • 364 Mister Tuff // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:33 PM

    Looks like the La Manga trip was worthwhile -not.

  • 365 Munster Mag // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:33 PM

    Smc no better than pardew sadly. If we had kept fat sam we wud never have been in this mess. crazy stuff. U cudnt make it up

  • 366 lochinvar // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:33 PM

    McLaren is now making Carver look like someone who actually cared….it’s very very frightening

  • 367 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:33 PM

    Shelvey unfortunately has no sense of urgency.

    Couple of mins to go and he wants to slow the game down by passing it 5 yards sideways to a unaware Doumbia whose just done a lung busting run to help out defence and is on his way to recovering back to his position up front.

    No intelligence on the pitch.

  • 368 mindshaft // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:34 PM

    Goodbye Premiership – unlikely we’ll meet again in my lifetime

  • 369 Fabricio - out of position - Coloccini // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:34 PM

    If McClaren isn’t sacked tomorrow Charnley doesn’t deserve to walk the streets of Newcastle without getting abused, mocked and spat on. What an absolute idi0t!

  • 370 nufcursed // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:34 PM

    team ratings:

    elliott 5
    janmaat 6
    lascelles 5
    tayor 5
    dummett 3
    colback 4
    shelvey 2
    sissoko -1
    wijnaldum 1
    gouffran 0
    mitrovic 6

    mcclaren -1

  • 371 Bri // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:34 PM

    If this is the best we have to offer, wally needs to pack his bags tonight

  • 372 jimiley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:34 PM

    Schteve ” I am looking for a reaction next game.” It could be funny if it were not so sad.

  • 373 Toonacious T // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:34 PM

    What a save. We are doomed.

  • 374 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:35 PM

    Mclaren worse than pardew. Discuss…

  • 375 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:35 PM

    Aaaaaaaaaaah, so close Doumbia. Good strike.

    He’s looked lively, imaginative and dangerous. Start him at the weekend.

  • 376 JP...from The Rock // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:35 PM

    We would hve atarted with this team we could have won. McClaren grow a pair you twat!!

  • 377 Toonacious T // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:35 PM

    What sort of ball was that to play? Unbelievable.

  • 378 mindshaft // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:36 PM

    So now McClaren will be calling it the wonder save that stopped us getting anything

  • 379 DENIro // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:36 PM

    McLaren, a man with no balls ..
    He was supposed to start off with the intention to score ..
    The man will bury us ..

  • 380 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:36 PM

    Why couldn’t Elliot make a much easier save frtom double the distance out?

    Suppose it was his turn to let us down.

  • 381 manxpie // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:36 PM

    Ffs Wat a save

  • 382 mindshaft // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:36 PM

    Down and out

  • 383 zimtoon // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:36 PM

    at least doumbia knows where the goal is

  • 384 jordijohnty // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:36 PM

    I really cannot remember a worse team than this one…Ever

  • 385 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:36 PM

    I can’t believe why elliot did not even move for the goal.

  • 386 Jail for Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:36 PM

    And he brought Riverie on instead of Doumbia. He has to fcukin go.

  • 387 catchy in norway // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:37 PM

    did not desrve to lose the game,, 2 poor teams,, shaq was ok,,

  • 388 Our Toon // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:37 PM

    Elliot lost us the point, they were awful and so were we….I’ve never seen a keeper flap at as many crosses as that idiot did today

  • 389 jimiley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:37 PM

    Taxi for Charnley!!!!!!! No chance. This shit club will probably give him a roller.

  • 390 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:37 PM

    Disgusting…..

    One positive the stranglehold of Ashley is losing money….

    Night lads…See you in division 3 in a few years…

  • 391 Toonacious T // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:37 PM

    Sack McClaren now. He makes Pardew look expansive with these tactics. Ball-less!

  • 392 Jail for Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:37 PM

    What bolloks will he come out with now?

  • 393 Laurent Robert 32 // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:37 PM

    Attacked more in last 5mins than the entire game, and almost scored. Disgraceful.

  • 394 jordijohnty // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:38 PM

    We were rubbish in 08/09 but there was the core of players to get us up. Next season, who is going to get us up?

  • 395 nufcursed // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:38 PM

    @374

    nothing to discuss there!
    steve definitely worse! at least pardew’s teams had commitment

  • 396 manxpie // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:38 PM

    Wat was happening there at the end

  • 397 mindshaft // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:38 PM

    I give up

  • 398 toon kk // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:38 PM

    At least the lads had a nice break in the sun before the game.

  • 399 AncientC // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:39 PM

    Nigel Pearson. SOS.

  • 400 WWSBRD // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:39 PM

    Krul saves that and we draw 0-0

    In all honesty we didnt deserve anything more than that, Stokes ground cant handle wind though christ

    Awful all round until Doumbia and Perez came on and we actually had options up front, I ohonestly think we are down

  • 401 willowdalerez // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:39 PM

    Noooooooooo…

  • 402 Rotonda heights // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:39 PM

    the team we finished with was the one we should have started with, apart from Aarons instead of Rivi.

    SM won’t change or learn, he’ll alway play negative away from home as he just doesn’t get the 3 points for a win concept.

    SM is almost worse than AP and SA and that’s saying something. Beyond cowardly.

  • 403 Toon XI // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:39 PM

    Complete embarrassment.

  • 404 lochinvar // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:39 PM

    Doumbia and Perez on with six minutes left ?
    just realised that McLaren is no good at maths, that’s the problem ( or one of many )

    2 minutes to get warmed up on the pitch + 2 minutes to work out whats going on and + another 2 wondering wtf am I doing here ?
    Whistle goes to end game. Another McLaren masterclass.

  • 405 Mister Tuff // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:40 PM

    Should have been at them from the start -Mitro -totally isolated -wrong tactics.
    We could have won that – 3 points were there for the taking.

    Sack Wally Blusterman – and the rest of the knackers.

  • 406 Laurent Robert 32 // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:40 PM

    And that was a good effort by Doumbia to keep it on target and with pace from that angle.

    Poor performance by the team.

  • 407 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:40 PM

    After today, sticking with mclaren will almost guarantee us going down. This team has completely no fight in them. Just look at how Swansea and Bournemouth and the scums actually fight.

  • 408 willowdalerez // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:40 PM

    Doumbia close at the end there. So digusted Macca has to go but its too late may go down

  • 409 Rotonda heights // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:40 PM

    people out of position, favourites played regardless of form, daft subs way too late. we’ve been here before.

  • 410 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    He has to go, the man has no knackers.

    He has to be rated worse than Pardew at this stage. Yeah we might play attractive football occasionally at home, but so what when we have no knackers away from home to even attempt to win?

    Sctheve has spent a small fortune that Pardew neever had the luxury of. Joint worst manager we’ve had, as bad as Carver.

  • 411 nufcursed // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    @402

    almost worse???
    his record is 10 times worse than pardew!!!

  • 412 jimiley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    The only good news is that I stopped going after 50 years. Ashley, Carver, penfold and McClaren are that bad. Honest.

  • 413 toonking // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    FT
    19th newcastle

    I’ve ruled out swansea now as they’ve got another 3 points and have some easy points coming up so it’s 3 out of 4 teams to go down. If they don’t manage to make points in the mean time I’d say the derby will tell the out come and based on reent derbies we’re not looking good.

  • 414 Fabricio - out of position - Coloccini // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    We deserve to go down and we’ll probably be down there for some seasons before Ashley give up.
    At least we will compete with the top 15 in championship, hopefully!

  • 415 willowdalerez // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    Macca I can hear it now:

    “We are looking for a reaction”

    Yes… For you to get the pink slip!

  • 416 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:42 PM

    Rotonda

    Aye, we need to stop appointing cowards!

  • 417 zimtoon // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:42 PM

    shocked people saying mitro was our best player, his role in the team is to score nothing less and if he cant score why play him as a striker

  • 418 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:42 PM

    Nufcursed

    Thankyou. Exactly what i was looking for. I would rather have Pardews over-cautious yawn ball than maccas relegation-ball

  • 419 Toonacious T // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:43 PM

    Wijnaldum is the only player with any real quality and he had no runners in front of him. I can’t believe I’ve spunked hundreds of pounds to take my eldest son to watch the derby match. I should have taken him to another team where he could witness a decent quality of football or at least a team going for the win. The club are a total embarrassment to the fans.

  • 420 SPRINGY // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:43 PM

    weak tackling….poor passing…..no clue…..no awareness,to slow…and when we tried to get forward sissokogave it away…lost control or made poor pass….gini poor again as were most….thought the back four did ok to be honest but shameful goin forward

  • 421 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:43 PM

    Anything less than 3 points next week and it’s curtains for our season. Goodnight premier league for a long long time.

  • 422 jimiley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:44 PM

    We need more consistency away from home. 18 defeats out of 21 help????????

  • 423 jordijohnty // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:44 PM

    On the positive side good night for leicester. Come on you foxes

  • 424 lukes26 // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:44 PM

    i was never with the sack pardew group.

    but steve…i have no idea why he cant see the obvious

    i mean the entire team was avoiding passing to gouffran, this was obvious. why wasnt he subbed earlier..

  • 425 Toon XI // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:44 PM

    Macca will never see a PL manager role again. This is his last assignment for sure.

  • 426 nufcursed // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:44 PM

    @zimtoon

    you don’t get football do you?

    mitro is a player that needs chances to score, unlike a lukaku who creates chances himself.
    if he ain’t getting chances, that means that the team is set up wrongly!
    he WAS our best player today.
    name one better i bet you can’t!

  • 427 lochinvar // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:45 PM

    Why is McLaren over in the States trying to win the Republican nomination for President.
    Wasn’t he at the game tonight ?

  • 428 Spuggy // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:45 PM

    Perhaps Ashley will leave if we win the championship next season. Fingers crossed.

  • 429 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:46 PM

    Mclaren biggest blunder today is playing for a draw. Which is why we always lose away games. Stoke was poor today and if he played an attacking team we could have nicked all 3 points.

  • 430 toon kk // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:46 PM

    I can’t be bothered anymore. We’re a waste of time.

  • 431 nufcursed // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:46 PM

    this club is getting exactly what it deserves…
    YOU REAP WHAT YOU SAW

  • 432 toonking // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:47 PM

    RH

    steve mac has got to be considered worse than parjew. Parjew had consistantly poor transfer windows yet mac has been allowed 80 mil.

    Parjew himself had 1 thing mac didn’t have, parjew had a decent start to the seasons which is why he can break these longest losing streak records.

  • 433 Tsunki // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:48 PM

    I actually turned the corner tonight and converted from abusive ridicule to laughing out loud at the hilarity of our ineptitude. Ok the weather conditions played tricks with the ball but that means you are down to close pass and move, which we absolutely can’t do. The falling over and tripping over the ball thing and allowing players to win every ball in a 50/50 we have down to a fine form of art. We are only going to survive relegation. By not being as dire as three other teams. Great.

  • 434 stripes1009 // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:48 PM

    Having just watched the game live…….utter crap!!!!!!
    McLaren OUT……and turn the lights out when you leave.

  • 435 Tsunki // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:49 PM

    Colback showing Shaqiri inside and Elliot deciding not to bother stretching his hand out did it for me. I knew we wouldn’t come back from that.

  • 436 Rotonda heights // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:50 PM

    let’s not kid ourselves, AP was s—e, SM is even more so it seems. Both cowards, both smug delusional t–ts with no sign of a plan B in sight.
    It’s their way or the highway and the championship is calling us on.

  • 437 Thump // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:50 PM

    Their goal was a stunner, and Butland did make a fantastic save, but how on Earth did we lose that? Not saying we played well, but it’s not like Stoke were playing top class football.

    Disgraceful. Schteve will be gone come 6pn, and we’ll see Penfold pulling on his tracksuit to take over as interim.

  • 438 The next Mike Williamson // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:51 PM

    Someone needs to put mcclaren in a care home. he’s not all there.

  • 439 willowdalerez // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    I am red in the face… with embarrassment. I thought Macca was a decent appointment when first announced. If he isn’t fired he should step down for the shame.

  • 440 Tsunki // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    I thought we played even worse than against Chelsea . Stoke were right off it tonight.

  • 441 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    So much for la manga and we waited 18days to be served up this crap. I’m out.

  • 442 21st Century Schizoid Man // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    Defeat snatched from the jaws of a 0-0 draw.

  • 443 Thump // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    Uh, Schteve will be gone come 6pm Saturday**

  • 444 jimiley // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    Taxi for Steve. Bring on Dennis Wise. Its that bad . Its that sad.

  • 445 nufcursed // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    mcclaren won’t be sacked until the bournemouth game so don’t get your hopes up!
    we’ll have to lose another one for that to happen.
    club still convinced we’re not in a crisis!
    mcclaren thinks the season is only 10 games underway..
    and besides which sane manager would take over here?

    or should i say ‘head coach’?

  • 446 Rotonda heights // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    ilovetoon

    it’s the repeating something that never works in the hope one day it will. definition of stupidity.

    why only play for a point away from home every single away game.

  • 447 toon kk // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    It’s not just Macca being clueless, we’re playing without a proven striker and a bunch of loosers.

  • 448 Tsunki // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    I think steve will stick around to collect his John Carver Award.

  • 449 toonking // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    For all we know a 4 month contract to parjew might just ensure we survive. We don’t reknew his contract in the summer that way we ensure that sh1t run won’t come

  • 450 Laurent Robert 32 // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:55 PM

    Toonking, Pinocchio had Remy, Cabaye, Ben Arfa, Ba, and initially an unPardewed Cisse (who was then played on a the wing/fullback for half a season and ruined) I’d have those every day of the week in my team regardless of the lower fees paid.

  • 451 sparky55 // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:56 PM

    That’s what you get when you go out with that Pardewesque game plan of keeping the opposition at bay and leave a striker isolated at the top…trouble with that pearl of wisdom is you go 1-0 down and there’s no plan B

    Maclaren has to go…he has proven without a shadow of doubt he’s not up to job…just like most of thought when he came.

    Why on earth would anyone think a failed championship manager was good enough to manage NUFC

    The management of our club are getting exactly what they deserve

  • 452 nufcursed // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:56 PM

    shelvey also not worth 12M
    we are such a stupid club it’s no longer sad but funny.
    i hope we go down and build a new team from scratch

    new players
    new manager
    new owner

  • 453 Tsunki // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:56 PM

    Let’s face it he can’t go yet, he’s got a cripplingly embarrassing and shameful mauling by the mackems to deliver yet. If possible, the defeat that means we switch places to third from bottom with them.

  • 454 Laurent Robert 32 // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:56 PM

    Swansea won as well

  • 455 Nufc-83 // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:57 PM

    Worst player on the pitch was Mitro by a country mile. The lad cant hold the ball up and it just bounces off him everytime. When he has a chance to pass he holds onto it and loses it. He doesnt move when we have the ball what a terrible player.

    Shelvey was poor but at least he was trying to thread balls in to what i can only describe as statues in front of him. He got the ball and i watched sissokho and mitro stand there not even looking to make a run i couldnt believe what i was actually seeing it was a disgrace.

    We need to sell Sissokho aswell and get someonel like redmond in (a proper winger not that idiot).

  • 456 Toonacious T // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:57 PM

    That game was there for the taking. Gouffran start and Riviere sub, wtf? Are only hope is if Nigel Pearson comes in tomorrow but he is the sort of character who Ashley doesn’t like as I’m sure the first thing he would say is Penfold is a clueless tw@t!

  • 457 nufcursed // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:58 PM

    also our players don’t turn up time and time again.
    that’s proof they’re not behind steve

  • 458 Average_Contents // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:58 PM

    That was abysmal.

    It’s only confirmed what most knew, he isn’t the right man for the job. He wasn’t the right man for the job when the grinning halfwit took it on.

    What do we expect though with that fat tosspot at the helm.

    Truly stunning ineptitude all round.

  • 459 lochinvar // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:58 PM

    Dictionary definition – and look at the example halfway through the text – ha !

    useless
    adjective
    not fulfilling or not expected to achieve the intended purpose or desired outcome.
    “a piece of useless knowledge”
    synonyms: futile, pointless, purposeless, impractical, vain, in vain, to no purpose, to no avail, unavailing, bootless, nugatory, hopeless, unusable, ineffectual, inefficacious, impotent, fruitless, unprofitable, profitless, unproductive, unachievable, Sisyphean; More
    antonyms: useful, beneficial
    informal

    having no ability or skill in a specified activity or area.
    “he was useless at football”

    synonyms: incompetent, ineffective, worthless, ineffectual, incapable, inept, inadequate, hopeless, weak, bad, no good;

  • 460 nufcursed // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:59 PM

    nufc83

    worst comment of the night is yours!
    sissoko and shelvey were 10 times worse than mitrovic

  • 461 stuart no9 // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:59 PM

    i said this morning , if we lose macca has got to go
    lets see what happens

  • 462 The overrated Frenchman // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:59 PM

    Didn’t this game go just exactly as we all expected? McClaren isn’t going to suddenly develop a tactical brain or the ability to motivate players overnight – or on a jolly little trip to Spain. This performance has been the whole season in the making in a sense, and it’s what we’ll get again, and again, and again….and then we’re relegated.

  • 463 Tsunki // Mar 2, 2016 at 9:59 PM

    Toonking that’s just ridiculous. Pardew. Head shake.

  • 464 BandB // Mar 2, 2016 at 10:00 PM

    You’d have to have the thickest black and white specs to believe a lot of our players would walk into the Stoke team.
    Several teams have looked a lot better than us and lost because they failed to convert that into chances and goals.
    I thought Stoke looked like doing the same, as they were right off it for long periods, especially in the second half.

    Sadly, I think that WAS our reaction. Just that we weren’t shocking WAS our reaction.

    However, there were plenty of people arguing yesterday and today that sacking McClaren now would be a mistake.
    If you are one of them, I don’t see what it is is in a 1-0 defeat at Stoke that has made you completely change your mind tonight.

  • 465 Tsunki // Mar 2, 2016 at 10:01 PM

    This is not a team that can go away and Park the bus for a point. We can’t pass, keep possession or press off the ball.

  • 466 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Mar 2, 2016 at 10:04 PM

    BandB

    Certainly on current form, NONE of our players would even trouble the stoke first team. Schteeve ‘donald trump’ mcclaren has them utterly clueless.

  • 467 terencelim // Mar 2, 2016 at 10:05 PM

    Why overreact for this type of results when you check wikipedia that Ashley is still the club owner?

  • 468 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Mar 2, 2016 at 10:06 PM

    Tsunki,

    So, appart from not being able to play football, we’re fine, yeah!? 😀

  • 469 pawl250 // Mar 2, 2016 at 10:06 PM

    Watched the game live my thoughts

    Both teams were poor

    Defence looked half decent because of that fact

    Their goal was only a goal because it caught the wind, which you could tell effected both teams in 2nd half. This is apparent in goal kicks, Butlands landing at Elliot and Elliot struggling to even reach the half way line. It was a good hit, but straight at keeper had the wind now caught it Elliot should have made the save.

    Mitrovic looked unfit, lacked the normal effort

    Sissoko is poor at short passing. I would drop him.

    We were crying for Townsend, someone who would take the ball and have a go.

    Gouffran should not be near first team.

    Colback was probably our best player, which sums it all up really.

  • 470 toonking // Mar 2, 2016 at 10:06 PM

    LR32

    I’ve never considered parjew a decent manager all in all just a world class puppet. He got 5th place whilst HBA, cabaye and ba were all around but then came the sale of BA loss of HBA (Never liked him myself, poor disapline as his previous clubs proved), strike sale forced by cabaye and stepping stone like move done by remy.

    All in All I just don’t see why pardew’s performance can be considered worse. Even his relation battle did have a good europa league run. mac gets knocked out league cup against 2nd string sheff wed and went out the FA cup right away.

    Cant be bothered getting into a war over parjew so just leave it as this.

    EVERYONE in the club is SH1T

  • 471 AncientC // Mar 2, 2016 at 10:06 PM

    How to play into Stokes hands.

    Play an isolated striker against Stoke’s mean back line, try to outmuscle them with 1 man upfront.

    81 minutes and 1-0, here we go, McClaren is at least going to have a go for 9 minutes with two strikers. Doumbia runs into the striker position… Perez toddles over into midfield, retaining the isolated striker strategy.

    ?

  • 472 stuart no9 // Mar 2, 2016 at 10:06 PM

    i really really hope we go down . We need it. NUFC need it , Its been on the cards for 3or 4 years now . just get it over with and try to rebuild

  • 473 Rotonda heights // Mar 2, 2016 at 10:07 PM

    if this was another club with an odious owner, who had reluctantly been forced to part with 82M, had an over promoted teaboy, pensioner and failed championship manager in charge it would be very funny.

    When it’s your own club, however, it’s a very sick joke.

  • 474 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Mar 2, 2016 at 10:07 PM

    So,Ashley has deffo bolted the horse to the cart. Trouble is, it’s the retarded horse from that Family Guy episode.

  • 475 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 2, 2016 at 10:08 PM

    Just look at the table and fixtures. I can’t believe the ‘board’ are actually so confident we’ll stay up. I have absolutely no hope and think scums will survive. And us Norwich villa are going down.

  • 476 Tsunki // Mar 2, 2016 at 10:08 PM

    We’ve known since the Great Pardew Age that players like Gouffran Colback and Dummet won’t form the heart of a team, never mind a match winning one. Why are we persisting with this woeful quality system after all this time? it’s bizarre.

  • 477 SPRINGY // Mar 2, 2016 at 10:08 PM

    been sitting all day hoping,praying for a response from the team,from the coach….but nothing…absolutely nowt same shoddy poor enept performance….half arsed tackling,no pace,skill,movement or anything to give us even the slightest hope that we may get out this……shockingly came to realise it may already be to late if sat goes the way i think it will…..pathetic,useless shite

  • 478 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Mar 2, 2016 at 10:10 PM

    Poor game s*it result
    First half display we will not survive in the Championship never mind staying up in the Premiership.
    Mitrovich absolute waste of space and weak as water. If he put as much effort as he does rolling around holding his face then we would have a good player.
    Sissoko and Shelvey wouldn’t gave them a merit mark between them tonight.

    I think Shelvey is regretting moving from Swansea so has thrown the towel in he was SH*T, SH*T, SH*T, SH*T
    Only player I thought came out with any credit was Lascalles.
    MsLarens tactics playing one up front STUUUUUUUPIDDDDD.

    Can we end the season now – and put us out of the misery – NOW.

    Cannot see us getting another win so lets prepare for next season in the championship.

    No of points we will get – 26pts – 2 draws Palace and Villa

  • 479 The overrated Frenchman // Mar 2, 2016 at 10:11 PM

    Too true Rotonda.

  • 480 Tsunki // Mar 2, 2016 at 10:11 PM

    Speaking of family guy, who in the boardroom is Peter Griffin, and who is the giant chicken?

  • 481 Average_Contents // Mar 2, 2016 at 10:11 PM

    The pressure has got to get to him soon.

    Taking goofy off (only because of injury, starting him in the first place) and bringing riviere on has got to be one of the most bizarre subs I’ve witnessed.

    Doumbia AND Perez sat on the bench.

    Wtf is that all about.

    We looked clueless and had 18 days prior to that shower to work on all manner of things.

    He’s lost the fcuking plot. I doubt he had it to begin with tbh.

    Useless cnut.

  • 482 gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club) // Mar 2, 2016 at 10:12 PM

    Don’t worry, at least Mclaren will have his inane grin and chuckle in his interviews…..

  • 483 pawl250 // Mar 2, 2016 at 10:13 PM

    Mclaren should have been sacked after his smile when we got hammered.

    He is staying unfortunately. This weekend is massive.

    Also any “fan” wanting us to go down is not a “fan”, we could actually be the next Portsmouth, Leeds and take years to recover. We literally cannot afford to go down as it would not be the same as last time.

    We do need a new manager, we need a couple of defenders and a striker.

    We haven’t got an awful side, they lack confidence and guidance. I don’t dispute Mclaren is a decent coach, his endorsements speak volumes. Yet his manager record also speaks volumes and he should never have been hired.

    I thought he would improve our game, I was wrong. That said I would never have went for him as first choice personally.

  • 484 Toonacious T // Mar 2, 2016 at 10:16 PM

    Band B
    Even if it was not his initial plan A, then with 60 minutes gone Schteve should have realised that Stoke were playing below par and brought on Perez and/or Doumbia at that point. It was also obvious that inactivity and conditions meant some players were shot by 65 minute mark. He made one sub to replace an injured Gouffran and brought on Riviere. Then the other two on 83 minutes when they inevitably scored. He has no in game intuition and no balls at all. Fatman likes these spineless types though and the kind of man we would need at this juncture isn’t likely to want to work under such a regime. We are down imo.

  • 485 toonking // Mar 2, 2016 at 10:19 PM

    charlie

    just do what i’m doing. Turn the season’s support towards leicester city. They shocking the footballing world. It’s aneasy way to take your mind away from your club without having to look like a glory hunter.

  • 486 damma99 // Mar 2, 2016 at 10:29 PM

    The only way Newcastle will stay up is getting a new manager now. I’m sure a well known manager say a Redknapp type would come in and instill a bit of confidence and fight. McLaren needs to go. Show some bloody balls Penfold.




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