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Riviere And Perez Start – Mitrovic Dropped

2:02 pm, Saturday, March 5th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 451 Comments

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Newcastle manager Steve McClaren has just announced his team what for is another vital game for the club in our fight to stay in England’s top league and today we entertain an in-form Bournemouth team.

And it’s another controversial pick by McClaren as he prefers Emmanuel  Riviere up front to Aleksandar Mitrovic – who is dropped.

Most fans would put Riviere at the bottom of our striker list and we did bring in Seydou Doumbia into our team in place of Mitrovic – otherwise it’s the same team that McClaren starts today.

Teams:

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

Bournemouth (4-4-2): Artur Boruc; Adam Smith, Simon Francis (c), Steve Cook, Charlie Daniels; Matt Ritchie, Dan Gosling, Andrew Surman, Max Gradel; Josh King, Benik Afobe
Substitutes: Adam Federici, Sylvain Distin, Tommy Elphick, Marc Pugh, Eunan O’Kane, Lewis Grabban, Glenn Murray

Referee: Paul Tiereny (Lancashire)

Gouffran drops to the bench because McClaren said we wants to win this game, but we are not sure what he sees in Riviere, who looked rusty and out of touch when he was brought on last Wednesday night.

Saivet and Doumbia were brought into the club last month but both remain on the bench and there’s still no Siem de Jong.

The Bournemouth squad on paper is nowhere near to that of Newcastle United, but they are still 8 points above us in the league and beat Southampton 2-0 at home on Wednesday night while we were losing our 7th away game (in all competitions) on the trot 1-0 at Stoke City.

And the Newcastle players issued a statement in support of McClaren about half an hour ago, but that looks far too political and comes just before the game and seems deliberate and calculated.

It is probably meant to give Lee Charnley more ammunition to keep Steve McClaren in charge, even if we don’t win today’s game – which would be another catastrophe.

The Board seems determined to keep the McClaren in charge even as he takes us down to the Championship – what exactly is going on at Newcastle this season?

However a positive effect of the statement could be to get the fans right behind the lads and even inspire the players themselves to put in a good performance and get all 3 points – that we desperately need.

Words mean nothing it’s the performance on the field that matters.

Newcastle fans are not too confident of the win today – which is what we really need.

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This is what Steve McClaren said yesterday about today’s opposition:

“My concentration and focus is purely on Bournemouth and winning that game,” “We’re coming into the business end of the season so any sort of win will be tremendous.”

“We need to get results to make sure we’re in the league next season. Bournemouth will be another tough game.” “Every game is a must win. We’ve got 11 games left and we’re just not thinking about losing the game tomorrow.”

“We know in football that things can turn around and change and Bournemouth is another good opportunity for us.””I admire what Eddie Howe has done at Bournemouth.”

“I thought they always had a great chance of staying up. The work ethic and culture he has created there is great and it’s going to be a very difficult game for us.”

“At the moment we’re just preparing, we need to show some fight and get a little bit more luck in front of goal.” “When you’re not performing and you’re in the bottom three you know you’re missing something.”

“It’s not rocket science, we know we’re missing goals and we’re missing clean sheets and we need to put that right.” “People to do their jobs constantly and when you get that you get results.”

“That’s what we want to see from the players for the next 11 games – starting tomorrow.”



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




451 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Edd Case // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:03 PM

    SM is either a genius…

    Or, as I suspect, a complete fool.

  • 2 toonheroes // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:03 PM

    Ok I’m furious. McCloun has no balls at all. Sissoko and Rivi. No! Just No

  • 3 Vask // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    Haha

  • 4 colwell // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    Relegation battle and we start Riviere hahaha its quite funny how shite we are. We WILL get beat today no doubt about that, and hopefully the saggy faced cnut will be sacked. At least a new manager may give us some chance.

  • 5 Wayayman // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    Wow. I hope Mirto is injured and not dropped for Rivi. God loves a trier but the lad isn’t a striker that’s for sure

  • 6 Blackley and Brownlie // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:05 PM

    Is mitrovic injured or is Makro just looking to be sacked?

  • 7 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    Is this some kind of sick joke? riviere? A guy who scored 1 goal in an entire premier league season is our saviour? When we signed Doumbia who almost scored within five minutes? I’m done. Honestly Mcclaren must hate us.

  • 8 AncientC // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    If he is going to play 1 isolated striker, who is tasked with doing the dog’s work of chasing the ball around, it may as well be the pace and intensity of Rivere.

  • 9 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    sissoko is undroppable i guess. unreal.

    Can someone tell me what the purpose of getting doumbia was????

  • 10 toonheroes // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:07 PM

    haha I can see it coming. Perez off for Goofy. Trying to protect a 0:3 loss.

  • 11 Blackley and Brownlie // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:09 PM

    Mautitoon
    I’m backing Lascelles. Good start so far. Prefer him to Colo. Will know a good bit more at 5pm.

  • 12 toonbrother // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:09 PM

    this man is a bit of an idiot
    Riviere is useless!
    Play perez and Mitro for goodness sakes
    Glad to see colo out of the team though

  • 13 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    3-0 Saylor hat-trick!

  • 14 AncientC // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:11 PM

    Boruc, Smith, Francis, Cook, Daniels, Gosling, Surman, Gradel, Ritchie, Afobe, King.
    Subs: Federici, Distin, Elphick, Pugh, O’Kane, Murray, Grabban.

    No Harry Arter. The God’s are on our side.

  • 15 Blackley and Brownlie // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:11 PM

    Makro has just upped the stakes. Like Gullit when he dropped Shearer. If we flop, the world will fall on Makro’s head.

  • 16 TastyyyGingerLUKE // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:11 PM

    Can someone please tell me why McClaren decided to buy Saviet and Doumbia? Colback is utter shite and has done absolutely nothing to keep his place in the team. Riviere? Do I really need to say more? Doumbia nearly scored five minutes from coming on! And you play probably the worst striker to ever grace the Newcastle United shirt? I really hope we lose today so McClaren gets sacked, but I am always gonna back us up!

  • 17 The Newcastle Armchair // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    Ancient

    That categorically does not justify playing rivi. We won’t be chasing the ball, they’ll sit back waiting to hit us on the break.

    Mcclaren wishes to be sacked today.

    £££££

  • 18 bladeuser // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:13 PM

    F@@@ this game I know it is hard but one more loss and this moron will b sacked if not Nufc are a Leeds in the making also wake up u zombie home fans and hound this clown out
    ASH OUT SMAC OUT COLO OUT SHEEP ? OUT

  • 19 Ron Knee // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:13 PM

    So he’s picked fans’ favourite Rivière. He’ll do anything to curry favour with supporters!

  • 20 Dennis Twice // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:13 PM

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

  • 21 manxpie // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    Jesus christ we’re putting our faith in riviere! The guy can’t strike a ball ffs Wat does doumbia have to do he nearly scored after about a minute last game with a brilliant difficult effort!

  • 22 catchy in norway // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    im missing something here

    rivi = hesky, now imo hesky was not a bad player, but his job was to run and run and make space for the real striker on the pitch, Rivi did it at Monaco for Falcao.

    now perez will play left side, rivi up front running around, who is the forward ? Gini ?

    Dumbia should be starting,, full stop the end..

    mac has lost the plot

  • 23 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    Comparing misfiring Mitro to Shearer? Wally.

  • 24 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    Don’t think Mc did buy Saivet or Doumbia. Townsend and Shelvey were his, the others smack of the once heralded Carr

  • 25 reilly // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:16 PM

    Macca “I have a cunning plan”

  • 26 brklyngeordie // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:17 PM

    More upset Sissy still starts then Rivière has been given a shout this game will be trash

  • 27 chicousa // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:17 PM

    Toonbrother,
    I have to disagree with you mate….McClown is not “a bit of an idiot”, he is a complete idiot!!!

  • 28 ROSHAN MAGPIE // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:17 PM

    last week Gouffran now riviere I’m sick of this

  • 29 colwell // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    Does it actually matter? we are as good as down anyway played w@nk for best part of 2 years now its not exactly a surprise. We have become the new Wigan pissing about at the bottom season after season some how escaping, Not this year we are down.

  • 30 Mister Tuff // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    Mmmm – not sure about Riviere – he’ll work hard and that’s about it. no end product. Initially thought he might come good – but not now. He is not PL standard.

  • 31 MAUTITOON // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    what’s the formation?

  • 32 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:20 PM

    Riviere up front can do all the things Mitrovic can do except he has a little bit more pace neither of them can finish great but they can hold the ball up

    We should switch Wijnaldum to the right wing and Sissoko to the left means Sissoko does not need to worry about tracking back because of Dummett and Janmaat and Wij can link up well with Wijnaldum sneaking into the box to get on the end of things

  • 33 croftus5678 // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:22 PM

    river gives us strength/speed and workrate but again lacks finishing/heading ability and leading the line as a true no9.

    we have a ton of “strikers” who lack a bit of everything to be a good lone striker so why the hell do we keep trying to play that way when they are obv suited to play a lot better with 2 up front.

  • 34 toontaff2 // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:23 PM

    15 stellas later – Riviere is in the Percy with the match ball. Ooops 15 stellas before- who gives a shyte!
    Doumbia must be looking at Riviere and thinking – am I really that good?

  • 35 AncientC // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:24 PM

    The Newcastle Armchair, I could be wrong, but I would expect Bournemouth to have more possession in this game.

  • 36 manxpie // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:24 PM

    Watching the spurs game that was the most stone wall second yellow you’ll ever see the refs are absolutely shite and so inconsistent

  • 37 Blackstarbullet // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:25 PM

    Tufty McClaren must have a death wish. How on earth can you play a CF who has scored once in past 2 seasons.?
    Can’t see the point of Doumbia being signed, if, when we are in dire need of goals , and he has a record of scoring them he gets to sit on his backside again. Another game when team selection is very questionable.

  • 38 Silk Cut // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:26 PM

    JfA with a face like a trunkless elephant

  • 39 banjax // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:28 PM

    Another naive team selection from McLaren, namely Rivierre who has shown little enterprise let alone goals for the team. Far better to have stuck with Mitrovic or handed a starting slot to Doumbia after all Perez has worked quite well with Mitrovic. Hope I’m wrong !

  • 40 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:29 PM

    This game would be tailor made for someone of Doumbia’s pace and movement.

    Bournemouth play a high line and he would get a lot of chances on goal as they are not great at defending either

  • 41 Pottsclock // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:32 PM

    He’s giving Riviere game time because we’ll need him in the Championship next season. Makes sense. (Not)

  • 42 MAUTITOON // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    hope i’m able to burst shouting manu rivierrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre get in you beauty at a certain time today.

  • 43 Essex Geordie Bill // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:35 PM

    Blackley comment 6, I said just that the other day, could be an easy out for him with money in his pocket.

    There’s several on the bench that should start including Anita, at least they are on the bench as options. Although they won’t get on till the 89th minute probably.

  • 44 Belfast // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:38 PM

    What channel is this on kodi? Anybody know?

  • 45 MAUTITOON // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:38 PM

    reveillez vous riviere

  • 46 Rotonda heights // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:38 PM

    SM take note, arsenal playing away down to 10 men still trying to win the game!!

  • 47 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:41 PM

    we’ll know by the end of 90mins if Mclaren was a genius or a complete fool with the selection today. Mitrovic was out of form though. but so was Sisokko for majority of this season.

    yet somehow he starts every single game. it’s players like sisokko who is sucking the morale out of the team. imagine what other players feel with the likes of sisokko seemingly undroppable.

  • 48 Rotonda heights // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:42 PM

    ”Gouffran drops to the bench because McClaren said we wants to win this game, ”

    why the hell isn’t he trying to win every game? never thought i could dislike anyone more than SA, AP and JC. nearly 10 years of s—e managers now.

  • 49 mindshaft // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:44 PM

    Bournemouth play the type of fast pressing football that we seem to have huge problems with , I therefore predict

    A toon defeat
    McClaren still in job afterwards
    Charnley still in job afterwards
    relegation

  • 50 Rotonda heights // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:44 PM

    you just know we’ll end up with moyes and not someone exciting and inspirational.

  • 51 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:48 PM

    A lucky draw, thoroughly outplayed and a chorus of boos at the final whistle would be the best outcome, if such a result means McClaren leaves and we tread water in the league. Dunno if a draw would give him another stay though.

  • 52 Ahmad Tabanjeh // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:50 PM

    Welcome to Championship 🙁

  • 53 Newcastle for alltid // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:50 PM

    Riviere! oh my…
    If this is what Mcclaren use to avoid relegation, relegation is deserved.

  • 54 Rotonda heights // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:50 PM

    it must be desperate for toonbrother with no colo to blame. it’s his only topic of conversation. that may not stop him though even when he’s not playing!!!

  • 55 Douglas // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:51 PM

    Its about time Rivera got a game. He is an outstanding prospect. I support McClaren all the way.
    Oh hang on, I’m not dreaming, this is real. Damn

  • 56 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:52 PM

    it’s gonna be a incredibly tough game today. unlike mclaren, all other clubs fighting relegation will go to every game trying to get 3 points instead of 1 point.

    so don’t expect bournemouth to play like how we do trying to get 1 point. they will be pressing us high up the pitch, dominating possession and going for the win.

    we need to be at our absolute best to get all 3 points today. anything less than 3 points and i really can’t see us surviving.

  • 57 Nufc-83 // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:53 PM

    Mitro was a disgrace last game and never gave the midfield anything as he just stood there every time shelvey and gini had the ball he deserved to be dropped.

    Rivière although he is terrible will do plenty of running and shelvey will play much better as he will find his runs (given its unlikely riv will be able to finish anything lol).

    Perez starting is a must as he’s one of our best players and should never be dropped so there is some positives 🙂

  • 58 Ron Knee // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:53 PM

    Bishop at work:
    http://www.themag.co.uk/2016/03/newcastle-players-release-official-statement-in-support-of-mcclaren-final-pr-embarrassment-newcastle-united/

  • 59 Lindisfarne // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:53 PM

    Jib

    I thought you were inspired by 50,000 opinions?
    Sorry, that is only when your caught out isn’t it?

  • 60 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Mar 5, 2016 at 2:54 PM

    “Anyone got Curbishley, O’ Leary or John Gregory’s number?”

    Lee Charnley 5th March 2016

    Nothing would surprise me

  • 61 Tjodalf // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:01 PM

    Links?

  • 62 Back Door Man // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    Riv to get a hat trick. :)))

  • 63 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    Good start, when will we go flat. Any advance on 8mins?

  • 64 Slank // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:03 PM

    Anybody got any links ?

  • 65 Douglas // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:03 PM

    So far so good. I mean, not conceded yet.

  • 66 Ron Knee // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:03 PM

    http://www.eplsite.com/stream24.html

  • 67 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:06 PM

    8 mins was always going to be a stretch.

  • 68 Graeme // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:07 PM

    http://www.stream2u-tv.me/watch/35919/2/Premier-League-Newcastle-vs-Bournemouth.html

  • 69 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:10 PM

    We’re so shite, getting dominated already. Every team looks much more dangerous than us. We’re so ponderous and unimaginative.

  • 70 Ron Knee // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:11 PM

    Which is the away team again?

  • 71 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:11 PM

    how slow is rivi??

  • 72 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:12 PM

    Shelvey like against Stoke, already getting frustrated at the lack of nous to go in behind quickly when we turn possession over.

    As I say that Rivi might get the idea now Shelvey has physically had to point it out to him.

  • 73 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:13 PM

    Sissoko is one fo the worst footballers on the planet.

  • 74 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:13 PM

    Sissoko has been woeful as always. Maybe this is the consistency that mclaren is looking for.

  • 75 toon22 // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:15 PM

    WTF Sissoko

  • 76 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:17 PM

    I’d like to say Sissoko flits between sublime and the ridiculous, but he dwells in the ridiculous for way too long to call it flitting. If he makes the right decision, a big if, his execution is often horrible. Big problem is he almost exclusively is the only one to get into good attacking positions.

  • 77 toonbrother // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:17 PM

    sissoko is head and shoulders the best player on our team
    Along with Gini the only world class player in the club

  • 78 toon22 // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:19 PM

    Utter dross from the toon as usual.

  • 79 toonbrother // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:20 PM

    Riviere has not impressed me at all so far

  • 80 toon22 // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:21 PM

    Maybe Macca might shake things up in the last 2 mins and bring on a few subs

  • 81 toonbrother // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:21 PM

    well done lascelles!

  • 82 MAUTITOON // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:22 PM

    stop those long kicks you stupid elliot

  • 83 toonbrother // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:22 PM

    good tackle shelvey!

  • 84 Ron Knee // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:22 PM

    Horrible football. Is Ashley watching this?

  • 85 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:24 PM

    where is mbabu?? why do we have to keep putting up with dummet? he is terrible

  • 86 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:24 PM

    Shelvey very daft, lucky to not get a yellow.

    That’s what we need, Janmaat overlapping the hapless Sissoko because he least puts in more dangerous crosses and doesn’t dither, so the STs can anticipate.

    Dummy doing his best to get us in trouble.

  • 87 toonbrother // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:26 PM

    good football.
    we look decent
    all we need is a goal

  • 88 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:26 PM

    Atleast it’s still 0-0. I don’t care how we get the win. A woeful 1-0 win from a deflection by the ball-boy will do for me.

  • 89 toonbrother // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:26 PM

    Bravo sissoko

  • 90 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:26 PM

    Aside from going after their players ankles a few moments ago, Shelvey standing out so far.

  • 91 toon22 // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:27 PM

    toonbrother are you a bournemouth supporter?

  • 92 toonbrother // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:28 PM

    omg

  • 93 toon22 // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:28 PM

    LMFAO

  • 94 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:28 PM

    Hail Wor Ashley you called it!

  • 95 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    Can always rely on the clown of the castle to turn up in an hour of need. Shite.

  • 96 Belfast // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    Damm can’t lose this game.

  • 97 toon22 // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    Thers ya goal toonbrother

  • 98 toonbrother // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    Jesus Taylor what an idiot!
    There was no danger there!!!
    Bloody idiot!

  • 99 colwell // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    We are going down say we are going down

  • 100 mindshaft // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    And we’re relegated

  • 101 Toonboy // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    Game over!!!!

  • 102 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    Sorry. But we really don’t look like a premier league. We deserve relegation and every bit of it. We deserve What’s coming. There is absolutely no way we are going to survive.

  • 103 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    Taco

    Aye, think there’s wiggle room in my prediction to try and make out I meant ogs 😆

  • 104 JamesToon // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    We’re getting absolutely outplayed

  • 105 toonbrother // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    We have a weak defensive midfield area
    Colback and Shelvey provide zero protection fro the back line
    Need to do better

  • 106 Ron Knee // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    Looking forward to the Leicester match.

  • 107 mindshaft // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    Who needs Collo , we have a team full of clowns

  • 108 toon22 // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    Do you think SMC will get us promoted next season ?

    No i dont either.

  • 109 mindshaft // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    Oh well donr Schteve

  • 110 Toon XI // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    Biggest lot of losers I’ve ever seen in my life.

  • 111 toon22 // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:32 PM

    LoL the whole team look bewildered now lmao

  • 112 toonking // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:32 PM

    crap strikers+crap defence

    we’ve shown the signs all season and it’s getting clearer each week we’re down

  • 113 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:32 PM

    Tonnbrother

    You know sweet f all about footy.

  • 114 toonbrother // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:32 PM

    well looks like mclaren noticed what i noticed and made a change.

  • 115 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:32 PM

    We are getting hammered by Bournemouth. Completely outplayed.

    To be honest I really hope the board has already plans for life in the championship.

  • 116 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    maca is a fn clown. we need an atacking player, not a no talent midget

  • 117 colwell // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    So not only are we going down we will help the Scum stay up as they will beat us easily

  • 118 toonbrother // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    i predict we will get back into this maybe take all three points

  • 119 Mister Tuff // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    Bournemouth look like a team.

  • 120 davis_toons // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    From the Start we are like playing AWAY from home..

    Our passing not be compared to Bournemouth.

    We did not built from the back or anything. Just hoof the ball up front to Bournemouth.

    If Big Sam was here he can play this team better.

    Bournemouth was so dangerous on the right flank.
    (the goal comes from the left thou)

    There are more goals to come. Poor Newcastle.

    “good football.
    we look decent
    all we need is a goal”

    You SURE?

  • 121 Douglas // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    Why do 50000 actually attend games. FMA will only go if we stay away. And FMA selling the club is the only way we will start to improve.

  • 122 jordijohnty // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    Anyone renewing their season ticket, or planning on getting one needs their heads testing

  • 123 santon3 // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:35 PM

    are we playing at home?

  • 124 TheToonKing // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:35 PM

    if we loose this we’re pretty much down. and I’m done with this piece of shit club. last 10 years have been a nightmare, we had 1 decent season. Same mistakes over and over and over. fu3k this lot of loosers.

  • 125 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:35 PM

    Just wait for mclaren interview saying he’s proud of the effort and commitment and we are getting hard to beat. Lololol

  • 126 toonking // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:35 PM

    ron

    I usually have a pizza during each newcastle match but tonight i’m having it during the watford V leicester match. they deserve more support.

  • 127 The next Mike Williamson // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:35 PM

    The players should ignore Wally at half time and hold their own team talk like they did against spurs and liverpool

  • 128 toonbrother // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    pi55 off afobe

  • 129 mindshaft // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    We are so poor – being completely outplayed

  • 130 ronaldo aarons // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    i do like lascelles. Hope he keeps improving.

  • 131 davis_toons // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:38 PM

    Moussa Sissoko runs his heart out.

    Georginio Wijnaldum defends like crazy on the left. Didn’t have enough to attack anymore if he keeps on defending like that..

    Ayoze Perez tried desperate shoots outside the box.

    The SYSTEM is NOT working if there is any.

  • 132 santon3 // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:38 PM

    seems like the players have already planned a move where they will play next season.

  • 133 ronaldo aarons // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:38 PM

    As I say that he messes up the cross lol.

  • 134 Toon XI // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:38 PM

    I truly don’t believe we are capable of winning a single match between now and end of season.

    It’s over…

  • 135 toon22 // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:38 PM

    Wtf Lacelses

  • 136 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:38 PM

    Saylor is pathetic.

    For the goal there was no reason to go to ground and just then he almost cost us again doing the same move.

  • 137 toon22 // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    Back pass

  • 138 mindshaft // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    fans venting their feelings now

  • 139 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    This lot will struggle against a league 2 side nevermind premier league opposition.

  • 140 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    Lascelles was solid until then, but then when you do slip up occasionally you expect your partner to dig you out, Saylor just compounded it.

  • 141 toon kk // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    We’ve got the worst manager and the probably the worst team in the premier league, so don’t expect nothing but defeats. It’s been the story of our season.
    We’re sh.t, enjoy!

  • 142 EllaGuru // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:40 PM

    Second to everything. Moussa Sissoko is a digrace. No desire, awful first touch and absolutely no end product.
    We deserve to be relegated. McLaren has the gumption to claim Ayoze is too inconsistent? What planet is he on?

  • 143 ronaldo aarons // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:41 PM

    What I don’t get is that we finally have the ball over the top option with shelvey and doumbia yet we haven’t given it a shot. Especially when most teams have a high line against us.

  • 144 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    There’s absolutely no ideas going forward outside of the fruitless Sissoko/Janmaat route.

  • 145 davis_toons // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    Staylor is losing it ald he should really lead the backline…no longer the taylor i believe before but he have just come back how can we blame him…?

  • 146 catchy in norway // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:43 PM

    total joke of a line up,, no players on the left side of the pitch, why pass when you can hoof it

  • 147 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:43 PM

    All looking at each other and passing the buck

  • 148 davetoon // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:43 PM

    We should stay up based o our home form *sigh

  • 149 toonbrother // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:43 PM

    why are the fans so negative?

  • 150 colwell // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:43 PM

    Fcuk me can see why Perez got dropped he’s been our worst player by a mile with this pile of shite thats some achievement

  • 151 El Sleeve // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:44 PM

    oh my god, i cant take any more of this dross

  • 152 JP...from The Rock // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    Well that’s us down then! Where can I go to bet on us getting relegated?? At least I can get some money back for my grey hairs.

  • 153 Offkey // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    It’s quite depressing really

  • 154 JDdubai // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    Just crap in every way.

    Rivière offers less than nowt
    No fluidity, no cohesion, what exactly happened in Spain exactly??

    Tell you what though, reckon we will have a pretty tasty team in the championship next year.

  • 155 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    Toonbrother clearly a wum with that comment.

  • 156 TheToonKing // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:46 PM

    i hate sissoko with passion

  • 157 davis_toons // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    Now Wijnaldum not longer have to defend that much he have been switch to the Center. A swap with Perez.

    Perez can play Left better than Wijnaldum.

    Again the Head Coach did not anticipate that though all these months of understanding.

  • 158 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    JDdubai

    You think? Most will be straight out of here and I’d want them to be.

    Well my hope could happen still. Thoroughly outplayed and a lucky late goal, hopefully enough to see the back of Mc, despite all the solidarity soundbites from the club.

  • 159 JP...from The Rock // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    Doumbia hd better come on in the second half!! McClaren you blind cu*t!!

  • 160 toon22 // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    Thats 50,000 people robbed of there ticket money imho.

  • 161 AncientC // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:49 PM

    Bournemouth with 59% and only just starting to get into their groove.

  • 162 JP...from The Rock // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:49 PM

    Not even at home do we have more possession. Not even a shot on target ffs!

  • 163 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:49 PM

    We really need to improve 2nd half as Bournemouth were all over us. And we also lacked any form of effort or desire from the players in a must win game. Their body language was very worrying. Like they have given up already.

  • 164 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    have to give salyor credit, hes much smarter than we all figured. He knows if we stay up hes out of contract. That OG will get him a new deal when we are in the Champ league next year. Brilliant!

  • 165 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:51 PM

    Ahahahahhah love it… Ashley are you selling yet ?

    The way it going think Championship will be a mountain go climb.
    We don’t belong in football.

    Sick of this club.

  • 166 Nufc-83 // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:51 PM

    After me saying Perez was a positive he’s is letting himself down not showing any movement off the ball.

    Shelvey only player with any passion who wants this.

    Every time Elliot kicks the ball they get possession yet we are doing it over and over again. Just for that we deserve to go down!

  • 167 jordijohnty // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:51 PM

    50000 robbed of there money. Idiots willing to be fleeced more like. I wonder if some toon fans respond to the emails from Nigerian princes

  • 168 lukes26 // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    is mcclaren the only person who didnt see that Gini playing LW was a non starter?

    Rivi was okay in the first half. Newcastle not able to capitalize on an excellent first half from Shelvey

  • 169 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    What will it take for mclaren to drop sissoko? And as someone here already mentioned, aside from janmaat/sissoko down the right, we have no other attacking ideas.

  • 170 bladeuser // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    Give him some stick u pathetic bunch of zombies u lot all deserve the championship as everybody and everything about this club is second rate NUFC YOU STINK THE CITY OUT
    ASH OUT SMAC F@@@ OFF COLO OUT SHEEP F@@@ OFF

  • 171 Newcastle for alltid // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    This is pathetic. Horrible. What a joke this team is.
    As much as I disagree with Mcclarens selection, the players are the main source of frustration here. No fight, no passion, no desire, no skill, no tactical ability. Shelvey is the only fighter in there. If this is what they`re able to muster in such vital games, maybe this team belongs in the mid-table-positions of the Championship.

  • 172 The next Mike Williamson // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    toonbrother needs to believe we’re playing well because he’s spent three years prophesizing that we’ll be great once coloccini is out the team.

  • 173 Novocastrian66 // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    jordijonty; I’m off to be psycho analised now.

  • 174 Nufc-83 // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    Need to try get Aaron’s on so has to be Perez off unfortunately he let himself down big time.

  • 175 toonbrother // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    i have to say Rivi came in to his own as the first half wore on. Still not convinced he can score goals
    The fans need to get behind the team in the second half
    All this nervous energy is only hurting our players

  • 176 Nufc-83 // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:55 PM

    I also think lascelles is the best partner for mbemba. He is strong solid and can play a bit too.

  • 177 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:55 PM

    Sissoko off for Aarons and Riviere off for Doumbia.

  • 178 davis_toons // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:55 PM

    Wijnaldum have make it very clear from day 1 that he can only play well in the middle but will dig in for the manager if he is needed to play other areas.

    And Perez played there before and did well.
    McClaren clearly did not understand his Team.

  • 179 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:55 PM

    I can see Mcclaren’s idea now, give it to Shelvey and he will play it over the top for riviere. Awful awful tactics from a clueless manager. GET HIM OUT FFS.

  • 180 Slank // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:56 PM

    The players look like they have lost all their confidence.

    They look terrified in case they make a mistake.

    They look like a team resigned to relegation.

    Unless they have a dramatic upturn in their performance in the second half they are doomed.

  • 181 Average_Contents // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:56 PM

    Nobody saying anything about the ginger ninja giving the ball away after gru had won it back?

    Oh yeah, he’s a local lad.

    He just gave it away, on the edge of our box under no pressure and allowed them the chance to attack again resulting in their jammy goal.

    Gru’s running around like a man possessed, pressing high whilst the rest of the team amble around like they couldn’t give a fcuk.

    Getting schooled. At home. By the mighty Bournemouth.

    Let that sink in for a minute.

    Dogshit.

  • 182 toon kk // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:56 PM

    Newcastle, the worst team in the premier league.

  • 183 Nufc-83 // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:56 PM

    I guess a lot of fans would take a loss of the clown is sacked afterwards. Imagine we lose and he doesn’t get sacked…..

  • 184 davis_toons // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    Someone in the team got to do a Jonas Gutierrez to lift up the team.

  • 185 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:58 PM

    Now if the lads can hold it together and dig deep I really think we can hold on to this scoreline…

  • 186 Nufc-83 // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:58 PM

    He cold cake and Anita both run of the mill championship players you could watch any game in the championship and see cms with better passing and technical ability.

  • 187 Nufc-83 // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:59 PM

    Lol yes colback

  • 188 davis_toons // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:59 PM

    “I can see Mcclaren’s idea now, give it to Shelvey and he will play it over the top for riviere.”

    For that “trick” to work we need to sign a young M.Owen.

  • 189 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    @toon kk

    I think we are the worst footballing team across all divisions.

  • 190 Rotonda heights // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    well if they don’t sack him we deserve the championship. ” you don’t know what you’re doing” is right. Rivi makes gouffran look like messi.

    get doumbia and aarons on and b—-y go for it you tufty topped loon.

  • 191 firebug666 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    Going on what Iv’e seen so far I don’t think Bournemouth are finished with us yet.

    It’s there for all to see, we offer absolutely nothing anywhere on the pitch.

    NUFC (the Magpies?……. More like the Statues).

  • 192 Back Door Man // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    Mighty thin gruel being dished up … but did any of us expect anything different? However, if you’re a true fan it’s a ‘life sentence’; support through thick and thin and there should NEVER be talk of abandoning the Club.

  • 193 Rotonda heights // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    what does colback do exactly

  • 194 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    The worst thing that can happen today is a loss today, and mclaren stays on in the job.

  • 195 JP...from The Rock // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    What has Doumbia got to do to start!?

  • 196 davis_toons // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    @172…

    hahaha…. ..we are dead meat if this goes on..

  • 197 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    McLaren half time talk should go like this –

    “Now I know we haven’t seen eye to eye this season lads, but for this second half, if we can put all this behind us and start from right now and for all the fans who pay to watch you, and you actually pull off a glorious comeback and win, I will put in writing o here and now that I will resign straight after the match. Otherwise, you lose, I stay. Your choice”

    I think that would just about do it.

  • 198 manxpie // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    Who’s mitro come on for?

  • 199 toonbrother // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    mclaren is confused

  • 200 Average_Contents // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    Get sissoko off too.

    How he’s still in the team after shocking performance followed by shocking performance is beyond me.

    Get Doumbia on aswell.

    Go for broke you fcuking hapless shithouse.

  • 201 Lindisfarne // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    So we have changed from 4231 to 5312/5221, still not sure where Sissoko is playing other than rigidly on the by line.

    Dummett subbed for not being creative enough, Gini and Perez swapped and Shelvey trying to push up.

    It is a little confusing and difficult to fathom why. The fact that SMC has tried to change things is good but why does conceding in the first half necessitate such a huge transition. What in the game is he reading that he feels needed alteration.

    Riviere was stretching their defense at least now we have a static hold up player that can not lock the ball down.

  • 202 toon kk // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:04 PM

    Tbf even if we won today, we’ll still go down, Macca will keep his job. The championship here we come.
    The premier league is for the best 20 clubs/teams not flops.

  • 203 Fabricio - out of position - Coloccini // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:04 PM

    We need a new owner. Wihout a new owner we’ll fight relegation every season. Ashley-Charnley-Carr. We’re ran with a huge handicap!
    Perhaps a relegation is what’s needed to get Ashley out.

  • 204 Average_Contents // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    Or Aarons.

    Do it.

  • 205 Toonacious T // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    Ron Knee
    Great stream btw. Cheers….I think, lol!

  • 206 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:06 PM

    Toonbrother is dithering because he was just about to use Dummett as his stand-in scapegoat…

  • 207 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:08 PM

    “183Nufc-83 // Mar 5, 2016 at 3:56 PM

    I guess a lot of fans would take a loss of the clown is sacked afterwards. Imagine we lose and he doesn’t get sacked…..

    He wont be mate, he wont be.

  • 208 toon22 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:08 PM

    Utter Utter Sh84te

  • 209 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    Same routine, yet another mediocre tea is passing the ball around us like a practice knockabout while we chase shadows and fly in with wayward tackles. Same hopeful long balls, same high and short crosses. Two words…the other is pathetic.

  • 210 davis_toons // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    For God Sick give the Captain Armband to Wijnaldum.

  • 211 toonking // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:11 PM

    it’s like watching a bunch of owens. players know the euro is not far away and the likes of sissoko are confident they’ll get a transfer away from the club. They not bothered if we go down they just want to remain fit for euro 2016 and to get more interest during the summer transfer window.

  • 212 Toonacious T // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:11 PM

    Zero quality in the final third and keystone cops defending. Truly shocking.

  • 213 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:11 PM

    It’s turning from hoping we don’t get relegated to hoping we don’t increase our minus goal difference exponentially while we do

  • 214 magscar // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:12 PM

    We had been OK until the unforced error by Colback not his first gave them traction. After that we do our usual and become more disorganised. Shelvey is likely to chin one of ours if they keep on squandering possession 🙂

  • 215 JamesToon // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:12 PM

    We officially cannot compete with bournemouth

  • 216 toonbrother // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:12 PM

    is lascelles goes off i’m switching off

  • 217 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:13 PM

    Feel sorry for Saylor because he actually did nothing wrong. He shouldn’t have had to defend that. Circus tumbling act on our D saw to that.

  • 218 Fabricio - out of position - Coloccini // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:13 PM

    Relegate us. I want to go home to my father and the wife I didn’t care about

  • 219 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:14 PM

    @james

    We can’t compete at this level. We don’t look like a premier league side.

  • 220 toon22 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:16 PM

    Hoof Ball at its best.

  • 221 JP...from The Rock // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:17 PM

    DOUMBIA DOUMBIA DOUMBIA DOUMBIA FFS!!!

  • 222 santon3 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:17 PM

    i can see the interview: we made progress blablabla, we were unlucky to concede blablabla, we need support but we didn’t get it blablabla

  • 223 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:17 PM

    we need cook to pick up a yellow or else we are donzo

  • 224 toonbrother // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:18 PM

    Shelvey’s champagne passes are unnecessary and killing our fluidity.
    We need simple short give and goes

  • 225 toon kk // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:18 PM

    We’re a joke. Why people pay to watch this sh.t I’ll never know.

  • 226 Ron Knee // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:19 PM

    SAFC and Norwich still holding out.

  • 227 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:19 PM

    @santon3

    “the keeper was huge against us bla bla.. We are hard to beat now bla bla… “

  • 228 toon kk // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:21 PM

    Swansea 1 up

  • 229 Toonacious T // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:21 PM

    This is just painful to watch. No movement off the ball. 11 statues!

  • 230 p // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:23 PM

    Steve mcloser needs to go in the morning regardless of the final result

  • 231 daztoon // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:23 PM

    Get Sissoko off,just going through motions yet again.

  • 232 Toonacious T // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    Toon KK
    I’ve booked flights, hotel and match tickets to take my lad to derby match. I’m dreading it now. Especially after having watched the last three games, we are brutal.

  • 233 Ron Knee // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    There can be no argument for hanging on to McClaren now. We are truly woeful – even at home.

  • 234 Bambams // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    The players either don’t care or are just not good enough.
    I think it’s a bit of both !
    Carr needs retiring!
    I think Mac will be sacked if we don’t win, he has lost it. He has to go.
    Who will come in though……

  • 235 mindshaft // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    Oh dear Lascelles making Collo look world class

  • 236 JP...from The Rock // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    At least Mitro and Jaanmaat are doing something.

  • 237 mindshaft // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:26 PM

    No Doumbia ?

  • 238 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:26 PM

    Finally sissoko is off. Goodness. He should never wear that shirt again.

  • 239 JP...from The Rock // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:26 PM

    Halleluya!! Sissoko off at last!!!

  • 240 mindshaft // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:26 PM

    hahaha McClaren has lost it

  • 241 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:26 PM

    we are finaly playing a little better, good time to make a change!!

  • 242 toonbrother // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:26 PM

    the fans in the stadium are a bloody disgrace

  • 243 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:26 PM

    If we lose and mclaren stays. That would be absolutely criminals.

  • 244 Munster Mag // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:26 PM

    I dont even think we will sack him if we go down

  • 245 Belfast // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    Ah shit

  • 246 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    Lol 2 down now. No way back from this.

  • 247 toon22 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    Game over

  • 248 santon3 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    FFS JUST RESIGN ALREADY!!!!!!

  • 249 mindshaft // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    WTF?? they just stood still

  • 250 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    taylors second!!!!!

  • 251 Munster Mag // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    Mackems will kill us in the 6 pointer. Essentially that wud nail us

  • 252 mindshaft // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    Lascelles is awful – totally stood and watched him

  • 253 catchy in norway // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    started with the wrong team, and made the wrong subs,

    clown

  • 254 ochytoon // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    HAHAHAHAHA you couldn’t make this up.

    If Steve doesn’t resign immediately after this he has no respect for us

  • 255 Ron Knee // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:29 PM

    So long, Steve.

  • 256 toon kk // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:29 PM

    Ha ha ha I don’t give a fk anymore.

  • 257 JP...from The Rock // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:29 PM

    That..that..that…that’s all folks!!! And that’s how you score a goal! Not the shite we try and muster! Sick to my bones with this shite every year!

  • 258 Belfast // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:29 PM

    Absolutely woeful like

  • 259 manxpie // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    Fuskin hell no doumbia again!!! And that’s it another loss absolute joke

  • 260 toon22 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    Has any club ever had their own fans chant your getting sacked in the morning ???

  • 261 mindshaft // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    Toonbrother – fans in the stadium have paid money for this, your watching a dodgy free internet stream

  • 262 benjohnsen // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    It is so easy to see. McClaren has lost the support of the players. No effort, but I understand them. McClaren is still trying the same style of play that he introduced in August and it is still not working. Go figure!!!

  • 263 geordiemark // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    that’s our premire league status gone, thank you very much Ashley, charmley, moncur, alan carr and lets not forget MCclown and co

  • 264 archaeomag // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    OK thats it I am not even bothering to watch the rest

    Bye Bye Steve – enjoy the pay off

  • 265 toonking // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    next season’s derby
    boro V newcastle
    or
    Leeds united V newcastle

  • 266 Fabricio - out of position - Coloccini // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    I’m 100% sure we’re relegated. Put McClaren on the first charter to Syria please!

  • 267 TheToonKing // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    Ok, we’re done. Relegated. I wish i could say it was fun while it lasted….it wasn’t. I’m done with NUFC.

  • 268 AncientC // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    Bournemouth should be embarrassed they only have 2 goals… if they had some real sharpshooters, it would be about 5 goals by now.

  • 269 toonking // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    roll on 5:15

  • 270 Fabricio - out of position - Coloccini // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:32 PM

    And if I see Ashley on the street I can’t hold my fist back. He deserves it.

  • 271 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:32 PM

    Absolutely pathetic performance today. So what did the la manga trip has any effect on our team? The media was absolutely right in blasting our club for arranging that trip.

  • 272 ochytoon // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    I wonder how many of these will stick around in the Champ next season

  • 273 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    Hope McClueless resigns, because i am pretty sure he wont get sacked. Mashley doesn’t do the right thing.

  • 274 JP...from The Rock // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    Aarons is pants too! Depressing indeed.

  • 275 manxpie // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    How are some of you not blaming the players they are to blame just as much
    shocking no movement anywhere all game

  • 276 Lindisfarne // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:34 PM

    I have sympathy for SMC regarding the quality of the players performances and their frustrating lack in ability. But I can not justify his decision making and wonder what has been going on behind the scenes.

  • 277 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:34 PM

    It was long coming. We deserve this relegation. We got lucky last season.

    Nows the chicken finally at home to roost.

  • 278 geordiemark // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:34 PM

    the players have to take a large part of the blame as well but the buck stops at MCclown if he doesn’t walk by the end of this game I can see hell on at st james tonight

  • 279 Mister Tuff // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:34 PM

    By 6pm we need to hear Wally has got the boot!

  • 280 toon kk // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:34 PM

    We’re totally out classed.

  • 281 Bri // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    Just look at the lovely controlled football Bournemouth play compared to the garbage we play.

  • 282 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    It adds up to a horrible situation when you can say, without any doubt at all, “we were better off with f*#king pardew”

  • 283 Fabricio - out of position - Coloccini // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    Lindisfarne

    You must be joking? McClaren and his lack of motivating skills are one of the reasons our squad under perform. That’s how I see it because we have a h3ll of a lot more talent than 7-8 other squads in PL.

  • 284 toonking // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    catchy in norway

    Still willing to give mac time or have you finally got the picture of just how crap he is and games like that win against spurs pure luck?

  • 285 geordie157 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    we’re gone along with Norwich, awful defences and no one to take those few chances we do create.

    What’s the point in Doumbia being signed!!

    Sunderland will stay up as they will grind out a few draws which will be enough.

  • 286 manxpie // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    In fact I’d play the kids next game at least they would try

  • 287 AncientC // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    Paul Loughlin (PL): “With 12 games to go, is the club in a crisis?”

    ‘The club disagreed but understands its current league position.’

  • 288 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    @manxpie

    Thats because mclaren lost the dressing room long ago. The players are not listening to him nor are they bothered about our relegation fight. Charnley should have known this and sacked mclaren long time ago. Mclaren solely to blame for our relegation. His subs and tactics has alot to be desired.

  • 289 daztoon // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    Funny how we look such a class side without Colo. Toonbrother is a genius

  • 290 jordijohnty // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    Its time now to work out what players will still be here in september

  • 291 Kamikaze Koala // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    Can we use a 4th sub because were so bad?

  • 292 geordiemark // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    if I was Ashley and he wants to save his investment id be on the phone to either Rodgers or moyes

  • 293 Munster Mag // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    1-2!!!

  • 294 toon22 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    YaY

  • 295 Belfast // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    What a ball

  • 296 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    Game on!!!

  • 297 toon kk // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    Mister Tuff
    At any other club Macca would have been sacked ages ago, he’s more likely to get a contract extension by MA,

  • 298 geordie157 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    On a different note, it’s nice to see Gosling fit and playing regularly, he’d walk into our midfield at the moment

  • 299 magscar // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    Lindi

    Agreed but if players aren’t performing foir you DROP them!!! It’s so bad now I’m posting during a match. Get in!!! Perez

  • 300 manxpie // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    Bloody hell Wat a ball by shelvey

  • 301 ochytoon // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    If we comeback, I won’t be able to deal with the smugness

  • 302 Ron Knee // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    It’s up to Ashley now. I don’t expect any reaction from Charmless.

  • 303 lukes26 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:39 PM

    unbelievable pass

  • 304 geordiemark // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:39 PM

    ilovetoon8788

    I think carr has a lot more to do with this then what meets the eye here

  • 305 manxpie // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    Seems the scum are getting all the luck Southampton down to 10

  • 306 geordiemark // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    they have to win a draw is no good lads and lasses

  • 307 mindshaft // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    the goal has put gloss on the score line but not the performance – worst I’ve seen us play since last game

  • 308 toonking // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:41 PM

    we’ve scored, difficult to get much cheer far to furious with the general chaos

  • 309 mindshaft // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:42 PM

    boot boot boot – ball straight back at us every time

  • 310 AncientC // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:42 PM

    4 players brought in to save the club from relegation, 1 of those 4 getting any game time today.

  • 311 toonking // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:42 PM

    scums now ahead!!!!!!!!!

  • 312 Munster Mag // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Makems winning ffs

  • 313 toon kk // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Sunderland 1 up

  • 314 mindshaft // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    hahaha we are so poor – Bournemouth players taking the mick out of toon defence

  • 315 JP...from The Rock // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Since we scored its again all Bournemouth! Embarrassing.

  • 316 manxpie // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    There we go 1-0 scum ffs

  • 317 davis_toons // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Seem like a Shoot Practice for Bournemouth.

  • 318 mindshaft // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    All Bournemouth again

  • 319 geordie157 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    that man Defoe again!!

  • 320 mindshaft // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    We’re down – Mackems pulling away from us, looks like Villa , us and Norwich going down

  • 321 sparky55 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:45 PM

    anyone still backing Maclaren?

    Lads…we are now down with Norwich and Villa and it serves us right.

    Well done Macca…I sincerely hope your next shit is a hedgehog and you never manager at the top level again…you certainly don’t deserve it.

  • 322 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:45 PM

    I think that one goal scored will save mclaren job. He can go on saying it was close and we put up a fight and the players showed desire bla bla

  • 323 colwell // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    HI HO HI HO its the championship here we go

  • 324 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    Trying to salvage a point, at home, to a team whose nickname most fans would have had to Google three years ago. We are a team of poor players.

  • 325 geordiemark // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    sparky55

    I agree

  • 326 toon22 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    Sad indeed,were going down with nothing more than a wimper.

  • 327 Munster Mag // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    Please please sack this idiot and get the ex Leicester manager. Pleeeeze. Thing is garde was our second choice. Carr is a massive problem at the club as he chooses manager too

  • 328 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:48 PM

    I can’t understand our January signings and why we signed them.

    They can’t get into the team. So why sign them in the first place?

  • 329 Edd Case // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:48 PM

    If only we’d have signed some creative players like Thauvin and Cabella…

  • 330 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:48 PM

    HI HO HI HO its the championship here we go
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  • 331 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    That was shocking and pathetic defending

  • 332 sparky55 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    THE END!

  • 333 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    1:3 😀 HAHAHAHAAHAH!!!!!!!!!!

    I am dying here….Lets hear what McLaren has to say to this….

  • 334 toon22 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    At least Carr is 72,so its likley he will retire soon surly.

    If SMC stays he is a turd of a man after this defeat.

  • 335 Kamikaze Koala // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    Didnt see that coming :O

  • 336 geordiemark // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    start thinking how much your team is worth now Ashley the money you valued us is way way way to much I wouldn’t even give you 50m

    all this is down to you and your cheap ideas this is what happens when you try to cut corners in the big league

  • 337 toon kk // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    Sunderland have a goal scorer in Defoe, we haven’t one not one.

  • 338 mindshaft // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    Pathetic – just watching him

  • 339 AncientC // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    1-3 and the scoreline flatters us.

    That has got to be it for McClaren. I didn’t want him, I was willing to give him a go… but that is quite enough.

  • 340 magscar // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    Right unless someone rings me to say McClaren has gone this is going to be a NUFC free weekend for my sanity and health . this is why Stoke was important!!!

  • 341 geordie157 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    Ashley needs to make the decision and step in.

    Pearson might do the job or Rodgers.

    Personally I’d go get Sean Dyche please! Although unlike us he’ll be in the premier league next season!

  • 342 catchy in norway // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    lets hope he quits

  • 343 benjohnsen // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    Championship here we COME!

  • 344 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    If mclaren stays on after this defeat. I’m done with this club.

  • 345 Edd Case // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    The single biggest reason we’re in this mess is the clubs transfer policy and chief in blame is always has been CARR.
    Everyone was singing his praises over Tiote and Cabaye but what else?

    CARR is the BIGGEST ISSUE for me, second to ASHLEY and his utter arrogance in running the club…

  • 346 geordie157 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    Hudson from Aliens voice should be blasting out the tannoy “game over man”

  • 347 colwell // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    Well done Bmouth your staying up

  • 348 manxpie // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    Get in Southampton

  • 349 JP...from The Rock // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    Shocking and predictable at the same time. Too bad perez scored or else i would have made £30. Disgusting football we play. And how easy every team plays and scores against us.

  • 350 catchy in norway // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    sunderland winning too

  • 351 Belfast // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    Abysmal

  • 352 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    Forget Ashley, he’s the main problem. This is all we can expect from his ownership. Disgusting rubbish.

  • 353 geordie157 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    Southampton just gave us a bit of hope

  • 354 AncientC // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    Mike Ashley’s phone set to silent vibrates in his pocket. Mike takes a peek at the screen, 1-3 to Bournemouth. Shrugs his shoulders and gets back on with whatever it was he was doing.

  • 355 toon22 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    Carr is 72 do you think he might have gone sinile?

  • 356 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    I can’t wait for mclaren interview saying how brilliantly we played and how much effort the players put in..

  • 357 mindshaft // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    Southampton equalise – only good news of the afternoon
    Need to sack McClaren asap and pay Benitez anything he wants to manage us to end of season – only chance we have and even then its a slim one

  • 358 sparky55 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    NUFC RIP…

    It’s not the fact were going down that upsets me so much because we’ve just not been good enough all year…it’s the fact we’re going down with such a whimper and with so little fight and pride that annoys me…

    …absolutely pathetic.

    Only a managerial change can save us now

  • 359 manxpie // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    The thing is look at shelveys pass for the goal we could have done that all game with doumbia on

  • 360 mattyNUFC // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    jonjo crying at the final whistle. at least we have one employee of thw club who cares

  • 361 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    Wow….the people who voted that we woudl win need to be put in a mental hospital. Delusional dangerous people who should be locked away.

    As for McLaren. I somehow think he wont be sacked, and so what if he is. NOTING will change.

    Pardew has one thick skin, well done to you sir. Ashley ans his cronnies have destroyed an institution.

    The fall of NUFC will be taught in textbooks in how not tu run a business in which you have 0 experience and know how of.

    Ashley I cannto wait to see you lose all your money I hope you go bankrupt, and I hope you beg for food.

    Only a complete and utter egotistical maniac is capable of something this idiotic.

  • 362 Ron Knee // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    Tsunki

    Unfortunately, the Slug is the only one who might save us from relegation by sacking McClaren.

  • 363 toonking // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    big at sam, parjew, tony pulis, Nigel Pearson they all crap managers to a team battling round the top but they excellent managers as far as this team is concerned,.we lost that top 6 battle years ago and have turned into a relegation battling team and mac had non of that meaning a horrid start would lead to massive trouble. Remy garde was linked with us and was a great hopeful to us toon fans but villa proved us wrong.

  • 364 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    Can’t blame the old guy Carr, he’s just about able to remember to put his teeth in of a morning. Charnleys main concern is the gummi bears don’t come out of the bottom of the bag when he splits it open, and Moncur is probably still polishing the wine glasses in hospitality. it’s Ashleys door.

  • 365 geordie157 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    with our defence I’m not even sure Jose could keep us up, it really is that bad.

  • 366 AncientC // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    The Excuse will be the deflected goal. It was a bit of bad luck and it was difficult to come back from that one…

  • 367 toon kk // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    Only 3 shots on target ffs

  • 368 Rotonda heights // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    poor old Doumbia

  • 369 Average_Contents // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    AncientC

    Totally agree.

    Magscar

    Count me in too. Fcuking depressing.

    Doesn’t he usually clap the support win lose or draw? Straight down the tunnel.

    Let’s hope he’s had enough and does the right thing the useless buffoon.

    I bet everyone can’t wait to hear the spin jizz tries to put on this.

    Me neither.

  • 370 colwell // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    Haha Saints scoring at the end will give those who have the greatest imagination hope that we are staying up. WE ARE SHITE wake up live in the real world we are gone.

  • 371 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    “Mike Ashley’s phone set to silent vibrates in his pocket. Mike takes a peek at the screen, 1-3 to Bournemouth. Shrugs his shoulders and gets back on with whatever it was he was doing.”

    I fear you would be right….

  • 372 Bri // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    Yes Bournemouth totally deserved that win.
    That’s the way to play the game.
    Well done

  • 373 Jib // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    Being shown to be wrong and a mug is hard to take but that’s life I guess 🙁

    I was wrong and I’m a mug .

  • 374 Rotonda heights // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    manx at 359

    i was saying that all game!!

  • 375 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Agree with sparky completely. It’s about how woeful our performance is. We are going down without a fight which is the most saddening thing. It really is very sad.. We have thrown in the towel without a fight.. M

  • 376 toon kk // Mar 5, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    No defence No striker’s Doumbia on the bench!

  • 377 Munster Mag // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Sack the bluffer

  • 378 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    The worst thing now is if mclaren is not sacked.

  • 379 sparky55 // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    if taylor hadn’t got something on the cross that led to his own goal there were two Bournemouth players who would have put it in.

    Because of our shite defence we have to score 2 goals to win a game…so please explain to me why you start with Rivierre up front.

    Surely Doumbia has to start playing off Mitrovic…or is that a little bit too radical and positive????

  • 380 terencelim // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Ashley asslickers has more PR work to do this weekend!

    Feel sorry for their parents.

  • 381 manxpie // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    We’ve got 9 days till our next game so if it is gonna happen it needs to now

  • 382 Pottsclock // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    Gutless performance

  • 383 Toonacious T // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    Leicester city next up will tear us a brand new one and then we get to endure yet another Derby defeat. I think it was better when we weren’t making our own luck!

  • 384 toon kk // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    We’ll be very lucky to get 6 more points before the end of the season.
    We’re sh.t.

  • 385 Munster Mag // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    Edd case. Totally correct. I have been pointing the finger at carr for 2 years

  • 386 21st Century Schizoid Man // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    Ther’s nothing wrong with Tufty except his team selection, tactics and ability to motivate the players.
    How many more reasons does Ashley need ?

  • 387 almondrichie // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    if steve is not sacked even after this match…then i will stop supporting this club….supporters are treated very badly in this club…i don’t care if we stay or get relegated unless steve is out….if he has some dignity he will quit tonight….

  • 388 davis_toons // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    We should have give Bournemouth 50 million for players.

  • 389 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Ed, if anyone ever suggests Aaron is the future , can you press the “permanent ban” button. Thank you. Oh and if someone ever mentions Colbacks work rate..

  • 390 Edd Case // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    You must all surely see the same as me about Carr?
    He’s lived entirely off past glory, i.e. Tiote and Cabaye (both because they were so cheap).
    Same as Pardew, lived off the glory of a 5th placed finish.

    It absolutely staggers me that Ashley doesn’t see how poor the people he chooses to run his club are;
    Charnley
    Carr
    Pardew
    Wise
    McClaren
    JFK

    Time and time again over a long periods the results, attitude, tactics…it’s all the same and so poor…

    I just cannot fathom why Ashley isn’t more ruthless?
    He’s famed for loyalty but this mis-placed, amateurish loyalty is costing him multi-millions now and made him a figure of hatred…has he some form of perverse psychological condition where he actually likes being hated?

    Charnley, Carr, McClaren all have to go.

  • 391 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    We could have used a Dan Gosling on our si….sorry, what was that you say?.

  • 392 Fabricio - out of position - Coloccini // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:09 PM

    Edd Case

    Agreed. 100%

  • 393 sparky55 // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    when we stole the points off bournemouth away you could see what a good footballing team they had then…they just didn’t finish any of their 23 chances.

    All they had to do in the jan window was get some strikers in and it worked because everything else in their play was of a very good footballing standard and they created chances which is one of the single most important aspects of any team.

    They’ve improved since then and we’ve gone backwards…we never had a chance of winning of today because in most cases the best footballing team will always win unless they’re very unlucky.

    Bournemouth were very unlucky when we beat them at theirs but they were very easy winners today and deservedly so….simply because the play good football, defend quite well, create chances and score goals…the polar opposite of what we do

  • 394 Ketsbaia9 // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    Bring Sven Goran Eriksson in.

    Marveaux, Doumbia and Saviet should be starting. Marveaux is more influential than Wijnaldum. Wijnaldum is too much like Cabaye. 2/3 good games in the whole season.

  • 395 Ron Knee // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    Now if only Coloccini had been playing.

  • 396 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    Edd Case I’m surprised Carr hasn’t actually passed on by now never mind forgotten how to button his shirt. But not his fault. it’s the incompetents who trust in his ability to work under their remit.

  • 397 NYMAG // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    He’s got to be sacked immediately and start working on his replacement. For once there are 3 very good managers available.

  • 398 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    Well we got the gutless, hapless performance we expected. Only Shelvey seemed to give a damn.

    Shelvey was crying out for movement in behind from the kick-off, literally having to point out that’s what he wanted and lo and behold, as I said, when Perez is allowed to be the most advanced player he’ll get chances and score, shame he was only allowed to play there for 5mins, score 1 and then get put back on the wing and in the hole, so he has to do all the dirty work and attempt to create which isn’t his game.

    Schteve is clueless and like many British managers has robbed a luxurious living for decades.

    Sissoko should never wear the shirt again, his lack of care was barely concealed in the few mins before he was finally took off.

    Hopefully the attendees were right and he’s getting sacked, preferably in the coming hours rather than the morning.

  • 399 benjohnsen // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    Many of the players are good enough and have the skills. It is easy to see the players don’t work together and that there is tension between the players. The only person that can get a team to work together is the manager.

    The managers job is simple. Team selection, tactical changes and mentally prepare the players for the game. Unfortunately, we hired a head-coach who lack all those skills. In fact, we admit that we never hired a manager by giving the clown the title head coach.

    Sacking McClaren today before 6 pm and the Sunderland game is our last hope.

  • 400 Ketsbaia9 // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    With Marveaux’s pace and brain, players like Riviere and Mitrovic will be doing better.

  • 401 SPRINGY // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    that was shite again…..went the way i thought it would but cant say im happy im right……pathetic again…..poor movement….no creativity…..3 shots on target the whole game!…..we could’nt beat a pub side……macca your not good enough please leave and give us a chance…..thought shelvey did ok and lascelles for the most part was decent acouple of lapses in concentration could of been costly tho……aarons came on…on the right?ffs…nee effect….perez ….on the left?… only in the in the game in patches….gini appeared to be on the left in first half but didnt work……riviere had canny movement in first half….,the rest same old same old

  • 402 mattyNUFC // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    so clever Tsunki. comic genius

  • 403 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    Also, the ref was very kind to allow us to finish with 11 men today.

  • 404 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:14 PM

    I’m afraid we must face the reality that we have still got an assembly of oddballs who don’t play together very well, and also can’t play very well. A waste of good money.

    For once sissoko was actually busting a gut. So he got subbed for Aarons who has done nothing, ever ha ha. Colback stayed on! No doumbia, no saivet.

  • 405 toonking // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    The chance of appointing a decent manager was lost years ago. Pardew managed to get us into 5th place indicating we had a great team. His following season was proving to be a poor one and should have got the sack. Not getting sacked that season meant we lost our easiest chance of getting a decent appointment. We decide to keep him and go a full season without a transfer puts more managers off and then they see the man walk out making it the second one in 7 years. Now we’re getting what we got when KK walked out, we’re getting relegated.

    Sack mac, who comes in JFK?

    Cashley always leaves things too late whether it be the timing of transfers the loss of managers or the appointment of them.

  • 406 mattyNUFC // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    if macca doesnt get the noot in the next few hours, he never will.

    still find it mindboggling you cant sack players the same way every other company has ability to do so. this whole lot save for shelvey and elliot are a disgrace.

  • 407 cyprus // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Mike I’m with you here: fire them all. Coaches. Psychologists. Wonder kid. Scout. CEO. Most players.
    Let’s start all over. Bournemouth ffs.

  • 408 Edd Case // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:16 PM

    Bottom line must be the clubs transfer policy.

    The team out there today had absolutely no ‘core’, no structure, several players yet again playing out of their strongest position, no leaders, no balance, no width, no courage, no passion (bar Mitro and Shelvey)…

    This was the same in Jan…
    I like Townsend and Shelvey but the STATS are public…we are utter tripe at defending…
    So…did we go out and but 2 / 3 top defenders?
    Nope…Saivet (where’s he?) Doubia (Rivi preferred? are you kidding me!?)
    Townsend crocked…
    Galling to see how inept those that run the club are.

    Any other job, anywhere else and they’d have been given the boot months ago…

    I’m a grown man reduced to tears again…

    My beloved club has vanished.

  • 409 Jail for Ashley // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:16 PM

    Just came out of there, what a disgrace, not Mclarens fault, not Ashleys fault, not Carr or Charnleys fault, all of the above without the word not in front. What a sorry state of affairs.

  • 410 Ketsbaia9 // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:17 PM

    The problem with Riviere is that he always seems off balance. He gets in good positions are works hard, but when he gets the ball he always falls over.

  • 411 davis_toons // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:17 PM

    …glad Coloccini was not playing..lucky him.

  • 412 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:18 PM

    Exactly. Bournemouth. Tell me me season would pan out like this three years ago and I would have..er.. Ok yes it was feasible then too.

  • 413 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    Highlights video please Ed.

  • 414 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    Performance today was a disgrace. If mclaren comes out and talks about effort being present I hope someone fists him.

  • 415 Ron Knee // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    Come on, Ashley. Last throw of the dice – sack McClaren now.

  • 416 davis_toons // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    It’s the Fans fault for being too negative not vocal enough in supporting the team that have causes this downfall.

    ..this kind of statement seems familiar.

  • 417 toonking // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    Edd case

    I’ve seen it for years myself it’s sort of why I always said we’d be no better of if pardew was sacked. Week in week out i’d point out the amount of previous poor appointments made the amount of bad transfer windows. I tried and tried but people still insisted that cashley would change and therefore I looked like a parjew fan.

  • 418 PompeyJohn // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    Southampton equalising at the end got us out of jail today. Now take advantage Charnley – sack McClaren, give Harry Redknapp £1 million pounds till the end of the season and a £2 million bonus if we stay up. With a decent manager, Townsend back from injury, a win against Sunderland and Norwich and it’s game on.

  • 419 Ketsbaia9 // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    Team for the next game:

    Elliot

    Janmaat Mbemba Coloccini Anita

    Aarons Saviet Shelvey Townsend

    Marveaux

    Doumbia

  • 420 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:22 PM

    Well we were unlucky today, we were right back in it after an unfortunate goal but we tired toward the end and just lost a little bit of concentration but there were spells where we totally dominated them. But the effort was there to see.

    Is that the script?

  • 421 Ketsbaia9 // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:23 PM

    Elliot has been our best player this season.

  • 422 PompeyJohn // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:23 PM

    *Last post was written wearing my rose tinted specs!

  • 423 Munster Mag // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:23 PM

    Matty i think if we dont sack him tomorrow, we will keep him for the championship. Charnley will talk about calm decision making, loyalty, consistency, no knee jerk reactions etc. They will say he has a point to prove after derby county etc. Makems will kill us.

  • 424 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:23 PM

    You xcan cut and paste that Steve. Easy to memorise.

  • 425 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    Hats off to Elliott kicking rate. He can’t half boot a lot of balls. Pity the head coach can’t.

  • 426 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:26 PM

    Time to practice touching the toes for the mackem visit. It’ll be like a stay in a Mexican prison for George Llewelyn-Bowen.

  • 427 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    Lawrences younger, foppier brother 🙂

  • 428 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:28 PM

    How on earth does Lawrence auto correct to George. I don’t think I can touch type on a phone ha ha

  • 429 Carr Toon // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:28 PM

    a tweet from bbcfootball:- think about this
    “Just been thinking bout this and it dawned on me… Newcastle haven’t won anything for like 50 years. In that time there have been many boards. Hundreds of players, tactics and team combinations. A dozen a more managers. It’s made not one bit of difference to their success. Their success over the years is pitiful. What has been the one constant throughout? The whinging fans creating an atmosphere that the players can’t thrive in. Over expectation that leads to an undercurrent of anxiety every week meaning the players would rather hide than show for the ball in case they make a mistake.”

  • 430 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:29 PM

    Cmon Cmon Ed, highlights video let’s pick up the pace here. And get it over with. 🙁

  • 431 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    Carr Toon that’s one of the worst comments ever. No sorry it IS the worst. Absolutely awful, shameful nonsensical awful rubbish. Awful

  • 432 Edd Case // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    Sacking McClaren is harsh in a sense because I sympathise with him in one way only, and that is that he did not pick that team out there.

    None of the players on that pitch were picked by SM – this is the complete lunacy of MA’s running of the club – he simply doesn’t trust or will not let managers pick the players.

    Instead, he allows Carr, a 72 year old failed manager who got lucky with Tiote and Cabaye to essentially pick the entire squad – which has been for years now, a complete mis-mash of talent and some not so.
    Pardew and SM are forced to play these players out of position week in week out.
    How does MA not see this?
    Why does he let it continue?

    Sack McClaren yes…harsh but yes because he’s clearly lost the players trust and a new manager might just get enough fight out of them to save us.

    If SM was given full control over transfers, then he may have done better.

    I seriously blame Ashley for running the club the way he ahs for so long, employing Charnley, who’s a tool and then given Carr full power over transfers…

  • 433 Lindisfarne // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    Fabricio – out of position – Coloccini

    True it is SMCs job to motivate, prepare the team to the best of his abilities and he is falling very short of the level required.

  • 434 cyprus // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    Fire them all Mike. Ok…. Calmed down now: in the summer. Tonight bring in an HC. Anyone. Me. Anyone. Just to show we are doing something about it. Give him ten games, not five.

  • 435 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    Sorry everyone but that idea that it’s the expectation of the fans is a complete and utter crock. Only believed in by lazy, poor players and failed managers. Total inflammatory nonsense.

  • 436 Average_Contents // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    Looks like someone threw their season ticket at shteve.

    I’d of punched the smirking tw@t first then rammed it down his throat, gone and found penfold then….

    Best leave that there.

  • 437 andrew84 // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    Carr Toon

    The main problem with that argument is that our team is mainly dogsh*t AWAY from home. Our home form is mainly just average. But if blaming the loyal fans is the easier option than who am I to judge.

  • 438 davis_toons // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:34 PM

    McClaren have lost the Trust of the Players by giving the arm band to a totally new player.

    McClaren will never be a good manager properly just a ok coach. Look at our passing and judge yourself.

    Where is cheick tiote?

  • 439 Lindisfarne // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:34 PM

    magscar

    Get in! How low can we go?

  • 440 catchy in norway // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:35 PM

    im spartacus

  • 441 sparky55 // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:35 PM

    I would put a large bet on Maclaren NOT being sacked.

    I say that because he’s already done more than enough to be sacked should he have managed any other club in the premiership…no other club would have stuck with him for so long when it was immediately apparent even after the first 10 games he asked for that he was in fact totally fcuking clueless and inept.

    He won’t be sacked because the management are so fcuking clueless they just have no ideas what to do so they do nothing in the hope Maclaren will turn it round.

    Everyone knows he’s incapable of turning it round but the management do nothing simply because they are gutless and clueless.

  • 442 21st Century Schizoid Man // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:35 PM

    I hoped we would have signed Virgil Van Dijk, as a pritoy in improving our useless defence – but at least he did a job for us today.
    Doubt if it’ll be much use, but you never know.

  • 443 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:35 PM

    I saw that whingeing Mob creating an undercurrent of anxiety as tino nodded in against Barcelona all right.

    WHAT A CROCK!!!

  • 444 Lindisfarne // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:35 PM

    SMC on 5Live after the news.

  • 445 SPRINGY // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    carr toon
    the booing for dummet comin off was uncalled for tbh..think that was just a misreading of the situation…but thats what happens when the club is in the position it is in….and having to here how good we are when its clear to see we were’nt!…..but a lot of the booing appeared to be for lack of movement and invention

  • 446 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:37 PM

    Carr Toon is a visiting wum, surely? To post that as a possibility surely nobody would entertain that idea.

  • 447 Jib // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:38 PM

    Just seen SM on SSN
    He ain’t walking

  • 448 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:39 PM

    More platitudes and guff from Schteve on 5live

  • 449 21st Century Schizoid Man // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    At least Eddie Howe looks like a decent English manager. – there isn’t one in the top ten in the EPL – Sparky is Welsh.

  • 450 toonking // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:41 PM

    Carrtoon

    That does make sense in one way, the fans have a consistent high demand for very attacking football. You get fans on the blog saying they’d prefer 4 very attacking defeats and 1 win at 6-2 than 4 1-0 wins and than one defeat. the kevin keegan season is viewed as a great season to most but I describe the second half of the season awful you don’t see many teams throw away a 15 point lead. Just think had we turned defencive counter attacking football having gone 3-0 up would it have been a 4-3 defeat?

  • 451 davis_toons // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:46 PM

    If we cant change gear at home playing Bournemouth then is surely regulation form.

    Here we come again..championship. Hopefully we can do well there.

    Janmaat seem very frustrated kicking the ball.

    @432 Edd Case // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:31 PM
    Agreed ..a little hash thou..but..just like chelsea.

    ..we have to sack McClaren..and Ian Cathro taking over for the time being or do you have a better manager in mind?




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