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Taylor, Anita, Tiote And Cisse All Start At Norwich

2:02 pm, Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 490 Comments

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Rafa Benitez has just announced the team for the game at Carrow Road this afternoon against 4th bottom Norwich City and Rafa has made some changes – in fact five changes in all.

Steven Taylor comes in for Lascelles and Anita starts at left back – with Cheick Tiote and Papiss Cisse also both in the starting line-up.

Karl Darlow replaces Rob Elliot in goal.

Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Karl Darlow; Daryl Janmaat, Chancel Mbemba, Steven Taylor, Vurnon Anita; Cheick Tiote, Jonjo Shelvey (c); Andros Townsend, Georginio Wijnaldum, Moussa Sissoko; Papiss Cisse
Substitutes: Freddie Woodman, Jamie Sterry, Jamaal Lascelles, Siem de Jong, Ayoze Perez, Emmanuel Riviere, Aleksandar Mitrovic

Referee: Mike Dean

It’s Rafa’s familiar 4-2-3-1 formation and let’s hope Papiss Cisse is in goal-scoring form today – he can certainly hit the net when he’s in the mood – and Cheick Tiote will provide some steel in central midfield.

It looks like Gini Wijnaldum will play in the number 10 position behind Papiss Cisse and Rafa has again gone for experience over youth to try to win this game today at Carrow Road.

It’s a surprise that Mitrovic is on the bench, but maybe that has something to do with him being away on International duty?

This is what Rafa Benitez has said about the game today:

“We know we can do it,” “The reaction of the team after Sunderland was really positive and we have the right mentality to go to Norwich and win.”

“We’re giving the players confidence and trying to organize them so that they know what to do in these games.”

“In terms of commitment, the players have been fantastic and we have to make sure we approach the game with confidence so that we are prepared to win.”

“Norwich are an intense team,” “We have to concentrate and make sure we don’t make any mistakes because this game is so important for both teams.”

“Norwich are organised and they have a lot of players who know their jobs and their work rate is good. We will have to work hard from the first minute to the last.”

“I have had relegation experiences before in Spain with Extremadura so I know what it is like. We have to give everything in every game and I will not give up.”

“People are saying this game is a must win – we go there to win but we cannot lose focus on the remaining seven games because they are just as important.”

“We cannot lose confidence, we have to concentrate on one game at a time and keep going right until the end.”

Three fans in five think we can win this game today.

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490 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dennis Twice // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

  • 2 WWSBRD // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:05 PM

    Cisse hat trick

  • 3 Jib // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    Thanks
    Dennis

  • 4 Jib // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:07 PM

    Thanks
    Twice

  • 5 Bambams // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    No Lascelles. ….Didn’t see that one.

  • 6 geordielad880 // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    Cisse hat trick of offsides within 15 mins maybe

  • 7 TudorCrisps // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    Canny line up with some impact subs 3-1 gini, cisse Townsend with goals

  • 8 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:09 PM

    dont like the line up. i feeel like we need a finesse player like SDJ because they will be sitting 11 behind the ball the last three games. i would think sdj and mitro would be better. hopefully rafa knows best

  • 9 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    Interesting after all the talking up of Mitrovic by Rafa. Seems he’s placing his faith in experience.

  • 10 WWSBRD // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:11 PM

    For the first time in years I can confidently say our manager certainly knows best

  • 11 lew // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:11 PM

    any streams?

  • 12 Jib // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:13 PM

    I cannot see Villa keeping Grealish

  • 13 Average_Contents // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    FFS!

    What does that shirker have to do in order to get dropped? Rattle rafa’s missus or what.

    It’s getting ridiculous now.

    Go on moussa, prove me wrong. Doubt it but I’m praying.

    Bambams

    Yeah, don’t get lascelles getting dropped, especially for thumper.

  • 14 Jib // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:16 PM

    Taco and Hail
    I think Wijnaldum and Cissé will be instructed to run their socks off to tire their back 4 and the bring Mitro and SdJ as impact players onthe hour-ish.

  • 15 WWSBRD // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:17 PM

    Shame for Lascelles but Saylor offers more experience I suppose and will stick his face in front of a brick to stop a goal

  • 16 AncientC // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    Munster Mag is going to have a melt-down when he sees Sissoko is playing on the left again lol.

    Mitro and Perez should be every effective coming off the bench.

  • 17 AncientC // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:20 PM

    *very

  • 18 WWSBRD // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    AC
    If Gini still gets a start off the back of the last Norwich game why can’t Sissoko? 4 assists wasn’t it?

  • 19 Bambams // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    Crystal Palace are a ‘Head Scratcher’…..You sometimes get that one team that continues to drop like a stone.
    We need to get 3 today….Put pressure back on the others that are looking over their shoulders

  • 20 davetoon // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    Love seeing Cisse’s name on the team sheet. If theres one thing we havent done lately its convert our chances

  • 21 Spoof // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:24 PM

    It looks like he has picked a side with the aim of getting the best out of Wijnaldum, with Tiote and Shelvey behind him he will be able to play almost like a second striker which is where he is best, lets hope he has got it right !

  • 22 Nufc-83 // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:25 PM

    Taylor may stick his body on the line but he’s prone to giving a pen away with a silly foul or handball and in such a high pressure match that will be tight that could be the difference.

  • 23 ROSHAN MAGPIE // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:25 PM

    no doumbia

  • 24 Ron Knee // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    “Lerner, you coward. Show your face.”
    Thank God we don’t have an owner like that!

  • 25 Jib // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:29 PM

    Ron Knee
    Ashley has been to more Toon games than you this season.

  • 26 Munster Mag // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:31 PM

    Strange team choice. Cisse up top alone. Will he hold ball up?? Strange.

  • 27 Mister Tuff // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:31 PM

    Make or break day for me today – lose and I think we’ve had it.
    However if Rafa cannot get this lot playing a few percentage points better and give a bit more confidence then we/the team deserve to go down.
    Hearing Wally saying we’ll take positives out of a loss wevery week must have worn thin with the players.
    Hearing positive speak from Rafa surely must have more effect.
    Whilst Nowrich have been playing OK – they have trouble scoring – so I think we might edge this on 2 -1 or 3 -1.
    Still not convinced about Anita at FB but glad Mr T is back in the team.

  • 28 WWSBRD // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:32 PM

    Nufc-83
    True time will tell but Rafa knows what he’s doing, maybe he’s just trying to bring in competition Lescelles and Saylor are probably on par right now so why not get them fighting each other for a spot

  • 29 AncientC // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:33 PM

    Aston Villa should have been down in the championship long ago. Darren Bent kept them up for years.

    Good Riddance to a mediocre side that adds nothing to the Premier League. I am sure Birmingham are looking forward to knocking the stuffing out of them next season.

  • 30 Mister Tuff // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    oh other thing Mike Dean is a knacker. Another one of these who does not know the game.

  • 31 Ron Knee // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    Well done, jeff. You spotted the sarcasm.

  • 32 davetoon // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:35 PM

    @munster he shouldnt need to hold it up. If we are relying on outlet balls to cisse to beat Norwich we may as well pack up and go home now

  • 33 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:37 PM

    Just think Rafa has come in and seen what I’ve been saying all season. Mitrovic is a dead weight away from home. Doen’t have the temperament and focus needed, has a lot more strops when away. St James gives him a boost more than most.

  • 34 andyctoon // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:37 PM

    any links for the match today like lads???

  • 35 MadisonToon // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:40 PM

    Should be a cracking game. Surprised by the lineup with the rest of you but think Rafa has a plan.

    Wish I wasn’t on a plane where streaming is blocked by gogoinflight’s wifi. Anyone know how to get around it? I have a feeling it’s not possible, but would love to catch the first half while I’m up in the air praying that we are playing well and likely living off scraps of text.

  • 36 HarriboNo9 // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:41 PM

    No mitro on the bench going by flashscores ?????

  • 37 The overrated Frenchman // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:44 PM

    Very conservative line-up. Not what I was expecting to be honest. Feeling a bit disappointed, that team has a lot of serial under-performers in it.

  • 38 Mister Tuff // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:45 PM

    Couple of divvies on earlier saying nuns wear black and white. Really, – seen plenty wearing blue and white, brown and white.
    I suspect the divvies know more about a bottle of Blue Nun than they do about the clothing of the ckergy.

  • 39 Jib // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:45 PM

    MadisonToon
    Just bite the bullet
    There’s no way you want the plane’s net security turned off , you could find yourself landing in the Yemen!

  • 40 Mister Tuff // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:45 PM

    ckergy = clergy

  • 41 HarriboNo9 // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:46 PM

    Mbabu has taken mitro place on bench is anyone else noticin This ????

  • 42 MadisonToon // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:48 PM

    Jib –

    Not trying to take the re-direct to Yemen, just trying to get around the streaming restriction. Maybe there are some sites that others have used that work that I might be able to take advantage of?

    Anyone have a radio link? The internet tells me that’s likely a better route on the bandwidth you get on this wifi even if you can figure out how to get around the streaming restriction.

  • 43 Kris // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:48 PM

    Any stream?

  • 44 HarriboNo9 // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:50 PM

    No mitrovic on bench guys!! Mistake by ed it seems. Mbabu in his place.

    Also does no one in the U.K. Get prem plus ? I get all the toon games here in New Zeland on prem plus

  • 45 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:50 PM

    Mitrovic now ‘injured’, I assume during the warm-up as he was initially named on the bench.

    I have my suspicions that he’s thrown a wobbler.

  • 46 AncientC // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:50 PM

    They may as well put Doumbia on a flight home, when they can name 3 strikers on the bench without including him.

    Is Shelvey or Tiote get injured, goodness knows who is going to replace them.

  • 47 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:51 PM

    Not a mistake by Ed, the official site and Twitter account both had him on the bench.

  • 48 SPRINGY // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:52 PM

    sky just said they made a mistake putting mitro on the bench,apparently he didnt travel down to norwich

  • 49 The next Mike Williamson // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:53 PM

    poor mitrovic. strikers often score in patches so he’ll be confident. that’s at least the 2nd time he’s been dropped after scoring

  • 50 HarriboNo9 // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:53 PM

    That’s why I follow flashscores lineup as most of the time there accurate sky always get it wrong

  • 51 lew // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:53 PM

    anita. and mbabu at lb

  • 52 Belfast // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:54 PM

    He wasn’t on the bbc sport starting line up

  • 53 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:54 PM

    This site unresponsive for anybody else? Huge latency between input of mouse and keyboard and the action on screen. Only this site.

  • 54 Belfast // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:54 PM

    or bench sorry

  • 55 MadisonToon // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:55 PM

    The matchday team sheet had Mitro in as well:

    https://twitter.com/lee_ryder/status/716251021949935617

  • 56 themole // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:55 PM

    Links Lads

    http://premier-league-lives.net/live/newcastle-live-stream-1/channel-1/

    http://cricfree.tv/watch/live/norwich-city-vs-newcastle-united-live-streaming

    http://firstrows.ru/soccer/norwich-city-vs-newcastle-united-frs13085a?l=1603471968

    Station will be changed shortly

  • 57 Jib // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:56 PM

    It’s a nice afternoon in Norfolk

  • 58 andyctoon // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:56 PM

    links plz anyone?????????????????????????

  • 59 HarriboNo9 // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:56 PM

    Yeah Belfast I seen that also plus flashscores live scores bc sport all had lineups up before Twitter Lee Ryder etc that’s why I always look at that and not Twitter it’s always wrong. He didn’t even travel to game

  • 60 davetoon // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:57 PM

    Shelvey has to have a big game for us to win. Need a repeat of his West Ham performance

  • 61 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:58 PM

    Think I’d go with the official site, team sheet and Twitter account over a 3rd party. He was on the bench initially, he no longer is. Injury or tantrum, I’m sure we’ll find out soon enough.

  • 62 HarriboNo9 // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:58 PM

    The math day team sheet done in advance a lot of the time it’s wrong. I worked for 1st division side in Scotland for a while and we were printing it day before sometimes on the Thursday night

  • 63 Goofy // Apr 2, 2016 at 2:59 PM

    Kodi phoenix sports’s link is perfect.

  • 64 HarriboNo9 // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:00 PM

    Wot Ashley
    He didn’t even travel to game plus 3rd party have people at the Games so there accurate plus updated as things change by the second. Team sheet done in advance way before game and official site goes by that team sheet hence the mistake

  • 65 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:00 PM

    Huge game today. Draw or defeat and we can prepare for life in the championship and benitez will come out and say we have a chance after this draw or defeat result.

    But he will be asking his agents to find him a new club.

    A must win today.

  • 66 MadisonToon // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:00 PM

    Ah well then I look forward to hearing what happened. Nervous excitement, HWTL.

  • 67 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    If we have an in form Tiote. He will be absolutely crucial todaytoday.

  • 68 Jib // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    http://www.usagoals.me/football/1513168/9/norwich-city-vs-newcastle-united-live-stream-online.html

  • 69 wilson9ie // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    what links are ye watching on?

  • 70 HarriboNo9 // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:03 PM

    Maddison.

    Me too mate hope it’s not a serious injury!

    Come the toon!!!!

  • 71 Obertans_on_roids // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:03 PM

    What a team selection in fairness.

  • 72 AncientC // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:04 PM

    http://www.streamsarena.eu/lsh/stream9.html

  • 73 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:05 PM

    Harribon09

    I won’t take your word for it.

  • 74 davetoon // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:05 PM

    Shelvey hasnt left pu own half. Not going to play match winning passes from there

  • 75 davetoon // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:09 PM

    Thats better

  • 76 Munster Mag // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:09 PM

    That team doesnt help my confidence levels at all. Rafa has got sissoko wrong and has had little effect on morale as far as i can see. If we lose and makems win ( they will, 3-0 i reckon) we can say bye bye.

  • 77 davis_toons // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:10 PM

    Finally see a proper striker. With a proper strike with his head.

  • 78 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:11 PM

    Under mclaren we are usually served up dross after the international break. Let’s see today under benitez.

  • 79 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:11 PM

    Mbemba with another mistake that’ll be forgotten by most.

  • 80 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:13 PM

    Taylor and Mbemba looking shaky early on.

  • 81 davetoon // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:17 PM

    Phew

  • 82 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:17 PM

    Make that all of them, look shite scared.

    Lucky to get away with that. Tiote passed with ease by Howson.

  • 83 The next Mike Williamson // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:18 PM

    They say if sissoko plays well we play well. that’s because when he doesn’t play well, which is almost always, we are playing with ten men. If he can just drag his level up to average today we have a chance of winning.

  • 84 Toon Tang // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:18 PM

    Perfect start eh. For chuffs sakes man

  • 85 Munster Mag // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:18 PM

    Hail. Agree re mbemba. Solid but overrated. I assume carr chose dounbia. And people said i was hard on carr and also thauvin?? Dont see why lascalles was dropped either. Lose this and prepare for mid table in championship. I cant see us getting 2 goals so we need to defend all over the pitch. Hoping for best, fearing worst as no bounce so far under new manager

  • 86 AncientC // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:19 PM

    Switch in formation needed here, completely toothless.

  • 87 davetoon // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:19 PM

    Damn Palace have scored as well

  • 88 Ravensd // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:19 PM

    Getting nowhere near Norwich goal

  • 89 Ravensd // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:20 PM

    Short lead for palace

  • 90 davetoon // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:22 PM

    Great. Still the only team in top 4 tiers of english football to not have won a game in 2016

  • 91 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    We look woeful.

  • 92 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    Look so poor. Every team we play against looks quicker, sharper and fitter. Why? Don’t think this constant repetition of it’ll be tough and go down to the wire we’ve been hearing from Rafa and Schteve since January helps either. Totally the wrong mindset, particularly from that far out.

  • 93 Ravensd // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    How are we so bloody compact? Pinned to the middle of our own half. No outlet, no forward drive

  • 94 davetoon // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:25 PM

    I wish we could hold the ball. At least take the pressure off a bit

  • 95 manxpie // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:26 PM

    To think this team has been training all week for this game bar sisko I think and they look totally lost together I just hope there is a plan in this for later in the game

  • 96 Munster Mag // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:26 PM

    Sounds like rafa has got this wrong aswell. Mitro injury a disaster

  • 97 Obertans_on_roids // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:26 PM

    Tiote playing well. But we can’t put two passes together against bloody Norwich!!

  • 98 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:26 PM

    We have absolutely nothing going forward. Used to it though. That’s our story this season.

  • 99 Obertans_on_roids // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:28 PM

    Perez would give us more than Gini today.

  • 100 davetoon // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    Our midfield is getting hurt by Norwich

  • 101 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    Ffs Mbemba and Anita, amateur stuff and the consequence almost cost us.

  • 102 davis_toons // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    Townsend just cannot make it…

  • 103 manxpie // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    Ffs how much space did we give them there!! Good save tho

  • 104 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    Sissoko is absolutely waste of space. Just stands there and leaves howson with the whole pitch infront of him.

  • 105 Belfast // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    Well done Darlow. This has been a shambles so far.

  • 106 sparky55 // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    All we need is a bit of calm and to slow down the play by swarming the ball and offering good short options…we’re panicking under the high press and just need to calm it down a bit

  • 107 beermonkey // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:32 PM

    where does it say mito is injured

  • 108 davetoon // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    Wow WHAT A SAVE

  • 109 MacToon // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    Our players, on the whole, haven’t turned up today so far. Anita is terrible, Townsend adding nothing along with Sissoko, Wiji. Mbemba looks jet lagged.
    Cisse looks like the only one busting a gut! Darlow saving us so far too.

  • 110 Obertans_on_roids // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    Well done Darlow!!

  • 111 Belfast // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    Great Save that

  • 112 Nufc-83 // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    Anita is a disgrace to any prem footballer

  • 113 Mister Tuff // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    They are getting nearer and nearer.

  • 114 Toon Tang // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    They’ve had 7 shots on target. Only a matter of time before one finds the onion bag eh

  • 115 manxpie // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    Wat a save but why the fusk was Anita in their half!

  • 116 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    Darlow picking up where Elliot left off. Good to see. The rest are hopeless.

  • 117 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    What I’ve seen today after 2 weeks under benitez.
    Sorry lads we are going down. Guaranteed.

  • 118 Ravensd // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    33 mins gone by and only heard wijnaldums name when referring to last norwich game. Completely absent

  • 119 Obertans_on_roids // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:35 PM

    Sissoko with one of his trademark champions league quality crosses.

  • 120 Bri // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:35 PM

    My god we are a very very poor outfit.

  • 121 Oleg G // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:35 PM

    Disgraceful first half.
    How these players get wages?!

    If not the GK, we are 0-2 after 30 mins.

    So far he is the best player out there.
    Sad.

  • 122 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    Wijnaldum is even on the pitch?

  • 123 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    Hail, its really condemning that the best player has been the keeper position over most games this year.

  • 124 Oleg G // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    Obertans_on_roids // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:35 PM

    EXACTLY!!!

  • 125 Mister Tuff // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    No outlets at all – pressure building up.

  • 126 county down magpie // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    We are a shockingly bad team, and I use the term team lightly

  • 127 davetoon // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:38 PM

    Agree Wijaldum had a poor game last time playong behind stiker. He needs to be on the ball.

  • 128 Obertans_on_roids // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    I don’t disagree with the decision to start Cisse but if your going to play a long ball game get Mitro on.

  • 129 Mister Tuff // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    Mike Dean has the ability to always get in the way.

  • 130 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:40 PM

    Shelvey seems like the only one that can envisage how a move will develop and execute it, but he’s hardly ever advanced enough

  • 131 manxpie // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:40 PM

    De Jong on for tote and wiji pulled back into the center needs to happen as we need to take control of midfield
    Surprised dejong didn’t start tbh

  • 132 LGFUAD21 // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:41 PM

    I’m done.

    This is disgraceful. W are gone.

    Gini, where is he?

    Anita is no left back. Nor was Colback.

    Our gameplan seems to be let cisse run around on his own and hope townsend can produce something.

    Mbemba should not be playing left cb. He’s not comfortable on his weak foot.

    We should have an experienced cb playing there to cover anita.

    In fact why aren’t we playing 3 at the back given the absence of left backs.

  • 133 davetoon // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    Nice pass for shelvey. Shame cisse had to come to halfway to set it up and couldnt be in the box

  • 134 ROSHAN MAGPIE // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    looks like even RAFA couldn’t save us

  • 135 Ravensd // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    At least rafa is the type to make a sub at half time. Hopefully the team that shoes up is better. Dejong should come on immediately

  • 136 sparky55 // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:43 PM

    All part of the plan lads…get into the dressing room at half time level and we come out in the 2nd half and nick it

  • 137 Ron Knee // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:44 PM

    sparky

    Isn’t it about this time we usually …?

  • 138 Ravensd // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:44 PM

    At least pardews plummet continues

  • 139 Oleg G // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:44 PM

    Every time we’ve managed to pass around more than 4 passes which we took to their half, we got a half decent chance.

    Now imagine the same “amazing” 4+ passes, every attack.

  • 140 davis_toons // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:46 PM

    GREAT TIME WASTING TACTICS…BY OUR FANS!!!GOOD JOB GUYS!

  • 141 The next Mike Williamson // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    Bring on perez and de jong. at least they can pass the ball.

  • 142 manxpie // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    Stupid by the fans that and that’s what they get arse s

  • 143 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    Say goodbye to the premier league

  • 144 Average_Contents // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    And there it is FFS!

    We are shite.

  • 145 Ravensd // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    Saw that coming a mile off. Wish i could have put money down

  • 146 lukes26 // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    i was thinking before the free kick, if they score, I blame those asshole newcastle fans

  • 147 true toon // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:49 PM

    The problem is we don’t have a team that plays consistently all season. I am surprise that RB ditch SDJ, AP and AM today. The players really struggle from this. They don’t have momentum for the whole season. I think we should revert to 352 in the second half.

  • 148 Average_Contents // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:49 PM

    It was coming wasn’t it.

    Warning after fcuking warning.

  • 149 Bri // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:49 PM

    well we are not gonna win this game now.
    Total crap

  • 150 MacToon // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:49 PM

    Typical, a goal just before half time. From a free kick in a dangerous place, again.

    I don’t know why but we look a much better (organised) team with SDJ on. We seem to have had the better results too with him marshalling the mid-field. I don’t know if he is the answer but I’d have played him today. Hopefully he’ll be on second half.

    We’ve been so poor, our relegation fight is just not there.

    Unless there’s a huge improvement 2nd half, we’re relegated.

  • 151 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    Even rafa can’t save this sorry lot. 2 weeks international break and we are truly served up dross as usual. Pathetic.

  • 152 TheToonKing // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    Ok lads, it’s been fun. I went through another relegation already, can’t do another.

    Bye.

  • 153 Toon Tang // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    Well that’s the win we badly needed flown. We can just hope for another scumderland game and maybe snatch a draw

  • 154 Thump // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    Can somebody send message to the Newcastle players and let them know that this isn’t a training match?

  • 155 davis_toons // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    WE ARE HALF DEAD ….

    We cannot let in goals in the 1st half…

    GK have got to hold on to the ball more and slowly release..Just like TIM KRUL does it.

  • 156 NUFCPaul // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    Good job morons in the crowd who kept the ball. They all had a good laugh, didn’t they? Not laughing now I bet. Some people shouldn’t be allowed out of the house with such a low I.Q.

  • 157 John Akomfrah // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:51 PM

    gutless clueless rag tag posers

  • 158 chiefone30 // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:51 PM

    Mike Ashley is the worst premier league owner in the history of premier league owners

  • 159 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:51 PM

    I can’t see this lot even scoring. Norwich will score a 2nd and cruise from then.

  • 160 toonking // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:51 PM

    We’re gone and that’s certain.

    People can say all they like about belief that a decent manager can improve things, What a manager can’t do is control a player’s decisions. Our players are giving little effort what so ever it’s like watching a team of 11 michel owens and due to such horrific injuries they’re assured of places to begin with.

  • 161 Newcastle for alltid // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    Lazy, predictable, bunch of players. Here is a golden chance to go for 3 vital points, and what we get is this?!
    Other teams run past us in all areas of the pitch, making us look constantly outnumbered.

    We`re utterly horrible to watch.

    And don`t deserve to be playing in the EPL. It doesn`t look like the players want it, so why should we?

  • 162 manxpie // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    Davis toon yeah great time wasting for them to get there breath back and more players forward at the the end of the half for a free kick
    arse’s!!!

  • 163 The next Mike Williamson // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    All sissoko can do is charge
    all cisse can do is finish
    all townsend can do is dribble at speed

    too many players that can’t pass or tackle

  • 164 Belfast // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    Well if you where optimistic before kick off you certainly won’t be optimistic anymore. That was absolutely shite.

  • 165 lukes26 // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    mbemba was horrible that first half. . worst game ive seen him play

  • 166 MacToon // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    Norwich aren’t even that good. We’ve gave them the game so far ffs.

    McClaren and the board and of course Ashley have killed this club.

  • 167 John Akomfrah // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    koko diving away from the ball he best not come out second half

  • 168 Toonfan8 // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    we are going down with this football and we deserve so…we are very bad…

  • 169 Thump // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    @toonking: As I’ve said so many other times – we were relegated at Stoke, this is just the formalities.

  • 170 lukes26 // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    Next Williamson

    Yes. Exactly this.

  • 171 davis_toons // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    We need a Super Hero..Spider man…ohh..he is on court case..

  • 172 Oleg G // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    I think that at this stage and situation, players should be only getting wages based by results.

    You lose?
    No problem. You earned enough in the months before.

    You want money?
    Win games.

  • 173 davis_toons // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    TIME WASTING TACTICS…where is itz???

  • 174 toonking // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    true toon
    The decision not to play SDJ and not play either mitro or perez really is odd

    how much abuse would pardue, charver or maclown got i wonder?

  • 175 SPRINGY // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:55 PM

    that was disgraceful….defence shakey and stupidly fouling in dangerous places,gini may as well be at home watchin co he’s non existant in that half….just poor all over….really thought we might of seen some fight,some pride.

  • 176 manxpie // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:55 PM

    Jesus just seen payets free kick proper outrageous like

  • 177 NUFCPaul // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:55 PM

    Awful first half. We’re only still half in it because of Darlow. Get Sissoko off. His crossing and passing has been dreadful, as usual.

    And to those fair weather fans who are dropping their support and walking away from the team if we get relegated, bye bye to you. You most definitely won’t be missed at all. I’ve seen your lot come and go. Disappear when times get tough and crawl back out of the woodwork when things get better again. Absolutely disgusting.

  • 178 jimmygscot // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:55 PM

    Cant score.
    Cant defend.
    No pace.
    Gutless

  • 179 AncientC // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:56 PM

    Has anybody noticed any differences in the side since McClaren left?

    I am not trying to get on Rafa’s back or anything, but it doesn’t look like much has changed.

  • 180 peterk3 // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:56 PM

    I only heard Wijnaldum mentioned once in the 1st half. There is nothing about this team that gives you confidence. Anita getting drawn into the middle constantly leaving huge gaps.They re just two, the whole team is crap. We WILL be relegated no doubt.

  • 181 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:56 PM

    After this defeat it’s all about rebuilding our club again. Benitez will leave. We need to look to hire Pearson or a an upcoming manager with fresh ideas.

    We need to overhaul this team completely. We have been absolutely dreadful and deserve to be relegated. Our recruitment has also been horrible.

  • 182 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    Not even mad anymore, this performance is exactly what I expect from them. The players are clearly the problem here, no more hiding behind the crap manager excuse. we deserve relegation because we are simply not good enough for the league from the board to the players… And oh boy does it show. I don’t want relegation, but how long have we just existed in this league for now? We have been on a slow decline since that 5th place finish and now here is the result.

    Terrible recruitments by Carr, £80 million and we get schooled by every team in the league. No excuses, may aswell just accept relegation because our players have.

  • 183 John Akomfrah // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    sparky55 // Apr 2, 2016 at 10:59 AM

    We’ll win today and whats more we’ll win well.

    Keep the faith ya miserable b@st@rds

  • 184 martoon // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    If I was Rafa I’d fist Tiote absolutely stupid free kick to give away in the last minute completely unnecessary the man is a liability!

  • 185 SPRINGY // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:58 PM

    need a big half from the lads as if there premier league lives depends on it

  • 186 lochinvar // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:58 PM

    Wasn’t there an idea to buy a large kick ass tall CB a while ago – would have come in useful

    Our crosses are poor, no cut backs to unmarked players at edge on the box – it’s down to the players

  • 187 West Lancs Geordie // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:58 PM

    Sell the f..ing lot of em & start again with the kids in the Championship next season. There is no fight & effort they are all weighed down with fat wage packets.
    DISGRACE!!!!

  • 188 The next Mike Williamson // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:58 PM

    Our only hope is to drop sissoko or at least move him to left back. If u can’t get 1 goal in 30 then u shouldn’t be playing right wing. sissoko is out of position wherever you play him because he can’t tackle, can’t pass, can’t control the ball, can’t shoot, can’t read the game, can barely cross. All he can do is charge like a battering ram once every 30 games.

  • 189 PK-Norway // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:58 PM

    Sissoko should have played left back
    Wini left wing
    De jong behind mitro

    Dammit!

  • 190 manxpie // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:59 PM

    He’s obviously picked the team that has had 2 weeks together which is now obviously the wrong one
    De Jong is a mystery as to why he didn’t start

  • 191 JP...from The Rock // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:59 PM

    Dishusted with this shameful display. We arr the worst football team I have ever seen in my life. We can’t do anything right. We have good players (supposedly) but you wouldn’t tell with the way we play. We are useless playing as a team. Shocking bad and to think we have only won 7 matches all season is ridiculous and ee deserve to go down. We’re absolute shite! A miracle in the second half might save us from certain relegation now.

  • 192 Ron Knee // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:59 PM

    I wonder which dinosaur manager the club will dredge up for next season?

  • 193 county down magpie // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    Could feel that goal goin in cos of how long it was taking. Sad to say but I don’t see us coming back. No creativity, no outlets, no passion

  • 194 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    @ancient

    I agree with you. Rafa has been here but I’ve seen no changes since mclaren left. Same old sh1t

  • 195 davis_toons // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    @135 sparky55 // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:43 PM

    Its good to be imaginative..

    we just need to hold on to the 1st half but we cant. Again we cant create. There is no HBA to change the game.

  • 196 Toon Tang // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    The only thing that can win us the game now is swapping sissoko for Anita

    Don’t tell tsunki though he’ll have me guts got garters haha

  • 197 sparky55 // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    Akomfrah

    didn’t realise the game was over and my apologies for backing my team ya t!t

  • 198 toonking // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    Thump

    I’ve been predicting it since the start of the season. pardue, charver and maclown are all crapper managers but they too had mercinries like this.

    Throughout this ashley era we’ve seen more an more of the passionate players leave and replaced by selfish players who just hope to use us as the stepping stone and last summer we say yet another one in jonas.

  • 199 West Lancs Geordie // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    I’m finished with ’em same old same old for years & years. Going to go & support my local Unibond Team next season.

  • 200 lochinvar // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    Wasn’t even a free kick – Mike dean watched their player reverse into Tiote – not a free kick more of a gift from Dean

    We can get round their back four – if we have the will to do so

  • 201 The next Mike Williamson // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    townsend is just a good obertan and sissoko is a bad obertan. Carr loves players who just run fast in a straight line but have no end product.

  • 202 chicousa // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    Mindless free kick to give up by Tiote….why? Terrible defending on set plays. Unable to build any attack. Terrible play all around.

  • 203 archaeomag // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    Booooooooooooooo

  • 204 Toon Tang // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    *for

  • 205 AncientC // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    Townsend and Anita our worst players according to WhoScored, followed by Cisse.

    4-2-3-1… man, will it ever work?

    We have won something like 2 games this season playing that formation.

  • 206 NezzaNUFC // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    It’s what we need guys, we need to be relegated!

  • 207 davis_toons // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    Townsend suck he counldnt created and keep lossing the ball….those people that keep saying bad about HBA can now do that to townsend..he is paid more and worst HE CANT EVEN CREATE ANYTHING.

    HE DOES SHIT WITH THE BALL

  • 208 lukes26 // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    Newcastle were actually much better towards the end of the half.

    I think Sissoko needs to go back to the right, he’s not helping anita and has not been effective at all since switching to the left

  • 209 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    Said it weeks ago. It’s the players. No Rafa bounce, there’d be no Mourinho bounce, not even a SAF bounce. The players are pure shite and don’t give a shite – not a good mix.

  • 210 Bri // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:04 PM

    If that team doesn’t buck it’s ideas up in the second half we are down.

  • 211 Munster Mag // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:04 PM

    As i said at the time. Getting rafa may mean we lose out on pearson. Pearson wud have raised spirits and motivation levels and helped us in championship which is now odds on. Rafa tactics and selection nothing to write home about so far
    Since when was sissoko a left midfielder??

  • 212 Gaelictoon // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:04 PM

    We are doomed. Absolutely useless. Pep Guardiola couldn’t save this lot. No fight or passion. Worst Newcastle side ever. Pure toss

  • 213 manxpie // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    Perez on then at least we should have more of the ball in the middle now

  • 214 The next Mike Williamson // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    Sissoko must have it his contract he can’t get dropped. I’ve only seen him subbed once and mcclaren got sacked after that match.

  • 215 MacToon // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:06 PM

    So our relegation fight starts now?

  • 216 West Lancs Geordie // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:06 PM

    Well Ron Knee who is ever going to take on managing this Club. It is shite from the top to the bottom. They just do not serve such a loyal fan base of what 55000 plus thousands more armchair fanatics

  • 217 Toon Tang // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:07 PM

    Lukes, he could do with being dropped to the bench I reckon. Get Siem on and change formation to a 4411

  • 218 ROSHAN MAGPIE // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:07 PM

    if relegation means getting rid of ashley then I’ll be happy

  • 219 AncientC // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:08 PM

    I wouldn’t have complained at Pearson. Horses for Courses.

    I wanted Rogers, as he would have likely played 4-3-3 and worked on getting the early goal.

  • 220 manxpie // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:08 PM

    Why is it we can’t hold the ball ridiculous from cisse and sisko earlier

  • 221 Toon Tang // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    Next mike willi. I said that tuther week. There’s something dodgy going on because surely managers can see how awful he is.

  • 222 Sir Braveheart // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    On the plus side I think a front two of Perez and Mitrovich would do well in the championship.

    Lose this and we are relegated. No two ways about it. 6 points from safety and with only potential victories against Palace and Villa.

  • 223 Oleg G // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:10 PM

    This!

    Why not to pass more like this?
    Move the ball.
    So simple. It is the simplest thing in football.

    And we get a chance.

  • 224 Munster Mag // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:11 PM

    Sissoko has duped every manager he played for. Get three subs on soon rafa…we shud have been relegated by makems and that was the bounce game we needed but rafa team showed little motivation. Thats when my alarm bells started. And sissoko on left from the start. Come on rafa stop being so compact and attack a bit ffs

  • 225 JP...from The Rock // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:12 PM

    How on earth did Cisse miss that!?? Ffs! But tbf he wasn’t offside but I prefer he miss that than we score and then wrongfully be ruled offside, that hurts more. We need to get more shots on target now as we nearly scored from our first attempt.

  • 226 manxpie // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:13 PM

    This isn’t supposedly Norwich best team!

  • 227 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:13 PM

    Think I’ll switch off to the other sport I’m quickly losing interest in – F1. Sport’s no fun anymore.

  • 228 Ron Knee // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:13 PM

    West Lancs

    We only now have a decent manager because Ashley was desperate. Will he sack Charnley and Carr when we’re relegated? Will they revert to a Head Coach?

  • 229 cyprus // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:14 PM

    Very poor.. We need some luck.

  • 230 Toon Tang // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:14 PM

    Braveheart, as shite as palace are I can’t see this bunch beating them. Pards will have them fired for that one game you can bet ya bottom dollar.

    If you need to break a losing streak or any other negative streak, you come and play us. That’s the way

  • 231 Oleg G // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:14 PM

    No…. please, please, cross the ball more.
    As it gives us such great results.

  • 232 Gaelictoon // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:16 PM

    Others results are going our way and still they can’t perform. Mitrovic has to come on

  • 233 NUFCPaul // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:18 PM

    West Lancs Geordie – ta ta. Off you go. Those of us who were born in and around Newcastle don’t have the option to leave. It’s in our blood. A true Geordie would NEVER walk away from this club, no matter how badly they were doing.

    Makes me laugh seeing people using ‘Geordie’ in their name who are nothing of the sort. The real Geordies will still be here next season even if we are in the Championship.

    Good luck ‘supporting’ your local team.

  • 234 cyprus // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:18 PM

    Shelvey you are truly crap

  • 235 Mister Tuff // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:19 PM

    Mitro needs to get a couple.

  • 236 topmanz // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    Why is Sissoko always indispensable is beyond me? Anyone realise he is the only player always fit playing in the starting eleven throughout this season when most players are either injured or suspended. Why can’t any of our managers realise he is the fuuk.

  • 237 toonking // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    braveheart

    by the time we go up against palace and villa norwich could be sitting 9 points ahead of us with wins against palace and scums.

    who says we’ll win them given that we fail to get wins against our two closest relegation rivals?

  • 238 John Akomfrah // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    sparky55 // Apr 2, 2016 at 10:59 AM

    We’ll win today and whats more we’ll win well.

    Keep the faith ya miserable b@st@rds
    this lot wont even score mores the pity we will be continually shafted by this lot of gutless nowts

  • 239 AncientC // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    Here comes Chopper. Game on…

  • 240 John Akomfrah // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:22 PM

    i as a supporter reserve my right to post what i like without being referred to as a tit nobba

  • 241 Komag // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:22 PM

    Someone order a hitman on Naismith please.

  • 242 Obertans_on_roids // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:23 PM

    Sissoko is so dumb.

  • 243 Toon Tang // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:23 PM

    Ancientc hahaha yes

    Ultra-bana

  • 244 Newcastle for alltid // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:23 PM

    Some of the decisions these players are making…. I just can`t believe them, out of words

  • 245 The next Mike Williamson // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:23 PM

    We will score now sissoko has been moved back

  • 246 John Akomfrah // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    the game was over when the officials were chosen

  • 247 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    Don’t think Sissoko ever finds a teammate, whether it’s a pass or cross. Always concedes possession.

  • 248 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    This lot will struggle in the championship even. Nevermind the premier league.

  • 249 JP...from The Rock // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    Another wrong decision from the linesman the blind daft twat! We could have levelled there as Cisse would have been clean on through.

  • 250 Obertans_on_roids // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    Cisse another great footballing brain, yet to crack the meaning of offside.

  • 251 lochinvar // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    20 minutes and counting

  • 252 Sir Braveheart // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    Cisse Perez and Mitro. Our three goal scoring strikers, along with Wini- so realistically we have the only four real goal scorers in our team on the pitch. If we can’t score in the next 25 minutes then all hope is lost.

  • 253 lochinvar // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    janmatt offside – clueless

  • 254 John Akomfrah // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    on this showing villa norwich and us for the drop

  • 255 toonbrother // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    THIS HAS BEEN A DISGUSTING PERFORMANCE SO FAR

  • 256 ROSHAN MAGPIE // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    Ben Arfa just can’t stop scoring beautiful goals. Now against PSG

  • 257 manxpie // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    Ffs now that is taking the piss janmaat must only have 2 brain cells and I’m bein generous

  • 258 John Akomfrah // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    is colo not playing fark me

  • 259 Sir Braveheart // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    Come on lads! Come on!!!

  • 260 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:29 PM

    GET IN!!!! MITROVIC IS SAVING US!!!!

  • 261 toonbrother // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:29 PM

    WHOOOOOOOO

  • 262 lochinvar // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    Get in

  • 263 JP...from The Rock // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    Omg we scored!!! Mitro you beauty!!! Hahha yess game on!!

  • 264 MacToon // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    Mitro, another good goal.

  • 265 toonbrother // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    I LOVE YOU ALEX MITR0VIC

  • 266 manxpie // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssss mitro great cross aswell

  • 267 toonking // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    horray

    well mitro has scored.

    Still we must get a second to survive

  • 268 Obertans_on_roids // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    Our only hope. What a guy!!

  • 269 Oleg G // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    GET IN!!!!!

    MITRO!

    What a good goal.

    It is off the defender.

  • 270 Sir Braveheart // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    Flock me!!!!

  • 271 Belfast // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    Great cross

  • 272 davetoon // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    Well done mitro… a glimour of hope. Cmon

  • 273 NUFCPaul // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    GET IN THERE YA BASTARDS!!! C’mon lads!

  • 274 JP...from The Rock // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    Mbemba has been terrible today.

  • 275 Mister Tuff // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    Need to get at them now.

  • 276 sparky55 // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    we can win this

  • 277 The next Mike Williamson // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    That’s why you don’t drop a goalscorer who scored in the last game.

  • 278 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    Well done Townsend and Mitro.

  • 279 toonbrother // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    oh my god

  • 280 Sir Braveheart // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    Just need one more…come on lads…one..more..goal..

  • 281 cyprus // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    Worst team in the league

  • 282 MacToon // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:32 PM

    Oh ffs, Short lived –

  • 283 Oleg G // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:32 PM

    HAHAHAHAHAAAA…..

    No way.

  • 284 JP...from The Rock // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:32 PM

    FKING HELLLL!!!!!!!!!!!! Aaaraaarrggggghhhhh!!!!! We are pathetic!!!

  • 285 sparky55 // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:32 PM

    fcuk me…this is fcuking ridiculous

  • 286 davetoon // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:32 PM

  • 287 manxpie // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:32 PM

    Oh fusk off shocking defending again

  • 288 Thump // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:32 PM

    Christ all mighty, it’s almost funny.

  • 289 NUFCPaul // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:32 PM

    Sigh. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.

  • 290 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:32 PM

    Scums us and villa going down.

  • 291 Newcastle for alltid // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:32 PM

    The naivity, oh my

  • 292 John Akomfrah // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    shite

  • 293 toonbrother // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    JUST DISGUSTING

  • 294 toonking // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    DOWN
    just as we get the chance to get a win we concede.

  • 295 Obertans_on_roids // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    Janmatt is the biggest coward i’ve seen in a Newcastle shirt!!

  • 296 Belfast // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    Jesus Christ that lasted long

  • 297 Thump // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    I’m blaming Sir Braveheart for that one, mind.

  • 298 TheToonKing // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    Lol what a joke. Janmat is p1ss.

  • 299 Toon Tang // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    Chopper… Just copping it sweet eh hahahahaha

  • 300 lochinvar // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:34 PM

    15 minutes and counting

  • 301 Sir Braveheart // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:34 PM

    Oh well…I had 90 seconds of excitement at least.

  • 302 toonking // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:34 PM

    toonbother

    stop twisting you’ve got the back line without colo you should be jumping for joy

  • 303 The next Mike Williamson // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:34 PM

    Taylor just looks like a fat bloke who has run on the pitch

  • 304 AncientC // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:34 PM

    Well… I think that is that Ladies and Gentlemen.

    I hope Boro come up and do well in the Premier League next season.

    Hopefully we can develop Mbabu and Armstrong next season, build something and come back stronger. We have not deserved to play in this league for some time now.

  • 305 NUFCPaul // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:34 PM

    cyprus – no, Aston Villa are the worst team in the league, but we’re obviously not far off them.

  • 306 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:34 PM

    Oh well, we weren’t banking on Norwich having character to respond. No hope.

    Next Mike Willo

    No telling how he’d have played if he started.

  • 307 manxpie // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    The honeymoon period for mbemba is well over and he’s had more shockers than collo this season let’s be honest

  • 308 TheToonKing // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    This team just lacks heart…that’s it. Bunch of pussies.

  • 309 Toon Tang // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    Gods sake man. The time it took me to write that comment they’d scored. Frigging shocking man

  • 310 Sir Braveheart // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    @Thump

    I’ve just realised my radio link is about a minute and a half behind the action…so when I said we needed one more goal I thought we were still level…

  • 311 lochinvar // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    Norwich not sitting back so have we the ability to sort this

  • 312 Komag // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    I blame Janmatt for pretty much everything…he is a big liability with tons a mistakes all over. Mispositioning, sloppy passes and low energy….get rid of that tosser please.

  • 313 toonking // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    Whilst we’ve got jam as a RB you have simpson playing in a team who could win the PL.

  • 314 midweek weekend // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    17 Norwich City 32 31

    18 Sunderland 31 27
    19 Newcastle United 31 25
    20 Aston Villa 32 16

    w’re just so many points behind now it’s over lads we just lack the fire and the fight, and the natural goal scorer

  • 315 John Akomfrah // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    no heart no spine

  • 316 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:39 PM

    Cisse has to do more there and react.

  • 317 toonbrother // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    @301 toonking
    concentrating on toonbrother in the middle of the game shows your disturbing obsession with me
    Find someone else to obsess over
    I dont swing that way

  • 318 mindshaft // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    The whole defence is poor – we seem to be like an under 10s game where everyone is drawn to the ball

  • 319 cyprus // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    My early vote for worst player: shelvey

  • 320 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:41 PM

    As I said before the game. Draw or defeat and we are relegated. No 2 ways about it.

  • 321 lochinvar // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:42 PM

    Ref gives Palace a point by sending off At West Ham

    We have one point from nine

  • 322 toonbrother // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:42 PM

    a draw will do for me`

  • 323 manxpie // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Palace now 9 points ahead!
    Just waiting for a scum goal now

  • 324 benjohnsen // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Right now I hope that we go down so that we can rid off all the wrong people in the club. Then when we do come up again I hope Ashley has learned that his youth program kind of recruitment doesn’t work. You need experienced players in PL and players with routine. This lot is so mentally weak it is crazy. With a Gutierrez, Barton or Nolan still at the club there would be at least a fighting spirit on the field.

  • 325 lochinvar // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Have we had any meaningful shots

  • 326 toonbrother // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    YES

  • 327 JP...from The Rock // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Omg can this be our saving grace!?? A pen!!

  • 328 lochinvar // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Pen

  • 329 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Penalty. This is hugehuge.

  • 330 NUFCPaul // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Swansea and Palace have equalised, and with the Scum currently picking up a valuable point so far, it’s not looking good. It’s certainly not over, but it’s looking really bad.

  • 331 Sir Braveheart // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Another plus for me is Newcastle will be coming to Derby next season…

  • 332 Toon Tang // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Pelanty

  • 333 toonbrother // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    CANT WATCH

  • 334 manxpie // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    2 hand balls lol

  • 335 toonbrother // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    yeeeeessssss

  • 336 Sir Braveheart // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    God damm my delayed radio signal!!

  • 337 toonking // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Team next season
    ______________ELLIOT
    MBABU__LACSELLES____mbemba___DUMMETT
    TOWNSEND____SHELVEY______ARRONS
    _____________dejong
    ______MITRO____ARMSTRONG

    lower case are might leave

  • 338 Belfast // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    C’mon great pen

  • 339 midweek weekend // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:45 PM

    COME ON lets win this bloody game

  • 340 davis_toons // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:45 PM

    WE ARE NOT DEAD JUST YET!!!

  • 341 NUFCPaul // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:45 PM

    Watching through my fingers for this pen. Mitro has real balls.

  • 342 Oleg G // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:45 PM

    I hope we won’t do the same mistake again like after the 1-1.

    Right?
    RIGHT?!?!?!

  • 343 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:45 PM

    Wow, pinhead Mike Dean giving us a lifeline

  • 344 JP...from The Rock // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:45 PM

    Yes thank God and thank you Sir Bobby for that one! Pheww

  • 345 manxpie // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:45 PM

    Yes nerves of titanium like

  • 346 Thump // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:45 PM

    We actually got a penalty.

    Think about that.

  • 347 andrew84 // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:45 PM

    Toonbrother

    As a regular reader (and less regular poster), the fact you are calling someone else obsessed when all you talk about is Coloccini (that’s 2 Cs by the way, and only one N) is hilarious.

    Just saying.

  • 348 Toon Tang // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    Fuuuuuuxxxkkkkkkiiimnngggggggg goal.

    Watch us chuck it away straight away from ko

  • 349 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    Good pen, young hothead seems to be growing up before our eyes, alas will it be enough?

  • 350 toonbrother // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    @346 andrew84
    sHUT UP AND WATCH THE GAME

  • 351 NUFCPaul // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    Toon tang – pelanty? Ha ha! I know you did that on purpose but you had me suspecting you were Chris Waddle for a second there. Of course we all know that Chris is watching the Mackems today.

  • 352 toonbrother // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    flipping heck townsend what the hell?

  • 353 wolfshead@toon // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    ben

    this is fattys fault the lord of misrule the demise all started from when he wouldnt give into ba its been downhill ever since

  • 354 The next Mike Williamson // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:48 PM

    De jong for cisse. is cisse still on the pitch? I haven’t heard the word offside for a while

  • 355 Sir Braveheart // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:48 PM

    3 goals in 2 games for Mitro…hitting form at the right time. His confidence will be sky high.

  • 356 toonbrother // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    OH NO CISSE

  • 357 andrew84 // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    Toonbrother

    I’m doing both. But you’re providing the most entertainment.

  • 358 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    We won’t survive if we draw. We need a win.

  • 359 Toon Tang // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    nufcpaul, hahaha love the awld waddle pelanties from back in day eh

  • 360 NUFCPaul // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    Argh! Ruddy Ruddy!

  • 361 toonbrother // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    if we lose this i’m not ashamed to admit i would probably burst into tears

  • 362 Thump // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    Oh my life.

  • 363 John Akomfrah // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    more like if we win it tb

  • 364 cyprus // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    Thanks s te is unwatchable man

  • 365 davis_toons // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    SERIOUSLY… BAD LUCK ..

  • 366 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    Always wait until crisis time before we start to play.

  • 367 TheToonKing // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    Pathetic.

  • 368 Thump // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    @davis_toons: No bad luck, only bad defending.

  • 369 reilly // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    OVER

  • 370 Oleg G // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    Have we already said “pathetic”?

  • 371 manxpie // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    How the fusk was there only 2 defenders against 4 there!!!!

  • 372 NUFCPaul // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    Oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.

    Controlled it with his hand too. Just not our day. We’ll be up first on MOTD tonight I bet.

  • 373 Newcastle for alltid // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    I`m done

  • 374 JP...from The Rock // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    FK OFF FK OFF FK OFFF!!!!!! WHAT A SH!T TEAM FOR FKS SAKE!!! We are the worst team in the world!! The worst at defending in the world without a doubt!! PATHETIC BUNCH OF TOSSERS!!

  • 375 Sir Braveheart // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    God. Damm. It.

  • 376 cyprus // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    This team…

  • 377 Munster Mag // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    3-2 all over for us

  • 378 Toon Tang // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    Chuffs sakes the footy’s over lads

  • 379 TheToonKing // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    Final straw for me. We’re not coming up from the Championship either, it will be even tougher in that league.

  • 380 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    Defence is a shambles and is sending us down.

    That had shades of the Duff og that sent us down.

    Really is no hope and I’d appreciate if they stopped toying with us.

  • 381 midweek weekend // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    6 points adrift it’s over

  • 382 West Lancs Geordie // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    We can’t close games out DOWN

  • 383 colwell // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    Thank fcuk for that a draw would of made us all still have hope even though we would still have gone down at least now we know we are GONE.

    We are shite

  • 384 lukes26 // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    what a great game. too bad we came out on the bottom though

  • 385 Tsunki // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    And that, boys and girls, is the sound of a portly lady in full voice. Unfold your A-Z of Burnley now and familiarise yourself with the route.

  • 386 toonking // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    Toonbrother

    As someone who consistantly complains about colo all season you can’t deny what i’m saying makes sense.

    Colo has been part of the starting 11 in each and every win this season.

    today colo is missing and we’ve twice conceded having just scored an equaliser.

  • 387 Belfast // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    Final nail in the coffin that was.

  • 388 AncientC // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    Early summer eh.

    Heartbreaking.

  • 389 Munster Mag // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    Relegated with makems i presume. Sick as a pig. Merson must have loved it

  • 390 John Akomfrah // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    lets off to the beach

  • 391 manxpie // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    Mbemba with a shocking clearance again all round shocking defensive display from him today

  • 392 Ron Knee // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    Prepare for the Wilderness Years.

  • 393 NUFCPaul // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    toonbrother – the fact that you refer to yourself as ‘toonbrother’ just adds to your comedy persona. I always look forward to your joke posts.

  • 394 MacToon // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    Oh well. I actually believed for a second …………………

    NUFCPaul , look no further than Ed himself who closed the blog down last time we were relegated. I, like many others remained faithful.

    Toonbother 😆 @you

  • 395 Sir Braveheart // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    Heartbroken…

  • 396 lochinvar // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    Delia Dmith beats Hairy bikers

  • 397 Laurent Robert The Legend // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    Doomed. Shambles.

  • 398 colwell // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    If it didnt happen this week it would have next we all knew it was coming luckily there is more to life than watching this pile of shite

  • 399 davis_toons // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    Colo needs to be back seriously.

  • 400 Munster Mag // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    That team will be eaten alive in the championship

  • 401 Toon Tang // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    Tsunki, Burnley are on the way up marra hahaha

  • 402 davis_toons // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    We need someone with a thinking head,

  • 403 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    Old Blackas said this would happen.

  • 404 Belfast // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    Mbemba was awful by the way gave them the ball for the last goal when there was a simple pass on.

  • 405 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    We didn’t bother for 75mins – can’t complain. Same every match, start playing once we’re staring defeat in the face,

  • 406 John Akomfrah // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    oh wait we have more stressful games to watch not mathmatically certain oh fak yes we arew down

  • 407 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    That’s that then. Game over. Adios to the premier league.

  • 408 Laurent Robert The Legend // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    I won’t take Cisse and Taylor in league one team..forget championship.

  • 409 Belfast // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Yes manxpie he had a simple 10 yard pass on and hoofed it straight to a Norwich player.

  • 410 AncientC // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    I assume Rafa’s coaching team will be leaving with him in the summer.

    This may seem a bit early for discussion, but we should really be thinking about who the manager is going to be for next season.

    Benitez is not going to manage in the Championship, he would have committed longer term if that was on the cards.

  • 411 Rotonda heights // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Is saylor the sh-ttiest CB in the league. I think so. was lascelles injured?

    How did mbokani’s shot go through darlow’s hand.

    leicester,,,, going, sunderland …going, norwich…gone!!

  • 412 JP...from The Rock // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:59 PM

    I’ve had enough of this shite team now. I am fuming! So sick to my stomach. Won’t bother watching anymore of this shite we are certain to go down now and we absolutely deserve it! The worst team ever ever ever!

  • 413 NUFCPaul // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:59 PM

    I always try to look for a light in the dark clouds, and watching this crap team this season has been agony, but the light today was provided by Swansea, Palace and the sad Mackem bastards. Yes, it would have been much better if they all lost, but they didn’t win either. There’s still the tiniest ray of hope shining out of Rafa’s backside.

  • 414 Toon Tang // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:59 PM

    Just as I was looking forward to ripping the piss outa villa like they did us. Now we’re going with them.

    Fcuk sake toon, ya couldn’t even give me this once in a lifetime pleasure

  • 415 colwell // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:59 PM

    Finally get my weekends back now no need to watch these over paid useless cnuts, Fcuk me Wijnaldum how fcuking useless is that cnut plays well like sissoko 1 in 10 thank fcuk they’ll both be sold.

  • 416 Ron Knee // Apr 2, 2016 at 4:59 PM

    I can see a confused summer with Ashley dithering about whether to fire Charnley and Carr or not.

  • 417 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Benitez will come out say and we’ll keep fighting etc. But once he’s back he would now be calling his agent to find him a new club. He knows we are down.

  • 418 Toon1978 // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Hand ball in box by Norwich. Bloody obvious. Shocking.

  • 419 davis_toons // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Colo needs to be back.

    We are suppose to draw this game.

  • 420 manxpie // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    So we need to catch the scum and Norwich now oh and palace who gained another point
    Swansea with nothing to play for gets back to draw
    I’d rather play the kids now they might actually show some passion at least
    6 points adrift and 9 points behind palace and even 3 points behind the scum!
    Not a chance now not a dusk in chance
    at least people will now finally realise it’s not all the managers fault!

  • 421 toonking // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    We might as well stop putting up teams we think could win us a game and start putting up our championship team.
    Team next season
    ______________ELLIOT
    MBABU__LACSELLES____mbemba___DUMMETT
    TOWNSEND____SHELVEY______ARRONS
    _____________dejong
    ______MITRO____ARMSTRONG

    lower case are might leave

    As far as manager goes could be anyones guess. All we know is it won’t be pardew, hughton, KK or maclarean

  • 422 terencelim // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    Ashley ass lickers in this blog are proven wrong this season again. But they wouldn’t stop sucking Ashley’s cock and licking his testis.

  • 423 Sawbuck // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    The club is cursed. I almost want relegation and then we can stop pretending we’ll ever get anywhere under this rgime,

  • 424 West Lancs Geordie // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    Appoint someone from the Blog as manager as I think EVERYONE on it knew we needed a LB & CB in the January window. The Board are bloody clueless. Got to build the team next season round the youth : Armstrong,Aarons,Mbabu, Lascelles, Dummett,Darlow Perez & hopefully Mitro. Janmat,Wijn, Shelvey Townsend Krul will all be sold to get money back
    All the shite : will finally be cleared out but the way back will be far from easy & the crowds will be substantially smaller.

  • 425 oldarse // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    left back center back left back center back left back center back left back center back NAH not needed what the f#ck do the FANS know**** where the pros PRICKS

  • 426 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    This is the inevitable result of rank bad management by the Board for years.

  • 427 Rotonda heights // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    colwell

    i was having this conversation with my girlfriend. will have to dsiscover a world outside NUFC for saturday afternoons now.

    carr and charnley should walk now

  • 428 NUFCPaul // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    And nothing to do with today’s game but why are people still referring to Taylor as Saylor? Is there another Taylor in the team that I’m not aware of? Do these people not realise that Ryan Taylor hasn’t been a player at this club at all this season?

    Seriously, you can just call him Taylor again, it’s really not that difficult.

  • 429 lochinvar // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    Defenders line watching the ball don’t they ?
    Unfit and not fit for purpose

    BBC web site had headline up ” Newcastle snatch draw at Norwich ”
    If only

  • 430 Ron Knee // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    … or Benitez.

  • 431 lukes26 // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    so, who goes to the championship with us?

    Im guessing, janmaat, sissoko, and Gini will all leave. Most other players will likely stay im thinking.

  • 432 toonking // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    All i’m bothered about during the rest of this season is whether or not leicester city can win the title.

  • 433 Sawbuck // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    Bring it on. With Villa, Leeds and Forest some games will be a bigger pull than in the pl

  • 434 Rotonda heights // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    terence

    what a horrible image

  • 435 chicousa // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    Shameful defending….shockingly bad!

  • 436 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    WLG
    We’ve needed good defenders for years, not just in the last window. And strikers too, of course.

  • 437 SPRINGY // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    stupid fouls, poor passing,defensively laughable….better second but only slightly…..shocked.

  • 438 Rotonda heights // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    paul

    not really the time to be petty is it

  • 439 The overrated Frenchman // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    Rafa bottled it with his team selection and we were just true to form from there on.

  • 440 benjohnsen // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    @Hail Wor Ashley

    Our defense has been our weakness for the last three season and they have done absolutely nothing to strengthen it. Four years ago, we had a Coloccini on career top, a stable S Taylor, Davide Santon (quality player) and Danny Simpson on right back. Never understood why we didn’t give Simpson a better contract. He saved like 6 balls on the line that season, which i believe was a PL record. In addition we had a motivated Tiote in tip top shape. We were on a completely different level.

    Who do we have today. A cheap replacement for Debuchy in Janmaat, still Colo and Taylor who are more injured than playing, and two shitty left backs who are both injured all the time. How Carver said that Davide Santon was not up for it is beyond me. Santon is a threat going forward and good at clearing the ball.

    The players we have now are simple not good enough. They are of similar quality as last time we went down and I believe no one who left Newcastle at the time reached any higher level.qw

  • 441 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:06 PM

    Ask yourself. Has there been any difference under benitez? I see none. It’s the same rubbish.

    Now till the end of season we must play the players who are gonna be with us in the championship. Taylor is league 2 standard. Horrible defending and lost count how many times he falls on the ground.

    Lascelles Jamie sterry should all get starting spot next game.

  • 442 manxpie // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:06 PM

    Rotunda have a look at mbembas performance man before you have a go at sailor jesus he was why we lost it not saylor

  • 443 Sawbuck // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:06 PM

    We never should of got shed of Hoots. Ashtray nevr did explain that decision,

  • 444 davis_toons // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:06 PM

    We will live another day..

    The players didn’t show that they have turn up until 2nd half AGAIN.

    We got to really stop goals in the 1st half. Waste whatever time and do all the pass around

  • 445 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Rub salt into the wounds, HBA scored another beauty from 30-yards against PSG.

  • 446 Moonraker15 // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Rafa must regret getting involved with this pile of sh1te. They make him look like a bad manager and I for one will be relieved when we’re put out of our misery. Sell now Ashley your fckin useless and so are your so called directors.

  • 447 Average_Contents // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Dogshit. The lot of em. Mitro apart.

  • 448 The next Mike Williamson // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    Benitez made the mistakes in his selection. Two things I said (and most other people) before the match was Mitrovic will be confident and should be playing above Cisse. And two it’s almost impossible to score/ create chances when Sissoko is one of your attacking players. The moment those two problems were rectified we looked the better team.

  • 449 Malta Mag // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    Before blaming Rafa remember the old saying ” you can’t polish a turd”.

  • 450 JP...from The Rock // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    I am always so hopeful and especially with this crp team. But no more! We are going down! The sooner I set that in my mind the less painful it will be. We are by far the worst team at defending in the world! I give up in this team and so should we all. Fk em! We don’t get paid millions and always suffer watching this shite every week every year. I’ve had enough I really have!

  • 451 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    Rafa team selection was terrible. Agreed.
    It was just going through the motion from then on. Cisse must never play lone striker. And sissoko shouldn’t be anywhere near the pitch.

  • 452 davis_toons // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:09 PM

    @439

    That’s why JC have always thought that he is the Best Manager Coach in this era. He is the Special One.

  • 453 lochinvar // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    And it’s goodbye from me and its goodbye from Rafa

    RIP Ronnie Corbet

  • 454 West Lancs Geordie // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    At least we won’t be seeing the likes of Marvaux,,OBertan, & other such high paid spongers again . Taylor & Colo can go for me too.Tiote will finally get his wish to move to China. Hope we can keep Mbemba.
    Carr must be pensioned off & lets get some new fresh promising Geordie talent coming through the ranks.
    The constant injury crisis must be given priority consideration as you can’t have 10/11 players out each week through injury.
    Oh it’s just a mess the Club just goes from Crisis to Crisis every season.

  • 455 The next Mike Williamson // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    De Jong or Perez should have also started. Both can pass and get in useful positions. They have football brains which a few others don’t. Townsend is a one tick pony that was sussed by defenders a few years back. When he gets the ball you see the other team preparing for him to cut inside. They simply block his option to shoot which forces him to cross from a poor position. Something he’s never been able to do.

  • 456 Bambams // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    It’s still not over, I genuinely believe there will be a time before the end of the season we will be out the bottom 3.

    Our problem I think is obvious….
    They just simply are not good enough or their attitude is wrong.

    Janmaat doesn’t want to know, he does the arm waves encouraging the crowd but he just isn’t interested. Goes through the motions.

    Taylor is not good enough and I still think Lascelles is better.

    Gini cannot get into games, it’s as if he is only a goal scorer but not a midfielder.

    Shelvey was not in the game until the last 35 mins

    Tiote….He is still a liability!

    Darlow is nervous and it showed, he was beaten by sheer power for the second and nothing he could do about the other two.

    Mitro and Cisse have to play together. We can no longer hope for results with one up front.

    We need a miracle..But it’s not over until it’s mathematically impossible.

    Sissoko at left back did well, leave him there.

    Still not over boys, but it’s close

  • 457 Sawbuck // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    Mitro got himself in the window last games. He’ll be sold next. Shame he would have done well int champ,

  • 458 NUFCPaul // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    So what has Rafa learned from today’s game?

    Mitrovich needs to start.

    Sissoko plays left back ahead of Anita even if Colback comes back into the team? Never thought I’d be saying that

    Townsend needs to whip more balls into the box and we need someone on the opposite flank who can do the same. Peppering the opposition box with crosses seems to be the way to go.

    Rafa doesn’t like people referring to Taylor as Saylor. He just told me that on the phone.

  • 459 lochinvar // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    Janmatt should be made to stay in the Championship and play only on the reserves
    That’s the way to do it

  • 460 Edd Case // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:14 PM

    Been saying for years that the club is doomed under Ashley.
    The man is so stupid.
    Letting Charnley ‘run’ the club?!
    Letting Carr ‘pick’ the players?!

    Almost feel for AP, SM and now Rafa…I mean Rafa is a world class manager and even he can’t get together an 11 that look like a ‘team’.

    How thick can Charnley and co be to allow players like Steven Taylor stay at the club?
    Sissoko went missing months ago but like Colo, is undroppable?
    What a sorry, rotten club…

  • 461 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Janmaat has been terrible. His positioning is woeful as well.

  • 462 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Next Mike Willo

    As I said earlier, no telling how we’d have performed with your suggestions from the start. All I can say is I could see Rafa’s rationale, although if he had of went with what you said I could equally see the rationale. Fact is the players aren’t good enough and there’s a deep-seated problem with their mentality. Always come to life offensively when it’s too late and we’re in desperation mode, no matter who’s on the pitch.

  • 463 West Lancs Geordie // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Statistic Only 25% of those who voted thought we would lose today yet 60% thought we would win.
    The moral is never bet on NUFC to win as they have only won 7 all season but pushed their away goal tally up to 10 from 8 today& stillest.

  • 464 toonking // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:16 PM

    When we do kick off next season I certainly don’t have the confince of ourselves doing what we did last time.Nolan and Barton we’re around last time round and they both had the great leadership on the pitch now we’ve got very little at all.

    Our best will be how much the likes of arrons and armstrong will use the championship as an attempt to become a consistant starter and become PL quality.

  • 465 Rotonda heights // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:16 PM

    manx

    I’m less than impressed with mbemba but taylor is forever backing off fatally.

  • 466 The next Mike Williamson // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:17 PM

    Taylor, Sissoko and Cisse got picked purely because they have more experience than Lascelles, Perez and Mitro. Benitez shoud go on form and not just amount of games played. Yes theyve played hundreds of times, but theyve almost always played poorly. Hopefully he has seen we are ten times better once Sissoko is moved. He actually looked good once he was at LB and had more space to charge.

  • 467 West Lancs Geordie // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    We’ll never win ought with 11 of the squad in the sick bay every week. All the managers this season & in seasons before have been constantly hit with this problem & many have been very long term injuries.

  • 468 Toon Tang // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    The only thing that can slightly mend today is an ultra-rant of deep aggressive proportions from ‘True Geordie’

    I’m talking a real heavy bollocking like the awld fashioned victorian school teacher that was coming to the end of his career at high school type bollocking.

    Both barrels business

  • 469 davis_toons // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    Cisse should have really score.

  • 470 lochinvar // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    Wonder what Houghton will say to Charnley as he passes him in a lift – he’s going up, we’re going down

    Not to worry there’s always the Cups – McLaren told me so

  • 471 Bambams // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    When you think of who Carr has spent money on…..

    Especially the latter windows. Just blown our chance to do something to get a decent team. Our choice of manager is correct. …only far too late. We should of never hired Mac or we should of sacked him leading up to the winter window.

    Rafa is a brilliant manager but he needs the players.

    Win ALL our home games….Tall order but we ain’t capable of getting anything away

  • 472 toonking // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    bambam

    it’s got to be all over. twice we’ve failed to get a win in most important games of all. norwich have another two easy 3 pointers meaning we’re required to win 4 of the last 7 games and of those only villa has 3 points at this rate.

  • 473 The overrated Frenchman // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    Apart from Mitrovic, all this season’s new signings were absolute rubbish today.

  • 474 Ron Knee // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:22 PM

    So it’s comeuppance time for the Fat Man. Unfortunately, we’re all paying the price for his mendacity and incompetence.

  • 475 West Lancs Geordie // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:22 PM

    The other problem in January which should have been addressed was to recruit a temporary experienced goalkeeper as cover. Someone of the ilk of Given just in case as Elliott was bound to get injured just like our fullbacks & centre backs were.

  • 476 JamesToon // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:23 PM

    A sad sad day for the toon.

    When you have a club and don’t manage it properly, don’t hire the right footballing people, don’t learn from mistakes and employ people who don’t have any passion, determination or fight for the club, this is what happens.

    The damage has already been done by mcclaren, Carr and charnley and Ashley. It’s too late for Rafa now. The £80m spent and champions league winning manager appointment was too late to save us

    If I was Ashley, I’d just give up and leave football altogether. There’s nothing left for him at Newcastle now, it’s all been burnt to the ground by his own doing and lessons haven’t been learned and changes to try and improve things didn’t happen soon enough.

  • 477 Gaelictoon // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:23 PM

    Defenders wanted.
    Apply to Newcastle United.
    Our defence is appalling. Has been for years.
    This team wouldn’t get out of the Championship.
    Poor poor poor

  • 478 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:23 PM

    We need to start players who will be us with in the championship. Forget gini sissoko etc. Play Jamie sterry Liam Gibson and the likes.

    Niger Pearson should be given a phone call. Rafa will leave for sure.

  • 479 Munster Mag // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    As is so often the case, so many guys cant judge footballers on this blog. Mbemba is a rank average defender but has been bigged up hugely by guys here. as i said earlier, rafa made an utter balls of the team selection and has done little for us in reality.

  • 480 toon kk // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    Martoon
    See what I mean, I said we were no hopers.
    Good luck if you think we can stay up.
    I’m looking forward to next season in the championship were hopefully wee can compete.

  • 481 JamesToon // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    Ilovetoon

    That’s a good point actually, give the youth a go.

  • 482 The next Mike Williamson // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    if we play this team we can still stay up. norwich have a tough run-in and theyre a rubbish team.
    Darlow
    Janmaat Colo Mbemba Sissoko (Mbabu)
    Tiote Shelvey
    Perez De Jong Wijnaldum
    Mitrovic
    Townsend and Cisse as impact players.

  • 483 West Lancs Geordie // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    It’s now all Black & White we’re goners.

  • 484 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:26 PM

    Carr just blew 80m pounds on crap recruitment and got us relegated.

  • 485 Sawbuck // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:26 PM

    @Toon Tang yeah but he’ll rant and rave about everything except Ashley.

  • 486 lochinvar // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:26 PM

    Who is this creative classy Dutch guy bak from injuries who we keep on the bench ?

    Norwich will have to loose all their games and us win four to have any chance but they play the Mackems at home so could well do for both NE clubs in one fell swoop….

  • 487 NUFCPaul // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    West Lancs Geordie – good luck to your local team next season, I’m sure they’ll provide more entertainment than we’ve seen from Newcastle this season. Those of us left supporting the Toon are in for a few years of darkness, unless we strike lucky again and bounce straight back. Anyone saying they’re hoping for relegation may just come to regret those very words…

    Anyway, it’s good to provide support to local lower league teams, and I always tried to get to Filtrona Park to watch Shields whenever I could when I lived in England.

  • 488 Bambams // Apr 2, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    Toonking

    I just feel there will be a twist to come. It does look really bad but we need one thing that has deserted us all season…luck.

    Nothing falls for us. Players injured…offsides that aren’t. …

    But I still don’t think it’s over, Norwich were there for the taking today but they certainly had balls dropping in the right places.

    Rafa will have learned more today than any other match.

    I haven’t even had a drink but still think it’s not over..

  • 489 Lynxie // Apr 3, 2016 at 10:29 AM

    How about we call him something which is factually correct? I quite prefer ‘incompetent prick’, got a nice ring to it……..

  • 490 Lynxie // Apr 3, 2016 at 10:53 AM

    Well I know one thing, the low IQ fans did not woefully and cowardly defend an average free kick delivery into the box….
    Sissoko needs his contract ripped up, he has been the biggest impostor in football history for seasons now.
    Janmaat needs to cut out the arm waving and gesticulating to the crowd, and concentrate on doing HIS job.
    Taylor, Cisse, Carr, Charnley, Moncur, Ashley, and Colo, need to simply Fcuk off out of the club, ASAP.




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