Here’s Our Man Of The Match Against Chelsea – Back To Form?


Not many players had good games on Sunday at Stamford Bridge when we were beaten 3-0 by Chelsea and so exit the FA Cup at the second hurdle (4th round).

We played well in the first half, but Newcastle still went in 2-0 down at the break, due to being caught short at the back by two quick  Chelsea breakaways.

The Chelsea goals looked too easy for them, and we have to ensure we are not caught short at the back in our upcoming games.

In the second half, Chelsea completely controlled the game and won in the end by a comfortable 3-0, and it showed the growing gap between the top six clubs in the Premier League and the rest.

Jonjo Shelvey – in action at Stamford Bridge yesterday

No player had an outstanding game for Newcastle, but the best of the bunch were Jonjo Shelvey who got 33% of the vote and goalkeeper Karl Darlow who got 29%.

Jonjo tried his best in the center of midfield, and maybe he’s coming into some top form at the right time?

Hope so.

Goalkeeper Karl Darlow played well too, especially in the second half when he made some very good saves to keep the score down.

Karl’s place will come under pressure if Newcastle can sign 29-year-old Sparta Prague goalkeeper Martin Dubravka before Wednesday night’s transfer deadline.

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150 comments so far

  • Shot Bru

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #1

    Shelvey needs to start chipping in with a few goals before the end of the season. Especially now we couldn’t get any strikers over the line

    2
  • Mr Funk

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #2

    Richmond Boyake anyone?

    1
  • ilovetoon8788

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #3

    So sturridge actually turned us down in favor for Pardew and West brom…

    After 10 years of sheer shi* by Ashley, I’m now just not bothered anymore. The shocking thing is I’m not even shocked.

    15
  • RobLeenio

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #4

    Holy cr*p, the NUFC rollercoaster never ends, does it? Lunchtime – Sturridge is coming! Break time – Sturridge is off to West Brom! Jeez, can we just get a striker?

    7
  • SPRINGY

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #5

    Looks like charnleys speed of a sloth transfer skills working to lard arses benefit yet again….that man is bloody hopeless.

    3
  • ilovetoon8788

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #6

    @rob

    What roller coaster.. You mean you are still not used to ‘we tried but couldn’t get them over the line”?

    2
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #7

    Reported Sky Sports are not sending any reporters or TV crews to St James’ for deadline day as it is a total waste of time and money as there will be no deals done

    6
  • NezzaNUFC

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #8

    Dodged that bullet!

    I don’t see anyone coming in so Rafa will have to use what he’s got and face the fact we are going down.

    If we don’t win on Wednesday it’s finished!

    2
  • Ron Knee

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #9

    He’s just ‘obeying orders’, Springy!

    1
  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #10

    Why do you all automatically assume Sturridge chose Pardew over Benitez. It’s pretty obvious to me he’s going to WBA to learn from the ‘best manager in the league’ John carver.

    5
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #11

    Interesting that the next 3 after Shelvey and Darlow for MOM are players who seemingly aren’t good enough in Rafa’s eyes.

    Is it us or him who’s out of step?

    0
  • lochinvar

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #12

    WBA’s preferred target for a permanent striker is Troy Deeney.
    Sturridge story is rumour although a loan move with option to sign at the end of the season if WBA were able to stay up is a suggested deal. Do we really think that a player of Sturridges background at Liverpool and England would want to join WBA when they will be offloading Jonny the spit Evans as an indicator of their ambition.
    Good luck with that career move Danny.

    0
  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #13

    NUFC 360
    @NUFC360
    ·
    23m
    Rafa Benitez spoke to Daniel Sturridge in person, but he’s chosen to join West Brom. Sturridge has family in the area and that was part of the reason for his decision. [Northern Echo]

    1
  • jane

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #14

    “It’s pretty obvious to me he’s going to WBA to learn from the ‘best manager in the league’ John carver.”

    in the world don’t you mean

    2
  • Markaccus

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #15

    Robleenio

    It’s not a roller coaster anymore. that would require some high points. It’s more like a miniature train ride these days.

    2
  • jane

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #16

    “Is it us or him who’s out of step?”

    neither those players can have good matches and not be first choice.

    1
  • Fishermen53

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #17

    Can’t compete won’t compete.
    No one wants to come

    2
  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #18

    Poor old Penfold, his bluffs are being called and his red herrings are dropping like flies. Needs to come up with a fresh distraction, needs it to last 3 days, probably going to have to start negotiations with someone to make it seem legit, and what if they accept the lowball offer. Goto feel for the poor fella, as he desperatlely tries to get his ‘no signings bonus’ again.

    1
  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #19

    Mike Ashley
    @MoneyMikeAshley
    ·
    57m
    Gutted to miss out on @DanielSturridge but it’s hard to compete financially with the likes of West Bromwich Albion. I can’t, and I won’t.

    #nufc #TransferWindow

    Don’t know if you guys have seen this account before but it’s really good for a few laughs, parody Mike Ashley account. Wouldn’t surprise me if it’s actually him lol

    5
  • hibbit

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #20

    SPRINGY just working to rule !!

    ASHLEY’S rule that is ………….rule 1………. don’t spend any money

    0
  • jane

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #21

    “I don’t see anyone coming in so Rafa will have to use what he’s got and face the fact we are going down.

    If we don’t win on Wednesday it’s finished!”

    Rafa can keep us up even if we don’t sign anyone.

    5
  • Westmidstoon

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #22

    ive resigned to the fact nowts happening again this window, cue the breaking news tomorrow night that our window is over (not that it ever started) so we can concentrate on wednesday game etc etc the usual bile the rotund cum guzzlers PR machine insult us with

    1
  • Keith in France

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #23

    Sturridge also turned down Inter Milan in favour of WBA.

    I think it’s more to do with location than career move for him.

    Just remember folks how often he gets injured – a bit like Andy C.

    6
  • lochinvar

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #24

    Paddy Power suspended betting on Sturridge joining Newcastle after flurry of bets when at 50/1 down to 5/2

    But someone tried to place £4,000 at 66/1 to join WBA.
    That looks like insider information.

    Allegedly.

    0
  • ilovetoon8788

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #25

    I won’t even bother staying up on deadline day. .. Complete waste of time.

    0
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #26

    Willow Worry not mate.
    This squad is far worse than the previous two that went down. WE may have to go down even to the third tier before we rise again as we certainly won’t bounce straight back this time. However Man City went down to the third tier and look at them now. We are the new Man City ( waiting to happen). All we need is a rich prince to back it’s 52500 fanatical fans (the best in the land, no sorry the world)
    It will happen but probably not in my lifetime!
    NOWT for us under this pathetic Tub o’Lard

    4
  • U.S Magpie

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #27

    Ok Gents and Ladies get ready for Thomas Quapitaza to sign, out and out striker from a club we never heard of but the scouting report from a teacher in who cares what town says he can score goals in the 10th division of some league we never heard of. Yes this is what’s going to happen, we will all be sitting here saying, who the phuck is this. For Legal purposes Thomas Quapitaza is a name I made up, if any persons have this name it is coincidental.

    2
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #28

    Charlie 7 . So is poor old David Craig redundant? – yet another casualty of Ashley

    0
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #29

    Is that the for ever optimistic Jane gone pessimistic?

    0
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #30

    So Rafa now needs to swallow his pride and start using Mitrovic in games especially when we are still looking toothless

    Although I would like to see us stick with the team idea that we had against Stoke with Perez and Atsu up with Murphy and Kennedy flanking them it would mean we play less hoofball and have plenty of pace and movement to trouble teams

    5
  • oldarse

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #31

    Shelvey played well to impress W/ham.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #32

    US Magpie

    Thought I’d Google the name to see if there is such a player, there aint. 🙂

    0
  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #33

    So the ‘flying into newcastle’ line was a blatant lie, designed to make it seem the enquiry was genuine. Don’t know which journalist first broke the story, but we all know the source.

    2
  • willowdalerez

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #34

    Springy

    I agree with Ron Knee on this. Charnley isn’t to blame, he probably could bring the players in if that was what he was asked to do. Simple fact is that is not what he’s paid to do. he’s paid to manage expectations as we bring in only what Ashley says we can… This window it looks like that will be Kenedy and… Well maybe that’s it.

    0
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #35

    Jane When we are up we are up & we are down we are down & when we are only halfway up we are neither up nor down.
    Please clarify Comment 21

    1
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #36

    Pity Essex or we’d be after him! Or are we anyway?

    0
  • Optimistic Panda

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #37

    We’re all stupid for expecting a change from the same old routine.

    Its the hope that’ll kill ya!

    1
  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #38

    lochinvar
    Yes forgot about the bookies in all this; such a scam, creating rumours, dropping odds and fishing for punters thinking they’ll make a killing.

    0
  • willowdalerez

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #39

    Essex Geordie Bill

    “Interesting that the next 3 after Shelvey and Darlow for MOM are players who seemingly aren’t good enough in Rafa’s eyes. Is it us or him who’s out of step?”

    What are you on? We lost 3-0 and you think our MOTM poll matters at all? We need better players it doesn’t matter who Rafa plays our squad is not good enough to win at this level. If we stay up it will be a minor miracle!

    5
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #40

    Essex & US
    No don’t be silly he was never on the list
    Well that’s A, B, C or D as far as I know
    Don’t know about Z

    0

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