Jose Mourinho Reveals How He Feels About Newcastle And The Geordies

Jose Mourinho has never won a league game at St. James’ Park, but he has won two cup games against us at home.

Jose was mentored by (the very great) Sir Bobby Robson and he has good memories of being the assistant to Bobby at Barcelona and learning the art of football management from the great man.

In his press conference yesterday for the game against Newcastle tomorrow, Jose had admitted he likes coming to Newcastle – the home of Sir Bobby Robson.

Jose has managed more away league games at Newcastle without winning than at any other club in his career.

Let’s hope we can keep that record in place for Jose after tomorrow’s game.

Rafa and Jose – at Old Trafford on 18th November last year – we lost 4-1

And he has even ventured to say he likes the St. James’ Park stadium, the atmosphere and the Geordies.

Jose was told about his record in the league at St. James’ Park and this is what he said, as reported in the Manchester Evening News:

“It’s true. I think it’s the only stadium in the Premier League (where I haven’t won in the league).”

“Also Huddersfield but Huddersfield we played there only once. I think it’s difficult honestly,”

“I always felt beautiful matches but difficult matches. I like to go there. I like the feeling of going to Mr Robson’s home.”

“I like that feeling. I like the stadium. I think the stadium is really nice.”

“I like the atmosphere. They are a good, enthusiastic crowd. I like the Geordies, I like to go there.”

“But I couldn’t win. I lost and drew a few times. I hope the result is different but I know that the characteristics of the game are not going to be different.”

“I think they are a good team and Benitez knows how to get points so I think it’s going to be difficult.”

We need to get something out of this game – another defeat would not be good since it’s two weeks until we play Bournemouth away at Dean Court in our next game.

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35 comments so far


    Feb 10, 2018 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #1

    This is our best chance of beating Manchester United:

    Yedlin Lascelles (c) Mbemba Dummett
    Shelvey Diame Merino
    Murphy Slimani Kenedy

  • Tramp

    Feb 10, 2018 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #2

    “I like to go there. I like the feeling of going to Mr Robson’s home.”

    That made me smile. Really nice touch.

  • geordiesteve520

    Feb 10, 2018 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #3

    He can be a petulant cry-baby but those are lovely words from Jose.

  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 10, 2018 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #4
  • Jib

    Feb 10, 2018 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #5
  • magic hat

    Feb 10, 2018 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #6

    He’s Slimani yes the real Slimani
    Now he’s joined the toon army
    So for the real Slimani, please stand up,
    Please stand up,
    Please stand up
    ‘Cause he’s Slimani…

  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 10, 2018 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #7

    Cheers Jib

    Couldn’t remember which site it was.

  • Novocastrian66

    Feb 10, 2018 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #8

    Nice sentiments from the special one however if he is being nice it means he isn’t worried. No surprise there, I suppose.

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Feb 10, 2018 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #9

    Definitely capable of grabbing the 3 points tomorrow. It’s a case of pressing their midfield and tracking the runners. Keep defensively solid and no silly errors. At Old Trafford we matched them in open play but failed to mark/track runners in the box that led to some silly goals being conceded.

    Three points tomorrow would be massive!

  • RobLeenio

    Feb 10, 2018 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #10

    Can’t see a win but we don’t concede many and do create chances at home. We now have a striker capable of finishing them so who knows? I’ll go for a 1-1 draw but hope for more obviously. Slimani to score on debut. I see he has his eye on the number 9 shirt. Wonder what Dwighty boy thinks of that….

  • ArtyH

    Feb 10, 2018 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #11

    For those who must attend ( I advocate a boycott on televised games until a change of ownership ) remember the old Police song ” So lonely, so lonely ” could be adapted to Slimani, Slimani > Just a thought….

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 10, 2018 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #12

    Did you say anything of importance Jeff?

  • Jib

    Feb 10, 2018 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #13

    I advocate a boycott on televised games until a change of ownership

    I fail to see the logic of that
    When the owner has said he wants to get
    out and the sale depends on PL survival
    why rock the boat just to salve your own
    feelings of frustration.
    very selfish

    nose cut spite face

    comes to mind

  • Jib

    Feb 10, 2018 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #14

    I may be wrong but
    I got the impression
    Slimani was talking about
    his role on the field rather
    than the number on his back

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Feb 10, 2018 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #15

    Boycotts are just never going to happen – call it loyalty or call it ignorant blind devotion that is bordering on selfish self indulgence as opposed to actually taking action in defence of the club.

    Also boycotting watching televised games won’t have any impact unless you cancel your entire Sky package which makes sense if you’re protesting against Murdoch’s monopolisation of televised sports (which is loosening given the emergence of tech giants Amazon, Facebook and Netflix into this space in the near future) but makes no sense if you want to protest against Ashley.

    We’re many years too far gone to protest against Ashley so we really should nip the conversation in the bud because it’s utterly moot.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 10, 2018 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #16

    So just what is Slimani’s injury problem, are we actually going to get any games from him?

    And for those advocating for Shelvey not to start, what? Just blo0dy WHAT?

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 10, 2018 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #17


    How long to KO?

  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 10, 2018 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #18

    Don’t encourage him!!!
    Jib makes so many gaffes he’ll even get the countdown to kick off wrong.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 10, 2018 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #19

    Mr Tuff

    Do you seriously think that Jib needs any encouragement? 🙂

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 10, 2018 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #20

    Senor Tuff…I just wanted to know if Jeff had something worthwhile to add…

    …haven’t been the case in all the years I have been active on here!

  • Munster Mag

    Feb 10, 2018 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #21

    Thigh injuries are a curse. Recovery can be v slow 🙁

  • GPPaweyyekna

    Feb 10, 2018 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #22

    Up to 6 months for a serious strain.


    Feb 10, 2018 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #23

    Just had a quick catch up, haven’t been on for a few days…
    Ed great news mate,keep battling on and glad u,ya whole family, especially your son and his boss had a cracking wedding day…congrats.


    Feb 10, 2018 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #24

    Hope slimani is fit…or expect joselu to be back in as we couldn’t hold on to the ball at all against palace till merino came on and gave a bit height and strength up front…kenedy has to start and for me murphy on the other side.

  • bettyswallocks

    Feb 10, 2018 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #25

    Ruddy@15………….. You’ve finally realised then.

  • bettyswallocks

    Feb 10, 2018 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #26

    Ruddy……… Maybe this is something you could get involved with.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Feb 10, 2018 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #27

    I was told by some one who works on the stats etc in St James’ that he could be out for up to a month – Bournemouth game
    Also Mitrovich – Rafa did not like his attitude in training and all players were set a Dietry programme to follow which he did not follow – eating bananas after dippong them in jars of Nutella

  • bettyswallocks

    Feb 10, 2018 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #28
  • lesh

    Feb 10, 2018 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #29

    Just in case anyone’s interested in Jib’s source of his pro-support/ anti demo views……

  • Moonraker15

    Feb 10, 2018 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #30

    No Dummett in your team?

  • Moonraker15

    Feb 10, 2018 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #31

    Do you think Ashley is still committed to selling up based on the recent independent valuation of £280 million, well short of Ashley’s reported price?
    I’m thinking if we stay up he may hang on to the club and take the TV money.
    Nightmare scenario!

  • Moonraker15

    Feb 10, 2018 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #32

    Boycotts aren’t feasible as we would only lose out on watching the toon, a way of life. What will happen naturally is, if performances drop, we get relegated and Rafa leaves and we do a Sunderland, the crowds will drop and we will be left with 25,000 watching a club yo-yo-Ing between the championship and division 1
    That’s the future if Ashley stays!

  • lesh

    Feb 10, 2018 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #33

    Swansea win again – So, all we’ve got to do is beat ManU tmrw to pull away otherwise we’re really in the mix. Not a lot to ask, no pressure.

    Mikey boy’s really screwed up, again, when he’s gambled on 11/3 against the drop. Did it occur to the greedy git that other teams wouldn’t necessarily lose their game?

  • lesh

    Feb 10, 2018 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #34

    Does it not occur to the boycott and demo advocates that it might just send out the wrong message to potential buyers? And, Ashley doesn’t give a monkeys chuff what the fans think.

    Support your team and think about stirring up some media interest to get at Ashley and the way he’s screwed the club of revenuem. He’s at the bottom of the club’s plight.

  • ArtyH

    Feb 10, 2018 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #35

    Jib @ 13 lol’s, you really think he will sell up and kill the golden goose??? The only thing he said which I would half believe is he cannot ( read will not ) compete with the top clubs, he can but will not! He got a real shock with the Spuds protest, waving banners and bed sheets will not cut it. An empty ground for all the world to see would show, we as fans will take no more, the media coverage would humiliate him and give him no where to go but to sell. Imho he will not sell unless he is forced into it by the fans, sell out stadiums tell him he has won and defeated the fans, and he can rub their noses in it another week.
    Until you have had to take actions which ultimately hurt you, but lead to the fulfilment of your objective, you will never understand. Having gone through 3 miners strikes I can speak from experience and you have to take a strong stance against those who will hold you down or keep you down, but unity is the key as in all things. Sometimes you have to suffer to atain your goal, sometimes you will win sometimes you will loose, but its better to try and fail than roll over and let them take the you know what out of you. Hey its a discussion board and we are all entitled to our own opinion, and i respect yours but dont agree with it.


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