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Alan Shearer Reaction To Tough Defeat For Newcastle

Newcastle went out to contain Chelsea this afternoon at St. James’ Park and it was 0-0 at the half.

But then the referee gave a dodgy penalty after 76 minutes to Chelsea when Fabian Schar seemed to get the ball in his tackle on Alonso – and Hazard made no mistake from the spot.

But then Joselu scored his second goal of the season and it was 1-1 after 83 minutes and it looked we could get a good point.

But would you believe it – but an own goal from DeAndre Yedlin made it 2-1 to Chelsea with only 3 minutes to play.

And that’s the second successive home defeat for Newcastle.

DeAndre Yedlin own goal – ouch!

Newcastle and Rafa will get criticism (as usual) with Newcastle having only 19% of possession in this home game.

Our next league game before the two-week International break is at Manchester City next Saturday.

Here’s Alan Shearer’s reaction to a tough loss.

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55 comments so far

  • Our Toon

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #1

    Well the apparently the guy on charge of refs has said if VAR was used in that incident then it would have been a pen. Surprised at that as I thought he won the ball first, apparently the scissor action is what penalised him.

    I honestly can’t keep up with these rule changes on tackles

  • Ajs22398

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #2

    The only thing pathetic here is you for a so called fan I’ve never once seen you post anything positive about the club, all you do is predict to lose every game an did we lose make snide remarks. Your either a troll or a sad pathetic excuse of a fan.

  • Slank

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #3

    Wrong formation and tactics from Benetez.

    After we went a goal down we matched Chelsea.

  • TomaKaThor

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #4

    Simply put I blame the amateur ref, it had 0-0 all over it until his ridiculous decision, people moaning how we played where calling rafa a genius last year in games like this where we got a draw or nicked a win.

  • manxpie

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #5

    Sky saying it was a penalty because he takes the man out AFTER taking the ball
    Wat a crock of shite i expect at least 3 penalties a game for each team from now on then

  • TomaKaThor

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #6

    If that’s the case expect the amount of fouls per game to increase 100 fold, inconsistent Muppets don’t know what they are doing

  • beefman13

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #7

    Defended well, we got beat, atmosphere was non existent, fans flat as a f a r t. Imo Benitez again shows no trust in his players setting up like that, soul destroying at SJP, parking the bus at home, I’m embarrassed, looking for a point to save his own face.

  • Jib

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #8

    I was expecting a caning off Chelsea so quite upbeat
    We’ll likely get humped off Man Shitty but then there’s
    a break – this is a good squad with great spirit.
    No way we are relegation material

  • Jib

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #9

    Beefman blows goats

  • catchy in norway

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #10


  • Pottsclock

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #11

    Souness is an absolute hypocrite because we played awful football when he was manager and he had much better players to play with. Souness is saying he’d rather lose 0-3 but give it a go as a player. That’s how you get relegated.

  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #13

    Ferderico Fernandez and Murphy were our best players today. Lascelles has been sold to Athletico Madrid for £40m

  • SredniVashtar

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #14

    All you morons saying you’d rather lose than play like this???? What the hell???? You are not fit to call yourself fans of this club.
    I want my team to win. I don’t care how we win, whether it’s by parking the bus and nicking a goal or by kicking the other team off the park so long as we win. All the other big clubs are cheats – it’s a dog eat dog world, and honour and playing attractive football at the expense of results will lead to relegation.

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #15

    Ilovetoon is a premature ejaculator.

  • Mag52

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #16


    You should be on the anti-NUFC blog. You’re a downright disgrace.
    Did you see who were the Chelsea subs ? Barkley, Willian and Giroud !
    It was a top prem. side against a good championship side. Thanks for that Mike.
    If goal difference decides things at the end of the season, that will put this result in perspective.

  • beefman13

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #17

    Jib, 10 per cent of the ball, filthy atmosphere, no guts, negative beyond belief, i will view each game as i see it, your comment of I expected us to get tanked but we didn’t so everything is ok sums you up lad.

  • mactoon

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #18

    Negative set up and tactics and it was always going to end up this way. I remember it going down the same way against Man City last season. We may not have the players to beat teams like Chelsea but at least give it a f**king go! If you defend so deep with the whole team the relentless waves of attack from the opposition will always end up with them scoring, us chasing the game and them scoring another.

  • lochinvar

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #19

    Rafa has said that Lascalles was one of six players we have injured and didn’t play due to an ankle injury.

    Refs are giving decisions they can’t be certain on as they want to force the introduction of VAR to get them off the hook.

    We’ve dropped four points in three games and these are the points we need.

    Sky are getting the start to the season they’ve paid for.

  • toon kk

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #20

    Pleased you enjoyed the game. We still lost by the way. You only win a game by having a go.

  • jarra mick

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #21

    That was awful to watch yet again, it was embarrassing. Rafa’s tactics are outdated, just like mourinho’s. I would much rather have a young positive manager like an Eddie Howe in charge.

  • Bigjim67

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #22

    Just finished work, GUTTED! Saw bits of the match and that wasn’t a pen for me. Feel we were robbed at the mo, all the neggars and wums will be out in force on here this evening so am not going to bother reading that Rafa is useless, we’re getting relegated blah blah blah blah. Give ya stupid heeds a shake!

  • Bigjim67

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #23

    Jarra mick.
    Point proven. Pathetic.

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #24

    Ah rubbish vashtar. A team can defend bravely but still offer a threat. We didn’t. We wasn’t a fret :). Seriously we have all seen weaker teams beat or draw with better teams because they had an attitude to be positive when they had the ball. We have international players in that team and we played like Halifax town. Not at home Rafa please.

  • Jib

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #25

    i will view each game as i see it
    of course you will
    you haven’t got a clue
    but call it as you see it

  • jarra mick

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #26

    Jim the game was pathetic. 10 men behind the ball at home and hoof it up to rondon. Was even worse than last week.

  • Jib

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #27

    Stick to stone-walling the Pope
    Eeeh our kids were raped by priests
    what a surprise
    Irish a bit thick
    Not arf

  • babeandbp

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #28

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Benitez is not the messiah and tactical genius he’s made out to be. Ironically enough, he was found out at Chelsea – just ask any of their supporters and they’ll tell you. There is something seriously amiss at this club and it’s not just the owner!

  • the white tino

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #29

    There was a team out there today backed to the hilt over more than a decade and there was another team that has Been solely run as a business anyone hazard a guess which is which?? Jibber jabber owt to say about defending the cockney robbing bastard now??

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #30

    For being thrown together last minute I thought Schar and Fernadez played well and we kept a higher line
    Diame has a good game in midfield
    Rondon – poor mans Leon Best lot of running well kind of running
    Lot more movement from Josrlu when he came on and great flick header for equaliser
    No way was it a free kick for their winner
    Dubravka 6- nowt much to do but did well what he had to do
    Yedlin 6 – decent game great cross for goal
    Schar 7 – did defended well won everything in the air
    Ferdinez 8- my MOM defended well and organised the defence
    Dummett 6 – gave their wingers far to much space
    Clark 6 – unlucky with pen and defended well but needs one touch to many on the ball
    Diame 7 – getting back to his best
    Ritchie 7- Another who played OK did not see much of the ball tho
    Ki 5 – some nice touches but very lightweight and easily bossed off the ball
    Murphy 6 – decent but again to easily gets knocked off the ball and always wants to cut inside or back onto his right foot
    Rondon 5 – poor battled away but has not got the control to play up front on his own
    Joselu 5 great goal and a lot more movement than Rondon
    Perez 4 – won free kicks which we wasted ok
    Mutu – not on long enough
    Rafa – 6 subs still baffle but went out with tactics to get a point nearly worked but awful to watch giving possession and space to the opposition at home

  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #31

    Arsenal had a go last match v Chelsea. Arsenal have aubameyang, lacazette, Ozil, mkhitaryan. Arsenal lost. They got zero points. We got zero points with different tactics. Why would things magically be different if we ‘had a go’?

  • SredniVashtar

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #32

    Rafa got his tactics spot on today. We defended fantasically and were really unlucky.
    The first penalty was right in front of me – he got a huge touch on the ball, not one of these little brushes, but a proper touch. The referee couldn’t wait to give it, the barsteward.
    We scored a great goal – lovely ball from Yedlin, lovely header from Joselu. Girouds dive was a disgrace – clutching his face after Yedlin brushed his arm. Goal should defo have stood.
    Maybe we should have defended better for their winner – could Yedlin have done better? Hmm not sure.
    Fernandez was great today – looked a class above Clark and Schär (who both did well)! Hopefully he and Jamaal will form a solid partnership until Lejeune returns. Dummett was solid. Yedlin was okay defensively but offered loads going forward – he should be a winger not a full back. I was disappointed with Ki and Diame still needs to get back to his best. We missed Shelvey. Ritchie and Murphy both played well. Rondon did nowt – but fair enough to be honest given his lack of service. Although he’s clearly not as good as Joselu – you give him one chance and he takes it! He played really well after coming on – I was surprised.
    We didn’t deserve to lose – I am absolutely livid at the referee and those cheating cockney scumbags. HWTL

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #33

    Ah well Munster that’s what you get from “our” tw@t.

  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #34

    Babe and bp (troll #243)
    Rafa found out at Chelsea? Same one who won the europa league for them. ;D

    League 1 blog this way ———————->

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #35

    Jib bringing child rape onto a football blog?? That’s shocking jib, hang your head man

  • beefman13

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #36

    Sarri has been interviewed and could not understand Benitez setting up like that at home, we did it last season v man city, lost, goal difference pattern makes me I’ll, we are three games in, i feel we have not got a relegation team, Benitez has already been moaning about the loss of certain players before the game, and weather his full squad had been available he would have done the same thing, the ghosts of SJP will be turning in their grave, I cannot believe our set up after after 3 games in. Just my opinion, breaks my heart at SJP.

  • Bladey

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #37

    Boring pathetic defensive tactics from a dinasaur of a manager
    Look I like Rafa but the man is so backward in his formation
    Have the balls to attack at least at home
    ASH OUT if this continues Rafa out

  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #38

    We were missing 3rd of our first team (lascelles, Lejuene, shelvey and kenedy). It’s obvious we don’t have great quality in depth yet people expect us to be strong enough to go out have a go like Arsenal did but do better than them without having the attacking quality they have. Mind absolute boggles sometimes!

  • Laurent Robert The Legend

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #39

    We really need a more forward thinking coach.Loosing 2-1 to chelsea is fine but the way we played was misrable. See what Fulham are doing and how they are utilizing mitro.Players can only shine when we play to their strengths and play football.For sheer number of supporters in the stadium we deserve more entertainment.Loosing Rafa won’t be a big loss as far as footballing intrests goes.Afterall we pay to see football being played and the way we play is certainly not football.

  • Ajs22398

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #40

    I wonder if those who are saying we should have had a go saw the city Huddersfield match where Huddersfield got hammered 6-1 and it could easily have been more. With the players we have having a go against teams like Chelsea is only going to end up badly for us we’re not going to magically win because we’ve “had a go”.


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