web analytics





This Player Rues Mistake But Makes Key Point About Gunners


Jamaal Lascelles had some really good comments after yesterday’s game against Arsenal. The Newcastle homepage have an article in which the skipper reveals his thoughts on what happened in the disappointing defeat.

This is some of what Jamaal has said:

“Overall, there were a lot of positives to take. We can’t drop our heads too much as we played some good football against a very good team.

“It was a shame we conceded in the way that we did.

“It was very annoying that we did that and I think, overall, we were probably the better team. They had a lot of possession but it was mostly in front of us and side to side which was comfortable to deal with.

“There’s a lot of frustration. It was not like they had scored from open play, playing one-twos and getting around us or scoring with quality play.

“It was from our own mistakes and, ultimately, it has cost us three points after a very good performance.

“We shot ourselves in the foot today and we’ll be looking to make sure we do not do that again.”

This is definitely the attitude you would want from the captain. It was Lascelles who drifted inside leaving Aubemayang unmarked where an Ainsley Maitland-Niles cross found him that was Newcastle’s ultimate undoing.

Lascelles will hopefully learn from this mistake as he says in the comments above. However, he is correct that Newcastle had Arsenal stifled and forced into a counter-attack on almost all of their chances. It was a glaring mistake and ultimately, the inability to mount a sufficient response that was the difference in the game.

Lascelles expands upon what Newcastle were able to do in the game with some further comments.

“I thought it was a very good first half. We’ve been working extremely hard in pre-season and we’ve got a philosophy which I think we stuck by today. We made it really hard for Arsenal.

“They have a quality team and they struggled to play forwards and get behind us at times to get shots away at goal. We need to take the positives from the game and not dwell on it too much.”

We’ll have to see how things improve in the coming weeks and that starts at Norwich on Saturday. It’s important to understand that Steve Bruce has only been here for three weeks and the lads have had to adapt to a whole new system and philosophy. It won’t happen overnight but there was enough to take away from this game to have hope that this slight bump in the road is not terminal and that things should improve.


91 comments so far

  • SuperShearer

    Aug 12, 2019 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #1

    Norwich will not be an easy game. They got thumped by Liverpool but played some very good attacking football. Arguably better than anything I saw Arsenal come up with yesterday.

    2
  • hibbit

    Aug 12, 2019 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #2

    Rotonda heights this is NOT aimed at you,

    its really is time that fans on here stopped slagging folk off that go to games , its doing no good what so ever, whether you agree or not its a big decision to make and the last thing you need is the uncontrolled rants aimed at you on here from posters telling you what you can and cannot do with your hard earned money,
    every fan that joins the boycott of there own free will is worth 10 of those join because bullied in to it by all means try and persuade and cajole them, but this abuse and bulling only makes them dig there heels in i know this because i did that very thing ,

    12
  • c-dog

    Aug 12, 2019 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #3

    Bruce Out!

    7
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 12, 2019 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #4

    Hibbit

    I convinced 3 long term pals to boycott the Arsenal match, took weeks of nagging them.

    They then give their tickets to friends, I was foaming, after getting them to stay away someone else sat in their seats, I’ve called all 3 a few names today. None repeatable on here.

    8
  • JohnReese

    Aug 12, 2019 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #5

    SuperShearer, whilst I’d be inclined to agree with you, I’d say the way Liverpool set up made it a bit easier for Norwich. Liverpool were very open, giving them a lot more space.

    It won’t be easy by any stretch but if there’s any hope for us this season we need to be beating them. Don’t want another situation like we had last year when we threw away the game against Cardiff.

    0
  • hibbit

    Aug 12, 2019 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #6

    OP
    i think i would done the same with long term friends, but its the faceless keyboard warriors on here i’m getting at,

    3
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #7

    Martoon,
    Can I change my predictions. I just realised Lejuene might be out for a while.
    Position 17
    Points 38
    FA: 5th round
    League Cup: Quarter Finals
    Tops scorer: Joelinton = 9 goals
    Player of season: Hayden

    1
  • Trent1211

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #8

    Rotunda H @ 96 on previous thread. V well said. It’s selfish people like Bills Son is Back and the weapon Tony Baloney who are complicit now. Bum on seat = Thanks Mike and Lee you’re doing great. People thinking only of THEIR day out not the health of the club. Then have the temerity to criticise people who actually have the club’s best interest at heart and make a stand. Those people are damaging the club and part of the problem. Better to be in League 2 or conference than support a mirage of a club that exists to sell tat and quite literally trades on misplaced loyalty.

    3
  • Genjikai

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #9

    Posoda
    Im a lifetime member of the nust.
    Again the nust is not part of our groups.
    It has made that clear from the start it is not a protest group but actually a charity a non for profit.

    3
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #10

    The worst fans aren’t the ones who attended, nor the ones who boycotted, but the ones who like to bang the drum, and who shouted at other fans, calling them shills or sheep or stupid for attending and then didn’t even turn up for the march or TMG meeting themselves.

    6
  • Munster Mag

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #11

    Genj was that a one off? Or will you and others go back until the next boycott. The team will be relegated without support .

    0
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #12

    Trent1211 – Better to be in League 2 or conference than support a mirage of a club that exists to sell tat and quite literally trades on misplaced loyalty.

    What an absolute load of tripe.

    Get a get a grip man.

    0
  • toon22

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #13

    Bills

    Hiya

    How’s yer alt Munster doin ?

    4
  • toon22

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #14

    Hiya Munster

    Every word you type is bollix
    Your an alt of another poster

    Hahahahaha

    5
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #15

    Trent1211

    You call me selfish and you’d be happy to see us playing in the Conference to get rid of Ashley?

    How selfish is that??

    The best chance we’ve got of getting rid of Ashley is to stay in the Prem with 52,000 crowds – that is what will attract the real billionaires with big dosh to invest in the club.

    Who on Earth do you think will buy us in the Conference?

    To say you are deluded is an insult to the deluded.

    0
  • Trent1211

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #16

    Bills son is back. What point is a football club whose primary reason for existing is not to succeed but to prop up a retail business and fill a greedy parasite’s pockets? You get a grip. The club would be better off trying its best to succeed at any level than have him run us like a footballer warehouse with Sports Direct logos plastered everywhere. Keep burying your head in the sand. You’re part of the problem.

    11
  • toon22

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #17

    Bills

    The voice of KBA

    We’re not that stupid

    4
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #18

    toon22

    Nobody on this blog wastes more typing time than you.

    Apart from one or two of your fawning acolytes nobody really takes a blind bit of notice in what you keep spewing out.

    You are yesterday’s news every day.

    0
  • toon22

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #19

    See how bills and Munster are a tag team
    You’d think they were the same person

    Both wanting to defend Jabbas running of our club so he can bleed us dry for another 13 years

    4
  • Trent1211

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #20

    It defeats the purpose of sport to not try your best to succeed. The club’s primary objective is not success. One of us is deluded but it isn’t me.

    10
  • beefman13

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #21

    Arsenal had half a team out virtually, are the fans going to have that spirit and belief behind Bruce as they did with Benitez, I dont think so, when we go in to deep water I think it’s going to be extra tough for us, and as for having a better squad than last year, not in my opinion, yea we will win games but it’s a long long season again. Have I mentioned we got f cked right over, 48,000, we are bananas. enjoy the season ahead, not worth it at the moment, so i won’t bother.

    7
  • toon22

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #22

    Bills

    Hiya JIB/KBA

    Who do you think Jabba will pretend to sell us to next time?

    2
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #23

    Toon22,
    Did you attend the march or the magpie group meeting this time?

    0
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #24

    Trent1211

    I’ve got a grip of reality.

    You haven’t.

    It’s as simple as that.

    You’ll be telling me next that you’ll be celebrating every defeat and relegation that really kills this club stone dead.

    Better off in the Conference?

    Dear oh dear me.

    0
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #25

    toon22

    Yaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.

    0
  • Trent1211

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #26

    Toon 22 Baloney from the er, USA (on here as a matter of routine during sleeping hours) will pop up soon to say we need to support the lads. Lads who are bought to be sold. To not build anything. To protect a huge annual revenue stream for the slug. To make up the numbers in a competition we challenged in before he arrived. I can see how you can really support that.

    5
  • Genjikai

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #27

    Munster mag
    I can only speak for myself and say i am staying away till ashley is gone. But what i will say i am here for the long haul. However long it takes ill fight ashley.
    Apparently 47k turned up yesterday so how come that will get us relegated.
    Whats Bournemouth’s stadium size and attendances?
    Does them having not as many fans inside a stadium make them a relegation candidate?
    Na the risk of relegation comes from mike ashley owning nufc.

    7
  • Mindshaft

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #28

    Bills – we’ve been trying the 52000 a home game for the last 12 years – to have a buyer you need a willing seller who won’t move the goalposts.

    Will the protest make him sell…. unlikely , will the protest get us relegated …highly unlikely, there were 40000+ at the game yesterday, that should be enough to create an atmosphere.

    I’m really looking forward to the Norwich game, we’ll actually sing throughout the game as always and hope the lads can get us a win.

    Hopefully ( again unlikely) the protest may make Ashley give some concessions and try to change the model or even sack Charnley and get a chairman who knows what he’s doing and will actually communicate with the fans.

    Maybe eventually he’ll just think f* it and sell it for the amount he put in plus the extra debt he created

    5
  • Bruce

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #29

    In Bruce we trust

    0
  • hibbit

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #30

    Bills Son Is Back
    you still think it was a good bench ????????

    2
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #31

    toon22

    YYYYYaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

    0
  • Reilly

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #32

    I see Readfearn is doing a cracking job with the U23’s.

    1
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #33

    Munster

    Stop with the bullshit

    The team will be relegated due to lack of support from the owner not the fans

    As I said earlier if you’re so concerned come over and show the lads your support or are you just all mouth?

    5
  • Reilly

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #34

    FKIN a hole.You done that on purpose.

    4
  • Trent1211

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #35

    Yes Bill. Better anywhere we are trying our best to succeed. To thrive not survive. £5m net spend every year. Where has the money gone? Income way exceeds wages even with his suppression of commercial revenue for promotion of his own businesses. You’re an Ashley apologist. Who should I believe? You or Kevin Keegan? It’s a disgrace to sporting principles to endorse Ashley’s tenure with continued patronage. The man is an infection and the club is sick. Your solution? Shrug your shoulders.

    4
  • WLtoon

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #36

    Jamaal forgot to mention that half of the Gunners best players were,nt playing yesterday , yet they still limited us to 1 chance in the 2nd half, in which we were clueless.Its true Cabbage Patch has had only 3 weeks to work with the team, so expect it to get a lot worse than what we saw yesterday. For anyone that does.nt know of Bruce,s incapabilities as a manger you just have to look at his record in the prem. it does,nt make good reading. Bruce has the worst points per game ratio than any manager other than Bryan Robson , so we all know what to expect this season. There were signs of his ineptness yesterday with some of his substitute decisions, in a second half where we we clueless.
    Its going to be a long hard slog for us this season, and there will be no need for a boycott, fans will stay away naturally

    2
  • Bruce

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #37

    Jail

    Im not Welsh, if i was then i would tell you to spell Welsh properly.

    0
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #38

    Munster

    You’re one of the guys who doesn’t go to the ground,, so using you’re reckoning you’ll be the reason Nufc are relegated.

    3
  • Mindshaft

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #39

    Munster – I’m with Genjikai, if we all sit and do nothing then nothing will change – I respect people who still want to go the the game but they are the ones that are responsible for creating an atmosphere..
    4500 fans weren’t at the game yesterday – 47500 were yet were outsung by 3000 travelling fans the whole match – now that is a disgrace
    There’ll be a couple of thousand at the Norwich game and I can guarantee we’ll be making more noise than the 47500 who turned up at SJP against Arsenal

    5
  • toon22

    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #40

    Munster and Bills

    Most likely the same person, Probably JIB
    Here trying to put a lid on the fans unrest and prevent protests

    Shabby PR at best

    Hiya

    0

You must log in to post a comment.