web analytics

Goal Scorer Relieved At Taking The Points

For the fourth straight match, Ciaran Clark has come through for Newcastle. This time it was in fine fashion by bagging his ninth goal for the club to give Newcastle a lead they would not relinquish.

It became a bit sketchy towards the end as they conceded two late West Ham goals. However, the lads held strong to claim a massive three points.

We are thankful that they held on because it would have been disastrous if West Ham were able to level the score in stoppage time.

Ciaran Clark expressed the same sentiments in an interview with nufc.co.uk after the game.

This is what the 30-year-old defender had to say about holding out for the full three points yesterday:

“We would have been devastated if we didn’t take all three there. The first half, we created all of the chances.

“Maybe we were a little bit unlucky with a couple of them but on another day we would have been four or five up at half time and the game would have been over.

“We came out and got the third goal – a great goal by Jonjo – and that obviously proved to be really important.

“It was a bit relentless towards the end. The balls were coming into the box, we couldn’t get up the pitch or get out of our half at all. We made it difficult for ourselves and nearly threw it away.

“They got the two goals and those last four or five minutes were definitely nervy.”

Devastated is an apt word to describe the disappointment if West Ham would have gotten a third goal. However, we are instead elated at the performance yesterday.

For the first time this season, we witnessed a team that looked a real threat going forward. While a lot of that had to do with how ill-equipped West Ham were for our pace, it was still a joy to see.

We need to bring that same mentality to St James Park for Bournemouth next Saturday. The Cherries away form has been very good with them only losing at Leicester City and Arsenal.

They have amassed 7 points on their travels this season so Newcastle will have to be prepared for a fight to get all three points.

16 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 3, 2019 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #1

    bus moved!


    As a coach for 20 years we always split the abilities into different groups. If someone from the lower ability group is seen to be improving they then have the carrot of being promoted to the more talented group. Coaching, especially with kids is all about them enjoying and achieving success so almost literally making it a level playing field.

  • Mag :P

    Nov 3, 2019 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #2

    Mag 😛

    Nov 3, 2019 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #115
    I’m all for criticising a performance but what justice does it serve as fans?

    Our critiques on a blog won’t change anything?

    Sounds to me like one is trying to shove there ‘superior’ football knowledge down everyone’s throat by being the black sheep.

    I thought by OUR standards that was a huge step in the right direction and a sign that the players are starting to gel in attack. But sure, focus on the negatives, on a blog, hmmm.

    Sorry for the repost but I didn’t just type that out for nothing.

  • Nufc-83

    Nov 3, 2019 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #3

    Repost regarding the longstaffs:

    I think it’s harsh to say the longstaffs wouldn’t have done as well in that game (not getting up the pitch etc). Sean has put in some amazing balls from set plays and both offer a bigger goal threat than shelvey. I agree though the hype had them being the next England cms and although that’s not impossible it’s still a long way off.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 3, 2019 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #4

    They’ve been split in to age groups or school years, there isn’t enough coaches to split them again and besides there’s only about 20% of thirty kids that look good, I’m assuming they have older brothers or live in areas where kids have a green they play out in because some of the five year olds look very decent. If for example, they done penalties with two of the good kids, the others would see how it’s done and copy. As it stands it seems like there’s 30 kids just running around with most of them having no clear idea of what they’re supposed to be doing.

  • Nufc-83

    Nov 3, 2019 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #5

    Jail I have been involved in coaching kids and you have to split the groups via ability otherwise the kids who are not as advanced don’t even get to kick the ball. My son was not that into football (he is 5) so used to hate going as when they were a big group other kids would run rings around him etc. When we split into 3 groups he enjoyed it more as they were all of similar ability. He doesn’t go now and I didn’t want to force him as it’s counter productive. Kids will develop at different ages but for the ones who are playing at a high level already it’s important they play against others of a similar ability.

  • cyprus

    Nov 3, 2019 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #6

    Last sentence, sounds like you’ve been watching NUFC training 🙂

  • IrishRob

    Nov 3, 2019 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #7

    Jail at 10:34am would you ever shut up licking her whole, climb down off her dick. God you’re such a manipulative Asshole.

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 3, 2019 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #8


    The general rule of thumb with coaching / teaching is a ratio of one adult to 16 kids. Personally I still think that’s too many. I’m lucky though in that at the club and schools where I coach I get a lot of support with people doing their level 1 coaching. So for example I may have a group of 25 kids but can delegate whatever topic we’re doing to 2/3 other helpers and break it down to much smaller groups. They then receive far more structured and individual coaching, be it skills, passing, shooting etc.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 3, 2019 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #9

    Maybe that’s the problem then, there isn’t enough coaches and there isn’t enough kids with ability to split. You definitely need to have at least a fifteen minute game but I think they should be shown how to shoot, tackle and strike the ball in the other 45 minutes, no good having “fun” if you’re running round aimlessly not sure of what you’re even doing.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 3, 2019 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #10

    I’d have said the same if you’d used that language to carltoon.

  • Paully

    Nov 3, 2019 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #11

    Rob you’re such a wan*er with comments like that, in fact even without that comment you’re a complete bell end. (cue superior intellect etc. etc.)

  • IrishRob

    Nov 3, 2019 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #12

    You’re such a lick arse I swear to God.

  • IrishRob

    Nov 3, 2019 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #13

    Couldn’t give a duck what you think Paully.

  • IrishRob

    Nov 3, 2019 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #14

    Actually the wife doesn’t say a whole lot wrong and I give her a hard time sometimes. It’s nothing personal, its jail and his manipulative Bs that drives me crazy and 100% who I was addressing.

  • Mac

    Nov 3, 2019 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #15

    WHEN is Bruce going to realise that Almiron is a COMPLETE WASTE OF SPACE……he has missed more chances than the whole team put together…..let’s face it, he just is not good enough to hold down a position in this side…….Please can SOMEBODY inform our man in charge???

  • JohnJ

    Nov 3, 2019 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #16

    Mac @ 15

    Almiron has more in his locker than just goals anyone can see he provides numerous benefits to the team. I’m sure he would be the first one to say “I’d love to score goals” it’s only a matter of a little time before the first one hits the back of the net!


You must log in to post a comment.