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Who Was Newcastle’s Man Of The Match Against Bournemouth?


What a glorious way to enter the third international break. It’s two wins in a row and Newcastle did this one the hard way by willing themselves back into the game after a tepid start.

This was a match filled with terrific performances. Our defenders were excellent as Fede Fernandez and Ciaran Clark put on a clearance show at the back. Paul Dummett came in for the injured captain Jamaal Lascelles and was as committed as ever.

The wing-backs were unbelievable especially going forward. It may have been the best performance by DeAndre Yedlin in a Newcastle shirt. Jetro Willems was outstanding as well. If we do make his deal a permanent one for just £10m, that is looking like a steal.

Jonjo Shelvey put in a shift for the second straight match and Isaac Hayden was his typical combative self in the midfield.

Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron were outstanding again. Allan was able to get an assist on the first goal by DeAndre Yedlin. He also hit the bar and had another one on one that he should have scored on. But some of his runs were pure artistry.

Miguel was all over the place and I think between him and Yedlin they could have covered the entire earth today. What a shift from those two this afternoon.

Andy Carroll also came on late and was outstanding as he helped defend the slim lead.

We also have to give Steve Bruce credit for sticking with this side and how they played in the second half. This team got off to a poor start but continued to work hard. They ended up with three points in what turned out to be a thrilling affair.

Who Was Newcastle's Man Of The Match Against Bournemouth?

  • A. Saint-Maxmin (34%, 733 )
  • DeAndre Yedlin (24%, 516 )
  • Fede Fernandez (15%, 322 )
  • Miguel Almiron (8%, 176 )
  • Ciaran Clark (8%, 172 )
  • Jetro Willems (5%, 98 )
  • Jonjo Shelvey (3%, 65 )
  • Joelinton (1%, 26 )
  • Martin Dubravka (1%, 14 )
  • Isaac Hayden (1%, 12 )
  • Andy Carroll (0%, 10 )
  • Paul Dummett (0%, 8 )
  • Christian Atsu (0%, 7 )
  • Jamaal Lascelles (0%, 5 )

Total Voters: 2,164

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PosTeamGamesGDPoints
8Tottenham15220
9Sheffield United15219
10Arsenal15-219
11Newcastle15-719
12Burnley15-318
13Brighton15-418

66 comments so far

  • toonbrother

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #1

    Maximin was a class above everyone on the pitch

    1
  • JohnReese

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #2

    Cornishman. From previous, if Newcastle don’t give you a heart attack the bikes will finish you off! The best combination I can think of.

    2
  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #3

    Lady luck is on our side and yes we need it!

    1
  • ilovetoon8788

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #4

    Voted for yedlin.

    Took a gamble and sent it in with a flying header. Great attacking outlet. Non stop flying up and down on the flanks.

    1
  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #5

    Ashley out! Boycott! Enough is enough!

    2
  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #6

    Toon 22 – 0 Bournemouth

    0
  • Assassins Inc

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #7

    I never thought we would be in 11th spot once this season, have to give credit to the manager and team for battling for the right to wear the shirt.

    10
  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #8

    Win is a win, this makes a lot of good to our relegation battle, but Ashley going nowhere…

    0
  • Nufc-83

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #9

    Hail I was very much one who was going to give Bruce a chance but I’ve only seen negatives since he arrived. Even if on occasion I thought Rafa should have put a sub in I always felt comfortable he was managing the game and tactics. I honestly believe Bruce just stands there with his fingers and toes crossed.

    8
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #10

    To the misers relucatnt to give any credit to Bruce.

    Bore off. We clearly moved up the pitch, pressed and played it on the deck more once we went 1-0 down. That wasn’t just the players. Even if it were, it’s Bruce and his team who have got them in that mentality to carry it out, stay strong and briefed them on what to do.

    Suppose we’ll be back to that old bag of bollocks with the Bruce haters: opposite of what they used to say about Rafa. Good performance – all Rafa. Bad – poor Championship players. Now it’ll be good performance – all down to the players. Bad – solely on Bruce.

    Never mind Bruce is doing so much better at the same stage as last season, despite having sold 30 goals from last season.

    26
  • ChicoUSA

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #11

    A bit topsy turvy this team: defenders scoring, forwards defending. But I’ll take it! 😉

    8
  • Mindshaft

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #12

    Carroll won a few free kicks but nowt else, is that his new role?

    ASM, Miggy and Yedlin offer so much pace on the counter attack – worrying that ASM has had about 4 one on ones and has fluffed them all – thank fk our defenders have started scoring!
    Good win today – as usual we were hanging on at the end and they thankfully missed a great chance at the end to equalise

    7
  • JohnReese

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #13

    Interesting to see Arsenal have thrown Özil in against Leicester. Looking for a scapegoat incase the game goes wrong now that Xhaka is out of the team?

    3
  • Nufc-83

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #14

    Joel needs to be dropped for next game and brought along slowly. He has no instinct to get in good positions in the box.

    8
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #15

    Nufc-83

    Good for you. Zero evidence for that. Just your biases speaking.

    2
  • nufcursed

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #16

    deserved victory today!
    a few negatives though:

    – we are too sloppy (could’ve scored 6 and conceded 5)
    – our passing is awful at times (too many long balls)
    – Shelvey looks way too slow for the PL
    – our strikers still can’t score
    – Joelinton needs to score a goal soon

    positives:

    – our commitment
    – we look threatening going forward (ASM/almiron)
    – Almiron and ASM our only players with pace and skills
    – defensively we look decent (if we do not constantly hoof it forward)

    Bruce doing better than Rafa at the moment, who would’ve thought that? still not a fan though.. Imagine what an Eddie Howe could do with this team

    5
  • toonbrother

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #17

    it was an energetic and superb overall display from yedlin but not without its flaws
    1. he gave the ball away a lot playing out from the back
    2. he always seems to “defend” one on ones by slowly retreating into the box. very weird.

    4
  • jane

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #18

    we pretty much know our style now. no need for chopping and changing to find what works.

    0
  • Mindshaft

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #19

    Hail – Pardew did a good job getting us 5th but no praise from fans – some people it’s just hard to like and Bruce is one of them, all his constant whinging how he deserves respect blah blah… should just shut up and do his job

    6
  • Lindisfarne

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #20

    Joint 8th, more points than games played and two wins in a row.

    King Cabbagehead United!

    Why is it that we only win when I don’t watch?!!

    2
  • Nufc-83

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #21

    Hail why did we start so deep and allowed them so much time to play through us? Surely Bruce has the most impact on team shape etc from the start and the players adapt during the game (as well as receiving some limited instructions)?

    2
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #22

    He brought Carroll on to hold it up, occupy their CBs, use his experience to win freekicks and help in defence – it worked a treat. He trusts him to come on and give his all and that he did. loved seeing him at RB when Yedlin was recovering from a knock up field. That’s what NUFC is all about – all for one.

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  • Our Toon

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #23

    What a result and quality performance to go with it, front 3 again created havoc but just isnt going for them in terms of scoring. Itll come though, the big difference is the serious hard graft, especially from almiron, him and yedlin can run for days!!

    Still find it amazing that quite a few think manquillo is better than yedlin. ASM managed to even block what would have been almiron first goal. Overall very good performance against a side that has been very good defensively this season. What a difference 2 weeks make.

    9
  • nufcursed

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #24

    imagine if our strikers could start scoring! we’ll be in the champions league then 🙂

    4
  • Pottsclock

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #25

    Our left side looks really strong. Willems has added a lot and works well with Saint-Maximin. Defensively overall strong too. But there asre obvious issues too…I thought we were quite fortunate today overall. Cannot criticise the players for lack of effort though.
    Will ne interesting to see what happens in the transfer window.

    2
  • Jib

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #26

    Mindshaft Bettyswallocks and Tsunki’s avatars
    and toon 22 constantly calling Bruce the traitor
    starting to look really childish and mean – spirited
    now

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  • JohnReese

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #27

    Mindshaft. Couldn’t agree more, he will earn any respect he’s due by having a good season. If he gets us into a position of not fearing for relegation in the last 5-10 games then I will hold my hands up and admit I was wrong. Until then he is still, in my mind a distinctly average manager who is doing an okay job.

    8
  • Lindisfarne

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #28

    Mindshaft

    we would of finished 4th due to some really poor teams that season, however P45dew started believing his own press and mucked things up in the final few matches. Losing 5-1(?) to a relegated Wigan being one.

    0
  • jane

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #29

    i thought Shelvey stayed back more after about 15 minutes which may have helped.

    3
  • Nufc-83

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #30

    Zero evidence? This season he has put players on in the wrong positions, subbed Almiron who was defending well only to concede straight away from that side, tried changing shape only to get hammered, isolated Joelinton, not made changes when players are gassed, not made changes when players are having a stinker or ineffective the list goes on. Plenty of evidence.

    6
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #31

    Nufc-83

    We weren’t any deeper than usual. We were just porous in CM, their nimble players dribbled beyond our two time and again 1st half. Something they clearly targeted. Got more of handle on it 2nd half, but it did happen on occasion still. Not much can be done about that – all formations and personnel have their strengths and weaknesses and sometimes they will be exposed more than others depending on the opposition. It’s for the manager to do the cost/benefit analysis initially and then if weaknesses are being exposed to try and rectify them best they can.

    Managers don’t just send players out there with no plans on what to do if certain events happen.

    Anyway I’m not going to argue anymore about whether a manager got it wrong, in a game which we won again and looked the more dangerous in for the most part. A slow start, yes, but the response was excellent.

    7
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #32

    Bleatin.. you say about me… “I’m happy just to go along for the craic, the day out and the entertainment such as it is and as long as the team turns out I don’t care about tomorrow contingent”.

    You couldn’t be more wrong.

    I went to my first match in 1961 and I can honestly say that supporting NUFC has given me some of the most gut wrenching days of my life, I’ve watched us lose three FA Cup finals, a semi final, a League Cup final, have the Prem snatched from the jaws of victory by Man U and Rafa leaving to name but a few.

    I still hate losing any game and it’s only in the last 20 years that I’ve succeeded in not letting that affect my mood for the whole weekend.

    The craic, entertaining football and the rest is of nothing compared to seeing us win. That’s why I go to support NUFC… to see us WIN. Nothing else matters. Entertaining football is totally secondary to winning, but if we can get both, great.

    And, of course I care about tomorrow.

    I’m 66 and desperately want to see NUFC win trophies in my lifetime. I’m lucky to have seen one, the Fairs Cip in 1969, but I’d swallow hot coals to see us win an FA Cup or League Cup or, pray God, the Prem.

    And we WON toay!!!

    HWTL & HW Brucie.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #33

    Nufc-83

    You’re a bitter person.

    4
  • Lindisfarne

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #34

    If our style is going to be to try and hang on for about 40 minutes, then I don’t like it.

    4
  • Nufc-83

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #35

    Hail yes the players responded well didn’t they

    2
  • Nufc-83

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #36

    Hail I’m actually not as I was defending Bruce on here and give him about 6-7 games

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  • nufcursed

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #37

    the biggest positive is that we’re not playing that well (or there’s lots of room for improvement) and already have 15 points in the bag! if our strikers can score a goal, who knows what might happen.
    I’m no bruce fan but so far he’s done as well as Rafa.
    Rafa played negative tactics as well. I’d agree that Rafa is a better tactician but I also think Bruce has a bit more guts than Rafa

    15
  • Nufc-83

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #38

    If he turns it around I will be first to admit I was wrong

    0
  • toonbrother

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #39

    muto would be great in the current set up
    he does his best work outside the box
    chasing balls down and nicking possession off midfielders
    He has tremendous workrate plus he is a good goalscorer
    surely deserves his chance in the starting line up

    Gayle has great chemistry with shelvey.
    and is probably the best goalscorer in the squad
    if we are not going to use him, he needs to be sold in January
    im certain some championship side would be willing to pay us £10m+ for his signature

    4
  • Mindshaft

    Nov 9, 2019 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #40

    Jib – likewise your avatar, trying to make Bruce look clueless by having him standing with his arms crossed – pathetic of you, give the guy a chance man you miserable old git

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