Game On! Bournemouth v Newcastle

Game On at Dean Court
Game On at Dean Court
Good morning everyone! Yes that’s right, morning! Welcome to our coverage of our trip to Bournemouth.

The TV scheduling guru’s have performed a masterclass again this time by ensuring that the travelling Toon Army have an extremely early start to make sure the 359 mile journey is covered in time for a 12:45PM kick-off.

In fairness I don’t think there’s any real good time to make such a journey especially on a coach and the positive side of it is that at least NUFC fans will still have a Sunday to do their thing in. It’s up to the NUFC players to ensure that the black and white faithful can go about their business with a smile on their face by celebrating a win.

However to achieve such a thing United must be prepared to match the work ethic of a side who have ran more miles (kilometres if you prefer) than all of their respective opponents. Eddie Howe will also be looking for a result in front golf hos own fans against side that prior to kick-off at least currently sit below them.

The match preview went live yesterday and features, obviously, a preview of the match, some stats and facts, a history of the fixture along with injury news for both sides and some random thoughts. If you’ve not done so you can view it here.

The game is live on BT Sport but if you’re not going to the game and don’t have a subscription to BT Sport then I suggest you have a look at the ‘comments’ section where you may find a link or two to tide you over.

Team news will be posted as soon as I get home as I’m at work at the moment.

Howay the lads!

Bournemouth: Adam Federici, Adam Smith, Simon Francis, Sylvain Diston, Charlie Daniels, Matt Ritchie, Dan Gosling, Andrew Surman, Harry Arter, Junior Stanislas, Joshua King

Subs: Artur Boruc, Steve Cook, Joe Bennett, Shaun MacDonald, Lee Tomlin, Yann Kermorgant, Tokelo Rante

Newcastle: Rob Elliot, Daryl Janmaat, Fabricio Coloccini, Chancel Mbemba, Paul Dummett, Vurnon Anita, Cheik Tiote, Moussa Sissoko, Georginio Wijnaldum, Ayoze Perez, Aleksandar Mirovic

Subs: Freddie Woodman, Jamaal Lascelles, Kevin Mbabu, Yoan Gouffran, Siem de Jong, Florian Thauvin, Papiss Cisse

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137 thoughts on “Game On! Bournemouth v Newcastle

  1. Sissoko had the ball then it was 2 v2 mason blew too soon and ruined our counter πŸ‘Ώ could of blown after advantage was played.


  2. Can somebody explain to me the point of Cisse the goalhanger coming on? Now we’re just going to be weaker at defending the corners.


  3. FJ@75, when have we “played well” this season, or in fact over the last 20 games ?
    The league table doesn’t lie.

    We have been absoluely battered today, and are clinging on by our finger nails.

    Sorry if it’s difficult for you to stomach mate.


  4. I’ve actually been making a point of it, that I’d much rather win than play well. I’ll sitll have a moan about how ****e we are if we play like this every week though. Just as some will be happy we can string some passes together when we get hammered by other sides.

    I want us to win though, if anyone wants us to lose to get relegated/change manager or whatever then I’ll never understand.

    Perez off, supposed he’s not done a lot since but he does have that bit of quality, if we could get 2 then we’d be safe.


  5. Munich, I never said we have – I said that’s what people on here have said all week when talkibg about performance against results. Look at what I said before replying.

    Most people on here are flip flopping moaners. The exact type that the stereotype of entitled Newcastle fans come from. It is embarrassing.


  6. That’ll do.

    Awful. Worst we’ve played in a long time but three points to show for it. Football is mad isn’t it


  7. Well that was ****ing horrible but 3 points in the bag. Hats off to Mc for making the changes and shoring things up to get that win. At least 8 toon players didn’t turn up today so he had to do something.
    I didn’t like it, but I’ll take that one.


  8. Good result. It was never going to easy but we are out of the relegation zone , Elliott has proved himself and we have shown we can dig deep when needed. HWTL.


  9. Prem, there was some dogged defending by us today, Elliot showed he can fill Kruls boots despite carrying an injury and we have 3 points so yeah, defo improvements.


  10. I just have no idea how we won, but we did and for now that’s all that matters but we must get better than that. Let’s not forgot this was against Bournemouth


  11. The only good thing today was the result.

    Standing off players all afternoon, of which Janmaat, Sissoko, Wijnaldum and Anita were the biggest culprits.
    Giving up posession so easily, poor decision making, absolutely no intensity, no pressing, absolutely powder puff attacking threat.

    That **** that we are turning out has nowt to do with football.


  12. About time we got a get out of gaol card. Terrible. But 3 points. I’ll take that. You can’t get points from paying better than the other team but you get 3 points after being totally outplayed. Football, eh?

    Colo and Elliot get my Motm vote.


  13. great 3 points, but why do we have to be so absolutelyl ****e ? There is something massively wrong with the intensity and all round cohesion of the team.

    We really did get out of jail today, because we created absolutely nothing, zilch, jack ****.


  14. I think the moral of today was that they didn’t deserve to lose but we deserved for it to happen to someone else! πŸ™‚


  15. is everyone really so relieved with 3 points that we really can’t criticize an inept performance ? πŸ™„ Flock me we just played against the mighty Bournemouth who had Distin and Gosling in the line up, and they bossed our 50 million euro “superstars”. Now that really is shocking… but hey ho… so what..


  16. Munich – I honestly think it was the worst NUFC performance I have seen. Utter ****e in every single dept: we won because Bournemouth couldn’t hit a barn door with a banjo!


  17. Munich – I think Janmaat & Anita were horrible today. Sissoko & Gini are wasted on the wings & the 4 of them were really poor today. Mitrovic & Perez up front looked like boys against men faced with their CBs – very disappointed with Mitrovic today. Dummett was flapping most of the game and Tiote was chasing the shadows of Ritchie & Gosling – yes Gosling who we let go to bring Anita in πŸ™„
    Elliott, Colo & Mbemba were the only ones who earned their money today for me.
    Cisse coming on offered nothing at all – get rid ASAP for me!!. I thought Thauvin did OK and at least tried to run with the ball rather than just booting it up field.

    Horrible game, horrible performance. But a point behind Chelsea πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜†


  18. Stu – cheer up mate, you’ve witnessed a rare thing today – a toon away win!!. They only happen 3 times a year.


  19. Alan Shearerο€² Verified account ο‚™
    ‏@alanshearer 14 corners to 0. 17 efforts to 2. 69% possession . 0-1 result. It’s not about stats and playing well. It’s about winning. #BOUNEW #MOTD


  20. Lads and lasses, believe me I’m ecstactic with the 3 points, but we didn’t just get out of jail, we were really lucky to get away with that. There seems to be absolutely no cohesion to our play, we stand off teams, allow them posession, and when we do get the ball we give it away way too cheaply.
    Really, take your eye off the ball and watch Sissoko and Wijnaldum how they stroll through the game. If 3 players aren’t pulling there weight then it is impossible for the rest to make up for the slackers.
    Perez will be exhausted by February, he is the only one chasing teams down. My neighbours granny is quicker than Mitrovic. 😳


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