Nice to see West Ham playing the West Ham way with 39% possession at home to Newcastle.
It's interesting as I've seen a few comments saying how Neecastle fans were pleased with McLaren so far as he'd introduced a more possession based style etc.
This idea that possession is either a sure fire recipe for success or, if not, at least it's good to watch for that team's fans is very annoying.
You're more likely to win if you control the game.
You're not controlling the game if the opposition let you have possession as they are comfortable defending against it; they are.