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30 October 2017 21:36 Post ID: #484122 - in reply to #484120
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I'm playing in my scratcher, this is boring the fuck out of me!
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30 October 2017 21:37 Post ID: #484123 - in reply to #484074
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Imagine paying 40 quid to watch that and then having to get back to newcastle in time for work tomorrow.
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30 October 2017 21:38 Post ID: #484124 - in reply to #484074
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Please dont bother with injury time just blow up and put us out of our misery
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30 October 2017 21:38 Post ID: #484125 - in reply to #484074
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Well, let’s hope we’re sold because the lack of quality is evident all over the pitch, work rate will only get you so far. Rafa cost us mind, he’d have been happy with a drab 0-0. Sitting deeper and deeper and refusing to change things until it’s too late, a Pardew special as it’s known. Painful.
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30 October 2017 21:42 Post ID: #484126 - in reply to #484074
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Once we go behind we're fucked more often than not.
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30 October 2017 21:44 Post ID: #484127 - in reply to #484074
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Rafa really does need to re-think the Perez / Joselu situation.
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30 October 2017 21:47 Post ID: #484128 - in reply to #484074
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Stoke away when Demba Ba got a hat trick the last time we won away on a Monday night. 12 defeats in a row since then.
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30 October 2017 21:47 Post ID: #484129 - in reply to #484074
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Got what we deserved nothing.
Too negative and only started playing after we went behind. Should have started 75 mins earlier.
In a false position really because there is a lot of mediocrity in that team, not helped by Rafa playing safe.
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30 October 2017 21:56 Post ID: #484130 - in reply to #484074
There's nowt wrong with the set up of the team, just some of the personnel not being good enough to carry out the task. Ashley not strengthening the obvious positions will cost us away from home but we may get away with it more at St James'

Whether Ashley is here or not in January, we need a decent biggish striker and a keeper minimum to survive although we're still in or around 10th to 16th on the teams ive seen in this league.
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30 October 2017 22:02 Post ID: #484131 - in reply to #484074
For what it's worth I thought Lejeune was our best player.
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30 October 2017 22:04 Post ID: #484132 - in reply to #484074
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We're running out of games that are potential 'sneak 3 points' away from home. Rafa has worked wonders with the players available but some are just not good enough for this league and he knows that, even some of the players he bought because of financial restraint.
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30 October 2017 22:11 Post ID: #484133 - in reply to #484132
Mcnamee67 - 30/10/2017 22:04

We're running out of games that are potential 'sneak 3 points' away from home. Rafa has worked wonders with the players available but some are just not good enough for this league and he knows that, even some of the players he bought because of financial restraint.


All depends what happens in January because aside from Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal away before the window opens, we have games in that category at West Brom, West Ham and Stoke.

The last away game saw us disappointed to come away from a bogey place at Southampton with a draw so it's dangerous to overreact. Surely if there is interest in a takeover then it isn't beyond the realms of possibility that we may see some sort of down payment in order to strengthen the squad.
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30 October 2017 22:18 Post ID: #484134 - in reply to #484074
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We're not putting away enough chances, because our forwards - all of them - are squad players at best.

Mitrovic has to be given a chance here, as his determination might make that difference - none of the others get much of a sniff of goal - and they are not by any stretch of the imagination 'natural' finishers, perhaps apart from Gayle.

Perez / Joselu might get us a dozen goals between them, all season. That's a magnitude away from what a strike partnership should be getting.
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30 October 2017 22:22 Post ID: #484135 - in reply to #484134
CuckFan - 30/10/2017 22:18

We're not putting away enough chances, because our forwards - all of them - are squad players at best.

Mitrovic has to be given a chance here, as his determination might make that difference - none of the others get much of a sniff of goal - and they are not by any stretch of the imagination 'natural' finishers, perhaps apart from Gayle.

Perez / Joselu might get us a dozen goals between them, all season. That's a magnitude away from what a strike partnership should be getting.


It's fairly obvious that Rafa doesn't rate Mitrovic and I dare say he doesn't rate Gayle as a week on week premier league striker. It's also fairly obvious that if he was given the funds to spend that he wouldn't have bought Joselu either but he is hardly going to stop playing him.

If he was offered a £30m lump for the three and a takeover was on then I reckon we'd have a new attack come January. As it is, I reckon we'll get at least one decent one as it could be the difference between divisions come May.
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30 October 2017 22:31 Post ID: #484136 - in reply to #484074
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You should have a word with your mates in the corridors of power at NUFC Robin! Dont forget to tell them yellow mick said hello. We could be doing with that bus from man city.
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30 October 2017 22:32 Post ID: #484137 - in reply to #484074
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Whatever happened to Demba Ba? He could do a job for us as well as Remy
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30 October 2017 23:45 Post ID: #484140 - in reply to #484074
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That was woeful,piss poor game & apart from the obvious that our striker,number 10, left back & keeper are fkn shit you have to look at Rafa's tactics.
Bringing on Gayle after they'd scored & sat back 20 yds is not part of his game,should've started with him & maybe give Murphy a chance as a number 10.
That we're 9th says more about our defence & the Spaniard's organisation,we're shit at the top end of the pitch.
Let's hope tubby can see this & realise the time to sell is now because without serious investment in January this could get twitchy.
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31 October 2017 07:04 Post ID: #484141 - in reply to #484074
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I don't think we can beat anyone away with this current powder puff attack. So dependant on home fixtures till January when hopefully we will strengthen. Should beat Bournemouth for a start but too many missing pieces and the defence will break eventually.
Wingers struggle with crosses and no natural goal scorers at this level. Takeover, if it happens, cannot come quickly enough.
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31 October 2017 10:20 Post ID: #484143 - in reply to #484074
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The match was a danger to any low flying aircraft in the vicinity - many times the ball was just booted straight up in the air, let alone the countless mortar-trajectory ones. And it wasn't just Burnley who were doing it, either.
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31 October 2017 11:07 Post ID: #484145 - in reply to #484074
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Lastnight several crosses were put into the box from the right side screaming for a strong target man a la mitro... only to fall to Atsu, and with his height if he gets injured soon a few Santa's grottos could put some work his way.

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31 October 2017 12:07 Post ID: #484146 - in reply to #484074
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Several crosses did come in and Joselu made sure he was nowhere near them.
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31 October 2017 12:35 Post ID: #484147 - in reply to #484074
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Don't like to point fingers at individual players, but thought Perez was knocked off the ball way too easily in the build up to there goal. Need a No 10 with a bit more strength about him, oh forgot, we do!!!
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31 October 2017 14:54 Post ID: #484149 - in reply to #484074
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Benitez isn't as good a manager as people think he is. A lot of the time his tactics are shocking for an experienced manager.
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31 October 2017 15:47 Post ID: #484151 - in reply to #484149
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billybobcat - 31/10/2017 14:54

Benitez isn't as good a manager as people think he is. A lot of the time his tactics are shocking for an experienced manager.


Who would you rather have ?
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31 October 2017 15:55 Post ID: #484152 - in reply to #484074
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Depends which good managers are still available.
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31 October 2017 16:24 Post ID: #484153 - in reply to #484152
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billybobcat - 31/10/2017 15:55

Depends which good managers are still available.


I can see you've researched it. No pundit or sports journalist job is safe whilst you're around.
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31 October 2017 16:57 Post ID: #484154 - in reply to #484074
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Rafa, is one of the best managers in world football.

What he has, is a lack of playing resource, brought on by lack of funds.

He's trying to make the best of a shit hand of players, up front. Joselu/Perez hasn't worked. I expect he can see this too, and will change it after that performance.
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31 October 2017 17:03 Post ID: #484155 - in reply to #484153
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i don't need to research anything as he isn't going anywhere, that doesn't mean he is as good a manager as some on here think he is. IF he was as good a manager as people on here think he is why is he at a club that will be scrabbling with relegation come the end of the season rather than at a big club.
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01 November 2017 06:34 Post ID: #484186 - in reply to #484074
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If he wasn't a world class manager . Why does he keep getting invited to elite managers conferences all around Europe ?

He should be at home with thr likes of Carver watching the Denton on a Sunday asking for his thoughts on formations and tactics.

His CV and pedigree are first class. You do not get to be manager of the club's he has been at by being average.
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