Haway The Lads

The Toon away. We do OK up there but as RC78 so rightly says, this will be a difficult fixture from which to garner 3 points. NU have only lost by one goal against the Chavs, MC and the Lilly-livered Lillywhites


Last season we lost 2-1 at St James. With good fortune and the wind at our backs we hope for a better result this afternoon.

Benitez has done a wonderful job and deserves a Toon statue. Promotion plus keeping them up with hardly any money and an appalling group of Southern lardarses on the BoD.

What is lacking is a proper No.9 and that is an essential requirement for the Toon Army. What a history of great CF’s they have had: SuperMac, Dirty Shearer, Thieving (allegedly) Cole, Keegan, Beardsley and back in GN5’s time, Jackie Milburn. Now they have …  Rondon. That said, Rondon and probably Rondon’s mother could score against our fragile defence.

Newcastle could well have Shelvey and Matt Ritchie back in midfield so we have be secure – surely a start for Terrier to put a marker on Shelvey.

Thankfully, Rafa has got rid of the filthy tactics previously employed by NU managers – let us not forget that Joey Barton played for this prestigious club.

Given our flaky back five scoring is essential and thankfully we have the firepower upfront. Did you know that we have scored 8 PL goals this season with 8 different scorers?!

My Team:


Fashion Icon    CUWTH (Cock up waiting to happen)   GB     Nacho

Terrier    Granit    Welsh Chap

German Genius

Laca   PEA

Should we start this team the onus is very much on the FB’s to provide the width. As always, we have a strong attacking bench.

I fear that away from home Emery will be more pragmatic and choose  to play with just one upfront, perhaps including Mhiki as a false 8 (whatever that means). Had Iwobi been fit, I would expect him to start ahead of Laca.

And just in case you have forgotten, St James was the scene of the worst refereeing performance ever seen. Who will ever forget the afternoon in which Phil Dowd showed himself to be a complete and utter  ****.? No Gooner will. Dowd is now a Traffic Warden in Wallsend.

Newcastle’s recent tactics have been PTB and hope for the best, I expect Benitez to be more expansive this afternoon, correctly surmising that our defence is prone to lapses. Should be another exciting game.






53 Responses to Haway The Lads

  1. chas says:

    Cheers, BR. Should be an interesting game today.

    Phil Dowd has put on a bit of timber since he was ruining games in the Premier league week in week out – mind you he always was a fat useless apology for a ref,

  2. Eddie says:

    is this some fooking riddle – GB, terrier, disaster to happen…

    ok, I worked out the Fashion Icon = Hector, the German Genius = Mezut and the Welsh chap = Aaron, so I got 3 out of 7, right?

  3. Eddie says:

    Our bro:

    A “boiler room” fraud ringleader has been sentenced to a total of 13 years in jail after being found guilty of conspiring with five others to con 170 investors out of £2.8m.

    Michael Nascimento ran a call centre where investors were told their money would go into shares in businesses such as a property development in Madeira.

    Instead he spent it on Arsenal tickets, school fees and a trip to Thorpe Park.

    let’s hope he only conned the neighbours from N17

  4. chas says:


  5. mickyDidIt89 says:

    Match Day Motning

    First up, hello Eddie 🙂

    Second: thank you Erik

    I never have understood the mentality of lining up more pragmatic/defensively when away. The home side have more pressure to put on a show, and at least make an effort to attack, to say nothing of the fact that we are a better attacking side than defensive one

  6. mickydidit89 says:

    Blimey, a 3pm KO

    Will we wear our biscay and deep azure pyjama outfits?

  7. mickydidit89 says:

    ……..AUBA LACA

    I believe both Granit and Ouzi are more disciplined midfielders than Ramsey and both can also play The Connector roles linking defence to Mesut

  8. mickydidit89 says:

    Actually, we those three in midfield, I’d stick Bell in ahead of Licht, although I do wonder whether Licht would be a better CB than Must

  9. LB says:

    Yay, football and Eddie are back.

    I don’t think UE is going to change the team at all from Cardiff. So more pandering on the cards.


    Bellerin, Mustafi, GB, Monreal

    —–Guendouzi, Xhaka


    ——–Ozi, Laca, PEA

    There is such a massive compromise to the possible potency of having Ramsey and Ozil in the same team, set up like this.

  10. LB says:

    And my score line prediction is 3-8

    I expect more cartoon playing out from the back from the get go which will draw Newcastle forward and into our Bus Cracker trap.

    I am trying to think of something a bit more catchy.

    Arsenal employed their “Bus Cracker” tactics, mah, could be better.

  11. Eddie says:

    god… 3-8. Remember 4:4?

  12. LB says:

    Every now and then you read something on the blog that makes you spontaneously laugh out loud, I regard them as special moments.

    Reading your line up BR made me do just that.

    Thank you.

  13. Red Arnie says:

    ha ha ha. brilliant tub-thumping curtain raiser, Raddy. 🙂

    COYG. 🙂

    Apols, just cannot seem to come in these days. Disgrace.

  14. Red Arnie says:

    Yes. Brilliant coded line up. 🙂

  15. Red Arnie says:

    dont know what to wish for TH-Pool or Watford-ManUre, which makes it an exciting Saturday I guess. 🙂

  16. Big Raddy says:

    Scouse or LillyLivers? Not easy, both first order shitehawks. Pool have the nuttier manager, so I go with them.


  17. Big Raddy says:

    Not around for the game so I am relying on you to watch us to victory

  18. mickydidit89 says:


    I totally agree with this “There is such a massive compromise to the possible potency of having Ramsey and Ozil in the same team,”

    One massive question to you: when will the pandering end?

  19. mickydidit89 says:

    Watching Spuds Pool

    Pool were one up, but Spuds getting the bit between their teeth and I was thinking what a horrible noise their fans make

    At least at Pool you’re guaranteed one minutes total silence every game while they celebrate being victims. Then Pool scored again and now there’s a lovely quiet at Wembley 🙂

  20. mickydidit89 says:

    Come on Pool, one more, and we’ll only need a 2-0 to go above

  21. fred1266 says:

  22. LB says:

    One to me, no one likes a show off LB

  23. LB says:

    Spuds imploding? Never a bad thing really.

  24. LB says:

    There was an important extra bit to my earlier comment
    Set up like this

    I think they can both play well together but in a slightly different way.
    I will get back to you re your question.

  25. mickydidit89 says:

    Ok LB

    I agree, I think, ie Mesut should be central not Ramsey

    Come on you GUNNNNERS

  26. mickydidit89 says:


    No shots on goal 🙄

  27. chas says:

  28. chas says:

    What’s up with Auba?
    Been disinterested, poor on the ball and not even the vaguest hint of a smile.

    Don’t look like a team at all.

  29. fred1266 says:

    Was planning to see a total of five arsenal games this year, should I even bother

  30. fred1266 says:

    Idiot keeps making half time subs seriously just play him from the start jeez

  31. LB says:

    Can we have the poll again?

  32. mickydidit89 says:

    Hooray 🙂

  33. mickydidit89 says:


  34. fred1266 says:

  35. mickydidit89 says:

    Much more like it. Superb

  36. Red Arnie says:

    no (major) complaints. onwards ….

  37. Eddie says:

    phew….that was a nervy finish

    Xhaka might be pants, but he changed the game today, top man

  38. Eddie says:

    chas – i didn’t see your comment, snap

  39. chas says:

    I was reacting to LB asking if we could have the poll again. 🙂

  40. chas says:

  41. chas says:

    Holy shit – Fellaini looks fetching in pink!

  42. mickydidit89 says:

    Maybe only Cardiff and Toon, but, two consecutive away wins is good news

    Everton and Watford next up at home

    Really beginning to like Sokratis

  43. chas says:

    Yeah, I like how he did a few really good things today but his expression didn’t change one iota.

  44. Eddie says:

    defending is an instinct, you cannot teach it. Watch my girls defending their hive from wasps (the yellow fuckers on the left). Get out or we’ll break your fooking legs

  45. mickydidit89 says:

    THAT is Sokratis’ “smile for the camera” look

    I’m guessing wasps (vespa in Italian 🙂 ) are thick

  46. Eddie says:

    no! wasps are as cunning as mourinho and bloody persistent. By my girls know how to defend, no wasps inside the hives.

    I was thinking about Miki and his looks. He looks most like a footballer out of the pack. Nothing fancy, no tattooes or jewerly or girly hair cut – no nonsense guy. I like him

  47. chas says:

  48. chas says:

    All worker bees are female.
    Worker bees clean the hive, collecting pollen and nectar to feed the colony and they take care of the offspring.

    Male bees are called drones and their only job is to mate with the Queen.

    Hives are a bit sexist.

  49. chas says:

    as it looks like not much else is forthcoming, this’ll have to do.


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