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?!
Fashion Icon CUWTH (Cock up waiting to happen) GB Nacho
Terrier Granit Welsh Chap
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.
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,
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?
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
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
Blimey, a 3pm KO
Will we wear our biscay and deep azure pyjama outfits?
…GRANIT TORR OUZI
MON SOK MUST LICHT
I believe both Granit and Ouzi are more disciplined midfielders than Ramsey and both can also play The Connector roles linking defence to Mesut
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
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
——–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.
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.
god… 3-8. Remember 4:4?
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.
ha ha ha. brilliant tub-thumping curtain raiser, Raddy. 🙂
Apols, just cannot seem to come in these days. Disgrace.
Yes. Brilliant coded line up. 🙂
dont know what to wish for TH-Pool or Watford-ManUre, which makes it an exciting Saturday I guess. 🙂
Scouse or LillyLivers? Not easy, both first order shitehawks. Pool have the nuttier manager, so I go with them.
Not around for the game so I am relying on you to watch us to victory
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?
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 🙂
Come on Pool, one more, and we’ll only need a 2-0 to go above
One to me, no one likes a show off LB
Spuds imploding? Never a bad thing really.
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.
I agree, I think, ie Mesut should be central not Ramsey
Come on you GUNNNNERS
No shots on goal 🙄
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.
Was planning to see a total of five arsenal games this year, should I even bother
Idiot keeps making half time subs seriously just play him from the start jeez
Can we have the poll again?
Much more like it. Superb
no (major) complaints. onwards ….
phew….that was a nervy finish
Xhaka might be pants, but he changed the game today, top man
chas – i didn’t see your comment, snap
I was reacting to LB asking if we could have the poll again. 🙂
Holy shit – Fellaini looks fetching in pink!
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
Yeah, I like how he did a few really good things today but his expression didn’t change one iota.
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
THAT is Sokratis’ “smile for the camera” look
I’m guessing wasps (vespa in Italian 🙂 ) are thick
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
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.
as it looks like not much else is forthcoming, this’ll have to do.