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Newcastle vs Maritimo – Match Preview

11:13 am, Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 310 Comments

Newcastle are in a bit of a slump at the moment with two successive home defeats and only one point from the last three games in the league, and we have lost three of our last four league games at home, and the only one we didn’t lose was the rather fortuitous win against West Brom, when we scored a fluke goal in the last minute of the game.

But when things are not going well there’s always an opportunity to pull out of the slump, and tonight’s game against Maritimo presents just such an opportunity for Newcastle.

We are doing very well in the Europa league Group D, and are currently leading our group of four.

PositionTeamPlayedGoal DifferencePoints
1Bordeaux6513
2Newcastle629
3Maritimo6-26
4Club Brugge6-54

Newcastle again have an important game at Southampton in the league on Sunday,  so Alan Pardew is expected to make lots of changes from the side that started in the 2-1 defeat against Swansea on Sunday afternoon.

The good news is that Coloccini is available for this game, but not the game on Sunday, which will be the third game the Argentine will miss in the league, after being sent off at Liverpool.

Papiss Cisse will start tonight,  after the bizarre set of circumstances on Sunday, when he was prevented from playing after Senegal activated the five day rule, because their captain didn’t travel to Niger for their meaningless friendly game last Wednesday.

And Jonas Gutierrez is fit again, and could return to the starting line up tonight.

Yohan Cabaye is out injured and will soon have a minor operation on his groin and Ryan Taylor, Haris Vuckic and Dan Gosling have long term injuries, and Cheick Tiote is suspended for this game.

James Perch is also still out with his thigh injury, and Shola Ameobi is a doubt with a slight groin injury, and it seems Gabby Obertan has a toe injury and will not play tonight.

So you can see we have lots of players not available to play tonight.

We assume Shola is not fit  and maybe this is the side that Alan Pardew will play tonight:

Krul
Tavernier Coloccini (c) Williamson Ferguson
Ameobi (Sa) Anita Gutierrez Bigirimana Marveaux
Cisse
Subs: Elliot Simpson Santon Taylor (S) Ben Arfa Ba Amalfitano

Some changes to that side could be that Elliot starts in goal, and we’re not sure what’s the matter with Steve Harper at the moment, who hasn’t been in the squad for the last several games.

That’s also a strong bench in case the game is not going for us in the second half, and Alan Pardew can bring in some of  our big guns.

Alan Pardew in training with the squad this week

Maritimo are without injured Brazilian midfielder Olberdam Serra and their top play-maker Heldon Ramos, but Ricardo Ferreira, Briguel, Valentin Roberge, Rafael Miranda, Joao Luiz and Leocisio Sami will all return to the side, after they were rested in the game last weekend.

A win is what we’d all like to see tonight, and it’s certainly possible, although our squad is  decimated at the moment.

Let is know how you think the game will go tonight:

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310 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Slank // Nov 22, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Ed, Don’t disagree with your line-up for tonight possibly because everyone else appears to be injured or suspended.

    However, we seem to have only one out-an-out striker, namely Cisse. I would have thought that now is the right time to put Xisco on the bench or in the starting line-up.

    We should win this.

  • 2 Indian Magpie // Nov 22, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    That table is wrong i think

  • 3 Graeme // Nov 22, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    A good win will guarantee us a place in the next round, so he has to go for the win and secure the progression.

    Playing Collo is to be expected to keep him match fit, playing Jonas may help him recover his form and Cisse needs games to get his shooting boots in focus!!

    I’m going for a 2-0 win

  • 4 Graeme // Nov 22, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Indian, That table is spot on mate

  • 5 Graeme // Nov 22, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Except we have all played 4 games, sorry

  • 6 Indian Magpie // Nov 22, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Yes, Graeme,

    That’s what i meant

  • 7 martoon // Nov 22, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Got my tickets yesterday – so I hope you lads who voted that we’ll lose are wrong.

  • 8 Jamiemac // Nov 22, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Haven’t been too impressed with bigi so far this year to be honest

  • 9 Munster Mag // Nov 22, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Confident of a win and a good performance tonight.

  • 10 richyg01 // Nov 22, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Get Xisco in there, that lad could have goals in him that we need in the PL, Europe is an ideal showcase for him.

  • 11 davybtoon // Nov 22, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    I want see abeid n amalfitano start tonight let us see what they can do ffs

  • 12 Toon Tang // Nov 22, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    if we lose tonight im gunna kick my pet rabbit up the arse and shout WINSTON

  • 13 catchy in norway // Nov 22, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    there is no reason not to win tonight, maritimo are not doing so well in there league,
    only scored 5 all season and conceded 14,

    not sure how and where pardew gets his info from , and if it is carver telling him its the last 3 results then someone should have a word with him

    its more to do with the performances then results,,

    if you play well every week there is a probability that good results will come,

    if you play poorly every week the probability is you will loose

    with this team he is fielding tonight he should walk it,,

  • 14 Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner) // Nov 22, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Holy sh*t – was that an inkling of positivity from catchy? :)

  • 15 rainrix // Nov 22, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Catchy… Blackpool played good football every week when they got promoted and where did they end up?

    Anyway i agree we should walk this considering our europa team plays better football then our league team atm

  • 16 rainrix // Nov 22, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Conaldo… Must be one of your spells taking effect :|

  • 17 catchy in norway // Nov 22, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    rainrix

    agreed, but there didnt really have a good striker, we have 2
    make chances and they both can score, they have both shown us that

    what is missing for them is good quick build up,, well i guess it dont come much quicker than route 1 lmao

    ok i voted draw, :( i think the team is good enough, i think moral is low

  • 18 Graeme // Nov 22, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    Playing Xisco would probably be a good thing to do, alongside Cisse. It gives a different emphasis at the front; gives Cisse a player up front who wont be in the same place as him and that could open up the game for both of them.

    They both can score goals, so why not let them loose – If Cisse can bag a few tonight, it will kick start his season and that is something we are all waiting to see!!

  • 19 tdt // Nov 22, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    ——————–Krul——————–
    Tavernier-Coloccini (c)-Williamson-Ferguson
    ————-Anita–Bigirimana————–
    —————-Gutierrez —————
    Ameobi (Sa)——————Marveaux
    ——————Cisse——————–

    Subs: Elliot, Santon, Taylor (S), Abeid, Amalfitano, Xisco, Ba

    I agree with Ed’s team, but I’d drop a couple of first-teamers from the bench to give others a chance.

  • 20 tdt // Nov 22, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    *or even take Ba from the bench and give Ranger a run out.

  • 21 rainrix // Nov 22, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    Catchy… As i recall they were scoring goals for fun, their defence was horrendous.

    Strikers aren’t our problem like you said, we just aren’t creating clear cut decent scoring chances even when we play on the ground we just cant get through, we try to go through the middle, usually fail then try crossing from the wings which also fails, continue until insanity.

    Thats when the long balls start, we run out of ideas. We really need to concentrate on attacking through the centre. If anything our best chances this season have come through counter attacking, something we should focus on.

  • 22 Munster Mag // Nov 22, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Help needed chaps. I want to buy my two year old an NUFC shirt for Christmas. Where is the best place to buy ( assume club shop, but havent looked ) . Also, do all the shirts have a blank square on the back, or can they be bought with full stripes. Have seen none on sale in Ireland yet :( Thanks for the help.

  • 23 catchy in norway // Nov 22, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Conaldo (The Wizard…Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner)

    haha
    conaldo, im always positive, my honest opinion is we have a squad right now that is good enough for top 4, or at least to chalange for that,

    what you call me a nega for is , i dont think pardew has shown us in 2 years any kind of football that i believe can match the players ability,

    i feel he would rather grind out a 1-0 win then set them free and crush some teams, we never ever look like we can score a few goals

    im a nufc fan , i have to be positive,

    i think there are 2 guys in positions in our club that really ahould start at a much lower level,

    dick lame head, and pardew,

    dick, if there is a mistake to make he will make it, prob cost us something points players or league

    pardew, i dont think he knows who to deal with “star players” his reams are always work man like

    now dont get me wrong, to win things you have to work hard, but he could set his teams up a little more attack minded,
    4 defenders and 3 DMC is a little over kill,

    we have the players, he could use them

  • 24 check the toastie // Nov 22, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    See how we go tonight, need the boys to give me a lift as currently i am completely deflated with our shit season, and annoying leader.

  • 25 catchy in norway // Nov 22, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    rainrix

    we need to have variation in our attack, and we need to attack more

  • 26 Transfer Sage // Nov 22, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    For me get this group put to bed

    ————-krul———–
    Santon—-colo—wilo—fergie
    ————Anita—-Jonas——-
    –Marv——Ben arfa——-abeid
    —————cisse———–

  • 27 rainrix // Nov 22, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    Catchy… I dont think you can say we didn’t attack enough against swansea, we had the most shots on goal of any PL team since 2011. Apart from s spell in the 2nd half swansea didn’t really have possession. But thats the thing when teams get men behind the ball we just cant get through.

    Anyway lunch hour we’ll continue this after, by the time i get back i want full reports from all of you on why simmo and willo are not PL quality including every single variable since they started playing for us. A+ reports get a smiley face sticker Good Luck!

  • 28 Munster Mag // Nov 22, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    guys can you help me re that kids jersey @22 , tks

  • 29 Big Pappa Cissé // Nov 22, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Really hope Abeid and Marveaux get starts tonight

  • 30 geordie157 // Nov 22, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    Hope good and Inman at least make the bench.

  • 31 Graeme // Nov 22, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    Munster, the Club shop has a huge range of kids clothes, literally from babes, through toddlers, infants etc etc.

    Good luck

  • 32 martoon // Nov 22, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    Munster Mag @22 @28 – I’ve found the cheapest place is normally the Sports Direct shops (believe it or not) but I’m not sure if only the North East branches stock Toon shirts but I dare say they are available online.

  • 33 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 22, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    http://www.cheapestfootyshirts.com/english-premier-league-clubs-adult-shirts-8-c.asp

    Munster
    Not sure how quick delivery is but this is the cheapest i could find for my boys shirt

  • 34 Blaydon-Toon // Nov 22, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    TDS/Munster just checked that site good prices but no toon kids available :-(

  • 35 BelfastMagpie // Nov 22, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Bloody rip off for a kids shirt,I gave it a miss this season.

    Robbing kernts… ;)

  • 36 naptoon // Nov 22, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    considering ed keeps telling us our squad isnt big enuff 4 europe hes doing well to show a team with 6 changes that will probably win tonite and will win the group. anyone who thinks europe is to blame for our poor prem form is wrong imo. even without europe i believe we would be in a similar situation thru not strengthening first team squad in summer dont know why pardew keeps trotting it out as an excuse instead of saying what most realise.

  • 37 richyg01 // Nov 22, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    ___________Harper
    Santon___Tav___Willo__Fergie
    ___________Anita
    Marv__________________Jonas
    ___________Ben Arfa
    _________Cisse__Xisco

    Subs.
    Elliot, Collo, Saylor, Abeid, SaAmeobi, Amalfitano, Ba

  • 38 BelfastMagpie // Nov 22, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    Munster if you go to sports direct,you get a free mug..

    So every cloud & that… :)

  • 39 Graeme // Nov 22, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    Benitez has signed as Chelski Manager until the end of the season.

    Allegedly, they have offered Pep, £15 million a year to take over at the end of the season. This is obviously subject to the approval of the Chelski Management Board.

    It is expected that Terry, Lampard, Cole & Torres will be able to meet tomorrow to discuss the proposal and their approval should be issued later in the day.

  • 40 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 22, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    So Graeme…Are Terry, Lampard, Cole & Torres part of the Chelski Management board? ;D

  • 41 mattyNUFC // Nov 22, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    davyb @ 11

    agree.

    need to see abeid and amalfitano. they’re not getting PL games, ffs, let’s see what they have, if anything

  • 42 Ketsbaia9 // Nov 22, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    Krul

    Santon Good Coloccini Gutierrez

    Anita

    Ben Arfa Abeid Marveaux

    Cisse Xisco

  • 43 Blaydon-Toon // Nov 22, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    Kets you seem to have omitted Williamson and Simpson ? ? ? ?

  • 44 Graeme // Nov 22, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    Jesper, It is rumoured the quartet ARE the Management Committee – allegedly!!

  • 45 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 22, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    Graeme…they should sell the bunch :D lol

  • 46 mattyNUFC // Nov 22, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    and kets

    would love to see that team, except take away cisse (he’ll be there, i know) or xisco and put amalfitano on in place of HBA just to see what he can do, we’ve got a few games to spare, and put bigi next to anita

    we need to find a formation or two that works and stick to it. one of the most maddening things in pards’ reign

  • 47 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 22, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    It’s 9.05 PM (future time right?)

  • 48 Graeme // Nov 22, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    Jesper – I think, with the possible exception of Torres, you would have major problems getting rid.

    Unless they go to the outer reaches of Russia and/or China, who would buy them; more importantly, who could afford their egos and wages??

  • 49 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 22, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Graeme…I have heard Russia and China are nice this time of year (just ask Drogba and Anelka :D) lol

  • 50 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 22, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    …my former question was about the game tonight!!!

  • 51 yorkshire_mag // Nov 22, 2012 at 2:07 PM

    Would really like to see Abeid get a shirt to be honest, Move Tavernier to CB, Bring Anita to RB and start with Abeid. Wood like to see Amalfitano get some playing time too!

    ——————–Elliot——————–-
    Anita-Coloccini (c)-Tavernier-Ferguson
    ————-Bigirimana————–
    ————Abeid–Gutierrez ————
    Ameobi (Sa)——————Marveaux
    ——————Cisse——————–

    Subs: Krul, Santon, Taylor (S), Williamson, Amalfitano, Xisco, Ba

  • 52 Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner) // Nov 22, 2012 at 2:07 PM

    Yeah Jesper. Strange future folk

  • 53 mattyNUFC // Nov 22, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    yorkshire

    agree with a lot of what you say but personally would never want to see that line-up

    anita is wasted at RB/LB
    guti, as little as he offers on the wing offers even less in CM.
    tavernier, as much as i’d be comfortable with him anywhere, needs to make RB/LB his own and i think he’s closer to that and a more viable option there than at CB

    just my thoughts

  • 54 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 22, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    Wizard…yeah some of us just live in the future (…or maybe some of you just live in the past) hmm!!! ;D

  • 55 mattyNUFC // Nov 22, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    anyone out in Budapest want to catch the match together?

  • 56 catchy in norway // Nov 22, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    rainrix

    work always gets in the way :(

    the swansea game,, iv said it a few times now, didnt see the first half, so want comment on that, first 10 mins i thought this was lots better than i had seen , not great, as regards shots, you can shoot a 100 times if your not hitting the target you wont score, unless u hit Cisses’s ass, i think they said we had more chances, and what constitutes as a chance??

    williamsoninio,
    not good enough for the prem because he A hoofs the ball, B panics C not quick D dont score from set pieces

    i think in the prem, you have to be more composed,

    colo is not the greatest goalscorer, but he is normally cool, tries to play the ball, seems quite quick,

    simpson,
    i think he get caught out of position a lot,, if he was good at going forward you could forgive him a little, but he isnt, he panics and hoofs it to, you dont ever see him runnung at anyone, and his crossing is only slightly better than obertan

    santon

    sometimes get caught out, but i put some of this down to lack of help on that left side this year
    he is willing to run at players, always trying to get forward and help out the attck,, his defensive side will only improve with time and a left winger to help him out

    saylor
    not just cos he is a geordie, but he is a whole hearted player, can score from set plays,

  • 57 Graeme // Nov 22, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    The game is live on ESPN (Sky Channel 417) at 2000 UK time, 2100 Wizard time (I think) lol

  • 58 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 22, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    Budapest, that’s a nice city!

    Matty…are you staying in Buda or Pest? I can recommend Liszt Ferenc tér in Pest (is a square full of bars and restaurants. Many foreigners like to come here and have a drink or go for a party)

  • 59 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 22, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    Graeme…Wizard isn’t in the future like some of us. Although Wizard time does have a certain ring to it.

  • 60 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 22, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    Graeme…I like you are using 24-hour clock instead of AM/PM ;)

    …maybe we should refer to it as Wizard time!

  • 61 fray bentos // Nov 22, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    @kets

    always good for a laugh

  • 62 mattyNUFC // Nov 22, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    jesper

    Pest. Love liszt ferenc, but try to stay away from there for the aforementioned. I only spend my winters here but from when I first started coming (four years ago) until now, there seem to be sooooo many more tourists, namely little cockney sh**heads who just love bringing with them their culture of rowdiness and breaking glasses in the streets, yelling, fighting. god, if i wanted that I’d go back to a college in the US! :)

  • 63 Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner) // Nov 22, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    Right that’s it. I am stealing gmt-0 time and renaming it wizard time.

    Jesper, Ibiza, you now live in wizard+1 time.

  • 64 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 22, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    Matty…how often and for how long are you in Budapest?

    …I don’t live there, but have visit a few times. I take you study in the States, but are from the UK?

  • 65 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 22, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    Wizard…I think gmt +1 should just be Wizard time :D

  • 66 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 22, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    Wizard…..How exciting!

    Matty…Where in the US did you go to college? Have probably had this discussion before so apologies.

  • 67 Graeme // Nov 22, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    Greetings Ibiza – is it “Birthday Boy” today or tomorrow? What time is the party and shagfest to celebrate? Was planning on watching the game tonight, but for your special day, I could apply for a late pass and record the game.

    Can always enjoy a replay of us winning a game!!

  • 68 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 22, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    …or else we are just back to the confusion and suddenly it’s future wizard time ;D lol

  • 69 Graeme // Nov 22, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    Jesper, the 24 hour clock is just so much easier when you are moving between 2 or 3 countries – at least my secretary seems to understand it, which helps.

  • 70 mattyNUFC // Nov 22, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    jesper, ibiza

    no worries. I think I’ve had this with jesper a few years ago but who knows

    I went to Columbia University in New York and am now finishing it up through University of New Hampshire.

    Born and raised in the states

    and jesper, i was planning on being here about six months this year but got a call from work and am having to head back to Alaska Jan 1st, which means traveling all day on new years eve. ugh. thanks for reminding me :)

  • 71 Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner) // Nov 22, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    Jesper – good idea. Future time is now known officially as wizard time , all though it is still acceptable to call it future time.

  • 72 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 22, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    Graeme…Sadly, it’s going to be very low key celebrations tomorrow. As is normal after an Ibiza summer, I don’t want to socialise with people :)

    That is unless I can get a flight to meet up with you and these women you talk of :)

    Recording the match isn’t a bad idea though – check the score, if you like it, watch the game. Sounds a little less stressful, but probably not in the spirit.

    Matty…Cool, where abouts in the states is home then? I’ve always considered California my second home, but it’s probably third now after UK and Ibiza.

  • 73 Ketsbaia9 // Nov 22, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Yeah, it’s because we need to make sure we win the game. We’ll keep losing points right up until January as they will be playing week in week out in the Premier League. Alan needs to be ruthless with players and not stick up for ppl who are costing us games.

  • 74 Graeme // Nov 22, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Sadly, Ibiza, I’m still in UK – looks like I may be here until January at the moment, which is teeing me off somewhat!!

    My girlfriend is less than happy with the idea and is threatening to join me here!! Fortunately, she doesn’t have a UK visa so she wont freeze to death and I will live well into the New Year.

  • 75 alanrichie // Nov 22, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    Really really getting sick of pardews dire crack

    Same old same old

    Shut up you mong, why dont u say cause the man
    upstairs didnt strengthen we cannot compete

    it aint rocket science, some magical plan? Are you for real

    Am i the only one thinking a 3 day gap between games i more than enough, im not a fit person but can run 5mile 3 consecutive nights a week and im no professional footballer these guys should be able to ace this, you dont see Barca players moaning and they play 50 games a year plus

    ARGH

  • 76 mattnufc // Nov 22, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    Anyone wanting Abeid to play tonight, have you seen him play? He looks far off Premier League and even Europa League when I have seen him play. Maybe that’s just me, though.

  • 77 Ketsbaia9 // Nov 22, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    Abeid’s one of the best midfielder’s at the club. He’s a great player and will be miles better than Tiote and Cabaye. Anita and Marveaux are our best ball distributers.

  • 78 Transfer Sage // Nov 22, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    Mattnufc

    I think he would be ready. Hard to judge though. Being around better players might just suit him more.

    But it’s one of those things we won’t know until we try.

    He looked good pre season against some decent sides and I liked him in the 2 games he played last year

  • 79 tequilamag // Nov 22, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    alanrichie, so Pardew should be slagging his employers off in the press ?

  • 80 tequilamag // Nov 22, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    Kets whta is your opinion of Abeid formed from ? Do you watch the reserve games?

  • 81 mattnufc // Nov 22, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    @TS
    Yeah, he looked good in the pre seasons, I wouldn’t say he has excelled in the reserves however.

    Hopefully we will qualify tonight and he can play in the next Europa game so we can see what he’s like.

    @Kets

    That was very subjective. I can see his potential, but it is surely very optimistic to say he will be miles better than Cabaye. Abeid reminds me a bit of Vuckic, lots of potential but will it ever materialise?

  • 82 rainrix // Nov 22, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    Catchy… I think regarding attacking we can agree that we simply aren’t creating quality chances. :)

  • 83 mattyNUFC // Nov 22, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    ibixa

    the folks live in Miami now though, so home I consider Miami, but I spend most of the year in Alaska, so, probably the latter moreso than any

    was hoping Szarka who ghosts in and out of the blog would be on. think he’s from Budapest but, oh well, anyone else from BP let me know!

  • 84 rainrix // Nov 22, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    One thing i would like to see is santon on the right. Now this isnt to do with the old “is he a RB or LB argument” :). No i think the only times we get out of defence well is when we get santon on the ball. Now ben arfa is by far our most creative player, we get better chances when we go through him. The thing is though we only ever seem to attack down the left, why? Because santon is the one who can take it forward down the wings from defence to attack. Now if he linked up with ben arfa i feel we’d get a lot more joy. Its criminal we have a player like ben arfa and we barely ever attack from the right. :(

  • 85 mattyNUFC // Nov 22, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    mattnufc

    have you caught a lot of the reserve’s matches?

    I mean, going off of Nottingham Forest last year (amazing game highlighted further by HBA and Abeid running the show) and his pre-season matches, to me he looks not on the most promising out of the younger players, but one of the smarter players in regards to movement and distribution out of the whole side.

    and, not to incite further sectarian issues (pro/anti pardew, that is), that LC match last year is when we were screaming for HBA to start playing. Don’t want to put Abeid on the same page as HBA but, might be kind of the same thing. From what I’ve seen from Mehdi i really can’t understand why he’s not gotten at least a handful of cameo roles in the PL

  • 86 Mister Tuff // Nov 22, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    Somebody asked a short time ago about about Obertan and Simpson and their lack of progression in crossing balls.
    Really it is a simple fact that if you have difficulty in crossing a football by the time you are employed by a professional football club -you will probably never be able to do it – it must be that if you cannot cross a ball – you simply are lacking in skill. Some players have this aspect of their game overlooked because they excel in other areas -if they do not possess these other qualities it brings into doubt why they are employed in the first place (especially in the “modern game” ie full backs never used to attack but nowadays they should have this ability).
    In respect of Obertan -his “progress” at Newcastle almost replicates exactly his years at Manchester – great expectations, failure on the pitch, manager praising possible potential, player requesting more game time to show what he can do,fans not seeing much potential.
    In respect of Simpson -he does not go forward at all. Quality fullbacks know instinctively when to get forward to attack/support -sometimes you can be caught out by losing the ball but by going forward it quickly puts pressure on the other team, gets them on the back foot and out of position. This trait is lacking from his game.
    In respect of other matters surrounding Simpson I read recently in a national newspaper a communication he had with a young lady ie:-
    “I’ll tie you up so u can’t move n u gotta accept what I do.”
    What the hell’s going on here, what’s all this about.
    He seems to be travelling the country tying up young ladies. My research reveals that these types of activities are described as bondage, my God,what is happening to the world.
    Simpson needs to be “tying up” the opposition wingers/forwards not young ladies.
    The purchase of Debuchy will rectify this problem .

  • 87 tequilamag // Nov 22, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    Matty only saw Abeid once for the reservers and although he looked comfortable at the level he did not really stand out. He did petulantly push an opposition player in the back 2 yards away from the referee and that was after he had won a free kick. Maybe this is a sign of the lack of discipline rumours that do the rounds about him.

  • 88 Ketsbaia9 // Nov 22, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    Yeah, I agree that he might have a bit of a temper on him.

  • 89 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 22, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    Matty…I do remeber we talked about it a while back (but it is really on the back-burner :))

    …So you are from Alaska, your folks have relocated to sunny Florida and you study in New York at Columbia University, but are finishing up all up in New Hampshire on the wrong side of Boston :D lol

    …how come University of New Hampshire?

    …and I forgot you vacation in Budapest, Hungary :) You don’t live a boring life my friend! So what kind of work do you do back home in Alaska?

  • 90 mattyNUFC // Nov 22, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    tequila

    in fairness, i think the ‘disciplinary issues’ have been conceived here and therefor taken as truth a few threads from where it was concocted.

    it seems to happen a lot on here as, other than here, I haven’t heard or read anything even insinuating that

  • 91 Ketsbaia9 // Nov 22, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    I’ve seen Abeid against Forest and Blackburn and watched him in numerous games. I also watched his first appearance for Algeria. He looks confortable on the ball and plays like an experienced player in his peak.

  • 92 Graeme // Nov 22, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    Mr Tuff = so do you think he would prefer to tie up Debuchy instead??

    I’m not sure there is a lot of thought gone into the proposal – from recent news reports, it would appear that Simpson is definitely a “ladies” man. Still, each to their own I guess!!

  • 93 mattyNUFC // Nov 22, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    jesper, more like this

    american born (new orleans), studied in new york, worked in alaska in between semesters at school to pay for it until i graduated, then travelled in between work in AK to budapest, and now am doing my masters online through U of N Hampshire….meanwhile i have taken up a more year-round, higher paying gig within the fishing industry in AK

    whooo, that took a lot of recollecting.

  • 94 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 22, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    Was reading the news today and stumbled on an old video where Michael Laudrup has his way with Scotland. I brought back great memories and reminded we of something Christian Eriksen did not so long ago :)

    …I think we should be using Benny in the exact same position as Laudrup and Eriksen played/plays.

    Take a look at the two links:

    http://sporten.tv2.dk/2012-11-22-finte-battle-er-eriksen-bedre-end-laudrup?forside

  • 95 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 22, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    http://tv2sport.dk/partner/tv2/player/110956

  • 96 tequilamag // Nov 22, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    Mr Tuff however plays at RB has a harder task than LB . FB and wingers have to have to support each other. FB in attack and winger covering back to help. I love HBA but he does nowhere near as much as Jonas or Fergie in tracking back and helping in defence. I sometimes think this why Simmo never gets a lot of credit on here. Although I agree FB have to show a lot more offensively these days I still think FB should be judged on their primary task which is to be a good defender. Until somebody better comes along Simmo is by far the best RB we have. If Tav was better he would be getting more chances .

  • 97 Ketsbaia9 // Nov 22, 2012 at 3:32 PM

    Simpson’s the Teddy Sheringham of nufc.

  • 98 tequilamag // Nov 22, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    Kets , numerous games for who? not for Newcastle. The great thing about never being given a chance is nobody can say he is bad, but at the same time you can`t really say he is better than Cabaye either. You just don`t have enough info to form that kind of opinion.

  • 99 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 22, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    Matty…thanks!

    …what I trip down memory lane ;) So are you planing on staying in Alaska when you have finished your studies? (I don’t know what you’re studying)

    …I road-tripped from the West coast to the East coast for 6 weeks with two friends a few years back :) wee stayed in the south though, but I always wanted to go up north (maybe Alaska is a bit to far up north) lol

  • 100 Mister Tuff // Nov 22, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    Graeme @92 -did not get what you meant about Debuchy initially but the penny dropped eventually -very good.
    I’ve just had a silly thought of Simpson appearing on the pitch with a lasso and gimp mask -silly but I thought I would share it.

  • 101 toonLYF // Nov 22, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    ———————–Krul————————-

    Tavernier—Coloccini—Williamson—Ferguson

    ————-Bigirimana—Gutierrez—————

    Sammy———–Marveaux————-Obertan

    ———————-Cisse————————-

    Elliot
    Good
    Santon
    Anita
    Abeid
    Amalfitano
    Xisco

  • 102 Ketsbaia9 // Nov 22, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    He gets more involved than Cabaye. He bosses games. He was very good against Man Utd reserves and ran the show against Forest. I’d rather have Marvin Martin and Sissokho than Cabaye and Tiote.

  • 103 Mister Tuff // Nov 22, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    tequila @#96 -I agree with your post in that a full back should have confidence in going forward by either having great personal skill and/or having great confidence in who is playing “in front” of them -additionally other players should have the knowledge to cover for a fullback who has made a sortie forward -so you do not get caught out by a counter attack. All this is elementary stuff -so I often wonder why it does not occur – part of football is about taking calculated risks. I think sometimes there is a belief only to do your own job on the pitch and not somebody else’s -which is a bit of a daft attitude in a team game.

  • 104 Graeme // Nov 22, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    Mr Tuff – a sense of humour is always good, it certainly helps to keep you sane when on this blog lol

  • 105 tequilamag // Nov 22, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    So out of the numerous games you have seen him play.( 11 games for Lens B, 1 fa cup and 1 LC game for us entire career as still not played full international for Algeria yet) you know he is better than Cabaye? Kets you live in a fantasy land.

  • 106 Ketsbaia9 // Nov 22, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    He will be eventually. It was Algeria U23′s.

  • 107 santonthenewmaldini // Nov 22, 2012 at 4:17 PM

    I would like to see us actually play almost the same team tonight as Sunday as we need to start playing the same team to build up some rhythm and understanding!!

    Although we have to make sure Taylor or Willo dont get injured i would go for this:

    Krul Gk
    Santon Rb
    Colo CB
    Good CB
    Fergy Lb
    Jonas Dm
    Anita Dm
    Marveux Am
    Sammy Lw
    Cisse CF
    Amalftino Rw

    So it would be a 433 when we are attacking and 451 when we are not !!

    We need to get Santon on the Right and Fergy on the Left they are natural fullbacks who can attack and defend yes they have weaknesses but we need to stop worrying about other teams and go for it!

  • 108 Ashton // Nov 22, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    Ketsbaia9

    You are retarded.

    Marvin Martin is no where near as good as Cabaye and he has been awful for Lille so far this season. He isn’t even getting a called up for France anymore because he is shit. And Sissokho is not a DM. He has been playing as an attacking midfielder for Toulouse and as a right winger for France.

    And to even suggest that Abied is as good as Cabaye shows what an absolute fool you are. Abied has never been called up to the great footballing nation of Algeria yet. And Cabaye was France’s best player against Spain in Spain! against the likes of Xabi Alonso, Xavi, Iniesta, Busquets etc…

    How can someone be that retarded? I’m serious.

  • 109 hazzy // Nov 22, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    kets your posts are brilliant. you must be abeid himself or a relation because i’ve seen him play a few times against far inferior opposition than cabaye plays against and games normally pass him buy. he is the exact opposite to what you say. lacks determination and aggression and really does not get involved enough. he might become better than cabaye but at this moment in time he is barely half the player.

  • 110 tequilamag // Nov 22, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    Santon, so if that is your team for tonight and Sunday you are dropping HBA and Ba for Sunday

  • 111 Ketsbaia9 // Nov 22, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moussa_Sissoko

    A holding midfielder means defensive midfield. That is his main position but he gets forward more than Tiote and Anita.

    Cabaye plays better for France than us.

  • 112 Ketsbaia9 // Nov 22, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    Do you Marveaux is more creative and composed on the ball than Gutierrez, Sammi and Ferguson? I do. I also think he has the ability to break into the national side if he remains injury free and consistently plays for us.

  • 113 santonthenewmaldini // Nov 22, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    @tequila mag

    Sorry meant to say i would just replace Romain and Cisse with Ba and Arfa for the league If i had my choice the Chuckle brothers Simmo and Willo would not get anywhere near the team for the rest of the season

    Although interesting point what will we do if Arfa has to miss a game in the league???cant expect him to play every game this season??

  • 114 santonthenewmaldini // Nov 22, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    Also would love Marveux to step it up and make a claim for a slot if he was to turn it around it would make a hell of a difference to our team cause if we could get him to click with Arfa, Anita and Tiote we could start to dominate teams in the midfield with that combination

  • 115 Ashton // Nov 22, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    Ketsbaia9

    lol so he is a DM because Wikipedia says so!! this is too funny I feel embarrassed for you. I really do. I’ve seen him play a lot and he isn’t a DM. Like I said plays as an attacking midfielder for Toulouse and as a right winger for France. I know this because I’ve watched him play you know? You should try doing that yourself instead of judging a player based on his wiki page and looking like a retard in front of everyone.

    And Cabaye plays better for France because they play football instead of the shower of shit style that we are playing currently. He also has two other midfielders alongside him whenever he plays for them instead of only Tiote when he plays for us. He plays too deep for us because of the 442 and that negatively affects his game. I could go on forever about why Cabaye doesn’t play as well for us as he does with France. But I won’t because you are to stupid to comprehend it.

  • 116 tequilamag // Nov 22, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    As much as I enjoy teasing Kets, I still have hopes for Abeid and Marveaux just don`t think we have seen enough of either players to make a proper judgement yet..

  • 117 Ketsbaia9 // Nov 22, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    He’s not a right winger. You might be getting him mixed up with Aly Cissokho. He’s a left-wing back.

    I’ve seen Sissokho play on numerous occasions. He is definitely not a winger. I’m 110% certain.

    You’re making yourself look like a lunatic making offensive suggestions towards me. I suggest that you should grow up and buy a book on how to act politely.

  • 118 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 22, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    To make chelseas week that bit better mark clattenburgs been cleared whilst obi mikel has been charged with inproper conduct

  • 119 Pushy Pardew // Nov 22, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    Ashton of course. He was outstanding pre season at Hartlepool. Talented and someone who could and should be a regular starter. One of the few who can pick out a man with a cross and intricate pass. Has so much more to offer.

  • 120 Ashton // Nov 22, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    Ketsbaia9

    He plays as a right winger for France you idiot. He did so against Spain and Italy. He isn’t a DM. He is no where near as good as Tiote at breaking up the play and protecting the back four. That’s not his game. He is an attacking midfielder /box to box player. We would get absolutely murdered with a midfield of Martin and Sissokho and as a pair they are no where near as good as Cabaye and Tiote.

  • 121 Graeme // Nov 22, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    TADS – what delightful news

    I hope Clattenberg sues the players involved and the club, for deformation. A shambolic situation.

  • 122 Blaydon-Toon // Nov 22, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    Well said Kets … Ashton again shows his true colours no need for lowering your self to calling someone a retard because you don’t agree ….

  • 123 Ashton // Nov 22, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    Ketsbaia9

    Just do humanity a favor and castrate yourself you unfortunate clusterfu(k of shitty organic tissues.

  • 124 Munster Mag // Nov 22, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    Guys, thanks to all re the kids shirt. Final question – do any NUFC jersies come with full stripes – ie without the big white patch at the back? What if a fan doesnt want to personalise – is he still stuck with the big baldy patch on the back? Tks dudes…..

  • 125 Pushy Pardew // Nov 22, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    Tequila
    Saw Abeid the other night he is also good on the ball. However he is a little lazy seems to admire what he has done and slow to cover opposition players at times. Think it’s more that sort of thing than any indiscipline.

  • 126 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 22, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    Graeme
    Just hope chelsea act with a bit more class than the bindippers did over the suarez thing that really was embarrasing

  • 127 Dude // Nov 22, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    anyone got a link for tonights match for cheapskates who refuse to pay extra cash for espn ??

  • 128 Munster Mag // Nov 22, 2012 at 4:52 PM

    Ashton, less of the abuse man please. Question for the masses – Is Pardew telling guys like Anita and Cabaye a heap of horlicks when he describes his vision to them, or has he just lost the plot because of injuries and started banging the ball long too much? I can only assume that he really does want to play a different style to what we are doing now? Thoughts gents?

  • 129 Munster Mag // Nov 22, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    Id rather have Martins Marvellous Mini than Cabaye at the moment Kets! :)

  • 130 danuneek // Nov 22, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    Mr Tuff – Funny post!

    I don’t rate Simpson much, Championship player. He’s fairly solid defensively but offers nothing going forward. The top 4/5 have fullbacks that are good going forward as well. Debuchy is a must. We should of signed him in the summer. If Simpson was better at crossing he would actually be a good full back. Wingers/fullbacks don’t necessarily have to be amazing at beating a player, as long as they can deliver a good ball. Look at Beckham, I can’t remember him ever getting past his defender. And that’s because his delivery is so good he doesn’t have to. Whereas you look at someone like Walcott who can take players on, but has a really poor delivery. I know I’m comparing a winger and fullback, but they tend to carry a similar job.

    Baines isn’t the quickest, but he’s probably got the best delivery in the league. I don’t understand why Pardew doesn’t just make Obertan and Simpson train together, crossing the ball all day, everyday until they can. Throw Jonas in there as well. In fact, who can cross the ball? Raylor and that’s it. Ferguson can occasionally.

    How can you make it as a pro and train everyday and still fail to cross a ball? even I can cross a ball better than Obertan.

    tequilamag – appreciate what your saying, but surely it would make more sense for Simpson to be a better crosser with HBA playing in front. Benny likes to cut inside a lot and go wandering, therefore we dont really get much delivery from the right. Also, because Simpson will be playing a little more defensively than Santon to cover for Benny, it would be great if he could deliver a ball from a deeper position. In fact, why don’t we offer Becks a 1 year deal and use him at right back. He can also teach our useless crossers how to deliver a good ball!

  • 131 Ashton // Nov 22, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    Munster Mag

    This guy is so stupid I feel ashamed to have him associated with my club. It’s embarrassing. It really is.

  • 132 tequilamag // Nov 22, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    Pushy, he is still young and not on to be written off for sure.
    Ashton, no need to be so offensive to Kets. Kets has his own unique perspective but his opinion should still be voiced without the need for gratuitous insults. I am sure you can argue your case without that.

  • 133 Dannyo // Nov 22, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    Usally i’ve been all “Oohhh it’s hammer time tonight, 4-0, blablabla”.
    Tonight i just hope we win convincingly, the rest i leave up to the players.

  • 134 jimiley // Nov 22, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    Its great to have Jonas back. He has been sorely missed as the results prove. Although not a regular goalscorer, his workrate and assists make him the first name on the teamsheet. Apart from HBA, he is our most creative player. He would walk into virtually every team in the Premiership.

  • 135 Dannyo // Nov 22, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    Btw, we’ve loaned out Maddison and Michael Riley today, wonder if there’ll be any more loans to be announced in 2 minutes…
    Good for them tho, i think a loan will bring em to the fore, got faith in Maddison, unsure about Riley.

  • 136 Pushy Pardew // Nov 22, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    Ashton
    Uncalled for the system worked. HE was proven to be talking nonsense leave it at that mate. He wont acknowledge but it’s no different from Rotonda who
    doesn’t acknowledge Pardew starting with 4-2-3-1 against Everton and Liverpool . He just keeps pedalling the same because it fits his arguement he’s just the same .Marve THOUGH was shocking against Everton remember.

  • 137 Graeme // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    TADS – when it comes to class and honour – the bindippers are truly in a class all of their own. That episode was a disgrace, but with dogleash in charge, hardly surprising!!

  • 138 jimiley // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    Feeling really confident about the game. The midfield looks strong and creative. Could be 5 or 6 tonite. Minimum. It should be. This club comes from some island in the Atlantic. They are worse than Hartlepool or even Darlington.

  • 139 Pushy Pardew // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    jimiley
    Abeid could do worse than watch Gutti’s work rate. i am a big Jonas fan but not sure the results would have changed that much.

  • 140 Ashton // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    tequilamag

    His own “unique perspective”??

    He is being a complete retard. Spouting nonsense about things he doesn’t know about doesn’t make his perspective unique. It makes it stupid.

  • 141 danuneek // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:07 PM

    To be fair, I would be satisfied if we finished 14th but won the Europa … wouldn’t everyone?

  • 142 Blaydon-Toon // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:07 PM

    Ashton – you wind me up more than any other person on this blog ! Calling Kets a retard is bang out of order …. I rarely agree with what he has to say but do not resort to name calling and if I was too start you would get a few choice words !

  • 143 Ashton // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:10 PM

    Pushy Pardew

    People here should just rightly ridicule him and his posts because they are an embarrassment to us.

  • 144 Indian Magpie // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:10 PM

    MORE NEWS GOOD/BAD

    Young #NUFC midfielder @brad_inman8 has joined Crewe Alexandra on loan until January. More on http://nufc.co.uk

  • 145 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    Graeme
    Agreed horrible club!!!

    Ashton
    Ketsy’s post may seem far fetched to some doesnt make him a retard no need for it

  • 146 Munster Mag // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    JMiley – jonas walk into every team? Are u mad or a wum? I like his work ethic but …..and are you setting us up re island in the atlantic etc ? You’re not a mack and tack surely?

  • 147 tequilamag // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    Ashton, Kets is hardly alone in spouting nonsense on this blog. It`s one thing to argue your case, it`s quite another to call somebody are retard, a term which most people would argue is offensive and uncalled for. You are obviously very passionate about your subject but don`t think that just because somebody disagrees with you they are stupid. Were you always as knowledgeable about football as you are now? I know I am not. As you get older you continue to learn and if you are at all open-minded you will find that many of the things you used to be certain of you find out over time are not so clear cut. Does that mean you would be stupid when you thought those things? No of course not it just means you were once wrong.

  • 148 Graeme // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    Tequila, – hear hear, very nicely put.

    There is absolutely no need to be offensive or abusive. Everyone on this blog has every right to their opinion and to post it, if they so wish.

    Free speech and all that.

  • 149 Ashton // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    Blaydon-Toon

    It’s people like you who encourage retards like Ketsbaia9 to feel free to act as stupid as they want without being questioned. His stupidity is insulting and it shouldn’t be encouraged.

  • 150 Jail for Ashley // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    Ashton,
    You really do come across as a thoroughly unpleasant young man.

  • 151 pedro // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    Perhaps Ashton was a bit strong and yes there is a lot of nonsense on this blog but Kets is a remarkable case. I have never seen such drivel. “ive seen 3 reserve games and Abeid is the best midfield player at the club” “sell this player and buy these players because i know the valuations” Other opinions on Pardew for example are at least based on watching the games and its all part of having a debate but this stuff is just tripe

  • 152 Dannyo // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    Great news today then!!

    Inman to Crewe on loan until January, great fit for him imo, a club that knows talent when they get one. He’ll benefit greatly from it.
    Maddison to Blyth, good start for a young lad, think he’s got talent this lad, a good creator.
    And Riley To Blyth aswell, pacey fullback, but has been ridden with injuries. Unsure of this ones future, but hoping for the best ofc.

  • 153 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    Ashton

    You wind more people up in 5minutes than I could manage in a year. But I suppose that is being elitist as well :P

    Sorry couldn’t resist

  • 154 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:26 PM

    In other news, I share Dannyo’s sentiments about being positive about seeing some of our younger players getting out and getting game time. By all accounts Inman is a prospect so it will be interesting to see how he does in competitive league football.

    Also, I see we have a formal affiliation agreement made with St Mirren which gives us direct channels to a top flight league to let our younger up and comings showcase their talents, positive stuff.

  • 155 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    Pedro
    So that makes it ok to call him a retard?
    If you dont agree with him debate with him about it

  • 156 WWYCD // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    Even gents, so I hear our small squad has become smaller after a fun day of out going loans? :) Good for the young lads hopefully will bring a few up to pace and they can help with out relegation battle ;)

    Any news on starting 11 for tonight’s dominating performance?

  • 157 tequilamag // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    Pedro, to be fair to Kets he never stays long .Drops a couple of kets bombs into the mix and sometimes it sparks up a bit of debate.

  • 158 Mister Tuff // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    danuneek @#130 -pleased you appreciated the joke/humour -took me ages to construct the post.
    I agree with your post about Baines -he appears to have upped his game this season. Whilst I hate to say it Ashley Cole is also good at getting forward/making himself available to get forward. Don’t particularly like him as he seems a cocky/arrogant fellow and his recently found attempts at being “rent a witness” shows that he is probably not a trustworthy type.
    Getting Debuchy would be great -him and Santon a very similar players -looking to get forward all the time. This coupled with a new CB -fast/strong would be the makings of a cracking defence- marshalled by Colo.

  • 159 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    Aye Pedro insults like that have no place on a blog like this, while I may enjoy a good spirited debate there is no need to hurl crap like that around.

  • 160 tequilamag // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    What division do Crew play in ?

  • 161 Blaydon-Toon // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    Ashton if you take Away your total lack of respect for other people who post on this blog you seem like a fairly intelligent person even if I do not always agree with what you have to say …. Do you resort to insults to for the attention or boost your ultra ego ? What exactly did you mean by people like me ?

  • 162 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    Tequila

    They’re League One I think

  • 163 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    So, we have Ashton dishing it out. Ruddy on, which will likely end in anger shown towards him, just need Pardew to give us some words before the game and we’ll have a full on fight on our hands.

    And that’s just the warm up people, gotta love match days.

  • 164 Ashton // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    tequilamag

    There is a difference between not being knowledgeable and pretending to know things you actually don’t know! I countered his baseless opinions about Sissokho, Martin and Abied and he just couldn’t offer a rebuttal. Because he is a fraud and has no idea what he is talking about.

  • 165 pedro // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:32 PM

    Not sure if it sparks much debate as he says the same things in every post and has done for the past 18 months but yes I dont like to see anyone called a retard. Group hug?

  • 166 BelfastMagpie // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    Sack the board! Pardew out !
    Burn the venga bus !

  • 167 Dannyo // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    @tequilamag
    League One, best he could’ve hoped for imo, he was right to turn down Gateshead.

    @WWYCD
    No clue about the start up, but i saw the Maritimo coach speaking about breaking down our defensive line.
    Did he not get the memo that says Collo is playing?
    And well chuffed for the young lads going on loan, Inman especially.

  • 168 Dannyo // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:34 PM

    @Belfast
    There’s a Vengabus?!

  • 169 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    Leave my bus alone ffs :)

    Yo….Good to see you, thought the negativity might have eaten away at you, leaving you a shriveled mess.

  • 170 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    Dannyo…There is and you, good sir, are welcome anytime.

  • 171 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    Ashton

    Well done, you countered Ket’s arguments…what is it that you want? A medal? Everyone knows that Kets has “out there” views, people don’t, by and large, take him seriously, so what is it exactly that you have achieved, other than making yourself come across as a vile hideous creature that is who strokes his own ego berating others?

    (Cue accusations of hypocrisy)

  • 172 pedro // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    Hope Inman’s loan is a step towards the first team squad. Watching the reserves he is consistently the stand out performer and in a position that the first team could really benefit

  • 173 tequilamag // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    Ashton, half the people on here would rather cut their hands off than concede they were in the wrong, It`s not a fight to the death , it`s just a blog, a load of people spouting off. It`s not important who was right or not.

  • 174 BelfastMagpie // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    Yes the venga bus is still very much alive.

    Ibiza lives in it.

  • 175 hotdog // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    Ibiza – http://www.randomfunnypictures.org/funny-pictures-34440

    ;-)

  • 176 Blaydon-Toon // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    Pedro what’s your low down on C Good is he anywhere near ready for first team ?

  • 177 Jail for Ashley // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    The next half an hour is crucial,I find out my flight time fir tomorrow’s check in at six o clock if its early I have to drive tonight and listen on the radio if its late I can drink larger and go to SJP tonight (fingers crossed late check in)

  • 178 Tsunki // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    Ketsy – leave ashton alone he is tired.
    Ashton – I think I know what that large key-shaped object stickimg out of your back is. ;) and just FYI, of course we encourage Ketsy its like that little game where someone teases a ktten with a ball of wool only in this game its not entirely clear who is the kitten…

  • 179 Dannyo // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    @Ibiza
    That’s all i needed, we’ll be moving to Newcastle before christmas.
    No need convincing the wife needed, just need to find my bat and knock her out.

  • 180 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    Jail

    You away overseas again tonight?

  • 181 Blaydon-Toon // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    JFA hope it’s the latter and you enjoy the game :-)

  • 182 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    Do we have a lineup yet? :)

  • 183 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    That’s a negatory captain

  • 184 Ashton // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    Blaydon-Toon

    You respect the nonsense he spouts. You may not agree with it but you respect it. Many people here don’t know about Sissokho, Martin and even Abied. So when someone like Kets pretends to know everything about them and says stuff like “I’ve seen them play on numerous occasions” when in fact he hasn’t and doesn’t know anything about them. It might lead the people who don’t know to believe what he is saying. It misinforms my fellow Newcastle supporters and that is wrong and it shouldn’t be tolerated.

  • 185 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:45 PM

    …then what are you waiting for? Lineup! :D

  • 186 Carryingcoals // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    We should be winning tonight. I’ve been gutted at the past two home games but I still back Pardew.

    It’s fun being in Europe at the end of the day and these Thursday night games make the week so much more interesting – for me anyway!

    Hopefully some players like Marveaux give us something to cheer about, Maritimo are dreadful and the fans deserve something to cheer about.

    Come on!

    http://www.carryingcoals.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=381&action=edit&message=6

  • 187 hazzy // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    although i did say kets comments are hilarious, i have to agree when he is correct. moussa sissoko plays nowhere near right wing or attacking midfield. he is a very similar player to tiote but much better. has an eye for a pass and gets forward if play permits it. he is definitely a dm and plays that way for france..not sure what player ashton has been watching because menez, ribery and nasri all rotate across the attacking midfield for france

  • 188 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    …and we have no news :(

    …Yo! you up in the crow’s nest! Any news? (..and that was not to you Yo!)

  • 189 Carryingcoals // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    We should be winning tonight. I’ve been gutted at the past two home games but I still back Pardew.

    It’s fun being in Europe at the end of the day and these Thursday night games make the week so much more interesting – for me anyway!

    Hopefully some players like Marveaux give us something to cheer about, Maritimo are dreadful and the fans deserve something to cheer about.

    Come on!

    http://www.carryingcoals.com/?p=381

    (wrong link before sorry guys)

  • 190 WWYCD // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    Dannyo
    Haha well I expect our defense to be as strong as ever tonight…Cisse better start firing as well or there will be hell to pay haha
    I agree on Inman he looked good everytime I have spied him hopefully this loan will prove he is worthy of a shot

    Ibiza
    I have always been a mess mate but I dont have a cold atm so u were only half right ;)
    Have been giving the blog a miss of late though minority out shouting the sensible isnt worth the effort imo

  • 191 Blaydon-Toon // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    Ashton I’m pretty confident the fellow supporters know exactly where they are at as far as Kets posts goes but most take it with a pinch of salt…. I have to admit I find them amusing ad do others ! I like to see if he ever moves away from Williamson and Simpson are championship players abedi and marv are works beaters etc etc etc we all know his thoughts !

  • 192 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    Does anyone else think that what shouldn’t be tolerated is bullying and name calling, and that this is much worse than an individual “misinforming” others?

    Ashton, don’t pretend you’re calling Kets retarded for the good of your fellow Newcastle fans.

  • 193 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    Ashton
    So were supposed to ignore kets when he says he’s seen them play but when you say you’ve seen them play its gospel?

  • 194 jimiley // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    Maritimo play on a lump of rock in the Atlantic and have an average gate of 3K. We should be putting half a dozen past these easily. Jonas to score a hattrick.

  • 195 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    Hotdog…You are too kind. Doesn’t taste to good though :)

    Jesper….I can see the team sheet. There seem to be 11 names on it. I’ll get back to you cap’n!

  • 196 Jail for Ashley // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    Ruddy,
    Not overseas going to tropical Humberside .

  • 197 Carryingcoals // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    I hope Marv plays well tonight, need the squad to show me something…

    Predictions anyway lads??

    ibiza, jesper, tads, ruddy, jail, yo, tequila….. et al
    kets – i joke, i joke…

    Am I being complacent thinking tonight will be easy despite our poor showings recently?

  • 198 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    Jail

    Well that’t not too bad then is it, least you should still be able to get your regular fill of the Toon.

  • 199 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    Carrying
    Mbwia didn’t have a great game looking at the highlights he caught caught in possesion a few times having said that sky had him listed as playing RM so christ knows where he was actually playing!!

  • 200 Ashton // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    hazzy

    You are wrong. He isn’t a DM and he is no where near as good as Tiote. Did you watch his last two games for France against Spain and Italy?? I bet you haven’t because he played as a right winger in those games. And he plays as an attacking midfielder for Toulouse.

    Of course you won’t believe me but you can ask anyone who watches him regularly and they will tell you the same thing as I did.

  • 201 tequilamag // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    3 0 Simmo Willo and Jonas the scorers

  • 202 Carryingcoals // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    tads

    cheers for remembering to tell me that, people were unresponsive last night. Surprised to see that comment, thanks a lot – I was curious.

    Did u see the Mexes goal… wow

  • 203 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    Going all out 4-0!!

  • 204 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    Carrying

    Well I’m much more cautious than I would have been had we beaten West Ham or Swansea, this game is all the more important given how poor our recent home form has been.

    I expect a strong performance, and the fact that we can qualify tonight I would expect that Pards will want us to win tonight but also put in a performance that the fans will want to see.

    I don’t particularly want to make a prediction though. Nothing else but a win in this game will be acceptable, the manner of it will be important too.

  • 205 Carryingcoals // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    I just need to see something positive tonight, been a hard couple of weeks as a toon fan.

    Willo overhead kick and straight on the blog for a conversation with kets…. :D

  • 206 WWYCD // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    Carryingcoals
    A rousing 4 nil drumming, aye thats right am Mr Positive tonight :D

    Mainly because am tired of being miserable about NUFC, Cisse brace, Jonas and Colo

  • 207 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    Carrying
    Aye cracking goal feel pretty confident in saying you’ll never see mexes score another like that!!
    Intresting to see if marv starts tonight and where he starts although im not predicting him as a goalscorer he’s fluffed 2 golden opportunities in 2 games from about 5 yards out!!!

  • 208 Ashton // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    I’m not. I’m calling him a retard because he is a retard.

  • 209 Dannyo // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    @WWYCD
    Cisses been on twitter today, doing an ever so little war cry.
    It gives the impression that he wants to get going tho, which is always positive.
    Hoping for the best on his part.
    Hoping for a good game from Tav if he starts, which i think he will. Biggie will be in the middle for sure.

  • 210 WWYCD // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    Oh fine Willo nabs a goal as well 5-0 :D

  • 211 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 22, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    YO
    Welcome to the 4-0 club ;) willo with a hatrick and simmo with a 40 yard volley

  • 212 Carryingcoals // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    right you all have been convinced, 4-0 it is.

    barcelona in black and white tonight, jonas as messi, willo as erm, … iniesta?

    have a good’un, I’m off for a pint before the game. Catch you later fella’s.

    (and tads, I couldn’t bare another Marv sitter not taken,!)

  • 213 WWYCD // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    Dannyo
    Cisse is on twitter? Never a good thing bet he has been getting some abuse this season. I do hope he starts scoring though…or even starts looking like scoring tbh
    Tav likely to start? Biggie will do us proud am sure but hope there is some attacking threat from our CM this time round rather than the Brugge match with 3 CDM which was a bit dire

  • 214 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    Carrying….Going for a 2-0 win. I wanted to say higher, but given recent games, I think this is fair enough….hopefully!

  • 215 Graeme // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    Would be delirious with a Cisse hattrick, even if one goes in off his left bollock – they all count!!

    Presumably Pardeau will be going all out for a win tonight so I am going for a 4-0 victory to the mighty Magpies.
    (The bird is the word) lol

  • 216 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    Lads bit random but there is possibly the hairiest man ever on eggheads he’s like werewolf but a nerdy one

  • 217 WWYCD // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    toonarmydownsouth
    Good company as usual mate haha I would be over the moon if Willo nabbed 3 tonight

  • 218 hotdog // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    I think i prefer watching our euro team more than the premier league one, does that make me some kinda glory hunter :-)

  • 219 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    Graeme
    Does pards know that the bird is the word? Cos that might be were we’ve been going wrong this season

  • 220 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    A nerdy werewolf? What makes you think thats random?

    Willo getting a hat-trick? I need a lie down :)

  • 221 Dannyo // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    @WWYCD
    Haha, just read your comment on #206…
    Read my #133 :P

  • 222 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    tads….Some surfin’ bird as a little pre match team talk? What could go wrong?

  • 223 Ashton // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    toonarmydownsouth

    I don’t care about you or how you take it. It’s just for the people with the power to think. They can deduce who is wrong and who is right when reading the arguments and thoughts and by the way of which they were countered and argued.

  • 224 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    Ibiza
    Everyone knows werewolfs never get into the good schools ask wizard bet there are none at his school

  • 225 Ketsbaia9 // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    Our future team will look like this:

    Krul

    Debuchy Alderwerield Coloccini Santon

    Anita Sissokho

    Ben Arfa Cabaye/Abeid Marveaux

    Ba/Remy

  • 226 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    So, Clattenburg cleared of any charges. Apparently what he said was “Shut up, everybody knows that the bird is the word”.

  • 227 WWYCD // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    Dannyo
    Hahaha howay mate join the 4-0 lads bit of optomism never hurt anyone

  • 228 BelfastMagpie // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    I think we’ll win 3 – 0.

    But if we lose,I’ll probably be giving the blog a miss afterwards. ;-)

  • 229 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    Ashton
    But you haven’t countered or offered any other insight other than calling him a retard harldy a convincing arguement is it

  • 230 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    oooo new convo.

    Tads…How do you take it? Like a man?

  • 231 Graeme // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    TADS, I have no idea – it all depends if he had a chat with Jesper I guess. He usually does in the run up to a game.

    In this case the word of the bird is Magpie!!!

  • 232 hazzy // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    I’ve seen him play maybe a dozen times. Whilst I agree he isn’t as good as tiote at tackling he definitely plays dm for toulouse. And I doubt you could find many midfielders worse than tiote at passing si he’s certainly better in that department. Every description, scouting site or person who comments on him mentions tough tackling athletic dm who uses his pace to burst forward to provide support for his forwards. I am 100% certain he is not an attacking midfielder nor is he a winger

  • 233 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    Belfast
    3-0? Negative bastard!!!

  • 234 Dannyo // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    @WWYCD
    Aye, Cisse has this one: @CissePapiss

    Ye, Perch is back in full training now, but i think he’ll be saved for Saturday.
    And Simmo, i dunno if he’s in the right state of mind.
    So good chance for Tav to play on either start.
    On the midfield, i dunno, but seeing how Anita makes those runs in a FB role, and the goal he scored against Brugge, i can’t help thing he’d do well in a slightly advanced role, leaving Biggie as the DM.
    Just a guess tho.

  • 235 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    Dannyo…Just picked up your earlier comment. If you’re going to Newcastle to join the Venga bus, then that would be a mistake. It is currently residing in Ibiza, but we’re planning a trip to Belfast soon to pay a little friend a visit.

  • 236 MagpiesFlyHigh // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    Ashton

    I agre with everything you say about Kets but hate the use of the words retard and mong. Quite often I work with kids with special needs, and it is hard going but these are horrible terms of abuse… much worse than t*sser, wan8er etc., Kets almost certainly has some specific need or syndrome, possibly Asperger’s but he is rarely abusive, just obsessive, and with phenomenal arrogance as he actually does believe he is right. As up to three persons per thousand may be autistic or have Aspergers’ that is 150+ at every Toon home game. IMO. Mackem related insults are much more acceptable…

  • 237 Santon03 // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    I just read the article “Our Fans are upset restless”.

    He said we overreact???? WTF!!!???
    I don’t know about others, but me personally have been patient enough. It’s not only due to our last 2-3games, it’s been the last 8-10 games, only you didn’t realize that you suck, you are too f arrogant after winning the best manager award.
    F U AP!!! He is really starting to get on my nerves. U BETTER F WIN!!!!

  • 238 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    Ibiza
    Of course like a man, i think, im not sure, what am i taking???

  • 239 Dannyo // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    Heeeeeeeeeeey!!!

    Bradford picks up Curtis Good on loan :) Great for him.

  • 240 hazzy // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    on a different note i enjoy watching our young attacking team in europe more than our prem team at the moment. We haven’t seen the boys obliterate a team since the mackems 5-1 and I’m thinking tonight is going to be one of them nights hwtl

  • 241 Ashton // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    Ketsbaia9

    I thought Martin was better than Cabaye and only half an hour ago you wanted to replace Cabaye with Martin. Yet your future team includes Cabaye but Martin is no where to be seen. What happened?

  • 242 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    tads…Probably a better question, but I have no idea. We best ask Ashton.

  • 243 Dannyo // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    @Ibiza
    Ahhh, i got that one wrong then, lol.
    Nah, i’m too old for Ibizia, lol.

  • 244 BelfastMagpie // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    Ok will 5 -0

    Xisco hat trick and two og’s. :-)

  • 245 WWYCD // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    Dannyo
    I iwll give him a follow mate cheers
    Perch is back in training? I completely forgot about Perch being around tbh. And I can forgive Simmo for his mind tbh going through the tabloid worldwind (though he does get to bonk a lovely looking lady so I dont feel too bad for him)
    I just dont see Anita as an attacking threat tbh

  • 246 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    Dannyo
    How long for rest of season or just til jan?

  • 247 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    Dannyo…In the venga bus, age doesn’t matter at all. But fair enough, just me and my vengaboys collection it is.

  • 248 Joe1987 // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    Hi lads, anyone know any links for tnyts game or is it still too early?cheers

  • 249 BelfastMagpie // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    Your always welcome Ibiza..

    Bring Catchy and Kets with you too.

  • 250 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    Joe….A variety of streams can be found here, about 3/4 of the way down.

    http://www.footballstreaming.info/streams/todays-links/

  • 251 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Belfast…Sounds like the making of a great night out.

    Catchy, Kets, Belfast and Ibiza – here to take on the world! Could this be the making of our own band? Before you start, I didn’t say it would be a good band.

  • 252 Ashton // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    hazzy

    ” I am 100% certain he is not an attacking midfielder nor is he a winger”

    No you are not. And you are wrong. You haven’t seen his last two games for France in which he played as a right winger. And for Toulouse he plays as an attacking midfielder in a 451 formation. Ask nifron if you don’t believe me. And stop pretending to be so certain about things when you are not.

  • 253 Santon03 // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    I just read “our fans are upset and restless”article.
    AP is really starting to get on my fkn nerves. He said we are overreacting, I don’t know about others, but me personally have been patient enough, it’s not due to last 2-3 games, it’s been last 8-10 games, AP is just too arrogant to realize it. He’s been too arrogant since he won the best manager award.
    F@#K YOU AP!!You better win the next game!!! and you better stop making excuses and blaming others.

  • 254 hazzy // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    100%

  • 255 Graeme // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    Hey, Ibiza – if the wenga bus is off for a jolly, you can pop down to sunny Nigeria on the way.

    Due South, over the sandy beach bit, right a bit and you are there.

  • 256 Dannyo // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    @tads
    I dunno yet, but i would assume it was until January, it was that for Inman.
    It’s probably like that cause they want to have a look at them in training and perhaps increase the level of club taking them on in the next round, if needed.

  • 257 Graeme // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    Joe1987, try firstrow – they are usually very reliable

  • 258 Ashton // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    toonarmydownsouth

    I presented many valid arguments against his nonsense. But as soon as you saw a word you don’t like you decided to disregard everything and start telling me that my whole post is wrong because of one or two words.

    Go grow some grass or whatever you do for a living and stop being so tedious.

  • 259 hotdog // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    joe – i use vipbox

  • 260 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    Graeme….V…Venga…Wenga is a bit too close to a certain upcoming sponsor for my liking :)

    Those directions look pretty solid, see you in a bit? :)

    Ashton….I don’t know what position the players being mentioned play in, but the two previous games for France can’t be the be all and end all of what their actual position is, can it? Players get played out of position all the time, something we’re all far too familiar with, now I don’t know, but is it possible he’s being played out of position for France?

    I doubt it, as I’m sure you’ve done your research and wouldn’t be so cocky in your responses to people without knowing for sure, but just an idea.

  • 261 santonthenewmaldini // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    Look stop all this arguments about Sissoko and where he plays

    The guy is good enough for us and would improve our midfield the fact no one can agree on his best position means we will probably sign him cause he can play more than the one position which means Pardew will probably have him at centre back……

  • 262 WWYCD // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    Sissoko? Sure he is a goalkeeper

  • 263 Graeme // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    Santon – if he’s that versatile, I guess full back will be his first location mate!!

  • 264 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    Ashton
    Your arguement was
    Your a retard
    Martins is shit
    Ive seen sissoko play rw in 2 france games
    Hazzer your wrong he’s not a CDM
    Oh and that word is retard havent disagreed with any of your post other than calling people retarded because they dont agree with you

    Aye i’ll go grow some grass that make’s sense jeez at least kets is convincing in his stubbornness!

  • 265 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    Isn’t he a manager?

  • 266 WWYCD // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    Could be a groundsman

  • 267 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    Yo
    Close he’s actually a tea lady but can also clean bogs

  • 268 Dannyo // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    Sissokho drives the flippin team bus, if u knew football you should’ve known that.
    Blimey…

  • 269 Ashton // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    Ibizatoon

    Of course! You are right. It isn’t his natural position but he is playing there for France. And he is playing as a central attacking midfielder for Toulouse. Some times he plays as a right winger for his club like against Lille in the cup he played on the right wing in a 433 formation. He can play on the right and as an attacking midfielder.

    All I’m saying is; He isn’t a DM and he is no where near as good as Tiote at that position.

  • 270 tequilamag // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    Cissoko is the new Debuchy

  • 271 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Isn’t he a blade of grass? Too far? okay okay, sorry for getting carried away.

  • 272 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Dannyo
    Football? Thought we were talking about cricket

  • 273 WWYCD // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Haha Sissoko could be the only player/employee fat lad needs!

  • 274 Graeme // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Ibiza, he cant be, TADS smoked it earlier I think lol

  • 275 Ketsbaia9 // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    I am right. Williamson and Simpson cost us champions league football last season and they’re the main reason why we are struggling in the league this season. Williamson has cost us at least 5 games already this season.

    Gosling is poor. Shola and Tavernier aren’t good enough.

    Abeid, Xisco and Marveaux are the most exciting players outside the first team at the moment.

    Cabaye is better when he plays for France than us. Cabaye doesn’t get involved enough in games and doesn’t get forward enough for us. Abeid deserves to take his place. Underperforming players should be dropped.

    It’s a mistake loaning Good out as he’s already miles better than Williamson.

    I can’t believe I’m saying this but we’re seriously missing Perch and Raylor.

  • 276 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    Graeme
    Thought it had a bit of a funny buzz to it

  • 277 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    Ashton…So couldn’t you say that to everyone else without the insults or apparent anger? You could of saved yourself a good twenty minutes or grief.

    Did you not get the memo, this is a peaceful blog, where everyone gets along and everyone is right?

  • 278 Ashton // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    toonarmydownsouth

    You seem upset pitch man. Calm down. You disregarded my argument as to why Cabaye is better than Martin and why Abied isn’t as good as he thinks and why a midfield of Sissokho and Martin won’t work like he think it will. Nothing major you just got pretty much everything wrong as per usual.

  • 279 tequilamag // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    Kets have you seen Good numerous times ?

  • 280 hazzy // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    okay then he’s a predominantly defensive minded box to box central midfielder. He is in the same mould as a Patrick Viera type player. I saw jonas play left back and right back for argentina but he is so clearly not a full back in a million years. I’ve seen Gerard Pique play up front for Barca in the last 15 minutes of a game a couple of times so he must be a centre forward?
    Didn’t think so. The only reason he played right wing for france was because he was brought on as a sub for menez in the game against spain for the last 20 minutes and against Italy the midfield was very defensive and his pace was an outlet so as a lot of managers do they experimented with him on the right wing…. and he was awful

  • 281 Ashton // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    Ibizatoon

    I said it like that at the beginning and I just repeated myself to you.

  • 282 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    Ashton
    Not upset just not sure why you cant get your point across with out calling people a retard?
    Havent disregarded any if your actual points because they lose all merit when your opening line is your usual one

  • 283 FatmanJoe // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    Alec is back to name calling eh?

    Have done a bit of research and asked around as I didn’t know and the argument was dull – he was originally more of a dm but a manager change and a new player brought into the side (a defensive mid) meant S was moved into a more attacking role. His nature is defensive but he has been made to play attacking. Hence the confusion. And the boredom.

  • 284 Magpies-till-d3ath // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    Tads- calling people retarded? Haha, and yet your the little virgin that thinks Martins is shit! Laughable really when its actually YOU who is a complete retard.

  • 285 Dannyo // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    Lol, i will probably never get why peeps are led on by Ketsbaia, he’s flippin mackem.
    Why even bother to read his posts?

  • 286 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    MTD
    Read the posts i was saying that ashtons arguement to kets was martins is shit i rate martins
    Havent called anyone a retard like i said go back and read through properly

  • 287 WWYCD // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    Whose calling who a retard? And why?

  • 288 FatmanJoe // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    WWYCD – usual suspects. Reason – arrogance, frustration and finger warrior-dom.

  • 289 Ashton // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    toonarmydownsouth

    That’s what I told twenty posts ago. You disregarded my argument and crossed it as invalid because of one or two words you did’t like. That’s not my problem because I did present valid arguments. Just stop being so boring and slow.

  • 290 Dannyo // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    NUFC Stats ?@NUFC_Stats
    NUFC Team: Krul; Simpson, S.Taylor, Coloccini (c), Santon; Anita, Bigirimana; Sammy Ameobi, Ben Arfa, Marveaux; Cisse #nufc

    Holy hell! That’s a team to play in Europe!
    Probably a team we’d like to see in the league too! And formation!

  • 291 Dannyo // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    Miles Starforth ?@milesstarforth
    #nufc subs: Elliot, Tavernier, Ferguson, Williamson, Abeid, Amalfitano, Ba.

  • 292 FatmanJoe // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    He means business. Can see some necks on the line if this doesn’t go well tonight!

  • 293 hazzy // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    fatman joe
    spot on

  • 294 tequilamag // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    Never saw that coming.

  • 295 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    Dannyo…if I am lucky then that’s a 4-2-3-1 with Benny in the #10 spot :D

    …could I be so lucky?

  • 296 Ashton // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    Who the hell is martins??

  • 297 WWYCD // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    Fatman
    Haha fair one cant argue with that

    Dannyo
    Thats a very strong team for a Europa stint, Pards looking to give us something to smile about?

  • 298 Dannyo // Nov 22, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    @jesper
    U’re not lucky mate, u’re spot on, atleast on formation.
    Dunno HBAs role tho, but it’s likely.

    I just wet my pants watching that lineup. Marveux, HBA and Sammy? 3 greatly creative players in mye view.
    Hopefully we’re in for a good one.
    I already feel sorry for Maritimo.

  • 299 toonking // Nov 22, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    tonights team
    krul
    simmo colo saylor santon
    anita bigi
    sammy HBA marvo
    cisse
    4231

  • 300 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 22, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    Dannyo
    Great looking team 4-0 it is then! ;)

    Ashton
    Whatever mate you call it boring to not like hearing be called retards thats your choice look back at the blog most the ppl on here have asked you not to call ppl that but hey maybe you and Magpies Til Death can go play in your tree house and giggle at each other whilst shouting retard at ppl that walk past eh

  • 301 Dannyo // Nov 22, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    @WWYCD
    Hopefully :)
    Seriosuly tho, this is more about qualification, i think AP wants his team to prove a point.
    And he hope they do in excess!

  • 302 jimmysmith // Nov 22, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    Marveaux, c’mon mate, show some professionalism and start to contribute your undoubted talent. A little character, I know it’s not the French’s strongest suit but can’t you see the chance you have within your grasp right NOW!

  • 303 FatmanJoe // Nov 22, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    I’m going for 11-0 with HBA scoring 4, Sammi 2, Marv 2, Cisse 2 and an unlucky deflection. Or maybe I’m just getting too excited.

    On a sidenote – the sofas advertised up top – good idea or not? Anyone have experience buying from gumtree. Will be moving house in Jan and need a corner sofa

  • 304 hazzy // Nov 22, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    that is the most exciting line up we have put out this season. I nearly started clapping with excitement. Marveaux with a bit of aggression picked up from tiote will be outstanding for us.

  • 305 WWYCD // Nov 22, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    Dannyo
    I know I want his team to prove a point tonight

    Brakes off and tear Maritimo apart and I will be happy

  • 306 Ashton // Nov 22, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    toonarmydownsouth

    Seems more fun than growing grass.

  • 307 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 22, 2012 at 7:16 PM

    Ash
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz you got some unbelievably dull banter

  • 308 Ashton // Nov 22, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    Could be worse. I could’ve been a pitch man

  • 309 RytonJohn // Nov 22, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    Yea, good team Dannyo, except don’t think he’ll play Ben Arfa especially with Southampton on Sunday. I’d like to see him in the middle à la Beardsley- Pardew said the other week he should have as great an effect on the game as Suarez- at the moment he’s fairly peripheral. He’s our only creative force at the moment, especially with no Cabaye. Why not play him where he can really influence offensively?

  • 310 RytonJohn // Nov 22, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    Blimey! Pardew must read nufcblog.




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