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Newcastle vs Manchester City – Match Preview

9:11 pm, Friday, December 14th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 67 Comments


Tomorrow’s game at home is another very important game for Newcastle, but in all honesty we cannot see the lads getting much out of this game at all, unless we see a big improvement on recent form, and our defense is lot tighter than it’s been of late.

And it’s not as if we are alone in the thought that it will be difficult tomorrow, with 70% of our readers thinking Newcastle will taste defeat again tomorrow.

So one way of looking at this is the lads now have a great chance of surprising us on the upside – and getting the win or at least a point.

It’s not as if Manchester City are doing great this season either, although they are second top of the league, 6 points behind their neighbors Manchester United.

And City have won just one of their games in the last six, and Newcastle have won just one of the their games in the last seven league games, so both sides will be going all out for victory tomorrow.

Newcastle are just two points above the drop zone, and another defeat tomorrow – which would be our fifth in six league games – surely one of our worst runs ever in the Premier League – could see us move further down the table.

City are coming off a disappointing home defeat against Manchester United when an added time goal by Robin van Persie gave the Red Devils a massive 3 points to take them 6 points clear of the reigning champions.

We’ll have to assume Ben Arfa is not fit, and Yohan Cabaye (groin), Steven Taylor (hamstring), Ryan Taylor (knee), Dan Gosling (ankle), Haris Vuckic (knee) and Gabriel Obertan (toe) are also out injured. What’s up with that toe of Gabby’s?

So we think the side will be close to what Alan Pardew started at Craven Cottage on Monday night in the 2-1 defeat – and we think we’ll play in a 4-3-3 formation:

Simpson Coloccini (c) Williamson Santon
Anita Tiote Gutierrez
Cisse Ba Marveaux
Subs: Elliot Tavernier Bigirimana Ferguson Perch Ameobi (Sh) Ranger

Alan Pardew talked about this game yesterday, and he had this to say:

“I think both teams will have an edge to them.” “I think this game this will be a tough game for both teams.” “The first goal is going to be important for settling one team down. And it will be how the other team react to that.” “I think that goes for or against.”

“We could score first and get very nervous and sit too deep.” “They could score first and find it a nice position to be in.” “So I don’t know what the reaction of my team will be, the confidence of us getting a first goal might push us on to get a second goal.”

“I do think that the reaction of the first goal is going to be key.” “That is something we have talked about.” “We have to keep a very consistent game plan against City. We did that last year in the second game against them.”

“The first game we came away from the game plan and were beaten by a much better team.”

Of course we have to remember the lads will have the fantastic Geordie crowd behind them tomorrow, and we all know this is an important game, and our players just have to start stepping up to the plate.

Newcastle have lost the last two previous fixtures at home to City – 2-0 last season in the second last game of the season –  and 3-1 in December of 2010, a few weeks after Alan Pardew had arrived at the club.

But as far as the full stats go Newcastle have done quite well over the years against City, but recently Manchester City are unbeaten in 11 games against the Magpies, and won all but two of them – so at least in recent history Manchester City usually get the better of us.

If there was ever a time to turn the tables on that record it’s tomorrow, but we also have to remember that Manchester City are one of the best and richest teams in the land, and a defeat would be another  downer – but we have to keep it in perspective.

So in truth we are not expecting much out of this game tomorrow, but the very least we want to see is an all out effort from the players and if we are to get anything out of this game at all – our defense has to be a lot stronger than of late.

A win would be simply fabulous.

If you haven’t yet voted on the outcome tomorrow – here’s your chance.

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Note: This preview is being put out late, since I’ve been upset and appalled at the latest school shooting today in Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, in which 27 people have been killed, including 20 children aged between 5 and 10.

Our deepest sympathies go out to the parents of all those who have perished in today’s tragedy.

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67 responses so far ↓

  • 1 darrenfletcher88 // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    Dreading it,will be a bloody cricket score,and am actually going to watch it!!

  • 2 Zero // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:15 PM


    erm yeah


  • 3 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    Maybe you can’t Ed but i reckon we’ll get a 2-1!
    Also who let catchy have 995 votes??

    Mr willo will put a shift in tomos reckon he’ll put in a shift like liverpool at home last year!
    Also hoping someone spends the day poking tiote with a cattle prod to try and get him pumped up for once this season!

  • 4 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    Aye wengers having a blinding season mate….

  • 5 Graeme // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    Drop Ba, play Ranger – he is much more likely to create the one bit of space Cisse needs to bury one. If he gets one, he will want another.

    We are expected to get a good whooping tomorrow, might as well go out and try and rock them from the start, get right in their faces. What do we have to lose???

  • 6 eaststandgeordie1982 // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    Lets get at the b@stards

  • 7 Zero // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    In all fairness i think Wegner would get a hell of alot more out of our players than he is his own, plus theyre still in the champions league

  • 8 darrenfletcher88 // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    Willo and colo will get toasting Tomoz,against tevez and aurgero!! Looking forward to see how check does against toure mind,hope we don’t get hamerd,pardew will be under so much pressure if its 4,5,6 like

  • 9 Zero // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    can well imagine tevez and aurego geting hattricks each

  • 10 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:25 PM

    In all fairness mate tevez and aguero have been about as lethal as 2 legged pitbul with no teeth!
    Think mancini’s paying the price for running round like a kiddie who found his dads credit card! Too many ego’s and none of that squad look happy like and defo can’t see them hammering us tbf

  • 11 darrenfletcher88 // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:27 PM

    Townarmydownsouth,I’ll bet u £100 city score 3 goals the mora??

  • 12 hotdog // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:27 PM

    Ahh tads its Friday you are obv having a drink is willo with you 😉

    Can’t see us beating the champions of England. The tea lady will be in for it on here at 2.30!!!!!

  • 13 Zero // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    tads, i wish you were right, Mancity do occansionally implode but lets face it, they could play their reserve strikers against our defense and we would still get hammered.

  • 14 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:29 PM

    Why? Why would you wanna see your team ship 3? City have been sh1te this season have they put 3 past anyone?

  • 15 Zero // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    @tads whats your point….fulham hadnt scored in 5 hours of game time….they did against us, TWICE!!

  • 16 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    Have some faith then mate wigan stuck it too them a couple of weeks reckon the crowd will be pumped tomos aswell

  • 17 Zero // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    i seriously hope so, im praying for the implosion and toon to steal it 2-0 but i think its all hope, seriously pards needs to look at his training and tactics or we are in deep crap.

  • 18 nico // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    I’m there tomorrow as usual. I quite like these games because people can just go out and support the team without getting annoyed if we don’t score early. I think we’ll put up a good fight tomorrow, who knows maybe even steal it if we don’t concede any daft goals. I think we’ll get a draw.

  • 19 nico // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:36 PM


    Mate, football doesn’t work like that, thats why you get people like me turning up to watch them every week. Whose to say the opposite won’t happen tomorrow. We’ve never scored 4 in onw game under Pardew, and suddenly we score 4 against City.

  • 20 darrenfletcher88 // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:36 PM

    @tads,I don’t ever want us to get beat,but have to be realistic,we arnt good enough,no investment loads off injures,to many championship players, if your so confident put your money where your mouth is?pardew interview the morn,fans were great,silly mistakes cost us,e.g willo,tiote,Simpson! We have to many injurys!! Bla bla bla!!

  • 21 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    Hopefully this will be like last season when we were playing with no pressure or expectations just go out there get at them and play football

  • 22 Zero // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    wonder what odds id get on tiote getting a red card against city. or city getting a penalty?

  • 23 nico // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    Yes mate. Especially if we start well, just go out there and enjoy it.

  • 24 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:40 PM

    Being realistic is saying reckon we’ll score one but will prob concede a couple of sloppy goals not that there gonna run up a cricket score against just plain fecking miserable!

  • 25 eaststandgeordie1982 // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:41 PM


    Where do you sit mate? Im in the strawberry every home game without fail cant wait for tomorrow everyone gets up for these games.

  • 26 Carryingcoals // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:49 PM

    Looking forward to the match tomorrow, hopefully the best atmosphere of the season so far, the players need something to give them a little push anyway.

    I don’t really care if we lose as long as we see commitment and us have a go in the final third.

    Don’t want to go 1-0 down in first twenty minutes though, otherwise it will be heads down and a 3-0 no contest in my opinion.

    Newcastle score first – we could be in for a very good game!

  • 27 BelfastMagpie // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    It would just be our luck that they start Tevez & Aguero together.

    I dont think their that great when they dont play them two together.

    Like last week against Man u, when Tevez came on second half they looked far better.

  • 28 nick_9 // Dec 14, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    For me tevez, aguero and silva are the exact type of player that make our Defense look even more of a shambles. We don’t look good against players who are quick footed and can dribble, other examples being Suarez. I think it’s a very tough game. We can be thankful yaya toure is out and hopefully kompany will be too otherwise the hoofing won’t work. Would love us to win or a draw would be a good result but cannot see anything other than a win. The signs of improvement we have seen are nothing to shout home about but were bound to click at some point. I fully expect fans to be moaning even more so tomorrow night if we lose, 6 defeats in 7 would look even more awful so we need a spirited performance if we do lose to soften the blow

  • 29 Novocastrian66 // Dec 14, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    Not looking forward to the match tomorrow. We’ve dropped points against average teams. We need to raise our game to a level way above where we are now. They overpowered us last year when we were on fire. I thought we played well that day, but just not good enough.
    We’re no where near that level this season. Pardew has said City have not improved on last season, neither have we. Fear the worst.

  • 30 Jail for Ashley // Dec 14, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Is he on about,we could score first and get nervous or they could score first and be comfortable,if that’s the message he’s putting across he’s making out that if we score first we’ll sh!t ourselves and considering we’ve never come from behind and won under his style of play, and think it’s a good policy not to score to settle the nerves then…..

  • 31 Graeme // Dec 14, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    Well, they say the best form of defence is ATTACK!! Our defence is pretty crap at the moment so best bet is to go for it I guess.

    Get in amongst them, go for broke, rattle them from the off and see what it gets us. We have nothing to lose anyway!!

  • 32 stuart no9 // Dec 14, 2012 at 10:26 PM

    yeah ed your right – one of our worst runs ever,a lot of people coild see this coming – we are looking like relegation candidates , and we are still in december- 2 points above the drop zone. going nowhere. pardew pardew what have you done? so all these folk who were starting to shout ashleys praises on what a great job he was doing , have no doubt ,( and about time too ) had 2nd thoughts, at least he wil go down in history as the first owner to get us relegated – twice. , but not just twice – twice in 5 F##king year – well done to that man.

  • 33 Novocastrian66 // Dec 14, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    JFA agreed mate. We need to score first, get the crowd going and get them nervy. They may lose their discipline too, as I think they’re not as tight a unit a last season. However neither are we.
    I think Pardew believes both sides are not at their best, well he knows we’re not. It could be about what’s in the players heads.

  • 34 Jail for Ashley // Dec 14, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    All I can take from Pards words there are that we’ll try to contain them as long as we can try to get a lucky goal then contain them again for the remainder,Im starting to get seriously sick of this guy with every presser he makes.

  • 35 Jail for Ashley // Dec 14, 2012 at 10:36 PM

    If he’s telling the players not to press fir an early goal,well that will explain so many sh!t first half performances.

  • 36 Novocastrian66 // Dec 14, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    I have some sympathy for Pardew as he was hamstrung with a shit summer window. He has to sort it in January. New signings will give the whole squad a lift. They’ve been playing like coal men. Big heavy sacks on their backs and steel capped boots on their feet.
    Pardew might say he can look Ashley in the eye but can he look his players in the eye? I think some feel let down.

  • 37 Jail for Ashley // Dec 14, 2012 at 10:46 PM

    I think its unfair to judge Parts on this season as a lot of us believe he was badly let down after his achievements last year,but So find some of his comments in his press conferences bizarre to say the least,he was sent to some kind of PR classes previously to make him appear more sane.

  • 38 Novocastrian66 // Dec 14, 2012 at 11:01 PM

    Yeh I know what you mean he tends to spout any old bull at times. I’m still not sure if he is too honest or full of shit. He is probably somewhere in between most of the time, but he occasionally drops himself in it with some bizarre statements. As someone stated earlier he needs to stop talking and act.
    Still think we need to stick by him though.

  • 39 gazzaforever // Dec 14, 2012 at 11:02 PM

    I hope Pard is bluffing and Benny will be fit tomorrow

  • 40 Jail for Ashley // Dec 14, 2012 at 11:03 PM

    But still not so

  • 41 Novocastrian66 // Dec 14, 2012 at 11:04 PM

    Like the mug shot Gazza, scare the kids that one! How did you do that?

  • 42 nico // Dec 14, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    Just realised I never replied to you mate. I sit Gallowgate South West corner.
    Come on the Toon

  • 43 jimmysmith // Dec 14, 2012 at 11:47 PM

    Ok. I’ve been known to be a self deluding sap on numerous occasions in the past in most walks of life, but I still look at our starting 11 and imagine we’re a match for any side on our day at St James where we’ve put better sides than City to the sword many times in the past.

    Plus Cheik Tiote toe to toe, mano a mano versus Yaya Toure is potentially worth the price of admission in itself and despite what some rats on here have been suggesting Collo is a true aristocrat at the back and Jonas a salt of the earth foot soldier in midfield.

    Haaaaawaaaaayyyy the lads!!!!!!!!!!

  • 44 Transfer Sage // Dec 14, 2012 at 11:59 PM

    Ben arfa will start tommow, same team as Fulham.

    Man city

    Zabaleta, toure, nastasic, clichy
    Nasri, toure, silva, kolorov
    Tevez, aguero

    Heard it hear first guys.

  • 45 Brutooon // Dec 15, 2012 at 12:36 AM


    1) Tiote will gave the ball like 5-6 times
    2) We will play long ball to Demba Ba. Not working? Play another long ball
    3) Demba Ba attempt to hold the ball. 10 attempts 10 failure
    4) At least two goals from Man City will come from Williamson mistake
    5) Jonas the so called hardworking player in history of mankind will be ANONYMOUS
    6) When Simpson and Williamson got the ball, they just bang it anywhere.

  • 46 Marty-Toon // Dec 15, 2012 at 1:45 AM

    Terribly sad news from Connecticut Ed!
    Really need to see those gun laws changed at least outside of Texas.
    It’s happened far too often in recent years that innocent bystanders are being killed for no reason at all.
    Disgusting act of violence and cowardice
    God give those families strength to get through this

  • 47 MacToon // Dec 15, 2012 at 2:16 AM

    Sad state of affairs Ed but aslong as America has that stupid (imo) law about having a right to bear arms nothing will change to any great degree.

    Met Pav (Srní?ek) tonight at the FansUTD xmas party in Toon and must say what a thoroughly nice bloke he is. Ha ha name dropping I know but had to be said! Top bloke.

    I was left a little despondent after hearing what some people had to say on their views on NUFC’s direction and from people I generally view as having positive attitudes towards the club, well let’s hope Pardew and Co. can turn things around.

    Ian Toon, you’re such a sycophant, others on here are too but you are so blatant. You question whether people have more than one login, same has been asked of you?You never answered a question raised the other day of if you’ve ever worked for the mgmt, the club? I’d guess more Sport Direct employee of the month! Been on here 5 mins and you and Pushy think you know it all.
    Like with Ashley, there’s been fans here before with alot more legitimate and legible things to say and they’ll still be here when he’s long gone, hopefully that’ll be sooner rather than later.

    So Man. City, a chance to see some great players, Agüero, Tevez, Toure etc. Maybe a chance to put one over on last years champions? I hope so but let’s hope atleast we play with some gusto, some Geordie passion and vocal support from 50K hopeful spectators.

    Howay the Lads

  • 48 t00ntime // Dec 15, 2012 at 2:53 AM

    i really dont know what games some of you watch. You all complain about simmo doing long balls, I bet if count tomorrow Colo will do the same amount yet no one cares about Colo. no his crossing isnt that great but is that not what the RW is for? santon also cant cross it, yet no one complains, why? Hba never stays on the wing which is what highlights simmos attacking play (or rather lack of it). simmo isnt a bad defender and statisically last year one of the best full backs in the BPL.

  • 49 89Norcal // Dec 15, 2012 at 4:19 AM

    @MacToon, that kid stole his parents guns after shooting his mother in the face, not to mention he’s a textbook sociopath; not exactly the norm for 2nd Amendment exercisers. Israel has similar gun laws and has drastically less violent crime among firearm owners.

    It’s the shit counter-culture here where assholes actually support cowards like this kid to commit these acts. The guy was a miserable nobody.

    Anyways… I have a feeling we’ll take it to Man$hitty tomorrow/today. Pardew has usually taken an offensive approach against the top clubs. Willo permitting, we may just get a shock result.

  • 50 JP...from The Rock // Dec 15, 2012 at 5:06 AM

    Bloody hell Ed what the fck has gone on in Coneticut!?? Fcuking psychos should be tortured let alone the death penalty.

    Tomorrow will be very hard for us but somehow positive old me still expects a surprise performance from our lads. I sure hope we can pull it off, God knows we need the points, the table is getting rather depressing to look at.



  • 51 JP...from The Rock // Dec 15, 2012 at 5:10 AM

    Bloody hell Ed what the fck has gone on in Connecticut!?? Fcuking psychos should be tortured let alone the death penalty.

    Tomorrow will be very hard for us but somehow positive old me still expects a surprise performance from our lads. I sure hope we can pull it off, God knows we need the points, the table is getting rather depressing to look at.



  • 52 check the toastie // Dec 15, 2012 at 5:55 AM

    Shocking stuff in the States, fingers crossed there has been no Dunblane for some time, but society just gets more f#cked up as time goes by.

    Gotta say, some of those Malls in America, were you can just wonder in and by a gun like buying a packet of crisps are pretty creepy places, always feel like something disturbing is just around the corner.

    Poor kids, understanding how anybody could think that type of thing solves anything is mind blowing.

  • 53 obatoyou // Dec 15, 2012 at 6:02 AM

    Heart goes out to the parents of all the children, peace.

  • 54 check the toastie // Dec 15, 2012 at 6:25 AM

    Wonder if its Shola, or Cisse playing wide midfield today. Doh.

    Wonder if its high balls for Willo on every setpiece today. Parsnip stated last year that they were working on new set pieces, its a long time coming.

    Why is our stubborn useless manager incapable of changing our system and style and team selection. Simmo and Willo have been so poor with the ball at their feet for so long it is incredulous nothing else has been tries.

    I expect to see Marv given a chance today if Ben10 is out, i also expect him to get barely any ball as we will be booting it over his head, and thus he will be made a scapegoat and not sighted for the next 2 months, it is criminal whats happening to our football team currently.


  • 55 89Norcal // Dec 15, 2012 at 6:36 AM

    check the toastie

    I take it you mean the gun shows. Can’t tell you how many murder weapons have been bought at those. Would like to know the genius who decided not to regulate gun show sales with a simple background check.

    I have high hopes Pardew and our players will put together a string of good performances. Even with our losing streak, our quality of play has obviously increased.

    Real baptism of fire for the younger players over the next couple weeks.

  • 56 Mister Tuff // Dec 15, 2012 at 7:35 AM

    I’ve been reading up on a bit of history – specifically Percy Parsnips tenure at West Ham. Whilst history may not repeat itself or if mistakes were made they may not be repeated. Reading in depth about Percy Parsnips tenure at West Ham and our current situation I get a definite feeling of “deja vous” to the extent I am quite worried as to whether our current situation is going to continue. Whilst I will not bore readers with all the details (read up yourselves) -a couple of points was that the Argentina Manager pleaded with Tevez and Mascherano to leave West Ham as their football would go backwards. He also criticised Percy Parsnip with trying to make Tevez a left winger (sounds familiar).
    He also lost the dressing room in a rant shouting he was already a millionaire and the players were only on £30,000 a week. He probably meant he did not need the job but his rant was misconstrued by the players.
    So all in all I hope history does not repeat itself.

  • 57 Indian Magpie // Dec 15, 2012 at 8:18 AM

    Last time city were coming to SJP, i was super excited, it was suppose to be a game that both teams had to win.

    But today the feeling is a bit different

  • 58 north_country_boy // Dec 15, 2012 at 8:22 AM

    Can’t see the point in playing Williamson today anyway – City have no height up top so it makes sense to put Perch in and use his extra pace against Tevez and Aguero

  • 59 Ian Toon // Dec 15, 2012 at 8:38 AM

    MacToon– What a bizarre post. ” I was left a little despondent ” reading your post. I debated whether to bother responding as you probably posted whilst hungover. In doing so I decided to put your hat on straight so that I would gain something as well as educating you.
    As you clearly read everything I write and have a check list of questions I’ve been asked but not answered this like your post is a bit of a ramble.
    Let’s start with the relative sublime before moving on to the ridiculous.
    On my BBC approach you only score and interest /inform with word of Pav and your support of the team. You need to brush up on your knowledge of American history and gun culture( you could @ night
    school). As Ed would tell you it’s written into their constitution as a second amendment. I don’t care whether me expressing approval and respect towards some posters meets with your approval or not. Given the level of dross I think it’s important to differentiate. I don’t feel the need to answer daft questions often posed. Just to get it on the record I have never worked for NUFC or Mike Ashley or Sports Direct or any wholly owned , subsidiary or affiliate holding interests of MA.
    Finally I didn’t realise I had to receive a posters long service award from an old stager turf warrior like you before I could express a point of view. Now excuse me .

  • 60 Ian Toon // Dec 15, 2012 at 8:42 AM

    MacToon I am flattered that you see me as an employee of the month. LOL

  • 61 Pushy Pardew // Dec 15, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    Ian Toon
    But what about work experience?
    Big one today enjoy the game mate- hope we get at least a draw.

  • 62 Blaydon-Toon // Dec 15, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Not sure if it is just false hope or stupidity on my behalf but I have a gut feeling we might get a/some more points on the board today !

  • 63 Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner) // Dec 15, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    I hate getting all political, but Americas gun laws have to change. I think I read that there were 19 mass shootings in the last five years?! It’s not right. That whole right to bear arms was written with muskets and hunting rifles in mind, not semi-automatic killing machines. It needs to change.

    On today, whilst I won’t be disappointed with a loss, because its man city, I have a sneaky feeling we can get a point at least. It would be so very nufc for us to get hammered of Southampton and then go and beat citeh. Anyway, here’s hoping, 2-0.

  • 64 wreker16 // Dec 15, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    So many posters hold themselves in such high regard, u won’t answer certain questions? U need to fcucking check yourself. Where have all the good bloggers gone? Wtf who do u think u are? All of u (u know who u r) need to fcucking come back to earth. Just because someone has a different opinion to you doesn’t make them a tw@t.

  • 65 bills-son // Dec 15, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Ian Toon – the duplicity of Mactoon is staggering. He accuses you of being an employee of Ashley’s to decry your opinions yet he organised a ‘get Ashley out’ campaign that he said had the support of ‘civic leaders’ or something akin.

    It’s an insult to your intelligence for Mactoon to suggest that your opinions can only be what they are because you are an employee of Ashley’s.

    His pomposity apparently knows no bounds.

  • 66 catchy in norway // Dec 15, 2012 at 9:47 AM


    I only got 1 vote, I voted with my brain, it says we will get murdered today by at least 3 goals,

    You mention Wigan, we went toe to toe with them for 80 mins , possession was 50-50which is sad when they had 10 men

    Also I’m getting sick of ppl saying we did not invest , we did he got 4 players 2 have had a goodish start to there nufc career

    The fact is it was in the wrong area they bought

  • 67 MacToon // Dec 15, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    B-S, If you read my post correctly, I did not “accuse” Ian of being an employee but that he’d been asked by another and never answered, I jokingly added the likelihood is more of a Sports Direct employee.
    Obviously this flys over your head as with many things.

    I read all the blog threads (lord knows why!) so it’s just general observations, food for thought for some maybe.

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