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Poll – Can Newcastle Get Anything At Old Trafford?

9:51 am, Thursday, August 20th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 20 Comments

In our polls on the result of our first two games,  the majority of fans thought we would win both games – at home to Southampton and away at Swansea.

We didn’t win either, and maybe little bit of reality has set in, and our next couple of games are certainly very tough.


They are against two of the top four teams in the Premier League last season – at Manchester United on Saturday and then at home to Arsenal the following Saturday.

Then we have the two week International break – so we hope we will have more than just the one point by then.

Let us know how you think we will do in that game.

How Will Newcastle Fare At Manchester United?

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Tags: Match Preview · Newcastle News · Poll · Premier League

20 responses so far ↓

  • 1 SuperShearer // Aug 20, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    From previous post… Waddle played for 103 years!!! Why has more of this not been made 😉

  • 2 OneAlanShearer // Aug 20, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    With no right back and Colo at centre back we just need to see the lads pit in a good performance and keep our shape. Anything more is a bonus.

  • 3 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 20, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    If Thauvin is really the last signing then we are going to be throwing so many games away.

  • 4 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 20, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    a loss is the answer….they would impress if its 2:1 or 3:1.

  • 5 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Aug 20, 2015 at 10:02 AM

    why not
    more chance of getting something at Manure Utd than at home against Arsenal

  • 6 Blofal // Aug 20, 2015 at 10:02 AM

    A video showing McClaren attempting to undo Pardew’s long ball tactics.. you might need facebook to see it though.

  • 7 Ron Knee // Aug 20, 2015 at 10:05 AM

    Seven people think we’ll beat Manure!!!

  • 8 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 20, 2015 at 10:07 AM

    From prev..

    No wonder Chris Waddle is well known in france, if he played for Marsielle for OVER 100 YEARS!! (1889-1992). Epic typo, Ed ?

  • 9 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 20, 2015 at 10:08 AM


    Damn you got in first. 😀

    Still the best typo i have seen in a while

  • 10 SanD // Aug 20, 2015 at 10:10 AM

    Whether we can get something out of the game depends on who mcclaren starts. If we start with the same team against Swansea (barring janmaat obviously) then I fear we will be embarrassed.
    For me this is the game to start mitrovic, Aarons and thauvin. Attack them high up the pitch from the off.

  • 11 geordie157 // Aug 20, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    Just been scanning the rumours on newsnow,would anyone take a chance on Liverpool’s Sakho? 10mill apparently.

  • 12 ronaldo aarons // Aug 20, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    An example of kemens poor 1st touch.
    He admitted afterwards that he was trying to take a touch to control before shooting.

  • 13 SanD // Aug 20, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    Geordie 157

    No thank you. We have enough liabilities in defence as it is.

  • 14 martoon // Aug 20, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    I have to say I thought we had a chance until Tuesday night when Man U seemed to ‘click’. Hopefully they might be still be tired on Saturday 🙂

  • 15 BandB // Aug 20, 2015 at 10:18 AM


    I voted for a win.
    We have been a team that can get a shock result against top four teams that don’t turn up because they expect to roll us over.
    And because I am quite a selective negger 🙂

  • 16 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 20, 2015 at 10:21 AM


    Cant see them still being tired. I think we are in for a kicking 🙁

  • 17 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 20, 2015 at 10:22 AM


    Maybe if they put thier under 15s out against us…..even then it might only be a draw! 😀

  • 18 BandB // Aug 20, 2015 at 10:29 AM


    If we have top ten pretensions for this season, as many on here claim to believe, we have to believe we are in the running to get something at Old Trafford, rather than writing it off as a thumping.
    Swansea are a top eight team. That is the gap. That’s why we need more signings.

  • 19 south coast toon // Aug 20, 2015 at 11:00 AM

    we will be very very lucky
    our defence is not to good
    and we may have brought a few players but are any of them as good as the kiddie they signed from holland this summer we are a bottom of the mid table team with a miss match off players,
    the striker we brought in……… austin could have played straight away
    i dont get wanting to sale cisse hes the only proven prem scorer we have and will stay fit

    we are a couple of years away from a decent team to challenge for top 8 not a couple of signings

  • 20 mickalfas // Aug 20, 2015 at 12:18 PM

    I feel a 4-0 defeat is on the cards ,hope I’m wrong

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