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Former Newcastle Goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek Dies

3:51 pm, Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 90 Comments

There is terrible and extremely sad news today that former Newcastle goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek has died following a cardiac arrest he suffered a week last Sunday.

This is just tragic news for one so young who was a great goalkeeper for Newcastle United and a real favorite with the fans.

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Pavel Srnicek – great goalkeeper for Newcastle has died

The 47-year-old had been placed in an induced coma in the Czech Republic after he suffered the cardiac arrest while he was out running a week last Sunday.

His agent, Steve Wraith, has said this in a statement today:

“It is with deep sadness that I have to announce the passing of former Newcastle United player Pavel Srnicek.”

“Pavel suffered a cardiac arrest before the Christmas period in his home country and had been in an induced coma in hospital with his close family around his bedside.”

“Despite the best medical attention the final brain scans on Monday showed irreversible damage and the decision had to be taken to switch off the life support machine.”

“Pav passed away on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 29 2015 with his family by his side.”

“Pavel, the goalkeeping coach at Sparta Prague, had recently been on a whistle-stop tour of Tyneside to promote his autobiography, ‘Pavel Is A Geordie’, something that he was very proud of.”

“My final conversation with him was about getting the entertainers team back together one more time for charity next year as it will be 20 years since that Newcastle team almost won the Premier League.”

“We will make that happen and celebrate this great man’s life together.”

Newcastle United have sent out the following on their Twitter account.

Alan Shearer sent out this message on his Twitter account about his former team-mate.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

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90 responses so far ↓

  • 1 John Tudor // Dec 29, 2015 at 3:53 PM

    rip pav true geordie

  • 2 catchy in norway // Dec 29, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    Very sad news

    RIP Pav

  • 3 Rotonda heights // Dec 29, 2015 at 3:56 PM

    Can’t stop the tears at the minute.

  • 4 stuart no9 // Dec 29, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    so so sad to hear about pav. Was he one of the greats ?? not really . he was very good had his faults like most players , was he loved ?? absolutley, everybody loved pav and pav loved everybody , and that is what made him so special. A true adopted geordie in everfy sence of the word . so sad . RIP Geordie Pav,

  • 5 JamesToon // Dec 29, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    RIP pavel 🙁 he absolutely adored the toon army

  • 6 banjax // Dec 29, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    So sad to hear about Pavel. A great Goal Keeper and a Newcastle Supporter to his last days. My deepest condolences to his family and a great loss to the Newcastle Supporters. R.I.P.

  • 7 OneAlanShearer // Dec 29, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    R.I.P Pav. Thoughts with his family and friends

  • 8 nut meg // Dec 29, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    Sad news, R.I.P. Pav, thanks for the memories.

  • 9 jimiley // Dec 29, 2015 at 4:11 PM

    Pav was a good keeper. Not a great keeper.If we had had Scmeichel in 1996 we would have walked the league. With hindsight, I would never change the keepers. I would keep Pav and take second place. Pav was a true star of the team and loved by the crowd. Why? Because he adored the place and played with great pride. We expect no more from our players and we certainly do not expect to win anything. We only want our team to compete and make us proud. Pav epitomised that ethos. I would never swap him for Schmeichel and a title. A Toon legend. Tragic. But never ever forgotten.

  • 10 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 29, 2015 at 4:11 PM

    Very sad news. So young. Tragic.

  • 11 optimistic prime // Dec 29, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    Rip Pav.


  • 12 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 29, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    Our Toon
    Please look at MOTD again. Colo, Colback and Gini are marking fresh air. They might as well not have been there. You’ve got to ask yourself why our goal difference is so shocking. It’s not because of Darlow or Elliot. Schoolboy defending by Coloccini and Co all season is why we’re heading for the trap door.

  • 13 welshgeordie9 // Dec 29, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    Rip pav, a true legend.

  • 14 lochinvar // Dec 29, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    There’s a generation of kids who wore Pavs iconic keeper shirt and who are now full on fans at SJP. That’s a good tribute for him.

  • 15 jazzyp // Dec 29, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    RIP Big Pav…. A gentle giant.

    On Dzagoev,Hahaha not a chance is this guy gonna come here. To a doomed club with no hope in site.
    Every game you watch it’s the same pityfull performance on the back foot from the off.We are dominated from the first whistle to the last because we cannot play a posession football.
    The midfield create nothing and offer nothing in the attacking third of the field,we simply play with 6 defenders in every game

  • 16 Roosta // Dec 29, 2015 at 4:25 PM

    Hearbreaking news about wor Pav, RIP BONNY LAD!

  • 17 posada // Dec 29, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    They say your memories are more important than your dreams.
    Thanks Pav for many good ones.

  • 18 kintrak // Dec 29, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    So So Sad to hear about Pavel he was a true Geordie Legend and a Gentleman, many of these modern footballers could learn a thing or two from how pav embraced his career and his adopted city and people
    I will never forget standing outside the three bulls percy street i think we had just secured european football for an age, people where literallydancing in the streets hanging flags from the car park opposite,Pav was stuck in traffic outside the pub he was mobbed in his car and proceded to stand up out through his sunroof with his long arms in the air and everyone singing pavel is a Geordie, Rest in peace you Geordie Legend and Gent the football world is a sadder place without you x

  • 19 Lilongwe Geordie // Dec 29, 2015 at 4:34 PM

    Gutted. Top bloke. One of the most iconic players of the entertainers. Sympathies with all his family, loved ones and friends. A huge loss for the NUFC family.

    RIP Pav
    Pavel is a Geordie

  • 20 firebug666 // Dec 29, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    My thoughts and prays to Pav’s family.

    RIP Pav taken too young, but leaves us with some pleasant memories.

  • 21 Average_Contents // Dec 29, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Still can’t believe it.

    Thoughts are with pav’s family and friends.

    Thanks for the memories Pavel. True gent.

  • 22 Average_Contents // Dec 29, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    A link for those who wish to watch.

  • 23 Average_Contents // Dec 29, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    Well that link was a pile of poo. Is that it BBC?

  • 24 Our Toon // Dec 29, 2015 at 5:00 PM


    If you know about football then you’ll understand that in a 95min game the opposition will create something of note be it through error or sublime play. You’d be hard pressed to find a team defend for 95mins and keep a clean sheet or more importantly not make a defensive error. I know you dislike Colo, think most on here do…..but the blame is with the keeper for letting the ball slip through his hands.

    Just like last week the blame was with the keeper for flapping at a ball he could have caught. Out defence isn’t good we all know that but the goalkeeper has a big role to play, if the keeper can’t be relied upon when the defence make 1 miss judgement by keeping out a simple enough effort like the header by WBA then why bother turning up.

    One of the best players this season has been young Butland of Stoke, everyone praises Shawcross but it’s the man between the sticks who been superb…..for all Shawcross can’t stop Butland more than makes up for. The keeper is the last line of defence!!

  • 25 StevoNorthShields // Dec 29, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    RIP Pav… Always a Geordie, always will be! What a shame

  • 26 hibbitt // Dec 29, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    bit of respect lads this one’s for Pav

  • 27 Ron Knee // Dec 29, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Shocking news.

  • 28 goalie gaz // Dec 29, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Sir Bobby has a new keeper, thoughts to the family.
    God bless you Pav, always a Geordie.

  • 29 John Tudor // Dec 29, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    1 min applause and pavel chants in the first minute is on the cards

  • 30 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 29, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    Our Toon
    Of course there’ll be errors in a 95 minute game. Bit the point is we’re conceding more than other teams. The table tells you that.

    Why is it happening? Well some of us have been saying it all season. Colo is generally useless; he had a rare half decent game against Everton.

    I can’t believe you or anyone would want to give a free pass to defenders and midfielders who commit schoolboy errors as we do consistently. In fact I’ve seen County players defend better than Colo & Co.

    Yes errors will happen. But that goal, like so many others this season, was the type that is easily preventable. The fact Darlow could’ve done better has taken the spotlight off Colo and Co.

  • 31 Newcastle for alltid // Dec 29, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    Being fairly young, I became a Newcastle-fan in the mid-90s at the age of 6. In Norway it`s a case of “choosing” an English team to support when you`re young, and stay with it. This reasoning for these decisions are diverse. I can`t remember my exact reason for choosing Newcastle when all my friends were choosing Man Utd or Liverpool, but I remember falling in love with the team and club – and collected everything there was; trading cards, stickers, statuettes etc… I remember Pavel very well from back then as part of the team, and he was the no.1 goalie in the world for me. It`s funny because you never quite forget these heroes from your time as a kid, and you always have a certain heartfelt affection for them – which never quite go away. Pavel was one of those players
    Which is why these news are devastating, he died way too early. My condolances goes to his nearest family and friends.
    Rest in peace, Pavel!

  • 32 MacToon // Dec 29, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Such sad news. A gentleman and a true Toon hero taken far too soon.
    RIP big Pav – you’ll always be a Geordie

  • 33 calvinzolamakongo // Dec 29, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Why is everyone referring to mitro as thug nowadays he is a lovely bloke you must of all seen when he made a speech to Elliot before giving him his mom trophy against spurs interrupted the reporter and everything

  • 34 Bambams // Dec 29, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    This news is devastating. I feel I have lost a friend. The bloke was Newcastle through and through.
    Such a young age.
    Thoughts go out to his family.
    Never forget you Pav
    Rest now fella

  • 35 Mag52 // Dec 29, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    Sad,sad news.
    Always in our hearts and memories.
    R.I.P. Pavel.

  • 36 Our Toon // Dec 29, 2015 at 5:40 PM


    I payed my respects on previous page, pav was and always will be a legend in my eyes.

    Blackley, I might be wrong but for me the defence has improved since the palace game and since earlier in the season. I think we’ve conceded 1 goal in games against WBA, villa, spurs (away) and didn’t concede against Liverpool. No doubt against Arsenal we’ll get tonked but against WBA Colo and Mbemba were standout players!! You keep looking for a scapegoat goat in Colo though

    Have we ever conceded a goal that wasn’t his fault in your eyes?

  • 37 Our Toon // Dec 29, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    As for free pass…’ve just given Darlow one by absolving him of blame for the goal. Defenders should be marking attackers….If a midfielder makes a late run then CB’s aren’t to blame….its the responsibility of the modifiers to track that rub. Blame colback for fletcher being free not Colo….he can’t mark every player in our box!!

  • 38 cyprus // Dec 29, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    Pavel is a Geordie

  • 39 Novocastrian66 // Dec 29, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    I’m absolutely devastated by the sad news that Pav has died. He had a fantastic attitude, worked hard to improve himself as a player. He also understood what it means to play for Newcastle United. I wish we had a few more like him at the club either as a player or in a coaching capacity. An adopted Geordie and he was proud of being considered a Geordie.
    God rest his soul.

  • 40 Tsunki // Dec 29, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    Far too soon. A black day

  • 41 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 29, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    Our Toon
    I’ll defend any Toon player if I can. I’d love to be able to defend Colo. As I said at the time, I thought he had a half decent game against Everton. Unfortunately, he is the player most responsible IMO for our current plight. He flatters to deceive. He looks so good on the ball but his ability to do his main job, to defend, is sadly lacking. It is simply unforgiveable to get caught out ball watching week after week. He’s like a moth to a light when he sees a winger with the ball. Why do you think the fans have been crying out for a top CB both before and after the arrival of Mbemba? Carr hasn’t addressed it. And so it’s no surprise we are where we are.

  • 42 Our Toon // Dec 29, 2015 at 6:20 PM


    You avoided the question….I’ll ask it again, is Colo responsible for picking up fletcher run or is it the midfielders responsibility?

  • 43 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 29, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    Our Toon
    I didn’t give Darlow a free pass. I also didn’t solely blame Colo. I identified Colback and Gini too. But it’s Colo’s job as captain and CB to organise the defence and he doesn’t do it. But his ball watching is fatal.

  • 44 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 29, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    Our Toon
    From the position Fletcher scored, that’s the CB’s area. My point is that he wasn’t there. He was doing what he likes to do best. Drift like a moth to a light to the winger with the ball. We left so many free in the middle. Colo wasn’t the only one to blame. At this stage I’m ultimately blaming Makro, Costco and Carr because it’s bloody obvious and has been for far too long.

  • 45 Ron Knee // Dec 29, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    Naismith going to Norwich:

  • 46 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 29, 2015 at 6:31 PM

    Peter Schmeichel’s head would be purple at our defenders, Colo in particular. Is Costco supposed to be our defensive coach? Whoever is you’ve got to question their competence and credentials.

  • 47 John Tudor // Dec 29, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    at least someone is prepared to try and avoid the drop ron knee

  • 48 stripes1009 // Dec 29, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    RIP…..Pavel. Our thoughts are with your family at this very sad time.
    You have left us all with some great memories. You will be remembered by all as ‘Pavel, the Geordie’…..

  • 49 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Dec 29, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    @Ron Knee

    Norwich and Bournemouth are basically our closest relegation rivals and they have both already agreed to sign players already ?

    Would like to think that we have deals secured already and are just waiting for the window to announce them…..

    Can see the headline on January 25th “Transfer meeting planned for the weekend at Newcastle”

  • 50 TorqToon // Dec 29, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    RIP Pav.

    A true gent who simply adored this club and it’s people. Will be truly missed.

  • 51 Our Toon // Dec 29, 2015 at 6:59 PM


    If you’ve ever played the game then you’ll know that when a cross come in from the riggt your left full back is out wide trying to stop the cross, the Left CB (colo) has to occupy an area closer to the full back just in case he gets beaten….so he’s pushed toward past the near post, Mbemba pushes along closer to Colo and Janmaat should also push along closer to mbemba.

    You will never see 2 CB’s centrally unless they already have cover in case the FB is beaten, others who should fill in the space centrally in between Colo and Mbemba are the DM’s. It’s the basic fundamentals of defending.

    As for communication and organisation, the captain can’t organise what he can’t see, he’s looking at the play and is occupying an area which ultimately means his partner who can everything Colo can’t should be communicating to the others. Basic stuff mate but not as basic as making a routine save as it should have been from that header.

    You either haven’t played the game before or just simply don’t understand how a unit is supposed to work when defending!! Just my opinion….However I do agree with you on Colo not being good enough overall but he’s not to blame for all the goals as seems to be case.

    If you look at the goal again you’ll find Janmaat in between the 2 CB’s and the cross evades him whilst 2 WBA players are free on the back post!!

  • 52 John Tudor // Dec 29, 2015 at 7:08 PM

    who is mucca blaming is more to the point

  • 53 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Dec 29, 2015 at 7:19 PM

    For crying out loud can we stop blaming someone for our defeats and pay respects to on of the best goalkeepers we have ever had and a true gentleman off the pitch,
    PAV – R.I.P. – smashing bloke

  • 54 John Tudor // Dec 29, 2015 at 7:26 PM

    respect already given

  • 55 Our Toon // Dec 29, 2015 at 7:31 PM


    Read comments below, you’ll find respects have been paid on this and previous thread!!

  • 56 Kurt // Dec 29, 2015 at 7:36 PM

    RIP Pavel

    You will always be my hero

  • 57 Jib // Dec 29, 2015 at 7:50 PM

    Leicester have a certain arrogance and swagger about them that is good to see !
    Man City looked a bit cowed

  • 58 jimmysmith // Dec 29, 2015 at 7:53 PM

    “Hats off to Leicester City’s Thai owners, who are providing a free beer for each of their fans tonight, as thanks for their continued support of the club on their fairytale run this season. Fans aged under 18 have to make do with a complimentary bottle of water.”

    Poor kids don’t even get a bottle of pop, ha ha. Not in this day and age.

    Anyway, the club might consider handing out bottles of broon next home game, so we can all raise a glass to Pav and say Thank You and Good Bye to a proud Czech who became one of our own. Shocking and very sad news.

    RIP Pav. A gentleman and a Geordie.


  • 59 Pootle2118 // Dec 29, 2015 at 7:53 PM

    Deepest sympathy goes out to Pav’s. A big loss for the footballing community. Pav was a massive character, all round good guy and he will fondly be remembered by fans from many nations. There’s only one more thing that I’d like to add which is, Pavel is a Geordie!!! RIP

  • 60 Bri // Dec 29, 2015 at 7:59 PM

    RIP Pavel
    Condolences to his family at this very sad time.

  • 61 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 29, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    Our Toon
    That’s not how it’s supposed to work. Have you ever played the game before? Only go to the winger if he’s a major threat on goal or if you have sufficient cover in the middle i.e. everyone can shuffle across so every attacker in the middle is marked.

    Look at the goal conceded. We had more than one player on the winger. If the winger gets the better of them, nine times out of ten he will cross the ball to the man in the middle. He is highly unlikely to try and score himself. The angle is rarely good enough.

    The danger is invariably from the players in the middle. We leave them. It is the CB’s job to compete physically with the uniquitous powerful centre foward. We don’t do it. In this case, and as usual, we compete eith each other for the job of dealing with the winger. It’s a cop out. Colo can’t deal with the likes of Anichebe. He’d much rather chase down a winger than try to put a big man off.

    Colo and others were (what is known in the game as) ball watching. Ball watching is fatal. You concede goals ball watching. If you do it all the time, you find yourself in the relegation zone and ultimately you get relegated.

  • 62 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 29, 2015 at 8:21 PM

    Yes I’m going on about the WBA goal because I’m livid. Livid that the same mistakes happen time and again.

    If anyone has MOTD on their plan, please look at that gosl again. It’s not even as if it was a swift break and we had no time to organise. See how much time we have. Count the number of NUFC players ball watching. Marking nobody. Just ball watching. It is incredible. And people write it off as the keeper’s fault.

    You see wingers beat their man loads of times but good CB ‘s time after time will snuff the danger with no sweat. It’s about organisation snd discipline.

  • 63 Jib // Dec 29, 2015 at 8:27 PM

    The word uniquitous does not exist in English
    If you meant ubiquitous meaning found everywhere it does not really gel with “powerful centre forward”
    Keep it simple stupid .
    And that shite about ball watching .
    In the words of Mr Tuff – stick to girls hockey

  • 64 toon22 // Dec 29, 2015 at 8:32 PM

    Rip Pavel sad loss

    Its plain for all to see exactly whats up with our club.
    MA is the problem simple as that,you can change whatever you like wont change things without him going.
    Take a look at SD and all the lurid tails in the media as to how he makes his wealth tells you all you need to know.
    Untill he sells or is forced out by the FA we are doomed to the current rubbish we have had for the last,is it 9 years ?

  • 65 toon22 // Dec 29, 2015 at 8:33 PM

    MA makes his money at the expense of others,the toon is currently one of his victims.

  • 66 welshgeordie9 // Dec 29, 2015 at 8:35 PM

    It’s been a crap end of the year.

    1. Personal Reasons
    2. Newcastle down the bottom
    3. Swans down the bottom
    4. And of course the sad news today about pav (RIP)

    Anything else going to happen.

  • 67 angelswithdirtyfaces // Dec 29, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    Basically B&B you’re complaining about the issue of the ‘free’ header.
    It happens too often even by defenders a lot better than our back 4.
    I agree that the WBA goal should have been better defended, and that the Mids did not cover properly.
    It is generally accepted that Colo is often not a vocal or assertive leader on the pitch. He does tend to get pulled out of position, though, in his defence I think he lacks confidence in the FBs – esp Dummett, but imo he has other weakneses – f’r instance – how easily he gets turned.

  • 68 lesh // Dec 29, 2015 at 8:49 PM

    Given Steve Wraith’s idea of getting the Entertainers together for a charity match, I wonder if he could get them together for a benefit match for Pav’s family, at SJP?

  • 69 Toon fm Exeter // Dec 29, 2015 at 8:50 PM

    Just got in to hear the sad news about Pavel , RIP puts everything in perspective condolences to his family

  • 70 lesh // Dec 29, 2015 at 8:52 PM


    Like the rest of Keegan’s Entertainers, Pav was a character and added to the colour, the vibrancy that was that team.

  • 71 lesh // Dec 29, 2015 at 9:00 PM

    Ron Knee

    Naismith to Norwich’ll be nothing when compared with Charnley’s announcement of some key signings on January 2nd.

    Well, err that depends if Charnley can be wakened from his stupor!

  • 72 Ron Knee // Dec 29, 2015 at 9:02 PM


    Charmless hibernates until spring!

  • 73 Mister Tuff // Dec 29, 2015 at 9:09 PM

    RIP Pavel – decent player and Toon supporter.

  • 74 Nufc-83 // Dec 29, 2015 at 9:14 PM

    Blackie our toon is actually correct so you look the silly one I’m afraid. The lcb should push out towards the front post to cut out the under hit or low cross, with the rcb and rb dealing with central area. The rm is suppose to be tracking at the back post. That’s how the game works I’m afraid.

  • 75 Mister Tuff // Dec 29, 2015 at 9:16 PM

    Jib Jibberish ( the blog pest)( Johnny come lately rugby player who knows nowt about football).

    Got to say that Colo DOES ball watch – he does it just about every game. He is decent on the ball and his distribution is usually very decent.
    However, currently he is poor at defending. Recently he has started charging out of defence into midfield leaving the rest of the defence in disarray and in a blind panic.

  • 76 Nufc-83 // Dec 29, 2015 at 9:20 PM

    Although I agree he does charge out and leave gaps often

  • 77 Mag52 // Dec 29, 2015 at 9:38 PM

    What a great shame to read that Norwich have signed Naismith. Just the sort of player who we could have done with in the battle for premiership survival ahead.
    A goal scoring midfielder who played most of his early career up front with plenty of premiership experience and even European cup experience with Rangers.
    £8 million for a good couple of years from him would have been money well spent.

  • 78 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 29, 2015 at 9:43 PM

    Nufc 83
    No. No. Thrice, No.

    Colo should not be leaving the middle when the middle is not sewn up. Tell me. Did he cut out the cross? No. Did he come near to cutting out the cross? No. Did he have team mates he could have ordered to cover his full back? Yes. Did he have any clue or any care as to the number of WBA players piling into the middle for the cross? No.

    I can’t believe anyone is trying to defend the indefensible. It’s the most appallingly bad defending I’ve seen by any team this season.

  • 79 Nufc-83 // Dec 29, 2015 at 9:46 PM

    Lol did he cut out the cross it went over him you fool. Clearly a person who likes watching football but not played the game.

  • 80 jane // Dec 29, 2015 at 9:46 PM

    excellent cross by Sam Byram for Leeds second goal and great composure in the build up to the first. playing in front of Janmaat might be a good combination since he is also a right full back so would naturally cover Janmaat.

  • 81 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 29, 2015 at 9:47 PM

    You show yourself up by jumping on a spelling mistake made by old Blackley with his big fingers on his mobile phone keyboard. It dhows you know nowt about football. You say big powerful centre forwards are not ubiquitous. It certainly seems like they are because I’m fed up of seeing your man Colo being bullied by them.

  • 82 Jib // Dec 29, 2015 at 9:59 PM

    I’m not a big BT fan
    However Jake Humphrey made a great comment today
    Otamendi was brushed in the face by Robert Huth and went down as if shot
    JH said ” with all those tattoos you’d expect the Argentinian to be a bit tougher ” – ha ha ha

  • 83 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 29, 2015 at 10:01 PM

    NUFC 83
    That’s my point. He was AWOL. In no man’s land. Doing nothing except sleep walking. Again. Easily taken out by a cross. O dear me. A winger that crosses. Never expected that, did we Colo?

    You should view it again fella. If you think he’s not the main culprit in conceding that goal, you’re the one who’s never played the game.

    You get a CB who organises his defence so that he can stay where he should be and you don’t concede half the goals we concede. And some people were predicting a top 8 finish. I’ve played and watched enough football over the years to see this coming at the start of the season. You couldn’t make it up.

  • 84 Jib // Dec 29, 2015 at 10:02 PM

    Old Jib wasn’t jumping on old Blackley’s spelling so much as pointing out old Blackleys use of English makes old Jib think old Blackley is a bit of a pr@ck

  • 85 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 29, 2015 at 10:11 PM

    NUFC 83
    Your explanation is how it works in a simple scenario on the training pitch. And I watch a lot of training too. But it’s rarely like that in a game. We had loads of our own players back in our box but they were nearly all mesmerised by what was happening on the wing. The man who should be organising and getting us focussed, our captain and CB, is the very worst culprit.

  • 86 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 29, 2015 at 10:18 PM

    To any new reader of this blog note JIB’s comment @84. It tells you all you need to know about him and his knowledge of football. He’d rather try to belittle people for their keyboard skills in an attempt to big himself up. What a sad raison d’etre.

  • 87 Our Toon // Dec 29, 2015 at 10:31 PM


    Watch it again because clearly you didn’t see it first time round, the 3 of our players were out wide, they had the full back, the former mackem and Berahino out in our left….the ball gets played inside and Berahino or the sess have a shot which Colo blocks / clears….the ball then goes back to there right back amd our defence rightly pushes out led by Colo….the cross comes in and Janmaat is under it….keeper fumbles and goal.

    You’ll argue until you are blue in the face but Colo was in the right position and cleared the initial danger…. but even the experts say a defence works on closing gaps by moving as a unit, you now claim it doesn’t work like that in a game. All you’ve shown is your lack of knowledge. Anyway I’m off….goodnight and if anyone else sees it back please feel free to weigh in not that it matters to the fella who disputes it!!

  • 88 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 29, 2015 at 10:57 PM

    Our Toon
    I don’t know what you’re watching. Just before the goal we have 5 players marking nobody. They’re points of a rectangle with one in the centre. All staring at our defenders and the winger. All on the left side of our box. The cross comes in over their heads to the centre of our goal where 4 WBA players are queuing up for their late Christmas present. Colo had ages in the build up to organise that left side. It did not take 5 to cover the threat from the wing where we were already well covered. At least 3 of those players should’ve been touch tight to the threat in the middle where we were completely outnumbered. Colo was completely oblivious to it. Where is the biggest threat to goal? Centre of the goal. F********* basics.

  • 89 Laurent Robert 32 // Dec 29, 2015 at 11:18 PM

    So utterly saddening about Pav. As genuinely nice a player as Sir Bobby was as manager. A fantastic character, compassionate, loved the club, the people, and area. A real football role-model and caring human being. I’d hoped he would come back and do some coaching. It was great he came back for another spell at the club.

    A legend of the club, and a big loss to this world. You are brilliant, Pav. Thank you.

  • 90 cg // Dec 30, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    Pavel is a Geordie!

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