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Take A Look – Video – When Newcastle United Were Great!

3:16 pm, Sunday, February 21st, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 230 Comments

Just two fantastic photographs today in the Chronicle showing Newcastle United fans queuing for tickets in 1956 after we had been drawn against Sunderland in the quarter finals of the FA Cup.

And we have a Pathe News video on the highlights of the game.

Remember we had won the FA Cup the year before when we took Manchester City to the cleaners 3-1 and we had won it in 1951 by dismantling Blackpool and Stanley Matthews 2-0 and then taking Arsenal apart 1-0 the following year.

Look at this picture.

newcastel fans this is apssion

Newcastle fans waiting to buy tickets for the 1956 FA Cup quarter finals

I’m pretty sure my Dad and I are in the crowd somewhere but having some trouble spotting where we are – we should be near the front.

🙂

But this shows you just why Newcastle United are a huge and famous club with tremendous fans and why we are not being served well right now by those running the club.

They really need to get their act together.

And here is another picture of just how long the queue stretched.

newcastle queue for fa cup sunderland

The only bad news in this story is that we were beaten 2-0 by Sunderland with two goals coming from center forward Bill Holden on 3rd March 1956 in front of 61,500 at St. James’ Park.

We have video of the game below.

Manchester City went on to beat Birmingham 3-1 in the final on 5th May, 1956.

And yes – we have never won the FA Cup since although we were in the final a couple of times in successive years in 1998 and 1999 when we were beaten 2-0 – first by Arsenal in 1998 and then by Manchester United the following year.

Here is video from Pathe news of the game – as the (mighty)  Champions are eliminated by two lucky Sunderland goals – one right at the death.



Tags: FA Cup · Newcastle News · Other News · Video




230 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Feb 21, 2016 at 3:19 PM

    I remember when I lived in London and it would be a rare treat if you managed to get a ticket when coming home, can’t give them away now!

  • 2 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    I imagine the queue for Frankie & Bennys is larger than the one for sjp box office now.

  • 3 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 3:38 PM

    I’ve emailed the club to ask when Gabriel Obertans turn for the Captains armband is, haven’t had a reply as yet, I’ll check later on .

  • 4 Jail for Ashley // Feb 21, 2016 at 3:44 PM

    Tsunki,
    I think we should rotate the manager, Monkers one week Carrsy the next and when we don’t need to give an interview after the game Churners can have a shot, this type of thinking outside the box will have us shooting up the table.

  • 5 jane // Feb 21, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    can’t see any women or girls in the crowd.

  • 6 Belfast // Feb 21, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    The Friday captains draw….

  • 7 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    Jail I think they tried that idea when carver was here.

  • 8 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    Jane you’re kidding right? I know what SJH ‘s kid said about the Geordie lasses but come on…

  • 9 Jail for Ashley // Feb 21, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    jane,
    Women used to go for free when they first started but more women than men were turning up so they put a stop to it.

  • 10 Jail for Ashley // Feb 21, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    Maybe we can vote for the weeks captain, calls cost no more than £1.50 from a BT landline. Mobile charges may vary.

  • 11 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 3:55 PM

    Come on Ed shape up just because he increases your click rate surely we can do without the copy and paste buffoon.

  • 12 bettyswallocks // Feb 21, 2016 at 3:56 PM

    Rotation sounds like the way forward. The whole team should rotate and try different positions. Colo might just be good in goal if not burdened with the captaincy.

  • 13 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 3:58 PM

    …please get permission from whoever stumps up for the phone bill first. Terms,and conditions apply. Please don’t vote after 2018 as you may still be charged, and your opinion will not count. Premier League football not guaranteed. Your team may go down as well as stay up. Use in conjunction with a calorie controlled diet of Balti pies.

  • 14 bettyswallocks // Feb 21, 2016 at 3:58 PM

    Tiote would certainly enjoy being rotated, he rotates himself every time he gets the ball.

  • 15 Jail for Ashley // Feb 21, 2016 at 3:58 PM

    I once projectile vomited outside of the Silverlink one a few years ago and have never been back.

  • 16 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    A different position sounds promising. Saylor could try the Crab with roller skates on his feet and hands.

  • 17 Jail for Ashley // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    I reckon we should put Aarons in goal, having a dedicated GK is an archaic practice.

  • 18 Belfast // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    Vollans back on his horse again.

  • 19 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    I think come the end of the season Lee Charnley could be rotated – on a spiit with an apple in his mouth. Prize draw proceeds from ‘Insert the Spit Rod’ could go to Graemes favourite dementia or aged persons charity.

  • 20 Jail for Ashley // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    Can you imagine how confused the opposition would be if we rotated the keeper and Rob Elliott was huffing and puffing down the left wing then five minutes later after swapping jerseys young Aarons was bombing at them.

  • 21 bettyswallocks // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:04 PM

    With regards to the captaincy issue, I think we should have ranks as in the armed forces. Different coloured armbands could signify rank. This could also be implemented on a rotation basis.

  • 22 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    Vollans likes to prolong a grudge doesn’t he. He’s obviously got time on his hands. And the dye off cheesy wotsits.

  • 23 Jail for Ashley // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    I think we should rotate stadiums as well so when quality opposition like Watford turn up we’d be at Gateshead where they wouldn’t be able to play their slick passing game that took us apart in October!

  • 24 Jail for Ashley // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:06 PM

    Vollans,
    Get as many in as you can because you’ll be gone again soon!

  • 25 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:08 PM

    Btw Rob that’s what the orange colouring is down there. No need to go to the doctors about it, it wears off if you just leave it alone for a day or two.

  • 26 Belfast // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:08 PM

    Robert James David Vollans yer nicked again.

    Name
    Address
    Search
    Robert J D Vollans, Leeds, LS9
    Whitepages AtoZ Surname – Vollans Robert J D Vollans Robert J D Vollans in LS9
    We have the full address available for Robert J D Vollans. This was sourced from Electoral Roll records from 2004-05,2012-13
    Address: Leeds, LS9 XXX – full address available on Whitepages
    Telephone number: Reveal phone number

  • 27 bettyswallocks // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    It would sound good in commentary, eg:- General Coloccini plays it out to Colonel Shelvey who finds sergeant Townsend with a delightful ball , he knocks it square to General Mitrovic who hits a screamer only to be thwarted by a great save from commander Fuglslang.

  • 28 Belfast // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:10 PM

    Take A Chancel On Me
    February 19, 2016
    Out of respect for the many bloggers and with a heavy heart I will remove myself from this blog until my name is cleared. I will be having correspondence with Ed and will ask if there is some way the result can be posted on here

    I will miss the banter and many bloggers such as:

    Firebug
    Ibiza
    Tsunki

    Thank you for my time on this blog and hope it continues to thrive

    Regards

    Take A Chancel (AKA James David)

  • 29 hibbitt // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:11 PM

    i see the green eyed monster is back……. good evening mr vollans so happy you could join us ……shut the door on your way out bye

  • 30 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:11 PM

    This Rob Vollans is all the more eerily creepy when you consider his niceness as TFL. You can imagine a seedy little slime ball like that could get up to all sorts of slithering, oily, unsavoury things.

  • 31 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:12 PM

    Evidently he hasn’t had much purchase with his emails to Ed then. No glorious return for the walking wounded from Yorkshire just yet.

  • 32 bettyswallocks // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:13 PM

    Mr. Vollans ought to shut up shop now or he’s going to end up getting a visit.

  • 33 Ron Knee // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:14 PM

    I hope nobody on here lent him any money!

  • 34 bettyswallocks // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:15 PM

    Belfast…… You’re investigatory skills are wasted on here. Well done again, that’s the way to stop em.

  • 35 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:15 PM

    Does anybody actually know where he lives? I’m sure someone would find out if he’s not careful 🙂 it’s not like he’s a genius at covering his tracks.

  • 36 Jail for Ashley // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:17 PM

    Pefect strategy for getting people onside, pretend your invalided so when people like me get on your case for using the blog as a business, I look the bad guy!

  • 37 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:18 PM

    Careful Rob – somewhere somebody will know you, and could be dobbing in your address at this very moment. Troll hunters could be homing in right now. I’d take a look out of you bedroom window every couple of minutes ha ha

  • 38 Belfast // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:19 PM

    Could probably get that phone number if I really wanted but just stop and we’ll say no more.

    Or I’m sending Pushy round with his gym mates.

  • 39 Jail for Ashley // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:19 PM

    Where’s the odious Hail Wor Ashley? He normally turns up on maychdays to give his whining commentary as did catchy’s pet lip but hasn’t been seen for awhile.

  • 40 bettyswallocks // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:19 PM

    Tsunki@20. Hilarious. The image of him going round on the spit is superb.

  • 41 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:21 PM

    Jail I was following BandB when she questioned this nufc digest constant link lark, the hospital thing and the innocence protests made me back off too. Obviously it doesn’t work with suspicious heartless cruel cynics like Belfast 😉

  • 42 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:21 PM

    Ignorance is a on here for some (don’t need to name names do I)

    When Dario Gradi was manager at Crewe he had three players he rotated between for captaincy!

    Some mock what they don’t understand!

  • 43 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:23 PM

    Aye and Ian too don’t forget he knew Pushy from his gym days. I imagine them both in their tweed shorts and grey vests doing the star jumps and shouting “hoop-la!” as they vault. 🙂

  • 44 Belfast // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    I actually bought the whole hospital story. I think most did lol

  • 45 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    *should read ignorance is a bliss

  • 46 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    Jesper, if I didn’t know better I would say you really aren’t pleased with me. 🙂

  • 47 Jail for Ashley // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    jesper,
    Ha ha, it’s took you since nine o clock this morning to find that the great Dario O Gradi with mighty Crewe rotated his captains.

  • 48 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    Funny think about TFL and his hospital story – dud he ever specifically say why he was in there? It could have been haemorrhoids or a bayonet wound from the storming of Mafeking.

  • 49 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    Jesper, so you think we can emulate Crewes legendary success if we can find three captains in our squad?

  • 50 Belfast // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    Ingrown toenail.

  • 51 Ron Knee // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    Tsunki

    He claimed he’d been in a car accident.

  • 52 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    Next time Ian comes on, do me a favour and just post “Hoop-la! ”

    😀

  • 53 Transfer Sage // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    Jail, Tsunki

    You guys have been on here consistently over the last couple months I presume.

    What’s been happening, was there a culling of bloggers by Ed?

  • 54 bettyswallocks // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    Tsunki…… He names you in his obituary as one of the bloggers he will particularly miss. Maybe you should take this opportunity to supply him with your personal contact details.

  • 55 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    Car accident ah that’s it. I think his Robin rolled into a ditch when he opened the door too wide.

  • 56 bettyswallocks // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    Jesper…. Which 3 players were they?

  • 57 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:42 PM

    Sage, exactly that. Some of us have persevered while the blog descended into madness, then suddenly last week Ed took the blade to the members list. It got eerily quiet last week. At one point it was suggested there were actually only ever about five of us. An some of us were multiples 🙂

  • 58 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:42 PM

    Tsunki…I think you act like a spoiled brat tight now…

  • 59 Belfast // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:42 PM

    Car ran over his toe hence the ingrown toenail.

    Transfer think there was basically one person responsible for most of it.

  • 60 Transfer Sage // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Tsunki

    I see, makes sense now. Wondered why things were quieter and a few were missing.

    I loved this blog when I started following it 4/5 years ago, it was brilliant with some good posters who shared a lot of information. Still the odd person causing trouble but much less than now.

    I still think it’s as good as any though, I find that nearly everyone here is ok to chat football with.

  • 61 WWSBRD // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:45 PM

    Internet is a dark place isn’t it Christ

    I stand by my original thoughts behind the whole troll debate, old school western style regulators would help the comments section no end

  • 62 ShirebrookToon // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    well it’s been a fun read through the comments section of the blog over the weekend I must say.

  • 63 mainemagpie // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    I see the following year we finished 17th in the First Division on a lousy 36 points from 42 games. We only managed 4 wins away from home and had a -20 goal difference. Sunderland finished 20th on 32 points, but in those days bottom 2 of 22 were relegated. I guess things really don’t change that much do they.

  • 64 Transfer Sage // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    Jesper

    I wouldn’t say what happened at Crewe is a reason to implement that plan mind you. They did OK and got a couple of promotions but wouldn’t know if any of that was down to captaincy.

    I think the key thing, regardless of rotating captains, is just making sure we have a set of leaders on the field. We currently have none which is the problem….nobody shouts and gets the team fired up during the game, it’s embarrassing to see from supposed top players.

  • 65 WWSBRD // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    Sage
    Not like dem good ole days anymore though is it

  • 66 Transfer Sage // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:48 PM

    WWSBRD

    Regulators would be good, but then you need people who will do it and can be trusted themselves.

    There are a lot of forums that my friends would use when at university for academic research, gaming, tv shows, films, etc that had regular blog members who were long serving and posted well given rights to police the blog and ban those who didn’t follow the house rules.

    Was actually really good.

  • 67 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:48 PM

    Jesper? I know some things get lost in translation but…spoiled brat? Do you mean Boiled Sprat? Some people do actually think I behave like a small fish in a pan of hot water.

  • 68 Uncertain Toon // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    Rotating the captains would be a nonsense as people lead differently by default, and would be disastrous for continuity, if we eventually get any that is!
    I’d ditch Colo as 1st team captain and leave him as club captain like some of the more successful clubs seem to do.
    Winjaldum would be my choice, might stop him going AWOL on occasion if he felt he had more responsibility.
    Just my two penneth of course.

  • 69 Ron Knee // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    Can Percy pull it off?

  • 70 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    Hang on, unless Jesper means we should put a bag on colos head and spin him round a couple of times? Would probably help with his balance?

  • 71 WWSBRD // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    Sage
    I reckon there’s a few old dogs on here who’d take up the responsibility…would of been more but quite a few have thrown in the towel already

  • 72 Transfer Sage // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    WWSBRD

    It would be good, I wonder if it’s something Ed would consider or if it would even be possible with this blog/layout.

  • 73 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    TS…I just thing it made sense mate! We have leaders, at least they have been before they came here!

    Tsunki…are you looking for a reply?

  • 74 Uncertain Toon // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    Pardew pulls off a smash and grab job at spurs!

  • 75 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    I’d like to throw my hat into the ring as moderator.
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    HAAAAA HAAA HA HA HA. Only kidding oh my sides oh dear…

  • 76 Transfer Sage // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Jesper

    I think having some level of seniority, like captain, then a couple of vice captains would be ok. I would always make the higher ranking (so to speak) guy the captain though….but that’s standard practice.

    I actually think the only leader we have is De Jong, he always shows for the ball and doesn’t hide either.

  • 77 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Jesper I just keep casting the line out because I always get a bite. Sorry if I offend you I’m just kidding mate 🙂

    But your idea was b***ocks

    He he.

  • 78 WWSBRD // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Sage
    Don’t know mate but WordPress is pretty popular I think so don’t see why it wouldn’t be possible but I’ve no idea really

    I’d imagine there’d be some casualties if there was some on here checking the blog regularly (though tbf I don’t know how often Ed checks it so maybe not)

  • 79 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    I think rather than a boring title like Moderator, I like “Grudgemaster General” sounds good. Ideas?

  • 80 bettyswallocks // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    Jesper…….. You haven’t factored in that Colo was probably promised the captaincy as part of his latest deal. How could we then rotate him without him becoming disorientated and angry.

  • 81 Transfer Sage // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    WWSBRD

    I don’t mind too much, the only problem is when people fill the blog with pointless links/posts which have no bearing on the discussion or NUFC at all.

    If people are just looking for arguments I tend to ignore them and not get involved.

  • 82 Mag52 // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    Catchy.

    If you’re out there, just a reminder of the way a smart manager wins a big match away from home against an on form team.
    Solid defence, hit ’em on the break, more solid defence. Job done. Macca needs a few of those performances between now and the end of the season.

  • 83 Belfast // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    I would be very interested. I’m probably over qualified though.

  • 84 Uncertain Toon // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:06 PM

    Half a dozen senior bloggers with ban hammers and their moniker highlighted to reflect this, could serve as a great deterrent to the stupid!

  • 85 manxpie // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:06 PM

    I wonder if a squadron on an important mission just before they jump out of the plane play short straws to see who’s leader of the team?
    Or is it a position that is built over time and with the necessary skills and leadership qualities not to mention respect

  • 86 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Good grief no don’t even joke about putting Belfast in a position like that. We’d all be in prison by next weekend. There’d only be him and Ian left on here.

  • 87 Transfer Sage // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    Mag52

    It’s so simple isn’t it, give the fact we have pace in Sissoko, Townsend, Aarons and Doumbia we could play decent counterattacking football away from home.

    Especially with the likes of shelvey sitting deep and playing decent long passes over the top.

  • 88 hibbitt // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    I’d like to propose Jib …….ah well maybe not !!!!!

  • 89 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:09 PM

    I’m guessing crystal palace palace had a win today for a change .

    Mwah Mwah Mwah alan….i knew you could do it!

    🙂

  • 90 beermonkey // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    any blog moderator would need alot of time on there hands and be on the blog an awful lot

    given the mastery if his multiples and the amount of time he was on here
    i reckon blog mod could be tfl take a chancel aka rob villans he has loads of time

    and i am sure he is not the bitter and twisted type

  • 91 WWSBRD // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    Sage
    I don’t think Jib and Welsh laddy would be around too long…or me am a right wrong un

    Nar it’s not terrible but there isn’t as much to the blog as I recall there being in previous generations though maybe it’s just rose tinted glasses

  • 92 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    Where is the silver tongued googlist?

  • 93 Transfer Sage // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:12 PM

    WWSBRD

    I do think posters like Jib or Welsh are bad really, they tend to at least talk football a lot of the time.

  • 94 hibbitt // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    Transfer Sage
    is that a do or a dont ??????

  • 95 manxpie // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:14 PM

    I wonder if pellegrini is just thinking fusk it
    be funny if he masterminds them out of all the cups including losing the final and the top 4

  • 96 Transfer Sage // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Hibbit

    It should say don’t…..my bad.

    They are fine I think, never annoyed me anyway.

  • 97 WWSBRD // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:17 PM

    Sage
    Ur not on enough then mate haha

  • 98 bettyswallocks // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:18 PM

    Maybe Coloccini should have castors fitted under his boots. He could then become self-rotating.

  • 99 Dime Bar // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    Take a look when Newcastle were great and then posts a video of us losing???

  • 100 Thump // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    @Dime Bar: Yeah, I was a bit confused by that too. I wonder if Ed is actually John Carver.

  • 101 Dime Bar // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:23 PM

    @Thump, very strange thing to do haha

  • 102 Dime Bar // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    At least we aren’t the only team to get thumped at Stamford Bridge

  • 103 Ron Knee // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:28 PM

    Dime

    And it’s Citeh too, albeit the B team.

  • 104 Dime Bar // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:30 PM

    Ron Knee I know why would you play a B team against Chelsea?

  • 105 toonking // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:35 PM

    mag 52

    leicester city is a sh1t team in catchy’s world, We might win more game through excellent team work and quality defending but in catchy’s world it’ about doing a blackpool.

  • 106 Ron Knee // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:35 PM

    One wag suggested to avoid fixture congestion.

  • 107 Belfast // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    Aye there team selection is a piss take. Although the fa/bbc where also taking the piss with their schedule. Should have been played yesterday.

  • 108 Dime Bar // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    Fair point, obviously didn’t want to win the cup

  • 109 JamesToon // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    Away from home, we don’t do the basics right, we don’t win 50/50s, we don’t play it simple and we don’t keep a compact shape

  • 110 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:37 PM

    TS…I think the idea of a club captain or what ever you would like to call it fine. Probably works.

    But on field it should be someone or somebody else. I like the concept Dario Gradi used at Crewe and I think it could work wonders at Newcastle!

    Tsunki…I am really sorry but should I care? Is it bad that I don’t?

  • 111 manxpie // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:44 PM

    Jesper why would even more confusion work at Newcastle?

  • 112 toonking // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    If parjew can take palace into FA cup quarter finals and a weaker team called leicester city can challenge for the title, it shows newcastle are just a bunch of spoilt brats, all they want is cash we’re a stepping stone nothing else.

    I didn’t see the newcastle match myself but I’d be very happy if shelvey really does have the captaincy we’ve been missing since the loss of nolan and barton, with a leadership like them we’d get alot more performances coming out of the players otherwise they’d be getting demands left right and centre before being made to get dropped.

  • 113 Dime Bar // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:48 PM

    Why not make Tiote captain?

  • 114 hibbitt // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:50 PM

    JamesToon
    McClaren has explained that its because we have to play with a ball our lot find it difficult……. try and keep up on these important points please

  • 115 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:51 PM

    Jesper turn that fwown upside down Mr Gwumpy-pants 🙂

    I think you should have a talk with your lass it’s not fair you have to get up for the 3am feed every night.

  • 116 Transfer Sage // Feb 21, 2016 at 5:59 PM

    Jesper

    Fair enough, I’ll just leave it there and agree to disagree with the idea as we will keep going in circles and drive everyone mad haha.

    We do need to do something though to consistently pick up more points, especially on our travels. Even another 4-6 away points would have us looking a lot more comfortable now.

  • 117 Dime Bar // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:02 PM

    Can we put a decent performance against Stoke?

  • 118 Transfer Sage // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:02 PM

    I think for away games we need to exploit pace more.

    I’d look to go with out usual back 4 and keeper, not much option to change things with the players we have, just ask Janmaat to be more disciplined.

    I’d then have shelvey and colback sat in front of the back 4.

    I’d like to then go with Doumbia, Mitrovic Aarons and Townsend ahead of them. Doumbia the furthest forward with Mitro a little deeper, helping in midfield and holding the ball to bring the other three into play on the counter.

    I’d back Aarons and Townsends pace to cause trouble for a lot of teams, both can finish as well.

    I’d have no place for Sissoko and Gini, both go missing away from home.

  • 119 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:04 PM

    manxpie…which part is confusing?

  • 120 martoon // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:05 PM

    Belfast @28 once again some brilliant detective work. I have to say I’m always suspicious of people who discuss their illness on here. I have recently been undergoing treatment but I don’t think a football blog is the place to discuss it!

  • 121 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:06 PM

    TS… 😉

  • 122 Ron Knee // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:10 PM

    Have we got somebody from West Yorkshire on the blog this evening?

  • 123 manxpie // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:12 PM

    The having different captains bit Jesper lol

  • 124 manxpie // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:13 PM

    Who could that be Ron?

  • 125 Jib // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:14 PM

    Apparently according to an interview with L’Equipe.
    P E Aubameyang is saying NUFC offered better terms than Dortmund in 2013 but his agent (his dad) preferred Klopp over Pardew.

    http://www.sport.fr/football/aubameyang-reve-du-real-madrid-391181.shtm

  • 126 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:15 PM

    TS…it seems Atletico Madrid has been rotating their captaincy this season to some extend

    http://www.marca.com/en/football/spanish-football/2016/01/09/5691348646163ff0018b45a9.html

  • 127 manxpie // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:15 PM

    I’m the same martoon well apart from Ed of course

  • 128 Ron Knee // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:15 PM

    manxpie

    Maybe we’d better alert Belfast!

  • 129 Laurent Robert The Legend // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:18 PM

    Lovely..

  • 130 manxpie // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:19 PM

    Jesper it says there that’s when his main and deputy captains are not playing
    every club in the world would have to do the same in the same situation

  • 131 Belfast // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:20 PM

    I would be the same myself Martoon.
    I suppose if you’re looking to put people of the scent it’s a pretty good story, nobody wants to have a go at somebody who’s ill.

    It’s probably impossible to stop if you’re using a vpn and temporary email addresses.

    Must have been really cheesed off when Ed banned those links to his site lol

  • 132 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:21 PM

    Manx…I don’t see it as being confusing having lets say three players you rotate the captaincy between.

    …maybe a few of the slow players won’t understand it to begin with 😀

  • 133 manxpie // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:21 PM

    Yep Ron well who else we gonna call?

  • 134 Ron Knee // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:23 PM

    manxpie

    I defended Chancel/TFL and ended up looking an idiot so I’m reluctant to the other extreme. Paranoia Gulch and all that!

  • 135 Ron Knee // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:24 PM

    … reluctant to go to …

  • 136 manxpie // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:26 PM

    Or he could just be a proper weirdo Belfast and as simple as that
    Jesper but the captaincy is usually for people who demand respect show leadership and it’s should be a great honour not just to pass round willy nilly
    i can’t see the reason why and what it would change

  • 137 Dime Bar // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:28 PM

    Tiote should be captain, he is a senior player, well respected and vocal

  • 138 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    Jesper I don’t think your tag team captaincy idea is catching on.

    🙂

  • 139 manxpie // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:32 PM

    Aye Ron new posters at the moment should be taken with a pinch of salt unfortunately

  • 140 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:32 PM

    As somebody said earlier Tiote is a good captain and he can rotate himself. Everybody wins!

  • 141 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:33 PM

    I wonder what Pokat is doing right now?

  • 142 Belfast // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:37 PM

    I’m actually surprised he hasn’t emailed me to tell me it’s all been a big misunderstanding or threatened me. 🙂

    I don’t live in Belfast anymore Rob. I’m in Strabane now and I own two shotguns. Oh and my neighbours are cannibals and their favourite meals are Yorkshire men.

  • 143 Ron Knee // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:40 PM

    Belfast

    That’s good to know!

  • 144 Belfast // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:40 PM

    I don’t think there’s any of them captain material to be honest.

    Shelvey maybe but that’s about it.

  • 145 manxpie // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:42 PM

    I’d be worried Belfast if i was you too (generally) but you’ve pretty much ruined his life lol
    you just better hope he ain’t got any Carrie kind of powers!

  • 146 21st Century Schizoid Man // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:45 PM

    So we are going to get 16pts in the next 10 games Jeff ?

    For someone who tries “to avoid predicting stuff” you’re not trying hard enough !

    On form like that it’d be a 61pt season.
    In the EPL we’ve done that only once since 2003 – and that was Pardew’s 5th finish season.

    I suppose if Ashley hires flying pigs and dresses them in SD logos it’s a remote possibility.

  • 147 Belfast // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:48 PM

    He can just start again with a new name and nobody will know. No harm done really.

    Jib posted his picture though, totally crossed the line there. He’s the one he should be angry with.

  • 148 manxpie // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:53 PM

    Backtracking Belfast? Lol nah good work all very weird tho I’d blame jesper tho

  • 149 bettyswallocks // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:55 PM

    Belfast….. We’re all (incl.Ed) relying on you to catch these trolls now.
    Just be careful they don’t form a pack and start to rotate to put you off the scent.

  • 150 Jail for Ashley // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:56 PM

    jesper,
    Take a break from searching rotating captains, it won’t do you any good.

  • 151 Jib // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:58 PM

    Belfast
    You posted his name (several times)
    I posted his picture
    Who crossed what line ?

  • 152 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 21, 2016 at 6:58 PM

    No Tsunki…it doesn’t seem you guys are ready for it!

    …I’ll leave you to mock what you don’t understand again

  • 153 Belfast // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:01 PM

    Chill out Jib only kidding. He’ll never find me in Strabane.

  • 154 Belfast // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    The photo you posted was actually quite flattering compared to the others.

  • 155 Jail for Ashley // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:07 PM

    jésper,
    Are you going to change your name to jesperfuglsang – rotating capt’n awesome of the lemon crew ?

  • 156 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:08 PM

    Manx…it actually says 5 different players have worn the armband this season

  • 157 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:10 PM

    Jail – 😀

    Thank you Jesper, I will continue…. Skipper

  • 158 Jib // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:10 PM

    Jesper
    Don’t let them mock you honey
    There a several Turkish teams use rotating managers
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x64avl_turkish-whirling-dervishes-dance_music

  • 159 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    Belfast that’s cause you’re still in Belfast.

    TFL – if you are reading this, he’s usually in his black and white striped shed watching the horse racing on a portable telly and drinking soup from a postman pat flask.

  • 160 manxpie // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    Yeah when the main captain isn’t playing jesper
    we’ve probably had 3 or 4 different “captains” through out the season when collo hasn’t played

  • 161 Jib // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    Sorry captains

  • 162 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:16 PM

    Jeff exactly what I was thinking if you’ve ever seen these guys in the flesh so to speak, it’s amazing they don’t hurl 180 degrees.

  • 163 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    Manx…that’s the problem we never rotate our main players so our captain always play!

    Crewe did it to challenge a few of their to rise to the occasion and to bring the next young captain in the making on…

  • 164 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    I remember Jesper when he was fun. Being a dad has made him a Grinch 🙁

  • 165 Jail for Ashley // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2015/07/14/calling-for-the-best-captain-rotations/
    All about how good captain rotation is, think the rotating captn of the awesome lemon crewe was getting mixed up with fantasy football!

  • 166 Dime Bar // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:22 PM

    McLaren said we are supposed to have a council of senior players so aren’t we techinically already rotating

  • 167 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    Tsunki…between you and I what’s your excuse then? 🙁

  • 168 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:26 PM

    Are you guys just going to leave Jail hanging there? …he went all his way and did a google search! Give him something so he knows he’s the big man on the blog!

  • 169 Jib // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:27 PM

    Jail
    My god you have sussed it

    Jesper was saying before he can’t watch football but he has an Xbox.

    All his drivel emanates from FIFA2014

    I bet if you check it out there is a whole section in the FIFA instructions about negative running.
    😀

  • 170 Jail for Ashley // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    A lack of quality resulting in no competition for places has been a huge factor in how shite we’ve been for four years, and second rate managers operating under a second rate set up hasn’t helped.

  • 171 bettyswallocks // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    Jail@157. That’s a coffee spiller. In my case red wine all over the missus. She’s seething with you.

  • 172 manxpie // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    Jesper collo is the wrong captain but by all accounts the captain should be pretty much undroppable that’s the point he should lead by example and the 1st name on the team sheet

  • 173 Jib // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    BTW
    London Irish lost to Exeter and the Falcons beat Northampton at Kingston Park so it looks like the other Newcastle has avoided relegation .

  • 174 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    Manx…I don’t agree the captain should be undropable by any means…

  • 175 Jail for Ashley // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    jesper,
    The captain should that good and commited that he is undroppable not just because he is the captain

  • 176 manxpie // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:40 PM

    That’s why i said pretty much undroppable Jesper through his play on the pitch and that’s the reason he is made captain
    And why multi captains wouldn’t work

  • 177 Dime Bar // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:41 PM

    Is there anyone in our team that is undroppable?

  • 178 bettyswallocks // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:46 PM

    The captains position in any team is a pivotal one and shouldn’t be open to experimenting or rotating.

  • 179 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:48 PM

    Manx…you can have a “club captain” and someone who is captain on the field. These people don’t have to be one and the same and the playing captain can change do to different factors:

    a) because it make sense to do so
    b) rotation of players
    c) tactics and
    d) injuries
    e) suspensions

    It’s always good to be prepared for senario d and e. There’s always the possibility that the elected captain is not working at a given time.

    Another aspect is given the armband is an honor and will probably rise the players game. Basically you a team of leaders out there anyways armband or no armband.

  • 180 Jib // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:49 PM

    Dime Bar
    If he stays fit Elliott is undroppable and he is quite vocal apparently

  • 181 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:50 PM

    Jail…I didn’t mean to let you feel less important there, but reply #176 of 181 is to you as well!

    You don’t feel less important now do you?

  • 182 Dime Bar // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:51 PM

    Jib I suppose that is only because Krul is injured and Darlow is rubbish. Elliot would probably do until the end of the season

  • 183 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:52 PM

    Betty@180…is that some kind of rule?

  • 184 Dime Bar // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:56 PM

    I would personally give Wijnaldum the Captaincy as he was captain at PSV but only thing that worries me is his away form

  • 185 Jail for Ashley // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:57 PM

    jesper,
    They could try having a vice captain, that keeps everyone happy 😉

  • 186 Moonraker15 // Feb 21, 2016 at 7:59 PM

    Great footage and a reminder of what SJP used to be like in the old days. No one was leaving 10 mins before half time and coming back ten mins after restart in those days. You couldn’t get out and if you wanted a pee you had to “improvise” ! Lol

  • 187 martoon // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    Jesper – why don’t you give it up and admit your rotating captain was not the best idea instead of looking for tenuous articles to support it. What I think could work is make Colo the club captain and have an on field captain – my choice would be wini.

  • 188 martoon // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    *Gini lol

  • 189 Jail for Ashley // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:01 PM

    jesper,
    If you’ve got young kids you’ll be aware of that well known somg from Frozen.

  • 190 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:01 PM

    Jail…vice captain? That is of no relevance because a vice captain will only come in to play if the captain cannot play!

    You won’t drop the captain just to use the vice captain.

  • 191 Jail for Ashley // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:04 PM

    Why not?

  • 192 sobadithurts // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:06 PM

    Jesper,Jail.Tsunki,Jib,Belfast,Hibbitt (how dare you use that name)Betty et al : This used to be a decent blog before you lot of ego driven tessers believed it was all about you. You should really consider getting some form of life instead of using a fans blog to big yourselves up. I bet there are hundreds like me who are fed up with your childish ‘banter’. Why don’t you just move over to tw@tter or something and ‘follow’ each other you sad bastardos.

  • 193 Dime Bar // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:06 PM

    To be fair, Coloccini needs dropping from the Tyne Bridge

  • 194 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:06 PM

    Martoon…that’s called differences of an opinion or debating. Like what you did in last paragraph where you state your opinion on what could work!

    …whether I and someone else agree or not.

    You don’t have to be part of the debate there are plenty of other topics mate 😉

  • 195 Jail for Ashley // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:06 PM

    So why will you drop the rotating captain to play the other rotating captains?

  • 196 AncientC // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:07 PM

    Janmaat, Shelvey, and dare I say it, Mitrovic are the 3 leaders I would personally be looking at for the armband.

    Shelvey playing in the centre of the park is in proximity to more players, but he has somewhat of a negative streak at times.

    Janmaat would seem a reasonable choice, but I would love to see what Chopper Mitro would be like with the armband. Unleash the Spartan.

  • 197 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:08 PM

    I never said I’ve drop the player just rotating the captaincy!

  • 198 Jail for Ashley // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:09 PM

    sobadithurts,
    It was a decent blog until we became so shite that a lot of people lost interest, why don’t you check out .co.uk, it’s a whale of a time over there

  • 199 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:11 PM

    I think Ashley should use some of his spare cash to turn SJP into a rotating stadium! Works for the BT tower and the CN tower restaurant is fab I can tell you! Just think, you’ll never come out of the ground the way you went in! Genius!!!!

  • 200 manxpie // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:12 PM

    So Jesper the now ex captain is gonna be playing alongside the new captain for no other reason than rotating
    it doesn’t make sense lol

  • 201 Dime Bar // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:13 PM

    Mitrovic is too young to be captain

  • 202 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:14 PM

    So bad it hurts – whoooop!!

    Where did you pop up from? Your post really mellowed the tone. We’re just trying to make sense of the blog now the Troll has gone that’s been plaguing us for months. If you don’t like the blog chuck it. Otherwise talk about something and join in. Hang on, you’re not Jesper, are you?

  • 203 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:15 PM

    Manx…there won’t be an x-captain if the setup is you have a small group of many 3-4 players who takes up the captaincy as the manager see fit…

    This is something I think can work and it seems it has been tried and is being tried at other clubs.

  • 204 Jib // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:16 PM

    I searched ego driven tesser on google and this is what come up – honest.

  • 205 John Akomfrah // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:17 PM

    colo wants a jolly off home

  • 206 BandB // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:19 PM

    I’m pleased to see that during the course of his five previous posts sobadithurts has managed to narrow down his eat-your-own-face-fury to just a handful of people from his previously more broad brush approach:)

    sobadithurts // Sep 22, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    I was born a Geordie and was a season ticket holder for many a year until work forced me to leave the region
    . A lot of you are probably aware that we Newcastle supporters are perceived by an awful lot of people as deluded and uneducated.
    Unfortunately the majority of you on this site provide the ammunition to support that view. When posting in future please at least attempt to get your grammar and spelling somewhere close to correct so that I am not constantly reminded by my colleagues that I come from an area of low-brow sub-intellectual retards. Thank you.

    Thank you too….

  • 207 sobadithurts // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:20 PM

    Jib,
    Thats what I’m on about. Who in their right mind would even think of searching ‘ego driven tesser’? ( let alone posting the result)

  • 208 AncientC // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:20 PM

    Dime bar, possibly. Some would say Cathro is a too young to be a coach. If Mitro or anyone else of that age shows leadership qualities, I say why not.

    Collo is what, 33? Age has added nothing to his leadership abilities. If some players are humbled by a young captain, maybe they needed humbling.

  • 209 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:20 PM

    Ancient…I think those 3 are the obvious choices. Gini for me as well.

  • 210 Jib // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:21 PM

    Vera is set on North Shields fishquay this week
    I wonder if she knows the difference between pollack and coley ?

  • 211 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:22 PM

    Well for all we know sobadithurts might have a point – maybe some of us are driving other would be contributors away. .co.uk is a bit more intimidating it’s really a closed shop there imo, but if Ed wants to take a poll on banning me he can if he wants. I’ll take the rejection.

  • 212 Jib // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:23 PM

    sobadithurts
    Who in their right mind would even think of searching ‘ego driven tesser’? ( let alone posting the result)

    Me 😀

  • 213 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:24 PM

    sobadithurts…you are probably right the banter on here has gone silly! It takes a turn for the silly each day actually!

    …tomorrow will probably we worse so stay tuned! Well it’s Sunday so tomorrow might not be worse actually come to think of it.

  • 214 sobadithurts // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:25 PM

    I said in their ‘right mind’

  • 215 Tsunki // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:27 PM

    Ha ha BandB I never saw that one. Angry man. Angry angry man.

  • 216 Jib // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    Tsunki man

  • 217 Jail for Ashley // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:32 PM

    So how often do we rotate jesper, is it a third of the season each, or every three games, do we have a fourth cup captain, what if ones injured when it’s his turn, do we flip a coin, intriguing.

  • 218 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:37 PM

    Jail…I don’t know how often a manager would rotate the captaincy…as he sees fit I would assume!

  • 219 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:41 PM

    You could try and google Dario Gradi + Crewe. Maybe that will give you some answers.

    Or you could dwell more into what’s going on at Atletico Madrid and se if they really are rotating the captaincy and to what degree.

    You could find out whether other teams are doing something similar.

    Lots of places to find answers!

  • 220 Dime Bar // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:50 PM

    Mind you Shelvey is only 23.

  • 221 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:52 PM

    It seems South Africa are rotating their captain (or at least did last year) and Fevre is rotating the captaincy at Borussia Mönchengladbach:

    Jantschke’s opinion on that:
    “We don’t need the captaincy. I wouldn’t mind scrapping the whole thing. Every player on the pitch is assuming responsibility”

    Granit Xhaka:
    “Nobody is acting like the boss. The younger players know where they can get advice, nobody has to be captain for that.”

  • 222 Dime Bar // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:52 PM

    All this talk of rotating captains is silly talk

  • 223 Average_Contents // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:53 PM

    I think jesper’s still suffering from the after effects of that breeze block challenge thingy majig 😉

    I’ll give you your due though jesper mate.

    Your sticking to your guns and fighting like mad but unfortunately I’m sad to say, it’s for a shit idea.

    Proper poo.

    Give it up man.

  • 224 Average_Contents // Feb 21, 2016 at 8:57 PM

    I really didn’t want to bring it up as it’s widely known as a touchy subject but I couldn’t help myself jesper.

    Just a bit of banter.

    English humour if you will. Please don’t get the hump.

  • 225 Average_Contents // Feb 21, 2016 at 9:03 PM

    It seems I’ve killed the blog with my insensitivity.

    What a result against lillestrom.

    We’ll surely climb the league now.

    Can’t wait.

  • 226 Dime Bar // Feb 21, 2016 at 9:05 PM

    I know it was a friendly but I reckon that kid who played left back against Lillestrom could do a job in the first team if dummett isn’t fit for Stoke

  • 227 The Newcastle Armchair // Feb 21, 2016 at 9:06 PM

    Sister served Moussoko today at Kingston park McDonalds

    I thought they were meant to be warm weather training in Spain?

  • 228 Belfast // Feb 21, 2016 at 9:13 PM

    Such a great blog and you where only tempted to post five times?

    Thanks for mentioning me in this years comment.

  • 229 Jib // Feb 21, 2016 at 9:23 PM

    They flew back straight after the post match paella

    Actually EasyJet Flight 6418 Alicante to Newcastle landed just before 3 this afternoon

    Sissoko musn’t have bothered scranning on the flight

  • 230 21st Century Schizoid Man // Feb 21, 2016 at 9:28 PM

    sobadithurts

    There is more than an element of truth in your post.
    As there is a long gap between games there isn’t as much to blog about. So folk get sidetracked. Your list of names includes the terminally ironic and permanent banterers as well as Wummery.

    Jeff

    It looks as if Vera has uncovered a guy called Micky Quinn importing foreign nationals on the quiet. Wonder if any end up as imports at the Toon ?




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