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Unchanged Side For Newcastle At Liverpool – Mbabu On Bench

2:01 pm, Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 285 Comments

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Rafa Benitez has just announced his Newcastle team for the crucial game at Liverpool this afternoon and it’s an unchanged side that drew with Manchester City 1-1 on Tuesday night at St. James’ Park.

That was not unexpected.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Randall, Toure, Lovren, Moreno, Stewart, Allen, Milner, Lallana, Firmino, Sturridge
Subs: Ward Skrtel Smith Coutinho Lucas Ibe  Ojo

Newcastle: Darlow, Anita, Lascelles, Mbemba, Dummett, Townsend, Tiote, Colback, Sissoko (c), Perez, Cisse
Subs: Woodman, Mbabu, Shelvey, Wijnaldum, Aarons, De Jong, Mitrovic

Sissoko will again play in central midfield with Andros Townsend and Ayoze Perez on the wings – so some kind of stability is coming to the Newcastle side, with Wijnaldum and Shelvey again on the bench.

James Milner, the former Newcastle winger who left us in August, 2008 for Aston Villa, starts today for Liverpool.

Newcastle must try to get something out of this game today – and it’s the most difficult of the four games we still have to play this season.

This is what Rafa has said about this game:

“We know our away form is not the best.” “But the reaction from our players in the last two games has shown that we can improve.” “The team looks good and they are a lot more positive that they can win.”

“Manchester City was massive for the morale of the team. Now we have this confidence and we have to keep fighting and keep working hard in order to get three points.”

“It doesn’t matter who we play, we need three points. I am a professional and I am the Newcastle manager, so I will go to Liverpool wanting to win.”

“Liverpool are doing well, they are a great team with a very good manager.”

“I’ve met Jurgen a couple of times before and I know he’s a very passionate manager and hopefully he does well for Liverpool in the Europa League.”

“His team are scoring a lot of goals and playing well. It won’t be just our defense that will have to work hard, it will be the entire team.”

“We have to be sure that we stick together and play to win.

“I have a first-hand experience at Liverpool but we have to go there and get three points. It’s what we have to do and we know that we can do it.”

“They still have a few players who can come in and be very strong in attack.” “It doesn’t make much difference how Liverpool line up because it will always be a hard game for us.”

“We have to believe. I am not just happy with two good games – we have to fight until the end.”

Given that we haven’t won at Anfield since 1994 – when Kevin Keegan’s team won 2-0 on 16th April with goals from Rob Lee and Andy Cole – about one in three fans still think we can pull off the win today.

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285 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lindisfarne // Apr 23, 2016 at 2:03 PM

    Glad to see the false urine sample I provided has arrived:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36120459

  • 2 mindshaft // Apr 23, 2016 at 2:03 PM

    makes sense to have same starting 11 , Shelvey hasn’t done enough to earn a spot and Gini is better as an impact sub away from home
    Tiote and Colback much better at helping out defence

  • 3 chicousa // Apr 23, 2016 at 2:11 PM

    Still nobsign of Gouffy or Rivi on bench….gotta love Rafa! HWTFL!!!

  • 4 Mister Tuff // Apr 23, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    Lindisfarne – you are to be commended in your efforts to destabilise the Reds for this afternoon.
    Sterling work.
    If you are an active fellow -was it difficult to sit down for a prolonged period to provide the sample.

  • 5 Mister Tuff // Apr 23, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    Team probably as expected -still concerned about Cisse – been useless this season.
    Hopefully Rafas’ plan to bring on Mitro after half time with a fresh pair of legs might work again.

  • 6 Thump // Apr 23, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    Lindisfarne is the hero we all need.

  • 7 Oleg G // Apr 23, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    A very high quality acestream for the game:

    Bloodzeed (EN)

    acestream://42fe51591598d905ab011a9c8339150f8391dfa7

  • 8 chicousa // Apr 23, 2016 at 2:31 PM

    Long overdue for a win at Anfield….may today be the day!!! Nerves are jumping!!!

  • 9 Toonacious T // Apr 23, 2016 at 2:42 PM

    Anyone know if our game is on the radio?

  • 10 Wayayman // Apr 23, 2016 at 2:44 PM

    Toonacious T, commentary on either Talksport or FiveLive, can’t remember which

  • 11 Toonacious T // Apr 23, 2016 at 2:45 PM

    It is live on NBC sport channel for anyone who has the Mobdro app.

  • 12 Toonacious T // Apr 23, 2016 at 2:45 PM

    Cheers Wayayman.

  • 13 thebionicMAG // Apr 23, 2016 at 2:50 PM

    Hey guys, here we go again. Any good links for mac?

  • 14 themole // Apr 23, 2016 at 2:51 PM

    Big Games lads

    http://www.gofirstrow.eu/watch/430684/1/watch-liverpool-fc-vs–newcastle-united.html

  • 15 themole // Apr 23, 2016 at 2:52 PM

    that works for mac ( just use chrome browser)

  • 16 thebionicMAG // Apr 23, 2016 at 2:53 PM

    Thanks mole! 🙂

  • 17 Toonboy // Apr 23, 2016 at 2:55 PM

    Anyone know of any decent Kodi links??

  • 18 thebionicMAG // Apr 23, 2016 at 2:56 PM

    Sky is my provider so have blocked my connection to the site! However I have ‘hide my Ass VPN’ fcuk you Sky! :

  • 19 Jib // Apr 23, 2016 at 2:57 PM

    Milner leads out Lpool

  • 20 Oleg G // Apr 23, 2016 at 2:58 PM

    Sorry. My mistake.

    No game of ours on Bloodzeed.

    This one is ours:
    acestream://13139e30694a4902cc4bc8e0859d64c9851c80cb

    TSN1 – also in english.

  • 21 Dennis Twice // Apr 23, 2016 at 2:59 PM

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

  • 22 lukes26 // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:00 PM

    thank you Oleg!

  • 23 Jib // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    Whoops
    A big test of character now

  • 24 davetoon // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    Ita nice to be excited about a game where we have no right on paper to get a point. Hopefully the improvement can continue and jeep the dream alive

  • 25 lukes26 // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    wtf

  • 26 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    OH FFS!

    Back to usual shite.

  • 27 davetoon // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    Urrrghhh

  • 28 thebionicMAG // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    WTAF?

  • 29 manxpie // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    Oh dear shocking start

  • 30 manxpie // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:03 PM

    Silly free kick again

  • 31 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:04 PM

    Lol. That was fast. Important today is we keep the score low. I’ll take a narrow defeat. A hammering might destroy their brittle confidence.

  • 32 Corv // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:04 PM

    Normal service resumed.

  • 33 reilly // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:04 PM

    toonboy. phoenix sports—vc event

  • 34 county down magpie // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:04 PM

    Good thing is its right at the start of the game, we can get back into it………plus if someone could break that ba$+ard Stir ridges leg that would be a help

  • 35 Average_Contents // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:05 PM

    Fcuking shite. Again.

  • 36 Yo-yo // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:06 PM

    The whistle goes, the game has started, wake up, eh guys ?

  • 37 mindshaft // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:09 PM

    Darlow should have done better – soft goal to concede

  • 38 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:09 PM

    Dummet and Lascelles very poor for the goal and again, needless freekick.

  • 39 manxpie // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:09 PM

    Lindi why didn’t ya send in a sturridge sample!!!

  • 40 JDdubai // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:09 PM

    Stupid Townsend. Why push someone in the back to begin with.

    Man city repeated.

  • 41 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:13 PM

    We have conceded so many goals via these needless free kicks

  • 42 Mister Tuff // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:20 PM

    Definitely Dummet and Lascelles at fault for the goal.

  • 43 toon kk // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:20 PM

    Remember we’ve still got the same player’s who lack quality and therefore have us in the relegation zone.
    Don’t expect miracles, we’ll still be relegated it’s about finishing with a few more points before the drop.
    Just enjoy our last few games as a premier league club.

  • 44 manxpie // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:21 PM

    Dummets constantly getting dragged out of position need to sort that out like

  • 45 Jib // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:21 PM

    I’ll tell you what ladies.
    Soft early goal aside , this is a cracking game !

  • 46 lukes26 // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:22 PM

    tiote is looking a little ragged

  • 47 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    Cisse’s touch is appalling.

    Too many coasting. So toothless.

  • 48 toonbrother // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    cisse first touch = truly horrendous

  • 49 JDdubai // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:25 PM

    Cisse’s f*****king first touch, it’s not acceptable to give it away so much as a professional. And playing with 1 CF the least they need to do is keep the ball.

    Mitro should be starting, we are wasting the first 60minutes of the match with Cisse on his own.

  • 50 shearerclass09 // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:25 PM

    Any links guys? Apart from the goal how we playing? we in this game at all? HWTL

  • 51 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:25 PM

    Liverpool are a joy to watch. We can’t handle their intensity and closing down.

  • 52 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:26 PM

    Again a silly foul from Perez releasing the pressure for them. He enjoyed it though judging by his grin, so it’s alright.

  • 53 Jib // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:27 PM

    Cissé cocks up a first touch and we get freaking dissertations on what a crap player he is.
    Some “fans” (looks up at ceiling)

  • 54 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    Early changes please Rafa.

    Haven’t threatened their box, forget about the goal.

  • 55 JP...from The Rock // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    Liverpool are winning everything in the match, all loose balls freekicks etc. They are much sharper and quicker at everything compared to us. We really need to push hard and try to grind out a result today. And there goes goal number 2. Game over! Ffs!

  • 56 mindshaft // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    Darlow is absolute cr@p

  • 57 manxpie // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    The defence has gone back to normal fuskin shocking

  • 58 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    Oh well.

    Thoroughly outworked and outclassed.

    Game over. They’d given in already before the 2nd.

    Better things to do today. I’m oot!

  • 59 Munster Mag // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    2 -0 gannin doon

  • 60 Corv // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    Gonna be 6+ today.

  • 61 mindshaft // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    well we are going down – Liverpool all over us, defence has fallen apart , terrible goalkeeper, getting bossed all over the park and no attack

  • 62 lukes26 // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    tiote off ..he’s so slow today

  • 63 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    Saying it since last season. We have no attacking nuance.

  • 64 JDdubai // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:32 PM

    It’s so frustrating, we waste at least 45mins with Cisse up front on his own. It simply doesn’t work. Zero shots in nice again.

    If you play 1 up front he either needs to be quick and run in behind like Vardy or good in the air and able to hold the ball up like Mitro. Cisse can do neither, it does not work so we get no possession, nothing in the Liverpool theirs and its constant pressure on the defence.

    Why waster he majority of the match like this????!!!!

  • 65 colwell // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:32 PM

    Tiote to get sent off us to lose 4 nil and all but confirm our relegation and our lives to move on.

  • 66 Munster Mag // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:32 PM

    Needs to get mitro on soon.

  • 67 Ron Knee // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    Lee Ryder:
    Same old rubbish from #nufc at Anfield then.

  • 68 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    Need 6 points from the next 3 games to survive. Just can’t see it happening.

  • 69 Munster Mag // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    Jd, goodpoint. He runs better than mitro and thats why rafa plays him

  • 70 beefman13 // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    JD, agreed on Cisse, truly awful to watch, but playing on his own has always been a disaster, they must know this, we are so bloody frustrating.

  • 71 JDdubai // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    Didn’t spell check that sorry.

    But all the hard work is being wasted, it doesn’t make sense!!!!!!

    Also Perez was poor midweek and once again is offering nothing.

  • 72 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:35 PM

    Perez and colback having a shocker.

  • 73 davis_toons // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:35 PM

    Darlow is a very average keeper.

    Just comparing him to Krul at his age.
    We already couldn’t live without Krul at his age.

    Most was already thinking Pool will shoot from distance and test our lousy keeper again. Sure they did with Sturridge again shooting at range but way off.

    First goal was the worst again.

  • 74 lukes26 // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    need to get tiote off now and put Gini on

    we’re completely disorganized

  • 75 JP...from The Rock // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    Cisse is absolute shite! Always loses the ball and his first touch is woeful everytime.

  • 76 Toon Tang // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    The footy’s over boys

  • 77 Blofal // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    Cisse is terrible. We can’t keep the ball in our own half because every time he touches it he gives it away!!!!

  • 78 beefman13 // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:38 PM

    Colback looks like a young academy player in the middle, looks so out his depth, in fact we are producing nothing at all through the middle, just chasing shadows.

  • 79 JDdubai // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    It’s not Cisse’s fault though. He is what he is. But how can anyone think he offers anything up front on his own.

    All the hope that we have had rekindled in the last week is being pissed out the door.

    1 up front = Mitro
    2 up front can include Cisse with Mitro

    No shots because no possession in the final third because the CF is isolated and can’t hold it up or run in behind.

  • 80 davis_toons // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    Tiote working like shit clearing ball and Sissoko keep going backwards to defends and clears balls as well.

    Lascelles is not playing too well today.
    Mbemba run over to help him out.

  • 81 Blofal // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    Problem we have is Mitro works well off the bench and batters tired defenders. Cisse has zero impact off the bench.

  • 82 mindshaft // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    Such a difference in pressing and passing

  • 83 colwell // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:40 PM

    Darlow is w@nk

  • 84 JP...from The Rock // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:40 PM

    We really need to learn how to keep the ball. We are terrible at keeping the ball. We always struggle to hold possesion no matter who we play against.

  • 85 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:40 PM

    how is that not an automatic yellow????

  • 86 Lindisfarne // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:41 PM

    Too slow, not accurate enough and Cisse is a waste of space. Tiote is not going to last the whole match either, but we need to get more control midfield.

  • 87 davis_toons // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    Keeper throw is shit. Too weak. Mind is not there.

  • 88 toon kk // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    I can’t believe how people actually thought two decent results suddenly ment were a transformed side.
    We’re Not, we’re the same championship bound flops.

  • 89 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    should have been a pen for perez aslo. defender got no ball and only player

  • 90 colwell // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    Typical Cisse run haha yeah run straight offside tw@t

  • 91 JDdubai // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:43 PM

    Cisse offside…..I am shocked.

    “it’s a typical Cisse run”

    Yes it is, straight forward, blindly, without curving the run to stay in line.

  • 92 manxpie // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:43 PM

    Cisse offside never!!

  • 93 lukes26 // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:43 PM

    ayoze is not a winger

  • 94 Kamikaze Koala // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:43 PM

    god damn that cisse

  • 95 davetoon // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:44 PM

    There couldn’t have been a worse time to play Liverpool. Most on form team in the league atm

  • 96 colwell // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:44 PM

    Perez and Cissa are absolute shite

  • 97 davis_toons // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    Our keeper is Div 1 level. We cant expect much. Its nice to make 1-2 key save and at times coming out to claim the ball.

    We should be happy.

  • 98 Average_Contents // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    Truly shocking. Yeah, Liverpool look good but fcuk me this is pathetic. What happened to the team from the last two weeks?

    Perez needs to sort his shot out, losing the ball over and over. Obviously it’s not just him but fcuk me he’s so annoying

  • 99 JP...from The Rock // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:46 PM

    Tiote is the biggest culprit for us losing the ball today. Pathetic decisions costing us. Always lumping the ball forward!

  • 100 manxpie // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:46 PM

    Ffs Wat a chance

  • 101 Mister Tuff // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:46 PM

    Jib – if you are a Liverpool fan it is a cracking game- if you are are Toon fan it’s a ad of crap.

  • 102 JDdubai // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:46 PM

    Has no coach ever told him not to run in a straight line forwards???

    They train every day, it’s all they do.

    Doesn’t hold the ball up
    Can’t run in behind
    Can’t beat people
    Can’t stay onside

    Why would you play someone like this on his own up front? Even if it wasn’t Cisse, why would you think that type of player was suited to being the lone forward?

  • 103 Mister Tuff // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    ad of crap = load of crap.

  • 104 Oleg G // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    While Tiote was wonderful in the last 2 games, he is having a shocker.

    We are not controlling anything. Not the middle, not our own passes in defense or in attack.
    The break all the positions we have.

    …. This had to be now the 2-1, and if we don’t take our chances. Anita with a very poor kick.

    We lost this half first of all mentally and also Benitez lost it tactically. In the last 2 games we were prepared for the opposition.

  • 105 Average_Contents // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    Sort his shit out*

    4-5 nil this one lads.

    Only a matter of time before we collapse completely.

  • 106 Lindisfarne // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    Their better quality is definitely showing, particularly in taking their goal scoring chances. Rafa needs to reorganise at half time, not sure if Mitro is the answer but Cisse definitely is not.

  • 107 Jib // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    Anyone know why the ref is Andre Marriner and not Martin Atkinson ?

  • 108 Average_Contents // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    Mister tuff

    Exactly.

  • 109 daztoon // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:49 PM

    Sissoko had done nothing,waste of a shirt get De Jong on.

  • 110 Thump // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:49 PM

    Given our away form thus far, I’m surprised it’s only 2-0.

  • 111 JDdubai // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    Everything starts from the front. All the pressure, the chances they have, the goals, it all comes from not being able to keep the ball and get into the Liverpool third and create something.

    Mitro must come on at half time. I’d even go 2 up front as Sissoko isn’t doing anything in the hole, maybe 442?

    Wini might as well own on as well, would bring him for Cisse and move Perez up front with Mitro and Wini wide left.

  • 112 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    dont get the flack for darlow. no one was stopping either of those goals

  • 113 lukes26 // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:51 PM

    tiote was excellent last week.

    he’s not moving enough off the ball today, players cant find an open player to pass…its all disjointed

  • 114 Bri // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:51 PM

    For me Perez hasn’t progressed at all.
    Changes should have been made once we went 2-0 down.
    Surely the boss can see this.

  • 115 manxpie // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    Well West Ham did it so we can if we get mitro on

  • 116 Ketsbaia9 // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    Dummett, Colback and someone else has to come off. Mbabu, Siem De Jong and Mitrovic need to come on.

  • 117 shaun83 // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    Good Liverpool side but for all their possession and territory of say v fortunate to be two up, unfortunately some poor defending and clinical finishing has cost us. Effort is there though and this isn’t over, if we can nick a goal early it will change the game completely. Need to cut out the mistakes at the back though.

  • 118 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    Mbabu for Dummett
    Mitro for Cisse.

    Sick of dummett just walking it up as soon as he gets the ball.

  • 119 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    Walking = wacking

  • 120 toonbrother // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    truth is those were great goals
    cant fault our defense

  • 121 lukes26 // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    its frustrating, because liverpool are not playing well

    a pairing of Toure/Lovren should mean goals for us, but we can only send in hopeful crosses

  • 122 SPRINGY // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    same ol,same old away from home…..daft fouls and half a sleep for first goal….it was a decent second goal but once again no pressure despite 4-5 players around lallana….nowt going forward again….not looking good.

  • 123 AncientC // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    Liverpool look like they will leak goals… a change in formation and Wijnaldum on could change the look of the game.

    Wijnaldum tore Liverpool apart the last time we played them, they were pulling his shirt all game and still couldn’t stop him from scoring.

  • 124 Average_Contents // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    Kets

    Wonders never cease. I agree with one of your posts

  • 125 toon kk // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:55 PM

    We’ve played all season without a striker,at least one capable of scoring.
    hence the final third we struggle. ATM we’re playing without a goal keeper.
    We were doomed as soon as the season kicked off.
    We’re SH.T.

  • 126 JDdubai // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:55 PM

    Perez isn’t a wide left player. Can’t think of a decent game he has ever had playing there. Best he played this season was up top with Mitro with Wini LW.

    Playing with these players in these positions, we won’t stay up for sure.

    Really deflated with this game, just seems like we have not bothered today when we could have really tested them with the starting 11 they have.

    Opportunity missed.

  • 127 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:55 PM

    Liverpool have better players all over the pitch. Even their academy right back is a better full back than any we got. Says it all.

  • 128 JDdubai // Apr 23, 2016 at 3:58 PM

    Toure, Lovren, the 2 kids, Midfield of Allen and Milner.

    Is that something to be scared of??

    We should have been much more positive, Lpool were there for the taking today.

  • 129 Munster Mag // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    Rafa wont go 442. He invented 4231 apparently. We need to though.

  • 130 Ketsbaia9 // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    Dummett is awful. Does run forward with the ball and get crosses in. He needs to do what Anita is doing. Colback does nothing. Tiote will get sent off. Cisse’s first touch has been awful. Sissoko hasn’t touched the ball because Dummett isn’t supplying him. He’s just kicking it forward.

  • 131 lukes26 // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    liverpool only played 3 days ago, but look miles fresher

    you look at the bench, we only have Aarons who can run past defenders & he hasnt had a decent game in ages

  • 132 Bobbybee // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    We’re behind to two wonderstrikes. Sometimes shit happens and it has. Not looking good but the next goal is crucial for whoever gets it.I’d swap cisse for gini and perez for anyone. Two shockers.

  • 133 manxpie // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    Wiji on then for perez so cisse stays on crazy

  • 134 Munster Mag // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    Sissoko doesnt belong in the hole. Doesnt have the skill vision or sublety to play there. Get him on right. Townsend on left. Mitro up front, wiji too

  • 135 Bobbybee // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:04 PM

    Cisse for Mitro ffs. 🙂

  • 136 Tsunki // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:06 PM

    We struggled to get up with the pace and accuracy although by the end of the first half I was relieved we started to match their intensity. We should have kept possession for the sake of it for as long as possible – they have a suicidal tendency to run and press, we could get back if the time second half

  • 137 Tsunki // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:06 PM

    If they tire…

  • 138 Lindisfarne // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:06 PM

    Do not get the criticism of Dummett and Darlow, the backline is doing a good job in comparison to the rest.

  • 139 Jib // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:06 PM

    That heap of crap Cissé

  • 140 Oleg G // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:06 PM

    What else can happen here today?

    De Jong\Shelvy\Mitro for Tiote\Colback ?

  • 141 Oleg G // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:07 PM

    CISSE !!!!!!

  • 142 toon kk // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:07 PM

    Not one shot on target in the first half.
    Then we score.
    Unbelievable.

  • 143 manxpie // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:07 PM

    Haha i love jinxing things get in!

  • 144 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:07 PM

    It’s game on now! Great header by Cisse!!

  • 145 Oleg G // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:07 PM

    And Anita is involved.

    Good for him!

  • 146 lukes26 // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:07 PM

    Cisse!!!!!!!!

  • 147 mindshaft // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:08 PM

    Cisse lol

  • 148 Bobbybee // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:08 PM

    Ha ha, what do I know. Come on lads. Game on!

  • 149 shaun83 // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:08 PM

    Just what we needed. We can get at these guys now

  • 150 JP...from The Rock // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:08 PM

    Well done Cisse at last. Good header son! Game on!

  • 151 Lindisfarne // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    Same old same old.
    Concede first and claw the way back.

  • 152 JP...from The Rock // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:11 PM

    Cisse ffs what a chance! Your first touch sucks man!

  • 153 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:11 PM

    If only Cisse had a better first touch!!!! Arrghhh!!!

  • 154 chicousa // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:11 PM

    Major missed opportunity….:(

  • 155 Oleg G // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:11 PM

    We are letting them control the center still.

    We cannot, CANNOT let these chances go without a goal.
    Come on guys! Cisse, come on man.
    And Townsend, make a better shot out of it.

    We have to control the middle. Must.

  • 156 manxpie // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:11 PM

    Fuskin hell that cisse back to normal again

  • 157 lukes26 // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:11 PM

    omg..get Tiote off. that was a penalty, no doubt

  • 158 Mister Tuff // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:12 PM

    Cisse – is crap really.

  • 159 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:12 PM

    that was never a penalty,

  • 160 davetoon // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:13 PM

    Cmon lads. If we could sneak a point at Anfield that would be massive

  • 161 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:14 PM

    shelvy for tiote in about 5, followed by mitro for cisse in 10

  • 162 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:15 PM

    sissoko is a moron

  • 163 Jib // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:17 PM

    The away fans are in good voice
    They know a cracking game when they see one.
    😀

  • 164 JP...from The Rock // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:18 PM

    We are getting the ball off our own players..we need more communication on the pitch.

  • 165 JP...from The Rock // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:19 PM

    Take off Tiote now I say.

  • 166 JDdubai // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    Nice one Papiss!!!!! Just put someone up front with him ffs!!!!

  • 167 lukes26 // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    good game now …could go either way

  • 168 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:22 PM

    At times it looks almost a no contest. Liverpool completely dominant.

  • 169 manxpie // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:22 PM

    They are one of the worst in the league fordefending set pieces and we cconstantly don’t get it in the box bloody stupid!

  • 170 JP...from The Rock // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:23 PM

    Tiote with his usual timewasting turns putting us under unneccessary pressure.

  • 171 Jib // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    CRACKING GAME

  • 172 JP...from The Rock // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    GOALLLLL!!!!!!!! Hahahhahaha!! Yessss gett in!!

  • 173 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    GET IN!!!!!!!!! 2-2!!!!!!! YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!

  • 174 davetoon // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    YEAH BABY

  • 175 lukes26 // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    YEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 176 manxpie // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    Yeeeeeeeesssssssss great play and colback the unlikely scorer

  • 177 toon kk // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    Well I don’t believe it.
    Get in.

  • 178 shaun83 // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    Yessss I was just typing I was surprised how open Liverpool were making the game! Get in

  • 179 lukes26 // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    God bless Mignolet!!@!!!!!

  • 180 toonbrother // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    COLLBAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK

  • 181 davetoon // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:26 PM

    Now please at least hang on… please. 100% concentration.

  • 182 toonbrother // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:26 PM

    COME ONNNNNN!
    omg

  • 183 Bobbybee // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:26 PM

    Get in! Oh ye of little faith. 😉

  • 184 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:26 PM

    Townsend is involved in everything good for us.

  • 185 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    Tiote can’t be subbed. He’s too important.

  • 186 toonbrother // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    COME ON LADSSSS

  • 187 Jib // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    And now a word from our two footy experts —
    Average and Mr Tuff

  • 188 wolfshead@toon // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    park the bus take the point

  • 189 lukes26 // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    last substitution will be interesting

  • 190 JP...from The Rock // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    Now is the time to bring on Mitro. Come on lads we can do this!

  • 191 Average_Contents // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    Fcukoff jizz you cnut

    Fcuking come on!!!!

  • 192 Mister Tuff // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:29 PM

    Jib – up to half time – crap game.
    After half time/now – cracking game for Toon fans.

  • 193 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:29 PM

    Benitez didn’t even smile at our goal…

  • 194 manxpie // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    I’d get tiote of now coutinho and him is a red card waiting to happen

  • 195 JDdubai // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    Someone snap Coutinho please.

    Get Mitro on as well, go for the win!!!!!!

  • 196 davetoon // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    Oh noooo. Coutinho . Goal scoring machine

  • 197 lukes26 // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    last twenty minutes are going to be nerve wrecking

  • 198 Jib // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    Mr Tuff
    Idiots are always found out on matchdays – ladies wrestling you say – ha ha ha – knownowt ex mackem.

  • 199 Jib // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    C’mon big Al get the winner

  • 200 Mister Tuff // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:34 PM

    Mitro on – here we go for the next goal.

  • 201 davetoon // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    So much time left. Can barely watch

  • 202 mindshaft // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    Does Darlow not know how to catch a ball ?

  • 203 manxpie // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    Ffs constantly letting them run past that about 5 times in 10 mins

  • 204 davetoon // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    Just get that feeling the next 15 minutes are crucial to our survival even though we expected nothing from thos game.

  • 205 Mister Tuff // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    Jib – you clearly know nowt about football – your contention that up to half time it was a cracking game show your football credentials or more accurately lack of credentials.
    Stick to the ladies wrestling or netball – you might be a good commentator for those sports -you need to change your game as it’s not football (or footy as you call it).

  • 206 Oleg G // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    It is like we have an agreement this game that every ball they have from our left side will be dangerous.

    Come on lads!!!
    Pick up the pace. Get in front of them, win those lose balls.
    Don’t let them pass it around in the area of the box!

  • 207 JP...from The Rock // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    Dummett looking lost and tired now.

  • 208 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:39 PM

    I can’t believe Newcastle have come back. They like to put us through the mill with false hope. (Thinking of Norwich as typical.) I’m listening to Le Tissier on SSN. Absolute torment. Commercial break now. What will I come back to?

  • 209 mindshaft // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:39 PM

    Dummett is okay defensively but his clearances need a lot of work

  • 210 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    Dummett worst game for us today?

  • 211 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:41 PM

    Can see why Cisse starts over Mitro. Come on fresh when everybody should be tiring and he still looks slower than most.

    Just need to give him one good cross to attack.

  • 212 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:42 PM

    Shit. Shelvey’s on. Don’t why Rafa trusts him. He’s got no legs.

  • 213 Jib // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Mr Tuff
    I should cut you some slack
    Spending your first 30 years supporting the Mackems is one hell of a handicap.

  • 214 Bobbybee // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Good sub. Need cisse for the run in!

  • 215 lukes26 // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    only problem w/ taking tiote off is losing shape

  • 216 davetoon // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:45 PM

    @HWA yeah youre right. Cisse has done nothing for the club and nothing for us today. Ungrateful Muppet.

  • 217 Bobbybee // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:45 PM

    Cisse? Tiote! That’s twice

  • 218 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    Shelvey so damn slow too.

    Was a 1 vs 1 if it was Gini, yet Shelvey didn’t even make the 18-yard box

  • 219 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    Davetoon

    Put your reading glasses on, moron.

  • 220 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:48 PM

    Can’t stand this agony. I remember it well as a kid counting down the seconds in terror, biting my nails watching the teleprinter machine on Grandstand. Dare I ask for a Newcastle goal?

  • 221 davetoon // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    @HWA oops sorry mate. Just sick of seeing other fans have pops at Cisse

  • 222 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!

  • 223 toonbrother // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    ref has been a disgrace

  • 224 Jib // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    What a cracking game
    2 – 0 down
    A point at Anfield

    IN RAFA WE TRUST !!!!!!

  • 225 davetoon // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    Yes. Great point build on.

  • 226 Toonacious T // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    We have a real chance now lads. Come on Arsenal tomorrow!

  • 227 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    dommet needs to go

  • 228 mindshaft // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    Great comeback and a good effort but 1 point unlikely to be enough to save us going down

  • 229 daztoon // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    Credit Rafa put back the fighting spirit in TOON

  • 230 toonbrother // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    Excellent result considering the opposition

  • 231 Oleg G // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    Wonderful point.

    Couldn’t have asked more after the 2-0.

    Perfect comeback.

    And Benitez did everything to save this.

    The players did horrible in the first half and a great job at the second.

    Well done.

  • 232 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    What a massive point. Now we need scums and Norwich to drop points.

    Never expected us to get 5 points from our last 3 games. Unbelievable.

  • 233 Jib // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    I know what Klopp will say
    “How ze hell are zat team in ze drop zone !!!! “

  • 234 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    Need a ST that doesn’t have two left feet. Cisse and Mitro good with their heads, but awful on the deck.

    Glad I switched out for 30 mins and came back for the 2nd half.

    Seems like we settled for the point after the 2nd goal. Expected more risk taking given our situation.

    Bonus pt all said and done. Need 6 from the last 3 minimum

  • 235 manxpie // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    Great result after the first half well happy with a point away at anfield just need arsenal to do there job now

  • 236 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    I’ve forgotten how many times officials have let us down this season. That handball at Norwich for their third was massive. Aguerro’s blatant offside. I bet there are loads others can remember.

  • 237 lukes26 // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    still think we’re odds on for going down…but that was a great game

  • 238 JP...from The Rock // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    Good comeback and a point is better than nothing when it looked all but over after the first minute. Well done lads.

  • 239 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    Such a shame it was left so late. We suddenly have fight in the side. 2 pts from the last two games in any other circumstances would have been fantastic

  • 240 toonbrother // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    defensive solidity has been the main difference since colocinni got injured

  • 241 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    Odd performance, there wasn’t really a standout nor a driver of our comeback, just 2 isolated moments.

    If I had to give anybody it, probably Anita. Only one that was solid throughout and provided the best cross of the match for us.

  • 242 davetoon // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    Just love the thought of Norwich and Scums looking at the halftime score and then full time score and thinking no way. Hope it makes them feel the pressure.

  • 243 Oleg G // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    Go ARSENAL!

  • 244 toon kk // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    Great point, but it’s not enough. I’m not happy really we’re still in 19th and we’re relying on Norwich and Sunderland loosing.
    Not good.

  • 245 Ron Knee // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    Didn’t think we’d get anything from this match so I’m happy we got a draw. Well done, Benitez!

  • 246 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Gotta smash Palace and make a noise to leave Pardew quaking next.

  • 247 clinath@ed // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Great result lads. Win our next two games and we could stay up. May all depend on spurs state of mind when they turn up on the. Last day.
    HWTL…

  • 248 Oleg G // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    Townsend all day long.
    Anita second.

  • 249 Yo-yo // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    One point in the bag – another two wins and a draw should see us through.
    The St James Park Mountaineering Club don’t make it easy though.

  • 250 JP...from The Rock // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Anita another great perdormance from him. My man of the match eith Mbemba and Townsend close behind.

  • 251 Komag // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Great job by Anita by trying to stall them down by their corner flag there by Anita…several bodies inside their box and we decided to just give them the ball. No wonder we are going down..

  • 252 JamesToon // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Fantastic comeback from the lads. Rafa is keeping us alive

    RAFA BENITEZ RAFFAA BENITEZ!!!

  • 253 Oleg G // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Yo-yo // Apr 23, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    I hope 35 will be enough, but lets hope it we will have 36 or even 38 🙂

    Have to win next game at home before we go to Villa.

  • 254 Alec // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Massive point. Just need to make sure that we beat Palace and Villa and that could just be enough to keep us safe.

  • 255 JamesToon // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Does welshie still want pardew back over Rafa to try and save us???

  • 256 Bambams // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    We now need three wins…..

    We need Arsenal to do us a favour tomorrow.

    To be fair boys I think a few of us would have taken 4 points if offered from Liverpool and Palace games

    We are still in with a chance

  • 257 JamesToon // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    Hope we trounce palace next week

  • 258 Bobbybee // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    Toon kk, it’s not good mate, but we’ve got momentum with us now. Steamroll palace and beat villa and spurs won’t want to come here if they need the win. Momentum and belief can take you far and we’ve now got both in spades. No fat lady yet marra. 😉

  • 259 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    Oleg

    Yeah he’d probably be in the top 3. Just didn’t have as much joy against a very quick Moreno, although never lets his head drop, always positive with the ball.

  • 260 Thump // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    I’m going to keep my cool until midweek. Massive point, but the Mackem’s potentially have 6 points on us at the moment, and they’re still above us in the table thanks to GD.

    Can Leciester win the league, already?

  • 261 lukes26 // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:06 PM

    motm for me was townsend ..colback and mbemba were excellent too

  • 262 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Shelvey and Mitrovic both looked very lethargic off the bench. Not quick even when playing week in week out and the time spent with their arses parked seems to be making them even slower.

  • 263 Rotonda heights // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    james toon at 253

    tells you all you need to know about welshie.

    kk

    cheer up mate, it’s not all doom and gloom. Rafa is showing us these players can play, just needed organisation and motivation under a proper manager.

  • 264 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    Who was at fault for Liverpool’s goals?

  • 265 Bobbybee // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    Oh boy, can’t wait for Palace next week. Pardew doesn’t even matter, the place is going to be rocking without his added spice. Just the passion will cast them aside and we’ll go marching on. All we can do is pick up as many points as we can and the two just collected are massive and, looked unrealistic after Southampton. Two wins might bring three.

  • 266 hibbitt // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    got what i wanted from 2 very hard games now we have to kick on ……very happy not to get beat in 2 very hard games hard earned points……….. i would have always took 2 points from these 2 games we now look like a team that wants to stay up shaky start but very good result

  • 267 Tsunki // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    I didn’t expect 2 points from the Liverpool and city games three weeks ago. If we can live this intensity and impose it on palace and villa that’s 6 points. Norwich and the mackems have to be worried. We can do it. I always feel this is nufc though and villa will be the match we lose. I just can’t bear the thought of the mackems swapping places with Norwich and waving us bye bye as we go down. Again.

  • 268 SPRINGY // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    cracking second half….dont no where that came from but damn glad to see it…..think townsend motm for me

  • 269 Tsunki // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:09 PM

    Pardew is a tactical and managerial shrimp compared to Rafa. We have to win. it’s only right.

  • 270 hibbitt // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:09 PM

    Blackley and Brownlie

    does it matter ??

  • 271 Rotonda heights // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    Losing, not bloody loosing A-R-G-H !!!

  • 272 Bobbybee // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    B&B, nobody’s to be fair. Two cracking goals that would’ve been scored v anybody. Wish we’d scored them!

  • 273 Oleg G // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    Anyone else felt today that Colback was there to give unnecessary fouls (mostly pushing with his hands), and didn’t run enough?
    I saw him moving too slow to close the man near him, and didn’t run back as much as needed of him.

    Tiote and Colback together didn’t do enough in the middle.
    Unlike the last two games where we controlled the middle very well and broke the attacks, this game we gave them too much space and they used it to pass around us as if we were cones.

  • 274 SPRINGY // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    hopefully arseholes will beat the mackems by a good few goals and hopefully we can do the same against palace to close that goal difference gap.

  • 275 toon kk // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    Great to get 5 points from three games, unfortunately to little to late.
    We’ll go down with Norwich I predict.
    Rafa has done a marvellous job but we can only rely on other results or there’s nothing we can do.

  • 276 Tsunki // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    Have to say Dummett still gives up possession with his clueless panic balls forward. If only he could play the simple pass and not get shut down all the time.

  • 277 martoon // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:12 PM

    Toon kk cheer up that’s 2 points gained I didn’t expect. If you can’t take pleasure from a fantastic comeback like today then what is the point?

  • 278 SPRINGY // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    can people on here check there spelling as rotonda’s heed might explode if ya dont!!lol

  • 279 magpiesg // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    Dummet needs to go. He can only use his left foot and his clearance was so predictable. He is such a liability as left back.

  • 280 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Great to see finally rafa has stopped our losing away streak.

    But if Norwich or scums get any shock results we are gone.

  • 281 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:17 PM

    Palace and Villa are not only chances to win, but to win by 3+ in each, crucial we’re ruthless if given the opportunity. GD is becoming a bigger part of the picture each week.

    Arsenal to stuff the MAckems would do wonders for us.

  • 282 Blofal // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:18 PM

    Fixtures remaining:

    Newcastle:
    ————-Palace, Villa, Spurs

    Sunderland:
    ————-Arsenal, Stoke, Everton, Chelsea, Watford

    Norwich:
    ————-Arsenal, Watford, ManU, Everton

  • 283 Oleg G // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    magpiesg // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    He was the difference in defense in the last 2 games.

    since he came back we got 5 points under our belt.

    I hated how he played today, but you cannot deny that our defense looks better since he came back.

    And we don’t have many options anyway so….

  • 284 Bobbybee // Apr 23, 2016 at 5:23 PM

    Until a couple of weeks ago, almost the entire blog had us relegated – with reason. We now have a chance. This is what being a fan is all about surely? Down and out, but slowly fighting back. Highs and lows. I’m frikking loving this lmao! I still believe and will until the maths tell me I’m wrong. Sell out crowd next week and an electric atmosphere. Yes, it’s all a bit late and you have to wonder why they were so crap earlier, but you’ve got to enjoy this. 🙂

  • 285 AMEOBI // Apr 23, 2016 at 6:09 PM

    Magpiesg,

    People like yourselves are idiots. Saying dummet shouldn’t in the team? I mean we’re completely short and all you do is slate the lad. He’s done a fantastic job since he’s came into the team. As my pub coach used to say if ever in doubt, put it out. He doesn’t take any risky back passes does he?

    You’re not a fan, fantastic result imo

    Anyone else think the same as me or am I nuts?!




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