Poll – How Will Newcastle Fare At Fulham?


Let us know how you think we will do in London tomorrow night when the lads take on Fulham at Craven Cottage to kick-off the Championship season.

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Rafa Benitez – Newcastle manager

How Will Newcastle Fare At Fulham?

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154 comments so far

  • lesh

    Aug 4, 2016 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #1

    First game, new and some very new players leads me to fancy a draw at best.

    Hope I’m wrong though.

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  • El Sleeve

    Aug 4, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #2

    Tiote needs to start if he’s still here. Starts over colback everyday

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  • clinath@ed

    Aug 4, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #3

    I expect a Draw.

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 4, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #4

    Unlike last season ( and others before ) we need to set down markers in this League and start to accumulate points to put doubts into the opposition even before games start. It’s classic sports psychology.
    A win followed by a home win starts the process – so I am sure that’s how Rafa and Lascalles as Captain will lead the team with positive attitudes all round.

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  • El Sleeve

    Aug 4, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #5

    Sels
    Janmaat-Mb-JL-Anita
    Tiote-Shelvey
    Ritchie-Perez-Aarons
    DG9

    Subs: Darlow, Hanley, Dummett, Sissoko, Armstrong, colback, de Jong

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  • ToonRich

    Aug 4, 2016 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #6

    Martoon,

    If I could still add my prediction:

    Points: 103
    Position: 1
    MVP: Diame
    TGS: Gayle
    TGS Goals: 24
    Lge Cup: QF
    FA Cup: Round 5

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  • El Sleeve

    Aug 4, 2016 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #7

    Left out sterry n Hayden. God, this is like playing football manager!!

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  • hibbitt

    Aug 4, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #8

    El Sleeve

    Anita LB over Dummett is never going to happen

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  • El Sleeve

    Aug 4, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #9

    Thought Rafa said Anita would play anywhere in mid or fb?

    I left out Gamez too!

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 4, 2016 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #10

    Martoon – please delete the “Pokat” entry from your Prediction list. I will never post anything under that name, as promised earlier. Just some numbnut hijacking the moniker, I’m contacting Ed about it before that little gem gets out of hand.

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  • southeast magpie

    Aug 4, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #11

    I will be happy to keep a clean sheet, last season our -goal difference was a big factor. Can’t go through the season shipping goals every game. I’m going for a tight 0-1. Attack looks pacey with gayle, perez and arrons.

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 4, 2016 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #12

    As I thought some time back, Lascelles will make a good championship captain, those who said he would be too young didn’t bank on the kind of squad Rafa would assemble for the task. Well done.

    Martoon, one last thing, take my wacky Hanley to be Player of the Season out and bung Lascelles in would you? There’s a luvvie 🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 4, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #13

    A draw wouldn’t be a bad result. Tough start, and I think rafa will be cautious. No sense pushing the bairns onto the ice and expecting speed skating from the off ha ha.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 4, 2016 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #14

    Slank

    Charlie

    When Diame is fit and ready to play who do you think he will replace ?

    If Sissoko is sold he would appear the natural replacement but what if Sissoko isn’t sold ?

    That’s why i’m not a manager…

    Me team for Friday night;

    Sels,
    Dummett, Lascalles, Hanley, Janmaat
    Colback, Anita, Hayden, Ritchie,
    Perez, Gayle

    same starting eleven as Saturday.

    If all fit and up and running no bans and Sissoko stays

    My team:
    /means either
    Sels
    Dummettt/Mbambu, Lascalles, Hanley/MBemba, Janmaat
    Anita, Sissoko, Diame, Hayden
    Gayle, Mitro

    if going 5 in midfield Colback

    DIVEN’T KNA SLANK but Rafa is going to have a hard choice.

    Pity this squad was not assembled for last season – would of done alright in the Premiership – better if we had another striker

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 4, 2016 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #15

    Don’t care if we stick two goalkeepers on if it means benching Colback. Definitely a player to ditch if we get promoted. Hmm. I’m sounding a bit Toonbotherer about the lad… 🙂

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  • The one and Ayoze 17

    Aug 4, 2016 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #16

    Sels
    Janmaat-Hanley-lascelles-Dummet
    Hayden-shelvey
    Anita Perez Ritchie
    Gayle

    This is how I reckon Rafa might set up tomorrow, with mbemba coming in for Hanley if fit to start. Not sure he’ll start Aaron’s, and Anita’s looked good on the right.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 4, 2016 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #17

    Wow, for the first time in about eight years we can actually post line ups that might possibly have about eight different places from each other. For far too long now the first eleven has virtually picked it’s self bar the managers best headache of whether to pick Anita or Colback or the real teaser of putting in a half fit Taylor for a shell shocked Willo.

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  • The one and Ayoze 17

    Aug 4, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #18

    I think we might nick it in the second half but will be a close match. Im going for a 0-1 to the toon.

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 4, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #19

    i think we will win
    as for the team i dont know
    and its refreshing to say that, when was the last time we couldnt name our starting 11

    cant wait for tomoz night fridge is full of beer although it might not make match day

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  • Toonces

    Aug 4, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #20

    Points: 112 (W34 D10 L2)
    Position: 1
    MVP: Diame
    TGS: Mitrovic
    TGS Goals: 21
    Lge Cup: Champs
    FA Cup: Champs

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 4, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #21

    beer,
    A blue becks is the nearest I’ll get to a beer, I’m going to miss the first four games.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 4, 2016 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #22

    Martoon,

    If I could change my crazily optomistic prediction:

    Points: 98
    Position: 1
    MVP: Lascelles
    TGS: Gayle
    TGS Goals: 29
    Lge Cup: Winners.
    FA Cup: Round QF

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 4, 2016 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #23

    jail

    i will see the first then i think i will miss the next 3
    so i feel your pain
    as for blue becks wtf why bother drink tea

    the inventor of alcohol free should be shot

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  • Jib

    Aug 4, 2016 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #24

    Jail for Ashley // Aug 4, 2016 at 4:05 PM
    I’m going to miss the first four games.

    You’re in good company

    So’s Mitro

    🙂

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  • lesh

    Aug 4, 2016 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #25

    Charlie

    If Sissoko isn’t sold, he should have to earn his place on merit. Given his whoring himself about, he’s got to learn that Newcastle United’s bigger than him and his lofty ideas!

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  • hibbitt

    Aug 4, 2016 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #26

    Jail
    take it your on a rig or dry ship

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  • Belfast

    Aug 4, 2016 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #27

    Tsunki’s email to Ed

    Hello Ed, Well ya remember that time when I created another account called Pokat to cause some mischief ? Yeah that….

    Well somebody called Pokat entered the prediction league and i’m not happy….

    Meh!

    He he he

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  • Jib

    Aug 4, 2016 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #28

    Belfast
    pmsl

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  • hibbitt

    Aug 4, 2016 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #29

    only 15 mins to the medical
    the suspense is killing me who can it be !!!

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  • Belfast

    Aug 4, 2016 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #30

    For all you know some super fan in India called Pokat has joined the blog and entered the prediction league and you’ve just had him thrown out lol

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Aug 4, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #31

    Sel
    Anita JL mbemba gamez
    Shelvey hayden
    Ritchie perez arrons
    Gayle

    My starting line up. Mbemba may not be fit to start, if not hanley in his place.
    Also not sure on the story or where abouts of tioti or sissoko, but I’d drop perez & shelvey to the bench if the formers are ready for tomorrow.

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  • calvinzolamakongo

    Aug 4, 2016 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #32

    Tha is for the reply on the previous thread jib ?

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  • calvinzolamakongo

    Aug 4, 2016 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #33

    Thanks*

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  • toon22

    Aug 4, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #34

    Just a thought but if Mitro was going to be sold i would think most prem teams would wait till he has sat out the games he could play in atm.
    Think about it,he would have less of a suspension for the start of the prem.

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  • pawl250

    Aug 4, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #35

    My team

    Sels (seems to be the most played in Friendly games)
    Janmaat – Mbemba – Lascelles – Dummett
    Shelvey – Anita
    Ritchie – De Jong – Perez
    Gayle

    1. Darlow
    2. Gamez
    3. Hanley
    4. Hayden
    5. Colback
    6. Aarons
    7. Armstrong

    Sissoko / Tiote are going to leave so should not be considered as starters or bench.

    De Jong to offer Gayle more physical support.

    Mbemba > Hanely if Mbemba is not fit.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 4, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #36

    Is Siem De Jong fit? Yeah Tiote is well ahead of Colback. If Colback has to start, I would play him left back.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 4, 2016 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #37

    Belfits,
    Pokat is a Bangladeshi name not Indian, do keep up.
    hibbitt,
    Aye, as from tomorrow morning.

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  • Belfast

    Aug 4, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #38

    Well you learn something new everyday.

    Thanks Buster!!

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  • Belfast

    Aug 4, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #39

    He gets very sensitive when Pokat’s mentioned does skunki.

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  • Belfast

    Aug 4, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #40

    Stewards inquiry if Pokat wins it though.

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