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Rafa Benitez’ Warning To Championship

9:52 am, Sunday, September 11th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 92 Comments

Rafa Benitez is happy with Newcastle’s performances over the last five games in all competitions – all wins.

But the perfectionist in Rafa can see many areas in which the team can (and will) improve over the upcoming games – and he will no doubt be working on those in training.

And Newcastle will be in for some training this morning, as the lads prepare for the game at QPR on Tuesday night, which will be another challenge for his new team in front of a sold-out Loftus Road crowd.


Rafa Benitez arriving at the iPro Stadium yesterday

Rafa is intent on improving a number of aspects of Newcastle’s game, but he did admit he’s really pleased with the team performance.

That’s good.


This is some of what Rafa said after the game last night:

“We had more control in the first half and scored a goal, which made it easier in that we knew what we had to do.”

“And in the second half, they were pushing and pushing, so it has been a tough game against a good team,”

“The main thing for me has been to see the team working as a team from the strikers to the keeper, and also the players coming from the bench, so that is a positive thing for the future.”

“But I still think there is plenty of room for improvement. My feeling is the team is doing well but still we have things we can improve on.”

“The commitment is there, they listen to us, so that is why we have to be positive and confident for the future, because the team knows what we are trying to do and work very hard.”

“We can improve in a lot of areas, in defense, in the middle, and in attack and the way we play the counter-attacks.”

“But, after that, I am really pleased with the team and the way they work but they know, we know, we can play better.”

One area we have improved in a lot is defense – and we look solid at the back now, after leaking so many goals in the Premier League over the last few seasons.

Rafa also has a number of players he signed late in the summer transfer window who have yet to make their debuts for Newcastle – and they include striker Daryl Murphy, left-back Achraf Lazaar and right winger Christian Atsu.

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  • 1 WWSBRD // Sep 11, 2016 at 9:56 AM

    Ur meaning is we will have to spend big when we are promoted…revaluation right there

    I think ur main reason is to find something to complain about because we are winning now

  • 2 Jail for Ashley // Sep 11, 2016 at 9:59 AM

    Aye gorgonzola you’ll be able to post a lol frenzy as we get mauled from these technically gifted and expensively assembled sides. You’ll be literally wetting yourself laughing every time we lose five nil.

  • 3 DubaiMicky // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:02 AM

    Well we’ve certainly improved the defence. I could probably have improved our defence after the last few years

  • 4 Jail for Ashley // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:08 AM

    More defenders were bought this summer than the last eight years combined.

  • 5 Hail Wor Ashley // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:08 AM

    Team selection will be interesting on Tuesday. Quick turnaround, anticipate many changes, though I think he’ll be reluctant to change the defence.

  • 6 magpie6699 // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:13 AM

    Great result, especially the clean sheet. The main positives for me are the commitment shown, the organisation and the fact that, as Ed pointed out earlier, we have competition / back-up across the park which will be essential with the heavy schedule and potential for injuries.
    I don’t doubt that we will have some losses and dips in performance but it is nice to see a team that can win without necessarily hitting the heights – sign of a good team? And it’s great to have a manager who talks such good sense and to be able to watch the TV and read the blogs and papers and not have to hide away to avoid another depressing report.

  • 7 expatmag // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:15 AM

    We eony have to worry about these expensively assembled teams in the PL in a few years as they will be playing in the world super league in china america uran or antarctica.

  • 8 Jib // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:15 AM

    Tuesday evening the same time as us at QPR
    there will be playing

    PSV v Atletico Madrid
    Bayern Munich v Rostov
    Man City v Mgladbach
    Kiev v Napoli
    Barcelona v Celtic
    PSG v Arsenal
    and more
    Not much chance of a stream methinks.

  • 9 expatmag // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:15 AM


  • 10 hibbit // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:17 AM

    not sold on gayle or perez leading the line both just a bit lightweight for me

  • 11 expatmag // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:19 AM


    The goals seem to be more evenly dispersed around the team rather than relying on out and out goalscorers.

    It was i teresting to hear that 7 of our 10 league goals to date came from set pieces

  • 12 WWSBRD // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:19 AM

    I have a feeling Mbemba and Ritchie will be rested with Hanley and Atsu/Perez coming in against QPR

  • 13 Ian Toon // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:20 AM

    Achraf Lazaar- his family of around 6 people were standing not far behind us in the crowd. I say that because he looks a younger version of someone I took to be his Dad. Hope they get to see him play soon.

    Diame- was listed in programme as a key one to watch but he was probably one of our poorest players.

  • 14 sing in the corner // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:20 AM

    Ian, baller, Manx and a few others…
    I just think we get sucked in to thinking everyone in the team has to do every aspect of the game every game, or they get slated for it.
    Horses for courses, regular rotation. It will suit some players wether they like or realise it,or not.
    For example, the widely over-hammered Colback / Dummett. Years ago there was a place for the likes of McCreery, Kenny Wharton, more recently David Batty. Loved them in a different way from Ginola, etc!
    I think there still is a need for this type of player, and one or two of these can improve under Rafa.
    Nowt wrong with having big engined whole hearters in the side.
    And if they are northeast lads, don’t care how this is perceived, but So Much the Better.

  • 15 Vask // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:23 AM

    Jib from a fee threads back re: Americans in toon.

    Did not Guiseppe Rossi not score for us? He may have had only duel citizenship.

  • 16 Vask // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:26 AM

    Nevermind he didn’t score

  • 17 Vask // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:27 AM

    Ah my double negative meant I was correct the first time.

  • 18 hibbit // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:31 AM


    not meaning there goal scoring more there holding and the threat they provide both get bullied far to easy for me think we need a more in ya face player leading the line
    it you play one up front he needs to be able to cope with these big CH not seating on there backsides for a lot of the game

  • 19 Jail for Ashley // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:32 AM

    Well done for spotting that but he never managed goal.

  • 20 Slank // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:34 AM

    Hail Wor Ashley @ 5

    I think there will be very few changes for Tuesday.

    Perhaps Darlow for Sels.

    Can’t see the back four changing. As a unit they operate very effectively as the recent results have shown. Perhaps a second half substitution, depending on the result, for any of the four except the captain.

    Perhaps Hayden for Diame. Rafa seems to like Hayden. Although Diame had our best (only ?) scoring opportunities in open play against Derby.

    Perhaps a forced change with Gouffran taking a rest and making way for one of the new boys.

    Perhaps Mitrovich or Murphy replacing Gayle.

  • 21 Ian Toon // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:38 AM

    I would start with Murphy who I think didn’t travel – Ritchie looked a little jaded surprised he wasn’t pulled – maybe after internationals.

  • 22 Jib // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:38 AM

    Good point Vask
    He only played 11 games for us (8 as sub ) his only goal in 2006 against Portsmouth in the 3rd round of the League cup at SJP.
    Although born in New Jersey I think by th time he played for us he had changed his nationality back to Italian.
    Good effort though

  • 23 colwell // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:39 AM

    Its not too hard defending against a team that has scored 1 in 7 games. We do look better at the back but why is it we never go at teams,we have so much more quality in our team yet seem happy to sit back? Sels still looks dodgy as fcuk mind Elliot is by far our best GK.

    Fait play to Gouffy proving this is his level exactly what we need this season.

  • 24 nut meg // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:41 AM

    Ron Wergele was the first,born in S.A. he was naturalized as a US citizen in 1991. He scored his first goal in the PL in 1992 while playing for Blackburn Rovers.

  • 25 Jib // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:41 AM

    The problem with using Google is they only register League goals.
    Ha ha ha

  • 26 Jail for Ashley // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:42 AM

    Born in New Jersey. (I think.) Ha ha what a load of guff.

  • 27 Jib // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:43 AM

    nut meg
    We are talking about for the toon – knuckleheid

  • 28 nut meg // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:44 AM

    Roy Wegerle even

  • 29 Jail for Ashley // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:44 AM

    Yes Jib,
    What a complete footy no nowt I am, should have said league goal.

  • 30 Jib // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:46 AM

    Just cos you know Mr Tuff off blog – htere is no need to be as dim as him
    Although born in New Jersey – (pause for breath) – I think by the time he played for us he had changed his nationality back to Italian.

  • 31 nut meg // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:49 AM

    Back to your old self eh jeff.

  • 32 Jib // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:52 AM

    passes nutmeg a Kleenex ©
    It’s only been said that it’s for the Toon about 20 times – jeepers

  • 33 Ian Toon // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:52 AM

    Jib- They are a pair of agent provocateurs just ignore the same boring posting from them . I’ve just ignored his dad for weeks and life is so much more enjoyable just being positive- I sense the blog as a whole just wants to enjoy the mood which comes from a return to winning football matches. Why be as miserable as them.
    Just my opinion.

  • 34 Ian Toon // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:53 AM

    Who’s Jeff?

  • 35 Slank // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:59 AM

    Ian @ 21

    I thought Gayle looked a little jaded.

    Perhaps Rafa will surprise us and drop Ritchie and Gayle for Mitrovich and Murphy.

  • 36 Jib // Sep 11, 2016 at 11:00 AM

    As bettyswallocks said a while back
    having a battle of wits against those two is so unfair and it goes against the grain to fight unarmed men.

  • 37 Jib // Sep 11, 2016 at 11:05 AM

    Rafa can be ruthless
    I can see Armstrong being recalled in January if Gayle / Mitro are not delivering.
    Did you notice Armstrong was wearing his NUFC squad number (32) yesterday ?

  • 38 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Sep 11, 2016 at 11:06 AM

    I can see quite a few changes with his squad rotation

    Can’t see him replacing Sels
    I can see him keeping the back four
    but I can see the midfield changes maybe bringing in Hayden for Colback or Shelvey,
    resting Goufran after his hip injury which could take a few days to clear up
    And maybe play two up-front Perez/Gayle and Mitrovic

    Who knows

    I think the Cup Game against Wolves could see a shadow team with all the new signings

  • 39 Ian Toon // Sep 11, 2016 at 11:12 AM

    Slank- Gayle 4 goals in 6 appearances – was below usual standard . Maybe – it’s really hard trying to get inside Rafa’s mindset – Ritchie didn’t seem to have as much running in his game as I had seen.. Just as well Rafa knows what he’s doing.

    Watching us play the covering, backing up, running off the ball anyone would think this was a totally new team- LOL He’s injected a disciplined approach where everyone fits into a team concept, which looks to nullify the opposition before looking to win the game.

    Not going Gung Ho as someone suggested we should against so called weaker sides. Complacency remains a risk. Just because we convincingly beat Derby doesn’t mean we’re going to roll over QPR.

  • 40 Ian Toon // Sep 11, 2016 at 11:23 AM

    Jib — Ha ha. I do sense an awakening on the blog. A desire to get enjoyment, a release from every day happenings. Certainly the toon following and support at Derby was as good as for many seasons.

  • 41 magscar // Sep 11, 2016 at 11:27 AM


    I think Goufran has become important to Rafa’s set up especially away but he may rest him depending on how his injury has settled. If he does then I would expect Gayle to be moved out there or Atsu to figure ( but may not start).

    I also expect that Hayden will start but probably for Colback – thoughts of Colback and Hayden together isn’t inspiring.

    Mitro or Murphyto figure as well. Diame only had a few flourishes yesterday and Rafa may want to play Perez but he is a little lightweight so may depend whether Gatle starts up front or one of the big lads.

    Doubt he will change back 5 but who knows – but isn’t it great to have viable options through the side even if all aren’t on a par.

    Yesterdays ( as at Bristol) win showed we are not dependent on 1 or 2 key players for every match.

  • 42 Ian Toon // Sep 11, 2016 at 11:28 AM

    Anyone still having doubts about Armstrong isn’t a follower of football. I am told he was described as a genius by Holloway. It looked as if he had knowhere to go- when was the last time we had “one of our own” in such a key position. When was the last time we had a star quality graduating through the academy?

  • 43 Mister Tuff // Sep 11, 2016 at 11:37 AM

    When was the last time that Achraf Lazaars’ father and family were identified in a standing crowd at the Ipro Stadium (Pride Park) when it is an all seater.
    More porky pies by sshhhh -you know who.

  • 44 Slank // Sep 11, 2016 at 11:37 AM

    Give that all of us think Rafa will not change the back four for Tuesday I wouldn’t put money on it as Rafa appears to be completely different to managers we have been accustomed to, regrettably!

  • 45 Jib // Sep 11, 2016 at 11:41 AM

    Sissoko came on for Spurs at Stoke after 78 minutes to replace man of the match Christian Eriksen.
    The game by then was over as a contest.
    Maybe Pochettino was saving Moussa for Wednesday night at Wembley v Monaco. After all Euro footy is his natural stage (he says).

  • 46 Ian Toon // Sep 11, 2016 at 11:41 AM

    Ha ha – Talk about a dinosaur . Everyone stood up for the whole game and they do at most games involving the toon army. Attempts by stewards to the contrary are usually just ignored.

  • 47 jimmysmith // Sep 11, 2016 at 11:44 AM

    We were crying out for Mitrovic. It’s only a matter of time. You don’t buy Murphy when you’ve already got Mitrovic unless you plan to play a big man to lead the line He has everything you want in a target man, hold up play, flick ons, chesting it down to for others to run on to, and of course getting on the end of crosses to head home with power and precision, as well as the passion to really rally this now imposing team. We’ll reach another level if Rafa can get him playing well, and in Murphy we have the ideal player to keep him honest and push him. Also think Yedlin and Lazaar can have a big impact bombing on when we have our tails up. Not missing the epl at all surprisingly, although that I think is entirely a consequence of being so poor up there for so long, it was such debilitating stuff, that this season is feeling like a blessed relief.

  • 48 hibbit // Sep 11, 2016 at 11:45 AM

    Charlie in the Gallowgate

    can only see one upfront
    would like to see Mitrovich or Murphy given a chance

  • 49 Ian Toon // Sep 11, 2016 at 11:46 AM

    Slank- You mean thankfully!

  • 50 hibbit // Sep 11, 2016 at 11:52 AM


    that’s what makes Rafa so different ….options ……. and a man not frightened to use them

  • 51 LGFUAD21 // Sep 11, 2016 at 11:54 AM

    Just seen armstrongs goal.

    That was filthy good.

  • 52 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Sep 11, 2016 at 11:55 AM

    Most likely RAFA will play one up front
    But I thought yesterday – last half hour we were crying out for someone up front – get out option – someone to hold the ball up high up the field to relieve the pressure as the ball kept on coming straight back into our half – i.e. Mitrovic or Murphy and it would also make them have someone to hold back/defend when they were attacking

  • 53 Jib // Sep 11, 2016 at 11:56 AM

    Mr Tuff
    Are you fulltime pr!ck or do you just help the other pr!cks out when they are busy ?

    A tad blasphemous for Sunday</a

  • 54 Ian Toon // Sep 11, 2016 at 11:56 AM

    Jib – Charlie Adam was booed by home support when he came on. Used to be a crowd favourite. Hughes having spent big is under real pressure – Spurs fans were singing “why don’t we play our Champions league games in Stoke?”

  • 55 hibbit // Sep 11, 2016 at 12:03 PM

    Charlie in the Gallowgate

    spot on charlie if it’s one up front it has to be a player who can hold his own with the big CH and not be bullied

  • 56 Jail for Ashley // Sep 11, 2016 at 12:04 PM

    To what tune?

  • 57 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 11, 2016 at 12:07 PM

    Positive signs emanating from the football pitch, Goofy with an excellently taken goal and Yedlin a bundle of energy from what I hear. That shaky start well and truly out of the way now that the team is gelling so expecting the lads to kick on from here, go on a bit of a run and take early command of the Championship.

    Glad that people are content watching us playing well in the second tier but that was to be expected as far as I am concerned. This is a training exercise of a season so let’s not get ahead of ourselves, this is a Premier League team with a Champions League manager in a second rate league – anything other than dominance is a failure.

    So let’s keep the results coming, get promoted, and see what backing Mr Ashley will provide Rafa next season.

    Some of us haven’t forgotten the bigger picture Ian.

  • 58 Belfast // Sep 11, 2016 at 12:08 PM

    If it’s a big man up top it’ll probably be Murphy – Who I reckon is probably ahead of Mitrovic in the pecking order, well until Mitrovic proves he can be trusted anyway.

  • 59 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Sep 11, 2016 at 12:10 PM

    Agree – Gayle looked like a little boy lost upfront – didn’t get much service though and the balls he got were hopeful punts

  • 60 magscar // Sep 11, 2016 at 12:11 PM

    My thoughts as well but Rafa seemed to want to continue with having pace for counter attack as we were ahead and controlling game yet as you say ball doesn’t stick. Same when Perez plays there. Early days yet. Mitro hasn’t reached fitness levels and Murphy only joined squad late but either ( or both but not together) will probably figure on Tuesday..

    I still think Gayle could play out wide if Goufran doesn’t figure but we have Atsu or as away what about Lazzaar?

  • 61 Legolas // Sep 11, 2016 at 12:12 PM

    Does anyone know what the fans were singing at the end of the game yesterday. It was to the tune of “my old man’s a dustman” I think. It had something about the championship in it. Great atmosphere.?

  • 62 The overrated Frenchman // Sep 11, 2016 at 12:16 PM

    Charlie/Hibbitt – it looked to me that the wide players – especially Ritchie – didn’t want to whip a cross in because there was nobody likely to get on the end of it, with Gayle being the little bloke he is and Diame not really on the front line.

  • 63 Rotonda heights // Sep 11, 2016 at 12:18 PM

    As much as I want to see armstrong develop and get game time, I am worried should Barnsley remain a genuine promotion rival.


    5 consecutive wins without a big lumbering target man is fine for me. CB’s love heading hopeful high balls away all day long, especially in the championship where the ball is more ariel and not so technical. Mitro and Murphy can always be plan B, something we never had under McCarvew.


    For the money these people are on, giving a 100% should be a given and being a geordie shouldn’t really come in to it. Shola and Taylor played that card for years.

    However, if Rafa can somehow get performances like yesterday, from someone like Colback who essentially can not pass, create, tackle properly, doesn’t score, has no speed and gives away dangerous free kicks a lot, then fair play, what a coach.

    I remember colback once having the game of his life at home v chelsea but I never saw that form again as we sunk under McCarvew. Now with a proper manager, may be he can be improved a la Gouffran.


    Please promise you won’t start stalking Lazaar too. You know how you love rubbing shoulders with a bit of stardust and reflected glory, then telling us all about it.


    At 36, I know you like to plagiarise and that sometimes, well alright, many times, google lets you down, but come on, that quote re-battle of wits against an unarmed opponent not exactly state of the art.

  • 64 Jail for Ashley // Sep 11, 2016 at 12:25 PM

    Aye there’s no set rules on how big or little strikers should be, different games will require tactics. The Fulham game was screaming for a big lump to hoof the ball at but we done very well against Reading without a target man.

  • 65 Jail for Ashley // Sep 11, 2016 at 12:27 PM

    I think Sels is coming in for a bit too much stick. Three clean sheets in a row now and the one before that was a pen.

  • 66 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Sep 11, 2016 at 12:28 PM

    RAFA seems to have a problem on how to play up-front players at the moment and delivery.
    Once he gets it sorted and who/system he plays I think we will be flying

  • 67 Jail for Ashley // Sep 11, 2016 at 12:33 PM

    Don’t worry, I’ve just tweeted Lazaar and told him to be wary of a bespectacled runt wearing a tweed blazer with leather patches on the armsame. The pen he hands him for an autograph will more than likely contain chloroform

  • 68 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Sep 11, 2016 at 12:34 PM

    Predicted line up vs Derby:


  • 69 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Sep 11, 2016 at 12:37 PM

    6 changes is a lot I know but we are in a hectic schedule right now. Ritchie and Gayle looked really off the pace so they could do with a rest.

  • 70 Slank // Sep 11, 2016 at 12:37 PM

    Ian Toon

    ‘You mean thankfully!..’

    Yes, thankfully.

  • 71 magscar // Sep 11, 2016 at 12:39 PM


    As I mentioned due to Mitro’s suspension and fitness levels and Murphy joining us late then going of on International duty Rafa seems to have gone for Gayle and Diame not unreasonably. I was disapppointed generally with both yesterday but as Tof says may be Ritchie ( who also didn’t excel) was stumped with no one to aim at?

    I expect Rafa will be working on variations though and I am sure more to come 🙂

  • 72 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Sep 11, 2016 at 12:41 PM

    Maybe even Gamez for Anita.

  • 73 Jib // Sep 11, 2016 at 12:43 PM



  • 74 Slank // Sep 11, 2016 at 12:43 PM

    YoungMagpieFromBurnley @ 69

    ‘..Predicted line up vs Derby ‘

    I hate to mention this to you but………

  • 75 hibbit // Sep 11, 2016 at 12:51 PM

    Predicted line up game against Derby !!!!!!

  • 76 The overrated Frenchman // Sep 11, 2016 at 12:52 PM

    Charlie, I’ll be disappointed if Mitrovic doesn’t start getting plenty of game time from now on. When you look at the quality of the plank forwards in the Championship (from what I’ve seen so far) he is a cut above and you’d have to imagine he will be a real handful if that’s what defenders are used to.

  • 77 hibbit // Sep 11, 2016 at 12:52 PM

    sorry slank never refreshed

  • 78 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Sep 11, 2016 at 12:56 PM

    Ahhhhh lmao!!! Qpr damn it.

  • 79 Ian Toon // Sep 11, 2016 at 12:59 PM

    jail – Quite a few assumptions there sunshine. Armsame??

    Jail- Why if you are only on holiday when we’re playing away instead of constantly bemoaning the fact why don’t you go to an away game? Anything else I can help you with ?

    You should have got over your Goodison Park experience by now!
    Now that incident was true – because you had made such a point of telling everyone before going, that afterwards you were constantly asked and constantly embarrassed in explaining your none show.

    No fellow bloggers- he didn’t go to Anfield by mistake it’s a lot funnier than that.

  • 80 welshgeordie9 // Sep 11, 2016 at 1:11 PM

    Jail and Mister Tuff remind me of Paul and Barry Chuckle.

  • 81 Mister Tuff // Sep 11, 2016 at 1:16 PM

    Hoy – get back under the bridge.
    You have just appeared to support your blog bosses – Jib and Ian Toon – with whatever shyte/bunkum they come up with.

  • 82 Mister Tuff // Sep 11, 2016 at 1:21 PM

    Ian Tool – when you bumped into Achraf Lazaars’ family in a crowd. How do you know who they were.

    Did anybody else turn up when you were in the crowd. What about Elvis Presley or Shergar the racehourse.
    What about Lord Lucan could he be hiding in the crowd.

  • 83 Ian Toon // Sep 11, 2016 at 1:21 PM

    Jib @73- It was quite a work out throughout the game – saves me going to the gym. Too much emphasise on Benitez rather than players at present- many fans still can’t quite believe he’s running things after years in the wilderness. That said Ritchie is fondly acknowledged. He’s made a big impact and is one player who reads a game brilliantly and is always orchestrating the players around him.

  • 84 Jib // Sep 11, 2016 at 1:22 PM

    We play Barnsley Tuesday 18th October .
    Presumably Armstrong will not play

  • 85 JamesToon // Sep 11, 2016 at 1:25 PM

    watching villa atm, they look very bright and attacking, a lot of movements and players forward

  • 86 Ian Toon // Sep 11, 2016 at 1:25 PM

    What I actually said:

    13Ian Toon // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:20 AM

    Achraf Lazaar- his family of around 6 people were standing not far behind us in the crowd. I say that because he looks a younger version of someone I took to be his Dad. Hope they get to see him play soon.

  • 87 welshgeordie9 // Sep 11, 2016 at 1:32 PM

    Mister Tuff

    You know me, I speak my mind so I will agree with anyone even you and jail if you are right, now i feel with you two, you two keep saying get rid of the wums and everyone else who disrupts to leave the blog, yet the are days when jib for example minding his own business comes on and you two start, yes he’s a pain in the arse sometimes, he even gets on my nerves but you two are no angels.

  • 88 Mister Tuff // Sep 11, 2016 at 1:39 PM

    welsh – both you and Jib Jibberish come onto the blog to provoke and love it when the ruck starts.

    When was Jib minding his own business – and how exactly does that work on a forum.

  • 89 welshgeordie9 // Sep 11, 2016 at 1:47 PM

    So then tuff do tell me because I’m dying to know, when was the last time I’ve had an arguement on here,

  • 90 Jib // Sep 11, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    Ian the guy could have been Andrea Catolli – Lazaars agent . He does look like an older version of him and attends loads of games with him and was certainly acutely aware of Derby yesterday.

  • 91 Jib // Sep 11, 2016 at 2:01 PM

    Welshie which one is Tuffty – Barry or Paul ?

  • 92 Toon Tang // Sep 11, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    Afternoon fellow Blog-botherers

    Anyone else see Mo Farrah’s Shearer tribute just before he crossed the line earlier on? Absolute class act that lad.

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