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Hayden, Ritchie And Diame Start At Barnsley

6:47 pm, Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 182 Comments

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Rafa Benitez has just named his side for the tough test at Barnsley tonight and in come Issac Hayden, Mo Diame and Matt Ritchie.

Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Karl Darlow; Vurnon Anita, Jamaal Lascelles (c), Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett; Jonjo Shelvey, Jack Colback; Matt Ritchie, Mo Diame, Yoan Gouffran; Dwight Gayle
Substitutes: Matz Sels, DeAndre Yedlin, Achraf Lazaar, Jack Colback, Christian Atsu, Ayoze Perez, Aleksandar Mitrovic

Issac comes in for Jack Colback, Mo comes in for Ayoze Perez in the number 10 role and Matt comes in for Christian Atsu on the right wing, having recovered from his virus.

And for once we got the team right.

This is what Rafa has said about Barnsley today:

“When you play two games a week, it’s important to go to the next one after winning, because you have more confidence and the right mentality.”

“We have confidence in things that we are doing at the moment, but at the same time, I told the players that it’s a very dangerous game because Barnsley are a good team.”

“They’re a team that play with high intensity and a high tempo, and we have to be sure that we don’t go there with our confidence and start making mistakes, or making them believe that they can win.”

“It’s a very dangerous game, because they are scoring goals and they are not conceding too many.”  “They score goals, and that is always dangerous.”

“They attack, they create chances and they score goals. They play with a very high tempo, so it will not be easy. We know the Championship is a very difficult league, a very difficult competition, as are these kind of games.”

“I remember watching them three or four weeks ago, and I was impressed because of the intensity and the pace, so I think it will be tough.”

80% of fans think we will win this game tonight.

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182 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Goromagpie // Oct 18, 2016 at 6:48 PM

    My prediction
    3-0 to magpies

  • 2 firebug666 // Oct 18, 2016 at 6:49 PM

    Ahh well no points for me tonight, but c’mon NUFC lets hammer these little Tykes.

  • 3 WWSBRD // Oct 18, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    Good team that
    Shame for Yedlin and Atsu though hard to argue Goofy doesn’t deserve his starts these days

    Another 3 points and Norwich slipping up wouldn’t be a bad thing

  • 4 Legolas // Oct 18, 2016 at 6:51 PM

    9-11. Nah points again for me. Now for the three points. HWTL.

  • 5 SPRINGY // Oct 18, 2016 at 6:51 PM

    got ten of the team….thought mitro would get a run out instead of gayle……bugger!!lol

  • 6 Average_Contents // Oct 18, 2016 at 6:52 PM

    Didn’t that little tw@t downie from SSN say Diame’s not travelling.

    Haha, what a gobsh1te.

    Must get his info the same place as jizz.

  • 7 Goromagpie // Oct 18, 2016 at 6:53 PM

    It’s 11:30 pm here ..Very hard to watch the match

  • 8 firebug666 // Oct 18, 2016 at 6:53 PM

    AC

    PMSL, I knew I heard somewhere that he wasn’t travelling.

  • 9 Essex Geordie Bill // Oct 18, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    The NUFC website has Colback in the team and on the bench! ?

    Diame is in team.

    So if it’s actually Hayden then then it’s 9-11 for me as well.

  • 10 dok - the horrid colonial // Oct 18, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    at least I’m at work and can listen… plus with headphones on I cant hear the boss nagging me 🙂

    cmon toon!

  • 11 Goromagpie // Oct 18, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    Any Indian here?

  • 12 firebug666 // Oct 18, 2016 at 6:55 PM

    WWSBRD

    Aye Norwich are away to Fulham tonight so could be a good night all around.

  • 13 Mister Tuff // Oct 18, 2016 at 6:55 PM

    I stand to be corrected but was is not reported by Googlemeister that Diame was not travelling.

    If so – disgraceful attempt to spike the Rafa Bingo.

    apologies if not correct.

  • 14 Essex Geordie Bill // Oct 18, 2016 at 6:56 PM

    Got to go out so will miss all of the excitement. 🙁

    HWTL HWTF HWTR HWTBRS

  • 15 swemag // Oct 18, 2016 at 6:56 PM

    Mbemba injured or Clark is just dominating?

    Whos on the bench?

  • 16 mindshaft // Oct 18, 2016 at 6:56 PM

    10 / 11 … Diame messed me up as I read somewhere that he didn’t travel !!

  • 17 WWSBRD // Oct 18, 2016 at 6:57 PM

    firebug
    Aye we lost that one (though we had half a team) fingers crossed eh

    Top of the league by nights end and there til the end?

  • 18 Bobbybee // Oct 18, 2016 at 6:57 PM

    10/11. Getting closer every time.

  • 19 WWSBRD // Oct 18, 2016 at 6:59 PM

    swen
    We don’t have a CB on the bench mate

    Mbemba was ill last game though

  • 20 Essex Geordie Bill // Oct 18, 2016 at 6:59 PM

    I wasn’t going to pick Diame anyway so wrong either way.

    Hope he has a stormer.

  • 21 swemag // Oct 18, 2016 at 6:59 PM

    Goromagpie, no, Swedish based in Montreal, but I work with a bunch of nice people based in Gurgaon outside of Delhi, does it count?

  • 22 SPRINGY // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    bobby
    same mate,gayle in instead of mitro which scuppered me.

  • 23 firebug666 // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    This is the bench.

    Matz Sels, DeAndre Yedlin, Achraf Lazaar, Jack Colback, Christian Atsu, Ayoze Perez, Aleksandar Mitrovic

  • 24 toontaff2 // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    Kerchinggggggggggggggg! BINGO!
    11 right! Good job I put team in before Sky/Jib said Diame was oot!
    Got a feeling I will not be the only full hoose!
    Now for the subs!
    No going to predict the score – my luck could run out!

  • 25 firebug666 // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    toontaff2

    Well done marra, it was getting kinda lonely on the 5 point bench, not to mention uncomfortable. 😀

  • 26 Dennis Twice // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

  • 27 Legolas // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    Firebug

    Interesting, no centre half?

  • 28 Hail Wor Ashley // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:03 PM

    No CB on the bench is odd. Mbemba injured, but where’s HAnley, especially given he came on for Lascelles at weekend.

    2-0 Toon!

  • 29 AncientC // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:04 PM

    http://mixlr.com/rarestpepe2/ Some match build up.

    The radio link changes when the game starts; details: https://www.reddit.com/r/NUFC/comments/57xooh/pepe_fm_newcastle_vs_barnsley_1945hrs_1810/

  • 30 firebug666 // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:04 PM

    Legolas

    True but at a push we have players who can play there, not sure why Hanley hasn’t made the bench like.

  • 31 firebug666 // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:04 PM

    https://www.spreaker.com/user/onnradio/toon-toon

  • 32 Goromagpie // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:05 PM

    Swenmag ,
    Wow man
    Ur a Indian then…Lol …thank god I have a Indian friend here

  • 33 toontaff2 // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:05 PM

    toontaff2 // Oct 17, 2016 at 5:12 PM

    On that note, Rafa’s Barnsley Bingo:

    Darlow, OH! Always believe in………
    Anita Lascalles Clark Dummett
    Ritchie Shelvey Hayden Gouffy
    Diame
    Gayle
    Subs: Sels, Mbemba, , Yedlin, Hazaar woof,woof, Atsu Colback Mitro

  • 34 Rafa Revolution // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:05 PM

    4-1 toon

  • 35 SPRINGY // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:06 PM

    firebug/legolas
    if theres been a bug going around training then wouldnt be surprised if thats the reason for no cb’s on bench.

  • 36 Ron Knee // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:07 PM

    Spot Ed’s deliberate mistake:-
    Karl Darlow; Vurnon Anita, Jamaal Lascelles (c), Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett; Jonjo Shelvey, Jack Colback; Matt Ritchie, Mo Diame, Yoan Gouffran; Dwight Gayle

  • 37 firebug666 // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:07 PM

    SPRINGY

    Aye you could be right, Rafa is no fool and would want a CB, but I think we are well covered anyway.

  • 38 Bobbybee // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:08 PM

    Any problem at CB can be covered by Dummett, with Lazaar coming on to cover his place. He’s a competent CB, better than LB really.

  • 39 Rafa Revolution // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:09 PM

    Hayden will drop to CB if needs be

  • 40 Bambams // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:10 PM

    This will be a difficult game. I hope we play well and get the points, banana skin game.

  • 41 WWSBRD // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    Bobby
    Aye I reckon Dummett will move if there’s an injury with Lazaar coming in at LB

    Unlikely to be needed though tbh

  • 42 Legolas // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    Springy

    There has been a bug going around at work. Docs are full. You may be right. As others have said we can fill a gap with what we have.

  • 43 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:14 PM

    Think we’ll end the game like this:

    Darlow
    Anita_Lascelles_Clark_Dummett
    Hayden_Shelvey
    Yedlin_Mitrovic_Lazaar
    Gayle

  • 44 Bobbybee // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:17 PM

    WWSBRD, hopefully he won’t need to shuffle the pack, but I reckon that’s his thinking just in case. Knowing he’s got cover on the field may well be why he hasn’t named a CB on the bench. That bug may well have a say in it as well.

  • 45 YuckFou // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    http://www.wornewcastle.com/

  • 46 Ron Knee // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    YMFB

    Are you proposing a new variation on Rafa Bingo?

  • 47 SPRINGY // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    legolas
    i think if hanley was fit/healthy he would be there,so it just a guess thats the problem.

  • 48 Bobbybee // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    Congrats toontaff. Like you say though, there might be more than one winner tonight. Even so, you get the five points so wtf? 🙂

  • 49 toontaff2 // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:24 PM

    Would happily trade for 3 points tonight.

    No free streams found – JIB needs to give credit card details to sign up to these “free” sit that want your card!

  • 50 dok - the horrid colonial // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:26 PM

    toontaff, you can listen to the stream off facebook toon army America..

  • 51 firebug666 // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:26 PM

    Here’s the speaker live radio stream then lads.

    https://www.spreaker.com/user/onnradio/barnsley-v-newcastle

  • 52 Bobbybee // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    The team playing tonight should be far too good for Barnsley imo. Too much PL quality for a side just promoted. I know it’s going to be like a cup tie for them, but we surely have enough to win comfortably? Be amazed if we lose this. Sickened as well.

  • 53 Hail Wor Ashley // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    Let’s hope we’re top come FT.

    Time to take command of the league.

  • 54 toontaff2 // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:40 PM

    Radio Toon + SkySportsNews -better than nowt!
    Should have gone to Bar9!

  • 55 lukes26 // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:42 PM

    https://www.periscope.tv/w/1rmxPbjWgEqGN?mode=couch

  • 56 firebug666 // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:42 PM

    https://www.periscope.tv/w/1rmxPbjWgEqGN?mode=couch#

  • 57 Toonces // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:43 PM

    https://www.periscope.tv/w/1rmxPbjWgEqGN?q=newcastle

  • 58 Moonraker15 // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    Ed you’ve missed out Hayden and included Colback you muppet! Thought I was going mad !

  • 59 chicousa // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:45 PM

    Thanks for the Periscope links mates!

  • 60 Bambams // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:46 PM

    I am sure I read somewhere Sissoko wanted to PLAY Champions league football….

    #benched

  • 61 dok - the horrid colonial // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:47 PM

    bambams,

    sissoko is playing CL football… on his xbox…

  • 62 Bobbybee // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:49 PM

    Sammy scores for bolton!

  • 63 Bambams // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:49 PM

    Dok

    You are probably right…..Got one in the dugout for him.

  • 64 lochinvar // Oct 18, 2016 at 7:54 PM

    Quite so far…but Ameobi scores for Bolton after 2 minutes at Millwall

    Passes the time

  • 65 firebug666 // Oct 18, 2016 at 8:02 PM

    Damn Norwich have scored.

  • 66 Bobbybee // Oct 18, 2016 at 8:03 PM

    Bloody norwich 1-0

  • 67 lochinvar // Oct 18, 2016 at 8:07 PM

    Norwich, Brighton and Bham all winning
    Norwich was a Pen

  • 68 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Oct 18, 2016 at 8:20 PM

    Diame is playing gash we need Mitrovic or Murphy to hold the ball up so we can get Gayle involved !

    Barnsley are playing out of their skins mind you

  • 69 firebug666 // Oct 18, 2016 at 8:27 PM

    Norwich 2-0

  • 70 Toon Tang // Oct 18, 2016 at 8:28 PM

    Norwich 2-0

  • 71 lochinvar // Oct 18, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    Norwich 2nd Pen

  • 72 Toon Tang // Oct 18, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    If we’re to get the win here, its gonna be one of them scrappy dogged 1 nillers eh lads

  • 73 Average_Contents // Oct 18, 2016 at 8:30 PM

    Two dubious penalties for Norwich, just seen them on ssn.

    Sounds like Barnsley are stifling us. Need to up our game and get shelvey into it.

    Need some magic. Diame off at ht with Mitro coming on?

    Hwtl
    Hwtf

  • 74 firebug666 // Oct 18, 2016 at 8:32 PM

    Diame has been Barnsley’s best player, He has managed to destroy every attack we’ve started.

  • 75 Average_Contents // Oct 18, 2016 at 8:37 PM

    Atsu or mitro or both?

    Personally I’d bring both on with gayle dropping behind mitro who’d come on for Diame and take goofy off for Atsu.

    C’mon

    Hwtl
    Hwtf

  • 76 El Sleeve // Oct 18, 2016 at 8:38 PM

    Atsu Yedlin and Perez to come on and change the game

  • 77 Toon Tang // Oct 18, 2016 at 8:40 PM

    Coffin dodger’s just scored

  • 78 lochinvar // Oct 18, 2016 at 8:40 PM

    Sounds like it’s time for Mitro to make a game for himself for the right reasons

  • 79 firebug666 // Oct 18, 2016 at 8:41 PM

    Rafa doesn’t make hasty decisions, we want early subs but Rafa will wait till around 60-70 minutes.

    Arrrrrgggggggggggg!!!

  • 80 lukes26 // Oct 18, 2016 at 8:41 PM

    seems a little disorganized in midfield, movement has been poor. too many long balls

    seems like barnsley’s gameplan was to sit back and counterattack, but theyve been poor , few chances for them

    maybe colback on first in the 2nd half, wish rafa would go with 2 upfront, but that’s not his style

  • 81 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Oct 18, 2016 at 8:41 PM

    Diame is not and will never be a no 10 / striker !! He cant play with his back to goal , hold it up and play people in which is what he is being asked to do currently!

    He is someone who picks up the ball from deep and runs before laying it off to the more creative players to make the goals happen!

    We are really lacking a proper no 10 to play the formation that Rafa wants to !!

    Norwich getting it easy again teams are not really raising their game against them they are not a scalp like us or Villa !

  • 82 Lindisfarne // Oct 18, 2016 at 8:45 PM

    Poor first half, too many throw ins and not enough possession. We need to go 4141.

  • 83 SPRINGY // Oct 18, 2016 at 8:51 PM

    get in

  • 84 Toon Tang // Oct 18, 2016 at 8:51 PM

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

  • 85 firebug666 // Oct 18, 2016 at 8:53 PM

    Gayle Force, Come on!

  • 86 thebionicMAG // Oct 18, 2016 at 8:53 PM

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!

  • 87 Rafa Revolution // Oct 18, 2016 at 8:54 PM

    Get in Gayle

  • 88 SUTTY1978 // Oct 18, 2016 at 8:54 PM

    Scrappiest goal ever but they all count the same!

  • 89 NUFCPaul // Oct 18, 2016 at 8:56 PM

    Get in there you muddy funster!

  • 90 chicousa // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:01 PM

    Fulham pulls one back against Norwich

  • 91 Markaccus // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:01 PM

    He just cant stop scoring. I agree we don’t really seem to have a number 10, I wonder if we will start seeing a Gayle-mitro partnership soon.

  • 92 Toon Tang // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:02 PM

    Fulham on the fightback

  • 93 Hail Wor Ashley // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:04 PM

    Bunga

    Diame played ace at no10 for Hull. Though wasn’t asked to be a target man and hold it up.

    Can’t put my finger on why he isn’t showing his Hull form. His last injury one too many? Some slight regret in dropping a division?

    Who knows. He isn’t performing yet. I’d hook him for Mitrovic.

  • 94 YuckFou // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:05 PM

    2nd. half. https://www.periscope.tv/w/1OdJrNdklNvJX

  • 95 lochinvar // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:05 PM

    Is Diame capable of scoring ?

  • 96 Average_Contents // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:05 PM

    C’mon gayle you little beauty.

    Should of had a pen just before he scored, wondering if the ref played advantage. If not he’s a blind cnut.

    Fulham pull one back. Another please.

  • 97 Toon Tang // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:06 PM

    All Fulham at the moment in that game. Ive just been watching the green-screen

  • 98 firebug666 // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:06 PM

    lochinvar

    Diame can’t dribble passed a player, so I doubt scoring is on his agenda.

  • 99 Bambams // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:08 PM

    It’s still ‘earlyish’ for Diame but I feel he can’t have much more time to show why we signed him.

    Rafa obviously rates him ahead of Mitro (appears) so who else can we play there. Needs to be someone physical…Mitro or Murphy (if fit)

    Maybe if Diame can get a goal it will lift him.

  • 100 SUTTY1978 // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:08 PM

    Get in Fulham!

  • 101 Toon Tang // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:08 PM

    Get in Fulham hahaha what did i say

  • 102 Novocastrian66 // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:08 PM

    Fulham equalised.

  • 103 firebug666 // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:09 PM

    Fulham equalise yessssssss

  • 104 Bambams // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:09 PM

    2-2 craven cottage

  • 105 Average_Contents // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:10 PM

    Yes Fulham lol.

  • 106 SPRINGY // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:11 PM

    whooohooo

  • 107 Rafa Revolution // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:11 PM

    Gayle is on fire

  • 108 lukes26 // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:11 PM

    gayle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 109 firebug666 // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:11 PM

    2-0 whooooo hoooooooo!

  • 110 Hail Wor Ashley // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:11 PM

    Wooooooooooooooo!

    Get in there!

    Gayle tearing up the league!

    Barnsley look very tired already.

  • 111 Toon Tang // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:11 PM

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

  • 112 Average_Contents // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:11 PM

    Get in gayle force. Yes!!!!!!

  • 113 SUTTY1978 // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:11 PM

    Much better finish that time Gayle, lovely!

  • 114 firebug666 // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:12 PM

    Gayle Force 9 for a hatrick

  • 115 Rafa Revolution // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:12 PM

    As it stand we are top!!!

  • 116 Hail Wor Ashley // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:13 PM

    Gyle is everything Cisse should have been.

    Good to see a sharp mind, agile athlete and football brain in the no9 instead of watching Cisse move and react in slow-mo.

  • 117 Markaccus // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:14 PM

    Get in. Gayle is the man. Taking that 9 shirt seriously.

  • 118 Jib // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:14 PM

    Matt Ritchie made it
    I bet Jail wishes he’d put more dosh on it !

  • 119 lochinvar // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:14 PM

    And Reading equalise against Villa – another pen

  • 120 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:16 PM

    @Hail Wor Ashley

    I remember him being immense for Wigan and West Ham at times and wishing we had have signed him he does seem to have lost a fair bit of pace !

    Agree with what you say maybe the injuries are taking their toll now ?

    Also think the way that teams are flying into us giving us no time or space to breathe does not suit him as he cant really get moving with the ball for a few yards before being closed down! Would maybe be better in the premiership when the games are a bit more open

  • 121 SUTTY1978 // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:16 PM

    Rob Lee’s son on

  • 122 Average_Contents // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:18 PM

    Wonder which one it is, the one who supports us or the one who supports West ham.

  • 123 Hail Wor Ashley // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:18 PM

    Time for Yedlin to roast them on the break I think.

  • 124 Rafa Revolution // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:18 PM

    Gayle scores 15 goals in 3 seasons for Palace
    Scores 11 in 3 months for the roon 🙂

  • 125 toon kk // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:18 PM

    Gayle was a class signing, the type of player we’ve missed for a long time.

  • 126 Rafa Revolution // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    Toon ffs

  • 127 SUTTY1978 // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    Pretty sure Elliot Lee was at West Ham before now. Where’s a googlemeister when you need one?

  • 128 Jib // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:21 PM

    I lub the roon – me like – ha ha ha

  • 129 SUTTY1978 // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:23 PM

    C’mon Fulham, let’s have another

  • 130 Jib // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:24 PM

    Elliot’s big bro Olly played for Wet Spam

  • 131 lochinvar // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    I rub the loon – me like
    But not sure if it’s legal

  • 132 Rafa Revolution // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:26 PM

    Jib, Typo pal

  • 133 lochinvar // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:29 PM

    Any subs on ?

  • 134 Jib // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:29 PM

    I love typo’s me
    Try this one
    Mick Lowes Bat Fastard
    😀

  • 135 SUTTY1978 // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:31 PM

    Jib, looks like both of them did then

  • 136 Thump // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:34 PM

    One more for Fulham and this can be a very good day indeed.

  • 137 WWSBRD // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:35 PM

    We’re Newcastle and we’re gonna —- the league

  • 138 Thump // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:38 PM

    Top!

  • 139 Jib // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:38 PM

    Whoop whoop f@ck off Norwich you insignificant w@nkers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 140 SUTTY1978 // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:38 PM

    Finish the day in top spot, nice

  • 141 Novocastrian66 // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:38 PM

    Happy with that.

  • 142 Hail Wor Ashley // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:38 PM

    Top of the league – let’s stay there!

  • 143 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:38 PM

    TOP OF THE LEAGUE

  • 144 firebug666 // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:38 PM

    Top of the league yeah!!!

  • 145 WWSBRD // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:39 PM

    Haha quality top of the league and I wont be looking back

    Brilliant isnt it

  • 146 jackball // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:40 PM

    Lets get a Huddersfield loss tomorrow and start getting some distance so I can breathe better

  • 147 dok - the horrid colonial // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:40 PM

    well done lads… looking forward to saturday

  • 148 Toon Tang // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    TOP BOMBING

  • 149 jackball // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    Gotta love that Norwich dropped 5 points with two two goal leads

  • 150 lochinvar // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    6000 happy toon fans on way home – well done lads and lasses , safe travels and don’t eat all the pies at the service stations !

  • 151 SUTTY1978 // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:42 PM

    Can’t believe there’s still 33 games left to play in the league, we’d be >1/3rd of the way through the season if we were in the Premier League

  • 152 Jail for Ashley // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:42 PM

    Brilliant!!!

  • 153 Tsunki // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:44 PM

    Not the 3-0 I thought but not far short. And Norwich blowing a two goal league to hand us top spot. Ta very much ha ha. Looks like the golden boot for Dwight too 🙂

  • 154 Average_Contents // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:44 PM

    Let’s hope we stay at the top now.

    Onwards and er..erm…

    Sack rafa, we didn’t win by 4 and it’s not good enough.

    Drum.

  • 155 archaeomag // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:44 PM

    Well done NUFC
    Well done Fulham
    &
    Well Jack on Periscope !

  • 156 Spotlight Kid // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:45 PM

    Testing testing……

  • 157 archaeomag // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:45 PM

    *done

  • 158 clinath@ed // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:45 PM

    I’d like to thank the lad who provided the periscope footage. Cheers young man.
    Noticed the rh side of the ground was half empty, why didn’t they offer us the extra tickets and take the revenue?

  • 159 Tsunki // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:46 PM

    E-I E-I E-I-O
    To the Premier league we go… 😀

  • 160 Hail Wor Ashley // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:47 PM

    When I predict 2-0 wins they come true. 4th time this season, if I were a betting man….

  • 161 dok - the horrid colonial // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:47 PM

    AC… very funny lol

  • 162 firebug666 // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:47 PM

    http://www.flashscores.co.uk/match/v7L8Z4ee/#standings;live

  • 163 Toon Tang // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:48 PM

    It’ll take a fair whack to knock us off top spot tomoz

  • 164 Toon Tang // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:48 PM

    Bloody scabby VILLA

  • 165 expatmag // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:51 PM

    If you include the two cup games, we have won 11 drawn 1 lost 1 of our last 13 games.

    Pity about the last minute blip at Villa and the off day against Wolves.

  • 166 Blackley and Brownlie // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:51 PM

    How do you get rid of the chat on periscope on android phone? It seems you press “h” on p.c.

  • 167 clinath@ed // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    It’s all character building expat 😉

  • 168 firebug666 // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    Next up is Ipswich, they also won 2-0 tonight, but we have the home advantage……Oh and better players.

  • 169 manxpie // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    get in top of the league and a good run to come

    did i hear right there were 9500 toon fans there!?

  • 170 firebug666 // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    manxpie

    I think it was 5,900 mate.

  • 171 Average_Contents // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    Blackley

    Think you just swipe the chat and it gives you the option to hide it. Don’t hold me to that. Annoying as fcuk isn’t it. Like the radio link too. Whoppers on it.

  • 172 manxpie // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:55 PM

    blackley that was doing my head in plus i think it slows down the footage the ammount of times i had to refresh was ridiculous!

  • 173 clinath@ed // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:56 PM

    Periscope worked great on my iPad. Refreshed a few times, but little loss in footage

  • 174 Average_Contents // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:56 PM

    Dok

    Very nearly set up a sackrafabecausehisdrumisshit.com site but eventually decided against it for some reason….

  • 175 manxpie // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:57 PM

    firebug i’m sure the radio fella said 9500 tho but then again he was having 3 attempts at players for every situation

  • 176 Scott // Oct 18, 2016 at 9:58 PM

    Just seen this myself otherwise I’d have posted sooner, but some lads had a Periscope from what I’m guessing was Shearers bar showing the game. Both halves can be viewed if you want it. Link to one is https://www.periscope.tv/w/atUyKjFZTEtKTkFKb2xES058MU93eFdyZ1paYk1KUYEe6J8sI3ngf0jOkfaDSDSqD-kimZsDGj5udPLl7gi7

  • 177 Average_Contents // Oct 18, 2016 at 10:00 PM

    Aye Manx, last time I watched via periscope it was getting on my tits and yes it slows it down. More data to process.

    Not much in the grand scheme of things but every little helps I suppose.

  • 178 lochinvar // Oct 18, 2016 at 10:01 PM

    Just seen the goals on Sky – first one Gayle got physical and wanted it, second showed stamina and quick feet

    Let’s build some momentum now – being well top by Xmas would be a great present for the Toon – what do we get Rafa for his Xmas pressies ?

  • 179 Blackley and Brownlie // Oct 18, 2016 at 10:02 PM

    aye the chat was annoying especially 3 ; 2 to norwich. no amount of swiping worked for me,

  • 180 SPRINGY // Oct 18, 2016 at 10:06 PM

    good win,greta to go top…all good…..question though…does mitro have a future here?

  • 181 manxpie // Oct 18, 2016 at 10:06 PM

    and them bloody love hearts on the other side i’m surprised no enterprising tech wizard has really took this periscope to the next level with tripod and zoom lol

  • 182 Average_Contents // Oct 18, 2016 at 10:10 PM

    Definitely 5900.

    Anyone else finding it annoying that all these away grounds now require proof of supporting the relevant team before tickets can be purchased.

    Who’d want to prove they support Barnsley lol.

    Seriously though, it’s scuppered my intentions of attending a few games now because I can’t sit in the home end (no way I’d get enough points to sit with the away)

    Right spoil sports they are.

    Side note:

    Can anyone tell me if they’ve ever hit the wing mirror of a stationary vehicle that’s parked near the kerb?

    If you have then your a blind cnut that shouldn’t be driving and have your license revoked.

    £100. Nearly died.

    Rant over.




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