Newcastle Fans React To Oxford Away In FA Cup


Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter after we were drawn against League One club Oxford United in the 4th round of the FA Cup – if we can beat Birmingham a week on Wednesday in our replay.




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34 comments so far

  • Belfast

    Jan 9, 2017 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #1

    There’s not one game in that whole draw that looks a decent watch lol

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  • G

    Jan 9, 2017 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #2

    Potential nanaskin written all over it, lets get the Brumies beat first eh

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  • Steak and Kidney Pie

    Jan 9, 2017 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #3

    Managing the minutes is important. He can have twenty four players to work with, but he’s always going to start in the league with match fit players he can. Which is why Colback and Hayden were the obvious pairing with Shelvey out.

    Should it happen again, match fitness will of course dictate who plays, and then a set up to suit devised. In Shelvey’s case you really need to hope he’s available and playing. He is that difficult to cover no matter what we do in the window.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 9, 2017 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #4

    Belfast/toonarmydownsouth
    Sorry had a call
    On Krul there’s no insentive for him to sign on to another year just to get a move in the summer, he would of been on a free so he’s of made more money there and I doubt Ajax said sign with NUFC again so we can give them a fee next year rather than u getting it

    It’s only good for Newcastle not Krul or Ajax and we weren’t in a power position

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  • Oldgit1

    Jan 9, 2017 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #5

    @ WWSBRD re krull, can’t see him wanting to leave the north east as his wife is a prominent Lawyer in the area, a very smart cookie by all accounts.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 9, 2017 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #6

    Oldgit
    Didn’t know that not the standard wag then. Might want to fight for his place then come summer and I could still see a place for him at NUFC

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 9, 2017 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #7

    WWSBRD
    Hmm could be an agree to disagree situation
    Not sure Krul was in that stronger position haggling wise, injury problems and a lack of form etc

    Either way given the Ajax coaches comments i doubt he’ll get a move there

    For me if Rafa wanted him here there was no reason to send him on loan

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 9, 2017 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #8

    Two good games to get the whole squad up to scratch and be able to properly rotate the squad for both a Cup run and retain/improve our League position.

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  • Oldgit1

    Jan 9, 2017 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #9

    It was always his intention to stay in Newcastle, he loves the club. After all the duff managers we have had, he will want to stay with Rafa and win something and get back into his country team. I still rate him and hope he stays with us. A nice lad.

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  • Steak and Kidney Pie

    Jan 9, 2017 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #10

    The injury and contract situation made it viable to send him out on loan. If an acceptable offer doesn’t come in, then he’ll be back at Newcastle and back in the mix, and at his best he’s certainly as good as Darlow and Elliot, and behind a solid defence probably better in most respects. His distribution is a weakness though for sure, relative to the other two, which I think puts him on thin ice with Rafa.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 9, 2017 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #11

    toonarmydownsouth
    Mate if that was the case we’d never get a fee for him anyway. I don’t see any footballer giving up a free transfer pay check for no reason and he’s certainly get a move on a free to a decent team he’s PL proven and had some stellar games where he’s singlehandedly won games

    I could be wrong maybe he just felt loyalty to NUFC and signed to help us but he’d be a very rare case if that was true

    Rafa couldn’t carry two injured goalies and bring in another one (which we had to) and Krul is on bigger wages and, let’s face it, would have far more interests than Elliot

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  • cyprus

    Jan 9, 2017 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #12

    Distribution is a nice little bonus. Good goal keeping is their day job though. Ask City fans.

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  • Steak and Kidney Pie

    Jan 9, 2017 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #13

    I think for continental managers, distribution, not only throwing or punting, or a long first time clearance from a back pass, but also the capacity to control a ball into space and play it out competently from the back is a pretty big deal.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 9, 2017 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #14

    I last time we played Oxford in a cup we got dumped 2-1 after a 1-1 draw at home think it was 1983 in the Keegan playing days.
    and at the time we were riding high in division 2

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  • Steak and Kidney Pie

    Jan 9, 2017 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #15

    Sels is pretty good in this respect, and also a decent shot stopper, and a Rafa signing. Has other weaknesses of course. He’s only 23, it should be remembered.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 9, 2017 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #16

    Steak
    And there’s the problem

    Krul is not in any way comfortable on the ball which Elliot and Darlow are
    He can’t or won’t play it short, whenever the ball comes back to him he panicked, everyone panicked before he sliced out of play for a throw in (normally in our own half)

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 9, 2017 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #17

    Selz would have been great as a dancer in the 1920s.

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  • Steak and Kidney Pie

    Jan 9, 2017 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #18

    Yeah, his distribution may even be behind his lack of games at Ajax, who as we all know, like to play it out from the back. Krul, schooled in the English game, and at Newcastle might be now having some regrets. But perhaps he doesn’t have it in him anyway. Skinny feet, as Geordie two would say.

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  • Steak and Kidney Pie

    Jan 9, 2017 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #19

    A flapper, ha!, but also doesn’t parry the ball clear, which is possibly even more alarming. These are things he can work on though, and correct at still only 23.

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  • Steak and Kidney Pie

    Jan 9, 2017 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #20

    Rafa may even view Elliot, Darlow, and even Krul as his keepers this and next season, but Sels as the future.

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  • Belfast

    Jan 9, 2017 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #21

    Nah for me Krul informed the club he wanted to move on in the summer. Maybe a permanent deal to Ajax was always the plan. There was no talk of a loan deal with Ajax the extension and the loan deal came out of the blue last minute when everyone assumed he was going for good. It could be possible after medical examination etc they didn’t want to commit to a few million quid fee and 3-4 year deal worth x amount of million for a goalkeeper with a questionable injury record and the extension and loan deal was then negotiated between both clubs and the player.

    Krul plays 20 plus games, stays injury free, proves his fitness and looks back to his best. Ajax sign him permanently next summer and all parties are happy.

    Boom boom.

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  • Belfast

    Jan 9, 2017 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #22

    I don’t believe we would have signed superhands if Krul had intended to stay…

    Darlow 1
    Woodman 2
    Harper/ Paul Robinson type 3 – short term contract.

    And the Sels fee spent on somebody else.

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  • Belfast

    Jan 9, 2017 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #23

    Wwsbrd and Tads*

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  • Steak and Kidney Pie

    Jan 9, 2017 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #24

    To be honest, I doubt any of the many of the keepers we have on our books is going to be 1st choice between the sticks, should Rafa take us where he wants, unless they improve fairly markedly. Not sure Elliot and Krul, have that much capacity for improvement.

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  • Belfast

    Jan 9, 2017 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #25

    To be fair Rafa could have analysed his performances over the last two seasons, didn’t fancy him and told him it was best to move on.

    There was definitely someone always leaving when superhands was brought in.

    I know Charnley is probably a bit star struck by Rafa but I don’t think he would have agreed to signing superhands without knowing Krul was leaving.

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  • jane

    Jan 9, 2017 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #26

    Charlie looks like Oxford knocked us out the league cup in 1983 and 1985

    http://www.11v11.com/teams/newcastle-united/tab/opposingTeams/opposition/Oxford%20United/

    but they were doing well at that time..

    “Oxford won the Third Division title after the 1983–84 season under the management of Jim Smith, who also guided them to the Second Division title the following year. This meant that Oxford United would be playing First Division football in the 1985–86 season”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_United_F.C.

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  • Steak and Kidney Pie

    Jan 9, 2017 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #27

    Yeah, but we needed to sign a keeper, regardless of what Krul wanted to do, and it needed to be a permanent one given the nature of Krul and Elliots injuries. So he brings in Sels to compete with Darlow, and with room to improve, and the potential to be top notch. If Krul ultimately wants to stay, then he’s back in the mix, and Rafa then has to move someone on, quite possibly Krul, but not at all necessarily.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 9, 2017 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #28

    Jane
    Cheers forgot about that one they beat us 3-1 and went on to win the ‘Milk Cup’

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  • Steak and Kidney Pie

    Jan 9, 2017 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #29

    One last thing on Krul. Being a long servant of the club, and having suffered what was potentially a career threatening injury, on it’s own makes the contract extension appropriate.

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  • Steak and Kidney Pie

    Jan 9, 2017 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #30

    …….regardless of whether Rafa does or doesn’t rate him or if he wanted to stay.

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  • Steak and Kidney Pie

    Jan 9, 2017 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #31

    …..or go.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 10, 2017 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #32

    Given had a career threatening injury and went on to play at the top level afterwards, might even be still playing?

    GKs are supposed to improve with age so Krul night be good for a few years.

    Will we be singing that he’s a Geordie in the future, appears he might want to settle here for good.

    I have a gut feeling that Selz will always be a flapper.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 10, 2017 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #33

    Our 3rd and possibly future GK might well be Woodford.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 10, 2017 at 5:28 AM

    Comment #34

    Freddie Woodman?!

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