The Newcastle Team Against Burton

I will be out for the rest of today since I am having surgery, but let’s hope the lads can give us another win tonight – that would be perfect!

This article will have to suffice as the “teams” article I usually put out once the teams are announced about an hour before each game.

We need a win tonight!

Howay The Lads!!

Personal note: The surgery today is in preparation for starting chemotherapy treatment next week in an effort to beat the prostate cancer; the treatment is scheduled to last for four months.

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312 comments so far

  • hibbit

    Apr 5, 2017 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #1


    i agree that’s what blogs are for and the points you make are valid
    but some on here go well over the top with criticism of our current players ok they my not be prem quality but the last time i looked we were still playing in the championship
    those very same player have got us into a very good position to achieve promotion
    the league table doesn’t lie

  • magpie6699

    Apr 5, 2017 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #2

    Good luck,Ed. Hope it goes well.

  • martoon

    Apr 5, 2017 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #3

    Ed – best of luck with your Chemo. Speaking as someone who has experienced this recently I hope you don’t feel as bad as I did but stick with it!

  • JackBall

    Apr 5, 2017 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #4

    Stay Strong

  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Apr 5, 2017 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #5


    all the best, thoughts and prayers from texas… black and white army is with you in spirit today!

  • tomellifred360

    Apr 5, 2017 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #6

    I’m sure Ed will be feeling fine after the match. 3pts will be the perfect tonic!

  • toontaff2

    Apr 5, 2017 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #7

    Stay strong, ED!
    Sure the Toon will give you a pick-me-up tonight!

  • Blofal

    Apr 5, 2017 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #8

    All the best Ed!

  • sirjasontoon

    Apr 5, 2017 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #9

    Best of Luck Ed and 3 points for the TOON

  • BenArfa the magician

    Apr 5, 2017 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #10


    The team we have is definitely the best squad in the Championship and should hopefully go on and gain promotion.

    There was a few discussions yesterday about if we go up who would we realistically like to sign. Other members took offence saying when did we go up etc should just concentrate on getting 3 points??? WTF??Like you say there are few on here who go way over the top for being negative some over the top thinking Rafa can do no wrong and all our players are just great and then WUMs, I suppose that what makes a great blog I guess.

  • magspuggy

    Apr 5, 2017 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #11

    Good luck Ed , wor thought’s and prayers are with you.

  • BenArfa the magician

    Apr 5, 2017 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #12

    Best of luck Ed

  • nut meg

    Apr 5, 2017 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #13

    Best wishes Ed, I’m sure the lads will put a smile on your face tonight when we’re back on top. keep ya chin up.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Apr 5, 2017 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #14

    Wish you the very best Ed mate.

  • estechco

    Apr 5, 2017 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #15

    All the best, Ed!

  • skiptoon

    Apr 5, 2017 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #16

    Good luck Ed. Take care mate.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 5, 2017 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #17

    Ed Good luck with the treatment, lets hope that there’ll be a big win for us to cheer you up.

  • GeordieDan

    Apr 5, 2017 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #18

    Best wishes Ed.

    Hope it goes well mate and hopefully we’ll get the win to cheer you up as well. 😉

  • LewSpi v2.0

    Apr 5, 2017 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #19

    Best wishes Ed, remember, you’ve got an Army behind you.

  • toonincheek

    Apr 5, 2017 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #20

    Ed – Our thoughts are with you

    And we hope you recover after surgery to find 3 points
    as an extra bonus to successful surgery.

  • JamesToon

    Apr 5, 2017 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #21

    all the best ed x

  • one fine day

    Apr 5, 2017 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #22

    good luck ed.
    hope it goes as well as possible for you

  • one fine day

    Apr 5, 2017 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #23

    good luck ed.
    hope it goes as well as possible for you

  • one fine day

    Apr 5, 2017 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #24


    Anita Lascelles Hanley Dummett

    Shelvey Hayden

    Ritchie diame perez


  • LewSpi v2.0

    Apr 5, 2017 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #25

    Charlie – previous post

    You might find this helpful

    It states the order goes like this:
    1. League position
    2. Goal difference
    3. Goals scored
    4. Head to head results
    5. Playoff between the 2

    Should we end up level in points and Brighton manage to make up the goal difference AND make up the 5 goals scored we have on them, we’ve taken 6 points off them this season so would be crowned champions.

  • spidermag

    Apr 5, 2017 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #26

    Best of wishes for the upcoming treatment Ed. As has been said already a win tonight will be a positive distraction from your journey ahead

  • martoon

    Apr 5, 2017 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #27

    Not sure if Jail is around atm but here is Rafa Bingo:

    Anita Lascelles Hanley Dummett
    ……….Shelvey Colback
    …….Ritchie Perez Atsu

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Apr 5, 2017 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #28

    Stay strong Ed, we’re all rooting for ya’!


  • magspuggy

    Apr 5, 2017 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #29

    Looking at the Ronnie gills article.

    Nufc stand to make nearly fifty million @ the end of the season.

    I would like to believe that and any money owed from transfer dealings, sissoko, Townsend, etc plus revenue from outgoings would be available for rafa to rebuild our squad into a premier outfit.

    50-100 million ain’t a lot but its a good starting place ..

  • Toonces

    Apr 5, 2017 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #30

    Best of luck,Ed. You are not alone.

  • supermac69

    Apr 5, 2017 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #31

    All the very best Ed, we’ll be waiting for ya

  • barkel

    Apr 5, 2017 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #32

    A win tonight secures a minimum 6th place finish. Hopefully a few goals for Gayle to get him back on top of the goal scoring charts. The BBC have a nice breakdown of goals per minute if anyone is interested

  • supermac69

    Apr 5, 2017 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #33

    Theirs some good players in the championship we could take with us if we go up, in thinkinas squad players who. Oils make the step up, wood of Leeds and Kodak at villa and mooy are 3 I think wouldn’t break the bank but would be an upgrade on what we have and it would leave a good few quid for a few Top players..!

  • firebug666

    Apr 5, 2017 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #34

    Best of luck ED, were all thinking of you.

  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Apr 5, 2017 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #35

    Good luck Ed!

  • hibbit

    Apr 5, 2017 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #36


    Kodak is 30+
    Mooy is a Man City player
    Wood is valued by Leeds at 2om +

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Apr 5, 2017 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #37

    LewSpi v2.0

    Cheers for the information – interesting!!!

    anyway good luck Ed
    and the TOON for toon-ight

  • hibbit

    Apr 5, 2017 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #38

    anyone know when Huddersfield play there game in hand ???

  • ShirebrookToon

    Apr 5, 2017 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #39

    All the best Ed. Stay strong fella. Let’s hope the toon put a smile on your face by tonight.



  • barkel

    Apr 5, 2017 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #40

    Best of luck Ed, hope all goes well.

    Just had a look at the remaining fixtures, if results go the same way as earlier in the season (extremely unlikely of course) but both us and Brighton would finish on 99pts with us winning the title with a +48 goal differece against +45. Very interesting end to the season ahead

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