Moreno Sounds Like Rafa – Players Must Show Same Passion And Intensity At Swansea

After losing our first two games in the Premier League, as we did late season too, we got back on track two weeks ago with a great 3-0 win against West Ham, and we looked a good team in the second half even if we don’t have obvious big stars in the team.

Well, at least none that cost us mega bucks to sign – not yet anyway.

Rafa Benitez showed how good a manager he is by forming a team and getting the very best out of players he has at the club, and he will continue to do that this season.

That’s one reason we are still upbeat about the season.

Assistant manager Francisco de Miguel Moreno (Moreno) at his press conference today – when he filled in for Rafa Benitez – expects Swansea to be confident at the Liberty Stadium.

Moreno gave a good press conference today – we must show passion and intensity

This is some of what Paco said during his press conference today, as he spoke in good English and addressed Swansea and the injury to Chancel Mbemba – which is not as bad as first thought:

“Swansea are doing well. They finished last season doing very, very well. They are a good side – there is no doubt about that,”

 “They have a good manager, so it is going to be a tough game for us.”

“Their momentum looks good, but after our game (against West Ham), I think our momentum can start to be good.”

“So, we have to continue and be sure we have the same commitment, the same passion and the same intensity we showed in the last game.”

“That is our priority now.”

“Obviously, we are managing different options (for the Chancel Mbemba injury), but we are still to decide. We are training with different options, as well.”

“Hopefully, we have a solution. It’s not a massive problem for us, I think. We have enough players to play there and we will put out a strong team, for sure.”

We need a win on Sunday and that will two wins in a row and will raise the spirits of Geordie fans everywhere.

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78 comments so far

  • JohnJ

    Sep 8, 2017 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #1

    A draw wouldn’t be a disaster but here’s hoping for another three points at Swansea – Haway the Lads and Haway Rafa – we are so lucky to have him as our team manager!

  • JohnJ

    Sep 8, 2017 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #2

    Very best wishes to Ed & thanks for all his efforts – you deserve a medal Ed!

  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 8, 2017 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #3

    bbc claim they were right to highlight the Mitro incident, because he didn’t appeal. tssrs

  • Clematis

    Sep 8, 2017 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #4


    I think we will play both, with Mereno being the more advanced and Shelvey retaining his “deep playmaker” role.


    You think we will lose? Against a porous defence that almost took Swansea down?

    I predict 3-0 to the toon.

  • lochinvar

    Sep 8, 2017 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #5

    If I read this right you’re saying that the BBC are claiming that they were right to highlight the Mitro incident because he didn’t appeal ?
    But they highlighted this on MOD before the FA even made the charge the following week.
    So they expected Mitro to appeal in advance for something he hadn’t been booked for or sent off for or even charged because he felt it was his duty ?

    Think we should rename the MOD pundits “pre-cogs” ( from the Tom Cruise film Minority Report ) because they seem to be able to predict the future for the FA

    Or do they work for the FA as informers or snitches ?
    Must have been in Slitherin House for school that lot.

    Wonder if Costa or Rooney or Deli Catessen or Kane will appeal in advance this week just to cover themselves in advance. Thought not.

  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 8, 2017 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #6

    Yes, seems match of the day, in response to complaints from Newcastle fans, have said they have been proved right by Mitro’s admission (by which they mean non-appeal). Mitro has actually come out and said it wasn’t given as a foul by the ref and that this sort of thing happens ten times a match. This statement from match of the day ignores the question posed by many of the questioning fans: “why this one and not others”. I feel strongly that the FA need to come out and explain the process for identifying retrospective incidents. Because it seems to me that they come in response to a media trial and conviction.

  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 8, 2017 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #7

    On being asked by the chronic why they chose to highlight the incident, the following response was given:

    “Disciplinary proceedings are a matter for the FA but the fact that Aleksandar Mitrovic has accepted a charge of violent conduct would suggest it was editorially correct to highlight the incident on Match of the Day.”

  • hibbit

    Sep 8, 2017 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #8

    Mitrovic is protesting his innocence yet he excepted the charge i just wonder why
    its to late ask why when he’s pleaded guilty just doesn’t add up ????

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Sep 8, 2017 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #9

    But if a player does not accept the charges then he can be punished harder if found guilty…and they almost always do…regardless

    It should really be handled differently all this retrospective nonsense

  • lesh

    Sep 8, 2017 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #10

    Looks as though the Blackpool owner’s going all out to beat Ashley to the title of worst football club owner.

  • lesh

    Sep 8, 2017 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #11

    And it seems that the English Football League’s looking at the fit and proper owners rules. They’re concerned about owners’ behaviour after they’ve bought a club. Maybe fans groups could press the EPL to do likewise?

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Sep 8, 2017 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #12

    It’s always good to know some one worse off than us…

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Sep 8, 2017 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #13

    lesh…that would only make sense…should have been done a long time ago…

    …with all these super rich foreign people who are white washing their dirty money in football leagues and the domestic newly rich that wants to either just have a bit too much fun or just take financial advantage of a a football club and its fans there should be implemented some rules as in Germany!

  • welshgeordie9

    Sep 8, 2017 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #14

    Sep 8, 2017 at 7:21 AM
    Comment #57
    # wipe the smiley face off welshgeordie9s’ comments.

    “I can’t lose” – you are everyday!!! #bantz

    Say what.

  • welshgeordie9

    Sep 8, 2017 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #15

    Loads of goals on Sunday.

  • toon kk

    Sep 8, 2017 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #16

    What do you think the score will be?

  • welshgeordie9

    Sep 8, 2017 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #17

    toon kk

    Either 2-2 or 3-3.

  • the white tino

    Sep 8, 2017 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #18

    So who do you want to win on Sunday Welsh muppet?? Or are you hedging bets till game finishes,have the balls to say your preferred winner

  • welshgeordie9

    Sep 8, 2017 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #19

    How the frig am i a muppet you plank, I think it’s going to be a draw and i hope it will be, the games have always been close between the two.

  • the white tino

    Sep 8, 2017 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #20

    Your a muppet Welsh because you can’t decide who you actually support till Sunday evening comes around then you’ll be claiming that you wanted that team to win, nearly everyone on here is black and white no other team you on the other hand are jumping from one to the other and that is why your a muppet

  • Our Toon

    Sep 8, 2017 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #21

    If Mitro didn’t accept the charge and was found guilty again then he would have got a 4 game ban instead of 3 game ban

  • Tenbytoon

    Sep 8, 2017 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #22

    We’ll smash them, fcuking Jack bastards don’t stand a chance, Ritchie at the brace 2-0 to the toon hwtl!!!! C,MON

  • beermonkey

    Sep 8, 2017 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #23


    you say How the frig am i a muppet you plank

    lol so many reasons so little time

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 8, 2017 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #24

    ”lol so many reasons so little time”
    Succinctly brilliant!

  • welshgeordie9

    Sep 8, 2017 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #25

    the white tino

    What a pointless argument, why would you care who i want to win, you just trying to get a reaction from me and i ain’t doing it.

    Seriously you couldn’t make it up.

  • welshgeordie9

    Sep 8, 2017 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #26

    I’ve got a mother who’s in the homes and a father who’s got two lots of cancer and hasn’t got long to live, so do you think i care what anyone thinks.

  • welshgeordie9

    Sep 8, 2017 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #27

    Football is a least of my priorities right now.

  • beermonkey

    Sep 8, 2017 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #28


    if that were true trolling this site would be the last you would
    and yet here you are again

  • Clematis

    Sep 8, 2017 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #29

    My gift from the club has arrived! Yay! 🙂

  • beermonkey

    Sep 8, 2017 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #30

    last thing you would be doing

  • beermonkey

    Sep 8, 2017 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #31


    what did u get

  • beermonkey

    Sep 8, 2017 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #32

    and did it come with a free sd mug only for you to find out they charged you £2.99 for it

  • welshgeordie9

    Sep 8, 2017 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #33


    Why the frig would i lie about that, grow up.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 8, 2017 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #34

    What was it, what was it???

  • bettyswallocks

    Sep 8, 2017 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #35

    Rivière just scored for Metz against PSG. Would you credit it?

  • beermonkey

    Sep 8, 2017 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #36


    Why mention it lots of people have lots of problems they don’t feel the need to mention it

  • Clematis

    Sep 8, 2017 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #37

    I’m not gonna say ‘do you really want me to tell you…?’

    I’ll just tell you!

    It’s a nicely packaged little photo book of the decades of nufc. Nice quality packaging. And a wallet for your season ticket.

    My other half actually said ‘the club have sent you a right load of sh!te’. But what does she know. It’s nice. Me and me sis (who i go with) thought it was canny!

    Soz for spoiling for those who haven’t got theirs.

  • welshgeordie9

    Sep 8, 2017 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #38

    Why mention, because white tino is trying to make an argument which was so shite it’s like life is to short for that crap, and besides you better tell Ed not to mention it if that’s the case.

  • beermonkey

    Sep 8, 2017 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #39


    We all like ed and care. You mention to gain sympathy tino wasn’t starting an argument he was asking a wum a question and you chose to deflect and try and gain sympathy

  • msk21dec

    Sep 8, 2017 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #40

    id take giuseppe rossi. maybe bassong for left back?


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