Player Returning To Starting Eleven – Our Man Of The Match


It was a shock when Karl Darlow was recalled to the starting eleven last Tuesday night to play at West Brom.

Rob Elliot had been playing quite well this season, but in the last two or three games, Rob didn’t look as sharp as he had been – but there again he was also exposed by our defense.

We can only assume Karl was looking good in training and much like last year he has been brought into the first team while not starting the season as our number one goalkeeper.

Karl has played well in the last two games, and he is our Man of the Match for yesterday.

The lads gave everything they had in the game but went down 3-1 against the Premier League Champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Karl Darlow – no chance with Chelsea’s second goal scored by Morata

Karl can stay in the first team much like he did last season if he keeps playing well for us.

But we think Rafa will soon want a new number one goalkeeper brought in either in January or this summer.

And perhaps that will be Real Madrid’s Kiko Casilla who Rafa bought while he was manager ar Real back in 2015.

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144 comments so far

  • Veltman

    Dec 3, 2017 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #1

    Catchy is right though.Ed should give it a rest with the twatter crap.Didn’t like them myself.

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 3, 2017 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #2

    Ed

    give it a rest with the Twitter crap,, i can go and cherry pick a load of random thoughts from there too.

    you post them like its gospel, its not. your own blog has just as many thought, your own blog is social media too.. in fact why not go to FB too, im sure you can find some random thoughts there too. hey, why not post what they say in the daily mirror too.

    thier opinions are only as valid as mine or yours no more no less

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 3, 2017 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #3

    nufc 83

    money is only effective if your paying for the likes of hazzard Ronaldo messi Suarez, these types of player are just quality.
    but i can guarantee 99% of all players in the premiership are massively overpriced to what they offer ability wise.
    50 million for sigurdsson, really

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  • sing in the corner

    Dec 3, 2017 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #4

    Repost

    Tough assignment yesterday, I thought the team stuck it out,worked hard but made some costly errors,under pressure, against a well established team of far superior opposition players, in all honesty.
    Rafa is searching for a combination and tactics to try and get enough points for survival. That,remember,was the objective at the start!
    I am truly embarrassed by the comments during and after the game. Have a go at me for saying that, I couldn’t give a monkeys.
    The team and manager need the backing of fans through thick and thin. That’s your job.
    All I read is pathetic,repetitive and insulting language being used against own players,FFS. Its not the analysis /critique people say it is. Just about every player described at one point yesterday as utter sh$t, crap,useless …’Ahaha’ etc. Stupid childish ‘play on words’ nick names… The stuff you would hear in junior school playgrounds.
    I am much more sick of the crap spouted on here than by what the manager and players are trying to do in a tough tough league we have managed to get back into.
    Its fine to have an opinion, but get a grip and stay behind the team.

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  • Jib

    Dec 3, 2017 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #5

    Ed
    give it a rest with the Twitter crap,, i can go and cherry pick a load of random thoughts from there too.

    You and Veltman
    Cheeky sods

    You could start your own blog
    Call it “Me and Donald and how to enjoy footy through statistics”

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  • posada

    Dec 3, 2017 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #6

    How much did Man City cost when they were bought out by the UAE people.
    I’ve heard 165 million mentioned. Some say 200 million.
    How much would you pay for NUFC if you were worth 10 billion.
    Present owner does not want it and won’t invest.
    Not a big line of potential buyers waving their cheque books.
    As a buyer what would your strategy be.
    I’d wait until we were deep in the brown stuff come the end of the year.
    Then I would offer no more than 185 million.

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 3, 2017 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #7

    nufc 83

    palace paid 25 million + for sakho, his value in would have him walk straight into our team, yet i rate Lascelles miles above him, and i think Lascelles is our 4th best CB. actually, i put him 3rd, Lejeune is now 4th

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 3, 2017 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #8

    keep it coming jib

    they say the truth hurts,, it must be killing you

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 3, 2017 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #9

    go on JIb stick your tongue right up there,, ooo i bet it tastes good

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 3, 2017 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #10

    catchy

    u think mbemba and clark are better than linguinie and lachelles

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Dec 3, 2017 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #11

    I really think it’s uncalled for that this Carl fella/persona calls out Jasper for things he has not said…

    …very cowardly I might add!

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  • danishmag

    Dec 3, 2017 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #12

    How can anyone vote RITCHIE in this game? He cost us the game! The 2-1 goal he headed the ball straight to Moses, who then assisted the Morata goal. Poor effort..
    And at the penalty, there was no need for the sliding tackle.
    RITCHIE cost us two goals!! Man of the match? Are you f…. blind?

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Dec 3, 2017 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #13

    Beer…I don’t think MBemba is worse to be honest!

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  • expatmag

    Dec 3, 2017 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #14

    Catchy

    And you rate Lascelles our 4th best centre half?

    That just proves to me that you know shyte about football. Go and support Mouldy.

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 3, 2017 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #15

    Beer

    yes,, and by some way too..

    but many on here point to the fact that Rafa dosnt pick Mbemba, bla bla bla

    Clark was the pick of of the defenders between him and lascelles by the fans last year, and everything about Mbembas game is head and shoulders above Lascelles, he reads the game better, he can bring the ball out from the back, i think he is stronger in the air.

    Lascelles is more vocal, and thats it

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  • giimps

    Dec 3, 2017 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #16

    Anyone know if Dummet, lascelles and Atsugi will be available for the Leicester game?
    If so I would play Dummet Lascelles, Clark and Mbemba along the back, Jonjo and Hayden in the middle with Merino in front as the 10 Atsu on the left and Murphy on the right withGayle up front, I think that would give us a balance, give Ritchie a much needed rest after some indifferent performances and still have enough attacking threat to cause them problems.
    Vardy is an issue so we must be wary of the counter but having more defensive fullbacks will (hopefully ) restrict his speed as there will be no room in behind to run into.
    We have missed Dummet ,Atsu and Lascelles and when your missing 2 of your best defenders you concede goals, while they may not be our best players in defence, they are better at defending and the sooner they are available the better for me.

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 3, 2017 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #17

    expat,,

    i could turn that around and say wow you think Lascelles is our best,, you should support sunderland, it show you know shyte all about football

    it means nothing

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 3, 2017 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #18

    Danish

    is Ritchie a LB, did he ask to be played there? what support did he have in front of him?

    his defensive field in front of him was Perez or Murphy and Diame,, great choice

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Dec 3, 2017 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #19

    It is always a nice read when someone tells others they no nothing of football…

    …how do you respond to that 😀

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Dec 3, 2017 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #20

    Catchy…was post #18 to me?

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 3, 2017 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #21

    no Jesper

    post no 12

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Dec 3, 2017 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #22

    Catchy…sorry I can see that was not addressed to me mate 🙂

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  • expatmag

    Dec 3, 2017 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #23

    Catchy

    Cant you be more original. The way you have been yacking kn recently, you would think you were looking for some serious attention.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Dec 3, 2017 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #24

    Danish…Richie didn’t have a great game I think that is only fair to say…

    …but some think highlighting that means you want to take away the 8 assist he has had this season!

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  • magscar

    Dec 3, 2017 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #25

    Rafa is using squad and got it wrong with Ritchie on left . Was always going to be difficult but we did shoot ourselves in foot defensively. 7 games to come by 1 January so more roatation and we need to pick up points starting with 2 home (difficult but aren’t they all) games next. Needs to get his selections and tactics spot on.

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  • hibbit

    Dec 3, 2017 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #26

    have they given all the lunatics in Scandinavia a new computer ????

    Catchy
    i don’t know whats rattled your cage but i hope you don’t have a dog or it’s in for one hell of a day !!!

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 3, 2017 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #27

    catchy

    yes we can point to the fact that rafa doesnt pick mbemba why is that

    i will agree mbema is good with reading the game some of his inteceptions are great and pretty good with the ball there is a big but there and thats why rafa wont pick him

    laschelles knits our defence together he has far better concentration levels than the rest of our defenders and drags them along its the package that laschelles brings that makes him better

    look at the goals we have conceeded since he has been out

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 3, 2017 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #28

    hibbit anything new o not read the blog for a few days

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  • hibbit

    Dec 3, 2017 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #29

    beermonkey
    the only bit i’v had was that they were having a face to face meeting on Friday but nothing since

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Dec 3, 2017 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #30

    hibbit…get down from your pedestal pal!

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  • hibbit

    Dec 3, 2017 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #31

    jesper

    a least i’v got one your’s melted long ago with all your hot air

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 3, 2017 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #32

    hibbit

    as long as it is still going on

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Dec 3, 2017 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #33

    hibbit…maybe you should take walk and calm down…you’re having an episode again!

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  • toontaff2

    Dec 3, 2017 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #34

    Breaking News!
    There’s a big storm brewing in Norway 😮
    And 2 Danish superfans!
    Jesper did you watch the game?

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 3, 2017 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #35

    Sorry expat

    should i say that we are expecting a phantom bit any day now,, this is original , its from India oooh thats differrent.
    and i hear that when these Indians do buy the club, there buying this wonder kid from Somalia that is going to be worth 200 million. thats original too.

    and to be fair, i know no matter what i say, people like yourself never listen because your are far superior to me in every possible way.

    but like i have always said, there is a bunch of happy clappers that call themselves fans, but all the do is bunch together and bully, disregard everything that is not going along with their narrative. nothing in life ever changes with these type of people, the world would still be in the stone ages if we thought like the like of you.. and the very sad part is, its people like you that end up being in charge of people and ruining lives..

    clap along

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  • toontaff2

    Dec 3, 2017 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #36

    Did anyone else think Mbemba went down very easily/softly when Morata scored? Poor defending.

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  • martoon

    Dec 3, 2017 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #37

    Catchy @2 Has it ever occurred to you that because of Ed’s condition it’s a miracle he still manages to put out articles at all? Showing the Twitter comments is an easy option but I actually find them interesting not being a big Twitter user! You should think first before coming out with such venomous bile!

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  • toontaff2

    Dec 3, 2017 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #38

    Scandanavians are on the warpath, today!
    🙄

    1
  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 3, 2017 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #39

    Next three games are Leicester, Arsenal and Man City.
    I think that equates to a points haul of zero.

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  • hibbit

    Dec 3, 2017 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #40

    jesper

    grow up son your the one making the outrages comments and doing all the shit stirring

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