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Reports – Benitez And Lascelles Fall Out After Argument In Training


NBC Sports reported before the game today at St. James’ Park they were hearing rumors that Rafa Benitez and captain Jamaal Lascelles had a fall-out in training this week,

The news is Rafa wanted Jamaal to play on the right of a back three for the Chelsea game and Jamaal is reported to have refused.

We assume Rafa would play Federico Fernandez in the middle.

If that’s true then it’s the very last thing we want to happen – problems within the squad – self-inflicted.

Especially between the manager and captain who have both been outstanding over the last two successful seasons.

Rafa Benitez and Jamaal Lascelles in happier times

When you look at it – if the news is true – then Jamaal is at fault because he should play where Rafa wants him to play.

And Rafa seems to have quickly put his foot down and didn’t include Jamaal in the squad for today’s game against Chelsea.

There were even rumors this morning that Jamaal would not be in the squad.

Oh my – now we really need a win today.

Comments welcome.


173 comments so far

  • Toon Tang

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #81

    Clumsy looking tackle tbh ball or not

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #82

    Robbed by the ref f..ling twet

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  • catchy in norway

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #83

    cheated

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #84

    Was always going to happen set up like that. Really are back to the bad old days of pre Christmas.

    1
  • Our Toon

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #85

    We fully deserve to be behind for setting up this way, anti football, I used to hate pulis and fat Sam for similar tactics in the past, never thought my own team would set up that way

    Wasn’t a pen but stupid to even make that challenge

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #86

    Good job. Pathetic by Rafa.

    1
  • Chancel My MBembaship

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #87

    Grinding out a 0-0 against the likes of Chelsea at home suits me, no matter how bad it is to watch. These are the games that see us grab those odd points and keep our goal difference healthy. Want to see us attack Chelsea gung-ho style and get hammered? That would be utterly foolish.

    3
  • Munster Mag

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #88

    If u play like that at home that’s what u get. This isn’t Halifax town v Chelsea you know. Where do we draw the line Rafa ffs???????

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  • davetoon

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #89

    Ahh ffs

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #90

    Why are we even worse than wolves and Brighton?? Why?

    Pathetic anti football. We deserve nothing today.

    3
  • Chancel My MBembaship

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #91

    Oh well, this won’t be one of those 0-0’s. Damn it.

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  • cyprus

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #92

    Never a penalty. But we offered nothing to this game. But desperate defending.

    Only a result would’ve justified this display.

    1
  • toon kk

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #93

    We shouldn’t be in the premier league IF this is our way to play football. Unacceptable.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #94

    @chancel

    In case your forget, we got battered by Cardiff too. We deserve nothing today playing like this.

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  • davetoon

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #95

    Terrible decision by the ref

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #96

    Dummett fool

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  • jimiley

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #97

    90% possession to Chelsea.
    Thats a joke.
    Talk about parking the bus in the penalty area.
    We will never get a penalty. You have to go in the opposition penalty area.
    Never a penalty but if you keep playing in the box you will eventually get something.
    We deserve nothing.
    Another cowardly performance which is even worse then the Man City farce.

    2
  • manxpie

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #98

    Our 2 best players out a strike force of 5 million and people are wondering why we HAVE to play like this!!
    Have a look at mike fuskin ashley full stop

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #99

    Get in joselu ahaha

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  • Canuck Mag

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #100

    Hahaha yea his! Good on ya lad

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #101

    Amazing what happens when you actually have a go

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  • Toon Tang

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #102

    Boooooooooooooooooooooooooo om

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #103

    lol get in Joselu.

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  • manxpie

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #104

    Get in joselu wat a header justice after that shocking penalty

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  • Bambams

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #105

    I don’t rate Joselu at all but that is a he’ll of a header

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #106

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    JOSELU-LU-LU!

    😀

    Shut up you sad-acts, you know who you are!

    Go and support another club if you don’t already ( Ilovetoon looking at you)

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #107

    Have to say, great great finish.

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  • jane

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #108

    what a goal

    1
  • DaveD1000

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #109

    C’mon Hoser loo

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #110

    If only he could hold it up as well…. and use his feet.

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  • ctommo

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #111

    justice that is.
    What a header by the hoss.

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #112

    Joserlooo yes!!! Now come on go for them toon

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #113

    Ffs. That was a super goal by Joselu. Though we deserved nothing this game.

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  • TomaKaThor

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #114

    Yes we have parked the bus, but we have lost for one reason,a terrible ref decision,disgraceful all that graft ruined by one man

    1
  • Canuck Mag

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #115

    Who would’ve thought. Joselu top scorer with 2 beautiful headers. He’s emerging from his cocoon

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  • davetoon

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #116

    Hahah get innnnn. Justice

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  • TomaKaThor

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #117

    On we scored when I turned game off ha

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #118

    That’s what rafa. If we actually gave this game a go, we could have won.

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  • davetoon

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #119

    What a header

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #120

    Oh God, please hang on.

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