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Fans Give Overwhelming Support To Martin Dubravka

There was some discussion about Martin Dubravka after his mistake last Monday night cost us a 1-0 win at Wolves.

But it looked like Dubravka was fouled by goalscorer Willy Boly but there was no call from the referee and the 95th minute equalizing goal was allowed to stand.

We put out a poll to gauge how fans feel about Martin and he gets massive support, presumably based on how outstanding he has played for us in the vast majority of games since he came on loan about a year ago.

It’s only this year that he has made some mistakes.

Martin Dubravka – huge backing from fans

So we expect Martin to get a huge cheer when he runs out against Huddersfield Town a week on Saturday when we have a vital 6 pointer against the Terriers followed by another one four days later at home to Burnley.

If we can win both those games we’ll be a lot happier.

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71 comments so far

  • geordietom

    Feb 14, 2019 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #41


    you could be right there mate …

    i said a couple of months ago ASHLEY bought DEBENHAMS IN DERBY INTU guess what he’s opening another sports direct sh..e shop …

    typical of the greedy bastardo…

    thats another part of INTU i wont be walking past ffs…

  • Bobbybee

    Feb 14, 2019 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #42

    Dan Barlaser and Liam Gibson could line up for Accrington Stanley against the Mackems tomorrow night live on Sky Sports. Barlaser, who was heading for MOTM in the cup match against Derby before unfortunately picking up a second yellow card is most likely to start. I say unfortunately because he only committed two fouls throughout the, game, but sadly both were definitely worthy of a card.
    He put on a fine display in Stanley’s midfield, regularly spraying JonJo like passes that caused the Championship side plenty of concern. We have another midfield star in the making there, and it would be good enough reason to tune in and watch him perform against our arch rivals. Or is it ex arch rivals now? Would we be termed as bullies for picking on a team now so low in the pecking order as to be deemed ‘poor little Sunlun’? 🙂
    Naw, only joshing, let’s hope the Mighty Stanley can beat them on their own ground before the world’s audience. “Sunderland? Who are they”?
    “Exxsssacccctly” 🙂 ( My attempt at writing in that strange accent). Not an easy task is it?
    Either way, another draw, will leave Sunlun having to win all their games in hand just to keep in touch with the top two. Neither of which had a £40m parachute payment from the PL. Come on you reds! 🙂

  • martoon

    Feb 14, 2019 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #43

    Jib @35 – Cheers – I see what you mean.

  • Optimistic Panda

    Feb 14, 2019 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #44


    Take a good look at yourself, its not often you forget to have a dig at the English.

    You’re a sad little man.

  • RobLeenio

    Feb 14, 2019 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #45

    Lol Bobby, it’s not nice to gloat.

    Nah, forget that – bring it on and lets rub their noses in it while we can. After all, they could easily be back up in the Prem in a couple of seasons.

    Also, who can forget that banner being flown over SJP and the ‘Rafa beneathus’? They declared war that day and boy their pigeons have come home to roost.

    It seems like every team they play has at least one of our kids playing for them. That’s when they’re not actually playing our U23s….

  • Bobbybee

    Feb 14, 2019 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #46

    Geordietom, I lived in Chesterfield, just up the road from you for about 25 years, making the long drive up to the Toon for every home game. Away games werealmost always a shorter drive! 🙂 Wish I’d known you were there then I would have happily picked you up.
    I used to drive to Warsop to pick up two young lads for every home game. They replied to an ad I put in on Magpie Movers site. Was well out of my way but they wanted to buy ST’s and I’m all for encouraging young fans. They’re now students up here and lifelong fans, so was worth it. Never hear from them now, but ain’t that the way? 🙂

  • ashleysmate

    Feb 14, 2019 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #47

    Are you really Steve Howey?

  • Bobbybee

    Feb 14, 2019 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #48

    Derby let me down last night on my SS acca – £450 because they failed to beat Ipswich ffs. Just text my mate who’s a Derby ST holder and it turns out he rested, some of his first team because of their FA Cup game at the weekend.
    He was furious that the manager put the cup game as priority over promotion. I see his point and not just because it cost me my acca. They would’ve moved into the play off places with a win. Derby hit the bar in the last minute as well!

  • Bobbybee

    Feb 14, 2019 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #49

    Rob, “they declared war that day”. We’ve been at war with them since the Civil War mate! 🙂
    There was, an article in the local press in the 1890’s about young Geordie and Mackem fans fighting at games. I wasn’t there, it’s been reprinted since lol.
    The 70’s and 80’s were downright war zones. We took the Fulwell before being escorted out of there and into the Newcastle section without being thrown out the game back in the day. Football is a lot more fan friendly now thank god, but of all games, that’s the one most likely to kick off if it wasn’t so well organised. I don’t think there’ll ever be a time when that hatred disappears mate. It’s too deeply ingrained and passes down the generations. And sadly it is hatred, not just rivalry. Two cities obsessed with one team – NUFC.

  • geordietom

    Feb 14, 2019 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #50

    bobby …

    nice offer mate but i’ve got a ill wife to look after she’s got the BIG C…
    she never moans after many op’s she’s just gets on with it more than likely because she’s a wallsend lass and my health problems on top but never mind mate we know the score just keep on keeping on …

    she loves the toon with a passion …
    about the students at least you got THEM TO BECOME BIG NEWCASTLE FANS MATE be proud of that …

    as you know where i live i’ve got 7 grandkids 3 boys 4 lasses not one of my grandsons support the toon my oldest little tom he’s loves derby but thats his choice the other two dont do football …

    we watch every match on a kodi box so yeah cant fault you mate keep up the good work …

  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 14, 2019 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #51

    ashley is the kind of sexist pig who would patronise and call Amanda darling. Thought she made 3 good offers and certainly offered more than Kenyon’s pathetic attempt.

  • martoon

    Feb 14, 2019 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #52

    Funny, when we were on holiday recently we got chatting to this couple and I asked the lad if was happy with the way S*nd*rl*nd were playing. Afterwards the missus says how did you know he was a S*nd*rl*nd supporter? I answered well apart from the obvious makem accent had a makem badge tattooed on his forearm and SAFC across his knuckles (women are stupid sometimes) 😀

  • geordietom

    Feb 14, 2019 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #53

    bobby …

    i went to joker park got escorted off the train by the cops …

    we were in the clock stand big WYN DAVIES bundled Jim Montgomery with the ball in his hands over the line ref gave the goal all hell broke loose …
    glad that day the cops escorted us back to the station made sure we got on the train …

  • Frank pingles come sock

    Feb 14, 2019 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #54

    BobbyBee – did you ever go to watch chesterfield play ?

    My brother played for them about 13 years ago

    Jamie Burt

  • Bobbybee

    Feb 14, 2019 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #55

    I was convinced we played Huddersfield on Saturday, so was the lad I go with, so that didn’t help. 🙂 Wasn’t sure I was going to make it, so I’m absolutely delighted I’ve got another week to recover enough to get there. 🙂 How in earth I thought it was this weekend I’ve no idea, but probably panicking because it was getting close didn’t help.
    Seriously, I need to give my head a shake. I knew we were in Spain and knew we had a friendly arranged and it suddenly dawned on me that we couldn’t do both lmao! Checked the fixture list and felt suitably embarrassed! 🙂
    Get in! An extra week makes a huge difference.
    I feel like Cinderfella – I will go to the (foot) ball after all.

  • Ron Knee

    Feb 14, 2019 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #56

    “Manchester United: Jose Mourinho and staff paid £19.6m pay-off after sacking”

    Nice work if you can get it …

  • RobLeenio

    Feb 14, 2019 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #57

    Lol Bobby – this’ll probably bring back a few memories then


  • martoon

    Feb 14, 2019 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #58

    Bobby @55 – Yeah I saw you say that the other day and I was going to mention that it was a week on Saturday but I thought he probably means that nobody can be that stupid 😉

  • c-dog

    Feb 14, 2019 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #59


    “Amanda Staveley, it’s happening”

  • RobLeenio

    Feb 14, 2019 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #60

    proposed timeline:

    March 2019, Staveley buys the club from Ashley on behalf of her client. Buyer later revealed to be consortium of Saudi Royal Family, Jeff Bezos and Andy Taylor from Duran Duran.

    April 2019, Rafa signs new 99 year contract utilising the long-awaited Trump Industries Human Regeneration Technology to guarantee his obsession with football can continue uninterrupted forever

    May 2019, Rafa kicks off the new Rafalution by using his Real Madrid contacts to beat off competition from Man U, Chelsea and Gillingham FC (recently acquired by the Qatari Royal Family with Dave Peacock from Chas and Dave).

    Well, it could happen. At least, Bale is likely available this Summer.

  • RobLeenio

    Feb 14, 2019 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #61

    *competition from Man U, Chelsea and Gillingham for the signature of Gareth Bale obviously… Doh!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 14, 2019 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #62

    As hundreds of innocent people got caught up in mindless violence, Lol.
    Did you see that daft Everton fan get his face slashed open and his life ruined the other week lol?

  • Munster Mag

    Feb 14, 2019 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #63

    Panda you really think I give a monkeys what you think? Brexit cud have a ruinous effect on this country as a byproduct of some really stupid logic by the English. I have plenty of good brit friends by the way, and in laws. I’m not anti English at all but laugh at some of the crap coming out of your politicians. Sadly the problem could get very bad for us. The English guys I know in the city nearly fell off their stools when barclays moved so much of their wealth to Dublin but we’ll suffer badly, possibly a recession because of Brexit. So ya, forgive my lack of love on valentines day

  • Munster Mag

    Feb 14, 2019 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #64

    Rob, saw your post in reaction to what I said. I fully understand your comment mate.

  • Bobbybee

    Feb 14, 2019 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #65

    Rob, indeed it does mate. Quite some occasion that.

    Fred, naw went to watch us play there once though, our stiffs in the afternoon and then went to Forest for the night game in the cup. Not that long ago either as it happens.

    Martoon, never underestimate my stupidity mate lmao. Tbf, I have had a lot on my mind and the thought of missing a game plays havoc with my brain. As do the tablets I’m on.
    No joking, I was seriously worried I had early onset dementia because my memory just went suddenly. I mean really badly. I actually spent one night in bed laid awake trying to remember the village I now live in and have for the last six years plus. I could remember the postcode and street and number, knew it was ‘by the sea’ but couldn’t remember Newbiggin. It was really scary mate, I was ripping my hair out trying to get it. After two hours I woke our lass up – she wasn’t best pleased – but I explained the situation. Never been so worried in my life
    Anyway, she asked how long it had been happening and I told her about a month.
    She got the bumf out of the tablet box and read it through.
    “How long you been on these pregabblin”?
    I thought. About a month I said, why?
    She threw the box at me. ‘One in ten may experience severe memory loss when they start this medication’. 🙂
    I can laugh now, but seriously, it was as scary as hell. These were to help with the pain as I reduced the oxycodine, but the side effects are just too much. I only take them now when I’m desperate. The drawback outweighs the benefit, but taught me I should read about what I’m taking. 🙂 Very funny now, scared the crap out of me at the time though.

  • RobLeenio

    Feb 14, 2019 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #66

    Jail, get off your high horse for once in your life – I was laughing at Bobby’s comment, not the violence itself, which I do not condone and I’m sure Bobby doesn’t either. It was, after all, a different time.

    You really are a prize buffoon.


  • Munster Mag

    Feb 14, 2019 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #67

    Rob, jail is the ultimate high horse loon. He could get offended by a misspelling and jump on the horse straight away.

  • Optimistic Magpie

    Feb 14, 2019 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #68

    Here’s the thing that drives me nuts, Amanda if you have the money and are backed by some serious people instead of talking a good show just purchase the club. Offer him 400 Milllion and job done, write out a check, show it on Sky Sports and let’s get the ball rolling.

    On MA, the other night watching the game I could hear the fans singing, you fat cockney Bstard get out of our club, let’s try a new tactic to really confuse him as he seems to laugh more when that sung.

    How about singing , Hey Mikey your so fine your so fine you blow my mind, hey Mikey, hey Mikey.
    Now if the fans sung that then he could lose it and probably sell the club. Reverse psychology wins all the time.

  • martoon

    Feb 14, 2019 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #69

    Bobby – I’ve some bad news for you it’s not just the drugs but an age thing as well. Celebrities are places I’ve known most of my life I suddenly can’t remember the name of – it eventually comes back to me but why does it drop out my head in the first place? 😉

  • Bobbybee

    Feb 14, 2019 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #70

    Jail, that was how it was back then mate. It started the generation before ours and just carried on. It was a sign of the times. That was football in the 70s and 80s.
    You have no idea. You treat people like animals, don’t be surprised they behave that way. Grounds were shit. You couldn’t go to the toilets in any ground in the country, they were open sewers. Police attacked you with batons the moment you set foot off the coach or train and people responded in kind. You obviously weren’t there, so don’t pass judgement.
    I nearly died at Spurs, crushed almost to death whilst empty sections of the ground remained locked up. Still have the bent finger where the police baton smashed it as I tried to climb the fence to save my life.
    That was why Hillsborough happened, remember?
    What changed it? Nice all seater stadiums, where you felt human and were treated as such. Clean toilets. A change of mindset that went with it.
    The powers that be realised it wasn’t just the ‘hooligans’ to blame, but the entire set up of football.
    You took your life in your hands at some grounds but it didn’t stop you going. That was football in those days. That’s how it was.
    Luckily, times have changed. It’s now safe to go to games and the entire demographic has changed. People who go today wouldn’t have gone back then, not only because of the violence – which was grossly overstated and mainly consisted of groups running at each other one way, then running the other way. Very few people were actually hurt and those that were, were probably in a group that went to fight anyway.
    You can’t look at the 70s and 80s, with a modern mindset mate. It was a different era. A different time. It was what it was.
    The MacPherson Report (?) I believe it was, highlighted many things that had to change. Treating fans like animals was top of the list. Caging us in that caused the very near WHL tragedy and Hillsborough one that was a disaster beyond belief is what brought us the game we have and love today.
    It was what it was then. Young men fight. They’ve done so forever. Take the 1890s report I refer to. You can’t look back and judge now because it was a different era and a different mindset. Just be grateful it brought about the changes that make going to games now, the pleasure it is.

  • toon22

    Feb 14, 2019 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #71

    Munster Mag

    Pot and kettle come to mind lol


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