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Another Difficult Game – But Newcastle Must Beat Saints


There was a time in the second half in our last game when Martin Dubravka seemed to be struggling after going for a ball in the penalty area.

And Matt Ritchie walked up to the goalkeeper and then thumped him on the back which seemed to relieve Martin of whatever pain he was having (he was finding it hard to breathe).

And that was likely replaced by a specific pain in the back where Matt had just thumped him – see video below for a good laugh.

🙂

We are now 7 points above the drop zone after Cardiff won 2-0 at Brighton last night.

We need another win against Southampton not just to ensure safety but to try to get as many points as possible in our final four games.

We’re quite sure that’s exactly what Rafa wants.

Martin Dubravka – it will be another tough game

Newcastle are even being tipped by some pundits to give title-chasing Liverpool a hard time of it when they visit St. James’ Park on Sunday 5th May – our penultimate Premier League game this season.

Martin Dubravka is back to his top form for Newcastle, and he said this recently on BBC Radio Newcastle:

“It looks like we are safe now, but we were still talking about how the next game is most important for us.”

“So now, we are coming to play against Southampton at home.” “It’s going to be a tough game because they are also playing to stay in the league.”

“So, it will be another tough game.”

“But we are playing at home so we would like to give the reason to the fans to be happy.”

“I told Ritchie I couldn’t breathe (at Leicester) because I went for the cross.”

“I couldn’t breathe and he said ‘are you okay?’ – and then he smashed my back!”

Just in case you haven’t seen the video, here is a tweet Martin sent out on his assault by teammate Matt Ritchie.

Comments welcome.


148 comments so far

  • Online Guy

    Apr 17, 2019 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #1

    The back attack by Titchie Ritchie was worse than bieng winded ..Dubs probably got bruises !

    4
  • Jib

    Apr 17, 2019 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #2

    Titchie Ritchie !!!!

    Matt Ritchie is 5’8″

    I know for a fact that OLG is the same height as
    Dennis Wise – 5’6″
    I fact some folk I know in Newton-by-the-Sea think
    little Den has started a band (I had to put them right)

    1
  • Jib

    Apr 17, 2019 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #3

    Sky must be well ticked off that BT have the CL
    this season

    2
  • OneAlanShearer

    Apr 17, 2019 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #4

    Beating southampton is a must. Tough game though as they’ll see it as must win as well.

    3
  • toon22

    Apr 17, 2019 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #5

    JIB

    How many of your other alts are the same height ?

    😉

    11
  • toon22

    Apr 17, 2019 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #6

    JIB

    Hiya KBA

    LoL

    7
  • toon22

    Apr 17, 2019 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #7

    So KBA have their work cut out this summer
    Not only will they need to put a positive spin on Rafa probably leaving
    But are going to have to cover the same trousering of the transfer budget

    Without the help of the big lie of the sale

    And that’s ignoring the HMRC investigation and the who HOF purchase descending into the usual MA farce.

    7
  • jane

    Apr 17, 2019 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #8

    toon22 the other day you and your alts accused me of defending Ashley because i think Rafa will stay. are true fans supposed to think that Rafa is leaving because Ashley is making it difficult?

    3
  • jane

    Apr 17, 2019 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #9

    at the end of 2018 i predicted
    1 the club wouldn’t be sold
    2 we would sign 1 or 2 players in January
    3 we wouldn’t be relegated
    4 Rafa would stay

    so far i have most likely got 3 out of 3 whereas you have only got 1 out of 3 even though you make a lot of noise about the one you got right.

    8
  • jane

    Apr 17, 2019 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #10

    this tells me it is better to use your brain than base your views on what is the most anti-Ashley.

    4
  • toon22

    Apr 17, 2019 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #11

    Jane

    Over the months you have blatantly defended MA

    Its not even a debate lol

    6
  • Jib

    Apr 17, 2019 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #12

    Jane are you Keith Bishop or Justin Barnes ?
    😛

    1
  • Jib

    Apr 17, 2019 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #13

    Aye and you are very blatant also Jane

    1
  • toon22

    Apr 17, 2019 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #14

    I could go back and post examples but there no real point

    😉

    4
  • jane

    Apr 17, 2019 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #15

    yeah but i get things right

    1
  • toon22

    Apr 17, 2019 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #16

    JIB

    How many of your alt accounts agree with you ?

    Funny how someone who defends MA thinks he needs to do that isn’t it

    3
  • Jib

    Apr 17, 2019 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #17

    Why are people who have no debating skills
    so fond of the phrase
    “Its not even a debate”

    3
  • toon22

    Apr 17, 2019 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #18

    Yes Jane I agree you do get stuff right

    The point is the fans are sick of MA,his lies and the people payed to defend him

    3
  • Jib

    Apr 17, 2019 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #19

    I’ve never even mentioned Ashley
    I’m just taking the piss out of a very easy target

    2
  • toon22

    Apr 17, 2019 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #20

    JIB

    Hiya KBA

    1
  • toon22

    Apr 17, 2019 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #21

    This summers going to be an utter car crash

    Hope you lot are up for plenty of O/T

    1
  • Jib

    Apr 17, 2019 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #22

    I hope that Ed takes note that there is over an hour
    between your posts and it happens quite often.
    toon22 you are anti-blogging and the sooner Ed realises
    it and bars you the better this blog will be.

    5
  • jane

    Apr 17, 2019 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #23

    “This summers going to be an utter car crash”

    you wish

    1
  • jane

    Apr 17, 2019 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #24

    “Yes Jane I agree you do get stuff right”

    thanks toon22 for acknowledging that, at least you have the decency to do that.

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 17, 2019 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #25

    Off topic but I think the French have deliberately done that to that church when they’ve realised how much it was going to cost to fix, get all the good stuff out while it was being restored and boom, then get loads of billionaires and people round the world to do it up properly.

    9
  • NY Mag

    Apr 17, 2019 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #26

    Jane,

    You’re also not taking into account that toon22 has done a complete 180 – he used to shout as loud as he could that Ashley was definitely selling

    5
  • geordietom

    Apr 17, 2019 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #27

    gonna settle down watch the man city – spurs match hope it gonna be a good game of football …

    jib … i hope your timing his anti -blogging …

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Apr 17, 2019 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #28

    So Citeh have to play Spurs twice this week.

    0
  • geordietom

    Apr 17, 2019 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #29

    NY MAG …

    and we are still waiting for an answer which you asked him ( was it 2 or 3 weeks ago ? )

    2
  • geordietom

    Apr 17, 2019 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #30

    ron … they do mate …

    0
  • toon22

    Apr 17, 2019 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #31

    The same people as usual defending MA

    JIB remember when you threatened to have the blog closed lol

    NY mag I think you’ll not find a person on this blog who has said MA has no intention of selling the club more

    😉

    5
  • Ron Knee

    Apr 17, 2019 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #32

    Pep’s fielding his “best” team tonight, tom. Should be interesting!

    0
  • toon22

    Apr 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #33

    JIB

    People are sick of those who defend MA
    They are also sick of his running of the club
    We have a policy of non competitiveness

    What’s the point in getting excited about anything when you know it’s all rubbish,we can remember the last 11years

    3
  • geordietom

    Apr 17, 2019 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #34

    ron …

    just hope its a really good game mate …

    0
  • toon22

    Apr 17, 2019 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #35

    It’s never MAs fault

    1
  • Jib

    Apr 17, 2019 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #36

    Ron Knee
    That’s when vendettas start

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Apr 17, 2019 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #37

    Tom, if Moura’s on form it should be.

    0
  • geordietom

    Apr 17, 2019 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #38

    toon22…

    we ask question or make a comment about you then we all become the usual suspects ?…

    2
  • geordietom

    Apr 17, 2019 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #39

    ron…

    owt like the other day he scored 3 cracking goals …

    who do you fancy to win tonight ? …

    0
  • beermonkey

    Apr 17, 2019 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #40

    cant argue with a bot peeps

    3

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