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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

  • Jib

    Apr 17, 2019 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #41

    NUFC and Birmingham City played each other 3 times in a fortnight
    Jinky and Tony Want had a running feud which culminated in Smith
    breaking Want’s leg – Jimmy was gutted about it.

    3
  • Ron Knee

    Apr 17, 2019 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #42

    Tom, Spurs have the one-goal advantage so I wouldn’t be surprised if they nicked it.

    1
  • geordietom

    Apr 17, 2019 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #43

    be back later gonna watch some football …

    Toon22 are you a BOT ?

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Apr 17, 2019 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #44

    Jib

    I watched that infamous incident on TV. Was it at SJP?

    2
  • Jib

    Apr 17, 2019 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #45

    Aye just before Xmas it was

    1
  • geordietom

    Apr 17, 2019 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #46

    ron …

    city aint been banging many goals in lately i think it’ll be a tight game mate…

    1
  • NY Mag

    Apr 17, 2019 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #47

    toon22,

    As you are very fond of telling other people – it’s all there written down, you can’t go back and change it…,…

    2
  • Jib

    Apr 17, 2019 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #48
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 17, 2019 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #49

    That press brief was this afternoon, nothing there then.

    0
  • geordietom

    Apr 17, 2019 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #50

    jib…

    jinky jim… wht a player … i read ages ago he liked a couple of tabs in the changing room before kick off …

    0
  • geordietom

    Apr 17, 2019 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #51

    or is that an urban myth …

    0
  • Ron Knee

    Apr 17, 2019 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #52

    There’s a photo of Ginola about to light up a Gitane, tom.

    1
  • geordietom

    Apr 17, 2019 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #53

    Ny mag…#47

    do you think you’ll get an answer ?

    1
  • geordietom

    Apr 17, 2019 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #54

    ron …

    i seen that one ages ago … makes you laugh the things they did different mate…

    0
  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 17, 2019 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #55
  • NY Mag

    Apr 17, 2019 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #56

    Geordietom,

    I doubt it…

    0
  • Jib

    Apr 17, 2019 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #57
  • geordietom

    Apr 17, 2019 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #58

    NY MAG …

    snap mate …

    0
  • DaveD1000

    Apr 17, 2019 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #59

    Training pics sorta show why Kenedy is out on his a rse

    0
  • Ron Knee

    Apr 17, 2019 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #60

    My God.

    0
  • Jib

    Apr 17, 2019 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #61

    Who needs Harry Kane ?

    0
  • Jib

    Apr 17, 2019 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #62

    Now 2 – 2 after 11 mins

    0
  • DaveD1000

    Apr 17, 2019 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #63

    ka-boom

    0
  • toon22

    Apr 17, 2019 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #64

    NY mag i have literally spent the last half year posting the same stuff over and over saying he has no inentiton of selling the club

    Your latest attempt at defending MA is desperate indeed

    Gerorditom..Its never MAs fault

    😉

    6
  • toon22

    Apr 17, 2019 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #65

    Im sure JIB and all of his alt accounts totally agree with everything you say so long as it defends MA

    What shop do you think we will buy this summer with the transfer budget ?

    4
  • toon22

    Apr 17, 2019 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #66

    Oh i forgot we were sold last time wernt we ?

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 17, 2019 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #67

    Is Sissoko in by merit or has someone been injured?

    0
  • toon22

    Apr 17, 2019 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #69

    Who do you think he will pretend to sell us too next time ?
    Id guess the next sale lie will need to be in the summer

    I hope its someone will real comedy value.

    2
  • beermonkey

    Apr 17, 2019 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #70

    Jail

    Sissokohas been playing well for a while now
    The cynic in me thinks it might have something to do with having about 18mnths left on his deal
    Either that or he has swapped with diame again

    1
  • NY Mag

    Apr 17, 2019 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #71

    toon22,

    I am in no way defending Ashley – I was simply asking you what made you change your mind about Ashley selling the club? (You used to think he would).
    It’s perfectly normal for people to change their minds…..it’s just you seem to have zero tolerance for anybody who is not as militant as yourself.

    4
  • lochinvar

    Apr 17, 2019 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #72

    3-2 Man City
    keep up now

    0
  • lochinvar

    Apr 17, 2019 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #73

    GeordieTom@46
    ron …
    city aint been banging many goals in lately i think it’ll be a tight game mate…

    Do you want to retract your statement by any chance ?
    Three before half time !
    This is the team beaten by the Toon.
    Smiley face

    1
  • Online Guy

    Apr 17, 2019 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #74

    Jib !

    Newton by the sea ! You been following me around ? You got the height wrong though.

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Apr 17, 2019 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #75

    How many more goals do Citeh need to score?

    0
  • geordietom

    Apr 17, 2019 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #76

    loch …

    guess i was wrong on that one …

    retract me statement do you work for the police or is is a no comment answer …

    0
  • toon22

    Apr 17, 2019 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #77

    So this summer I guess the club will try and get Rafa over that “line”
    Will say stuff about every penny and some kind of cart/horse

    When that all falls through they will as per usual go to the usual sale lie

    😉

    1
  • geordietom

    Apr 17, 2019 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #78

    loch i cant do emoji’s mate …lmao

    1
  • Just a fan

    Apr 17, 2019 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #79

    He got the height wrong.
    People under a certain height tend to add an inch or two on

    1
  • Online Guy

    Apr 17, 2019 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #80

    You can see Gaddafi’s face on the Moon tonight ..he’s easy to spot he’s wearing a Fez.

    1


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