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Alan Shearer Speaks About Brighton, Season So Far, And Almiron

Alan Shearer has spoken to Coral about this afternoon’s Brighton match, the season so far, and Miguel Almiron. Coral have posted that clip online.

It’s not comforting to talk about relegation battles this early in the season. We are not sure this should be classified as that just yet, but it is a match that Newcastle should be getting three points from. A loss today could see us bottom of the table. And with Leicester City and Manchester United coming up, we could be down there for some time.

However, this is also an opportunity to get three points on the board and slowly start to climb the league table. We have every reason to believe the lads can do just that this afternoon.

We also agree with Alan’s assessment on Newcastle’s season so far. Things have quieted down a bit since the Norwich display, and that’s been helped by the fantastic win at Spurs. The draw against Watford, though, was a disappointment with it being at home against a struggling side.

Miguel Almiron has provided Newcastle with a threat since joining the club. We saw that in his first appearance for the club when he came on against Wolves in February. While he has not chipped in with any goals or assists, he is still an essential member of the team.

A couple Joelinton goals along with one by Almiron would be just what Newcastle need today. If the lads can get off to a comfortable lead, it may be best to not risk Andy Carroll or Allan Saint-Maximin and give them that extra week of training.

30 comments so far

  • Trent1211

    Sep 21, 2019 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #1

    Ashley and his minion Charnley are puss filled growths at our club. Poisoning us all. Today I hope we get the performance and result we need but if we don’t then I’ll take the consolation that it would potentially move us one step closer to getting rid of them if we head towards the trap door. I can’t muster any enthusiasm for Bruce. I did love Big Andy first time around and hope he can get back to something approaching that player again. He’s something to look forward to if involved.

  • toon22

    Sep 21, 2019 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #2

    Our best hope of getting rid of Jabba starts Monday
    We need the government and the LSE to act

    Email your local MP

  • cyprus

    Sep 21, 2019 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #3

    Looks a decent 11, Neil. I think we’ll need to concentrate on our MF in future windows. Longstaff is injured or not quite there yet this season. Hayden is a warrior, but not much flair. Shelvey, well the game passes him by these days. Ki not in form.

  • Jib

    Sep 21, 2019 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #4

    They are full of cats !!!!!!
    Or maybe you mean pus

  • Jib

    Sep 21, 2019 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #5

    toon22 I prefer your MagpieRanger alt – much better avatar

  • MagpieRanger

    Sep 21, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #6

    Sorry to dissapoint Jib but I’m not an alt account, just an additional poster who disagrees with you on Ashley

  • MagpieRanger

    Sep 21, 2019 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #7

    Who’d have thought?

  • Genjikai

    Sep 21, 2019 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #8

    The magpie ranger is an older posted on here.
    Hes just changed his name, go look through the blog if your that concerned just look for his magpie ranger avatar.

  • Jib

    Sep 21, 2019 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #9


    go look through the blog if your that concerned

    I’m not

  • Jib

    Sep 21, 2019 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #10

    toon22 is an older poster as is Jane etc.
    You can find all their avatars also
    for what it’s worth

  • Ron Knee

    Sep 21, 2019 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #11

    Spurs haven’t had a PL away win since January. Strange but true.

  • Bobbybee

    Sep 21, 2019 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #12

    Three points guaranteed today lads. Wor lass is coming with me today and she’s never seen us even concede, let alone lose. She has only attended five games, but we’ve won every one when she’s been there, so don’t see why it won’t continue today. 2-0 sounds about right. HTL

  • Trent1211

    Sep 21, 2019 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #13

    Jib you pedant…but fair play.

  • toon22

    Sep 21, 2019 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #14

    Shareholder advisory group Pirc last week said that according to the Companies Act an auditor must be appointed by the end of the meeting where the accounts are laid.

    What it boils down to is the rules say he must have an auditor, they claim those rules dont apply as they are in the process of appointing one, but have refused to give details or dates

    It is highly likely the LSE will suspend SD shares on Monday for fear of bringing the entire exchanging into dis repute

    This will force the government to act

  • toon22

    Sep 21, 2019 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #15

    He is trying to buy himself time

    Its a shame the end is inevitable

    Hiya JIB

  • Genjikai

    Sep 21, 2019 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #16

    Howay the lads the day.
    Make a stand today boys, 3 – 1 to the Toon.
    Attack from the start boys, today is the day you show your prem league status.
    Hope bruce and the boys have a good day.

    Girls and boys if your in saint james park today make some noise. There is alot of tickets available for today.
    Carltoon if your going can you take some snaps of the crowd.
    Same with anyone else, send them to genjikai.nufc@gmail.com to build a true picture of what is happening at our club.

  • Genjikai

    Sep 21, 2019 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #17

    Well on that info from bobby ill take it to 3 nil to the toon.
    Howay the lads, alot of pressure now your fighting for bobbys missus unbeaten record.

  • Jib

    Sep 21, 2019 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #18

    The annoying thing is:-
    When toon22 is shown to be talking a load of rubbish on Monday
    he’ll pop up with some other crap.

    and folk call me a narcissist !!!!

  • Genjikai

    Sep 21, 2019 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #19

    Jib interesting fact about magpie ranger.
    We share the same first name.
    Does that make me and him the same person?

  • Jib

    Sep 21, 2019 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #20

    I wish I cared

  • toon22

    Sep 21, 2019 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #21



    You will say anything no matter how horrible to defend Jabba
    I think youll find its the shareholders who have demanded the Monday deadline, not me
    I have provided links to support what i type here

    Ill save you time and link where your opinions are based


  • toon22

    Sep 21, 2019 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #22

    Whats your plans for work once Jabba wont be needing you ?

  • Genjikai

    Sep 21, 2019 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #23

    Jib dont be mad cause you got caught out, sold out to toon22 and had to change email accounts so your jib character could get an avatar.
    Sad act, but i guess you done all that because you dont care.

  • chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 21, 2019 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #24

    Bobby, if we win today and don’t concede, you do realise you will have to take your lass to all home games in the future.

  • boss hoggs atm

    Sep 21, 2019 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #25

    Beautiful multi-million pound new high tech training facilities at Burnley FC shown on football focus today & average gates of 19,000 – 20,000 hmmm

  • toon22

    Sep 21, 2019 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #26

    boss hoggs atm

    We simply cant compete with massive clubs like Burnley FC
    They are out of our league

  • Genjikai

    Sep 21, 2019 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #27

    The worst thing is they are in our league.

  • chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 21, 2019 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #28

    From catch up, I was at the QPR game and we played our usual style, QPR largely on the front foot and we caught them on the break twice. Second half after the 3rd they really lost their shape in desperation to get back in the game and we gained more of a foothold and control in the game. Although it might be fair to say that we could have played two up top and been more attacking in the championship, the QPR game was not an example of this.
    However, if with a somewhat fortunate conclusion with BHA losing so many, we did finish champions with most goals scored and least conceded, so to criticise the tactical decisions from the seasons perspective seems a bit off, although from an entertainment perspective, OK.

  • Genjikai

    Sep 21, 2019 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #29

    Boss man
    Its the same with bournemouth 11k stadium they cant even fill.
    Wheres all their money coming from?

  • chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 21, 2019 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #30

    As for the Norwich game, that was an exciting a finish as I’ve seen in a match. The introduction of the two up top happened when Norwich were sitting back and defending their lead. Who knows how the match would have gone if we had started with two up top.
    Personally i would have liked to have seen us play Gayle and Mitro up top at home against the ‘lesser’ teams, like Blackburn, who defended deep and did us on the counter.
    It’s interesting that we beat Brighton in the championship home and away when they were mostly on the front foot against us, but have failed to take three points from them in the premier league where they tend to sit deep and play us on the counter, at least at at At James.


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