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Shearer Identifies Three Positives For Magpies Today


Newcastle went down 0-1 on a first minute Sergio Aguero goal last season against Manchester City. They triumphantly fought their way back to claim the full three points behind two second half goals from Salomon Rondon and Matt Ritchie.

All three goal scorers from that game will be missing in this one with Aguero and Ritchie out injured and Rondon with Rafa Benitez in China. So Newcastle will need some other heroes today if they are to pull off another massive upset at St James Park.

Coming off the back of the dismal display on Monday, expectations are very low for the Magpies to get anything other than a hammering today.

However, Alan Shearer has given Newcastle fans a sliver of hope by identifying some positives for the Magpies. Here is a clip of Alan speaking about today’s match at St James Park.

The positives for Newcastle are that both Sergio Aguero and Aymeric Laporte are out through injury. Aguero is the big one since he scores for fun against us.

The other thing in Newcastle’s favor is that Manchester City played in the Champions League on Tuesday. While the match was at home, they only managed a 1-1 draw against Shaktar Donetsk.

Finally, the early kickoff is something that Shearer thinks could help Newcastle.

Alan also believes that Newcastle can improve from the performance against Aston Villa. While he agrees it will be a tough game, Shearer says the lads can come away with a result if they are at their best.


54 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 30, 2019 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #1

    Nicky

    We were top scorers and champions and way ahead of 3rd place in the champo so don’t think Rafa got that too wrong, mitro or no!!

    Jib

    What would be interesting is if we had real genuine fans who didn’t defend Ashley at every turn or didn’t slag off legends like KK and Rafa. You don’t really have the pulse of the club do you.

    Ashley drove out an elite coach and replaced him with the last name on anyone’s list
    Ashley jettisoned our player of the season and replaced him with finally spendng some money on a 40M flop as he knew best.

    Real fans who understand football have every right to complain and not put up with a t–t and total non entity like you who doesn’t get the club and the feelings of genuine fans at all but just hangs round like a bad smell boring everyone rigid with your self importance and desperate need to be noticed .

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  • Assassins Inc

    Nov 30, 2019 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #2

    Hope your right Alan.

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 30, 2019 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #3

    “When the defensive unit is not at it’s best,…”

    “Its best” – no apostrophe, Tsunki.

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  • geordietom

    Nov 30, 2019 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #4

    i’am hoping for a win today but i’ll take a draw …

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  • Jib

    Nov 30, 2019 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #5

    Rotonda
    A lot of words directed at someone who is a total nonentity

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  • Jib

    Nov 30, 2019 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #6

    Tom
    A draw would be brilliant

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  • Jib

    Nov 30, 2019 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #7

    no apostrophe, Tsunki.

    Ha ha ha

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  • geordietom

    Nov 30, 2019 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #8

    jib …

    yep mate it sure would mate …

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 30, 2019 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #9

    Yes I’m a victim like anyone else to the spellcheckers selective corrections. I have given up on meticulously going back and surgically polishing up the grammar and punctuation a long time ago. Random small “i” instead of “I”, apostrophes out of context yes they all pop up.

    Now tell me how that compares to deliberately saying shouldn’t “of” or “we will LOOSE this game” or “This is an issue which affects you and “I”” etc.

    That’s not a spell check fault is it?

    Smart Alec’s ha ha ha

    😀

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  • geordietom

    Nov 30, 2019 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #10

    about people typing stuff on here does it matter if people make mistakes not in my book , we all get the gist of what we are saying . like i said it’s only a blog …

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  • geordietom

    Nov 30, 2019 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #11

    spell checker at fault …

    ;D

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  • geordietom

    Nov 30, 2019 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #12

    ;D

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 30, 2019 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #13

    This is an issue which affects you and “I”

    Sometimes known as the “nob’s pronoun”.

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  • geordietom

    Nov 30, 2019 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #14

    😛

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  • geordietom

    Nov 30, 2019 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #15

    Emoji’s at fault now …

    😀

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 30, 2019 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #16

    And “its” (possession there gt) is not the same as “it’s” (contraction of “it is” or “it has”) – stay with us gt this is all valuable stuff 😀

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 30, 2019 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #17

    Ron the “you and I” thing does my head in. 🙂

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  • geordietom

    Nov 30, 2019 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #18

    Bruce was born in Corbridge in Northumberland, the elder of two sons of Joe and Sheenagh Bruce.[4] His father was local, and his mother had been born in Bangor in Northern Ireland.[5][6] The family lived in Daisy Hill near Wallsend,[7] and Bruce attended Benfield School.[

    so Bruce is Half Irish never knew that …

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 30, 2019 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #19

    Ok I’ll ( sometimes corrected to “ill” ha ha) leave it there geordietom you obviously still find it as hard as you did in primary.

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  • Jib

    Nov 30, 2019 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #20

    Tsunki
    “I have given up on meticulously going back and surgically polishing up the grammar and punctuation a long time ago.”

    So why have a pop at others ?

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  • geordietom

    Nov 30, 2019 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #21

    Tsunki …

    dont worry i’m still here where you from then Stockton …

    ;D

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  • geordietom

    Nov 30, 2019 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #22

    😀

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 30, 2019 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #23

    “Job” is still the persistent autocorrect rendering of “Jib” no matter how hard I try to tell it that it could never apply. 🙂

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 30, 2019 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #24

    Tsunki

    It’s different if it’s dialect. In Somerset I often used to hear: “He told I (“Ee told oi”).”

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  • geordietom

    Nov 30, 2019 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #25

    it’s called belittlement thinks he’s better than most on here …

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  • geordietom

    Nov 30, 2019 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #26

    jib …

    just like he’s having a pop at people with his Gravatar …

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 30, 2019 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #27

    Jib you are a hawk aren’t you? Swooping down on small pickings. You of all people, a Professor in Modern European History no less, should see the importance of constructive correction. I just happen to find the common mistakes as mentioned entirely avoidable with a bit of explanation. Not like I was getting a rise out of him.

    Do you want me to go and copy the countless posts you have made correcting people in exactly the same way, sorry, no, with a little more gleeful spite?

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 30, 2019 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #28

    Jib haw haw.

    Good ring to it.

    haw-haw-haw-haw-haw

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 30, 2019 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #29

    Ron the less said about the Somerset accent the better. I lived in Weston for a while. They actually do say “Oh Arr”. 😐

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 30, 2019 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #30

    “Ashley Calling. Ashley Calling…”

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 30, 2019 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #31

    Sorry but putting benitez in the same line as keegan as a club legend is pretty ridiculous. I never heard hughton being called a club legend despite getting us up and stabilising us.

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Nov 30, 2019 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #32

    I lived near Wincanton, Tsunki. I thought they were taking the p*ss the first time I heard it!

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 30, 2019 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #33

    I don’t think I’m better than “people” at all, geordietom. Just you. 😀

    Think about it – you learned something today you can teach you’re kids oh dear oops there’s another one he he

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 30, 2019 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #34

    Enter Rent-a-Troll.

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  • Jib

    Nov 30, 2019 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #35

    Line up in 18 minutes
    The suspense is excruciating

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  • Pain in the Blog

    Nov 30, 2019 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #36

    Come on Dennis Twice. We need your tactical advice. We need your tactical advice.

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  • Jib

    Nov 30, 2019 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #37

    Ron Knee
    Comment #34
    Enter Rent-a-Troll.

    That’s a bit unfair on Mr Tuff

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 30, 2019 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #38

    I went to school there for a year. I laughed out loud when I heard other kids saying “oh arr” when agreeing with each other – then I was faced with explaining just what the hell “oi” was “larrrfing at” ha ha

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 30, 2019 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #39

    Twice Twice Twice!

    Oh. That’s Thrice. 😐

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 30, 2019 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #40

    Seriously grammar police!? The amount of mistakes I see here on a daily basis is crazy. You know what’s even more crazy, trying to correct people on it! Same as many i am guilty of it too, though one that does my head in is ‘to’ instead of too or ‘though’ instead of through. That being said, can we cut the constant crap on here. Seriously grammar police is the last thing this blog needs right now. I’ve seen plenty of headlines from international news outlets missing words from their headline! So please let’s not be d1cks about this.

    On football, I believe we’ll play better today but ultimately lose with our heads held high.

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