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Poll – Who Was Newcastle’s Man Of The Match In Draw At Brighton?



It certainly wasn’t a thriller at the Amex this evening. Brighton leave happy with the point that ensures their safety while Newcastle showed precious little cutting edge in the final third.

The Magpies did at least have some impetus to get the three points by pushing for a winner for much of the second half. But they showed no urgency, desire, or intensity in a first half where Newcastle sat back but comfortably dealt with whatever Brighton threw their way.

It wasn’t pretty, but we have to remember this was the 9th game in a month and comes after a three-month delay due to a pandemic. So all things considered, this performance is nothing to get to up in arms over.

Other than a super save by Dubravka, Newcastle had very few moments of distinction. That goes with the performances as well. No Magpie really shined, but none were dreadful either.

This match actually winds up being a typical end of the season affair where both sides are comfortable and have little to play for. We’ll take the point as it ensures we don’t lose four games on the trot for the first time this season.

Now it’s on to face Liverpool at the familiar confines of St James Park. Hopefully, we can get another result to end this campaign with some semblance of a high.

Who Was Newcastle's Man Of The Match In Draw At Brighton?

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63 comments so far

  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #1

    Jimiley – repost

    Its totally understandable why some dont believe the takeover and others are generally depressed by how the club is now.

    And the first instinct when hearing news like the Fun88 deal is to assume the worst but when you see the details it doesnt mean anything bad for the takeover at all, just the club continuing to operate as they should.

    As Sam Cooke said, “a change is gonna come, oh yes it will”

    4
  • magscar

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #2

    Yet another difficult choice but Dubravka I suppose – nowt else stuck in the mind

    0
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #3

    On topic

    Maybe Fede for running a defence with 2 FBs playing CB in it?

    i dunno, who cares.

    7
  • coming home

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #4

    IMO Fede is fanominal

    2
  • Moonraker15

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #5

    Reading between the lines of Bruce’s comments in the interview I don’t think he really wants to be here next season because of the huge expectations! Let’s face it, even with shit players we still expect good performances and will never be satisfied with 13th place! Which is all Bruce will deliver. He looks like he’s a coronary waiting to happen and probably better off out!

    10
  • Northumbrian

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #6

    Didn’t bother voting for the second time.

    1
  • magscar

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #7

    Last game of season last year

    Carnival cruise up the Thames for our great away fans

    4 0 win at Fulham in sunshine

    Rafa going to sign new contract

    More transfer funds to be available

    So what could go wrong

    19
  • magscar

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #8

    Yeah

    Fed did good

    3
  • coming home

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #9

    I voted Fede
    The kid is underrated

    3
  • lochinvar

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #10

    The MOM has been deemed null and void.

    Discussions regarding reintroducing it next season will take place – whenever.

    Is this what indifference feels like?

    1
  • the broons

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #11

    I wekt with krafth because he wasn’t awful again like his first few games in a black and white shirt and I’m backing him to be our best right back out of a poor bunch.

    However, you could literally pick anyone of our back four and i’d not argue. People giving shelvey and ritchie a vote I can only imagine are trolling?

    3
  • The ledge

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #12

    TheJournal.ie: All mail across Ireland and England will be stamped with Jack Charlton’s name for the next three weeks.
    https://www.thejournal.ie/jack-charlton-2-5154335-Jul2020/.

    Nice touch this fair play .

    8
  • cyprus

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #13

    Aargh. Throwing away hard earned winnings, down 15 Euros when I was comfortably in the black a couple weeks back.

    This game screamed draw, both teams happy with that. Of course, I went emotional with a Newcastle win…

    0
  • the broons

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #14

    @coming home

    First decent game he’s had in about 5/6 games.

    Used to think he was underrated but actually my stomach now does knots when I see him and manquilllo in the starting line-up. I know we’re stuck for options but both are total liabilities.

    1
  • Tackle from behind

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #15

    Shelvey is underrated IMO

    Not only can he play football, but he can also commentate in semaphore.

    His continuous arm inflections after each 2 pass move breaks down could be misread as frustration, but if he added a flag to each hand you would all see what he is saying.

    3
  • the broons

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #16

    @cyprus

    My bro said that 0-0 felt like a banker even at 6/1. Was always gonna be a shocker of a game.

    0
  • kilcline

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #17

    Fede for his game management, not hard though.

    Takeover or not, we need the following

    A young hungry team who presses high and has pace in the right areas (full backs to overlap) and in the final third (we have that).

    Bruce is not going to coach a team to press high, needs to go unless we are targeting 17th spot next season…..

    2
  • coming home

    Jul 20, 2020 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #18

    IMO, we should build the team around
    Dubs,Lascelles, Fede,and St Max
    Dont piss on my chips ( geordie saying Kev) but there is a few others depending on the takeover being successful or not

    2
  • Northumbrian

    Jul 20, 2020 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #19

    The ledge, I travelled to ashington main post office today and got it mate, one for the personal collection.

    2
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 20, 2020 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #20

    Give my vote to aFernandez played every minute since break and most games with a different partnership and even set up. Marshalled the troops around him and made a lot of defensive headers
    Dubs had a decent game along with Shelvey
    Maxi and Almiron looked tired
    Glad last game is on Sunday
    And let’s hope the takeover debacle is sorted one way or the other so we can move on

    7
  • coming home

    Jul 20, 2020 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #21

    Broons
    I disagree strongly mate
    I know its opinions but I rate him very highly

    0
  • Readingmag

    Jul 20, 2020 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #22

    duck me Ill love to read these posts if we’d lost … End of season flip flop game howay.

    2
  • cyprus

    Jul 20, 2020 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #23

    Broons,
    6 to 1 eh. I’ve been a bit on the beach (literally) lately with these bets. Not on the ball, as some others too 😉

    Coming home,
    On building teams around people, I’d include Almiron there. Unless he’s already off to sunny Madrid.

    0
  • stan anderson

    Jul 20, 2020 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #24

    Truly great show from the lads tonight.
    Just what we deluded Geordies deserve
    We are used to these performances under Steve and the other 2 Steve’s are we not.
    Must keep him in place regardless of who owns to maintain this standard of performance.
    Jib and the other AshLie believers will be well pleased.
    Sourness and Dyer know all about us and our over ambitions.

    15
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jul 20, 2020 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #25

    Steve Bruce assesses the season: “It’s been difficult along the way. We’ve done OK. We must keep moving the club forward. I’d have taken 44 points (at the start of the season).”

    So at the beginning of the season he would have been happy to get less points than we did the season before…..but we definitely arent stagnating lads.

    also in a season where a team like sheff United are pushing for Europa footy with a squad where player for player wee are better in every position. shows the impact of a driven manager with a top coaching team.

    18
  • jazzyp

    Jul 20, 2020 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #26

    If Rafa was dull then Steve Bruce is a black hole sucking the life and soul out of this club alongside Mike Ashley.

    32
  • coming home

    Jul 20, 2020 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #27

    Cyprus

    Yeah miggy is one I was thinking
    But if we are going to be challenging for Europe he may be a good squad player at best

    0
  • Tackle from behind

    Jul 20, 2020 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #28

    Have to say I’m cooling toward Almiron.

    Fast and enthusiastic yes, and that smile would win many over.

    BUT – poor touch and control a lot of the time, too lightweight, easily pushed off the ball and plays for a lot of fouls.
    Lacks invention in his pass and direction in his runs.

    I’d keep him, but only as back up to better player.

    0
  • cyprus

    Jul 20, 2020 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #29

    Pyjamas
    Would YOU not have taken 44 points, honestly, given expectations?

    My guess, 99 out of 100 would’ve. We weren’t exactly expecting CL this season we’re we?

    5
  • cyprus

    Jul 20, 2020 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #30

    We’re – were

    2
  • coming home

    Jul 20, 2020 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #31

    Tackle
    Agreed,I love miggy but dont think he would be a regular in any top 6 side

    2
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jul 20, 2020 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #32

    When the club finally sells, we’ll celebrate like we’ve won a cup.

    Not gonna be a good look for him at all, and he’ll know it.

    1
  • cyprus

    Jul 20, 2020 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #33

    I think Almiron is world class, could play in any team in the world.

    Been a bit off the boil lately, admittedly.

    4
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jul 20, 2020 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #34

    Cyprus

    i expect the manager, the guy who has to instil the drive and ambition in the players for the season, to be wanting to get more points than the team did the previous one.

    Sheff United(in their first season up) and Burnley are 8th and 9th. its not an impossible task

    3
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jul 20, 2020 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #35

    Miggy is a decent player but a clear step below the top 4 teams for me.

    Energy, workrate are top notch, gives everything to the team, but in terms of class he wouldnt get in a top 6 team imo.

    2
  • coming home

    Jul 20, 2020 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #36

    Cyprus
    I like him but world class is a bit for fetched

    2
  • DaveD1000

    Jul 20, 2020 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #37

    Miggy is top scorer and been carrying an injury acc to Broos

    0
  • cyprus

    Jul 20, 2020 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #38

    Pyjamas
    Totally agree. I’m a “deluded” fan, want CL football for my team. But this season was different. Doom and gloom was everywhere inside and outside.
    Everyone expected us to be relegated.
    It’s been a rare comfortable season, instead.

    4
  • Tackle from behind

    Jul 20, 2020 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #39

    Can’t see us keeping any of the loanees either.

    Rose has plenty of experience granted, but he’s lost his edge, send him home.
    Bentaleb – I had hopes for as he was always a good player from memory, but can’t see that anymore – he can go.

    I’d have Lazaro – he still looks OK but hasn’t had many opportunities to prove himself.

    3
  • jane

    Jul 20, 2020 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #40

    we’ve only got one world class player and that is Joelinton.

    2


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