Demba hands us the draw! Reading 2 – 2 Newcastle United

Newcastle were lucky to grab a point against the Royals yesterday and a lot of questions have started to be asked about the ‘lack of rhythm’ in the side and the clubs failure to secure adequate backup to an injury hit first team.

It’s not even like we can say Reading played particularly well either, they were shot of confidence going into this one having not won a game this season and we just look liked the a shadow of a team we witnessed last season.

There are various factors with injuries here and there involved and this Demba storm in a teacup but I just don’t understand how there can be a lack of rhythm in a squad who haven’t really signed anybody and were so strong together mere months ago.

Once again we were saved by a moment of individual brilliance (and the ball from Mr. T was canny tasty) and also an unusual handball which I noticed the Daily Mail…in one of the most ridiculously biased witch hunt articles I have ever read….had dubbed Ba-radona.



What a strike that was from Demba, the technique on it was sheer class and it’s a good job he has an appetite for goals at the moment because he seems to be the only one that does. His goal scoring record in the Premier League is superb and he currently sits on 6 for the season which will no doubt have the suitors circling in January….playing for a move away?

I personally didn’t see the match, just the highlights and saw us desperately clinging on at the end so I am not going to focus on it with a full on report, I just want to ask you guys where you think it’s going wrong. What has changed which has impacted on us so much from last season? I personally think that most of our goals are great individual efforts and there’s only one man doing it….a man who may not be thinking about Newcastle United FC for his long term future.

That’s not a slight at Demba, I like his personality and he is a fantastic player to have but the holes in the side are obvious at the moment and the midfield want to start getting in amongst the goals as in an ideal world we’d have both our Sengalese tanks firing but that has never been the case since they joined forces. Why?

I didn’t really want to get on to how I feel about the clubs recent lack of activity in the transfer market as that would be an article in itself but I know a lot of you guys…a fair few who had more faith a few weeks ago too mind you….are asking serious questions in the lack of investment. Do the players feel the same?

What do you think?

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290 thoughts on “Demba hands us the draw! Reading 2 – 2 Newcastle United

  1. yeah mate, a little while back I wrote around 3 or 4 articles.. .. you must have missed em 😯

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  2. Ice…when I’m in the “bush” the last thing I’m thinking about is writing 😯 πŸ˜†

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  3. Ice, Richie thinks about sport when is is in the bush, it helps him last more than 3 strokes πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

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  4. Aussie…keeping on topic would have involved too much writing and involved too much effort on my part πŸ˜‰ …..a bit like when Moreno but that comment about needing articles, I thought why not, wrote about 6 lines then thought this is crap and binned it πŸ™

    I always try and last at least 4 strokes…wouldn’t want to be mistaken for an Aussie πŸ˜†

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  5. wouldn’t want to be mistaken for an Aussie πŸ˜†

    yes you would, don’t try and deny it πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

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  6. πŸ™„ πŸ˜† I was holding off writing that last post because, I knew the Richietoon auto correct function was about to fix his grammar issue from his last post πŸ˜† Was a minute to early πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

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  7. RICHIE off topic,had a mate just been to spain and took ill but saw a sign english speaking doctor here,could you send a couple over here mate we could do with them we are short on them πŸ™„

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  8. Aussie what’s your article about ?
    Ice talk about english speakers I had to phone three about my mobile contract yesterday and I had to ask to be put through to someone that I could understand 3 different people before I could get someone that I could half understand 😈 fuking call centers hello how may i be off help to you sir πŸ˜†

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  9. Dave…do you struggle to understand people who’s English is better than yours then? πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜†

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  10. Richietoon, wombat munchers are ok, a long as they munch somebody elses wombat πŸ˜‰ Nowt worse than coming home from graft and finding some fecker has munched yer wombat…
    Have you got that Spanish fettled yet ?…cracking on like a local ?

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  11. Richie The 1st girl I tried to be nice to, saying “i’m really sorry but I don’t understand what your saying” so the fuker hung up on me πŸ˜•

    Saying that Aussie is hard to understand and he speaks the queens english

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  12. Dave…When I did the Berlin Marathon(many many moons ago), I was stood in the filter lane waiting to get the medal and I was talking to this Norwegian lad who spoke near perfect English….or at least I thought I was until he said “sorry I can’t understand you, I only speak Norwegian and English” πŸ‘Ώ πŸ˜†

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  13. Richietoon, keep cool with the language mate, as long as your lass is out earning the spondoolicks you’ve got plenty of time to learn mate… That’s the way I started off, until wor lass got the hump… πŸ˜†

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  14. Richie……. Oktoberfest fortnight ower here…woohoo… Have you ever been to the Ofest ? Bank holiday today too “German Unification Day” when the wessies welcomed the ossies back into the fold. …and we’re still paying an additional taxation for the integration 20 years later. Lying fecking politicians… πŸ‘Ώ

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  15. MM….I’ll try that :mrgreen: ….though she lost her job for being in UK for too long, starts a new one on Tues though, can’t have her lazing around all day or she’ll start thinking she’s me 😎 πŸ˜†

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  16. MM….funnily enough I never made it to ” the fest”, went oot on the hoy on the “original” Unification day, there was only squaddies out celebrating(any excuse) the majority of the Westies really didn’t want it to happen(at least in Hameln anyway)

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  17. Richie…it’s still pretty much like that, though most of the ossies are here in the west now, cos despite all of the money heading east there aren’t enough jobs about.

    Typical squaddies, owt for a good session…. πŸ˜‰

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  18. Big Dave, the article is about all the good stuff Ashley and Dekka have done for the club. Should spark some debate.
    I’ve tried to keep the sentences short so you and Richie can keep track of what is being said πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  19. I was at the Oktober fest last year, cracking time. Loved it. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I was there I the mid 90’s also but I can’t recall much about it πŸ™‚

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  20. Aussie…good to hear it mate. Did you get to Kloster Andechs with the rest of the Aussies / New Zealanders ?… they all meet up on one particular day at a beer garden on the outskirts of Munich and go ape…. it’s somewhat legendary…

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  21. Eminem πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ it was bloody hard to write, there is only a limited amount of one syllable words to choose from when describing something. πŸ™‚

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  22. It looks like you’re keeping the article short too if you’re just writing the good stuff they have done 😯 πŸ˜‰

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  23. Eminem, Nah mate, from experience I stay away from groups of Aussies/ Kiwis and Sth Africans. The behavour from these groups is akin to a pack of animals and it is embarassing to be even seen with them. I like having a good time with locals to be honest.

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  24. Aussie… to be fair I think that applies to large groups of any nationality when abroad….except Brits of course, we just drink tea with our little finger in the air and eat cucumber sandwiches πŸ˜€

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  25. Munich – I was at Oktoberfest last Tuesday. First time but think i’ll be going back next year!

    Had a table in a tent for the afternoon and what appeared to be a pub made of wood in the afternoon/evening. That stupid song they sing every five mins where you have to drink your drink and clink glasses with everyone else? Prost!!!

    Good time though.

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  26. Rich πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ don’t forget the strawberries and cream. One does like them after a meal meal πŸ™‚

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  27. Aussie….Funnily enough, it’s made me wanna go down to the german place for a “currywurst mit pommes” later and a couple or 6 weissbiers 😎

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  28. Aussie I take it thats it going to be a Jabba love in from you then, about how lucky we are to have him as our spiritual leader, and how he saved us etc etc . Hopefully i’ll be at work when it is up.

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  29. “Eminem, Nah mate, from experience I stay away from groups of Aussies/ Kiwis and Sth Africans. The behavour from these groups is akin to a pack of animals”…

    I thought the whole point of it was to go ape…

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  30. Rich πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ enjoy it mate.
    Big Dave, Try and put your predudices aside and see the article for what it is.. you may enjoy it?

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  31. Ah man Stuart79, why didn’t you give me a shout mate….? Great to hear that you enjoyed it though !

    The song you are referring to is a toast towards “gemΓΌtlichkeit” – basically “cosiness amongst like minded souls”…..

    ein Prosit, ein Prosit der gemΓΌtlichkeit…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7Y3GhbfBuU

    Basically a cunning plan to get everybody to gargle there stein of beer quicker !! Kin ‘el 9,8euros for a maß (stein) of beer is getting a bit brutal to be honest. Am off there tomorra with my company…. wooo hoo …ahem…

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  32. JJ I see where Aussie is coming from regarding keeping out of the way from a group of Aussies gannin ape… Hadn’t realise the Saffies were as bad … πŸ˜†

    A group of geordies would never stoop so low….. we’d all be under the table anyway… πŸ˜†

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  33. On tele the neet, Borussia Dortmund v Man City … Champingpongs League… we’ll see what England’s finest are made of… Hope Dortmund batter them.. I’m sure Roberto won’t put out his second string tonight, I know Kloppo won’t…

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  34. Aussie,
    Basically, everyone gets rat faced and has fun by being a little silly, without doing any bodily harm to anyone other than yourself.

    The whole reason that despite sporting rivalry Aussie and South Africans generally get on is because our cultures are so similar.

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  35. MM

    I actually have to admit. From my experience, nobody drinks more than the Irish.

    I think the problem when us Saffa’s drink is that we like to prove our manlihood and competitiveness when we drink.

    With my mates, it’ll be, who can tackle the thorn tree the hardest, who can take the hardest punch wearing a motorbike helmet on.
    Its all innocent stuff really. πŸ˜†

    But… Like anywhere, you get your nasty drunks and your fun drunks…

    Personally, my sentiment is that if you get aggressive or emotional when you drink then don’t drink.

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  36. JJ says:
    October 3, 2012 at 11:34
    actually have to admit. From my experience, nobody drinks more than the Irish.

    I take that as a massive compliment! Thank you!

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  37. JJ … not sure about the Irish mate, but I’ve seen some Bavarians sink the amber nectar. You get them in all spheres of life though.

    I hadn’t realised that the Saffers were all for showing there manliness by doing daring deeds, etc etc. Having said that I recall during a visit to Cape Town I read a book about that English gadgie Lewis Goron Pugh who grew up in Cape Town, and specialised in extreme swimming, swimming kilometers in sub zero temperatures… I think he cut his teeth in his sprogdom swimming in CT and was the first gadgie to swim around Cape Agulhas…

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  38. JJ, I am all for fun and games but when our cohorts are shitting in shower stalls and spraying shit all over toilet walls then I don’t want to be around them. Or when you are out in public places and you see the locals looking down in discust at the behavior of the tourists well that’s no me. I can go on in more detail… but this is not the forum.. πŸ™‚

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