5 key battles between Newcastle and QPR tonight

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If, as expected, Mitrovic is reinstated to the starting line-up as part of Rafa’s rotation, then his battle against Grant Hall could be crucial to Newcastle getting a positive result at Loftus Road.

The 6ft 3in defender is more than a physical match for Mitro. His ability to hold the ball up under pressure from Hall and allow our attack to take up good positions will be the key to unlocking QPR’s defence.

Whoever plays in the number 10 role – be it Perez, Diame, or Gayle – needs to be quick to support him too so that he can lay the ball off and concentrate on making a nuisance of himself in the box.

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246 thoughts on “5 key battles between Newcastle and QPR tonight

  1. Shearer was criticised and for criticising Zaha’s goal record this week and his own goal scoring record when he was young was highlighted showing he only scored about once every 5 games before he was 23 (he was played a lot on the wing though). My point is that we need to be patient with the mad Serb as he offers a lot besides goals and hopefully the goals will come.

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  2. Eric Sykes:
    Shearer was criticised and for criticising Zaha’s goal recordthis week and his own goal scoring record when he was young was highlighted showing he only scored about once every 5 games before he was 23 (he was played a lot on the wing though). My point is that we need to be patient with the mad Serb as he offers a lot besides goals and hopefully the goals will come.

    Someone with sense,pity a lot more cannot grasp it

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  3. Ice: I remember when I was 21 and having 8 or so pints of exhibition and becoming very well acquainted with looking at the inside of the toilet bowl. As I was saying, people forget how much pressure and scrutiny is on these young kids. They may look like men but they are still not grown up.

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  4. Eric Sykes:
    Ice: I remember when I was 21 and having 8 or so pints of exhibition and becoming very well acquainted with looking at the inside of the toilet bowl. As I was saying, people forget how much pressure and scrutiny is on these young kids. They may look like men but they are still not grown up.

    Eric,don’t think you might remember,first drink I had at 16 was something called BASS god I was sick for a week,don’t think you can get it now,I often played a canny few games with bottle or two of Broon ale in the gut

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  5. Eric Sykes:
    Ice: they still sell Bass, I can get it over here in Chicago.

    That’s a shock mate,I thought the brewery that first made it (1950s) had went down the Swanee,it’s strong stuff keep of unless you want to go back to the toilet bowl lol

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  6. Nee article analysing that game last night?! …. What the hell do our boys have to do to warrant a new article on here like 😯 😯 😯

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  7. Sharpy17:
    Nee article analysing that game last night?! …. What the hell do our boys have to do to warrant a new article on here like

    Aye poor bloody show mate imo

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  8. kimtoon:
    Dad used to drink Bass, bloody strong gear that, not a touch on what a night on the scrumpy can do to you though.

    Are you saying you sampled a dram of it mate oh you little tinker,thought you were a nice wine kinda girl 😆 😆

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  9. Ice my Scrumpy days are long gone, not able to get mortal while in charge of Lew. Odd glass of vino is about it now, Liver much happier though 😀

    What is it with Villa, can’t seem to close a game down 1.1 now

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  10. I see Sissoko got his wish to play in the Champions League – for 9 minutes! I think he will do OK for Spurs though as they need another direct runner and he showed some good moments under Rafa and for France. It is difficult to judge a player who had to suffer the 3 stooges and if he kept his gob shut there might even be a few of us wishing him good luck and saying his career was derailed at NUFC. Let’s see how he does for Spurs, some of their players are obviously knackered from being overplayed last year so he should get some gametime soon. Still no end product though, which even the best coach in the world would find hard to fix.

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  11. Villa: I am in Chicago and there are 2 main bars showing football. Villa fans go to one and NUFC fans go to another. There is an arrangement that when we play each other the other set of fans go to the other team’s bar. Went last season and they were a very nice set of people except for them singing “You’re going down with the Villa” for the whole 90 minutes 🙂 Plus, I can’t tell if the Villa fans are ever happy as that accent of yours always comes across as a bit down in the dumps. Even Ozzy Osbourne, who was funny as fck before his brain went, and still sounded like Sharon had put his puppy in the clothes dryer.

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  12. Crikey Villa fan I must admit I feel bad for you. Your team is shocking. Brentford had more shots off and in target – they were the away team – and they were Brentford! Your boys need to pull their finger out and concentrate for the full 90. I still think there is enough quality to finish in the playoff places, but your lads need to have that hunger to succeed in this league, otherwise they will get out fought.

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  13. Icedog: Eric,don’t think you might remember,first drink I had at 16 was something called BASS god I was sick for a week,don’t think you can get it now,I often played a canny few games with bottle or two of Broon ale in the gut

    Ice you can get it in Asda £1 a bottle ?

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  14. Big Dave: Ice you can get it in Asda £1 a bottle

    Yeah, except it’s not in the alcohol section. It’s in the household cleaning isle in between Asda’s own bleach and cilit bang.

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