97 thoughts on “Newcastle United: Then & Now

  1. Villa mate, I feel for you. In your position I’d be tearing my hair out. It’s got to be beyond frustrating to watch. I really expected Villa to be up with us by now. There’s still a long way to go yet, lots of games to still be played and smaller sides will suffer injuries and suspensions which will ultimately have a huge impact on the table come may.

    Villa, Question mate, If he doesn’t get banned from football, would you have Fat Sam?

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  2. Dubai Toon,

    yes mate,
    i enjoy coming on here to share views,at least once a week.
    in fact,i am on our blog at the same time,and its going into meltdown.

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  3. As we’re on a compare / contrast thread with the team from 09/10 here’s a direct comparison from the spotlight kid on Ed’s blog.

    Not too far away

    RAFA NARROWS THE GAP…

    Hoots’ Heroes (09-10) P11 W7 D3 L1 (F18 A5) pts24

    Rafa’s Rotators (16-17): P11 W7 D1 L3 (F22 A10) Pts22

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  4. Not bad for ashiny new team when compared with a well establushed crew in what is commonly perceived as an exceptional season.

    I’ll take it for now

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  5. Kimtoon,

    hi mate,
    i think our manager has lost the plot and the dressing room.
    as for big sam,ive never been a fan of his to be honest.but i think hes finished in this league.
    how anybody on £3 mill a year plus bonuses,would give it all away for £400 grand is just plain greedy.
    hints of Harry to me.
    but for us,id go for tony pullis,can get promoted and has never been relegated.
    it may not always be pretty.but for us with what we have seen these last few years.
    it would belike winning the league. 🙂 🙂

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  6. Villa , Agree about Sam, I’m still dumbfounded that he could be so stupid. Dream job, £3m a year for not doing very much and throws it all away!. Greedy git for sure. Pulis would be a good shout for you actually, would defo steady the ship like.

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  7. we will see a lot of these types of games all season,until maybe the last half a dozen wil be more open,its just most of the clubs will get in our faces and close down every ball they can as its NUFC they put a extra 20% into their game,i would put up with as many one nil games as it takes to go up,just have to put up with it fans

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  8. GlosMag:
    Not bad for ashiny new team when compared with a well establushed crew in what is commonly perceived as an exceptional season.

    I’ll take it for now

    Cheers for the posts mate. I agree. We are right on cue.

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  9. Sky pundit Paul Merson, “toon will will by cricket score, at least 4-0”. Yeah right… it’s never that easy away kidda, thank’s for the optimism for once though. 😛

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  10. Villa were never going to be chasing the top 3. They’re as good as qpr..very average.

    Although I love seeing goals I’d take clean sheets and 1-0’s all season.

    Huddersfield seem to be here for the long haul

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  11. Motm ….Fans Should Own the Club for posting the link 😊
    Followed by Lascelles, totally owned his area…shelvey for mostly controlling the game and Darlow for commanding his box

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  12. Huddersfield 1-5 Brentford Sat 7 May
    Bristol City 4-0 Huddersfield Sat 30 Apr
    Huddersfield 1-1 Birmingham Sat 23 Apr
    Rotherham 1-1 Huddersfield

    ‘Udders last four results of 15/16 season. 😕

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  13. I think we need to take Huddersfield seriously now. They are keeping it up and after what Leicester did, nobody should be dismissed. Good luck to ’em.

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  14. Yeah–playing at ours will be probably the biggest game many of the players will ever get, so they’re likely to give that extra little bit.

    Also, managers will set up to frustrate.

    I haven’t seen Rotherham play before. Do they always do that pressing game? They seemed quite good at it and were a little unlucky not to get a draw out of us.

    icedog:
    we will see a lot of these types of games all season,until maybe the last half a dozen wil be more open,its just most of the clubs will get in our faces and close downevery ball they can as its NUFC they put a extra 20% into their game,i would put up with as many one nil games as it takes to go up,just have to put up with it fans

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  15. From Wiki on David Wagner, he’s already said how Klopp is a great influence on his managerial career .

    Wagner was appointed as Borussia Dortmund II manager with effect from July 1, 2011.[2] He left the role on November 1, 2015, amidst rumours that he was going to join Jürgen Klopp’s backroom staff at Liverpool.[3][4] However, on November 5, 2015, he was appointed head coach of Huddersfield Town following the departure of Chris Powell.[5] Wagner brought Christoph Bühler, who also left Borussia Dortmund on November 1, 2015, with him as his assistant.[3][6]

    In the summer of 2016, Wagner brought in 13 players from across the continent – with Danny Ward, Chris Löwe and Aaron Mooy amongst these. Wagner took his players on a bonding tour of Sweden, where they had to survive with only basic equipment for a few days.[7] The team’s success in the early 2016/17 season was largely accredited to the squad’s tight bond, something that Wagner claimed was a direct result of this Sweden trip. A few weeks later, they visited Austria and kept two clean sheets for matches against Bundesliga sides Werder Bremen and FC Ingolstadt 04.[8]

    After an unbeaten start to the 2016/17 season, Huddersfield Town were top of the table at the start of September,[9] including a win at St James’ Park against Newcastle United,[10] and Wagner was awarded the Sky Bet Championship manager of the month.

    I think Huddersfield will up in the top 4 all season

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  16. No doubt about it, Rotherham were a real handful today, and an excellent defensive display won us through. Could easily have ended in a draw or a toon defeat.
    As an attacking force we were poor today.

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  17. Wolves could easily have beat Norwich today and it’s no fluke that they beat our complacent side at home. There are no easy games but 5-6 teams are starting to win regularly. It’s going to be a tough season and even with 4-5 wins, we won’t just pull away from the pack. 🙁

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