143 thoughts on “Newcastle United v Brentford: Pre-match ramblings

  1. strange–Lascelles injured?

    Thought I heard something about Shelvey coming off.

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  2. What odds for Yedlin to score and Big Bald Bob Bradley to win at Arsenal? A good day for the yanks!

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  3. Dubai Toon:
    Lazaar for Gouff. So no Mitro today.. be interesting to see what Lazaar can do

    Dropped a clanger last time he came on, don’t think Rafa trust him

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  4. Everything has gone through Shelvey again today like.

    This was exactly the performance I was referring to a few weeks back.

    Yes we’ve conceded but we’ve never looked like loosing this game. Good result but excellent performance IMO

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  5. kimtoon:
    great result, didn’t I tell you all I had a good feeling about this game

    you did mate,i wasnt so sure on this on,Barnsley got thumped today as well 😉

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  6. Sunderland 2 – 3 Crystal Palace
    Sunderland 1 – 1 West Brom
    Stoke 2 – 0 Sunderland
    West Ham ? – ? Sunderland
    These are the games that they needed to win. 🙂

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  7. I thought Ritchie must have been knackered to not even make the bench.

    Just watched the highlights/goals on SSN and Shelvey gets assists for 1st & 3rd and plays the killer pass into the box that lead to the goal – real quality.

    Having watched England in the week – arguably the kind of passing missing in the midfield.

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  8. Another good three points. Performance was good too. Keep leaving games thinking we should have scored more which is a good sign.

    Shelveybwas immense today but I hope we aren’t too reliant on him.

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  9. Sharpy17
    Shelvey is sometimes a bit clumsy and slow, which is maybe why he only has one cap. He’s technically far superior to Henderson though! Henderson just doesn’t kick the ball like a footballer IMO, it’s like he’s in the wrong sport.

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  10. DJG:
    Sharpy17
    Shelvey is sometimes a bit clumsy and slow, which is maybe why he only has one cap. He’s technically far superior to Henderson though! Henderson just doesn’t kick the ball like a footballer IMO, it’s like he’s in the wrong sport.

    DJG – don’t get me wrong mate, I’m not saying that Shelvey is a superior midfielder or that it’s a travesty he’s not in the England squad. Just saying there is nobody in the England squad that can pass a ball like that a set an attack away so quickly. Dwight Gayle must be loving his life at the moment, playing in a team where someone can spot his runs and place the ball on his foot most of the time.

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  11. 25 points from the last 30 available. That’s bloody impressive. Even more so considering we lost our first 2 games.

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  12. I’d like ‘boro to beat Watford today and stay up TBH. They deserve any bit of luck they can get after what has happened to steel manufacturing etc. Plus there is the chance that we could swop places and never play each other for aboot 15 years.

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  13. If everything goes to plan we’ll see the legendary de Jong brothers running out on Wednesday at the Allianz Arena for PSV Eindhoven against FC Bayern. Champions League…. now that will be worth watching…. 😨

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  14. kimtoon:
    Watched MOTD this morning and boy are the Scum poor.

    Kim – there’s not a Sunderland fan I know that hasn’t already accepted they are in the Championship next season.

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  15. Good little weekend for us, of the teams in the play-off positions; one team drew and the other three lost. We’re still in check with Norwich but I can’t see them dropping many points. As long as we are second that’s all that matters but a long way to go. Maybe Huddersfield will drop away somewhat now after their amazing (but unlikely) start. I would like to challenge Norwich for the title though, especially after the result at SJP. 🙂

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  16. We just have to pray Shelvey doesn’t get a knock. Remember our struggles last season with a midfield of Colback and Anita. Doesn’t bear thinking about.

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  17. Georgio:
    We just have to pray Shelvey doesn’t get a knock. Remember our struggles last season with a midfield of Colback and Anita. Doesn’t bear thinking about.

    Georgio – I do think with Diame and Hayden our midfield is stronger. But I agree that Shelvey offers something different – something most other clubs (including PL clubs) don’t have.

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  18. Ice, got my buyers surveyor coming on Thursday, apparently he’ll be here up to 3 hours ! Holy cow he’s gonna find so many things wrong 😳 Them reports are designed to scare the shite out of first time buyers not to mention justify their bloody fees. 🙄

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  19. kimtoon:
    Ice, got my buyers surveyor coming on Thursday, apparently he’ll be here up to 3 hours ! Holy cow he’s gonna find so many things wrong Them reports are designed to scare the shite out of first time buyers not to mention justify their bloody fees.

    crooks everywhere you turn mate but what can you do 😥

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  20. Ice, I’m not gonna sweat on it mate, it is what it is, if I’m meant to move I will, that’s the way I see it. I would prefer it done before xmas comes though if it’s gonna happen.

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  21. It’s like last time, where it was basically between us and West Brom. Huddersfield had a go but I can’t see them staying at the top for the whole season. I’m surprised at how poor Villa are though, another point yesterday but they will be lucky to make the play-offs with Brucey and it’s only 1/4 of the way into the season. 😛
    At the start of the season I went to the Huddersfield game and I got the impression that we were poor and couldn’t go forward, not that Huddersfield were particularly good. It was a bit of a smash and grab from them and they only seem to lose by one goal or win by 1/2 goals. Just look at our GD compared to theirs… Form temporary, class permanent. 🙂

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  22. DJG:
    It’s like last time, where it was basically between us and West Brom. Huddersfield had a go but I can’t see them staying at the top for the whole season. I’m surprised at how poor Villa are though, another point yesterday but they will be lucky to make the play-offs with Brucey and it’sonly 1/4 of the way into the season.
    At the start of the season I went to the Huddersfield game and I got the impression that we were poor and couldn’t go forward, not that Huddersfield were particularly good. It was a bit of a smash and grab from them and they only seem to lose by one goal or win by 1/2 goals. Just look at our GD compared to theirs… Form temporary, class permanent.

    Yeah I was saying a week or so ago that they are at the top on very little goal wise. Can’t keep relying on 1 goal wins or margins . They have had an amazing start though but I would be surprised to see them sustain it.

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  23. “For the first time this season we are doing better than Chris Hughton’s Championship winning side of 2009-2010 and after 12 games played we have 25 points, which is one point more than we had seven years ago after 12 games played.”

    From Ed’s. Put’s some perspective on it actually – I thought we’d still be behind. Add in the fact that our squad then must have been on even bigger wages and the championship itself is a much tougher league than it was 7 years ago and we are plugging away nicely. It’s a shame Norwich are as well like but so long as there’s only two teams in it i’m not fussed, automatic promotion is all I care about.

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