40 thoughts on “Rotation Or Promotion? Give The Cups The Elbow

  1. So after years of moaning / complaining about not taking cups seriously you now want Rafa to NOT try and win a cup ! Typical of these websites and some of the moaning morons who dont know -all about the fans and what they want.

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  2. For me it’s promotion but that is only because I believe with Rafa we will have many good opportunities to win trophies with the riches of the PL behind us.

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  3. How do you know that I personally have been meaning about us not taking cups seriously?

    pjr09:
    So after years of moaning / complaining about not taking cups seriously you now want Rafa to NOT try and win a cup !Typical of these websites and some of the moaning morons who dont know -all about the fans and what they want.

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  4. Cheers Andy, I can understand your worries but I do love a good cup run tbh. For me you need to be trying to win what ever competition you can, that’s the whole point of the clubs existence and any club for that matter. When we were in the PL it was one of two things we could try to win since we were never gonna win the league, although looking at Leicester maybe that’s not such a remote possibility for anyone anymore. Now we have a crack at three League, ELC and Fa cup, it could even of been 4 had we entered the ELT. Rafa loves the cups as you say and I’m sure he wouldn’t want to disrespect them by not taking them seriously and I think he is trying to build a team that can compete on all fronts. What happened with Aarons, Mitro, Perez and Gayle is really bizarre and a bit of a fluke, I’m sure you won’t see that too often. Luckily it’s only Rolando who looks to have lasting damage but if we’re honest that was always likely to happen what ever game he played, for what ever reason he just seems to pick up terrible injuries. He has gone from being a fit kid who played regularly to someone who looks to be made of glass since he came to us ! Such a sorry state of affairs as he has so much talent .

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  5. George Caulkin Verified account 
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    #Nufc hoping to sign Achraf Lazaar, the Palermo left-back

    If we get this lad will he be off in jan-feb too, cause Morocco are in the ACON too

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  6. Kimtoon:
    George Caulkin Verified account 
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    #Nufc hoping to sign Achraf Lazaar, the Palermo left-back

    If we get this lad will he be off in jan-feb too, cause Morocco are in the ACON too

    ITS A BLOODY LEFT WINGER AND FORWARD WE NEED & HAVE ALL WINDOW!!!!

    A RIGHT BACK AND LEFT BACK …. COME ON MAN!!!!

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  7. Lee Ryder ‏@lee_ryder · 25m25 minutes ago

    Gayle and Mitrovic ruled out of Brighton game #nufc

    🙁 🙁

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  8. Oh dear!!! How will we score any goals without Gayle and Mitro in what is a huge game?

    Who have we got to play up front apart from Perez? He can’t do the job on his own, he’s too light weight.

    Who? Gouffran? Armstrong?

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  9. Stuart79:
    Oh dear!!! How will we score any goals without Gayle and Mitro in what is a huge game?

    Who have we got to play up front apart from Perez? He can’t do the job on his own, he’s too light weight.

    Who? Gouffran? Armstrong?

    We always look **** on tv Stu, at least we’ll have an excuse now 😉

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  10. Lee Ryder Verified account 
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    Moussa Sissoko named in France squad for friendly with Italy #nufc

    How can they call up an injured player ? 😉

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  11. Jyr09 I never said once on this football blog that I didn’t want Newcastle to win a trophy. I was mega pissed off that we never took the fa cup seriously. I’m sure 99.99 percent of people on this blog would love to see Rafa and the player’s win a cup.

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  12. Promotion is still more important because of financial reasons. Look at Blackburn rover’s for example that could still happen to us. I don’t want that to happen to this club but we must improve on past mistakes.

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  13. Armstrong as the lone striker?

    eeeesh, doesn’t fill me with confidence.

    Kimtoon: We always look **** on tv Stu, at least we’ll have an excuse now ?

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  14. Did we have to declare Mit & Gayle unfit already?

    Does that not hand Brighton an unnecessary advantage in there preparation?

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  15. —————– Sels ——————-
    — Mbemba – Lascelles – Clark —
    Yedlin ——- Hayden —— Gamaz
    — Ritchie — Diame — Perez —
    ————– Armstrong ————-

    Maybe Anita instead of Yedlin if he’s not ready?.

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  16. It’ll be six days out – could have been longer. Gouffran through the middle? Probably a better bet than Perez.

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  17. Sharpy-

    I like that lineup, although against a team like Brighton, I would probably start Anita at RB for his experience. Then Yedlin could potentially come on as a sub and make the most of his pace against tired opposition. I might opt for Gouffran over Perez, too, but that’s sort of a toss-up.

    Also, this Moroccan LB we’re supposedly after has also played some LM. If we brought him in, along with Yedlin we’d have two players well-suited to playing WB on either side of Clark, Lascelles and Mbemba.

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  18. Sharpy – I don’t think it was a case of declaring, I think it’s the regulations of concussion injuries, so Brighton would know. Although they have defensive injuries of their own but that might not matter if we have no strikers above 5ft and play a million crosses into the box

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  19. Charlie Prince:
    Sharpy-

    I like that lineup, although against a team like Brighton, I would probably start Anita at RB for his experience. Then Yedlin could potentially come on as a sub and make the most of his pace against tired opposition. I might opt for Gouffran over Perez, too, but that’s sort of a toss-up.

    Also, this Moroccan LB we’re supposedly after has also played some LM. If we brought him in,along with Yedlin we’d have two players well-suited to playing WB on either side of Clark, Lascelles and Mbemba.

    Charlie – aye mate, I was thinking that when I added that last bit. Don’t know whether the combo of Yedlins pace & Mbemba defending is better against Knockeart or the more defensive combo of Anita & Mbemba – probably the latter I reckon.

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  20. Stuart79:
    Sharpy – I don’t think it was a case of declaring, I think it’s the regulations of concussion injuries, so Brighton would know. Although they have defensive injuries of their own but that might not matter if we have no strikers above 5ft and play a million crosses into the box

    Stu – I get you mate, that makes sense to be fair. Stupidly frustrating though!!.

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  21. Sharpy, I know nothing about Brighton outside of Knockaert and am not a tactical expert to begin with, so I’d have to defer to you on which would be more effective. But with Rafa and his emphasis on organization, I’d expect him to want more time with Yedlin on the training ground before he throws him in against one of the top contenders for promotion, especially since defending isn’t of Yedlin’s strengths.

    Also, re: Yedlin, I saw an article yesterday that compiled a bunch of Twitter comments from Sunderland fans. It was somewhat mixed, but quite a few of them were saying he would walk into their current team and that they much rather would have had him than Donald Love. Not exactly a high bar to clear, but hopefully he should be able to do a job in the Championship.

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  22. George Caulkin ‏@CaulkinTheTimes · 2h

    Scans have shown that Rolando Aarons fractured a metatarsal during the #Nufc victory over Cheltenham this week

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  23. Charlie Prince:
    Sharpy, I know nothing about Brighton outside of Knockaert and am not a tactical expert to begin with, so I’d have to defer to you on which would be more effective. But with Rafa and his emphasis on organization, I’d expect him to want more time with Yedlin on the training ground before he throws him in against one of the top contenders for promotion, especially since defending isn’t of Yedlin’s strengths.

    Also, re: Yedlin, I saw an article yesterday that compiled a bunch of Twitter comments from Sunderland fans. It was somewhat mixed, but quite a few of them were saying he would walk into their current team and that they much rather would have had him than Donald Love. Not exactly a high bar to clear, but hopefully he should be able to do a job in the Championship.

    Charlie – I’m not sure they’d be saying that if they read what he had to say since joining us mate.
    Seemingly even when playing for them he lived on the banks of the Tyne & fell in love with Newcastle.

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  24. Kimtoon:
    George Caulkin ‏@CaulkinTheTimes· 2h

    Scans have shown that Rolando Aarons fractured a metatarsal during the #Nufc victory over Cheltenham this week

    Kim – I’m amazed they even bothered with the scan!! – it’s Aarons, it was inevitable really.

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  25. I hear a lot of people talking about Arma being too short or too lightweight. I find this odd to be honest… What has height got to do with it? Messi, Aguero, Suarez, Keegan, etc, all short arses so it has nothing to do with stature or height. I’m not saying Arma is in their league, long way from it, but to criticise on height I find rather frustrating. If he has the skill, his stature is irrelevant.

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  26. Dubai Toon:
    I hear a lot of people talking about Arma being too short or too lightweight. I find this odd to be honest… What has height got to do with it? Messi, Aguero, Suarez, Keegan, etc, all short arses so it has nothing to do with stature or height. I’m not saying Arma is in their league, long way from it, but to criticise on height I find rather frustrating. If he has the skill, his stature is irrelevant.

    you got it a 100% right mate,even that little **** Defoe at scum gets his share

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  27. Yep he did it for fun on loan at Coventry last season and he must of come up against a fair few big bruising defenders along the way.

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