Tottenham 1-1 Newcastle: Abysmal NUFC pull off North London robbery via late VAR drama

Well, it was an absolutely abysmal watch and we could’ve easily been beaten by four or five – yet we have somehow come away with a point via a Callum Wilson penalty gifted to us via VAR!

It’s a good result on paper, but this draw can’t paper over the cracks in a game where our first shot on target for 180 minutes arrived in the 95th minute.

If truth be told, we were woeful – looking lost, lethargic and lacking in energy, quality or organisation in all areas.

It would’ve been a cricket score if it wasn’t for Karl Darlow – who has single handedly kept our slim hopes alive of getting the most unlikely of points, making TEN saves in a superb man of the match display.

Bruce brought Almiron, Joelinton and Ritchie into the side for Saint-Maximin (ankle), Lewis and Carroll, with a 5-4-1 formation seeing Hayden slot into centre-back and Wilson play up top on his own with Joelinton down the left, Almiron down the right and Hendrick partnering Shelvey in midfield.

Spurs immediately started on the front foot and would’ve been 1-0 up within five minutes if it wasn’t for Darlow. Lo Celso’s free kick that looked destined for the top corner was acrobatically clawed off the line but into the path of Kane – who saw an expected tap in blocked brilliantly by the stand-in stopper.

We then had a half chance a few moments later as Manquillo’s drilled cross was almost flicked on goal by fox in the box Wilson, however we relied on another point-blank Darlow save just moments later, with him palming away a close-range header that Kane should have buried.

10 minutes in and we would’ve been a few goals down if it wasn’t for a stunning start by our man between the sticks. We’d had just 16% of the ball and had barely strung three passes together, looking disjointed and lost at both ends of the pitch early on.

Ominous stuff and early signs that Bruce hadn’t set us up well…again. And we were soon punished.

Shelvey’s attempt to put Wilson in behind was cut out and Spurs countered. Hayden was unable to stop Kane flashing a ball across the box and it evaded everyone but Lucas, who was allowed to tap in at the back post after Ritchie

The goal Spurs deserved and one that was coming based on our pathetic start to the game.

We sat off and were second to react every time, showing little interest in getting forward and even less desire to defend in and around our own box – which was damning when Bruce’s passive and negative set up was presumably done to keep it tight early on.

We got into the break at 1-0 but it could’ve honestly have been four or five if it wasn’t for poor finishing, the woodwork and some brilliant goalkeeping by Karl Darlow, with Son hitting the post and bar.

Bruce had us set up as sitting ducks and it was only going to get worse if nothing changed. Bizarrely, the formation didn’t change, but we showed more intent, kept the ball better and had 62% of the ball in the opening 15 minutes of the second half.

Joelinton looked more confident and enjoyed a few promising bursts forward with the ball, Ritchie and Manquillo had pushed up a little and Hendrick dragged a shot wide.

Signs of improvement, yet the clearer openings were still falling at the other ends for Spurs, with Darlow continuing to be the only goalkeeper being tested.

The fact Tottenham were so passive in the second half meant we should’ve been pushing for the equaliser and battering the door down, yet nothing really changed. Yes we had more of the ball in the second 45, but did we ever look like scoring? No – and Bruce’s plan B late on was simply hoofball to big Andy Carroll.

We started to show some urgency when the fourth official indicated there’d be FIVE minutes of stoppage time. I had no faith in a late equaliser and it never looked likely, yet a quite incredible VAR decision meant an Carroll header that hit Eric Dier’s arm just half a yard away from him gave us a penalty in the 95th minute.

Callum Wilson took the ball and stepped up. He’d had just ELEVEN touches all game, yet had the chance to earn us a point with the last kick of the game.

He stepped up and did the rest, squeezing it past Lloris to give us the most unlikely of results in what was an abysmal performance.

Delighted to get the point in a game that looked dead in the water for most of the afternoon, however this can’t paper over the crack. We were shocking and would’ve lost 4 or 5-0 if it wasn’t for Darlow’s heroics and another bit of shambolic officiating via VAR.

A beaming Mike Ashley applauded the players off at the full-time whistle, but he can’t have been impressed.

Pretty much all the credit must go to Darlow – the first English keeper to make 10 saves in one game for 3 years – but Joelinton was for me our best outfield player, looking more confident, more mobile and more capable of carrying the ball forward from the left-hand side.

Manquillo did OK at right wing-back and we settled defensively in the second half, however the result can’t paper over the cracks in what was generally an awful performance.

Next up we face Newport County away in the last 16 of the Carabao Cup in midweek, followed by the visit of Burnley to St James’ Park next Saturday night.

A good point, but things need to change – with 3 shots on target and 3 goals in 3 Premier League games being a stat that will only save Bruce’s bacon for so long!

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98 thoughts on “Tottenham 1-1 Newcastle: Abysmal NUFC pull off North London robbery via late VAR drama

  1. I’m calling for Bruceys sacking and I know it’s never further from happening. Come Thursday morning we could be QF of a cup – 9th in the PL above both Manchester clubs & on par with Spurs & Chelsea … never sacked in a million years 🤦🏼‍♂️😡😡😡

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  2. Sharpy17:
    I’m calling for Bruceys sacking and I know it’s never further from happening.Come Thursday morning we could be QF of a cup – 9th in the PL above both Manchester clubs & on par with Spurs & Chelsea … never sacked in a million years

    😄 got a fire in your belly there mate!

    Yeah the footy is poor , I must agree. To be fair though, I am struggling to remember the last time we played entertaining football. Probably when we came 5th under Pardew. Other than that it has been a fricken slog.

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  3. Aussie: got a fire in your belly there mate!

    Yeah the footy is poor , I must agree. To be fair though, I am struggling to remember the last time we played entertaining football. Probably when we came 5th under Pardew. Other than that it has been a fricken slog.

    I have mate, coz I’ve put up a defence for him in the past, when he’s set up defensively against the bigger team. I stand by that coz he didn’t have the attacking players to go up against them.
    But the team selection of putting Hayden – our most consistently good midfielder – at CB, and to park the bus before a ball was kicked.

    The players must have been so down beat going out yesterday. People slaughter Joelinton & it’s only a matter of time they start questioning Wilson – but we’ve had 3 shots on target so far this season – in 3 games.
    No forward will score goals in that set up. What’s the point in playing Shelvey in midfield – a player who’s strength is executed forward passes – but there is nobody to pass to.

    I watched Brighton go up against Man Utd & they had 18 attempts. I know they lost the game in the end (another stupid handball decision in the 96th min) but I enjoyed watching them far move than my own team.

    Ashley was at the game yesterday. He is a football fan as well as a businessman – he must have been thinking ‘why have I handed over £30m for this sh!t’.

    You’re right, Pards was the last time I enjoyed watching NUFC with Ba, Cisse & HBA up front.

    I’ve heard everyone reference Bruce’s track record and having the worse managerial record in the PL. But that was with other clubs & I decided to give him the benefit – I even justified his poor team selection against Brighton. He’s all of these things aren’t opinion – they are facts – he’s tactically inept & out of his depth in the PL.

    There are better managers out of work at the moment & I want Bruce sacked.

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  4. Sharpy, Agree whole heartedly mate! We are not pretty to watch. We have a man manager as a coach and pretty much nothing else. I would love to see him go but I can’t see it happening. I am so beat up over the years that I feel numb to most things nowdays.

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  5. ERIC i think two shots on target in two games one was a pen shows Bruce new attacking game the guy hasnt got a clue going back over his past jobs shows the same clueless game plans he needs out imo
    Shelvey once again shows he should not be playing we are playing with ten men every time he plays one good pass now and again just does not cut it in any lge

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  6. I hope I am wrong about Darlow. Good shot stopper, but he gave me worries about his character and confidence. Got us a point against Spurs though. Well done Karl with a K.

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  7. icedog:
    Shame for Richie out for the season so says Bruce 😥

    Will be the rest of the year I think, not the rest of the season.

    Schar’s injury has kept him out for almost 3 months now (he’s back in training), so I reckon Ritchie may be out until January given the two injuries are said to be identical.

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  8. Olly Hawkins: Will be the rest of the year I think, not the rest of the season.

    Schar’s injury has kept him out for almost 3 months now (he’s back in training), so I reckon Ritchie may be out until January given the two injuries are said to be identical.

    hope your right mate,hes a good fall back if needed

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  9. Bruce keeps saying we got away with one yesterday … HE got away with one yesterday!!.

    Everyone is talking about the penalty decision and not about the p!ss poor performance & ridiculous team selection (Hayden CB).

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  10. It was a nasty fall for Ritchie. Took a hit in the challenge but then seems to land on his shoulder with his head bouncing off the turf.

    I hope that doesn’t mean they go after Danny Rose on loan again.

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  11. Hello. My name is Jamie Carragher. I am going to rant about some random thing now. No I am not. I will rant about Newcastle. But first I have to clear my throat. Hockle. Sorry love. were you in the way there?

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  12. So, I was talking to Michael the other day and when he could drag himself away from forelocks sand fetlocks he said that Bruce is an idiot. He got the score right though.

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  13. Bruce seems like a nice guy and I’m sure the players like him, but that doesn’t mean a good manager. We need so much more than that. Bruce out.

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  14. He told us all how he would set up before the fcn game – Spurs are a good team, we cannot possibly attack against the mighty Spurs with their brand spanking new stadium and that tiny bald guy who is their Chairman and sits in the lovely cafeteria with the players and Jose. No way Jose can we compete with that. I am sure he was DELIGHTED with the draw. How come we keep getting these crap managers? Even Rafa was on a downward spiral. He had plenty of time to avoid relegation!!!

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  15. Which was worse? Brighton or Spurs?

    Brighton, at least I could think of 5 or 6 Spurs players. They had 2 world cup winners – Lloris and Sissoko, the current England Captain, Belgian centre back and the most famous man in Korea.

    Brighton have Lewis Dunk.

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  16. The Chronic are saying today that there are 24 outfield players trying to get 22 slots. Overplaying that Bruce has a decision to make on loans.

    No there are not 24 for 22. slots.

    Gayle is out until Xmas or later and Ritchie is out for 3 months.

    Unless I cannot read a calendar that means there are 22 for 22 slots.

    October, November, December… Then you can change the squad.

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  17. Bruce has done his pre match presser for Newport and god bless Keith Downie telling Bruce that people have questioned his tactics and approach at Spurs.

    But typical of Bruce, he comes back with ‘you’re always gonna get questioned for a loss or a poor performance as Newcastle manager’ – NO!!, as the manager of ANY club mate!!. Don’t make out like we the fans are the problem here!!.
    He said nobody mentioned the WH or Morecombe games – yes we did. Credit was given – but that doesn’t give you a free pass for 2 p!SS poor league performances … and that’s the point here – nobody expects them to win every game – but perform well and at least TRY to win – yes, that’s what we will hold you to account for.

    Claims he is trying to move away from the defensive mentality – but plays out best midfielder in a 5 man defence.

    To be fair, Downie didn’t seem convinced but they swiftly moved onto the next Journo 🙄

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  18. georgio:
    Bruceseems like a nice guy and I’m sure the players like him, but that doesn’t mean a good manager. We need so much more than that. Bruce out.

    Georgio – this speaks for itself mate:

    https://www.premierleague.com/managers/2197/Steve-Bruce/overview

    I love NUFC and love seeing local lads coming through the ranks and getting into the team. My favourite period was when Sir Bobby was in charge mate – of course KK brought some exciting times, but with Sir Bobby, it just felt right.
    Bruce was never going to get close to that – but I hoped a Geordie coming in might stabilise things and give back that exciting, attacking football only a Geordie could fully understand.
    But we have zero identity under Bruce. I have no idea how he wants the team to play – is it passing, direct, long ball, counter attack??? No idea – and neither have the players sadly.

    He’ll fluke it again this season because there will be 3 teams that pick up less points than us again – but I really don’t see me watching many games this season – not if they are anything like the last 2.

    I take Howe or Houghton in a heartbeat mate.

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  19. After the Morecombe game, I expect Newport to park the bus tonight.
    I’d be surprised if they come out and attack us, but then they have nowt to loose really.

    3-0 or better would be a good result for us tonight. We should have enough to break them down & win comfortably … should being the key word there.

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  20. so we miss out again,Villa have signed Ross Barkley from Chelsea on loan we should have been all over that deal,we will carry on with the static Shelvey,dont wish bad on any player but i wish he missed out on few games and make Bruce wake bloody up

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  21. Ice – playing Shelvey in a team sent out to defend and have everyone behind the ball is just pointless. The lads biggest weakness is his defensive ability – I’ve never seen a player start from a standing position as much as Shelvey. His biggest strength is his range of passing – but if you have everyone behind the ball defending, he’s got nobody to pass it to – and he can’t dribble, so he’s not starting attacks either.
    The lad is very much a one trick pony – very good at that trick, but in the set up Bruce is going with he is completely ineffective – and ends up giving freekicks away in very dangerous areas.

    I’m not sure Barkley is the answer to that. I’d rather have Lotus-Cheek who can dribble and move the ball forward for the likes of ASM of Miggy to make runs.

    I’d even take Drinkwater if his head was right. He’s still only 30, and alongside Hayden could be a more rounded option to Shelvey. I’d want better obviously, I’m just thinking of players that might be available as a loan option.

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  22. So there is a chance we could sign Cyprien before the window closes – £8m suggested. That would be a decent buy I reckon.
    Also loaning Rhian Brewster if Lpool are willing to let him go.

    The one that baffles me is loaning Phil Jones – Smalling mentioned as well who isn’t a bad player but Jines is!!. But will be on big wages and neither are better than we have.

    I don’t understand why we let Kelland Watt go on loan when he could have filled that gap – Lascelles, Fernandez, Schar, Clark with Watt able to step up when needed. He could have trained with and learned from those 5.
    If Smalling or Jones come in they will want game time – but would you play either ahead of our 5??.

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  23. Some very good points Sharpy. Including that Shelvey needs to have someone to pass to in order to be effective. Otherwise, just leave him out of the team in a 9-0-1 Bruce formation. Like against Spurs.

    If Loftus Cheek can stay fit, then great. But he wont.

    Barkley plays 1 good game in 5. He is Chelsea’s Shola Ameobi.

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  24. I fear Loftus Cheek will be the next Jack Wilshere. Injuries. Wilshere was a decent player until he lost a step at age 21. Now he is waste of space/time and 100k a week.

    Loftus Cheek is not at that point YET. But he is close.

    Plays 1 game, then out for 6 months.

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  25. I won’t criticise the first half coz I know Bruce is sensitive to things like that … instead I’ll say, Luck has been against us 🙄.

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  26. I’m watching a league 2 side with more tactical nouse & cohesion.

    We can’t string more than 3 passes together. People are playing passes to those not running on to them and throw ins going straight to a Newport player.

    How much time was spent practicing and preparing for this game with this starting 11???.

    This is embarrassing!!. Now he’s having to bring Joelinton & Wilson on – that starting 11 was good enough to win this game if they had gone out there with a game plan.

    Through the big guns on and hope the ball falls them now then.

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  27. Groucho:
    You can’t play pass and move with Shelvey in the side.

    Groucho – there was no passing game needed mate, not with Carroll up there – with Fraser & Murphy on the wings & Manq & Lewis overlapping – get the ball out wide and whip the crosses in. Miggy & Longstaff buzzing round for the knock downs.

    That was the obvious play, but I’ve not seen that happen at all – there have been so few crosses in from out wide – certainly not in the first half.

    It’s just 11 players out there & hope for a bit of luck.

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  28. I always felt Bruce was brought in to steady the ship while the takeover happened. But that’s not happening now, and Ashley needs to reconsider his manager now imo, coz it’s not steadying things now he’s invested money in the playing staff – he needs a manager to improve them – or he could end up with a McClaren situation again.

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  29. I felt like we robbed Spurs at the weekend – but that was daylight robbery on Newport there!!.

    Bruce spoke about needing luck – well it was more a touch of quality from Shelvey than luck. But we scrapped through that.

    I know Bruce will come back with we had 20 odd chances & their goal was the only real chance they had – but we were awful. Couldnt string 3 passes together & the fact he had to bring Joelinton & Wilson on just to nick a draw says everything.

    I won’t be racing to watch another NUFC game while Bruce is in charge that’s for sure.

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  30. kimtoon:
    Didn’t see the match as busy but sounds like another nightmare from us.

    The only thing you missed, Kim, was 90+ mins of holding your head in your hands and swearing profusely at your TV screen as a bunch of headless chickens ran aimlessly around the pitch, desperately attempting to figure out what they were supposed to do… you saved yourself a potential coronary…

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  31. The match wasnt shown in the US so I watched Wraith on his Youtube channel. He had 5 guests. They were lost for words somtimes. Literally!!! They were supposed to be commenting on the game and were silent for much of it, they were so shocked at what they were seeing. Shocked into silence!!! And most of these people love to hear themselves talk.

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  32. Gilly Toon: The only thing you missed, Kim, was 90+ mins of holding your head in your hands and swearing profusely at your TV screen as a bunch of headless chickens ran aimlessly around the pitch, desperately attempting to figure out what they were supposed to do… you saved yourself a potential coronary…

    Christ, that bad 🙁 , heard joe missed his pen too 😳

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  33. Craig Hope asked Bruce if he could explain why for 60 mins Newport were the better team & we struggled so badly.

    Bruce responds with – they are a really good team, look what they did to Bolton at the weekend … BOLTON?!?!!

    He put out a strong team last night – other than the keeper and Kraft at CB – that was a strong starting 11. I know Fraser is improving his fitness, but he’ll be first team before long. Murphy is coming back into the squad, but played well last night.

    The reason they were better was because their manager sent them out with a game plan and the players executed it – and ours didn’t.

    We may have pressed them harder in the last 20mins, but it still took a piece of individual quality from Shelvey to get us the draw.

    We sit 9th in the league & quarter finalists of a cup – it blows my mind how he’s managed that 🤯🤯🤯

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  34. How can we keep playing like this? It really is appalling. I also don’t buy this nonsense about it being a good start. I’m really not bothered about watching them anymore. I have better things to do.

    Bruce is lucky. The owner has mentally left the building and as long as we don’t look like going down he will keep his job regardless of how bad we are and the fact there aren’t any supporters in the ground is helping as this rubbish would be getting pellets.

    I can’t expect anything better than a boring 0-0 on Saturday at best.

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  35. It doesn’t make it any better that I can’t even go to the pub with my mates and ignore the football ffs!

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  36. Sharpy17:
    I always felt Bruce was brought in to steady the ship while the takeover happened. But that’s not happening now, and Ashley needs to reconsider his manager now imo, coz it’s not steadying things now he’s invested money in the playing staff – he needs a manager to improve them – or he could end up with a McClaren situation again.

    never say never mate,i hear something is being happening,any do you really think jabba would spend all that money if there was nothing to gain in the end,no way

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  37. Stuart79:
    It doesn’t make it any better that I can’t even go to the pub with my mates and ignore the football ffs!

    Stu – no mate and it won’t be anytime soon when his own dad & Corbyn can’t stick to the damn rules!!.
    Wonder if they get fined???.

    Bless his dad though. He didn’t realise the rules coz it was his first day back in the Coutry after 3 weeks abroad – hope he wasn’t meant to be in Quarantine then. But hate to break it to him – the face mask rule was brought in long before 3 weeks ago.

    Students having a right old knees up as well I see.

    Meanwhile a lass I work with & her 6yr old son have just tested positive. She’s been working from home, but her lad was in hospital with a temperature over 40. Tested them and got his temp down & sent them home, but both come back positive – a virus that doesn’t affect youngsters.

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  38. icedog: never say never mate,i hear something is being happening,any do you really think jabba would spend all that money if there was nothing to gain in the end,no way

    Ice – I hope so mate, coz it’s not much fun at the minute.
    I’m not sure I can see out a full season of this guff we are being subjected too each week 🤢

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  39. Sharpy17:
    Craig Hope asked Bruce if he could explain why for 60 mins Newport were the better team & we struggled so badly.

    Bruce responds with – they are a really good team, look what they did to Bolton at the weekend … BOLTON?!?!!

    He put out a strong team last night – other than the keeper and Kraft at CB – that was a strong starting 11.I know Fraser is improving his fitness, but he’ll be first team before long.Murphy is coming back into the squad, but played well last night.

    The reason they were better was because their manager sent them out with a game plan and the players executed it – and ours didn’t.

    We may have pressed them harder in the last 20mins, but it still took a piece of individual quality from Shelvey to get us the draw.

    We sit 9th in the league & quarter finalists of a cup – it blows my mind how he’s managed that

    We have had the easiest cup run in the worl, ever – and still managed to make hard work of it. If we carry on playing like we have, we will really struggle in the league. West Ham were I crisis when we beat them. We just caught them at a good time.

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  40. Shamrock: We have had the easiest cup run in the worl, ever – and still managed to make hard work of it. If we carry on playing like we have, we will really struggle in the league. West Ham were I crisis when we beat them. We just caught them at a good time.

    Sham – I give him a pass last season because the squad – or at least the attacking options were a bit of a mess. We blagged it last season.
    But now, we have good options in pretty much every position – other than CF imo. Wilson looks good but we know he’s injury prone. Gayle looks hit & miss and is injury prone. Carroll is a cart horse and injury prone & Joelinton will never be a CF while I have a hole in you know where.

    We could really do with another CF in for me coz loose Wilson for any great length of time & we are screwed up front.

    But we have a decent 16/17 players in that squad now that should be enough for a comfortable season with some good football to watch.

    With a decent manager I think we could have that. But I don’t see it with Bruce, and the excuses he is coming back with – putting it on the fans having a go.
    This – yes we didn’t play well, but to criticise is just disappointing – it’s something you get used to as Newcastle manager. As if we have some ridiculous expectation that our team play well?!.
    We aren’t demanding wins here by the way. We aren’t annoyed that we didn’t blow Newport off the park 7-0. Nobody has said that that I have seen. But to his own admission, they outplayed us for 60mins then we dominated the last 20mins – which fans isn’t going to question or criticise that?? – especially off the back of the Brighton & Spurs performance.

    How about accepting the performances weren’t good enough but assuring the fans he’s working on it – instead of putting the blame on our critique.

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  41. So, shall I tell you how mental certain parts of the USA are?

    I was in a bar/restaurant in Wisconsin a couple of years ago. It was like the old working men’s clubs that you had in Newcastle years ago. They had a raffle. I thought, Ok, support the local community and it’s $5 a ticket. Why not?

    Do you know what the 1st prize was – a GUN.

    2nd prize? A giant bottle of tequila in an AK47 shaped bottle.

    I am serious.

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  42. Next time you see that 29 people were killed in a Wisconsin school shooting you will know where the gun came from. A raffle.

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  43. Brentford away, another away game, that’s 3 in a row, but how lucky a draw is that? Avoiding the big teams again. But…. seeing how sh.it we were against Newport we could still be stuffed

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  44. I have zero expectations of beating Brentford. They play a pass and move game and that’s how worst nightmare. They will have most of the possession as usual but then again I think Wimbledon of the 90’s would have more possession than us.

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  45. The worst President in the history of the United States of America has Covid-19. Do I want him to die? Would have liked him to be run over by a bus 5 years ago before he could do the damage he has done? I usually dont wish ill on anybody, not even Mackems or Alan Pardew. But this is a bit of a dilemma. The world would certainly have been better off without Adolf Hitler and the failed assassination would have saved a lot of lives. Does that mean I would like Trump dead? Probably.

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  46. That may seem like a disgusting sentiment but you dont have to put up with the Angry Orange every day. He has ruined countless peoples’ lives and the world will be better off without him.

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  47. Living a charmed life with these cup draws, not that Brentford will be walkover mind. At least we avoid PL opposition for now.

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  48. Eric, A convenient time to catch covid for Trump after a very damaging debate. Hmm

    Is he playing the sympathy card or genuinely infected i wonder ? That’s the problem with liars, you never can tell.

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  49. Kimtoon: The Orange Man-Baby doesnt understand subtlety. He has Covid, I am sure of it. I have watched some rallies of his just to make sure that I AM not crazy and it is him. He is fcn crazy. It is like Brexit dialed up to 11.

    Unless you live in the USA you do not see the full extent of it. They have an election and then a year later they start campaigning to replace senators and then a year after that you have the opposition candidates running for the party nomination. It is pretty much all elections all of the time here. It is not like in the UK where you have 5 weeks of it and the party conferences and the odd bi-election. It really is full on in your face all of the time and the only way to avoid it is to never watch any news.

    That’s why I watch so much football 🙂

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  50. But back to football…

    I have no idea how we will do against Burnley. I can probably predict the team though, assuming there are no new injuries.

    Darlow

    Manquillo Fernadez Lascelles Lewis

    Shelvey Hayden

    Fraser Miggy St Max

    Wilson

    If St Max is unfit then substitute Joelinton.

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  51. kimtoon:
    Eric, A convenient time to catch covid for Trump after a very damaging debate. Hmm

    Is he playing the sympathy card or genuinely infected i wonder ? That’s the problem with liars, you never can tell.

    Kim – have to say that was my first thought too.
    1. Good excuse to back out of another car crash debate.
    2. Pulls the sympathy vote.
    3. Keeps him out of the public eye for a week or 2.
    4. By having ‘had’ COVID, it now allows him to change his position on it altogether. He can put the jokes behind him & let the American public know how serious it is coz he’s ‘survived’ it.

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  52. Back in Britain and I see we have an MP that travelled 400 miles on a train KNOWING she had the virus!!

    …. and her punishment – she’s been suspended. People are calling for her to step down – step down???? Why is she not getting the bl00dy sack FFS???

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  53. We have another very favourable draw in the cup based on the teams left in. Had to be hoping for Brentford or Stoke for the Quarters & he’d be mad not to play a full strength team and go for the semi finals.

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