Newcastle 0-1 Liverpool: Toon tamed by relentless Reds as SJP streak finally ends

After six home wins on the spin, we couldn’t make it seven in a row at St James’ Park today as title-chasing Liverpool came away with a comfortable win.

We started with real intensity about our play in the opening exchanges, pressing from the front and moving the ball quickly, but a 19th minute Naby Keita goal was followed by a classy and controlled display from Jurgen Klopp’s men.

We looked leggy, overwhelmed by Liverpool’s energy and out of ideas in the second half, struggling to keep the ball (or stay onside!) when we had it and being fortunate not to concede more as Dubravka pulled off several solid saves to keep it down to one.

Sometimes you have to just accept when you’ve been outclassed by a quality side – and this was one of those occasions, as Liverpool had almost 70% of the ball and 24 shots to our four.

In truth, it could and should have been more than 1-0, however we deserve credit for staying in the game – even if our stubbornness at one end was let down by a lack of spark in attack.

We had our moments early on and weren’t blown away by any stretch, however there was a clear gulf in class, as we struggled to get going in attack, had a tough job getting a grip of the game in midfield and didn’t quite tame a Liverpool front three who were constantly on the move.

The result means we stay 9th ahead of today’s 3pm kicks offs, although we could drop out of the top 10 if the likes of Leicester, Brighton, Brentford and Southampton win this weekend.

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Eddie Howe made three changes from the side that beat Norwich 3-0 last weekend, seeing Fabian Schar, Jonjo Shelvey, Miguel Almiron replace Jamaal Lascelles, Sean Longstaff and Jacob Murphy.

(4-3-3): Dubravka – Krafth, Schar, Burn, Targett – Guimaraes, Shelvey, Willock – Almiron, Joelinton, Saint-Maximin.

SUBS: Darlow, Dummett, Lascelles, Manquillo, Ritchie, Longstaff, Murphy, Gayle, Wood.

Klopp also made changes, as Mo Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Thiago and Fabinho were all left on the bench just a few days on from their Champions League semi final first leg with Villarreal.

We started with a real intensity about our play, committing bodies forward, pressing from the front and giving the Reds little time to settle on the ball.

They did have two half chances through Jota and Van Dijk, but both blazed over in an opening 10 minutes that gave fans inside St James’ Park real encouragement. This certainly didn’t feel like the best side in Europe against a team who were one of the favourites to go down just a few months ago!

That said, the Reds did grow into the game and, after a long period of possession, they struck first through Naby Keita.

It came just seconds after James Milner left Schar in a heap and way out of position, but they punished us as Jota slipped in Keita, who rounded Dubravka and fired past a sea of black and white shirts on the line. 1-0 Liverpool.

After a long spell without the ball, we were bringing the centre-backs up and throwing balls into the box whenever we won a free kick, yet that was almost our downfall on the 35th minute, as they turned the ball over, countered at pace and saw a Mane see a low shot well held by Dubravka after he was picked out well by Diaz.

Miguel Almiron then had the ball in the net a few moments later, however he was a couple of yards offside after being slipped in behind by Bruno. A poorly timed run in the end, but a sign Liverpool were leaving space in behind now they’d pushed up.

Another save then arrived from Dubravka, who tipped over Jota’s goal-bound header after the Portuguese international climbed highest from an inviting Henderson cross. With a Milner shot flashing just wide from the resulting corner, our defence finding it difficult to cope with the constant movement of Liverpool’s front three and our forward players struggling to keep a hold of possession, we needed to get into half-time at 0-1 and reset.

Thankfully, we did that, keep us in the game as we headed into a second half Howe had to nail if we wanted to keep the run of home results going!

We had to mix it up in this final 45, as we’d been too predictable and indecisive in possession. Easier said than done against such a top side, but we were often stuck in between committing bodies forward and protecting ourselves at the other end against a ruthless Liverpool attack who move the ball into the final third so quickly.

Schar was then forced off on the 60 minute mark, seeing Jamaal Lascelles come on for the Swiss international for the remaining half an hour. Based on the way he went down, it looked like he was still struggling to shake off that heavy tackle from Milner just seconds before the opening goal.

It should’ve been 2-0 moments later. Gomez burst past Joelinton, fired a low ball across the box and Mane shot wide of Dubravka’s near post. He had to score but didn’t, handing us a lifeline as we approached the final 25 minutes.

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Chris Wood then came on, replacing Joe Willock in a move that saw Joelinton drop back into a midfield three, Saint-Maximin move to the left and the big Kiwi up top to give us a much needed presence in attack.

Klopp then responded with a few changes of his own, as Mane and Henderson made way for Salah and Fabinho. Such a double change only lifted Liverpool, who looked much more likely to make it 2-0 as we did to an equaliser, if the truth be told.

The Leazes End were on their feet as Wood was slipped in behind by Saint-Maximin, however the former Burnley striker saw Alisson smother his effort just before the offside flag was finally raised. A glimpse of goal and glimmer of hope, but it wasn’t long until Dubravka was forced into another good save as Jota stung the Slovakian’s palms.

With just 10 minutes remaining, we had nothing to lose and had to commit bodies forward in a bid to impose ourselves on a Liverpool side who’d cruised through this second half. Easier said than done against such a top side who had total control of the game, but the 52,000 inside St James’ Park would prefer to see us have a go and lose 2-0 than see out a narrow yet comfortable away win.

Howe took a step towards doing that as Jacob Murphy replaced Emil Krafth 85 minutes in, giving us fresh legs and pace down that right-hand side Robertson had dominated.

A rare sight of goal then came Bruno’s way, but the Brazilian’s low shot was held well by Alisson. It was just our second shot on target all game and was the closest we got in that final 45, as Liverpool saw out a comfortable 1-0 win to go back to the top of the Premier League.

Fair play to Liverpool. We’d have liked to dent their title hopes today, but Klopp rested a few key men and still saw his side win comfortably against a Newcastle side in their best form at St James’ Park for almost 20 years.

Next up for Newcastle, a trip to Man City a week tomorrow!

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155 thoughts on “Newcastle 0-1 Liverpool: Toon tamed by relentless Reds as SJP streak finally ends

  1. We are still ahead of Leicester. Strange that, given all the plaudits they and Brendan receive. They did win the FA Cup last year though but this has been a disappointing season for them.

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  2. This is not the end of this relegation battle. There are still 3 of them in it. If Chelsea had a clue they would have beat Everton who also played shyte.

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  3. I am watching West Ham and dont understand all of the moans about the crowd being far back from the pitch. From what I can see, that is simply not true for the main stands. They are a bit farther back at the ends, but it doesnt look that bad, especially when you compare it to some European grounds that host track and field.

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  4. I think this Arsenal team is totally overhyped by their pundit and journo Pals. It doesnt happen very often that a lot of youngsters all come through at the same time and make it. It didnt even happen at Barcelona where it was really only Xavi and Iniesta. Messi came much later and they bought a lot of their good players.

    The “class of ’92” is always rolled out as the benchmark. But Giggs was in the team 2 years before that and the really good players were only Scholes and Beckham. Gary Neville was Ok but Phil was a bit shyte and Nicky Butt was lifted by the quality of player he played with. He wasnt very good for us apart from his 1st game against Boro.

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  5. West Ham are overhyped as well. If we buy 3 starters in the summer, especially a centre forward, I think we can catch both them and Arsenal.

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  6. The commentators just LURVE Declan Rice. Big Joe has just as good stats as him since he switched to midfield and yet they talk of Rice being worth 150 million. West Ham dont need to sell. He has 2 years left on his deal with a club option for a further year. Talk is of Man U, but once all of Man Us players all leave West Ham will have the better team. Especially, since I doubt Greenwood will ever play for them again – he will have to move abroad.

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  7. If you extrapolate the points under Howe over the whole season to date we would be level with ManUre.

    Should not take a great improvement to catch the three London clubs. Doubt we will catch the top two though, not next season.

    Therefore I predict 3rd to fifth.

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  8. That was a joke by Liverpool’s Mike Dean to give Bowen a yellow for simulation. Ramsdale tried to take Bowen out with a studs up challenge and was lucky he only grazed him because it was a red for the goalie otherwise.

    Thank God Mike Dean is retiring although I think he is still going to do VAR.

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  9. PremAndUp:
    If you extrapolate the points under Howe over the whole season to date we would be level with ManUre.

    Should not take a great improvement to catch the three London clubs. Doubt we will catch the top two though, not next season.

    Therefore I predict 3rd to fifth.

    Prem – that’s how it looks on the surface mate, but you have to take into account that you’d probably have to go back to early Fergie days for Utd’s form to be as bad as it is now. Couple that with our form currently being on par with Lpool & City and it doesn’t paint a longer term picture imo.

    United will strengthen under ten Haag, I think Spurs & Arsenal get better too (in terms of strengthening their squads).

    At the same time I could see WH, Leicester and Wolves losing key players and getting weaker.

    I’d be happy with a realistic top 10 finish next season while we adjust the squad and bed new players in – 8th or better would be an excellent season imo.

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  10. What the hell has happened to Chelsea???.

    I don’t believe this has anything to do with their takeover. More like half their squad is leaving on a free in the summer, coupled with the likes of Lukaku, Jorginho & Werner not wanting to be there.
    Tuchel hasn’t become a crap manager overnight. I think this is a Man Utd type situation – bunch of self absorbed players.

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  11. I do like young Eddie NKETIAH too.

    I’d take him on a free in the summer & more Wood & Gayle on for Eddie & Ivan.

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  12. This Chelsea situation is very strange. Abramovich wants an extra 500 million but says he will donate it to charity. Then the Govt want to block any sale for 10 years and insist the new owners commit to spending 1 Billion + over 10 years. Most of the buyers have dropped out. I highly doubt that the owners of the Chicago Cubs dropped out because of protests, more likely the onerous terms that were demanded.

    I work in finance and have no clue how Chelsea are worth 3 billion and we were sold for 300 million. I can only think that there is some real estate deal there but surely it cant just be about London. Their turnover is much higher but that just means we will be able to get ours up to their level like City did.

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  13. can you imagine if we got Dybala, Paqueta and either Nunez or Jesus!? Can we dare to dream?

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  14. Dyabala could be our marquee signing this summer.

    There could be legs in our pursuit of him on a free transfer.

    He’d be an unbelievable signing imo.

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  15. Eric+Sykes:
    can you imagine if we got Dybala, Paqueta and either Nunez or Jesus!? Can we dare to dream?

    Eric – I think Dybala and Paqueta are realistic chances mate – that’s not a bad outcome.

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  16. I think Jesus will be available because City will get Haaland. Whether he would come to us is another matter. If we go Dybala and/or Paqueta I think Jesus would consider us.

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  17. Sharpy: you know I think we will spend 200 million. That’s my gut feeling. Whether it is on transfer fees, signing bonuses or Agent fees I dont know but it should get us some good players to at least push for top 6. Liverpool and Man City are miles ahead but the rest arent.

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  18. There was over 22k fans at SJP to watch our ladies team take on Alnwick in the 4th division – 22,000!!!!

    The Geordies really are an amazing fanbase!!!

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  19. Sharpy17:
    There was over 22k fans at SJP to watch our ladies team take on Alnwick in the 4th division – 22,000!!!!

    The Geordies really are an amazing fanbase!!!

    Amazing turn out

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  20. Dick Kerr’s Ladies played St Helen’s Ladies on Boxing Day in 1920. They pulled in a record crowd of 53,000 at Everton’s Goodison Park.

    On 5 December 1921, the Football Association effectively banned women from playing. They said at the time “the game of football is quite unsuitable for females and ought not to be encouraged”.

    I wonder why?

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  21. I dont think people realise how much we have to spend. We have a legacy of the Mike Ashley underspend to start with which gives us a free 100–150 million to play with. Then we have the Premier League letting Everton skirt the FFP rules because of Covid. They really should have been fined or docked points but instead nothing was done. That’s another 150 mil. After that, we have sponsorship money which could easily be 75 mil a year if you throw in shirt, sleeve and SJP deals. The related party rules that the PL may try to implement will be just BS as Bin Salmon will just tell any Saudi companies what to do and they will follow, whether they are related or not.

    We have a fortune to spend this summer. It is more a matter of PR whether we go crazy or not. As I said, I think we will spend 200 million but some of it will be hidden in Agent fees and signing bonuses.

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  22. The T-Rex Mackem might have just kept Everton in the PL. He was brilliant yesterday. We all make fun of him but you also have to give him credit when he single-handedly saves his team. Everton were still pretty crap though so they are not out of the woods yet. I have no idea who of Leeds, Burnley and Everton will be relegated now.

    Should I care? Probably not, but I would still like the Blue Bindippers to go down just to p!ss off their sucky-uppy pals in the media. Them having Super-Frank as Manager only makes it worse as his ex-player pundit pals think he walks on water.

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  23. I know I will be told to move on but the WBA win at the weekend means WBA are 10th. This will most likely mean that Bruce will be kept on and will reshape the team in his own image – defensive, fat and ugly? I am looking forward to Brucie’s comedy stylings next year and who he throws under the bus and how he will contrive to blame the fans for his own failings.

    I wont be following closely, just enough to see what happens. You know if he gets a good start his pundit pals will be back on the band wagon and probably blaming NUFC fans for his “unfair” dismissal.

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  24. I watched Fulham wallop Luton 7-0 yesterday and I know people might say it’s only Luton, but they are play offs this season so are doing well.

    One of my big reasons why I could never buy into the Rafa love in was the players he got rid of – and I’ve mentioned Toney as one we could go for this summer. I get he dropped down the leagues to work back – but watching Fulham yesterday Mitrovic was absolutely brilliant. His 2 goals aside – which takes him to a record breaking 43 this season, but his all round play was excellent.
    I’m not saying he’s as good as Kane, but he’s the closest forward to Kane’s game I’ve seen.

    Rafa was this world class manager/coach – he let some real talent go for very little money.

    To let them leave rather than developing that talent himself – but to replace them with players like Rondon & Joselu – criminal as far as I’m concerned.

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  25. I see Longstaff is being offered a new 4 years deal 😳🫢.
    Football must be one of the few industries where you are rewarded for performing average.

    This deal & if Dummett gets a new deal – they convince me that we aren’t spending the kind of money that Eric and others are suggesting.

    Harsh as it may sound, but that would be 2 squad places wasted imo. One on a very average player and the other on a sick note.

    Good lads I’m sure. I like Dummett, but sentiment doesn’t bring success and with limited squad places there can’t be room for sentiments imo.

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  26. Sharpy: I have been saying for a while that Rafa couldnt identify forwards. The Toney sale was the strangest as we got next to nothing for him.

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  27. ime sorry i but dont rate Toney as a top PL striker i would not like to see back at our club,ive watched him quite a lot we can do a lot lot better than him

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  28. icedog:
    ime sorry i but dont rate Toney as a top PL striker i would not like to see back at our club,ive watched him quite a lot we can do a lot lot better than him

    Ice – just to be clear, I don’t rate Toney as a TOP PL forward – but I rate him better than Wood and less injury prone than Wilson.

    I would absolutely want better ideally – but Man Utd want forwards, Arsenal want forwards, Chelsea may well want forwards (Lukaku & Werner not doing it) and as things stand they can offer more than we can.

    Toney is just a forward I think could get us the goals to make us a consistent top 8 side – which in turn would attract those better players.

    I reckon Toney & Ekitike could cost around the same fee. But I think Ekitike is the bigger risk – he MAY turn out to be a very good player. But Toney you know what you’re buying after his season with Brentford – it ain’t pretty I grant you that, but similarly to Antonio at WH, it’s effective.

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  29. I will be happy with a 3-0 loss to City. The only way I see us having any hope is if they get beat by Madrid and have a CL hangover.

    Arsenal on the other hand are flattered by their league position. I have watched them and just dont see a good team there. Same as Man U until yesterday. They have been terrible all season and really should be 10 points worse off. Brentford should have beat them at their place and so should we, to name only 2 games.

    For the 1st time in ages, I am confident about getting something against Arsenal.

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  30. I will be in Siena when we play Man City. The Italians are football mad so I should probably be able to find a bar showing it. I might just sit at an outside Cafe or bar in the main square and listen to the radio commentary on NUFC TV. Problem with that is, that I want to have fun and Ando just depresses me with all of his moaning and the defeatist tone of his voice. Maybe I will just follow some text commentary and check in on here 🙂

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  31. I think Arsenal are in a false position because there are the top 2 and then everybody else, even Chelsea with their ownership situation. Watford and Norwich are crap and so were we under Bruce, and Everton are still crap even though they have got some VERY lucky results lately.

    Then there are the bunch of inconsistent teams like Wolves, Palace, Leicester, Brighton, Villa, S’ton. Even us now and Spurs come under this category.

    No, Arsenal are NOT a good team and are totally flattered by playing a batch of mediocre and inconsistent teams. I doubt they would get out of the group stage of the CL if they qualify.

    I looked at the Liverpool team on Saturday and thought who of our players would get in it. The answer was probably Bruno.

    Doing the same for Arsenal if Wilson and Trippier were fit I reckon 4 or 5 of our players would get in their team.

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  32. I know everyone says dont look past the next game but I have already written the City game off.

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  33. Although I want to sign some younger players who can grow with us like Paqueta or maybe Botman, I would also sign Jesse Lingard in a heartbeat on a free. He is perfect for the here and now and in 2 or 3 years when we are in the CL he will be 32. He can be an impact sub. I dont think his injury record is bad but he has been criminally mismanaged at Man U. Hopefully he has shut down that Jlingz clothing line and is concentrating on football.

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  34. Villareal goalie has had a bit of a ‘mare. 2 through his legs and then missed his kick for the 3rd.

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  35. What’s peoples thoughts on Ainsley Maitland Niles?.

    I know he’s disappeared off the face of the earth, but I was talking to a lad I work with last night about him.

    He’s only 24 and I reckon could be got for around £10m.

    He could play the right side of a 3 man midfield easily – but my thinking would be to work him with Tripps to eventually take that RB slot.

    I’m not suggesting the is brilliant or goes into the first team, but I think he improves what we have and can cover a number of positions as a squad player. I also think Howe could improve him in the same way he has our current squad.

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  36. It is a massive pain in the arse watching Real Madrid fans whistle every time Man City get the ball. The only thing worse is the English commentator dialing up his hype and high pitched voice to 11 (ELEVEN) every time there is a shot. Seriously, I think it is Peter Drury and he almost craps his pants with faux joy whenever there is a shot.

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  37. The commentators really do have their high pitched voices dial up to ELEVEN like in Spinal Tap and have nowhere to go when a goal is scored except yelling and “17”. Peter Drury and Arlo White are the biggest culprits over here.

    They also tell you about games that happened in 1922 that have absolutely no relevance. I dont give a sh!t if Dixie Dean scored a hattrick against Man U, or if Paul Merson Managed Luton for 5 days!!!

    And “The Treble”! Man U were the luckiest team ever. I watched the CL final and Bayern should have been 5-0 up by half time, It was like the Schmeichel game at SJP when we should have been like 10-0 up at half time. But no, in hindsight, they talk like it was the greatest team ever.

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  38. Is Barry Davies dead? Can he be resuurected? This guy, I think it is Peter Drury really does dial it up to 11 (ELEVEN) when Real Madrid are on the 18 yard line. I dont want them to score because he will crap his pants. I have turned the sound down so I can watch and not listen!!!

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  39. You see, when you reach the stuck pig levels of sound when a team get a corner you have nowhere to go except Ozzie Osbourne biting bat’s heads off.

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  40. It’s the most bizarre games of football I’ve ever watched. They hadn’t had a shot on target til they scored.

    Absolutely baffling!!. But brilliant to watch.

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  41. Unbelievable! But … it’s good for us now that they are playing extra football. And if they lose, … I think they’ll still thrash us. 😂

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  42. Man City fans are actually REALY SHYTE. They are so quiet!!! If this was us in the semi-final of the CL you would not be able to hear the Madrid fans whistle it would be so loud.

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  43. WOW!!!

    How the hell did Madrid get to the final?

    City should/could have beat them 10-5.

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  44. Stunning game. Spurs v Ajax was a mental semi final game – similar to this one. But I’ve never seen a game where a team hasn’t had a shot in over 85mins and then win a game in such a way – CRAZY!!.

    Pep will get questioned again about his CL record – but I’m really not sure what he could have done differently there.

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  45. Unbelievable. The fans were leaving the stadium. City were 2 up on aggregate. It was in the bag. How the hell did they lose it?

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  46. Rio Ferdinand is a total gobsh!te. Claiming he always thought Madrid would get back in it. They hadn’t had a shot on target so where he’s got that from?!??

    Can’t stand the bloke.

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  47. Don Carlo – from Goodison Park to La Liga champion & CL finalist 😂😂😂

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  48. I have been to the Bernabeu. They have the worst fans in the world. They booed Gareth Bale when he won them a CL game 3 months before. When I was there, they booed Ronaldo and then he scored 2 goals in extra time.

    They have to have a singing section of about 2,000 fans because the rest of them just look at their fcn phones the whole game.

    The Police also confiscated my girlfriend’s tic-tacs as we went into the ground. She speaks fluent Spanish but didnt want to argue with them!

    Worst ground I have ever been to apart from Leicester Filbert St.

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  49. @asaintmaximin via So Foot magazine:

    “Those who have played alongside me know that when it comes to quality, I have no need to be jealous of Sadio Mane

    “The day I get a team-mate who is able to convert the chances I create, I will have 10-15 successful assists every season”

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  50. These ex-players are so privileged and Banta-saurus. They have so much money and easy lives that they just go on and on with not a care in the world. Micah Richards is like a laughing and screaming baboon (that is not racist, I am talking about what he sounds like!).

    I dont like banter but that is all I hear when I listen to BBC podcasts with Micah, “Chappas” and the like. I think they are stuck in a world of when they were 14 years old and have to do banter.

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  51. Whenever they do podcasts the ex-players (Rio, Micah, Woodgate, “Chappers”) really do sound like a bunch of kids. It makes me want to listen to miserabalists like Souness and Keane to get some balance.

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  52. So Roy, what to you think of the current “United” team?

    Roy: – they are total shoite like. In my day I would have given them a kick up the arse. And let’s not talk about Pep,

    “Pep”?

    Roy: – yes Pep he has only won 3 Premier leagues and 2 CLs and 4 La Ligas. That doesnt compare with my record at Sunderland.

    “How so”?

    “And 3 Bundesligas”

    Roy: I think Graeme will agree with me that Pep is shoit coz he got beat last night?

    Graeme – yes he is crap.

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  53. KIMTOON:
    @asaintmaximin via So Foot magazine:

    “Those who have played alongside me know that when it comes to quality, I have no need to be jealous of Sadio Mane

    “The day I get a team-mate who is able to convert the chances I create, I will have 10-15 successful assists every season”

    Kim – it’s a theory I’ve heard some fans say in Maxis defence too.

    The trouble he and they have with that is there is a stat for everything – including chances created … as in Max passes the ball to a teammate who goes on to have a shot – not an assist, but chance created.

    If Maxi is claim that with better players around him, he’d create 10-15 assists, then his chances created record now would be right up there now wouldn’t you think?.

    https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/players/big_chance_created

    I’ll save you some time. Maxi is 45th in the list, registering 5 big chances created.
    On the flip side, dispossessed stats? – won’t take you as long … 2nd.

    https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/players/dispossessed

    Many Maxi wants to stop being so disrespectful to his teammates. Yes we need to improve (and will do) but so does Max – and I don’t like this pointing the finger at everyone else approach either!!.

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  54. Maxi is a good player and if he doesnt have 3 opposition players on him every time he gets the ball he might get 15 assists. If he had peak Shearer he would get like 20.

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  55. Eric+Sykes:
    Maxi is a good player and if he doesnt have 3 opposition players on him every time he gets the ball he might get 15 assists. If he had peak Shearer he would get like 20.

    Eric – Maxi is a good player, our best before Bruno arrived. I want him as part of our rebuild project – he has been a huge part of our survival before this turn in form under Howe.

    But I am sick and tired of his selfish play. He doesn’t play with his head up or looking for his teammates – I see that with my own eyes. But the stats more back it up. Not just the dispossessed stat, but the most dribbles too:

    https://www.kickest.it/en/premier-league/stats/players/total-dribbles

    First for most dribbles & 2nd for most dispossessed doesn’t suggest much of a team player.

    The most disappointing or frustrating thing is that when he does play for the team it’s generally very effective & makes a good contribution.

    If he passed more often & brought his teammates into play a bit more, he might find he doesn’t have 3 opposing players on him all the time – then when he does go on a dribble, it would be more effective.

    It’s too obvious what he’s going to do every time he gets the ball, and it generally results in him either losing the ball, on his backside but always throwing his hands up in the air, twisting and never running back to win the ball back or help Targett out.

    Whether this interview is accurate or not, he needs to focus on and improve his own game before criticising his teammates imo.

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  56. Agree Sharpy, if that quote is true he won’t be Mr popular in the dressing room and needs to look at his own failings first.
    I like him but not enough to see him disrupt the dressing room which looks to be a good tight nit bunch nowadays. It undermines all Eddies hard work on morale and will turn fans off him too. NO player is bigger than the club .

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  57. I see we are linked with Rashford apparently Manure want £60m !, no thanks, i would not do business with that shower after the way they tried to shaft us over Jesse in January. There are many other clubs we could and should do business with before them.

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  58. I have no issue with a 1 year deal for Dummett, in fact I think it’s a deal that sits best with me.
    I’ve always liked him, and thought he’d be a regular first teamer if not for all his injuries.

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  59. I watched WH v Frankfurt tonight as well & was impressed with NDicka the CB we’ve been linked with at Frankfurt. He looked quick and very composure.

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  60. georgio:
    He’s a lefty though. Him or Burn Sharpy?

    Both mate. Bringing Burn in showed the benefit of having balance in defence, but if Burn gets injured or is struggling for form then we are currently left with Clark as our other Lefty CB – no thanks.

    Let Clark go & NDicka can replace him. He’ll need time to settled I’d imagine so Burn stays in – then it’s up to form to decide.

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  61. Mick Lowes on Wraith’s NUFC Matters is a total useless tw2t. He mumbles and repeats all of his words in the same sentence. His regular sentence is:

    “I will tell you this. Yes. I will tell you this. Manchester United are a football club. Yes, Manchester United are a football club. A football club. I will tell you that”!

    A bore for the ages!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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