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by TJR
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Bruce responds to speculation, demands respect, compares himself to "the Mighty Rafa"
Replies: 10
Views: 521

Re: Bruce responds to speculation, demands respect, compares himself to "the Mighty Rafa"

krully wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:21 pm
500 games and what does he have to show for it?
The worst Premier League win record of any manager to have managed 500 or more Premier League games. Quite the the achievement.
by TJR
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: FOOTBALL FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
Replies: 50
Views: 1093

Re: FOOTBALL FOR THE WEEK AHEAD

It's about time sky 'retired' Martin Tyler. He's always been overrated but he is a truly awful commentator these days.
by TJR
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Steve Bruce: The Gloves are off
Replies: 24
Views: 889

Re: Steve Bruce: The Gloves are off

I do think the players have been lucky lately that he's justifiably drawn the ire of everyone. Because he's not wrong, they've been s**** too. He unlike Rafa, as we've discussed, doesn't have a strict structure or tactics, so for all we criticise him for not inspiring expansive play, it isn't as if...
by TJR
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Steve Bruce: The Gloves are off
Replies: 24
Views: 889

Re: Steve Bruce: The Gloves are off

He's lost the plot completely. Who's way has he been doing it for the past 18 month? Has he just been letting the players do what they want? Does he not pick the team? Does he not come up, with the shape, structure, tactical approach, game plan etc? Does he not lead training? What the **** has he ac...
by TJR
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle
Replies: 312
Views: 3142

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle

This is the final straw as far as I'm concerned. Bruce has to go tonight if we don't win. No reason whatsoever to set up so negatively. 5 defenders and 3 defensive midfielders against the side looking to break the record for the lowest ever Premier League points tally. They've not won a game all sea...
by TJR
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match Thread: Arsenal v Newcastle (FA Cup 3rd Round)
Replies: 87
Views: 1372

Re: Match Thread: Arsenal v Newcastle (FA Cup 3rd Round)

Carroll & Joelinton upfront <laugh>. Not sure there has ever been a less prolific strike force. I understand the want to rest/ not risk Wilson but surely Gayle has to start.

Good to see Dubravka and Lascelles back.

4-0 to Arsenal.
by TJR
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match Thread: Newcastle v Leicester
Replies: 145
Views: 3242

Re: Match Thread: Newcastle v Leicester

Who’s actually worried about relegation? I don’t think that we’ll go down but if we did I won’t lose any sleep over it. Even if we didn’t come straight back up chances are we’d be playing to win more weeks than we’re playing not to lose as is the case now. The Saudi takeover is also dead in the wat...
by TJR
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match Thread: Newcastle v Liverpool
Replies: 72
Views: 1855

Re: Match Thread: Newcastle v Liverpool

by TJR
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Could it happen? Next manager suggestions
Replies: 84
Views: 2999

Re: Could it happen? Next manager suggestions

I'd say Eddie Howe is the best and most realistic option. Now would be the time to pull the trigger. Barring an absolute disaster we won't go down so it gives him just over half a season to get used to the players. I can't see Howe coming here. When he went to Burnley it didn't work out and he said...
by TJR
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Newcastle United's covid outbreak - ASM & Lascelles still recovering
Replies: 63
Views: 2108

Re: TRAINING GROUND CLOSED - VILLA GAME POSTPONED

CIH wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:20 am
Fraser - Almiron - ASM
Wilson


Would that be so unreasonable? Think we would certainly need Hayden in midfield, mind. Dummett coming back from injury wouldn't hurt, either.
Yes as long as Bruce remains manager.
by TJR
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: The Managerial Merry-Go-Round Thread
Replies: 333
Views: 49846

Re: The Managerial Merry-Go-Round Thread

These mediocre clubs keep rotating through managers, often the same ol' bunch, and expecting different results. It's no surprise that clubs can't elevate themselves from their current standing when they don't receive significantly more investment or don't given managers time to affect real, lasting...
by TJR
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: WEEKEND FOOTBALL - 19/21 DECEMBER 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 665

Re: WEEKEND FOOTBALL - 19/21 DECEMBER 2020

Fulham have been playing well over the last few games. Seem to be sorting their problems out. Massive game for us. I can't see us getting anything from Man City, Liverpool or Leicester over the festive period so this really is a must win game. If we don't we'll more than likely be dragged into the r...
by TJR
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Newcastle United's covid outbreak - ASM & Lascelles still recovering
Replies: 63
Views: 2108

Re: TRAINING GROUND CLOSED - VILLA GAME POSTPONED

Did he say we were still missing 5? Schar, Lascelles, Manquillo, Gillespie? Probably Dummett. Or even Anderson maybe? Could be ASM but I'm sure somebody said he was spotted in town the other day. Supposedly ASM flew back to France this week and will leave in January unless Bruce is sacked. Supposed...
by TJR
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Wolves thread. interested but also terrified
Replies: 181
Views: 3269

Re: Wolves match thread

Seems like Steve has gone with the classic 3-3-4. All out attack!
Darlow
Schar Lascelles Fernandez
Murphy ‐------------ Hendricks ------------- Lewis
Fraser Almiron Wilson Maximin

Must be going for the rather lose 4-3 than 1-0 approach.
by TJR
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Premier League going Pay-Per-View, £15/game
Replies: 30
Views: 988

Re: Premier League going Pay-Per-View, £15/game

This will be the death of Sky & BT. Everybody will turn to IPTV for those games and soon realise it's pointless forking out for even the standard Sky & BT packages. Shot themselves in the foot here out of pure greed.
by TJR
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: VAR and the latest handball rules
Replies: 42
Views: 1465

Re: VAR and the latest handball rules

ALF wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:30 pm
This is like 2 questions. VAR is great but the rules are all over the place. No logic to them.
This.

VAR is great but the new handball rule is a joke.
by TJR
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 626
Views: 56941

Re: Coronavirus

I live in Wolverhampton so from Tuesday no going to other people’s houses. But it’s okay to go to / meet people in pubs, cafes or restaurants, to go to work, for kids to go to school, to go shopping, to go to the gym...but just don’t go into someone else’s house - utter waste of time. There is noth...
by TJR
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: NUFC dispute with PL over PIF takeover rejection - Lawyers at the ready
Replies: 38
Views: 2662

Re: NUFC Claim PIF Takeover Rejected by PL, PL Disagree

Great article on this from George Caulkin, Chris Waugh & Matt Slater. Right up until Tuesday, they expected a yes — again. When Wednesday rolled around, it was a no — again. After weeks of political pressure, painstaking negotiations and government involvement, Mike Ashley and the consortium attempt...
by TJR
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Ryan Fraser Deal Agreed
Replies: 29
Views: 1282

Re: Ryan Fraser Deal Agreed

This is a great signing.
Saint-Maximin Almiron Fraser
Wilson
The above is an exciting front four. Looking forward to seeing them together.
by TJR
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: The Callum Wilson Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 5152

Re: The Callum Wilson Thread

Yeah Joelinton doesn't deserve the 9 shirt. Obviously he shouldn't have got it in the first place but taking it off him might ease some of the pressure on him and allow him to relax more. When you're wearing the 9 shirt you're expected to and have to score goals. Joelinton doesn't do that. Hopefully...