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by Slim999
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match day thread: Newcastle v Man U
Replies: 177
Views: 1519

Re: Match day thread: Newcastle v Man U

I feel like every time I offer responses on here now they are largely the same, and they all reiterate one of my more recent posts: regardless whether we win, lose or draw, there is just no fun in watching us anymore. There was a time when I would rinse my bank account (when I was a student so it i...
by Slim999
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match day thread: Newcastle v Man U
Replies: 177
Views: 1519

Re: Match day thread: Newcastle v Man U

Ask any Sunderland fan what they think of Bruce... and they'll tell you First season not bad Second season worse. Third season s*** Clueless- one of those godawful managers whose only take on the game is how to stifle the opposition. He's the antithesis of a Keegan or a Ferguson. Where the f***s Alm...
by Slim999
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match day thread - Burnleh (H)
Replies: 180
Views: 1459

Re: Match day thread - Burnleh (H)

Why the **** isn't Almiron playing
by Slim999
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match day thread - Burnleh (H)
Replies: 180
Views: 1459

Re: Match day thread - Burnleh (H)

Anyone got a stream link ?
by Slim999
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Bruce
Replies: 14
Views: 574

Bruce

Now I feel I understand better why SB has never managed at the sharp end. Miggy was razor sharp when he first arrived with a blizzard of assists. But no goals.... Then the no goals criticism started to tell and his form dipped. Then the goals came- Goals and assists. Back to his best - and in my vie...
by Slim999
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match thread - NUFC v Citeh - FA cup QF
Replies: 171
Views: 5043

Re: Match thread - NUFC v Citeh - FA cup QF

Just in case it wasn't mentioned enough times ( I counted 6) yesterday by Messrs Shearer, Lineker, Richards, + commentary team...

.... Can I just reiterate that Kevin De Bruyne is a wonderfully wonderfully sublimely gifted footballer.

Just in case anyone wasn't aware
by Slim999
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match thread - NUFC v Citeh - FA cup QF
Replies: 171
Views: 5043

Re: Match thread - NUFC v Citeh - FA cup QF

Just in case it wasn't mentioned enough times ( I counted 6) yesterday by Messrs Shearer, Lineker, Richards, + commentary team...

.... Can I just reiterate that Kevin De Bruyne is a wonderfully wonderfully sublimely gifted footballer.

Just in case anyone wasn't aware
by Slim999
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match thread - NUFC v Citeh - FA cup QF
Replies: 171
Views: 5043

Re: Match thread - NUFC v Citeh - FA cup QF

I don't think anyone (other than forced defensive clearances) gave the ball away more than ASM in the first half. I know it's difficult under the circumstances, but if you're playing like that you need your better players to be spot on and we didn't have that yesterday. It was the 9-1-1 tactics com...
by Slim999
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match thread - NUFC v Citeh - FA cup QF
Replies: 171
Views: 5043

Re: Match thread - NUFC v Citeh - FA cup QF

If Bruce wanted to embellish his chances of being manager after the takeover then he has just f***ed it. Dreadful 1st half tactics- literally the worst half match on our part I have EVER WITNESSED. In 2nd half why take of Almiron ?? Is he saving him for the league- which Is done and dusted. That's t...
by Slim999
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match day thread - NUFC v MUFC
Replies: 121
Views: 12533

Re: Match day thread - NUFC v MUFC

The second half of last season actually got me interested in footie again as we actually played some good stuff. A lot of it stemmed from the introduction of Almiron with his pace , passing and attacking intent. I don't think you can over estimate the impact somebody like that has on the rest of the...
by Slim999
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: The next manager?
Replies: 489
Views: 76619

Re: The next manager?

Just trying to think a bit positively now. Now that Bruce is here we should get behind him and the team- the latest signing is positive and we need a couple more. Perhaps Bruce's recent contact with Arrons and Lazaar can work in our favour. And unless I'm mistaken - the takeover is still on the card...
by Slim999
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Rafa leaving official confirmation
Replies: 197
Views: 32118

Re: Rafa leaving official confirmation

If (and I don’t think it is the case) that is the case I’d be worried about the new owners. I highly doubt that Rafa is asking for silly money to spend on players, and the value he brought to the team far outweighed modest transfer demands. Any new business owner who's paying 250m deserves the righ...
by Slim999
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Rafa leaving official confirmation
Replies: 197
Views: 32118

Re: Rafa leaving official confirmation

People thinking there's going to be new owners 😂 I wish I could share your optimism It's optimism tinged with a sense of dread about could be happening. If Ashley is still to be our owner still I will be very angry. But my main anger will be with anyone foolish enough to have already purchased a se...
by Slim999
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Rafa leaving official confirmation
Replies: 197
Views: 32118

Re: Rafa leaving official confirmation

Still seems like a really unenforceable clause. I don't doubt what you're saying is true, but from a legal standpoint, I think it'd be pretty hard to require the employer spend x-million pounds per window or whatever. Like I said, think it's purely speculation. As for it being enforceable, yeah pos...
by Slim999
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Rafa leaving official confirmation
Replies: 197
Views: 32118

Re: Rafa leaving official confirmation

Chappy wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:13 pm
I'm done unless a takeover follows.
The takeover HAS to happen now.

HOLD BACK THOSE SEASON TICKET PURCHASES UNTIL IT'S 100% DONE

IF YOU BUY A SEASON TICKET NOW THEN YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM
by Slim999
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Summer 2019 takeover saga
Replies: 544
Views: 92075

Re: Ashley Agrees to Sell Newcastle for £350m!

I'm getting bored waiting for any sort of progress on this now. My suspicions are raised again. Why does the story always 'leak' just around the transfer window.? If ZBG were serious buyers - why would they leak it? Anybody buying a season ticket yet is a compete MUG imo. Don't renew till it's done ...
by Slim999
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Summer 2019 takeover saga
Replies: 544
Views: 92075

Re: Ashley Agrees to Sell Newcastle for £350m!

Hjl wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:28 am
Toondes wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:07 pm
They are Arabs aren’t they ?
No one seems to mind when people mention that the Glazer family are American.
It's not quite the same .

The term Arab is a generic term covering people from a multitude of countries including UAE.

Why dont we simply refer to them as the Bin Zayed Group ?
by Slim999
Sun May 26, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Playoffs
Replies: 108
Views: 16974

Re: Playoffs

seatonsluicetoon wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 3:54 pm
Man. I feel sorry for them. I don’t know why but I do.
I'm tempted to smirk.

Must've been a desperate moment when the winner rattled the net .

But I'm being diplomatic - My old man is a Sunderland fan.
Poor Bugger - at 84 it's doubtful he'll ever see them back in the LL
by Slim999
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match thread - Toon v Huddersfield
Replies: 131
Views: 18959

Re: Match thread - Toon v Huddersfield

Lejeune was awesome judging by what I saw on MOTD.
Passing it 40- 60 yards to feet several times and really transforming the play. Who needs midfield quarter backs when you have defenders who can pass like this?
by Slim999
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match thread - Wolves v Toon
Replies: 257
Views: 33978

Re: Match thread - Wolves v Toon

Just got home from the match and haven’t read through what people have been saying. But for me: 1) a draw isn’t an unfair result based on the game and chances created. 2) yeah it was 94:52 or whatever when they scored but it’s a minimum of 4 mins stoppage time and we were doing a bit of time wastin...