Ritchie is a radge... And he knows it

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Ritchie is a radge... And he knows it

Post by Colback's Orange Tufts » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:23 am



Great article on Ritchie's competitiveness, hatred of corner flags and importance to the team. Including an interview where he is asked if he's happy to be described as a radge.
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Post by Toondes » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:30 am

I’m not subscribed so it would be good if you could paste ? Pleeeeeaase
# stolen from nufc.com :)

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Re: Ritchie is a radge... And he knows it

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I’m not subscribed so it would be good if you could paste ? Pleeeeeaase
This <cheers>
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From the interview part

A few gentle questions out of the way, this is the end of our conversation.

The Athletic: “Are you aware of the Geordie word radge and what it means?

Matt Ritchie: “Radge? Yes. I believe it means a bit of a toe-rag, is that correct?”

TA: “Well, an angry person maybe.”

MR: “An angry wee bastard?”

TA: “So you’re aware of the word?”

MR: “I am, yes.”

TA: “It’s used about you a lot.”

MR: “Right.”

TA: “But it’s used with a lot of affection and love.”

MR: “That’s nice.”

TA: “Do you take pride in having that role in the team? There are great clips of you on Twitter kicking team-mates up the backside after doing something good.”

MR: “It’s just my character. I don’t… it’s my character. I am who I am. I can’t be something I’m not. I’m not a calm person. I’m an all-or-nothing sort of man. Yeah. It’s just me.”

TA: “You’re not angry off the pitch, are you?”

MR: “I can be angry. Definitely, over the years — especially in the last two or three years — I have calmed down a lot, yeah. But I think that’s with having children. It changes you.”

TA: “Have you ever had team-mates say to you, ‘Why the f*** have you just kicked me up the backside?’ or ‘Why are you hitting me?’”

MR: “(Laughs) Yeah, yeah. Matty (Longstaff) said to me tonight actually, ‘Matt, man, why are you hitting my head? It hurts’. But I love it. I love the feeling of winning, of succeeding, that togetherness. When you win it’s so good.”
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Post by Bodacious Benny » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:26 pm

We definitely missed Ritchie in games like Villa away.
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Post by Toondes » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:30 pm

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We definitely missed Ritchie in games like Villa away.
We’ve definitely missed his crossing even though it’s inconsistent. There’s literally nobody else in our team who can put a cross in . Yedlin , Atsu , Manquillo , Almirom , Dummet are all hopeless
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Post by Bodacious Benny » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:57 pm

Toondes wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:30 pm
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:26 pm
We definitely missed Ritchie in games like Villa away.
We’ve definitely missed his crossing even though it’s inconsistent. There’s literally nobody else in our team who can put a cross in . Yedlin , Atsu , Manquillo , Almirom , Dummet are all hopeless
Haha true. Tho I don’t really want Almiron crossing, want him being the one picking balls up and going for goal. Manquillo has improved a lot and sent in some decent deliveries, but overall I agree. Bring back Nobby!
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Post by Remember Colo » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:22 pm

I've always had a soft spot for him. He's never been as productive as he was with the cherries, but I thought he's been underrated by a lot of our fans and he was pretty key to promotion and staying up since.

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Post by Somebodys pinched my sombrero » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:25 pm

There’s a clip of Richie giving Matty a slap on the head after he scored last night, only I’m not clever enough to post it.
Anyone seen it who can put it on here? Poor Matty looked horrified! <laugh>
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Somebodys pinched my sombrero wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:25 pm
There’s a clip of Richie giving Matty a slap on the head after he scored last night, only I’m not clever enough to post it.
Anyone seen it who can put it on here? Poor Matty looked horrified! <laugh>
I used to sit next to a girl who slapped the back of my head every time she came into the office in the morning...kind of liked it <laugh>
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Post by Somebodys pinched my sombrero » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:17 pm

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Bodacious Benny wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:06 pm
Somebodys pinched my sombrero wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:25 pm
There’s a clip of Richie giving Matty a slap on the head after he scored last night, only I’m not clever enough to post it.
Anyone seen it who can put it on here? Poor Matty looked horrified! <laugh>
I used to sit next to a girl who slapped the back of my head every time she came into the office in the morning...kind of liked it <laugh>
Have you seen that video? If you have put it on here. I’m afraid I’m a Luddite with phones. Haven’t had an avatar for two years :(
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Post by Colly » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:30 pm

Toondes wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:30 pm
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:26 pm
We definitely missed Ritchie in games like Villa away.
We’ve definitely missed his crossing even though it’s inconsistent. There’s literally nobody else in our team who can put a cross in . Yedlin , Atsu , Manquillo , Almirom , Dummet are all hopeless
Willems seems reasonable, got a couple of assists so far and can take a crossed free kick.

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Somebodys pinched my sombrero wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:17 pm
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:06 pm


I used to sit next to a girl who slapped the back of my head every time she came into the office in the morning...kind of liked it <laugh>
Have you seen that video? If you have put it on here. I’m afraid I’m a Luddite with phones. Haven’t had an avatar for two years :(
Haven’t seen it mate.
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Post by Somebodys pinched my sombrero » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:29 pm

It’s on Newcastle fans fc on fb but I can’t copy it.
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Post by Somebodys pinched my sombrero » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:30 pm

It’s on Newcastle fans fc on fb but I can’t copy it.

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Post by Somebodys pinched my sombrero » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:03 pm

<gent> Cheers
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Post by ALF » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:04 pm

Longstaff looks in genuine pain <laugh>

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Post by Somebodys pinched my sombrero » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:05 pm

He looked concerned Lascelles was gonna slap him as well.
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