Match Thread: Newcastle v Liverpool

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Match Thread: Newcastle v Liverpool

Post by Bodacious Benny » Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:58 pm

I assume that we're all expecting Liverpool to respond following their 1-1 draw against WBA?

If it's not a defeat by at least 3 goals I'll be very surprised. their pressing and speed in attack will destroy us.

But on the upside, it's the last game we have to watch us play this year <diva>

Can't even switch over to another match as we're the only ones on <urgh>

You never know, maybe we'll be surprised and actually turn up.
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Re: Match Thread: Newcastle v Liverpool

Post by originallad » Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:08 pm

No injuries or suspensions and somehow only lose by one goal is the best we can hope for. Can't see anything but a loss. To play better than we have done recently with more attacking threat would be an added bonus but I'm probably asking for too much there.

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Re: Match Thread: Newcastle v Liverpool

Post by Bodacious Benny » Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:11 pm

Yeah I don’t mind if we put up a decent fight and lose, but taking to the pitch with the sole intention of only losing by a goal or two like we did v Man C is a joke.
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Re: Match Thread: Newcastle v Liverpool

Post by Crouching Shola Hidden Talent » Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:45 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:11 pm
Yeah I don’t mind if we put up a decent fight and lose, but taking to the pitch with the sole intention of only losing by a goal or two like we did v Man C is a joke.
I'm surprised you think that isn't exactly what Bruce is going to - I can't see us showing a jot of ambition in this game. I hope I am wrong.
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Re: Match Thread: Newcastle v Liverpool

Post by Bodacious Benny » Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:47 pm

Crouching Shola Hidden Talent wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:45 pm
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:11 pm
Yeah I don’t mind if we put up a decent fight and lose, but taking to the pitch with the sole intention of only losing by a goal or two like we did v Man C is a joke.
I'm surprised you think that isn't exactly what Bruce is going to - I can't see us showing a jot of ambition in this game. I hope I am wrong.
Haha no. He said in his post match press conference following the city game that the hysteria is OTT and we should just accept that we’re s***.
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Re: Match Thread: Newcastle v Liverpool

Post by UlversToon » Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:56 pm

So, what's the remit for tonight then?

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Re: Match Thread: Newcastle v Liverpool

Post by Crouching Shola Hidden Talent » Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:56 pm

Ah yes the hysteria. The same line he peddled when he was at both Sunderland and Villa. Seem to be a lot of hysterical fans that follow old Brucey around.
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Re: Match Thread: Newcastle v Liverpool

Post by ALF » Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:58 pm

3-1. Joelinton hat trick.

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Re: Match Thread: Newcastle v Liverpool

Post by Bodacious Benny » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:01 pm



Yedlin v Mané <laugh>
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Re: Match Thread: Newcastle v Liverpool

Post by CIH » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:07 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:11 pm
Yeah I don’t mind if we put up a decent fight and lose, but taking to the pitch with the sole intention of only losing by a goal or two like we did v Man C is a joke.
That's literally the game plan. People, myself included, spoke out against Benitez setting up to protect the goal difference, but this is something else. I've never seen a top flight manager seemingly happy to play for a 1-0 loss at best, regardless of opposition.

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Re: Match Thread: Newcastle v Liverpool

Post by Beatski » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:08 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:01 pm

Yedlin v Mané <laugh>
dont forget about Robertson. Salah and TAA vs Ritchie as well (at least its not Lewis)

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Re: Match Thread: Newcastle v Liverpool

Post by ALF » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:09 pm

CIH wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:07 pm
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:11 pm
Yeah I don’t mind if we put up a decent fight and lose, but taking to the pitch with the sole intention of only losing by a goal or two like we did v Man C is a joke.
That's literally the game plan. People, myself included, spoke out against Benitez setting up to protect the goal difference, but this is something else. I've never seen a top flight manager seemingly happy to play for a 1-0 loss at best, regardless of opposition.
I mean, Benitez literally did this against Man City.

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Re: Match Thread: Newcastle v Liverpool

Post by ALF » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:10 pm

Beatski wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:08 pm
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:01 pm

Yedlin v Mané <laugh>
dont forget about Robertson. Salah and TAA vs Ritchie as well (at least its not Lewis)
I'd rather Lewis, at least he's never scored an own goal by being hit in the face by a slowly travelling ball.

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Re: Match Thread: Newcastle v Liverpool

Post by Colly » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:34 pm

ALF wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:09 pm
CIH wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:07 pm


That's literally the game plan. People, myself included, spoke out against Benitez setting up to protect the goal difference, but this is something else. I've never seen a top flight manager seemingly happy to play for a 1-0 loss at best, regardless of opposition.
I mean, Benitez literally did this against Man City.
Rafa's was often a flat back 5 too, at least with Ritchie and Yedlin you'd expect them to be wing backs. It'll still be awful, but it's exactly the same as Rafa's approach.

As far as the selection goes I'm fairly happy with the personnel. Gives Matty a run out with the classic Champ Man "no pressure, go out and enjoy yourself" approach, Murphy is on to stretch things a bit and for his vastly underrated setpieces, and Joe is behind Wilson again. I'm not remotely confident, but if we were to get a result this is a side that could do it.

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Re: Match Thread: Newcastle v Liverpool

Post by Bodacious Benny » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:37 pm

I like Murphy - against City he was literally the only player who tried to get forward.
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Re: Match Thread: Newcastle v Liverpool

Post by Bodacious Benny » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:52 pm

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Re: Match Thread: Newcastle v Liverpool

Post by Speedo » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:56 pm

I tell you what. This game might be awful and embarrassing. But an evening fixture with Jon Champion commentating... it’s the 2002 Champions League second group stage in my mind ❤️
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Re: Match Thread: Newcastle v Liverpool

Post by Toondes » Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:12 pm

Stupid early booking for Clark
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Re: Match Thread: Newcastle v Liverpool

Post by Colly » Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:14 pm

Speedo wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:56 pm
I tell you what. This game might be awful and embarrassing. But an evening fixture with Jon Champion commentating... it’s the 2002 Champions League second group stage in my mind ❤️
I really like Ally McCoist too, unusual to have a cheerful commentator for once.

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Re: Match Thread: Newcastle v Liverpool

Post by Donkey Toon » Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:14 pm

we've actually started quite brightly. Which i'm taking as a cruel joke to give us some hope before we capitulate to an embarrassing thrashing.

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