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Title: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Fenham Mag on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 04:30:32 pm
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BREAKING: Sky Sources: @NUFC  in talks with @afcbournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie. More here: http://skysports.tv/Z0St93  #SSNHQ
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ikon on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 04:31:12 pm
s*** is happen :lol:
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 04:31:34 pm
wew, teaming building, what is this???
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: BeloEmre on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 04:35:24 pm
£13m?
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Beren on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 04:36:34 pm
Ritchie is a good signing.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: RodneyCisse on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 04:40:55 pm
Looks pure radge.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Beren on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 04:43:02 pm
                             Sels

Janmaat  Mbemba  Lascelles   Dummett

      Ritchie      Tiote      Saivet    Aarons

                 Mitrovic      Gayle


(Assuming Sissoko and Wiljnaldum continue to be absent, and Townsend leaves. Also Janmaat italicised assuming he'll go. Perez rotated.)
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 04:43:52 pm
Searched his name on the forum and didn't realise how repetitive I was

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,97048.msg5665435.html#msg5665435

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,96604.msg5518130.html#msg5518130

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,95498.msg5453265.html#msg5453265
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Fenham Mag on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 04:43:55 pm
Surely Shelvey in for Saivet?
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Sima on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 04:44:30 pm
Looks like that daft c*** Gaz from Geordie Shore.  wnb.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 04:44:32 pm
Massive trade down if he's replacing Townsend.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: steve_69 on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 04:44:33 pm
Surely Shelvey in for Saivet?

I thought Tiote was off?
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Fenham Mag on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 04:45:03 pm
Colback will also be a consistent starter, don't ever doubt that :lol:
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Beren on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 04:45:44 pm
Searched his name on the forum and didn't realise how repetitive I was

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,97048.msg5665435.html#msg5665435

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,96604.msg5518130.html#msg5518130

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,95498.msg5453265.html#msg5453265

:lol: :lol:

Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 04:46:05 pm
wew, teaming building, what is this???

Calm down Rafa!
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Anderson on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 04:48:41 pm
Odd that Bournemouth are happy to sell, wasn't he one of their best players last year?
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Scoot on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 04:50:24 pm
Keith Downie ‏@SkySports_Keith  7m7 minutes ago
We understand Newcastle are also hopeful of having Matt Ritchie signed up next. It's close. Bournemouth looking for £10-12m for the winger.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: James on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 04:51:39 pm
 :frantic: SIGN EVERYONE  :frantic:
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ikon on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 04:53:22 pm
Mostly been playing on the right?
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 04:54:01 pm
£10-12m for Matt Ritchie :lol:

Tragically hilarious how much money this is going to cost us for the sake of not buying a f***ing centre back and a striker.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: STM on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 04:56:15 pm
To be fair Matt Richie is quite comfortable at premiership level, it's a signing for the future.

Strange that he is taking the drop in league though.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 04:56:49 pm
£10-12m for Matt Ritchie [emoji38]

Tragically hilarious how much money this is going to cost us for the sake of not buying a f***ing centre back and a striker.
[emoji38] right, or paying for someone that wasn't Steve McClaren
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dinho lad on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 04:58:04 pm
To be fair Matt Richie is quite comfortable at premiership level, it's a signing for the future.

Strange that he is taking the drop in league though.

If Rafa can still be attracted to NUFC in a lower league,  then why not other people?

He's got sense, that Ritchie lad.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 05:03:50 pm
To be fair Matt Richie is quite comfortable at premiership level, it's a signing for the future.

Strange that he is taking the drop in league though.
Aye, I think it's a really good signing for a Championship club, I just cringe thinking about what we could be doing if we never got ourselves pointlessly relegated. It's not even if's and buts, we effectively went down for the craic :lol:
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Anderson on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 05:04:14 pm
:lol:
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Foluwashola on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 05:07:01 pm
Approve.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kanji on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 05:07:23 pm
Searched his name on the forum and didn't realise how repetitive I was

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,97048.msg5665435.html#msg5665435

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,96604.msg5518130.html#msg5518130

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,95498.msg5453265.html#msg5453265

:lol::lol::lol::lol: amazing he's great like
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: lovejoy on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 05:08:19 pm
£10-12m for Matt Ritchie :lol:

Tragically hilarious how much money this is going to cost us for the sake of not buying a f***ing centre back and a striker.

We all laughed at the townsend fee, tbf, now we're all gutted he's leaving.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 05:12:31 pm
Because Townsend would violate the Championship :lol:

Ritchie is a signing to get us out of the Championship and potentially settle us back into the Premiership, he likely isn't going to tear the league up if we return.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: lovejoy on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 05:16:47 pm
Because Townsend would violate the Championship :lol:

Ritchie is a signing to get us out of the Championship and potentially settle us back into the Premiership, he likely isn't going to tear the league up if we return.

We'd be just as gutted if we stayed up, I'm sure. He was very good for us and surprised everyone, well worth the fee we paid in the end, imo.

Can't comment on Ritchie, never seen much of him at all,I'll reserve judgement/comment on the fee until I have.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: lovejoy on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 05:17:25 pm
Because Townsend would violate the Championship :lol:

Ritchie is a signing to get us out of the Championship and potentially settle us back into the Premiership, he likely isn't going to tear the league up if we return.

I'd also say £10-£12m is worth it if he does exactly as you say.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ikon on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 05:21:32 pm
That volley he scored after taking it down on his chest was quite ridiculous.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 05:21:55 pm
Ritchie got 15 goals and 17 assists last time in the Championship :notbad:
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: lovejoy on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 05:24:17 pm
That volley he scored after taking it down on his chest was quite ridiculous.

I need to check this guy out, I have no idea about him, whatsoever.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Anderson on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 05:24:37 pm
Ritchie got 15 goals and 17 assists last time in the Championship :notbad:

Wew. :lol:
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ketsbaia on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 05:24:45 pm
Ritchie and Gayle are absolutely fine in the Prem too, but this isn't just a short-term fix.

I just can't believe Bournemouth are fine with this and he's willing to drop down. Madness.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: STM on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 05:25:21 pm
He will still be getting a pay rise like.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 05:27:41 pm
Lovejoy, I like Townsend and on reflection £12m looks good business, not really sure what this has to do with us signing Matt Ritchie in the Championship though? Are are we just going to mention him every time we probably pay over the odds for a player (which we are here imo, but we need to because of how badly we've f***ed up)?

£10-12m for Ritchie is not a signing I would be expecting a Premiership club trying to achieve anything to make*, unless there's little else out there and they really need a right winger. That's all I'm saying, this relegation has cost us so much and was completely unavoidable.

*Obviously Leicester throw any argument like this out of whack, but yee kna.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Deckard 13 on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 05:30:06 pm
I get that him coming means Townsend out and that's disappointing but Ritchie and Gayle are night and day from the s**** we bought last time we went down. Gives me some hope that we might just put together a team. Still need a lot more added mind.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Geordie Ahmed on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 05:30:47 pm
This must mean Townsend is definitely off

Happy enough with the signing, he can obviously do well in The Championship and he has proven to be more than good enough for the Premiership

Though I'm surprised he will be making the drop down, doesn't really make sense looking at it objectively
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 05:32:55 pm
Wonder who Bournemouth will sign. Must be in trouble next season.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Foluwashola on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 05:40:50 pm
This is the going price for a quality proven Champ player now. It's f***ing daft but the money in England makes it so.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hughesy on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 05:45:26 pm
Didn't West Ham bid quite a lot for Ritchie recently?
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Geordie Ahmed on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 05:47:13 pm
Didn't West Ham bid quite a lot for Ritchie recently?
It was a a joint bid for him and Wilson

Can't remember if it was £25mill or £30mill
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: geordiedean on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 06:04:45 pm
                             Sels

Janmaat  Mbemba  Lascelles   Dummett

      Ritchie      Tiote      Saivet    Aarons

                 Mitrovic      Gayle


(Assuming Sissoko and Wiljnaldum continue to be absent, and Townsend leaves. Also Janmaat italicised assuming he'll go. Perez rotated.)

Absolutely no creativity in central midfield there
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Chris Banaloona on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 06:10:33 pm
                             Sels

Janmaat  Mbemba  Lascelles   Dummett

      Ritchie      Tiote      Saivet    Aarons

                 Mitrovic      Gayle


(Assuming Sissoko and Wiljnaldum continue to be absent, and Townsend leaves. Also Janmaat italicised assuming he'll go. Perez rotated.)

Absolutely no creativity in central midfield there

At no point in his whole career has Rafa played 4-4-2
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Mike on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 06:12:59 pm
To be fair Matt Richie is quite comfortable at premiership level, it's a signing for the future.

Strange that he is taking the drop in league though.
Aye, I think it's a really good signing for a Championship club, I just cringe thinking about what we could be doing if we never got ourselves pointlessly relegated. It's not even if's and buts, we effectively went down for the craic :lol:

:lol:
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Carlito on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 06:18:16 pm
:lol:
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Bert Shaft on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 06:27:59 pm
This must mean Townsend is definitely off


If he's off to join Palace, I assume that no one has ever told him about all the players that have been "Pardewed". He's fuckin' crackers if he joins them.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: mickthemagpie on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 06:31:24 pm
Lovejoy, I like Townsend and on reflection £12m looks good business, not really sure what this has to do with us signing Matt Ritchie in the Championship though? Are are we just going to mention him every time we probably pay over the odds for a player (which we are here imo, but we need to because of how badly we've f***ed up)?

£10-12m for Ritchie is not a signing I would be expecting a Premiership club trying to achieve anything to make*, unless there's little else out there and they really need a right winger. That's all I'm saying, this relegation has cost us so much and was completely unavoidable.

*Obviously Leicester throw any argument like this out of whack, but yee kna.


Avoidable?
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: KaKa on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 07:03:25 pm
Bournemouth will play Iturbe and Gradel out wide next season. Surprised no one else in the prem is after Ritchie though. Works out quite nicely for us. 15 goals and 17 assists last time in the championship is absolutely nuts.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 07:04:50 pm
Bournemouth will play Iturbe and Gradel out wide next season. Surprised no one else in the prem is after Ritchie though. Works out quite nicely for us. 15 goals and 17 assists last time in the championship is absolutely nuts.

Kaka dropping the truth bombs - http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/sport/14503123.AFC_Bournemouth__Iturbe_unlikely_to_return_following_end_of_indifferent_loan_spell/
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: chopey on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 07:08:17 pm
I thought the idea was to buy good championship players with championship experience not good premier league players with championship experience ?
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: KaKa on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 07:09:17 pm
Oh boy :lol:

Thought they signed him outright. Thanks Disco  :hmm:
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: KaKa on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 07:09:56 pm
I thought the idea was to buy good championship players with championship experience not good premier league players with championship experience ?

The latter is better though surely?
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: chopey on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 07:11:01 pm
I thought the idea was to buy good championship players with championship experience not good premier league players with championship experience ?

The latter is better though surely?

Of course it's just I'm not used to this ambition
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: KaKa on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 07:11:52 pm
I thought the idea was to buy good championship players with championship experience not good premier league players with championship experience ?

The latter is better though surely?

Of course it's just I'm not used to this ambition

Yeah. It's pretty awesome.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ikon on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 07:13:42 pm
Wonder if Sissoko could manage 15 goals and 17 assists :lol: :lol: :lol: ...nope!
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Parsley on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 07:18:21 pm
Graeme Bailey reporting that Ritchie will arrive on Friday.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ikon on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 07:19:07 pm
Graeme Bailey reporting that Ritchie will arrive on Friday.


Everything is slow as always..
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: KaKa on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 07:19:43 pm
Wonder if Sissoko could manage 15 goals and 17 assists :lol: :lol: :lol: ...nope!

Even in the Championship I honestly don't think he gives us those numbers. Not even close. :lol:
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ritchie on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 07:23:36 pm
Graeme Bailey reporting that Ritchie will arrive on Friday.


Everything is slow as always..

I've got a busy schedule this week, pal.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 07:31:22 pm
Wonder if Sissoko could manage 15 goals and 17 assists :lol: :lol: :lol: ...nope!

Even in the Championship I honestly don't think he gives us those numbers. Not even close. :lol:

In fairness he probably won't do the same for us as well, different style of play and everything else involved. If he even does half of that for us i'll be ecstatic.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Foluwashola on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 07:33:30 pm
Wonder if Sissoko could manage 15 goals and 17 assists :lol: :lol: :lol: ...nope!

He'd have to turn up in at least 50% of games to achieve such figures. Fanciful.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: KaKa on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 07:33:34 pm
Yeah, it will be tough to do that again. Crazy numbers.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: lovejoy on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 08:12:07 pm
Lovejoy, I like Townsend and on reflection £12m looks good business, not really sure what this has to do with us signing Matt Ritchie in the Championship though? Are are we just going to mention him every time we probably pay over the odds for a player (which we are here imo, but we need to because of how badly we've f***ed up)?

£10-12m for Ritchie is not a signing I would be expecting a Premiership club trying to achieve anything to make*, unless there's little else out there and they really need a right winger. That's all I'm saying, this relegation has cost us so much and was completely unavoidable.

*Obviously Leicester throw any argument like this out of whack, but yee kna.


I don't disagree on the penny pinching has cost us point, it's bang on, it absolutely has.

My point on Ritchie stands though, townsend proved us all clueless. I'll reserve judgement on Ritchie until I've seen him.

(how many times you seen him play by the way?)

Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: lovejoy on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 08:16:19 pm
Lovejoy, I like Townsend and on reflection £12m looks good business, not really sure what this has to do with us signing Matt Ritchie in the Championship though? Are are we just going to mention him every time we probably pay over the odds for a player (which we are here imo, but we need to because of how badly we've f***ed up)?

£10-12m for Ritchie is not a signing I would be expecting a Premiership club trying to achieve anything to make*, unless there's little else out there and they really need a right winger. That's all I'm saying, this relegation has cost us so much and was completely unavoidable.

*Obviously Leicester throw any argument like this out of whack, but yee kna.


I don't disagree on the penny pinching has cost us point, it's bang on, it absolutely has.

My point on Ritchie stands though, townsend proved us all clueless. I'll reserve judgement on Ritchie until I've seen him.

(how many times you seen him play by the way?)



What I probably should have said at the start is, I agree on the penny pinching costing us point, but I hope you're as wrong about Ritchie as you were about townsend.

That's probably a better way of putting it.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: lovejoy on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 08:21:13 pm
I've just seen his goal against the mackems btw. Nice, very nice.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 08:22:55 pm
I was really impressed with him at the start of the season, not sure what happened towards the latter half.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 08:32:41 pm
My opinon on Townsend was based on his time at Tottenham and what the Tottenham fans thought about him, he was great for us the 6 months he was here but lets not go over the top about it, aye? :lol:

I hope I'm wrong about Richie too, aye, whatever that means. Hopefully he turns out to be the best winger ever.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: lovejoy on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 08:34:38 pm
My opinon on Townsend was based on his time at Tottenham and what the Tottenham fans thought about him, he was great for us the 6 months he was here but lets not go over the top about it, aye? :lol:

I hope I'm wrong about Richie too, aye, whatever that means. Hopefully he turns out to be the best winger ever.

Nothing over the top about him being worth the fee we paid, tbh, which is all I'm saying.

Agreed on Ritchie, but let's not go overboard, let's just hope he's worth the fee we pay.

That'll do.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: lovejoy on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 08:35:07 pm
My opinon on Townsend was based on his time at Tottenham and what the Tottenham fans thought about him, he was great for us the 6 months he was here but lets not go over the top about it, aye? :lol:

I hope I'm wrong about Richie too, aye, whatever that means. Hopefully he turns out to be the best winger ever.

What's your opinion on Ritchie based on? Genuine question btw, you seen a lot of him?
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: mozy on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 08:39:46 pm
Ritchie will be class in the Championship, old school winger who gets by players without having genuine pace.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: hakka on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 08:51:44 pm
From memory I thought Matt Ritchie was a tricky player with a lot of hard work. Think he'd be great for us as we've really lacked some competent wingers at the club.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 08:59:10 pm
My opinon on Townsend was based on his time at Tottenham and what the Tottenham fans thought about him, he was great for us the 6 months he was here but lets not go over the top about it, aye? :lol:

I hope I'm wrong about Richie too, aye, whatever that means. Hopefully he turns out to be the best winger ever.

What's your opinion on Ritchie based on? Genuine question btw, you seen a lot of him?
What I've seen and read about him, not geet loads but then again I don't support Bournemouth - probably similar to anyelse who watches the Premiership fairly regularly. Am I not allowed to think that, were we still in the Prem, we wouldn't be buying him for £10-12m or something because I'm not a scout, and I haven't been monitoring him since he was at Pompy Yoof?

As I said I hope he turns out to be the best winger ever, I'm just saying there's no chance we'd be paying that for him if we'd stayed up. We really only have 1 chance to come up though (if we're to keep Rafa) we cannot afford to gamble with bairns or forrins, we need players who've proven themselves in English football - you're always going to pay a premium on that.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: toontownman on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 09:05:49 pm
Graeme Bailey reporting that Ritchie will arrive on Friday.

Just enough time to alert other clubs to hijack the deal lol.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 09:19:05 pm
Lovejoy, I like Townsend and on reflection £12m looks good business, not really sure what this has to do with us signing Matt Ritchie in the Championship though? Are are we just going to mention him every time we probably pay over the odds for a player (which we are here imo, but we need to because of how badly we've f***ed up)?

£10-12m for Ritchie is not a signing I would be expecting a Premiership club trying to achieve anything to make*, unless there's little else out there and they really need a right winger. That's all I'm saying, this relegation has cost us so much and was completely unavoidable.

*Obviously Leicester throw any argument like this out of whack, but yee kna.


Avoidable?
:lol: that's what I was looking for, aye.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: junkhead on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 09:19:16 pm
From what I've seen of Ritchie, he will be an important asset. Just a shame that it seems to be at the expense of Townsend.

Ritchie has that awesome left-footed shooting/crossing technique. We've lacked that in our set pieces and general play for years. He is quite slow though. Especially for a winger in 4-2-3-1. As we also seem to be signing Gayle, one can conclude that Rafa's going for 4-4-f***ing-2.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: lovejoy on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 09:19:39 pm
My opinon on Townsend was based on his time at Tottenham and what the Tottenham fans thought about him, he was great for us the 6 months he was here but lets not go over the top about it, aye? :lol:

I hope I'm wrong about Richie too, aye, whatever that means. Hopefully he turns out to be the best winger ever.

What's your opinion on Ritchie based on? Genuine question btw, you seen a lot of him?
What I've seen and read about him, not geet loads but then again I don't support Bournemouth - probably similar to anyelse who watches the Premiership fairly regularly. Am I not allowed to think that, were we still in the Prem, we wouldn't be buying him for £10-12m or something because I'm not a scout, and I haven't been monitoring him since he was at Pompy Yoof?

As I said I hope he turns out to be the best winger ever, I'm just saying there's no chance we'd be paying that for him if we'd stayed up. We really only have 1 chance to come up though (if we're to keep Rafa) we cannot afford to gamble with bairns or forrins, we need players who've proven themselves in English football - you're always going to pay a premium on that.


Dont be so touchy man, was genuinely interested to know. I know nowt about him, other than what I've read on here.

Agree with the rest of the post.

Let's just hope he's as good as they fee suggests, let's agree on that.  O0
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: r0cafella on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 09:21:55 pm
From what I've seen of Ritchie, he will be an important asset. Just a shame that it seems to be at the expense of Townsend.

Ritchie has that awesome left-footed shooting/crossing technique. We've lacked that in our set pieces and general play for years. He is quite slow though. Especially for a winger in 4-2-3-1. As we also seem to be signing Gayle, one can conclude that Rafa's going for 4-4-f***ing-2.
I very much doubt it, he's always played 4-2-3-1
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: ads on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 09:23:42 pm
Graeme Bailey reporting that Ritchie will arrive on Friday.

Is he f***ing walking here?
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 09:29:37 pm
My opinon on Townsend was based on his time at Tottenham and what the Tottenham fans thought about him, he was great for us the 6 months he was here but lets not go over the top about it, aye? :lol:

I hope I'm wrong about Richie too, aye, whatever that means. Hopefully he turns out to be the best winger ever.

What's your opinion on Ritchie based on? Genuine question btw, you seen a lot of him?
What I've seen and read about him, not geet loads but then again I don't support Bournemouth - probably similar to anyelse who watches the Premiership fairly regularly. Am I not allowed to think that, were we still in the Prem, we wouldn't be buying him for £10-12m or something because I'm not a scout, and I haven't been monitoring him since he was at Pompy Yoof?

As I said I hope he turns out to be the best winger ever, I'm just saying there's no chance we'd be paying that for him if we'd stayed up. We really only have 1 chance to come up though (if we're to keep Rafa) we cannot afford to gamble with bairns or forrins, we need players who've proven themselves in English football - you're always going to pay a premium on that.


Dont be so touchy man, was genuinely interested to know. I know nowt about him, other than what I've read on here.

Agree with the rest of the post.

Let's just hope he's as good as they fee suggests, let's agree on that.  O0
Sorry mate :lol:

Just seemed like what I'd said originally had been blown way out of proportion a bit is all. As a Championship player he seems a great signing, I'm just looking at 10-12m, along with whatever else we spend, and the TV money we lose out on, and feel bad about what we could be doing in the Prem with Rafa.

The silver lining is that players like Ritchie and whoever else we sign will add some meat to our squad if we come back up, something we've lacked for about a decade. Maybe even a bit of fight in them.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: sbnufc on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 09:29:38 pm
Graeme Bailey reporting that Ritchie will arrive on Friday.

Is he f***ing walking here?

Probably run a bit of the way too
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Elbel1 on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 09:52:11 pm
Graeme Bailey reporting that Ritchie will arrive on Friday.

Is he f***ing walking here?

Probably run a bit of the way too
All part of his medical
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: lovejoy on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 09:53:50 pm
My opinon on Townsend was based on his time at Tottenham and what the Tottenham fans thought about him, he was great for us the 6 months he was here but lets not go over the top about it, aye? :lol:

I hope I'm wrong about Richie too, aye, whatever that means. Hopefully he turns out to be the best winger ever.

What's your opinion on Ritchie based on? Genuine question btw, you seen a lot of him?
What I've seen and read about him, not geet loads but then again I don't support Bournemouth - probably similar to anyelse who watches the Premiership fairly regularly. Am I not allowed to think that, were we still in the Prem, we wouldn't be buying him for £10-12m or something because I'm not a scout, and I haven't been monitoring him since he was at Pompy Yoof?

As I said I hope he turns out to be the best winger ever, I'm just saying there's no chance we'd be paying that for him if we'd stayed up. We really only have 1 chance to come up though (if we're to keep Rafa) we cannot afford to gamble with bairns or forrins, we need players who've proven themselves in English football - you're always going to pay a premium on that.


Dont be so touchy man, was genuinely interested to know. I know nowt about him, other than what I've read on here.

Agree with the rest of the post.

Let's just hope he's as good as they fee suggests, let's agree on that.  O0
Sorry mate :lol:

Just seemed like what I'd said originally had been blown way out of proportion a bit is all. As a Championship player he seems a great signing, I'm just looking at 10-12m, along with whatever else we spend, and the TV money we lose out on, and feel bad about what we could be doing in the Prem with Rafa.

The silver lining is that players like Ritchie and whoever else we sign will add some meat to our squad if we come back up, something we've lacked for about a decade. Maybe even a bit of fight in them.


Nee bother mate, get what you mean.   O0
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: TRon on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 10:11:50 pm
Lovejoy, I like Townsend and on reflection £12m looks good business, not really sure what this has to do with us signing Matt Ritchie in the Championship though? Are are we just going to mention him every time we probably pay over the odds for a player (which we are here imo, but we need to because of how badly we've f***ed up)?

£10-12m for Ritchie is not a signing I would be expecting a Premiership club trying to achieve anything to make*, unless there's little else out there and they really need a right winger. That's all I'm saying, this relegation has cost us so much and was completely unavoidable.

*Obviously Leicester throw any argument like this out of whack, but yee kna.


Think about it this way: Pardew thought Mascherano was too soft, then Rafa stole him for a song when he was at Liverpool. Ritchie is a great little player, he's done well in the premier, never mind the championship. I'm just surprised Bournemouth are prepared to sell. Might just be that they recognise they can't keep a player who wants to play for a massive club so will take a good fee as recompense.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Scottish Mag on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 10:23:06 pm
Have been impressed with him in a poor Scotland team. Has scored 3 goals (and I think 2 assists) in 10 games.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 10:42:06 pm
These are all good signings TBH, good enough to smash the Championship and still play a part if we go up.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Sir Toon on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 10:51:16 pm
Graeme Bailey reporting that Ritchie will arrive on Friday.

Is he f***ing walking here?

He might be doing the housework or shopping tomorrow.  The garden may need doing or he could be at his Mam's for tea.  Priorities man.  O0
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Scottish Mag on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 10:52:28 pm
And Scotland winger Ritchie, 26, is expected to join 25-year-old Gayle at St James' Park after the Championship title favourites met Bournemouth's £7.5m asking price.

The express reporting only 7.5 million. I find that highly unlikely.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dokko on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 11:13:26 pm
Lovejoy, I like Townsend and on reflection £12m looks good business, not really sure what this has to do with us signing Matt Ritchie in the Championship though? Are are we just going to mention him every time we probably pay over the odds for a player (which we are here imo, but we need to because of how badly we've f***ed up)?

£10-12m for Ritchie is not a signing I would be expecting a Premiership club trying to achieve anything to make*, unless there's little else out there and they really need a right winger. That's all I'm saying, this relegation has cost us so much and was completely unavoidable.

*Obviously Leicester throw any argument like this out of whack, but yee kna.


I don't disagree on the penny pinching has cost us point, it's bang on, it absolutely has.

My point on Ritchie stands though, townsend proved us all clueless. I'll reserve judgement on Ritchie until I've seen him.

(how many times you seen him play by the way?)

Townsend was always a good signing, a few very vocal usual suspects on here doesn't really change what a lot of people though he was, a good player.

As for Ritchie, I've not seen much of him apart from (and I think this is the guy) when he tore us apart for 75mins down their gaff and deserved to win the game single handedly. If it's him then brilliant.

I also like the sound of Gayle. I'm hoping its two players who see how good this club can be instead of cheap nasty imported s**** that wouldn't p*ss on us if we were on fire.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Leazes_End_Mag on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 11:42:24 pm
And Scotland winger Ritchie, 26, is expected to join 25-year-old Gayle at St James' Park after the Championship title favourites met Bournemouth's £7.5m asking price.

The express reporting only 7.5 million. I find that highly unlikely.
Seems too cheap, I do agree. 
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Flip on Thursday 30 June 2016, 12:21:19 am
Liked this guy the few times I watched Bournemouth.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Thursday 30 June 2016, 12:21:27 am
The cheek of TT after he vehemently licked Colback's hoop ffs :lol:

Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Stottie on Thursday 30 June 2016, 03:27:24 am
On a contract till June 2018, so the price sounds unrealistic.
Full marks to him if he's prepared to drop a division.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: mouldy_uk on Thursday 30 June 2016, 07:43:52 am
Cant' be doing with all this pro-active work in the transfer market, what we going to talk / moan about for the rest of the summer?
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Big Geordie on Thursday 30 June 2016, 08:21:27 am
Good signing if he joins. :)
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ikon on Thursday 30 June 2016, 08:55:50 am
Would be great to have Ritchie and Townsend in the Championship. Maybe even Wijnaldum can get his s*** together IF he stays. Would have a few goal scorers in our midfield then.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: themanupstairs on Thursday 30 June 2016, 10:05:06 am
From what I've seen of him he looks like a young Gordon Ramsay.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: sempuki on Thursday 30 June 2016, 10:13:20 am
From what I've seen of him he looks like a young Gordon Ramsay.
He does actually.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Pilko on Thursday 30 June 2016, 10:49:32 am
From what I've seen of him he looks like a young Gordon Ramsay.

Yeah he does look a bit raw.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Fenham Mag on Thursday 30 June 2016, 10:50:33 am
The proof is in the pudding.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: HTT on Thursday 30 June 2016, 11:15:43 am
From what I saw of him last season (not much mind) he looks like a hard working, quick and direct wide player. When we somehow beat them at their place, he stood out for me and caused us all kinds of problems. He's the kind of player Rafa loves.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 30 June 2016, 11:17:14 am
The cheek of TT after he vehemently licked Colback's hoop ffs :lol:

That didn't happen though.  I was keen to give the lad a chance and not hold where he came from against him, very small time mentality iyam... And for a couple of games looked a decent rotational pick... However that became progressively worse as it went on. I can only apologise for not instantly disliking him because he played for Sunderland, I'll not be open minded ever again.  :lol:

I tried to give riviere the same chance (because I have been accused for not giving players a chance because of the being 'forrin')  but my patience ran out after 2 games  :lol:

People still down on English players and Townsend suffered from that, Ritchie won't get the same due to Rafa being the man bringing him in but had this been a mcClaren signing s*** would have hit the fan, same with Gayle.

I've said for years now we need more English players who give a s*** about the club, see us as a big club and want to play for us, not treat us as a stepping stone... But they do need to be the right quality as well. We've just not struck the right balance, I think rafa sees this from the off and I expect to see more domestic players come in than foreign, which would be typically strange for a foreign manager.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: LFEE on Thursday 30 June 2016, 11:18:31 am
Didn't he set some sort of record for miles covered in one game? Might have the wrong player but have a feeling it was him. Possibly in their home game against us.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Thursday 30 June 2016, 11:20:07 am
Nah, think that was Dan Gosling (genuinely)
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 30 June 2016, 11:33:51 am
The cheek of TT after he vehemently licked Colback's hoop ffs :lol:

That didn't happen though.  I was keen to give the lad a chance and not hold where he came from against him, very small time mentality iyam... And for a couple of games looked a decent rotational pick... However that became progressively worse as it went on.

I tried to give riviere the same chance (because I have been accused for not giving players a chance because of the being 'forrin')  but my patience ran out after 2 games  :lol:

People still down on English players and Townsend suffered from that, Ritchie won't get the same due to Rafa being the man bringing him in but had this been a mcClaren signing s*** would have hit the fan, same with Gayle.

It was more to do with the fact Townsend didn't look nowhere this level of player for Spurs, even when he was nailed on starter his only goal was a overhit free kick which clearly was meant to be a cross. The rest of his performances were basically cut inside and shoot but never score.

I mean he scored more for us in 13 games than he did for Spurs in 50, has f*** all to do with him being English he just never showed anything like this form for Spurs and to try and suggest he did is nothing but revisionist history.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Thursday 30 June 2016, 12:00:57 pm
The cheek of TT after he vehemently licked Colback's hoop ffs :lol:

That didn't happen though.  I was keen to give the lad a chance and not hold where he came from against him, very small time mentality iyam... And for a couple of games looked a decent rotational pick... However that became progressively worse as it went on. I can only apologise for not instantly disliking him because he played for Sunderland, I'll not be open minded ever again.  :lol:

I tried to give riviere the same chance (because I have been accused for not giving players a chance because of the being 'forrin')  but my patience ran out after 2 games  :lol:

People still down on English players and Townsend suffered from that, Ritchie won't get the same due to Rafa being the man bringing him in but had this been a mcClaren signing s*** would have hit the fan, same with Gayle.

I've said for years now we need more English players who give a s*** about the club, see us as a big club and want to play for us, not treat us as a stepping stone... But they do need to be the right quality as well. We've just not struck the right balance, I think rafa sees this from the off and I expect to see more domestic players come in than foreign, which would be typically strange for a foreign manager.
This is during a time when people effectively hated the club tbf :lol:

I think if Rafa had signed him (knowing he has full control) it'll have been a lot different, you're right. McClaren bought him as a left winger too iirc, the dolt.

EDIT: Not sure people would be complaining about Gayle and Ritchie regardless of manager mind, not in the Championship anyway. The main issue back when we signed Townsend on the whole was our squad was s**** and everyone was convinced we were getting relegated. Ritchie and Gayle would get into most sides in the Championship though and it feels like our squad will be the strongest down there.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: LFEE on Thursday 30 June 2016, 12:05:00 pm
Nah, think that was Dan Gosling (genuinely)

:thup: against Sunderland. Ritchie and Surnman run him close.

http://www.premierleague.com/en-gb/news/news/2015-16/oct/121015-premier-league-season-in-numbers-distance-speed-stats.html
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: mozy on Thursday 30 June 2016, 12:12:48 pm
The cheek of TT after he vehemently licked Colback's hoop ffs :lol:

That didn't happen though.  I was keen to give the lad a chance and not hold where he came from against him, very small time mentality iyam... And for a couple of games looked a decent rotational pick... However that became progressively worse as it went on.

I tried to give riviere the same chance (because I have been accused for not giving players a chance because of the being 'forrin')  but my patience ran out after 2 games  :lol:

People still down on English players and Townsend suffered from that, Ritchie won't get the same due to Rafa being the man bringing him in but had this been a mcClaren signing s*** would have hit the fan, same with Gayle.

It was more to do with the fact Townsend didn't look nowhere this level of player for Spurs, even when he was nailed on starter his only goal was a overhit free kick which clearly was meant to be a cross. The rest of his performances were basically cut inside and shoot but never score.

I mean he scored more for us in 13 games than he did for Spurs in 50, has f*** all to do with him being English he just never showed anything like this form for Spurs and to try and suggest he did is nothing but revisionist history.

That's rubbish, I was one of a few who thought he'd go on to be a good signing. That was based on his performances for Spurs, QPR and England that I'd seen at the time. Everyone else took one blanket look at the fact he wasn't getting a game for Spurs and decided he was s****.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Thursday 30 June 2016, 12:28:20 pm
Was more that the Spurs fans who'd watched every game he'd played for them said, to the effect, "tallented player but absolutely thick as f***."

He'd also never played on the left wing as far as I'm aware.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: mozy on Thursday 30 June 2016, 12:31:22 pm
He'd played a handful on the left but as you say mostly on the right.

It's more as I said at the time that he's just not a good fit for how Pochettino likes his 'wingers' to play. i.e. not like proper wingers.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Darth Crooks on Thursday 30 June 2016, 12:43:58 pm
The proof is in the pudding.

Grrr.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ikon on Thursday 30 June 2016, 08:27:10 pm
He has arrived.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: sempuki on Thursday 30 June 2016, 08:29:19 pm
He has arrived.
Just in time for the yearly run on Tynemouth beach.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: STM on Thursday 30 June 2016, 08:47:15 pm
Thread title change. He's in Newcastle having his medical.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Thursday 30 June 2016, 08:49:05 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CmOJ71NWkAEtgfy.jpg)

Love a right winger pictured at the airport
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: 54 on Thursday 30 June 2016, 08:52:45 pm
He looks like Siler from Stargate SG-1.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ikon on Thursday 30 June 2016, 08:54:16 pm
Looks German.
Title: Re: SSN: Newcastle in talks with Bournemouth over deal to sign Matt Ritchie
Post by: mighty__mag on Thursday 30 June 2016, 08:58:35 pm
Looks German.

Doesn't look Scottish :lol:

Cockney/Jock.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: ads on Thursday 30 June 2016, 09:01:13 pm
Looks German.

Doesn't look Scottish :lol:

Cockney/Jock.


So a jockney then. Or a cock....
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: toontownman on Thursday 30 June 2016, 09:04:35 pm
Happy with this but hope we add another winger too to compete with sicknote-but-wonderkid Rolando.

Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: madras on Thursday 30 June 2016, 09:27:23 pm
Happy with this but hope we add another winger too to compete with sicknote-but-wonderkid Rolando.


Not that he should be there but what happened to Callum Roberts ?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: Disco on Thursday 30 June 2016, 09:33:40 pm
Nice Photoshop filter.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: LFEE on Thursday 30 June 2016, 09:35:00 pm
Happy with this but hope we add another winger too to compete with sicknote-but-wonderkid Rolando.



Thauvin? :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: TRon on Thursday 30 June 2016, 09:42:59 pm
I think he will turn out to be one of my favourite players. Looked like he had bags of character in the games I watched, and a bit of ability too.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: Dave on Thursday 30 June 2016, 11:54:30 pm
Quote from: Telegraph
It is understood the 26-year-old will almost double his wages to around £55,000 a week.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: Sho'Time on Thursday 30 June 2016, 11:56:50 pm
Although he's decent, the world has gone mad when a player of Matt Ritchie's calibre, in the Championship, can command a wage of just under 60k a week.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: Teasy on Thursday 30 June 2016, 11:59:05 pm
I don't think any player would normally because clubs at this level usually buy players for the Championship.  Instead we seem to be buying players that we know will be good enough if we come back up.  No doubt Ritchie is a Premier League quality player, which is why we're having to pay Premier League wages.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: Odear on Friday 1 July 2016, 12:16:32 am
I'm liking these purposeful signings, especially before anyone has been sold. Reminds me of when we signed Bellamy, I was very underwhelmed.. boy was I wrong. Sometimes going forward, all that's needed is that spark which makes things happen.

I would have liked Townsend to stay but he wasn't here long enough to be attached. Good luck to him, I suppose he's going to need it once Pardew get's a hold of him.

I wonder is this Rafa putting the foundations in.. i'm really more interested in who and how he's going to play at the back.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: KaKa on Friday 1 July 2016, 12:20:41 am
Townsend was on £70,000 right? Think I read that somewhere. If so, it's knocking the wage bill down, so Mike will be ecstatic.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: KaKa on Friday 1 July 2016, 12:24:44 am
Although he's decent, the world has gone mad when a player of Matt Ritchie's calibre, in the Championship, can command a wage of just under 60k a week.

I think it's showing intent. The message is that we are a prem club, and we fully intend on returning straight back up. We will be looking at these guys as players we intend to continue to use when we hopefully return to the prem, so from that point of view it makes sense.

Also, the reality is that doubling his wages and bringing him in is still cheaper than keeping most of th elot we have and continuing to pay them what we already do.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: Benwell Lad on Friday 1 July 2016, 10:57:08 am
I think he will turn out to be one of my favourite players. Looked like he had bags of character in the games I watched, and a bit of ability too.

Bournemouth supporting friend who knows his stuff just told me Ritchie was his favourite player. It was good to hear.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: Tisd09 on Friday 1 July 2016, 11:01:22 am
Although he's decent, the world has gone mad when a player of Matt Ritchie's calibre, in the Championship, can command a wage of just under 60k a week.

I think it's showing intent. The message is that we are a prem club, and we fully intend on returning straight back up. We will be looking at these guys as players we intend to continue to use when we hopefully return to the prem, so from that point of view it makes sense.

Also, the reality is that doubling his wages and bringing him in is still cheaper than keeping most of th elot we have and continuing to pay them what we already do.

I would imagine this is what Rafa is selling to them. I am not buying you as a Championship player but a Premiership player. Don't know anything about the GK so can't comment but both Ritchie and Gayle have proved they can do it in the Premiership.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: Ian W on Friday 1 July 2016, 11:09:07 am
Getting the calibre of our signings right is quite tricky, willing to play in the Championship but good enough to be an asset to the squad if we go back up. Ritchie and Gayle absolutely spot on so far. Defenders will be interesting.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: 54 on Friday 1 July 2016, 12:51:46 pm
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Friday 1 July 2016, 12:53:22 pm
On the verge of what? Staying at Bournemouth?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: TBG on Friday 1 July 2016, 12:55:37 pm
It's a ride at the Hoppings isn't it
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: TBG on Friday 1 July 2016, 12:59:20 pm
http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20160701/ritchie-signs-on-at-st-james-park_2281670_5696102

Signed

(http://www.nufc.co.uk/javaImages/34/45/0,,10278~14697780,00.jpg)
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: LFEE on Friday 1 July 2016, 01:00:10 pm
On the verge of what? Staying at Bournemouth?

The Tweet has a pen signing a document to be fair.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: Ian W on Friday 1 July 2016, 01:00:25 pm
He's holding that shirt like a dirty nappy. Bad demeanor, would not sign.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: 54 on Friday 1 July 2016, 01:00:32 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CmRx3l8WAAAoKG0.jpg)

:lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: themanupstairs on Friday 1 July 2016, 01:01:50 pm
http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20160701/ritchie-signs-on-at-st-james-park_2281670_5696102

Signed

(http://www.nufc.co.uk/javaImages/34/45/0,,10278~14697780,00.jpg)

Superb. Welcome aboard son. 3 promising buys so far. Need 2 CM's, 2 CB's, 2 FB's and we should be alright.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: Yorkie on Friday 1 July 2016, 01:02:16 pm
I'm off to watch Kitchen Nightmares in celebration.

RB, CB and CM now plz.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: joeyt on Friday 1 July 2016, 01:02:33 pm
Matt Ritchie is great
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: BottledDog on Friday 1 July 2016, 01:02:41 pm
It's a ride at the Hoppings isn't it

As long as it's not the 'Max Air'. Feck man, my eyeballs still feel the wrong shape.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: Kanji on Friday 1 July 2016, 01:02:56 pm
I love this signing!
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: Kanji on Friday 1 July 2016, 01:03:09 pm
Matt Ritchie is great

:lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: Fenham Mag on Friday 1 July 2016, 01:03:13 pm
Excellent signing.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: Hughesy on Friday 1 July 2016, 01:05:26 pm
A lot of Bournemouth fans seem pretty disappointed about this - http://www.bournemouth.vitalfootball.co.uk/forum/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=76402&start=81 - which has to be a decent sign.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: HawK on Friday 1 July 2016, 01:05:51 pm
Gordon Ramsay's illegitimate child
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: joeyt on Friday 1 July 2016, 01:07:04 pm
A lot of Bournemouth fans seem pretty disappointed about this - http://www.bournemouth.vitalfootball.co.uk/forum/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=76402&start=81 - which has to be a decent sign.
A lot better than the Swansea fans on Shelvey
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: kaotikuk on Friday 1 July 2016, 01:08:48 pm
Hes signed, get in :)
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: 54 on Friday 1 July 2016, 01:10:17 pm
A record transfer fee for the Championship apparently.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie in Newcastle for medical ahead of move from Bournemouth
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Friday 1 July 2016, 01:14:44 pm
Matt Ritchie is great

:lol: Class.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Incognito on Friday 1 July 2016, 01:16:22 pm
Hope he brings Kat with him.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: TK-421 on Friday 1 July 2016, 01:17:37 pm
Just done some Dennis Wise scouting and watched a vid of his assists/goals from the 14/15 season.

Can take a corner, cross a ball and knows where the net is... at Champo level at least.

Welcome to the Toon!

Hehe
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: sbnufc on Friday 1 July 2016, 01:18:02 pm
(http://www.nufc.co.uk/javaImages/34/45/0,,10278~14697780,00.jpg)
Quote
Newcastle United have completed their third summer signing with the arrival of winger Matt Ritchie from AFC Bournemouth.

The 26-year-old Scotland international has agreed a five-year deal at St. James' Park, and follows goalkeeper Matz Sels and striker Dwight Gayle to Tyneside.

Ritchie spent three-and-a-half years at Bournemouth, making 142 appearances, scoring 31 goals and recording 29 assists.

He helped the Cherries lift the League One and Championship titles, as well as playing a key role in establishing Bournemouth in the Premier League last season.

Previously, Ritchie started his career at Portsmouth and spent time on loan at Dagenham & Redbridge, Notts County and Swindon Town, before joining the Robins permanently.

"It's an unbelievable feeling to come to a football club like this," said Ritchie.

"I loved it at Bournemouth - I had a fantastic time there and it had a huge impact on my career. But when a club like Newcastle comes calling, I couldn't pass up this opportunity.

"It's fantastic to be here and I'm really looking forward to the challenge of getting the Club back in the Premier League."

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez said: "We have been following some wingers for a while and Matt was one of the best prospects for this team.

"He has great ability and pace, and as soon as we knew that Andros Townsend could be leaving, our priority was to finalise this deal.

"We have signed an exciting winger who has experience in the Championship but has also proved that he can step up to the top level. I am delighted that he is now part of our squad."
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Friday 1 July 2016, 01:19:53 pm
Rafa basically confirming he's Townsend's replacement then, at least we got it done fast and now we can move on to other stuff like hopefully a couple of defenders.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Norseman on Friday 1 July 2016, 01:22:52 pm
Don't really know much about this kid, but great to get a new winger in :)
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Wullie on Friday 1 July 2016, 01:23:38 pm
Him and Gayle. :thup:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Darth Crooks on Friday 1 July 2016, 01:27:37 pm
Musha ring dum a doo dum a da *clap, clap, clap*
Whack for my Matty-o
Whack for my Matty-o
Matt Ritchie is a star-o
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: sbnufc on Friday 1 July 2016, 01:28:14 pm
Musha ring dum a doo dum a da *clap, clap, clap*
Whack for my Matty-o
Whack for my Matty-o
Matt Ritchie is a star-o

:lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Yorkie on Friday 1 July 2016, 01:40:09 pm
Do wish Andros had been up for it, but for us to make a replacement signing on the same day is brilliantly efficient.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Gorilla on Friday 1 July 2016, 01:49:45 pm
I wonder who will be next in.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: aussiemag on Friday 1 July 2016, 01:55:06 pm
I wonder who will be next in.

My bet would be Caulker.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Stal on Friday 1 July 2016, 01:55:47 pm
I'm really not too au fait with this lad. Does he play on the right?
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Bimpy474 on Friday 1 July 2016, 01:57:10 pm
I'm really not too au fait with this lad. Does he play on the right?

Depends on which way were kicking.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Lotus on Friday 1 July 2016, 01:59:11 pm
Looks a clever player with good awareness.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Stal on Friday 1 July 2016, 02:04:23 pm
I'm really not too au fait with this lad. Does he play on the right?

Depends on which way were kicking.

Lol, it doesn't though.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Tooj on Friday 1 July 2016, 02:09:55 pm
Quality set piece delivery. :thup:
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Bimpy474 on Friday 1 July 2016, 02:11:09 pm
I'm really not too au fait with this lad. Does he play on the right?

Depends on which way were kicking.

Lol, it doesn't though.

Mainly down the left at Bournemouth whenever I saw them but he can plays equally well down both flanks, although I have a feeling Rafa is going to put him on the right for some reason.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Disco on Friday 1 July 2016, 02:13:30 pm
I'm really not too au fait with this lad. Does he play on the right?

Primarily aye but can play left and is a leftie
http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/matt-ritchie/leistungsdaten/spieler/92469

Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Lush Vlad on Friday 1 July 2016, 02:15:19 pm
I'm really not too au fait with this lad. Does he play on the right?

Depends on which way were kicking.

Lol, it doesn't though.

Mainly down the left at Bournemouth whenever I saw them but he can plays equally well down both flanks, although I have a feeling Rafa is going to put him on the right for some reason.

I thought he usually played on the right and spent a lot of time drifting in field?  Certainly remember him doing that in the couple of games I saw him on SKy for Swindon and I thought that was the case last year? 

He certainly does look like Chef Ramsay :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: khay on Friday 1 July 2016, 02:16:03 pm
calling him Matt Snow.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: TRon on Friday 1 July 2016, 02:32:00 pm
Do wish Andros had been up for it, but for us to make a replacement signing on the same day is brilliantly efficient.

We'll miss Andros' pace, I don't think Ritchie is that quick, but he does have good delivery and can score goals from what it looks like.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Interpolic on Friday 1 July 2016, 02:42:28 pm
Matt Ritchie is great

:lol:
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: nemtizz on Friday 1 July 2016, 03:53:38 pm
Hadn't seen any of him before and obviously YT can't tell you if a player is good or not but he has some real technical ability, like. Had no idea what kinda player he was but I'm stoked now. Are their fans gutted he's left? They must have someone lined up.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: BottledDog on Friday 1 July 2016, 04:26:48 pm
"Benitez apparently watching him for a wile[sic] but came out with the great comment that he thinks he has great pace.

Who were you really watching Rafa
"
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Astroblack on Friday 1 July 2016, 04:28:00 pm
Stats are good. Four in the PL last year and 15 in the Championship 14/15.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: mozy on Friday 1 July 2016, 04:30:55 pm
He's played almost exclusively on the right for Bournemouth, so seems to be a straight replacement for Townsend.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Astroblack on Friday 1 July 2016, 04:38:57 pm
Got a feeling he'll be a player we'll end up hating in a couple years. like "OMG why is Matt Ritchie starting?"
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: lovejoy on Friday 1 July 2016, 04:41:12 pm
Got a feeling he'll be a player we'll end up hating in a couple years. like "OMG why is Matt Ritchie starting?"

I'm more likely to start hating myself, for saying 'omg', to be honest.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Friday 1 July 2016, 04:51:25 pm
Got a feeling he'll be a player we'll end up hating in a couple years. like "OMG why is Matt Ritchie starting?"

I'm more likely to start hating myself, for saying 'omg', to be honest.

:lol:
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 1 July 2016, 05:10:59 pm
Think Rafa is adapting to his surroundings with a 4-4-2? Aarons and Ritchie wingers, big man/small man up top?
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: dinotheprehistoricgeordie on Friday 1 July 2016, 05:13:18 pm
I would like to see a 4-4-2, otherwise we are a bit heavy on the striking front. However Mitrovic will be out for the first few games so that won't be an option for  awhile.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Kid Icarus on Friday 1 July 2016, 05:16:35 pm
A lot of Bournemouth fans seem pretty disappointed about this - http://www.bournemouth.vitalfootball.co.uk/forum/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=76402&start=81 - which has to be a decent sign.

:thup: Seems like a decent forum as well going on the few posts that I've read on there.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Ho(llo)way on Friday 1 July 2016, 05:18:50 pm
I' ve never f***ing heard of him, any good?
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: B-more Mag on Friday 1 July 2016, 05:19:49 pm
I' ve never f***ing heard of him, any good?

Matt Ritchie is great
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Friday 1 July 2016, 05:39:42 pm
Yeah that Bournemouth forum seems really sound going by that page or so, nice to read actual discussion instead of w*****s trying to wave their cocks about lording it up.

I like to think we do the same when we're not discussing Alan Pardew :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Steggy on Friday 1 July 2016, 05:50:55 pm
Suprised people have never heard of him.  ??? Regular starter for Bournemouth last year, scored a goal of the season contender and was instrumental in getting them promoted the season before. Anyways good signing, will be one of the best players in the championship.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Ian W on Friday 1 July 2016, 05:55:15 pm
At the start of last season he was one of the most tipped players as one to watch. I'm not completely sure what happened as the season went on, he didn't seem to make quite the impact expected over the whole season.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Friday 1 July 2016, 06:02:10 pm
Suprised people have never heard of him.  ??? Regular starter for Bournemouth last year, scored a goal of the season contender and was instrumental in getting them promoted the season before. Anyways good signing, will be one of the best players in the championship.

Can only speak for myself, but i only watched Bournemouth play once and that was the game where we completely robbed them. :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Ho(llo)way on Friday 1 July 2016, 06:04:24 pm
Suprised people have never heard of him.  ??? Regular starter for Bournemouth last year, scored a goal of the season contender and was instrumental in getting them promoted the season before. Anyways good signing, will be one of the best players in the championship.
That's  just me, I've  hardly heard of any c*** :)
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 1 July 2016, 06:05:55 pm
First Scottish international since Caldwell I'm assuming?
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: joeyt on Friday 1 July 2016, 06:14:40 pm
Yeah that Bournemouth forum seems really sound going by that page or so, nice to read actual discussion instead of w*****s trying to wave their cocks about lording it up.

I like to think we do the same when we're not discussing Alan Pardew :lol:

One of them even suggested swapping Ritchie for Thauvin :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Mike on Friday 1 July 2016, 06:21:15 pm
Rafa basically confirming he's Townsend's replacement then, at least we got it done fast and now we can move on to other stuff like hopefully a couple of defenders.

:lol: Sold a player, replaced him.

Why am I amazed? How s*** have we been?
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Friday 1 July 2016, 06:39:48 pm
Rafa basically confirming he's Townsend's replacement then, at least we got it done fast and now we can move on to other stuff like hopefully a couple of defenders.

:lol: Sold a player, replaced him.

Why am I amazed? How s*** have we been?

It's amazing that's all it takes now :lol: If we get a couple of defenders in it will probably make my brain explode.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: chopey on Friday 1 July 2016, 07:42:33 pm
I'm still a bit surprised that we pulled this one off, top quality premier league midfielder in his prime that hasn't looked for a move, drops a division and takes a big gamble.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: hakka on Friday 1 July 2016, 07:43:29 pm
Get in! Great signing.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: 54 on Friday 1 July 2016, 07:57:29 pm
I like how every Championship forum I go on, everyone is like "they're just buying the league" "they just broke the Championship transfer record" "Its not fair" and we're just like "Meh, replaced a player with another player" not giving one s*** about the price, as it just seems normal :lol:

It's gonna be a fun season :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: hakka on Friday 1 July 2016, 08:51:12 pm
I like how every Championship forum I go on, everyone is like "they're just buying the league" "they just broke the Championship transfer record" "Its not fair" and we're just like "Meh, replaced a player with another player" not giving one s*** about the price, as it just seems normal :lol:

It's gonna be a fun season :lol:

If.other clubs don't like our spending in the Championship they're gonna hate life if they ever make it to the Premiership.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: peder on Saturday 2 July 2016, 08:31:44 am
Why do Rafa think that Ritchie is pacey? Wrong player?:)
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Blueview on Saturday 2 July 2016, 09:28:59 am
I like how every Championship forum I go on, everyone is like "they're just buying the league" "they just broke the Championship transfer record" "Its not fair" and we're just like "Meh, replaced a player with another player" not giving one s*** about the price, as it just seems normal :lol:

It's gonna be a fun season :lol:

I´m sure people was moaning about what clubs like say Southampton did spend in League One...  :laugh:
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Stifleaay on Saturday 2 July 2016, 10:06:22 am
Championship clubs are going to have to get used to it. More and more clubs from now on will be outspending them when they come down, as it happens by the time we sell we won't have spent much.

Championship clubs in future are going to have to make the most of their academies, invest well in Parachute payments that get passed on, and hope relegated clubs make bad investments in order to achieve promotion.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Tiresias on Saturday 2 July 2016, 10:09:29 am
Leicester won the league, moneyed clubs coming down spending their way back up has always been the case, and I agree that the money imbalance is hugely damaging overall but still plenty of room for clubs spending well and with good management getting up ahead of the big spenders
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Ankles Bennett on Saturday 2 July 2016, 10:22:56 am
Burnley went back up without spending a fortune.  They sold inns and bought that gray guy from Brentford who scored the goals that fired them to promotion.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Sunday 3 July 2016, 08:48:39 pm
The clubs coming down next season will get huge parachute payments. The three relegated clubs and the 20 in the premier league could create a closed shop where teams after next season who aren't on the gravy train probably never will get on it.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Sho'Time on Sunday 3 July 2016, 08:51:09 pm
Of course it'll happen, a lot of teams when they go down don't come back up again for ages. Bournemouth never spent a fortune yet they p*ssed the Championship the season before last.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: littlelunchbox on Monday 4 July 2016, 07:22:54 am
he doesn't have much pace, maybe beni will eventually turn him into a central player?
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 4 July 2016, 07:35:19 am
I don't get why we'd want to change his position when he contributed over 30 goals down year last time. Could be a good foil for Janmaat though with his running and pace if he ends up staying.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: James on Monday 4 July 2016, 08:12:36 am
Solano did not have pace but could move the ball forward quickly. I think the pace Rafa refers to is speed of play rather than raw straight line speed
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Lush Vlad on Monday 4 July 2016, 08:25:27 am
I'd imagine teams are going to be defending pretty deep against us, a lot of the time.  Someone with a good delivery and an eye for a pass.  Will be more useful than someone who is all about speed.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 6 July 2016, 05:25:34 am
"Very sad to see him go"

http://m.bournemouthecho.co.uk/sport/14600596.AFC_Bournemouth_boss_Howe__Ritchie_turned_down_new_Cherries_deal_before_joining_Newcastle/
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Hhtoon on Wednesday 6 July 2016, 06:45:49 am
Seems like a good guy Howe...speaks highly of him and praises Ritchie for improvement taking no credit himself.

Can imagine the likes of Allardyce, Pardew etc just launching a petty bitchfest.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 6 July 2016, 05:23:17 pm
"Very sad to see him go"

http://m.bournemouthecho.co.uk/sport/14600596.AFC_Bournemouth_boss_Howe__Ritchie_turned_down_new_Cherries_deal_before_joining_Newcastle/

#greedycunt
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Wednesday 6 July 2016, 07:37:35 pm
I like how every Championship forum I go on, everyone is like "they're just buying the league" "they just broke the Championship transfer record" "Its not fair" and we're just like "Meh, replaced a player with another player" not giving one s*** about the price, as it just seems normal :lol:

It's gonna be a fun season :lol:

We sold Townsend and replaced him with Ritchie for a lower fee.

Other than that we've spent similar money to other Championship clubs.

Plus the fact we can afford to spend anyway, due to our balance sheet that we've protected for 8 years.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Inferior Acuña on Wednesday 6 July 2016, 07:52:05 pm
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/what-matt-ritchie-say-anybody-11560375

Quote
Gosport-born Ritchie will now get on with life after quitting the south-coast to move north, but despite bringing his family to the North-East, he says these are exciting times for him.

:lol:
'despite bringing his family these are exciting times'

wat
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Interpolic on Wednesday 6 July 2016, 07:54:50 pm
[emoji38] FFS. English cannot possibly be these people's first language.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: LoveItIfWeBeatU on Wednesday 6 July 2016, 07:58:05 pm
His family might be buzz kills.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: chopey on Wednesday 6 July 2016, 07:59:35 pm
Poor f***ers coming to live in Winterfell
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Interpolic on Wednesday 6 July 2016, 08:00:12 pm
[emoji38] "despite not having yet been able to shake off the annoying hangers-on that insist on calling themselves his family, and are in fact his biological family"
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: TRon on Wednesday 6 July 2016, 11:36:37 pm
He's basically the diametrical opposite of Townsend. Prepared to leave the premier for a lower league, prepared to leave the prosperous south for the north despite not having to,   all in the hope of a brighter future long term. Now I'm sure Bournemouth would be a lovely place to retire to, but for some footballers, being in a big football city really is a once in a chance lifetime and they'll grab it with both hands, f*** the girlfriend.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Greg on Wednesday 6 July 2016, 11:40:07 pm
Bournemouth is a f***ing s*** hole.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: neesy111 on Wednesday 6 July 2016, 11:40:59 pm
Bournemouth is a f***ing s*** hole.

Like most of the south coast.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 6 July 2016, 11:56:57 pm
It's still exciting even though he won't be able to hoover up Bigg Market clunge because his bloody wife is around.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Thursday 7 July 2016, 12:10:39 am
Bournemouth is a f***ing s*** hole.

Like most of the south coast.

:lol: pick 'X' city in the UK and 9/10 N-O Brits will claim it's a complete f***ing shithole. I'm not convinced there's a single wonderful place in the whole country.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: neesy111 on Thursday 7 July 2016, 12:12:19 am
Bournemouth is a f***ing s*** hole.

Like most of the south coast.

:lol: pick 'X' city in the UK and 9/10 N-O Brits will claim it's a complete f***ing shithole. I'm not convinced there's a single wonderful place in the whole country.

Newcastle,
Durham City,
York,
Edinburgh,
Leeds,
Parts of London,
Bath,
Oxford,
Cambridge

From the top of my head.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: thomas on Thursday 7 July 2016, 12:24:27 am
cheers nees
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: 54 on Thursday 7 July 2016, 08:18:21 am
Bournemouth is a f***ing s*** hole.

Like most of the south coast.
Well thats just flat out wrong :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Gorilla on Thursday 7 July 2016, 08:53:00 am
Bournemouth has an absolutely stunning seafront and the towns next to it, Branksome etc are beautiful. Probably some of the best coastline in the UK.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Kid Icarus on Thursday 7 July 2016, 08:55:48 am
Bournemouth is a f***ing s*** hole.

Like most of the south coast.
What nonsense. [emoji38] For one, Brighton alone is one of the best places in the UK.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Klaus on Thursday 7 July 2016, 09:19:08 am
Bournemouth is a f***ing s*** hole.

Like most of the south coast.

:lol: pick 'X' city in the UK and 9/10 N-O Brits will claim it's a complete f***ing shithole. I'm not convinced there's a single wonderful place in the whole country.

Aye, it's the standard British response to where they live :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Interpolic on Thursday 7 July 2016, 10:05:17 am
Bournemouth is a f***ing s*** hole.

Like most of the south coast.

:lol: pick 'X' city in the UK and 9/10 N-O Brits will claim it's a complete f***ing shithole. I'm not convinced there's a single wonderful place in the whole country.

Newcastle,
Durham City,
York,
Edinburgh,
Leeds,
Parts of London,
Bath,
Oxford,
Cambridge

From the top of my head.

All shitholes.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Minhosa on Thursday 7 July 2016, 10:24:20 am
Bournemouth is a f***ing s*** hole.

Like most of the south coast.

I lived next to Brighton for 5 years and it's s**** tbf.

Some parts of the south coast are lovely though, in particular the small villages dotted around the place.

There's not a city centre in the south (London aside) that can compete with the city centre's in the North like Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool etc.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: John P on Thursday 7 July 2016, 10:49:02 am
Bournemouth is a f***ing s*** hole.

Like most of the south coast.

:lol: pick 'X' city in the UK and 9/10 N-O Brits will claim it's a complete f***ing shithole. I'm not convinced there's a single wonderful place in the whole country.

Newcastle,
Durham City,
York,
Edinburgh,
Leeds,
Parts of London,
Bath,
Oxford,
Cambridge

From the top of my head.

Stoke-on-Trent
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Kanji on Thursday 7 July 2016, 11:11:12 am
Blackpool for me like
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: RafaelBenitez on Thursday 7 July 2016, 11:26:07 am
Edinburgh and Eastbourne are amazing places!
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Thursday 7 July 2016, 11:29:01 am
Manchester is class, probably Liverpool too. Leeds is pretty average imo.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Lenny on Thursday 7 July 2016, 11:49:06 am
Bournemouth is a f***ing s*** hole.

Like most of the south coast.

I lived next to Brighton for 5 years and it's s**** tbf.

Some parts of the south coast are lovely though, in particular the small villages dotted around the place.

There's not a city centre in the south (London aside) that can compete with the city centre's in the North like Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool etc.

Canterbury is beautiful, albeit smaller than the cities you've named.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: The College Dropout on Thursday 7 July 2016, 11:50:51 am
Canterbury is a legit shithole.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Lenny on Thursday 7 July 2016, 11:51:33 am
Canterbury is a legit shithole.

f*** off, is it.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Thursday 7 July 2016, 11:54:10 am
What about Oxford and Cambridge? Never been but assumed they'd be nice given the universities.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Fenham Mag on Thursday 7 July 2016, 11:59:51 am
What about Oxford and Cambridge? Never been but assumed they'd be nice given the universities.

Got more prostitutes than Amsterdam, FACT.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Theregulars on Thursday 7 July 2016, 12:00:25 pm
Cambridge as a whole is really pleasant, Oxford university campus is beautiful but the city itself is grim.

Not sure about Leeds or Manchester, never been impressed with either. Exeter's quite pleasant re: southern cities.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: ElDiablo on Thursday 7 July 2016, 12:02:32 pm
Norwich and Bristol are both nice. When we play there Norwich is definitely a place to stay over and go out on the p*ss, great amount of pubs for its size.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Wallsendmag on Thursday 7 July 2016, 12:04:11 pm
Norwich and Bristol are both nice. When we play there Norwich is definitely a place to stay over and go out on the p*ss, great amount of pubs for its size.

Never been to Bristol but agree, Norwich is really nice.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Interpolic on Thursday 7 July 2016, 12:04:38 pm
Canterbury is a legit shithole.

f*** off, is it.

Yeah that's utter bullshit.  Went there a month or so back and it's a really nice town.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Dinho lad on Thursday 7 July 2016, 12:05:16 pm
What about Oxford and Cambridge? Never been but assumed they'd be nice given the universities.

Got more prostitutes than Amsterdam, FACT.

high end?
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Wallsendmag on Thursday 7 July 2016, 12:16:16 pm
Manchester is class, probably Liverpool too. Leeds is pretty average imo.

Went to Leeds on Sunday for the Rugby. Was quite impressed with the city centre.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Klaus on Thursday 7 July 2016, 12:19:01 pm
Stratford is nice actually, now I think of it.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Pilko on Thursday 7 July 2016, 12:20:29 pm
Oxford, Cambridge... Hull.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 7 July 2016, 12:34:05 pm
Oxford's quality, Bristol is quite good. The nice bits of the south are mainly about smaller towns IMO, some cracking little market towns around the place.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Ikon on Thursday 7 July 2016, 12:35:08 pm
Buenos Aires is nice, especially Palermo.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: 54 on Thursday 7 July 2016, 12:37:47 pm
Canterbury is a legit shithole.
The f*** is this, no f***ing way is it :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Thursday 7 July 2016, 12:47:21 pm
Manchester is class, probably Liverpool too. Leeds is pretty average imo.

Went to Leeds on Sunday for the Rugby. Was quite impressed with the city centre.
You might be right actually, just googled it and it looks different to what I remember. Worked in a few Yorkshire cities and tend to get them mixed up.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Lenny on Thursday 7 July 2016, 01:16:12 pm
Canterbury is a legit shithole.

f*** off, is it.

Yeah that's utter bullshit.  Went there a month or so back and it's a really nice town.

:thup: It's one of the most well maintained places I've ever been to, on a par with touristy parts of London for how clean the city centre is.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Kid Icarus on Thursday 7 July 2016, 01:18:59 pm
Brighton, Canterbury are shitholes and yet others are impressed with Leeds City Centre, which could be just about any other UK City as it has zero character. :lol: You people.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Minhosa on Thursday 7 July 2016, 02:26:12 pm
Can't take Brighton City Centre seriously when it doesn't even have a proper department store FFS. Just a poxy little Debenhams.

Not to mention it's full of dope fuelled hippies thinking it's 1968, has little nightlife and is a clusterfuck of little lanes full of s*** shops.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Disco on Thursday 7 July 2016, 02:28:47 pm
Can't take Brighton City Centre seriously when it doesn't even have a proper department store FFS. Just a poxy little Debenhams.

Not to mention it's full of dope fuelled hippies thinking it's 1968, has little nightlife and is a clusterfuck of little lanes full of s*** shops.


How's the leadership race going Angela?
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Sho'Time on Thursday 7 July 2016, 02:29:52 pm
Bournemouth is a f***ing s*** hole.

Like most of the south coast.
Well thats just flat out wrong :lol:

Nah it's not, like. Even Blyth is nicer than Bournemouth.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Hughesy on Thursday 7 July 2016, 02:55:09 pm
Oxford, Cambridge... Hull.
:)

This deserved to be noticed.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: ToonTastic on Thursday 7 July 2016, 02:58:49 pm
What the hell happened in here ?!?!
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Conjo on Thursday 7 July 2016, 03:16:57 pm
Brighton, Canterbury are shitholes and yet others are impressed with Leeds City Centre, which could be just about any other UK City as it has zero character. :lol: You people.

A city with "character" is just a nice way to say it's a shithole tbh, only that you like it. No shaming in liking shitholes though.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Lenny on Thursday 7 July 2016, 03:25:59 pm
Since when has the definition of "character" implied shitness? :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: 54 on Thursday 7 July 2016, 03:26:17 pm
Brighton, Canterbury are shitholes and yet others are impressed with Leeds City Centre, which could be just about any other UK City as it has zero character. :lol: You people.

A city with "character" is just a nice way to say it's a shithole tbh, only that you like it. No shaming in liking shitholes though.
No its not, jesus. :lol: And Canterbury is far from a shithole, most Northern cities on the other hand are.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Yorkie on Thursday 7 July 2016, 03:26:51 pm
Brighton, Canterbury are shitholes and yet others are impressed with Leeds City Centre, which could be just about any other UK City as it has zero character. :lol: You people.

:thup: Leeds does absolutely nothing for me, which is a pity given my proximity to it. Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle are all far more interesting.

York's where it's at, like. Moved there in the new year and can't see me wanting to leave for a long time. Love it.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Kid Icarus on Thursday 7 July 2016, 03:34:25 pm
Can't take Brighton City Centre seriously when it doesn't even have a proper department store FFS. Just a poxy little Debenhams.

Not to mention it's full of dope fuelled hippies thinking it's 1968, has little nightlife and is a clusterfuck of little lanes full of s*** shops.


I take it you just completely ignored the lanes, the pavilion and the coastline when you were in and around Brighton then? :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 year deal
Post by: Kid Icarus on Thursday 7 July 2016, 03:37:49 pm
Brighton, Canterbury are shitholes and yet others are impressed with Leeds City Centre, which could be just about any other UK City as it has zero character. :lol: You people.

:thup: Leeds does absolutely nothing for me, which is a pity given my proximity to it. Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle are all far more interesting.

York's where it's at, like. Moved there in the new year and can't see me wanting to leave for a long time. Love it.

York's fantastic, I'm not that big a fan of Manchester as everything's a bit all over the place and it's rainy, whereas Liverpool has that compactness to it that Newcastle has and it has more interesting buildings and history imo. But I'm completely with you on Leeds, it's not that it's bad, it's that nothing stands out and there's no focal point beyond Leeds Uni and the smell of hops. I'd probably only go back there now for the Royal Armories, which is f***ing brilliant.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: LRD on Thursday 7 July 2016, 03:46:26 pm
Thread title. :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: TRon on Thursday 7 July 2016, 03:49:41 pm
Can't take Brighton City Centre seriously when it doesn't even have a proper department store FFS. Just a poxy little Debenhams.

Not to mention it's full of dope fuelled hippies thinking it's 1968, has little nightlife and is a clusterfuck of little lanes full of s*** shops.


Why is it you think Ritchie's wife isn't desolated at the prospect of heading north? She'll reluctantly give up rubbing shoulders with the pensioners and blue rinse brigade of Bournemouth for the shopping meccas of the toon.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: Wallace on Thursday 7 July 2016, 04:03:13 pm
Canterbury is a legit shithole.

f*** off, is it.

Yeah that's utter bullshit.  Went there a month or so back and it's a really nice town.

Lived there for a number of years.  Small city, pleasant but dull.


Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Thursday 7 July 2016, 04:07:44 pm
Brighton, Canterbury are shitholes and yet others are impressed with Leeds City Centre, which could be just about any other UK City as it has zero character. :lol: You people.

A city with "character" is just a nice way to say it's a shithole tbh, only that you like it. No shaming in liking shitholes though.
No its not, jesus. :lol: And Canterbury is far from a shithole, most Northern cities on the other hand are.
It's not a north or south thing, most cities in general are s**** tbh :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: loki679 on Thursday 7 July 2016, 04:13:33 pm
Brighton, Canterbury are shitholes and yet others are impressed with Leeds City Centre, which could be just about any other UK City as it has zero character. :lol: You people.

:thup: Leeds does absolutely nothing for me, which is a pity given my proximity to it. Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle are all far more interesting.

York's where it's at, like. Moved there in the new year and can't see me wanting to leave for a long time. Love it.

Leeds is a f***ing dump.  Best thing you could do for the (fake) north is lob a couple of Tridents at it.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: Interpolic on Thursday 7 July 2016, 04:19:41 pm
Shout out for Cardiff, was better than I had expected :thup:
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: KaKa on Thursday 7 July 2016, 04:20:56 pm
Matt Ritchie deserves better than what is transpiring in here.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: Minhosa on Thursday 7 July 2016, 04:42:09 pm
Can't take Brighton City Centre seriously when it doesn't even have a proper department store FFS. Just a poxy little Debenhams.

Not to mention it's full of dope fuelled hippies thinking it's 1968, has little nightlife and is a clusterfuck of little lanes full of s*** shops.


I take it you just completely ignored the lanes, the pavilion and the coastline when you were in and around Brighton then? :lol:

Have you actually been there?

The lanes are full of moody jewellry shops, the beach is a pebble beach meaning those in the NE are far better and the Pavillion is somewhere you'd only ever visit once, at most :lol:.

If that's the best you can do then it says everything tbqh.

A city centre needs to be functional and the lack of a proper department store renders Brighton second rate.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: Minhosa on Thursday 7 July 2016, 04:42:22 pm
Matt Ritchie deserves better than what is transpiring in here.

:lol: Love the thread title.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: Lenny on Thursday 7 July 2016, 05:00:44 pm
Department stores are s****, tbqh.

Let's do department stores now we've done cities.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: Minhosa on Thursday 7 July 2016, 05:01:52 pm
Department stores are s****, tbqh.

Let's do department stores now we've done cities.

Wrong tbqh. You can't beat John Lewis and Fenwicks. Every city should have them.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: Wallsendmag on Thursday 7 July 2016, 05:07:21 pm
Department stores are s****, tbqh.

Let's do department stores now we've done cities.

Fenwick in Newcastle is quite possibly the best shop in the world man!
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: GideonShandy on Thursday 7 July 2016, 05:07:24 pm
Cambridge as a whole is really pleasant, Oxford university campus is beautiful but the city itself is grim.

Not sure about Leeds or Manchester, never been impressed with either. Exeter's quite pleasant re: southern cities.

Oxford University doesn't have a "campus."

Even Matt Ritchie could tell you that.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: Minhosa on Thursday 7 July 2016, 05:11:20 pm
Department stores are s****, tbqh.

Let's do department stores now we've done cities.

Fenwick in Newcastle is quite possibly the best shop in the world man!

Yep.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: Lenny on Thursday 7 July 2016, 05:12:53 pm
There's a Fenwick in Canterbury  :pow:
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: Wallsendmag on Thursday 7 July 2016, 05:15:13 pm
There's a Fenwick in Canterbury  :pow:

Aye but Newcastle has the flagship store  ;)
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: Minhosa on Thursday 7 July 2016, 05:20:19 pm
There's a Fenwick in Canterbury  :pow:

Aye but Newcastle has the flagship store  ;)

And is the original, I think.

Anyway: http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,98054.0.html
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: Kid Icarus on Thursday 7 July 2016, 05:37:39 pm
Can't take Brighton City Centre seriously when it doesn't even have a proper department store FFS. Just a poxy little Debenhams.

Not to mention it's full of dope fuelled hippies thinking it's 1968, has little nightlife and is a clusterfuck of little lanes full of s*** shops.


I take it you just completely ignored the lanes, the pavilion and the coastline when you were in and around Brighton then? :lol:

Have you actually been there?

The lanes are full of moody jewellry shops, the beach is a pebble beach meaning those in the NE are far better and the Pavillion is somewhere you'd only ever visit once, at most :lol:.

If that's the best you can do then it says everything tbqh.

A city centre needs to be functional and the lack of a proper department store renders Brighton second rate.


Why would you travel to Brighton to go to a department store ffs. This is the sort of daft attitude my mam used to have when we went on holiday. In the middle of a beautiful market and she'd be scoping out the city for a Marksies, it's pointless, why are you even on holiday and what are you on holiday from? :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: Wallsendmag on Thursday 7 July 2016, 05:52:01 pm
Can't take Brighton City Centre seriously when it doesn't even have a proper department store FFS. Just a poxy little Debenhams.

Not to mention it's full of dope fuelled hippies thinking it's 1968, has little nightlife and is a clusterfuck of little lanes full of s*** shops.


I take it you just completely ignored the lanes, the pavilion and the coastline when you were in and around Brighton then? :lol:

Have you actually been there?

The lanes are full of moody jewellry shops, the beach is a pebble beach meaning those in the NE are far better and the Pavillion is somewhere you'd only ever visit once, at most :lol:.

If that's the best you can do then it says everything tbqh.

A city centre needs to be functional and the lack of a proper department store renders Brighton second rate.


Why would you travel to Brighton to go to a department store ffs. This is the sort of daft attitude my mam used to have when we went on holiday. In the middle of a beautiful market and she'd be scoping out the city for a Marksies, it's pointless, why are you even on holiday and what are you on holiday from? :lol:

Don't think anyone goes on holiday to get away from Marksies mind.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: Tiotes Witch Doctor on Thursday 7 July 2016, 05:52:59 pm
What the f*** is going on here  :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: Minhosa on Thursday 7 July 2016, 06:12:09 pm
Can't take Brighton City Centre seriously when it doesn't even have a proper department store FFS. Just a poxy little Debenhams.

Not to mention it's full of dope fuelled hippies thinking it's 1968, has little nightlife and is a clusterfuck of little lanes full of s*** shops.


I take it you just completely ignored the lanes, the pavilion and the coastline when you were in and around Brighton then? :lol:

Have you actually been there?

The lanes are full of moody jewellry shops, the beach is a pebble beach meaning those in the NE are far better and the Pavillion is somewhere you'd only ever visit once, at most :lol:.

If that's the best you can do then it says everything tbqh.

A city centre needs to be functional and the lack of a proper department store renders Brighton second rate.


Why would you travel to Brighton to go to a department store ffs. This is the sort of daft attitude my mam used to have when we went on holiday. In the middle of a beautiful market and she'd be scoping out the city for a Marksies, it's pointless, why are you even on holiday and what are you on holiday from? :lol:

Who said anything about 'travelling' to Brighton to go to a department store? You envisaging someone packing a suitcase in the forlorn hope of finding a Johnny Lewis in Brighton? :lol:

The whole point of city centres having department stores is that local people can get loads of stuff under one roof. Otherwise they wouldn't have existed for yonks. They're basically the shopping equivalent of a city centre fulcrum.

Can you imagine Newcastle without Fenwicks or John Lewis? They're a massive draw to people and a big reason many choose to shop in the city rather than locally or at out of town retail parks.

Anyway, Matt Ritchie, great buy..........think he's going to tear up pre-season and get us off to a flyer. Then go home and make a list of stuff he needs to buy at the local department store with his missus the following day.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: La Parka on Thursday 7 July 2016, 06:19:02 pm
York is the shiz
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: LV on Thursday 7 July 2016, 06:26:41 pm
 :lol:

This thread
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: LV on Thursday 7 July 2016, 06:28:48 pm
Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent for me like.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: U2 on Thursday 7 July 2016, 06:37:17 pm
Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent for me like.

:thup:
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: chopey on Thursday 7 July 2016, 06:38:54 pm
Nee one on here like Newcastle ?
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Thursday 7 July 2016, 06:49:24 pm
Too many forrins
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: ujpest doza on Thursday 7 July 2016, 06:55:13 pm
What about Oxford and Cambridge? Never been but assumed they'd be nice given the universities.
Oxford has one of the roughest and most notorious council estates in England - Blackbird Leys - Scene of twocking and rioting same time as the west end of Newcastle and Meadow well went up.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: Geordie_once_removed on Thursday 7 July 2016, 07:25:53 pm
It's all about Düsseldorf. Get out while you still can!
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: chopey on Thursday 7 July 2016, 08:45:39 pm
Lovely night like tonight sitting on the quayside having a nice pint looking towards the Tyne bridge ........beautiful
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: Gorilla on Thursday 7 July 2016, 08:53:54 pm
Im pleased with this signing. We need to get another winger in with pace though. I think the squad as is will probably go up but we could do with a cb or 2, a pacey winger and maybe another cm. A leftback would be nice as well but I doubt well get one.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 7 July 2016, 08:53:55 pm
Lovely night like tonight sitting on the quayside having a nice pint looking towards the Tyne bridge ........beautiful

Suprisingly few places actually take proper advantage of the quayside view I think, should be lined with places to go.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: Interpolic on Friday 8 July 2016, 06:42:44 am
Lovely night like tonight sitting on the quayside having a nice pint looking towards the Tyne bridge ........beautiful

Suprisingly few places actually take proper advantage of the quayside view I think, should be lined with places to go.
:thup: Always thought this, you'd think the area would be buzzing with some of the best bars and restaurants in the city there. Nice quiet walk as a result I suppose, but in London and loads of other cities, the best places to hang out are by the water.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: James on Friday 8 July 2016, 07:39:12 am
i am glad Stevieintoon is not around to see this thread, he would s*** his pants.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: John P on Friday 8 July 2016, 07:41:07 am
Another thumbs up from me for York. Lived there for 3 years, just bought a house there and can't see us moving for a while, love it.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: Tiresias on Friday 8 July 2016, 08:10:30 am
Yorks good, go on monthly pubcrawl with an old uni mate there cos it's half way between us. Only wish it had a few more pubs with decent jukeboxes
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: Nattfare on Friday 8 July 2016, 09:39:15 am
There's too little love for Grimsby on here, surely?
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: Theregulars on Friday 8 July 2016, 11:48:53 am
Bury St. Edmunds. There's a nice town.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: TRon on Friday 8 July 2016, 12:01:27 pm
Lovely night like tonight sitting on the quayside having a nice pint looking towards the Tyne bridge ........beautiful

Suprisingly few places actually take proper advantage of the quayside view I think, should be lined with places to go.

It's improved a hell of a lot compared to what it used to be. The riverside on both sides of the Tyne still look far too industrial.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: louistoon on Friday 8 July 2016, 02:21:44 pm
There's too little love for Grimsby on here, surely?

s*** name. Plus I met someone from Grimsby once and she said it was a s*** hole.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: Shearergol on Friday 8 July 2016, 02:22:18 pm
There's too little love for Grimsby on here, surely?

s*** name. Plus I met someone from Grimsby once and she said it was a s*** hole.

She was right.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: Dave on Friday 8 July 2016, 02:31:36 pm
Im pleased with this signing. We need to get another winger in with pace though. I think the squad as is will probably go up but we could do with a cb or 2, a pacey winger and maybe another cm. A leftback would be nice as well but I doubt well get one.

Never heard of it.
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Friday 8 July 2016, 02:33:47 pm
 :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Matt Ritchie signs for NUFC on 5 yr deal (+debate British cities here)
Post by: Sho'Time on Friday 8 July 2016, 02:35:02 pm
Probably for a good reason - must be a shithole.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 3 August 2016, 10:45:54 pm
Bump from page 3 already. :lol:

Quote
..what does Benitez expect from Ritchie?

Ritchie said: “He joked that he wants goals and assists – and I’m sure he does! But that’s what I’ll be looking to bring – flair, goals, assists.”

wot no tracking back :pards:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Fugazi on Wednesday 3 August 2016, 10:56:20 pm
Lovely night like tonight sitting on the quayside having a nice pint looking towards the Tyne bridge ........beautiful

Suprisingly few places actually take proper advantage of the quayside view I think, should be lined with places to go.
:thup: Always thought this, you'd think the area would be buzzing with some of the best bars and restaurants in the city there. Nice quiet walk as a result I suppose, but in London and loads of other cities, the best places to hang out are by the water.

Free Trade and Tyne Bar hill are lush when the weather's nice.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ikon on Thursday 4 August 2016, 05:59:39 am
Gonna be nice having a left foot of his quality when it comes to delivery as well as goals :thup:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Klaus on Friday 5 August 2016, 09:44:14 pm
Only positive for me today, looks a good player.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: hakka on Friday 5 August 2016, 09:45:23 pm
Should have scored, but clearly will be valuable to us over the season.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ritchie on Friday 5 August 2016, 09:45:45 pm
Why isn't he taking more set pieces?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Lenny on Friday 5 August 2016, 09:46:02 pm
Has a great touch. Looks like he could be a good player.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Flip on Friday 5 August 2016, 09:46:06 pm
This guy is a very very good player.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Friday 5 August 2016, 09:46:23 pm
Only positive for me today, looks a good player.

Hayden was good I thought
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Stal on Friday 5 August 2016, 09:48:02 pm
Yeah, definitely a positive against Fulham. One of the only ones I thought could actually create something tonight. Always felt more confident when he had the ball.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Friday 5 August 2016, 09:49:17 pm
He'll destroy defences when we sort our act out, looked a cut above everyone else.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: TRon on Friday 5 August 2016, 11:02:59 pm
Best NUFC player on the pitch tonight. He should have scored though, but that will come. Quite shocking how good his close control was under pressure compared to some of our more celebrated players.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: geordiekris on Friday 5 August 2016, 11:04:36 pm
He'll destroy defences when we sort our act out, looked a cut above everyone else.

Without a doubt. He looked like a Prem quality player tonight.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ronaldo on Friday 5 August 2016, 11:05:52 pm
He's definitely Prem quality. Unfortunately I don't think we've got too many cut from that cloth.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hughesy on Friday 5 August 2016, 11:06:23 pm
Looked very good tonight - he can control a football which makes a bit of a difference.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: nemtizz on Friday 5 August 2016, 11:07:25 pm
His touch to bring the ball down in the first half...

Wonderful player. :thup:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Disco on Friday 5 August 2016, 11:09:30 pm
Way better and quicker than I thought he was. Takes repsonsibilty on the ball too. You can tell he's not been here long.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hughesy on Friday 5 August 2016, 11:10:33 pm
Needs some options around him though - Fulham worked out pretty quick that he was our real outlet and kept putting two men on him.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Friday 5 August 2016, 11:11:53 pm
Has to start on the right wing next week
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: TRon on Friday 5 August 2016, 11:16:32 pm
Looked very good tonight - he can control a football which makes a bit of a difference.

Quite worrying that a lot of his teammates couldn't though under the slightest pressure.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 5 August 2016, 11:18:48 pm
He'll p*ss the championship.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Friday 5 August 2016, 11:22:57 pm
He's good like.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: morgs on Saturday 6 August 2016, 12:41:51 am
Class
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 6 August 2016, 07:05:10 am
He's definitely Prem quality. Unfortunately I don't think we've got too many cut from that cloth.

Been my one worry this summer. Last time we had 3-4 like Enrique, Jonas, Coloccini who had attributes in their games which made them p*ss it. This season I see Janmast who I think will be too much for left-sides to worry about, Ritchie and Sissoko. We should still have enough but I do worry about the individual quality if things aren't going to plan in a game.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Saturday 6 August 2016, 08:06:25 am
His touches are sensual.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: nufcjb on Saturday 6 August 2016, 08:47:24 am
There was one long ball in the first half that he took down so calmly and beautifully. Isn't scared to shoot from distance too. Could be the best we signed though Diame hasn't played yet.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: sempuki on Saturday 6 August 2016, 08:49:18 am
Such a shame he replaced Townsend rather than playing alongside him. We desperately need another winger of his quality.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ronaldo on Saturday 6 August 2016, 08:51:07 am
Such a shame he replaced Townsend rather than playing alongside him. We desperately need another winger of his quality.

That's the way to stand out from the crowd in the Championship, like. Plenty of width and tempo, just take the rubbish apart. None of this flood the midfield crap.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Flip on Saturday 6 August 2016, 09:04:03 am
Such a shame he replaced Townsend rather than playing alongside him. We desperately need another winger of his quality.

That's the way to stand out from the crowd in the Championship, like. Plenty of width and tempo, just take the rubbish apart. None of this flood the midfield crap.

:thup:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: morla84 on Saturday 6 August 2016, 09:06:13 am
Shame we couldn't keep Townsend, they would have ripped defences apart switching wings at will
Title: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dr Venkman on Saturday 6 August 2016, 09:15:47 am
Best player on the pitch last night
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Saturday 6 August 2016, 09:21:17 am
A very good and honest interview on the official website too from him (on my phone so can't copy and paste it, if someone can do the honours).

Thought he was good yesterday.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Minhosa on Saturday 6 August 2016, 09:28:01 am
Looked a class above the rest of the dross he was surrounded by tbqh.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: r0cafella on Saturday 6 August 2016, 09:53:41 am
Created nothing and missed out best chance, best player on the pitch :yao:

I'm not saying he played badly but we have strong cases of confirmation bias on here [emoji38]
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: morla84 on Saturday 6 August 2016, 09:59:48 am
Created nothing and missed out next chance, next player on the pitch :yao:

I'm not saying he played badly but we have strong cases of confirmation bias on here [emoji38]

Still true and shows how bad everyone else was
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: r0cafella on Saturday 6 August 2016, 10:01:21 am
Created nothing and missed out next chance, next player on the pitch :yao:

I'm not saying he played badly but we have strong cases of confirmation bias on here [emoji38]

Still true and shows how bad everyone else was
Auto correct is ruthless :/
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ronaldo on Saturday 6 August 2016, 10:05:20 am
He created a few chances that nobody attacked and would have won a penalty if not for appalling refereeing. If you don't think he was our best player by far last night you're a bit of an idiot, frankly.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Minhosa on Saturday 6 August 2016, 10:12:19 am
He created a few chances that nobody attacked and would have won a penalty if not for appalling refereeing. If you don't think he was our best player by far last night you're a bit of an idiot, frankly.

Yep.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: nemtizz on Saturday 6 August 2016, 10:18:06 am
Created nothing and missed out best chance, best player on the pitch :yao:

I'm not saying he played badly but we have strong cases of confirmation bias on here [emoji38]


Thankfully not as weak as Messi or Ronaldo, though.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: merlin on Saturday 6 August 2016, 10:18:22 am
Best player on the pitch last night
This - but he can't make up for the short-comings of the other forwards or his m/f 'suppliers'...
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: r0cafella on Saturday 6 August 2016, 10:20:52 am
He created a few chances that nobody attacked and would have won a penalty if not for appalling refereeing. If you don't think he was our best player by far last night you're a bit of an idiot, frankly.
If directed at me:

I never said he wasn't our best player was merely highlighting the fact his performance wasn't out of this world and contrasting this with some of the over the top criticism [emoji38]

But of course you aren't an idiot so you know this.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Varadi on Saturday 6 August 2016, 10:21:21 am
Best player on the pitch last night

For us, definitely - thought Aluko was the standout player on both sides though, provided the cutting edge and unpredictability we were totally lacking.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Foluwashola on Saturday 6 August 2016, 11:28:10 am
Best player on the pitch last night

For us, definitely - thought Aluko was the standout player on both sides though, provided the cutting edge and unpredictability we were totally lacking.

Aluko was f***ing s****, and he is f***ing s****. His sister is genuinely a better player.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: geordie_b on Saturday 6 August 2016, 12:16:48 pm
A lot of his movements with the ball looked like Damien Duff
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kanji on Saturday 6 August 2016, 12:28:45 pm
A lot of his movements with the ball looked like Damien Duff

Thought the same. Similar dribbling style and technique.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Cunning_Linguist on Saturday 6 August 2016, 12:33:52 pm
No denying he had a great game, just think it would be better if he had some crazy serb to aim his crosses at
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Joe Cool on Saturday 6 August 2016, 05:25:32 pm
Going to be a local hero this lad. Statue and all.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Leazes_End_Mag on Saturday 6 August 2016, 05:53:39 pm
Give him POTY now.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Saturday 6 August 2016, 05:54:19 pm
He's never even posted on this forum to get that award
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: BrickTop on Saturday 6 August 2016, 06:19:48 pm
No denying he had a great game, just think it would be better if he had some crazy serb to aim his crosses at

This. Best performer last night and will be even more effective once Mitro is on fire.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Saturday 6 August 2016, 06:28:27 pm
He's never even posted on this forum to get that award

:lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ritchie on Saturday 6 August 2016, 06:35:48 pm
He's never even posted on this forum to get that award

:alone:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dr. TC on Saturday 6 August 2016, 07:54:18 pm
He's never even posted on this forum to get that award

:alone:

:lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Stuy_O on Saturday 6 August 2016, 09:46:00 pm
One of the few bright points last night. His game has a lot of energy and tempo, he just wants to get on with it. Will be so important for us going forward.

A fair few of our plays should observe how he plays and try to learn a thing or two. 
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: The College Dropout on Saturday 6 August 2016, 10:47:13 pm
But Ajax academy. 
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kanji on Sunday 7 August 2016, 12:16:41 am
Shut up man
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: cubaricho on Sunday 7 August 2016, 12:56:55 am
 :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 7 August 2016, 08:55:41 am
I'd quite like to see him take the armband if for whatever reason Lascelles isn't available. Seems to want to take responsibility and will be a good example to others.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: NEEJ on Saturday 13 August 2016, 06:56:20 pm
The only shining light so far in an absolute shower of s****.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Saturday 13 August 2016, 07:02:40 pm
The only shining light so far in an absolute shower of s****.
He's miles better than anything else we have, miles better
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dave on Saturday 13 August 2016, 08:41:32 pm
http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20160813/well-keep-working-hard-vows-matt_2281670_5803672?
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Matt Ritchie says Newcastle United have "a lot to work on" ahead of Wednesday night's visit of Reading, after they were beaten 2-1 by Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Substitute Jack Payne grabbed the winner for the Terriers, after Dwight Gayle had levelled the scores following Nakhi Wells' opener.
The result means the Magpies are yet to get off the mark in the Championship this season.

But Ritchie - who replaced Rolando Aarons at half time at St. James' Park - says that Rafa Benitez's side have got the "bit between their teeth" as attentions turn to the clash with Jaap Stam's Royals in midweek.

"I don't think we need to be too disappointed. It wasn't the result we were looking for, but there's a lot to work on and there's a lot to analyse, and we'll go again on Wednesday," he told nufc.co.uk.

"It's not the start we intended, but we'll work hard. I think it could be a blessing in disguise - we could look back on these two games and think they really made us, because we've got the bit between our teeth and we need to make sure that we really do continue to work hard, continue to get better and build relationships on the pitch.

"I think we'll be OK. Obviously it's been a tough start, but we've got another game on Wednesday, we'll go again, we'll work hard and we look forward to it.
"There's new players, a new team, and we need to make sure that we stick together with the fans. I just don't think there's any reason to panic.  We're a new team, we've got probably seven or eight new players in the door in the summer, so we just to relax, and we will get better, we will get stronger and we will start winning games."

Over 52,000 fans packed St. James' Park on Saturday, and Ritchie says that they'll need that outstanding support to help push them on this term.
The 26-year-old also welcomes Reading arrival on Tyneside on Wednesday, saying it gives United a chance to get back to winning ways.

"It's what we need. We need the fans behind us, and we need the fans to stay onside. I understand it's frustrating for them, but we will start winning games, I'm sure," he said.

"I'm not sure whether (Reading) getting beaten today has anything to do with it, but it's going to be a tough game. They're a good team, but I look forward to the game.

"That's the good thing about the Championship - games come in quick succession, and you can put your losses right."

Sensible Mad c***.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Elliottman on Monday 15 August 2016, 08:50:12 am
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Rafa Benitez admits that he did not want to risk Matt Ritchie during the 2-1 defeat against Huddersfield Town.

However, the Spaniard insists that something was “wrong” with Newcastle United’s attacking play and he had no option but to bring the winger on.

The 26-year-old Scotland international suffered a knock in training last week and sat out the last few sessions of the week, so Benitez did not start Ritchie against the Terriers.

Yet, with United trailing 1-0 at half-time and struggling to create clear-cut chances, Benitez insists he “had to” bring Ritchie on to the field in order to try and add greater invention and flair to Newcastle’s play.

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Though Ritchie did improve Newcastle going forward, his introduction was still not enough to prevent the Magpies slipping to a second-successive defeat.

“He was stiff during the week and he was not training, but we put him on the bench just in case we needed him,” Benitez said of Ritchie’s absence from the starting line-up.

“In the end we had to play him.

“I am happy because he was good when he came on, but I’m disappointed because that was something we didn’t want to do. We didn’t want to take the risk.”

Thankfully, Ritchie did not appear to suffer any adverse effects from playing the second 45 minutes.

Benitez added: “He seems to be fine but it’s a pity because when you have to play a player when he has not trained during the week, it means something is wrong.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Monday 15 August 2016, 12:26:14 pm
I'm glad Rafa realises "there's something wrong"
Worrying that Ritchie is being quoted as trotting out the old "we'll work harder in training" line. Two games in ....
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Monday 15 August 2016, 12:26:59 pm
What should he say?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kasper on Monday 15 August 2016, 12:27:40 pm
What should he say?

"I HATE MOUSSA SISSOKO"
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Monday 15 August 2016, 02:10:50 pm
What should he say?

When hear that lined trotted out what does it suggest to you?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: TRon on Monday 15 August 2016, 02:30:50 pm
What should he say?

When hear that lined trotted out what does it suggest to you?

That the players are still getting used to each other and need to work on it in training.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Monday 15 August 2016, 04:29:50 pm
What should he say?

When hear that lined trotted out what does it suggest to you?

That there's still a lot of hard work to do. Now answer my question, what should he have said?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Nattfare on Monday 15 August 2016, 05:13:01 pm
That there's still a lot of hard work to do. Now answer my question, what should he have said?

He should have said that there is no hard work to do at all. This is as good as it gets.

I'm sure that would have been a lot more inspiring. :razz:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 15 August 2016, 05:16:49 pm
Since people are blaming Sels for goals, this useless c*** has cost us points missing straight forward chances at 0-1 v Fulham and 1-1 on Saturday.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Monday 15 August 2016, 05:18:53 pm
Cannot believe he hasn't got a goal or assist yet, he's an attacking player man!

Sell him.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Stuy_O on Monday 15 August 2016, 10:24:08 pm
What should he say?

When hear that lined trotted out what does it suggest to you?

He's suggesting they'll work even harder to obtain results. Everyones miffed at this start but you're picking holes out of absolutely nothing.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: duo on Thursday 18 August 2016, 12:06:47 am
This guy is mint he bossed it for some periods tonight - was everywhere.   Looked a leader on pitch constantly shouting instructions.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: madras on Thursday 18 August 2016, 12:10:09 am
Too right about being a leader. Constsntly talking and organising and lead by playing example.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: LV on Thursday 18 August 2016, 12:10:21 am
Showed a bit of pashun too when flattening the corner flag. Looks like he's going to be invaluable this season.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Scoot on Thursday 18 August 2016, 12:10:24 am
Shame he's got nobody to aim at in the middle apart from midget's.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: toon25 on Thursday 18 August 2016, 12:14:22 am
This guy is a guaranteed threat. Always looks dangerous.

Hope we don't become too dependent on him. Need another.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: duo on Thursday 18 August 2016, 12:14:47 am
Mitro is good going to love this guy
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: TRon on Thursday 18 August 2016, 12:15:53 am
Shame he's got nobody to aim at in the middle apart from midget's.

We  need hoofball. Got it.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: LFEE on Thursday 18 August 2016, 12:23:29 am
Early days but possibly the obvious captain.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Seymour on Thursday 18 August 2016, 12:24:21 am
Putting this out there....
But with Ritchie being a guaranteed starter (we dont seem to have many) a guy who has  has experience of promotion from league 1 and the championship, should he be captain?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Seymour on Thursday 18 August 2016, 12:24:38 am
Early days but possibly the obvious captain.
Wow :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: LFEE on Thursday 18 August 2016, 12:25:42 am
:lol: spooky!
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Leazes_End_Mag on Thursday 18 August 2016, 12:26:08 am
Best player we've got by an absolute mile.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: madras on Thursday 18 August 2016, 12:26:29 am
Putting this out there....
But with Ritchie being a guaranteed starter (we dont seem to have many) a guy who has  has experience of promotion from league 1 and the championship, should he be captain?
Does it matter ? He leads without the armband.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Seymour on Thursday 18 August 2016, 12:32:03 am
Putting this out there....
But with Ritchie being a guaranteed starter (we dont seem to have many) a guy who has  has experience of promotion from league 1 and the championship, should he be captain?
Does it matter ? He leads without the armband.
Just making a point like, people didn't seem too happy with Dummett as captain
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: madras on Thursday 18 August 2016, 12:36:52 am
Putting this out there....
But with Ritchie being a guaranteed starter (we dont seem to have many) a guy who has  has experience of promotion from league 1 and the championship, should he be captain?
Does it matter ? He leads without the armband.
Just making a point like, people didn't seem too happy with Dummett as captain
Yeah I didn't see the point in Dummett as captain. Some thrive with the responsibilty, some lead regardless. Dummet showed nothing to make you want to give him the captaincy again.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Thursday 18 August 2016, 01:32:45 am
The best player on the pitch tonight by an absolute mile, our best signing of the summer.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Scoot on Thursday 18 August 2016, 01:34:21 am
Shame he's got nobody to aim at in the middle apart from midget's.

We  need hoofball. Got it.

No we don't.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Tiotes Witch Doctor on Thursday 18 August 2016, 01:45:28 am
Hes going to matter a lot this season.

 :cheesy:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Lush Vlad on Thursday 18 August 2016, 08:39:57 am
Shame he's got nobody to aim at in the middle apart from midget's.

We  need hoofball. Got it.

No we don't.

Yeah, because getting crosses into the box and hoof ball, are the same thing :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Elliottman on Thursday 18 August 2016, 08:52:28 am
Marry me.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: The College Dropout on Thursday 18 August 2016, 08:57:46 am
Tron hates things like crosses, bullying defenders and headers.

Ritchie looks a classy player. Gets involved.  Looks to have end product
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: sempuki on Thursday 18 August 2016, 09:14:06 am
Rafa somehow needs to find another winger like Ritchie. Very impressive so far.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Paully on Thursday 18 August 2016, 09:56:06 am
Tremendous footballer who also grafts his balls off - top signing!
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Thursday 18 August 2016, 10:29:10 am
Matt Ritchie is great
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Darth Crooks on Thursday 18 August 2016, 10:37:20 am
Musha Ray dum a do dum a dy - whack for my Matty-O, Matt Ritchie is a Star-O

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VfaM430CUFs

Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: 54 on Thursday 18 August 2016, 11:13:51 am
(http://www.nufc.com/2016-17images/2016-08-17reading-h1-s.jpg)
:lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Darth Crooks on Thursday 18 August 2016, 01:08:12 pm
Image of the week stuff that
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: TRon on Thursday 18 August 2016, 01:30:06 pm
Tron hates things like crosses, bullying defenders and headers.

Ritchie looks a classy player. Gets involved.  Looks to have end product

Yeah I hate crosses, that's why I didn't take to Santon because he cut inside all the time rather than overlap and get the crosses in. :lol:

In any case ever since I saw Ritchie against us last season I've rated him. Still find it hard to believe Bournemouth agreed to sell him, he was their best player by a mile.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kanji on Thursday 18 August 2016, 03:32:35 pm
He's easily my favorite player on our team.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Scoot on Thursday 18 August 2016, 04:15:17 pm
Shame he's got nobody to aim at in the middle apart from midget's.

We  need hoofball. Got it.

No we don't.

Yeah, because getting crosses into the box and hoof ball, are the same thing :lol:

What i should have said^
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Elliottman on Thursday 18 August 2016, 05:26:49 pm
Tron hates things like crosses, bullying defenders and headers.

Ritchie looks a classy player. Gets involved.  Looks to have end product

Yeah I hate crosses, that's why I didn't take to Santon because he cut inside all the time rather than overlap and get the crosses in. :lol:

In any case ever since I saw Ritchie against us last season I've rated him. Still find it hard to believe Bournemouth agreed to sell him, he was their best player by a mile.

Wouldn't sign a contract
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: BONTEMPI on Thursday 18 August 2016, 06:12:09 pm
Tron hates things like crosses, bullying defenders and headers.

Ritchie looks a classy player. Gets involved.  Looks to have end product

And oodles of gen gen.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Yorkie on Thursday 18 August 2016, 06:14:18 pm
A wing combo of Ritchie and Townsend would've been absolutely vicious in this league. :hmm:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Skeletor on Thursday 18 August 2016, 06:23:07 pm
A wing combo of Ritchie and Townsend would've been absolutely vicious in this league. :hmm:

They are both most effective from the right hand side though.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: mighty__mag on Thursday 18 August 2016, 06:40:58 pm
My new favourite player.
It is already evident he gives more of a s***, and works hard over most that have been here picking up pay for average performance.
The way he took the pen last night roared over and booted the flag. Total passion and wants to do well. A grafter and already a Geordie.

Quality👍
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: nemtizz on Thursday 18 August 2016, 06:46:29 pm
Why does that thumbs up look like a mini turd on PC?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: mighty__mag on Thursday 18 August 2016, 09:15:36 pm
Why does that thumbs up look like a mini turd on PC?

Mobile, thumbs.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: STM on Thursday 18 August 2016, 09:17:37 pm
Reckon we all missed a trick on the captaincy. Richie should be first in line. Does everything the right way. He was shouting at our defence too.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: afar on Thursday 18 August 2016, 09:22:04 pm
Early days to judge, but trading Townsend for this guy may not have been a bad thing, hard to see them both playing in the same team both left footers who prefer to play on the right.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Altamullan on Thursday 18 August 2016, 09:22:37 pm
A wing combo of Ritchie and Townsend would've been absolutely vicious in this league. :hmm:
'Kin hell. Imagine that. Just as well though, we'd probably have got sick of all the exciting attacking football and easy wins.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ronaldo on Thursday 18 August 2016, 09:23:11 pm
Reckon we all missed a trick on the captaincy. Richie should be first in line. Does everything the right way. He was shouting at our defence too.

A winger isn't really the right position for it imo, but I know your point.

Ritchie and Gayle showing that when you spend good money on (proven) players, you get good players, fwiw. Need to crack on and sign a couple more.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: STM on Thursday 18 August 2016, 09:31:24 pm
Aye it's not ideal. Could see Hayden getting the armband too for that matter. He's a presence.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Altamullan on Thursday 18 August 2016, 09:56:04 pm
Aye it's not ideal. Could see Hayden getting the armband too for that matter. He's a presence.
O0 Leader and a winner. Lifts our Premiership trophy in 2019.  :booze:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Interpolic on Thursday 18 August 2016, 10:30:28 pm
Aye it's not ideal. Could see Hayden getting the armband too for that matter. He's a presence.
O0 Leader and a winner. Lifts our Premiership trophy in 2019.  :booze:
Sensibly factored in a season of consolidation after promotion there, unrealistic expectations my arse.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: triggs on Thursday 18 August 2016, 11:01:36 pm
Reckon we all missed a trick on the captaincy. Richie should be first in line. Does everything the right way. He was shouting at our defence too.
Should probably stop saying people should be captain after a few games tbh
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Altamullan on Friday 19 August 2016, 06:52:50 am
Aye it's not ideal. Could see Hayden getting the armband too for that matter. He's a presence.
O0 Leader and a winner. Lifts our Premiership trophy in 2019.  :booze:
Sensibly factored in a season of consolidation after promotion there, unrealistic expectations my arse.

On reflection, prophecy would have worked better if put back a year. Could have said something about 2020 vision...
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: mighty__mag on Friday 19 August 2016, 11:09:01 am
Can't understand why the captaincy is being discussed, the poll outlined the majority of this forum totally behind Jamal Lascelles.
Most online media polls also, you asked any fan in the pub, they all said the same.

A shakey start to the season, and now he's not fit to be captain?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kasper on Friday 19 August 2016, 11:13:59 am
Can't understand, why the captaincy is being discussed, the poll outlined the majority of this forum totally behind Jamal Lascelles.
Most online media polls also, you asked any fan in the pub, they all said the same.

A shakey start to the season, and now he's not fit to be captain?

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-po2g47UJEDI/VFFjZL5LabI/AAAAAAAAP2M/G_UgErI2dUU/s1600/welcome%2Bto%2Bthe%2Binternet%2Bi'll%2Bbe%2Byour%2Bguide.jpg)
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kanji on Friday 19 August 2016, 11:33:01 am
Ritchie just gets it. Love it.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Friday 19 August 2016, 11:48:48 am
He's a bit try-hard for my tastes but I appreciate him all the same. At least he doesn't do too much point at teammates (Shelvey).
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Shay's Given Tim Flowers on Friday 19 August 2016, 11:49:31 am
 :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: mighty__mag on Friday 19 August 2016, 12:52:16 pm
Can't understand, why the captaincy is being discussed, the poll outlined the majority of this forum totally behind Jamal Lascelles.
Most online media polls also, you asked any fan in the pub, they all said the same.

A shakey start to the season, and now he's not fit to be captain?

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-po2g47UJEDI/VFFjZL5LabI/AAAAAAAAP2M/G_UgErI2dUU/s1600/welcome%2Bto%2Bthe%2Binternet%2Bi'll%2Bbe%2Byour%2Bguide.jpg)

Wtf are all the cream eggs about? 😄
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kanji on Friday 19 August 2016, 12:53:03 pm
He's a bit try-hard for my tastes but I appreciate him all the same. At least he doesn't do too much point at teammates (Shelvey).

What does a bit try-hard mean to you and why does that go against the grain for you?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Friday 19 August 2016, 01:25:15 pm
He's a bit try-hard for my tastes but I appreciate him all the same. At least he doesn't do too much point at teammates (Shelvey).

What does a bit try-hard mean to you and why does that go against the grain for you?

Just people who run around in a really obvious way trying to prove something to the fans. It's not necessarily a problem in Ritchie's case, maybe it's because I come from a football culture where 'getting stuck in' is praised far too much ahead of ability.

Like I say, sure he's sincere and I know he has talent as well, he's just not my favourite style player.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Jayson on Friday 19 August 2016, 01:29:17 pm
How do you run around in a really obvious way? By doing it a lot? Thats good surely
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Sho'Time on Friday 19 August 2016, 01:31:18 pm
How do you run around in a really obvious way? By doing it a lot? Thats good surely

Jack Colback with his distance covered stats says hi.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: TRon on Friday 19 August 2016, 01:31:22 pm
He's a bit try-hard for my tastes but I appreciate him all the same. At least he doesn't do too much point at teammates (Shelvey).

What does a bit try-hard mean to you and why does that go against the grain for you?

Just people who run around in a really obvious way trying to prove something to the fans. It's not necessarily a problem in Ritchie's case, maybe it's because I come from a football culture where 'getting stuck in' is praised far too much ahead of ability.

Like I say, sure he's sincere and I know he has talent as well, he's just not my favourite style player.

I know what you mean, basically the Steven Taylor type, but I think Ritchie's just one of those who really does never stop running and it's just his game, nothing to do with trying to impress the fans.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Friday 19 August 2016, 01:32:10 pm
I knew that was a stupid post to make, it's a fairly personal thing I've noticed. Just like, more than is necessary and expending loads of energy not very efficiently. Probably don't like it because it was what Proper Football People did and I was never really one!

:okay:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Lush Vlad on Friday 19 August 2016, 01:33:48 pm
Except unlike the majority of players with that style.  He has a load of class, ability and a great technique?  What an odd thing to have a problem with.  An attacking player, who scores and creates goals, but also works his arse off.   :idiot2:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Friday 19 August 2016, 01:36:42 pm
Yeah I know, as I said Ritchie is sincere and also has talent. I don't have a problem with it, just something occurred to me. Carry on.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Tiresias on Friday 19 August 2016, 02:00:24 pm
He seems already to be head and shoulders over the rest of the squad in terms of dynamism and goal threat, I think however we need more than just him providing that to get promoted, unless Ayoze regains his confidence properly
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ikon on Friday 19 August 2016, 02:02:04 pm
Yeah he looks class Ritchie :thup:

We need more flair and creativity.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: TRon on Friday 19 August 2016, 02:07:29 pm
He seems already to be head and shoulders over the rest of the squad in terms of dynamism and goal threat, I think however we need more than just him providing that to get promoted, unless Ayoze regains his confidence properly

If anything it's exposed the true level of some of our players who have big reputations. He's looked head and shoulders above any other midfielder.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kanji on Friday 19 August 2016, 03:25:41 pm
Yeah I know, as I said Ritchie is sincere and also has talent. I don't have a problem with it, just something occurred to me. Carry on.

to me Ritchie looks likes an extremely hard working, self aware (intelligent in that he "gets it" like I said) and jumped at the opportunity to play for Rafa, this club in front of 52,000 fans, and of course make some more money in the process. He's exactly the type of footballer you want to see at this club IMO.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ikon on Friday 19 August 2016, 03:31:07 pm
Agree Kanji! :thup: A combination of talent and passion.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Darth Crooks on Friday 19 August 2016, 04:52:38 pm
Ian and his tastes man. Daf kyent.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: reefatoon on Friday 19 August 2016, 04:56:56 pm
He must have hated Beardsley with all that running around he did.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ronaldo on Friday 19 August 2016, 04:57:10 pm
Still with the wumming, man, Ian. What do your parents think of this? You're just wasting people's time. Get yourself a girlfriend.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Beren on Friday 19 August 2016, 05:02:43 pm
Don't think Ian is wumming tbf. I think it's one of the few instances where being British actually involves some prejudice against you... good British wingers these days are rare. I understand the resistance to accepting Ritchie is doing more than being "industrious". :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Beren on Friday 19 August 2016, 05:03:55 pm
I totally disagree with Ian, of course :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: reefatoon on Friday 19 August 2016, 05:11:33 pm
Aye, his perceptions of football are a little different. He doesn't like players running around a lot and he doesn't like players that shout at you. When he was a wee Ian W he must have been having kick abouts with his nanna.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: triggs on Friday 19 August 2016, 05:23:42 pm
Working hard is a pretty important attribute like
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Elliottman on Friday 19 August 2016, 05:24:50 pm
Ian's had an absolute mare here.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Friday 19 August 2016, 05:37:10 pm
Aye, his perceptions of football are a little different. He doesn't like players running around a lot and he doesn't like players that shout at you. When he was a wee Ian W he must have been having kick abouts with his nanna.

Scarily accurate.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Friday 19 August 2016, 05:38:47 pm
Still with the wumming, man, Ian. What do your parents think of this? You're just wasting people's time. Get yourself a girlfriend.

Interpolic was a much better nemesis.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: reefatoon on Friday 19 August 2016, 05:42:24 pm
Aye, his perceptions of football are a little different. He doesn't like players running around a lot and he doesn't like players that shout at you. When he was a wee Ian W he must have been having kick abouts with his nanna.

Scarily accurate.

Hey we all did it, though my nanna was not one to mess with. I only ever megged her the once.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Altamullan on Friday 19 August 2016, 05:48:11 pm
Aye, his perceptions of football are a little different. He doesn't like players running around a lot and he doesn't like players that shout at you. When he was a wee Ian W he must have been having kick abouts with his nanna.

Scarily accurate.
:lol: FWIW, I hate 'try hards' too. But suspect the micky taking of Ian (well brushed-off by the way) is based on what people think it means. To me it means always making sure that you draw attention to your effort/play to the gallery. So huffing and puffing and excessive brow-wiping 'look at me look at me' type s***. Rather than just putting in maximum effort (i.e. literally trying hard) and not constantly drawing attention to it...actually come to think about it, that's how I am with our lass ("oooh, it was really hot in the loft, but I've put all the boarding down now love; only took four hours...'[wipes brow]; "I've done all the kids washing, even though I could have had a game of golf, thought it would be good to clear it all...'; "hope you enjoyed that orgasm, even though me neck's f***ing killing me now/I've been down there for ever"--you get the picture). Turns out, I seem to hate myself...explains a lot.

[edit] p.s. I don't personally think Ritchie is a try hard. Suspect his lass shoots her muck through coital sex and like straight away  ( :crazy2: ) and he never even mentions it.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dave on Friday 19 August 2016, 07:21:23 pm
What the f*** are you talking about?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Friday 19 August 2016, 07:22:55 pm
:lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Altamullan on Friday 19 August 2016, 07:29:40 pm
What the f*** are you talking about?
Failed to make you laugh, yet again...
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kanji on Friday 19 August 2016, 07:44:03 pm
What the f*** are you talking about?

Alta speaks in his own language...its not english,  I've been saying this for ages :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Altamullan on Friday 19 August 2016, 07:47:03 pm
What the f*** are you talking about?

Alta speaks in his own language...its not english,  I've been saying this for ages :lol:
Tahw hte kcuf era uoy tkliagn boatu , like man Kanji man, like?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Wallsendmag on Friday 19 August 2016, 07:51:36 pm
What's gannin on here like???
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Altamullan on Friday 19 August 2016, 07:54:12 pm
What's gannin on here like???
p*ss take if Ian for dislike of 'try Hards' then of me for misuse of English.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ronaldo on Friday 19 August 2016, 07:57:37 pm
Still with the wumming, man, Ian. What do your parents think of this? You're just wasting people's time. Get yourself a girlfriend.

Interpolic was a much better nemesis.

You are your nemesis, dude. You need to realise this, and soon.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Interpolic on Friday 19 August 2016, 08:37:39 pm
[emoji38] or whats going to happen? Also:

Aye, his perceptions of football are a little different. He doesn't like players running around a lot and he doesn't like players that shout at you. When he was a wee Ian W he must have been having kick abouts with his nanna.

Scarily accurate.

[emoji38]
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: morla84 on Friday 19 August 2016, 09:18:53 pm
Yeah sick of people running around like, the obvious b******s. Need more Wijnaldums in the team, p*ss off Ritchie
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: NEEJ on Friday 19 August 2016, 09:48:46 pm
Ronaldo's Life School.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Heron on Friday 19 August 2016, 10:03:41 pm
A cut above our lot so far imo. Once Mitro is back in he will be used to huge benefit. I'd just like to see him be more confident when attacking players. He has the ability to get past.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Friday 19 August 2016, 10:16:25 pm
Still with the wumming, man, Ian. What do your parents think of this? You're just wasting people's time. Get yourself a girlfriend.

Interpolic was a much better nemesis.

You are your nemesis, dude. You need to realise this, and soon.

:lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Darth Crooks on Friday 19 August 2016, 10:18:43 pm
Am I reading this page concussed?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dave on Friday 19 August 2016, 10:29:31 pm
w*****
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Darth Crooks on Saturday 20 August 2016, 12:26:39 am
Just f***ing knew it!
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: themanupstairs on Saturday 20 August 2016, 12:48:48 am
The Scottish Nobby Solano IMO.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Darth Crooks on Saturday 20 August 2016, 12:55:38 am
Jobby solano
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ronaldo on Saturday 20 August 2016, 01:47:19 am
:lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: LionOfGosforth on Saturday 20 August 2016, 06:29:29 pm
He's never even posted on this forum to get that award

:alone:

How did you play today mate?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 20 August 2016, 06:59:47 pm
Ran about too much. Useless.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dr Venkman on Saturday 20 August 2016, 09:05:19 pm
Your petrol's a bit obvious, it's a bit.....petrolly :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 20 August 2016, 09:06:01 pm
:lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: LFEE on Sunday 21 August 2016, 12:07:41 am
Was very quiet. Least effective game by far so far in the league.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: morla84 on Sunday 21 August 2016, 06:34:10 am
Must have taken the criticism on here to heart
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Sho'Time on Sunday 21 August 2016, 07:16:30 am
Aye, his perceptions of football are a little different. He doesn't like players running around a lot and he doesn't like players that shout at you. When he was a wee Ian W he must have been having kick abouts with his nanna.

Scarily accurate.
:lol: FWIW, I hate 'try hards' too. But suspect the micky taking of Ian (well brushed-off by the way) is based on what people think it means. To me it means always making sure that you draw attention to your effort/play to the gallery. So huffing and puffing and excessive brow-wiping 'look at me look at me' type s***. Rather than just putting in maximum effort (i.e. literally trying hard) and not constantly drawing attention to it...actually come to think about it, that's how I am with our lass ("oooh, it was really hot in the loft, but I've put all the boarding down now love; only took four hours...'[wipes brow]; "I've done all the kids washing, even though I could have had a game of golf, thought it would be good to clear it all...'; "hope you enjoyed that orgasm, even though me neck's f***ing killing me now/I've been down there for ever"--you get the picture). Turns out, I seem to hate myself...explains a lot.

[edit] p.s. I don't personally think Ritchie is a try hard. Suspect his lass shoots her muck through coital sex and like straight away  ( :crazy2: ) and he never even mentions it.

I'll probably understand the Steve Harper suicide post before I manage to decipher any of this.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 21 August 2016, 07:18:19 am
This forum is weird now.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: loki679 on Sunday 21 August 2016, 08:07:37 am
Aye, his perceptions of football are a little different. He doesn't like players running around a lot and he doesn't like players that shout at you. When he was a wee Ian W he must have been having kick abouts with his nanna.

Scarily accurate.
:lol: FWIW, I hate 'try hards' too. But suspect the micky taking of Ian (well brushed-off by the way) is based on what people think it means. To me it means always making sure that you draw attention to your effort/play to the gallery. So huffing and puffing and excessive brow-wiping 'look at me look at me' type s***. Rather than just putting in maximum effort (i.e. literally trying hard) and not constantly drawing attention to it...actually come to think about it, that's how I am with our lass ("oooh, it was really hot in the loft, but I've put all the boarding down now love; only took four hours...'[wipes brow]; "I've done all the kids washing, even though I could have had a game of golf, thought it would be good to clear it all...'; "hope you enjoyed that orgasm, even though me neck's f***ing killing me now/I've been down there for ever"--you get the picture). Turns out, I seem to hate myself...explains a lot.

[edit] p.s. I don't personally think Ritchie is a try hard. Suspect his lass shoots her muck through coital sex and like straight away  ( :crazy2: ) and he never even mentions it.

I'll probably understand the Steve Harper suicide post before I manage to decipher any of this.

It's just an overly verbose way of saying 'exaggerating the effort put into a task'.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Altamullan on Sunday 21 August 2016, 08:44:39 am
Yep, and more humourous [note to self: already lots of words on this message board; use less]
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Darth Crooks on Sunday 21 August 2016, 08:56:56 am
It's as if Arthur Atkinson made an account.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: xLiaaamx on Sunday 21 August 2016, 09:04:23 am
He doesn't leave his right back stranded on his own enough. Get rid.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Altamullan on Sunday 21 August 2016, 09:46:36 am
 :lol: nice one Luke Archibald.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Lush Vlad on Monday 22 August 2016, 09:14:11 am
It's as if Arthur Atkinson made an account.

Ey.  Ey?!  Where's me washboard?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Nobody on Monday 22 August 2016, 04:50:10 pm
No surprise, but he's in the Scotland squad for their wc qualifiers.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 22 August 2016, 06:26:36 pm
Is Hanley?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Seymour on Monday 22 August 2016, 06:31:24 pm
Is Hanley?
Yes
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: nemtizz on Saturday 27 August 2016, 08:48:12 pm
Lovely delivery for Lamaal's goal. Love how this guy is consistent :thup:

:lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: toontownman on Saturday 27 August 2016, 08:52:33 pm
Hope we bring in decent cover because we are a much poorer team without him.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: nemtizz on Saturday 27 August 2016, 08:53:10 pm
Lovely delivery for Lamaal's goal. Love how this guy is consistent :thup:

:lol:

What? :lol:



Really? :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: CPL on Saturday 27 August 2016, 08:53:19 pm
Lovely delivery for Lamaal's goal. Love how this guy is consistent :thup:

:lol:

What? :lol:



Who's Lamaal? :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: toon25 on Sunday 28 August 2016, 12:23:23 am
Love this guy. Also refreshing to see a player in a Newcastle shirt give a f*** about playing for the club.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ho(llo)way on Sunday 28 August 2016, 02:08:31 am
Shelvey you beautiful baldy b******
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Chicken Dancer on Monday 5 September 2016, 10:11:23 am
Fantastic assist last night for Scotland. Inch perfect.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Bimpy474 on Monday 5 September 2016, 10:36:28 am
Fantastic assist last night for Scotland. Inch perfect.

Aye he was brilliant, but for us so far playing on the right he has to check back on to his left foot. I wish Rafa would play him on the left so he can deliver like he did last night on the run. No pausing or cutting back.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Monday 5 September 2016, 10:47:07 am
He looked miles better against Fulham on the right than he did on the left, and Rafa has rightly played him there since.

He's played absolutely loads more games on the right wing than on the left because it's his best position.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Magpie on Monday 5 September 2016, 10:47:52 am
Fantastic assist last night for Scotland. Inch perfect.

Aye he was brilliant, but for us so far playing on the right he has to check back on to his left foot. I wish Rafa would play him on the left so he can deliver like he did last night on the run. No pausing or cutting back.

Given he played on the right the majority of the time at Bournemouth I'm thinking he prefers to play there. Plus he was ineffective on the left against Fulham, total different player second half when switched to the right.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Lush Vlad on Monday 5 September 2016, 10:58:52 am
Agree with Joey and Magpie.  Also worth pointing out, he was playing against Malta.  He would have looked decent on either side, or as a 10. 
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Monday 5 September 2016, 11:34:05 am
He can play both absolutely fine by the looks of things. With Mitrovic and Murphy he might get more joy down the left. No defence on the planet was stopping that cross yesterday though, it was disgusting.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Monday 5 September 2016, 11:34:39 am
Just doesn't make any sense playing our best player out of his best position
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: sadnesstan on Monday 5 September 2016, 12:23:57 pm
Just doesn't make any sense playing our best player out of his best position

It makes perfect sense that our best player can play both positions.

Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Monday 5 September 2016, 12:32:22 pm
He's miles more involved and effective on the right
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Lush Vlad on Monday 5 September 2016, 12:38:20 pm
Didn't he play almost exclusively for Bournemouth on the right?  No idea who regularly played on the left for them, but I doubt he was stopping Ritchie from playing there. 

Not saying he can't do a job on the other side.  But I'd keep him in his preferred position, on the right.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: sadnesstan on Monday 5 September 2016, 12:51:36 pm
Didn't he play almost exclusively for Bournemouth on the right?  No idea who regularly played on the left for them, but I doubt he was stopping Ritchie from playing there. 

Not saying he can't do a job on the other side.  But I'd keep him in his preferred position, on the right.

Me too, if that is his preferred position.

But isn't it wonderful that he CAN play on the left also, you know a little bit of versatility. Our problem, for a long time, has always been no plan B, Ritchie is a whole plan B just on his own.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Monday 5 September 2016, 01:03:07 pm
Marc Pugh played on the left for Bournemouth. We've had Ben Arfa and Townsend who can play on the left but they were much more effective on the right by creating and scoring chances. Doesn't make sense to shift Ritchie to the left when he's playing so well on the right
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: sadnesstan on Monday 5 September 2016, 01:12:38 pm
Marc Pugh played on the left for Bournemouth. We've had Ben Arfa and Townsend who can play on the left but they were much more effective on the right by creating and scoring chances

We might end up playing a 4312 with our FB acquisitions, and limited winger options.

Ritchie with a free role could be effective.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Monday 5 September 2016, 01:28:29 pm
We might end up playing that system but I'd be surprised if Rafa has ever played it and if we have 2 up front he'd likely want our best crosser of the ball playing predominantly  on the wing.

I was mainly objecting to bimpy saying that Rafa should start playing Ritchie on the left.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Budgie Smuggler on Monday 5 September 2016, 01:36:25 pm
He might have been playing on the right due to our lone striker being Dwight Gayle. Now that we have the option of Mitro/Murphy up front, Rafa may see getting good quality early delivery into the box as a priority so may try him on the left, we shall see.

He's class on both flanks so a nice problem to have.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: sadnesstan on Monday 5 September 2016, 01:42:00 pm
We might end up playing that system but I'd be surprised if Rafa has ever played it and if we have 2 up front he'd likely want our best crosser of the ball playing predominantly  on the wing.

I was mainly objecting to bimpy saying that Rafa should start playing Ritchie on the left.

If there is no argument that's his favoured position then definitely. If teams are prepared to leave space he'll be better running into that space from the right.

But if teams are going to sit back then he can get a quick ball in from the left that either of our forwards could benefit from.

He's a real asset to our chances this season.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: TRon on Monday 5 September 2016, 01:48:22 pm
With us probably moving towards full backs who can overlap, I don't think it will matter much which side he plays. I'm not even sure which foot he favours, but he'll probably be used in a way which suits him cutting inside for shots on goal.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Monday 5 September 2016, 01:53:44 pm


With us probably moving towards full backs who can overlap, I don't think it will matter much which side he plays. I'm not even sure which foot he favours, but he'll probably be used in a way which suits him cutting inside for shots on goal.

Really? He's very obviously left footed

Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Mattoon on Monday 5 September 2016, 02:15:12 pm
Without a target man up until now he was always going to play on the right because he's so dangerous cutting in to link  play or take a shot, with Mitro and to a lesser extent Murphy in the middle I think we'll see him switching to the left to knock some crosses in, more of a free role than touch line hogging.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: TRon on Monday 5 September 2016, 02:18:58 pm


With us probably moving towards full backs who can overlap, I don't think it will matter much which side he plays. I'm not even sure which foot he favours, but he'll probably be used in a way which suits him cutting inside for shots on goal.

Really? He's very obviously left footed



In which case there might be times he switches to the left if we go 4-4-2 or need service to Mitro or Murphy, but in Rafa's preferred formation he'll probably be used mostly on the right.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: xLiaaamx on Monday 5 September 2016, 03:27:24 pm
Was sure he'd been injured when this got bumped  :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Bimpy474 on Monday 5 September 2016, 05:34:32 pm
He's miles more involved and effective on the right

Aye he has been for us, funny thing is i dont think it's going to matter if he's left or right from a crossing point of view, if you have two good fullbacks providing crosses as well. I would give him freedom to roam a bit, coming in from the right. Thinking we have a good player on the left doing the same, imagine that plus two overlapping full backs.  :drool:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: morla84 on Monday 5 September 2016, 07:06:34 pm
Oozes class this lad, pleasurable acquisition
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: madras on Monday 5 September 2016, 11:26:03 pm
Constantly talks, organises, cajoles. Closest thing we have to a leader.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Twinport53 on Sunday 11 September 2016, 06:01:29 am
Ritchies f***ing magic, he wears a magic hat!
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Newcastle Fan on Sunday 11 September 2016, 06:52:21 am
Just looks too good for this level,  so confident with the ball and aware of what's around him.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Big Geordie on Sunday 11 September 2016, 11:03:17 am
Quality player - like the lad a lot. :)
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: LFEE on Sunday 11 September 2016, 11:06:36 am
He's actually been fairly quiet last 3-4 games going forward after playing more positively in the two games we lost. Guessing Rafa has asked him to change for the team.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Sunday 11 September 2016, 11:41:09 am
He's actually been fairly quiet last 3-4 games going forward after playing more positively in the two games we lost. Guessing Rafa has asked him to change for the team.

certainly was yesterday i thought
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Wallace on Sunday 11 September 2016, 01:01:40 pm
Anyone notice him laughing as he and Shelvey were doing their corner routine.  Seemed to be enjoying himself.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: LFEE on Sunday 11 September 2016, 01:35:30 pm
He's actually been fairly quiet last 3-4 games going forward after playing more positively in the two games we lost. Guessing Rafa has asked him to change for the team.

certainly was yesterday i thought

Same type of performance down Bristol and against Reading & Brighton. Fulham and his 2nd half cameo against Huddersfield have been his best games.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Sunday 11 September 2016, 01:37:05 pm
He's actually been fairly quiet last 3-4 games going forward after playing more positively in the two games we lost. Guessing Rafa has asked him to change for the team.

certainly was yesterday i thought

Same type of performance down Bristol and against Reading & Brighton. Fulham and his 2nd half cameo against Huddersfield have been his best games.

He was excellent against Reading though ???
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: LFEE on Sunday 11 September 2016, 01:54:02 pm
He's actually been fairly quiet last 3-4 games going forward after playing more positively in the two games we lost. Guessing Rafa has asked him to change for the team.

certainly was yesterday i thought

Same type of performance down Bristol and against Reading & Brighton. Fulham and his 2nd half cameo against Huddersfield have been his best games.

He was excellent against Reading though ???

Not for me he wasn't. 7/10 maybe. I like him though.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Sunday 11 September 2016, 02:00:23 pm
He was our 2nd best player against Reading and was involved in 2 goals so for you to say he was quiet seems a bit odd. Especially as everyone else (and me) is saying he was excellent. I know football is all about opinions but he definitely wasn't quiet against Reading
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Sunday 11 September 2016, 02:03:25 pm
I mean, you said this after the Reading game :lol:

Early days but possibly the obvious captain.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: LFEE on Sunday 11 September 2016, 06:45:27 pm
I mean, you said this after the Reading game :lol:

Early days but possibly the obvious captain.

That's why I said last 3 or 4 games as I don't think he played in the Cup. Last 3 he was fairly quiet. Reading he was 7/10 and looked our obvious captain but wasn't excellent :thup:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: TRon on Sunday 11 September 2016, 07:09:56 pm
He's actually been fairly quiet last 3-4 games going forward after playing more positively in the two games we lost. Guessing Rafa has asked him to change for the team.

He's not got much pace so he finds it difficult to get behind defenders, I think we might see him look a whole lot more effective when he's teamed with a pacy full back who can overlap. That will open up the pitch for him to cut inside and do what he does best. His delivery when he does get in a good position is excellent, we just need to create more opportunity for him to show it.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: LFEE on Wednesday 14 September 2016, 11:33:20 am
On TalkSport shortly.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: lovejoy on Wednesday 14 September 2016, 12:38:03 pm
he spoke very well on talksport.  O0
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Yorkie on Wednesday 14 September 2016, 12:41:59 pm
Take it this guy was class last night, anyone who was there?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: John P on Wednesday 14 September 2016, 12:45:29 pm
Loved on the highlights how he would just take a touch and then whip the ball in from the left. If we have Mitrovic in the team it might actually be better to have Ritchie playing on the left.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Lush Vlad on Wednesday 14 September 2016, 12:47:56 pm
Take it this guy was class last night, anyone who was there?

Yeah.  He was outshone by Shelvey and Perez going forward.  But his touch and delivery, are just delightful.  The first time ball for Perez was superb and his corners were a threat all night.  At one point, Hayden fizzed a 40 yard diagonal to him.  He was under a bit of pressure and right on the touchline.  Killed it stone dead on his chest and laid it back to Dummett.  :o  Had a great 25 yarder that Smithies tipped over.   

Pretty clever with his passing and movement, too.  Nothing that we didn't already know  O0
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Yorkie on Wednesday 14 September 2016, 12:50:10 pm
:thup: Cheers for your accounts of the game. Brilliant to read.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Lush Vlad on Wednesday 14 September 2016, 01:09:06 pm
:thup: Cheers for your accounts of the game. Brilliant to read.

No worries.  I wasn't drinking last night and I was trying to pay particular attention to those I hadn't seen live before.  So hopefully they are fairly accurate summaries. 
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kanji on Wednesday 14 September 2016, 04:47:56 pm
Take it this guy was class last night, anyone who was there?

Yeah.  He was outshone by Shelvey and Perez going forward.  But his touch and delivery, are just delightful.  The first time ball for Perez was superb and his corners were a threat all night.  At one point, Hayden fizzed a 40 yard diagonal to him.  He was under a bit of pressure and right on the touchline.  Killed it stone dead on his chest and laid it back to Dummett.  :o  Had a great 25 yarder that Smithies tipped over.   

Pretty clever with his passing and movement, too.  Nothing that we didn't already know  O0

Absolutely love it when footballers receive a ball and kill it stone dead. Just lush skill. (ie: HBA v Stoke)
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Sunday 18 September 2016, 05:43:39 pm
He's getting that Scott Parker turn off to perfection. Receive ball - turn 180 - pass back. Must be 20 times a game.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: STM on Sunday 18 September 2016, 05:54:24 pm
He's getting that Scott Parker turn off to perfection. Receive ball - turn 180 - pass back. Must be 20 times a game.

Can't pretend I didn't notice this earlier on in the season but I don't know what you are trying achieve with this post.

Ultimately he's had a good start to the season and that's what matters.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ho(llo)way on Sunday 18 September 2016, 05:58:36 pm
It's probably an observation,about pirrouetting.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Sunday 18 September 2016, 07:11:00 pm
He's getting that Scott Parker turn off to perfection. Receive ball - turn 180 - pass back. Must be 20 times a game.

Can't pretend I didn't notice this earlier on in the season but I don't know what you are trying achieve with this post.

Ultimately he's had a good start to the season and that's what matters.
Parker got slaughtered for it. Shows a lack of anything positive. It's frustrating to watch when you expect more.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: jimmymag on Sunday 18 September 2016, 09:14:54 pm
He's getting that Scott Parker turn off to perfection. Receive ball - turn 180 - pass back. Must be 20 times a game.

Can't pretend I didn't notice this earlier on in the season but I don't know what you are trying achieve with this post.

Ultimately he's had a good start to the season and that's what matters.
Parker got slaughtered for it. Shows a lack of anything positive. It's frustrating to watch when you expect more.

It's all about the movement. If that improves he will deliver.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Magpie on Sunday 18 September 2016, 09:16:04 pm
He did have probably his worst game for us yesterday but some of his crosses were still sublime.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Sunday 18 September 2016, 11:31:25 pm
Want to see him with Yedlin bombing on.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Wallsendmag on Monday 19 September 2016, 12:28:43 am
Want to see him with Yedlin bombing on.

Totally agree. Think we'd get the best of him if he's got a very quick full back bombing on past him and opening up more space because as good as his vision and final ball is the one thing he lacks is raw pace.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ronaldo on Wednesday 21 September 2016, 12:13:43 am
He's so good, like. True Premier League quality.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: xLiaaamx on Wednesday 21 September 2016, 10:23:49 am
Sorta reminds me of a Poor man's David Silva.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Scoot on Wednesday 21 September 2016, 10:26:54 am
Would like to see him start scoring 1 or 2 in the league. Starting on Saturday would be great.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Wednesday 21 September 2016, 10:26:54 am
Sorta reminds me of a Poor man's David Silva.

They play in completely different positions for a start. Other than being left footed they don't have much in common at all
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Scoot on Wednesday 21 September 2016, 10:28:11 am
Sorta reminds me of a Poor man's David Silva.

They play in complately different positions for a start. Other than being left footed they don't have much in common

They both have heads.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ronaldo on Wednesday 21 September 2016, 10:42:14 am
Sorta reminds me of a Poor man's David Silva.

:lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Lush Vlad on Wednesday 21 September 2016, 10:47:12 am
Sorta reminds me of a Poor man's David Silva.

 :dowiespin:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: John P on Wednesday 21 September 2016, 10:48:19 am
Sorta reminds me of a Poor man's David Silva.

Like a mentally and physically handicapped David Silva?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Tubestationatmidnight on Wednesday 21 September 2016, 11:02:07 am
Sorta reminds me of a Poor man's David Silva.

Like a mentally and physically handicapped David Silva?

 ;D
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Seymour on Wednesday 21 September 2016, 11:28:18 am
Sorta reminds me of a Poor man's David Silva.
hope nee one tells Pep like
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Seymour on Wednesday 21 September 2016, 11:29:34 am
Sorta reminds me of a Poor man's David Silva.

They play in complately different positions for a start. Other than being left footed they don't have much in common

They both have heads.
They both have  a canny left foot like Bellamy
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ronaldo on Wednesday 21 September 2016, 11:31:18 am
:spit:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: HawK on Wednesday 21 September 2016, 09:11:31 pm
He's getting that Scott Parker turn off to perfection. Receive ball - turn 180 - pass back. Must be 20 times a game.

Can't pretend I didn't notice this earlier on in the season but I don't know what you are trying achieve with this post.

Ultimately he's had a good start to the season and that's what matters.
Parker got slaughtered for it. Shows a lack of anything positive. It's frustrating to watch when you expect more.

Parker was derided for it, but for a long time afterwards we lacked any kind of central midfielder who could play a simple passing game and it hurt us.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Elliottman on Wednesday 21 September 2016, 09:19:42 pm
Great interview in the.chron

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/matt-ritchie-big-interview-paolo-11919222

Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Paully on Thursday 22 September 2016, 07:34:19 am
Great interview in the.chron

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/matt-ritchie-big-interview-paolo-11919222

Quality! Di Canio helping the Mags!
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Disco on Thursday 29 September 2016, 09:57:20 am
He's a proper angry c***. He not getting his pre-match skag or something?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Sho'Time on Thursday 29 September 2016, 10:11:07 am
No surprise he's angry all the time, like. Imagine if your fatha was on telly doing a womans job? Pure embarrassing.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Thursday 29 September 2016, 02:06:13 pm
All Scots are angry little f***ers! :lol:

All he needs is to come on playing the bagpipes to fulfil the stereotype.

I love him I do, no idea how or why he's playing for us in this league but he is absolutely mint.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Andymc1 on Thursday 29 September 2016, 02:08:20 pm
All Scots are angry little f***ers! :lol:

All he needs is to come on playing the bagpipes to fulfil the stereotype.

I love him I do, no idea how or why he's playing for us in this league but he is absolutely mint.

He's barely even Scottish :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Elliottman on Thursday 29 September 2016, 07:58:30 pm
How many assists does he have for us ?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Tiotes Witch Doctor on Thursday 29 September 2016, 08:25:57 pm
3 Assists according to some s**** stats website I've come across, but sure hes got more, it also says Shelvey has 2 assists and I'm sure he has more too.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Elliottman on Thursday 29 September 2016, 08:28:28 pm
Well he's had two in the last two games so not sure that's right.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: nemtizz on Thursday 29 September 2016, 08:31:07 pm
Nah those stats are correct.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Thursday 29 September 2016, 08:33:23 pm
Well he's had two in the last two games so not sure that's right.
No he hasn't
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Thursday 29 September 2016, 08:33:46 pm
He's got 3 league assists and 1 cup assist
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: khay on Thursday 29 September 2016, 08:39:44 pm
All Scots are angry little f***ers! :lol:

All he needs is to come on playing the bagpipes to fulfil the stereotype.

I love him I do, no idea how or why he's playing for us in this league but he is absolutely mint.

He's barely even Scottish :lol:

His dad is Scottish. any local lad on here that has a child born anywhere else would still be claiming it as a Geordie.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Elliottman on Thursday 29 September 2016, 08:44:49 pm
Well he's had two in the last two games so not sure that's right.
No he hasn't

Three games sorry, thought wolves was before Norwich for some reason.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: HawK on Friday 30 September 2016, 12:52:44 am
Shelvey makes a lot of goals by providing the ball on a plate to someone to play the final ball.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Friday 30 September 2016, 11:42:51 am
Aye it's ridiculous Shelvey only has 2 assists when you think about it :lol:

Must have been heavily involved in about half of our goals.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Nobody on Friday 30 September 2016, 11:48:01 am
Wait, Shelvey and Ritchie only has five league assists between them? What the hell? :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ikon on Friday 30 September 2016, 11:52:08 am
Probably a lot of hockey assists.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Friday 30 September 2016, 12:27:51 pm
Shelvey must have a few Xavissists.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: huss9 on Friday 30 September 2016, 12:32:17 pm
Shelvey must have a few Xavissists.

is that assisting an assist?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Friday 30 September 2016, 12:33:32 pm
Indeed. Or playing the killer pass.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Aiston on Friday 30 September 2016, 01:31:10 pm
Wait, Shelvey and Ritchie only has five league assists between them? What the hell? :lol:

Both of them pretty much been the assist of the assists. :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Darth Crooks on Friday 30 September 2016, 01:36:04 pm
All Scots are angry little f***ers! :lol:

All he needs is to come on playing the bagpipes to fulfil the stereotype.

I love him I do, no idea how or why he's playing for us in this league but he is absolutely mint.

He's barely even Scottish :lol:

His dad is Scottish. any local lad on here that has a child born anywhere else would still be claiming it as a Geordie.

I can attest to that.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: TRon on Friday 30 September 2016, 01:39:21 pm
Wait, Shelvey and Ritchie only has five league assists between them? What the hell? :lol:

Stats only really tell half a story.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Friday 30 September 2016, 01:40:49 pm
TBF TRon it's almost none of the story in this case :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Nobody on Saturday 15 October 2016, 06:53:36 pm
Where was he today?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: 54 on Saturday 15 October 2016, 06:54:31 pm
Where was he today?
Was ill apparently.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Yorkie on Saturday 15 October 2016, 06:55:21 pm
Glad we can seemingly win comfortably without him.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: U2 on Saturday 15 October 2016, 06:55:26 pm
Where was he today?

Hungover.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Minhosa on Saturday 15 October 2016, 07:30:05 pm
All Scots are angry little f***ers! :lol:

All he needs is to come on playing the bagpipes to fulfil the stereotype.

I love him I do, no idea how or why he's playing for us in this league but he is absolutely mint.

He's barely even Scottish :lol:

His dad is Scottish. any local lad on here that has a child born anywhere else would still be claiming it as a Geordie.

This is true - my kids both born outside of Newcastle and I'm always telling them that they bleed black and white.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: henke on Saturday 15 October 2016, 08:10:07 pm
Tbf every part Scottish kid I ever knew grew up thinking he was William Wallace. Half of them hadn't even been to Scotland but they but they claimed it was their dad swinging on the crossbar at Wembley in '77. Or whenever was they weren't s***.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Disco on Saturday 15 October 2016, 11:04:55 pm
Needs to stop taking smack, to fit in, on international duty.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Nobody on Sunday 16 October 2016, 12:17:13 pm
All Scots are angry little f***ers! :lol:

All he needs is to come on playing the bagpipes to fulfil the stereotype.

I love him I do, no idea how or why he's playing for us in this league but he is absolutely mint.

He's barely even Scottish :lol:

His dad is Scottish. any local lad on here that has a child born anywhere else would still be claiming it as a Geordie.

This is true - my kids both born outside of Newcastle and I'm always telling them that they bleed black and white.
:thup:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Tuesday 18 October 2016, 10:58:20 pm
Joint 2nd most assists after Shelvey in the league. Got his 4th tonight
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: binnsy on Thursday 20 October 2016, 07:20:23 pm
he has been poor since we started singing about his magic hat!!
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Greg on Thursday 20 October 2016, 07:25:55 pm
he has been poor since we started singing about his magic hat!!

He hasn't been as good as I had hoped in that period, but to say he has been poor is wrong. Still contributed three assists in that period since Derby.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: HTT on Thursday 20 October 2016, 10:58:03 pm
He needs to score more goals!
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Fenham Mag on Friday 21 October 2016, 11:17:29 am
He will do, give him time.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: TBG on Friday 21 October 2016, 11:26:59 am
No.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: hakka on Friday 21 October 2016, 11:50:09 am
He needs to score more goals!

Just down to bad luck so far. He's having some decent hits and getting in great  positions. His creative passing and hard work has been great. Lovely pass for Gayle's second on Tuesday.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: huss9 on Friday 21 October 2016, 03:58:43 pm
happy as long as he's creating chances.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Sho'Time on Friday 21 October 2016, 04:23:33 pm
he has been poor since we started singing about his magic hat!!

"poor" :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Friday 21 October 2016, 05:44:37 pm
If Ritchie is playing poorly I can't wait to see him hit some form.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Tiresias on Saturday 22 October 2016, 10:41:11 am
He's not scored 10000 goals to be fair
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: HTT on Saturday 22 October 2016, 04:50:55 pm
He needs to score more goals!

And right on queue!
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: sadnesstan on Saturday 22 October 2016, 05:00:48 pm
He seems to get a bit frustrated with himself if he misses a chance so I'm delighted he's scored today.

Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: BlueStar on Saturday 22 October 2016, 05:53:33 pm
I've never seen this magic hat of his, I'm starting to doubt it exists.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: BlueStar on Saturday 22 October 2016, 05:54:05 pm
Actually, maybe it's invisible and that's what's magic about it. Never mind, story checks out.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Mr Logic on Saturday 22 October 2016, 06:08:27 pm
Next you'll be telling me you've never seen the unicorn he rides onto the pitch before kick-off. ;)
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Willow on Saturday 22 October 2016, 06:20:36 pm
He loves kicking things when he scores, goes proper radge :D
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Saturday 22 October 2016, 06:22:06 pm
He was having a really poor game before the goal and assist [emoji38]
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: shintonsghost on Saturday 22 October 2016, 06:25:46 pm
thing with this guy is he keeps trying.

love him  :love:

Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Seymour on Saturday 22 October 2016, 06:40:49 pm
He's our most reliable player imo, you just know every games you're going to get positives from him
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Saturday 22 October 2016, 06:41:00 pm
He's magic.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Klaus on Saturday 22 October 2016, 07:16:31 pm
That finish was class tbh, not an easy technique that.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ikon on Saturday 22 October 2016, 07:31:15 pm
I did the same move once and i had to call in sick the day after because i hit the turf and got a sprained ankle.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Saturday 22 October 2016, 08:24:35 pm
Solano-esque outside of the boot finish. And two wonderful crosses (the flick on by Gayle for the first one was also great).
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ikon on Saturday 22 October 2016, 08:56:17 pm
Quote
Matt Hails Magpies' Unity

Matt Ritchie

By Tom Easterby - Newcastle United Club Reporter
 
After helping Newcastle United extend their winning streak to five games, goalscorer Matt Ritchie says the Magpies are beginning to get into their stride.
Rafa Benitez's side beat Ipswich Town 3-0 on Saturday, with Ritchie blasting home the third to seal the points for the hosts at St. James' Park.
The result means that United are now unbeaten in seven matches in all competitions.
And the Scotland international reckons that Benitez's men have established a "good bond" within the camp, which has helped them rise to the top of the Sky Bet Championship table.
"Everyone's getting to know each other, and it's that time in the season now where people are really learning their jobs," the 27-year-old told nufc.co.uk. "(We had) a lot of new bodies and ideas at the start of the season and maybe not everyone was quite on the same wavelength, and now I think that we're all coming together.
"Personally for me, I feel like I know what Dwight's going to do, I know what Jonjo's going to do, I know what Jack's going to do, and everyone's learning with the players around them.
"(There are) relationships all over the pitch with everyone - whoever plays throughout the whole squad, we train together and have different partnerships in training, and I feel that's really shown in the way we attack.
"That's what a good team does. It's about relationships on the pitch, and working off each other. I think that we've got a good bond, and a good blend throughout the team. We've got a bit of everything in the team as well."
A brace from Ayoze Perez, whose first strike came inside the first minute, put the Magpies in command in front of a crowd of over 51,000, before Ritchie rifled in the third 12 minutes from time.
"The early goal helped, but to be honest the first half was a little bit bitty, and we didn't really get going," said Ritchie.
"But we controlled the game throughout, I'd say, and it's really pleasing to get the goals in the second half, because that just put them out of sight then.
"I'm really pleased. We've had some good results of late. Going back a couple of weeks, we had a big game here and got beaten against Wolves, so it's nice to continue the run and show that we've obviously learned from that little bit of complacency, if that's what it was. It was a good three points, and a really positive day.
"We just need to hang in there. It's a long season and it's early days. We've managed to stay calm and grounded with our feet on the floor and remain focussed. With all of that, we'll hopefully continue to win games."
Ritchie's strike in front of the Gallowgate End was his third goal of the season, and afterwards the winger admitted that he was somewhat relieved to have returned to the scoresheet.
"I've been beating myself up a little bit. I've had a couple of chances of late - I had one against Norwich late on and I had one in the first half as well that I probably should have done a bit better with," he said. "I was delighted to get the goal in the end, but most importantly the three points and put them out of sight."
Next up for United is an EFL Cup last 16 tie at home to Preston on Tuesday night (7.45pm kick-off).
And Ritchie is hopeful that Newcastle can continue their fine recent run of form when Simon Grayson's men arrive in town in midweek.
"All our games are big. Obviously the league is a priority, but we want to go as far as we can in the cup competitions as well, and we've got the squad to do that," he said.
"I'm really looking forward to that. We'd go into the last eight if we win against Preston, so it's a great opportunity for us."
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: neesy111 on Sunday 23 October 2016, 12:03:31 pm
He was having a really poor game before the goal and assist [emoji38]

He was, made a few over-weight passes when we building attacks.  Think he just needs to relax a little at times.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Wallsendmag on Sunday 23 October 2016, 12:33:46 pm
He was having a really poor game and nothing was coming off for him. We've had plenty of wingers in the past who have gone into hiding  when they've been having games like that but he kept on going, made one then scored one and all of a sudden everything started happening for him. Full credit to him for that. Clearly he's got a very strong mentality which is extra pleasing considering some of the cowards who've pulled the shirt on in recent years.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Sunday 23 October 2016, 01:23:24 pm
He was having a really poor game and nothing was coming off for him. We've had plenty of wingers in the past who have gone into hiding  when they've been having games like that but he kept on going, made one then scored one and all of a sudden everything started happening for him. Full credit to him for that. Clearly he's got a very strong mentality which is extra pleasing considering some of the cowards who've pulled the shirt on in recent years.

the right DNA i'd imagine
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Tiresias on Tuesday 25 October 2016, 11:02:35 pm
Loved his threaded passes behind their full backs, Mitro was in tune with him and caused them problems.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kanji on Wednesday 26 October 2016, 11:45:07 am
He's a right angry f***er, :lol: and I love it. Easily becoming one of my favorite players we have.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ikon on Wednesday 26 October 2016, 12:30:58 pm
He's a born winner :thup: Hates doing bad/losing so he works his socks off. Has talent as well :thup:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: JP on Wednesday 26 October 2016, 12:32:25 pm
What a signing. Exactly what the club should be about. Talented players but with that hate losing/hard working attitude.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: frankpingel on Wednesday 26 October 2016, 12:34:56 pm
On Talksport now live
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: polkaDot on Wednesday 26 October 2016, 01:05:05 pm
that was a cracking penalty last night. no messing about.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: John P on Wednesday 26 October 2016, 01:25:43 pm
Yep, love his attitude to go with his ability. Very fiery character but channels it in the right way, he was excellent last night.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: 54 on Wednesday 26 October 2016, 03:42:12 pm
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/matt-ritchie-talks-mitrovic-penalty-12081631

Newcastle United hero Matt Ritchie found himself under the microscope of the national media following his sparkling performance against Preston North End.

The flying winger left the field to a standing ovation and had the crowd chuckling with his antics ahead of a second half penalty when he shoved the ball under his jersey in front of the Gallowgate End.

After spending the last few seasons attracting negative coverage from the media, the mood was upbeat when he spoke to Jim White on Talksport the day after the 6-0 win over North End. Here’s a summary of what he said:

So can Newcastle REALLY win the EFL Cup?

Ritchie replied: “I’d be disappointed with myself if I said we couldn’t win it. If we can have a little bit of luck, why not?

“(We need) a good mentality. A little bit of luck along the way - we’ve performed well so far but to have a good cup run, you need some luck.”

What was going on during the penalty incident?

Ritchie replied: “I’m the penalty taker! Mitro is a striker, everyone wants to score as many goals as possible.

“I’ve been on penalties since Dwight missed one early doors.

“I wasn’t going to give it up. Mitro is a great lad.

“He’s bubbly, lively, he’s great to have around the place.

“He’s a top striker and when he plays, he’ll score goals for sure.”

Things have changed so much in the last 12 months haven’t they, this time last year Newcastle lost 3-0 to Sunderland?

Ritchie replied: “It was a fantastic result.

“People are talking about how many good players we’ve got - but people can step in and do a job for us.

“It’s brilliant at the moment.

“A big reason for me wanting to come here was the support of the fans and they were brilliant.”

What’s it like working for Rafa Benitez?

Ritchie replied: “It’s brilliant.

“The trust that you put in the manager is massive.

“When he’s giving you details - we got into games with clear game plans and the shape.

“We prepare whether they’re playing a five or four - there’s no stone left unturned.

“It’s clear what you need to do.”
Title: Matt Ritchie - suspended for Cardiff
Post by: Paully on Saturday 12 November 2016, 10:00:03 am
Not that I care, but Strachan should be sacked alone for dropping the magic man! I'm pleased he's not injured anyway!
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kimbo on Saturday 12 November 2016, 12:27:10 pm
Scotch fans don't seem to rate him at all from what i've seen.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Foluwashola on Saturday 12 November 2016, 12:30:14 pm
Scotch fans don't seem to rate him at all from what i've seen.

When your national hero is Scott Brown it's difficult to comprehend what actual football looks like.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: triggs on Saturday 12 November 2016, 12:33:48 pm
Maybe he isn't that good at a higher level
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Saturday 12 November 2016, 12:34:57 pm
Yeah, that's why Bournemout fans were disappointed he left...
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kimbo on Saturday 12 November 2016, 12:35:16 pm
The football in qualifiers is absolute dogshit.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Foluwashola on Saturday 12 November 2016, 12:36:02 pm
Maybe he isn't that good at a higher level

What's that got to do with Scotland though?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: triggs on Saturday 12 November 2016, 12:36:12 pm
The football in qualifiers is absolute dogshit.
Against a lot of teams yes, maybe not against England
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: 54 on Saturday 12 November 2016, 02:16:30 pm
He was there best player in their last qualifier wasn't he? Got something like 4 assists?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Saturday 12 November 2016, 05:19:41 pm
He was there best player in their last qualifier wasn't he? Got something like 4 assists?

They've played 2 games since then and got poor results before last night. And Snodgrass got a hattrick that day so he probably their best player
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Monday 14 November 2016, 10:12:40 am
Scotch fans don't seem to rate him at all from what i've seen.
Work in Scotland and everyone I've talked to rates him tbf
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: SUPERTOON on Saturday 26 November 2016, 05:52:31 pm
Anyone else been disappointed with him for the majority of the season? Considering the price we paid for him and his record for Bournemouth, I can't really remember him making a major impact in any game.

Has his role changed much for us from what he was doing at Bournemouth?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Saturday 26 November 2016, 06:01:52 pm
Stank the place out today.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: UncleBingo on Saturday 26 November 2016, 06:08:11 pm
Anyone else been disappointed with him for the majority of the season? Considering the price we paid for him and his record for Bournemouth, I can't really remember him making a major impact in any game.

Has his role changed much for us from what he was doing at Bournemouth?

The odd flash here and there but I expected better in all honesty, especially as he was utterly dominant the last time he played in this league.

He was utter gash today and capped it off with an awful miss.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 27 November 2016, 08:48:01 am
Very poor yesterday.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: binnsy on Sunday 27 November 2016, 10:58:50 am
he's more bad games than good ones and yesterday he was abysmal.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Sunday 27 November 2016, 03:35:58 pm
He has flashes of excellence every now and again, but he's been carried in a lot of games this season where he's played badly and we've still won.

He's not been great, in all honesty but it's a long season and I'm sure his class will show through by the end of it.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Yorkie on Sunday 27 November 2016, 03:44:10 pm
I like him and he's been good on the whole, but he's nothing special. He isn't quick enough to be and I can't see him having much of an impact next season if we were to go up. But in the mean time he's a key player and one of the first names on the teamsheet.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: mighty__mag on Sunday 27 November 2016, 05:33:30 pm
I have found him to be a good all round player. Tries to do it all though, instead of adapting a role and sticking to it.

For example if we kept Townsend instead, he would have been wide right and he would have no doubt kept to the duties of a winger type, probably more direct and cutting in takes more efforts from range and at the goal probably score more.

Ritchie hasn't been very good infront of goal. In games i have watched hes missed a fair few easy finishes.

But all in all he offers more as a team player than someone like Townsend who would be more selfish i think.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: HTT on Sunday 27 November 2016, 08:21:49 pm
Needs to start scoring more. He's far too good for this league, but isn't exactly showing it. Mind, Rafa's cautious approach doesn't help his own game as he spends more time or just as much defending his own defensive flank than actually attacking at the other end.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Conjo on Sunday 27 November 2016, 11:36:21 pm
Hes a bit of a weird one. I think hes too good for this division, but not good enough for the PL due to not having any stand out attributes. Should only be back-up next season.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: madras on Sunday 27 November 2016, 11:45:38 pm
He's known for fantastic delivery but the way we play, without the target man he's kind of nullified. I rreally think Mitrovic AND Gayle would see the best from him.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: madras on Sunday 27 November 2016, 11:46:47 pm
Oh and I thought him and Atsu would have swapped over more, I don't think they did at all.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: shintonsghost on Wednesday 30 November 2016, 11:10:05 am


bit disappointing last night and of late, gone off the boil?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Wednesday 30 November 2016, 11:53:18 am
Looks knackered. Wouldn't be surprised if he had a rest at Forest.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kanji on Wednesday 30 November 2016, 12:45:12 pm
Needs a goal badly, and needs to start taking the games by the scruff.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Twinport53 on Wednesday 30 November 2016, 12:46:22 pm
He would of rifled a penalty in last night, none of this powder puff placement.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 30 November 2016, 01:38:10 pm
Having Dummett and Gouffran primarily on the other side allows opposition to shuffle over, leave him in space, and crowd our right hand side because they can assume that 90% of the time those two are going to offer very little in open play. Was the same when it was José and Jonás.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Yorkie on Wednesday 30 November 2016, 05:49:47 pm
I don't understand that post.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Wednesday 30 November 2016, 05:55:24 pm
What's not to understand?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: neesy111 on Wednesday 30 November 2016, 05:58:05 pm
I don't understand that post.

It's easy.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Yorkie on Wednesday 30 November 2016, 05:59:11 pm
I'm probably being stupid.

Opposition crowds our right hand side, 'leaving him in space'... but he is on our right hand side.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Foluwashola on Wednesday 30 November 2016, 06:14:17 pm
It doesn't make sense more due to the fact that Dummett & Gouffran are a reasonable threat at this level. Ritchie hasn't been crowded out, his form has just dipped.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: SUPERTOON on Wednesday 30 November 2016, 06:17:29 pm
It doesn't make sense more due to the fact that Dummett & Gouffran are a reasonable threat at this level. Ritchie hasn't been crowded out, his form has just dipped.

Has it really dipped? He's basically been no better than average in every game and that's being kind.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Foluwashola on Wednesday 30 November 2016, 06:19:23 pm
It doesn't make sense more due to the fact that Dummett & Gouffran are a reasonable threat at this level. Ritchie hasn't been crowded out, his form has just dipped.

Has it really dipped? He's basically been no better than average in every game and that's being kind.

I mean, I can't be arsed to think about every match in detail, but came away from a good few of the early games in the season thinking he'd had a quality match. Hasn't happened for a while.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Wednesday 30 November 2016, 06:32:52 pm
Statistically a lot more of our attacks come down the right side like, so teams will naturally focus more on Ritchie than Gouffran.

I think his form is more down to the team just working better as a unit though, Gayle, Shelvey & Ritchie were basically winning us games on their own at one point so they looked superhuman, now they seem a lot quieter yet we're still winning (obviously Gayle is still being a beast up top).
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: SUPERTOON on Wednesday 30 November 2016, 06:35:31 pm
It doesn't make sense more due to the fact that Dummett & Gouffran are a reasonable threat at this level. Ritchie hasn't been crowded out, his form has just dipped.

Has it really dipped? He's basically been no better than average in every game and that's being kind.

I mean, I can't be arsed to think about every match in detail, but came away from a good few of the early games in the season thinking he'd had a quality match. Hasn't happened for a while.

I can't really remember any match where he stood out as a different level to everyone one the pitch in the way Shelvey has at times. I'm not necessarily having a go, but considering the money we paid, and his record at this level previously, I think he has arguably been the biggest disappointment of the season. Can't think of him doing many good things throughout the season tbh, and our overall form has carried him and made him avoid any major criticism.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: TRon on Wednesday 30 November 2016, 07:46:57 pm
It doesn't make sense more due to the fact that Dummett & Gouffran are a reasonable threat at this level. Ritchie hasn't been crowded out, his form has just dipped.

Has it really dipped? He's basically been no better than average in every game and that's being kind.

I mean, I can't be arsed to think about every match in detail, but came away from a good few of the early games in the season thinking he'd had a quality match. Hasn't happened for a while.

I can't really remember any match where he stood out as a different level to everyone one the pitch in the way Shelvey has at times. I'm not necessarily having a go, but considering the money we paid, and his record at this level previously, I think he has arguably been the biggest disappointment of the season. Can't think of him doing many good things throughout the season tbh, and our overall form has carried him and made him avoid any major criticism.

I sort of agree with you, have thought the same from pretty much the start of the season, but I don't really judge him how I would judge a winger normally. He doesn't have much pace or trickery to get past the full back, but then he has other qualities like intelligence, hard work and a very decent delivery. Almost a poor man's Beckham if you like. So while he never looks spectacular, he does do a lot of good things during 90 mins. So for me, if we want pace and flair we should maybe look to have it on the other wing to Ritchie, that would give us a nice mix.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Thursday 1 December 2016, 08:39:11 pm
About halfway through this Ritchie says he hasn't been performing well enough in the last few games and wants to recapture his form from earlier in the season

https://beta.nufc.co.uk/nufc-tv/latest-videos/ritchie-focused-on-forest/
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Yorkie on Thursday 1 December 2016, 10:19:42 pm
Good comments from him in the Chronicle.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 14 December 2016, 10:01:28 pm
Not been all that impressed for a while. I mean, he's not s**** or anything. But I guess I expected more.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hughesy on Wednesday 14 December 2016, 10:02:40 pm
Really strange that he's had such a dip in form as he looked a level above at the beginning of the season.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Scoot on Wednesday 14 December 2016, 10:02:51 pm
Average tonight.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Tiotes Witch Doctor on Wednesday 14 December 2016, 10:04:24 pm
Not impressed, hes nowhere near the kind of stats he had last time in the championship, hope he can pick up in the second half of the season, hes obviously a good player but its just not working for him at the minute, maybe struggling a bit in the system we play?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kanji on Wednesday 14 December 2016, 10:27:30 pm
Doesn't seem nearly at all as effective or better yet, clinical when he has chances to score.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: a random player who doesn't even play for us any more on Wednesday 14 December 2016, 10:29:07 pm
Have to remember Benitez sets us up to be solid first, he will have had much more freedom at Bournemouth.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Wednesday 14 December 2016, 10:33:51 pm
He's not as quick as I hoped he would be
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Tiotes Witch Doctor on Wednesday 14 December 2016, 10:35:09 pm
He's not as quick as I hoped he would be
His biggest limitation as a player is his lack of pace, you rarely ever see him beating his man, relies more on 1-2's and good positional sense, but even that hasn't been there for quite a while now.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ronaldo on Wednesday 14 December 2016, 10:42:10 pm
Wingers will rarely shine in Rafa's compact, narrow system, mind. It matters not one bit if we keep winning.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kanji on Wednesday 14 December 2016, 10:44:12 pm
He's not pacy, but very clever and great movement/positioning. That was always his game - but agree with joey, wish he was faster; but a lot of those complaints about pace wouldn't be as prominent if he was putting away the chances he gets that a player of his quality should.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: afar on Thursday 15 December 2016, 12:36:16 am
Has to improve for me. Honestly when Atsu came on he immediately improve us, offering something down the right, Ritchie had failed to do all game and of course got a goal. Think we need to look at both flanks in the summer to improve, not convinced Ritchie will be the asset for us in the PL we originally thought he would be.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: tgarve on Sunday 18 December 2016, 02:22:24 pm
A championship lallana
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: xLiaaamx on Sunday 18 December 2016, 02:39:04 pm
Nice first touch, burst and cross for the opener yesterday.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: sadnesstan on Sunday 18 December 2016, 03:36:31 pm
It doesn't make sense more due to the fact that Dummett & Gouffran are a reasonable threat at this level. Ritchie hasn't been crowded out, his form has just dipped.

Has it really dipped? He's basically been no better than average in every game and that's being kind.

I mean, I can't be arsed to think about every match in detail, but came away from a good few of the early games in the season thinking he'd had a quality match. Hasn't happened for a while.

I can't really remember any match where he stood out as a different level to everyone one the pitch in the way Shelvey has at times. I'm not necessarily having a go, but considering the money we paid, and his record at this level previously, I think he has arguably been the biggest disappointment of the season. Can't think of him doing many good things throughout the season tbh, and our overall form has carried him and made him avoid any major criticism.

I think you're all pretty spot on. He's not performing to his best but he is contributing to the team and more importantly results.

The fact he has acknowledged he can do better leaves me confident he will do better.

If we can increase our threat down the left, he should be even more effective. Attacking LB would be nice.



Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Conjo on Sunday 18 December 2016, 06:17:57 pm
He's doing the annoying Duff-turn and back pass all the time. Disappointed with what I've seen of him this season. Need to start Atsu instead and get in something better for next season.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Sunday 18 December 2016, 06:26:19 pm
We were having such a fun and happy time too.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Scoot on Sunday 18 December 2016, 06:39:50 pm
He's doing the annoying Duff-turn and back pass all the time. Disappointed with what I've seen of him this season. Need to start Atsu instead and get in something better for next season.

 :whistle:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: madras on Sunday 18 December 2016, 06:42:07 pm
He's doing the annoying Duff-turn and back pass all the time. Disappointed with what I've seen of him this season. Need to start Atsu instead and get in something better for next season.
Because there's rarely anyone ahead of him to pass to. He loves an early cross into the box which isn't really ideal for Gayle. Mitrovic with Gayle behind would get ther best out of him.....it's up for debate if that would be best for the team.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Sunday 18 December 2016, 06:46:23 pm
He's doing the annoying Duff-turn and back pass all the time. Disappointed with what I've seen of him this season. Need to start Atsu instead and get in something better for next season.

 :whistle:
Errr, you wanted him dropped instead of Gouffran. The bloke in your avatar knew best though and he assisted the first goal. Sell him.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Scoot on Sunday 18 December 2016, 07:01:35 pm
He's doing the annoying Duff-turn and back pass all the time. Disappointed with what I've seen of him this season. Need to start Atsu instead and get in something better for next season.

 :whistle:
Errr, you wanted him dropped instead of Gouffran. The bloke in your avatar knew best though and he assisted the first goal. Sell him.

 ;D
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: SteveMc on Tuesday 20 December 2016, 08:52:57 am
He worked his arse off on Saturday and provided a cracking assist. He's not looking outstanding but us integral to the success we're having.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: sempuki on Thursday 22 December 2016, 11:16:18 pm
Good read:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-4060058/Newcastle-wing-wizard-Matt-Ritchie-talks-tough-route-top.html
Title: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ryan on Thursday 22 December 2016, 11:35:24 pm
:thup:

Canny how he sings his chant to his son in the house :lol: Mark Douglas tweeted a canny video feature of him just before as well. Being interviewed on the Millenium Bridge for Football Focus and ends up cracking on with people crossing the bridge. The old guy at the start is quality :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Wallace on Friday 23 December 2016, 12:44:46 am
Quote
Good read:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-4060058/Newcastle-wing-wizard-Matt-Ritchie-talks-tough-route-top.html

Enjoyed reading that.  Geordie father-in-law.

Quote
The 27-year-old has been outstanding for Championship leaders Newcastle this season. The decision to leave Bournemouth - and the Premier League - was, he says, not as difficult as some might think. ‘You cannot pass up an opportunity like Newcastle,’ insists Ritchie, whose father-in-law is an exiled Geordie and used to tell his daughter’s teenage boyfriend that he would love him to play for the Magpies one day.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Friday 23 December 2016, 11:23:33 am
:thup:

Canny how he sings his chant to his son in the house :lol: Mark Douglas tweeted a canny video feature of him just before as well. Being interviewed on the Millenium Bridge for Football Focus and ends up cracking on with people crossing the bridge. The old guy at the start is quality :lol:

Just watched this and it was great. That man saying 'If Rafa said it was Sunday today I'd believe him' :lol:. Would recommend people watch it even though it involves Clem

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/watch-matt-ritchie-meet-newcastle-12361806
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: sbnufc on Friday 23 December 2016, 11:30:11 am
he looks proper uncomfortable on the millennium bridge with those women like :lol:

Like he's thinking "please go away" but trying to be nice about it with smiles and awkward laughs
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: HawK on Friday 23 December 2016, 11:31:21 am
he looks proper uncomfortable on the millennium bridge with those women like :lol:

Like he's thinking "please go away" but trying to be nice about it with smiles and awkward laughs

Tbf they had no idea who he was.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: geordie_b on Monday 26 December 2016, 10:30:07 pm
Seriously needs to look at what he is contributing to the team at the moment. He should be one of our key players but more often than not has disappeared (other than constant complaining/appealing) for weeks now
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: TRon on Monday 26 December 2016, 10:33:01 pm
No coincidence he looks at his most dangerous when the ball is dead.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Tiresias on Monday 26 December 2016, 10:35:03 pm
Not getting into positions where he looks dangerous, dunno if he's been told to be very defensive on the wing or something but looks a bit low on confidence with beating anyone or putting in a cross. Maybe getting extra attention from defenders when we play anita behind who isn't very attacking himself.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Bimpy474 on Monday 26 December 2016, 10:38:55 pm
There was a little thing today that drove me mad, with about 10 to 15 minutes to go he was in on the left on his left foot, yet instead of crossing straight away or driving forward to cross, He turned back on his right and Hutchinson tackled him.

You see that a lot with him, and in our tactics generally, narrow play and turning back a lot.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Monday 26 December 2016, 10:41:31 pm
Gets in a great position and then freezes, down to confidence but not sure how long we can carry him when Atsu looks so dangerous when he plays.

His set piece delivery is usually spot on like.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Stifleaay on Monday 26 December 2016, 10:59:56 pm
I don't think he's been on form for a little while. He's too comfortable being first choice and could do with being dropped I think.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Yorkie on Monday 26 December 2016, 11:01:19 pm
Doesn't have any pace so can't get to the byline; can't cross from deep because there's no one in the box to receive it. There's no wonder he has difficulty being influential. That said, technically he's been average-at-best for a good while.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Tiresias on Monday 26 December 2016, 11:08:48 pm
Doesn't have any pace so can't get to the byline; can't cross from deep because there's no one in the box to receive it. There's no wonder he has difficulty being influential. That said, technically he's been average-at-best for a good while.

Yep since noone in box to receive crosses better cutting inside and trying to shoot but no sign of that, instead bad balls into an empty box
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: HTT on Monday 26 December 2016, 11:25:36 pm
He's been pardewed by Rafa...
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: sempuki on Monday 26 December 2016, 11:26:32 pm
His hat has run out of magic.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ronaldo on Monday 26 December 2016, 11:29:11 pm
Gets in a great position and then freezes, down to confidence but not sure how long we can carry him when Atsu looks so dangerous when he plays.

His set piece delivery is usually spot on like.

Then take Alsoran out of the team, not Ritchie.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Monday 26 December 2016, 11:32:07 pm
Honestly though we've played with a combination of all 3 and have performed pretty much identically.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Tiotes Witch Doctor on Tuesday 27 December 2016, 12:04:25 am
Average at best.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Pilko on Tuesday 27 December 2016, 12:05:26 am
Leazes-East corner were having a great time singing the magic hat song today. I think he offers little in quite a few games and gets away with it because Gouffran is often worse.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: neesy111 on Tuesday 27 December 2016, 12:06:26 am
Leazes-East corner were having a great time singing the magic hat song today. I think he offers little in quite a few games and gets away with it because Gouffran is often worse.

Agree with this.  Both wingers were poor and generally are tbh.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Tuesday 27 December 2016, 12:15:34 am
Gets in a great position and then freezes, down to confidence but not sure how long we can carry him when Atsu looks so dangerous when he plays.

His set piece delivery is usually spot on like.

Then take Alsoran out of the team, not Ritchie.

Ideally we'd have two wingers that we could bring in for both of them as they've both been poor, but we haven't because Aarons is made out of Lego.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Tiotes Witch Doctor on Tuesday 27 December 2016, 12:16:18 am
Atsu should be starting ahead of Ritchie on the right, isn't even that great all round but offers much more.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: xLiaaamx on Tuesday 27 December 2016, 03:23:48 am
Get him over on the left. He's going onto his weaker foot so often on the right.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: shintonsghost on Tuesday 27 December 2016, 07:46:41 am
When we need him to step up he doesnt.

Massive disaapointment last night for me
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: sempuki on Tuesday 27 December 2016, 09:53:19 am
When we need him to step up he doesnt.

Massive disaapointment last night for me
He puts the effort in but he's slow and lacking creativity.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: cp40 on Tuesday 27 December 2016, 10:14:40 am
When we need him to step up he doesnt.

Massive disaapointment last night for me

agreed,

him and diame, ffs a joke last night.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: ujpest doza on Tuesday 27 December 2016, 10:55:28 am
There was a little thing today that drove me mad, with about 10 to 15 minutes to go he was in on the left on his left foot, yet instead of crossing straight away or driving forward to cross, He turned back on his right and Hutchinson tackled him.

You see that a lot with him, and in our tactics generally, narrow play and turning back a lot.
He was played in after some good work from Diame and like you say he stopped and cut back. Okay if he's on the right and cuts back on his left but he had the perfect opportunity to put a first ball in with his good foot and wasted it.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: ujpest doza on Tuesday 27 December 2016, 10:56:58 am
Leazes-East corner were having a great time singing the magic hat song today. I think he offers little in quite a few games and gets away with it because Gouffran is often worse.
Yet Goufrann came closest to scoring with a diving header that went inches wide.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: ujpest doza on Tuesday 27 December 2016, 10:57:38 am
Get him over on the left. He's going onto his weaker foot so often on the right.
He went on the left last night when Atsu came on and cut back on his right!
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kanji on Tuesday 27 December 2016, 11:21:03 am
Disappointed in him tbh, he should be scoring or setting up more and that's been frustrating to watch as I expected him to be the same level of quality that we had centrally from Shelvey - ESP given he dominated this league last time he played in this division.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Bimpy474 on Tuesday 27 December 2016, 12:42:21 pm
There was a little thing today that drove me mad, with about 10 to 15 minutes to go he was in on the left on his left foot, yet instead of crossing straight away or driving forward to cross, He turned back on his right and Hutchinson tackled him.

You see that a lot with him, and in our tactics generally, narrow play and turning back a lot.
He was played in after some good work from Diame and like you say he stopped and cut back. Okay if he's on the right and cuts back on his left but he had the perfect opportunity to put a first ball in with his good foot and wasted it.

He will be fine imo, you can see he's class even if he hasn't shown enough of it yet. He'll know he needs to improve and that's the thing, unlike others we've had before he'll know it and try his hardest to be better. Not be happy to sit on his wages and not give a f***.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Conjo on Tuesday 27 December 2016, 12:49:57 pm
Gets in a great position and then freezes, down to confidence but not sure how long we can carry him when Atsu looks so dangerous when he plays.

His set piece delivery is usually spot on like.

Then take Alsoran out of the team, not Ritchie.

Ideally we'd have two wingers that we could bring in for both of them as they've both been poor, but we haven't because Aarons is made out of Lego.

Maybe Lazaar is worth a shot on the left wing?

I don´t have any expectations for Gouffran so all good he does is just a bonus. His contract is up soon and we will be rid of him.

Ritchie however was brought in as a marquee signing thus my expectation is higher for him. He should be the star performer together with Gayle and Shelvey in this side which he hasn't been in any of the matches I´ve seen at least. He is too slow and lacks skill to take on players, so any attack through him is only successful if anyone makes a run so he can pass into space. Most often though the attack stops up with him turning back and passing sideways/backwards just like Duff did in his heyday for us.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Wallsendmag on Tuesday 27 December 2016, 12:55:22 pm
He's not that quick so benefits more by having Yedlin behind him who can bomb past him.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kanji on Tuesday 27 December 2016, 05:54:28 pm
He's not that quick so benefits more by having Yedlin behind him who can bomb past him.

Agree, and think the same with Lazaar if Ritchie played left side.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: HTT on Tuesday 27 December 2016, 06:09:14 pm
He is expending most of his energy in our own half... he is meant to be an attacking creative player. Let him loose, set him free Rafa!
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Wallsendmag on Tuesday 27 December 2016, 06:15:44 pm
He is expending most of his energy in our own half... he is meant to be an attacking creative player. Let him loose, set him free Rafa!

He can't as he's having to help Anita out defensively. The amount of times the Sheff Wed left winger got behind Anita last night was ridiculous. Last night reminded me a lot of when Ryan Taylor played as a stand in left back and Gutierrez used to have to help him out far more than should be reasonably expected.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: HTT on Tuesday 27 December 2016, 06:33:21 pm
He is expending most of his energy in our own half... he is meant to be an attacking creative player. Let him loose, set him free Rafa!

He can't as he's having to help Anita out defensively. The amount of times the Sheff Wed left winger got behind Anita last night was ridiculous. Last night reminded me a lot of when Ryan Taylor played as a stand in left back and Gutierrez used to have to help him out far more than should be reasonably expected.

It's about game plan, play a proper RB who can get forward and the issues you have mentioned would be Sheffield Weds and not ours. Therefore Ritchie would be free-er...
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Wallsendmag on Tuesday 27 December 2016, 07:36:20 pm
He is expending most of his energy in our own half... he is meant to be an attacking creative player. Let him loose, set him free Rafa!

He can't as he's having to help Anita out defensively. The amount of times the Sheff Wed left winger got behind Anita last night was ridiculous. Last night reminded me a lot of when Ryan Taylor played as a stand in left back and Gutierrez used to have to help him out far more than should be reasonably expected.

It's about game plan, play a proper RB who can get forward and the issues you have mentioned would be Sheffield Weds and not ours. Therefore Ritchie would be free-er...

Totally agree with you. I think Ritchie plays much better when he's got Yedlin behind him. I think Rafa will play Yedlin v Forest and move Anita into midfield in place of Colback.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: KaKa on Tuesday 27 December 2016, 08:26:14 pm
This guy can't carry the ball for miles and run at people like Townsend could. However he does have quality. He needs a number 10 and central midfielders that can pass the ball, and therefore link up with him to eventually release him into space and decent positions to produce a final product. He is the least of our worries.

Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Altamullan on Thursday 29 December 2016, 08:50:35 am
According to Ritchie, he plays better as a winger. He apparently looked a class apart when performing this role in the Championship with AFCB, and to be fair more than held his own in the Premier League. He is not, despite use of the term above, being played as a winger. I see this, and normal fluctuation in form/variation in who is doing what around him, as the explanation for what we're not seeing as much if him  'in the match highlights'; getting sick of hearing the lack of pace meme. Players' performance/contribution isn't solely due to particular strengths/needs there is always context and confidence.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: The College Dropout on Thursday 29 December 2016, 10:53:31 am
Nolberto Solano never had any pace but his technique and delivery was consistently top notch. Ritchie's isn't. He's just not THAT good. With Rafa as manager rather than a more forward thinking Howe I can see why his level has naturally dropped. When I think of Rafa teams I struggle to think of top notch wingers - a part of it is just down to the system.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Tiotes Witch Doctor on Thursday 29 December 2016, 10:54:19 am
His corners are absolutely tragic too.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Darth Crooks on Thursday 29 December 2016, 10:56:55 am
They wear a tragic hat.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Greg on Thursday 29 December 2016, 11:02:47 am
His corners were fine on Monday, we had three good chances from them and really should have put at least one of them away.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Tiotes Witch Doctor on Thursday 29 December 2016, 11:08:21 am
Manages to find the area where nobody is 90% of the time.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Greg on Thursday 29 December 2016, 11:14:18 am
That's just not true.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Tiotes Witch Doctor on Thursday 29 December 2016, 11:15:12 am
Ok 70%
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Leazes_End_Mag on Thursday 29 December 2016, 11:36:19 am
Manages to find the area where nobody is 90% of the time.

Has created as many chances as your mate Shelvey this season if a 3rd party, untrusted article is to believed.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Tiotes Witch Doctor on Thursday 29 December 2016, 11:46:46 am
Manages to find the area where nobody is 90% of the time.

Has created as many chances as your mate Shelvey this season if a 3rd party, untrusted article is to believed.
Is a chance created classed as any ball hoyed into the area though? No doubt.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Greg on Thursday 29 December 2016, 11:47:51 am
Manages to find the area where nobody is 90% of the time.

Has created as many chances as your mate Shelvey this season if a 3rd party, untrusted article is to believed.
Is a chance created classed as any ball hoyed into the area though? No doubt.

No.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Tiotes Witch Doctor on Thursday 29 December 2016, 11:49:01 am
Manages to find the area where nobody is 90% of the time.


Has created as many chances as your mate Shelvey this season if a 3rd party, untrusted article is to believed.
Is a chance created classed as any ball hoyed into the area though? No doubt.

No.
Either way the quality of the ball can sometimes determine what happens with the finish, I remember Sissoko being top 3 in the league for chances created last season, enough said.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Thursday 29 December 2016, 11:52:37 am
Chance created is a pass made that leads to an attempt at goal.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: triggs on Thursday 29 December 2016, 11:57:13 am
Manages to find the area where nobody is 90% of the time.


Has created as many chances as your mate Shelvey this season if a 3rd party, untrusted article is to believed.
Is a chance created classed as any ball hoyed into the area though? No doubt.

No.
Either way the quality of the ball can sometimes determine what happens with the finish, I remember Sissoko being top 3 in the league for chances created last season, enough said.
Sissoko does create chances though. Only saw a bit of the game last night but in that bit he put a cross in for a goal, think it was deflected and the run and pass that led to Kane's penalty
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: TRon on Thursday 29 December 2016, 01:17:19 pm
According to Ritchie, he plays better as a winger..

Isn't that where he's being played? I know he drifts inside a lot but I assumed that was because he's not got loads of  pace to be bombing past the full backs on the outside.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dave on Thursday 29 December 2016, 01:36:06 pm
They wear a tragic hat.

:lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Altamullan on Thursday 29 December 2016, 07:45:58 pm
According to Ritchie, he plays better as a winger..

Isn't that where he's being played? I know he drifts inside a lot but I assumed that was because he's not got loads of  pace to be bombing past the full backs on the outside.
Not according to him. Suspect he just has different brief/set of instructions than he prefers/has previously thrived on.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: TRon on Friday 30 December 2016, 01:11:32 pm
According to Ritchie, he plays better as a winger..

Isn't that where he's being played? I know he drifts inside a lot but I assumed that was because he's not got loads of  pace to be bombing past the full backs on the outside.
Not according to him. Suspect he just has different brief/set of instructions than he prefers/has previously thrived on.

I think that's more to do with the manager's set up. Bournemouth under Howe were very much a pressing team who pushed high up the pitch, whereas Rafa is more about keeping a solid shape defensively and waiting for an opening. I still think Ritchie will look a lot better when he can work with a pacy full back who can overlap.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Wallsendmag on Friday 30 December 2016, 02:37:50 pm
Really need a big performance from him tonight. I'd try him on the other side and bring Atsu in.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Disco on Friday 30 December 2016, 08:01:28 pm
Overcelebrated a deflected goal. Get rid.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Friday 30 December 2016, 10:42:42 pm
Thought he was very good tonight.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: sempuki on Friday 30 December 2016, 10:50:56 pm
Much better tonight.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Tiotes Witch Doctor on Friday 30 December 2016, 11:42:44 pm
Much improved tonight, thank god.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dr. TC on Saturday 31 December 2016, 08:48:10 am
Noticeably all left foot though. Never crossed from the by-line, almost always cut back and lost time.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Saturday 31 December 2016, 09:47:06 am
Noticeably all left foot though. Never crossed from the by-line, almost always cut back and lost time.
What about his assist?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Saturday 31 December 2016, 09:55:52 am
:lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: U2 on Saturday 31 December 2016, 09:56:33 am
:lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: U2 on Monday 2 January 2017, 04:50:53 pm
This guy is  good enough enough. 
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: NEEJ on Monday 2 January 2017, 04:52:03 pm
This guy is  good enough enough. 
You alreet?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: U2 on Monday 2 January 2017, 04:55:50 pm
Dunno why my phone omitted the word "not" from that.  Kind of how Ritchie omits any attacking threat from our game when on the ball out wide.

He's too slow.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: nufc4eva on Monday 2 January 2017, 04:56:44 pm
He's cack, does nothing really. Can't find that yard of space to get a shot off or a decent cross
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Lotus on Monday 2 January 2017, 05:03:07 pm
He's put in some decent crosses from the left before. Looks easy to defend against if you're a LB though.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: SUPERTOON on Monday 2 January 2017, 05:18:25 pm
What's he actually supposed to do?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: afar on Monday 2 January 2017, 05:21:40 pm
Just an average player.  We thought we had swapped like for like with Townsend, but on this evidence Ritchie is not even close to the player we had.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Disco on Monday 2 January 2017, 05:24:39 pm
Almost like we got relegated of something.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Lotus on Monday 2 January 2017, 05:25:36 pm
Just an average player.  We thought we had swapped like for like with Townsend, but on this evidence Ritchie is not even close to the player we had.

He's smarter than Townsend. Just doesn't have pace nor a right foot.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: ElDiablo on Monday 2 January 2017, 05:36:27 pm
He's not the problem, it's the lack of creativity and nous around him which makes him look bad imo. Wasted, tbh.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ryan on Monday 2 January 2017, 05:39:21 pm
He's a lot better when he's got Yedlin bombing down the wing overlapping him or on the inside.

Lack of pace down the right hand side is a real problem when Anita is playing right back and Ritchie is on the right.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: YNGLEGIONNAIRE on Monday 2 January 2017, 05:40:03 pm
Looks so bang average in a bang average division. Such a disappointing signing . Worrying times when you look at the individual performances of our "superior " squad
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Stifleaay on Monday 2 January 2017, 05:42:21 pm
He's not the problem, it's the lack of creativity and nous around him which makes him look bad imo. Wasted, tbh.
His lack of producing quality balls into the box and also being in a position to do so but opting not too is a problem. He's not the biggest problem in the team, or even in midfield, but his performances need to pick up. It doesn't help that to the fans he's treated like a legend without really doing much, all he has to do is run at goal or come to take a corner and his song is sung for 10 minutes.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Bimpy474 on Monday 2 January 2017, 05:45:43 pm
I know this will be not overly agreed with but today i think he did he job correctly as Rafa is instructing him (imo), apart from not doing enough in front of goal that is. he kept making space by drifiting in for Anita to overlap which is clearly our set up. Time and time again Anita ballsed those chances up though.

He needs to do a lot more without a doubt but i think he's playing to a plan, which isn't overly benefical to him.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Scoot on Monday 2 January 2017, 06:11:28 pm
Average.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: madras on Monday 2 January 2017, 06:15:43 pm
I know this will be not overly agreed with but today i think he did he job correctly as Rafa is instructing him (imo), apart from not doing enough in front of goal that is. he kept making space by drifiting in for Anita to overlap which is clearly our set up. Time and time again Anita ballsed those chances up though.

He needs to do a lot more without a doubt but i think he's playing to a plan, which isn't overly benefical to him.
Sums it up for me.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Wallsendmag on Monday 2 January 2017, 06:18:58 pm
I know this will be not overly agreed with but today i think he did he job correctly as Rafa is instructing him (imo), apart from not doing enough in front of goal that is. he kept making space by drifiting in for Anita to overlap which is clearly our set up. Time and time again Anita ballsed those chances up though.

He needs to do a lot more without a doubt but i think he's playing to a plan, which isn't overly benefical to him.

I think you're right.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: TRon on Monday 2 January 2017, 07:00:33 pm
I know this will be not overly agreed with but today i think he did he job correctly as Rafa is instructing him (imo), apart from not doing enough in front of goal that is. he kept making space by drifiting in for Anita to overlap which is clearly our set up. Time and time again Anita ballsed those chances up though.

He needs to do a lot more without a doubt but i think he's playing to a plan, which isn't overly benefical to him.

He was decent today I thought, very clever with his use of the ball, protected it well and ran into good spaces. If I have a criticism it would be he was too slow to get his shot or cross off and too many ended up being blocked as a result. One of our better players tonight apart from that.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Bimpy474 on Monday 2 January 2017, 07:02:54 pm
I know this will be not overly agreed with but today i think he did he job correctly as Rafa is instructing him (imo), apart from not doing enough in front of goal that is. he kept making space by drifiting in for Anita to overlap which is clearly our set up. Time and time again Anita ballsed those chances up though.

He needs to do a lot more without a doubt but i think he's playing to a plan, which isn't overly benefical to him.

He was decent today I thought, very clever with his use of the ball, protected it well and ran into good spaces. If I have a criticism it would be he was too slow to get his shot or cross off and too many ended up being blocked as a result. One of our better players tonight apart from that.


Yeah pretty accurate description for me.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Shearergol on Monday 2 January 2017, 07:09:06 pm
His corners are woeful like.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: afar on Monday 2 January 2017, 07:54:04 pm
He's not the problem, it's the lack of creativity and nous around him which makes him look bad imo. Wasted, tbh.

Isn't he in the team to provide that ? Or has his role reverted to a 2nd right back ?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ikon on Monday 2 January 2017, 08:28:28 pm
I'm sure that he'd admit that he's not in the form of his life, but tbh I can see why he's struggling and I am feeling a bit sorry for him. 80% of our attacks go down our right hand side and the opposition knows it, and they also know that they can press a bit extra on that side because we carry almost no threat at all on our left. If we had more threat on the left hand side then we could probably switch play and stretch the opposition out of their positions. As it is know he's basically crowded out before he has even got the ball to his feet and he isn't the kind of winger that runs against his fullback.

The biggest reason most of our play goes down that right hand side is simply because we lack quality on the left and this makes us so unbalanced. The few times the ball goes to Dummett he ends up playing it back to a CB more often than not, and when he does manage to play it forward there's Gouffran to receive it and he isn't exactly a player that makes a nice turn and runs at people. Without Shelvey our change of possession from one side to another suffers even more as we have no one to dictate the center and spray the ball around. One way or another we need to fix that left flank so we can have some variation in the build up of our attacks. With a CM quickly getting the ball from one side to another and more quality out on the left we'd find it a lot more easy to stretch the opposition and create more clear cut chances. Would improve us so much overall, and Ritchie would look a different player as well Imo.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 3 January 2017, 06:10:11 am
Can only agree with what everyone else has said, he's bang average. I was so impressed with him early in the season too. If we go up he should be a back up at most.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Aiston on Tuesday 3 January 2017, 11:09:12 am
Same amount of assists as Shelvey this season in the league, people being a bit harsh on him.

He's pretty much our only creative spark in the team without Shelvey so he is going to look worse as it is all on him. It's like the last few season really, Rafa hasn't changed much in that respect...our right side is where most of our attacking play goes down and our left side is so s*** it does absolutely nothing but defend, poorly.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 3 January 2017, 11:16:01 am
I don't think he's been underwhelming at all. He always shows for the ball, nearly always takes it forward himself or looks to for others to do so. I just think creative style players, in particularly those who start well, are judged way, way differently from regular plebs who make up the team.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Tuesday 3 January 2017, 11:26:21 am
 :thup: he's not hitting the level he did with Bournemouth the last time he was down here but he hasn't been bad by any measure. He has more to give but unfortunately he's starting to get the Cisse treatment, so every time he miscues a pass or over-hits a corner the groans come out in full force.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Tuesday 3 January 2017, 11:38:15 am
As Disco and many other have said, it really doesn't help Ritchie that our attacking force down the left hand side is non-existent
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Tuesday 3 January 2017, 11:41:58 am
4 goals and 6 assists and he's 'cack' and 'average' apparently.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 3 January 2017, 11:41:59 am
As Disco and many other have said, it really doesn't help Ritchie that our attacking force down the left hand side is non-existent

For a lazy comparison, see Jonas last time we were down. I'd be absolutely amazed if we're not after another wide man but in the mould of Ritchie for other wing leaving Atsu as the wildcard off the bench. Could be wrong like.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Tuesday 3 January 2017, 11:44:45 am
Same happened when the opposition realised that for a while under Pardew our tactic was to give it to HBA and hope he can take on the whole team meaning they could put 3 men on him
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Tuesday 3 January 2017, 12:15:18 pm
As much as Gouffran has 'surprised' at times he's clearly not the answer and there was a reason we were trying to offload him at the start of the season. What happened to the Alan Judge rumours? He still completely f***ed?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Bimpy474 on Tuesday 3 January 2017, 12:19:49 pm
As much as Gouffran has 'surprised' at times he's clearly not the answer and there was a reason we were trying to offload him at the start of the season. What happened to the Alan Judge rumours? He still completely f***ed?

Back in training but still a little bit away from playing apparently, although we still hold an interest according to my Brentford supporting work colleague standing next to me.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Leazes_End_Mag on Tuesday 3 January 2017, 12:31:58 pm
Awful yesterday and is struggling for form massively.

Lack of options out wide means that he is currently undroppable though which is a major issue, the same as the opposite flank with Gouffran now that Atsu's away.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Monday 9 January 2017, 07:45:40 am
how long was aarons out for again?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Leazes_End_Mag on Monday 9 January 2017, 07:54:14 am
how long was aarons out for again?
The season.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Monday 9 January 2017, 07:54:33 am
sake
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: 54 on Monday 9 January 2017, 08:22:34 am
He may be limited at times, but Ritchie is by far my favorite player this season, his touch and ball control are excellent.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Monday 9 January 2017, 08:35:41 am
i agree, think he'll thrive once/if we add some better players and start getting a system that works a bit better with more movement wide and through the middle
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: pinkeye on Monday 9 January 2017, 09:56:11 am
i agree, think he'll thrive once/if we add some better players and start getting a system that works a bit better with more movement wide and through the middle

When Shelvey is playing Richie looks much better, having said that so does the rest of the team!
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: loki679 on Monday 9 January 2017, 10:25:03 am
I'm just kind of sick of inverted wingers.  Give me a pacy left footer on the left and vice versa on the right.  Beat your man and swing in a cross.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: pinkeye on Monday 9 January 2017, 11:07:33 am
I am still a fan of the three centre backs with pacey full backs operating as "wing backs".  Yedlin fits that role in my opinion for the right but, we have never had a suitable left back / left wing back in my history of supporting this club.

Beresford could have been the closest.

With that formation we can use Shelvey centrally with another playmaker and a defensive midfielder, then to finish off the formation we need a good #10 to back up whichever striker we go with.

I am half convinced that this is the eventual formation / structure that Benitez is aiming for.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Monday 9 January 2017, 11:19:31 am
I'm just kind of sick of inverted wingers.  Give me a pacy left footer on the left and vice versa on the right.  Beat your man and swing in a cross.

loved that kid for brighton, looks exactly that type
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: HawK on Monday 9 January 2017, 12:47:43 pm
I am still a fan of the three centre backs with pacey full backs operating as "wing backs".  Yedlin fits that role in my opinion for the right but, we have never had a suitable left back / left wing back in my history of supporting this club.

Beresford could have been the closest.

With that formation we can use Shelvey centrally with another playmaker and a defensive midfielder, then to finish off the formation we need a good #10 to back up whichever striker we go with.

I am half convinced that this is the eventual formation / structure that Benitez is aiming for.

Bernard was very promising, and with less defensive focus, Santon might have been possible.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dinho lad on Monday 9 January 2017, 12:54:58 pm
Bernard pisses all over Santon - defensively and offensively.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Monday 9 January 2017, 12:56:12 pm
Jose Enrique was really good for a couple of seasons for us
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: The College Dropout on Monday 9 January 2017, 01:14:43 pm
Dummett > Santon
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: triggs on Monday 9 January 2017, 01:19:50 pm
Nah
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: The College Dropout on Monday 9 January 2017, 01:22:59 pm
Santon was awful man. The lad didn't know how to defend. 1 on 1 he was fine but the rest of it.. nee clue.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: LFEE on Monday 9 January 2017, 01:31:19 pm
Enrique>Bernard>Dummett>Santon
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Monday 9 January 2017, 01:37:33 pm
Bernard was that good going forward that he'd probably get a game for us at left midfield at the moment.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: The College Dropout on Monday 9 January 2017, 01:38:43 pm
Enrique>Bernard>Dummett>Santon
I would agree.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: sbnufc on Monday 9 January 2017, 01:39:08 pm
Bernard, you say?

(https://media.balls.ie/uploads/2013/03/bernardko.gif)
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Monday 9 January 2017, 01:40:39 pm
Bernard, you say?

(https://media.balls.ie/uploads/2013/03/bernardko.gif)

Sold it better than 3 quarters of the current WWE roster.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: TRon on Monday 9 January 2017, 01:42:03 pm
I'm just kind of sick of inverted wingers.  Give me a pacy left footer on the left and vice versa on the right.  Beat your man and swing in a cross.

Same here. I could go for them if we set up a system where the full back overlaps and that provides the width, but it hasn't really happened this season, Ritchie has mostly ended up playing with Anita, and they both tend to cut inside.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: xLiaaamx on Monday 9 January 2017, 01:53:32 pm
I am still a fan of the three centre backs with pacey full backs operating as "wing backs".  Yedlin fits that role in my opinion for the right but, we have never had a suitable left back / left wing back in my history of supporting this club.

Beresford could have been the closest.

With that formation we can use Shelvey centrally with another playmaker and a defensive midfielder, then to finish off the formation we need a good #10 to back up whichever striker we go with.

I am half convinced that this is the eventual formation / structure that Benitez is aiming for.

Bernard? Enrique?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: HawK on Monday 9 January 2017, 01:57:56 pm
I am still a fan of the three centre backs with pacey full backs operating as "wing backs".  Yedlin fits that role in my opinion for the right but, we have never had a suitable left back / left wing back in my history of supporting this club.

Beresford could have been the closest.

With that formation we can use Shelvey centrally with another playmaker and a defensive midfielder, then to finish off the formation we need a good #10 to back up whichever striker we go with.

I am half convinced that this is the eventual formation / structure that Benitez is aiming for.

Bernard? Enrique?

Yeah can't believe I forgot about Enrique, was my favourite player for ages. Beast for us.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Monday 9 January 2017, 03:57:42 pm
Didier Domi, Bernard, Enrique. Anybody who deputised there under SBR did the job relatively well.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: pinkeye on Monday 9 January 2017, 04:24:31 pm
Actually yes, Bernard and Enrique were both very good left backs.

It shows really that - given I have supported and followed NUFC for close to 45 years (since my first ever match) - that I have to really think about who was a great left back.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: loki679 on Monday 9 January 2017, 04:54:25 pm
John Beresford
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ronaldo on Monday 9 January 2017, 04:56:50 pm
Bernard at his best was brilliant both going forward and defensively. Injuries, Souness (and other factors) ruined him. Real shame.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 9 January 2017, 05:14:40 pm
Didier Domi, Bernard, Enrique. Anybody who deputised there under SBR did the job relatively well.

Domi was very underrated for us Imo. Crossing was fantastic. Amazing how many assists for Shearer he seemed to get in Shearer The Legend DVD.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Monday 9 January 2017, 08:53:53 pm
It's probably more that I need to refresh my memory, but at the time I thought Enrique was better than Beresford. Defensively 1 on 1 he definitely was, but I'm not sure about the rest anymore.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: toon25 on Monday 9 January 2017, 08:59:07 pm
Bernard at his best was brilliant both going forward and defensively. Injuries, Souness (and other factors) ruined him. Real shame.

Aye. Loved Bernard. Such a great player for us until w***** Sourness flogged him (and most of our other players).
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Wallsendmag on Monday 9 January 2017, 10:19:45 pm
Bernard and Robert down the left hand side were excellent. That moment they had down at Leicester remains one of my fondest memories of watching NUFC.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: TRon on Tuesday 10 January 2017, 11:02:09 am
It's probably more that I need to refresh my memory, but at the time I thought Enrique was better than Beresford. Defensively 1 on 1 he definitely was, but I'm not sure about the rest anymore.

Enrique and Bernard were the best two LBs in recent memory for me. Beresford was good, but I always felt he minced around a bit and could have done with being more direct with his running.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: 54 on Saturday 21 January 2017, 05:00:35 pm
Been class these last few games, long may it continue :thup:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Yorkie on Saturday 21 January 2017, 05:01:24 pm
Aye fair play to Ritchie, upped his game a lot recently and is reemerging as a really significant player again.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dinho lad on Saturday 21 January 2017, 05:01:53 pm
These s*** signings by Rafa, man. Can''t wait until he signs players he rates. :thup:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: xLiaaamx on Saturday 21 January 2017, 05:05:36 pm
So f***ing clever. His movement really is brilliant. Play him anywhere in that 3 and he'll still just take up good positions and be a threat.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: KaKa on Saturday 21 January 2017, 05:09:13 pm
A speedy full back on the same side as him clears a bit more room, and allows him to do more. Real chance to build some rapport with Yedlin, with Anita out for a while now.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Saturday 21 January 2017, 05:09:24 pm


It's hard not be a sarcastic f***ing prick in situations like this like.

Similar to the Murphy and Diame situations. We just need Perez to continue like this and eradicate my doubts and pretty much everyone apart from Sels and Colback will have really positively contributed.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: LV on Saturday 21 January 2017, 05:17:25 pm
Colback contributed massively today ;) His biggest influence to date :lol:

Yep, definitely the most effective game he's had.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: 54 on Saturday 21 January 2017, 05:17:29 pm
5 goals in 3 home games now for this guy :thup:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: CPL on Saturday 21 January 2017, 05:20:26 pm
Bernard was immense for us considering the lack of support he receieved from Robert.

Still remember the finish from that lush pass from Viana in the SBR era.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: sadnesstan on Saturday 21 January 2017, 05:24:19 pm
5 goals in 3 home games now for this guy :thup:

Coming to terms with playing in front of 52000 fans? That bodes well for the future, could be a big player for us in the Prem (If we get promoted).

We need players who can perform in front of big crowds, week in week out.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Leazes_End_Mag on Saturday 21 January 2017, 05:41:06 pm
Back to his best today.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kanji on Saturday 21 January 2017, 07:46:55 pm
Could he ever play as a #10? Seems the only way we can get him in and around the box more? Just thinking out loud.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Saturday 21 January 2017, 07:53:27 pm
Rafa shifted him to a #10 when Murphy came off today for what it's worth
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Saturday 21 January 2017, 07:53:34 pm
10 goals and 6 assists in 30 appearances I think.

EDIT: Might be more assists.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: U2 on Saturday 21 January 2017, 07:55:05 pm
Rafa shifted him to a #10 when Murphy came off today for what it's worth

Him and Sammy rotated the #10 and #7 positions for a while late on.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kanji on Saturday 21 January 2017, 07:56:32 pm
Rafa shifted him to a #10 when Murphy came off today for what it's worth

Yeah Joey, I saw that - but just wanted to hear some thoughts on if we could actually see more production out of him as a 10 versus out wide. I liked him there today.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: xLiaaamx on Saturday 21 January 2017, 11:11:41 pm
Rafa shifted him to a #10 when Murphy came off today for what it's worth

Yeah Joey, I saw that - but just wanted to hear some thoughts on if we could actually see more production out of him as a 10 versus out wide. I liked him there today.

I think he's more number 10 than Winger. Good first touch and short incisive passing. Good Turn of Pace but not lightning quick. Can move with the ball but not going to beat 2 or 3 men. Drifts around into space a lot.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Scoot on Saturday 21 January 2017, 11:31:24 pm
Delighted to see this lad starting to score goals. He's starting to do what we signed him to do.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Saturday 21 January 2017, 11:33:08 pm
He's no 10, IMO. It was OK when he dropped in there today as they were leaving gaps, but he usually struggles when there's a lack of space.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ronaldo on Saturday 21 January 2017, 11:44:45 pm
Yep, he's a winger. Nowt else. :thup:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: samptime29 on Saturday 21 January 2017, 11:48:37 pm
Been a class week for him like. Glad the goals are coming.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Heron on Saturday 21 January 2017, 11:52:48 pm
/he wore a magic hat but unfortunately his brain grew.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Sunday 22 January 2017, 12:32:52 am
Delighted to see this lad starting to score goals. He's starting to do what we signed him to do.
His scoring has been pretty equally spread out. Usually once every 5 games.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Scoot on Sunday 22 January 2017, 12:39:37 am
Delighted to see this lad starting to score goals. He's starting to do what we signed him to do.
His scoring has been pretty equally spread out. Usually once every 5 games.

And 4 in the last 2 games. Lovely. :)
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ronaldo on Sunday 22 January 2017, 01:28:24 am
10 goals in I'm guessing around 25 starts. Not bad.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Sunday 22 January 2017, 01:37:30 am
Considering he hasn't looked sensational, he's doing very well. A very intelligent player who knows where to be, I've got a lot of time for players like that.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: 54 on Monday 23 January 2017, 08:33:15 am
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/rafa-benitez-says-matt-ritchies-12490034?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Benitez feels that Ritchie sets the example to other players and had nothing but high praise for the Scotland international as Newcastle returned to the top of the table.

Benitez said: “We knew we were signing a good player, but at the same time, the way he has approached every game gives the others confidence.

“It is contagious and he gives so much in his game that the others have to follow him.

“That is always positive for the team.”

In an interview with the matchday programme he said: “I’m not very good at biting my tongue. I’ve seen players get some abuse on Twitter and things like that.

“There are fines in place, and I’m a little tight, so I wouldn’t want to be paying fines if I was chewing back on Twitter.

“I wouldn’t say it’s a conscious decision.

“I’ve never been someone for Facebook or anything like that.

“I’ve never been interested in that sort of stuff.

“I don’t miss it because I’ve never had it. It’s just not for me – I’m a very private person.

“I keep myself to myself, and it’s just something that’s never appealed to me.”
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Shay's Given Tim Flowers on Monday 23 January 2017, 08:46:04 am
A tight Scotsman, well I never.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Unlucky Luque on Monday 23 January 2017, 09:07:57 am
10 goals in 30.
6 in 25 in the league.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Wallsendmag on Monday 23 January 2017, 09:14:44 am
We're seeing what he can do now when he's played in front of a proper wing back. I thought him and Yedlin would compliment each other well and that's how it's turning out. I noticed on Saturday he's happy for Yedlin to get beyond him and then he just tucks inside and usually ended up with the ball anyway.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Monday 23 January 2017, 09:21:04 am
Him and Yedlin as a combination in this league is very, very good.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Wallsendmag on Monday 23 January 2017, 09:29:06 am
Aye 2 assists from him and 2 goals from Richie suggests a very productive day down our right hand side. Felt a bit sorry for their left back as he was their best player but I don't think there's any full back in this league who could have done any better against those two on Saturday.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Monday 23 January 2017, 10:45:33 am
The biggest reason to prefer Yedlin is how much better he makes Richie look.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: nufc4eva on Monday 23 January 2017, 12:15:13 pm
Aye 2 assists from him and 2 goals from Richie suggests a very productive day down our right hand side. Felt a bit sorry for their left back as he was their best player but I don't think there's any full back in this league who could have done any better against those two on Saturday.


Meanwhile our left hand side looks like it's had a stroke
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Aiston on Monday 23 January 2017, 04:12:58 pm
Our left side is always going to look s*** when we have Dummett and his babysitter starting in front of him due to Dummett being absolutely f***ing awful.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ronaldo on Monday 23 January 2017, 04:46:44 pm
Alternatively, Dummett would instantly look better behind a LW who doesn't look to play simple 5 yard passes and come inside because of his own hideous limitations.

We all know Dummett's not good enough to be our starting LB beyond this season but to blame him for the fact we're uncreative from LW is over the top.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: TRon on Monday 23 January 2017, 05:03:04 pm
We're seeing what he can do now when he's played in front of a proper wing back. I thought him and Yedlin would compliment each other well and that's how it's turning out. I noticed on Saturday he's happy for Yedlin to get beyond him and then he just tucks inside and usually ended up with the ball anyway.

Yep, Yedlin provides the pace which Ritchie lacks to stretch defences, and then Ritchie provides the end product. Great delivery and scores goals.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: U2 on Saturday 4 February 2017, 05:18:07 pm
6 goals in the last 5 games.

or

6 goals in his last 4 full league games.  The 5th being a few minutes late on in the cup.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Tiotes Witch Doctor on Saturday 4 February 2017, 05:19:22 pm
His goals have been very important to us recently but my god the amount of times he gave the ball away in the second half when he could have made a simple pass, seems to turn into trouble a lot.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Cutty on Saturday 4 February 2017, 05:19:26 pm
Goal aside (big deflection) he was very poor today
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Karjala on Saturday 4 February 2017, 05:20:44 pm
Best scoring midfielder weve had in a while
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 4 February 2017, 05:20:44 pm
He was still trying to take responsibility of things though. Makes a big difference, especially as our left hand side is so impotent.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: STM on Saturday 4 February 2017, 05:21:27 pm
He so good for the team. Must be a dream to work with.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: 54 on Saturday 4 February 2017, 05:21:37 pm
He was still trying to take responsibility of things though. Makes a big difference, especially as our left hand side is so impotent.
This :thup:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Pilko on Saturday 4 February 2017, 05:52:27 pm
Didn't think he was "very poor"... he's had better games but his energy and graft was very helpful in the later stages, and the goal was vital, obviously.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Elliottman on Saturday 4 February 2017, 05:56:59 pm
Goal aside (big deflection) he was very poor today

Hardly very poor, might not have had a great game but still worked his bollocks off.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kanji on Saturday 4 February 2017, 06:08:03 pm
He's angry all the time and I love it
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ronaldo on Saturday 4 February 2017, 06:29:58 pm
12 goals by early Feb is pretty impressive, like. He'll finish on 20 at that rate.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Scoot on Saturday 4 February 2017, 06:31:33 pm
Canny goal today and I'm pleased he scoring more and more but that f***ing ball he played across the backline in the first half had me utterly baffled.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Seymour on Saturday 4 February 2017, 06:31:35 pm
Love Ritchie me
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Saturday 4 February 2017, 06:33:05 pm
I wish he'd stop playing suicide balls once every game but delighted he scored again
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: St1pe on Saturday 4 February 2017, 06:34:13 pm
I'm not sure where we'd be without him. His work rate is relentless.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: HTT on Saturday 4 February 2017, 07:15:50 pm
He's picked it up massively so fair play to him. What I like about Ritchie is he doesn't hide, he likes to take on responsibility and is a passionate player in that you can clearly see he gets frustrated with himself if he's done wrong or feels he could have done better. I like that in a player and so does Rafa obviously. He's Premier League quality, although not exactly a top player.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Paulie Walnuts on Saturday 4 February 2017, 07:42:12 pm
Never hides and seems to love it here.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: neesy111 on Saturday 4 February 2017, 07:46:48 pm
I wish he'd stop playing suicide balls once every game but delighted he scored again
He was lucky to get away with that one in the first half.  Ridiculous pass.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: afar on Saturday 4 February 2017, 09:03:42 pm
Made me eat my words over recent weeks, a huge part of our team atm.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: 54 on Saturday 4 February 2017, 09:18:51 pm
Did a corner flag shag his wife or something, given the force at which he always kicks the f***ers :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Wallsendmag on Saturday 4 February 2017, 09:49:18 pm
Said all along that he's class. Not sure what went through his head with that 1st half pass but apart from that another standard Ritchie performance. A level above this league.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: huss9 on Saturday 4 February 2017, 10:36:04 pm
really intelligent footballer - other than that brainfart of a pass that let Bent in.

not an out and out winger, so much more than that.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Sunday 5 February 2017, 12:42:51 pm
His class is shining through, as we all expected.

Love how angry he is all the time.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Sunday 5 February 2017, 01:03:49 pm
got a shock the other night when he spoke english like an englishman, knew he played for scotland and has that weathered scottish look about him :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: triggs on Sunday 5 February 2017, 01:15:33 pm
Was brilliant in the first half. Brilliant partnership with Yedlin
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Sunday 5 February 2017, 01:16:32 pm
got a shock the other night when he spoke english like an englishman, knew he played for scotland and has that weathered scottish look about him :lol:

:lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: TRon on Sunday 5 February 2017, 01:22:01 pm
Was brilliant in the first half. Brilliant partnership with Yedlin

He's a clever player who is going to be at his best when he has more movement around him. No coincidence he looks better when he's got Yedlin to provide the overlap and pace.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: palnese on Sunday 5 February 2017, 01:24:19 pm
Why is he so angry all the time?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Willow on Sunday 5 February 2017, 01:30:50 pm
he bloody hates corner flags like
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: mickthemagpie on Sunday 5 February 2017, 01:52:27 pm
Why is he so angry all the time?

Scottish.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Sunday 5 February 2017, 02:13:15 pm
Was brilliant in the first half.

Well apart from nearly single handedly costing us a goal
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: JP on Sunday 5 February 2017, 03:05:38 pm
I wish every single player in our squad had his attitude. Love the man he just hates not winning football matches. Dream player for Rafa he's so well drilled, plus has that added technical ability.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: triggs on Sunday 5 February 2017, 03:06:51 pm
Was brilliant in the first half.

Well apart from nearly single handedly costing us a goal
Completely forgot about that
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Saturday 11 February 2017, 08:09:14 pm
One booking away from a 2 match ban
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: neesy111 on Saturday 11 February 2017, 08:26:47 pm
One booking away from a 2 match ban

It was a ridiculous booking, not even a foul.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Lush Vlad on Saturday 11 February 2017, 09:12:19 pm
One booking away from a 2 match ban

It was a ridiculous booking, not even a foul.

Sarcasm?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ikon on Sunday 19 February 2017, 08:31:03 am
Isn't he one yellow away from a 2 game ban? Need him..
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 19 February 2017, 09:03:59 am
Needs to calm the f*** down if he's that close to a 2 game ban.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Greg on Sunday 19 February 2017, 09:49:29 am
And still six more games until the cut off point where it becomes 15 for a ban.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Sunday 19 February 2017, 09:54:43 am
Should have got a deliberate one at norwich
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: HTT on Tuesday 21 February 2017, 10:11:05 pm
Isn't he one yellow away from a 2 game ban? Need him..

Should drop him until the final game of the season, that way if he gets a yellow it won't matter.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 21 February 2017, 10:12:19 pm
Think he's ok after the 3rd of March or something? Should think about starting Atsu this weekend maybe.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Bimpy474 on Tuesday 21 February 2017, 10:21:07 pm
Think he's ok after the 3rd of March or something? Should think about starting Atsu this weekend maybe.

Cut off for yellow cards totting up is the first Sunday in March (5th to be exact).

Edited : Cheers joeyt
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Tuesday 21 February 2017, 10:22:07 pm
Think he's ok after the 3rd of March or something? Should think about starting Atsu this weekend maybe.

Cut off for yellow cards totting up is the second Sunday in March (5th to be exact).

Surely the 5th is the first Sunday in March? Considering there's 7 days in a week

Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Bimpy474 on Tuesday 21 February 2017, 10:25:03 pm
Think he's ok after the 3rd of March or something? Should think about starting Atsu this weekend maybe.

Cut off for yellow cards totting up is the second Sunday in March (5th to be exact).

Surely the 5th is the first Sunday in March? Considering there's 7 days in a week

Sorry i meant first, doh  :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Thursday 23 February 2017, 04:07:14 pm
Ritchie brings a whole different dimension to the team with his personality, I think. He's constantly yelling at his teammates for misplaced passes or bad decisions, and you can see his drive to do better is infectious. Sometimes even detrimental like when he scared Ayoze shitless. But we need personalities like him in the squad, as we had far too many uncaring c***s for too long.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Benwell Lad on Thursday 23 February 2017, 05:49:18 pm
He was probably the Bournemouth fans favourite player last season, in what was a very good side.
Great player but wouldn't bet against him missing two of the three upcoming away games  :(
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Thursday 23 February 2017, 05:56:39 pm
I think he's class, really like him.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Thursday 23 February 2017, 11:10:58 pm
According .com Ritchie will only be banned for one match, not two, if he picks up another yellow.

Quote
any player that collects 10 bookings by Sunday March 12th will be suspended for a game. Here's our current most "at risk" quartet:

Is that correct?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: neesy111 on Thursday 23 February 2017, 11:13:10 pm
According .com Ritchie will only be banned for one match, not two, if he picks up another yellow.

Quote
any player that collects 10 bookings by Sunday March 12th will be suspended for a game. Here's our current most "at risk" quartet:

Is that correct?

I've always thought the 10 match is 2 games.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Greg on Thursday 23 February 2017, 11:18:19 pm
One game ban, it's only a two game ban if you reach 10 before the 5 yellow cut off.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: neesy111 on Thursday 23 February 2017, 11:19:21 pm
Hope he doesn't get booked on saturday.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: SteV on Friday 24 February 2017, 11:07:05 am
One game ban, it's only a two game ban if you reach 10 before the 5 yellow cut off.

Seems to be if you got a one match ban for reaching 5 yellows, you'll get a two match ban if you get 10 before March 12th. However if, like Richie, you didn't get the first ban because you didn't reach 5 yellows before the cut off (December or whenever it was), you'll only get a one match ban if you reach 10 before March 12th.

Or everyone might just get two games when they get to 10.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: The College Dropout on Friday 24 February 2017, 12:25:58 pm
Ritchie brings a whole different dimension to the team with his personality, I think. He's constantly yelling at his teammates for misplaced passes or bad decisions, and you can see his drive to do better is infectious. Sometimes even detrimental like when he scared Ayoze shitless. But we need personalities like him in the squad, as we had far too many uncaring c***s for too long.
I think his attitude on the pitch is detrimental but at least he's not passive. Always yelling, instructing his team mates on what they should do in a very authoritative manner.

It's good that he seems a character but he needs to channel it positively more. A lot of his yapping leads to further wrong decisions from team mates.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kanji on Friday 24 February 2017, 01:44:19 pm
weak minded team mates then :lol:

I love Ritchie, easily one of my favorite players at the club. He clearly "gets it" in terms of the fans and what it means to play for this club.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: HaydnNUFC on Friday 24 February 2017, 03:22:42 pm
weak minded team mates then :lol:

I love Ritchie, easily one of my favorite players at the club. He clearly "gets it" in terms of the fans and what it means to play for this club.
It's weird not hating and actually liking our players for a change :lol: (Colback aside of course)
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 24 February 2017, 03:50:27 pm
Is it 1 or 2 game ban if he gets booked, seems to be confusion over it?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: SteV on Friday 24 February 2017, 04:07:17 pm
Is it 1 or 2 game ban if he gets booked, seems to be confusion over it?

No-one seems sure. I think it's one based on the fact didn't accumulate 5 before the cut-off to get a one-game ban earlier in the season. David David from Birmingham got his 10th booking on Feb 10th and got a two game ban but he'd already had a one game ban for reaching 5 in October.

Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: SteV on Friday 24 February 2017, 04:17:58 pm
Although .com have changed what they've put up to say it's two. So it's probably two.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: ujpest doza on Saturday 25 February 2017, 08:44:12 pm
Best game for a while today, really drove us on and cajoled others, mitro in particular.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Nobody on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 09:52:23 pm
:smitten:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: palnese on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 09:53:01 pm
Pass.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 09:58:04 pm
That pass isn't even on ffs. Atsu is barely off Bruno.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ikon on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 10:08:00 pm
That pass is so f***ing God almighty!
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 10:13:12 pm
Pardewed.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: a random player who doesn't even play for us any more on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 10:14:30 pm
Love this guy tbh. He always works hard and I think he's a good character to have in the team.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: JP on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 10:15:40 pm
Comfortably motm for me. Looked a constant threat delivery on the money more often than not and THAT PASS.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Andymc1 on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 10:17:47 pm
Love this guy tbh. He always works hard and I think he's a good character to have in the team.

Correct. He really cares and has a bit ability as well. Beautiful pass.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 10:18:48 pm
Wound his neck in last two games too, importantly.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Tooj on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 10:19:09 pm
Pardewed.
:lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Bimpy474 on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 10:20:11 pm
Played well second half, glorious ball for the 2nd goal.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 10:26:57 pm
Wound his neck in last two games too, importantly.

When's the next cut-off again?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Nobody on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 10:28:23 pm
Wound his neck in last two games too, importantly.

When's the next cut-off again?
After Huddersfield
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 10:28:44 pm
Wound his neck in last two games too, importantly.

When's the next cut-off again?
After Huddersfield

:thup:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Bimpy474 on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 10:52:31 pm
Wound his neck in last two games too, importantly.

When's the next cut-off again?

March 5th i think.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 10:52:49 pm
Delicious.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 10:53:03 pm
.com reckon it's March 12th for the cutoff
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: huss9 on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 10:54:01 pm
credit to the ref tonight mind. could easily have carded him and had him miss saturday - would have been harsh but not too many outside of nufc would have raised an eyebrow.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: neesy111 on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 10:54:22 pm
Certainly helps him when we have someone competent upfront.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Nobody on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 10:56:39 pm
Been watching that pass out to Atsu about fifteen times now, it's a f***ing ridiculous ball :drool: Atsu does very well to control it too btw.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: cubaricho on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 10:58:05 pm
Yeah the pass is obviously great but it's Atsu's touch for me that really makes it.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: nemtizz on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 11:00:03 pm
Better than any assist let alone pass Shelvey has made this season by some distance. Kroos-esque. Beautiful.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 11:00:36 pm
Better than any assist let alone pass Shelvey has made this season. Kroos-esque. Beautiful.

No.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Nobody on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 11:02:41 pm
.com reckon it's March 12th for the cutoff
Aye, that's right actually. Second Sunday in March according to http://www.thefa.com/football-rules-governance/discipline/suspensions
Most importantly, we'll have had him for tonight and Huddersfield even if he does pick up a suspension. Reading were the third most important game to have him in in this run, as they've been cut off a bit with their recent results.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: nemtizz on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 11:04:36 pm
Better than any assist let alone pass Shelvey has made this season. Kroos-esque. Beautiful.

No.

I'll wait.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 11:11:06 pm
Thought Ritchie had a s*** game today, but what a f***ing pass.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Scoot on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 11:14:06 pm
Thought Ritchie had a s*** game today, but what a f***ing pass.

Yep. He was absolutely gash tonight apart from that brilliant pass.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Heron on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 11:15:46 pm
He was quiet and didn't do much but that f***ing pass was outrageous. Made the difference in the end...
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Nobody on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 11:15:49 pm
Disagree with that, he was working his bollocks off all game and played some good stuff. Got that winning/hate losing mentality, which is so important to have in a team, he does need to channel it better to avoid stupid bookings, mind.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Mick on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 11:19:25 pm
Thought Ritchie had a s*** game today, but what a f***ing pass.

I didn't think he was s***, I thought that he was doing the job he'd been asked to do. 
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 11:21:24 pm
Thought Ritchie had a s*** game today, but what a f***ing pass.

I didn't think he was s***, I thought that he was doing the job he'd been asked to do. 

:thup: That pass today is why he's worth every penny we paid for him too. Only two players in the league are doing that away to the team top of the league.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 11:22:10 pm
I'm not dissing him in general, I just thought he had a poor game. Doing the job he was asked, maybe off the ball you're right.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Mick on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 11:31:46 pm
Thought Ritchie had a s*** game today, but what a f***ing pass.

I didn't think he was s***, I thought that he was doing the job he'd been asked to do. 

:thup: That pass today is why he's worth every penny we paid for him too. Only two players in the league are doing that away to the team top of the league.

The only thing I don't like about Ritchie is that he sometimes does all of the hard work well and then hits the bloke who is a metre or two in front of him with the ball.  I like that he hates losing, he's jumps up and down like a kid when something goes wrong.  :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: morgs on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 11:44:38 pm
I'm not dissing him in general, I just thought he had a poor game. Doing the job he was asked, maybe off the ball you're right.

Struggled while we had 10 men, once murphy came on and we were back up to the full complement, looked good
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 11:49:32 pm
The fact he's blatantly a complete radge packet scores points with me, hope he continues to be a big player if we go up.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Mick on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 11:51:47 pm
The fact he's blatantly a complete radge packet scores points with me, hope he continues to be a big player if we go up.

He would do us all a favour if he learned to keep his mouth shut at times, especially then he's talking to the ref's.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Tuesday 28 February 2017, 11:53:24 pm
Have to take the positives with the negatives though, we've missed influential vocal players like him and Shelvey.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Mick on Wednesday 1 March 2017, 12:00:31 am
Have to take the positives with the negatives though, we've missed influential vocal players like him and Shelvey.

We have, those two were instrumental in us coming back on Saturday, I don't think I've seen them both so up for it in the second half and lifting the other players which was good to see.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: samptime29 on Wednesday 1 March 2017, 01:05:31 am
Absolute sexual pass tbh.

Plus he cares.

I like him.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Pilko on Wednesday 1 March 2017, 01:08:10 am
Mint how Shelvey was having a bit of a shiter by his usual standards, so Ritchie does a perfect Shelvey pass for the winner.

Must say, thought he and Atsu were pish till we equalised, then they suddenly came to life.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Heron on Wednesday 1 March 2017, 09:24:23 pm
I really like Ritchie.
I know this is an obvious thing to say about any player but I think with one or two better supporting players in and around him you'd see a pretty cut-throat winger getting dozens of assists. It's criminal really that we're not getting more headed goals given the quality of his final balls...and I like Mitro / Murphy / etc.

His father-in-law is a Toon fan or something isn't he?
Title: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Paully on Thursday 2 March 2017, 06:11:16 am
That pass was absolutely obscene the more you see it - absolutely inch perfect!

Quality player, quality attitude!
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kanji on Thursday 2 March 2017, 12:12:18 pm
Mint how Shelvey was having a bit of a shiter by his usual standards, so Ritchie does a perfect Shelvey pass for the winner.

Must say, thought he and Atsu were pish till we equalised, then they suddenly came to life.

we got a lift because something fell our way in that match, Diame looked to have a rush of adrenaline after it too as he was nicking tackles left and right.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Thursday 2 March 2017, 12:24:24 pm
It just goes to show how everyone views things differently. I thought Ritchie was comfortably head and shoulders above everyone against Brighton and that Atsu was s**** apart from his touch for the second goal.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Thursday 2 March 2017, 12:28:34 pm
Saw a piece from a Brighton fan who thought Shelvey bossed the game too. I never noticed him tbh.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Thursday 2 March 2017, 12:29:46 pm
It just goes to show how everyone views things differently. I thought Ritchie was comfortably head and shoulders above everyone against Brighton and that Atsu was s**** apart from his touch for the second goal.

can't comprehend this though i agree ritchie was excellent
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Thursday 2 March 2017, 12:30:24 pm
I thought Shelvey was just his usual self tbh, plenty of good raking passes and on the ball loads. I suppose we're probably just used to him being like that.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: TRon on Thursday 2 March 2017, 12:34:26 pm
Saw a piece from a Brighton fan who thought Shelvey bossed the game too. I never noticed him tbh.

I'm not even a massive Shelvey fan, but if everyone protected the ball like he does, I think our passing would be 100% better.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Thursday 2 March 2017, 12:36:28 pm
It just goes to show how everyone views things differently. I thought Ritchie was comfortably head and shoulders above everyone against Brighton and that Atsu was s**** apart from his touch for the second goal.

can't comprehend this though i agree ritchie was excellent

Likewise but the other way around. Missed a sitter, constantly walked into players and got tackled, that chop back he tried on the break :anguish: , he gets no credit for Diame's goal along with Diame :lol: , but the touch from Ritchie's pass was sublime like, no doubt about that.

As an aside, the player that really stood out for me for Brighton was Tomori at left back, the amount of interceptions and duels him won was really impressive. 
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Thursday 2 March 2017, 12:38:14 pm
It just goes to show how everyone views things differently. I thought Ritchie was comfortably head and shoulders above everyone against Brighton and that Atsu was s**** apart from his touch for the second goal.

can't comprehend this though i agree ritchie was excellent

Likewise but the other way around. Missed a sitter, constantly walked into players and got tackled, that chop back he tried on the break :anguish: , he gets no credit for Diame's goal along with Diame :lol: , but the touch from Ritchie's pass was sublime like, no doubt about that.

As an aside, the player that really stood out for me for Brighton was Tomori at left back, the amount of interceptions and duels him won was really impressive.

atsu owned him in the first half however long he was on, second half he'd obviously been told to press high on atsu and hit the ball before he got it to feet and he shut atsu down very well tbh
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Greg on Thursday 2 March 2017, 12:43:04 pm
Atsu was frustrating but that's what you get with most wingers. His dummy to let the ball run for his then chance that he hit straight at the 'keeper was class.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Thursday 2 March 2017, 12:43:36 pm
It just goes to show how everyone views things differently. I thought Ritchie was comfortably head and shoulders above everyone against Brighton and that Atsu was s**** apart from his touch for the second goal.

can't comprehend this though i agree ritchie was excellent

Likewise but the other way around. Missed a sitter, constantly walked into players and got tackled, that chop back he tried on the break :anguish: , he gets no credit for Diame's goal along with Diame :lol: , but the touch from Ritchie's pass was sublime like, no doubt about that.

As an aside, the player that really stood out for me for Brighton was Tomori at left back, the amount of interceptions and duels him won was really impressive.

atsu owned him in the first half however long he was on, second half he'd obviously been told to press high on atsu and hit the ball before he got it to feet and he shut atsu down very well tbh


I can't say I noticed Atsu doing anything decent in the first half aside from that dummy through to Yedlin tbh.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Thursday 2 March 2017, 12:45:35 pm
It just goes to show how everyone views things differently. I thought Ritchie was comfortably head and shoulders above everyone against Brighton and that Atsu was s**** apart from his touch for the second goal.

can't comprehend this though i agree ritchie was excellent

Likewise but the other way around. Missed a sitter, constantly walked into players and got tackled, that chop back he tried on the break :anguish: , he gets no credit for Diame's goal along with Diame :lol: , but the touch from Ritchie's pass was sublime like, no doubt about that.

As an aside, the player that really stood out for me for Brighton was Tomori at left back, the amount of interceptions and duels him won was really impressive.

atsu owned him in the first half however long he was on, second half he'd obviously been told to press high on atsu and hit the ball before he got it to feet and he shut atsu down very well tbh


I can't say I noticed Atsu doing anything decent in the first half aside from that dummy through to Yedlin tbh.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

constantly ran at his man and skinned Tomori a few times when he first came on iirc, didn't produce but hey ho that's what you get with that type of player i guess as greg says
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: TRon on Thursday 2 March 2017, 02:15:12 pm
Atsu will keep defenders honest just with his pace alone, it means the opposition can't push up too much because he'll exploit the space in behind. That is Ritchie's only real weakness, he's a clever player, but he needs someone like Yedlin to overlap to get the best out of him because he lacks pace to frighten defences.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: buzza on Friday 3 March 2017, 07:30:47 am
Shelvey did´nt put a pass wrong, but we didn´t think he did much becuase brighton pressed us so high up the pitch. The defenders were shi* scared to bring the ball out so shelvey dropped in to the defensive line every time, which meant his passes were limited...
Ritchie had a bit of a bad patch a few games back but he has been excellent the last few.
I also thought Atsu was pretty rubbish until the last twenty minutes, upgrade on Gouff or whoever tho
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Saturday 4 March 2017, 07:28:10 pm
Pardewed.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Saturday 4 March 2017, 07:29:11 pm
It's not often that I'm a big fan of grafters, but he's a grafter and he's got the craft in his game as well. Love him tbh.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: wormy on Saturday 4 March 2017, 07:31:00 pm
It's not often that I'm a big fan of grafters, but he's a grafter and he's got the craft in his game as well. Love him tbh.

:thup: Never gives up, fights for everything. But so much quality to go with it. Love him.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Mick on Saturday 4 March 2017, 07:48:14 pm
He's a fantastic player and he's made a massive difference to us since New Year when we needed somebody to step up with performances and lifting other players. 
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Jimburst on Saturday 4 March 2017, 07:51:08 pm
He has really stepped up recently. Think he had a poor middle of the season after initially being impressed. Like KI says, he's a grafter and I actually really appreciate it.

I think as long as you work hard in addition to talent, it's one of the best attributes out there. To graft as a replacement for talent is one of my least favourite attributes.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: triggs on Saturday 4 March 2017, 07:55:25 pm
He's been our best player in 2017 IMO
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: 54 on Saturday 4 March 2017, 09:15:51 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C6GnLnqXQAAIn5P.jpg)
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: toon25 on Saturday 4 March 2017, 09:35:41 pm
He's a motivator and doesn't give up.

About time we had someone like that
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Elliottman on Saturday 4 March 2017, 09:43:08 pm
We (and I include myself) are too quick to write players off if they don't start quickly/have a dip in form. We really must be more patient with players.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: TRon on Saturday 4 March 2017, 09:55:18 pm
He's one of the few players who I am convinced Rafa will have no doubts about keeping next season when we go up. He'll be a big part of our squad no matter who we bring in, can't pay him a bigger compliment than that. He must be the type of player everyone wants in his team.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Minhosa on Saturday 4 March 2017, 09:57:12 pm
He's fundamental like. What a great signing.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Heron on Saturday 4 March 2017, 10:50:59 pm
He just gets it. The same as Rafa
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Saturday 4 March 2017, 10:51:37 pm
He's magic.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Norseman on Saturday 4 March 2017, 10:52:50 pm
Ran himself into the ground today.

Really like him :thup:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: huss9 on Sunday 5 March 2017, 07:27:00 pm
real leader, proper radge. bet the rest of the team are scared shitless of him. seen him dish out the old hair dryer treatment a few times now.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Darth Crooks on Sunday 5 March 2017, 07:28:09 pm
He's magic.

Clues in the hat mate.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: astraguy on Sunday 5 March 2017, 09:14:31 pm
how long does he have this yellow card ban hovering over him?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Greg on Sunday 5 March 2017, 09:16:20 pm
how long does he have this yellow card ban hovering over him?

2 more games.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Nobody on Sunday 5 March 2017, 09:18:52 pm
Not really that worried about losing him for two games after we've picked up six points this week. He'll be a miss, but we've got enough now to go up even with him missing a couple of games.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: samptime29 on Monday 6 March 2017, 04:18:04 pm
Just a really solid signing for us. Love his passion. Obviously cares.

Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: HTT on Monday 6 March 2017, 04:59:32 pm
He's stepped it up in the second half of the season and massively so. He's a quality player. He works hard, he is a goal threat, he is a decent passer and crosser when need be and has good enough pace and technique. In a better side I think he'd stand out more. He's probably the one player from our entire squad who is more than good enough for the Premier League.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Monday 6 March 2017, 05:41:08 pm
Yeah, I thought he was going off the boil significantly at one point, but he's picked it back up in a major way now. Much more confident he can play in the PL now.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: neesy111 on Monday 6 March 2017, 05:46:35 pm
He drives the team through his effort and aggression.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Yorkie on Monday 6 March 2017, 05:47:31 pm
Still not convinced he's got the skill to compensate for his lack of pace, as far as being effective in the PL goes, but fair play to him this season. He's absolutely playing out of his skin and we're reaping the rewards. His contribution to the last two games was enormous and all whilst trying to reel in his aggression in the face of a suspension. Been a brilliant signing 
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: xLiaaamx on Monday 6 March 2017, 06:00:00 pm
One moment when he was under pressure around our box and just controlled it perfectly on his chest like he was never in trouble. Was great to watch.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: NEEJ on Tuesday 7 March 2017, 05:04:38 pm
He started like a house on fire, looked brilliant. In another era you'd refer to his spiral of form as being Pardewed.
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Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Greg on Sunday 12 March 2017, 03:05:27 pm
Told some of our fans in the East Stand to f*** off during the first half yesterday.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Foluwashola on Sunday 12 March 2017, 03:06:36 pm
The east stand could do with being told to f*** off tbf.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Greg on Sunday 12 March 2017, 03:07:38 pm
The east stand could do with being told to f*** off tbf.

The unhelpful moans and groans no worse than what comes from the rest of the ground.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: neesy111 on Sunday 12 March 2017, 03:07:50 pm
Told some of our fans in the East Stand to f*** off during the first half yesterday.

The Scott Parker reaction. 
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Minhosa on Sunday 12 March 2017, 03:10:09 pm
Told some of our fans in the East Stand to f*** off during the first half yesterday.

Hope Crumpy was one of them.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Sunday 12 March 2017, 03:11:52 pm
Shelvey told the Milburn Stand to f*** off too after groans after that long ball that went out for a goal kick
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: neesy111 on Sunday 12 March 2017, 03:12:20 pm
Told some of our fans in the East Stand to f*** off during the first half yesterday.

Hope Crumpy was one of them.

He's in the Gallowgate end.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Sunday 12 March 2017, 03:24:52 pm
Rafa punched a kitten in the face after someone groaned due to a misplaced pass.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Foluwashola on Sunday 12 March 2017, 03:36:59 pm
The east stand could do with being told to f*** off tbf.

The unhelpful moans and groans no worse than what comes from the rest of the ground.

True. Large parts of the ground were embarrassing at 1 down, as always.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Wednesday 22 March 2017, 06:53:33 pm

Where's Ritchie? Hope he isn't injured
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: nemtizz on Wednesday 22 March 2017, 06:54:16 pm
Not there.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dokko on Wednesday 22 March 2017, 06:56:11 pm
Cairney & Burke would be decent signings for next season.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Wednesday 22 March 2017, 06:59:30 pm
Scotland v Canada, featuring the likes of Christoph Berra and Chris Martin.

Bet Easter Road's f***ing rocking tonight. :thup:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: LFEE on Wednesday 22 March 2017, 07:18:45 pm
Scotland v Canada, featuring the likes of Christoph Berra and Chris Martin.

Bet Easter Road's f***ing rocking tonight. :thup:

Only sold 5000 tickets apparently.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Sunday 26 March 2017, 09:30:06 pm
Hasn't played tonight :thup:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: huss9 on Sunday 26 March 2017, 09:41:47 pm
injured??? surely he would have played some part otherwise.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Sunday 26 March 2017, 09:44:12 pm
Was on the bench
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: O'Neill on Sunday 26 March 2017, 09:44:38 pm
injured??? surely he would have played some part otherwise.

I wouldn't read anything into it. Strachan is under huge amounts of pressure from the press and supporters up here for his bizarre squad and team selections. That late goal did nothing to hide the fact that he's a woeful manager.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ryan on Sunday 26 March 2017, 09:54:40 pm
Much needed rest for him.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: sadnesstan on Sunday 26 March 2017, 10:27:56 pm
Random I know, but for some reason when I see Matt Ritchie's name my head starts singing 'Matt Ritchie is a weatherman, and so is Michael fish.'
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Stal on Sunday 26 March 2017, 10:33:24 pm
Random I know, but for some reason when I see Matt Ritchie's name my head starts singing 'Matt Ritchie is a weatherman, and so is Michael fish.'

Annnnnddddd now so does mine. Thanks for that.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dave on Saturday 1 April 2017, 05:04:17 pm
This is a great photo: http://i.imgur.com/XKZN7GP.jpg

Sounds like he was good today. :thup:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: 54 on Saturday 1 April 2017, 05:09:18 pm
Matt Ritchie doesn't like corner flags :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Altamullan on Saturday 1 April 2017, 05:09:58 pm
Love that pic  O0
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Wallsendmag on Saturday 1 April 2017, 05:14:13 pm
Absolute class today. Brilliant player.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Mick on Saturday 1 April 2017, 06:53:26 pm
His personality reminds me a bit of Bellamy, he's always moaning at somebody.  He's been one of our best players this season and he's been much better than I expected because I didn't realise how much work he gets through.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ronaldo on Saturday 1 April 2017, 07:20:40 pm
Much better than expected, really? I think of all our players this season he's the one whose overall performance has been closest to what we might've predicted.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: ujpest doza on Saturday 1 April 2017, 07:41:04 pm
His personality reminds me a bit of Bellamy, he's always moaning at somebody.  He's been one of our best players this season and he's been much better than I expected because I didn't realise how much work he gets through.
After he was denied the penalty (which looked stonewall) he was doing his dinga at the 4th official a good 5 or more minutes afterwards(after the coaches had been separated from each other even) and he got hammered for it off Rafa as it was right next to him, telling in him no uncertain terms to get on with the game and get back in position and concentrate.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Mick on Saturday 1 April 2017, 07:46:15 pm
Much better than expected, really? I think of all our players this season he's the one whose overall performance has been closest to what we might've predicted.
I thought that he would be tidy on the ball, I didn't expect him to graft his nuts off and I didn't think he'd get almost a goal every 3 games from the wing.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Tiresias on Saturday 1 April 2017, 09:16:03 pm
Obviously great for the goal but in second half they started getting a lot of joy down his side, he was being bypassed and Anita was being doubled up on too much. Not a huge criticism as nothing came of it in end and he's generally been diligent, he just doesn't seem quite fast enough to get back and cover on a counter.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Shay's Given Tim Flowers on Monday 3 April 2017, 11:09:27 pm
Winning the War on Corner Flags.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: neesy111 on Monday 3 April 2017, 11:13:10 pm
His attitude is amazing, don't think I've seen a player since bellamy that will run and run.  Never gives up attitude.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Away Toon on Tuesday 4 April 2017, 12:46:37 am
Could Ritchie play in centre midfield? He's not liable to have a lot of impact as a winger next season.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ronaldo on Tuesday 4 April 2017, 02:34:44 am
Probably more 'liable' to have an impact in his own position, like. :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Wallsendmag on Tuesday 4 April 2017, 08:52:55 am
Obviously great for the goal but in second half they started getting a lot of joy down his side, he was being bypassed and Anita was being doubled up on too much. Not a huge criticism as nothing came of it in end and he's generally been diligent, he just doesn't seem quite fast enough to get back and cover on a counter.

We're always going to struggle down our right hand side when we haven't got a proper right back playing. Hopefully Yedlin is back soon.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Begbie on Tuesday 4 April 2017, 02:29:29 pm
Benitez said: “Out of all the players we were talking about, he was the most clear that he wanted to come here.

“For him, Newcastle was a massive club in a massive city, and he was talking about the fans and the stadium. From day one, he was very excited about the move. Clearly, he wanted to come.

“That passion can be seen in every game.

“You can see he’s running all the time. Sometimes, we tell him to stop, because he’s putting so much effort into it. I prefer this kind of player, the one you have to ask to back off rather than work harder.

“He’s an example to his team mates with his attitude and ability.

“I don’t like to talk too much about individuals, and (it) was very much a team effort.

“He’s someone who puts a lot of work into every game. He’s always a threat and a problem for other teams. I’m really pleased with his character, because it’s fundamental to the way we want to play.

“When you play these kind of games under pressure you’re looking for that kind of player.

“The fans here love this kind of player. For a manager, you can believe in him knowing he will always do his best. He’s always so positive and is an example for the others.”

Should be our captain! :smitten:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: afar on Tuesday 4 April 2017, 03:33:19 pm
I was hard on him mid season, when I thought he wasn't really contributing enough but over the course of the season he's really been huge, it's difficult to pick a player of the season because there are a few to pick from, my vote would probably go to Shelvey because without him we are nowhere near the team we need to be, but Ritchie, Gayle and Clark run him pretty close.

12 million in today's market is a steal.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Magpie on Tuesday 4 April 2017, 03:42:02 pm
I was extremely concerned mid season about him, I was adamant he was home sick for the South. But he's proved me wrong I'm glad to say. Yes he still has his off games but his effort is unquestionable. Definite started in PL for me.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: HTT on Tuesday 4 April 2017, 03:58:06 pm
He's the kind of player and character that Rafa would happily fill each position with if he could. As good as his attitude is and his lead by example mentality, he's not a Captain as such or a true leader. He's more self motivated that a team motivator. He went off the boil for a bit but in general and overall along with Clark from what I've seen, read and heard, he's probably our player of the season.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: TRon on Tuesday 4 April 2017, 04:11:01 pm
He's the kind of player and character that Rafa would happily fill each position with if he could. As good as his attitude is and his lead by example mentality, he's not a Captain as such or a true leader. He's more self motivated that a team motivator. He went off the boil for a bit but in general and overall along with Clark from what I've seen, read and heard, he's probably our player of the season.

I'm sure Rafa would love every player to have his attitude, but you can only get so far at a higher level on graft. One of our problems this season is that on the other side you have Gouffran and Dummett and this means when you have Anita playing behind Ritchie, there's very little real pace or trickery from wide positions. If Ritchie's going to be our role model wide player then we need the pace and flair coming from the other side.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: HTT on Tuesday 4 April 2017, 04:21:51 pm
Oh agreed. I personally would have say someone like Townsend (not now) over him as a player on that flank.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Willow on Wednesday 5 April 2017, 09:48:12 pm
His 2nd goal was an absolute peach
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Wednesday 5 April 2017, 09:50:07 pm
Absolutely massive player for us since the turn of the year. At times he's been dragging the rest of the team single handed. Mint attitude as well.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Nobody on Wednesday 5 April 2017, 09:51:12 pm
My player of the season.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ikon on Wednesday 5 April 2017, 09:51:51 pm
My player of the season.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 5 April 2017, 09:52:05 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/OZz7kyO.jpg)
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: neesy111 on Wednesday 5 April 2017, 09:52:18 pm
Absolutely massive player for us since the turn of the year. At times he's been dragging the rest of the team single handed. Mint attitude as well.
This.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: 54 on Wednesday 5 April 2017, 09:52:22 pm
Great picture that.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Nobody on Wednesday 5 April 2017, 09:53:44 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/OZz7kyO.jpg)
:smitten:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: TRon on Wednesday 5 April 2017, 09:53:54 pm
Absolutely massive player for us since the turn of the year. At times he's been dragging the rest of the team single handed. Mint attitude as well.

Absolutely. This is where you find out which players really show up when the pressure is on. What a little scrapper he is.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: samptime29 on Wednesday 5 April 2017, 09:54:12 pm
Just a cracking signing for us.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: geordiedean on Wednesday 5 April 2017, 09:56:33 pm
He's like our Dirk Kurt Rafa loves him
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: U2 on Wednesday 5 April 2017, 10:01:12 pm
What a goal this evening.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Willow on Wednesday 5 April 2017, 10:28:13 pm
Burst out laughing again when he belted the corner flag, it's just his thing now :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Foluwashola on Wednesday 5 April 2017, 10:33:14 pm
Some boy. He's going to kill someone with a corner flag someday.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Wednesday 5 April 2017, 10:35:12 pm
He's f***ing mint like
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Mick on Wednesday 5 April 2017, 10:47:32 pm
He was brilliant tonight, he misplaced the odd pass, had a good goal chalked off and had massive determination to get the goal he deserved.  £12 million for him is almost as good as us stealing £30 million for Sissoko.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: NEEJ on Wednesday 5 April 2017, 10:48:36 pm
It's a shame he's been Pardewed.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Bimpy474 on Wednesday 5 April 2017, 11:02:21 pm
Everything you want in a player, good quality, hard work, passion, will to win, goals, assists. Love him.
Title: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Paully on Thursday 6 April 2017, 07:40:48 am
He's been magnificent these last few months and really carried us at times!

15 goals and 10 assists in 44 matches - quality!
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Benwell Lad on Thursday 6 April 2017, 10:00:49 am
I know it's a team effort and everyone has chipped in but the 12M we spent on this guy really could have made the difference between promotion and not promotion.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: HawK on Thursday 6 April 2017, 10:02:48 am
I have a feeling a lot of his goals have been the winning goals when we've won by one this season.

I don't have the stats to hand, mind.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 6 April 2017, 10:03:26 am
He's pushing Gayle for best player now for sure.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Thursday 6 April 2017, 10:59:25 am
Latest FourFourTwo magazine has him as the 22nd best player in the Football League
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Nobody on Thursday 6 April 2017, 11:13:32 am
Latest FourFourTwo magazine has him as the 22nd best player in the Football League
:ben:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Sima on Thursday 6 April 2017, 11:21:22 am
Latest FourFourTwo magazine has him as the 22nd best player in the Football League

21. John Marquis
20. Pontus Jansson
19. John Akinde
18. Glenn Murray
17. Erhun Oztumer
16. Omar Bogle
15. John Morris
14. Tammy Abraham
13. Jonathan Kodjia
12. Wes Hoolahan
11. Billy Sharp
10. Fernando Forestieri
9. Scott Hogan
8. Lewis Dunk
7. Conor Hourihane
6. Aaron Mooy
5. Chris Wood
4. Tom Cairney
3. Jonjo Shelvey
2. Dwight Gayle
1. Anthony Knockaert

Aye, reet :lol:




Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Nobody on Thursday 6 April 2017, 11:22:55 am
How many goals and assists does Knockaert have?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: 54 on Thursday 6 April 2017, 11:23:19 am
Who the f*** is Tom Morris and Erhun Oztumer? :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Thursday 6 April 2017, 11:23:30 am
He's pushing Gayle for best player now for sure.

Just looking at the matches we've had this season, with a quick estimate both have them have been the difference between a win/draw and a draw/loss with the goals that they've scored for around 34 points (not the exact figure because in some cases they've both scored in the same match) It's around a 2:1 ratio in Gayle's favour, but that's still really impressive for Richie when you consider the bulk of his goals have come at the turn of the year and his assist rate is very good, too.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 6 April 2017, 11:23:31 am
I literally don't know who half of those people are.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Sima on Thursday 6 April 2017, 11:25:42 am
How many goals and assists does Knockaert have?

13 goals and 8 assists.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Anderson on Thursday 6 April 2017, 11:51:39 am
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C8uUFq4XoAAOnHj.jpg:large)

:smitten:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Thursday 6 April 2017, 11:53:52 am
I actively avoid knowing anything about other teams and players in the Championship, like. Beyond Knockaert I couldn't name many players in the league, and beyond Brighton and Huddersfield I have to check where a team is in the division before we play them. If we didn't go up that would probably change and I'd end up knowing more, but even being in this absolutely s**** league feels like too much of an attachment for me to have with it.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Paully on Thursday 6 April 2017, 11:56:45 am
Latest FourFourTwo magazine has him as the 22nd best player in the Football League

21. John Marquis
20. Pontus Jansson
19. John Akinde
18. Glenn Murray
17. Erhun Oztumer
16. Omar Bogle
15. John Morris
14. Tammy Abraham
13. Jonathan Kodjia
12. Wes Hoolahan
11. Billy Sharp
10. Fernando Forestieri
9. Scott Hogan
8. Lewis Dunk
7. Conor Hourihane
6. Aaron Mooy
5. Chris Wood
4. Tom Cairney
3. Jonjo Shelvey
2. Dwight Gayle
1. Anthony Knockaert

Aye, reet :lol:






WTF?!  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: sempuki on Thursday 6 April 2017, 11:59:07 am
Latest FourFourTwo magazine has him as the 22nd best player in the Football League

21. John Marquis
20. Pontus Jansson
19. John Akinde
18. Glenn Murray
17. Erhun Oztumer
16. Omar Bogle
15. John Morris
14. Tammy Abraham
13. Jonathan Kodjia
12. Wes Hoolahan
11. Billy Sharp
10. Fernando Forestieri
9. Scott Hogan
8. Lewis Dunk
7. Conor Hourihane
6. Aaron Mooy
5. Chris Wood
4. Tom Cairney
3. Jonjo Shelvey
2. Dwight Gayle
1. Anthony Knockaert

Aye, reet :lol:






WTF?!  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Billy Sharp is better? Aye right.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: triggs on Thursday 6 April 2017, 12:05:04 pm
He's been outstanding in 2017, probably our best player. Looking forward to seeing how he does in the PL
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Shearergol on Thursday 6 April 2017, 12:11:26 pm
Latest FourFourTwo magazine has him as the 22nd best player in the Football League

21. John Marquis
20. Pontus Jansson
19. John Akinde
18. Glenn Murray
17. Erhun Oztumer
16. Omar Bogle
15. John Morris
14. Tammy Abraham
13. Jonathan Kodjia
12. Wes Hoolahan
11. Billy Sharp
10. Fernando Forestieri
9. Scott Hogan
8. Lewis Dunk
7. Conor Hourihane
6. Aaron Mooy
5. Chris Wood
4. Tom Cairney
3. Jonjo Shelvey
2. Dwight Gayle
1. Anthony Knockaert

Aye, reet :lol:






WTF?!  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Billy Sharp is better? Aye right.

Wondering if they mean Josh Morris, not John (who I've never heard of). If so, that's based purely on his goal scoring run at the start of the season. He's been utter s*** since December.

The list is a poll of fans by the way, nothing more.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: GeordieDazzler on Thursday 6 April 2017, 12:13:13 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C8uUFq4XoAAOnHj.jpg:large)

:smitten:

Matt Ritchie is our friend, is our friend, Matt Ritchie is our friend, he hates corner flags. Kicks the b******s with his boot, with his boot....
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Wallsendmag on Thursday 6 April 2017, 12:18:52 pm
No doubt Ashley will start docking his wages if he continues damaging the corner flags.

Class player btw.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 6 April 2017, 12:37:28 pm
When he had his mid-season dip I started wondering whether there was a reason he had to drop down from the PL. But he's really pushed on lately and looks very much ready for the PL next season. Stoked with him.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kanji on Thursday 6 April 2017, 02:11:54 pm
Easily my favorite Newcastle player these days.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Darth Crooks on Thursday 6 April 2017, 02:52:06 pm
(https://image.ibb.co/hEQrfa/god_hates_flags.png)
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Heron on Thursday 6 April 2017, 03:02:18 pm
 :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Sima on Thursday 6 April 2017, 03:05:45 pm
:lol:

Class. 

NPW - great.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: afar on Thursday 6 April 2017, 03:10:47 pm
Could you imagine if we had managed to sign Knockheart at the beginning of the season, him and Ritchie in the same team and Brighton severely weakened, we probably would have been up weeks ago already. 
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: reefatoon on Thursday 6 April 2017, 03:32:13 pm
Omar f***ing Bogle? Just had to look him up, and he only joined the championship in January and has scored 3 goals in 12 games for Wigan, yet he is rated in 16th place. Madness.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: reefatoon on Thursday 6 April 2017, 03:33:26 pm
When he had his mid-season dip I started wondering whether there was a reason he had to drop down from the PL. But he's really pushed on lately and looks very much ready for the PL next season. Stoked with him.

Apart from when he shouts and gets passionate. You hate that.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ikon on Thursday 6 April 2017, 03:45:26 pm
I love this lad! Such a great signing. Said it before but I think Knockaert is overrated.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Astroblack on Thursday 6 April 2017, 03:46:15 pm
I hope Ritchie stays for years to come. There may be better players out there, but his character is worth a whole lot more.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ikon on Thursday 6 April 2017, 03:48:36 pm
Play him with quality players in the PL (few pacy one's) and I'm absolutely certain that he'd look the part there as well.
He's such a good footballer and an intelligent one at it.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Thursday 6 April 2017, 03:53:15 pm
We haven't had a player with this passion in quite some time. Only Lascelles at the end of last season when he was yelling at everyone comes close in terms of #pashun.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Wallsendmag on Thursday 6 April 2017, 03:54:02 pm
Play him with quality players in the PL (few pacy one's) and I'm absolutely certain that he'd look the part there as well.
He's such a good footballer and an intelligent one at it.

Totally agree. He's one player I've got no worries about in the PL next season.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Thursday 6 April 2017, 04:02:42 pm
I love this lad! Such a great signing. Said it before but I think Knockaert is overrated.

How is he overrated? He's about to be promoted for the second time in 3 and a half seasons in the championship. He's the perfect player at this level and is showing it. He's scored 13 goals and got 8 assists. Matt Ritchie has 11 goals and 7 assists to compare.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: HTT on Thursday 6 April 2017, 04:19:03 pm
Our best player and player of the season for me. He has really stepped up to the challenge these last few critical months. He will do a job for us in the Premier League no problem and has proven his value for me.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: HTT on Thursday 6 April 2017, 04:20:16 pm
Knockaert is my kind of player btw, constantly a threat on the ball. He's better than Ritchie.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Astroblack on Thursday 6 April 2017, 04:26:35 pm
I feel like even if he isn't as consistent in the PL next season as he is now, we should always have him starting. Would rather have him than a hot shot continental winger that will perform better for two years but then leave at the first opportunity. I feel like Ritchie knows he's at a huge club and appreciates it.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: TRon on Thursday 6 April 2017, 04:29:14 pm
I hope Ritchie stays for years to come. There may be better players out there, but his character is worth a whole lot more.

Very true. We need to get some pace into other areas of the pitch to compliment his tenacity.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ikon on Thursday 6 April 2017, 04:34:11 pm
I love this lad! Such a great signing. Said it before but I think Knockaert is overrated.

How is he overrated? He's about to be promoted for the second time in 3 and a half seasons in the championship. He's the perfect player at this level and is showing it. He's scored 13 goals and got 8 assists. Matt Ritchie has 11 goals and 7 assists to compare.

Maybe I should have said that "he's overrated by some people on here". Some are even mentioning him as a signing for the PL, for what he'd cost we could get better easily Imo. He's been poor for Brighton in quite many games from what I've read on their forum during the season, that he often tries to do the same thing over and over despite that it isn't working in some games and that he should look to have some variation at times. Yes he's the kind of player that needs to try and should be allowed to fail and all that. But he's not all that from what I've seen (which isn't every game tbf). Having said that, yes he's a good player at this level, no doubts about it, but also overrated to some degree. I might be biased but I think Ritchie is the better player, but that's just my opinion.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: afar on Thursday 6 April 2017, 05:04:58 pm
His goals tally is what 14 in all comps, that would have been good enough to be top scorer for us in all but 2 season over the last decade, pretty darn impressive, the goal last night was a beauty.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kanji on Thursday 6 April 2017, 05:23:37 pm
Knockaert is my kind of player btw, constantly a threat on the ball. He's better than Ritchie.

Disagree
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: NJS on Thursday 6 April 2017, 05:26:23 pm
Knockaert is my kind of player btw, constantly a threat on the ball. He's better than Ritchie.
I wonder if Dummet has Ritchie in his pocket in training as much as he had Knockaert. Twice.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Thursday 6 April 2017, 05:26:51 pm
Knockaert is my kind of player btw, constantly a threat on the ball. He's better than Ritchie.
I wonder if Dummet has Ritchie in his pocket in training as much as he had Knockaert. Twice.

Ohhhh s***.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: reefatoon on Thursday 6 April 2017, 05:29:58 pm
Knockaert is my kind of player btw, constantly a threat on the ball. He's better than Ritchie.
I wonder if Dummet has Ritchie in his pocket in training as much as he had Knockaert. Twice.

(http://i.imgur.com/lYDmo1w.gif)
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: 54 on Thursday 6 April 2017, 05:30:43 pm
:lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Heron on Thursday 6 April 2017, 06:07:17 pm
 :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dinho lad on Thursday 6 April 2017, 07:31:00 pm
Knockaert is my kind of player btw, constantly a threat on the ball. He's better than Ritchie.

Different kind of players. :ben:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Mick on Thursday 6 April 2017, 07:58:55 pm
Knockaert is my kind of player btw, constantly a threat on the ball. He's better than Ritchie.
I wonder if Dummet has Ritchie in his pocket in training as much as he had Knockaert. Twice.

(http://i.imgur.com/lYDmo1w.gif)

:lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Begbie on Saturday 8 April 2017, 06:58:58 am
“It’s not just his ability, he is a great character. He is a great and experienced player – he has done this before and he knows what it takes. He is non-stop with his talking to us, telling the boys what needs to be done. He tells the whole team when to press and when to hold. As well as that he is a great lad. And then there’s his goals too.” - Dwight Gayle
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Menace on Saturday 8 April 2017, 07:51:13 am
Should be captain imo
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: jackyboy on Saturday 8 April 2017, 10:48:38 am
Player of the season for me. His work rate and attitude are worth a goal start
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Stifleaay on Monday 17 April 2017, 05:09:24 pm
Needs to be called out. Loads of times he will refuse to make a pass to a player who is free, instead he will get himself into a position where he loses the ball. I think our fans overrate him a lot. Great on his good days, his good days are coming less and less.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Monday 17 April 2017, 05:23:00 pm
He's been our best player, or the points winner in most of our matches since January, so the idea that his good days are coming less and less is completely at odds with reality.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kanji on Monday 17 April 2017, 05:23:00 pm
pipe down stifler
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Wallsendmag on Monday 17 April 2017, 10:29:57 pm
Needs to be called out. Loads of times he will refuse to make a pass to a player who is free, instead he will get himself into a position where he loses the ball. I think our fans overrate him a lot. Great on his good days, his good days are coming less and less.

Absolute rubbish. He's scored the winning goals for us in our last 2 victories. Probably our player of the year and certainly the most influential. We wouldn't even be 2nd if not for him.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: toon25 on Monday 17 April 2017, 11:01:34 pm
The only one who gives a s*** and shows it on the pitch.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Monday 17 April 2017, 11:08:20 pm
Needs to be called out. Loads of times he will refuse to make a pass to a player who is free, instead he will get himself into a position where he loses the ball. I think our fans overrate him a lot. Great on his good days, his good days are coming less and less.

Absolute rubbish. He's scored the winning goals for us in our last 2 victories. Probably our player of the year and certainly the most influential. We wouldn't even be 2nd if not for him.
That's some level of woeful by Stifler man. For f***s sake.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: 54 on Monday 17 April 2017, 11:10:28 pm
The only one who gives a s*** and shows it on the pitch.
Exactly, he's the only player i have absolute no worries about next season, and i hope he gets made captain next season.

He admittedly had a poor game today, but no one is perfect
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Stifleaay on Monday 17 April 2017, 11:31:02 pm
Not saying he's woeful or a poor player. All I'm saying is he at times takes on too much and it costs us, just like Shelvey tries his Hollywood passes too much and we end up losing possession. Some of our players need to be reminded that they arn't world beaters and it's a team game, because sometimes they forget that.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Monday 17 April 2017, 11:32:52 pm
Not saying he's woeful or a poor player. All I'm saying is he at times takes on too much and it costs us, just like Shelvey tries his Hollywood passes too much and we end up losing possession. Some of our players need to be reminded that they arn't world beaters and it's a team game, because sometimes they forget that.
Super wrong Stifler, just give it up.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Monday 17 April 2017, 11:34:42 pm
There was definitely a shade of complacency about Richie today, he tried far too much when he lost the ball in the middle for their goal. Could just be called confidence I suppose, but he assumed he could beat the lad easily and got mugged.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Wallsendmag on Tuesday 18 April 2017, 12:45:04 am
Not saying he's woeful or a poor player. All I'm saying is he at times takes on too much and it costs us, just like Shelvey tries his Hollywood passes too much and we end up losing possession. Some of our players need to be reminded that they arn't world beaters and it's a team game, because sometimes they forget that.

He has to take on more than he should though because him and Shelvey are our only 2 creative players and Shelvey's been off form for quite a while now. Gouffran and Atsu aren't fit for purpose as attacking wide players so he's our only attacking threat from the flanks. He's got 15 goals and 10 assists so far this season. Not really sure what more people were expecting of him.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: shintonsghost on Tuesday 18 April 2017, 06:28:18 am
The sheer fact is this guy gives you his all.

Hes no world beater but him and Shelvey are our 2 shining light together with Clark/Gayle the rest arent good enough for next season.

Yes thats 4 id keep if i had to choose, the rest in my opinion are not up to it
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: themanupstairs on Tuesday 18 April 2017, 07:16:16 am
There was definitely a shade of complacency about Richie today, he tried far too much when he lost the ball in the middle for their goal. Could just be called confidence I suppose, but he assumed he could beat the lad easily and got mugged.

IMO it was a symptom of us not keeping our shape. This has been a problem recently. Most of the goals we are conceding from open play are due to us being totally out of shape. Keeping the shape of the team is what has allowed this band of misfits to be on course for promotion with the best goal difference etc... Something's not right. Has it coincided with losing Clark?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 18 April 2017, 08:37:57 am
Not saying he's woeful or a poor player. All I'm saying is he at times takes on too much and it costs us, just like Shelvey tries his Hollywood passes too much and we end up losing possession. Some of our players need to be reminded that they arn't world beaters and it's a team game, because sometimes they forget that.

Insert Colback on back of retro shirt here.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: HawK on Tuesday 18 April 2017, 06:06:49 pm
Not saying he's woeful or a poor player. All I'm saying is he at times takes on too much and it costs us, just like Shelvey tries his Hollywood passes too much and we end up losing possession. Some of our players need to be reminded that they arn't world beaters and it's a team game, because sometimes they forget that.

Insert Colback on back of retro shirt here.

This one?

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Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 19 April 2017, 05:27:01 am
:mackems:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: nemtizz on Monday 24 April 2017, 09:09:59 pm
I take it back. Ritchie POTS. What a man.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: La Parka on Monday 24 April 2017, 09:30:43 pm
<3
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dave on Monday 24 April 2017, 09:41:39 pm
MVP
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Newcastle Fan on Monday 24 April 2017, 09:43:32 pm
Absolutely gave it his all today, fantastic performance.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Nobody on Monday 24 April 2017, 09:44:13 pm
I'm giving him a 10/10 for this game. Was clearly up for it in a big way.

Fantastic :clap:
Best player on the pitch by a mile :clap:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Lenny on Monday 24 April 2017, 09:44:20 pm
He is my favourite player by some distance.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Nobody on Monday 24 April 2017, 09:45:09 pm
"It’s been a bit tense but the lads always believed. We are disappointed we are not top given where we were a few weeks ago but we can only affect what we can now. Hopefully we can win on Friday and put Brighton under pressure."
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: neesy111 on Monday 24 April 2017, 09:45:20 pm
He is my favourite player by some distance.

He's driven this team since start of the year.  The engine room.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Menace on Monday 24 April 2017, 09:45:57 pm
Should be our captain
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: La Parka on Monday 24 April 2017, 09:47:46 pm
Player of the season.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: LV on Monday 24 April 2017, 09:47:58 pm
Class
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: 54 on Monday 24 April 2017, 09:55:55 pm
Can't think of a better signing over the last 5 years.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ikon on Monday 24 April 2017, 09:58:22 pm
I take it back. Ritchie POTS. What a man.

This! f***ing love him! Such a good player, easily my favorite one.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: number9shirt on Monday 24 April 2017, 10:00:08 pm
Wasn't convinced when he signed, but he's the only candidate for player of the season. He epitomised the desire we all want to see from our toon heroes
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: toon25 on Monday 24 April 2017, 10:11:50 pm
He's an absolute winner. Passion to match his talent too.

An inspired signing.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Monday 24 April 2017, 10:37:18 pm
Don't understand why Bournemouth let him go.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: La Parka on Monday 24 April 2017, 10:38:19 pm
Ibe no idea.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: neesy111 on Monday 24 April 2017, 10:38:20 pm
Don't understand why Bournemouth let him go.
He wanted to leave.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: palnese on Monday 24 April 2017, 10:38:29 pm
Don't understand why Bournemouth let him go.

We probably offered him more money than they ever did

Oh. Misread your post.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ameritoon on Monday 24 April 2017, 10:39:55 pm
MVP

Awesome player, so many touchdowns this season
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: neesy111 on Monday 24 April 2017, 10:40:18 pm
Ridiculous they announced the championship team of the year so early, he should easily be in it.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: TRon on Monday 24 April 2017, 10:43:39 pm
He's an absolute winner. Passion to match his talent too.

An inspired signing.

It's like having Barton without the c***. Rafa seemed to make a special point of speaking to him after the game. He'll be a big player next season as well.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Big Geordie on Monday 24 April 2017, 10:44:10 pm
Has been brilliant. :thup: :) Effort, determination and no mean quality.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Pilko on Monday 24 April 2017, 11:33:18 pm
The energy he gives the side is unbelievable. Did have a slight dip midseason but he's picked it up for the most important part. Class.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Stottie on Monday 24 April 2017, 11:35:56 pm
Great lad, super motivated, and an example for the rest. Definite captain material.

Just think what he might have done with a decent wide player on the other side.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: NEEJ on Monday 24 April 2017, 11:37:37 pm
He's f***ing magic. The little pumped up heedthebaal.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 25 April 2017, 12:13:34 am
Stepped up in a big way when Gayle dropped out, massive reason for our promotion.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: triggs on Tuesday 25 April 2017, 12:42:47 am
Our best player in 2017 by a distance
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: RobS on Tuesday 25 April 2017, 12:54:39 am
my MVP - when the rest of the team seemed down, he showed passion, loyalty and commitment - what a buy, what a lad. Look forward to him tearing it up in the premier league for us next year :D
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kanji on Tuesday 25 April 2017, 11:10:40 am
My favorite player. What a driving force of a winger.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Leazes_End_Mag on Tuesday 25 April 2017, 11:21:47 am
Outstanding last night. Comfortably our POTS alongside Clark.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Tuesday 25 April 2017, 11:29:01 am
All you motherfuckers act like you forgot about Gayle.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ikon on Tuesday 25 April 2017, 04:20:52 pm
My favorite player. What a driving force of a winger.

:thup:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Tuesday 25 April 2017, 04:28:24 pm
All you motherfuckers act like you forgot about Gayle.

Tru dat.

Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Parsley on Thursday 27 April 2017, 04:51:13 pm
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Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: neesy111 on Thursday 27 April 2017, 04:52:26 pm
Urghh.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: xLiaaamx on Thursday 27 April 2017, 04:53:48 pm
He said he didn't report yesterday because of the other story.

I suppose he means the non one he tried to start about Ashley and Rafa  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: neesy111 on Thursday 27 April 2017, 04:55:07 pm
He said he didn't report yesterday because of the other story.

I suppose he means the non one he tried to start about Ashley and Rafa  :rolleyes:

:serious:

He said the delay in announcement by NUFC is due to what happened yesterday.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Gorilla on Thursday 27 April 2017, 04:55:35 pm
Invalid Tweet ID
Someone will probably run a story saying he may be arrested for this.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: David Icke - Son of God on Thursday 27 April 2017, 04:56:07 pm
He said he didn't report yesterday because of the other story.

I suppose he means the non one he tried to start about Ashley and Rafa  :rolleyes:

#GEORGECAULKINCANTMELTSTEELBEAMS
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: 54 on Thursday 27 April 2017, 05:04:05 pm
I swear to f***ing god, we have one good thing happen to us, and everyone is like "Can't be having that." :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Magpie on Thursday 27 April 2017, 05:09:20 pm
Well enjoy your break young man and thanks for this season!!!!

My POTS easily, so much effort!! And I was seriously worried about him at the turn of the year. First person on the team sheet next season for me.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: palnese on Thursday 27 April 2017, 05:09:22 pm
Hope he f***s off to the Bahamas or something for the rest of the season. Well deserved break for him.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: David Icke - Son of God on Thursday 27 April 2017, 05:11:51 pm
His shithousery is tremendous. He's always in the refs ear. He reminds me of Nolan. I'm surprised it's taken him this long to get a ban
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: Pilko on Thursday 27 April 2017, 05:13:01 pm
After the season of utter s*** we've endured from these pathetic dickhead officials, I'm not surprised a character like Ritchie lost his rag with one of them. :lol:

Hope he enjoys the break tbh.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: TBG on Thursday 27 April 2017, 05:13:43 pm
Was hoping he'd boot a corner flag into the Haymarket last game
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: ChrisMcQuillan on Thursday 27 April 2017, 05:19:28 pm
What is going on? :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: Jill on Thursday 27 April 2017, 05:23:30 pm
Proper mad week this like. :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: STM on Thursday 27 April 2017, 05:25:13 pm
Barely matters.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 27 April 2017, 05:27:40 pm
Barely matters.

:thup:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Thursday 27 April 2017, 05:28:00 pm
Convinced everyone hates us. This week has been as bizarre as the Trump administration's first 100 days in office.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: Fenham Mag on Thursday 27 April 2017, 05:28:06 pm
Worth it.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: Bimpy474 on Thursday 27 April 2017, 05:33:25 pm
Hope he stabbed him in the penis.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: Dave on Thursday 27 April 2017, 05:35:05 pm
What the f*** is going on right now? [emoji38]

This is bad news if we had any chance of the title.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: Chicane on Thursday 27 April 2017, 05:36:19 pm
When it rains it pours  :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: loki679 on Thursday 27 April 2017, 05:38:28 pm
What the f*** is going on right now? [emoji38]

This is bad news if we had any chance of the title.

Not sure we want to win the title tbh.  The day after we do a volcano will erupt in Gosforth high street or something.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Thursday 27 April 2017, 05:47:13 pm
Yet Chelsea and Man Yanited players consistently surround and abuse officials on a regular basis...

Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: Sima on Thursday 27 April 2017, 05:54:34 pm
The f*** is this?  Expecting us to be docked 20 points for playing in a stadium over 50K next.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: BONTEMPI on Thursday 27 April 2017, 06:01:19 pm
f***ing scumbags. Bent as f***.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: neesy111 on Thursday 27 April 2017, 06:05:09 pm
What if he actually abused the officials.....
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: palnese on Thursday 27 April 2017, 06:09:39 pm
What is classified as abuse these days?

Vardy got away with calling Dean a 'bald c***'. Isn't that pretty bad?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: Kimbo on Thursday 27 April 2017, 06:10:03 pm
If they want to start punishing players across the board for abuse then that's great. They won't though.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 27 April 2017, 06:10:03 pm
This seems very rare but fair enough if he's guilty. Doesn't matter since we have two games this season to spend it.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: U2 on Thursday 27 April 2017, 06:11:59 pm
Has this sort of ban been issued to anyone else in the English leagues this season?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 27 April 2017, 06:13:35 pm
This is mental  :lol:

what next, Ashley has been kidknapping people and keeping them in a well.  :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: triggs on Thursday 27 April 2017, 06:17:20 pm
Seems to be just a ban to try to send a message to players. He's been abusing refs all season, like a lot of players and they only ban him for two games when we're already promoted with two games left
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: Decky on Thursday 27 April 2017, 06:20:21 pm
If the referee's weren't so f***ing dog s*** in this league then our players wouldn't lose their cool. f*** the officials in the Championship and f*** the Championship in general. Hopefully we'll never be back.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 27 April 2017, 06:22:24 pm
the f***
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: bhoywhonder on Thursday 27 April 2017, 06:29:05 pm
The child-fingering paedo loving relegated turds on rtg petitioning for a points deduction yet?

*waves* hi dangernons!
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: jdckelly on Thursday 27 April 2017, 06:31:36 pm
the only time I've heard of a ban like this was Neymar and I've never heard of it in England
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: BlueStar on Thursday 27 April 2017, 06:34:44 pm
What type of food does this linesman like?  Cous cous?  Risotto?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: cubaricho on Thursday 27 April 2017, 06:41:40 pm
Hahah jesus. Wtf is next?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: Foluwashola on Thursday 27 April 2017, 06:43:24 pm
Well deserved early holiday. Have a good one hun x
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Thursday 27 April 2017, 06:54:46 pm
What is classified as abuse these days?

Vardy got away with calling Dean a 'bald c***'. Isn't that pretty bad?

He also got away with this one at a linesman last season...

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Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: Altamullan on Thursday 27 April 2017, 07:02:19 pm
It really does feel the barstewards are out to get us sometimes, whomsoever the barstewards are they seem to include a lot of match officials.... Perhaps there is a secret corner-flag protection society underlying it all...
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: Peppe on Saturday 29 April 2017, 07:07:37 pm
This is mental  :lol:

what next, Ashley has been kidknapping people and keeping them in a well.  :lol:

"It puts the SD-logo on the product"
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: Altamullan on Sunday 7 May 2017, 08:48:11 pm
Ritchie's f***ing magic!
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: Altamullan on Sunday 7 May 2017, 08:48:33 pm
He wears a magic hat
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: Altamullan on Sunday 7 May 2017, 08:48:59 pm
He could have signed for West Ham
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: Altamullan on Sunday 7 May 2017, 08:49:25 pm
But he said no f*** that!
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: Altamullan on Sunday 7 May 2017, 08:50:39 pm
He wanted to play for Rafa
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: Altamullan on Sunday 7 May 2017, 08:51:00 pm
In the famous black and white
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: Altamullan on Sunday 7 May 2017, 08:51:36 pm
And now we've WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP!
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: Altamullan on Sunday 7 May 2017, 08:52:02 pm
I'm singing this song all night.  :frantic:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: Numbers on Sunday 7 May 2017, 08:55:00 pm
Go to bed dude you're drunk.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: Altamullan on Sunday 7 May 2017, 08:57:38 pm
Go to bed dude you're drunk.
I am  O0 it's the pseudo Ribena... just say no kids.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: Stifleaay on Sunday 7 May 2017, 09:00:25 pm
Someone been on the drink?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie suspended for two games and fined £5000 for abusing match officials
Post by: U2 on Sunday 7 May 2017, 09:03:37 pm
Allowed.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: geordie_b on Sunday 7 May 2017, 09:09:20 pm
Did anyone get a photo of him when he put his magic hat on after the lap of honour?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Twinport53 on Sunday 7 May 2017, 09:11:43 pm
Did anyone get a photo of him when he put his magic hat on after the lap of honour?

Can't find it now, but there was a picture on twitter of him heading into the tunnel with it on :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: U2 on Sunday 7 May 2017, 09:13:15 pm
Invalid Tweet ID
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Nobody on Sunday 7 May 2017, 09:14:16 pm
Class :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: bigalf78 on Sunday 7 May 2017, 09:17:15 pm
Hahaha, brilliant, this and gayles up/down celebration great touches
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Sunday 7 May 2017, 09:19:19 pm
Nice to see that the players are aware of what's going on in the crowd and that everyone is behind them.

Also makes it even more important that we don't spend all next season whinging.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Sir Toon on Monday 22 May 2017, 12:43:23 pm
Didn't know he had a groin op like. Kept that quiet.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: sbnufc on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 01:12:27 pm

:spit: what
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ronaldo on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 01:14:45 pm
Probably not one for this thread.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: sbnufc on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 01:15:47 pm
True, let's not post about Matt Ritchie in the Matt Ritchie thread
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: U2 on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 01:16:14 pm
Why post that in this thread? Odd.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 01:16:55 pm
Probably one for...

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,76584.6375.html
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: St1pe on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 01:17:23 pm
That guy on twitter is retweeting links from 2014 ffs
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: 54 on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 01:30:25 pm
Someone posted a picture of Ritchie training from today, and that guy posted this as proof of him refusing to play :lol:

Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Magpie on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 01:30:49 pm
Stupid c***, nearly s*** meself there
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: sbnufc on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 01:33:09 pm
Someone posted a picture of Ritchie training from today, and that guy posted this as proof of him refusing to play :lol:

gotta be on the wind up
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 01:34:34 pm
:facepalm:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: neesy111 on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 01:35:03 pm
:facepalm:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Altamullan on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 01:48:28 pm
Came in to post 'it's all been a bit quiet on the Ritchie front anything to worry about?' Read the entries above and well: yes, no, and maybe (but for different reasons) seem to be the answers!
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: OCK on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 01:51:31 pm
He's fed up with being asked if he's Ryan Taylor.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: NUFC_Chris on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 01:58:38 pm

 :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 02:00:39 pm
Is he serious?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Bimpy474 on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 02:16:18 pm
Is he serious?

 :dowie:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 02:19:23 pm
I honestly don't know any more :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: SUPERTOON on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 02:19:54 pm
Maybe that's why we are signing Murphy? 😀
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Bimpy474 on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 04:51:29 pm
I honestly don't know any more :lol:

 :lol: Fair point.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: triggs on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 05:20:25 pm
Obviously bullshit but it would be quite funny if he kept getting promoted and then leaving to go back to a championship team of his own accord
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ronaldo on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 06:10:55 pm
True, let's not post about Matt Ritchie in the Matt Ritchie thread

Put braindead lies in the braindead lies thread. Same goes for what you said about Saviet.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 08:52:54 pm

f*** me.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Bimpy474 on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 09:15:06 pm
 :lol: pahahaha.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ikon on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 09:19:35 pm
I hope Ryder starts licking windows on abandoned houses soon.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 09:25:25 pm
I hope Ryder starts licking windows on abandoned houses soon.

He didn't write that.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: U2 on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 09:29:10 pm
What a mess of a media outlet :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ikon on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 09:33:26 pm
I hope Ryder starts licking windows on abandoned houses soon.

He didn't write that.

I Was thinking this as I posted but couldn't be bothered to check.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Fugazi on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 09:41:10 pm
Every time I click a Chronicle link I hope the website may have improved a bit beyond it's current state of hell.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: 54 on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 10:09:04 pm
f***ing hell :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: louistoon on Wednesday 19 July 2017, 06:41:26 am
:facepalm:

 :facepalm:




.... hold on so is Rob M of terrorising comments sections fame a geordie? never knew that.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: spudwiser on Wednesday 19 July 2017, 05:05:51 pm
Are people really taking this stuff seriously? 
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Wednesday 19 July 2017, 05:33:49 pm
I'm done, send me to Mars.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: toontenacity on Sunday 6 August 2017, 01:47:07 pm
so, what's his revised song going to be?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Penn on Sunday 6 August 2017, 02:02:10 pm
"finish seventeenth" tracks well as a replacement.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Away Day Gadgie on Sunday 6 August 2017, 02:19:08 pm
so, what's his revised song going to be?
"...... and when we win a throw in on the right, we'll sing this song all night"
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Heron on Sunday 6 August 2017, 02:42:23 pm
I'm done, send me to Mars.
[emoji38]
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Tiotes Witch Doctor on Sunday 6 August 2017, 03:59:03 pm
Doesn't look fit to me, has done alright but just looks a bit off the pace.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Greg on Sunday 6 August 2017, 03:59:49 pm
Eh? Everything has gone through Shlevey, Manquillo and him.

Looks fine, even if he did miss the start of pre-season after his operation.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ikon on Sunday 6 August 2017, 04:00:32 pm
Atsu's been involved a lot tbh. But aye, maybe you meant on the right side.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: taps01 on Sunday 6 August 2017, 04:00:56 pm
Think he has looked dangerous personally.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Greg on Sunday 6 August 2017, 04:01:19 pm
Atsu's been involved a lot tbh.

True, a few times played in by delightful cross field balls by Ritchie.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Willow on Sunday 6 August 2017, 05:07:15 pm
He was a non-stop radge today, wanted to be involved in everything
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Elliottman on Sunday 6 August 2017, 05:15:16 pm
Doesn't look fit to me, has done alright but just looks a bit off the pace.

Strange, thought the complete opposite. Thought he looked sharp, some very clever movement and passes. He'll do well for us next year, will be a big player.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Pilko on Sunday 6 August 2017, 06:59:12 pm
Doesn't look fit to me, has done alright but just looks a bit off the pace.

He was his usual industrious, busy self today. Perplexing comment to say the least.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Disco on Monday 7 August 2017, 09:48:02 am
Obviously heard Gary Rowett was in the stands.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: themanupstairs on Monday 7 August 2017, 11:08:21 am
Obviously heard Gary Rowett was in the stands.

:lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: reefatoon on Monday 7 August 2017, 12:26:45 pm
Was interesting to see him used behind the striker in the second half. Could be a good option there.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: HawK on Monday 7 August 2017, 12:33:10 pm
Was interesting to see him used behind the striker in the second half. Could be a good option there.

Did say it earlier in the summer, I think Rafa sees Ritchie as more capable there in the PL than a winger where we need the pace of Atsu/Aarons/Murphy etc. Good to see him try it at least.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Away Day Gadgie on Monday 7 August 2017, 01:23:34 pm
I've thought Ritchie would do good job in the middle since the Norwich home game last season. We should definitely try him there i think.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Heron on Monday 7 August 2017, 01:28:24 pm
Captain?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: LFEE on Monday 7 August 2017, 05:53:35 pm
Captain?

I think he'll be rotated more this season so would say no.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Tiresias on Monday 7 August 2017, 06:02:37 pm
I wouldn't mind him central with license to drift and cause overloads on the flanks. He's certainly one of the most reliable finishers in the team so any chance to get him more shots on goal is good.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Altamullan on Monday 7 August 2017, 09:27:50 pm
I've thought Ritchie would do good job in the middle since the Norwich home game last season. We should definitely try him there i think.
In terms of finding a way of getting our best players on the pitch, from what I have seen so far Aarons left, Atsu right and Ritchie in the middle (behind Gayle) might be a solution. Not ideal to give Ritchie a new position, to which he might not be suited, or at least would have to learn, but it leave Murphy and Perez to add to the mix, cover for and keep pressure on all three.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Monday 7 August 2017, 09:30:20 pm
I've thought Ritchie would do good job in the middle since the Norwich home game last season. We should definitely try him there i think.

Did he play in the middle in that game like?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: xLiaaamx on Monday 7 August 2017, 10:07:53 pm
I wouldn't be rushing to get Aarons into the lineup. Murphy maybe.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kanji on Monday 7 August 2017, 10:26:20 pm
I have to think Ritchie could do the #10 role as good if not better than our current options.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Away Day Gadgie on Tuesday 8 August 2017, 05:12:55 am
I've thought Ritchie would do good job in the middle since the Norwich home game last season. We should definitely try him there i think.

Did he play in the middle in that game like?
No he played on the right but i remember when we were 3-1 down and he was scrapping away in midfield trying to win the ball back and get things going for us.  Thought to myself he'd end up playing in CM or as an AM as he likes to be involved as much as possible, also thought he should be the captain aswell.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 9 August 2017, 08:27:46 am
Just been on Five Live not saying much of interest but made a point of bringing up Benitez's wishes to bring more players in. Mentioned it a couple of times, albeit in reply to questions about our transfer activity, prospects for survival and ability to keep Benitez at the club.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: themanupstairs on Sunday 20 August 2017, 05:40:28 pm
Really wouldn't mind an upgrade on Ritchie. Not a top player at this level IMO.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: TRon on Sunday 20 August 2017, 05:45:32 pm
Really wouldn't mind an upgrade on Ritchie. Not a top player at this level IMO.


I think he's not really suited to Rafa's system ironically, he doesn't have the pace. But he's got quality further forward which is where he played for Bournemouth.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: ManDoon on Sunday 20 August 2017, 05:48:40 pm
i like him, but it's strange he has almost no qualities as a winger. No pace, can't beat a man, his crossing is pretty average
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dave on Sunday 20 August 2017, 05:49:22 pm
Really disappointing today, but had our best effort on goal.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Sunday 20 August 2017, 05:50:29 pm
i like him, but it's strange he has almost no qualities as a winger. No pace, can't beat a man, his crossing is pretty average
He's a bit like a likeable Damien Duff.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: ManDoon on Sunday 20 August 2017, 05:55:01 pm
i like him, but it's strange he has almost no qualities as a winger. No pace, can't beat a man, his crossing is pretty average
He's a bit like a likeable Damien Duff.

yeah, its strange, he always cuts back instead of going past someone and it's starting to really annoy me
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 20 August 2017, 06:01:33 pm
Is he even likeable? Seems an angry dirty b****** sometimes. :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Pilko on Sunday 20 August 2017, 06:02:34 pm
I like him but these first two games he's been atrocious.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Sunday 20 August 2017, 06:04:51 pm
I wouldn't go that far like. He hasn't played badly, or made any big mistakes, he just hasn't been able to create a great deal.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: St1pe on Sunday 20 August 2017, 06:04:57 pm
Carried us through games we shouldn't have won when the other outfield players didn't want to know and people are wanting him dropped after two games? Incredible.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: toon25 on Sunday 20 August 2017, 06:16:38 pm
Carried us through games we shouldn't have won when the other outfield players didn't want to know and people are wanting him dropped after two games? Incredible.

This.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: nemtizz on Sunday 20 August 2017, 06:19:19 pm
He could have saved my ma from a burning house it doesn't change the fact he's been awful and needs to be dropped. It would be the same for any other player.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: ManDoon on Sunday 20 August 2017, 06:22:10 pm
Carried us through games we shouldn't have won when the other outfield players didn't want to know and people are wanting him dropped after two games? Incredible.

in the championship yeah, but there is no sentiment in football, if he's not contributing he can dropped
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: The College Dropout on Sunday 20 August 2017, 06:24:06 pm
Plenty of time for him but he's struggled. 
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Sunday 20 August 2017, 06:25:59 pm
If our tactic against teams is to stay compact and hit them on the break then he's going to struggle as he's not got much pace.

On the other hand, he's capable of producing really good pieces of quality like that right footed shot in the first half today and he helps defensively more than Atsu
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Jayson on Sunday 20 August 2017, 06:27:22 pm
He's one of the few players we have of prem league quality. He's not a beat a man & cross it type of winger, he's more about intelligent play & quick one two's into space. Through balls & shots etc

Was held back having Mbemba behind him today & you cant really judge our 10 men v Spurs. Be mental to drop him tbh.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 20 August 2017, 06:28:36 pm
i like him, but it's strange he has almost no qualities as a winger. No pace, can't beat a man, his crossing is pretty average
He's a bit like a likeable Damien Duff.

yeah, its strange, he always cuts back instead of going past someone and it's starting to really annoy me
Probably because he's a left footer playing on the right would be my guess.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: TRon on Sunday 20 August 2017, 06:29:30 pm
He's one of the few players we have of prem league quality. He's not a beat a man & cross it type of winger, he's more about intelligent play & quick one two's into space. Through balls & shots etc

Was held back having Mbemba behind him today & you cant really judge our 10 men v Spurs. Be mental to drop him tbh.

That's why I think he looks a lot better in a team that presses high up the pitch, generally it's wingers with pace who like the sitting deep and counter style.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: ManDoon on Sunday 20 August 2017, 06:29:44 pm
i like him, but it's strange he has almost no qualities as a winger. No pace, can't beat a man, his crossing is pretty average
He's a bit like a likeable Damien Duff.

yeah, its strange, he always cuts back instead of going past someone and it's starting to really annoy me
Probably because he's a left footer playing on the right would be my guess.

aye, but i don't think he has the ability to go past a fullback., If anyone can show me differently I'll hold my hands up but its just not his game
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: xLiaaamx on Sunday 20 August 2017, 06:31:56 pm
He'd be fine if we liked having the ball, but we don't. Murphy or Aarons would be infinitely more suited to that setup.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: LFEE on Sunday 20 August 2017, 06:46:57 pm
Ritchie needs Yedlin. End of story really. No legs behind him to overlap and he'll be pretty ineffectual.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Sunday 20 August 2017, 06:47:57 pm
Ritchie needs Yedlin. End of story really. No legs behind him to overlap and he'll be pretty ineffectual.
:thup: Good point.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: SSFC on Sunday 20 August 2017, 06:50:29 pm
Ritchie needs Yedlin. End of story really. No legs behind him to overlap and he'll be pretty ineffectual.

I was just coming to say this exact point. He played miles better (atleast consistently) with Yedlin overlapping because teams have to respect the pace of Yedlin. So Im waiting to see how he does when Yedlin is back. Should have more time and space and if teams still collapse towards him then its up to Yedlin to make them pay by putting dangerous balls into the box and at that point the attackers doing their job.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Varadi on Sunday 20 August 2017, 06:50:31 pm
Think he might be worth a try in the number 10 role, can play decent through balls and has a good shot off both feet - just doesn't have the legs to take on Premier League full backs.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Minhosa on Sunday 20 August 2017, 07:20:07 pm
I like him but these first two games he's been atrocious.

That first time shot in the first half was fantastic technique. Technically very hard to pull that shot off.

That said, he's not going to have anywhere near the influence this year.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Yorkie on Sunday 20 August 2017, 07:25:36 pm
Ritchie needs Yedlin. End of story really. No legs behind him to overlap and he'll be pretty ineffectual.

Yep. The injuries to both him and Dummett have been very influential to us so far.

Ritchie was on the left today because our left-back was very much a makeshift one; having Atsu in front of Mbemba would have been the riskier call. But from an attacking point if view it meant that Ritchie's only option was to either beat his man (which he doesn't have the pace to do), or cut in on his right (which is very much his weaker side). Atsu then having a poor game down the other flank left us completely toothless down both wings.

Ritchie made no difference in the middle either. Can't see him being any use in that role.

We really are devoid of both quality and depth when it comes to our attacking options; it's really quite worrying. We're gonna have to hope Murphy makes the grade but when he was stood on the touchline I noticed how slight he is, which leaves me quite concerned too.

Gulp, basically.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Sunday 20 August 2017, 11:07:53 pm
Ritchie had a disrupted preseason, tbf. He doesn't look completely fit and needs to play into a bit of form. He's not a top Premier League wide man but he is better than he's shown so far this season and is good enough for a midtable/lower midtable outfit.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Sunday 20 August 2017, 11:10:41 pm
Is he even likeable? Seems an angry dirty b****** sometimes. :lol:

Yeah but he's our angry, dirty b******.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Monday 21 August 2017, 10:10:20 am
He was very pap at the start of last season IIRC and seemed to grow into the season the more he played.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Interpolic on Monday 21 August 2017, 10:11:50 am
As if other people are saying pap now ffs
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Monday 21 August 2017, 10:12:56 am
As if other people are saying pap now ffs

Anah, not enough :anguish: in the world.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Monday 21 August 2017, 10:14:03 am
Sorry, didn't realise a word I have used 5 times in the past 12 months on here was totally sickening.

How utterly childish.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Interpolic on Monday 21 August 2017, 10:16:10 am
f*** off
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Monday 21 August 2017, 10:17:08 am
f*** off

:lol:

Aye, okay like.

Anyone care to have an adult conversation and explain why that word is so offensive?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Monday 21 August 2017, 10:19:43 am
I don't think Ritchie was "very pap" (:anguish:) at any stage last season. His form dipped around Christmas time but his start and end of season form was good
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Lush Vlad on Monday 21 August 2017, 10:20:07 am
TCD uses that term all the time and I think it grates on people.  Understandably so :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Monday 21 August 2017, 10:22:57 am
I don't think Ritchie was "very pap" (:anguish:) at any stage last season. His form dipped around Christmas time but his start and end of season form was good

Maybe the Christmas form is what I was wrongly thinking of, having looked back it does look like he had a decent start. Just recalled him going through a poor patch where he was playing similarly to how he has in the last two weeks.

Probably missing Yedlin, who I think he works very well with.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Monday 21 August 2017, 10:26:56 am
TCD uses that term all the time and I think it grates on people.  Understandably so :lol:

 ??? Obviously when I used the term as little as 3 months ago and KI managed to respond to the post without being a child and overreacting, it wasn't such a problem.

:lol: Back to discussing Ritchie then.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Monday 21 August 2017, 10:30:09 am
TCD uses that term all the time and I think it grates on people.  Understandably so :lol:

 ??? Obviously when I used the term as little as 3 months ago and KI managed to respond to the post without being a child and overreacting, it wasn't such a problem.

:lol: Back to discussing Ritchie then.

:lol: IP brought it up tbf, take it up with him. But aye, it's profoundly annoying and in nigh on every single TCD post.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 21 August 2017, 02:18:16 pm
He was very pap at the start of last season IIRC and seemed to grow into the season the more he played.

That's the championship though, i genuinely feel like his lack of pace will prove to be a problem in the PL. At least on the wing anyway.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Stottie on Monday 21 August 2017, 04:18:02 pm
I reckon the Championship flattered him, but recognize that his performances came without any threat coming from the opposite wing and some pretty pish play at #10. So I'd like to think with better players around him, he should fit in back up in the Premiership again. There is a functional mid-table wide player in there, of the energy and determination over silky skills variety.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Monday 21 August 2017, 07:11:54 pm
How about playing him like Nolan in our last promotion season? We know his legs are shot, but so were Nolan's. Ritchie seems to have the brain of being in the right place at the right time, and has a shot on him. I think he's too slow to be on the wing now.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: tmonkey on Monday 21 August 2017, 08:02:12 pm
Wasn't a fan of him last season. Thought the goals papered over what were workmanlike performances devoid of any real  creative quality on the ball. He generally played very simply, took no risks alot of the time in build up play, and relied heavily on Yedlin making an impact going forwards. Ergo, I had him down as being was part of the problem of there being a lack of creativity in this team, especially when Shelvey was out. The one saving grace was that he could strike a ball relatively well sometimes, although it felt like he wasn't consistent at applying the good technique he does have. Seemed to slice/scuff/not cleanly hit the ball alot of the time, and felt like it was a mental issue (e.g. panicking, lack of composure, etc).

With respect to this season, I'll wait to see if he produces or ups his consistency before judging, as he's earnt some leeway for now. Plus not sure we have anyone else worth bothering with in the first team ahead of him.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 21 August 2017, 10:44:11 pm
He doesn't take risks because he's not fast enough/good enough to take people on. He's technically solid so is still a worthwhile weapon, but the fact he's a nailed on starter for us is far from ideal.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Monday 21 August 2017, 10:47:56 pm
Hard not to be a fan of him last season like, we wouldn't have gone up without the guy.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Foluwashola on Monday 21 August 2017, 11:41:30 pm
Not being a fan of him when he was one of our better players in a title winning season is borderline mental tbf.

Whether he can properly make the step up is to be seen, although there's probably a reason Bournemouth were happy to offload. As it stands he's still one of our most important players, which says it all.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: tmonkey on Tuesday 22 August 2017, 12:41:55 am
Not being a fan of him when he was one of our better players in a title winning season is borderline mental tbf.

Peter Lovenkrands scored more goals than Ritchie did in far fewer games the first time we were in the Championship under Ashley. Didn't mean I was a fan of Peter, and I'm sure you weren't either. A limited player is a limited player, even if they do well for a season at a lower level. Whilst I appreciate they played in slightly different positions and Ritchie is a better footballer, the logic still holds. I view Ritchie as a borderline limited player given the position he plays in (an opinion I appreciate few will share). Having a winger without pace or trickery or the ability to create chances through skill, even at a significantly lower level than we are at now, is in my eyes along the same lines as having a centreback who can't head the ball, or a goalkeeper who can't jump. It's a limitation for the position and one that will hold the team back by placing the burden of creativity on other players when in truth his position should be providing it - hence why I'm not a fan. Hardly mental.

Needless to say, I'll be happy to be wrong about Ritchie, although even if he starts adding a few goals here and there I'd still want him upgraded on eventually (ala Nolan being replaced by Cabaye). I simply like my wingers to be fast and/or skillful and a constant creative threat.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: xLiaaamx on Tuesday 22 August 2017, 02:07:26 am
Why would you not be a fan of Lovenkrands? Did great for us whenever he actually played. Was only first choice one season but still did well after the championship year. And he's an absolutely great guy. Odd Post.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Sho'Time on Tuesday 22 August 2017, 10:19:48 am
He had a massive knob too if the reports are to be believed. Like a family-sized lucozade bottle I heard. Ritchie just can't compare.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Jayson on Tuesday 22 August 2017, 11:33:21 am
The posts on this page :lol:

Ritchie joined us from Bournemouth as one of their better players, he did far better for them at Championship level than us & was their highest scorer/assister their first season in the prem. The manager didn't want to let him go?

In his last 3 seasons with them or us, only the leading strikers at either clubs have managed a higher total of goals & assists combined.

Yet he's "part of the problem of there being a lack of creativity in the team", doesn't have "the ability to create chances through skill" & Bournemouth "were happy to offload him"

Could we be spouting a higher level of bollocks honestly. What an absolutely miraculous coincidence that our singular best chance at scoring in our previous game, came from Matt Ritchie. Where's Sherlock Holmes to work that mystery out.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Lush Vlad on Tuesday 22 August 2017, 11:47:28 am
I swear this place is bi-polar and the swings in opinions on players, managers, Game of Thrones :lol: seem to swing so quickly, in such a short space of time.   

I don't really use any other forums, mind.  So it might be the case across the board. 
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Tuesday 22 August 2017, 11:53:30 am
I would hope that the serious criticisms of Ritchie are in the minority like.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 22 August 2017, 12:00:40 pm
Hopefully he gets kneecapped by English nationalists on the way to training.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: themanupstairs on Tuesday 22 August 2017, 01:03:49 pm
I agree it's absolutely insane to use one's own eyes and judgement to see that a player isn't at the required level for his position in this league. His stats last season should speak forever full stop. Pardew finished fifth after all.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Jayson on Tuesday 22 August 2017, 02:58:28 pm
I agree it's absolutely insane to use one's own eyes and judgement to see that a player isn't at the required level for his position in this league. His stats last season should speak forever full stop. Pardew finished fifth after all.

Nah doesn't really make sense.

Comparing a situation where a manager didn't perform well consistently & then had a stand out year, only to perform poorly again & point out that the singular season doesn't represent the overall general standard.

With a player who has performed consistently for several seasons in a row, has only had one previous season at this level, was one of the higher achievers in a side that has stayed up for several seasons now & who outperformed several players who have gone on to do well at this level.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 26 August 2017, 04:27:19 pm
He's been much better so far today.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Flip on Saturday 26 August 2017, 04:33:35 pm
He's been much better so far today.

Been excellent.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Saturday 26 August 2017, 04:34:13 pm
Outstanding for that second goal
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Willow on Saturday 26 August 2017, 04:45:38 pm
Man of the match today?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Charlies on Saturday 26 August 2017, 04:46:47 pm
Him or merino
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Saturday 26 August 2017, 04:46:57 pm
Man of the match today?

Him or Merino. Probably Ritchie for me
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Jayson on Saturday 26 August 2017, 05:15:45 pm
Drives us on, could see he wanted a goal. Superb play for the 2nd, could've maybe done better with his own shot that was saved. But he gives you that edge. He's a leader on the pitch at times.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Stottie on Saturday 26 August 2017, 05:22:44 pm
He's clearly got a bit of the radge about him, but he channeled it positively today and made a big contribution to the result. I think that first goal was vital, and Ritchie played a big part in it. He did so for the second too, but West Ham were on the ropes by then.

He doesn't talk in such flowery terms, but I reckon Rafa knows about momentum and positive energy, and on his game, Ritchie can provide them, lifting the other lads in the team.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Rich on Saturday 26 August 2017, 05:46:33 pm
Drop him, does nowt.

:tobey:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Saturday 26 August 2017, 06:57:53 pm
Yup I was torn between him & Merino being MOTM. He was that good, worked his bollocks off, got a wonderful assist and kept running till the end.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: tmonkey on Saturday 26 August 2017, 07:15:59 pm
Alot better today so fair do's. Needs to keep this level of performance up - as stated before, without pace and trickery he has to consistently produce end product in some form to justify being in the team in his position. Happy for us and him if he does.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Saturday 26 August 2017, 07:19:59 pm
Pleased that he's back.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: SuperFlat on Saturday 26 August 2017, 09:47:05 pm
I'd be concerned for his heart if he was to keep that level of effort up every week. :lol: MOTM for me, without a doubt.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: louistoon on Saturday 26 August 2017, 10:00:20 pm
Alot better today so fair do's. Needs to keep this level of performance up - as stated before, without pace and trickery he has to consistently produce end product in some form to justify being in the team in his position. Happy for us and him if he does.

The biggest thing he will give us this year is commitment. That's often used to justify a poor player, but don't mean it like that, this season we need players who are going to drag us through games where we're not playing well and ritchies competitiveness and work ethic is probably the best in this division. He hates losing, and I'd rather have someone like him this season than a wijnaldum who will dissappear when things aren't going well.

Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Saturday 26 August 2017, 10:04:30 pm
I'd be concerned for his heart if he was to keep that level of effort up every week. :lol: MOTM for me, without a doubt.

Reminded me of that time Scott Parker ran himself to physical exhaustion and just had to lie by the touchline for a minute :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: LionOfGosforth on Saturday 26 August 2017, 10:06:34 pm
I'd be concerned for his heart if he was to keep that level of effort up every week. :lol: MOTM for me, without a doubt.

Reminded me of that time Scott Parker ran himself to physical exhaustion and just had to lie by the touchline for a minute :lol:

Think that might have been in a home game against Arsenal. Didn't he end up with a big lump of cotton wool in his mouth after taking an elbow in the mush for the cause?  :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Saturday 26 August 2017, 10:29:30 pm
Looked much more up-to-speed. Because his game lacks athleticism, he needs that mental edge. He was much more direct today which suits him more when Yedlin is out.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Away Day Gadgie on Sunday 27 August 2017, 02:24:57 pm
After watching the game back i thought he was absolutely brilliant and was a huge factor in the win.  He made 2 goals and also worked his bollocks off.  There was a moment in the 1st half (at 0-0 i think) when West Ham put a dangerous cross in from the right and he sprinted about 15-20 yards to attack the ball before anyone else could - top quality awareness and attitude, you wouldn't lose many games in you had 11 players like that.  He should be captain, not just cos of yesterday but cos of the countless times he dragged us through games last season.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: TRon on Sunday 27 August 2017, 04:39:02 pm
I think his closing down of opposition players is exceptional, what a little pest he must be to play against. I'm not sure he's a natural wide man, but I'll bet he's the first name down on the sheet for Rafa.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Pilko on Sunday 27 August 2017, 04:48:31 pm
I had a bit of a go at him cos his first three performances this season were peripheral to s****, but yesterday was more like the Ritchie we have seen a lot more often. Great energy utlised in the right places, with a sprinkling of quality.

Hope he's now match fit and keeps it up. :thup:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: xLiaaamx on Sunday 27 August 2017, 05:27:35 pm
He's weirdly quick when he wants to be. That run for his shot was a good turn of pace.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 27 August 2017, 07:19:35 pm
I'd be concerned for his heart if he was to keep that level of effort up every week. :lol: MOTM for me, without a doubt.

Reminded me of that time Scott Parker ran himself to physical exhaustion and just had to lie by the touchline for a minute :lol:

Think that might have been in a home game against Arsenal. Didn't he end up with a big lump of cotton wool in his mouth after taking an elbow in the mush for the cause?  :lol:

(http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/graeme-souness-of-newcastle-checks-on-his-injured-player-scott-parker-picture-id56411751?s=612x612)

Souness looking at him as though he's thinking, "There's nowt f***ing the matter with you, get up". :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: thomas on Sunday 27 August 2017, 07:27:13 pm
Graeme channeling some early 90's Harvey Keitel there.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Sunday 27 August 2017, 07:47:28 pm
Aye, he swallowed a tooth iirc. Say what you want about Parker, he used to genuinely graft his arse off.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: 1964 on Sunday 27 August 2017, 07:55:54 pm
Aye, he swallowed a tooth iirc. Say what you want about Parker, he used to genuinely graft his arse off.
Yeah running in tight circles is knackering
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Sunday 27 August 2017, 08:11:46 pm
:eyeroll:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: LRD on Sunday 10 September 2017, 06:12:08 pm
Like his drive but looks like he could get a red in every match.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Twinport53 on Sunday 10 September 2017, 06:14:00 pm
Like his drive but looks like he could get a red in every match.

Good job you are wrong, and he creates goals and assists on top of his ridiculous work rate.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: xLiaaamx on Sunday 10 September 2017, 06:14:17 pm
Biggest irk is when he just passes it backwards as soon as he gets it when there's absolutely no need to. He's a good player, but I wish he'd cut that out. Just take it on yourself every now and again.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 10 September 2017, 06:15:22 pm
Like his drive but looks like he could get a red in every match.

He could have easily had 2 reds in 2 games and wouldn't have had much complaint like. Two great assists last two games so thank God he didn't get sent-off.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: The College Dropout on Sunday 10 September 2017, 06:15:25 pm
Very tidy today, got involved well. Great set-piece.

Lucky to not see red. Think he wasn't running as fast as Mane (obvs) and there wasn't a massive collision which saved him.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: huss9 on Sunday 10 September 2017, 07:06:44 pm
a leader on the pitch.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Away Day Gadgie on Sunday 10 September 2017, 07:13:37 pm
One of my favourite players from recent times.  He'll pick up at least a couple of suspensions this season though.  He plays with a very high intensity so he's always gona go in a bit too hard or a bit late, which i don't have a problem with cos you'd lose half the player it you tried to take that away from his game.  Sorry for the cliche but i think it's definitely relevant here.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Sunday 10 September 2017, 07:51:38 pm
Love his high press and intensity and it was a cracking corner for the goal. Needs to chill out with the yellow cards though
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ikon on Sunday 10 September 2017, 07:52:10 pm
This guy runs :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Varadi on Sunday 10 September 2017, 07:55:51 pm
Love his high press and intensity and it was a cracking corner for the goal. Needs to chill out with the yellow cards though

Think he knows other players are quicker and more skillful than him so he has to play right on the edge with his intensity levels to match them - yellow cards will be in inevitable I reckon.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Numbers on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:04:28 pm
http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11029856/matt-ritchie-escapes-red-card-for-sadio-mane-style-foul

 :idiot2:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Numbers on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:05:57 pm
Quote
Is Ritchie endangering an opponent? Without a shadow of a doubt. I actually think that's worse than Mane's.

Alan Pardew

Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: nemtizz on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:07:10 pm
Completely the same, aside from the boot to the face.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: nemtizz on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:08:01 pm
Rightly or wrongly Pardew did say both were yellow cards, FWIW.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dave on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:08:33 pm
Quote
Is Ritchie endangering an opponent? Without a shadow of a doubt. I actually think that's worse than Mane's.

Alan Pardew

To be fair to the absolute weapon he says he doesn't think either should have been red cards.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:10:04 pm
Completely the same, aside from the boot to the face.

I think Mane had more chance of bringing it under control. The ball for Ritchie seemed a bit flatter (may be wrong). Both were genuine attempts to get the ball, both were very dangerous though.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: U2 on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:10:31 pm
On what planet was it worse? :lol:  Absolute mental, that Pardew.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Numbers on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:11:44 pm
Quote
Is Ritchie endangering an opponent? Without a shadow of a doubt. I actually think that's worse than Mane's.

Alan Pardew

To be fair to the absolute weapon he says he doesn't think either should have been red cards.

He says that they were both very very similar but Ritchies was far worse despite him not kicking the other guys chin off?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Bimpy474 on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:13:07 pm
On what planet was it worse? :lol:  Absolute mental, that Pardew.

He said both of Ritchie's feet were off the ground, making it worse. Not noticing that Ritichie did slip as he made the challenge hence his other foot looking like it was off the ground as well.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: U2 on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:14:16 pm
Okay, so Mane going in with considerably more force is moot cos Ritchie happened to have two feet off the ground.  Pardew :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Numbers on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:14:58 pm
Classic clueless Pardew tbf, Hope he slips on a banana skin and lands on his knees in a vat of thinly laid Lego blocks.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Bimpy474 on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:15:07 pm
Okay, so Mane going in with considerably more force is moot cos Ritchie happened to have two feet off the ground :lol:

Aye, that seemed to be Pardew's logic.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: U2 on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:16:44 pm
Classic clueless Pardew tbf, Hope he slips on a banana skin and lands on his knees in a vat of thinly laid Lego blocks.

Just so long as he ends up with two feet off the ground during the slip.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:16:57 pm
Okay, so Mane going in with considerably more force is moot cos Ritchie happened to have two feet off the ground.  Pardew :lol:

Mane's were both off too. :lol:

Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:17:51 pm
Okay, so Mane going in with considerably more force is moot cos Ritchie happened to have two feet off the ground.  Pardew :lol:

Mane's were both off too. :lol:


Mane's almost left the f***ing atmosphere FFS.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Numbers on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:18:04 pm
Okay, so Mane going in with considerably more force is moot cos Ritchie happened to have two feet off the ground.  Pardew :lol:

Mane's were both off too. :lol:


Even more to be fair.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: U2 on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:19:17 pm
Okay, so Mane going in with considerably more force is moot cos Ritchie happened to have two feet off the ground.  Pardew :lol:

Mane's were both off too. :lol:


Pards :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Bimpy474 on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:21:29 pm
'similar offence'

Similar in that Ritchie didn't kick Mawsons head off, caught his arm mind, had a fecking great lump on it straight after.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: OCK on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:22:08 pm
FA to invest in time travel so they can retro-retroactively suspend Matt Ritchie for his crime.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: triggs on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:23:48 pm
Okay, so Mane going in with considerably more force is moot cos Ritchie happened to have two feet off the ground.  Pardew :lol:

Mane's were both off too. :lol:

You'd want to be some f***ing athlete to have your foot that high without your other foot off the ground :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:24:09 pm
'similar offence'

Similar in that Ritchie didn't kick Mawsons head off, caught his arm mind, had a fecking great lump on it straight after.

They are similar like. I was surprised the ref didn't give Ritchie a red
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Numbers on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:25:14 pm
Okay, so Mane going in with considerably more force is moot cos Ritchie happened to have two feet off the ground.  Pardew :lol:

Mane's were both off too. :lol:

You'd want to be some f***ing athlete to have your foot that high without your other foot off the ground :lol:

(https://resizing.flixster.com/SX7Aq1Mft31rnc6foC9clEjBlq4=/300x300/v1.aDs2MDU7ajsxNzQ2MDsxMjAwOzQzNDs2NTI)
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: xLiaaamx on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:25:38 pm
They both recieve cards as they aren't as plucky as Kachunga and Huddersfield.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: OCK on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:26:10 pm
Imagine if Ritchie had been sent off. 3 out of 4 games a red card.  :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: xLiaaamx on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:26:49 pm
Imagine if Ritchie had been sent off. 3 out of 4 games a red card.  :lol:

We didn't get anyone sent off against West Ham  :cool:  :shifty:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:27:37 pm
Knowing our luck we'll see the first ever instance where a referee will rescind his yellow card giving the FA free reign to give him a retrospective ban.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Bimpy474 on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:28:02 pm
'similar offence'

Similar in that Ritchie didn't kick Mawsons head off, caught his arm mind, had a fecking great lump on it straight after.

They are similar like. I was surprised the ref didn't give Ritchie a red

I suppose because Ritchie didn't kick Mawson in the face he got a yellow, was very high like. Amazing how something like this happens the day after what happened yesterday.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Newcastle Fan on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:28:37 pm
Thought he worked his socks off today, really made life difficult for them.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: OCK on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:29:19 pm
Imagine if Ritchie had been sent off. 3 out of 4 games a red card.  :lol:

We didn't get anyone sent off against West Ham  :cool:  :shifty:

 :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Numbers on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:29:22 pm
'similar offence'

Similar in that Ritchie didn't kick Mawsons head off, caught his arm mind, had a fecking great lump on it straight after.

They are similar like. I was surprised the ref didn't give Ritchie a red

I suppose because Ritchie didn't kick Mawson in the face he got a yellow, was very high like. Amazing how something like this happens the day after what happened yesterday.

Even more amazing the fact it happened only a few weeks after Mbembas head was almost kicked out of the atmosphere resulting in not even a card. No scrutiny on that one.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Bimpy474 on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:31:25 pm
He got away with a not giving a penalty away today as well. It's gone rather unnoticed but he kicked the back of Carroll's (i think) legs when they put a cross in and put him on his arse. Even gave himself away by raising his hands to say he didn't do anything. Lucky little git, love him.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dave on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:31:42 pm
Quote from: Pardew's tiny brain
(https://i.imgur.com/PdrYHf6.jpg)

That Mane is pretty tall.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Bimpy474 on Sunday 10 September 2017, 08:32:54 pm
'similar offence'

Similar in that Ritchie didn't kick Mawsons head off, caught his arm mind, had a fecking great lump on it straight after.

They are similar like. I was surprised the ref didn't give Ritchie a red

I suppose because Ritchie didn't kick Mawson in the face he got a yellow, was very high like. Amazing how something like this happens the day after what happened yesterday.

Even more amazing the fact it happened only a few weeks after Mbembas head was almost kicked out of the atmosphere resulting in not even a card. No scrutiny on that one.

Aye, not even had a mention, except for us bringing it up  :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: samptime29 on Sunday 10 September 2017, 10:28:41 pm
We have some height in the squad, CB and strikers, we need Ritchie to get on the assists.

Works hard, a good buy for sure.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: afar on Sunday 10 September 2017, 10:38:15 pm
This is tarnishing a great win, it seems like the only thing the pundits are talking about, once again. Shame not one of them is talking about Sanches's cowardly act, at all. It's like it never happened.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: The College Dropout on Sunday 10 September 2017, 11:05:08 pm
It is similar but Mane's was worse.

Mane's is worse obviously... because he kicks the GK in the face. He was also going much faster and walloped into the GK  with his body too.

But Ritchie was lucky. It was still mighty dangerous.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Klaus on Sunday 10 September 2017, 11:10:06 pm
Should get 2 years minimum the way these c***s are going on.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Sunday 10 September 2017, 11:13:22 pm
I didn't give that Richie thing a second thought during the game. Happens all the time.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: number9shirt on Sunday 10 September 2017, 11:14:00 pm
Barely mention that Mane whacks Ederson in the face breaks his cheek bone & knocks him unconscious
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: wormy on Sunday 10 September 2017, 11:15:20 pm
I'm guessing it's still okay for MBemba to get shanked in the face? If so, punditry can f*** off.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Bimpy474 on Sunday 10 September 2017, 11:16:04 pm
I must have missed it, what did Sanches do ?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dave on Sunday 10 September 2017, 11:17:58 pm
I must have missed it, what did Sanches do ?

(https://i.imgur.com/zCx7X8y.png)
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Bimpy474 on Sunday 10 September 2017, 11:18:04 pm
Ah the kick in the bollocks, hahaha forgot that.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: BONTEMPI on Sunday 10 September 2017, 11:18:11 pm
Difference here is the ball coming over Ritchie's head where the ball was way in front of Mane and he took his head off. Never an issue unless it happens to a so called glamour club.

Refs got it right.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Bimpy474 on Sunday 10 September 2017, 11:21:08 pm
I remember Colo kicking someone like that, might have been a Cardiff player in the Championship. p*ssed myself then as well.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Sho'Time on Sunday 10 September 2017, 11:27:49 pm
Unless they want to start talking about the Kachunga incident, when he actually injured the oppponent and didn't even get a talking to, they can f*** right off. This high-foot bollocks is just flavour of the month.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: triggs on Sunday 10 September 2017, 11:37:35 pm
Barely mention that Mane whacks Ederson in the face breaks his cheek bone & knocks him unconscious
Probs cos almost none of that happened
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Sunday 10 September 2017, 11:38:14 pm
:lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Stifleaay on Monday 11 September 2017, 12:24:28 am
It is similar but Mane's was worse.

Mane's is worse obviously... because he kicks the GK in the face. He was also going much faster and walloped into the GK  with his body too.

But Ritchie was lucky. It was still mighty dangerous.
Mane only wallops the keeper in the face because he's on his way down for a ball.
Neither are red cards, both players went for the ball. Either we say your feet can't come off the ground at all and give red cards for it, or you allow and accept that these collisions will occur by accident from time to time.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: LRD on Monday 11 September 2017, 12:49:17 am
I remember Colo kicking someone like that, might have been a Cardiff player in the Championship. p*ssed myself then as well.

Demba Ba.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ikon on Saturday 16 September 2017, 05:21:30 pm
His delivery will get us so many points this season!  :drool: :smitten:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 16 September 2017, 05:29:18 pm
4 assists already. :notbad:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: morla84 on Saturday 16 September 2017, 06:31:10 pm
Thought he had a bit of a poorer game today compared to usual, and still ended up with 2 assists
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Lenny on Saturday 16 September 2017, 06:33:01 pm
He will finish our top assister by a landslide :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Saturday 16 September 2017, 06:39:22 pm
Thought he had a bit of a poorer game today compared to usual, and still ended up with 2 assists

Funny game football, I thought it was one of his better performances so far tbh.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: morla84 on Saturday 16 September 2017, 06:41:30 pm
He will finish our top assister by a landslide :lol:
That's similar to the mackems, but they always finish on top of their sister
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: afar on Saturday 16 September 2017, 06:49:32 pm
My Stoke supporting friend told me the other day that he didn't rate Ritchie at all, gonna meet him this week and ask him if he still thinks that :) 2 more assists today, is it 4 out of the 6 goals this season, he's assisted on ?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ikon on Saturday 16 September 2017, 06:51:42 pm
First one to Atsu was f***ing ace. His corners are of great quality, and most of all they're consistent. So many good ones :thup:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: HawK on Saturday 16 September 2017, 07:56:05 pm
He's been literally world class so far, had no idea how good he'd be for us when he first signed. The quality off his left foot and his never ending tenacity is so effective. Wouldn't like out of place in a high pressing team of far higher stature than ours tbh.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Tiresias on Saturday 16 September 2017, 08:42:33 pm
Second highest assists in league  :lol: Feel bad thought his terrible game against Spurs might indicate he was going to struggle  :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Sean on Saturday 16 September 2017, 08:47:21 pm
Theres a video on twitter of our second goal, after he takes the corner he jumps up and pretends to head it in, what a nutter  :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: hakka on Saturday 16 September 2017, 08:57:55 pm
i like him, but it's strange he has almost no qualities as a winger. No pace, can't beat a man, his crossing is pretty average

Really wouldn't mind an upgrade on Ritchie. Not a top player at this level IMO.

(http://www.nufcblog.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Screen-Shot-2017-04-02-at-22.46.39.png)
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Andy on Saturday 16 September 2017, 08:58:26 pm
His end product is outstanding like. If he had a bit more pace/dribbling ability he'd be a top class player.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Saturday 16 September 2017, 08:59:02 pm
Love Ritchie, he really epitomises what is good about NUFC at the minute.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Skeletor on Saturday 16 September 2017, 09:00:16 pm
His end product is outstanding like. If he had a bit more pace/dribbling ability he'd be a top class player.

And he'd probably make less fouls too.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: 54 on Saturday 16 September 2017, 09:04:32 pm
People actually wanted us to replace Ritchie? He was the one player I knew would be able to make the step up, mainly as he was excellent for Bournemouth the season before he joined us.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Newcastle Fan on Saturday 16 September 2017, 09:10:46 pm
I have to admit i wasn't sure about him come the start of the season but his work ethic and productivity over the last three games have been outstanding.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: hakka on Saturday 16 September 2017, 09:10:51 pm
People actually wanted us to replace Ritchie? He was the one player I knew would be able to make the step up, mainly as he was excellent for Bournemouth the season before he joined us.

:thup:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Away Day Gadgie on Saturday 16 September 2017, 09:13:16 pm
People actually wanted us to replace Ritchie? He was the one player I knew would be able to make the step up, mainly as he was excellent for Bournemouth the season before he joined us.

Without wanting to sound like a smug c*** i was the same, he's been my favourite player since early last season.  Even when he doesn't have the best of games you know you'll get the effort and passion. Very important for a team like us.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Interpolic on Saturday 16 September 2017, 09:40:29 pm
People actually wanted us to replace Ritchie? He was the one player I knew would be able to make the step up, mainly as he was excellent for Bournemouth the season before he joined us.
People were in a rush to write off almost every one of our players 2 games in tbf.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: madras on Saturday 16 September 2017, 09:45:09 pm
More poise today. I was a bit concerned with his shouting and gesticulating in the first 15 or so but after that very good.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Interpolic on Saturday 16 September 2017, 09:51:27 pm
Noticed him drinking a red bull in the tunnel before kick off, no wonder he's such an edgy c*** on the pitch.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Shay's Given Tim Flowers on Saturday 16 September 2017, 09:57:38 pm
Noticed him drinking a red bull in the tunnel before kick off, no wonder he's such an edgy c*** on the pitch.

 :lol: Seriously?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Interpolic on Saturday 16 September 2017, 09:58:41 pm
Noticed him drinking a red bull in the tunnel before kick off, no wonder he's such an edgy c*** on the pitch.

 [emoji38] Seriously?
Seriously, what? [emoji38]

He was drinking a can of Red Bull, aye. Maybe it's common, I dunno.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: tmonkey on Saturday 16 September 2017, 10:00:50 pm
I'll admit to being a Ritchie doubter, and I still am to some extent. Part of that is because I've got an inherent bias towards what I think a winger should be (fast, tricky, able to beat players and stretch teams - basically pre-injuries Keith Gillespie :lol:).

I think Ritchie is a decent player generally, if he's adding end product on top of the hard work consistently then he's firmly a "good" player and I'm happy he's in the team. I recognize the importance of having someone with his tenacity and leadership in the team/at the club and how it's a positive influence on those around him, but at the same time I'll always be anticipating a run of form where he produces nothing because I don't think he's talented enough/has enough in his game to keep this level of form up in the long term. Once he gets more attention and is better marked I'm guessing he'll be producing nothing alot of the time, and if/when it happens I'll always want the club to be looking to upgrade. It's almost like having a winger version of Kevin Nolan, as much as you like him and what he brings to the side, and no matter how favourable the stats are you know if there's a Cabaye calibre upgrade out there you'd be daft not to take it.

If it doesn't happen and he keeps the current level of form up, i.e. I'm completely wrong, then even better. We have a good quality player to help drive the team.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Dave on Saturday 16 September 2017, 10:02:14 pm
I think he'd admit himself that in the Huddersfield match in particular he was very poor. Think he needs something to fire him up, the radgey f***er. Because he's been brilliant since then.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: CPL on Saturday 16 September 2017, 10:08:33 pm
I'll admit to being a Ritchie doubter, and I still am to some extent. Part of that is because I've got an inherent bias towards what I think a winger should be (fast, tricky, able to beat players and stretch teams - basically pre-injuries Keith Gillespie :lol:).

I think Ritchie is a decent player generally, if he's adding end product on top of the hard work consistently then he's firmly a "good" player and I'm happy he's in the team. I recognize the importance of having someone with his tenacity and leadership in the team/at the club and how it's a positive influence on those around him, but at the same time I'll always be anticipating a run of form where he produces nothing because I don't think he's talented enough/has enough in his game to keep this level of form up in the long term. Once he gets more attention and is better marked I'm guessing he'll be producing nothing alot of the time, and if/when it happens I'll always want the club to be looking to upgrade. It's almost like having a winger version of Kevin Nolan, as much as you like him and what he brings to the side, and no matter how favourable the stats are you know if there's a Cabaye calibre upgrade out there you'd be daft not to take it.

If it doesn't happen and he keeps the current level of form up, i.e. I'm completely wrong, then even better. We have a good quality player to help drive the team.

Gabriel Obertan?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: number9shirt on Saturday 16 September 2017, 10:24:58 pm
I was far from convinced when he joined but his signing looks inspired, he encompasses everything NUFC, hard work, desire & a will to win. If he keeps up this form he'll be rivalling de bruyne for top assists. Matt Ritchie a fan favourite who will be here for many years to come.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: madras on Saturday 16 September 2017, 10:26:56 pm
I was far from convinced when he joined but his signing looks inspired, he encompasses everything NUFC, hard work, desire & a will to win. If he keeps up this form he'll be rivalling de bruyne for top assists. Matt Ritchie a fan favourite who will be here for many years to come.
If we keep up our form Lascalles will be our top scorer :kasper:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Shay's Given Tim Flowers on Saturday 16 September 2017, 10:30:56 pm
Noticed him drinking a red bull in the tunnel before kick off, no wonder he's such an edgy c*** on the pitch.

 [emoji38] Seriously?
Seriously, what? [emoji38]

He was drinking a can of Red Bull, aye. Maybe it's common, I dunno.

 :lol: just seems like a 10 year old down the park.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hughesy on Saturday 16 September 2017, 10:32:32 pm
People actually wanted us to replace Ritchie? He was the one player I knew would be able to make the step up, mainly as he was excellent for Bournemouth the season before he joined us.
I don't think that entirely true to be honest - pretty sure he had fairly average season for Bournemouth the year before he came to us. Part of the reason they agreed to sell him.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: madras on Saturday 16 September 2017, 10:43:31 pm
People actually wanted us to replace Ritchie? He was the one player I knew would be able to make the step up, mainly as he was excellent for Bournemouth the season before he joined us.
I don't think that entirely true to be honest - pretty sure he had fairly average season for Bournemouth the year before he came to us. Part of the reason they agreed to sell him.
Bit of both wasn't it. he had an OK season, they wanted to keep him but he was desperate to come and we offered a decent price.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hughesy on Saturday 16 September 2017, 10:51:52 pm
People actually wanted us to replace Ritchie? He was the one player I knew would be able to make the step up, mainly as he was excellent for Bournemouth the season before he joined us.
I don't think that entirely true to be honest - pretty sure he had fairly average season for Bournemouth the year before he came to us. Part of the reason they agreed to sell him.
Bit of both wasn't it. he had an OK season, they wanted to keep him but he was desperate to come and we offered a decent price.
Ok season might be a fairer assessment - can't remember the stats re goals and assists but I think he was a fair way off an excellent season.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Saturday 16 September 2017, 10:52:54 pm
People actually wanted us to replace Ritchie? He was the one player I knew would be able to make the step up, mainly as he was excellent for Bournemouth the season before he joined us.
People were in a rush to write off almost every one of our players 2 games in tbf.
Definitely. Me included like, a lot of it has to do with the fact we're managed by a sex god but we probably need to hold off on our critisism of players.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Scoot on Saturday 16 September 2017, 11:18:14 pm
https://www.readytogo.net/smb/threads/matt-ritchie.1245021/

I always find this topic on Ritchie from RTG hilarious.

The topic went from "The deluded mags think they're signing Matt Ritchie, 'I s*** you not'."

more mackem s**** - "Not one of the 18 comments I read even, for a moment, questioned how a Premier League club's star player, whom they have recently turned down a huge bid for from a club in Europe in West Ham, could viably be a realistic and likely signing for them. Delusion and ignorance beyond belief!"

The topic then went to this after it became obvious we were signing him...

Why are Bournemouth selling him? Clearly he isn't as good as most are making out.

and...

Clearly he's been sold the prospect of Champions League football.

and

A mag coming on a premier league clubs forum getting excited about signing Dwight Gayle and Matt Ritchie oh how the mighty have fallen

and

So it was all a big joke when this was first mentioned, smilies, deluded etc. Now it looks like it could happen he's not that good anyway!
This place man!! :lol::lol:


and the best one...

They forgotten there playing at Burton Albion next season...  :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: xLiaaamx on Saturday 16 September 2017, 11:39:01 pm
He was drinking Red Bull and it looked like Atsu was munching on a bar of chocolate too  :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: sbnufc on Saturday 16 September 2017, 11:40:53 pm
He was drinking Red Bull and it looked like Atsu was munching on a bar of chocolate too  :lol:
I saw that before kick off too. He was making it proper obvious :lol:  Swear Atsu had a coco pops cereal bar
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: mighty__mag on Sunday 17 September 2017, 12:32:30 am
Absolute work horse this c***. Does everything most aren't interested in and gets all over the place. Has been key in our performances so far for me.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Altamullan on Sunday 17 September 2017, 01:44:29 am
Might be sponsored by them :D

Anyways...he can drink horse cum, for all I care, if it keeps his performances up :lol:

Eeww & :lol: (& why the long face Mikel?)
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Zero on Sunday 17 September 2017, 06:41:44 am
Our new Solano?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Sunday 17 September 2017, 09:21:10 am
He was drinking Red Bull and it looked like Atsu was munching on a bar of chocolate too  [emoji38]
Cracked me up seeing him chugging red bull like [emoji38]
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: 54 on Sunday 17 September 2017, 04:21:44 pm
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Newcastle Fan on Monday 18 September 2017, 08:50:09 am
Build this magnificent b****** a statue outside the ground.

A Statue of him shouting in anger at the birds around SJP
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: samptime29 on Monday 18 September 2017, 08:57:28 am
Possibly my favourite player atm.

Hugely encouraging how many chances he's creating.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: 54 on Monday 18 September 2017, 09:03:38 am
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/matt-ritchie-eager-part-era-13635251?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Ritchie was one of the many heroes against the Potters after weighing in with two assists to help set up a respectable win against Mark Hughes’ side.

Afterwards, he told the Chronicle: “It’s time to make new memories.

“You are as only as good as your last game and we are as good as we played in the Premier League on Saturday.

“We will build on that for the minute and there is a positive vibe around the place.

“We need to keep that and the only way we do that is through grit, determination and hard work.

“If you take your foot off the gas you will soon start getting beat and dropping points.

“We need to make sure that we keep getting better and when you are doing well it’s the time to stay focused and continue to work hard.

“That is the message the manager will give for sure and likewise all the players.”

And when asked about his own excellent form Ritchie was eager to underline the fact it’s very much a team effort.

He responded: “The assists are helping the team and that’s fantastic and I am really delighted but the team performance is really good.

“It wasn’t quite the same as the West Ham game where we could get on top straight away and take control.

“Stoke were very good in the opening 15 minutes and made us be patient in the way we wanted to play.

“We showed real patience and maturity in the first 20 minutes or so because we didn’t go and press when it wasn’t on to do that.

“We wanted to get the fans behind us early in the game (by getting an early goal).

“But it didn’t work out that way.

“So it was a fantastic performance to battle and I was really delighted with the result.”

Newcastle’s clever game plan warmed 50,000 United fans on Saturday with Ritchie delighted by the crowd’s understanding of what the team are trying to achieve at the moment.

Ritchie said: “The fans were fantastic.

“After 10 or 15 minutes I was thinking we needed to get on the front foot a bit more and get up the pitch.

“They were dropping deep and switching the play well and their two central midfielders were getting too much of the ball than what we’d hoped for in our game plan.

“Luckily enough our fans stick by us because they know we are trying to do the right things.

“That’s exactly what they did and it makes a big difference when the fans are behind us.

“In the end, the performance was fantastic and showed real maturity.

“We stayed compact and didn’t let Stoke get into the game or create chances.

“We then grew into it and we could have led by more than one goal at half-time.

“But the positive thing is we are creating chances.”
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: The College Dropout on Monday 18 September 2017, 11:32:44 am
Has quality on that left foot. Good to see him contributing like this
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Lenny on Monday 18 September 2017, 12:56:21 pm
I'll admit to being a Ritchie doubter, and I still am to some extent. Part of that is because I've got an inherent bias towards what I think a winger should be (fast, tricky, able to beat players and stretch teams - basically pre-injuries Keith Gillespie :lol:).

I think Ritchie is a decent player generally, if he's adding end product on top of the hard work consistently then he's firmly a "good" player and I'm happy he's in the team. I recognize the importance of having someone with his tenacity and leadership in the team/at the club and how it's a positive influence on those around him, but at the same time I'll always be anticipating a run of form where he produces nothing because I don't think he's talented enough/has enough in his game to keep this level of form up in the long term. Once he gets more attention and is better marked I'm guessing he'll be producing nothing alot of the time, and if/when it happens I'll always want the club to be looking to upgrade. It's almost like having a winger version of Kevin Nolan, as much as you like him and what he brings to the side, and no matter how favourable the stats are you know if there's a Cabaye calibre upgrade out there you'd be daft not to take it.

If it doesn't happen and he keeps the current level of form up, i.e. I'm completely wrong, then even better. We have a good quality player to help drive the team.

I quite strongly disagree with a lot of this. I think you can use his pace and lack of skill/trickery as a reason why he may struggle to step up a division as a wide man, but you're painting him as no more than a grafter with little ability that's going through a bit of a purple patch with his end product; something that his career to date has shown is not the case.

He has always had very good technical ability; he's a superb passer of the ball and thinks quicker than most. He's decisive, doesn't hold on to the ball longer than necessary and when the opportunity presents itself to either shoot, cross or play a killer pass he often does so with quality. I'd be very surprised if anyone in our team comes close to him for assists, come the end of the season.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Monday 18 September 2017, 01:29:58 pm
Very encouraging quotes, great to see the players so aware of what's being asked of them.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Wilson on Monday 18 September 2017, 01:37:39 pm
His imaginary header when he takes the corner that sets up Lascelles is class :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Bimpy474 on Monday 18 September 2017, 01:38:33 pm
Our corners now to when we did lovely floaty ones to the great lettuce Mighty Mikey Williamson  :lol:

Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: summerof69 on Monday 18 September 2017, 01:39:43 pm
Our corners now to when we did lovely floaty ones to the great lettuce Mighty Mikey Williamson  :lol:




:lol: EVERY WEEK !!!!
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: 54 on Monday 18 September 2017, 01:39:49 pm
Our corners now to when we did lovely floaty ones to the great lettuce Mighty Mikey Williamson  :lol:


Remember that time we went 2 (TWO) years without scoring from a set piece :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Bimpy474 on Monday 18 September 2017, 01:40:55 pm
Our corners now to when we did lovely floaty ones to the great lettuce Mighty Mikey Williamson  :lol:


Remember that time we went 2 (TWO) years without scoring from a set piece :lol:

Aye, something like over 400 corners  :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Away Day Gadgie on Monday 18 September 2017, 01:45:41 pm
Our corners now to when we did lovely floaty ones to the great lettuce Mighty Mikey Williamson  :lol:


Remember that time we went 2 (TWO) years without scoring from a set piece :lol:

Aye i remember i used to brag to people that "i was there" the last time we scored a corner, in a similar way that people brag they saw us win the Fairs Cup.  We really were unbelievably s*** at them.  The opposition were actually happy to concede corners as they knew it was a piece of p*ss to defend against.  f***ing Pardew!
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Nobody on Monday 18 September 2017, 02:23:21 pm
Our corners now to when we did lovely floaty ones to the great lettuce Mighty Mikey Williamson  :lol:


Remember that time we went 2 (TWO) years without scoring from a set piece :lol:

Aye, something like over 400 corners  :lol:
Quote
Fabricio Coloccini netted Newcastle's first goal from a corner in a first team match of any description since Demba Ba scored at Wolves in October 2011. Between then and now United participated in 102 matches without profiting from a flag kick.
FFS :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: xLiaaamx on Monday 18 September 2017, 02:33:29 pm
Mike Williamson was s**** in the air for a big guy. And that was his only strength.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Monday 18 September 2017, 02:34:38 pm
"We have perfected the corner"
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: The College Dropout on Monday 18 September 2017, 03:31:53 pm
Willo would get his head on them.... that's it.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Away Day Gadgie on Monday 18 September 2017, 03:35:48 pm
His imaginary header when he takes the corner that sets up Lascelles is class :lol:

I need to see this.  They didn't show it on MOTD.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Nobody on Monday 18 September 2017, 03:44:43 pm
His imaginary header when he takes the corner that sets up Lascelles is class :lol:

I need to see this.  They didn't show it on MOTD.
12:00 in the extended highlights on nufc.co.uk
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Away Day Gadgie on Monday 18 September 2017, 03:49:19 pm
His imaginary header when he takes the corner that sets up Lascelles is class :lol:

I need to see this.  They didn't show it on MOTD.
12:00 in the extended highlights on nufc.co.uk
👍
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: 54 on Monday 18 September 2017, 04:02:22 pm
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Ian W on Monday 18 September 2017, 08:51:58 pm
If you don't do imaginary headers you don't love football IMO.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: HawK on Monday 18 September 2017, 09:16:05 pm
If you don't do imaginary headers you don't love football IMO.

I'd bet a fair whack that the Red Bull he drinks in the tunnel is not the first he has before the match. Fast becoming one of my favourite NUFC players, he's our little radgie :lol:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: madras on Monday 18 September 2017, 11:04:20 pm
If you don't do imaginary headers you don't love football IMO.
Just headers ? I've been known to kick the seat in front when we have a shooting chance.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Newcastle Fan on Tuesday 19 September 2017, 09:51:22 am
Ahh that video man :love:
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Tuesday 19 September 2017, 02:37:15 pm
Was looking to see who had the most assists for us in a PL season to see if he had a chance of beating them and Nobby got 16 assists in 1999/00 season.

Didn't go any further back than that
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 19 September 2017, 02:42:11 pm
I'm sure Robert got 18 in 2001/02.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Tuesday 19 September 2017, 02:46:55 pm
I was just going off this, no idea if it's accurate or not https://www.statbunker.com/competitions/MostAssists?comp_id=76&club_id=16
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 19 September 2017, 03:08:08 pm
https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/players/goal_assist

According to the PL Nobby got 15 that season.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 19 September 2017, 03:47:23 pm
They look off. That has Robert down as 11 assists the season we came 4th. He had way more unless they've since changed the definition of an assist and swiped some off him.
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Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Tuesday 19 September 2017, 04:11:40 pm
Nobby isn't even on the 02/03 list as well.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: themanupstairs on Tuesday 19 September 2017, 04:31:18 pm
Don't think they took assists very seriously back then did they? Feels like a relatively new thing.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 19 September 2017, 04:32:59 pm
Opta Index used to. I remember there being a big thing at the time that Robert had more assists than Pires who was the best player in the league that season.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kanji on Tuesday 19 September 2017, 04:35:16 pm
Fact that assists is very loosely used in years past in the sport cracks me the hell up :lol: considering how heavily it's used in other sports like hockey, basketball, etc.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Astroblack on Tuesday 19 September 2017, 04:41:48 pm
Fact that assists is very loosely used in years past in the sport cracks me the hell up :lol: considering how heavily it's used in other sports like hockey, basketball, etc.

That's true. It's still not talked about to the level it maybe should be.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Tuesday 19 September 2017, 04:42:59 pm
I don't ever remember it not being taken seriously tbh. I dunno where that's come from.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Minhosa on Tuesday 19 September 2017, 04:44:53 pm
I don't ever remember it not being taken seriously tbh. I dunno where that's come from.

Nah - that's definetely right. Back in the early premiership days, they were hardly given any real kudos. Top scorers were where it was at.

Hardly anywhere near the level of statistical analysis that is done now and we're still miles behind many American sports for it.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: joeyt on Tuesday 19 September 2017, 04:46:54 pm
Presume the increase in people doing fantasy football means they get taken more seriously too
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Minhosa on Tuesday 19 September 2017, 04:49:23 pm
Presume the increase in people doing fantasy football means they get taken more seriously too

:thup:.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Tuesday 19 September 2017, 04:53:46 pm
I don't ever remember it not being taken seriously tbh. I dunno where that's come from.

Nah - that's definetely right. Back in the early premiership days, they were hardly given any real kudos. Top scorers were where it was at.

Hardly anywhere near the level of statistical analysis that is done now and we're still miles behind many American sports for it.

:shrug: I remember it completely differently tbh. Or at least creativity and chance creation was massively lauded. Just off the top of my head I remember Cantona, Giggs, Beardsley, Ripley, McManaman, Le Tissier being singled out as being big deals because of their creativity, chance creation, assists, whatever you want to call it.

There's a possibility that it really started to become a bigger deal when Beckham was putting it on a plate and became much more a part of goals than the actual goalscorer, but I don't think it was ever ignored.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Minhosa on Tuesday 19 September 2017, 05:21:59 pm
I don't ever remember it not being taken seriously tbh. I dunno where that's come from.

Nah - that's definetely right. Back in the early premiership days, they were hardly given any real kudos. Top scorers were where it was at.

Hardly anywhere near the level of statistical analysis that is done now and we're still miles behind many American sports for it.

:shrug: I remember it completely differently tbh. Or at least creativity and chance creation was massively lauded. Just off the top of my head I remember Cantona, Giggs, Beardsley, Ripley, McManaman, Le Tissier being singled out as being big deals because of their creativity, chance creation, assists, whatever you want to call it.

There's a possibility that it really started to become a bigger deal when Beckham was putting it on a plate and became much more a part of goals than the actual goalscorer, but I don't think it was ever ignored.

Aye - lauded for being good players/providers or whatever but never in the form of '10 goals and 18 assists last season, Stuart Ripley is amongst the most productive in Europe, whose return was only bettered by xxx at Barcelona'.

It may not have been ignored but it was never really presented in a statistical form or even talked about in that way imho.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Pons Alias on Tuesday 19 September 2017, 05:54:33 pm
 Sold him in FIFA. He's dead to me now.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Tuesday 19 September 2017, 06:05:00 pm
Sold him in FIFA. He's dead to me now.

Who plays FIFA. He's bossing it for me in PES2018. Already leading in assists, and last game I scored a carbon-copy Ritchie-to-Atsu goal :)
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 19 September 2017, 06:06:47 pm
It was about 98/99 when it became pretty big. Remember one of the Sunday papers used to regularly have all the Opta Stats. The season Hamann was here his Opta Index score was the highest in the league for midfielders.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kanji on Tuesday 19 September 2017, 06:12:26 pm
Hell in hockey you even break down unnassisted and assisted goals and they'll put it in (<Name>) on the stat line if assisted or not :lol:

Obviously probably tracked by scouts, etc back in the day - it's just so massively important to note - glad its getting the rightful attention now.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Wednesday 20 September 2017, 07:34:19 am
Do you still get credited with an assist if you win a penalty that is scored?
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: morla84 on Wednesday 20 September 2017, 08:32:20 am
I remember trying to find out how many assists Beardsley got for us a while back n couldn't find a dicky bird
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Wednesday 20 September 2017, 08:58:20 am
Not as many as you'd think if that premier league page is right. 93/94 he got 8, Cole got the most with 13. 94/95 he got 5, Fox got the most with 11.

No accounting for the goals he was involved in or scored himself though.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Minhosa on Wednesday 20 September 2017, 09:00:51 am
Do you still get credited with an assist if you win a penalty that is scored?

Yeah - Pretty sure you do.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 20 September 2017, 09:49:42 am
Opta only started in 2001 hence why it's improved massively since then. I do miss the days of having to use your eyes to determine if someone was good though.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Foluwashola on Wednesday 20 September 2017, 10:13:46 am
Opta only started in 2001 hence why it's improved massively since then. I do miss the days of having to use your eyes to determine if someone was good though.

Said it before but the use of stats in football, bar goals (and assists to a degree), is a clear sign that someone knows absolutely nothing about the sport. Sky are attempting to force us to adopt the American model of relying on nothing other than meaningless statistics.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Jimburst on Wednesday 20 September 2017, 10:48:44 am
Opta only started in 2001 hence why it's improved massively since then. I do miss the days of having to use your eyes to determine if someone was good though.

Said it before but the use of stats in football, bar goals (and assists to a degree), is a clear sign that someone knows absolutely nothing about the sport. Sky are attempting to force us to adopt the American model of relying on nothing other than meaningless statistics.

:lol: That's just not true. There might be too much importance placed on them, but statistics in context are a very strong method of analysis, and can give insights into less glamorous aspects of the game that are just as important. Distance covered, passing accuracy, key chances created, tackles. All important descriptive statistics if used properly and in context.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 20 September 2017, 10:49:50 am
No one uses them properly or in context though.

That's the problem.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 20 September 2017, 10:52:05 am
No one uses them properly or in context though.

That's the problem.

:thup: For me they should supplement your opinions/arguments not be your opinions/arguments.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Wednesday 20 September 2017, 10:53:26 am
It's all about balance like Jim says. Over-reliance on gut instinct and over-reliance on stats are both daft. I'm more in favour of gut instinct and using your eyes over stats, but that doesn't mean that stats are without worth. Stats will often show you that your gut instincts were wrong. There's no stat out there that's going to account for certain things though, it's why it used to do my head in when raw facts were presented about Ben Arfa without taking into account any of immeasurable factors in play.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Foluwashola on Wednesday 20 September 2017, 11:00:07 am
Opta only started in 2001 hence why it's improved massively since then. I do miss the days of having to use your eyes to determine if someone was good though.

Said it before but the use of stats in football, bar goals (and assists to a degree), is a clear sign that someone knows absolutely nothing about the sport. Sky are attempting to force us to adopt the American model of relying on nothing other than meaningless statistics.

:lol: That's just not true. There might be too much importance placed on them, but statistics in context are a very strong method of analysis, and can give insights into less glamorous aspects of the game that are just as important. Distance covered, passing accuracy, key chances created, tackles. All important descriptive statistics if used properly and in context.

Key chances created is probably the main one used that gets on me tits. Utter bobbins.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Jimburst on Wednesday 20 September 2017, 11:38:56 am
Opta only started in 2001 hence why it's improved massively since then. I do miss the days of having to use your eyes to determine if someone was good though.

Said it before but the use of stats in football, bar goals (and assists to a degree), is a clear sign that someone knows absolutely nothing about the sport. Sky are attempting to force us to adopt the American model of relying on nothing other than meaningless statistics.

:lol: That's just not true. There might be too much importance placed on them, but statistics in context are a very strong method of analysis, and can give insights into less glamorous aspects of the game that are just as important. Distance covered, passing accuracy, key chances created, tackles. All important descriptive statistics if used properly and in context.

Key chances created is probably the main one used that gets on me tits. Utter bobbins.

What's up with it? If you've put it on a plate for your striker and he fluffs his chance, you've still done your job.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Jimburst on Wednesday 20 September 2017, 11:44:07 am
It's all about balance like Jim says. Over-reliance on gut instinct and over-reliance on stats are both daft. I'm more in favour of gut instinct and using your eyes over stats, but that doesn't mean that stats are without worth. Stats will often show you that your gut instincts were wrong. There's no stat out there that's going to account for certain things though, it's why it used to do my head in when raw facts were presented about Ben Arfa without taking into account any of immeasurable factors in play.

Aye, of course. Football is about entertainment, and you can't measure that with (particularly well) statistics. If we're talking about arguments over player efficacy, accuracy or other discrete data, then obviously statistics are important.

A: "player x always gives the ball away"
B: "Not true, he has x% pass accuracy, above league average"
Title: Matt Ritchie
Post by: ManDoon on Wednesday 20 September 2017, 11:47:30 am
Key chances created is arguably the best one. Far more indicative of a good player than assists imo.

Players get assists if they happened to pass to a guy before he hit a 30 yard goal. If someone is always creating chances they are generally going to be decent.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: themanupstairs on Wednesday 20 September 2017, 11:59:05 am
Key chances created is arguably the best one. Far more indicative of a good player than assists imo.

Players get assists if they happened to pass to a guy before he hit a 30 yard goal. If someone is always creating chances they are generally going to be decent.

Yup. Joe f***ing Allen got an assist for Shaqiri's goal the other day. He did f*** all but pass sideways and Shaqiri did everything else.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Foluwashola on Wednesday 20 September 2017, 12:12:31 pm
It's all about balance like Jim says. Over-reliance on gut instinct and over-reliance on stats are both daft. I'm more in favour of gut instinct and using your eyes over stats, but that doesn't mean that stats are without worth. Stats will often show you that your gut instincts were wrong. There's no stat out there that's going to account for certain things though, it's why it used to do my head in when raw facts were presented about Ben Arfa without taking into account any of immeasurable factors in play.

Aye, of course. Football is about entertainment, and you can't measure that with (particularly well) statistics. If we're talking about arguments over player efficacy, accuracy or other discrete data, then obviously statistics are important.

A: "player x always gives the ball away"
B: "Not true, he has x% pass accuracy, above league average"

Which completely ignores the type of situations in which the player gives the ball away. Huge difference between giving the ball away under pressure to giving the ball away from a hoof forward.

With 'key chance' it's also completely arbitrary. Some nerd in a box determining what a key chance. I'd much rather talk about genuine football than numbers.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: sadnesstan on Wednesday 20 September 2017, 12:17:27 pm
It's all about balance like Jim says. Over-reliance on gut instinct and over-reliance on stats are both daft. I'm more in favour of gut instinct and using your eyes over stats, but that doesn't mean that stats are without worth. Stats will often show you that your gut instincts were wrong. There's no stat out there that's going to account for certain things though, it's why it used to do my head in when raw facts were presented about Ben Arfa without taking into account any of immeasurable factors in play.

Aye, of course. Football is about entertainment, and you can't measure that with (particularly well) statistics. If we're talking about arguments over player efficacy, accuracy or other discrete data, then obviously statistics are important.

A: "player x always gives the ball away"
B: "Not true, he has x% pass accuracy, above league average"

Maybe he's easily tackled.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 20 September 2017, 12:18:07 pm
No one is determining anything tbf, all it is is a pass which leads to a goalscoring opportunity. A pass to an assist so to speak, something that Xavi was king of.

Doon is right in the sense that doing that type of play consistently is more indicative of good player than assists are. Although like all stats it's all relative and should be taken under the proper context.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: sadnesstan on Wednesday 20 September 2017, 12:20:09 pm
Allen got an assist, and Mbemba didn't.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Wednesday 20 September 2017, 12:24:50 pm
My favourite stat for showing that they're often meaningless is Messi's (I think) passing accuracy, which at one point was the worst in the league because he was always attempting through balls. I'm not sure that's entirely accurate but it's along those lines. V.I posted it with a link but I can't seem to find it.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: triggs on Wednesday 20 September 2017, 12:30:04 pm
Opta only started in 2001 hence why it's improved massively since then. I do miss the days of having to use your eyes to determine if someone was good though.

Said it before but the use of stats in football, bar goals (and assists to a degree), is a clear sign that someone knows absolutely nothing about the sport. Sky are attempting to force us to adopt the American model of relying on nothing other than meaningless statistics.

[emoji38] That's just not true. There might be too much importance placed on them, but statistics in context are a very strong method of analysis, and can give insights into less glamorous aspects of the game that are just as important. Distance covered, passing accuracy, key chances created, tackles. All important descriptive statistics if used properly and in context.

Key chances created is probably the main one used that gets on me tits. Utter bobbins.
Well that's just because Sissoko used to get really high chances created numbers and it didn't tie in with your views
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: Kid Icarus on Wednesday 20 September 2017, 12:31:36 pm
Now you've gone and done it.
Title: Re: Matt Ritchie
Post by: triggs on Wednesday 20 September 2017, 12:32:00 pm