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Offline TRon

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« Reply #75 on: Tuesday 6 August 2019, 01:02:27 PM »
Never realised there was more than one Custis tbh, they must both spout s**** making it difficult to distinguish.

Offline Thomson Mouse

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« Reply #76 on: Tuesday 6 August 2019, 01:35:27 PM »
So does that mean someone like Caulkin has left the times and is solely in this now?
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« Reply #77 on: Tuesday 6 August 2019, 01:38:05 PM »
Football journalism is typically awful and they somehow show more hubris than agents. They behave as if they're somehow integral to the game and the oracles of truth. In reality most of them can barely string an original thought together and know f*** all about football.

totally agree. paid way too much, way too much self importance. If anyone can tell me why either Custis brother deserves to comment on football then go for it

Saw the Twitter storm when this was all released the other day. Every single one seemed like "Here's a cast iron opinion you might as well treat as fact about team x" that you'll look back on in 6 months and will be utter bullshit.
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Offline Wallsendmag

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« Reply #78 on: Tuesday 6 August 2019, 03:37:06 PM »

Apparently Rafa got us relegated, not McClaren.
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« Reply #79 on: Tuesday 6 August 2019, 03:42:45 PM »
Comparing Rafa's past record with Steve Bruce's with a straight face. I think I know what that'll 'be about' comparatively.

Offline TBG

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« Reply #80 on: Tuesday 6 August 2019, 04:13:03 PM »

Apparently Rafa got us relegated, not McClaren.

"Europe with Hull"  :lol:

They didn't even make the groups.

Offline Disco

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« Reply #81 on: Tuesday 6 August 2019, 04:18:24 PM »

Apparently Rafa got us relegated, not McClaren.

"Europe with Hull"  :lol:

They didn't even make the groups.


Don't want to make the groups man, you'll get yourself relegated. Far better throw the games and get knocked out early because you know you'll never play in Europe again. Might as well get relegated anyway because you're a great guy.

Offline Interpolic

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« Reply #82 on: Tuesday 6 August 2019, 04:32:31 PM »
Aren't the FA Cup final and Europe with Hull the same achievement? :lol:

So he's achieved one thing in his career, where even he has admitted they got lucky with their draws along the way.

Wow what an amazing 20 years he's had in the sport.  That one achievement is meant to somehow offset a f***ing 30% win percentage.

Edit - a 28.1% win percentage :lol:

Offline GideonShandy

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« Reply #83 on: Tuesday 6 August 2019, 05:36:08 PM »
BBC (McNulty) predicting that we'll finish 20th.

www.bbc.com/sport/football/49236095

Last year he predicted 18th.

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« Reply #84 on: Tuesday 6 August 2019, 05:49:08 PM »
I keep seeing loads of people referring to stuff like 'a blizzard of discontent from supporters'.

Is this really the case? I mean, as I'm sure will be evidenced by the near 50,000 bums on seats on Sunday, the match-going support is as loyal as ever. Meanwhile, well over a thousand people went down to Preston and sang Bruce's name. 16,000 people thought spending money on a friendly was a fair enough investment. You can see folks out and about wearing the new kit. The Facebook community seems extremely balanced, if not representing a picture of happiness rather than unhappiness. The only demonstration that has happened was absolutely minuscule and immediately laughed at by the manager himself.

It seems to me like people in the media are making stuff up again. "Oh, yeah, Newcastle? Rafa to Bruce. I bet they're all p*ssed off up there, aren't they? They're not? Full house on Sunday? I bet they're livid though. Protests n stuff. I'll write that anyway. 'Blizzard of discontent', that sounds good." I'm not in the city at the moment but I really don't feel like there's any evidence to suggest it's anything other than, basically, business as usual.

I hate the notion that Newcastle-Online is insular, and doesn't provide a broad, general view of Newcastle supporters, and basically just represents one side of any argument. But, at times, it does feel like we're a little bit alone in the universe. :lol:

Can we add a poll to one of the threads, like? Just a simple, 'how do you feel about NUFC right now?' With answers ranging from Ecstatic/Optimistic all the way through to Miserable/Hopeless. I'd be really keen to know how the majority of people who view this board actually feel right now. I feel like it would give me some headpeace.

Offline Mattoon

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« Reply #85 on: Tuesday 6 August 2019, 06:08:44 PM »
Seems like more than historically seen @Yorkie

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« Reply #86 on: Tuesday 6 August 2019, 06:10:10 PM »
Hadn't realised the figures were that significant. :thup:

Offline chopey

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« Reply #87 on: Tuesday 6 August 2019, 06:18:12 PM »
Eh !! but what else can Mike do ? He has spent £60 million this season, fuckin geordies expecting too much
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« Reply #88 on: Tuesday 6 August 2019, 06:22:43 PM »
On a positive note I heard a bloke in the gym changing room saying “anyone who turns up deserves what they get” and he was older generation so there’s at least someone thinking along those lines
:lol: I dunno. I'm starting to think it was us.
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Offline Kanji

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« Reply #89 on: Tuesday 6 August 2019, 06:25:17 PM »
So currently 35,000 or so have been sold in our 52,000 stadium. 68% full. 32% empty.
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Offline Mattoon

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« Reply #90 on: Tuesday 6 August 2019, 10:23:53 PM »
Hadn't realised the figures were that significant. :thup:

Its hard to gauge the outside world when social media flips and flops as much as it does! From the initial anger of Rafa leaving it seemed like everyone had enough, then recently after a few buys and wor Brewcie in charge it's felt like the tide has turned and we're in the minority.

If those ticket counts are accurate, plus those that have season tickets but won't be attending then it's looking much better than feared.
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Offline Tomato Deuce

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« Reply #91 on: Wednesday 7 August 2019, 01:22:00 AM »

Apparently Rafa got us relegated, not McClaren.

Imagine being that disingenuous. What a f***ing butthole.

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« Reply #92 on: Wednesday 7 August 2019, 07:57:22 AM »

Apparently Rafa got us relegated, not McClaren.

I've done Douglas a disservice - I thought he was giving the situation at the Toon only a passing glance but no, he is indeed having a proper gander.
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Offline Si

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« Reply #93 on: Wednesday 7 August 2019, 08:07:36 AM »
How many journalists has Bruce sucked off. Christ.
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Offline samptime29

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« Reply #94 on: Wednesday 7 August 2019, 08:28:14 AM »
Mark Douglas: strange comments like.

Class article about Edu in The Athletic - didn't realise was working behind scenes at Arsenal.

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« Reply #95 on: Wednesday 7 August 2019, 08:52:12 AM »
Am I the only person who thinks the majority of football writing is complete gash? I genuinely wouldn’t dream of paying for it. You get zero tactical analysis from these people they barely understand the game imo
I agree and this is why I've signed up to the trial.  Jury is still out as there have been some fairly mediocre articles about players that feel little more than promo pieces written by agents and one God awful article by supposed secret owner.  On the other hand there are some good articles, a good example being an analysis of what the promoted teams will bring in terms of tactics.  Will be interesting to see what their match reporting is like and the analysis of clubs transfer business is.

Offline Doctor Zaius

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« Reply #96 on: Wednesday 7 August 2019, 02:39:21 PM »

Apparently Rafa got us relegated, not McClaren.

He's really a stupid c*** like. FA cup LOSS with Hull where they played nobody above them to get there and a EL qualifying round loss to Lokeren is not success in anyones book.

Most of the journalists this summer have talked utter utter s****. Luke Edwards saying we've had a good window despite being weaker than we were before. Pete Graves and Downie just tow the sky line.

Barely an original thought amongst the lot of them. More insight, truth and sense is written on this forum almost every day than these clowns and thayts saying something.

 

Offline HTT

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« Reply #97 on: Wednesday 7 August 2019, 03:52:04 PM »
Not signed up to this, but the standard of sports ‘journalism/reporting’ in this country is shocking :lol:

Love a good analysis type article or good commentary on going’s on ala Culkin RE NUFC under Ashley.

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« Reply #98 on: Wednesday 7 August 2019, 04:25:15 PM »
So wait is the Europe with 'ull a result of losing the cup final?

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« Reply #99 on: Wednesday 7 August 2019, 04:26:48 PM »
Aye, and didn't get through qualifying.
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