The Newcastle team v Southampton – allow me to present the newly patented mood predictor rating system.

When the team is announced, each player name has a minus or positive response, as well as the neutral (don’t really care either way).

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Just like in the old days before the internet, social media and the rest.

When the first you knew of who was playing, was when the names were read out shortly before the match at St James Park.

Each name met with cheers or groans accordingly.

This is how I will feel today, the positives (+) when I hear a name and the negative  (-), as well as he neutral (…).

+1 Krul

-2 Elliot

+3 Janmaat

… Coloccini

-5 Williamson

+2 Mbemba

-4 Taylor


+1 Sissoko


-4 Anita

+4 Wijnaldum

+2 Aarons

+1 Tiote


-3 Gouffran

+1 Perez

-3 Obertan

…de Jong

-3 Riviere

+3 Mitrovic

+2 Cisse

So hopefully my team will be:

Krul, Janmaat, Coloccini, Mbemba, Haidara, Tiote, Sissoko, Aarons, Wijnaldum, Mitrovic, Cisse giving me a mood predictor rating of +19.

However, it could all go pear-shaped with Anita, Gouffran, Williamson, Taylor sending me straight back to the bar to calm my nerves.