The Newcastle team v West Ham has just been confirmed.

Rafa Benitez making changes once again.

Clark, Ritchie, Diame, Saivet, Gayle in.

Lejeune, Hayden, Merino, Murphy, Perez out.

They aren’t on the bench, so can only assume that Lejeune, Hayden and Merino are all injured….and indeed Newcastle United have now confirmed that both of the midfielders picked up ‘knocks’ this week in training.

This is who Rafa Benitez starts with:

Elliot, Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Manquillo, Ritchie, Diame, Saivet, Atsu, Gayle, Joselu

and the Subs:

Darlow, Haidara, Dummett, Mbemba, Murphy, Aarons, Perez

West Ham team:

Adrian, Reid, Cresswell, Zabaleta, Obiang, Kouyate, Ogbonna, Ayew, Arnautovic, Masuaku, Antonio

Subs:

Hart, Sakho, Chicarito, Collins, Quina, Rice, Carroll

Compare Rafa’s side to the the one chosen by fans HERE.

West Ham v Newcastle Match Betting:

West Ham win 11/10Draw 23/10Newcastle win 14/5

NUFC to win 2-1 12/1Gayle to score first goal 11/2Newcastle win to nil 5/1

All West Ham v Newcastle betting HERE

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  • TheNutJob

    Lucky wor kids not here, he`d have a heart attack, i think Rafa`s lost the plot or he wants the sack

    • anyobrien

      Wants the six million pay off?

      • Soldier

        he may well get it

        • anyobrien

          I’ve stood by rafa but this stinks today.

          • Soldier

            must agree with you there, 10 years a season ticket holder

          • Geordiegiants

            😬 Hard lesson Learnt that.

          • Geordiegiants

            Oooops

          • anyobrien

            You need to read my reaction to the result mate… Oops

          • Geordiegiants

            I wasn’t replying to your after thoughts, I was mearly pointing out that comment. Well done holding your hands up, but as I say to any fan that doubts Rafas ability, he is a long ball player and always comes good in the end.

          • anyobrien

            I agree backed him all the way… Been near to battling in the east stand because of it but today I did think ffs we will get mauled… But that’s football great win and merry Christmas.

        • Peaky Magpie

          Off Santa !

          • TheNutJob

            Bad Santa Mike
            πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

          • Peaky Magpie

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        • Geordiegiants

          Oooh eat my goal comes to mind.😬

  • Paul Patterson

    That’s probably the weakest midfield I’ve seen us play in our Premier-league history.

  • Leicester Mag

    Sorry but this is pathetic. Not a hope. Playing Diame is idiotic. ANY other manager would be slaughtered.

    • anyobrien

      Have to agree wtf is he playing at

    • Soldier

      any other manager would have been sacked

    • Paul Smith

      He isn’t a wizard or some Dr Frankenstein type.. He can’t magic up or create players from the corpses of the dead. We have a poor squad that has 3 central midfielders unavailable due to injury and suspension. Who should he play in central midfield when Shelvey, Hayden and Merino are injured ? Colback ?

      • Leicester Mag

        I notice you write this hours after the game. Did you truthfully see this teamsheet and think it would do the business?

  • robbersdog

    Saivet, Diame and Joselu? If we get anything out of this game with that triple whammy of utter mediocrity, the world simply won’t make sense to me.

  • anyobrien

    Fancied us until I seen that shyte ffs its game over.

    • Peaky Magpie

      I had us down for a 1-0 win,not now.Rafa has gone total doolally in the heed.

  • Sid James

    What a Carry On

    • anyobrien

      Ya ya ya ya

  • csh

    Can only assume Merino is injured. Diame for me shouldn’t be near the first team though, and is he or Saivet the one who will sit deep I wonder.

    • anyobrien

      Where’s Hayden

      • csh

        Apparently another who has taken a knock. With the exception of his hairbrained early pass Saivet played well in their absence, I’d say that’s a bonus on top of the result.

  • Albert Stubbins

    I never imagined slomo would ever play for us again. Can’t see this side winning in a month of Sundays. Please prove me wrong.!!

    • Albert Stubbins

      Well well well, this game we all love never ceases to amaze me. Well done Rafa,well done lads and a big well done to mo Diame. He must have read my comments last night. One swallow doesn’t make a summer but that’s a great result for us and that team proved the doubters wrong, me included. Bring on citeh!!!

  • Soldier

    if we lose again today i think it`s time Rafa is replaced, that teams a disgrace to Newcastle

    • Billy Ellwood

      Who with?

      • Scooter

        anybody

        • Jezza

          Such as Joe Kinnear for example, because that’s who we’re looking at if Rafa goes.

    • Steve Smith

      Best get your dirty bed sheet ready then. I’m sure the lads who hounded Sir Bobby out could help you.

      • Scooter

        SBR didn`t get 1 point in 27

        • rickyd

          SBR didn’t have his hand tied in the transfer market and wasn’t undermined by the owner at every step of the way either.

      • anyobrien

        I understand what your saying I said the same the other week but wtf is going on slo mo and some one who I thought had left the club start in centre midfield away from home in the epl…..1 point in 27…christ if we get oot today it will be a miracle.

        • Steve Smith

          Who else is there? Colback?
          Rafa is the most hamstrung manager we’ve had under Ashley and that’s saying something.

          It’s a miracle that it’s taken until Christmas for usbto drop into the relegation zone with the squad we have. Most of our players wouldn’t make it into a championship team.

          • anyobrien

            Totally understand and I was nearly fighting last home game in the east stand, defending him… Any way great result today and hats off to him and the lads

        • rickyd

          This might come as a shock, but Rafa can only choose from the players who actually play for us and are fit.

    • Berkshire Mag

      I agree the team is a bit shyte, but replace Rafa? Mental

      • Soldier

        we`ll be relegated then, will you be happy with that ?

        • Berkshire Mag

          We won’t get relegated, agree the team selection is baffling, doesn’t justify getting rid of the best manager we have had since Wor Bobby. I fear he’s making a point to fat boy, don’t agree with that, but also maybe he’s planning to park the bus for a point? Makes sense to end the horror run we’re on. BTW, Pulis is still available, do you want him instead?

          • Soldier

            get on the phone to betvictor then & put money on it
            lose today thats 1 point in 30 with Man City next !

          • Rev

            If we get nothing out of this today then the best manager since Bobby is wearing a bit thin. Give me a manager with zero reputation who can win a few games

          • Berkshire Mag

            3-1 and both Saivet and Diame score, Diame makes the 3rd. Of course Rafa is a genius!!

    • Jezza

      That team may be a disgrcae to NUFC but realistically we haven’t got any better players who aren’t getting picked. Our whole squad is a disgrace and there is nobody to blame for that but Ashley. This is where ten years of his policy of asset stripping the playing staff for personal profit has left us.

      • TheNutJob

        that`s true Jezza but that teams unbelievable

      • Oooh bobbi fleckman

        Priceless stuff

    • KRS1

      that kind of bollocks comment is why fans of other teams laugh at nufc. Is Rafa ok to carry on now in your expert opinion?

  • Scooter

    you get what you pay for

  • joe mac

    down to ten men already!….

    • Scooter

      and the rest

    • Leicester Mag

      I was thinking 9

  • Big Al 1967

    The ones I feel sorry for are the ones who have traveled down a couple of days before Christmas at great expense. Can you imagine how they will feel when they here Diame and Saivet are in all likelihood our central midfield pairing. WTF

  • 1957

    I would say it was unbelievable but its the latest in a long line of bizarre selections.

    Rather than being injured maybe Merino is being sold in January, Lejeune is being rested so he can be ran ragged by Man City and Hayden is on schitt list due to his disciplinary record.

    Rumours of SloMo moving on in January were false news, Benitez wouldn’t get rid of his star man, Mo stays and Merino goes to provide funding for new signings.

  • TheNutJob

    i`m ganin for a lie doon, can`t take this much longer

  • Peaky Magpie

    Merino probably already in talks with Spurs so they divvent want him injured !

  • Alreet

    Half a team that should have been sold last season.

    It screams 0-0 which is less than good.

    • Soldier

      most of that ream should never have been bought in the first place

  • Saul Williams

    If we lose today,We need an explanation from Rafa.Diane and serviette!Gotta be kidding

    • TheNutJob

      work harder in training & cut out the mistakes

      • Peaky Magpie

        Aye,yadda,yadda,yadda.

  • Kev-82

    Diame & Saivet, I give up and sounds like Rafa has too.

  • Martin

    Merino, Lejeune and Haydn are not on the bench. They must be injured. With Shelvey banned who else do we have?

    • Soldier

      if they aren`t injured then he has some explaining to do

      • Martin

        Agreed.

  • Soldier

    Rafa stayed after the window, he knew the squad he had, in fact he bought most of them. Ashley is at fault but Rafa must take some of the blame for 1 point in 27

    • Clarko

      Why is Ashley at fault?

      • TheNutJob

        divent you start Clarko

        • Clarko

          I didn’t, @disqus_b8IV6MOooj:disqus gave a bunch of reasoning as to why Benitez is the one who is at fault before deciding to just blame Ashley because, well Ashley.

        • Peaky Magpie

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      • glassjawsh-got-banned

        and so begins another day of being purposely obtuse, eh Clarko?

        • Clarko

          I don’t think you know what the word “obtuse” means, you’re definitely not using it right.

          • glassjawsh-got-banned

            “annoyingly insensitive or slow to understand” that pretty much hits the entire mark with you.

          • Clarko

            “Why is Ashley at fault?”

            “Stop being annoyingly insensitive”, doesn’t make sense.

            “Stop being slow to understand”, doesn’t make sense.

            It doesn’t make sense, you were trying to sound “clever”, in the end, you just came across as a little slow, which lets be honest, is an accurate representation.

          • glassjawsh-got-banned

            YOU HAVE SPENT THE BETTER PART OF 10 YEARS BEING SLOW TO UNDERSTAND WHY MIKE ASHLEY IS BAD FOR NUFC. SO I’D SAY THAT OBTUSE IS FAIRLY EXACTLY PERFECT. I figured if I typed in all caps maybe you’d catch on to what I meant a bit better.

          • Clarko

            Me:
            “Why is Ashley at fault?”

            You:
            “Stop being annoyingly insensitive”
            “Stop being slow to understand”

            It doesn’t make sense.

          • glassjawsh-got-banned

            only because your head is apparently full of mayonnaise

          • Clarko

            Good one.

            That sort of “insult” is more on par with your intellect.

      • Leicester Mag

        I don’t know if this is a wind up or you are going to provide some rationale for why it isn’t. Even an apologist for Ashley must have sleepless nights trying to think up the requisite alternative truths that explains why Ashley is a good owner. Maybe it’s the genius appointment of Kinnear or McClaren, perhaps the 2 relegations, the slighting of club legends, the renaming of St James Park. So many alternative achievements.

        • Clarko

          How does, Kinnear, McClaren, 2 relegations, club legends or the renaming of St James’ Park have anything to with Newcastle being in the relegation zone right now? It doesn’t.

          On a side note, Ashley didn’t appoint McClaren.

          • Leicester Mag

            I’ve got it McClaren appointed himself! or was it Ashleys pet chump of a CEO that did it? Of course Ashley knew nothing. I thought Sean Spicer was good but he’d nowt on you in terms of self denial

          • Clarko

            Ashley didn’t appoint McClaren.

          • glassjawsh-got-banned

            The sad thing is you don’t realize how idiotic you sound. When bad things happen down the chain of command, the person at the top must assume a share of the blame. That’s how organizational structure works.

          • Clarko

            Is that how you live your life? Blame every mistake you make on someone else. Sounds about right.

          • glassjawsh-got-banned

            That’s literally how things work in the real world. It’s called institutional control. If you’re the CEO of a company and then it comes to light that your underlings have been sex trafficking or whatever, on company time. YOU GET FIRED.

          • Clarko

            Wow. No. That’s not how “things work”.

            Ashley is not at fault for the mistakes that Benitez makes.

            I’m done with this drivel, have fun passing on responsibility, I’m sure you’ll go far…

          • glassjawsh-got-banned

            if you’d like me to link the hundreds and hundreds of cases that prove you wrong. I could go right ahead. If the CEO of my system allowed the people under her to fail time and time again (and didn’t replace them with competent people) she’d be let go. That’s how this sort of thing works. If you hire sh!*, and sign the checks to pay for sh!* to remain in place, then YOU’RE sh!*.

          • Clarko

            “if you’d like me to link the hundreds and hundreds of cases that prove you wrong. I could go right ahead”

            Ok, I’ll wait.

  • Peaky Magpie

    Bloody hell it shows how bad it is when Hoss hasn’t even been mentioned yet ! 😁

    • Soldier

      that`s because he`s not worth a mention

      • Peaky Magpie

        😁😁😁

  • TheNutJob

    Calm doon lads, i`m sure Rafa has a cunning plan
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    • Peaky Magpie

      Planning his getaway at this rate NutJob.

      • TheNutJob

        aye, with 5 squillion quid & a villa in Benidorm

    • Mike Adam

      All the sheep in the flock believe in the plan!!!

      • TheNutJob

        you have a point but it`s all down to Fatty

        • Mike Adam

          Not all

      • KRS1

        Happy to be in rafas flock!

        • Damon Horner

          I find some of these comments funny πŸ˜…

  • Mike Adam

    Going out with 9 men and a player who doesn’t have a minute on the pitch?????
    Horselu, Slomo, and Manquillo continue to get starts, simply incredible! Yet Mitro, Mbemba, and Aarons are not good enough????

  • goggsy

    If West Ham can’t beat this team at home,then they’re getting relegated too. Clearly injuries have played a part,but Mbemba can’t make it into this team? Really?

    • TheNutJob

      cannot have all those injuries plus Mitro`s in the space of a week

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    Rafa getting deserved amounts of grief for these selections. Now watch us win 2-0.

    • Peaky Magpie

      Aye,then Fatso will say we don’t need new signings.

  • tony brotherton

    Sounds like a shop window team to me rather than one for the points we need

    • Peaky Magpie

      What Poundland ?

  • Rev

    Might be a stroke of genius, diame or saivet to score the winner? If we lose this then the penny has to drop that too much rotation is as bad as no rotation? Its as if they pull the names out of a hat and they seeded into undroppable and please God don’t let it be Mbemba or Aarons from the other pot.

  • TheNutJob

    Soldiers advising people to get on the blower to BetVictor
    where`s Leazes
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    • Peaky Magpie

      On his way to Soldiers hoose !!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • TheNutJob

    bet they are over the Moon over at the ronnie

    • Peaky Magpie

      β€œ5 Reasons He Has Picked This Team”

  • HTL

    I was definitely not expecting that. Very strange choices indeed,

  • TheNutJob

    hope JFK isn`t in the stands today

  • Peaky Magpie

    Moose is quiet,hope he hasn’t done a runner after seeing that team ?

  • robbersdog

    One down after 6 minutes. This is going to be a long and painful afternoon.

    • love toon despite

      long and painful season!!!!

    • Peaky Magpie

      And none of it will be Rafa’s fault.Enough is enough.

      • glassjawsh-got-banned

        replace him with who?

        • Peaky Magpie

          Didn’t say replace him,I was more referring to his avoiding difficult questions post match.

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    already a disaster

  • We deserve to go down, having 2 injured players leaves us with players not worthy for the Championship! SHOCKING FROM SAIVET!

  • Alreet

    1 down in 6 mins. Mess

  • Big Al 1967

    Saivet’s first contribution….1-0 West Ham. Thanks mate

    • Leazes Ender

      Lets hope he can redeem himself with a stunning free kick

      • Wor Lass

        You`ve been on the peyote again.

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    Saivet will probably be pulled… with 2 minutes left

  • Leazes Ender

    What an idiot….

    • Clarko

      Yeah, you are.

      • glassjawsh-got-banned

        Good one.

        That sort of “insult” is more on par with your intellect.

        • Dillon Tovak

          Yeah, I haven’t heard that since primary school.

        • Clarko

          Can’t even think of your own replies…

          • glassjawsh-got-banned

            eat a fart

  • Damon Horner

    1-1 Saviet…

    • Dillon Tovak

      Haha my stream was a minute behind you there.
      One spoiler I didn’t mind.

      • Damon Horner

        Sorry!

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    lol. it’s a funny old game.

  • Alreet

    Wtaf. Where did that come from. Next thing diame will be burning the wings

    • Big Al 1967

      Okay folks now that is really getting carried away with things

  • TheNutJob

    West Ham are rubbish

    • glassjawsh-got-banned

      so we might be able to give them a game, then?

      • TheNutJob

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  • robbersdog

    I take it all back – Saivet is clearly a genius. In fact, he’s better than Maradona was at his peak.

    • Damon Horner

      Makes him our best goals/minute player! #clinical πŸ˜…

    • Leazes Ender

      true

    • TheNutJob

      saves fatty a few bob, that`s the midfield covered

    • glassjawsh-got-banned

      I’m not sure Rafa would even play Maradona at his peak… He probably didn’t work hard enough in training…

      • Wor Lass

        I`m waiting for the Chronic to tell us we`ve been “linked” to him.

  • fil

    please lets take that pooint

  • TheNutJob

    we just hit the bar, Gayle should have scored

  • dff

    omg, we had an incredible miss , now i know we gonna lose it

  • TheNutJob

    watching the match apart from the mistake we`re doing ok

  • Brazilian John

    I think this is danger to Joselu.. he can have a serious damage to his brain so I really think that he should be replaced. And probably negociated.. IMO!!!

  • TheNutJob

    Ritchie hit the post, SloMo fluffs the follow up

    • glassjawsh-got-banned

      he;s been great at that this season

      • TheNutJob

        cracking shot from Matt though

        • Brazilian John

          He is the only player able to create something. Jonjo could be usefull today, but………..

          • TheNutJob

            i like Jonjo

    • Wor Lass

      Ours or theirs?

      • TheNutJob

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        we should be 3-1 up

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    love yedlin’s pace. too bad we missed that sitter over the bar…

  • TheNutJob

    missed another 1

  • Leazes Ender

    Gayle missed a sitter over the top from 5m

    • TheNutJob

      yes seen it

    • glassjawsh-got-banned

      thanks to Yedlin. He’s great going forward. Wish he was interested in defending sometimes!

  • Leazes Ender

    5 mins till half time….. doesn’t time fly when your picture freezes up

  • Leazes Ender

    Penalty to the lads…..

    just kidding we never get penalties

    • Peaky Magpie

      What’s the odds with BetVictor on a 2nd half penalty ??? Just kidding,gannin oot………….

  • Brazilian John

    I’m trying to understand why Joselu stills on the pitch. Why he’s using our jersey..

    • TheNutJob

      add SloMo to that

      • Brazilian John

        With two good players in their places I think that things could be different to us… And two good players would cost us around what?? 20 millions???

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    at least it looks like West Brom won’t be jumping us today

  • Peaky Magpie

    We’ve apparently hit the woodwork 7 times this season,if only we used sweaters as posts in the professional game ??😁

    • Wor Lass

      Sweaters? You must have grown up on a reet posh estate!

      • Peaky Magpie

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      • Peaky Magpie

        Aye,Stanley has changed a lot since I was a lad ! Don’t even live in NE now.😁

        • Wor Lass

          I take it it`s Brum? Either that or you`re feeling a bit poorly!

          • Peaky Magpie

            Staffs/Derbyshire border near Leek.

          • Peaky Magpie

            LOL,just twigged on what you meant by Brum then.Great Uncles Thomas & Arthur Shelby long gone now I’m afraid,didn’t fancy taking the β€œbusinesses β€œ over.

          • Peaky Magpie

            Peaky comes from living in Peak District mate,thought I better clear that up,divvent want people to think I’m poorly and on me last legs !!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    We could also use Raheem Sterling to do that thing that he usually does where he stands around all game long and then scores in extra time. We’re going to need the goal difference with Bournemouth.

    • gallowgate26

      Aye, only ’till we play Manc Citeh ourselves next week. 😁

    • Danimal

      Yes, would settle for all scores as they are, with an extra bonus goal for Man City to get us out of the bottom 3 for Christmas. Oh well, back to reality…

  • TheNutJob

    SLOMO SCORES
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    • Leazes Ender

      He mis-hit it.

  • Wor Lass

    Stop the game now – that`s my scoreline!

  • Brazilian John

    Am I dreaming??? Saivet and SloMo???

  • Clarko

    Diame and Saivet. Always rated them. Honest.

    • Wor Lass

      #massdebater

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    what is going on???? What planet is this?

  • Steve Smith

    Bedsheets away again for another few days lads.

  • TheNutJob

    Penalty to W Ham
    was outside the box

  • Peaky Magpie

    Rafa is an effing genius,knew it all along 🀐🀐🀐

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • TheNutJob

    Rob saves

    • Leazes Ender

      Never a pen…. if that had been one of the favoured clubs it would have been a kick on the edge of the box.

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    horrible penalty. just brutal.

  • Brazilian John

    Atsu told him where to jump!

  • Wor Lass

    Not only are we dynamic in midfield but we`ve now got a world-class keeper!

    • Peaky Magpie

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    • glassjawsh-got-banned

      or West Ham is just really really below average

    • Leazes Ender

      Is that 0 -18 penalties now?

      • Wor Lass

        Those refs just know we don`t like it easy!

  • Peaky Magpie

    Need a 3rd and put this to bed.

    • Damon Horner

      Diame or Saivet? Or should Joselu score the third!

      • Peaky Magpie

        Hoss,the golden triangle completed.

        • Wor Lass

          More like the golden shower!

      • Wor Lass

        A third won`t put it to bed – maybe a fifth.

        • Damon Horner

          We should be ok, they’re not very good at goalscoring and we have two rocks in midfield!

  • TheNutJob

    3-1 Atsu

    • Wor Lass

      Great – keep the info flowing, I`ve only got the Chronic live blog to go on. It`s just coming up to half time there!

      • TheNutJob

        i`m watching it

      • Peaky Magpie

        What,in the Arsenal game ?

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    bahahahaha!!! West Ham need to relegated immediately. They really are that bad.

  • Peaky Magpie

    Citeh will be schitt ing themselves !

    • TheNutJob

      Pep won`t be playing his reserves

  • TheNutJob

    Fatty`s down at the old Bull & Bush & says to little Den
    what`s the Spaniard on about, new players indeed, we`re winning aren`t we

  • TheNutJob

    3-2

  • dff

    if we really cannot win from being 3-1 , then these players all deserve to go to championship and stay there
    terrible and typical

    i bet on 3-3

  • Wor Lass

    Squeaky b*m time – 20 minutes of it!

    • TheNutJob

      Big Andy is causing havoc

      • Wor Lass

        He`s lost the plot – I had him lined up to knock in a couple of og`s!

        • TheNutJob

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          i wish we had him

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    Andy Carroll angry no one fell for his diving

  • Leazes Ender

    Ritchie’s got his dander up.

    • TheNutJob

      he`s playing well

  • TheNutJob

    15 to go Gayle off, Perez on

    • Leazes Ender

      aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh

    • Wor Lass

      He`s trying to protect the lead.

  • TheNutJob

    i wish Andy would pull a hamstring

    • Wor Lass

      Give him a minute – he usually does.

      • TheNutJob

        it`s a different ball game since he came on

  • TheNutJob

    Mbemba`s coming on

    • Wor Lass

      For Perez – that was quick!

      • TheNutJob

        Saivet

    • Peaky Magpie

      And not taking anyone off I hope

  • TheNutJob

    6mins, surely we can hang on

  • TheNutJob

    my, Perez & Joselu total waste of space

    • Wor Lass

      If we win today then wherever your kid is make sure he stays there for the rest of the season!

      • TheNutJob

        RVI he went in for an op yesterday

        • Wor Lass

          Hope he`s OK – give him my best!

          • TheNutJob

            He is, i`m picking him up tomorrow lunch time

          • Wor Lass

            Ruptured keyboard finger brought on by engaging Clarko in small talk?

          • TheNutJob

            Mam wanted to leave him in till after boxing day
            πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Leazes Ender

    3 mins…. this is better than chronicle live

    • Wor Lass

      “Chronicle” “live” isn`t that one of those oxymoron things – something moronic, anyway?

      • Leazes Ender

        There’s a moron involved …yes

  • Leazes Ender

    1 mins… West Ham launching ball into area

  • TheNutJob

    2mins left of injury time

  • Leazes Ender

    1 min 30

  • Leazes Ender

    30s

    • Wor Lass

      There`s two “f”`s in “off” – and three in ….

  • TheNutJob

    The Mighty Toon win !!

    • Wor Lass

      Brill – Europe here we come!

      • TheNutJob

        Ryder will give every player 10

        • Peaky Magpie

          Even Merino & Mitro πŸ˜‚

  • Peaky Magpie

    CHAMPIOOOOONEES !

    • TheNutJob

      Bring on Citee

      • Peaky Magpie

        They were only 4-0 up last I heard,they’re slipping

        • TheNutJob

          they call it a day at 4

  • TheNutJob

    we are up to 15th. i think that`s Leazes forecast
    πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • hetonmag

    Where’s the naysayers you know the one’s that gave us no chance before we kicked a ball.

    • TheNutJob

      check the posts i had the toon 2-1

      • Leicester Mag

        Before or after you saw the team sheet?

        • TheNutJob

          Before
          πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

          • Wor Lass

            Me too! I was bricking it when I saw the team sheet.

          • TheNutJob

            i had to have a lie down, the ronnie will be full of happy clappers

  • Mrkgw

    Credit where due, outstanding result. Would never have thought it possible with that line up but a huge well done to them all, Rafa included.

  • Peaky Magpie

    Only 20 points to go and we should be alreet.

    • TheNutJob

      Pep better get his thinking cap on

      • Peaky Magpie

        We’ve ruined his Christmas already.

  • Leicester Mag

    Thought this was weakest team this season but a great win.

  • robbersdog

    We played well and won with Saivet, Diame and Joselu in the team. As Jimmy Greaves used to say…it’s a funny old game.

    • Peaky Magpie

      Bloody hilarious game with that line up….

      • Phil

        You can only play what you have mate!! TOON TOON….

        • Peaky Magpie

          πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

        • Leazes Ender

          Lucky we were playing West Ham then…. get a sense of proportion guy.

          • Phil

            We won!! You are allowed to be happy and give a bit of credit.
            But why would you do that when you can be the attention seeking outspoken one?
            SMB

  • gallowgate26

    Phew, head above water again.

  • Phil

    People who want Rafa out…… Step forward let’s have a chat!

    • Bleeding Black & White

      They’re pathetic! You’d think that this was a hate site, not a fan site! Rafa can only work with what he’s got.

      • Mrkgw

        Its not a hate site at all. Comes to something if we cant question things when we lose week after week. I’m happy at being proved wrong. Long may that last too – don’t enjoy criticising Rafa or the team but lets face it, results and performances had been dire before.

        • Phil

          I used to think my lass was a drama queen till I started visiting this site!!

          • Mrkgw

            Yes, such a shame that you decided to visit then eh. πŸ˜‰

          • Phil

            Yeah but for every miserable mrkgw there is a happy go lucky leazers ender who make it so enjoyable

      • Mitros gotta start

        No he cant…..which is why we are in this position in the 1st place….i defy anyone on here to put their hand on heart and say he has used the squad he has at his disposal to the best of its ability.

    • East Durham Mag

      I don’t know anyone who wants Rafa out. Now Fatty out is a different matter.

      • Phil

        Have a look through the articles on here… Pathetic.
        Majority of sane fans see fatty as the problem.
        Others see our fat Spanish waiter as the issue!!! Give ya heeds a wobble

        • Mitros gotta start

          Some of us see the truth….they are both part of the problem….not convinced Rafa is the man you want to rebuild the team if the takeover goes through…..just look at the money he has wasted so far on dross at his many clubs…..he couldnt spot a footballer if he was paid 5 million a year.

  • Martin

    We will follow you everywhere. We will always have your back.

  • HTL (it wont let me log in)

    Hats off to the lads and Rafa as well, we needed that one HTL

  • Peaky Magpie

    Right,will watch MOTD for the first time in yonks tonight !

    • Leicester Mag

      Snap πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

      • TheNutJob

        i always record it & fast forward the nasty bits

    • Leazes Ender

      We’ll be on last as we won.

      • Kneebotherm8

        A 5 goal game………penalty save…..shots hitting the woodwork………you’d have to be real anti toon to show that game last………πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”then again…….. you’re probably right,we’ll be on last.

    • Wor Lass

      And we won`t be on at the end.

  • TheNutJob

    there`ll be more happy clappers on the chron than was at the game

    • hetonmag

      What’s a happy clapper ??

      • TheNutJob

        ask peaky

      • Damon Horner

        Someone who enjoys what they’re watching because they don’t really understand but on this site, just anyone who doesn’t criticise is my guess.

    • Leazes Ender

      It was an injury ravaged team managed by Moyes that we were playing….. it won’t stop the idiots dancing into the sunlight.

      • TheNutJob

        nice one
        πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      • anyobrien

        We had a injury ravaged team today

      • Phil

        And our team was injury free??

      • hetonmag

        We were injury ravaged.

        • Leazes Ender

          So it was two sets of squad players then…..

          • Phil

            Yes. And ours won!! Smile you gimp

  • Peaky Magpie

    The Sky β€œexperts” will be booking trips to Dignitas,Switzerland as we speak !

  • TheNutJob

    SloMo just added 5 mill to his fee

    • Peaky Magpie

      So he’s worth Β£2m now ???

      • Mitros gotta start

        ^^^^^canny^^^^^

    • Leicester Mag

      Β£5M + Steak bake?

  • anyobrien

    We’ll I was raging before when I seen the team but I’m man enough to say I lost it and slaged them off before the game…. We’ll done rafa the team and the fantastic away supporters.

    • Leicester Mag

      Spot on you speak for many in saying this.

    • hetonmag

      Well said one of the honest one’s.

    • Pozz Mozz

      Imagine if we’d played this team at SJP today

    • Wor Lass

      Anyone who says different is either mad or called Clarko – Oh! … Hang on ….

  • East Durham Mag

    Just like to say to Merson UP YOURS

    • Leazes Ender

      Don’t its an advert for Betvictor…. it encourages them to line the pockets of Mark Jensen.

      • Peaky Magpie

        πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      • hetonmag

        Why don’t you send an e-mail to Tabour he might give you a tip for one of his nags.

    • Peaky Magpie

      Divvent tell him that he’ll take it literally,showbiz sherbet n all that !

  • 1957

    A much needed 3 points against a team in the mix at the bottom half of the table with us. Points against these teams will keep us up

    West Ham despite their summer spending must be serious contenders for the drop if they can’t compete with the team Benitez put out today…

  • Phil

    Just like to say to the miserable Newcastle ‘fans’ on here…. Up yours

    • TheNutJob

      nobody’s miserable, just realists after 10 yes of the pie man
      bet you ran down the bookies & had 50 quid on them when you seen the line up

      • Phil

        Nobody is miserable on here?? You would thing Mike Bassett was our manager the way some go on.
        Our club is a mess. Rafa is not the reason for this. Things were going well everyone backing him and the lads. Few bad results we want him out?? We were never going to achieve anything this season apart from staying up in reality. Rafa will keep us up. So when we lose I don’t see the need for people kicking off and wanting the best manager we have had for years being booted out

        • TheNutJob

          only a couple were wanting him out

          • Phil

            Haha

          • hetonmag

            I the same couple of dozen.

    • nufcslf

      That is one win in 10 attempts. So up yours as well. I don’t have anything against winning or being proved wrong. With no sale, Cashley will take the club down.

      • Phil

        We aren’t going down. I SUPPORT and have faith in our manager. TOON TOON

        • Mrkgw

          Dear me.

          • Phil

            Look dyslexic mark… I support my club you carry on being a miserable [email protected]
            I’m celebrating our win

          • Mrkgw

            ? I rest my case.

          • Phil

            Bye now

    • Mrkgw

      Man up.

      • Phil

        Man up?

        • Mrkgw

          One win. Brilliant – make no mistake and I’m as happy as anyone about that. Gloat over doubters if you wish. But don’t bury your head in the sand start having a pop at supporters for constructively complaining when game after game, neither players or manager perform. Everyone is entitled to air their view bit get it into perspective. So yes, man up!

          • Phil

            Constructively complain?
            Complaining is negative and the complete opposite of being constructive.
            If people like you could see that staying up by hook or by crook this season is a great success then we could concentrate on supporting the lads. But no. Our FANS can’t show faith and trust a world renown manager to see us through. You man up!! When the going gets tough you clearly turn into a pussy

          • Mrkgw

            I will say no more. Whatever.

  • Benmagpie

    Rob Elliot zero to hero

  • Peaky Magpie

    Off into Buxton tonight on the lash with my β€œProud To Be A Geordie” head on much bigger than normal !

  • Kneebotherm8

    So here it is Merry Christmas….everybody’s having fun………….HWTL

    • Leazes Ender

      HTL

  • HTL

    Disqus wouldn’t let me F*****g post because I had cookies disabled,

    • Peaky Magpie

      Try typing Arthur C O X normally and it censures you ??? Crazy.

      • Geordiegiants

        It’s a disgrace this platform and the mag should change it. An absolute disgrace.

        • Peaky Magpie

          100% agree.

    • Geordiegiants

      It’s SH IT this platform absolute S HIT.

  • Peaky Magpie

    Moose must be oot Christmas shopping ??

    • Wor Lass

      Nutty says he was in the RVI having an op – I think he was having an expletive filter fitted.

      • Peaky Magpie

        πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ As if the NHS haven’t got enough on their hands πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Get well soon Moose.

        • TheNutJob

          😁😁😁

      • TheNutJob

        it wasn`t a brain operation but he`s out tomorrow

        • Wor Lass

          I didn`t say anything about a transplant! Ha ha

          • TheNutJob

            just as well he hasn`t got his laptop or he`d be out for revenge

  • TheNutJob

    did you see the alien craft on the news, well that was Clarko returning to Earth yesterday

    • Geordiegiants

      NO!!!!!! Please NO!!!!!!

  • TheNutJob

    Muppet Moyes earlier, Rafa wont get his 10 in a row against me
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    • nufcslf

      Nice to be proved wrong, should’ve been a much more comfortable win and 4-1 at half time to boot. Laughing all the way, at Moyes anyway…….

  • toonterrier

    Just heard that fatty is celebrating as he doesn’t need to buy any players next month as we’re now good enough to survive in the league but he will definitely buy a winger in the summer if there’s a cheap one on the market.

  • Grahame Johnson

    Went to see frozen sing along at the Tyneside cinema with the grand kids all the bairns in sparkly dresses got a bit excited, fast forward a few hours a 52 year old in a toon top got a bit excited listening to the toon, It was like a soap opera today, hopefully it will be over when the fat bloke sings

  • Belfast Ali

    Great win lads. I feel so sorry for some of the miserable tarts on here though. They can’t find aΓ±ything to moan about tonight!

    • nufcslf

      Mike Cashley will always be one. 1 win in 10 is nothing too much to get carried away with neither. Cashley would anounce no take over tomorrow to sour this little bit of cheer in a heartbeat.

  • Grahame Johnson

    To all the haters, let it go,let it go, let it go, oops sorry I’m in frozen mode

  • Kneebotherm8

    There’s only one thing I can say as I’m sat here just about to watch the Toon game highlights on MOTD and that is…………………………………So here it is Merry Christmas….everybody’s having fun……….Howay the Toon!!!!!

  • Paul Smith

    Lots of people already trying to put a negative spin on the result by saying it was only West Ham… Yeah and in their last 3 league games they’d won 1-0 against Chelsea, 3-0 against Stoke and got a draw with Arsenal. They were on a good run. Stop whinging, enjoy the result and get behind the team and manager instead of sniping all the time.

    Yes the results have been poor lately but it happens. Most of the games were close and we didn’t have a whole lot of luck in many of them (good goal disallowed against Bournemouth, multiple strikings of the woodwork etc). With a tiny bit of luck in a couple of games we’d be mid table and that’s more than most expected before the start of the season…

    • Leicester Mag

      You are right it is more than most expected as Cashley has managed to ensure expectations are set so low. Β£10M transfer profit just shows where as ever his ambitions are set