Manchester City fans traumatised after losing their first Premier League game if forever…

Can Newcastle make it consecutive defeats for Pep Guardiola.

A win for Newcastle would make it three away Premier League victories in a row for the first time since 2001.

Manchester City fans seem pretty confident though…

Manchester City fans comment via their top Blue Moon message board:

‘Newcastle aren’t going to attack, can’t see much need for a leftback at all tbh, we could stick anyone there.

Looking forward to this tbh, think we’ll be well up for it and ready to really send a message.’

‘A win today is a must.

Any dropped points today will only boost United if they get anything at Burnley. Not to mention the signing of $anchez. No doubt Rafa and Newcastle will park the bus.’

‘We found it hard going just a few games ago against this lot and I expect the same.’

‘I doubt our defence will be under that much pressure from Newcastle.

It’s the perfect game for Stones to get a bit of confidence back.’

‘Reckon the lads will be raring to get that Liverpool  defeat out of their system.

Luckily Newcastle are probably the perfect opponent as our recent record against them is phenomenal. As is Sergio’s scoring record.’

‘There should be no reason to lose this one, if anything we should smash them after the Liverpool comedy of errors.’

‘Need an early goal to settle the nerves especially if it’s down to 9 points. Rafa will set up his side well but we should have too much quality.’

‘God help the Geordies

They’re gonna feel the full wrath of Pep and the team.’

‘Don’t expect Newcastle to do anything different from what they did at home, so we can expect to face a massed defence.’

‘Whole week off? I’d be sh….. myself if I were Newcastle.

7-0.’

‘I’m confident we’ll win this one, but not quite in agreement with some of you that it will be a walk-over.

Remember, this is the same Newcastle team that we struggled past 1-0 just after Christmas with them playing the most negative tactics I have ever seen of any opponent on their own ground (literally stopping running as soon as the ball crossed the half way line in the first half).

And they nearly got something from the game when they suddenly seemed to wake up in the last ten minutes.

I’m sure it’ll be different at our place, but still think we’ll need to grind out a result against a team with 10 men unwilling to leave the penalty box.’

‘Sorry Newcastle, it’s another thumping. Last time we were in this position Sergio scored 5.’

‘To have any chance to hurt us Toon will need the football…..therein lies their problem.

Don’t think they will have enough ball and lack quality anyway. I feel a week to repair after our wild 8 minutes at Anfield we will be at it big time….predict a comfortable 5+ goal win.’

‘Newcastle having to face us after our first loss and a full week’s rest..they must feel lucky. I genuinely think we’ll put 5 or 6 past these but the second leg of the League Cup is a few days after so expect we might see full strength away at Bristol rather than this one.’

‘Toon hate coming to the Etihad for good reason and Saturday will be no different……’

‘This will be a bloodbath if we put our chances away. Would like to see Kun bang in a hat trick. Massive confidence boost for him and the team. Give Sane a rest, play Diaz, his close control is dazzling.’

’16-0 please.’

‘Actually, what is the biggest win/loss in the premier league.’

Manchester City v Newcastle Match Betting:

Man City win 1/8Draw 19/2 – Newcastle win 22/1

NUFC win 2-0 175/1NUFC to score 2 or more goals 5/1Man City to one or zero goals 22/5

All Manchester City v Newcastle betting HERE

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  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    thank goodness there is a basketball game I want to watch on at the same time today. I’m a toon fan but I’m not a complete [email protected] (edit: what POSSIBLE reason could the mag have to moderate out that word???)

    • Peaky Magpie

      Barring everything at the minute mate got nee idea what’s going on ??

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    2 banks of 5, rope a dope.
    hold the line for 75 mins then switch to 4-3-3 & unleash the Hoss on them.
    😀😀

    • Peaky Magpie

      Feed the Hoss…….

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        😂😂

      • Leicester Mag

        To what?

        • Peaky Magpie

          French people……it’s a delicacy there….

          • Wor Lass

            And Belgians.

          • Peaky Magpie

            😂😂

          • Peaky Magpie

            And unsuspecting Iceland customers ……😁

    • Wor Lass

      It worked for the Greatest!

  • GToon

    If we have a bit of luck and a few decisions go our way then who knows. It’s a shame that their owner has turned games like this into a farce. If it was down to club v club we’d win this easily. Still that’s not the case. Hopefully they will have one eye on Tuesday and ease off when they get 3 or 4.

    • Whickhamrobbie

      it is club v club and they are simply better in every position ,Would you prefer their owner over ours ? Thought so !!!!.
      Last 10 years they have moved forward and we have not down to one man and we all know who .

      • GToon

        I know the reason why we can’t compete – money and Ashley. Consider the fact we have played them 176 times, winning 71 and losing 66. But the point I am making is that of those 66 losses 17 have come in the last 20 games between the clubs (since their money arrived). With money – they win. Without money – we win. It’s perhaps this game that highlights the problem we have with our owner more than any other, especially as “it could have been us” as they say.

        • Wor Lass

          Do you mean we win when we`ve got more money than them?

          • GToon

            No. I mean without being artificially bankrolled beyond the value of the club that results on the pitch might have generated.

          • Wor Lass

            I honestly don`t think we`d be complaining if it was the other way round, to be fair.

          • Whickhamrobbie

            Probably true but also money spent on their acadamy etc is money well spent unlike Ashley who has spent nowt on nowt and it shows (anyway the Heed won so am happy for now)

      • Jezza

        The transfer policies of their owners and ours are polar opposites.

    • Jezza

      Man City’s owners have certainly turned games like this into a no contest, one sided farce but equally so has our owner.

      • GToon

        That’s true. It isn’t so much 11v11 than investment v apathy.

        • Jezza

          Investment v blood sucking greed.

  • Whickhamrobbie

    Yes we are poor but 16-0 ? . You never know we might sneak a draw but i think 3-0 more realistic .

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    B&H lost 0-4 to Chelsea. so that’s a 6 goal cushion on the Seagulls. Keep it to 0-5 this afternoon (it’ll be afternoon where I’m at!) and consider it job done.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      Just watched the match

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    the latest from the Ronnie. Newcastle bid £10m for a full back

    • Peaky Magpie

      FFS MAN 🤬🤬🤬

  • robbersdog

    The guy who reckons that City will win 16-0 is a complete idiot. I reckon that 12-0 is far more realistic.

    • GToon

      Once it goes past three get enough players sent off to abandon the game and they get a 3-0 win awarded. Job done. Goal difference protected, embarrassment avoided.

  • Poly Styrene

    Dont we have enough posters on here saying it will be a very hard match, without writing an article on City frans saying exactly the same thing.
    on a positive note: Palace are 4-0 down at half time

  • Andy Mac

    Citeh fans gloating over the fact they’ve bought the league ? 🤔

  • Peaky Magpie

    As it stands only 10 points between 9th & bottom.We need to keep GD down as low as possible as it will have a big final say this season imo.

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    I would take all of these scorelines atm. Especially if Everton can score again (ugh, I hate being dependent on those degenerates)

  • Wor Lass

    Pretty good scores for us over all. 3 points at City would come in very handy after that. ha ha ..

    • Peaky Magpie

      Yup,upto 10th Wor Lass we would go 😂😂😂…24th minute !

      • Wor Lass

        Got to go out after half an hour of the game. Would you believe our mackem neighbours have invited us round for dinner (we`re an hour on) and I forgot it was a late ko. I think football might be off the agenda (well, it always is if the mackems are mentioned). We`ll probably be first on MotD!

        • Peaky Magpie

          What’s on the menu ? Cheesy chips & pasties 😂😂😂 Make sure they divvent poison ya bonny lad 😂

          • Wor Lass

            They`re going posh and getting take-away chinese curry sauce for the chips (I hope).

          • Peaky Magpie

            😂😂 As a matter of interest what country are you in ? I’m an expat myself living in The Peak District 😁

          • Wor Lass

            Ha ha – I`m in France, not far from Bordeaux. You move 1000 miles fro home and find yourself living next door to mackems. I must have seriously pi$$ed someone off in a previous life!

          • Peaky Magpie

            😂😂😂

  • Peaky Magpie

    Ritchie & Yedlin dropped to bench

    • Paul Patterson

      And Gayle. He hoping we’re still in it with 20 minutes to go and then attack them.

      • Peaky Magpie

        Yes that seems to be the plan.

  • Paul Patterson

    2-1 to Newcastle.

    • Wor Lass

      Had to check my watch there!

      • Paul Patterson

        Just my honest prediction. 😂

        • Wor Lass

          Hope you`re right.

          • Paul Patterson

            I have had a Guinness or four..

          • Wor Lass

            Ha ha Good man – I`m just about to start!

    • Peaky Magpie

      Both scored by Hoss then Citeh sign him tomorrow for £75m !

      • Whickhamrobbie

        nah heed be off to chelsea they need a big man up top

        • Peaky Magpie

          Aye and £85m to those t**ts 😁

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    seen the team

    • Wor Lass

      Seen your betting slip today. Thank God we haven`t got you predicting a win – we`re in with a chance with the hoss up front keeping the cows in order.

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        the idiot from Hetton le schitt hole thought i was serious betting 5-0 to city
        calling me a traitor

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        the Muppets got Newcastle to win

  • anyobrien

    How are the#rafaoot brigade wanting him to set the team up today?
    Attack, attack, attack,?

    • Wor Lass

      He`s got Hoss and Diame up there – he must have been listening! lol

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Poor old Rafa, the guy has no choice but to play the likes of Hoss & SloMo.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    The Mag lads must be in the Free Trade Inn & forgot to post the team

    • Natturner26

      That team is not worth posting.

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        he hasn`t much choice really when you look at the squad
        i would have played Merino not SloMo

  • Wor Lass

    Keep me posted lads – no BT sport and i cant seem to get a live feed so i`m dependent on what the Chronic laughingly call their “Live blog”!

    • anyobrien

      Go on livescore app…. Match progress, stats and instant response to goals.

      • Wor Lass

        Cheers!

  • Stephen Paylor

    Joselu just doesn’t have the quality to hold the ball up well enough. Its as expected Wor Lass, we have 5 at the back including Hayden and were looking to counter when possible. Problem being Joselu just doesnt have enough quality to hold it up and of course no real pace to have a go himself at someone. We have no real threat in the final third. Just the usual well organized 10 behind the ball

  • Soldier

    Joselu is that bad we`d be better off with 10 men, he loses the ball every time & has nearly cost us a goal

    • Wor Lass

      It`s weird, though, because when he first arrived he looked like a footballer and went down really well with the fans.

      • Soldier

        he can`t trap a ball, he can`t pass a ball & he hasn`t won one challenge or one in the air, a total waste of space

        • paul mclaughlan

          He can trap a ball further than most can kick one.

  • Stephen Paylor

    Yedlin, Ritchie, Merino, Gayle being rested IMO, was the same when we had them at home. Rafa doesnt fancy it and has an eye on the next game

    • Wor Lass

      Merino seems to be rested every week at the minute. Is he injured?

      • Peaky Magpie

        No,sold 😂😂

        • Wor Lass

          Behave!

      • Stephen Paylor

        i dont think so i heard he was struggling from something a few weeks ago but he seemes full of beans when he gets oin the field. Surely, anyone can see his quality is higher than Diame

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    welp. My team is up 30 at halftime in the basketball game I wanted to watch in lieu of this torture fest. So I guess I’m back.

  • Peaky Magpie

    To put things into context we are playing the probable European Chanpions here.

    • Soldier

      can`t see their defence holding Barca or Real

      • Peaky Magpie

        Valid point

    • GToon

      Hopefully not. They will play another pile of cash and lose like PSG or even Chelsea.

      • Peaky Magpie

        Hope your right cos we’ll never hear the end of it from their gobs***e fans.

        • GToon

          Their fans don’t bother me. It’s the media swooning over them like somehow us non city fans would wish them well in Europe. Thru must be joking.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    we`re doing well Citee have only had 82% of the play
    😂😂😂

    • glassjawsh-got-banned

      was wondering if we could crack 10%, Well done!

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        the passing is appalling we can`t even pass to a guy 5 yards away

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    1 nil Sergio

    • glassjawsh-got-banned

      giving up a header to tiny Aguero… not ideal

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        nobody marking him

    • DC1964

      Again!!!!

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        he loves us

        • DC1964

          Him and Rooney!

    • anyobrien

      Business as usual

  • Stephen Paylor

    one of the reasons we have such poor possession stats is Darlow. Always just wants to hammer it up field, even when one of his full backs shows for it he just ignores them and hits the half way line for a 50/50

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Dummys playing really well

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    9 corners conceded in the first 40 minutes… NOT IDEAL

    • DC1964

      Painful viewing this!

  • Soldier

    Rafa needs to bring on Gayle & Merino 2nd half & get Diame & Joselu off

    • Coach Clagnut

      I’d haul Murphy off pronto. Kid’s doing nowt & doing it painfully.

      • Soldier

        there`s no movement off the ball

      • Lord

        Good call (hindsight eh)

        • Coach Clagnut

          That’s why Rafa gets the big bucks. Mind, apart from the goal he was pretty minging especially 1st half.

    • Stephen Paylor

      For sure Merino, he is the best quality footballer at the club.

  • Peaky Magpie

    Can we just concede at half time & get oot of there ?

  • Soldier

    Half time, what`s plan B ?

    • Peaky Magpie

      Divvent come back oot for 2nd half !

      • DC1964

        Ha, you’re not wrong!

    • TheNutJob

      Clarko has it

  • Stephen Paylor

    half time, assessment, need more quality up top

  • Tony Mann

    Hiding behind the settee(AGAIN) – single figures if at all possible. Let me know when the second half starts so I can go for a tab – I don’t smoke by the way.

  • TheNutJob

    we need that striker & a number 10

    • Leicester Mag

      And a 2, 3 etc

      • TheNutJob

        Nee chance with Fatty

  • Tino o
    • Tino o

      Waiting to be approved ffs

  • Benmagpie

    Lulling then into a false sense of security. After a good lulling in the second merino on then 1-2 to us.

  • TheNutJob

    I`m not bothered yet, i got the Toon to win 2-1

    • Tino o

      Good luck

  • Stephen Paylor

    we had 18% possession. Even that was while Darlow was slowing play down and as he took forever to assess his options. Darlow is definitely a decent shot stopper but needs work on his distribution and ability to get us on the front foot and counter quickly, definitely one thing elliot does better than him

    • TheNutJob

      have you ever thought he may be under instructions to do that

      • DC1964

        I’m thinking exactly that. He’s been asked to go long as he isn’t using the full backs at all.

        • Stephen Paylor

          its embarrassing if all we try to do is get the game over and done as soon as possible. Got to feel for the lads there today travelling to support that non event with no intention of even trying to get at them

          • Stephen Paylor

            i would rather get hammered trying than lose two nil like this

          • DC1964

            I couldn’t agree more, it’s very tedious to watch.

    • Coach Clagnut

      We don’t have the skill to counter quickly. Darlow should be wasting as much time as he can. The option is give the ball back to City

      • GToon

        Was it Alan Gowling who booted the ball out of the ground v boro back in the 70s? Worth a try maybe.

        • Peaky Magpie

          If Hoss tried that he’d probably score !

          • GToon

            In which net?

          • Peaky Magpie

            Stretford End 😂

  • Peaky Magpie

    Divvent get doon lads we’ll have a £30m striker in the line up v Chelsea next week………won’t we ??????

    • TheNutJob

      once again the central defenders stood still & let a little guy in between them

    • Tino o

      Joselu isn’t worth that

      • Peaky Magpie

        😂😂😂

    • kingfisher

      Are you on medication Peaky? If not, you should be.😗😗😗

    • paul mclaughlan

      30 grand.

  • Tino o

    In all fairness to bt they are showing us a bit more respect than the 2 Muppets on sky did

    • anyobrien

      Neville and Jamie are a couple of bell ends…

      • Tino o

        Without a doubt

      • Jezza

        That’s a bit unfair…..to bellends.

  • Stephen Paylor

    If Chelsea sign Palmeieri we get Kennedy? If so do we go to 3 at the back?

  • TheNutJob

    we need Leazes to shout PENALTY
    😂😂😂

    • Tony Mann

      Or Chris to shout ‘PELANTY’ –

    • Leicester Mag

      Be the first one awarded for a trip just outside the box (our own)

  • kingfisher

    Hopefully we can keep it under 5, then we’ll stay in 15th. On a positive note,it looks like Brighton and Huddersfield are takin in watta 👍👍👍

    • TheNutJob

      hold them till 70 mins or so, put on the 3 subs and go at them full pelt

      • kingfisher

        Well said Nut.Take the game to them, fur king Mancs.They always say the best form of defence is attack.H.T.L 👍👍👍

    • anyobrien

      Watford, Huddersfield and Brighton all in free fall… It’s ganning to the wire

      • kingfisher

        Tighter than a fishes a*** at 20,000 fathoms 🤣🤣🤣

      • Lord

        Southampton too.

        • anyobrien

          Correct forgot aboot them 👍

  • Tony Mann

    Ball possession stats at 17% – at least we are consistent !

  • Tino o

    They are playing right into our trap 😂😂😂

  • TheNutJob

    Penalty to Citee

  • TheNutJob

    2-0

    • glassjawsh-got-banned

      wasn’t watching, but i see that it was sterling who drew it so I’m assuming he flopped like a 6 year old throwing a tantrum?

      • Peaky Magpie

        Hate Sterling,f*****g spoilt little t**t.

  • Tino o

    Seen them not given especially for us

    • GToon

      Every time. We get nowt as usual.

  • Coach Clagnut

    They’re getting all the soft decisions. Must be nice being privileged.

  • Peaky Magpie

    Get your waterproofs out the floodgates are about to open.

  • Tino o

    Breathe heavily around them and the whistle is blown

  • GToon

    Why is manquilo playing instead of yedlin?

    • glassjawsh-got-banned

      I’m assuming because Yedlin has played in 95% of our games this year and asked for/needed a breather

  • TheNutJob

    Murph scores

  • Coach Clagnut

    Where’d that little beauty come from?

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    lololololol what???

  • Coach Clagnut

    great save Darlow!

    • DC1964

      He’s played well today

  • Stephen Paylor

    Darlow, wow did he even see it

    • Stephen Paylor

      watched the slow mo and it was a great save

  • Stephen Paylor

    cant believe it we seem to have them in panic

    • TheNutJob

      SloMo woke up

  • TheNutJob

    told you, the boys are going at them

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    just saw a replay of the Sterling “penalty” he tried the exact same nonsense with Liverpool and it was laughed off by the official… I don’t think there is a single soccer player in the world I loathe more than him

    • GToon

      Me too. I think the lead singer of echo and the bunnymen hates him the most as I’ve posted before.

    • Benmagpie

      Agreed. He’s a spoilt balding arrogant cry baby diving douche bag. Total scum. Can’t break us down fairly so cheat instead. Hate him with a passion.

    • Tino o

      Do they really need that kind of help from referees its a joke penalty

  • TheNutJob

    Dwight on Hoss back to the sables

    • Peaky Magpie

      😂😂 Couple of sugar cubes & a good groom afore Chelsea.

      • TheNutJob

        😂😂
        a rub doon & a bucket of water over him

  • kingfisher

    I bet CiTyBlUe’s a*** is twitching🤣🤣🤣

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    I wonder how long before an influx of sky blues “supporters” (who couldn’t find Manchester on a map) inundate this forum with mispelled whining over Rafa not letting them win in the way they are usually accustomed to.

  • TheNutJob

    3-1 Sergio

  • TheNutJob

    why is nobody marking Aguero

    • GToon

      He’s the danger man so put a few challenges in on him early on.

      • TheNutJob

        twice he`s got between the centre backs

        • GToon

          One of them needs to stay close n make it hard for him. Great player tho.

  • Soldier

    fair enough they are winning 3 1 but we`ve had nothing out of the ref

    • Benmagpie

      3 1

    • GToon

      Did any of us expect anything else?

    • Coach Clagnut

      we never do…ginger beetroot face walks into one of ours, straight foul with no attempt to play the ball…play on says the ref, nothing to see here.

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    the only thing left to see now is whether or not Sterling scores in added time and then celebrates like he just won the world cup…

  • Tino o

    Impressed with our performance haven’t collapsed and kept our discipline Murphy 2nd half outstanding finally got his confidence needs to play every game

    • Angelswithdirtyfaces

      Got a Norwich supporting mate who says we took their best player – he’s settling in now, can still get better

      • Tino o

        Go back and get his bro

  • GToon

    Near the end now. I assume the ground is half empty as per…

  • TheNutJob

    We went doon fighting

    • GToon

      Let’s hope Ashley did see it then !!!

      • TheNutJob

        true

  • Tino o

    Got beat but well done boys!

  • Coach Clagnut

    Only 3 against over 2 games. I’d have took that before the season started.

    • TheNutJob

      Try vaseline it might un clag your nuts Coach
      😂😂😂

      • Coach Clagnut

        The clagnuts are around the back bonny lad.

        • TheNutJob

          that`s bad news

          • Coach Clagnut

            Itchy an’all

  • TheNutJob

    every time it`s that Aguero

  • KRS1

    Look at the stadium, bloody emptyad

    • GToon

      It’s so they can get back quickly and come on here!

  • Peaky Magpie

    Take that in grand scale of things,not too much damage to GD,going out now before they start infiltrating this site with their pathetic gloating grunts.

    • TheNutJob

      and their schitty pretty green jackets

      • Peaky Magpie

        And they can shove the Hacienda up their starfishes !!!

        • paul mclaughlan

          Overrated gangsters paradise.

  • paul mclaughlan

    Getting a goal back almost feels like a victory.

    • Peaky Magpie

      You’re right

  • GToon

    Right, let’s put that out of the way, get a few reinforcements in and push on, maybe even win a few games! Over to you Shakey Ashley.

    • Peaky Magpie

      Here Here

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      The Hosses bro`s on a plane from Madrid, i hope he`s not coming here

      • Peaky Magpie

        Unless his brother is Bale or Ronaldo 😂

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          CR7. you are cleared to land on runway A at Newcastle International Airport

          • Peaky Magpie

            Put it on Ronnie Moose,Ryder will believe it 😂😂😂

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            😁😁

        • GToon

          I think he means actual brother as opposed to “bro” 😀

          • Peaky Magpie

            😂😂

  • Whickhamrobbie

    Decent effort by the lads but Shelvey !!!!! oh dear he even made MO look good .
    Backs to the wall but not unexpected, support was fantastic as usual but to be honest they were a class above . Well done Murph at least it made them think .

  • Phil Yare

    its sad times when a 3-1 defeat feels like we’ve won the league. i might even watch match of the day

    • anyobrien

      Aye times have changed.

  • anyobrien

    So much for the “blood bath and 16 nil”
    Canny second half

  • KRS1

    A team that cost hundreds of millions beats a team that cost buttons. No surprise. Really happy with the second half.

  • KRS1

    Watching Rafas interview on BT he doesn’t sound confident he’s getting any players in