The Newcastle team v Chelsea has just been confirmed.

Rafa Benitez hoping to get a much needed three points to settle things down and give a foundation to build from after the point at Cardiff.

Newcastle of course have done pretty well in this fixture in recent years, the last five giving four wins and a draw.

This is who Rafa Benitez starts with:

Dubravka, Yedlin, Schar, Fernandez, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie, Ki, Diame, Murphy, Rondon

and the Subs:

Sterry, Longstaff, Atsu, Perez, Muto, Darlow, Joselu

An amazing six outfield changes, with only Clark, Dummett, Ritchie and Diame, along with Dubravka, staying in from the team that drew with Cardiff.

Kenedy is ineligible today, whilst Manquillo was always going to drop out, Perez and Joselu drop to the bench, but where are Shelvey and Lascelles?

One journalist has claimed Lascelles not happy with Rafa decision to go with three/five at back so manager dropped him!

Compare Rafa’ selection to the preferred fan option HERE

Newcastle v Chelsea Match Betting:

NUFC win 19/4Draw 3/1Chelsea win 13/20

NUFC win 3-0 110/1Rondon to score last goals 19/2At least 3 match goals in first half 6/1

All Newcastle v Chelsea betting HERE



  • sidney

    looks like a 5-4-1, parking the bus?

    • Kenny

      Nothing unusual there then

  • Kenny

    2 best players not in the squad, very strange.

    • DWI

      Maybe about to be sold and don’t want injuries!

    • Ron

      I read it 5 times – not there each time – must be injured?????

      • Kenny

        cant see it

      • Peaky

        Been no mention all week then this ????…Sterry & Longstaff on bench…..there’s something gannin on…..Mad Monkfish will fill us in later after a conference with both Lascelles & Shelvey in THAT lift……

        • Ron

          Other than injuries or dressing room bust up what could there be?

          • Mark Potter

            Both players absent due to knocks picked up in training with Lascelles reportedly out with ankle problem and Shelvey sustaining a thigh injury. According to Chron.

          • Ron

            Fingers crossed

        • Danimal

          Perhaps they’re both stuck in a lift with Monkfish. If so, they’ll both be out for at least six months. Counselling takes time.

          • Peaky

            Aye you’re right…they’ll need reintroducing back into the community.

  • Peaky

    Never saw that line up coming in a million years…..

    • Wezza

      Me either – bemused!

      • Peaky

        Stranger things have happened….live by the sword,die by the sword….here’s hoping,fingers crossed etc

  • robbersdog

    Well, I’ll say one thing for Rafa – he’s not afraid to make controversial decisions!

    • Kneebotherm8

      Never afraid to drop any player………reputations mean nowt to him……

  • mactoon

    Didn’t see that one coming, Lascelles and Shelvey not even in the squad!

    Trouble at mill, arguments with the manager, that’s all we need.

    • Peaky

      Yeah….rabbit off here somewhere…

  • Alreet

    Hmmm the cappy and the vice cappy out. Not sure what to make of that.

    Almost all his signings are in there. Starting rondon and Ki could actually be the main things with this.

  • Kenny

    I can hear a Helicopter, no 2 helicopters

    • Kneebotherm8

      😂😂

  • Ron

    Is Rafa there or did Chelsea supporting Ashley pick the team?

  • dfs

    this is pathetic, how is even possible to leave your best players out of the squad in a game vs chelase

    what does benitez try to prove?

  • dfs

    i was hoping of getting a point, now i see a storm is coming
    shar omg, not even PL quality and first game vs chelsea

  • fdsfs

    cant see a weaker starting team in all PL squads this campaign

  • Mrkgw

    Remarkable. Glad to see some debuts but Lascelles and Shelvey? Bizarre.

  • Kenny

    Both Lascelles & Shelvey carrying injuries

    • Peaky

      Both been slapped by Fatty’s henchmen…..

      • Kenny

        Lee Ryder report from the T lady

    • Clarko

      Craig Hope:

      ‘Understand NUFC skipper Jamaal Lascelles dropped by Rafa Benitez after training-ground fallout over manager’s decision to play three at back for today’s visit of Chelsea’

      • Mark Potter

        But Chronicle report Lascelles absent due to knock picked up in training with ankle problem.

        • mentalman

          Someone has been fed a porky

        • Clarko

          Miles Starforth:

          ‘Newcastle say Jamaal Lascelles and Jonjo Shelvey have been left out because of respective ankle and thigh injuries. Lascelles, however, is understood to have had a bust-up with Rafa Benitez in build-up to game’

      • Peaky

        Just read/heard the same….something definitely amiss with conflicting stories.

        • Clarko

          Miles Starforth has just corroborated the story, looks like there has been a ‘fallout’ of some sort.

        • mentalman

          Its one of rafa’s damage limitation games so why risk the 2 best players if they are carrying injuries

  • Clarko

    Well, it’s going to be interesting.

  • Leicester Mag

    Once again Newcastle makes Beano town look like a gritty reality show

  • Mrkgw

    Here we go – Ameobi round two. Sky reinforcing their selection of Ashley clappers.

  • mentalman

    Very strange team, if we get an injury in defence we are going to end up with an inexperienced player thrown in against a top team

  • Al Devon

    Rafa is clearly gonna park the bus and play long to rondon. Lascelles and Shelvey not even in the squad tho cant be good news…somethings gone off lol

  • Kenny

    Rafa has said Laselles is injured

    • Peaky

      This will rumble on no matter what happens today..

      • Kenny

        Just read Shields Gazette, bust up with Rafa 😁 Jamaal lost

        • mentalman

          The only loser is the fans

          • Kenny

            A managers word is final

          • Peaky

            Yup…in any walk of life…..whether it’s right or if you don’t agree….you have to respect the decision.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Especially when the manager has won everything in game

    • Peaco

      No doubt fatty has negotiated to sell Lascelles to Chelski in January with pre agreement not to play him….

  • Kenny

    The managers decision is final, but if he has had a bust up with Lascelles then the season could be going down the toilet 🚽

  • Tony English

    Personnel and shape Chelsea won’t have expected. Fingers crossed.

  • Dublintoon

    Wonder if we ‘ve ever fielded a team of 11 different nationalities before

    • mentalman

      11 different nationalities and 3 englishmen

    • Benmagpie

      If dummet is welsh and Ritchie Scottish …….. their chosen national teams…… then I think we do have eleven different nationalities!

      • Benmagpie

        At least fifa wise if not geography wise

  • mentalman

    I thought ritchie would have been captain

  • fsd

    park the bus from 1st minute , wtf Rafa, will we ever play any different against top 6 side

    • SuperDesHamilton

      We have a team who can barely pass to each other what do you expect

      • Kenny

        Down to the fat greedy parasite owner

        • SuperDesHamilton

          Correct. A don’t know what people expect us to do with players we have

  • Danimal

    What’s this white socks business by the way? SD surplus stock?

  • SuperDesHamilton

    It’s Newcastle of course players can’t be injured theirs gotta be a made up falling out 😴😴😴

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    8 minutes in and it already obvious (to anyone who isn’t blind) how much better yedlin is than Manquillo.

    • mentalman

      He’s playing well today but he’s still the weak link in the defence

  • Ashley-out

    Newcastle 23% possession after 18 minutes

    • glassjawsh-got-banned

      I’m seeing 18%…

      • Ashley-out

        Down to 18% on 26 minutes

  • Mrkgw

    Disciplined so far but dismal to watch.

  • SuperDesHamilton

    Imagine if Hazard could stand up for longer than 20 seconds, he’d be a canny player him & his pal Zaha

    • Kenny

      another weak as cats P nonce

      • SuperDesHamilton

        Everytime he gets tackled he looks at the ref as though how dare someone tackle him

  • nufcslf

    Fancy accepting you are as sh*t as you really are at home in a professional football match. Joke club, joke owner and joke team. Going down.

    • Kenny

      Rafs out to rope a dope

  • Ashley-out

    All the new guys are doing well

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    Ki is hard to watch sometimes.

  • Mrkgw

    Mitrovic scored AGAIN

    • Ashley-out

      He’ll score 15 this season

      • glassjawsh-got-banned

        and at least once again us…

      • Mrkgw

        And still the dim-wits will claim that he isn’t good enough.

        • Kenny

          Give him the service and he will score

        • SuperDesHamilton

          Didn’t fit the OUR team, fits Fulham’s team….see how it works?

          • Kenny

            they attack, we dont

          • SuperDesHamilton

            They spend money as well, we don’t. Yet the debts doubled 🧐

  • Mrkgw

    TWO for Mitro

    • glassjawsh-got-banned

      goals this season: Mitro 3 – Newcastle United 1

    • nufcslf

      Just as well he can’t score in the prem…….

  • Alreet

    Sky sports commentators bumming hazard ever second hes on the ball.

  • Ashley-out

    Selling Mitrovich looks like a major mistake as I knew it would be

    • Mrkgw

      Absolutely. But a portion of our supporters chose to differ and follow Rafa’s line. Already proven the doubters wrong.

      • glassjawsh-got-banned

        The Mitro/Benitez relationship was never going to work. He doesn’t track back… it was only a mistake because Rafa wasn’t allowed to reinvest the funds in a player he WOULD use…

        • Ben Jones

          If he finishes up on 3 this season rafa was a genius, if he gets 15+ it’s the fault of….Ashley apparently, who’d thunk it!

          • Kenny

            well hello Benny, been on holiday 💩 head

          • Ben Jones

            Shirebrook conference all week Kenny, talking tactics etc. How’s you?

          • Kenny

            Wanka

          • Ram Kishore

            😂😂 you do really know how to rile up, Kenny lol..👌

      • Ram Kishore

        I am not following Rafa’s line but at the end of the day ,the gaffer didnt want him.. we could have hoped for Rafa changing his stance and i did hope for that , it didnt happen .. its better for everyone concerned he left. His situation made him go thats it.. will be like another Ben arfa, Thauvin(but thauvin never wanted to be here , he left which was a good thing imo.. rather than stay and make it hard for himself.. better than doing a Owen or Marveaux, but atleast Marveaux made himself available and wanted to play until he was completely frozen..

  • SuperDesHamilton

    Are they booing alonso because he’s a mackem or killed someone in a car crash?

  • Mrkgw

    Dave Bassetts Wimbledon were better to watch than football under Rafa. Awful.

    • glassjawsh-got-banned

      unfortunately he doesn’t really have any other option if he wants to grind out points…

    • nufcslf

      Not only is it awful, it will eventually likely lead to defending a 1 nil loss like Man City last season. What is the point in that. Would rather lose 3 nil giving a go.

      • glassjawsh-got-banned

        foolish when goal difference could keep us up

        • nufcslf

          Not at all. No points gets you relegated as well and after 2 and half matches it’s not looking good. Won’t get any today.

      • Alreet

        Unbelievable…. getting on his case again when we know we dont have the dynamic players to compete against chelsea toe to toe.

        The game is boring but we need to make it diciplined and hold our formation. We arent gonna be hitting the heights of europe this season so if we nick a 1 nil win against pace setters or even a draw would be amazing.

        We have a reasonable record against chelsea so lets see what happens in the second. Maybe muto can come in and make something happen.

        Rafa is doing his best

      • Ram Kishore

        It’s awful but we were in the game until 75 minutes..Until referee livened it up.. he isn’t going to play this every week guys.. maybe against city or liverpool ,not against others.. did u see us playing the same against arsenal , Man u, Leicester, spurs last season.. Even when we were losing those matches in November and December we display like this but we kept losing..

  • Andy Mac

    I understand the criticism of Rafa’s tactics but do we really have the personnel to go toe to toe with a team that cost more than Fatman has ever spent in 11 miserable years ?

    • nufcslf

      Beat them 3 nil last season giving it a solid effort.

      • Ashley-out

        Give it a go !

      • SuperDesHamilton

        Beat a Chelsea team with one eye on a final & players who cba. But apart from that you’re completely right…

      • Andy Mac

        But this Chelski are not the same as Conte’s misfits ? As superdes says they were tip toeing through the game so they didn’t get crocked for the Cup final. In addition to which we were safe in mid table with nowt to play for.

  • Ashley-out

    Rafas the only manager that can get away with this garbage, ok we have a weak squad but that’s no excuse for this rubbish

    • Mrkgw

      Grim viewing. Absolutely awful and near unwatchable.

    • SuperDesHamilton

      I’m intrigued, what would you propose?

      • Mrkgw

        Get rid of Ashley.

        • SuperDesHamilton

          Then attack Chelsea?

      • Alreet

        Couldnt agree more. What would the master tacticians on here do to win in an entertaining way against Chelsea.

        No point saying u just dont like it. Give an idea that wont have us on the end of a glut at the other end

        • Ashley-out

          I’m not getting a 100 grand a week we may as well have Pardew back for this shyte

          • Alreet

            OMG. Youve actually gone mental……… PMSL @pardew.

          • Kenny

            he may well be back next year, nothing is beyond the
            Fat Rat

        • SuperDesHamilton

          They’d play ginola & Gillespie on the wing…because there brains are still stuck in the 90’s

      • glassjawsh-got-banned

        some people would apparently enjoy getting clobbered 0-3 every week as long as we “attacked”…

        • SuperDesHamilton

          Then complain about getting clobbered we can’t win. Some fans would twist on 21

  • gordon

    ugh just ugh

  • Carverlier football

    Newcastle’s starting line-up cost about £45m. That’s about £25m less than their goalkeeper.

  • Tony English

    Am I the only one that can appreciate the workrate and discipline of that first half?

    Souness bleating that he couldn’t have played that way…yeah.mate, you had Shearer, Bellamy, Owen, Solano etc etc and money to p1sh away left right and centre.

    Think all the new signings have gave decent accounts and if we nick this one, I expect we’ll see a few changing their tune.

    I agree with Hinchcliffe.

    • SuperDesHamilton

      Completely agree. The people crying are bitter like Souness or still think we have said players & think 4-4-2 works, the thickness of some of our fans especially the older ones is absolutely astounding

      • Mrkgw

        No-one evidently less informed than yourself. Why pop at people and show aggression all of the time? Needless, as each and every supporter is entitled to a view. We don’t all share the same ideals about how the club should be run. Ashley has clearly worked his magic and dumbed down your expectation.

        • SuperDesHamilton

          Theirs expectations then there’s reality. Thing is I’m a realist and understand we play the way we do because we don’t have the players to play fantastic fabulous one touch football you expect.

          Why are you to dense to understand this?

          • Mrkgw

            Always obnoxious. And before you cast insults, ‘theirs’ shoud be ‘theres’ and ‘to’ is ‘’too’ by the way. Get it right,

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Took you two days to reply & all you had to mention was grammar. Still doesn’t distract from the fact you don’t grasp the current predicament we’re in. You’re the kind of bloke that thinks people need to play 4-4-2 big man little man. I’m not obnoxious either, I’m right.

          • Mrkgw

            Nasty bit of work, that much is absolutely evident. But, don’t think that for one second that you can come on here and bully people into your way of thinking. Doesn’t wash with me.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Sorry dad

            Having an opinion isn’t being nasty again you show a basic lack of understanding. Pulling apart the manager and calling him none stop like you’re doing, that’s nasty.

            Are you on your period today, you seem very upse & moody.

    • Alreet

      Thank you!!! Souness has said we dont want this. Hes talking about europe nights over 20 sodding years ago. Give over lad

      • mentalman

        In an ideal world souness is right and we’d be watching entertaining free flowing attacking football, unfortunately in this world we have Ashley and this is what we are forced in to

      • SuperDesHamilton

        I remember beating sporting at home with Souness in charge & getting absolutely battered away off them even after scoring the away goal first.

        Maybe if Souness had learned to play pragmatically & not just hoof ball he wouldn’t be so bitter 😂

    • Danimal

      Strange how Sky managed to politicise it. Souness got the ball rolling and the rest joined in.

      • SuperDesHamilton

        Completely. Yes Souness you wouldn’t of got away with it because you had a superior squad.

  • Kenny

    Rope a dope, bang one in and lock up shop.

    • nufcslf

      Not with Joselu vs Giroud……

  • Andy Mac

    Maybe Sky will learn their lesson and stop showing us on TV just because of the promise of a hammering from a top six side ?🤔

    • mentalman

      In the new year i doubt we’ll be televised against the top teams

      • Andy Mac

        The only person who gives a sh t about us being on TV is a fat bloke with a bulging wallet

      • Kenny

        they like to see Newcastle suffer

        • mentalman

          Most neutrals have probably turned off and thats what sky cares about

  • Kenny

    My bets still alive, Newcastle 1-0
    Hoss to score 😀

    • SuperDesHamilton

      What did you get Kenny 100000/1 😂

      • Kenny

        £20 on, get a house in Darras Hall

        • SuperDesHamilton

          Could buy darras!

  • SuperDesHamilton

    Jacob Murphy has the strength & heart of a kitten

    • Danimal

      A couple of blatant fouls on him ignored by the ref.

      • SuperDesHamilton

        A don’t know what’s a foul or anything on the lad anymore or if it’s the wind blowing him over

  • Mrkgw

    This is more a game of chess than football. Sorry, but I can’t applaud this.

    • SuperDesHamilton

      You aren’t being forced to watch it Rinus Michels

    • nufcslf

      Simply awful and what about the poor sods who paid money to see it live. At least watching it on the telly you walk away and put a kettle on and not miss much.

      • Mrkgw

        Quite right.

  • dsds

    sorry but this is disgusting , will we ever try win a game or at least play football vs better team than ours

  • Kenny

    another f##king snide ref

  • Danimal

    Ref was desperate to give that.

    • Kenny

      disgusting

    • SuperDesHamilton

      Couldn’t blow quick enough

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    welp. nonsense penalty. what a joke. there’s the tv off then.

  • SuperDesHamilton

    Diving Murderer Alonso

    • Kenny

      was clean, he took the ball

      • SuperDesHamilton

        Absolute joke

      • Kneebotherm8

        Bring on VAR asap……….

  • dsds

    95 procent vs 5 ball possession, this is pathetic team

    • SuperDesHamilton

      Bad nonce you

  • dsds

    Close

  • dsds

    Championship

  • Kenny

    Starting to believe leazes about the conspiracy with the refs

  • dsds

    and stay there

  • dsds

    what refs , we are absolutely joke of a team and club

  • Kenny

    not in a million years was that a penalty. stinks

  • nufcslf

    Sh*t call, but now defending that 1 nil loss I was talking about. Shame Kenedy wasn’t taking the penalty. Simply getting what this sort of home performance deserves, sweet f**k all.

    • SuperDesHamilton

      A bet your absolutely foaming we’ve scored

      • nufcslf

        Not at all, but wasn’t deserved at at all. This is horrible and a waste of time and will end in nothing but relegation.

        • SuperDesHamilton

          You’ll be happy again now. People like you waste oxygen. Thick old stuck in your ways

          • nufcslf

            So you’re enjoying this are you? It’s f**king pathetic and deserves exactly what it is getting……NOTHING!!!!!.

          • glassjawsh-got-banned

            you’re right. better play wide open. losing 7-1 to man city would be far more enjoyable.

          • nufcslf

            A loss is a loss. You create you own luck or demise. I know whick one Sports Direct United did today. In a football world, that was nothing but shocking.

  • Kenny

    The Hoss scores

  • dsds

    the most horrible performance at home in the whole PL

  • Kenny

    We love the Hoss

  • Mrkgw

    Yes!

    • SuperDesHamilton

      Shame we scored eh, bets it’s ruined your day you’ll not be able to cry over nothing now

      • Kenny

        that pen could cost me £200

        • SuperDesHamilton

          Gutted for Yedlin he’s been our best player

  • nufcslf

    Ok, never mind being proved wrong.

  • Danimal

    Not an elbow. Cheat trying to get him sent off.

  • Kenny

    Brilliant header by the Hoss

    • mentalman

      He’s on 100% so far this season two attempts and two goals

  • mentalman

    Wonders will never cease, a decent cross from yedlin and hoss scores another goal

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    what the $h!t????

  • Kneebotherm8

    Get in…….it’s that prolific goalscorer the hoss…….mugged Luiz at the near post….

  • Kenny

    Oh no an OG

  • mentalman

    Ritchie is going to get sent off

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    they’re going to win on a diving penalty and an unlucky own goal. Congrats, Chelski, your keeper cost more than our entire team…

    • Kneebotherm8

      That’s the problem…. investment and non investment

    • nufcslf

      It’s all this performance deserves.

  • ddsaf

    CLOSE !!!!! The most pathetic team and players ever !!

    • Mugseaton Mudpie

      so League one seems fun

  • ddsaf

    I hope to go down to Championship and never promote this useless club
    i am amazed how limited this players are , everything with this club

    GO DOWN Please and save us from watching you

    i cannot believe , so typical , had to bet on away win

    • Mugseaton Mudpie

      so League One must be fun these days, wouldnt know

  • ddsaf

    GO DOWN Please

    • East Durham Mag

      Is that what your sister begs you to do?

  • ddsaf

    18 vs 82 possession at home
    is this Newcastle , did we play football for more than 5 mins?

  • Kenny

    Cockney wankas, cheated out of a point.

  • ddsaf

    we cheat ourselves by still supporting and watching this terrible team

    • Damon Horner

      Nobody forces you to watch the game. Wait until we’re top of the league if you’d rather.

    • Ram Kishore

      If you really don’t like the team, you have a choice to watch other teams in the top 6, they play the way you want.. problem solved in your case and others dont have to make a comment to criticise you.. Solution for all involved

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    out of the relegation zone… on goal difference. I told you all it matters!

  • ToonTom

    Disappointing (obviously) but not every team is a Tottenham and a Chelsea. If ‘the team’ had converted the penalty against Cardiff, we’d have 3 points not 1 and things would look much better. Let’s get the next two tough ties out of the way, try to pick up a point from them, and then let the season begin in earnest.

    • X,WHY,Y MAN.

      So where does the mighty Cardiff City fit into things ?

      • ToonTom

        Is that the team we should have beaten? They fit into the “games that will not live long in the memory, every season has them, should have stolen it at the end and we’d all be happy”.

  • ddsaf

    i really hope to go down this season, championship is what this club and players deserve

    and that coward benitez to leave of course

    • Kenny

      F Off, Troll

      • ddsaf

        Ok, but you know i am right
        you all know it

      • ToonTom

        I don’t know why you respond. Just ignore it.

        • ddsaf

          i dont know why you responded

    • Peaky

      What is the saf ???? Fuckoff mackemcunt…..and stay fuckedoff…..

      • ddsaf

        i am a newcastle fan, fed up of watching this

    • SuperDesHamilton

      Have finished bucking your sister so came on a Newcastle website?

      • ddsaf

        i dont have a sister and i am newcastle fan, on the edge of his patience and power watching this over and over

        • SuperDesHamilton

          Aye because she’s your mother as well

          • ddsaf

            yes, how do you know this?

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Because you’re a mackem, it’s a given

          • ddsaf

            i told u that i am a newcastle fan
            probably bigger than you

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Bigger than me? I’ll ask your sister or Mam, they’ll know if you measure up

    • East Durham Mag

      Another persona it must be hard dreaming up the names. Blocked.

      • ddsaf

        the truth hurts

        • East Durham Mag

          I refer to SuperDes’s comment under this. No go forth and multiply Troll.

    • Tony English

      100% idiot.

    • KRS1

      You sir are an enormous c#nt!

  • ddsaf

    good luck with this game plan and attitude against any better team than ours

    not even tried to play football

  • Superdooperhooper

    At least the person who picks the music has a sense of humour. Substitute by the who ? Brilliant

  • Tony English

    Hazard. Brilliant at turning his body into the way of an incoming challenge…but he has to be the most over protected player in the league.

    Never a pen, I think ref was sick of how defensive we were and was looking to give it.

    Unfortunate for Yedlin, probably his best performances at this level for us today, and a great finish by the Horse .

    • glassjawsh-got-banned

      “Hazard has to be the most over protected player in the league” Harry Kane would like a word

      • SuperDesHamilton

        And his pal Zaha would like his say as well

        • Tony English

          Caution tip Hazard – do not touch – unstable.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Blokes made of weetabix

          • Tony English

            A blindfolded drunk on a pogo stick, on a trampoline stays on his feet longer than Hazard.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Monkseaton?

          • Peaky

            Can you remember Geordie Dancer……could he be the Mad Monkfish ???

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Oh aye that’s a bit disrespectful to the Geordie dancer though 😂

  • Milburn_Taylor

    that was never a penalty, not a good performance but cheated out of a point

  • 5floorshigh

    deserved nothing got nothing……..pathetic from Rafa !

  • ddsaf

    pathetic team selection and performance

  • ddsaf

    Hearts of cowards

  • ToonTom

    Steady on. Rafa set us up for a point and the plan was working until the ref intervened. The strategy after that was to attack which we did and we scored. Ill fortune cost us the point, but not ‘pathetic from Rafa’. Frustrating from Rafa for the purists who want to see us attack every game, but not pathetic.

    • mactoon

      It never works. Remember Man City last season?

      I would seriously rather have a go than defend a point from kick off when you can guarantee the better team will score a goal, we will have to attack and end up leaving ourselves open

      • ToonTom

        No argument there, I agree entirely. Terrible to watch and it never quite seems to work.

  • X,WHY,Y MAN.

    Utter dross again !

    • SuperDesHamilton

      A know if only we had good players to play football or an owner who spent money. What would you suggest open up and get battered 5-0?

      • East Durham Mag

        Good one, it was one of the things that kept us up last season keeping the goals conceded down. Wtf is Rafa supposed to do open up have a go and get 5 or 6 put past us every game? These trolls have sh^t for brains.

        • SuperDesHamilton

          Do you know what’s worrying though, this is how some of our fans think

    • ToonTom

      Not utter dross. An attempt to get a point with 9 men back, but a positive 4-4-2 once we were behind and against weaker teams where we play something like (but not actually, of course) 4-4-2, we’ll get better results.

  • SuperDesHamilton

    So it was a penalty because we played defensive and deserved it? Souness is rather bitter

    • ddsaf

      yes

    • Tony English

      …and I see Redknapp has a strapping on his wrist, he’s always been a repetitive strain artist.

      • Kenny

        Swiss Toni is back 😂

        • Tony English

          Never went away Ken Dudd.

          • Kenny

            funny you and Benny Jones come back at the same time.
            old Blow [email protected] Benny and wor Tone,

          • Tony English

            Funny that, nowt to do with it being a match day so folk are likely to be here commenting Kendo Knackerdafty.

            I was here all night yesterday arguing with Clarko wise up mate.

          • Benmagpie

            Hahahahahaha kendo knackerdafty. Brilliant. I’m sure most on here won’t remember him.

          • Kenny

            Troll,

          • Kenny

            Bollix, what a load of 💩

          • Tony English

            That’s your best.
            Ok mate.
            Nice one.

            I’m off to put another coat of paint on the living room, you never know I may even be here the next time we play a game.

            Funny that?

      • SuperDesHamilton

        He’s normally get spelks in his a*s* he sits on the fence that much. But as soon as Souness says something he leaps on it

      • Billmag

        Surely we could put someone better in the studio than Shola.

    • Kenny

      Guys a C

  • ToonTom

    I don’t think a VAR ref would have given that. The scissor action is an illusion – he didn’t connect with his left leg despite the fact it swung upwards.

    • ddsaf

      our goal was also a foul

      • ToonTom

        Probably the only thing we will agree on. Yedlin knew exactly what he was doing.

  • ddsaf

    mark my words, we will be rock bottom after the game vs palace
    this will be relegation season for newcastle and us as fans

  • Kenny

    Trolls are out of their bins

    • ddsaf

      the truth hurts, it really does

  • Wezza

    Now we are being slated for being too negative. This is missing 3 key players and having a manager who has not been backed, lied to, undermined etc. The sooner the media realise the truth then they can comment.

    • ddsaf

      the points are points at the end of the day, so who cares that, once we see the team relegated again

      fact.

    • SuperDesHamilton

      Redknapp snivelling up to Souness. The only one who backed us & spoke sense was the presenter who kept pulling up Souness on his double standards

      • Tony English

        ..and that presenter is a mackem fan.

        • SuperDesHamilton

          That’s how bad it’s became regarding sky & us 🙈

    • glassjawsh-got-banned

      so… never?

    • Billmag

      Exactly, Souness, Redknap have never been in Rafa’s position, Redknap says well Wolves had a go at Man City yesterday but they have spent a mind boggling £100m this season that’s the difference.

  • Billmag

    A message to all those that are having a go at Rafa, Chelsea – mega money to put together, NUFC a sticking plaster to put together no comparison really.