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  • ElNino9 2 Jan 2013 23:26:06 13,293 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Sahin free to leave Liverpool apparently.
    Only Liverpool could start Jordan Henderson and leave Sahin rotting on the bench.

    Said it at the time, but he should have gone to Arsenal.

    Hated, adored, never ignored.

  • THFourteen 2 Jan 2013 23:29:18 32,883 posts
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    roz123 wrote:
    Well that was shite, not sure why Rafa rested so many key players as our next two matches are cup games but even so the performance was woeful. Fair play to QPR they wanted it more and got the tactics right.
    That's because he is a cup manager.
  • LionheartDJH 2 Jan 2013 23:35:55 19,359 posts
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    ElNino9 wrote:
    Dougs wrote:
    Sahin free to leave Liverpool apparently.
    Only Liverpool could start Jordan Henderson and leave Sahin rotting on the bench.

    Said it at the time, but he should have gone to Arsenal.
    Tbf Hendo's done his fair share of bench time so far this season, only recently been starting league games again, and he's actually doing quite well.

    Can't argue there, though as I remember it Arsenal pulled out so he didn't have the choice.

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  • SaucyGeoff 2 Jan 2013 23:42:06 2,560 posts
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    Only watched the highlights, but Sunderland managed to make Downing and Joe Allen look like an unplayable attacking duo.
  • FWB 2 Jan 2013 23:50:37 43,878 posts
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    If Joe Allen looks good, you know you suck.
  • captbirdseye 2 Jan 2013 23:52:52 4,787 posts
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    Joe Allen crap...lol
  • Sid-Nice 2 Jan 2013 23:53:42 15,852 posts
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    People who don’t think Newcastle will be relegated are in “Cloud Cuckoo Land” our six goals against Man U and Arsenal were nothing special as the majority of Premier League teams would have won at Old Trafford and the Emirates as both Arsenal and Man U had an off day.

    I think we are destined to go down and the only thing that would cheer me up; is if Alex Ferguson dies or better still is named on the Jimmy Savile paedophile ring.

    Great strike by Baines tonight; can anyone enlighten me to “Why a free kick was awarded?”

    NNID Sid-Nice

  • FWB 2 Jan 2013 23:58:31 43,878 posts
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    The foul for the free kick was beyond soft. Shouldn't have been given.
  • Syrette 3 Jan 2013 00:06:14 43,108 posts
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    Sid-Nice wrote:
    our six goals against Man U and Arsenal were nothing special as the majority of Premier League teams would have won at Old Trafford
    Troll-tastic, on both counts.

  • andywilkie35 3 Jan 2013 00:08:38 5,338 posts
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    Where the fuck were yesterdays goals on MotD? Poor.

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  • Whizzo 3 Jan 2013 00:15:43 43,038 posts
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    andywilkie35 wrote:
    Where the fuck were yesterdays goals on MotD? Poor.
    On yesterday's MotD.

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  • Syrette 3 Jan 2013 00:20:32 43,108 posts
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    Heh.

    edit; to be fair, MOTD2 has short highlights of the previous day's goals, so I can understand people expecting the same tonight especially as there was only 3 games.

    Edited by Syrette at 00:21:17 03-01-2013

  • Shikasama 3 Jan 2013 08:53:44 6,634 posts
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    Sid-Nice wrote:
    People who don’t think Newcastle will be relegated are in “Cloud Cuckoo Land” our six goals against Man U and Arsenal were nothing special as the majority of Premier League teams would have won at Old Trafford[/b] and the Emirates as both Arsenal and Man U had an off day.

    I think we are destined to go down and the only thing that would cheer me up; is if Alex Ferguson dies or better still is named on the Jimmy Savile paedophile ring.

    Great strike by Baines tonight; can anyone enlighten me to “Why a free kick was awarded?”
    Intriguing.
  • kalel 3 Jan 2013 09:06:53 86,420 posts
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    Nice little article from The Guardian on prediction for this year, with a standout section attacking MotD:

    Match of the Day apocalypse
    It's coming. Some day soon. Not this season but perhaps in August after a summer of much-required producer rejig. The old ways – the sofa chumminess, the satin-shirted triangulation, the say-what-you-see analysis spots and above all the sense of drag and complacency – just aren't cutting it. It is difficult now even to feel particularly bored or cross about Match of the Day. It is simply a quiet sadness, so far behind Sky Sports that change cannot be far away: perhaps a punditry annihilation, the sweeping out of that old, gruelling heavy-furniture set so heavily stained and weathered by cliché, to be replaced by analysts who are free to rise up on their hind legs and stride about the studio fondling video screens and waggling joysticks. The BBC has got to be better than this. It could yet be the year of change.

    http://m.guardian.co.uk/football/blog/2013/jan/01/premierleague-pep-guardiola

    Edited by kalel at 09:07:04 03-01-2013
  • mcmonkeyplc 3 Jan 2013 09:16:43 39,387 posts
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    Not even bothering with attacking ITV then?

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • nickthegun 3 Jan 2013 09:20:29 58,896 posts
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    Whats the point? Its like kicking you when youre down.

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  • nickthegun 3 Jan 2013 09:20:48 58,896 posts
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    s

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  • kalel 3 Jan 2013 09:21:02 86,420 posts
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    It's an article about the Premier League.
  • CharlieStCloud 3 Jan 2013 09:25:28 5,103 posts
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    Match of the Day is perfectly fine, thank you very much.

    If anything, I rather not have Sky and their overly hyperactive (and hyperbole) ways when I am winding down on the odd Saturday evening or two. Yes, they could do with a reshuffle of their sofa-analysts, especially after Lee Dixon left who was great, but it's fine as it is.

    Let Sky do their thing and MotD do theirs.

    Seeing a little bit more of Gabby Logan wouldn't go amiss ... ; )
  • Dougs 3 Jan 2013 09:25:29 66,724 posts
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    LionheartDJH wrote:
    Can't argue there, though as I remember it Arsenal pulled out so he didn't have the choice.
    Came down to money, you were prepared to pay more of his wages than we were. Apparently. Who knows though, really.
  • mcmonkeyplc 3 Jan 2013 09:31:41 39,387 posts
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    I think MoTD should have Jamie Redknapp and Alan Shearer on one week.

    That'd get the changes rolling.

    Edited by mcmonkeyplc at 09:32:00 03-01-2013

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Shikasama 3 Jan 2013 10:01:35 6,634 posts
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    I'd like to see some different roles on the sofa rather than ex pros or managers not playing that day.

    Get some assistant coaches on there, get a ref or an experienced scout. Give me some insight that I can't get from watching the game and having a bit of tactical know how. Preferably get ex assistants/scouts/refs who don't have a stake any more and don't have to be concerned with upsetting anyone or being misquoted in the tabloids if they say Torres is a bit shit.
  • imamazed 3 Jan 2013 10:06:53 5,524 posts
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    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    I think MoTD should have Jamie Redknapp and Alan Shearer on one week.

    That'd get the changes rolling.
    Oh god, I'm cringing just thinking about it.

    "That was a goal Jamie, it really was"

    "Too right Alan, that was a top, top goal"

    "Right, with the analysis done, let's move on to..."
  • RobTheBuilder 3 Jan 2013 10:21:25 6,521 posts
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    @kalel the bit about Wiltshire is spot on
  • MadCaddy13 3 Jan 2013 10:43:32 1,858 posts
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    I know it's good to expect the worst for Newcastle but I can't see us going down again. We are too big a club for it to happen and we are much better than we were when we did go down. A bottom half finish (lower), sure. But not relegation
  • morriss 3 Jan 2013 10:45:28 70,911 posts
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    The Guardian has missed the point of MotD. Its popularity and strength is everything it's criticized for. I hope it doesn't change.
  • mcmonkeyplc 3 Jan 2013 10:45:39 39,387 posts
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    How many times, Never say too big to go down!

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • kalel 3 Jan 2013 10:48:13 86,420 posts
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    It's an utter nonsense to talk about being "too big a club" to go down. The very concept of being a "big club" is dubious for starters, but beyond that, the league doesn't give a fuck how many fans you have or what you've won in the past. It just cares about how many points you have.
  • MadCaddy13 3 Jan 2013 11:03:56 1,858 posts
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    Ok... We're boned. :p
  • kalel 3 Jan 2013 11:05:22 86,420 posts
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    Don't think you will go down FWIW but I suspect one big boy will. It's you, Sunderland or Villa.
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