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Benwell Lad

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  1. A great bloke who would always tell it as it was so there would never be any doubt as to what he was thinking. Among so many quotable lines from Jack one of the best was his take on the Rudi Voller/Frank Rijkaard incident at Italia 90. "Air'd have chinned him" said the big fella and there's no doubt he really would have. RIP legend.
  2. Hadn't been to Spennymoor for a while but went there recently. What a set up they have. So professional, the stadium looks great and a Premier league club would be proud of their playing surface. They've really come a long way in recent years.
  3. They really are an extraordinary bunch When the Don arrived as the second coming, anyone who expressed even slight concern was turned on by the mob and branded a Mag. Now that the penny has fallen and the mob have turned full circle, anyone displaying any kind of, even mild, sympathy or support for the Don is branded, yes, a Mag. When they were on the verge of becoming the world's richest club a couple of months ago, anyone who attempted to put across a more sober or level headed point of view was called out as..... yes that's right, a Mag! Now realising it was just another stitch up, those who were shouting about being the next Man City and European glory(essentially 99% of them) are told they should be ashamed of themselves for behaving like "Mags"
  4. There were four pieces of excellent play that led to the goal. It was just a cog in the machine but his cushioned lay back to Schär was quite sublime.
  5. Even though that's the rule a special exception should have been made for Miggy for what is arguably the most deserved goal ever.
  6. https://goodlawproject.org/petition/good-law-project-associate-citizenship-petition/#.XfTRnwhAvZc.twitter
  7. More patronising claptrap from the Islington elite, though at the same time an understandable, if blind, defence of a loved one. Therein lies much of the problem. Working people in the north are sick of people like Owen Jones etc, who have never done a proper days work in the lives, telling them what they should be thinking and then accusing them of being brainwashed monkeys if they have the audacity to disagree with them. Decent life long Labour Party members have been marginalised or pushed out by them and instead we've had a succession of piss poor candetates thrust upon us, many who wouldn't have been elected to a town council thirty years ago, just because they shore up the leadership and the northern monkeys will vote for them regardless. They can if they wish, continue to believe it's "The Sun wot wun it" but many northern Labour voters think it may have been the party itself that inflicted Tory MPs on us.
  8. The election result facilitates Brexit but in no way endorses it or the referendum result. Split along Remain/Leave lines there was a higher "remain" vote than the referendum, and even in NE constituencies which fell the "remain" vote was higher than it was in the referendum. Referendums and general elections are very different beasts but whatever you think about Johnson, politically he's played a fucking blinder.
  9. They must really regret hounding Bruce out for being a Geordie. It's been all downhill ever since
  10. They are in their worst ever position by some considerable distance and their lowest ever position in the league is merely part of it. They are many years and hundreds of millions of pounds away from turning the present situation around. They have managed to create a situation where a Premier League infrastructure becomes a hindrance not a help and clubs like Wycombe or even Fleetwood would be a more attractive proposition to potential investors with ambition. They are in a grave situation, although some of their more sane fans did warn them.
  11. Even allowing for the change of mindset that VAR has brought about and the express instructions the referee gave the players before the game, there is no one to blame for the second goal other than Sheffield's own players. Sure the linesman lifted his flag, the referee waved play on, it happens in every game and is one of the first things children are taught when they start to play football. Their fault they didn't play to the whistle. As Shelvey runs onto the ball their defence is in terrible shape giving him a clear run at goal. Their fault. The goalkeeper appears to stop playing but was that an attempt by him to influence the decision knowing they had fucked up? Lionel Barthez tried to be clever by doing that a few times. Their fans, manager etc have every right to be livid but only with their own team who brought this upon themselves entirely.
  12. Stunning aerial views of the stadium and surrounding area at the beginning of the nufc.co.uk highlights.
  13. Just as well they've got the new manager bounce and all those winnable games in hand or they'd be really fucked.
  14. So Eastleigh have gone further in the FA Cup than Sunderland? The Don has backed the wrong horse.
  15. I have had first hand experience of both Newcastle and Sunderland academies and the first thing I'd say is it's nothing more than a myth that Sunderland is, or recently was, superior in any way. They were different, both good in some ways but both probably behind the bigger clubs in the NW for example. Newcastle's is decent, despite what a lot of uninformed people say, but being in the NE means that due to population there are fewer kids in the available pool than there are in the NW, SE or Midlands for example. There again how many Premier league clubs have had two young homegrown players make up their centre midfield pairing in recent years ? There are kids from Wearside at Newcastle and vica versa so supporting either club is of no consequence at all. Currently Newcastle's is way ahead and has a far better pool of talent. When Sunderland's ownership changed every possible overhead was slashed and their academy really suffered. People sacked, contacts severed and a lot of their better kids going elsewhere. Ethically the academy system is questionable across football in general. Nowadays when they bring in youngsters from around the world at a later age very few will ever make it and parents need to be sensible and not build up their own or their kid's hopes too much. If one player is identified as having the potential to make it they will design a team around him in the almost certain knowledge that none of the others will be kept on.
  16. Should get Will Grigg to do the laundry then at least they'll have had something back for their 4 million quid.
  17. That was an amazing fucking header like.
  18. And excellent backtracking and defensive interceptions too. No one ever deserved a goal more. The roof will come off when it happens.
  19. Can't think of any previous Newcastle player to compare him too, comparisons to Jonas and HBA seem equally wide of the mark for completely different reasons. The only player I see like him is Traore although ASM is even trickier and potentially better.
  20. ASM to tear them to shreds and Eddie's impressive run of clean sheets to come to an end.
  21. It seems the Don, who was initially welcomed as a messiah and said all the right things to get them onside, now can't attend matches as he claims he and his family are being abused. Along with hounding out managers every six months or so they're not really living up to their self proclaimed title of being the world's classiest fans at the moment.
  22. There's no doubt that cheapskate Charlie has played them like a fiddle, although some of their less gullible fans are now seeing through them. However spinning getting a loan of a few million quid, probably with some form of surety against whatever remaining assets they have and because the owners themselves can't afford it, into some kind of positive is a masterclass even by his levels of bullshit.
  23. So Pep's decided to stay at Man City. From what I heard a couple of weeks ago I thought he'd be leaving to join England's newest richest club? ? Maybe they see something in Parkinson that Pep didn't have ?
  24. Sift through the usual cliches like big club, sleeping giant blah blah and it isn't particularly appealing for any ambitious manager. The reality is that you'd be coming into a situation where fan expectation is going to be high but the reality is you're inheriting a squad of players which is nothing more than average 3rd division mid table, still including overpriced deadwood and with existing owners who seem more intent on taking money out than investing any. Add to that the fact they seem to change managers every nine months or so - it only seems like yesterday that some of their wise sages were telling us that Simon Grayson was preferable to Rafa - and I can't really see many well qualified coaches or managers knocking at their door.
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