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The Road To Amsterdam ArenA (UEFA Europa League 2013) - THE END


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Back four was solid, although there were some moments of atrocious defending from Simpson, getting dragged into the centre and generally being a poor footballer with a poor touch. He has just come back from "injury" though, so we'll let him off this time.

 

Marveaux had yet another chance to show us what he could do and failed miserably.

 

Anita was outbossed by their midfielders and struggled to make any real impact.

 

Other positives were Sissoko looking extremely sharp and interested and Shola's experience showing through. Whenever the pressure was on, he bought us time. He took some knocks up there and coped well.

 

Cabaye has had better games and again ran out of steam after an hour or so, but perhaps he has one eye on Sunday's game.

 

Looked bloody cold out there - does anyone know what the temperature was?

I thought Anita had a canny game, very nice and tidy in there. Cabaye was one of our poorer performers, not that he had a bad game but he was too deep and not involved enough.

Simpson we know is shite anyway so there's nothing new there.

 

Overall I thought we played an excellent game that we completely controlled up until the point that they threw everything at us in the last fifteen or so. And even then a couple of moments aside (when Krul did his job superbly) we looked pretty comfortable. If I'd been watching another team I wouldn't have been remotely concerned but obviously as it's us I was never sitting totally comfortable until the last minute of injury time.

 

I know it's never a popular opinion (and not one I ever usually have) but I thought Shola did really well. Held the ball up and constantly gave their defenders a hard time. Of course he'll be back to normal on Sunday so we need to put Cisse back up top and him back on the bench!

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Dear pissed off in the US, every Newcastle game this season has been shown on the telly. Today is no exception as the game is live on FS+. Along with all the english clubs involved.

 

Nowt like a rant when you don't know what you are on about to make yourself look stupid.

Hey friend! Good point on every Newcastle game being on TV. Because when I check for the games, I don't read the description provided in the guide, I use tarot cards to determine what is actually going to be on. As you mentioned in what was frankly a little too cordial a manner for my liking, my crippling stupidity has apparently hindered my ability to live my life the way I'd prefer.

 

Oh, I suppose the fact that my provider doesn't carry FS+ might be applicable to my situation, but what the hell. Why allow trivialities to stand in the way of a burgeoning, lifelong friendship, right? :lol:

 

Thanks for the help though, brother. I will always love you. (Btw...who gives a shit about looking stupid? I AM stupid, and so is the rest of the species.) Considering that, I guess I'll not worry about Internet reprisals from random guy with terrifyingly sharp teeth and continue to focus on having as much fun as possible until we all die. You keep up the good police work, and keep in touch :)

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Hey friend! Good point on every Newcastle game being on TV. Because when I check for the games, I don't read the description provided in the guide, I use tarot cards to determine what is actually going to be on. As you mentioned in what was frankly a little too cordial a manner for my liking, my crippling stupidity has apparently hindered my ability to live my life the way I'd prefer.

 

Oh, I suppose the fact that my provider doesn't carry FS+ might be applicable to my situation, but what the hell. Why allow trivialities to stand in the way of a burgeoning, lifelong friendship, right? :lol:

 

Thanks for the help though, brother. I will always love you. (Btw...who gives a shit about looking stupid? I AM stupid, and so is the rest of the species.) Considering that, I guess I'll not worry about Internet reprisals from random guy with terrifyingly sharp teeth and continue to focus on having as much fun as possible until we all die. You keep up the good police work, and keep in touch :)

 

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I like your profile pic btw

 

Thanks! Always have loved Kafka. And I'm deadly serious...he'd represent a significant upgrade over what we've had going for over the last decade. I like politicians as much as I like people that fleece the elderly out of their life savings.

 

Anyway, solid win today! Let's bring this thing home!

 

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Why in all the news yesterday e.g BBC it was Liverpool got knocked out blah blah,

spurs got thru blah blah and also Chelsea blah blah. And by

The way Newcastle got thru ta da.

 

Always mentioned last like some after thought. Cunts

 

Fine with me. I love the way they build Liverpool up as it makes it even funnier when they fail.

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Thanks! Always have loved Kafka. And I'm deadly serious...he'd represent a significant upgrade over what we've had going for over the last decade. I like politicians as much as I like people that fleece the elderly out of their life savings.

 

Anyway, solid win today! Let's bring this thing home!

 

My favourite of his has to be "In der Strafkolonie"

 

as far as the novels go, probably "Der Prozess"

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Great performance against a good team. After watching them last week at St.James' Park I didn't think we'd get anything in Ukraine.

 

Impressed with Yanga-Mbiwa again, looked a solid, intelligent player with lightning pace. Shola had a cracking game & most played well. Simpson was a little iffy at times & Marveaux should have found Shola but nothing to worry about.

 

I would love to see a .gif of Colo's skills in the second half. Plus SLO MO Pardew screaming FAAAACCCK OFF was an unexpected highlight.

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I thought ameobi had a decent game for a change in a non-threatening way. He held the ball up and put himself about a bit. He looked a lot more useful than Cisse but thats not saying much.

 

Saying that,it was a strange sort of game IMO. I thought they always looked capable of scoring, had plenty of chances but not much luck plus Krul was amazing. Just as well with the number of crosses we allowed them to get in.

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Kharkiv was cold, but I think I can confirm that UK is fuckin colder this weekend....great trip, one of the best. Went to Riga for Ventspils and that was very nice for a city that was under communist control until just over 20 years ago....Kharkiv was in part a very fuckin different place

...every third bloke in some sort of para military/police uniform, loads of sinister looking "security" goons hanging about outside shops that didn't have doors, just little hatches to serve out of. Tyne and Wear's finest telling us that every bloke casually reading a paper outside the ground was a plain clothes Ukraine secret service agent, tasked with keeping the locals in line, apparently armed with a list from the club of every hotel where our lot were staying :lol:

 

On phone at the moment, will post some appallingly taken pictures later...

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Will be an interesting selection.

 

Will Pardews arse have gone after Swansea meaning he'll save the big boys or will he be confident enough to go for this.

Don't be shy, why not rattle out a team-sheet and a tactical approach?

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Hmmm...Livepool side which lost one nil v Anzhi...any first choice players?...looking at this (adnmittedly flimsy) evidence we should get a result out there if the top team is picked...will HBA be on the bench?...

  • 01 Jones
  • 16 Coates
  • 23 Carragher
  • 38 Flanagan Booked
  • 47 Wisdom
  • 10 Cole (Assaidi - 77' )
  • 14 Henderson
  • 19 Downing
  • 33 Shelvey Booked
  • 35 Coady (Suso - 61' )
  • 50 Morgan (Pacheco - 61' )

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