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Re: Premiership 2018-19

Postby Durhamfootman » Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:29 pm

yuppie wrote:
budgetmeansbudget wrote:Forgot to mention the worst piece of refereeing in the premier league this season from Anthony Taylor who awards a goal kick to Man U after Ashley Young blatantly handballs a free kick in the area. Definite penalty.



Yep this was shocking decision, and could have meant a 3-0 to Newcastle.

A good side with lots of confidence after a series of strong results, wins that match easily and probably gets the rub of the green on the way. A poor side with little quality, little confidence and on a the back of a dreadful run of results, tightens up, maybe goes too defensive, gets the poor decisions, begins to panic and loses the game

Ultimately, over a series of matches, teams usually get what they deserve.
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Re: Premiership 2018-19

Postby Durhamfootman » Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:56 pm

and, of course, this is the history of the fat lad's tenure. Trouser the profit and trouser the TV money. Spend as little as humanly possible in the summer and see how the season goes. If it doesn't go well, buy players in January and hope it's enough to avoid the drop. This is his 11th year as owner and this approach has been very successful for him....made him a lot of money (enough this year to allow him to buy a massive department store chain at a knock down price with just the TV money).

From a footballing perspective, this approach has worked once in 11 years. Not surprising that the fans are unhappy. One of these days the side won't bounce back straight away after relegation, and then he won't have a cash cow to milk............ and, of course, there won't be anyone prepared to give him what he wants to let the club go, and so he'll be stuck with the club and we'll be stuck with him

He'll spend big in January.... hope that it will be enough to persuade Rafa to stay... and hope that it will be enough to stave off relegation.... again!

Then he sticks up two fingers at the fans who protest at him, but does it in a way that he can claim was just him scratching behind his ear.... it's the sort of thing a naughty schoolboy would do.... and it's pathetic, but then this is a man who likes to have a power alcoholic binge off and vomit, to sort out the men from the boys, so we probably shouldn't expect anything else.

One day he'll be gone, but as long as he keeps making vast sums of money out of the club, it'll be a while

in the meantime, I just don't bother with football, other than checking the results from time to time
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Re: Premiership 2018-19

Postby Durhamfootman » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:00 pm

Reports emerging that Sheik Mansour nearly bought Newcastle, before plumping for Man City, just add insult to injury
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Re: Premiership 2018-19

Postby budgetmeansbudget » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:48 pm

Durhamfootman wrote:
yuppie wrote:
budgetmeansbudget wrote:Forgot to mention the worst piece of refereeing in the premier league this season from Anthony Taylor who awards a goal kick to Man U after Ashley Young blatantly handballs a free kick in the area. Definite penalty.



Yep this was shocking decision, and could have meant a 3-0 to Newcastle.

A good side with lots of confidence after a series of strong results, wins that match easily and probably gets the rub of the green on the way. A poor side with little quality, little confidence and on a the back of a dreadful run of results, tightens up, maybe goes too defensive, gets the poor decisions, begins to panic and loses the game

Ultimately, over a series of matches, teams usually get what they deserve.

Didn't totally play out like that.

Should have been at least 3-0 up at half time, and had a penalty, which wasn't given not because of any lack of good fortune for Newcastle but simply because the ref wasn't watching the ball. Had his eyes firmly fixed on any skirmishes in the box.

Second half Newcastle were pretty comfortable and not overly defensive. But a poor tackle on the edge of the box in the seventieth minute led to a free kick and goal. Then the panic set in a bit as it would do for most sides in a similar position when Man Utd suddenly get a sniff at Old Trafford. Thing is even at 2-2 they had a fantastic chance to go 3-2.

Overall the Newcastle performance was very decent and didn't suggest a side in crisis. Think they need a couple of quality players in January, but they've got a better bunch of players than a number of sides in the premier.

Ashley was at the game, his third in a row after going 18 months without going to a single game. He took everyone out for Pizza during the week so he is clearly trying to build bridges!!!! Obviously his burnt all the ones with the fans who abused him throughout the game yesterday.
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