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Newcastle v Leeds - Team/News/Reports/Ratings

Postby 1964white » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:13 am

Is this the game everyone has been waiting for ?

The last time I visited St James Park was in a pre-season friendly. 5,000 Leeds fans witnessed Fabian Delph running rings around Nicky Butt, Joey Barton & Alan Smith as we gained a 0-0 draw.

Toon duo Dwight Gayle and Ciaran Clark will miss the tie if the YEP are to be believed.
They claim claim striker Gayle is ruled out of the televised St James’ Park fixture with a hamstring injury that could end his season. Clark will also be absent with the injury that has kept him out of Newcastle’s last four matches

Cooper serves his 3rd of 5 match ban whilst Sacko is also ruled out with an ankle injury.

Will Monk stick with a winning team or consider going more defensive using the likes of Bridcutt, O'Kane, Doukara or Dallas in our midfield ?

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Postby rich_leeds64 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:25 am

I went to that friendly too but more recently attended the cup game where 6,000 sang their hearts out despite the defeat.

Newcastle can be a bit dodgy at home and have lost to some average sides. Teams who go there and attack tend to come away with something, if it's not going their way then the home crowd soon turn on them. Monk should know this and pick a forward thinking side as he did on Saturday, I'd start with the same eleven with defensive options should we start to get overrun.

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Postby paddy parrott » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:25 am

I suppose this is the game we've been mostly looking to. Recently anyway the one with and for me real feel about it though hopefully we keep our heads and put it up to them. I'm wanting to play Newcastle again quite soon this calendar year and don't mean no friendly or cup tie either. Come on Leeds MOT.

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Postby 1964white » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:19 am

rich_leeds64 wrote:I went to that friendly too but more recently attended the cup game where 6,000 sang their hearts out despite the defeat.

Newcastle can be a bit dodgy at home and have lost to some average sides. Teams who go there and attack tend to come away with something, if it's not going their way then the home crowd soon turn on them. Monk should know this and pick a forward thinking side as he did on Saturday, I'd start with the same eleven with defensive options should we start to get overrun.


I believe we lost the Reading/Brentford games & were poor at Fulham because of our negative tactics. We always look a better footballing side when we take the game to the opposition as oppose to sitting back putting immense pressure on our defence. We need to be more direct & positive in games, players are not comfortable chasing shadows for 90 minutes.

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Postby John in Louisiana » Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:35 pm

1964white wrote:I believe we lost the Reading/Brentford games & were poor at Fulham because of our negative tactics. We always look a better footballing side when we take the game to the opposition as oppose to sitting back putting immense pressure on our defence. We need to be more direct & positive in games, players are not comfortable chasing shadows for 90 minutes.


I agree. In any event sitting in a defensive shell and looking to counter attack is a losing proposition against this team and in this place.

They're probably feeling more pressure than we are, what with the expectations of their fans and having fallen into second place. Let's press early; the first goal in this game is going to be crucial.

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Postby 1964white » Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:57 pm

John in Louisiana wrote:I agree. In any event sitting in a defensive shell and looking to counter attack is a losing proposition against this team and in this place.

They're probably feeling more pressure than we are, what with the expectations of their fans and having fallen into second place. Let's press early; the first goal in this game is going to be crucial.


I always think the first goal in a game can be crucial John

What's the point in sitting back & wasting 60 minutes of a game or in our case wasting the whole 90 minutes in a few games. Drive on & be positive i say !

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Postby Oscar » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:41 pm

I think Garry will set us up like he normally does against the leagues top top teams.
Meaning we might see two changes O'Kane (if Bridcutt isn't fit to play) and Doukara.
I would guess: Green, Ayling, Bartley, Pontus, Berardi, Phillips, O'Kane/Viera, Roofe, Hernandez, Doukara/Pedraza, Wood.
I am not sure he will play Ronaldo in a game like this and perhaps he will prefer to play O'Kane and Phillips, as O'Kane has excelled in the games were we have really needed to battle and keep it tight to win the points.
Not sure if it will be Doukara or Pedraza on the left, maybe Garry might even decide to rest Pablo for the Wolves game 3 days later?
I think we will be playing on the counter attack and trying to gegenpress them on the ball with the aim of trying stop Ritchie and Shelvey.
It's all about balance in a game like this and we cannot afford to give Ritchie and Shelvey space.
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Postby Gurj » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:05 am

Travelling to St James Park for the first time for this match, really cant wait. Setting off nice and early with my friends given the expected 3 and 1/2 hour car journey from Birmingham and got a travelodge booked for the night so that we dont have to rush back after the game

Normally I would advocate an unchanged line up but given what transpired when Shelvey and Colback really outclassed our two kids in central midfield at ER, I think Bridcutt will be needed. Is there and argument to play Vieira, Phillips and the skipper possibly ?

One thing is for sure - Roofe has to start after an impressive performance on Saturday.
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Postby lufc1304 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:03 pm

The midfield is key in this game; get into Colbeck and, especially, Shelvey early, and they lose their composure. For that reason, I think Bridcutt has to start. Who Monk plays alongside him is a tricky one, maybe Phillips for his energy? I don't want to see us sit back, but neither should we go gung-ho. Keep our shape and discipline and go at them every chance we get. If we simply invite Newcastle on, we could find ourselves on the wrong end of a thrashing
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Postby 1964white » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:39 pm

lufc1304 wrote:The midfield is key in this game; get into Colbeck and, especially, Shelvey early, and they lose their composure. For that reason, I think Bridcutt has to start. Who Monk plays alongside him is a tricky one, maybe Phillips for his energy? I don't want to see us sit back but neither should we go gung-ho. Keep our shape and discipline and go at them every chance we get. If we simply invite Newcastle on, we could find ourselves on the wrong end of a thrashing


We need to be more positive on our travels :tup:

Sitting back at Reading, Brentford did us no favours & we got a fluky point at Craven Cottage with our negative tactics, no good leaving Wood isolated & hoping for one break !

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Postby lufc1304 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:16 pm

1964white wrote:We need to be more positive on our travels :tup:

Sitting back at Reading, Brentford did us no favours & we got a fluky point at Craven Cottage with our negative tactics, no good leaving Wood isolated & hoping for one break !


It's a balancing act, Leon; we don't want to leave ourselves exposed by pouring forward, but we should be playing higher up the park away from home, give the opposition something to think about defensively
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Postby Crude » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:31 pm

lufc1304 wrote:It's a balancing act, Leon; we don't want to leave ourselves exposed by pouring forward, but we should be playing higher up the park away from home, give the opposition something to think about defensively

Definitely! Part of me wants Monk to really throw all caution to the wind, but the more sensible thing would be to make sure our GD does go tits up, ala Reading. Should be a great atmosphere.
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Postby rab_rant » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:48 am

Memo from Souleymane Doukara

You stupid Geordie soccer players... you don't frighten us with your
silly knees-bent running around advancing behaviour!
You don't frighten us, Geordie pig-dogs! Go and boil your bottom,
sons of a silly persons. You frog spawn jelly you. I blow my nose at you,
so-called footballers, I will raise my armpits and let the smell waft in your
general direction you and all your silly so called garlic eating onion munching
Spanish manager. I don't wanna talk to you no more, you empty headed animal
food trough wiper! Go eat your Pan Haggerty and your disgusting Saveloy Dip.
The grease on your chins does not frighten us. I slap your faces with Craster Kippers.
I fart in your general direction! Your mother was a Blackpool donkey and your
father smelt of stale Newcastle brown ale and a month old ham and pease sandwich!
Do not bother turning up for the game cos we will beat you so hard you would wish
you were Scotsmen. Your are all ladies running around the Gallowgate in high heels,
fish net stockings, tank tops and miniskirts. We will love it just love it when you succumb
to our superior footballing skills. You will weep and gnash the teeth when we punch you
in the dick so hard. You will moan like Helen Keeler. Now go away or I shall taunt
you a second time-a
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Postby hector » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:32 am

:roflmao:

If the air is not thin where you are......

I want what you have been taking....... :shock: :shock:

Excellent speech ala the Holy Grail ... :-D
:tup: A Ditto a day STILL keeps Leon at bay... :wink:

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Postby rab_rant » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:54 am

No pasta for the barcodes. The players have to have Saveloy Dip

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and for desert some Craster Kippers.

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Postby 1964white » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:48 am

The Jolly Fisherman Arms is the place to be for crab or prawn sandwiches....delicious

Looking forward to our visit at Craster again in the autumn

Northumbria is lovely, a secret location.....not anymore :wink:

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Postby gessa » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:31 pm

Gayle will be a big miss for them.

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Postby faaip » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:52 pm

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K.M. 52. S&B Nation

Lonergan, Ayling, Beradi, Janssen, Shaughnessy, Klich, Vierra, Gianni, Saiz, Hernandez, Ekuban

Roofe - Anita - Lassoga - Cooper - Weidwald - Dallas - Phillips

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Postby John in Louisiana » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:55 pm

1964white wrote:The Jolly Fisherman Arms is the place to be for crab or prawn sandwiches....delicious

Looking forward to our visit at Craster again in the autumn



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Postby John in Louisiana » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:56 pm

I like this lineup tonight, particularly the back four.


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