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Newcastle (a) - Match Thread - 03/01/2021

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11 minutes ago, lnkstern said:

NBC is beginning to act like Sky.  45 minute pre-game show, ten minutes on Newcastle-Leicester, then the rest of the time on the 'big 6' upcoming matches.

Sky spent the first 15 minutes of the build up to Newcastle United and Leicester City constantly referring to the Manchester clubs as City and United. 🙄

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Just to clarify. SKY and NBC are owned by the same company and film at sky studios in Brentford. 
 

So yeah... they’re going to have similar coverage. 

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3 minutes ago, majaco said:

I think Albrighton and Castagne may be wing backs today

I think we'll see both formations at different times during the match today.

 

3/5atb when Newcastle have a (hopefully) short period of strong play, and 4atb whenever we're in control of the game. No one formation is going to be 100% effective 100% of the time, so hopefully we'll be able to adapt as needed. It pays to be fluid, and Rodgers has done an excellent job in getting the team capable of playing both styles, especially when he's had to contend with so many absences throughout the last 12 months. Maybe now that we're starting to get a full squad back together we might be able to see just how much benefit that creates.

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8 minutes ago, adejo92 said:

Their more teeth than ability. 

Talking of Longstaffs,  do we think we will see Cags today?

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9 minutes ago, KingsX said:

QUICK QUIZ

 

Name the only two uncapped* English players to start more than 30 games in a Premier League title-winning season.

 

* at senior level

Mike Newell and Chris Sutton

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Just now, Pliskin said:

He used to annoy me, but the revealed he ate 20 pigs in blankets on Christmas Day, now I can’t get enough of the bloke....

I didn’t know this but it’s won me over now too.

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1 minute ago, Collymore said:

Anyone else's stream slightly out of sync with sound? Seems to be on all of the ones I've tried. 

Did you start your drinking game early?! 

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21 minutes ago, StanSP said:

They may not be that good but doesn't mean they can't pose a threat. It's good to have defensive cover. I don't get why it's such a contentious point for Albrighton to play. It means it's a side that can be well-balanced. 

 

No doubt if we were caught on the break because Justin attacked down the right you'd get some fans being like 'if we had some defensive cover that could have been prevented' :dunno:

I'm sure there would be. To do what you've done, if we create few chances and don't win then some people will be saying "if we played better attacking players we would have won that". Some people like Bielsa's style on here and some like Sean Dyche's football. We all percieve the game differently. Some people like to see attacking football and some people like to play it safe and be solid.

 

For me, a game against a deep back 9 and 3 centre backs is not one that I want to see a limited winger playing in. Under hopefully gets 20-30 at the end anyway, I'm assuming he can't be fully fit to start.

 

On the plus side, we will dominate the midfield in this game. The longstaffs are triers but not a patch on our midfield

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Albrighton is currently playing because he gives Brendan tactical flexibility within the game. When Pereira is fit no doubt he will replace Albrighton in that role. 
 

We can switch between a 4-1-4-1 and the 3-4-2-1 with Albrighton playing and that’s not possible with Under/Perez. 

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