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Magic Magpie memories II: FA Cup, 1952 (From the Pathe newsreel collection).

Posted on April 15th, 2010 | 147 Comments |

Magic Magpie memories part I (1955 FA Cup)

F.A. Cup 3rd Round – Newcastle V. Aston Villa. (4-2) 1952.


From St James’s Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. Aston Villa’s Dixon bags a brace as Aston Villa go 2-0 up, then the Geordie onslaught begins! The Newcastle United goals come courtesy of Billy Foulkes, two from Bobby “Dazzler” Mitchell and a final goal from Robledo.

The second of our series of trips down memory lane. This one features eight videos of Pathe newsreels focusing on another great, and ultimately successful FA Cup campaign of the ‘fifties, that of 1952. It features the magnificent Chilean centre forward, George Robledo. Robledo was one of Newcastle United’s greatest ever goalscorers and was the First Division’s top scorer the year we won this FA Cup final. A forward who could also graft and tackle with the best of them when off the ball, he scored no less than 91 goals in 164 competitive games for the Magpies (166 in total). In the twilight of his great career, he went on to play for the curiously named Chilean team, “Club Deportivo O’Higgins”. You can also delight at the skills of players such as, Ronnie Simpson, one of Newcastle’s greatest ever goalkeepers, who went on to win the European Cup with Jock Stein’s “Lisbon Lions” of 1967, and of course, a man whose name has become synonymous with Newcastle United, our all time top scorer, Jackie Milburn.

Many thanks to NUFC Blog reader, Johnny for the idea.

F.A. Cup 4th Round – Tottenham v. Newcastle 1952.


A mudbath for the lads on an awful White Hart Lane pitch. Two goals from the mighty George Robledo, one from Bobby Mitchell, and a superb performance from Ronnie Simpson between the sticks makes for a convincing victory for the Magpies.

This newsreel was never actually released as it coincided with the death of King George VI.

Special – F.A. Cup 5th Round Football – Swansea V Newcastle, 1952.


From Vetch Field, Swansea, Wales. A goal from brilliant Magpie outside left, Bobby Mitchell, separates the two teams in what was a very scrappy game.

F.A. Cup 6th. Round – Portsmouth V Newcastle, 1952.


From Fratton Park, Portsmouth, Hampshire. The Portsmouth President, Field Marshal Sir Bernard ‘Monty’ Montgomery is in attendance, but this time his lads are fighting a losing battle against the Geordie army! A Milburn hat-trick and a fourth by Robledo see Newcastle through to another 4-2 victory.

F.A. Cup Semi-Finals Blackburn V Newcastle, 1952.


From Hillsborough, Sheffield, Yorkshire. A 0-0 bore draw as Newcastle fail to break down an obstinate Blackburn.

Newcastle – Blackburn Replay, 1952.


The replay from Elland Road, Leeds, Yorkshire. Newcastle United beat Blackburn Rovers (2-1) in FA Cup semi final football replay, with Newcastle goals coming from Robledo and a penalty from Bobby Mitchell. Onward to Wembley for a second FA. Cup final in a row!

THE CUP FINAL, 1952.


FA Cup Final of 1952 – Newcastle United beat Arsenal 1-0 in a tough game at Wembley, with Robledo eventually heading in the winner. Winston Churchill hands over the booty!

Howay the lads!

A match report of the final is available here.

Back with the Cup (aka. Newcastle United)

Newcastle United return home with the FA cup. Captain, Joe Harvey, and many, many Geordies are very chuffed indeed!

Magic Magpie Memories part III (1955 FA Cup)

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147 Responses

  1. BeeGuy says:
    April 15, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    “Thank you so much for putting this up.”

    Nee botha BeeGuy. Have you checked out the first one(1955)? There’ll be more.

    Thanks are also due to blog reader, Jimmy, who reminded me about the Pathe archive.

  2. Wonderful times. Wish there was more of them. On the other hand, I’m glad the FA Cup is nearly done with for this year!

    There are only so many time I can watch Ronnie Radford’s bloody goal against us :(

  3. Off topic.

    It would be very very interesting to see us vs. man city next season.

    especially, Harper vs.Given. ;)

  4. AOD – Given hands down mate. I don’t like and feel he engineered his own exit but if it came down to Given or Harper then there is only one winner. Sorry Steve.

    Even more off topic, we have a trophy already this season ;)

  5. AngelOfDeath says:
    April 15, 2010 at 2:52 pm
    Off topic.

    It would be very very interesting to see us vs. man city next season.

    especially, Harper vs.Given.

    I know who would be busiest!

  6. Actually,IMO there are only two potential teams that we can be thrashed easily.There are Arsenal and Man city.You might be questioning me what about Man United,chelsea,liverpool Like’s.

    Well,From what i know,We have drawn before with Man United,and Chelsea even with JK as our manager that time.So is not possible being literally thrashed by them,if we park our bus well.

    As for Liverpool,if their situation carry on,who knows,we might even beat them. LOL’D.

    For Man city,i am afraid,with their continual investing of strikers,they are one team that might thrash us,as with arsenal.

  7. Worky – fantastic mate!!!! Before my time but me Dad went to all of those games. Notice the crowd after the 3rd against Villa – amazin! Simpson darting about the penalty area like a madman and he could only kick about 20 yards.
    Thanks for that.

  8. worky;your a top man with these blogs
    a tear and a smile at the same time
    even a look at the old crook lord mayor/dir
    the tear as it hurt getting thr own top to bottom of crowd
    a smile for “slight”under-esimate of crowd numbers
    only a kid but god some things stick :)

  9. lot of city fans think given is sh..t! when he was at newcastle we thought he was top keeper! but a city fan got me on to this he never comes off his line or to catch the ball which he makes mistakes having watching him for city i agree. he said to me your defence was getting hammered or was it becasue of shay! so i say to u lot watch him and make your own mind up! he said is a great shot stopper but how many free kicks get passed him a lot.

  10. You could be right asmin. I know alot of fans who criticised Given quite alot when he was here for hardly ever coming for crosses and not commanding his area.

    I heard someone once say that the defenders played like they didn’t have much confidence in Given so they defended deep, inviting the opposition on to us and being under pressure more than we needed to be.

    Cannot deny he’s a great shot stopper though.

  11. icedog says:
    April 15, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    “worky;your a top man with these blogs
    a tear and a smile at the same time
    even a look at the old crook lord mayor/dir
    the tear as it hurt getting thr own top to bottom of crowd
    a smile for “slight”under-esimate of crowd numbers
    only a kid but god some things stick”

    Thanks icedog. Funnily enough, it was the last reel that brought out my nostalgic side. Joe was a great fellow, and I’m just old enough to remember the old Newcastle, before T.Dan Smith, the Eldon Square and all that. It certainly had it’s rough spots, but what a beautiful city it was.

  12. icedog says:
    April 15, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    “worky following comment @14
    do you know what ever happened to pathe news m8”

    Icedog, I think it was the sixties when they finally were moved along. It was because of the TV of course, but you might know more about that than I do, I was only born in 1964. It’s still around as an archive and a resource for learning etc.

    http://www.britishpathe.com

  13. asim says:
    April 15, 2010 at 3:35 pm (Edit)

    “when he was at newcastle we thought he was top keeper! but a city fan got me on to this he never comes off his line or to catch the ball which he makes mistakes having watching him for city i agree.”

    So do I, Asim. He IS a great shot stopper, but in all his years he’s never really commanded the box, and never organised the gadgies in front of him as well as quite a few other keepers, including Harper.

  14. worky,dont know what happened p/n,thats maybe been my down-fall,never read the papers when a kid still dont except on net,football was only thing on my mind (and girls like)playing and following toon even at training.they trained sometimes at white city end of scotswood bridge,joe harvey (mang)shouting “get them legs up” twice more round lads lol

  15. Shay Given>>>>>Steve Harper>>>>>Krul>>>>Forster.

    Whoa, NUFC have a hierarchy of good goalkeeper’s.

    Ok,i am being random.

  16. icedog says:
    April 15, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    “joe harvey (mang)shouting “get them legs up” twice more round lads lol”

    Aye icedog. You could tell that he used to be a Sargeant Major during the war!

  17. workyticket! i like a good big goal keeper who comes for the ball! we have got 2 in reserves they will go and we will stick with harper and i think he has been great for us dont get me wrong! but when he came on for harper in the first game against west brom he was magic made great saves the one he turned around the post was the best save this season but what impressed me was he came for everything and caUGHT the ball as well. in the prem we will be under more pressure and i think we need a him in goal! every 1 is watching him and all top european sides. are problem next season is ch will play the safe option instead of the young guns who 3 of them could make us a lot better but he doesnt even use them on the bench or in games anymore when we have been winning when the game is safe.this is the time to use them and gain match time instead of old players who cant make a diffrence off the bench.why isnt ranger on the bench anymore people are saying he done that or that but carrol done the worst thing so 1 rule for him and another for him

  18. asim – Perhaps Carroll does the job in training, turns up on time etc.

    Point being is that Carroll and his antics haven’t been detrimental to his performances or his effort for the club whereas Ranger’s antics have been (apparently). If he isn’t showing it in training then he doesn’t deserve to be given a chance on a matchday in my opinion.

  19. toonsy we were all saying carroll should not play in that game when he did that to taylor. even u said that u cant just say that and stick up for him yes he has been great but joey barton has had 100 chances and he has played sh,,t all the time.

  20. Put the ball in the air across goal for Carroll and we will see Given rooted to the spot, Harper for me, twice the man Given will ever be the traitor.

  21. I just cannot fault Given for his loyalty – 10 years at a basket case of a club (to the outside world) where he won nothing when his talent probably deserved more.

    I really think he saw the problems ahead and thought “this is one too many debacles, for me”.

    Fair enough I say, and I will give him a standing ovation when he returns next season.

  22. asim – I never said anything like that mate. I always maintained that we should await the facts before judging, I even wrote a blog about that FFS!

    DON’T try to caim I said something I never by putting words in my mouth!

    And what has Barton got to do with it?

  23. Just being having a mooch at a Reading forum.

    Safe to say they have made toonsy’s list of hate.

  24. Asim

    “when he was at newcastle we thought he was top keeper! but a city fan got me on to this he never comes off his line or to catch the ball which he makes mistakes having watching him for city i agree.”

    Ye, Asim, holy sh#T, we actually agree. But the problem is that Harper, has exactly those same faults.
    Very good shot stopper, but doesn’t organise the defense and is poor at collecting crosses.

    In fact, I’d say Shay and Steve are so similar the only difference, is that Shay, was a little bit better at everything. Both look fragile during set pieces though.

    I would play Krul next year. In fact, I would have played him this year.

  25. “bigbadbob says:
    April 15, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Put the ball in the air across goal for Carroll and we will see Given rooted to the spot, Harper for me, twice the man Given will ever be the traitor.”

    Maybe, but Given is undoubtably a better keeper…

  26. Reminds me of the old one about:

    “what have Sunderland done that Newcastle United have never done?”

    “Won a cup in colour”

    :/

  27. Perhaps traitor is a bit strong, but the way he left the club was poor form.

    I can accept him wanting to go, but why did he instruct his agent to tap up another club on the snidey?

  28. I see Sunderland have announced a nbew shirt sponsor, TOMBOLA bingo.

    Highly inappropriate.

    You can actually get a full house in bingo unlike at the Stadium of Shite!

  29. toonsy, surely you should know not to believe everything you hear in the rags, or even a good “source”…
    He would never have left had the club not been in such a mess with the whole Keegan scenario. Really it was a joke.

    And if anyone has been a traitor its old king kev! But I still like the fella.

  30. facts are he did do it! you are going about poor players in training that is joey barton he cant be in the same league as him and still getes picked thats what i meant and you are going about ranger having poor attiude and stop sticking up for carrol enough said.

  31. Rubbish JJ

    Sir Kevin is a United legend.

    He left because Ashley is a tw*t who admitted he lied his fat cockney head off…..

    Good on yer Sir Kevin

  32. I have been a proponent of Harper for player of the season, but his form over the last month has really dropped. We were most definitely better off with Harper than Krul this term, experience is very important for keepers.

    Unfortunately Krul hasn’t picked up much experience this season, and needs to be given a shot in the prem. Unfortunately that means Harper should probably move on, though I would be sad to see him go.

  33. asim – You are, again, spectacularly missing the point. The point I made is that Carroll must show up, on time for training, same as Barton. Something Ranger apparently hasn’t grasped a hold of yet.

    Now if Carroll and Barton are showing application on the training pitch and Ranger isn’t or he is breaking club rules by being late etc, then how can he get picked over 2 players that show up on time, do their job and give their all with the hope of getting picked for a match?

    Whatever happened off the pitch is none of my interest. Yes I will stick up for Carroll if he is giving his all in training and turning up on time, same with Barton.

  34. crap! u have got no prove of that but carrol u say is a saint which happened at training so you are wrong doesnt matter they are all employed by newcaSTLE UNITED!If u went out and had a fight and got 3 months would u still have a job no. why did bowyer and dyer gett charged for f**k all on the pitch.

  35. Given or Harper: Given every time.

    Yes Given cannot command a box, but Harpers not much better at it, and that probably does mean that the defence is a little wary. The two are quite similar, as has been pointed out above by several people.

    Given is still the best shot-stopper I’ve ever seen. His reflexes are lightning fast. The big difference between the two in my mind is that Given’s ditribution is far better than Harper’s.

    I am coming to the conclusion that Harpers chance has unfortunately passed him by while he sat patiently picking up the odd cup game here and there. People go on about Given’s dedication to the club but what about Harper’s. He deserved a chance earlier but didn’t get it.

    I suspect we will be seeing far more of Krul soon and I think that Harper may well be honest enough to know and accept that to. That must be hard to bare when he had to be Given’s shadow for 10 years.

    Both great players and I am thankful that we have had them both over the years. Still not happy about Given’s departure, both the method in which it happened, the circumstances that prompted it and the poor fee we have supposedly received.

    I don’t remember anyone saying Carroll shouldn’t play because of what he has allegedly done to Taylor. I remember the debate being focused around would Hughton pick him. The consensus was definately that you cannot drop and in-form player like he was at the time.

  36. Starkadder says:
    April 15, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    “I don’t remember anyone saying Carroll shouldn’t play because of what he has allegedly done to Taylor. I remember the debate being focused around would Hughton pick him. The consensus was definately that you cannot drop and in-form player like he was at the time.”

    Thank god someone has a memory! :)

  37. “Rubbish JJ

    Sir Kevin is a United legend.

    He left because Ashley is a tw*t who admitted he lied his fat cockney head off…..

    Good on yer Sir Kevin”

    Ye, and he took 8Mil pounds of our club’s money with him, and to this day, all we found out was that Newcastle signed one player on loan and one player (Xisco) without his permission.
    More than enough reason, to bugger off and get us relegated, managerless, and down the toilet.

    I defended him too, and I like him. But if we are going to throw the term traitor around, he is pretty much the definition.

  38. Not really, he deserved compensation for having the terms of his employment broken, the same right you or I would have if the same thing happened to us. The only difference is the figures but naturally as he was earning more than the average person then it’s only natural his compensation would be higher.

    Anyway, water under the bridge now I guess.

  39. He saw it as a quicker route to getting his money. That working it out…
    But this is in the past.

  40. JJ says:
    April 15, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Could say hi to KK when you see him next?

    You must know him personally to come to the conclusion that he saw it as a quicker route to getting his money.

    Man of honour, humility and princibles.

  41. The whole Keegan thing only attracted the attention it did because of who he was and because of the attention that the press used to give any Newcastle United story at the time. They just know that if you push at it long enough it turns into a disaster of epic proportions. There’s was always someone willing to give a sound bite, demonstrate outside the ground, whatever. We, the supporters, must take some of the blame for the case recieving so much publicity.

    As a comparison, can anyone even remember the details of the Alan Curbishly case against West Ham. It was essentially exactly the same as Kevin Keegans complaint.

  42. Stu – Was going to say the same thing but I didn’t want it to end up in another argument. As it stands I will take the decision that the impartial tribunal reached as the true verdict. They had access to all the facts, not us.

  43. Starkadder – But at the same time I bet of you ask a West Ham about the details of the Keegan debacle then they wont be able to tell us the details of that.

  44. toonsy – I’m not so sure. I’m sure Sky Sports made sure they were published and repeated every 5 minutes or so on the scrolling bar along the bottom of the screen.

    If anything, the Curbishly case was worse, with players being sold from under him but not being replaced

  45. Starkadder – I suppose it is the price we pay for having a big fanbase. Bigger fanbase = bigger audience, something the Sky need to ‘feed’ so to speak.

  46. Keegan got £2m – that is reported in every source and on the actual tribunal thing itself. He asked for more because that is what you do in negotiations. You don’t go in and ask for 50p and work up – you go over the top and then work to a real amount. That’s adult negotiation people.

    Anyone who says more than £2m is a fool and out to purposefully slander Keegan’s name. Most likely because they got suckered in with the now admitted lies about wanting to sign Lampard and Henry, etc. and feel like the fools they are.

    Either that or they are paid Ashley types who spoil the blogs and websites to put out good Ashley propaganda.

  47. you can all watch 3 ashleys on tv at 8.30 not for me,i”ll re-watch workys blogs thank you very much

  48. wickywoowoo – It’s not about propoganda, it’s about opinions. Just because someone has a different opinion doesn’t mean they are out to spoil anything. They are just airing their opinions.

  49. Let’s just sign Hugo lloris or igor akinfeev and put the who’s the best keeper thing to rest, unless we sign both, oh shite :)

  50. Like I said before, I love Keegan as a man, and he DID great things for Newcastle – BUT, anyone who sees him as “loving” the club, is clearly miss guided.

    Sir Bobby loved the club. When last has Keegan watched a game at St James, wished players well, or anything of the sort.

    I see Keegan as a good manager for that stage of football, who encouraged a super brand of football. A Newcastle icon, but certainly not legend or massive lover of the Club.

  51. JJ – Surely you rate Ruud Gullit higher than Keegan then?

    I mean Gullit never took a penny when he left. Robson, Allardyce, Souness, Roeder, Dalglish all got payments from the club when they went.

  52. Dalglish loved the club and its supporters. He rang me personally after every match to ask me what I thought!

  53. didnt like the “so called” reports that ch is not looking to o”hare now not in view of wages he wants ?,how much is he earning at p/mouth :(

  54. Its interesting to see how people were begging us the sign the likes of Ched Evans, James Vaughan, Jack Hobbs, Shane Long, Danny Welbeck, Adel Taarabt, Sean Scannell, Mark Beevers…

    A lot of these names were mentioned as young talents that could offer our team something last year – that was in the Premiership?

    These players have done absolutely nothing even at Championship level. Just shows you…

    I think our youngsters are better than some are giving them credit for, and most should slot into the Premiership just fine…

  55. Interesting Jay Jay. I can’t say I agree, but he was a good keeper, very under-rated.

    Peter Shilton or Dino Zoff for me.

  56. Only joking starkadder, I studdied goalkeepers alot when I was younger, it was my position then I just stop growing ! For me lev yashin was the best ever mate.

  57. JJ – part of is that you only ever see two or three minute flashes of brilliance by these players, repeated endlessly on highlights programs or youtube. You don’t get to see the other 87 minutes of anonymouse play from the same game.

    With your own players, you get to see every mis-place pass, every poor challenge or banana shot.

    The grass always seems greener elsewhere. It rarely is, it’s only grass and it’s the same everywhere.

  58. “JJ – Surely you rate Ruud Gullit higher than Keegan then?

    I mean Gullit never took a penny when he left. Robson, Allardyce, Souness, Roeder, Dalglish all got payments from the club when they went.”

    Toonsy… what was that earlier about putting words into peoples mouths…

    None of those managers have the cult hero status Keegan enjoys…
    Gullit never took a cent and must be respected for that at least, despite the fact he was a clueless manager.

    As for the others, Robson was never going to get another job – was unfairly and prematurely sacked. he deserved every cent.

    Allyrdyce, Souness, Dalglish are not seen as “being in love with Newcastle.” It was just a job to them. And IMO, it was just a job to Keegan. He doesnt have this great love for Newcastle that you all seem to think he does! Otherwise, like Roeder, Robson and other true Newcastle fans that do have an affinity… he’d have followed them, been to watch a few games, and made a few comments every now and then on how the club are faring.

    He was great in his first spell… BUT PLEASE PLEASE dont tell me he is a fan, or lover of Newcastle United… He simply isnt!

  59. jay jay – Lev was one that I only ever saw on TV. He definately had something. I once heard someone, an ex-goalkeeper call him ‘the father of modern goal keeping’ or something like that. I still don’t quite know what he meant, but he was obviously considered very highly by he peers.

    Shilton was first goalkeeping hero, Gordon Banks being just before my time. I seem to recall the Shilton or Clemence debate being just like the Coe or Ovett debate that dominated men’s running. often difficult to put a slip of paper between the two ability wise, so you tended to go for the personality and I went for Shilton.

  60. “Starkadder says:
    April 15, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    JJ – part of is that you only ever see two or three minute flashes of brilliance by these players, repeated endlessly on highlights programs or youtube. You don’t get to see the other 87 minutes of anonymouse play from the same game.”

    Ye, Starkadder… you can only go by what the stats say at the end of the season. And so far those stats tell us…

    Carroll is the best striker, he has 15 goals and 8 assists… more than any other of these so called highly rated young strikers on loan from Premiership Clubs.

    Guthrie and (Dorrans) and Routeledge have been the stand out central midfielders as far as assists go.
    In fact as far as stats go. Routeledge and Guthrie have far outshone Jonas… which proves despite his brilliance with trickery. Jonas needs to improve on end final ball badly…

    And we have the best defense by some way…

    We have a solid squad, even at Premiership level we should survive… I’m positive with 3-4 additions we have a better squad than 40% of the Premier league.

  61. Loads of great keepers were before my time mate, I’m only 27 but as I said I studied them alot, lev was great, maybe if he was English he’d be remembered by many more people.

  62. JJ/toonsy – I certainly think Robson had the cult status that Keegan has among the supporters. Probably more so now following his passing and Keegans court case. It still didn’t stop a section of the supporters turning on him.

    For me Robson was always the better football manager of the two, by a long, long shot.

    Gullit also had a huge groundswell of support when he first arrived (anyone still got the wigs). He just turned out to be completely wrong for the club and ultimately he accepted that and fell on his sword.

  63. JJ – Stats can be made to say anything. Look at the stats for Titus Brambles time at Newcastle and compare the number of games won when he was on the pitch against the number of games won when he wasn’t. The stats will show we lost very, very few games when he played and far more when he didn’t. Does this make Titus our best defender ever?

  64. Heres some interesting stats:

    Our midfielders contributions this season:

    Player Games Goals Assists
    Jonas 36 4 11 (15)
    R Taylor 30 4 9 (13)
    Barton 12 1 0 (01)
    Butt 16 0 0 (00)
    Guthrie 35 4 11 (15)
    Nolan 42 17 5 (22)
    Routel’ge 39 4 14 (18)
    Smith 30 0 1 (01)
    Pancrate 16 1 2 (03)

    Fact is, you can look as good on the pitch as you like, its the amount of times you score and create goals that counts in games… And its no wonder we could’t score goals with Butt and Smith in midfield… surely if anyone goes this summer it must be them… They just arn’t good enough. (and yes, they are DMers but you can’t tackle your way to 3 points, we need creative midfielders to win games. Also, Guthrie and Barton can defend just as well if they play deeper roles).

  65. Starkadder – You know what Newcastle fans are like, never happy unless they are hounding someone ;)

    Same applied to Bramble. He made some collosal errors but he also had some brilliant games. Not our best defender although if he cold cut the errors then he had all the ability to become it.

  66. Gonna get shit for this one but I liked bramble, for me he was a bit like David James, yes he made silly mistakes, but for every mistake he probably made ten tackles that saved our bacon, it was a shame he could only concentrate for 89 minutes and not 90. Great of big sam to let him go free and replace him with capaca, silly knob.

  67. “Starkadder says:
    April 15, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    JJ – Stats can be made to say anything. Look at the stats for Titus Brambles time at Newcastle and compare the number of games won when he was on the pitch against the number of games won when he wasn’t. The stats will show we lost very, very few games when he played and far more when he didn’t. Does this make Titus our best defender ever?”

    To answer your question, yes, Titus Bramble probably was one of the better defenders we’ve had in the last few years… People jumped all over him when he made a mistake because he got a reputation from 4-5 really bad games. Over three years thats not too bad.

    He was a brilliant tackler, a brilliant header, and brilliant passer. And today he is a rock at Wigan 90% of the time. Rio Ferdinand, Vidic, Gallas – all make the same mistakes… but our supporters make it very hard for players to succeed sometimes.

    IMO Bramble is better than any CB we currently have at the club for the English Premier league.

    Stats are FACT. And you can’t argue fact.

  68. “Stats are FACT. And you can’t argue fact.”

    Jesus, that statement has striking similarities to a certain Tottingham twat who used to frequent here :lol:

  69. icedog says:
    April 15, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    “toonsy i wouldnt hound anybody,well maybe butt,barton etc”

    Speaking of hounds, check my avatar ;)

    Worky says I am the only who is allowed one which is why the rest have disappeared :lol:

  70. Icedog no mate I had a rough old day in work then when I got home my computer was playing up so I had to take it to get fixed then they tell me it could take upto next wed or thurs before its fixed FFS. So I had to take the missus of her and im still trying to set it all up. and cant get my pic on here which is annoying me now :lol: .
    No I wouldn’t fence her in I would fence her out but

  71. Lazy gobshite, I’d kick a goldfish bowl up his smug arse so hard it could smash his face the prick

  72. It is sad that (among others) now that Titus has gone, he is given far more respect than he was given when playing for us.

  73. Big Dave says:
    April 15, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    “Toonsy ye fuk dog how can you get yers to work I have mine on gravatar but its not showing here is worky picking on us”

    Yeah, I think he is. He did mention that he doesn’t like you ;)

    Joking.

    Nah, don’t know why mine is working and yours isn’t? Perhaps Worky can help you sort it later if your both about.

  74. These players won’t cut it in the Premier league:

    Smith, Butt, Pancrate, Hall, Best…

    The others are all good enough or have the potential to be good enough.

    That leaves us with:
    * (b) only good enough for back up at this stage.

    GK: Harper, Krul.
    DL: Enrique, Kadar (b)
    DC: Coloccini, Taylor, Williamson, Kadar (b)
    DR: (NEED PLAYER), Simpson (b)
    MC: Nolan, Guthrie, Barton, (NEED PLAYER)
    WING: Jonas, Routeledge, (NEED PLAYER) R Taylor (b).
    ST: Carroll, Lovenkrans, Ameobi, (NEED PLAYER).

    Loan out: Vuckic, Ranger.

  75. jay jay it might have been my mate that barred him :) what was it just general drunken behaviour, Talking about drink, today I felt like a drink for the 1st time in years but I resisted the demon drink ;)

  76. “Stats are FACT. And you can’t argue fact.”

    Jesus, that statement has striking similarities to a certain Tottingham twat who used to frequent here…

    Na, he was on Ed’s blog… what was his name? had so many… Jees, I argued more with that C@$% than I do with you… Hopefully Man C get that fourth place and we murder the Spuds next year. haha…

  77. JJ – There have been Spuds fans on here aswell mate.

    We have all that to look forward to again next year ;)

  78. “Starkadder Starkadder says:
    April 15, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    It is sad that (among others) now that Titus has gone, he is given far more respect than he was given when playing for us.”

    Bramble, Milner, Aaron Hughes, Gary Cardwell, Charles N’Zogbia, etc.

    Sometimes I think our fans are just looking for an excuse to destroy a players confidence…
    Until we cut that nonsense out, we will keep losing good players.

  79. Off to enjoy a nice glass of Rioja while watching the last throws of corrie, then ‘the leaders debate’. Come on Gordon!

  80. Big Dave:
    April 15th, 2010 at 8:12 pm
    jay jay it might have been my mate that barred him what was it just general drunken behaviour, Talking about drink, today I felt like a drink for the 1st time in years but I resisted the demon drink

    No, he tried to throw a stool through the window, but they’re tough old windows in the glenn so it just bounced off and hit him, now he’s got a broken wrist, great lad but he needs to wise up, might go over soon and try and talk some sense into him :)

  81. JJ > Bramble, Milner, Aaron Hughes, Gary Cardwell, Charles N’Zogbia
    IMO the only one out of them that got much abuse was Bramble then N’Zog when he kept complaining all the time

  82. Big Dave,

    Milner was always getting slagged off… especially on blogs like this.
    Coloccini was getting booed last year, Ameobi, Smith…

    Wether the players are playing badly or not… they are never going to improve or want to improve for fans that boo them… I just wish we could get rid of those fans.

  83. jay jay > might go over soon and try and talk some sense into him

    I find a lot of young-uns ye cant talk any sense into them, they now it all when their young. Im sure like me ye knew a few lads that even after getting knee-capped were still rockets. You just have to hope they learn mate, are you close to him Jay Jay

  84. n!zog now twisting on at wigan,whelan says they will sell at the right price,lot of these frogys are strange sods

  85. JJ I have allways believed that there is a line that ye never cross and when ye start to boo yer own ye have crossed that line. As you say they are never going to improve or want to improve when fans boo them. but ye will allways get that element of supporters all clubs get them :(

  86. Have to say I never took to N’Zogbia (insomnia hee hee). I think he’s a canny player but his attitude always seemed wrong, like he always thought he was a cut above the rest.

    Arsenal are gonna sign him any day now. FACT!

  87. JJ meant to add I have ranted and raved on here sometimes about players. But I think that is a lot different to booing players while they are on the pitch.

    Ice I think that is just a trait with the frenchies they are mostly gurners

  88. Big Dave:
    April 15th, 2010 at 8:29 pm
    jay jay > might go over soon and try and talk some sense into him
    I find a lot of young-uns ye cant talk any sense into them, they now it all when their young. Im sure like me ye knew a few lads that even after getting knee-capped were still rockets. You just have to hope they learn mate, are you close to him Jay Jay

    Yeah I’m close mate, the bad thing is I’m the young one he’s in his 40s, maybe someone should tell him. Bit o know what you mean about some people that can’t be told mate

  89. toonsy,should”nt really say but love your photo like,bet you wish you were as good looking ;)

  90. jay jay oh thats different then mate. funny I allways had to look out for one of my older bro’s and try to keep him right. Maybe he is just going through a rough patch and just not telling any of you’s

  91. He’ll be going through this rough patch until he learns a few things mate, but people don’t change easily over there, I know that, an English accent on the aintrim road just to get me some grief mate, some twats put a load of lady gaga on the juke box just after my stone roses, lined up a load of Kate bush to teach them about music :)

  92. I know there’s a recession on but where the fook have the avatars gone?

    Somebody forgot to pay the rent – or running the blog on the cheap now??

  93. jay jay > Kate Bush :lol: . yer right about an English accent though I took my wifes best mate’s husband into 1 or 2 bars years ago and the minute they heard his accent it was like someone had pressed a mute button as they all turned to look at him, with beady eyes thinking he was an MI5 agent :) funny enough he never really liked drinking over here :lol:

  94. Aye. Don’t really think anyone learnt anything new to be honest. I will vote for the party that have seen us through the biggest downturn in living memory-better the devil you know and all that…

  95. Avatars might have been chucked to make sure the blog doesn’t slow down. I expect some of you will find you can’t upload them unless we allow it.

    They were killing the blog.

  96. I think i”ll be voting Lib Dem. I think they seem to be the most honest and imo they came across this way in the debate.

  97. No official confirmation has been forthcoming as yet, but it’s claimed that both goalscorers for Newcastle’s reserve side on Wednesday evening have now been released.

    Striker Wesley Ngo Baheng and defender Callum Morris are both out of contract at SJP this summer and are set to leave the club, along with reserve colleagues Jonny Godsmark, Darren Lough and Frank Wiafe Danquah.

  98. JJ says:
    April 15, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    “May have been, but he sued for 8mil, and its 2mil more than he derserved.”

    JJ, Keegan sued the club for 25.1 million. Good on yer Sir Kev!

  99. bowburnmag says:
    April 15, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    “Avatars might have been chucked to make sure the blog doesn’t slow down. I expect some of you will find you can’t upload them unless we allow it.”

    Some people were uploading images that were over a megabyte, and one or two uploaded animations that were over 2MB. I would shrink them, then other big images were uploaded in their place and I had to do them all over again! It was slowing the site down for everyone when the same people left comments on the ‘blogs. People can still have avatars on here if they register at ‘Gravatar’ and make their own universal avatars there. The info is all in the sidebar.

  100. worky – sorry fella, didn’t realise we were going ahead with it. Seems furry muff.

    Howay then Raff, what’s the craic?

    2-1 to the young ‘uns tonight?

  101. Hey Worky – any plans to get the 51 Final up on here? Every Toon fan, whether they’re 5 or 95 should savour the 2 Milburn goals – absolute magic!!

  102. georgio says:
    April 16, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    “Hey Worky – any plans to get the 51 Final up on here?”

    It’s on my list, Giorgio. ’55, ’52 then ’51.

  103. Aye worky I reckon it will be tight but we will sneak it with a lst gasper in the final 5mins, big phil will do the damage

  104. bowburnmag says:
    April 16, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    “worky – sorry fella, didn’t realise we were going ahead with it. Seems furry muff.”

    Bowburn, I thought I’d leave the warning up for a week or two before I did it.

  105. Brilliant Worky! And many thanks for all the hard work getting this site up and running so well. It’s way way better than anything else available. Thanks too to BBM, Toonsy, Deb etc. It’s been a really strange season – kinda like a holiday.

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