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Post match fallout – Krul v Van Persie rumble simmers

March 14th, 2012 | 8 Comments |

Arsenal v Newcastle March 2012 - Krul and Van Persie argue.
Flashpoint
Newcastle United might face a second successive week of FA disciplinary action following Monday’s game against Arsenal and people have had plenty to say about the Krul v Van Persie row.

There has been some fallout from the Arsenal game, not least as a result of the spat between Tim Krul and Robin Van Persie. Jack Wilshere twitted a warning about Van Poncy’s temper:

Newcastle can’t say we didn’t deserve it! Why is Tim Krul crying as well? Obviously he doesn’t know about RVP’s temper! Don’t mess with the captain!

As far as I can gather from the press reports, the row between the two players was as much about Van Persie’s attempts to stand close to Krul for the goal kicks as it was about any alleged time wasting. According to Dutch lip readers on The Telegraph’s payroll, Krul threatened to kick the ball at Van Persie’s head to which Van Persie said “Go on then“. NUFCBlog’s Dutch lip reader is absent at the moment so I can’t confirm any of this.

To be honest, I didn’t really notice an unusual amount of time-wasting by Krul until the commentator mentioned it and the crowd started booing, and in at least one instance the crowd were booing when the ball was still in play, so maybe Wenger needs to give his team a ‘Laws of the Game’ refresher. (more…)


Arsenal v Newcastle – Match banter.

November 7th, 2010 | 350 Comments |

The Gunners v The Magpies.
The Gunners v The Magpies.
Newcastle face a tough test this lunchtime when they visit The Emirates to take on a title chasing Arsenal side in 1:30pm kick-off.

I get the feeling that a lot of fans are not expecting too much from the game this afternoon, other than a spirited and committed performance from the lads in black and white of course. Still, Newcastle will be full of confidence after two victories on the bounce, including that 5-1 mauling of Sunderland, and our team do have a habit of performing away from home and pulling off the odd unexpected result, so you never know, perhaps we could defy the odds again today?

Newcastle boss Chris Hughton will be instructing his side to play without fear as they take on The Gunners, although he has also warned that the game this afternoon will be one of toughest games of the season. (more…)


Four battles that must be won at The Emirates.

November 5th, 2010 | 19 Comments |

Tiote - Key to Newcastle this weekend?
Tiote - Key to Newcastle this weekend?
Let me introduce you to yet another nufcblog.org feature, well I hope it will become a feature anyway.

I’ve been thinking about the weekend trip to Arsenal, and just who Newcastle will need to try to keep quiet if we are to walk away from The Emirates with any points, or indeed if we are to walk away without being thumped, which against Arsenal is always a possibility.

So I thought of having an article that will highlight the key areas that I think Newcastle will need to control if we are to do well on Sunday lunch-time. This isn’t a match preview, that will come later on tonight, or perhaps tomorrow morning when I can get my grubby little hands on all the team-news. Instead this is a few key personal battles that I feel that the players in the black and white shirts will need to win if the odds, which are stacked against us anyway, are to be tipped in our favour. (more…)


Newcastle need seven points from the next five games.

November 3rd, 2010 | 76 Comments |

Emirates next for Newcastle.
Emirates next for Newcastle.
Actually, I would prefer Newcastle to be walking away from the next five games with fifteen points in the bag, but being realistic it just isn’t going to happen.

So how do you think we will do?

Next up for United is a trip to The Emirates on Sunday, and whilst I harbour some slim hopes of us being able to take something from the game, there is a very real prospect that we could end up losing, like most teams do when they visit Arsenal.

I’ve got the match down as a loss on my little season planner of where I think we can pick up points from, but as many of you know, my predictions, so it seems, are not the best.

Following on from Arsenal we have two games at home. First up is Blackburn next Wednesday evening, a team who appear hold a voodoo card over us and always seem to be able to get results against us. (more…)