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Honey Honey

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  1. Speculation earlier was that we were going to sign Henderson until Dan Ashworth came in and pulled the plug.
  2. Speculation earlier was that we were going to sign Henderson until Dan Ashworth came in and pulled the plug.
  3. I don't know what a golden globe is but I'm sure Meryl Streep has one.
  4. It will be interesting to see who starts the season. It's not like Dubravka isn't good enough, but he's injury prone.
  5. Can't complain with this one. Gave us defensive solidity.
  6. This has always been the case. Its just you never heard of it, or a fuss over it. When a pitch invasion is known you should watch the linesman in the final minutes, they stop running the line and end up on the pitch waiting for the whistle so they can pelt it to the dressing room, out of harms way, out of knackers jumping around in their face. This isn't new, it doesn't happen all the time and it isn't premeditated. I remember being at Loftus Road when QPR fans invaded the pitch, the knackers made their way to the away end goading from a distance. Some of them started throwing coins at the away fans. It escalated quickly and a fan jumped down from the away end onto the camera gantry where he proceeded to rip out thousands of pounds of camera equipment and throw it from the top tier toward the pitch where the QPR fans were. It took QPR about 25 minutes to bother to get the Police in. QPR fans probably didn't get together before the game and say right let's invade the pitch and go throw coins at the away fans. This is the spontaneous eruption that comes with a situation escalating rapidly in the moment. It didn't even make the papers. Close to if not every single away game someone and some group crosses a line. Just last week a few bottles were thrown by Arsenal fans in the top tier at St James' Park down onto the home fans. Quite a bit of speed can be generated by the drop. It happens all the time. I remember at Darlington, one of the joke chants we used to have is if an Ameobi scores we will pitch invade. Sammy Ameobi scored and a few started going on the pitch. A few became a dozen. Then punches were thrown. Then the wrong doers ran back into the crowd and hid. Football is constantly teetering on the brink. The home fans only pubs, the segregation, having to have sections specially for children, this is all the result of this overarching risk that at any minute things could escalate rapidly. We reduce the propensity for that to happen. In many ways the segregation reinforces the risk. Heightens it even. It's quite possible as well that larger fanbases culturally aren't suited to pitch invasions. That the liklihood of bad behaving and goading is statistically higher as a result of their frequent football encounters being quite hostile. As opposed to more family oriented clubs down the bottom of the football league.
  7. You have a wall of stewards and still knackers are getting on. I guess won't be anymore instances for 12 months but it will be interesting to see if the Premier League is now going to import this new wave of Football League "mum I'm on the pitch"
  8. That's it, season done, expectations next season. The fun might be over, or it might not. Let's see how we get on. Looking forward to it.
  9. Some things have always been considered small time in English football, pitch invasions are one of them, another is playing music after a goal.
  10. They are very risky from a security perspective. Not just to the players and officials but it causes an opportunistic spirit which can cause criminal damage and tensions with the opposition supporters. It used to be a case of knowing when it was likely so security would be part in order. However I don't think it was necessarily expected at Everton and Forest as the occasion perhaps wasn't deemed big enough. Pitch invasions are an interesting phenomenon to watch happen. It starts by a few chancers and knackers running on to the pitch. Often people with dodgy histories. With no steward or police response the next round of opportunists run on. Usually kids. Then you start seeing what could be considered the better behaved citizens slowly climb barriers and walk onto the pitch. It ends in someone's wheel chair getting stuck in the grass.
  11. Does Robinho know yet that he placed for Man City not Man Utd?
  12. Whenever I see James Ward Prowse on sky the commentary is "set piece specialist" shortly followed by "disappointing"
  13. Personally I have no preference, but I do find it funny watching those "neutrals" who do. Some vehement dislike of one or the other. Usually of Liverpool or Pep. I also find the Man Utd fans at peace with Man City winning the title to be weird. Just constantly falling back on the Ferguson era comfort blanket, "we won more when I was 8 years old therefore I'm OK with Man City winning". At some point they need to be truly ridiculed for it.
  14. On the surface, to be expected that information wouldn't be shared discussing vision 2030 privately. You'd expect that from any government. It's not the first refusal on the takeover and it won't be the last. That doesn't make something a "cover up" of illicit activity but in this age of conspiracy the most nefarious possibility is automatically assumed. You don't need an FOI to know the takeover is the strategic will of the state.
  15. Potentially £11m at stake as well, vital in this FFP situation.
  16. Actually pleased for mackems, League One has been an odd sort of continuation of their torture.
  17. To be honest probably not far off. Everton are often referred to as the Sunderland of Merseyside among Newcastle fans. Pickford and the treatment of Rafa probably pours fuel on the fire. A lot of cheap associations are made between Everton and Sunderland, viewed as an uncool smaller club in the shadows of and famous for its neighbour, a sometimes nasty knuckle dragging fanbase, these are the sorts of things I hear. It's a perception. All fanbases collectively go through phases of dislike of another club like this. The moment will pass and move on to someone else.
  18. Double checked as I was following what someone said on twitter. For 2022 Man City do have more points but Spurs are 2 points behind us.
  19. Newcastle are obviously overachieving. Only Liverpool now have more points in 2022. We are not a top 4 team. Things will regress to the mean. However across a whole season with this group that should still turn out to be a similar league position of 9th-13th. That's due to how bad we were for the first 20 games. With some further good signings we should be looking to 8th, with a can we get close to 7th question mark. Then incrementally from there a couple more upgrades, looking for 5th/6th. We could easily get stuck at any of these levels if the signings aren't right. Plenty of examples of that elsewhere. There's not much between the teams typically 10th-15th. The money needs to pull us away from that lot.
  20. We might be on the beach for our Burnley game but I'd expect not. Top 10 might be up for grabs. It's probably asking too much but I hope our fans that go down there have some humility towards Burnley fans. Going down chants are par for the course but hopefully that's as far as it stretches. We have our own scars it would be a shame if the abused became the abuser.
  21. The only brainwashing is the homophobes in the red tops, in the church, in the pubs taught your brain to think AIDS whenever you hear someone is gay. As everyone knows homophobia is often just suppressed homosexual feeling. Probably explains why sex is the first thing that comes to someone's mind when they hear someone is gay. Not the right to love whomever but instead a gift wrapped bellend.
  22. Matt Targett, Dan Burn and Bruno were spot on signings in January. Trippier hasn't played and Chris Wood you can take him or leave him. Next set of transfers will determine if we can challenge top 8 next year, but either way top 8 has to be the target. Looks like we have the home side for it, but more to do to further that game dominance and improve away. Important to sign players with the right mentality. Risk now is plenty of good players with the wrong mentality will be lining up to join us. It was great to have Callum Wilson back. To have someone upfront who moves and runs. Our game is better for it. If only the lad could stay fit because there's 15 goals there in a team like this if he could. We are a formidable side at home who have won 7 of the last 8, only Liverpool beating us. I'd fancy us to beat anyone at home bar them and Man City. We now have more points than in any Premier League season since 2014.
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