Call me cynical but they already apparently have a 3rd fight lined up as part of the contract, whoever wins. Contracts mean both can avoid AJ for a little longer.
There aren't too many other mega money fights out there, maybe Whyte, maybe Hunter, maybe the odd East v West can generate some hype...
Saturday 22nd February
Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur 1-1
Burnley v AFC Bournemouth 2-0
Crystal Palace v Newcastle United 1-1
Sheffield United v Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0
Southampton v Aston Villa 2-1
Leicester City v Manchester City 1-1
Sunday 23rd February
Manchester United v Watford 3-0...
Good point again, McCreery. What is coming over you?
I am not convinced that is has been Bruce setting up the defence. For me, the player meeting that preceded going to a back 3(+2) is a bit of a coincidence.
As compared with the 2nd half of last season, it may be that he hasn't got a clue...
In centre back terms, Lascelles is still a kid and he was cheap. I find myself agreeing with McCreery.
With a half decent owner, he would be playing alongside someone like Bobby Moore to learn. I would argue that the most accomplished English centre backs I have seen were Des Walker and Sol...
The Man City situation has a huge impact on restricting the field of potential buyers. The model of chucking cash at getting a league position is probably out of the window, therefore the buyer has to get a decent commercial rate of return.
Ashley may have missed his biggest chance of selling...
I don't know if anyone has mentioned it but apparently this is the first time NUFC has had a negative goal difference in the Premier League since the 80th minute of the Sheffield Wednesday match on 13th September 1993.
Out of curiosity, in that game, Alex Mathie (later manager of the club that...
Embarrassing capitulation. Brucey gave the lads a few days off and started with his new toys, with hardly a game between them since mid December and little time to integrate.
You can see some potential in Joelinton but anyone playing up front should be busting a gut to get into the 6 yard box...
Part 1 of the Winter 'break' fixtures.
Saturday 8th February
Everton v Crystal Palace 1-1
Brighton & Hove Albion v Watford 2-2
Sunday 9th February
Sheffield United v AFC Bournemouth 3-1
Manchester City v West Ham United 4-0
Friday 14th February
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Leicester City...
Apologies, made the final 1984.
Easy to get confused with Wimbledon 4 years later, considering the great FA Cup finalists we have bought, Beardsley, Barnes, Beasant and Thorn from 1988, Reilly Bailey and Barnes from 1984.
For once a great point.
It is one of the joys of the cups that players and teams can raise their game and have the advantage of pitches that would never make the Premier League. Just as Alan Shoulder changed his life from Blyth Spartans to NUFC, so others have made a statement.
This year, we...
Bruce is the only manager under Ashley to get to the 5th round of the FA Cup. Sheer genius, not having a striker on the bench and replacing an attacking player with a defensive one just before the equaliser. I know he played yesterday but surely Sorenson could have made the bench?
At least we...
First impression, we didn't need a striker in the window. Averaging a point per game would take us to 43, therefore safety and guaranteed top half of the table until .................... tomorrow.
Nice to see Krul kept a clean sheet at his old stomping ground - great guy, bonded with my kids...
Just stumbled across something while looking for something else.
When Bruce has his first season in the Premier League with Hull, they had two joint top scorers, Jelavic and Long - both on 4 goals.
His second season saw progress, top scorer having 8 goals, Jelavic doubling his previous total...
Saturday 1st February
Leicester City v Chelsea 1-1
AFC Bournemouth v Aston Villa 1-1
Crystal Palace v Sheffield United 1-1
Liverpool v Southampton 3-0
Newcastle United v Norwich City 2-0
Watford v Everton 1-1
West Ham United v Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1
Manchester United v Wolverhampton...