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      Pre-Match: Newcastle v Liverpool EPL (Wed 30th Dec 2020 8:00pm)

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      Robby The Z
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      Pre-Match: Newcastle v Liverpool EPL (Wed 30th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Dec 28, 2020 07:50:30 am
      Starting the pre match thread for Wednesday because I am totally over the West Brom match.

      I would hope the 11 who started would all want to start again (Matip will be out for several weeks). Jürgen may want to rotate with another match next Monday, but I wouldn't be surprised at only Matip coming out of the team.

      Now, will Henderson drop to the back line, or will we see Rhys Williams or Nat Phillips step into the team?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Newcastle v Liverpool EPL (Wed 30th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #1: Dec 28, 2020 09:52:52 am
      Will be interesting. January looks like a difficult month so we could do with gaining some momentum.

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      We have 5 days before Southampton so players shouldn’t need too much in the way of resting. After Southampton we have the FA cup where everyone can get a rest except for folk who need minutes like Thiago and keita and origi etc.

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      Re: Pre-Match: Newcastle v Liverpool EPL (Wed 30th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #2: Dec 28, 2020 10:40:48 am
      Interesting that the next two games we play after everyone else. Hopefully that might give them all a kick up the arse as they see teams moving closer.

      Newcastle have been a bit hot and cold this season but mostly cold.

      Of all these three games this is surely the certain three pointer. Centre back roulette again though: Williams, Phillips or Henderson?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Newcastle v Liverpool EPL (Wed 30th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #3: Dec 28, 2020 11:14:23 am
      Interesting that the next two games we play after everyone else. Hopefully that might give them all a kick up the arse as they see teams moving closer.

      Newcastle have been a bit hot and cold this season but mostly cold.

      Of all these three games this is surely the certain three pointer. Centre back roulette again though: Williams, Phillips or Henderson?

      Almost wondering if Phillips is about to leave. I know it seems counterintuitive given our injuries but he was apparently about to be sold to a Championship side and it fell through. Seems like he's behind Williams now and we've even seen Henderson play there ahead of him. I say this only if we are bringing a front line player in
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      Re: Pre-Match: Newcastle v Liverpool EPL (Wed 30th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #4: Dec 28, 2020 11:16:17 am
      Will be interesting. January looks like a difficult month so we could do with gaining some momentum.

      Alison
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      Fabinho

      Gini
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      We have 5 days before Southampton so players shouldn’t need too much in the way of resting. After Southampton we have the FA cup where everyone can get a rest except for folk who need minutes like Thiago and keita and origi etc.

      Hoping for a good response. Do you think yesterday was more physical or mental for us?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Newcastle v Liverpool EPL (Wed 30th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #5: Dec 28, 2020 11:22:24 am
      Almost wondering if Phillips is about to leave. I know it seems counterintuitive given our injuries but he was apparently about to be sold to a Championship side and it fell through. Seems like he's behind Williams now and we've even seen Henderson play there ahead of him. I say this only if we are bringing a front line player in

      Hahaha imagine we actually well a CB this window.

      Surely surely not.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Newcastle v Liverpool EPL (Wed 30th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #6: Dec 28, 2020 11:24:58 am
      Cant see the team changing much, Williams will probably start at CB, possibly the ox to get a start ahead of jones.

      Few more options from the bench now, with guys like shaq on the bench.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Newcastle v Liverpool EPL (Wed 30th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #7: Dec 28, 2020 05:22:47 pm
      Hoping for a good response. Do you think yesterday was more physical or mental for us?

      Good question. I think the injuries and non stop fixtures have resulted in us looking tired. It must be taking its toll mentally.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Newcastle v Liverpool EPL (Wed 30th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #8: Dec 28, 2020 07:07:50 pm
      Looking forward to this game and putting Brom's sh*t show behind us. Jones rides the bench and Ox comes in. The rest of the lineup makes itself.
       
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      Re: Pre-Match: Newcastle v Liverpool EPL (Wed 30th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #9: Dec 28, 2020 07:27:50 pm
      Again, as I said pre WBA game, any win will suffice. We have seen 2 more rivals drop points today and 2 more have a game postponed. Win this sets us up nicely.

      Get over this then the saints set up the utd game then as a massive 6 pointer

      Scrappy 1 nil will do here
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      Re: Pre-Match: Newcastle v Liverpool EPL (Wed 30th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #10: Dec 28, 2020 09:50:32 pm
      Leicester and Chelsea both drop points, again.

      So another chance to separate from these two. Let's do it this time.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Newcastle v Liverpool EPL (Wed 30th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #11: Dec 28, 2020 10:05:51 pm
      Just win, Newcastle are f**king awful!!
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      Re: Pre-Match: Newcastle v Liverpool EPL (Wed 30th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #12: Dec 28, 2020 10:54:58 pm
      Any chance Thiago for this one?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Newcastle v Liverpool EPL (Wed 30th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #13: Dec 28, 2020 11:19:02 pm

      Love the optimism, but there's probably a higher chance of me playing in this game than Thiago. I'd be impressed if he's a go against United but certainly not holding my breath on it.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Newcastle v Liverpool EPL (Wed 30th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #14: Dec 28, 2020 11:42:22 pm
      Just get the three points.
      If the setup isnt working on the day, f**king change it before 80+ minutes !
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      Re: Pre-Match: Newcastle v Liverpool EPL (Wed 30th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #15: Dec 28, 2020 11:47:50 pm
      Love the optimism, but there's probably a higher chance of me playing in this game than Thiago. I'd be impressed if he's a go against United but certainly not holding my breath on it.

      Back For Southampton if not Newcastle
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      Re: Pre-Match: Newcastle v Liverpool EPL (Wed 30th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #16: Dec 29, 2020 12:04:01 am
      Back For Southampton if not Newcastle

      Has he yet participated in any full (contact) training?
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      Re: Pre-Match: Newcastle v Liverpool EPL (Wed 30th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #17: Dec 29, 2020 09:50:56 am
      Leicester and Chelsea both drop points, again.

      So another chance to separate from these two. Let's do it this time.


      Not sure if its too early for a topic on the title battle but this shows again the mad season it is. And highlights the madness of the carry on from some here on Sunday night.

      For me the winning of this title will come down to results of games between the top 7, the current top 8 minus Villa who I think will fall off.

      So far in the games played between the top 7 the rable reads

      Liverpool 11/15
      Everton 10/15
      Spurs 7/18
      Leicester 7/15
      united 6/15
      City 2/12
      Chelsea 2/12

      The games left v each other

      Liverpool v united H, Spurs A, City H, Leicester A, Everton H, Chelsea H, united A

      Everton v Leicester H, united A, Liverpool A, Chelsea A, Spurs H, City A

      City v Chelsea A, lpool A, spurs H, united H, leicester A, Chelsea H, Everton H

      Utd v Liverpool.A, Everton H, Chelsea A, City A, Spurs A, Liverpool H Leicester H

      Leicester v Chelsea H, Everton A, Liverpol H, City H, united A, Chelsea A, Spurs H

      Spurs v Liverpool H, Chelsea H, City A,united H, Everton A, Leicester A

      Chelsea v city H, Leicester A, Spurs A, united H, Everton H, Liverpool A,, City A, Leicester H

      Everton v city to be rescheduled
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      Re: Pre-Match: Newcastle v Liverpool EPL (Wed 30th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #18: Dec 29, 2020 10:37:34 am
      Going for a 2  0 win away at Newcastle. Sticking my neck out by predicting Curtis Jones scoring one of the goals !
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      Re: Pre-Match: Newcastle v Liverpool EPL (Wed 30th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #19: Dec 29, 2020 10:45:19 am
      Newcastle? The score will be 4-3 or 3-4. :mad:
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      Re: Pre-Match: Newcastle v Liverpool EPL (Wed 30th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #20: Dec 29, 2020 10:48:53 am
      Forget what Newcastle are and what we are. This will be a much changed side and the value is probably with Newcastle because their back up defenders will be senior pros.

      Another game in 3 day. I'm expecting changes at the back, middle and front but the back line can't handle it.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Newcastle v Liverpool EPL (Wed 30th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #21: Dec 29, 2020 11:29:40 am
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      Re: Pre-Match: Newcastle v Liverpool EPL (Wed 30th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #22: Dec 29, 2020 11:32:52 am
      Again, as I said pre WBA game, any win will suffice. We have seen 2 more rivals drop points today and 2 more have a game postponed. Win this sets us up nicely.

      Get over this then the saints set up the utd game then as a massive 6 pointer

      Scrappy 1 nil will do here

      No more 1-0s please. 7-0 is better for my heart and mood.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Newcastle v Liverpool EPL (Wed 30th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #23: Dec 29, 2020 11:33:33 am
      Thiago coming back would be handy so we can rotate that midfield three a bit more, felt the minutes caught up with the three that played on Sunday. Ox will help in this regard too and I can see him starting tomorrow.

      Can see Minamino coming in for one of the front three (should have come on against West Brom IMO) and it's a toss up for whoever partners Fab.

      The next two will be very tricky games, just hope we can find some of the grit from last season and dig out six points.
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      Re: Pre-Match: Newcastle v Liverpool EPL (Wed 30th Dec 2020 8:00pm)
      Reply #24: Dec 29, 2020 12:31:49 pm
      Just win the f**king thing. Read last week before the WBA game that up until that point of the season Newcastle were the side with lowest possession and deepest setup in the league. Could be a carbon copy of the 6-4-0 formation we saw the other day.

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