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[Albion] Newcastle United vs Brighton & Hove Albion *** Official Match Thread ***


Well-known member
Mar 13, 2011
Yes please. If anyone can help here is my phone number. 07377 468598. I’m just a decent bloke who wouldn’t be going to cause any problems on anyone’s ticket or nothing like that. If I come up dry I can always watch in a pub. Then catch late train Newcastle to Middlesbrough. Ha.
Not that I can help but I think it's a spare (ticket) you're after .. not asoare.

That's what @Paulie Gualtieri was getting at


New member
May 18, 2023
I spoke to NUFC ticket office prior to game being rearranged. If we have any unsold tickets they will sell you one for away end at the box office, all above board. But they won’t know until a couple of hours before kick-off if we are returning any - physical tickets come up on the team coach…
Ok thanks.

Clive Walker

Stand Or Fall
Jul 5, 2011
Our last fixture against Newcastle was 39 weeks and 5 days ago. Is this a record gap between a pair of fixtures in any League season going back to 1888? If so, we must also hold the previous record with Manchester United at 38 weeks 4 days. If not, then I presume they were set in 1962-63, which was also an extended season. The stat might be a bit quirky but this is a record-breaking season, no?
well bugger me sideways!


Active member
Apr 14, 2023
What evidence have you that this is the case….I’m curious
Nothing mysterious.
You just have to look at the minutes he played as starting goalkeeper after that unfortunate episode.
If I remember correctly RDZ trusted him immediately afterwards (emotional intelligence) so as not to destroy his self-esteem.
But the numbers speak for themselves.


Active member
Mar 2, 2020
We're in for a shock if we turn up and play like we did against Everton - or Forest!
Don’t think that will happen. RDZ has laid down his expectations in terms of mental response to a big win and I think the team will respond to that in a big way!


Active member
Mar 2, 2020
As for Sanchez: I believe that RDZ hasn't forgiven him for that macroscopic error (I don't remember against whom), when the ball slipped from his hands. The fruit of apparent calm (presumption) and full of subterranean anxieties.

In the RDZ system, the goalkeeper is equivalent to an old-school "libero" (number 6), a kind of conductor who starts the dance.

Perhaps Steele can be slightly inferior between the posts (goal poles), but the credit that the coach gives him multiplies his confidence and, consequently, the level of his performances.

I read somewhere that Sanchez is playing the same part that Trossard played when he decided to leave. All the better, best wishes to him.

As for the game, I would sign a draw. But if we were to lose, I wouldn't make a drama out of it.
A goalkeeping Libero - I love that! And as RDZ pointed out in his pre match presser, it gives us an extra man on the pitch which makes us so hard to play against. He is ‘crucial’! Just hope to god he doesn’t get injured now.


Well-known member
Jan 13, 2010
BGC Manila
Was a very good post earlier on about not hitting panic button IF we loose. I think a draw would be a decent result as Newcastle don’t seem to play like the big teams we do well against. More like a better version of the sides we struggle against. Expecting one of the best games of the season (but even with a 2:30am kick off locally, I’ll be happy if I curse it to be a 0-0 bore draw result wise).


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NSC Licker Extraordinaire
Nov 15, 2008
Not feeling particularly confident. The squad is quite thin at the moment, while we did well v Arsenal, we often have in the premier league (they were the only league team we beat at home in 2020). Howe always seems to do a number on us. My expectations are low.


Active member
Apr 14, 2023
Not feeling particularly confident. The squad is quite thin at the moment, while we did well v Arsenal, we often have in the premier league (they were the only league team we beat at home in 2020). Howe always seems to do a number on us. My expectations are low.
Same here.
We should resort to plan B.
In other words, stay closed, close ranks, suffer in the defensive phase and be ready to leap forward at the first opportunity.
I would do this if I were De Zerbi.
But RDZ is different from me (apart from the zodiac sign).
For him there is only plan A. That is to win.
You can lose 5-1 to a bottom-placed team and then go bust at Emirates afterwards.
It's purposeful football.
It's risk-taking football, judiciously.
Isn't that the same thing Bloom loves to do?
I don't know the specifics, but I think the two love each other (no offense and no other implication).
Nice to see his family in the Arsenal stadium though.
I will understand result in advance only by the way RDZ will take the field: if he is nervous, we lose; if he's calm and confident, we win.
For me a draw.

Hove Lagoonery

Well-known member
Dec 16, 2008
Hello. Not sure if allowed to write this. Brighton fan here near Middlesbrough. Around hour from Newcastle. I know it’s a long shot but if anyone seeking asoare I can meet at ground. My number is 07377 468598. Drop me a text if can help. Thanks
That's not how you spell 'arse'.


Plastic JCL
Sep 14, 2016
My predictions and punditry are usually crap but have a feeling this match will be won by whoever scores first. Fingers crossed it'll be us.

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