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How do you feel about the Liverpool game. People are irate about the non stoppage when there wasn't an apparent head injury.

I also thought Newcastle was lucky on Liverpool's 2nd goal to escape a red since Mane stayed on his feet.
 
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How do you feel about the Liverpool game. People are irate about the non stoppage when there wasn't an apparent head injury.

I also thought Newcastle was lucky on Liverpool's 2nd goal to escape a red since Mane stayed on his feet.

We were 100 percent cheated out of that game. I haven't commented because I was away at con, but yeah. The referee was pure garbage, because they always, ALWAYS favor the big 6. Two men down in the box, one clutching his head, but "I thought it was a back injury." Ref would have done an injury trying to blow the whistle in record time if that were reversed. Then a stonewall penalty that was of course not called and of course not given by VAR, which would 100 percent have been given if it were Liverpool, because God forbid someone breathe on one of the big 6 players. So, by my count, Liverpool were gifted 1, we were cheated 1, and that would make a minimum of a draw, but...Newcastle wouldn't have been chasing, so there's no way to guarantee the 3rd goal. No way to guarantee Liverpool doesn't score more in other circumstances, of course, but man, Newcastle have been absolutely robbed CONTINUOUSLY this season. They stink, don't get me wrong, but they don't need help getting relegated. Liverpool deserved nothing from that game and were gifted a 2-goal swing. Maybe it would have been different if they were forced to break Newcastle down under fair circumstances, but we'll never know.
 
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Lost to League One Cambridge in the FA Cup

Yeah, that was pretty pathetic. Dominated early but literally no available senior strikers to put a goal away.

In all honesty, this is probably for the better. They are in NO condition to make a cup run this season. It's all about survival in this half of 2022.
 

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Yeah, that was pretty pathetic. Dominated early but literally no available senior strikers to put a goal away.

In all honesty, this is probably for the better. They are in NO condition to make a cup run this season. It's all about survival in this half of 2022.
It absolutely is. They should have fielded youngsters, lol.
 
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Chris Wood is now a Magpie. Not a flashy signing, and a lot of money for him, but shrewd business. He knows how to score goals, is a good, physical focal point if you need to go direct, and it weakens a relegation rival. Plus, now the Mags have a healthy striker on the squad!
 

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Chris Wood is now a Magpie. Not a flashy signing, and a lot of money for him, but shrewd business. He knows how to score goals, is a good, physical focal point if you need to go direct, and it weakens a relegation rival. Plus, now the Mags have a healthy striker on the squad!
I really like him. I don't like the Trippier signing as much.

I think Wood will get you 4-5 goals.
 
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I really like him. I don't like the Trippier signing as much.

I think Wood will get you 4-5 goals.
You don't understand quite how bad our defense has been. Had Rafa stayed, he could have organized these players well enough to stay up. By the time Cabbage Head got done with them, a non-defensive coach wasn't going to make anything of them. Trippier is easily our best defender x10. He also allows our 2nd-best fullback to move over to the left. Finally, we didn't have a good set-piece taker (Matt Ritchie hasn't been any good for a while), and Trippier is that.

His top-end is being one of the weaker pieces on a title team. We don't need that right now, though. We just need to survive.
 
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