Two games against “big six” teams. Two convincing wins. Two ultra-satisfying experiences. Eddie Howe’s tricky mags continue to defy expectations and cause extreme levels of fume, and what a joy it is to witness.
The team selection at Man Utd away was met with jeers from the opposition and fears from NUFC supporters, save for a few (including myself) who trusted in Eddie Howe.
We saw a B-side deservedly get past Man City at home, and while this was an even stranger B-side – with two players who hadn’t started a game this calendar year – I had the faith.
It turned out this Frankenstein team had very little trouble in rolling Man Utd over, in one of the best wins this season – and arguably one of he best I’ve ever been to. The fume was sensational. From that clip of Ten Hag seething against a backdrop of 7,000 vocal Geordies to Goldbridge’s videoed meltdown, it was as sweet as they come.
A heavy fixture calendar meant we were back in action just three days later, still floating from that win. I’m often quietly confident against Arsenal at home, but this time I felt the injuries, fatigue and busy schedule might have allowed them to capitalise.
It was a tight, scrappy and feisty affair; something that seems to be true every time we play Arsenal at home. Tempers run high, and it’s starting to feel like this is the new Man Utd at home.
Supporters on all sides are calling for Stuart Atwell’s head, but we’ve got a significantly stronger case. Within 15 minutes of the game, he’d made three terrible calls, all against us. The Havertz tackle, disgusting as it was, galvanised the atmosphere. How on earth we came away with three yellows and Havertz stayed on, I’ll never know. But it lit the touch paper of the crowd. We were ferocious.
We can argue all day long about the goal, but the fact Arteta can’t even tell you the reason it was ruled out tells you everything. What matters is we got a deserved win and caused unholy meltdowns with Arteta…
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Author : Natasha
Publish date : 2023-11-06 16:42:01
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