Hello, don't know if we're still doing these sorts of posts, but can't see a thread about it. The situation seems quite obvious with Newcastle United. We look like a championship quality side with 2 outstanding players, particularly 1 who will only be with us next season, if we stay up, because his injury record isn't very good, and we'll ask an insane price. We soooooo need this takeover to happen in the summer. Bruce needs to get out, we'll go no further with him. I said before the same that Burnley struggle to score at home, likely due to their predictable style of play. They rely heavily off set pieces and crosses, and we looked very vulnerable due to having two wing backs instead of real fullbacks. NUFC need investment and 5-6 new signings. As much as some of you may love the likes of Almiron or whoever else, it's clear that without ASM and Wilson we simply lack the quality to win games without them. We should be risking ASM and Wilson and getting points on the board as fast as possible, because we really don't need to be at Fulham on the last day of the season needing to get a result. Ratings - Dubravka - 8 - Some slopped goal kicks and mistakes in general, but mostly kept us in the game. I think it's a shame Alain St Maxim is so ****ing amazing, because I would love to give Dubravka MOTM, but you have to give it to ASM because of him single handedly slaughtering Burnley and winning us the game. Murphy - 7.5 - Looked vulnerable defensively but he's not a RB. He worked hard and I am starting to really like this kid. He looked like a flop for a while, but has started to show some real quality recently. Great peace, decent balls in and a great goal. Hopefully we'll have him as at least a good squad player next season. Fernandez - 6 - Decent Clarke - 7 - Some insane last ditch defending at times, relatively solid, an improvement over lascelles. Dummett - 6 Decent Ritchie - 6 - Worked hard Almiron - 5.5 - Good work rate and some decent skill and runs on the ball, but final ball quality just not there. He's not great at this level. He can only play really in one position but his final ball isn't good enough for him to be relied upon. If he was really that good, then our stats without ASM/Wilson would be better IMO. He looked shy and anonymous for a while later in the game. Longstaff - 5 - Many silly fouls and the worst game I've been some him in a while. Worked hard, but that's all you can really say. Looked very average. Shelvey - 5 - Decent work rate and distribution, nothing to write home about. Gayle - 5 - He gets in great positions but seems to lack the finishing quality unfortunately. He needs to have a few chances before scoring one. He's a championship level player and if we get take over next year, we could sell him for £20m to any aspiring Championship winners. Joelinton - 4.5 - Nothing to write home about. Bang average player. Some decent defending. Wilson - n/a - Didn't see him do anything of substance. Probably still not quite fit. ASM - 9 - MOTM - ****ing hell. I said before the game if he plays he'd be the best player on the pitch and we'd need him to nick a result. I wasn't wrong. Score one, creating one, could have had 2 more assists easy. Absolute beast. Pity he gets injured so often. Bruce - 4 - Silly Idea playing two makeshift fullbacks against a side who are built to whip balls in all game. We were getting obliterated down the wings and should have had proper fullbacks on. The win had nothing to do with tactics (formation) and was all down to individual brilliance from our goalkeeper, defensive last ditch work, and Alain Sex god.