Newcastle play their last game of what has been a season to forget – no question there.
We actually have a similar game to Sunderland’s last game – away to the bottom of the league side.
Sunderland blasted Luton Town 5-0 and while we wouldn’t expect that score – we feel there is a very good chance that Newcastle will win.
Nigel Pearson – in Charge at Watford
Newcastle are currently on 42 points and our worst points total ever (in Premiership) has been 44 points – in the 2004-2005 (Souness)and 1997-1998 seasons (Dalglish).
So in order for this not to be the worst season ever in the Premiership – we need a win – so there’s another good incentives to win tomorrow.
- We need a win so it’s not worst Premiership season ever.
- Big Sam will be watching and our players will want to impress to secure their Newcastle futures
Nigel Pearson, who will be in charge of the team with Lee Clark and Terry McDermott said yesterday:
“There is always going to be speculation. We are aware of the names that are being mentioned, but that is totally out of our control – both the staff and the players. “The most important thing is that we concentrate on what we can actually affect, and that is the game on Sunday.
“Outside of that, as far as I am concerned, there is no point me sitting here and talking about the speculation because until something happens, there is no mileage in doing that.”
We’ve beaten Watford twice this season – both home and away.
The away game was on 7th November in the League cup when we drew 2-2 after extra time – and then scraped through 5-4 on penalties.
In our home league game with them we won 2-1 on 16th December.
So it’s set up for us to make it a third defeat tomorrow.
One point we need to bring up – however reluctantly.
This could be Michael Owen’s last game for Newcastle and we were a little dismayed to read in Alan Oliver’s column in the Evening Chronicle today that he believes Owen may well be gone come August.
Alan Oliver’s last line of his piece today on Sam’s presumed â‚¤12M deal over four years at Newcastle (a good read) was the following:
And I have to say there is a fair chance that Owen will not be a United player come the start of the season.
As we know Alan Oliver has a line into Freddy Shepherd – so we have to assume Shepherd is not too confident about Michael being here next season.
As we’ve said before IF (and only if) that becomes true – we advise Michael Owen never to show his face in Newcastle again.
Comments – as always – are welcome.