Sam Expects Win against Pompey


Big Sam seems confident Newcastle can bag all 3 points against Portsmouth on Saturday, by using their best weapon at St. James’ Park – and that is by attacking the opposition.

Sam knows that anything but a win will see Newcastle sink in the league and we’re sure the big man would love to be in the top 6 or thereabouts, once the January transfer window arrives.

It will not be easy but we’ve made a fairly good start, considering all our new players, even allowing for some terrible away form. If we can pull ourselves together, we can still have a good season and qualify for Europe, hopefully.
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Sam Allardyce – will attack Portsmouth on Saturday, and expects to win

Newcastle United’s 52-year-old manager told Newcastle World TV this afternoon:

“We need to continue where we left off against Everton and Spurs because we’ve been free-scoring at home recently,” “We must focus on what we are good at home and that is attacking.” “Saying that, you look at the defensive unit at home and it’s been good.”

“We are trying to find that clean sheet, but we are not going to detract from our attacking flow that we have at St.James’ Park.”

“Our home form has been excellent and we’re confident that can continue against Portsmouth.”

We’re sure a lot of fans would also like to see us attacking away from home, at least against the weaker teams like Reading. Attack is often the best form of defense and especially if the team is weak in defense. In those cases we should be attacking that weakness. But Sam has a different philosophy away from home, and we suspect if we were a little more brace away from home it will pay off.

However, the next goal on the agenda is all 3 points against Portsmouth. That’s all we are thinking of right now, and we have a very good chance of achieving just that.

Comments welcome.



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18 comments so far

  • Jinal

    Nov 1, 2007 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #1

    It’d be nice if we won but I expect a draw. 2-2

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  • ChrisL

    Nov 1, 2007 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #2

    I too wouldn’t be shocked if we draw… but if Sam starts with Smith, Milner & N’Zog all on the pitch, I reckon a win is on the cards.

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  • yemozone

    Nov 1, 2007 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #3

    The result will depend on the team sam start with

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  • Leo

    Nov 1, 2007 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #4

    i honestly think it will be 3-0 to newcastle.

    my team would be

    harper

    beye rozehnal faye enrique

    milner emre butt nzogbia

    smith martins

    subs… given cacapa taylor barton owen

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  • Leo

    Nov 1, 2007 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #5

    although i suspect that geremi will be in there somewhere

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  • Callum

    Nov 1, 2007 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #6

    I think Sam should drop Geremi, I’d like to see Barton, Butt, Milner and Zog in midfield. I think that would work

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  • Will

    Nov 1, 2007 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #7

    Agree lose Geremi, if he insists on sticking with him it will worry me that he is another like Roeder who is going to play his favourites rather than the better player. Not seen the best of Barton but Emre is pretty weak so I would have to agree with you…

    Even Butt is a little hit and miss I wouldn’t mind throwing Faye into Midfield in his place for his size and power and let Barton play next to him which lets Rozy back into the defence and lets Taylor get 15 at the end.

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  • Hadrian

    Nov 1, 2007 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #8

    owen pledges future to newcastle up on sky sports … im speachless , and really pleased with the lad . timing is great and its needed said .

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  • Hammy

    Nov 1, 2007 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #9

    WE NEED TO GO AT THEM ALL GUNS BLAZING……..ALA FIRST HALF AGAINST BOLTON………AND BE A COUPLE UP WITHIN THE FIRST HALF HOUR. IF WE PLAY TAPPY LAPPY SIDEWAYS FOOTBALL WE’LL GET BEAT.PORTSMOUTH HAVE SOME USEFUL PLAYERS AND THOUGH REDKNAPP LOOKS LIKE HE’S BEEN SLEEPING ROUGH IN A CARDBOARD BOX HE’S A PRETTY DECENT MANAGER.
    I’LL GO FOR 2-0 WITH OWEN AND OBA UP FRONT.

    Apologies for poor keyboard ettiquette chaps….

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  • ToonKing

    Nov 1, 2007 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #10

    After saying it a zillion times in different places finally Mickie comes out on Sky Sports too :

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11095_2841770,00.html

    there u go all you Owen haters, you are probably coing to come back with ” well maybe he’s commited but he has no pace and bla bla bla………” bollox.

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  • Dimitri

    Nov 1, 2007 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #11

    Given
    Beye Rozehnal Cacapa Enrique
    Smith Barton Emre N’Zogbia
    Owen Martins

    subds: Taylor, Faye, Butt, Geremi, Milner

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  • Alex

    Nov 1, 2007 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #12

    looking at Sams coments then we will be playing attacking football on saturday so i think its 3 points in the bag.The team that sam has built is beter than pompeys.My team for saturday would be
    ……………….Harper………………..
    Beye……rozy…..cacapa……enrique
    Milner….Barton…Faye…….Nzogbia
    …………..Smith….Martins
    Subs
    Given…Emre..Owen..Taylor..Geremi

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  • Arthur Prince

    Nov 1, 2007 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #13

    Good to hear Michael Owen saying he is happy at NUFC .Class Player but needs proper service to score the goals He cant do it all by himself so hopefully BSA will need to make sure team tactics get the best out of him and OBA .
    I dont know what else the poor bloke can say to get all this so called speculation re his moving away from the club to die its death and let him and the team get on with the job of getting into Europe for next season . Thats what we want isnt it and we should be right behind him 100%

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  • Arthur Prince

    Nov 1, 2007 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #14

    I agree Callum . It has to be a case of everyone including the Captain fighting for their place . It has to be 4 4 2 with Milner and the zog out wide Pos start with Smith in the Viduka role with either MO or OM Faye as holding midfielder with Barton directing traffic

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  • Brisbane Mag

    Nov 2, 2007 at 4:11 AM

    Comment #15

    Here’s my selection:

    Given
    Beye Rozehnal Cacapa Enrique
    Geremi Barton Faye N’Zogbia
    Owen Smith

    subs: Harper, Butt, Martins, Emre, Milner

    Faye is needed to combat Diop in CM, and expect Martins, Milner plus one other to come on in second half. Hoping Taylor makes the subs bench in place of either Butt or Emre……

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  • nasko skoplje

    Nov 2, 2007 at 4:33 AM

    Comment #16

    sam expect Win against Pompey??hm, but the real chanses for new castle are zero.0-5 FOR POMPEYS……HIIHIHIHII

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  • evildick

    Nov 2, 2007 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #17

    my prediction for tomorrow 4-1 toon with this team:

    given

    beye___roz___faye____enrique
    milner___barton___butt____n’zog
    _______owen______smith

    subs: harper, cacapa, emre, geremi, martins.

    howay!!!!

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  • cam_toon

    Nov 2, 2007 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #18

    nasko skoplje… see told u u were a twat

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