Massive Game for Allardyce at Chelsea

Having seen Newcastle take just one point at home to Derby County and away to Wigan Athletic in the last 5 days, Sam Allardyce’s position at St James’s Park continues to be called into question, especially by Newcastle fans.


Sam Allardyce – massive game for Sam tomorrow

Once Mike Ashley bought the club in June, Newcastle fans are adamant that this is a new dawn for Newcastle United Football Club. If we cannot become a top team under the ownership of Mike with the intelligent Chris Mort running the club, then we never will.

And since it was 1969 when Bobby Moncur lifted the Inter-City Fairs Cup as the last honor for Newcastle, we think it’s understandable that fans at the club are frustrated at Newcastle’s lack of success over the last 40 years.

That has got to change, and it’s no surprise there is doom and gloom once more on Tyneside, after the team collected a single point from successive game against the two bottom clubs in the league. That’s just not good enough.

So the game tomorrow at Chelsea becomes a massive game for our manager Sam Allardyce. It’s not so much the result that matters tomorrow, since Chelsea are unbeaten in domestic competition since 2004 at Stamford Bridge, but the manner of the performance. The last two matches have been just horrific.

And we’ll be looking to see some fight and skill from the lads tomorrow. A performance like we gave against Arsenal recently is what’s required. Anything less will only mount even more pressure on Big Sam.

What do you think?

Let us know – comments are always welcome.

16 comments so far

  • steve

    Dec 28, 2007 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #1

    I don’t think the games massive for Sam at all, All the fans expect us to get beaten as will Ashley and Mort.
    Sam is bound to set out a similiar stall as at Wigan 5 -4-1 and go for the draw which given our defensive record is a complete waste of time

  • Callum

    Dec 28, 2007 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #2

    We’ve lost this game already – No defence, No organisation, No leadership and No-one knows what they’re doing as they change positions every week.

  • JoshI

    Dec 28, 2007 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #3

    Steve – yer your right there, tisnt really a big game at all, nothing will be proven by it as im sure we will play a very similar formation to the one at wigan away. I really want sam out now, even if we do pick up this season its gna be extremely boring to watch NUFC play kick, hoof and run tactics, we surely not going to play decent football.

  • Rob Kirton

    Dec 28, 2007 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #4

    From Lawro

    “This will be an interesting game particularly with Chelsea down to the bare bones with injuries.

    Newcastle are strangely playing many of their players out of position at the moment and the morale and confidence is low too. Chelsea should just have enough to sneak it. 2-1”

    The nearest he gets to predicting a win for us :0)

  • steve

    Dec 28, 2007 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #5

    Well Bartons unlikley to feature much more this season if at all, he’s been remanded in custody until 03 Jan so they must have a decent case against him the tw@t,,2232825,00.html?gusrc=rss&feed=5

  • micepie

    Dec 28, 2007 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #6

    It’s strange what is happening because Bolton always had fight in them, and unity. Plus players at Bolton under BSA always looked happy.
    Though any managerial change is usually exciting, I don’t want to see us do that mid-season. BSA can still be a success but he needs to be thinking about why he hasn’t been able to inspire the players most of the time, and how that can be changed.
    Just hope we play well against Chelsea, yes, even if it means we lose.

  • Dragoner

    Dec 28, 2007 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #7

    Everyone needs to listen to duff, he is one of the few players man enough to come out and take blame forbad performances. Most of the others are hiding behind sam

  • Black Caesar

    Dec 28, 2007 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #8


    Ever heard of the biblical quotation which goes like: Behold, I am the lone voice crying out from the wilderness??? LOL

    You are such a joke!!!

  • George

    Dec 28, 2007 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #9

    This game is only massive for Sam “The Plank” Allerdyce. Surely to god this is his last chance to put out a team of players in their correct positions.
    Lets have Enrique in at left back with Taylor Cacapa and Beye.
    Bring in Emre in place of Joey”The Thug” Barton, and play him alonside Nicky Butt who has given his all this year, and put Milner and N`Zogbia on the right and left wings respectively.
    Start with Smith and Martins up front, but if nothing happens put Viduka on in second half for Martins.

  • steve

    Dec 28, 2007 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #10

    George – agree but I’d have Smith taken off rather than Martins, Smith seems to panic when he gets near goal and neither shoots or passes, maybe Shola and MArtins would do better

  • steve

    Dec 28, 2007 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #11

    Some stats to compare this season to last – yes I know they are irrelevant 🙂

    21 23 25 26/12/2007

    26 29 26 28/12/2007

    Results against teams likley to finish in top six
    This seasons results where we’ve played are in bold on the right

    Newcastle 2-2 Man Utd
    Man Utd 2-0 Newcastle

    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal (1-1)
    Arsenal 1-1 Newcastle

    Newcastle 0 – 0 Chelsea
    Chelsea 1-0 Newcastle

    Newcastle 2-1 Liverpool (0-3)
    Liverpool 2-0 Newcastle

    Newcastle 0-1 Man City
    Man City 0-0 Newcastle (3-1)

    Newcastle 1-1 Everton (3-2)
    Everton 3-0 Newcastle

    Newcastle 1-0 Portsmouth (1-4)
    Portsmouth 2-1 Newcastle

    You can make your own minds up whether you actually still think we’ve improved

  • Dragoner

    Dec 28, 2007 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #12

    no black caeser i did not know that saying. However, something i do know is football, which is something you dont. Your not even a real football fan mate, go support chelsea or man city

  • Dragoner

    Dec 28, 2007 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #13

    i mean, just read over the comments you make black caeser, “look at sven look at ramos blah blah blah” there is never anything constructive in what you say. You dont contribute to the discussion. your just a little kid aren’t you. grow up and try learning football and not just the bible.

  • Bryan

    Dec 28, 2007 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #14

    Dragoner/Black Caeser – Now, now children.
    I think the two of you need to continue to concentrate on your rightful opinions. Thats what this site is all about. You both provide great points, some I agree with some I dont, but thats what its all about, opinions. I think it is getting a little bit personnel lately between the two of you. Remember, its a small minded person who thinks that their opinion is the only one that matters. Please kiss and make up.

  • Magjp

    Dec 29, 2007 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #15

    Beye, Tailor, Faye, Nzogbia
    Milner, Butt, Emre, Duff
    Smith, Viduka

    We can win against whatever Chelsea side they throw at us!!!

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    Jan 8, 2008 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #16

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