Newcastle Heroes Needed at Birmingham

Newcastle are facing a water-shed game against Birmingham City at St. Andrews this Monday night. Anything but a win will cause more relegation clouds to gather over the Tyne and the great City of Newcastle.


Dark storm clouds gathering over Newcastle

We want to see 100% commitment from every single Newcastle players who gets the opportunity to play on Monday night, and a fighting performance is only the first requirement.

It looks like the Newcastle faithful will be gathering in Birmingham in big numbers on Monday to give the lads the support, they probably just don’t deserve, given their pathetic and heartless displays this season.

But if they can produce a stirring, inspired performance and 3 points on Monday – all will be forgiven – again.

We will look to some players to start playing out of their shirts if we are to survive this season, because our form over the last 12 games, if continued for a full season would get us just 9 points.

Derby County are having one of the worst seasons on record in the Premier League but they already have 10 points, four of them courtesy of Newcastle United.

Yes, that’s how disastrous this situation is for the club and the ever loyal Geordie fans. Wouldn’t you think by now that the Newcastle United club would have delivered a team the Geordie fans deserved?

From what we’ve seen recently of Birmingham City under Alex McLeish – they will be 100% ready for the battle, and will never give up or wave the white flag like our overpaid stars have done so often this season.

As a case in point, Birmingham were 2-0 down at Portsmouth on Wednesday night after just 9 minutes, but they came back to be all square at the half, They eventually lost the game to two Portsmouth second half goals. When was the last time Newcastle cam back big time in any game?

But our lads can switch all that around on Monday night, but we’re not sure which Newcastle team is going to turn up. We desperately need most of our players to turn up for the game, stand and be counted, that’s for sure. In the last few games many of them didn’t even bother turning up. Team selection will also be very important since Kevin now has a choice for the strikers.

If Owen and Smith still start the game that will be a very bad omen indeed.

If Birmingham beat Newcastle on Monday, they will go one point above the Magpies in the table. Brum already have a superior goal difference over Newcastle, like every team in the league except Derby.

Here’s the state of the league right now – at the bottom, which is all we are interested in this season. 🙁

Pos  Team         Games Won Draw Lost GF GA  GD Points

12   Middlesbrough 29 	 7    9   13  26 43 -17  30
13   Wigan 	   29 	 7    7   15  26 42 -16  28
14   Reading 	   29 	 8    4   17  34 55 -21  28
15   Newcastle 	   29 	 7    7   15  30 56 -26  28
16   Sunderland    29 	 7    6   16  26 47 -21  27
17   Birmingham    29 	 6    8   15  33 45 -12  26
18   Bolton 	   28 	 6    7   15  28 42 -14  25
19   Fulham 	   29 	 3   11   15  26 49 -23  20
20   Derby 	   29 	 1    7   21  14 63 -49  10

From the table it looks like Derby and Fulham will go down, and one team from Bolton, Birmingham, Sunderland, Newcastle, Reading, Wigan or even Middlesbrough.

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • tdt

    Mar 14, 2008 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #1

    hmmm…. i agree with you there Ed, Brum are pretty good at the mo, but we will be total up for the fight i think. am not saying it is good, but the toon team seem to only be up for the games that are winable (ie blackburn) and lie down and die against the big boys. so i think we’ll gi them a right go on monday, ever though i like there manager alot, i wana slaughter them!!

  • dougnufc

    Mar 14, 2008 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #2

    Someday, I will be a hero for Newcastle United

  • Hadji

    Mar 14, 2008 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #3
    Put this in your Ipod Smudge

  • Davies

    Mar 14, 2008 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #4

    I hope Smith gets a goal. Let’s face it, he’ll be playing.

    I realy hope Martins doesn’t get benched again. It looks like fatty will probably be getting a game. Shame really. I liked the premiership.

  • tdt

    Mar 14, 2008 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #5

    haha classic hadji!

  • Masaccio

    Mar 14, 2008 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #6

    Blues have some form players at the moment: Taylor (M), Murphy, Kelly, Jaidi, Larsson, DJ, Muamba, Forssell, McFadden, Zarate, Jerome – will be difficult in front of a full house of bluenoses for geordies to take 3 points – have a bet on a draw.

  • hanzemre

    Mar 14, 2008 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #7

    we need a 11-heroes team to win us the game against the Brum, not just one b’coz Alan Smith’d become a hero by surpisingly score a hatrick but it’d be pointless if we’d still concede 4 goals. Come on lads show us your guts to win this & honour our black & white stripes.not bother to suggest/imagine team selection anymore whoever plays must win it for us,as simple as that.

  • Eric

    Mar 14, 2008 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #8

    I think we may edge past Brum. I agree – no good suggesting line-ups from our position – we know the shite KK will persist in picking. So we will have to go with what he chooses. Whatever, and whoever, we have got to get behind those players of ours and shout like mad. Please play in the stripes and not that poofy sky blue.

  • tdt

    Mar 14, 2008 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #9

    is it just me or does geremi look like shrek on the banner at the top???

  • Stami

    Mar 14, 2008 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #10

    yeah he does look a bit like shrek from that angle…!

  • Stami

    Mar 14, 2008 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #11

    oh, i almost forgot…


  • GP

    Mar 14, 2008 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #12

    Owen and Viduka or Martins and Viduka for me. The big question is, who comes in on the right for Milner?

  • playzoginthemiddle

    Mar 14, 2008 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #13

    Smith will play again, God help us. And Oba will be on the bench. We need more than a hero, we need a f*cking miracle. And a defence might also be in order.

  • Rich

    Mar 14, 2008 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #14

    Guys – Geremi isnt on the banner its Faye?? He looks like Shrek though what a heed!

  • Andreas

    Mar 14, 2008 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #15

    playzoginthemiddle – I fully agree.


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