Things May Be Looking Up for Newcastle United

Things seem a little lighter this morning g with the 3 teams beneath Newcastle United all losing yesterday. Last year Middle rough drew twice with Arsenal in the league – not a bad set of performances against Arsenal, to be sure.


Kevin Keegan – need a win tomorrow night at Birmingham

Derby, Sunderland and Reading all fought with pride yesterday, but to no avail, as each of the teams were beaten by a single goal.

Middlesbrough faired a little better with a 1-1 draw.

But when you consider their opposition was all in the top four, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal respectively, these were all good performances from the bottom teams.

Middlesbrough, as we pointed out yesterday were just 5 minutes away from a league double over Arsena,l but Toure scored with a late header to get Arsenal a point. But the Londoners are losing points on Manchester United and Chelsea are starting to catch them too. The Gunners are trying to walk the ball in the net, and really should have won the game, but the North East side played tremendously well.

It could be that Gareth Southgate is going be become a very good manager, given he can get his players playing like this. Gareth certainly speaks a whole load of sense in his interviews.

Two games of interest today are Fulham against Everton at Craven Cottage, (1:30PM KO) and Wigan take on Bolton at the JJB stadium. (3:00PM KO).

Good results for Newcastle would be an Everton win, and maybe a Wigan win, although a draw in that game would probably be better for the Magpies.

But that’s what our opposition has don, and it’s up to us tomorrow night at Birmingham to start saving ourselves. Anything but a defeat would be acceptable, but a good win is really what the club needs. We hope our boys can deliver on that, to lift the gloom and doom a bit on the Tyne.

We’ll just have to wait to see what happens on that one. Here are the latest league positions – at the bottom – after all of yesterday games.

Pos Team       Games Won Draw Lost GF  GA  GD Points

12  Middlesb.	30    7	  10   13  27  44 -17 	31
13  Wigan 	29    7    7   15  26  42 -16 	28
14  Reading 	30    8    4   18  35  57 -22 	28
15  Newcastle 	29    7    7   15  30  56 -26 	28
16  Sunderland 	30    7    6   17  26  48 -22 	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 	30    1    7   22  14  64 -50 	10

Comments always welcome.

14 comments so far

  • Gloryhunter

    Mar 16, 2008 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #1

    Brum brum ……

  • Leo

    Mar 16, 2008 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #2

    i thought maybe there was going to be an article that sunderland derby and fulham had gone into administration and thus has been deducted 10points… damn wasnt to be

  • Nick Dryden

    Mar 16, 2008 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #3

    the good news is maybe Carr and Owen are going.
    I loved KK but the endless support of Smith, Barton, Butt, and Duff is stimach turning.

  • Nick Dryden

    Mar 16, 2008 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #4

    stomach turning even

  • Leo

    Mar 16, 2008 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #5

    has anyone seen the article that cesc fabrigas has been saying that taylor broke eduado’s leg on purpose… stating that a 3 game ban is too little

    people who say things like this should be banned for some games, surely its just the same as someone having a pretend card in your hand during a game of football…

  • Ben

    Mar 16, 2008 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #7

    Considering we have lost all of our last six away matches with a goal difference of 2-19, and that B’ham won their last home game against T’ham (4-1) and had a draw (2-2) against Arsenal before that, a point on Monday is all I pray for.

  • Viper

    Mar 16, 2008 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #8

    Nick, Carr? At best average surely?
    Owen aye (behind Oba like), but don’t rate Carr even though granted his last 2 were areet. Enough risks in place for me already.

  • Edd Case

    Mar 16, 2008 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #9

    We can win on Monday, I believe it, I really do.

    If we get a point, that’ll go a long way but if we won, even if it’s the most scrappy, terrible match in years, I’d take that, we all would.

    I’ll be right behind the team again, howay the Toon.

  • faustino

    Mar 16, 2008 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #10

    Bolton have Man City, Arsenal, Villa, West Ham, Borough, Spurs, Makems, and Chelsea to play. I reall don’t see them picking up more than 4 points even if they’re lucky.

    One win may be enough, two wins will see us safe and three will be a dead cert.

    Good news but a sorry reflection on the bottom half of the league.

  • Nick Dryden

    Mar 16, 2008 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #11


    carr and owen going as in leaving the club I hope

  • Dragoner

    Mar 16, 2008 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #12

    i hope owen does go, we need a better main striker

  • Tripp

    Mar 16, 2008 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #13

    Well, Fulham won… Wigan has got an edge over bolton at the halfway point, but they’re on 10 men…

  • Zero Cool

    Mar 17, 2008 at 4:49 AM

    Comment #14

    We’ve already got a great main striker, for some reason these Englishmen are terrified to bench EMO and play the guy who’s earned his position on this team. Not simply stayed on it to justify the wages we’ve paid him. I’m all for supporting Michael because the bottomline is he’s on the squad and he wears Shearer’s armband. But Oba is twice the striker Michael is, he’s got Twice the pace, twice the ability to finish and has been there for Newcastle for twice the matches of EMO


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