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Newcastle Can Finish In Top Half Of Table

12:10 am, Thursday, April 10th, 2008 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 22 Comments

Habib Beye believes Newcastle United can finish the season in style by winning their last five games, and if we do that we should be able to finish 10th in the table after a very disappointing season.

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Habib Beye - thinks we can win last 5 games

It’s now three wins on the trot for the new attacking Newcastle side under Kevin Keegan, and Portsmouth at Fratton Park are Newcastle’s next opponents, and that promises to be a good game.

Senegal International and former Marseilles captain Habib Beye, who probably had his best game for Newcastle last Saturday, when he had two great assists, has set the ambitious target of not dropping another point before the end of the season.

Habib said:

“I wish that we win our last five games – and we can,” “I really believe we can do that because we are playing with so much confidence now.”

“The new formation has been good for everyone in the team.” “Even for myself at full-back having three up front is very good, for I have a lot of space in front of me to get into.”

“Oba and Michael come very deep and are very fast, and Mark is a great target man.” “Michael is very quick and clever and is easy to find in the hole, and with his quality he never loses the ball.

“Playing with Geremi in front of me on the right of midfield has also been good for me.” “I like to get up and down the right flank and can play balls to Geremi and overlap.”

“Sometimes we call to each other in French, too, as the opposition cannot understand what we are saying!”

In fact on Tuesday night Portsmouth did Newcastle a favor when they beat West Ham at Upton Park 1-0, which means the Hammers are just 6 points ahead of Newcastle, and we have yet to visit West Ham before the season ends.

We think there’s no reason why we cannot catch both Tottenham and West Ham and finish 10th in the table, and at least be in the upper half of the table.

A win at Portsmouth on Saturday will help us achieve that, so it will be all hands to the pump on Saturday, that’s for sure.

Comments very welcome.



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22 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ausgeordie // Apr 10, 2008 at 12:31 AM

    Had a great game on saturday and lets hope he can do it again this week. 3 nil on the weekend!!

  • 2 nightfall // Apr 10, 2008 at 12:35 AM

    i think we should go after:
    D: dunne, carvalho, metzelder
    M: carrick, vieira, moutinho
    W: ribery, nasri, arteta
    ST: gomis, berbatov, benzema

    1 for each position

  • 3 Chris F // Apr 10, 2008 at 12:36 AM

    i dunno, i think thats aiming a bit high. we’ve got 3 games against teams up the top end of the table and even though we’re playing better, it’s a bit much to say we will win all 5 remaining games.

    i’ve a feeling we’ll pip spurs for 11th, but 10th? not so sure.

  • 4 rlw // Apr 10, 2008 at 1:52 AM

    stanger things have happend

  • 5 Benn..Geordie Down South // Apr 10, 2008 at 1:52 AM

    “Sometimes we call to each other in French, too, as the opposition cannot understand what we are saying!”

    Haha Quality.. So They Have Brains Aswell..

    This Lad Is Top Drawer.. Im Telling You..

    Made Me Chuckle..

  • 6 Tripp // Apr 10, 2008 at 4:44 AM

    We may not need 15 from 5 to nip Hammers. It’ll be tough to be sure, but their form of late is piss poor. Chelsea will be the tough game. I think the title is going to the wire and they will have the most to play for. Toffees… they look knackered and by the last day may not have an urgent situation. We will almost certainly have to beat Hammers to catch them, but since we have that opportunity it’s not unreasonable to think we can catch them if we can beat them, Pompey, and Sunlun. It’s a good goal to set and gives us something to play for.

  • 7 Premiumblend // Apr 10, 2008 at 5:38 AM

    @nightfall: Why not set the bar higher? Why stop at Carvalho, Ribery, Berbatov and Vieira, who will never come to Newcastle?

    We could just as easily go for Terry, Gerrard, Messi, Drogba.

  • 8 vitorbarbosa // Apr 10, 2008 at 6:32 AM

    We need to test ourselves against the stronger team. If not, we might be given false impression that we are too good not to be in Europe next season. Everton, Pompey and Chelski will be good test. These teams can give us some reality check on where we are. But it doesn’t mean we are title challenger if we beat Chelsea or Champions League contender if we beat both Everton and Porstmouth. But we will struggle if we fail to beat the likes of Sunderland and Hammers. Anyway, there is no easy game in the premiership. Hope they do able to beat the best and be the best.

  • 9 UTD111 // Apr 10, 2008 at 7:21 AM

    It sound a bit ambitious Habib! But in reality, we should be going out to win every game. With KK in charge, anything is possible!
    Chelsea and Everton will be hard, as will the derby. But with our new formation and newly found confidence, I would expect to collect more than half the points which remain available.

  • 10 toonbully // Apr 10, 2008 at 7:28 AM

    Harrys done wonders at Pompey ,and I do belive that it’s one game at a time thats the way managers look at the game , and even train, tactics, and coach differently for each team . However Pmpey very together team riding on a crest of a wave , and wembley bound lucky buggers . I think if we get a point we should be grateful ….

  • 11 toonbully // Apr 10, 2008 at 7:31 AM

    PS , Tripp what did you do shit the bed posting a blog at 4.44 , you didn’t get in from a wednesday night at quarter to 5 no way …

  • 12 hanzemre // Apr 10, 2008 at 7:59 AM

    Though to winning every game is a top outlook, i predict 1-1 draw at Pompey (maybe we’d nick it They’re not that good at home = a bonus) & 2-1 win for both Mackems & West Ham games & then 2 more draws next months. That’d be enough for us to be at 10th place so i guess.

  • 13 Tommy // Apr 10, 2008 at 8:03 AM

    I love Beye, he’s top drawer.. And he seems to love the club too..

    I hope he finishes his career with us. He’s well on his way to becoming a bit of a legend imho..

  • 14 irish_al // Apr 10, 2008 at 8:55 AM

    he could still have quite a long career with us, 3-5 more years at fullback (possibly more, cafu played there until older) and if he’s is still good but loses a bit of pace he can play centreback aswell

    here’s hoping to many more happy beye’s

  • 15 Eric // Apr 10, 2008 at 9:00 AM

    Beye is a better right back than I was (I ended up on the left wing which just goes to show you) and is obviously a far better mathematician than me too. Hope he is right but not to lose any is worth going for (couple of draws in the 5 more likely). Way Beye is playing he could well be right!

  • 16 Micky Toon // Apr 10, 2008 at 9:13 AM

    Win the last five games? Ho ho. Let’s hope so. Personally I’d settle for staying up and stuffing the SMB’s. As long as that happens I couldn’t care less what our results against Chelsea, Everton and Pompey are. Actually I’d like to stuff Pomey just to rub ‘appy ‘appy’s face in it, and show him why he was turned down for the job.

  • 17 Graham // Apr 10, 2008 at 9:19 AM

    Lets not get carried away with ourselves here. We’ve still got to play Chelsea at home who may still be in with a shout at the title, and Everton away who are in the mix for european places.

    If i’m honest i’d settle for a win against the unwashed and a couple of draws as I think the last 2 games are very difficult. Having said that, the lads are playing with confidence now and anythings possible (I didnt even have a daft bet on 4-1 against Spurs)

  • 18 Leo // Apr 10, 2008 at 9:21 AM

    did you play professional footbal eric?

    i love the phrase, happy beye’s haha… i have doubts that we will reach 10th but anything could happen

  • 19 Toooooooooooooooooon // Apr 10, 2008 at 9:37 AM

    yupz i against portsmouth we can get a draw..(being pessimistic) but we will definitely win against sunderland…save from relegation thats for sure

  • 20 Bill F // Apr 10, 2008 at 10:49 AM

    Tripp I’ve been waiting to see you on the blog again. I was thinking about what you were saying about your RA. Have you tried Emu oil, if not Google it for more information. It’s worked for me although I don’t have RA just creaky joints.

  • 21 Obafan // Apr 10, 2008 at 11:12 AM

    I think is it very important that our players have refound their confidence. This interview with our best player of the season tells us that they all have the belief to win the last 5 games. That is needed if they want to win them all 5. Our biggest problem from December till March was the confidence of the players. They did not perform at all. Any team was very tough to play against, cause nothing worked in the way they wanted.

    Now they have their confidence back and it will be interesting to see how they handle the higher positioned teams.

  • 22 Punk Skunk // Apr 10, 2008 at 2:04 PM

    Beye, possibly player of the season for us?..




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