Newcastle Can Still Catch West Ham

Steve Harper wants 3 points tomorrow at Upton Park, as do Newcastle United fans, so we keep alive the chance of finally overtaking the Hammers in the league.


Steve Harper – goalkeeper in top form for Newcastle

Steve Harper prepared to travel to London today and before he left he talked to the Evening Chronicle:

“We’ve got bad memories from what happened to Shay at Upton Park last season.” “I played there for the last three or four minutes, and I wasn’t aware at the time of how bad it was.”

“We knew he was hurt, but when we went in the dressing room afterwards we thought he was going to be OK.” “As I came out, he took a turn. We hadn’t realized how serious it was.”

West Ham fans are not too happy with recent results and booed manager Alan Curbishley last week. We may hear those boos again if Newcastle are at their best tomorrow at Upton Park.

Steve added:

“They’ve had a lot of injuries, and their fans are getting on their backs, so we’ll got there looking for a quick start. We’ll go there full of confidence.”

“There are three games left, and there’s no reason why we can’t go there and win.”

Even though Nobby Solano Craig Bellamy, Scott Parker, Kieron Dyer and Lee Bowyer are all at West Ham it looks like only Scott Parker and Nobby will appear in tomorrow’s game and Nobby isn’t sure whether he’ll start or not.

Newcastle’s in-form goalkeeper continued:

“Scott Parker is fit, but I don’t think Kieron or Bellers will be.” “I’m not sure about Nobby.”

“There’s Lee Bowyer as well, so there’ll be a few old faces. I’m sure Scott Parker, if he’s the one that’s fit, will be fired up for it, but we’ll go there full of confidence after six games unbeaten.”

“We would love another three points.”

Three points is what we need and then we’ll have two games, Chelsea at home and Everton away to make 3 points up on West Ham, since they have a much better goal difference than we do.

West Ham play Man United away and Aston Villa at home. They could lose both games so we would need at least one win to move into the top half of the table – that’s still possible.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • darren grech MALTA

    Apr 25, 2008 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #1

    if newcastle finish 10th , is there any chance to play in intertoto next season ? DARREN MALTA

  • ObaFan2

    Apr 25, 2008 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #2
  • tdt

    Apr 25, 2008 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #3

    how do u qualify 4 intertoto??

  • ToonKing

    Apr 25, 2008 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #4

    you have to send an application at the beginning of the season and then you need to finish 8th or 7th, can’t remember.

    either way were out.

  • Leo

    Apr 25, 2008 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #5

    some of the west ham fans are proper scum. calling glenn roeder tumbor boy and shouting things like we wish you had died, i just hope viduka has another blinder like the home fixture and put the nails in the coffin for curbishly

  • Leo

    Apr 25, 2008 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #6

    tumbor??? lol whats a tumbor, i meant tumour

  • tdt

    Apr 25, 2008 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #7

    lol (at ur correction!) – but i agree what a bunch of pricks, i hate people who have no respect for others, and thats a clear show of that mentality. owen hat-track, oba hat-trick, oh ye and a viduka hat-trick… lets take these lambs to the slaughter!

  • Newcastle United.

    Apr 25, 2008 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #8

    Yeah, I hate West Ham, Well i hate all cockneys. I can see a 4-1 win tomorrow, I really can. Don’t know why :S

    The last 4 games i’ve guessed right too 🙂

  • tdt

    Apr 25, 2008 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #9

    4-0 would b better…

  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 25, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #10


  • 51times

    Apr 25, 2008 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #11

    I have a mate who supports West Ham and he was pretty embarassed about the things they shouted at Roeder. National press of course mentioned f**k all.

  • Doc H Ball

    Apr 25, 2008 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #12

    Funny that, Geordies calling us scum. Bit like Jordan calling Posh Spice thick. I was at the game and the only abuse he took was about sending us down. The lies about ‘tumour boy’ chants have been easily bought in Geordieland, which comes as no great surprise. By the way, did your famously loyal crowd have a go at the same bloke perchance? No I thought not. Anyway, enjoy your visit and at the end of the season you can all reflect on having spent another fortune to battle it out for tenth. Congratulations!

  • ToonKing

    Apr 25, 2008 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #13

    hahhaha we spend 10 mil, that is hardly a fortune, how much did you lot spend ???


    Apr 25, 2008 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #14

    Translate this Cockney Rhyming Slang bellend

    Luck Cough, You Sucking Runt

  • 51times

    Apr 25, 2008 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #15

    Battling it out for 10th is the best West Ham should ever hope for really. Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Man Utd are the big clubs of London. You should be happy to just be in the premiership, it’s more than you deserve. Now run along you BNP voting cockney wanker.

    Oh and ToonKing, to a small club like West Ham £10m IS a fortune.

  • tdt

    Apr 25, 2008 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #16

    ha u must be death pal if u didnt hear the chants and u were there! and explain ur justification for gordies being scum? u aint gont “nuffink on us, bruv!”

  • 51times

    Apr 25, 2008 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #17

    It’s cause us northern monkeys don’t eat jellied eel or put tomato ketchup on our mashed potato. Jesus what a disgusting bunch of bastards cockneys are.

    Unless they support NUFC of course, then they’re alright.

  • tdt

    Apr 25, 2008 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #18

    lol what a tit for voicing such a clearly wrong point of view! tube


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