West Ham vs Newcastle – Match Preview

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Tomorrow’s game at West Ham is an important game and we must win it to have any chance of finishing in the top half of the table this season.

Our final 3 league games of the season are all against teams above us in the league table. The other two games are Chelsea at home and Everton away, so tomorrow’s game could be the easiest of our 3 remaining games.

The game is also an opportunity for Newcastle to get their third double of the season after we fairly easily beat West Ham 3-1 at St. James’ Park on 23rd September, when everything was still looking quite good for the Newcastle United club.

Kevin has no injury worries and will almost certainly field an unchanged side that got us a comfortable victory last Sunday against arch rivals Sunderland, and the game tomorrow will allow the Newcastle fans to see better just how good Kevin’s team is right now.

We have not been at our best since we took Tottenham Hotspur apart, and we’ll need to be near our best to win tomorrow in London.

On the injury front Kevin Keegan has no real worries with all his main players available to compete and the only question will be who makes the subs bench.

Here’s the team and subs we expect for tomorrow’s game:

Beye Taylor Faye Enrique
Geremi Butt Barton
Martions Viduka Owen
Subs: Forster Edgar Emre Milner Smith

It means no place on the subs bench for Duff or N’Zogbia, but we expect Kevin wants to take a look at both Emre and Milner, and we think Charles will now leave Newcastle in the summer.

For Alan Curbishley’s West Ham, they have had terrible injuries this season, with Dyer and Bellamy, both former Newcastle players, out for the season. Scott Parker and the great Nobby Solano are included in the squad. and we expect both of them to get a game tomorrow.

But Dean Ashton, who may be a Newcastle target in the summer, is back in full training and could make the team tomorrow.

West Ham (from): Green, Pantsil, McCartney, Tomkins, Neill, Faubert, Solano, Noble, Parker, Ljungberg, Boa Morte, Sears, Cole, Zamora, Upson, Ferdinand, Collison, Mullins, Ashton, Walker, Spector.

19 comments so far

  • Erik (Sweden)

    Apr 25, 2008 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Go magpies!


    Apr 25, 2008 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #2

    This is the side i would expect them to play:

    –Solano (Love you Nobby)–Parker— Noble–Ljungberg—

    Subs: Walker, Ferdinand, Faubert, Boa Morte, Cole

    We will beat these Cockney pieces of shit.

  • tdt

    Apr 25, 2008 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #3

    i agree with u craigg, 3 or 4 nil i reckon. another spurs-esque performance n it could be more!

  • Leo

    Apr 25, 2008 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #4

    lets beat them disgusting little cnuts. i totally lost respect for west ham fans on a whole, theyre may be a decent one or two but very few are decent.

    hang your head in shame,

    newcastle going to win i hope.

    geordie boys were ‘on the p1ss


    Apr 25, 2008 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #5

    Leo the only West Ham fan i respect is Rob Lee

    I used to respect Phil Mitchell but not after he started chasing after Atkins from Bad Girls

  • The black in the blacknwhite

    Apr 25, 2008 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #6

    Modric reminds me of Gueseppe Signori–

    And some of you may remember that Keegan wanted signori- ah so the sun said way back when i reaqd the Sunwas i was twelve—Iam a financial Times man myself- tuttutututut

    Howay the the lads lets nail the hammers to the wall!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Leo

    Apr 25, 2008 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #7

    yeah true craigg

    i dont like to think of rob lee as a hammer

  • Bill F

    Apr 25, 2008 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #8

    I was chatting with a Weat Ham fan today and he thinks we are probably gonna give them thrashing. I actually had to try and talk WH up to cheer him up a bit. He is a canny lad and has had some bad health problems lately so I didn’t want to be too hard on him.

  • tdt

    Apr 25, 2008 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #9

    ye it does look like we might wip them, hopefully. mind sky sports r perdicting 1-1, talk about a bias medium! y do all the southern pricks h8 us? stuffing west ham will shut them up anyway, if we can put 4 past spurs, we can put 10 past west ham!

  • Macca

    Apr 25, 2008 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #10

    Once we don’t have a repeat of the casualty like scenes like we got the last time we were there, then we should be fine.

  • Marguerite

    Apr 25, 2008 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #11

    Just so long as we beat them (Sorry Rob Lee). Cannot stand them, should be in the championship – nothing but cheats and liars. Fans are crap too.


    Apr 25, 2008 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #12

    Nah me too

    Rob Lee is an adopted Geordie and we still love yah mate!

  • Dave

    Apr 25, 2008 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #13

    Erm, yes 51times, very constructive and thorough post.

  • Kiwi Toon

    Apr 25, 2008 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #14


    I’m looking foward to seeing Obafemi “Mations”

  • M. Stockley

    Apr 26, 2008 at 1:45 AM

    Comment #15

    lets paste them,evil bastards,ive not forgotten what their fans chanted at roeder at upton park when we won 2-0

  • SB

    Apr 26, 2008 at 2:59 AM

    Comment #16

    from Owen’s interview:

    “I think that Newcastle fans have got the expectations of a big club, but not the silverware. The club was very close a few seasons ago under the current manager. He left for 10 years, but now he’s back and there’s a great belief he can rekindle that spark. There are not many places like this in Britain — when we’re going well there is a different feeling around stadium and the city. The club is a way of life up there. It’s a fantastic place to be when you’re winning. Just fantastic.”

    “In football terms, when you finish your contract you become a free agent and can go for nothing. I’ve only got one year left on my contract, but the club has said they want me to sign an extension. I haven’t spoken with them yet and we’ll see what happens when we sit down for talks. The manager pulled me aside recently and said he wants me to stay. We’ll see what happens. I have plenty of different options at this stage of my contract. The club has made every indication, even the chairman has said he will speak to my agent. They’ve made every indication they want to speak to us soon. Before this we were having a bad season and we were all looking over our shoulders. Now that we’re safe from relegation and have won some games I’m sure they will contact us in the not so distant future.”

    “But I also think you have to look at the whole package — how you feel, do you enjoy football training, do the fans like you, the ambition of the club, then you decide whether to sign the contract. It has to be right because at 28 it’s probably one of last long contracts of my career. It has got to be right, everything.”

  • SB

    Apr 26, 2008 at 3:01 AM

    Comment #17

    what do u guys think about that?!?

  • yet_another_indian_toon

    Apr 26, 2008 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #18

    Owen, Martins will score. Thats for sure.

    Have an intuition that toon romp home 5-1 winners

  • JJ

    Apr 26, 2008 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #19

    The hamers are going to be given a football lesson today. We should score 3 at the very least imo.


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