The game against Tottenham on Wednesday evening was not a good game to watch for Newcastle fans, and that’s a huge understatement.
But there is good news today that it looks like Mike Ashley has found a buyer for the club, and Joe Kinnear will come in as interim manager for 6 games, so there’s now a light at the end of the tunnel.
Hopefully that will help to inspire our players, who looked more than a little depressed on Wednesday, at least in the second half. Now is the time to snap out of it, and 3 points tomorrow would be just great.
Of course we’ve heard that Oba Martins is out with a knee injury for up to 6 weeks, so that’s really bad news, but we expect young Spaniard Xisco and Owen to be able to do a good job up front.
We will still be without suspended duo Joey Barton and Danny Guthrie, as well as the injured Jose Enrique, Jonas Gutierrez, Habib Beye, Alan Smith and Mark Viduka.
And caretaker manager Chris Hughton will still be in charge for the game tomorrow, with Joe Kinnear set to take over on a temporary basis on Monday.
We would expect Chris to pick the following side for tomorrow:
Geremi, Fabricio Coloccini, , Steven Taylor, Sebastien Bassong,
Damien Duff, Claudio Cacapa Nicky Butt, , Charles N’Zogbia
Xisco, Michael Owen
Subs: Steve Harper, Shola Ameobi, David Edgar, Ben Tozer, Ryan Donaldson, Mark Doninger, Kazenga LuaLua
Seems like it would be a good time for the lads to put in a decent performance tomorrow, and a win is what we need to drag us away from the bottom of the league, which is not where we want to be right now.
Howay The Lads!