Fulham Away Just As Tough As Aston Villa At Home

Habib Beye, who like everybody else in a black and white shirt last night, had more than a decent game, has come out and said we need to build on this win.

Habib Beye – we need to build on this win

The next game up is Sunday’s fixture at Craven Cottage and the chance to pick up another three points. We won there last December 1-0, with a last minute penalty from Joey Barton, but that was the last win for quite a few games.

Habib talked to nufcTV today:

“We can really build on this,” “When you win games, you can’t wait for the next one to come round and that is how we feel against Fulham.”

“If we work like this every game we can have some good results.” “It’s great for the team to be scoring goals again.”

“And for the defenders and Shay Given to be keeping clean sheets.” “It was a good time to win for us.” “Before the game we were bottom of the table.”

“It’s never good to see a club like Newcastle United in this position.” “That made it doubly important for us to win.”

“This result is a great one for us.” “But we know the hard work is just starting.”

After we won last Tuesday against WBA, a lot of fans on this site pointed out that if we could only hold on against WBA, which is clearly what we did, then how can we hope of beating Aston Villa, who are a much better side.

But that’s not the way it works, and in fact for Sunday we will have to watch we are not over confident, if anything, and show we can beat teams like Fulham, as well as the better teams like Villa.

That is sometimes just as difficult if not more difficult to achieve, but that’s what the good teams do week in week out.  We know that Joe Kinnear will be telling our players this every day until our game on Sunday, and trying to beat it into the players (that’s one way of putting it).

Our confidence should be high come Sunday, but we still have to deliver the goods to get a good result. We really want wins against Fulham away, and Wigan Athletic at home, before we visit Stamford Bridge on 22nd November.

Still no word from Joe Kinnear, the poor guys probably still not able to speak, but it’s a good day to have off, after getting two wins in a row, so he can rest up  a little.

And not only that, but the lads have played some good football with tremendous fight, pride and passion, not to mention some very nice football.  We’d even mention some great performances from Barton, Coloccini, Jonas and Martins, but the list gets far too long,  because not one player had a poor game last night.

Who could ask for anything more?   😀

Good job Joe!

Comments welcome.

87 comments so far

  • Phil,Gosforth

    Nov 4, 2008 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #1

    Great result last night,no-one had a bad game.Luvurley!

    Does anyone else worry that we are still trying to buy players,(kid from Leeds)even though we are meant to be on the brink of selling?Why would MA spend anything when he’s off in a few weeks?

    Please let’s go to Fulham and do what we should do,win and win well!Howay the Lads.

  • Xsico golden boot

    Nov 4, 2008 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #2

    fa confirm no further action against barton getin sense prevails

  • cam_toon

    Nov 4, 2008 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #4

    Phil mate, There is nothing to say when the approach was made. We could of come in for the lad in the summer.

  • Guinea Mag

    Nov 4, 2008 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #5

    Yep, we need to build on yesterdays result and get 3 points at Fulham.

    It wont be easy, but if the team puts in a similar display to yesterday, we have the players to win at Fulham this weekend!

  • beyethegreat

    Nov 4, 2008 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #6

    if we win our next 2 games we could be in the top half

  • Spyro

    Nov 4, 2008 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #7

    if we win our next game we will be in the top half, probably end up around 9th

  • pak-toon

    Nov 4, 2008 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #8

    FA made a good decision.

    but on a side note – am i the only one that saw agbanlaWHORE wrestly joey barton down to the ground and be awarded a free kick for villa because the ref thought joey pushed him wtih his elbow?
    replays were quite conclusive that barton did nothin and was manhandled…thats what made him go back at agbanlaWHORE.
    no action on that? poor refeering. it was blatant from 5 yards out.

  • Turkish Magpie

    Nov 4, 2008 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #9

    it should of been our freekick, and no because the comentator on setanta pointed it out

  • Turkish Magpie

    Nov 4, 2008 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #10

    My ratings

    GIVEN- 8 great performance when called upon he did his job but he wasn’t needed much

    BEYE- 8 Played well,would of been nine without the yellow, great last minute tackle on agbonlahor

    COLOCCINI- 9 Solid performance at the back, controlled Taylor, Dealed with Agbonlahor and Carew perfectly!

    TAYLOR- 7 wouldn’t have any credit without Colo but thanks to colo he had a decent game

    ENRIQUE – 8 dealt with Milner well and got rid of the ball well, some crosses were a bit poor

    JONAS- 9 great game but he could play better, great assist and great play!

    BARTON- 9 This media attention involving Agbonlahor doesnt deserve to happen to Barton, would have been motm if he didnt get a yellow

    BUTT- 8 made a few mistakes and needed to keep control of his feet(slipping all over :D) but his freekick and good captaining got his score up!

    DUFF- 9 fantastic game his runs were great and he deserved credit for Jonas’s assist great link up play with Enrique and i liked it how him and Jonas kept swapping, really confused them!

    AMEOBI- 8 good partnership with Martins and had a great battle with laursen winning most of them, also good layoffs to Barton and Butt!

    MARTINS – 10 MOTM for his great performance, never ran out of energy and created the goal out of nothing, 2 goals , 3 points, and a man of the match! GREAT DAY for him!

  • Spyro

    Nov 4, 2008 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #11

    Taylor played well yesterday, even i can admit that. I think he deserves at least an 8 imo

  • mistryman

    Nov 4, 2008 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #12

    i think that Jose Enrique was brilliant for the Toon yesterday. He looked like an immense player in that game and hopefully his fine form will continue for the rest of the season!!

  • Dillon

    Nov 4, 2008 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #13

    Taylor is the weak link i think colo and bassong would be like a brick wall for us! Lucky to get a seven.

  • Turkish Magpie

    Nov 4, 2008 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #14

    Why do we think Nicky Butt is bad?

    These dont-


  • Turkish Magpie

    Nov 4, 2008 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #15

    at 4:20 Keegan poopies himself!

  • Bucks_mag

    Nov 4, 2008 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #16

    I am thankful for Kinnear in his interim spell, as he has done well. That said, he should definitely not be kept after the new owners come in. Past experience tells us how Roeder had a great spell as interim manager, but then proceded to last a season as a full time manager, with a disappointing 13th finish. Additionally, JK has no past experience of managing a big club like Newcastle. I would doubt his ability to attract big players, as he is not well known or reputed to be that good a manager.
    IMO if Fatih Terim is still interested, as he was reported to be earlier in the season, than we should do our utmost to get him (Not too sure if that was paper talk though). He did an amazing job with Turkey in the summer, as well as vast past experience including managing the likes of Fiorentina, AC Milan and Galatasaray, with whom he won the UEFA Cup as well as league. Potentially, the major stumbling block might be his expectations to have a continental system, as well as whether his interest was concrete or not.
    I would love KK to come back, and indeed wouldn’t complain if he did, but i think the time has passed for him now. Though this might anger some people on the website, KK is a whinger. The smallest upset and he throws his toys out of the pram. Also, I don’t really want to go through the hearbreak of seeing him leave as well.
    Aside from KK and Terim, I haven’t got many other ideas.

  • somebody

    Nov 4, 2008 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #17

    got a question here:

    does match ticket at sjp normally sold-out for big game especially vs liverpool?

  • somebody

    Nov 4, 2008 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #18

    plz somebody.. answer my question..

  • Gateshead Mag.

    Nov 4, 2008 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #19

    shay won’t leave will he :(?

  • Gateshead Mag.

    Nov 4, 2008 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #20

    somebody – there will be tickets mate dont worry.

  • Spyro

    Nov 4, 2008 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #21

    Shay has had the chance to join much bigger and better clubs in the past, so why would he now all of a sudden want to go to Tottenham. Tabloid turd.

  • somebody

    Nov 4, 2008 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #22

    @gateshed mag: thanx mate..
    i really appreciate ur information.. im flying to newcastle on 27/12 on sole intention watching newcastle vs liverpool which is on 28.12.. does not make sense if i buy expensive flight ticket+book hostel if i cant watch that game..

  • Alex

    Nov 4, 2008 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #23

    Exactly spyro , the London press cant take it that we are on the up and they are doing their best to disturb the spirit in the team as usual . Wonder what they will print when spurs go down 🙂

  • totsy

    Nov 4, 2008 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #24

    just wondering what you felt lads but…. do you really want micheal owen aat==t the club, him and martins cant work together and the obvious sacrafice is martins which i would h8.
    plus his wage and lack off game..

    i would be happy if we sold him for 10 mil and brought in a good replacement for martins when injured and shola as i like the way they work together

    what do you lot think??

  • mikeygd

    Nov 4, 2008 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #25

    butt was awful in the first half, thought id point that out. Rest of the team im prod of!

  • Spyro

    Nov 4, 2008 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #26


    not much of a predicament really. It is clear to see Owen will leave us on a free come the end of the season, and he probably has (off the record)spoken to a few club representatives about it already. If this is not the case, we will most likely sell him in January just so we can get something out of the deal. Probably to Spurs as well. Given wont go, but Owen will most definitely jump ship.

  • mikeygd

    Nov 4, 2008 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #27


  • tripp

    Nov 4, 2008 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #28

    already did mate.

    Don’t see Shay leaving. Owen… it’ll be interesting to see who picks him up and what his fitness is like once he leaves Tyneside. His wages are ridiculous for the amount of time he spends on the pitch. I don’t want to see him go because our squad is so thin and when he’s fit he’s brilliant. I don’t see us picking up much in the way of quality during the Jan window. So if we let him go we’re taking a risk (on the other hand, if he’s knackered then what does it matter?)

  • toonbully

    Nov 4, 2008 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #29


    We win 2-0 against a top 5 team, apparently , Villa, and sittting at the bottom of the league as well .
    You think the following morning the papers would be FULL of the Glorious Toons victory , But No , it full of Joey Bartons little bust up , and how much the paper hates Joey , and ditto probably Toon …

    IT MAKES ME BLOOD BOIL ! Stop giving us BAD Press and give us some due credit in a rather difficult season ! …..PLEASE …

  • Shot Bru!

    Nov 4, 2008 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #30

    Yeah can’t see Shay leaving, but I wonder if Harper might try his luck somewhere else, is his contract up @ the end of the season?
    Totsy i’m with you on the Owen/ Martins combination it’s probably not the most effective partnership. Saying that i wouldn’t like to see either of them leave. I would like to see us go for Manucho, as it looks like Viduka will be retired come the end of the season.

  • skin d

    Nov 4, 2008 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #31

    mickeygd,doesn,t matter who gets in obama,cain
    they are all puppets for the illuminati .

  • Turkish Magpie

    Nov 4, 2008 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #32

    i’ve just had a JFK idea!

    I dont think he’ll do well permenantly but the players like him and he aint doing bad so we’ll keep him on the month to month contract keeping him in suspense of his next month which means he wont sit back and relax because he’s got it permanantly(Roeder), he’ll do his best to keep his interim spot!

    Then keep him until the end of the season so the players dont have to get used to a new manager, the new owners can bring in a new manager so he can work with them in pre season and it doesn’t effect the players game!

    Kinnear should finnish the season and maybe he’ll get us in to europe?

  • Shot Bru!

    Nov 4, 2008 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #33

    Toonbully at least us the fans know we played well last night, particularly in the 2nd half. I reckon Kinnear is quite happy that her majesty’s gutter press are against us as it serves the purpose of enforcing the siege mentality the team has adopted, to which they seem to be thriving off.

  • kenny g

    Nov 4, 2008 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #34

    let the press bash us, JK feeds off it… thus the team play better. keep it coming you southern hacks

  • Alex

    Nov 4, 2008 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #35

    I think that if we win a few more games under Kinnear and play the sort of football we played yesterday , then the guy should be given a contract for the rest of this season and next season. People are starting to compare his situation with Roeder`s , yes Roeder did a brilliant job as caretaker and the next season it went pear shaped but that was more to do with the horrendous injuries than bad coaching . If we were to give kinnear the rest of this season plus next it would save the club money in terms of sacking him if it went wrong than if we give him a contract for say three or four years . We could if every thing went well , offer him a rolling contract at the end of next season for a time span of 2 seasons thus offering stability to the team and to kinnear .

  • skin d

    Nov 4, 2008 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #36

    i,m not getting carried away,sunday is a different game,of course we can get a result but we must keep our minds on the job.
    the prem seems to be getting like the fizzy pop now where anybody can beat anybody else.

  • keep oba

    Nov 4, 2008 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #37

    Liverpool are the luckiest skum ever…..What exactly is their plan when down a goal in the last couple minutes of a game…Why its a Steven Gerrard Patented DIVE IN A BOX…assured to work every time at Anfield. Sure to get you out of any jam you cant get yourself out of.

  • skin d

    Nov 4, 2008 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #38

    i dont know where i stand on kinnear,but then again its all up in the air until the situation at the club is clarified.
    if the club does get sold to someone with alot of money to invest in the playing side,would joe be the man to spend that money?

  • skin d

    Nov 4, 2008 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #39

    aye the bin dippers are a lucky team normally,but look at saturday they battered the yids and came away empty handed.

  • ToonKing

    Nov 4, 2008 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #40

    Eren Derdiyok scored a stunner tonight at Nou Camp


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