Good Chance For Three Home Wins In A Row

Joe Kinnear is hoping that Newcastle United’s home form will prove to be good enough to take the team up that  league, and tomorrow the lads go for their 3rd win in a row at home.

Joe Kinnear – with Chris Hughton – home form vital

And the game against Man City, which we drew 2-2 when we had only 10 men for much of the game. Yet we still came within 4 minutes of winning that game, against money-bags Manchester City, who are not faring too well at the moment, and are just one point above Newcastle in the league.

Wigan are just one place above Newcastle in the league on goal difference, and again this game is being labeled as a 6 pointer, just like the game last week at Fulham.

But we played poorly in London, and lost that game to Fulham, and probably didn’t deserve to win, becasue of the stupid mistakes we made at the back.

Kinnear told nufcTV today:

“This is a must-win, no doubt about it,” “We’ve said it before but it’s tight down there at the minute and we want to be one of the teams who pulls away.”

“All it’s going to take is a couple of results. We built the platform for that with the wins over West Brom and Villa, but let that run slip at Fulham.”

“Now we’ve got a very good chance to get another home win against Wigan.” “You have to win your home games, and we should be given the support we get.”

“I’ve been blown away by the atmosphere at St. James’ and we need that again on Saturday.” “I’m hoping that on Saturday night we’ll be in a far healthier position and then we’ll take it from there because we’ve got a couple of difficult games around the corner.”

The difficult games around the corner are Chelsea away on 22nd November, after which we hope to hear what exactly is going to happen to our club. Then we have Middlesbrough also away, which is a game we can win, but only if we turn up and play at our very best.

But first things first, and we need all 3 points tomorrow, and as Joe says, we can then take it from there. If we can win the game tomorrow, it will be 3 wins in the last 4 games, which isn’t too bad for a team near the bottom of the league.

Comments welcome.

27 comments so far

  • Darling27

    Nov 14, 2008 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #1

    Lets get the job done!!! 2-0 to the toon Jonas and Ameobi.


    Nov 14, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #2

    a really tough game,wigan are no mugs.

  • ObaFan2

    Nov 14, 2008 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #3

    This season is showing that there can be no easy games in this league, however we will not get many better chances this season to gain 3 points, except maybe for Spurs games!!!!! 😆

  • JP...from the Rock

    Nov 14, 2008 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #4

    Obafan2- 🙂 jejeje nice one! I agree The Spurs game is turning out to be a classic. It’s like becoming a derby for us.

  • David Elliston

    Nov 14, 2008 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #5

    i want a win, but our boys let us down alot. Saying that i cant stop supporting my team however hard it is. Just be nice one year to have a great run lol

    1 1 i say

  • keith

    Nov 14, 2008 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #6

    i can see a win for us! anything at chelsea would be a massive massive bonus then bring on 3 points from the smoggies

  • King Joe

    Nov 14, 2008 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #7

    3 points- No excuses.

  • african-kenyan-ronniezog

    Nov 14, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #8

    obafan 2-give me the team that should play against the latics

  • Shot Bru!

    Nov 14, 2008 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #9

    Owen has to play from the start tomorrow, like he should’ve done against Fulham.

  • african-kenyan-ronniezog

    Nov 14, 2008 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #10

    sho bru-i think i support you on that but do you think kinnear will bench ameobi????????

  • Shot Bru!

    Nov 14, 2008 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #11

    KenyanRonnie, he probably won’t drop Ameobi. So he will decide between Owen or Martins as his strike partner. Even if Owen goes in January we must get the most out of him till then and play him as much as possible coz his goals are gonna be one of the main factors in us survivng this season.

  • nate dawg

    Nov 14, 2008 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #12

    what team do u all want ? iam thinking
    beye colo bassong/tayor enrique
    jonas barton owen/butt duff/zog
    oba shola

    wa u think

  • Punk Skunk

    Nov 14, 2008 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #13


    …Why not?..

  • african-kenyan-ronniezog

    Nov 14, 2008 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #14

    shot bru-i know you know that ameobi should come after martins and owen so i think he should play


    beye bassong/taylor collocini enrique

    duff barton jonas n’zogbia

    owen martins


  • african-kenyan-ronniezog

    Nov 14, 2008 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #15

    your line up is so rotten punk skunk,i think everyone should ignore you cz yu are a spurs fan

  • Kevin Nichol

    Nov 14, 2008 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #16

    This will be the team….I would stake money on it right now (…Ameobi is our form striker so no one can really say that he should make way for anyone right now; two little men upfront will not and has necer worked)


    Beye Collocini Taylor Enrique

    Jonas Butt Barton Duff

    Owen Ameobi

    This does not mean to say i agree with this 11! I would play charlie at left back! We must fit him in the team somewhere; but at home recently duffer has been performing well…

  • Punk Skunk

    Nov 14, 2008 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #17

    You’re probably right Kevin!..

  • kevtoon

    Nov 14, 2008 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #18

    Beye Colo Taylor Enrique
    Duff Barton Butt Jonas
    Ameobi Owen (for 60 mins, then Martins)

    Nailed on I reckon!

  • Punk Skunk

    Nov 14, 2008 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #19

    Haddaway african!..

  • craig chisholm

    Nov 14, 2008 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #20

    jk has already said he is giving the nod to martins and ameobi with owen staying on the bench. this is madness really. i think owen should be in the hole behind those two. this is wigan and its at ours, we should be going for it, full on attack. i would play zogs too at the expense of butt. Barton can martial the midfield with zogs alongside him. my team is Given – col0 – beye – bassong at the back, duff – zogs – barton – jonas in the middle – owen in the hole with ameobi and martins up front. if xsico is fit i would drop ameobi for him.

  • african-kenyan-ronniezog

    Nov 14, 2008 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #21

    craig chisholm -you have my full backing on that man i think owen should start upfront with cacapa dropped for bassong

  • Karltoon

    Nov 14, 2008 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #22

    You’re probably not right Kevin..
    Kinnear said in an interview today ‘Im starting Ameobi and Martins.. They’ve both been scoring so why shouldnt i?’


    Nov 14, 2008 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #23

    Why would you want to drop Ameobi he has played well recently, either its a personal thing or you dont really understand the game.
    He is begining to reach an understanding with Martins and its important we have a target man playing high, that Martins can feed off.
    CHISHOLM do you really want to play a 3-4-3
    formation ? that proves you have no idea of the modern tactical game, thats suicide.
    Anyway heres my line up for what it`s worth.
    Beye- Coloccini-Bassong-Enrique
    Jonas- Duff-N`Zogbia
    (with freedom to interchange positions)


  • craig chisholm

    Nov 14, 2008 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #24

    chuck – wind it in a bit. damn right i would play three at the back, perhaps a sweeper formation and barton in a free role to go everywhere, he is our engine. baring in mind that our attacking is our best asset with martins, owen, jonas, duff and zogs now with ameobi doing better i would play to our strengths. your formation is fine also i guess, just not for me at home against wigan. its more of an away formation for me or a home one against top teams. pls dont insult me though man, i think half your stuff is often off the mark but i dont have a pop at you about it.

  • craig chisholm

    Nov 14, 2008 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #25

    also chuck….i would not leave out micheal owen – our top scorer, englands most naturaly gifted goal machine for one of our dodgy defenders who blow hot and cold. again, i would play to our strengths and let wigan worry about us instead of us worrying about them. i dont really go in for the fat sam approach in home games against wigan type teams.


    Nov 14, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #26

    Yeah Craig I apologise for being over the top, After all we are only expressing opinions and I suppose we can agree to disagree.

  • craig chisholm

    Nov 14, 2008 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #27

    no worries chuck. we may go on about it a diff way but we all want the same results at the end of the day.


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