Newcastle – Same Again At Middlesbrough And A Win


Joe Kinnear knows the great result in London on Saturday will give his players a massive confidence boost for our next game at Middlesbrough this coming Saturday.

Joe Kinnear – another good performance and win needed at Middlesbrough

The Newcastle side were not given much hope by anybody on Saturday, but another gritty and courageous performance, which is becoming a hallmark of our displays under Joe Kinnear, deservedly earned Newcastle an unexpected point against one of the best sides in Europe.

But now we have to build on that and start moving up the table with some wins, starting at The Riverside Stadium on Saturday:

Joe talked today:

“The Chelsea draw is a massive lift,” “You could tell by the dressing room after the game, the lads were buzzing.” “It lifts the whole mood in preparing for the derby at Middlesbrough.”

“It will be a totally different game at the Riverside because this one we’ll have a great chance of winning.” “It was always going to be tough to win at Chelsea but I thought maybe we could nick something given the players we’ve got.”

“That wasn’t to be and in the end I was delighted with the point.” “We’ll have another big following at Middlesbrough and that’s always a huge boost for the lads.” “Hopefully we’ll give them something to cheer about come Saturday tea-time.”

Not let’s put a little bit of cold reality into this discussion. Usually after a good display Newcastle then are usually disappointing in their next game, and fail to win the points we should against the weaker opposition in the league. How often has that happened over the last few seasons?

We should accept that and go all out for all 3 points on Saturday, because that’s what we need after such a sterling display last Saturday. We need the same type of performance again on Saturday, but this time we’ll attack much more and try to get the win.

And Middlesbrough are a strange side, one week they look great, the next week they look awful. Last Saturday they looked awful, in their 3-1 home defeat by Bolton.

So we’re never sure which side will turn up, but it’s likely Gareth Southgate will have his side fully ready for Newcastle this weekend, so it will certainly not be easy.

And we’re back in 3rd bottom place after Wigan beat Everton at home last night 1-0, so we need all 3 points.

Whether we can get the 3 points or not, will tell us better whether Joe is starting to build a winning team at Newcastle – but we sure hope so in these very uncertain times for the club.    😀

Howay The Lads!

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13 comments so far

  • beyethegreat

    Nov 25, 2008 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #1

    i think well winbut you never know espacially the way the league is going

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  • Marty-TOON RISING

    Nov 25, 2008 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #2

    We need a few wins in a row now our we are in serious trouble……
    shame for JK as the team have played well for him at times but because we have so few players and MA doesnt wanna spend cash we have had some poor games leaving us in the danger zone

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  • Lapu kia

    Nov 25, 2008 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #3

    Nah..
    Im sure we will play poorly.
    We are too inconsistent.

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  • selly no skill

    Nov 25, 2008 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #4

    cant beleive you reckon boro are weaker team than us ed.the table dont lie,lets concentrate on another clean sheet or at least keep them down to one goal then we might have half a chance.

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  • Ausgeordie

    Nov 25, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #5

    as we have not won away from home this season i’d say we are due!

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  • THE BEAT.

    Nov 25, 2008 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #6

    wont be easy,knowing what newcastle are like nothing is straight forward.

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  • Darryl

    Nov 25, 2008 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #7

    You need to get these advertisements sorted out, its abit of a joke to come onto here, and get redirected to “thesuppliers” website.

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  • Kevin Nichol

    Nov 25, 2008 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #8

    I’d take a point now if we were offered it!

    With the quality of player we should be able to field against the boro newcastle should pick up the three points! But as we usualy flatter to decieve and because my usually sky high optimism was killed against fulham & wigan; i would be happy with a point then three points against stoke!

    Boro are really horrendous at home! They have been beaten by both West Brom & Bolton @ home this season! We havent won on our travels so it should be interesting; but we CANNOT afford to lose!

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Nov 25, 2008 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #9

    first of all, the game against boro isnt a derby!
    Secondly, as others have said, it would be typical of nufc to find a different team turn up to the morgue..sorry riverside, but i’m hoping that doesnt happen.
    would love another solid performance and away win, it’ll be tough though.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 25, 2008 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #10

    Newcastle = Drama + Inconsistency!! As many have said already I find it really hard to be optimistic about our chances to win a match these days. Therefore knowing what sh*t we always produce after a good display I’ll take a draw for this one and a win at Stoke. In an ideal world we would win both matches and shoot right up the table, but then again that sounds unrealistic when you’re a Newcastle fan.

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  • Silence of the Llambias

    Nov 25, 2008 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #11

    I reckon the inconsistency comes from a lack of pace and energy in midfield. Butts a good player and a great reader of the game but when he starts being a bit adventurous we get caught out. He parked in front of the defence on Saturday and did well, but we had no forward threat. He’s about had his day i’m afraid.

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  • Nenad The Serbian Mag

    Nov 26, 2008 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #12

    Shola to win it with a silly goal. Ha-ha to smoggies!!!

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  • Simo

    Nov 26, 2008 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #13

    Just make sure that Zog is playing.
    Drop Duff – Zog will think about taking his man on, and lets be honest, 9 times out of 10 he’ll get past Hoyte at right back.
    Looking foward to the return of Viduka nd the goog old 4 – 3 – 3.

    Given, Beye, Colo, Bassong, enrique (for the time being), Jonas, Barton, Zog, Owen, Vids, Oba

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