Newcastle are at Bolton Wanderers’ Reebok Stadium on Sunday, and in the same fixture last year, it was the very first game in charge for Sam Allardyce at the Magpies.
Steve Harper – yet another 6 pointer – this time at Bolton
Of course since then Sam was sacked 13 months ago, and we’ve had a couple of new managers in.
Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper admits he wouldn’t mind a repeat of last season’s form in the first half when we were 3 goals up within 27 minutes.
Charles N’Zogbia and Oba Martins (2) were both on target, and went on to a fairly comfortable 3-1 win, and most fans thought we were on our way – but how wrong can you be?
Steve said today:
“Yeah, I think I’ll settle for having nothing to do in the first-half if we’re three up inside half an hour!”
“That was a great day for us and we wouldn’t mind a repeat.” “It’s another six-pointer against a team down there with us.”
“But we go there full of confidence with five points from three games and we’re looking to get a result.”
“It’s a long journey back for fans and players if you come away empty-handed so hopefully that won’t be the case.”
While this Bolton game may not be a mus- win, it’s certainly a must-not-lose game.
We just cannot allow teams in the relegation zone beating us and gaining 3 points. Bolton are a strange team, and sometimes they look good and sometimes they look poo- , and you never know which team will turn up.
Bolton had a very good win last weekend against West Ham United, when Bolton were two goals up before the first 11 minutes had elapsed, so one thing Newcastle must do on Sunday is put in another strong defensive performance.
If we can keep another clean sheet, then some good things could happen.
Howay The Lads!!