Geremi Ready For Hull City Relegation 6 Pointer


Newcastle United’s experienced Cameroon midfielder Geremi wants to use last year’s successful experience against relegation, to help Newcastle survive this time around.

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Geremi – excellent performance against Red Devils
 

 Geremi came into the side with Alan Smith to play in central midfield against Manchester United, and there was some worry that these two could handle the Red Devils in the center of the park.

But they played very well indeed, and were a good match for Manchester United,. and kept us in that game.

Nicky Butt will be fit again for the Hull City game, but Geremi will still be hoping to keep his place, and use his experience in the relegation 6 pointer on Saturday at the KC Stadium.

Geremi talked to nufcTV today:

“I was delighted to come back into the side against Manchester United,”

“I was part of the side last season which stayed in the division and I hope to use that experience to help us do the same this year.”

“Newcastle United does not deserve to be in this situation. But that is where we are so we must fight to stay up.”

“This next game at Hull is very, very important. We all know that we need to win.” 

Geremi was making just his 16th appearance of the season against the Red Devils, but  it appears that Joe Kinnear is not a fan of the Cameroon International.

Geremi recently made his 100th appearance for his country, but Newcastle almost sold him in January, and will probably look to unload him again this summer, to fund new arrivals at the club.

The Cameroon star talked about last Wednesday’s game against the World Club champions, which was his first start for a while:

“It was very hard and those last 10 minutes were not easy,” “But we have all had ten days to rest and will be ready to go against Hull.”

“We need all of our players between now and the end of the season because we have had bad luck with injuries this year.

“Hopefully I will stay fit and I will give everything I can to help us stay in the Premier League. 

Chris will have some selection problems for Saturday as to who to start in central midfield.  But we think he will likely start with Butt and Smith, and Geremi can be brought on at some stage, depending how the game goes.

It’s a very important game on Saturday, there’s little doubt about that.

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28 comments so far

  • Marty-Toon

    Mar 12, 2009 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #1

    I`m nervous for saturday already……..
    We need the points and we need to come out fighting.
    All players need to stand up n be counted.
    We have the easiest game of the next four so we need all 3 points going into the next games.
    Cheer me up lads before ST PADDYS DAY

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  • komfort

    Mar 12, 2009 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #2

    st paddy , the patron saint off the black stuff !

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  • bennytoon

    Mar 12, 2009 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #3

    What heroin?

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  • komfort

    Mar 12, 2009 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #4

    neck oil sonnie.

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  • vivadavidkelly

    Mar 12, 2009 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #5

    it has got to be smith and butt without a doubt

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  • clinta

    Mar 12, 2009 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #6

    While I’ve always thought Geremi was quality, you just have to look at what he’s achieved in the game in the past. He’s only been average at the most for newcastle and not worth his weight in gold on the playing side atleast.

    Perhaps his knowledge and experience is used in some degree at the training ground, to this i don’t know and can’t judge.

    Just think call it what it is- and that is a massive talent well past it and will not do anything of note for nufc this weekend or the next.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 12, 2009 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #7

    Or the next Clinta : )

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  • Ashley Hole

    Mar 12, 2009 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #8

    Geremi

    Harper Colo Bassong Martins

    Carrol S Taylor Cacapa Ranger

    Krul Ameobi

    so what you think about this line up on Sat?

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  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 12, 2009 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #9

    Ashley Hole…changed your name again Benny.

    TW4T.

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  • Stuart79

    Mar 12, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #10

    This is a real turning point for me.

    If we can’t put in a performance like we did against Man U against Hull we should all want to know why!

    If they play like that from now until te end of the season we’ll be ok but history suggests we won’t!

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  • Whumpie

    Mar 12, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #11

    Ashley – you’ve got Geremi in too attacking a position 🙂

    Only joking – he did very well against Manure, but Saturday has to be all about going forward, and Butt is better for that. I think he and Smith will do a good job, and Geremi can come on to stabilise when Butt’s legs go and we’re 2 or 3 up. (got to love an optimist, eh?)

    Sounds like Guthrie and Duff will still be out, so I’d start with:

    —————-Harper
    S.Taylor – Colo – Bassong – Enrique
    Loverboy – Butt – Smith – Jonas
    ———– Owen – Martins

    If Viduka’s fit for once, he can come on for Owen when his legs go. In mid-field we can switch in Lua Lua again – but this time early enough to make a difference, please!

    What I don’t want to see is us struggling for 83 minutes before Hughton makes any changes. What the hell is that supposed to achieve??

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  • Marty-Toon

    Mar 12, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #12

    KOMFORT
    So true……the black stuff and the green folk.
    Hope he is rooting for us,lol

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  • Marty-Toon

    Mar 12, 2009 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #13

    WHUMPIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    If Viduka comes on as a sub,who is gonna replace him after 5 mins when his legs go?????
    ;-)))))))))))))))

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  • Whumpie

    Mar 12, 2009 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #14

    Dammit – someone saw through my plan…

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  • DJG

    Mar 12, 2009 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #15

    It’s time to get the voodoo dolls and lucky shramrocks out guys. Have plenty of bog roll to hand as well.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Mar 12, 2009 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #16

    DJG ha ha ha…………

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  • Rodzilla

    Mar 12, 2009 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #17

    Afternoon Gentlemen,

    Apologies if everyone knew this already, but by some bizarre twist of fate it appears that Portsmouth play the smog-monsters on Saturday – meaning if we fail to get anything at Hull we’re a guaranteed 18th regardless – with, obviously games against Arsenal and Chelsea to follow immediately after.

    17 Newcastle 28 -11 28
    18 Pompey 27 -15 28
    19 smoggies 28 -20 26
    20 West Brom 28 -29 22

    …sh1t the bed. It’s even MORE important than it was before. Even if we draw we could still be dragged in there.

    3 POINTS PLEASE!

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  • Whumpie

    Mar 12, 2009 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #18

    Wow. Thanks Rod. Someone pass the prozac, will ya…

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  • Rodzilla

    Mar 12, 2009 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #19

    …I’d save the Prozac ’til August Whumpie. As we need goals, Hallucinogens may be better suited for the time being. 😉

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  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 12, 2009 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #20

    Hope Geremi and But start, not Smith. Useless in midfield, far better as a target man.

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  • Rodzilla

    Mar 12, 2009 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #21

    Hhmmm, I’ve just posted exactly the opposite to your comment on another post Tom_Toon – I’m expecting a grilling………

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  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #22

    I cant stand Smith in midfield, he is truly shocking there.

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  • Rodzilla

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #23

    Tom_Toon, re post 22

    …….if you’d said that last season I’d have agreed, however we weren’t in as bad a position then. He’s chomping at the bit after coming back from a long, bad injury – I just think he’s what we need at the moment. I agree he’s no special central midfielder and wouldn’t be in my ideal NUFC 11, but what else have we got? We’re in the sh1t mate (sorry to state the obvious), Smith is gona fight tirelessly.

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  • Rodzilla

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #24

    …I’d sooner give him a shot up front than Ameobi or Xisco too. Just think he’ll be a good player on the pitch, will help set the standards and work ethic along with Jonas

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  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #25

    I’d give him a go upfront but I’d have Geremi ahead of him every time in midfield.

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  • Rodzilla

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #26

    I would’ve had Geremi there over Smith 4 years ago

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  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 12, 2009 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #27

    I wouldn’t, it would be the opposie. Smith was good 4 years ago.

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  • Rodzilla

    Mar 13, 2009 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #28

    …so was Geremi 😀

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