Win Our Two Home Games And Newcastle Are Safe

With two of our three remaining league games being at home, surely it is not unreal to think we can at least win one of those games, and maybe even two to save ourselevs.


Jonas Gutierrez – Owen wanted to play

 Jonas Guteierrez didn’t make the starting eleven on Sunday, but he did come on in the second half, and Michael Owen eventually made an appearance at hisormer club, with just 10 minutes to play in the game, in which we were well beaten 3-0.

Gutierrez talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning:

“Michael wanted to play, I could tell that, and he wanted the best for the team,” “The manager must decide who plays in his team.

“I, like Michael, trained during the week and then you hope to start. But the manager is the manager and whenever we get called upon, we have to do the best for the team.”

Owen was given a nice reception from the Liverpool fans as he warmed up in the first half, and he came oin to great applacse in the 80th minute, a nice gesteure by the Liverpool corwd for one of their former heroes, who seems to be going through some rough times right now.

But it’s likely that Alan Shearer will again play Owen, Viduka and Martins up front against Middlesbrough and hope that one of his strikers, or anybody else, can actually score a goal for the club. Maybe Andy Carroll is the lad who will come through for us – again – in our next game, which is of course crucial to our survival.

Gutierrez continued:

“There is no doubt his mind will be right for next week,” he said. “We have to win and we all have to pull together.

“I didn’t start at Liverpool but we are all determined and focused on next week’s match with Middlesbrough. If we don’t win that, it will be very difficult for us to stay in the Premier League.”

The 121st Tyne-Tees derby will be a most important game for both clubs, becasue their Premier league survival depends on the result,  but we have to have the advantage of being at home, but whether we can take advantage of that, after not doing so for absolute eons, is another question.

Two of our last 3 games are at home with the other home game being against Fulham, who are more than decent this season, and there’s little doubt that 2 wins in those games will save us from relegation.

Jonas continued:

We can turn it around with the two matches we have at home,”  “We will have to prepare for that like they are two cup finals. We know we need to perform better and get a better result against Middlesbrough.

“If we don’t, it will be very, very difficult to stay in the Premier League. Middlesbrough have also not been playing too well and it’s good they have not been picking up points.”

“We have to concentrate on getting out of it. We have possibilities to stay up still, so what has gone has gone. If we can take six points from the two home matches we have coming up it will be a different situation.”

If we can win against Middlesbrough, then whoever scores the goals will be heroes on Tyneside. You would think that would inspire some of our players to score wouldn’t you?

But there’s something big missing from the squad, because great players come through when it really matters – and yet we are still waiting, and even now could still go down.  

We have to hope Alan has some decent players lined up in ther summer, should we survive this nightmare season.

Comments are very welcome.

18 comments so far

  • Johno Toon

    May 5, 2009 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #1

    please god we will beat boro and hopefull give the lads the confidence to get a win against fulham and something from the villa game and we should be safe!

  • DanToon

    May 5, 2009 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #2

    Newcastle suspend Joey Barton!

  • DanToon

    May 5, 2009 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #3

    And about time – Scum!

  • Jamesthefirst

    May 5, 2009 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #4

    If Hull lose to Stoke on Saturday, then a win against the Boro and we are out of the bottom three. That will help the confidence of the team no end for the tougher fixtures against Fulham and Villa.

    As for next season, the agents of the following said they would stay with the club regardless of relegation:

    Barton (his agent said it again yesterday)

    So let’s hope we stay up so Shearer can kick these wasters out of the club once and for all.

  • brownrob

    May 5, 2009 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #5

    If we lose vs Boro and Hull win vs Stoke, then its goodnight vienna!

  • RyanToon

    May 5, 2009 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #6

    WE should cancel his contract

    do you think they will?? i do

  • Stuart79

    May 5, 2009 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #7

    At last we have a manager wth backbone!

    He’s a bad apple and h would have a negative influence on the team for these last three games.

  • ronaldeano

    May 5, 2009 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #8


    Link please mate?

  • Stuart79

    May 5, 2009 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #9

    ronaldeano // May 5, 2009 at 10:42 AM


    Link please mate?

    Newcastle official website

  • DanToon

    May 5, 2009 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #10

    Sky Sports also.

  • korn8

    May 5, 2009 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #11

    Of course we have a bad form, but Boro isn`t better then us. Maybe this will be the game where we actually show we have better players then another team?

    Fulhams away statistics are not impressive! It`s almost as bad as last year, i think we can get 3 points there as well. I remember when Viduka tricked the solid Brede Hangeland last year, that was the start of a good run in by Newcastle.

  • RyanToon

    May 5, 2009 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #12,,10278~1648553,00.html

    barton statement

    also joey isnt on the voting either

    get rid of him. hes had too many chances!

  • Hugh Jorgan

    May 5, 2009 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #13

    Time for Barton to be sent packing right now.

  • Jamesthefirst

    May 5, 2009 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #14

    Barton and Shearer had a fight in the dressing room at Anfield:

    Joey shouted at Alan that he was the best player at the club, which was why he had to play him.

    ‘Alan said he wasn’t, called him s*** and Joey replied that he was a s*** manager with s*** tactics.

    ‘At that point, it looked like they were going to have a full-scale brawl and had to be dragged apart. ‘

    as reported in a lot of the media today

    I’m sure that helped morale in the dressing room….:-(


  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 5, 2009 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #15

    as much as i have supported barton and thought he was a good player, rose tinted glasses i think they say!!

    i will now not support the bloke no longer, he has a screw lose and as a paying fan each year, i can now say i will not support the lad for the club again, he always seems to shoot us in the foot, even when he came back against villa last time he flicked gabby agbonlahor in the lip, and now he does a tackle like that, sorry joey i now hate you

  • DanToon

    May 5, 2009 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #16


    I agree mate, i had rose tinted glasses on with him also. But when you take them off you can see he’s a common wa**er who should be banned!

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 5, 2009 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #17

    dan- i have had abuse from mates and everthing all weekend about barton, saying i always used to stick up for him this, that and the other, now there finally happy i have given up on the little no good pikey

  • Davies

    May 5, 2009 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #18

    “S**t manager with s**t tactics”

    Joey gets it wrong again. I have yet to see any tactics, let alone s**t ones.

    I’m not slating Shearer, but I think his lack of experience is showing. He could be one of the reasons we go down, if we do.

    If so, I hope he sticks about to try and bring us back up with some more experienced people arouind him. I’d happy to learn his trade as a figurehead in the championship……as long as he learns quickly.


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