Last Chance Saloon For Newcastle Players Monday Night

We have to hope that at 10:00 pm on Monday night we are above Hull City in the league on goal difference, with just 2 games to go in the season.


Oba Martins – lost goal scoring touch

That’s because we have to hope that Stoke City beat Hull today, and we manage our first home win of the year against Middlesbrough on Monday night. That is a scenario that could still see us safe from relegation this year.

But it’s dependent on Hull being as hopeless as we’ve been all year, and they may not oblige today at the KC Stadium against The Potters.

It turns out that neither Newcastle or Middlesbrough have failed to score in any of their last 3 games, they’ve been so poor, and the last we looked you cannot win without scoring at least one goal.

And Shearer has many supposedly top strikers available to him in Martins, Owen and Viduka, but the last player to score for Newcastle was 20 year-old Andy Carroll, with his great header at Stoke.

The 3 strikers on a combined quarter of a million pounds per week wages (£250K/week for the 3 of them), have been hopeless for us all year, with Viduka out injured most of that time, of course. There’s 3 players who are hardly earning their vast wages at Newcastle.

But Alan still has to hope for a near miracle, and that his team can start playing a lot better than they’ve done anytime this year.

Alan said today:

“It’s vitally important without a shadow of a doubt,” “We’re at home and we’re the team that will be looking to force things.”

“We will be looking to try to change the game and I believe we will have the players to do that.”

“We will be looking to win the game from the off and whoever scores first will have a big chance of winning it.”

This is almost the Newcastle squad’s last chance to produce when it matters, and if they fail to do that on Monday night – shame on them.

10 comments so far

  • beyethegreat

    May 9, 2009 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #1

    we will survive

  • reetpetite

    May 9, 2009 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #2

    Cant wait for this game. I will be watching it in a bar in malaga.

  • telsave

    May 9, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #3

    It is a desperate game and position to be in. I am coming from Spain to attend the last two games you never know one more voice may make the difference! If we stay up, and I believe we will the 3,000 mile drive will be worth it.

    I cannot see Martins (if he plays) or Owen (I think he will play) firing blanks against this Boro side, and a couple of goals will explode the confidence in the team for the game against Fulham which is a far harder game on paper.

    Problem is our confidence in front of goal is shocking and perhaps, just perhaps despite the brave talk the team have accepted that we are down but as they will be moving on it doesn’t matter to them they will still pick up their inflated wage pakets Owen at Everton and Martins back in Italy.

    We will be re-building next couple of seasons from the junior ranks. If AS is offred a 4 year deal it will take that long to assemble a premiership side of modest standing so we as supporters will have to learn to be patient also and not try to pick transfer targets who we have no hope of signing. Mistakes have been made but they cannot be undone and no amount of bleating that goes on on this site will make one ha’peth of difference, all we can do is stay positive no matter which league we play in and keep the faith.
    Sing you heart out for the boys, they may not repay you but they will know how we feel about this club which is our heart and soul.

  • jimiley

    May 9, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #4

    Whats the chances of us staying up by 5pm if Hull beat Stoke? Makes the Boro game virtually redundant

  • Sav

    May 9, 2009 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #5

    Get Gloria Gaynor on the PA- I Will Survive! Here’s hoping.

  • Steve_48

    May 9, 2009 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #6

    Jimiley :: So far so good, Hull 0-1 to Stoke, goal of the season I think not

  • Robbanufc

    May 9, 2009 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #7

    Telsave, be loud and proud for all of us who cant attend!

    Beyethegreat, If we get these 3 points, I will also believe we will survive!

    I for one will sing my heart out at the local pub here in Norway!

    Howay the lads!

  • batty

    May 9, 2009 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #8

    jimiley // May 9, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    Whats the chances of us staying up by 5pm if Hull beat Stoke? Makes the Boro game virtually redundant
    <<<well it hasent happend has it

  • Rodzilla

    May 10, 2009 at 2:31 AM

    Comment #9

    ….slide me over another Rum, bartender

  • Tom_Toon

    May 10, 2009 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #10



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