Win Against Fulham So Vital For Newcastle Survival

It’s clear after the celebrations of our tremndous win against Middlesbrough, that Newcastle must beat Fulham on Saturday, if they are to survive in the Premier League by our own efforts.



Kevin Nolan – we must win against Fulham

Kevin Nolan talked about Newcastle surviving today:

“It’s about this club being in the best league in the world.” “This club deserves to be in the league, and we all believe, come Saturday, we will put another performance in like we did [against Boro] and we will get the result we need.”

The win against Middlesbrough has given Newcastle significant hope, especially with the way the team won the game – attacking from the first whistle to the last, and it was probably the best home performance of the season, but only our  7th overall win, and the first home win since December.

The lads could have had four or five goals if Andy Carroll, full of running in the last 5 minutes, had had any luck with two good efforts.

But that’s over now and we have to accomplish an even bigger task on Saturday against Fulham, who are a much better side than Middlesbrough. The Riverside side after all have lost their last 11 away games, and the only away goal they have scored all this year, is by courtesy of the unfortunate Habib Beye, after only 3 minutes on Monday night.

Nolan continued:

“It’s absolutely massive for us now.” “The last time we won was against West Brom, which was a long, long time ago.

“We didn’t follow that up with another win, but we have got two home games back-to-back and we have managed to win one of them.

“We have got Fulham, who aren’t going to be push-overs, but they are not great away from home.”

Last season Fulham were 4th bottom, and just pipped Reading on goal difference to stay in the Premier League, after winning 4 of their last 5 games, and now they are in 7th place on 50 points, 10 places above Newcastle – a terrific turnaround for the London club.

But Fulham are not a good away side and have only two wins away from home, and we can expect the Newcastle side on Saturday to pile on the pressure from the first whistle, for some goals to relieve the anxieties of everybody connected to the club.  A win on Saturday may even see us safe,  if Hull City lose at Bolton.

Nolan continued:

“They have started to pick up points of late, so we know it’s going to be a tough game.”

“Any team who comes here is going to want to play. They are going to want to play on that pitch in front of that crowd, so it’s going to be tough.”

“They have got no pressure on them, but we have got a lot of pressure on us.” 

We need a win on Saturday – it’s as simple as that – because if we are beaten and Hull pick up points at Bolton, we are straight back in the drop zone with jut one game left – away to Aston Villa, who are currently 5th in the league.

As we have said, on the other hand, a win could see us safe come Saturday afternoon at 5:00 pm.

Wouldn’t that be some cause for celebration?

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

65 comments so far

  • hitman

    May 14, 2009 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #1

    1 more win and we should be safe,lets hope

  • tdt

    May 14, 2009 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #2

    Why is the pitch going yellow in that pic??

  • hitman

    May 14, 2009 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #3

    coz of the lights

  • SuperShearer

    May 14, 2009 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #4

    tdt, I really hope you’re joking mate, but in case you’re not it’s because it’s under the lights that you see also on the pitch! One more win will do it I think, but we need to keep the momentum going from Monday. Hopefully Viduka will be fired up again as he can make the difference.

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 14, 2009 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #5

    hopefully the genius viduka is in the mood, i think a draw would also be a great result for us, but im obviously hoping for the win.

    its dead in here tonight

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 14, 2009 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #6

    one player id give a left nutsack hair to have at the end of the season is delph, the lad is auwesome, a very neat energetic midfielder, exactly what we need, he could be our next kieran dyer

  • tdt

    May 14, 2009 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #7

    haha i c, looked crazy at first glance but, now, clearly it is only the lights shining on it…. one win would indeed do the job 4 survival.

  • Turkish Magpie

    May 14, 2009 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #8

    I’m going to the game again 😉

    5th one of the season, but my 3rd premier league game ever!

    Anyone in the leazes corner?

  • Stuart79

    May 14, 2009 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #9

    Don’t forget ya flags……

    Left mine stuck in me seat.

    Don’t suppose they’ll have left it for me like!

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 14, 2009 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #10

    i like this becchio for leeds, he is a good player. just scored for leeds

  • Is having a new Keiron Dyer a good thing? A injury prone money grabbing tosser?

  • 51times

    May 14, 2009 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #12

    Dyer was good when he wasn’t injured.

  • He was but it wasnt very often was it. Every time he is on the comeback trail for West Ham he gets injured again.

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 14, 2009 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #14

    he was still class when he played for us, when he was injurd he was a cnut

  • Brazilian Geordie

    May 14, 2009 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #15

    Don’t know if anyone else already mentioned this, but Colin Calderwood is now being linked with the QPR hotseat.

  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    May 14, 2009 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #16

    Probably wont be missed Brazilian. I think he was leaving at the end of the season anyway. On Delph/Becchio/Beckford probably be easier to sign if we went for them now Leeds are in League 1 for yet another year.

  • boater

    May 14, 2009 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #17

    All time toon B team…


    Probably better than the current side like, maybe that should be the new transfer approach?!

  • Ben_BKK

    May 14, 2009 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #18

    boater, surely Bramble or Boumsong could be replaced by Bassong? 😉

  • Rodzilla

    May 14, 2009 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #19

    …good point Ben. I’d also maybe drop Butt and Bassedas for ‘Emre Belözo?lu’ and ‘Olivier Bernard’ respectively.

  • Rodzilla

    May 14, 2009 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #20


  • Hugh Jorgan

    May 14, 2009 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #21

    After Monday’s performance I have every faith that we will beat Fulham easily !

  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    May 14, 2009 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #22

    Monday’s performance wasnt great. People forget who we were playing. Middlesbrough had plenty of chances and if we let Fulham have that many Johnson and Zamora will score. Hopefully we get some confidence from Monday and play much better. At 1-1 any team could have gone on to win that game on Monday.

  • NicoGF

    May 15, 2009 at 3:06 AM

    Comment #23

    Ever seen a mackem in Milan?,

    I totally agree with you, these people think we have a bright future for beating a poor side of Boro..

    Fulham & Villa will be as strong as the teams we were not able to defeat during all the season………………………………………..

  • Ashley Hole

    May 15, 2009 at 7:32 AM

    Comment #24

    Still some job to do …don`t wanna hear any plans…new players…next season…cos we are not survived yet.

  • sirjasontoon

    May 15, 2009 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #25

    Agree with Ashley Hole…keep the plans on ice..once we know where we are then we can move forwards.

    3 points against Fulham will be a major step towards survival,Here’s hoping that when the whistle blows we are all smiling and having a great weekend celebrating !!

    Howay the Lads !

  • Toon Graeme

    May 15, 2009 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #26

    SJT – morning mate – agreed. Chickens and hatched springs to mind.

    Lets get tomorrow over and done with first.

    I think everyone outside of newcastle will want to see us loose – so its upto the lads to prove our doubters wrong again.

    The nerves aint kicked in yet – they will by 12 tomorrow though.

    Might need a pint before kick off to steady ones nerves.


  • batty

    May 15, 2009 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #27

    noticed that beamish hasent been on latley the fckin t0sser

  • Thats a good thing though Batty. Blog is a better place without them! 😀

  • batty

    May 15, 2009 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #29

    Ever seen a mackem in Milan? // May 15, 2009 at 9:26 AM yes ur right m8 havent u been asleep yet

  • Nope Batty. Been up since 5pm yesterday and still going! 😀

  • Toon Graeme

    May 15, 2009 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #31


    Beamish aka Poor mans Guinees aka AO aka Fernando is a d*ck of the highest order.

    Not been missed by me at all.

    Im gutted the blog is closing down as cant get on Dooceys at work due to the internet filter.

  • batty

    May 15, 2009 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #32

    Toon Graeme but u will get on it at home wont u m8?

  • batty

    May 15, 2009 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #33

    win tommorrow and ile have a good weekend lose or draw and will be nervos as fck

  • You tried any proxy sites Toon Graeme?

  • Toon Graeme

    May 15, 2009 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #35

    Batty – Aye mate I will do – got loads of toon related sites that a visit at home

    Milan – if I knew what you meant I could answer that one my friend 🙂

  • Toon Graeme

    May 15, 2009 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #36

    Im getting the new top today after work.

    Gonna swing past SJP and snag one for tomorrow.

    Its looks crap with nowt on the back and cant decide on weather to have:

    Toon Graeme 13 (name and birthday)


    Elliot Jai 25 (sons name and birthday)

    Any suggestions lads?

  • batty

    May 15, 2009 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #37

    toongrame u cant go wrong with shearer 9 i know u will most prob have a few of them already m8

  • neil

    May 15, 2009 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #38

    I am sure the club shop got Bassong’s name wrong yesterday. He wears 12 (Obviously) but am sure they had him at 21. I think the pics on the website confirm this.
    How bad is this!!?

  • neil

    May 15, 2009 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #39

    Sorry I meant getting his number wrong not his name!

  • dougnufc

    May 15, 2009 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #40

    Anyone know how this happened?,,10278~5893023,00.gif

    “Danny Guthrie somehow manages to sign a football and take a photo”

    Danny Guthrie is signing a football while on the far right there is a side view of Danny Guthrie taking a picture….


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