Newcastle Must Get Back To Their Winning Ways

Newcastle are 3 points clear at the top of Championship, but they must get back to their winning ways in two weeks at Nottingham Forest.

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Danny Guthrie – wanted to make amends

Danny was hoping to make amends for missing a penalty in the previous game against QPR, but what looked like a penalty when Marlon Harewood seemed to be felled in the boxn Saturday wasn’t given.

Danny talked about the game:

“Going into the international break, we have a three-point gap. It’s a nice feeling, but it could have been five if we had just nicked a goal,”

“We have had a couple of draws at home, which is disappointing. We played well on Saturday – we didn’t play so well against QPR.”

“We are always expected to win, but we are not going to win every game.” “But the most important thing is we didn’t lose and we kept the gap.”

The game was marred, at least from a Newcastle viewpoint, by referee Graham Salisbury’s decision not to award that penalty, after Marlon Harewood appeared to be hauled down by Bristol City’s Jamie McCombe.

And that would have probably given Newcastle all 3 points, which they need to get at home consistently, but Guthrie is refusing to dwell on the matter:

“Marlon said it was a stonewaller – he took his standing leg,” “Sometimes you get them, sometimes you don’t and we move on. Hopefully we will get one we don’t deserve.”

Guthrie was still the official penalty taker on Saturday so would have had a chance to score the winner for Newcastle, and to make up for his penalty miss earlier in the week:

“I was still on it. I wanted to put things right if I was given the chance. I was about to run up to the ball,”

“I thought the referee was going to blow, but he didn’t. Hopefully next time.”

Newcastle now need to start winning games again, and their next two games are both away from home against Nottingham Forest on Oct 17th, and then on the following Tuesday at Kevin Keegan’s first club, Scunthorpe United.

6 points from those two games would put us right back on track.

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • MacToon

    Oct 5, 2009 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #1

    With luck we’ll have a new owner in by then but I’m not gonna hold my greath.

    Still not playing that well or consistently (we should have won Saturday though) but we’re top of the league! Long may it continue.

  • MacToon

    Oct 5, 2009 at 1:09 AM

    Comment #2

    oh it’s late…. breath!

  • ginkoh

    Oct 5, 2009 at 4:29 AM

    Comment #3

    If MA want to success in football club management, Anybody in the club have to gel and work as a team. It’s the MA worst mistake. He hire someone he think they’re good but doesn’t care they can work with each other or not.

    If MA let his ego off and have someone with football experience to be his adviser instead of Liambias arse, I think he can do much better than this.

  • Nick D

    Oct 5, 2009 at 7:05 AM

    Comment #4

    Slightly off topic,

    Not defending Wise in any way, but surely buying Nacho so we could get the best South American kids was a price worth paying. The club has n0 money and developing talented kids a la Ranger, Vuksic etc has to be the way to go.

    Why didn’t they just front up to KK and say that’s why they was doing it. The whole irony is Nacho never played.

    KK always did seen to have a problem developing players. He scrapped the youth and reserves first time round and we lost the likes of Carrick etc. KK openly didn’t want youth players, let alone S.American ones at that.

    Whoever came up with the idea of getting the top S.American kids wasn’t stupid and I guess that particular avenue is now closed off as we don’t seem to have brought in any more youngsters a la Arsenal for a long time.

    Seeing Arsenal against an Allardyce team yesterday was a joy to watch. Beauty and the beast, football v rugby league. The beautiful game v ”planet”, hit and hope, o method, play the precentages, hoof ball. To those who still defend fat sam, get a life.

  • toonsy

    Oct 5, 2009 at 7:43 AM

    Comment #5

    On topic (;)), anyone going to the Forest game?

  • Bigbadbob

    Oct 5, 2009 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #6

    nick d – problem with that was Ashleys plan was to turn Newcastle United into the beast that FIFA and EUFA are trying to eradicate, a human farm.
    Whoever was brought in from South America would be developed and sold on for a profit and not for the first team which in my eyes makes Ashley look more like a modern day slave trader with his own financial interests above those of the fans, if you dont believe me read the judgement.

  • toonsy

    Oct 5, 2009 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #7

    Think Ashley watched the film GOAL then decided he would buy Newcastle and try to find his own Santiago Munez’s to flog to Real Madrid!

  • G

    Oct 5, 2009 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #8

    I see Dennis Wise has been defending himself, as he feels his time at the Toon has damaged his reputation… Reputation? The one about being a short, cheating, scumbag… I see no damage there, maintenance yes, damage no.

  • sahota

    Oct 5, 2009 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #9

    I think we should just move on. I do believe both parties were at fault. KK was probably eager to leave anyway. Mike as we know has made more than one mistake. He was having enough time to sort things out even after Keegan left. It might have been great appointment if Mike had given charge to Shearer at that time and show the door to Denis wise. Then Shearer would have one complete season to learn manager skills and show he is worth for this job. In worst case we might have got relegated which anyway happened.

    But we need to move on. We should not read much into KK case. Just move ON. One thing for sure Mike made several mistakes and he got chance to correct his mistakes. But he again and again failed.

    We should hope that Mike sells as soon as possible. But just looking at how he was not willing to spend money on new players and just wanted to sell and make money, my gut feeling is he might just hold on to us till we are promoted. That will be sad thing as new owners won’t get time to build the squad. Fingers crossed he should move away ASAP. And hope we don’t get owner like Portsmouth.

  • Nick D

    Oct 5, 2009 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #10


    I hear what you are saying but if we don’t have the financial clout to go out and get these top rated players, then surely developing youngsters is the only alternative route to go.

    Look at ManU, no one is safe there. They always buy and sell at the right time after that player has done the job. It may be distasteful to some, but it is business and football is business these

    Strong management got rid of Sheringham, Yorke, Cole, Van Nistlerroy et al, as they were allowed to go,just after they had gone past their best. Here we let Shearer go on forever and in the end, with some help from Shepherd, call all the shots over SBR.

    United sell a 25 year old for 80M and have already re-stocked the cupboard with Macheda at 17 !

    Now some moron will come on and say oh he loves ManU. I don’t, I just wish at this club we could ocasionally see the bigger picture and not always be so close minded and dyed in the wool with ” messiahs” and ”Geordie nation b….ks.”

    Yes Wise may be a dispicable individual but if only there had been some transparency with KK, it may never have come to this. Saying that,I think KK is as stubborn as they come and he just couldn’t see we were broke as a club and throwing money at it wasn’t an option like his first time.

    I wouldn’t mind a few up and coming Denilsons and Andersons et al, KK couldn’t even keep Carrick !

  • batty

    Oct 5, 2009 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #11

    G // Oct 5, 2009 at 8:34 AM

    I see Dennis Wise has been defending himself, as he feels his time at the Toon has damaged his reputation… Reputation? The one about being a short, cheating, scumbag… I see no damage there, maintenance yes, damage no.

  • batty

    Oct 5, 2009 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #12

    spot on g

  • batty

    Oct 5, 2009 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #13

    Nick D broke well why were we in for modric

  • Nick D

    Oct 5, 2009 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #14

    Were we though bats or was it all just PR for season tickets?


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