Newcastle Will Revenge Peterborough’s Win Against Reserves


When Newcastle played Peterborough on 22nd September, we rested most of our first team squad, and started with 6 teenagers.

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Steve Harper – another super save form the local lad

But when Peterborough deservedly won that game, there was not one word mentioning this on their club site report of the game, and nothing from manager Ferguson, other than it was a great win for the club. Maybe he was trying to get a wage increase.

That piece of nonsense may come back to haunt them tomorrow, as the Newcastle players, including star goalkeeper Steve Harper, who didn’t even travel for that game, will this time be in the team.

Steve, who was the star man (again) for the club on Monday night with a wonderful display of goalkeeping in front of his good friend and former colleague Shay Given said today:

“I wasn’t at Peterborough, but I’m told that their players were milking it against a lot of our young lads, so we’re looking forward to them coming up,”

“I’m sure the fans will get behind us and show how tough a place St James’ Park is to come.”

Steve got 35% of the vote for MOM Monday night,  with Enrique second on 29% and Andy Carroll in third place with 22% of the vote – and the poll is still open on our home page.

Newcastle are looking for a 3rd successive win and it’s very important we put a good win streak together, following that 4 game streak, when we had two away defeats and two home draws – just not good enough.

Harper made five very good saves (we counted them), in the second half on Monday night, with probably his best two in injury time, with the last one just world class – and we are only quoting the commentator on that one.

If Steve keeps up this form we will not rule out Fabio Capello giving his a chance in the England squad, although it seems Steve has already ruled that out.

One of the problems with the current England goalkeepers, is that it’s a bit like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.

But Steve is reliable, and may still get a chance.

The goalkeeper is expecting things to be tough tomorrow:

“The Doncaster one was a big one – we went behind and won a tough, battling game. Those are the qualities you need in this league.”

“It was proved again (at Sheffield United), and we’re not underestimating Peterborough.”

“We know that it’ll be a tough game, and that they’ll come and make it difficult for us, but it would be fantastic to take another three points.”

Harper, like most of the players at Newcastle has welcomed the end to the uncertainty with the appointment of Chris as manager, and that Mike Ashley will be staying. 🙁

Steve Added:

“We’re pleased it’s all sorted. It’s gone on and on – we’ve not known whether this or that was going to happen – but it’s sorted now.”

“The club’s off the market, Chris Hughton’s the manager, and hopefully we can get out of this division.”

“Chris has done an incredible job in the circumstances, and fully deserves the appointment. All the lads are right behind him.”

If the players are all behind Chris and the fans are all behind Chris and the players – we’ll not go far wrong this season.

We just have to find ways of ignoring the incompetent and hopeless Newcastle owner,  plus his right hand man – who also happens to be completely clueless.

Comments welcome.



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12 comments so far

  • toonsy

    Nov 6, 2009 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #1

    I heard Peterborough brought a DVD out of that game? If true, then i hope we smash them. Lets see them bring a DVD of that put, cnuts!

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  • Mags

    Nov 6, 2009 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #2

    Too true they did, and I believe they went OTT after the game too. Have you seen some of their local rags?

    We need to beat this lot.

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  • ganiyu

    Nov 6, 2009 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #3

    i want a win then we say newcastle has revenged

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  • toonsy

    Nov 6, 2009 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #4

    Anybody reckon there is much of a chance of finding the boxing tomorrow on one of these hooky links the toon are on sometimes?

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  • Darling27

    Nov 6, 2009 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #5

    I’m going for a 4-0 win!!!

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  • stevestrik

    Nov 6, 2009 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #6

    You seem to be getting a bit steamed up about whether Posh made a dvd about THAT match, what does it matter? Posh aren`t the sort of team to crow after a win against a bunch of reserves, especially as we had three regulars out too. If it means that much to you, ask the manager why he played them. Just cos you`re not quite good enough for the Premiership is no reason to get piggy-eyed about this game.
    I would think you will get promotion back there for another season, then back to playing Posh, Doncaster and Barnsley.
    Anyway, whatever tomorrows result, good luck for the rest of the season at St James`s Park, ( or whatever its called today)

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  • stevep

    Nov 6, 2009 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #7

    @toonsy – have a look on p2p sites – they usually have links for all the big fights

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  • ginkoh

    Nov 6, 2009 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #8

    Show them who’s boss here !!!

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  • listie

    Nov 6, 2009 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #9

    They when way over the top, I remember reading that they said it makes no difference that we fielded a week side, they would have beaten any team. My mates dad is a Posh supporter, and he did apologise for the way some of the fans and players acted,

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  • toonsy

    Nov 6, 2009 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #10

    Thing is, thats what we are up against this season. For teams to beat us is like them winning a cup, you only have to see the reaction of fans at grounds where we have lost.

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  • stevestrik

    Nov 6, 2009 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #11

    It seems to me that there is far too much rubbish spoken on behalf of players, managers and staff by newspapers to sell copies, if these words can encite so much hate and vitriol by opposing fans, they must take the blame for a lot of the ill feeling around these games. After all, its only a game of football. When big teams get relegated, they must expect a reaction. I am pleased to see Mr Ashley will be staying too, that should settle things down. Posh are good enough to stay up, but we must start winning a few of the easier games until we find our feet.

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  • toonsy

    Nov 6, 2009 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #12

    stevestrik // Nov 6, 2009 at 6:58 PM

    Pleased Ashley is staying? Jog on cock!

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