Fitz Hall Ready To Take His Big Chance On Tyneside

Fitz Hall will start in central defense tonight for Newcastle, and the 6’4″ QPR loanee is in for the injured Mike Williamson.

Fitz Hall – looking forward to game at St. James’ Park tonight

But who Fitz will partner tonight, we just don’t know, and will not know until Chris announces the team about 45 minutes before the kick-off.

Argentine star Coloccini is battling to be fit, but we don’t know if he will make it in time, and if he doesn’t make it then 20 year-old Hungarian starlet Tamas Kadar will deputize.

It’s Mike’s misfortune that has given Fitz his big chance at Newcastle for the rest of the season, and Hall said today:

“That’s what football is like: one man’s misfortune is another man’s gain.” “It’s not ideal situation and I was gutted for Mike because he’s been doing well.”

“But that’s football and that’s what squads are for and I’m happy to step in and get some games.” “That’s what I came here for and I’m determined now to take my chance and make the most of it.”

“I’ve got a great opportunity to come in and do well and help this club towards promotion.” “I enjoyed Saturday at Boro and I thought we did well to get the draw because it was a difficult game.”

“We’re back at home now and the onus is on us to attack so hopefully me and the lads at the back will have a quiet night.”

And Fitz will be looking forward to playing at St. James’ Park tonight.

He made his debut in the 5-1 mauling we gave Cardiff City back on February 5th, and he still remembers that night so well, as he continued:

“My first game against Cardiff was like no other buzz I have ever felt before.”

“It was like the first time I’d ever played football. Stepping out at St.James’ Park as a Newcastle United player was such a proud moment.”

“We got a fantastic result that night and it was something I will never forget.” “It’s every player’s dream to play at a club like Newcastle and I’m enjoying every minute of it.”

“If I’m included against Scunthorpe then great, I can’t wait.” “We would be stupid to go into any game in the Championship with a complacent attitude,”

“We have to be focused and aim to keep our unbeaten home run going until the end of the season.” “I wasn’t here earlier in the season but Scunthorpe beat us and that shows what they are capable of.”

“But we’re at home and it’s about us so we’ll be targeting three points for sure.”

Indeed we hope whoever partners Hall tonight at the center of Newcastle’s defense, both will have a quiet time of things.

The lads are in good form right now, and we expect Hughton to field an attacking side, which should help out the defense.

After all, attack is often the best form of defense, and will hopefully there will be little  pressure on our defense tonight.

Which reminds us that it’s about time Newcastle had a clean sheet – the last one was back  on 20th February when we beat Preston 3-0, but that’s the only one in the last 8 games.

All 3 points is what Newcastle fans are looking for tonight – and hopefully that elusive clean sheet.

Comments welcome.

20 comments so far

  • baro

    Mar 17, 2010 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #1

    Any links to game?

  • OHurley

    Mar 17, 2010 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #2

    Oi Oi, m8s.

    Quick question- what is it called when a team finishes the season with 101 points? Or was it 103? Either or. Doesn’t it have a name or somethin special like? I cant seem to remember.

  • nden85

    Mar 17, 2010 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #3

    anyone else heard that calum davenport has had his contract mutually terminated?

    assuming he’s fit, he could be just the trick for us at centre back on a short term contract, would provide excellent cover at least.

  • OHurley

    Mar 17, 2010 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #4


    I didn’t hear about that. Good to know like. It’s kinda crazy how Hughton bought Williamson and Hall with Colo, Kadar, and Taylor all back there as well. We all thought it was overkill, and BAM, turns out he was a genius for doin’ it haha!

    Callum Davenport might be a good short term acquistion indeed, in light of the circumstances.

    Any more word on Colo? Is he back yet?

  • nufc2009

    Mar 17, 2010 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #5

    is the match on tv tonight ??

  • peterktoon

    Mar 17, 2010 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #6

    Hello to all Newcastle fans.

    To every one of you who has facebook, there is a site/groupe dedicated to get Peter Lovenkrands back on the Denmark national football team and we need all the help we can get 🙂
    So please join this groupe if you have facebook:


  • OHurley

    Mar 17, 2010 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #7


    I don’t think so, m8. If so, I haven’t found it anywhere yet. Wish they’d show it on veetle.

  • seanp

    Mar 17, 2010 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #8

    Try this site – two links claiming to be showing tonights match. Don’t know if they will work but worth a try.

  • seanp

    Mar 17, 2010 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #9

    Oops – forgot to name the website!!!

  • pearceet

    Mar 17, 2010 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #10

    Big game tonight for two reasons
    1) We will be possibly be playing our 4th and 5th choice centre backs. It will be interesting to see how they get on. Even if it against Scunthorpe.

    2.) Even though we have 2 games in hand we are only 1 point ahead and with a severely weakened defence it will be interesting to see how they cope

  • boater

    Mar 17, 2010 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #11 – has it as –tbc– which meant no last time. After the last 2 forest results it would be just like us to make hard work of things – starting with dropped points tonight. Hope not!

  • lesh

    Mar 17, 2010 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #12

    Nden85….. are you really sure about Calum Davenport? He appears to have a little baggage that’ll come for free!

  • BeeGuy

    Mar 17, 2010 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #13

    Rumor has it that Scunny will do a Mick McCarthy on us tonight & bring out his reserves, saving his best players for the next two SUFC games which are against relation battle teams.

    Don’t think this is on the tube, just hoping someone streams the radio on
    Also hoping some of you Geordie’s will put the TV spoorts highlights on Youtube or Vimeo.

  • Bosck

    Mar 17, 2010 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #14

    Anyone seen Bet365 has Patrick Van Aanholt down as more likely to score in tonights match than Kadar or Enrique!!! not sure how they’ve worked that one out!!!

  • baro

    Mar 17, 2010 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #15

    Any video links?

  • baro

    Mar 17, 2010 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #16

    Bee guy they will like always.

  • alkinou

    Mar 17, 2010 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #17

    NUFC: Steve Harper, Danny Simpson, Fitz Hall, Fabricio Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Wayne Routledge, Kevin Nolan (c), Danny Guthrie, Jonas Gutierrez, Andy Carroll, Peter Lovenkrands
    Subs: Tim Krul, Ryan Taylor, Leon Best, Fabrice Pancrate, Nicky Butt, Tamas Kadar, Nile Ranger

  • baro

    Mar 17, 2010 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #18

    We have a strong side

  • baro

    Mar 17, 2010 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #19

    Isn’t this the first time Jose Enrique plays with newcomers

  • Thump

    Mar 17, 2010 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #20

    No videos today, lads. It isn’t televised here or overseas.


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