We’ve Got To Stick Together And Get A Result On Sunday


We thought Andy Carroll looked good on Monday night, and was full of good running and endeavor for the Newcastle cause.

Andy Carroll – full of running and spirit on Monday night

Of course, yes, he missed a very good chance on 10 minutes when he did all the hard stuff , but then when he had a clear header at goal, he put the wall wide of the mark.

A goal then could have made a big difference, but, hey, that’s behind us now.

Newcastle’s new No 9 Andy Carroll told the Evening Chronicle today about the game at Villa Park that took Newcastle down 15 months ago:

“I missed it because I had an ankle problem.” “It meant I had to sit in the house and watch it on TV, which was devastating.” “The goal that won it was a deflection that crept in, and in the end that sent us down.”

“It’s not revenge.” “It’s a whole new season now and we’ve got other things to work on.” “All we are trying to do against Villa is get off the mark and get three points.”

“It’s a good start for us at home and hopefully we will get the win we need.”

The Manchester United game was always going to be very difficult, and the lads lined up in a 4-5-1 formation, and it will be interesting to see the line-up Chris starts on Sunday afternoon, and whether he will start two strikers, or keep the same formation against a very good Villa side.

Carroll continued:

“Obviously, we were always going to be more defensive going to Old Trafford.” “Aston Villa at home’s going to be a lot different to the 4-4-1-1. We can get forward much more.”

“Hopefully, it will be a full house.” “We did well against Man United, so we’ll take it into that game and do the best we can.”

“We’ve just got to think about what we’ve done, and take the positives from the game.” “We’ve got to stick together like we did the whole of last season, and get a result on Sunday.”

A good win is what Newcastle fans will be looking for, but a good performance at home is what is needed, with a willingness to attack the opposition.  We cannot be frightened and scared of the opposition, otherwise we should just mail them the 3 points and not bother even turning up.

It’s a good opportunity for the lads on Sunday afternoon, and with a sold-out St. James’ Park and some spark and verve from the players, there’s no reason why we cannot rack up our first win of the season – none whatsoever.

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540 comments so far

  • xfer

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #1

    Looking forward to it! Last game on stream before I get my cable ready for a season-long Newcastle matches on tv!

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  • deeza

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #2

    is ben arfa coming or not its doing my head in at work and constantly flicking to the blog

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  • deeza

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #3

    WTF IS GOING ON AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #4

    who gives a shite

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  • deeza

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #5

    angry man angry fan what a dry name. listen im just frustrated that once again were left in the dark!!! FED UP OF IT

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #6

    Crazy I know but how about an attacking and speedy 3-4-3 with wing backs , instead of our lame duck 4-5-1.

    When all fit:-

    Krul

    Tavernier Colo Kadar

    Jonas Routledge/JB Vuksic Enrique

    Loven

    Ranger Carroll

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  • BeeGuy

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #7

    The Capello ratings show the Avatar with a better grade than Shrek.

    BTW, Xisco not only got in the game, but he saw an opening for a shot and he took it. Made Van der get down to get it. IMHO, our wings need to be looking to shoot a little more often.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #8

    @ Rotonda heights // Aug 20, 2010 at 2:13 PM

    Looks like suicide!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #9

    Ok Richy let’s go with the ever so succesful usual formula, where we are so creative and pacey it beggars belief !!!

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  • alan shearer

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #10

    i thought L”OM president says HBA future will be resolved within 2 days..?.today is the deadline of the 2 days…and why is HBA future still uncertain?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #11

    @ Rotonda heights // Aug 20, 2010 at 2:28 PM

    I dont agree with the current system/players either

    It dont matter how we put the players we have on the pitch we are always lacking something.

    Hence MA/CH – WE NEED MORE PLAYERS!

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  • chuck

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #12

    The game against Villa should be interesting in showing exactly how we rate, they being a top six or seven side.
    Dont think anyone but the most optomistic had expected a good result against Man. U.
    Cant believe the deal Villa got, Steve Ireland IMO one of the best young inside forwards in the league + £18m., deal of the decade, being Ireland`s twice the talent Milner will ever be.
    must be about the home grown roster, unless Ireland qualifies having come through the Citeh system?
    Anyhow if we win, it`s a ray of hope, if we ge battered it may induce our owner to realise we are a mediocre team that needs help badly and bring in a couple of decent reinforcements.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #13

    @alan shearer // Aug 20, 2010 at 2:29 PM

    L’OM President makes it all up as he goes along.

    He has come out with some right Bull all along.

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  • paddyq

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #14

    sorry rotonda heights, but that is one of the worst formations ive seen!

    tavernier has looked pretty good from what i have seen, ill give u that ….

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #15

    @ chuck // Aug 20, 2010 at 2:41 PM

    I too rate Ireland as much better than Milner

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  • chuck

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #16

    Rotonda
    I second the suicide remark, thats one of the most ridiculess lineups imaginable !

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  • Toon-Barmy

    Aug 20, 2010 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #17

    Just heard that Newcastle Utd are interested in Arsenal left-back Armand Traoré & Man City midfielder Michael Johnson.

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  • alan shearer

    Aug 20, 2010 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #18

    i think there are 2 reasons why L”OM president keeps saying we are arrogrant…
    he is unwilling to let go another of his star player..his team lost 2 opening matches already..
    he is unhappy that ben arfa is more willing to play for nufc than his team..
    but there is still a possiblity for him to come here..becos..i dont think ben arfa will allow L”OM to ruin his future and i dont think he will allow that..in case L”OM will be blacklisted by many of withholding their players…besides his wages can be put off their books for the time being…also..nufc is the rumoured only team left in for HBA

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  • alan shearer

    Aug 20, 2010 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #19

    armand traore is pacy but cannot defend..i prefer our own JOSe..michael johnson i will give him a shot…perhaps on loan..though michael says before he wanna make it at mcfc..but it seems even more unlikely now given the infux of star players in mcf esp in the midfield department…

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  • nufc1984

    Aug 20, 2010 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #20

    L’OM president is a right tool!! Who tells a club the can have a player ON LOAN, with an OPTION to buy at the end of the period, then turns round and says you can still have him on load, but you HAVE to buy him at the end. Thats just like deffering the payment for a year, a lot can happen in that time, i.e injuries, him playing crap etc. Then we stuck with another duffer on our books!! And all cause the president of l’om can’t keep his word! The more i hear from that douche bag the more i think ashley isn’t to blame. Who would want to be tied in to buying him at the end? Not me.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 20, 2010 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #21

    @ Toon-Barmy // Aug 20, 2010 at 3:06 PM

    Where is that from??

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  • nufc1984

    Aug 20, 2010 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #22

    Although i’m still no mike ashley fan by the way! I still think he could be doing a hell of a lot more to get players in. I just don’t blame him for this one!! 🙂

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 20, 2010 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #23

    @ nufc1984 // Aug 20, 2010 at 3:13 PM

    EXACTLY!

    but there are a few on here that dont grasp that.

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  • alan shearer

    Aug 20, 2010 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #24

    L”OM president ‘s words cannot be believed..he said before niang is not for sale..but where is he now?…so we should just sit back and see..hack care of what that old faggot is complaining about.

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  • nufc1984

    Aug 20, 2010 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #25

    @ 23 – i don’t see how people don’t get it. Its common sense. If you run a business and someone says you can try out some equipment for a year but you HAVE to buy at the end if its crap or not, or even if it breaks then you wouldn’t do it. You want the option to send it back. So how is this any different? L’OM president has gone back on his word, not ashley this time.

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  • Wolvestoon

    Aug 20, 2010 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #26

    Dassier is a twonk and trying to paint it on us!! donkey

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  • alan shearer

    Aug 20, 2010 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #27

    i dont think we have anything to lose out even if HBA dont come to us…L”OM will end up with a player on their books but not on their pitch…

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  • kentonmags

    Aug 20, 2010 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #28

    there is apparently a flight due into newcastle at16.10 from paris and there is talk on another blog arfa could be on it.

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  • nufc1984

    Aug 20, 2010 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #29

    i think he knows of mike ashleys rep and is trying to pull a fast one. Easy target and all that. Then every fan slags him off as they think hes acting how he always has and is been tight. We might be crucifying him before we know he has done somet wrong in this case. I know every window seems to be the same, but theres 10 days of the window left, and hopefully he’ll surprise us, though i doubt it!! 😉

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Aug 20, 2010 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #30

    Kentonmags –

    Which blog? and is it just people hoping? lol

    and hows the “mrs”

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  • howay man

    Aug 20, 2010 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #31

    Ive heard allot of rumours about micheal johnson coming very recently, as for traore ive heard benfica were offering 4 million, and for that money Id stay away from him.

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  • kentonmags

    Aug 20, 2010 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #32

    she’s fine now just wants half me money i’v got none so that means she gets nowt haha.

    toonruz told me about the blog he’s on here somewere and yes i believe people are just hoping because i know i am. what about you?

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  • alan shearer

    Aug 20, 2010 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #33

    is tiote good enough?

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  • MacToon

    Aug 20, 2010 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #34

    “jackanory” on Tyneside!

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Aug 20, 2010 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #35

    Yeah im hoping too, got everything crossed from my fingers to my nuts!

    OM chairman has arranged a press conference at 16:30 to be focused on the transfer market so who knows? Maybe he’s gonna say:

    “Ben Arfa is on his way to Newcastle United now and he will be there on loan for a season with an option to buy”

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  • kentonmags

    Aug 20, 2010 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #36

    right lads f**k it once i walk out to my seat in the leazes corner on sunday its about getting behind the 11 lads who are picked forget fatboy and his side kicks till the games over if nowt happens come the 1st september then we protest and protest and protest till the fattwat gives in and go’s back to london.

    What you reckon about that?

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Aug 20, 2010 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #37

    Traore is going for 2 million I think howay man, though I might be wrong!

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  • alan shearer

    Aug 20, 2010 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #38

    who will be in our midfield engine this sunday?

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  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 20, 2010 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #39

    this dassier is peein me right off it was only the other day he was sayin it will be done in 2 days and he doesnt want to ruin Arfas career now he’s saying he defo isnt for sale, what a knob he really is a dont care if we dont sign him now am sick of all this shite a cant believe we still havnt signed anyone else either perch is terrible and will not improve so much that he can cope in the prem he didnt cope tht well in the championship for god sake, anyone else think we should wak a late 800k bid in for brett pitman defo got potential and could do well in prem

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  • howay man

    Aug 20, 2010 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #40

    tom4nufc, even if it is 2 million hes not a good footballer.
    as for cheick I havent a clue about him although est brom had their 3 million id turned down so its either 4 million for cheick or 5 million for Fer

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