Big Win Is What Newcastle Need Tonight


One thing that Newcastle need to do this season is to improve their home form.

Steven Taylor – in action against Wigan on Sunday

Too many mediocre sides have won in the league at St. James’ Park this season, including Blackpool, Stoke and Blackburn and if Newcastle want to survive in the Premier League then we cannot let lower level teams to take points off us at home.

Newcastle put in a solid performance at Wigan on Sunday to take all three points, and keep a clean sheet too, with the defense for once looking quite solid for Newcastle.

It’s one area of the team that seems to have improved since Alan Pardew arrived on Tyneside, and it also coincides with Steven Taylor being back in the side.

And of course it was good news the player, who turns 25 later this month, just signed a new five and a half year deal to stay long-term at the club.

Newcastle have an excellent chance to make it two league wins in a row when they entertain 3rd bottom placed West Ham United tonight, in a game that kicks off at 7:45 pm.

This is what manager Alan Pardew said  today,  when he was asked if he thought Newcastle could get all 3 points:

“It would be really nice to do that because they are very, very important games.”

“It’s all well and good beating the top sides on your showboat kind of day, but these are the games which determine your season.”

“It’s a big game for us and I am pretty sure that the guys will be in a good frame of mind to play it.”

“We should get confidence from Sunday because it was a really good performance.”

As we mentioned yesterday all 3 points tonight will take Newcastle onto 28 points, a figure thy didn’t reach two years ago until mid-March, so a win should give Newcastle fans some hope we could still do quite well this season in the league.

But it’s got to be a win and even a draw would be a bit of a disappointment against the 3rd bottom side at home.

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10 comments so far

  • McGroin

    Jan 5, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #1

    Big win ? We need a big performance from the lads first !

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  • geist

    Jan 5, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #2

    ssn saying newcastle have dismissed tottenhams enquiry for AC

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  • AussieToon

    Jan 5, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #3

    Most vital game of the year. We win, we look towards safety. We lose, we look at a massive battle to not be relegated.

    28 points would make us 8 points clear of the relegation zone. That would be massive. A game against the scum to come, with hopefully Andy back, it would be great.

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  • ThaiMag

    Jan 5, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #4

    Official! We have signed Ben Arfa!!

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 5, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #5

    “Big win”, 1-0 will do me.

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  • carrollsinger

    Jan 5, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #6

    Unlesh ranger and best

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  • ballerfan2

    Jan 5, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #7

    I think what was meant was that any win, even a one goal success,would be a big win in the grand scheme.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 5, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #8

    ballerfan2, Ah.

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  • dublin mag steve

    Jan 5, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #9

    SCREW THE BIG WIN A 1 NIL WIN LIKE THE 1 AGAINST WIGAN WILL DO ME JUST FINE!

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  • tcbelfast

    Jan 5, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #10

    3-1 to the toon.
    HWTL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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