Newcastle Must Win Against Wolves On Saturday

Newcastle’s home form this season has not been good, with just four wins in their 15 home league games so far this season.

John Carver – Wolves have some exciting players – really?

Newcastle born and bred Assistant manager John Carver, has talked about the Wolves side that will give Newcastle their latest home test on Saturday, and we have to hope Newcastle can win this one.

Newcastle have lost 5 of their home league games this season after last season going undefeated at home in any competition, so things have not been too good at home this season.

And of course Newcastle have but a single point out of their last 3 home games, and have lost the last two games against beatable sides like Everton at home, and Stoke away.

That’s one reason Newcastle are only a scant 4 points above Wolves, who are in 3rd bottom place, and certainly a defeat on Saturday will set alarm bells off on Tyneside – that’s for sure.

On the other hand a win will calm everybody down.

This is what John Carver told the home site today:

“Wolves have very exciting players in wide areas, like Matt Jarvis and Adam Hammill, who are very direct, very exciting on the eye and need to be contained,”

“They’ve got players in midfield who like to pass the ball, and we cannot underestimate this team because they have some good ability. But we do believe they may be a bit vulnerable at the back, and we have the players to exploit that.”

“This is a tougher game than it seems just by looking at the table. The way Mick’s got them playing, they are full of confidence and are on a good run.”

“We are going to have to be patient and the fans are going to have to be patient because there will be spells in the game where Wolves will have possession of the ball.”

“But it’s no good worrying too much about the home form,” said the assistant.” “Yes, it’s not great, and our away form has been better, but only six or eight months before that we had a fantastic home record.”

“You can try and analyze it too much. Sometimes it’s a little bit of bad luck, sometimes it’s not playing well, and sometimes you are just beaten by a better team.”

“But when we’ve come up against good teams and sides who do play football, we seem to do okay against them, and hopefully that is the case against Wolves.”

It’s high time Newcastle started to win games again, and we have to remember that Wolves have only two wins and two draws away from home this season.

So the fact is that if Newcastle cannot beat this side on Saturday, the lads could find themselves in a second relegation struggle in two years in the Premier League.

And that seems like a nightmare for Newcastle fans, so let’s hope the lads get all 3 points.

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • damonmwade

    Mar 31, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #1

    Its not only a must win game it is a SHOULD win game, and i feel that we will win it, and all 4 of our wins have been high scoring games with the toon dominating in it so i feel we are in for a treat this weekend 😀

  • Thump

    Mar 31, 2011 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #2

    Let’s hope those aren’t famous last words, Damon!

  • Davies

    Mar 31, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #3

    Hope you’re right, Damon.

  • damonmwade

    Mar 31, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #4

    I hope not! last time i said these words though it was halloween and nothing bad came of that 😉

  • damonmwade

    Mar 31, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #5

    one thing we do need to be cautious of though is them going all out for Barton again we cant afford him to be injured for the rest of the season

  • listie

    Mar 31, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #6

    It goes without saying Barton will be a target again

  • damonmwade

    Mar 31, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #7

    true thats why i dont think we should giv him a full game give him about 55-60 mins then sub him

  • BeeGuy

    Mar 31, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #8

    As usual, if NUFC can keep the door shut for the first and last ten minutes of the match, there is little to fear. For some odd reason I’m quite optimistic about the Toon on Saturday. Somehow it seems the floodgates will open and a big win is due.

  • Sav

    Mar 31, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #9

    Kevin Doyle is out for the rest of the season which will hurt them as much as Best’s ankle hurts our chances. Time for Shola and Ranger to step up.

  • Sav

    Mar 31, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #10

    Anyway, don’t exaggerate our predicament.

    Honestly, relegation a second time is about as likely as the general manager running naked across the SJP pitch……………….!

  • geoff777

    Mar 31, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #11


    Both unpleasant thoughts … just had a curry and half a bottle of red wine to wash it down.

    The thought of Llamearse streaking is very unsettling. Burp.

  • geoff777

    Mar 31, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #12


    Thought my icon was bad.

    You like you’ve been beaten up then gagged.

    Guess you don’t like Ashley & Pardew either?

  • dave 1961

    Mar 31, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #13

    good ref on Saturday so wolves wont be able to hack us at will, and won’t be given a goal start, it really will be a case of the best team wins.

  • Toon XI

    Mar 31, 2011 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #14

    If there is one thing this year’s squad has taught me is that there are no games we SHOULD win, only games we NEED to win.

    Hoping for the best on Saturday, but again having a hard time seeing where the goals will come from.


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