Newcastle Expects That Every Man Will Do His Duty

Newcastle’s home game against Wolves tomorrow could be a pivotal game of this season for the Magpies.

Jonas – in action against Sunderland

And with injuries and suspensions hitting the Newcastle squad this year, Ben Arfa, Dan Gosling, Leon Best, Alan Smith and Jose Enrique will miss the game through injury, and Ryan Taylor and Cheick Tiote are both suspended.

Add to that the fact that Newcastle have but a single win in their last 10 games, and it’s just  good enough, so the lads desperately need a win tomorrow.

Newcastle’s home form has been little short of abysmal this season too, and the side have only 1 point from their last two home games, and the last home win was the 5-0 trouncing of West Ham, but that was back on January 5th.

Jonas Gutierrez talked about the current situation:

“It is a lot better situation than we were in two years ago, but we don’t want it to get any worse,” “The Wolves game is a big, big game, there is no point trying to hide that. We don’t want to make things any more difficult for us.”

“Up until a month and a half ago, we would have said this has been a good season, but in the last few weeks we have dropped too many points. Results have dipped and we have allowed ourselves to fall back into danger.”

“We are not in immediate trouble, but we have made things difficult for ourselves. We need at least another two wins to be safe I think.” “It is very tight. I think from tenth place down, any of those clubs could end up going down, including ourselves.”

“We have three games coming up which are going to determine our season, but by far the most important is this weekend against Wolves. It is at home against a team below us in the table, to put it plainly, we need three points.”

“If we can get three points against Wolves it will take the pressure off against Villa and Manchester United. We will not be able to relax, we cannot relax until we are mathematically safe, but a win against Wolves would be a big step towards achieving that target.”

Good and accurate words from Argentine International Jonas right there.

It’s a huge game all right tomorrow, and to use Admiral Nelson’s famous words before the Battle of Trafalgar, and changed just a wee bit – Newcastle expects that every man will do his duty.

And similarly to use the famous words of Newcastle fans everywhere in the Geordie dialect:

Howay The Lads!!

7 comments so far

  • lewman

    Apr 1, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #1

    we will probably lose to wolves then beat villa and man u, i hope we can get a win this weekend but it will not be easy with the injuries and suspensions.

  • supermacnumber9

    Apr 1, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #2

    Newcastle Expects That Every Man Will Do His Duty
    – don’t forget what happened to Nelson! at least he won – HWTL

  • Shot Bru

    Apr 1, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #3

    Newcastle Expects That Every Man Will Do His Duty- Nevermind Nelson if all the players could take after Collingwood tomorrow we would win no problem.

  • jimmymagpie

    Apr 1, 2011 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #4

    Supermac and Shotbru – trouble is we have Pardew on the Bridge, not Collingwood! Sky are saying that Ireland unlikely to feature, as if we were expecting anything else. The FCB has the nerve to go on about cutting costs, and has so far wasted in the region of £500,000 in wages, hotels, etc, for a wanker that failed his medical, can’t play next week either0, hasn’t kicked a ball in anger for 4 months, and by the time he is match fit the season is over, and if we don’t win tomorrow, possible curtains for us. What is really worrying me, reading between the lines, the spirit in the dressing room seems to be on the wane, and that was the main thing keeping us afloat.

  • Bucks mag

    Apr 1, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #5

    Can’t wait for tomorrow, my first game in 4 weeks, it’s been an absolute age

  • Toondoug

    Apr 1, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #6

    Jonas says our situation is better than two seasons ago!

    How Jonas?

    Tomorrow is must win, and the available squad must do their duty, anything but 3 points is not acceptable and could be a nail in the coffin.

  • geoff777

    Apr 1, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #7


    Isn’t he a mackem cricketer?


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