Fans Have Told Me What Happened Last Time At Villa Park

Newcastle United players should not be in short supply of motivation tomorrow, when they play Aston Villa at Villa Park.

Alan Pardew – our lads are highly motivated for tomorrow – good

We all know what happened on that dreadful day almost two years ago, and it’s an indelible stain on the history of the Newcastle United club.

And hopefully. on the positive side,  it will have shown to the Newcastle hierarchy, that it is very important to have players who only want to be at Newcastle,  and not just for the big wages.

And that’s one reason if Jose Enrique leaves for pastures anew this summer so be it – and he will go with thanks for doing such a wonderful job for Newcastle since he arrived from Villareal in August of 2007.

In the team talks this week, in preparation for the game tomorrow, the memories of relegation have flooded back to the Newcastle players who were there at Villa Park on that fateful day.

We’ll not even mention the Newcastle fans.

It seems like 10 of the players likely to be involved in the squad on Sunday were part of the squad on that day May 24th, 2009 , and the manager has admitted it has them all ready for the game tomorrow:

“The last time at Villa Park has been mentioned. The fans have expressed to me what an important game it is for them.”

“There have been a few things in team meetings which have come up about that day and we are going to be highly motivated.”

“At the same extreme, Villa coming to our place and losing 6-0, they will be highly motivated too so all in all it will make for a very lively game.”

“Discipline will be an important part of the game.”

We have to hope the players tomorrow will give something back to the Newcastle fans, for what happened on that sad, sad day two years ago.

A fighting spirited display, worthy of Newcastle United,  is what we want to see, and if the lads can give that, we’ll be happy – whatever the result tomorrow,

A guts and glory display is something we didn’t get two years ago, and the club suffered the dire consequences of that.

5 comments so far

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Apr 9, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #1


  • roe997

    Apr 9, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #2

    joey barton opener and ameobi brace! 3-nil

  • GeordieDan

    Apr 9, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #3

    Villa are going down! (I hope) How sweet it will be 2 get 3 more points off the brummie goons.

    Thump said it yesterday, “not forgiven, not forgotten”. I would love them to go down!


  • Sav

    Apr 10, 2011 at 12:59 AM

    Comment #4

    If the prospect of facing current England encumbent, Darren Bent doesn’t fire up Ameobi and Ranger to put one over and declare their quality, then nothing will.
    In the week Joey has lambasted every England midfielder, it is the strikers who have the biggest opportunity to compare themselves to ‘England’s finest’.

  • Davies

    Apr 10, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #5

    I really do hope we stick another nail in Villa’s coffin after their fans’ ridiculously unsporting behaviour when we went down. I’d love it (LOVE IT) if we gave them another 6-0 hammering, but I’ll be a very happy boy if we get three points, whatever the score. 10 points clear of the drop zone if we win today, gentleman. Nice day for it too.


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