Newcastle Must Go All Out For Win At Blackpool


While some players are now back into the fold following injuries and suspensions, it seems that Steve Harper and Danny Guthrie are injured, and will miss the game on Saturday.

Alan Pardew – on the sidelines on Tuesday

We hope we’re wrong,  but Alan Pardew’s management spell at Newcastle is looking a lot like Graeme Souness’, with all the injuries being accumulated in the Newcastle squad, and most seem to be picked up in training.

Steve Harper has a knee problem and will now have a small operation on it, and Danny has some kind of foot injury and we’re not sure how long he will be out, but he’ll not play tomorrow.

Injections have been used on Steve’s knee to control things, but we’re not sure what the injections are, and we have to hope they are not cortisone injections.

Kevin Nolan is back from suspension and Stephen Ireland is fit again and ready to show what he can do in a Newcastle shirt, so Alan Pardew should be able to pick a strong team for tomorrow afternoon’s game at Bloomfield Road.

Newcastle are now on 40 points, and a win against Blackpool tomorrow will take the side to 43 points and keep them in 9th position in the league, in all likelihood.

This is what Alan Pardew said today:

“We want more consistency in our results,” “We’ve had injuries and suspensions but we’ve got no excuses now because everybody’s available, just about.”

“Danny Guthrie isn’t going to make this game with a foot injury, but Kevin Nolan returns from suspension so that helps.

“We’re as strong as we’ve been since I got here. It’s good news in terms of selection.”

“This team’s good enough for a top-10 finish in this division and we’ve got five games to prove that. We want to get out of the relegation equation as quickly as possible.”

Newcastle are fresh from their great display on Tuesday night, which has brought them many plaudits.

And my Dentist yesterday said one of his patients watched some of the game on Tuesday afternoon over here – it was broadcast on ESPN and they have a TV above the head, so you can watch TV when you are in the dentist’s chair, so my Dentist knew the result of the game.

Blackpool are not half the side Manchester United are, so it will indeed be a test of Newcastle’s consistency as to how the lads perform at Bloomfield Road, but anything but a win will be a let down,  after how the lads performed on Tuesday night.

3 points and we’ll be flying,  and the next game is a week on Sunday at Anfield, where the lads can again test just how good they are.

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42 comments so far

  • davcon22

    Apr 22, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #1

    To often this season we’ve followed a good result with a bad one,lets hope the lads dont allow it to happen this time!!

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  • hainesy

    Apr 22, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #2

    2nd?

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  • sweendog

    Apr 22, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #3

    hopefully we get the win and prove that our current players are premier league quality ..

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  • Stuart

    Apr 22, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #4

    Surely after some of the displays we’ve put on this season it really shouldnt be difficult to go to blackpool and put our season beyond doubt.

    Blackpool are on a massive slide now, a la sunderland, and we should score a few I reckon.

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  • geoff777

    Apr 22, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #5

    To be honest the team is as inconsistent under Pardew as they were under Hughton.

    Hughton seemed to manage injuries far better than Pardew.

    Pardew’s egotistical and non-stop talking to the press is annoying. Hughton was a gent.

    Pardew’s self proclaimed job of opening Ashley’s wallet has so far resulted in him filling it full of cash.

    Newcastle fans are watching a team fighting with the spirit built by Hughton but with no quality striker … sold by Pardew after lots of promises he wouldn’t.

    After half a season of Pardew … I’d much prefer Hughton.

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  • Stuart

    Apr 22, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #6

    Do you ever cheer up geoff777?

    It must be your mission in life to drag every blog post into a AP slagging match.

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  • archaeomag

    Apr 22, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #7

    Ed. Football at the dentist?
    Watching a game while somebody is messing with your teeth sounds positively dangerous!

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  • hainesy

    Apr 22, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #8

    Even with Hughton, Carroll was gone. See how easily he was dispatched of (Hughton)? If he had not been fired then he would of been fired for asking to keep AC.

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  • hainesy

    Apr 22, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #9

    HOWEVER, I am happy we can go and bag goals at bloomfield road tomorrow. They concede at least one at home every week. We should have the quality to just score past their shite defence then see the game out.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Apr 22, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #10

    well i guess next week against liverpool ben arfa and Gosling will be in the bench and talking abt Tommarow s match against blackpool we will be safe we should play lovenkrAnds behind stricker in place of lovenkrAnds and ireland in place of guthre

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  • archaeomag

    Apr 22, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #11

    . . .as for the game I fear that they will be a bit knackered after Tuesday.

    Apart from Nolan, AP can’t really freshen up the team, not sure Island is ready for a full game yet.

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  • hainesy

    Apr 22, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #12

    lovenkrands in for lovenkrands? GREAT MOVE ROSHAN!

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  • hainesy

    Apr 22, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #13

    I thought Ireland’s shot was in on tuesday :/ If only…………

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Apr 22, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #14

    well i guess next week against liverpool ben arfa and Gosling will be in the bench and talking abt Tommarow s match against blackpool we should play NOLAN behind stricker in place of lovenkrAnds and ireland in place of guthre

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  • Stuart

    Apr 22, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #15

    I dont understand this feeling that if a player plays two games a week he’ll be knackered for the second.

    I mean, they’re professional athletes, shouldnt they be in top physical condition? Surely 90mins twice a week and a few training sessions shouldnt tire them out.

    Even I could do that and I havent exercised in years!

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  • geoff777

    Apr 22, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #16

    @stuart

    where as you just launch personal attacks on people who’s opinion differs to yours …

    I’m entitled to my opinion so please desist in your daily attempts to make me stop posting.

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  • Stuart

    Apr 22, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #17

    Nah, I reckon its more fun to keep going like.

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  • archaeomag

    Apr 22, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #18

    @Stuart I know what you mean – but the Man U game was very intense, and 3 days is not that long to recover and Blackpool have had a week and might be fresher.

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  • Stuart

    Apr 22, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #19

    @archaeomag, true Blackpool may be slightly fresher than our lads but I still can’t really see them challenging us.

    They’ve been poor at home all season, pretty sure they’ve conceded at least 1 goal in every home game. I’d say the score will be around 3-1, we won’t get a clean sheet as the way blackpool play means they always score at least 1.

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  • dave 1961

    Apr 22, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #20

    famous last words of Mr Pardew seen something in best and shola i never did, never did his homework, he should start to realise hes not a top manager, and the only good results are when the basics are done, round peg in round holes are always the best way to go, unless you are a good manager which pardew is not proved by his below statement

    ALAN PARDEW today revealed that the form of Shola Ameobi and Leon Best has “altered his thinking” in the January transfer window.

    The Newcastle United boss started the month hoping secure the services of a striker to support his talisman Andy Carroll – but Pardew now admitted he could turn elsewhere.

    United target Jay Bothroyd has indicated he wants to stay with Championship promotion contenders Cardiff City, and with Alan Smith leaving the Stadium of Light on crutches with his foot in a pot, a central midfield back-up player could now be on Pardew’s transfer radar.

    The Chronicle also understands there could be further movement in the other direction with Wigan Athletic, Queens Park Rangers and Cardiff all thought to be interested in winger Wayne Routledge.

    But after leading the Magpies to a 1-1 draw on Wearside, Pardew was left impressed by the way his makeshift strike force led the line.

    Best, who grabbed a hat-trick against West Ham, won the corner that led to United’s opener, before Ameobi got the vital flick for Kevin Nolan’s goal.

    And Pardew told the Chronicle today: “I have been really buoyed by Shola and Leon – they may just have saved me a problem looking elsewhere.

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  • geoff777

    Apr 22, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #21

    So a man who hasn’t exercised for years feels he knows enough about the recovery rates of professional athletes?

    Midfield players run 6-7 miles per game.
    But they don’t run like a track athlete.
    It’s a series of sprints with changes in direction.
    They also pick up knocks and bruises every game.
    It takes at least 3 days to recover and replenish energy reserves to do such intense exercise again.

    Some people no absolutely F··· all about football, try exercising your brain before you type in future?

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Apr 22, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #22

    Why on earth are you dragging up articles from January? We got a great result against Manchester United.. Are you that desperate for some negativity?

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  • Crawfordladd17

    Apr 22, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #23

    Tomorrow Team Am I right in saying Guthrie is injured as well as Ferguson?
    GK Krul
    RB S.Taylor
    CB Coloccini
    CB Williamson
    LB Enrique
    CDM Tiote
    RM Barton
    CM Ireland
    LM Jonas
    CAM Nolan
    ST Ameobi

    Subs
    Soderburg
    R.Taylor
    Perch
    Tavenir
    Richardson
    Kuqi
    Ranger

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Apr 22, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #24

    Same applies to you Geoff.. what has Andy Carroll being sold got to do with anything?

    And you think PARDEW sold him?

    I know you’re entitled to an opinion, but that’s just a false statement. He’s a clown yes, but he can’t sell players.

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  • Stuart

    Apr 22, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #25

    F**k me Geoff, how did it feel writing your first ever post that wasnt just bitching and moaning at the management?

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  • Stuart

    Apr 22, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #26

    @ToonDownSouth,

    You were bang on before. ‘Are you that desperate for some negativity?’

    Some of the posters on here arent happy unless they’re miserable, so if things are going well they’ll always find something to whinge about.

    I bet if we won every trophy going for the next 10 years there would still be someone coming on here and saying ‘wey in January 2010 AP sold AC and we’ve been a selling club with a shit manager ever since’.

    I think some people definition of being a supporter differs to mine slightly.

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  • toonfan09

    Apr 22, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #27

    scott parker writers player of the year what a joke looks good in a crap side when he played us joey had him in his back pocket…nolan shuda been in as well his goals are keeping us up

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  • geoff777

    Apr 22, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #28

    I love this club.

    If you settle for mediocrity that is what you will be served.

    I think NUFC deserves a manager with a better pedigree than Pardew.

    Ashley & Llambias are proven liars and the faster we get rid of them the better it will be for NUFC.

    @stuart

    It felt good pointing out how pointless and moronic your ignorant comments really are. Your ego is like Pardews, you just can’t shut the F··· up.

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  • Stuart

    Apr 22, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #29

    We’re too far north to get any recognition toonfan09.

    If we were a london based club nolan, barton and jose would’ve been up for it.

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  • Crawfordladd17

    Apr 22, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #30

    2 b fair toonfan09 West Ham aren’t crap they strikers are better than ours Keane Ba aren’t bad Cole can be good on his dayand a few good youngsters are best striker is Best

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  • toonfan09

    Apr 22, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #31

    it annoys me because most sports writers wont have even watched him play one game this season but will have gone along with it cos they heard he has played well for west ham

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  • Stuart

    Apr 22, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #32

    Howay then geoff, you’re the man with the plan, how exactly do we get rid of Mike Ashley? How do you get a millioniare to sell his own club?

    Look, I’d like the club to be at the top of the table as much as anyone, but I’m a realist. It isnt easy to get rid of an unwanted owner.

    I support the lads and I support AP, and I will do no matter what.

    I mean come on, if you were AP would you have turned down the job offer?

    No-one wanted him when he joined, me included, but hes won me over to an extent.

    Take the arsenal game for example. Chris hughton was a gent and a decent manager, but when things went wrong in a game he was clueless as to how to change it to get back in the game. At half time against arsenal we were 4-0 down and shouldnt have stood a chance. By the end we should’ve won it.

    I dont see why you bother worrying about the best way to get rid of MA is. The only way we’ll get rid of him is if someone offers him more than he paid for the club. He won’t be forced out in any way.

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  • dave 1961

    Apr 22, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #33

    the so called negativity is simply a reality check, i will not call fans deluded as i want the same, i too have my dreams ruined on an almost weekly basis by Newcastle united football club, the more you big up the manager & players the more the owner will feel he does not need to spend. i would love for everything to go in are favour but it never has, we need a balanced view to keep our expectations from running wild. Pardew just talks without thinking as my pate of a chronicle article proves, best and shola are injury prone, most fans knew that, hopefully Pardews learnt from that, I have no problems with Pardew making mistakes, apart from when he makes the same one over & over again.
    a team that can match man u the get beat off Blackpool shows you have a manager that cant motivate his players. the players have showed we can compete with the best, Pardew is a stop gap appointment he is not the manager to move us forward.

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  • toonfan09

    Apr 22, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #34

    u say that but our strikers have scored more than theres

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  • Crawfordladd17

    Apr 22, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #35

    If Birmingham go down does that mean they will play European football? and if City dont come 4th and win the FA Cup that means Stoke won’t play European Football too,so does mean if we come 7th we play European Football? If we dont come 7th so 8th-10th I hope they both play European Football good for English Football

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  • olivant

    Apr 22, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #36

    @Crawfordladd17, yes it does. They will play even if they go down. As for the result tomorrow, we should be able to win, if the players can bag 2 good performances in a row, which we have not seen a lot of this season sorry to say. A result like the one against Wolves would be nice tough 🙂

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  • Crawfordladd17

    Apr 22, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #37

    ok then

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  • sweendog

    Apr 22, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #38

    cheer up everyone we’ve nearly acheived prem safety .. next step is to see if the Ashley invests the Carroll money .. if not I know 99% of the fans will be in uproar next season ..

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  • GeordieRob

    Apr 22, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #39

    I think that’s true Sweendog. IMHO people should reserve judgement until we see who comes in. Fans are angry that Carroll was sold, but where do you draw the line? If they offered 100m+ should the club knock it back? Personally, I think 35m is a stupid amount of money for one player that could quite easily tear an ACL tomorrow and never be the same player again. Having said that, it all depends on where (and if) the money gets spent…

    Now there’s some money in the kitty that isn’t going straight out in wages, it’s an opportunity to really build for the future. Bring in Cissé or Sow or Lukaku or Wickham, sell a bucket load of shirts and start challenging for trophies.

    I was sad and angry at how they treated CH, mainly because he was a stable influence on the club. But what’s done is done and now AP’s is in charge. I really think that the worst thing that could happen is that we fire another manager. Enough already! We got rid of Sir Bobby for no real good reason and struggled with 7 or 8 managers since. Adding another one onto the list is not going to help unless you can get Sir Alex, Mourinho or Wenger (and that ain’t going to happen). Better the devil you know…

    I’m not trying to knock someone’s opinion. This is only mine. But if the money isn’t spent, or they sign some God awful striker for way too much money, then I’ll change my tune very quickly.

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  • shearermania

    Apr 22, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #40

    stuart.
    like you im so annoyed by these so called fans constantly slagging pardew and the team.
    geoff and angryman are simply clowns.
    if we were to finish midtable they would bitch about not finishing top table…
    if you look at our players – like our manager i think they are hard working honest players, but yes not exactly world beaters….you can only build with the tools you got…..and some support wouldnt go amiss either

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