Newcastle Will Visit Anfield With Energy And Confidence

If Newcastle can put in a performance as good as the one they gave against Manchester United last week, then they may be able to take something out of game on Sunday at Liverpool.

Alan Pardew – team is confident

But Liverpool are playing very well these days, and have been completely reinvigorated under new (and former ) manager Kenny Dalglish, and it will be a difficult game for the Magpies, no doubt about that.

Unfortunately former Newcastle number 9 Andy Carroll says he is keen to be fit for the game,  and may even make the game, so he will be a test for Coloccini and Williamson at the back if the Gateshead lad does start.

Anfield is not a happy hunting ground for Newcastle however, and the last win there was way back in 1994 when Kevin Keegan was managing the famous Entertainers, against his former club.

What does that mean?  We must be due a win of course.

And after all, Newcastle put in a fine display last December in winning 3-1 at St. James’ Park, in Alan Pardew’s first match in charge.

And during that game, we remember the then Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson was trying to rub his eyes out,  it looked like he just couldn’t believe what he was seeing from his woeful defense on that day.

Alan Pardew told the local Newcastle press corps today:

“We’re going to go to Liverpool with confidence.” “There’s still a lot to play for, and we want to give our fans a good day.”

“I think we’re definitely safe now.” “The most important thing at Blackpool was our energy. Blackpool hadn’t had a game, and it showed.”

“It evens it up at this level. Our energy levels will be the same as Liverpool’s, so we’ll give a much better account of ourselves against a team in good form.”

We will just have to hope that Newcastle maintain their inconsistency on Sunday, because it’s a game we don’t expect too much from.

So maybe that means the lads can get a result?

Hope so, and after all the lads have had good wins at Arsenal, Chelsea (yes it was between the second teams), Everton, Wigan, West Ham and Birmingham this season.

A win at Liverpool would rejuvenate Newcastle fans, for sure.

Comments welcome.

61 comments so far

  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Apr 26, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #1

    if our energy levels are soooo low with the season we havve had (no europe or cup runs) we are in a crap state.

    He says the right things abd then fails to deliver – already making hte excuses

  • Andy

    Apr 26, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #2

    Just watching premiership years and KK’s rant has just been on. Oh what i would give for a manager with passion for the game and our club like him! (The first time anyways)

  • breadman

    Apr 26, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #3

    so AP wants us to know this team round we will play with energy?

    I certainly hope he doesn’t give any excuses with ‘the players are tired’ crap if we come up short.

  • beegee90

    Apr 26, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #4

    We have taken 2 points from last 15 games at anfield. absolutely appalling but we can dream about a point i guess

  • coolcatcarter89

    Apr 26, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #5

    GK – Krul (no1)/ Harper/
    RB – Van Der Wiel (£10m)/Simpson
    LB – Enrique/Wendt (free)
    CB – Colo/Willo/Saylor/Upson(free)
    RW – Chamberlain or Menez or Lens (£10m)/Barton
    LW – Taarabt (£6m)/Jonas
    CM – Tiote/Barton/Gosling/Nolan
    AMC – Ben Arfa/Ireland (loan)
    ST – Sturridge (£10m)/Gameiro (£10m)/Best/Shola


    Forster – loan (to a Prem team,maybe Norwich again?)
    Perch – £500k
    Raylor – £1m
    Sol – released
    Guthrie – £2.5m
    Smith – free
    Routledge – ?????
    Xisco – £1m
    Loven – £500k
    Many youngsters (Ranger, Ferguson etc) – loan.

    Total spend = £40.5m

    Go on then, pick holes in that!


    Apr 26, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #6

    @ coolcatcarter89

    I’d be happy with that but it just ain’t going to happen. The players we will buy will be players that haven’t been mentioned by the press, they might have guessed maybe one or two right, but I doubt it.


    Apr 26, 2011 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #7

    Going to throw a name out to add to the RW list Adam Johnson

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Apr 26, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #8

    All clubs keep their best players except us!

    try to buy Sturridge

  • Brutooon

    Apr 26, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #9

    If we win or draw – best result ever

    If we lose – “standard answer” are fatigue, injuries etc

  • CheickTiote

    Apr 26, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #10

    Brutoon, even us fans when we lose and we’re talking to other rival fans we always make exuses. It’s only when we talk to eachother that we voice our true opinion, so it’s only to be expected.

  • cartoonie

    Apr 26, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #11

    We wouldnt get Sturrige, he will already be on decent wage at chelsea and has already said he solely sees himself as a chelsea player. We couldnt pay his wages. Taarabt will cost more than £6mill, also why would QPR get rid of him they have got money to burn.

    I personally think we should get rid of Saylor, i dont rate him and never have and we can still cash in on him in the hope of getting £6mill or so for him to add to the spend pot. Especially sinces hes on £50k per week

  • gorskino10

    Apr 26, 2011 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #12

    Van Der Wiel is terrible defending no where near £10 Mill at all.


    Guthrie – £2.5m – Tops we could get for him is £1 or £1.5Mill

    Doubt Wendt would join to be backup being a Freebie MANY clubs would want him as backuo (bigger than us)

    What i expect to happen in Summer Window.


    Cheick M’Bengue £7 M (IF Jose leaves)
    Shane Long £1.5 M
    Larsson (Terrible player but seems likely to happen)
    Gervinho/or/El-Erabi/or/Piatti £10 Million Max
    (Someone on the wing whos could also play more attacking ST if needed)


    Forster £1.5 M
    Perch 500k
    Raylor 500k
    Sol £0
    Guthrie 1 M
    Smith £0
    Routledge £1 M
    Xisco £0 Cancalled contract by Mutural Consent
    Lua Lua £0 Brighton (End Contract)
    Kuqi £0
    Ranger (Loan)

    I reckon we will bring in only a few players and let rid of LOADS, most out of contract but then again others are backup which we dont enough to begin with, will be an undertone of the summer.

  • sweendog

    Apr 26, 2011 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #13

    Just to disperse with the doom and gloom

    If anybody said last year we’d be

    Top of the 3 promoted teams
    ahead of sunderland
    Thrash sunderland
    Enjoy the best game in the league , ie the 4-4 with arsenal
    9th in the league
    One of our signings the top signing in the league (Tiote, only eclipsed by The Man U midget)
    Have Frances future Top midfielder ( Ben Arfa)

    Not bad eh ..

  • sweendog

    Apr 26, 2011 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #14

    Also the best English midfielder in the country (Barton) 🙂 ..

  • gorskino10

    Apr 26, 2011 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #15

    My post isnt doom and gloom, we bring in some good players (apart from Larrson) just more pointing to the fact that letting rid of LOTS of backup players can ruin your season when push comes to shove and we have no players for a posistion or vise versa, like atm we have Ameobi/Loven upfront hardly is world class.
    Chelsea did the wrong thing got rid of the bulk of backup and this season paid a price for it.

    Also my in’s seem realistic i dont expect us paying over £15 Million (Total) in this market (IF Jose leaves this will bring it up to around £22 M) outgoing.
    Incoming around £4.5M (IF Jose leaves £19.5M)
    So outright spending over sales around £2.5 M which seem releastic in this “Buisness” style running of the club.

  • sweendog

    Apr 26, 2011 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #16

    gorskino10 .. didn’t say it was .. 🙂

    Hope we get a few more players than that though .. we’re too thin on the ground already.. especially DM cover..

  • Nathaaan

    Apr 26, 2011 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #17

    Our big players are going to have to step up and preform at liverpool! We have to make the most of their bad defending, let’s just hope ameobi has a good game lol.

  • youngtoonfan

    Apr 26, 2011 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #18

    I think we could get all of these but i think we’ll end uo going for some players i mentioned but then mostly players that hardly anyone has heard of from eridisive, ligue 1 etc. like tiote except not all of the players we will buy will end up being as good as tiote, maybe 1 in 4 or 5 will be as good as tiote.

  • coolcatcarter89

    Apr 26, 2011 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #19

    We could go down that path gorskino10, if we want to get relegated. If they’re planning anything close to your prediction, ultimately, we’d be replacing AC with Shane Long and Enrique with M’bengue…… Mike would be withholding the whole £35m and AP would be seen as a bare faced liar (again).

    What you forsee is worst case scenario, I’m being more chipper and presenting the best turn of events, I’d be content with somewhere in the middle, but even that would only keep us stagnant as a club.

  • Billy1985

    Apr 26, 2011 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #21

    i think is stupid how people go on about players coming in and their price………every club knows how much we have and its not just us that will be going in for the players thats if we do actually go in for them……why is it that people are talking about every1 on this blog…..thats right because of press and this blog bet you 90% arent even considered think about it. just waiting for another new name so people go on about them aswell lol none of these names were mentioned in jan none what so ever and before you’s go and say we didnt have money then we could of tried to get at least one or two loans in…..why not just wait and see who comes and goes because every blog on this site has got i would get such and such for so much even though other clubs knows we have 35m in the bank possibly more if players go we should of kept that value to our selves not cry out too the whole world about it…….look at nzogbia 12m rejected i wouldnt by him back at all after last time just wait theres 4 games left then talk about the players when they come or go……thats my rant over cmon the toon

  • Carl92

    Apr 26, 2011 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #22

    We should be thinking of going for Demba Ba if West Ham get relegated. Him and Gamiero upfront would be superb.

  • coolcatcarter89

    Apr 26, 2011 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #23

    Raise a topic worthy of the blog then, Billy1985?

    Why do you get so many mini-DICKtators online?

  • kilcline

    Apr 26, 2011 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #24

    I would take a point now and would love to dash liverpools chances of Europe. I hate them more than Spurs.

  • Billy1985

    Apr 26, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #25

    @coolcatcater89 always think you big and cleaver behind a keyboard do you tit


    Apr 26, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #26

    the reason people do it is because its fun mate.
    All likely hood you are right but its still fun to take a cheeky guess on who we are targeting.
    Guessing a possible starting line up and getting it ripped apart….I enjoy it and a lot of others do too. So chill mate 🙂


    Apr 26, 2011 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #27

    I wouldnt be against Ba coming in if he was cheap enough, not a over the top price

  • Billy1985

    Apr 26, 2011 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #28

    im chilled but the main topic was for liverpool game dont get me wrong i like to think of who to get but its on every blog that gets put on here thats what i was getting at i was wanting to talk about the liverpool game but nothing to do with that topic is in the blog lol


    Apr 26, 2011 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #29

    Ah well that I can understand sometimes its hard to get banter going on the actual blog subject.

    Just gotta lay in a comment and hope someone else picks up on it.

    Am glad you werent attacking one of the few joys you can get out of being a toon fan haha

  • Billy1985

    Apr 26, 2011 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #30

    would never do that mate

  • boater

    Apr 26, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #31

    There’s not much else to do other than discuss targets. Especially with that treasure chest of 35mil burning a hole in ashley’s pocket … cough, cough.

    The reality is that a lot of the players we have now are all but assured of starting places next season too… there is an opportunity for a new striker – and at a push another winger. Pardew has already said he will play Arfa behind one other striker…

    Anyone watching the match tonight have a look at Uchida the young Japanese right back for schalke – top player.

    Sturridge would be a fantastic option – with money also invested in another young player – wickam, etc. as someone we can look to develop over the next season or two.

  • coolcatcarter89

    Apr 26, 2011 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #32

    Billy1985 – I’m not the one trying to command everyone, telling them what they should and should not speak about.

    If you want to talk about the Liverpool game, then shoot!? To stay on topic – Ed’s headline should read ‘Pardew rambles again.’ That would summarise it accurately. Those words mean nothing, come lunch-time on Sunday.


    Apr 26, 2011 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #33

    Personally my top targets for summer are

    ST: Sow, Cissé and Gamerio (2 of these)
    RW: Adam Johnson, Gervinho (1 of these)
    LW: Gradel (back up for Jonas)
    LB: Wendt, M’Bengue (both if Jose goes)
    CB: Upson, Samba (1 of these)

  • 09nufc09

    Apr 26, 2011 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #34

    Newcastle have bid €15 for moussa sow according to this …

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 26, 2011 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #35


    you want campbell and Sol out !!!!!

  • ochytoon

    Apr 26, 2011 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #36


    The translation of that article, it is a tad off to say the least

    Lille’s Senegalese striker, Moussa Sow, with his 21 goals in assets Ligue1, Sow, has captured the interest of several companies. The bomber approached recently in fact, Juventus, Tottenham, Sunderland and PSG. According to a report in ‘France Football’, could marry in the summer at Newcastle United. The English club have a ready supply of 15 million euro to replace the former Senegalese striker Andy Carroll.

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Apr 26, 2011 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #37

    Hope we get A.Johnson, Fer, Taiwo, Sow, Upson, Demba and Ireland.

  • bills-son

    Apr 26, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #38

    Zangwill_Ho – All clubs keep their best players except us!

    What utter cr&p … typical nonsenical forum bullsh&t.

    Sunderland – Bent, Villa – Milner, Barry, Man U- Ronaldo. Liverpool – Alonso, Mascherano, Torres, Everton – Piennar, Lescott, Spurs – Berbatov, Anderson …

    Are you a football follower matey??

  • 09nufc09

    Apr 26, 2011 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #39

    Ochytoon a didnt translate it just putting up whats on twitter. France football reporting it, dont know how reliable they are.

  • sweendog

    Apr 26, 2011 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #40

    ochytoon .. more like

    Senegalese L´attaccante of the Lille, Moussa Sow, with its 21 all´attivo goals in Ligue1, Sow, has conquered l´interesse of numerous clubs. The striker has interested Juventus, Tottenham, Sunderland and Psg. According to how much filler ´France Football´, he could transfer in summer to the Newcastle United. The English club have made an offer of 15 million euro in order to replace andy carroll with Senegalese the strikerl.


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