Mike Williamson has had a very good season at Newcastle and has already proved he can hold his own in the Premier League.
Mike Williamson – it wasn’t me ref – honest!
Mike and Fab Coloccini have played so well together for Newcastle this season, that Steven Taylor cannot get his game at the moment.
But it will also be a huge challenge for the Newcastle defense on Sunday, against an in-form Liverpool side.
“Liverpool have fantastic players and quality throughout the squad.” “I think the manager has come in, he’s got a reaction and they are playing really well.”
“Suarez and Andy have been great signings. They’re looking confident and we’ll be looking to stop them.” “Confidence is high. We’ve matched teams like Man U and Arsenal for quality this season.”
“We went to Blackpool and ground out an important point so we’re looking good.” “I think it was a good point at Blackpool. What happened with the goal was unfortunate as I’m told it didn’t seem to go over the line.
“To be fair they did have other chances from us being sloppy in the first half as a team.” “But it was a great battling performance and it shows the other side of our character.” “We have a lot to our game.”
“We’re happy with our points total so far and we’re looking forward to building on it.” “We are going the right direction.” “Getting past the 40-point mark is important and we’re glad to grind out results.’
“At Blackpool the crowd were up for it and every game for them is a cup final.” “Our supporters have been brilliant. The players really do value their support. It makes us even more pumped up for these games.”
Sunday’s game will be difficult with or without Andy Carroll playing, and we fully expect Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish to field an unchanged side from the one that took a woeful looking Birmingham side apart by 5-0 last weekend at Anfield.
It was a no contest, and Birmingham were simply hopeless that day, and the good news is that their defense looked so porous that hopefully Newcastle will be able to get some goals and do the double over the Midlands side.
Newcastle will play Birmingham a week on Saturday at St. James’ Park – a 3:00 pm kick off – and that is almost a must-win game for the Magpies to keep trying to get a place in the upper half of the Premier League table.
About 10 days ago we would have been happy with 3 points form the home game against the Red Devils and the away game at Blackpool.
But we ended up with two draws and two points,m but against we would expect 3 points from the next two games – a loss on Sunday and a good win against Birmingham.
And if we manage to get a good draw on Sunday, then let’s hope the lads can play as well against a weaker side in Birmingham in the next game.
That’s something Newcastle were not able to do against Blackpool last weekend, and could only get a single point against a bottom four side.
After all three points – a win and a loss – are better than two draws.
I was always good at maths at school – an “A” at the old GCE A Level as I recall, but of course that was many many moons ago. 😀