Two Wins And Newcastle Can Still Finish In The Top Ten

Newcastle were less than  lackluster up front against a  Liverpool side, whom Kenny Dalglish has performed wonders with since he took over the club for the second time.

Alan Pardew – Newcastle can still finish in top 10

The only question with Kenny now is whether the American owners will give him more than the two year deal they are said to be ready to offer the former Newcastle manager, and maybe the greatest Scottish footballer ever.

For the record he played for Celtic and Liverpool in a record which saw him play from 1968 when he was 17, until he was 39 years old in 1990, and he played 823 club games and scored 336 goals. Kenny also played 102 time for Scotland and scored 30 goals and he was some player indeed.

Newcastle were not good enough yesterday, we all know that, and we should quickly move forward to what could be a win against Birmingham on Saturday – that’s a game we must win.

Alan Pardew was asked if he was going to sign new strikers, a question he has had 980 times, and that’s only in the last week. 😀

This is what the Newcastle manager said:

“That’s very, very important – it’s obvious we need that to happen.”“For all the endeavor that went into that game, we lacked a bit of punch.”

“If Liverpool had been chasing the game, the impact from their bench might have been significant.”

“It wasn’t in the end, but it might have been.” “We needed that kind of impact.”

We’d love to see at least six new players brought in over the summer, but that may be unlikely, but Newcastle must draft some significant quality in, if the club are to have a season pressing for a top eight place next season.

Pardew will look forward to getting a top half finish back on track by readying his troops for the Birmingham game, and they are not too good away from home.

Birmingham away record this season in 17 games is just two wins, 7 draws and 8 defeats and they have scored 16 goals and concede a massive 32 goals – that’s almost two goals conceded in every away game, so maybe we can score a goal(s) and get a win on Saturday.

Alan Pardew talked about still possibly finishing in the top 10:

“We can still finish in the top 10 if we win two of those last three games, and that’s our focus.”

“Everybody’s come through fit and well, and we’ve got everybody available.” “That’s important. We now look to the next game.”

“Birmingham are fighting for their lives – it’s not going to be an easy game – but we want to finish the season well.”

“There were a lot of good things, but an error here and there, and a bit more focus, and we might have got something.”

A win on Saturday, however the lads can get it, will leave the  vast majority of Newcastle fans  more than happy come Saturday evening.

And then a win in the very last game of the season, which will be a tougher game by far, against WBA and the lads surely can nail a top 10 spot.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

23 comments so far

  • craig bell

    May 2, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #1

    id settle for 3 points out of our last 3 games to be honest. cant really see us scoring many goals

  • coolcatcarter89

    May 2, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #2

    The difference between 16th and 8th? Approximately £6.5m in prize money (or a new player) – still plenty to play for!

  • Graeme

    May 2, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #3

    Cant see us beating WBA either – they are playing with much more conviction that we are!! They look like a team trying to go places – we look like we left on holiday a week ago!!

  • roshan MAGPIE

    May 2, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #4

    we can win against birmingham and west brom and i dont think we can get a win against Chelsea bt a draw will be good

  • Oleg G

    May 2, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #5

    6 points from the last 3 games will be fantastic with the form that we are having… also, because of that it doesn’t look like it is possible.

    I will like it if we get 3-4 points from the last 3 games.

    But actually, 1-2 points is also possible, very possible. A slip in one of the B’gham or WBA games. Can’t see us getting even a goal against Chelsea.

  • taker83

    May 2, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #6

    I juz simply hate pardew,derek stupidas, and above all a$$ley.

  • Drona

    May 2, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #7


  • Toon Sweden77

    May 2, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #8

    I think we should be able to beat both Birmingham and West Brom but as I said earlier, Airy and Ranger should be given the chance to play those games.

    Shola and Peter had their chances so lets try something new. It cant get any worse..

  • TimToon9

    May 2, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #9

    Great to know!

  • tom tomb

    May 2, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #10

    Liverpool were not great, any team in the premier league would have beaten us yesterday! It would have been double figures if we had played a top team-embarassing!!

  • Parky

    May 2, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #11

    Does ‘everybody available’ include Ben Arfa and Gosling?

  • Brutooon

    May 2, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #12

    two wins? are you joking Ed, i be happy with a two draw and its possible we got ZERO points out of the three games

  • roy kaviani

    May 2, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #13

    i’d be happy with 1 win.
    can you believe this: i missed Best & Routledge? even the 49 minutes mr Ireland yesterday?

    i wanna see AP start with Sholla & Ranger in the next game, we have nothing to lose, try the kid, let him play. i also want to see Ferguson play atleast 35 minutes on either of the wings.

    i wanna say thanks to Lovenkrands for the good efforts he put with us in the last 3 seasons and wish him luck wherever he is next season (not with us).

  • darthkir

    May 2, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #14

    Can u really blame McLoven when all he has as a partner is Shola? He is Owen-type of player who whill flourish with a good target man playing the ball for him. Its really that he has no good partner to play with thats all/

  • darthkir

    May 2, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #15

    Brutoon, you are being realistic and thats the truth we have to take 🙁

  • GeordieTwo

    May 2, 2011 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #16

    With the forwards we have available we will be lucky to get 2 points from the 3 games. Sorry to say it but we have nothing to attack with. Our attack from the right is non-existent. Joey is a central mid-fielder, he is wasted on the right and has no pace to stretch the game. Jonas tries hard but runs into the same dead end down the left much of the time. He did finally manage a few crosses against Liverpool though. Set pieces were horrible, Joey must be busy thinking of ways to spend his new contract money.

  • thepict

    May 2, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #17

    Now is the time to play Jonas on the right and Ferguson on the left. Joey is not a right winger.


    May 2, 2011 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #18

    Were any of us really expecting us to get anything last weekend in Liverpoool ?

    Realistically, we did,nt have a chance!

    We still have an away game at Chelski! That will more than likely be a big loss too!
    Of course i will be pleased if we could stop the blues playing like we did Manure the other week at st James!

    If we can get results in our last two home games we will be okay! Goes without saying!

  • Billy1985

    May 2, 2011 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #19

    im honestly hoping that next weekend the bottom 3 lose so that makes us safe with goal difference i cant see us getting owt dont think the players care now barton having a laugh with the liverpool fans enrique trying to show off and failing so i just want the season to end to get next year started

  • Jezza

    May 2, 2011 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #20

    “We can still finish in the top 10 if we win two of those last three games, and that’s our focus.”

    Jesus Christ I can’t believe what I’m reading. Does this clown really expect us to believe he can lead the club to 2 wins in 3 games when he has only managed 2 wins in the last 14. On the evidence of yesterday’s debacle he should be thinking 2 defeats and we could still go down, never mind finish in the top 10. This fool is already becoming a parody of himself with all the nonsense that keeps coming out of his stupid gob.

  • Oleg G

    May 2, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #21

    Toon Sweden77

    How can you talk like that after the last performances?

    If we score, we win, but we have no one to score for us. You cannot win without scoring, this is why we draw the game against Man U. We played great, but there is no one to put that ball in.

    We should hope for 4 points from the last 3 games. Anything more is just being unrealistic to the reality at the club right now.

  • Brutooon

    May 2, 2011 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #22

    we might be no 16 or 17 but the end of the season.

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    May 3, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #23

    4 new players (2x Strikers, a LB & MF) plus Ben Arfa & Gosling will seem like we’ve signed 6 new players. Plus Best & Guthrie back from injury and youngsters like Airey, Lua Lua, Tavernier, Vuckic, Ferguson & Kadar we could have a strong squad next season.


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