Two Wins And Newcastle Can Finish On A High – Go For It!


There’s some talk in the Newcastle Journal today that if Jose Enrique leaves in the summer, then Jonas Gutierrez may do the same thing.

Jonas Gutierrez – wants two wins – so do we!

Jonas and Jose are good friends of course, and over the least three years or so since Jonas arrived from Real Mallorca they have formed an excellent partnership down the left wing, and they can even understand each other, because they both speak Spanish.

We hope Jonas doesn’t leave, and we even hope that Jose Enrique doesn’t leave either, but that’s looking more and more like it will happen this summer.

The Argentine International is just concentrating on trying to get as many points as possible in the remaining three games of the season, two of which are at home and could be winnable for the Magpies.

Not sure we can get anything at Stamford Bridge a week on Sunday.

Jonas talked to the Newcastle United web-site:

“It’s a good opportunity to take the six points because the teams are playing at the same level as us, fighting for the same positions in the table.” “West Brom have come from the Championship, the same as us.”

“And Birmingham are trying to make sure they stay up so they are two teams I think we can take six points from.” “But we have to concentrate on the first one first, and that’s Birmingham.” “More important is to win again,” “That is the most important thing.”

“I don’t care who makes the assists or who scores – for me, the most important thing is that the team wins.” “If we can’t win, we have to take a draw because that will take us to 42 points. But at home, we will be looking to give a win to the fans.”

“We want to finish above Sunderland,” he said. “That would be good for the fans and the team. But we have to focus on the next game, not on the other teams. “

“Birmingham are the team we have to play against next and we must do our best, try to take the points and at the end of the season, we’ll see where we are.”

Newcastle have been disappointing  number of their recent games at Stoke, Aston Villa and Liverpool, but they have done okay at home, and the home game against Birmingham must be Newcastle’s best chance to get their 11th win of the season, and only their 6th win at St. James’ Park.

And in the 18 games Newcastle have played since the start of the year, the Magpies have only 4 wins, and two of them were the first two games of the year at Wigan and at home to West Ham, and that’s just not good enough.

Two wins – Birmingham away and Wolves at home – in the last 16 games – ouch!

But two wins at home in the last two home games against Birmingham and WBA will give Newcastle 47 points – not too bad at all – and maybe in the top half the table.

That’s Newcastle’s chance to finish the season on a high, and it starts on Saturday.

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17 comments so far

  • Xavi

    May 5, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #1

    i want 3 wins

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  • boater

    May 5, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #2

    It astonishes me the way that on any given week, an ‘idea’ because the accepted party line on here.

    This week folks – everthing is peachy apart from we have no striker.. Oh yeah If Carr brings in 5 or 6 Tiotes/Arfas,, all’s well.

    Arfa has started 2 games – one wonder goal – and the other he was substituted as he couldn’t get into the game at all. He is a great prospect but – you all talk about him like he’s a proven quantity and saviour incarnate. Rubbish.

    Under Hughton we had an awesome team spirit – played completely beyond ourselves at times,, naive at other times. Now we look EXACTLY like what we are,,, an average set of premiership players – with 3 or 4 exceptions. And a salary man manager who has failed to inspire the team to play anything like the standards under Hughton – OK on a good day.

    We can spend all the 35mil on top world rising stars, but without team spirit it makes no difference I’m afraid.

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  • newcastle29

    May 5, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #3

    I see willo is now out for the rest of this season(broken arm in training)

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  • WWJBD

    May 5, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #4

    Time for Saylor to step up and prove he is worth what he is paid then

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  • gazza going fishing

    May 5, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #5

    Exactly boater, everyone is talking about stability, but whats the point of having stability, if where going to be shit for years to come! a say we need a manager like hughton, hodgson, o neil, any half decent manager will do!

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  • gorskino10

    May 5, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #6

    @Boater
    Agree its typical NUFC “One step foward (Promotion getting a new N9 etc…) then One step back (Bringing in Pardew/Wont spend hardly any of the cash injected)

    We have gone from a team st start of the season who were explosive to this team who are steady and not exciting at all, last game we lacked any commitment at all, commitment is what we would of got with Chris, but we were hit and miss, but now with Pardwho we are still hit and miss, Draw 4-4 with Arsenal, Draw with United but loose to teams we should, we have gone from the big wins/big loses to a team that can draw/loose narrorlly.
    Concept of Orange away kit
    http://alturl.com/c3rf6

    Made a few concepts but a Black/Yellow combo with the new kit style looks amazing (Look Below)

    http://img714.imageshack.us/i/nufc5.jpg/

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  • ToonDownSouth

    May 5, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #7

    boater, dont make out that we were playing so much better under Hughton. I think we’re playing exactly the same.

    Under Hughton we got trounced by Bolton 5-1 and West Brom 3-1, lost to Blackburn and Stoke, had a goalless draw with Fulham, and lost 3-0 to Manchester United. And dont forget, Hughton had a striker who could actually kick…

    I’m not saying Pardew is better, but I think you’re picturing life under Hughton a little differently.

    I feel that the difference is, at the start of the season we all agreed it’d take a few years to build back up to challenging for Europe. Now you guys all want it next year.

    No wonder other cubs ans laugh at us for thinking we’re bigger than we are all the time…

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  • Davies

    May 5, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #8

    ToonDoonSooth – I share that sentiment. I’m still happy to take 17th and do a bit of building in the summer.

    I also agree with you about Hoots. He was a coach, not a manager. I liked him, and I would have liked to see him get a full season, but I think we’d probably be lower down the table than we are now if he stayed on. Who knows, the faithful may well have turned against him if it had come to that.

    Pardew may not be ideal, but he’s what we’ve got, and I’m prepared to back him, rather than whinging that he isn’t Mourinho like some spoilt brat, or pretending Hughton was about to lead us into the Champions League.

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  • Brutooon

    May 5, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #9

    Williamson broke his arm during training and missed the next 3 matches

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  • Sav

    May 5, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #10

    I’d say its because they don’t want to wear that strip.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    May 5, 2011 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #11

    boater – I have to disagree with you and agree with ToonDownSouth and Davies. Personally I see the team more organized and solid now than before. What is the most noticeable difference is that Pardew has guided us to safety WITHOUT Carroll. With a target man like him in the team of course we looked a better side to now. That is what we need a good striker that can actually ‘strike’ the ball, something we currently lack. The general feeling with Ben Arfa is understandable as the lad has shown already in his few touches on the ball that the boy is class. Forget his wonder goal I noticed his class before that fabulous strike. He will make an enormous difference to the team now and I am more excited than a kid in Christmas to see him playing for us again.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    May 5, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #12

    gorskino10 – Did you make those? If those are the official Away strips I am definitely going to buy one with either Tiote or Ben Arfa on the back. They look better in orange or yellow than black and white! lol

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  • fungus44

    May 5, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #13

    if the one,s who slate the team and manager on here could do better than player,s or pardew why are they not in the job ,makes, me mad when you read what some of them come out with as if they could do a better job

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  • boonarmy

    May 5, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #14

    gorskino 10 can you do 1 with black and ligh blue

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  • JP...from The Rock

    May 5, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #15

    OH SH*T !!!!!! Ben Arfa set back!!! AGAIN!!! I am afraid we won’t see this kid until August. Willo broken arm as well! WTF is going on in our training?? Apparently Willo had a ‘freak accident in the gym’- how on earth did he break his arm doing weights?? Poor Benny I bet the lad must feel like he’s forgotten how to kick a ball. I was desperately waiting to see him play for us again this season I guess we will all have to wait until next season for that sadly 🙁

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  • Tal_nufc4eva

    May 5, 2011 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #16

    NUFC <3

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  • clinta3

    May 5, 2011 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #17

    In reality I’d be happy with two draws!

    The way the team has been playing and the current and brand new injuries means we probably won’t put on a great display. Also the teams we are playing will be more motivated then us as they are fighting for survival.

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