Anything Out Of Chelsea Game Will Feel Like A Win


Manchester United  need only one point from their trip to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday to win their 19th English League Championship, and go above Liverpool, who have 18h English League Championships.

Alan Pardew – wants good performance from his troops

And it’s their 12 Premier League title in 18 seasons for the Red Devils.

For the record Newcastle have won 4 English league Championships in seasons 1904–05, 1906–07, 1908–09 and 1926–27.

We’ll all have to hope that when Manchester United clinch the Championship on Saturday (we hope), it will have a negative impact on Chelsea on the following day when they host Newcastle in a 1:30 pm kick off game.

We don’t think that will happen – Chelsea being affected that is, but we hope it happens, and anything from this game will be like a win for Newcastle, especially since the squad has been depleted with injuries in the last few months

But Alan Pardew has been very upbeat and positive about these last two games, and he had this to say today:

“You have to say it’ll probably be a different type of atmosphere there after Sunday, as they can’t realistically win the title.

“It might make the job a little bit easier, but nevertheless they’re a top, top team.” “They’ll still want to finish the season strongly, just like us.”

“It’ll be a tough game – playing Chelsea always is.” “We’ll be going to try to put in a strong performance, and come away with something.”

But Newcastle have also performed very well in the two games they’ve played against the London powerhouse this season, when the second team beat Chelsea’s second string 4-3 at Stamford Bridge,  and the lads played very well to hold Chelsea at St. James’ Park last November,  in a 1-1 draw.

Alan continued:.

“I was at the cup game. It was a funny one – I didn’t think Chelsea were at the top of their game that night.”

“Newcastle played very well, but this will be completely different, with different personnel.”

“We’ll go there with confidence, but we know we’ll have to be at our best if we’re going to take anything from the game.”

This Chelsea game is the way we felt about the Manchester United game at home a couple of weeks back, when we didn’t expect anything out of it,  and were just a little scared in case Newcastle were taken to the cleaners.

The difference on Sunday is that Newcastle will be missing some of their top players in Nolan, Tiote and Williamson, so we really don’t expect to get anything out of the game.

However, Newcastle have surprised us before this season by playing well against the very top sides, and we beat Arsenal and West Ham in London earlier this season, and maybe they can do the same again on Sunday afternoon.

We hope so.



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143 comments so far

  • JUGGALO TOON ™

    May 12, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #1

    @ sammydolan (In previous post)

    According to FootballBanta (Alan Smiths ex) Heskey is on his way to North England. That could be us, the scum, M’Boro or Leeds. Be funny if Scumderland got him but my guess out of the 4 would be Leeds as he is getting old now and as many players do step down a division.

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  • Ben-Arfa11

    May 12, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #2

    Id like to tell people on this my view about Enrique leaving this summer etc.

    Lets not get upset about it if he leaves.

    Enrique is a great player but if he dont want to be with us so be it i certainly wont be losing any sleep over it.

    Heres why.Loyality went out the door in my opinion when Shay Given left us for Man city.I always thought of him as a complete legend and a class player.I hold no grudge towards the player whatsoever but when he left us he got the ‘legend’ tag taken away from him and just left as a class player not because he left us when we needed him the most he certainly deserved a move after all the service he got what in my opinion lacked taste was his interview after he would of still been a legend in my opinion if he talked about newcastle fans for 10-15 minutes and how great they are and loved them i got the impression after his interview that he didnt care and all he cared about was playing for his new club.i wasnt impressed all he did was talk bout how the board wasnt good etc and need changes.i felt hugley let down by this player and when that happend i realise that loyailty is certainly not a given in this kinda enviroment.

    lots of players have left us over the years

    Beye thought he was better than us after we got relegated—where is he now??oh thats right playing kickaround with aston villa youth team

    Bassong-thought spurs would be better developing him than us..big mistake hardly here his name anymore when he played for us there was alot of talk about a french call up.now its more like making the subs bench

    Owen–Hate this guy so much but glad he is rotting on bench as man united clearly know that the hungry hernandez is 20 times the player he is..but he probably doesnt mind since he can pay for more horses.

    Zogbia—always wants to go to a big club i hardly think playing for wigan is playing for a big club especially when they will be relegated this season maybe..how quickly things change on someone he probably had a right laugh at us when he left us before we got relegated..how things change..good player tho has improved alot but still what a douchbag he is.

    So as you can see the grass is not always greener when it comes to leaving a club

    all i say is i hope enrique says and becomes a pure legend and a class player to

    if he goes so be it

    all im looking forward to is all the new players we are LOOKING TO BRING in this summer i think everyone should just think about this

    because im sure the players we bring in this summer will probably leave us in a few years time to thats what football is all about changes quick changes but its exciting about who we bring in

    so lets look forward to a really good season next season

    maybe we gamiero up front 🙂

    feeding off balls from ben arfa

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  • JUGGALO TOON ™

    May 12, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #3

    GK – Krul
    RB – Simpson
    CB – Saylor
    CB – Colo
    LB – Jose
    RM – Raylor
    CM – Barton
    CM – Jonas
    LM – Fergy
    CAM – Lovenkrands
    ST – Ameobi

    4-4-1-1

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  • gorskino10

    May 12, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #4

    Spurs watched for the first time a day or so ago Kevin Gamiero.
    I swear Spurs and Liverpool all they do is look who we are looking at what.

    “Newcastle fullback Simpson wants to beat Chelsea for Man Utd”
    Article by Danny is worring he is concentrating on beating Chelsea for Man United, not for us. he should be more worried his place is under threat as he is our worst defender EVERY time a team gets to the byline its ALWAYS his side, hope Tavanier take his place asap we want a player who wants to play for us, he has that Typical “I wish i was still at Man United” vibe about him.

    Newcastle join race to sign ex-Carlisle Utd striker.
    Says it all really our type of player we “Truly” are looking at, imagine a team with Graham/Konchesky/Larsson, plus them added to our awesome bunch of players like Ameobi/Loven/Alan Smith/Danny Simpson we will be a force next season :p

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  • niafron

    May 12, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #5

    “CAM Lovenkrands.”

    What mean “CAM”?

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  • JUGGALO TOON ™

    May 12, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #6

    Center Attacking Mid

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  • gorskino10

    May 12, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #7

    @Niafron
    Center Attacking Midfield (Usually plays just behind the striker/s)

    More transfer news:

    Liverpool ponder bid for Toulouse defender Cheikh M’Bengue.

    Cheikh on NUFC bid
    M’Bengue told Mercato365.fr: “It’s great! I had heard about it, but the club has denied it. Now, I do not mind too much, I have an agent for that. He handles my interests very well, we must see what happens.

    Newcastle, Bolton tracking St Etienne defender Moustapha Bayal.

    Pardew in France this week on scouting mission.

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  • dave_barron363

    May 12, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #8

    For the game on Sunday i would play a 4-4-1-1 of

    Krul

    Simpson – Taylor – Colo – Enrique

    Raylor – Barton – Guthrie – Fergie

    Jonas

    Ranger

    With players like Airey and Tavernier on the bench after there performances last night, thoughts?

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  • JUGGALO TOON ™

    May 12, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #9

    @dave_barron363

    Thought Guthrie was injured?

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  • joe

    May 12, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #10

    @Ben-Arfa11

    Mate if we play kevin gameiro up front with HBA our front 2 are going to have a combined height of 3.4m!! In other words we’re gonna get dominated physically.

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  • Tal_nufc4eva

    May 12, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #11

    hey, some one back me up on this if any of u guys know this aswell but supposidly we’ve just signed Mirandinhia and Bjørn Kristensen? i really wonna know if this is true, dunno who they are or if they are any good. someone find something out about these and let me know. cheers

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 12, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #12

    joe,

    Not necessarily

    with carroll it was all long balls and hopeful crosses. with ben arfa and gameiro it would be clever through balls and one twos on the deck, not in the air all the time. Man U don’t play with big strikers.

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  • niafron

    May 12, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #13

    @Joe and Ben arfa 11

    One more time, Rémy is perfect for the job.

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 12, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #14

    Tal

    I don’t know if you are on a wind up or have been wound up yourself !!

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  • niafron

    May 12, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #15

    Rémy is equally good in the air and in the depth of the field.

    He’s physical, technical, he can score a lot..

    And what a great dancer!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=druvmWa1454

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  • Tal_nufc4eva

    May 12, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #16

    rotonda

    some freinds i have on facebook beleives we’ve signed them. and also said late last night that nolan would be out for the season, much earlier than it being on the news. he’s pretty reliable

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  • alex84

    May 12, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #17

    they used to play for newcastle years ago

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  • joe

    May 12, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #18

    Rotanda Heights

    That’s provided that the rest of the team are on the same wavelength as them, as you can’t expect the 2 of them to be the only ones trying to play on the deck and one twos. As far as I’m concerned, only enrique, gutierrez, barton, and HBA look capable of playing them consistently at a TOP level. Generally speaking its easier having a bigger striker up top as it also gives us the option of holding the ball up should the need arise, rather than always having to play around opponents, which I’m all for, but don’t think that the team is suited or good enough for that.

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 12, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #19

    Tal

    I smell a rat !!! But I’ll dive in. Mirandinha and Bjorn kristensson were here as players in the 80s !!

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  • Tal_nufc4eva

    May 12, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #20

    rotonda

    he’s having me, just told me the git! :/

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  • Tal_nufc4eva

    May 12, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #21

    i’m only 15 so dont remember hardly anyone from the 80’s

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  • shearermania

    May 12, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #22

    tal..
    and bjorn kristensen was an even worse right back than danny simpson…..and that was playing in the second division….

    someone is taking you for a ride…funny though…

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  • coolcatcarter89

    May 12, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #23

    I’ve heard we’re signing the Honey Monster, does anyone know anything about him?
    Cheers.

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  • niafron

    May 12, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #24

    @coolcatcarter

    I’m sure he can score a couple of goal against Sunderland.

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  • The Entertainers

    May 12, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #25

    I’m sure I’ve still got a half toon half brazil scarf from the Mirindinha days haha!
    How times have changed, we are all for Argentina now! Would like one more Argentina / Italian international in my ideal team 😉
    Sqaud for Saturday will ‘be’ interesting:
    Krul
    Raylor

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  • The Entertainers

    May 12, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #26

    And just to finish off haha

    Simpson
    Taylor
    Enrique
    Jonas
    Barton
    Colo
    Ferguson / smith
    Lover
    Shola

    Is how I reckon AP will go

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  • shearermania

    May 12, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #27

    smith wont be fit enough…i think he will either risk tiote or play collo in midfield again….

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  • arfa chance

    May 12, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #28

    @ niafron
    After your suggestion , I had a look at remy on you tube. Good in the air and can play it on the deck too. Could be a tidy player for us with hatem just behind.

    Think that pardew will play fergie on left, Jonas as an am, Barton and smith in middle and right.

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  • daneevz

    May 12, 2011 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #29

    heard newcastle might be lining up a bid for Roger Johnson as he just purchased a house in wallsend.

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  • niafron

    May 12, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #30

    @arfa chance

    Well, as i’ve said, versatility is his best weapon. He’s the perfect link between Ben arfa and Barton.

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  • coolcatcarter89

    May 12, 2011 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #31

    Niafron, anyone is welcome who can help us stuff them, although we seem to have that base covered, even if we play Ameobi. 🙂

    I think we’ll look like this against Chelsea:

    —————Krul—————
    Simpson-Taylor-Willo-Enrique
    —————Colo—————
    Raylor——Barton——Jonas
    ———-Strolla–Ranger——–

    I think he’ll give our youngsters a start in the final game, to entice them and give them incentive to give their all in pre-season.

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  • The Entertainers

    May 12, 2011 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #32

    Willo has a broken arm mate

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  • coolcatcarter89

    May 12, 2011 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #33

    Wonky formation again…… 🙁

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  • The Entertainers

    May 12, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #34

    Which is why I reckon Simpson will play CB and Raylor RB.
    bringing in smith or fergie

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  • coolcatcarter89

    May 12, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #35

    Oh yeh, hard to keep up with the back-log of injuries!

    Please, not Sol……

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  • daneevz

    May 12, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #36

    sol been offered new 2year contract!!

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  • coolcatcarter89

    May 12, 2011 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #37

    Drogba would make mincemeat out of Simpson. It’s looking ominous for us….

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  • daneevz

    May 12, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #38

    600 minutes and 500 texts!! lol

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  • coolcatcarter89

    May 12, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #39

    Just remembered, he’s injured too, right?

    Revised:

    —————Krul—————
    Simpson-Taylor-Colo-Enrique
    —-Raylor–Barton–Jonas—-
    Ranger——————-Fergie
    ————–Shola—————

    We’re going to have to try something different.

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  • coolcatcarter89

    May 12, 2011 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #40

    You’re a sick bloke daneevz.

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