Can Newcastle Finish Season With Three Wins In A Row?


Newcastle will have a hard time of things at Chelsea, if the London side play anywhere near their form of the last 10 games or so.

Danny Simpson – in action last Saturday

Before their crucial defeat last Sunday at Old Trafford, the Chelsea side had been surging with 25 points from their previous 9 games and had been playing very well since Frank Lampard got back into the swing of things.

Danny Simpson, not too surprisingly, supports Manchester United, since the 24 year-old was born in Salford and was at Manchester United until signing for Newcastle some 16 months ago.

This is what Danny said today:

“I want Manchester United to win the league,” “I want to beat Chelsea and everybody at the club wants to beat Chelsea.”

“But on Sunday it will mean a little bit more if United lose at Blackburn. “We know it could be a massive game and, if it is, I’ll probably get a phone call from Sir Alex.”

“One or two players might give us a text as well.”

Newcastle have done well against Chelsea this season with a 4-3 win at Stamford Bridge in the Carling Cup – a match that was essentially between two second teams – but it was a terrific match with Shola Ameobi playing great, and scoring the dramatic winner with a header in the 90th minute.

That turned out to be Newcastle’s first win at Stanford Bridge in 24 years, and Newcastle then drew 1-1 at home on 28th November, which turned out to be Chris Hughton’s second last game in charge of the Magpies.

That was the game in which Andy Carroll scored after just 6 minutes,  from a bad Chelsea defensive error by Brazilian International Alex.

Newcastle were a little lucky in getting a point after playing well in the first half,  but Chelsea came back strongly in the second half and missed a few chances to win the game.

Danny continued:

“Some of the lads that have not been regular players played against Chelsea in the Carling Cup this season,”

“It was good for them that lads like Shane Ferguson,  Sol Campbell  and Nile Ranger, who  came into the side and were able to beat Chelsea. I could tell from them that they got a lot of confidence from that game and they kicked on from there.”

“Any team that goes to Chelsea and beats them 4-3, you’re going to be absolutely buzzing and that helped us for the home game. It probably made the first-team players think there’s some good young players coming through.”

“We knew we’d got some good young players if we needed them and it probably does give you that little boost, even for the players playing week in, week out, because you know if something does go wrong, you’ve got lads on the bench who can come in – they did it at Chelsea.”

While we don’t expect to get anything out of the game on Sunday, it would nevertheless be terrific if the lads can end the season with three wins in a  row.

That is very unlikely to happen, and we’d be happy enough to beat WBA a week on Sunday and end up with 47 points, in what has been a successful first season back in the Premier League for Newcastle United.

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29 comments so far

  • Cardboy

    May 12, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #1

    Yeah, sure they can. They are all capable players.

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  • toonfan09

    May 12, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #2

    knowing us we will beat chelsea and lose to west brom

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  • Elb11

    May 12, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #3

    Premier League is unpredictable, I wouldn’t be surprised if we got a point against Chelsea and then lost to WBA.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    May 12, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #4

    we should play Airey and ranger up front cause they are better than lovenkrAnds and ameobi

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  • Stuart

    May 12, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #5

    I wouldnt say the 4-3 win was a match between two second teams like Ed. Id say we had our second team out but chelsea only had 2 or 3 youngsters in their team that day.

    Can’t particularly see us picking up a win on Sunday though. Although knowing us Toonfan09 will probably be right haha!

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  • Cardboy

    May 12, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #6

    All they need to do at Chelsea is finish, they keep creating chances. At SJP I thought they looked beatable and they aren’t playing that much better now. But for Cole off the line we could have won that one that day, it was pretty much the only thing he did.

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  • Brutooon

    May 12, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #7

    no way we going to win against Chelsea

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  • Stuart

    May 12, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #8

    I wouldnt rule it out Brutoon. So far this season we’ve beat them once and drew with them.

    We’ve also beat liverpool and arsenal once and drew with them once. Also we drew with Manure once.

    Add to that the few demolitions against Villa, Sunderland, West Ham, Wolves.

    This season our team is capable of anything but rarely do what you think they’re going to.

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  • TimToon9

    May 12, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #9

    @stuart
    Didn’t drew with pool, were crushed in the second game–

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  • Brutooon

    May 12, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #10

    Anything can happen but i just think Chelsea is just too good

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  • Stuart

    May 12, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #11

    Oh yeah, sorry, was lumping them in with arsenal and didnt realise.

    Got to admit though, we’ve done well against the big teams this season like.

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  • davybtoon

    May 12, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #12

    we gotta give the youth ago u wont kno till u try them if it were up to some ppl on here they wudnt play till there 24year old for christ sake, look at fergie he gives gibson, fabio twins, welbeck, cleverly ago they didnt kno if they were good enough till he did n if there not he sends them on loan.
    look at that flannagan at liverpool hes been superb

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  • Bell

    May 12, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #13

    i think we’ll get beat but im not ruling us out.
    however i want to see a win against WBA, although were safe i still want a strong finish esspecially at home.

    Come on the TOOON!

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  • Brutooon

    May 12, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #14

    dabybtoon: totally agreed with you, Manchester Utd and Liverpool gave their youngsters those playing time and i can see these two remaining games as an opportunities to play our youngsters

    Airey as striker

    Vuckic CM

    Tavernier CB

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  • toonarmy1986

    May 12, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #15

    I think we will beat them especially if the title is decided as they will be feeling sorry for themselves and have nothing to play for so if we’re up for this they could be there for the taking.

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  • Cardboy

    May 12, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #16

    Well Sunderland won at Chelsea so it can’t be too hard 🙂 They were 9/1 that day for the win. I agree done well against bigger teams generally this year.

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 12, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #17

    some of our alleged targets.

    Paul Robinson (bolton)
    Jonathan greening
    Michel salgado
    zoltan gera
    chris poulsen
    Daniel van buyten

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  • Stuart

    May 12, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #18

    Where’d you get that list from Indian Magpie?

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  • davybtoon

    May 12, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #19

    there all the wrong age n ashly wont pay for them did a mackem give u them targets n as i stated the other
    since mike ashly has been here weve never signed a player for a cash sum other the age 27 year old n i dont expect it to change

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  • Brutooon

    May 12, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #20

    Salgado is like 35 years old, we got Simpson,Saylor,Raylor,Tavernier and Perch that can play that area

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  • davybtoon

    May 12, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #21

    we will get elmander for free age 29 n i reckon he will be the oldest player we sign in the summer everyone else will be between 20 n 26 year old

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 12, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #22

    davybtoon,

    That is a very good policy and that’s why I get so annoyed when I see the likes of Konchesky getting repeatedly linked, ie swapping the best full back in the league for the worst.

    Indian magpie’s list is a shocker. I would rather see the youngsters get a go than sign these has- beens just cos they’re cheap.

    If Konnchesky comes I think it tells you everything and then we better pray for a takeover !

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 12, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #23

    it was a joke, i was trying to crank you all up.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    May 12, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #24

    I dont really mind if we loose all 3 games, as long as at the end of the season the table has us higher than the unwashed.

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  • Sav

    May 12, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #25

    At this stage in the season, with the owner we’ve got, the thought enters your head if we finish too strongly, he’ll never invest. Will 2 thrashings make Ashley dig a bit deeper? Will 2 victories weaken Pardew’s hand?
    On the other hand, two hidings will certainly wave goodbye to thoughts of Enrique’s remaining on Tyneside, if ever there was a chance of that.

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  • The Entertainers

    May 12, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #26

    Tough game against Chelski, there last home game and they’ll go for the win.
    Just want the lads to put in 100% because I feel we are coasting at the moment.

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  • PonderingSnail

    May 12, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #27

    We’re guna beat Chelsea 2-1, i can smell it

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  • Benton Toon Exile

    May 12, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #28

    No Chance against Chelsea, if we get out of there 2-1 i will be delighted.

    Simpson should be more concerned about his place in our team than helping the club that threw him out!

    Elmander is a class act and would be a great addition.
    But we also need a Darren Bent, or Kenwyn Jones!

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    May 13, 2011 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #29

    Love us to beat Chelski at home but can,t see it happening!

    Already said, play as many of the youth team possible! But that won,t happen either!
    If we do that then we will ensure more chance of the three points against WBA!

    Tim Krul is reported, this evening on the Dutch TV as being on the short-list for his International debut in the next batch of friendly internationals.

    If Krully becomes a Dutch International goalie, how long will it be before one of the so called big clubs come in for him? ( Manure ).
    He is on the list with Cillissen from NEC-Nijmegen.

    Getting back to the game Sunday, Chelsea are the in-form team and depending on Krul, it could be three or four nul. But Ranger still needs to score, gonna happen sometime! Why not now!

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