Newcastle Need Good Performance And A Win At Gateshead


Newcastle will play tonight at Gateshead, and it will be a good chance to get beyond the upsets of the last few days surrounding Joey Barton.

James Tavernier – will start tonight

It’s a delicate time of the season, and we cannot have the lads do what happened two years ago, and start to lose games when here was complete chaos at the club, and hopefully the powers that be, such as Alan Pardew and the senior players at the club, will not let that happen.

What’s obvious now, be it good, bad or indifferent,  is that Newcastle will move ahead next season without Joey Barton or Jose Enrique.

James Tavernier was on loan at Gateshead earlier this year, and he’s so far had a very good pre-season, although he looked just a little uncomfortable at left back at Leeds United on Sunday, and the 19 year-old is part of a strong squad for the short trip over the River Tyne tonight.

Steve Harper, Alan Smith, Ryan Taylor and Mike Williamson will all be involved tonight, as well as young guns Sammy Ameobi, the impressive Haris Vuckic (another goal?), Paul Dummett and Mehdi Abeid, all of whom have already played for the first team this pre-season and looked good.

It would be good if Newcastle can get a win tonight against the Blue Square Premier side, if only to raise the confidence of the lads, after the poor display at Leeds on Sunday, and the Joey Barton affair that’s unfolded over the last day or two, and seemingly caused a little bit of chaos within the squad.

Tavernier will be very used to playing at the International Stadium, and he had this to say to the Newcastle official site this afternoon:

“That loan spell did me a lot of good in terms of playing games and gaining experience, so it will be good to go back to Gateshead and play for Newcastle.

“I had a good time there and if I’m in the team on Tuesday it will be great to play there again.”

We assume James will get a start at right back and Mike Williamson needs more playing time and will also start the game, and then Alan Pardew will likely pick his strongest side for the game on Saturday at St. James’ Park against Fiorentina.

And that starting eleven should be a good guide as to what the starting line-up will be against the Gunners a week on Saturday,  in the first PL game of the season.

A couple of wins before the lads meet Arsenal would be very good, and it would help raise the spirits of Newcastle fans,  that’s for sure.

And one more thing – no injuries.

Comments welcome.



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334 comments so far

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 2, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #1

    HOWAY THE LADS!!!

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 2, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #2

    Take it there wont be any links?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 2, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #3

    Probably not with it being a reserve fixture

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  • Tyneside

    Aug 2, 2011 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #4

    @NUFC_Richyg01

    What striker do you think we’ll bring in?

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  • Andy

    Aug 2, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #5

    it’s just a reserve match isn’t it?

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  • Tyneside

    Aug 2, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #6

    The longer we leave it prices will go up

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 2, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #7

    Newcastle XI isnt that the full team?

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  • israeli_fan

    Aug 2, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #8

    yesterday,
    shearer put all those chances away,
    now on ba’s knees we have to pray,
    oh i believe in yesterday.

    so sad,
    fatman ashley doesnt want to spend
    on sholas goals we now must depend
    and del boy i just cant stand.

    what they did to my club i dont know theyll never tell
    rest in peace uncle bob till those rot in hell

    yesterday,
    was so fun to watch newcastle play,
    now we play like a 6 years old gay,
    oh i believe in yesterday

    i bet relegation i can see it in the cards
    leave the club fatman ash and take with delboy and pards!

    rip bobby 1933-2009
    rip newcastle united 1882-2011

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 2, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #9

    @4

    I have no idea mate. Hopefully someone, but hard to tell who the targets will be, any ideas?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 2, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #10

    @7

    Think its a mix of first teamers and reserves.

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 2, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #11

    Victor mosses anybody?

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  • MacToon

    Aug 2, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #12

    kingkev9 and anyone in or around Newcastle who’s sick to death of this regime:

    Percy (haymarket) beer garden from 7 pm tonight. Hopefully some constructive ideas and a decent pint 😉

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  • onepeterb

    Aug 2, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #13

    what a bunch of no hopers you should have been around when we had gordon lee or bill mcgarry. standing in a sh!t tip

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  • spitfire_

    Aug 2, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #14

    Send Joseph to chase balls to the sidelines.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 2, 2011 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #15

    @12

    What you gonna do, chip in a fiver each and see if you can buy the club?!

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  • onepeterb

    Aug 2, 2011 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #16

    and we ate gravel

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 2, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #17

    @11

    Nah mate, Ill pass on that one!

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  • Tyneside

    Aug 2, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #18

    @NUFC_Richyg01

    I can see it being Crouch, Pavlyuchenko, Erding, Bendter, N’gog or C Cole

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  • MacToon

    Aug 2, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #19

    Richyg01, nah we’ll argue constantly on a blog for no good reason with jerks like you maybe?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 2, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #20

    @18

    I would like Pavlyuchenko or Bendtner like,

    Erding a non-starter and the others aint really up to it tbh.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 2, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #21

    @19

    Don’t see what you think you can achieve.

    While MA owns the club, there ain’t nowt we can do!

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 2, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #22

    and lets keep trying to convert Tavernier into a left back to save a bit of money too.

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  • Smooth moves Shola

    Aug 2, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #23

    Some people want a catastrophe season, because it serves their vendetta against Mike well.

    True story.

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  • Eastander

    Aug 2, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #24

    you read this? bottom line made me laugh

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/14366574.stm

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  • Smooth moves Shola

    Aug 2, 2011 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #25

    *catastrophic

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 2, 2011 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #26

    @22

    Please no, he looked so uncomfortable there like!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 2, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #27

    @23

    It wouldn’t change nothing though would it!

    @24

    Why was I not suprised when it said that like!

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  • P.I.

    Aug 2, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #28

    @NUFC_Richyg01

    Probably bring Kuqi back mate.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 2, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #29

    @28

    Bloody hell!
    He was usefull last time like wasn’t he!

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 2, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #30

    kuqi and pancrate are new strike force hahaha

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 2, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #31

    NUFC_Richyg01 is another of Ashley’s lost love children, and they love their daddy.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Aug 2, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #32
  • JackButler

    Aug 2, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #33

    just seen picture of Barton leaving the training ground carrying a box of gear, boot’s n’ all, don’t know what it means

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  • Eastander

    Aug 2, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #34

    @32 – because his first names nikola

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  • P.I.

    Aug 2, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #35

    @MacToon
    Aye atleast youll get some half decent priced booze in the Percy. Usually a large vodka red bull for me while im in there… £3.79 i believe

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  • Eastander

    Aug 2, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #36

    @33 that he cant work out which foot his boots go on?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 2, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #37

    @31
    I don’t even like the man!

    @33
    Where abouts mate, I’ve only seen the one of him with his thumb up.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 2, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #38

    Everton want 20mil for Jagielka?

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  • JackButler

    Aug 2, 2011 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #39

    NUFC_Richyg01

    just on SSN

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 2, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #40

    and why do so many of my fears come back to haunt me like when I feared what would happen when Yohan Cabaye realised we are never going to fight for a Europa league place. anal dogpoo over selling the club he’s just a second hand car salesman.

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