Fulham Will Be A Tough Challenge For Newcastle


Newcastle play Fulham tomorrow, and that will be a tough home game for Newcastle.

Alan Pardew – both teams will use 3 subs tomorrow

We were really hoping on Thursday evening that the lads could win the game in the 90 minutes at Scunthorpe, and they should have, but that extra 30 minutes of extra time could see some of our players a little sluggish tomorrow.

Of course Alan brought in about six new players for the Carling Cup tie on Thursday evening, and some players will return on Sunday fresh from the rest, but not many.

Dutchman Martin Jol took over Fulham in the summer, and of course he was a manager most Geordie fans were hoping would get the Newcastle job last December, especially when he suddenly resigned from Ajax, just a day after Chris Hughton was fired.

But it was not to be, and Alan Pardew was the surprising choice as new manager, but now the two will go head to head tomorrow, and Newcastle need the win to lift the spirits of supporters, after losing  Joey Barton yesterday.

This is what Alan Pardew said about the game tomorrow:

“From what I have seen, sometimes the results do not reflect the performances.” “Fulham’s performances have been very strong and they have very good players. They will have another strong season.”

“They are a good defensive unit and they are playing a little bit more expansively under Martin Jol, so that is a little tweak on their style. We are tweaking our style a bit as well.”

“We have not got it as I want it yet, but Yohan Cabaye probably had his best game on Thursday night and was starting to influence things for us and making us look a bit different.”

“I think both managers, myself and Martin, will be looking at our side and looking for fatigue around the 60, 70-minute mark and maybe we will need to freshen the team up.”

“I think we will both use 14 players.” “You have to remember it is a squad game in the Premier League and the other competitions you are in.”

“Our squad has come through with flying colours in the first three and now we have a big game tomorrow.” “I think we had it a lot tougher at Scunthorpe than Fulham did against Dnipro. I have not seen their game, but I am guessing that.”

“You have seen lots of Premier League clubs in the Carling Cup go away and struggle and a lot of them have been beaten. We could have been beaten.”

It would really lift the spirits of Newcastle fans if we can get our third successive win tomorrow, and that will bode well for the future.

And after the game tomorrow, Newcastle will have a short three days left to get new players into the club, and we’ll just have to wait and see who comes in, and then on Thursday we’ll take a look at how we really did in the transfer window.

But a win tomorrow is looking very important for Newcastle.



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142 comments so far

  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #1

    quitesimple // Aug 27, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    The giraffe was invented when Jonas Gutierrez uppercutted a horse

    lmfao

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #2

    Will be an interesting match that.
    Will we be riding our luck in the 1st half this time aswell?
    Would be the 4th one, has to change sometime.
    I like Pardew tho, he does something right at HT always.
    Wish he’d do from the get go aswell.

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #4

    If Raylor was injured and he didn’t score them two FK’s we would have drawn 0-0 with 5under1and and might be out the cup now with only 2 points in the league.

    Me im going for a nil – nil

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #5

    Also whats happened to Ba’s 1 goal in every 2 games he looks like the 2nd worste striker we have just half a chins length in front of loverman and that really is saying something.

    I wish Sir Bobby was here to sort this mess out

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #6

    @israeli_fan

    About Bellamy.
    He’s the sort of player that would add something different with his pace.
    Then again, he’s the sort of person we’d kick out of the club.
    Otherwise i think he could help us out.

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  • israeli_fan

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #7

    it’s intresting to know what would sir bobby rip would do with ma&dl in charge.

    would he walk away? criticize them? get on with it and guide us to a mid-table season in season out?

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #8

    “worste” lol

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  • JackButler

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #9

    DarloGeordie Ba will come good, his record speaks for itself

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #10

    @DarloGeordie

    Ba, Tiote, Ben Arfa, all on ramadan, think there’s only 2-3 days left now tho.
    Lack of food is messing up his focus and concentration i think.
    We all know what Tiote is capable of, look at how he’s been doing.
    Make sense imo.

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  • RedMissionBells

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #11

    Can we sign Hulk ? please.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #12

    @RedMissionBells

    Would u like a new owner with that?

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #13

    yeah alan “we are tweaking our style a little bit aswell” tweaking it my arse we’re selling/getting rid of all our best players (assett stripping). and we are not replaceing them what a S.C.U.M.B.A.G. (ashley that is)

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  • Stuart

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #14

    Haha, if you pay for him yeah RedMissionBels.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #15

    hope we sion a striker and a left back but signing a striker might not happen

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  • israeli_fan

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #16

    dannyo no chance tiote&ba fast the ramadan

    in ramadan you eat and drink at night, after the sunset
    and i dont believe tiote didnt eat or drink during or after the game against arsenal.. it doesnt make any sense.

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #17

    Dannyo + JB

    I hope your right, it does make sense though no food = no energy, which will explain why as Edd puts it he looked like a lazy Shola. However you have to then look at Pardew why is he playing him when he has Best on the bench raring to go and well Sammi both looking to prove a point.

    3 days and counting and we have goal machine… right lads… Ill buy him a big mac any day as long as he keeps that goal scoring record up 😉

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #18

    redmissionbells -hulk? we didnt even sign neil f.u.c.k.i.n.g. taylor what do you think.

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  • nufcmatt

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #19

    i always think we should be beating fulham at home but they always prove to be our bogey team, and we don’t have any strikers that can score goals, i can see a boring 0-0 or 1-1, desperately need some more players, and i can’t wait for ben arfa to be back.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #20

    nufcmatt in a strange sort of way we need a thumping off fulham cos another win and we will not sign anybody b4 wednsday

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  • israeli_fan

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #21

    we have 3 world class players in our squad (krul, ben arfa, tiote) about 4 very good players (colo, saylor, cabaye, jonas) 6 good enough players (gosling, marv, ba, raylor, obertan, harper) and a few good youngsters.. so we probably need about 6 players to have a real go to europa spots… if ashley will start to invest in the team- we will be a top 6 team in the same class as spurs, liverpool

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #22

    boom Boom @ 20

    That comment is rediculous and you deserve a slap!!!!!

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #23

    @nufcmatt

    Right u are, and we do have 2-3 bogey teams.
    I’d like to think Tottenham sees us are their bogey team 😛

    @israeli_fan
    Are you sure? Can they not drink water?

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  • nufcmatt

    Aug 27, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #24

    yeah i just don’t understand ashley’s thinking, we have a decent team and spending a little more money on a few good signings will push us in to challenging for european spot, earning him more money, he just wants to survive

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  • israeli_fan

    Aug 27, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #25

    not allowed to drink.. do you really think they train everyday and wait 10 hours to drink water? not a chance.

    tiote will come good, i have no doubt.

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  • nufcmatt

    Aug 27, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #26

    we are becoming arsenal’s bogey team as well 😀

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 27, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #27

    The club is dilliying dallying over pieters and cissokho, i am worried we may end up signing neither

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  • Spuggy

    Aug 27, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #28

    Collo is world class now IMO

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  • dmac

    Aug 27, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #29

    They can eat like israeli said when the sun goes down but bare in mind everyone else eats all day and theyd have to binge at night. You try that for a month youd be unfit aswell.

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  • alkinou

    Aug 27, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #30

    http://www.mercato365.com/etranger/angleterre/newcastle-pieters-arrive-735877.shtml

    This site here is saying that we’ve agreed a fee for Pieters’ transfer of about 8million euros… But I’m not sure whether the information is reliable

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  • toonfan76

    Aug 27, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #31

    Three new players in before the end of this window or I am 100% moving to the dark side, (By that I mean the Ashley out side.) Pieters, Decent Striker and instead of another Mid fielder for Joey, get a CB for cover. I was giving them this window as a last chance to show me they were going to invest, They have til Wednesday night to prove otherwise. Not one for Boycoting matches or anything like that, what can the humble fan do in these situations, Not much unless he has a spare 300mil kicking about somewhere. I pray a miracle happens and we sign the three we need but my usual optomism has worn almost completely out. HWTL

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 27, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #32

    @israeli_fan

    My bad then, i thought they were allowed to drink.

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  • israeli_fan

    Aug 27, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #33

    sturridge is now chelsea SIXTH choice striker, behind torres, drogba, anelka, lukaku, kalou and Mata can play striker as well.

    Its a great opprtunity to buy him, even though he isn’t 100% proven in my eyes

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 27, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #34

    Does the religion not give special exceptions to sports stars… just seems silly to me!#
    😉

    Thats why i like to believe in Sciene and proven fact rather than nonsense… Who would of thought that 2011 years on this would be effecting Newcastle United and their star players.

    ooooohhhhh

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  • Spuggy

    Aug 27, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #35

    Cabaye, Ba, Tiote and Marveaux still settling in and gaining match fitness.

    Tiote hasn’t looked good as most have said, but no one is slating him….resason…..because we know he’s class. So give the new guys a break and show them the warmth of the geordie nations.

    Stick together guys with the team and the manager. We can’t change what happened at board level so why go on and on and on about it.

    See what the crack is @ 11pm Wed when the window shuts…meanwhile HWTL!!!!

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  • israeli_fan

    Aug 27, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #36

    if colo is world class then i can tell you at least 10 PL defenders who are world class as they are better than him… world class for me is top 10 in the world in his role

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 27, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #37

    *SCIENCE*

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  • NathanH NUFC

    Aug 27, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #38

    Good news guys, rumour is that we have met the release clause price in Nolan Roux’s contract so i think Pieters and Roux will be our final 2 signings to be honest, and Ryan Taylor will be played on the right instead of Barton.

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  • Toonbyblood

    Aug 27, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #39

    Can’t believe those guys are on ramadan AND playing football. I have friends that are on it and seriously gets them messed up at times, but mostly at the beginning…

    Would like to see Marveux start this weekend.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 27, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #40

    BPLTransferNews TransferNews
    News in France that #NUFC have met Nolan Roux’s release clause/ via @Footba11Paul

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