Blackburn Have Won Last Five Games At St. James’ Park

Blackburn Rovers have won all of their last five games at St. James’ Park.

Newcastle’s top two coaches oversee the training

And in fact it’s not since John Carver managed the side on a caretaker basis back in September of 2004, after Bobby Robson had been sacked, that Newcastle last beat Blackburn at home, when the lads ran out easy 3-0 winners.

Graeme Souness was in the stands that day, looking on at the game between his new club Newcastle and old club Blackburn Rovers, and he became the Newcastle manager replacing the great Bobby Robson.

Alan Pardew thinks Newcastle can end Blackburn’s run of five wins on the trot on Tyneside, as he told the club’s official website today:

“Although they’ve got a great record here, they’re not bringing the same personnel and we’ve certainly got a change of personnel.”

“Our fans will be a massive factor, and we hope they turn out in force and sing as they do to make that place the fortress that it is.”  “We’ve have a good record there and now we need to push on.”  

“Competition’s fierce – and it’s fierce to be on the bench. Last year, really I didn’t even think about the bench,”  “It was almost like ‘who can we put on?’ This year it’s very, very different.”

“We’ve got some tough decisions to make on who to leave off.”  “So on that side, we’re healthy and hopefully the first-team can keep getting results and guys will have to be patient.”

“The players are producing. whichever player I put out there at the moment seems to have a bit of form about them, and confidence.”  “And that bodes well.”

With 22 players having been involved in the last two games, it’s going to be very tough for Alan Pardew to decide which players to leave out of the 18 man squad for tomorrow.

But that’s also good news because it shows that Newcastle have an improved squad this season, and apart from failing to bring in a top striker in the summer, the club seem to have bought very well, with the new players looking like good additions to the squad.

A win is what we all want to see tomorrow, and with the right attitude and a application, there’s no reason why the lads cannot get the win.

Here’s hoping.

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • lewytoon

    Sep 23, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #1

    why isnt perch on the top banner? 🙁

  • JackButler

    Sep 23, 2011 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #2

    Think we should play with 5 in midfield to allow Cabaye more freedom with Ba or Best up front.
    Three points this weekend and Pardew will deserve all the credit for the work he has done as he has what is close to an impossible job under Ashley but has handled himself brilliantly

  • gorgonzola

    Sep 23, 2011 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #3

    Honestly won all 5 games? Sheeeesshhh thats poor Nufc.. 🙁 damn have to change history sorry to say…

  • lewytoon

    Sep 23, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #4

    first aswell haha

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 23, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #5

    Really hoping thatt Pards isnt one of the managers named in a bung scandal by Carrolls former agent,thats all we need.


    Sep 23, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #6

    5 games at home I think I went them all haha last one was 2-0 or 2-0 that jason roberts the lucky f@ck!


    Sep 23, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #7

    When barton also punched pederson, blame barton lads

  • BigKirky

    Sep 23, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #8

    Different story tomorrow. We’re playing well, with a different side and so do they.

    Come on lads 3-0! 🙂

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 23, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #9

    I was at that game last season and it was sh*te, statistically it was the worst game of football in the history of the game,straight after beating Arsenal as well

  • toonfan76

    Sep 23, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #10

    Have to say my confidence in this team is growing with every game, I also think people need to lay off Obertan a bit, this kid is a confidence player, The more he plays the better he will become, not pointing the finger at anyone in particular about it. He is a good outlet when we’re under pressure and his deliveries are gonna improve, He put a nice ball in for Colo’s goal in the cup> JUst a little more patience is needed, trust me on this one.

  • toon-hendy

    Sep 23, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #11

    Obertan will be quality given time. Everyone is ranting on about the marveaux cross for Lovenkrands goal on tuesday, well what about obertans for Collocini’s goal? Last seconds, for me was 10x the ball (Even though Marveaux’s was top notch).

    Personally given time (and when Santon gets back). I think Pardew will play Santon LB, meaning Gutierez doesnt need to play there anymore because at the minute he’s helping Raylor out. He’ll play Marveaux LW and Gutierez RW, then bring Obertan on to destroy people in the last 20 mins with his pace.

  • JimmyToonToon

    Sep 23, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #12

    I can’t wait for this game tomorrow. The Mrs is a Blackburn fan and will be sat in the home end with me! I really hope we break this 5 game run, otherwise I will never hear the end of it!

    I hope HBA at least get’s a place on the bench, he played canny on Tuesday night, and even if he gets 15 mins i’m sure he will make a difference.


  • John

    Sep 23, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #13

    Weve lost that threat up the left side with jose going to pool and a RB playing LB, Simpson rarely crosses the halfway line its alot to ask the CM and ST to carry, I think ST is far better at RB loves to get forward drop Simpson and bring Willi in with Colo when fit, We seem to have far better options in team than Jonas out left I really tink he cud make a good LB if converted he has the height to play at the bk and can dribble the ball out I tink thats the future for him in a NUFC shirt. Lovenkands plays well with best id play him sat and bring on HBA,

  • Sav

    Sep 23, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #14

    I don’t think its fair to call Obertan a Conference player!

  • wynsleap

    Sep 23, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #15

    Out of that 22 you mentioned Ed, we didn’t have Williamson. Harper, Vuckic and Santon in either.
    Looking promising.
    Just wished we’d have bought a cracking striker – that would have really topped it off.

  • niffnoff

    Sep 23, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #16


    Was that a poor attempt at humour there?


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