Ireland Striker Leon Best Due A Goal Tomorrow Against Wigan


Wigan have lost their last five league games on the trot.

Demba Ba and Leon Best
Can they get the goals tomorrow?


And we have to hope that tomorrow is not a lucky day for the Latics, and that the stats show they have lost their last six league games by 5:00pm tomorrow afternoon.

Wigan are second bottom of the league with just 5 points from their eight league games, and they have just  one point from their four games away this season so far, and have scored only one goal on the road,  with eight goals conceded.

But they are still a disciplined side, who will give it everything they have tomorrow, and they sometimes play way above themselves, and again we hope that will not be tomorrow.

As we said earlier in the week, tomorrow’s game will be a different kind of test for Newcastle and we will learn if the players can start and finish the game with the same intensity they showed against Spurs on Sunday afternoon, against a weaker side.

Leon Best is due a goal, but his partner Demba  Ba cannot seem to stop scoring them, and in the last three games he has 5 goals, but the two lads are also starting to form an understanding up front, and the Wigan defense is not one of their strong points.

And Wigan were 2-0- up at half time in the same fixture last season, when Charles N’Zogbia scored twice, and somehow out-jumped Mike Williamson for one of the goals, which he headed home in style, and Mike’s 6’4″ tall compared to Charles being just over 5’7.”

Newcastle came back strongly in the second half in that game,  and goals from Shola Ameobi after 70 minutes, and then an injury time equalizer from Coloccini  rescued the game for the Magpies.

Leon Best remembers that  game:

“Wigan nearly beat us last year when they came here, and there are no easy games,” “They’ve got good players but we just need to get the three points for ourselves.”

“I’m delighted for Demba to be scoring because as a pair we’re playing well and when you’re not scoring, it’s just as well your strike partner is,”

“And hopefully when Demba’s not scoring, I can nick in there and score my own fair few and do it for the team.”

Best has got three goals so far this season, and with an energetic performance tomorrow afternoon, he could add to that total, and Demba Ba seems to be able to score at any time.

And we’re still waiting for that first goal from French International midfielder Yohan Cabaye, who has gone close a few times this season.

But the main thing we want to see from Newcastle tomorrow afternoon, is another all-out and committed performance, and if they can do that,  surely we can get all 3 points?

Comments welcome.



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36 comments so far

  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 21, 2011 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #1

    a rekon he’l get 2

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  • yorkshireToon

    Oct 21, 2011 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #2

    i’d like best to get some goals as i think that will ivehim the confidence to get more in the next couple of games

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  • WWJBD

    Oct 21, 2011 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #3

    I was at that game if I remember correctly Perch was our RB at the time and Zoggy ran rings around him the whole game. Saying that we were poor.

    Left singing Colo’s name though felt like a win rather than a draw

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  • fergie

    Oct 21, 2011 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #4

    Proof that Newcastle are the Premier League’s most improved team: http://bit.ly/pEIhFx

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 21, 2011 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #5

    ayee Perch played when Zog destroyed wah.. they dont have anyone like that now.. Moses is getting ther Rodellaga is so over-rated its unreal

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 21, 2011 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #6

    We HAVE to absolutely definitivly crush Wigan beyond belief. Clobber, smash, destroy and whatnot.
    Yeye, we can be as “realistic” as we want, still have to blow em away like a baby mowing down chess pawns on a board.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 21, 2011 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #7

    must say im pretty impressed now with fm12 haha thought id fit that in.. unbeaten after 5 league games and 4th haha won 2 league cup games and u18’s and reserves are both top and unbeaten

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 21, 2011 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #8

    Dannyo – totally agree mate a actually think we will get a good win wer due one a wacked a quid on 3-0 and 5-0 today

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  • yorkshireToon

    Oct 21, 2011 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #9

    i’m actually more nervous this season about these sort of games because i actually hope and expect us to get something now!
    last season i almost expected us to lose to the likes of wigan so i guess it’s a good thing but i don’t like the nerves!

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  • WWJBD

    Oct 21, 2011 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #10

    I am worried that the ‘other’ NUFC turn up tomorrow or we go a goal up and switch off (ala Wolves second half) but I am hopeful that we break our under performing against smaller opposition ways tomorrow

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  • yorkshireToon

    Oct 21, 2011 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #11

    i don’t think we are even the same team as last season with the likes of cabaye, obertan and ba, we play completely different football and i’m that confident i put 15 quid on us to win has to be a sure thing 🙂

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 21, 2011 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #12

    @WWJBD
    Won’t happen mate 😛 Lol, i say that so confident, but i fear the same as u. Never take anything for granted, but still.
    In any way u look at it, player for player, statistically, historically, we have to beat em, just no other way around it.
    I just can’t see it ending up any other way, i can’t, i refuse to, i won’t have it.

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  • WWJBD

    Oct 21, 2011 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #13

    Dannyo
    All very true mate but the proof will be tomorrow at 5 when we are all smiling or all rather disappointed

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Oct 21, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #14

    Come on WWJBD let your cautiously optimistic side out lol

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  • WWJBD

    Oct 21, 2011 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #15

    Haha I have I think we will win 3-1 but NUFC always underperform against lower value opponents and you dont get much lower than Wigan 😉

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  • WWJBD

    Oct 21, 2011 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #16

    Anyway am off for the night have a good un lads

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  • vuckic

    Oct 21, 2011 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #17

    4-1 to toon Ba,Best,HBA,Obertan

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  • manxpie

    Oct 21, 2011 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #18

    If arfa is gonna b used as a withdrawn striker i think he has 2 play wit best coz ba plays far 2 deep for that 2 work i read people sayin best was poor against the spuds but for most of the game he was playin as a lone striker n he worked hard n held up n controlled the ball well 8 think it shud b him n ba 2mora and the goals shud flow (hopefully)

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  • manxpie

    Oct 21, 2011 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #19

    Plus i hav 2 say ober infuriated me on sunday n i actually think he’d b better on the left i think he’d b better leggin it down that wing n cutting in on his right peg plus his only assist this season (i think) has been from that side but i suppose time will tell

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  • manxpie

    Oct 21, 2011 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #20

    Knock knock??

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  • manxpie

    Oct 21, 2011 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #21

    Who’s there?

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  • GeordieDan

    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #22

    Surprised nobody’s mentioned it yet but what price for a Ryan Taylor free kick special(s) against his old club?

    Would be just a little bit sweet to see him smash 1 or 2 past their 36/37 supporters that make it up to St James’ tomorrow afternoon.

    They struggle to get 20k supporters for a home game ffs.

    A team that belongs in the Championship or worse for all eternity, as do the Smoggies, Hull and Reading et al,

    Surely the crappest teams ever to (dis)grace the Prem?

    Any others I’ve missed?

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  • GeordieCoaster

    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #23

    Just saw this on this seasons wikipedia page

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011%E2%80%9312_Premier_League

    “Paolo di Canio” as our manager and the very English “Dominic Senior” as our captain, someone get bored?

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #24

    fulham blackburn bolton villa more teams with shit fans

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  • manxpie

    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #25

    Eerrm sunderland mate infact i think there lowest points total ever in premier league history backs that up lol

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #26

    derby was worse but you have to love derby games

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  • manxpie

    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #27

    Eaststand blackburn!!!!? They,ve won the thing lol i no they’ve been shiet since lol

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #28

    aye get them out of the league a geordie won it for them lol

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  • GeordieDan

    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #29

    manxpie>

    And the winner is….lol

    Actually mate Derby broke the Scum’s lowest record of pts in the season when they ended on something like 8 or 9 pts and we gave them 4 of them I remember!

    Sunderland will always be my no.1 5hittest team as well though….

    Not that am biased or owt of course. 😀

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  • manxpie

    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #30

    Lol ya rite there in a way we were there downfall it makes ya proud dunnit lol just a shame nickin there manager was our downfall

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #31

    scum have shite fans aswell

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #32

    hope hes liverpoos downfall

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  • manxpie

    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #33

    Ditto eaststand n i can’t wait to see it fall 2pieces which it will i hate he c#nt!

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  • AlwaysTOON

    Oct 22, 2011 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #34

    Hey lads 🙂 anyone got a fresh link for tomorrow!?
    Btw.. we’ll win, a big win if anythink, 4-0 maybe 5-0.. but these are typical games we sometimes lose! HOWAY THE LADS!!!

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  • AlwaysTOON

    Oct 22, 2011 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #35

    We got 2 TOP players on the bench, Santon & HBA.. why the FiCK don’t we use ’em?? Arrghhh..

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  • LEROI

    Oct 22, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #36

    My improved team for today would be
    Krul
    Santon saylor colo raylor

    HBA tiote cabaye jonas

    Ba best

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