A Win Today Will Send Newcastle Fans Into Dreamland

The Newcastle players can look forward to a bumper crowd this afternoon, with the crowd expected to exceed 50,000 for the first time this season.

Alan Pardew – let’s hope he’s doing this today too

That’s partly because Newcastle have sold almost 4,000 additional season tickets with their cut price offer to existing season ticket holders, and it’s also because the lads are doing so well this season.

We had a crowd of over 48,000 in our last home game against Wigan, who are not usually a big draw, but that was a couple thousand more than at the previous home game against Spurs.

And if Newcastle can win this game today, they will go above Manchester United into second place, at least until the Red Devils play Sunderland later today.

Alan Pardew talked about two goals for the Everton game today:

“It’s a huge motivation to potentially go second,” “In my mind, there are a couple of goals for this game.”

“The first is to possibly go second, even if it is just for a few hours in the afternoon. And the second is for us to get to the Manchester City game unbeaten because I think that would be a real coup for us as a club.”

“That’s what we’re going to try to do.”  “I haven’t raised my targets yet,”  “I did say that ten games would be an indicator of what sort of team we would be, and I think that is a good barometer.”

“But because of the next month in front of us, perhaps it gives me a little bit more breathing space to find out. Now, we are obviously going into a run against the real quality sides in the division.”

“After that, I think we’ll know a little bit more. But we’ve certainly proven we are a decent side.” “The Geordies put the attendance at the ground high on their list of priorities and we’re thankful for that,”

“It means so much to them and that’s great.” “If we do get 50,000 in this weekend it would be fantastic. We’re trying to encourage that because I genuinely do think the players deserve it.”

“Whether we can back it up again on Saturday, I really hope we can.”

Newcastle must prove they are a good side by being consistent week in and week out, and if they can beat Stoke City away 3-1, then they should also be  able to beat Everton.

But to do that the lads will need to be as good as they were at Stoke City, and that’s where the consistency comes in.

Newcastle have usually been slow in the first half this season, but that was not the case at Stoke, and we have to hope the lads will start today’s game on the front foot too.

With such a big crowd expected today, it will be a  perfect time for the players to give the fans another win, and then we’ll all be in dreamland – well at least for the next two weeks. 😀

Howay The Lads!!

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28 comments so far

  • Dannyo

    Nov 5, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #1

    25 minutes until the line-up is out.

  • BiffBaffBoff

    Nov 5, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #2

    Dannyo – Nope, 1hr 20 mins till the line up is out. It usually comes out 1hr before kick off doesnt it?

  • shearermania

    Nov 5, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #3


  • Dannyo

    Nov 5, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #4

    Oh bloody hell, my bad, miscalculated an hour…
    Afraid not shearermania, Norway 😉

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Nov 5, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #5


  • shearermania

    Nov 5, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #6

    dannyo…ah i was close…hehe

  • geoff777

    Nov 5, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #7

    Dannyo … my guess

    Simmo – Saylor – Colo – Raylor

  • Dannyo

    Nov 5, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #8

    My guess aswell mate 😉 If Tiotes fit, then Tiote instead of Guthrie.
    Tbh tho, i’d love to see HBA make havok against Everton, like all that time ago, but not with the current form going forward.

  • shearermania

    Nov 5, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #9

    jonas should be on the right to contain baines going forward,,,and i would stick benny on the left to rape hibbert

  • Dannyo

    Nov 5, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #10

    Ye, hehe, u only missed by half the globe 😛

  • shearermania

    Nov 5, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #11

    @daannyo…ive been to norway many moons ago…(im from melbourne) Lillehammer skiing..loved it especially the girls……highly recommended

  • Dannyo

    Nov 5, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #12

    Ye, we’re famous for the girls and our (their) mountaintops 😛
    My wife’s been to Australia, not me tho, hope to go some day.

  • Belly

    Nov 5, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #13

    I’m already in dreamland!

  • shearermania

    Nov 5, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #14

    well most our girls look wrinkly and like they been locked away in a toaster for too long by the time they reach 30…

  • geoff777

    Nov 5, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #15

    Why would you want to split the Raylor/Jonas pairing up?
    It’s working so well.

    Jonas on the right? Why do people always bring this up?
    If he’d wanted to play on the right he could have many times, as we haven’t really had a genuine right-winger before Obertan since Routledge was loaned and sold.

  • shearermania

    Nov 5, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #16

    @geoff777 only because i think evertons left hand side id pretty good and i think their weakest spot is their right hand side with hibbert and neville..even if they play osman there he will cut inside all the time…
    attack their right side and keep our right side strong

  • matias

    Nov 5, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #17

    There has been a little too much talk about going into ManC unbeaten to my liking. Hopefully the lads are 100 % focus on Everton who will be a very tough opponent.

  • beddersmag

    Nov 5, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #18

    @Geoff777 I see where your coming from with jonas but if marveux comes in as expected its unfair for him to play on ‘wrong’ side also. im not a big fan of wingers playing on the other side in general and especially not both of them. With aerial threat we have lets switch jonas, put marv in his natural left wing slot and put in some quality for the front two.

  • magpiebop

    Nov 5, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #19

    4-4-1-1 Vs Everton


    Subs- Elliot, Simpson, Abeid, Guttierez, Vuckic, Ben Arfa, Best.

    4-0 to the lads today I think.



  • Scottishtoon95

    Nov 5, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #20

    where in scotland are you?

  • Klatoon

    Nov 5, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #21

    Whats the logic behind making lineups leaving out Jonas,one of our star players this season? just asking

  • magpiebop

    Nov 5, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #22

    No one has put more effort in than Guttierez but it’s a long season and we need to keep players fresh and fit. To sustain a challenge at the top of the table we need to fully utilise our squad to the max!

  • beddersmag

    Nov 5, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #23

    Not starting jonas is madness

  • dipesh14

    Nov 5, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #24

    Jonas does start- just Marveaux in for Obertan. HWTL!

  • Thump

    Nov 5, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #26

    Krul Simpson Coloccini S Taylor R Taylor Marveaux Cabaye Guthrie Jonas Ba Best

  • toonLYF

    Nov 5, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #27

    Leaving out jonas is a bit of a joke like, he’ll start 100% any time he is fit, he’s been incredible this season. Anyway, sitting in the gallowgate as I speak so I’m putting the phone away and soaking up our beautiful stadium HWTL!!!!!

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Nov 5, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #28



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