International Break Has Come At A Good Time For Newcastle


It seems that this International break has come at a good time for Newcastle.

Danny Simpson – still improving at Newcastle

We have a few injuries with some of our top players at the moment, and it gives them a chance to recover, while not missing too many Newcastle games either.

Cheick Tiote should be fit for the Manchester City game a week tomorrow, and we’re hoping that Leon Best and Shola Ameobi,  will also be ready to play.

We should know shortly how bad Yohan Cabaye’s groin strain is,  but it seems  likely he will play for France at some point before the Manchester City game, so hopefully he will be available for the crucial game at the Etihad Stadium too.

Danny Simpson seems to be continuing to improve at Newcastle, as he did  last season, and he could well become Newcastle’s right back for years to come – if he can keep on improving.

This is what Simpson told the local press today about the International breaks:

“Every international break so far, we’ve gone into it with a good performance and picked up points,”   “Even more importantly, we’ve managed each international break well. We’ve trained hard and had rest.”

“We’ve balanced it out well so I’m sure we’ll do that again because obviously going to City will be tough.”  “We haven’t got a game for over a week but we’ll go into the City game as one of the two unbeaten teams in the league.”

“And we go there with nothing to lose and full of confidence.”

Alan Pardew has wisely used the International breaks to let the players not on International duty rest up a little,  before he gets them back to prepare for the next game.

And of  course Newcastle go into a string of three games of teams in the top four after this break,  with tough matches coming up against Man City, Man United and Chelsea.

Just how many points Newcastle can get from those three games is a very good question, and how many points do you think Newcastle can get from those three games?

I think we can get 9 points.

Just kidding……….

Comments always welcome.


7 comments so far

  • geordiejp

    Nov 11, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #1

    Anything can happen, we are the underdogs and have got nothing to loose, so we an go into those games without any pressure, and with those eastenders like drama’s of mancity exploding every other week we can pull out a surprise or 2. :=) HWTL

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  • Wallsendboys

    Nov 11, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #2

    Four or Five points would be magic!!!!

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  • rozehnal

    Nov 11, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #3

    We will get 5 points,

    Draw against man city
    Draw against man utd
    Win against chelsea

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  • Graeme

    Nov 11, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #4

    I still believe we will get 5 points from next three games. but I also think we could do better than that!!

    City were lucky to beat Blackburn, Manure struggled against the scum and Chelski looked lost for most of the game.

    I think 2 away draws, but also think 4 points is possible!!
    A home win against Chelski will round off a fantastic run of games and still leave us unbeaten!! Bring it on!!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 11, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #5

    why do people always say we have nothing to lose.

    Surely we have he match to lose !!

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  • NUFC HOPE

    Nov 11, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #6
  • cupiddstunt

    Nov 11, 2011 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #7

    I think we could easily get nine points, if we could get a result against man shity then manure would be more than a little worried and I think we could get a result for the chelski home game, the top three no longer have what were once thought to be almost impregnable defences but I will settle for three points, three 0-0 draws. Although I cannot see any of the three games not giving up goals.

    As I have posted previously any of these points totals 3 (singles) 5, 7, or 9 would be truly amazing, if we can get a result from the first game (tactics and effort like the Stoke game) I think mentally the other two games would be easier.

    Without being greedy and getting one from each we continue to press forward and stuff the pundits which by the way I am finding very amusing at the moment.

    And such an achievement with a team like ours would show that you do not have to spend hundreds of millions to get a team playing effective attractive football.

    Some reinforcements in Jan and any of the aforementioned results and the rest of the league would be on the back foot when contemplating playing us. That type of physiological edge is points in the bank, which is what the accepted top four have enjoyed for many a season.

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