Will Newcastle Take Their Chances This Time?

Alan Pardew is facing a similar game to what our lads faced last week at the Etihad Stadium, when they take on Manchester United at Old Trafford tomorrow.

Alan Pardew – fuming at Everton game

Alan talked about tomorrow’s game in his press conference yesterday afternoon:

“If you are going to Old Trafford against the quality of player and the atmosphere that’s created, of course you are going to find it very, very difficult,”

“The odds are that you are not going to get many victories. You need a bit of luck, sometimes the ball to roll your way or fortune to favor you.

“But you have got to force that. We have got to force them into a situation where they might make a mistake, or we have a forward running beyond and a player commits himself and they are down to 10 men.

“It’s crucial when that chance comes along that we take it, because we aren’t going to get many chances there,”   

“Alex is clocking up all sorts of milestones. It’s about time he walked away and gave someone else a chance. He has been brilliant.”

“I know he will be smarting from Tuesday’s draw, so unfortunately, we are on the back of a negative from Manchester United’s point of view, so it will be a tough game for us.”

“When the last game of the season comes around, I expect Manchester United to be playing for the title. He wouldn’t have it any other way, the manager,” 

This game is like last Saturday’s at the Etihad Stadium and Newcastle did create some chances, about four or five decent ones in total, but could take any of them.

Ben Arfa who looked impressive last weekend, did hit the post in the second half with the score at 2-0,  and if that had gone in, we could have had a game on our hands.

The question tomorrow is whether Newcastle can take their chances when they create them,  and also defend stoutly, as  they have done for most of the season, or be forced into mistakes by the extra pressure a top side can put on any team.

That happened last Saturday, as City mounted the pressure in that first half, and it was Ryan Taylor who made two uncharacteristic errors and City scored two goals in the last four minutes of the first half.

But our lads will have learned form last week, and they stand a decent chance of taking something out of this game, but if they don’t, it’s hardly time for panic either.

We’ll just have to hammer Chelsea at St. James’ Park in the next game. 😀

Howay The Lads!!

9 comments so far


    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #1

    Whilst Man Utd are not playing too well at the moment they are grinding out 1-0 wins and defensivly they have been good. If we got the first goal early I feel we could do it this time. A win at Old Trafford is NEARLY as good as a win at the Stadium of S~~te.
    Keep the Faith

  • Lynxie

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #2

    If we get our noses in front, we might just upset them. Man utd are no great shakes now, Norwich were very unlucky a few weeks back and if they had taken thier chances, could have taken all 3 points.
    if the lads battle like they have been, I see at least a point for us. (First?)

  • Lynxie

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #3


  • geoff777

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #4

    I think we can win … but I always think we can win.

    This time it’s my head and my heart saying it!


  • danishmag

    Nov 25, 2011 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #5

    january 2008.. we lost 6-0.
    I just watched the game..
    Only S.Taylor is left from that game..
    Our team is very much better than then!
    Man U has many players left from that game..
    Only.. Ronaldo and Tevez are not..
    Ronaldo got 3 goals in that game and Tevez 1!
    Tell me now.. Who other than Rooney can score against our superb defensive line?
    Their team is much weaker than is has been for many years.. Just take a look at the ch. league!
    Everybody says that they are big favorites, but take a look at the starting line up.. Our starting 11 are at their level IMO!
    Just because they are Man Utd, it does not mean that they are always worldclass!
    They cannot score against us, and we will score a couple.. 2-0 tomorrow for the toon…


  • danishmag

    Nov 25, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #6

    Come to think of it..
    Simpson came on for Man Utd in 2nd half!

  • seantoon

    Nov 25, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #7

    I just hope this supposed Rooney hip injury has some truth because he always seems to be on top form against us

  • toonincheek

    Nov 25, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #8

    ManU may not be playing well but they can always up their game when the situation demands.
    Our best bet may be to be a goal down with 20 minutes to go, ManU go into ‘preserve the lead’ mode, we score a couple and ManU can’t up their game.
    Wonder how much extra time Fergie would want then?!

    If we are up at half time, I can see ManU responding.

  • danishmag

    Nov 25, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #9

    If we are up at half time, I can see ManU responding.

    Respond with what?


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