Pardew – QPR Is Important Game – Newcastle In Good Form

A win will be very important tomorrow for Newcastle, against a side we should be able to get all 3 points against – Queens Park Rangers.

Of course QPR have a new manager in Mark Hughes,  and that may make is a little more difficult for us, but Alan Pardew seems confident enough today.

Pardew says  not only is it an important game and he needs the help of a capacity crowd tomorrow, but the lads are in good form at the moment too.

Newcastle have won their last two games against Manchester United and Blackburn at home,  and a win tomorrow will make that three on the trot, and take our lads onto 36 points from 21 game s – not too bad at all.

And then we’ll only be 4 points from safety, well that’s one way to look at it.

And QPR last won on Tyneside back in 1993,  and that shouldn’t change by 3:30 pm tomorrow afternoon.

This is what Alan told the local Newcastle press today about tomorrow’s game:

“This is a very important game, it mustn’t be underestimated by our fans.” “We are going to need the place rocking.”

“If they come and give us that backing and we get this win, then we really are looking above us in the table – not behind us.”

“It’s a big game – don’t underestimate it.” “It changes the agenda of the team.”  “It’s almost like wiping the slate clean halfway through the season for their players.”

“Therefore they will be re-energised and looking to prove to their new employer that they are worthy of their contracts.”

“For us it’s a tough agenda. But we’re in good form and as tough as it gets to play them under the circumstances – it’s tough for them too.”

“We have 50,000 Geordies here cheering on a team in good form.”

Pardew is expecting the London team to have many changes in it,  but QPR will be without four of their top players in that Adel Taarabt and Armand Traore are away on African Cup of Nations duty.

Joey Barton is on a three match ban and Alejandro Faurlin is out for the season, with a serious ACL knee injury he picked up last weekend in the 1-1 FA Cup draw with MK Dons.

If Newcastle are going to hold onto their current 7th place in the league and exceed expectations for the season, these are the games we just have to win.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

21 comments so far

  • cheikmate

    Jan 14, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #1

    The french paper lequipe is saying were after Yohan Benalouane, a 24 year old french defender who use to play for saint ettiene but now plays for italian side cesena.

    Claims newcastle reps watched him against naples on thursday

    anyone heard of this guy ?

  • niafron

    Jan 14, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #2

    L’équipe said it was some NUFC’s scout watching Benalouane this week in Italian cup.

  • JackButler

    Jan 14, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #3

    Even though QPR have some important players missing for tomorrows game, Hughes will have them fired up and we’ll have to be at our best. 3 points is a must especially as we will be missing two very important players ourselves

  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jan 14, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #4

    Aly cissokho having newcastle medical on Monday!

  • niafron

    Jan 14, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #5



    You beated me at the post!

  • JackButler

    Jan 14, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #6

    niafron – Whats you opinion on Benalouane?
    Never seen the lad myself

  • JackButler

    Jan 14, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #7

    Magpies-till-d3ath – Where you hear that???

  • niafron

    Jan 14, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #8

    Yoahn Benalouane, former St étienne player, CB, 24 years, only 4 games with Cesena this year in the Calcio, 3 as starter.

    Give me a minute or two, more news coming.

  • niafron

    Jan 14, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #9

    Will give you a first sight:

  • cheikmate

    Jan 14, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #10

    as much as i would like the cissoko rumour to be true, mark douglas has said theres been no bid from us, and the guy is injured and still in france

  • ochytoon

    Jan 14, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #11

    We’ve been linked with Benloune before. a decent experienced defender but not good enough to start from the little I know of him

  • JackButler

    Jan 14, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #12

    this guy looks like a no nonsense centre half with plenty of pace

  • JackButler

    Jan 14, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #13

    Any truth that Erdinc was at Malmaisson this week???

  • hrocks

    Jan 14, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #14

    the kid looks quick,strong on the ball,comfortable with it at his feet and can tackle. knowing youtube thats will be the highlights of his career todate.what sort of price range are we looking at for him.

    jack butler
    burnsie ben on twitter seems to think he was at the hotel. he posts on here and got a few things spot on last window. it may have some legs

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 14, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #15

    @jb7 douglas claims we have no intrest but every reporter n paper in france cluam cissoko should be signed by monday

  • Scottishtoon95

    Jan 14, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #16

    Anyone else think qpr’s shield is wicked? Obviously not as cool as the toons’s lol, but still pretty cool. Still dislike the team though.

  • zaktoon_swede

    Jan 14, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #17

    according to french press he has been left out of the squad that plays montpellier tonight. checked it out and it’s true, but is he injured or not?

  • planb

    Jan 14, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #18

    If we dont win today its because we are playing tomorrow!

  • max

    Jan 14, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #19

    good luck toon

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 14, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #20

    Scottishtoon95 – I was thinking exactly the same thing right now! LOL

    Niafron – Any news on Erding is he injured, is he coming have you heard anythin?

  • Graeme

    Jan 14, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #21

    LiverPoo failed to beat Stoke today!!

    If we beat QPR we will go above them tomorrow!! Oh, how nice would that be , looking down on the “TOON B” team lol


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