The Next Two Games Are Very, Very Important


As far as a center-back coming in last month, Alan Pardew decided to keep his powder dry for the summer transfer window.

Peter Lovenkrands – deserves a start tonight

And we think with all the work that was done in January, Newcastle will be in a good position to bring in some good players over the summer, much like the club did last summer, when we signed some very good players in some very good deals.

January is never a good time to buy players, although sometimes they do become available, and that’s why Newcastle moved so quickly to bring in Papiss Cisse from SC Freiburg.

But it’s back to business tonight, and Newcastle have lost their last two games with a couple of poor performances at Fulham in the league and Brighton in the FA Cup, and tonight the lads visit Blackburn Rovers, who are third bottom of the league.

Liverpool easily beat a woeful Wolves side 3-0 at Molineaux last night,  and move up to 5th place on 38 points, and Newcastle are now in 7th place on 36 points, 6 points above Stoke in 8th position.

Alana Pardew has to get his troops together tonight and Coloccini will start the game,  but we think Yohan Cabaye is likely to get a three match ban this morning from the FA, for his violent conduct charge at Brighton.

This is what the Newcastle manager said today:

“I’m disappointed with the result on Saturday, although I wasn’t disappointed with the performance, and the physical and mental technical stats were as good as we’ve had,” 

“The result was wrong and that’s something we’ve got to put right at Blackburn and against Villa. The next two games are very, very important.”

“We’re in such a great position to attack that top six, and that’s what we’ve got to do.”

We would have been more positive about tonight’s game if either Demba Ba or Papiss Cisse were involved,  since we have to wonder where the goals will come from.

It’s up to Shola Ameobi, Leon Best and Peter Lovenkrands to show they can get the job done for Newcastle tonight, and surely Lovenkrands deserves a start tonight in place of Shola Ameobi up front.

Those will probably be the two up front in our team in our Match Preview later today,  and we have a feeling Pardew will start Ryan Taylor on the right wing in place of Ben Arfa, to give Newcastle more defensive cover and more possession for this game.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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77 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #1

    Apologies for SDA remark

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #2

    f u indian

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  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #3

    Ameobi : Deserves a Bench tonight

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #4

    again f u indian!

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  • GeordieToon89

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #5

    Indian – will you f u c k off all you do is come on and slate someone, if thats all u want to do then your obviously not a supporter get a grip of yourself man ffs

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #6

    A asshole
    M moron
    E enemy
    O ogre
    B bastard
    I idiot

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  • redondo77

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #7

    I just have the feeling that we have big chance of losing this game.

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  • redondo77

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #8

    @6

    hehehe
    that’s just unnecessary.

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  • sweendog

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #9

    anyone know if the demba brothers are playing tonight .. I see them being fired up after senegals exploits. 4-4-2 is the way to go I reckon, would be a tough game as blackburn are fighting hard .. couple of early goals will sort that out.

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  • sweendog

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #10

    Can’t believe we’ve still got Ameobi haters .. hes a geordie loves the Toon .. if he got some decent crosses he would look a hell of alot better, can’t just blame him .. wait till he scores against 5under1and again.

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  • gorgonzola

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #11

    I think Loven should have had a chance way back he has been playing pretty well in the cup…..the little I have seen him hell he can finish better than Best as of late…nevermind the other one…

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #12

    roshan and indian = the same big arsehole

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  • richard

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #13

    sephir0 that jim white coon commens on you tube i wasnt hearing things. will he get charged

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  • gorgonzola

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #14

    sweendog I love the toon more than Shola I am not even getting payed to love it….does that mean I should play?

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #15

    @ sweendog according to nufc.com they aint back till 2moro night if u click on my name it will take you to the artical

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  • SurefootedShola

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #16

    These next 2 games decide whether we’re competing for 4/5/6 or, simply trying to cling onto 7th, for the remainder of the season. And AP, quit waffling about ‘being in a position to attack’ and just do it, because the last 2 performances have been tentatively pathetic.

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  • sweendog

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #17

    Just read thursday for the demba boys .. damn it .. team for tonight

    4-5-1 – Arfa as the withdrawn no. 10 .. hope Cabaye and Guthrie can gel better than last time .. and Ameobi as the striker 🙂

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  • sweendog

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #18

    boom boom .. yep just read that .. cheers .. thought they would at least be on the bench ..

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  • redondo77

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #19

    Shola only lack in stamina. it doesn’t matter how hard he wants to make runs and chase the ball if he doesn’t have the stamina to do it.

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  • toonashwin

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #20

    @jayphoto India has league
    known as i-league
    @toonhero dont cal him india. Its
    my motherland and i feel
    offended by that comment

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #21

    BOOM BOOM who just talk SHITE all the time

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  • Colo-Sus

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #22

    Personally I think the window has been a great success for us.
    Yes we could do with a backup CB, but is Mariappa really any better than Perch?
    With regards to the summer I dont think this Douglas guy is the answer either.. If you actually look at his videos etc (i know irs only youtube) he is not a great defender!
    I think the best option is and always has benn Pieters! He can play LB or CB and he is a solid defender, just what we need.

    For the romantics out there,

    We never needed Cissokho and would have been a poor sigining, he has been average over the last two years and Santon is a far better prospect.

    Samba was never and will never be an option.

    ans Indian STOP BASHING SHOLA!! The world knows hes lazy and apart from one or two games a season, he is generally poor. BUT ITS GETTING SERIOUSLY OLD!

    Pieters in the summer for me or Mbiwa are by a distance the best option.

    We need a backup for COLO thats the problem, we have two brutes in Saylor and Wilo, Pardew is clearly looking for an intelligent CB as a backup, hence links with Pieters, Mbiwa and even Mariappa, (to a lesser extent).

    Lets just get behind the lads tonight WHOEVER PLAYS INDIAN, and go above the car thieves

    HWTL

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  • sweendog

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #23

    maybe Megamind(obertan) is back for tonight .. we have missed him for good width on the right .. arfa needs to be central ..

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  • Toon_Tom

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #24

    sweendog – Cabaye won’t be playing as he will receive his ban today!!!!!!!

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  • redondo77

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #25

    sweendog

    you mean Kojak?

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  • sweendog

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #26

    Colo-Sus .. agreed except we need a fast/ball playing CB IMO .. we are playing a high line with slow defenders .. bit suicidal without Tiote covering ..

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  • sweendog

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #27

    Toon_Tom .. we’re contesting it are we not?

    redondo77 .. kojak .. thats going back a bit 🙂

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  • Colo-Sus

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #28

    Joans should be dropped for me, he has looked pedestrian in the last few games, I play this
    ———————-Krul——————————————
    Simo——-Colo———Wilo————Santon
    ————–Cabay(ia)—–Guthrie——-Vuckic————-
    ————————–Ben Arfa———————————
    ———————Best——–Loverman————————

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  • Brutooon

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #29

    Ameobi is full of shit

    AmeoBi is lazy

    Ameobi is not even a football player

    Ameobi is the clown of world football

    Our future is the Dembas not ameobi

    Not whining about Ameobi, just describing him !

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  • Colo-Sus

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #30

    Sweendog
    Thats what I am saying, I agree

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #31

    if both the dembas don’t play. i fear a defeat tonight.

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  • jayphoto

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #32

    Shola to score tonight! He’s due a good game, knowing our luck he’ll bang a hattrick and Pards won’t be able to drop him for cisse on sunday because of it 🙂

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  • leazes upper ( moved to the gallowgate )

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #33

    ……………….krul
    simpson willo collo santon
    …….cabaye.gos.guthrie
    …..hba………………..loven
    ……………best

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  • Colo-Sus

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #34

    Brutoon

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #35

    i think boom boom IS a relative of Ameobi ha ha ha

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  • Toon_Tom

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #36

    sweendog – yes we are, but i am not very optimistic tbh!

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  • sweendog

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #37

    Brutooon .. sounds like whining to me .. bambi has his moments but still a very good player on his day .. just not had them recently but its a team game so without decent crosses hes not as potent as he can be ..

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  • jayphoto

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #38

    toonashwin – i meant that 8 week summer competition they’ve signed cannavaro, crespo etc to play in, bit like the IPL cricket tournament!

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  • sweendog

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #39

    Toon_Tom .. still that means he plays tonight but agreed I’m not optimistic only plus point is the player involved has written to the FA to say it wasn’t with intent etc .. so still some chance for him to get off, personally I’m not convinced he didn’t try to get him ..

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  • jayphoto

    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #40

    Brutoon man, whats your beef with shola? he turn you down for a date or something? give it a rest boy!

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