Two Home Wins And Newcastle Will Be Rocking


Tim Krul has it right when he says today that Newcastle have to win their next two  games.

Tim Krul – already one of the best keepers in the Premier League

Those games are both at home, and against teams that are lower in the league then us – and  therefore that means Newcastle have to win both games.

The games are against Wolves and Sunderland, and it’s a chance to get a double over Sunderland this season, which we would have had  last season, but for an injury time equalizer by the home side at the Stadium of Light last January.

That’s when Steve Bruce ran up the touch-line like a mad-man,  and you would have thought they had just won the FA Cup or something.

What they had done is managed to equalize against Newcastle at home,  just before the end of the game, and therefore avoided being beaten twice by Newcastle in that one season – some success.

But Steve is no longer the Sunderland manager,  and Martin O’ Neil is the new boss, and the Irishman is an excellent manager, and he’ll have Sunderland ready for that game, and we know it will not be easy.

But goalkeeper Tim Krul, who has been massive for Newcastle this season, certainly has the right attitude:

“We’ve got two home games and they are massive.” “Someone like Tottenham away is not a fixture you have to win – Wolves and Sunderland at home are very different. “

“They are the ones, and if we win those then we are back up where we have been all season.” “You can’t look too far ahead, but if we can win the next two then we are massively on target for a top-ten finish.”

“We’ve had a little hiccup at Spurs and that is a shame, but there are some massive games coming up and we need to get two good results.”  “It was a good opportunity for us to test ourselves against a big team, but it was a big off-day for us.”

“We were outclassed by a top, top team and we just have to accept that.”  “But we just have to step over it like we have done already this season.”

“We followed up the defeat at Fulham with two massive league wins, and hopefully we can do that again against Wolves and Sunderland.”

“I didn’t look at the table after Saturday’s game, but when I looked earlier this week – I only then realised that we are still one point off the Champions League places.”

“With 13 games to go that is incredible and just shows you how well we are doing.” “We have to crack on now. We have got a little time to recover, come out of the blocks against Wolves next Saturday and then push on for the final 13 games.”

It will be very interesting come the evening of Sunday, March 4th,  to see just how many points we will have managed to take out of the next two home games.

6 points and we’ll surely be riding high in the league and probably even in 4th place,  and that will auger well for the 11 league games still to go – and even if we manage 4 points that will have been a decent return.

But anything less than that and we’ll have lost some valuable points.

But first things first, and the next step is to get all 3 points against Wolves in nine days time, and then if we can do the double over Sunderland the following weekend, then things will be looking up – again.

And they could be rocking in the Bigg Market.

Howay The Lads!!



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98 comments so far

  • super magpie

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #1

    Anything less than max points from these games is a dissapointment,
    Wolves 2-0 win
    Scum 3-2 win

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  • Wor Shearer

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #2

    As long as we beat you-know-who!

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  • eastend toon

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #3

    i know its all the psychology of it, but i’ve never heard of a 5-0 drubbing being a “little hiccup” 🙂

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  • Wor Shearer

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #4

    @eastend

    It’s a hiccup in comparison to the 2nd half at Fulham!

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #5

    What a goal by City. Haha

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  • martoon

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #6

    The trouble wih NUFC is that we are very unpredictable at the moment which is one of the problems of an emerging team. Got this horrible feeling we are going to struggle against Wolves!

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  • eastend toon

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #7

    speaking of which wor shearer… we’ve had quite a few hiccups to be fair… someone needs to tell AP to hold his breath for 30seconds… failing that, drink a glass of water upside down always worked for me 🙂

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  • eastend toon

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #8

    martoon… NUFC have always, ALWAYS been unpredictable!

    ahhh, it sends me grey it does but i love the toon

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  • super magpie

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #9

    This ref likes his cards. 🙂

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  • Wor Shearer

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #10

    haha, Pardew might put his back out at this rate.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #11

    I think we’ll batter Wolves from pillar to post and give them a lesson in pure ‘total’ football ,with HBA starting on the left wing and turning in performance that will live on in Geordie folklore.

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  • moonraker

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #12

    eastend toon @3

    you’re possibly too young too remember but when we beat Man u 5-0 in ’96/97 and were top of the league Fergie described it as ” a blip”. The rest is history !

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  • JackButler

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #13

    We should batter Wolves, but lets see who they have as manager. If its Curbishly he’ll try to get them to play football, but if it’s Warnock he’ll get them to try to kick us from one end of the field to the other

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  • WWJBD

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #14

    The Porto City ref is a helmet

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  • moonraker

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #15

    and if they’ve got Steve Bruce? Please!!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #16

    WWWJBD
    Can I have a tenner please.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #17

    Surely with Cabaye n Tiote back along with either Guthrie Rayls Jonas Ben Arfa etc then wolves should be easy enough but as they say there are no easy games in the PL
    BA and cisse and the midfield need to get our goal tally up

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  • JackButler

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #18

    Agent Bruce is slowly making his way through the Premier League side dismantling them for us ;), can wait till he takes over from SAF

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  • jimiley

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #19

    Two wins and the Sports Arena will be rocking right enough. I see that the owner is still looking for a sponsor to rename the ground after and earn tens of millions to buy new players. He could just name it the Sports Direct Arena and get hundreds of millions of free ads. He is committed to a new owner. Yeah right!!!! I believe him just like I believe all the rest of the guff. So why has he not taken the best offer going then? Just like he wants to sell the club? He is making too much money out of us punters to want to sell the club and we plonkers have to put up with it.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #20

    I think it would be one of the strangest appointments in footballing history,if Wolves appointed a mackem reject after just sacking a ….mackem reject.

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  • WWJBD

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #21

    JfA
    Haha no stop asking!

    stuart from last thread
    I am studying Business mate

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  • eastend toon

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #22

    hahah, cheers moonraker… i was 18 and i remember it like yesterday… the video i watch if i’ma bit down and need cheering up

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  • JackButler

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #23

    To be fair to Wolves they do have a few very good players, it just shows that with long ball tactics and an over physical side you can only go so far

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  • WWJBD

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #24

    JB
    Wolves have good players? Name them please

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  • Tonytoon73

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #25

    WWJBD business eh. I am looking for a salesman to get rid of a shit load of pitchforks. Lol

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  • super magpie

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #26

    We should outplay wolves but knowing us it’ll be as pardew says a hard fought win. Now I know a wins a win but since our GD is 0 we need to star winning by more than 1 goal.these are the teams we should be beating by 3,4 goals. WBA put 5 past them and west brom dont score many. I’d be happy with a win but 1 goal wins dont do much for your goal difference.

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  • JackButler

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #27

    WWJBD

    Jarvis, Fletcher, Dann

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  • joe

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #28

    I have been an avid reader of this blog since the beginning! Still remember the first few articles were around the time Glenn Roeder got sacked and was replaced by Sam Allardyce.

    Anyway, here’s my question. Does anyone remember a poster by the name of Dragoner? I know he got kicked out or something but what was the whole story behind that? Ahh memories…

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  • JackButler

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #29

    Tony – You may be able to shift a few after after the name change 😉

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  • WWJBD

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #30

    Tony
    Mate ideal location for a pitchfork stand next Sunday across the road from St James Park 😉 U will sell out before KO haha

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  • woodsee

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #31

    I luv the Wolves game,all wor lasses family are wolves fanatics,theyll all be up for the weekend on the lash with us lot.
    Its also sometimes a nightmare game,anyone remember when steve bull scored four on boxing day,yep we were all there,i got ripped to pieces for years after that one

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  • WWJBD

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #32

    JB
    Jarvis aye,Fletcher is decent but narky and Dann?

    I’d throw Doyle in there as well but other than them I think Wolves are poor team tbh

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  • WWJBD

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #33

    City have 6 defenders on haha

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  • Toon Tang

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #34

    theyll be drowning there sorrows come teatime saturday woodsee

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  • stuart no9

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #35

    wwjbd ah rite. my 2 lads are there at minute . thought you might be one of there drongo mates who go to there well renowned house parties ( no offence )haha

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  • super magpie

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #36

    @JB

    Dann plays for Blackburn
    Jarvis hasn’t been as good this season as he was last season
    But fletchers I agree is a good striker, his goalscoring record is good for the teams he’s played for.

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  • WWJBD

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #37

    Oh actually I rate that Hammill kid he is at Wolves isnt he?

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #38

    Dann plays for Rovers, you’re prob thinking about Roger Johnson…who is terrible

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #39

    I’d vote for bills-son as king of the blog unless I had a sudden change of heart and went for Pol Pot instead.

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  • JackButler

    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #40

    WWJD – Thats why I said a few, gave me a bit of scope 😉

    Not Dann, Roger Johnson, sorry mate thinking of his old team mate, I watched Johnson quiet a bit before he joined Wolves, he’s a very good player was hoping we’d sign him last summer as I think he’s a far better option than Willo

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