Great Chance For Newcastle To Get Back On Track On Saturday

As we mentioned earlier this morning Steve Bruce appears to be the favorite to take over at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Steve Bruce and Alan Pardew before the game last January

But it seems that Wolves only want to appoint somebody until the end of the season, and some reports suggest the Geordie may still turn the job down,  and that another former Sunderland manager, Roy Keane,  may even be in the running.

But whoever the new manager is on Saturday, the Wolves players will want to impress the new manager in the next game, which is against Newcastle of course on Saturday afternoon.

Danny Guthrie could even keep his place for that game, after he played well deputizing for our absent central midfielders Cheick Tiote and Yohan Cabaye.

Wolves will be keen (excuse the pun) to appoint their new manager before Saturday’s game at St. James’ Park, and presumably would like the appointment to be as soon as possible,  so the new manager has time to work with the players this week.

And it will be similar to the QPR game, because that was Mark Hughes’ first game as the new manager, but we still managed to win that by a score 1-0, with a good opportunist goal from Leon Best.

Danny Guthrie is right when he says Newcastle will need to be on their guard on Saturday:

“We had that a few weeks ago against QPR when Mark Hughes came in,” “It always gives them an extra 10%.”

“They’re a little bit more enthusiastic and there’s a little bit more buzz about them.” “We’ll have to be careful but we’ve dealt with that this season.”

“Personally, I’d have liked the next game to have come at the weekend. You’re still dwelling on it.” “We could have got some of the fundamentals better.”

“Our start was horrendous conceding twice in the first six minutes. It was always going to be difficult after that.”

“But we’ve had a bit of rest, and we’ve got a nice home game to look forward to.”

We want to see Newcastle start this game like a steam train and with any luck we should be able to get all 3 points, and that will be a great result after the mauling we took at White Hart Lane.

And then next up is Sunderland at St. James’ Park – and that should be some game.

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 20, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #1

    Pardew needs toget his head right and Pick benarfa, hopefully break would do him good,

    Hypocrite manager

  • jayphoto

    Feb 20, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #2

    working in birmingham 6 days a month, i get to “interact” with a lot of Wolves fans (even got to go to villa v wolves as a guest of karl henry last year) and they are absolutely hilarious in who they want to take over! I kid you not they are talking about Rafa Benitez, Guus Hiddink (well they were) even heard Fabio Capello mentioned! Most deluded fans in the premier league, they think they are 1 of the biggest teams in the premier league and should be contesting for the top 6……

  • Cheick and Bake

    Feb 20, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #3

    It should be some game .. both teams on form .. i predict a 4 2 .. Our way ofcourse with papisto scoring all goals

  • Cheick and Bake

    Feb 20, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #4


  • Beattie25

    Feb 20, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #5

    Fcuk you Guthrie! Looking for excuses already before a ball has been kicked.

    The whole ‘new manager’ thing is a load of shit. It’s a myth, just like big foot or the female orgasm.

    Just get on with the game and stuff them, they’re shite. If the ‘new manager’ tactic actually worked there would he a new manager every week!

    I hate pre match press releases at the minute they’re all full of utter tosh.

  • jayphoto

    Feb 20, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #6

    Indian – How is Pardew a hypocrite manager? If you knew a single thing about football you’d know Benny has had this problem at every club he’s been at! Because of his inconsistancy he never plays 90 mins, either starting from the bench or being subbed off! Hes a player fans love because of his skills but of the 6/7 managers hes had in his pro career, only 1 hasnt clashed with him over this and that was raymond dommenech (who is a terrible manager)! Sorry but Ben Arfa has put some of the worst performances in a toon shirt this season, i admit hes a hell of a talented lad and I hope he improves but if he were showing it in training he’d be getting games for us! doesn’t help that he refuses to play in reserve games to get his match fitness up!

  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 20, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #7

    Forget ben arfa,

    Look at alot of other statements, I picked 2 many attacking players, no he did not, he picked a jamesperch, 2 headless wingers

    He siad we are in a better position to what we were when players left for ACN, no we are not we got stuffed 2wice in london and 1ce a little more south.

    Just Bcoz he mentions fans in his every F***ing interview does not mean I like him.

  • jayphoto

    Feb 20, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #8

    if youd been a fan for longer than 5 mins and had to put up with the tactics of Ardiles, Dalglish, Gullit, Souness, Allardyce, Shearer/Dowie / Kinnear you;d realise Pardew is a godsend! Never seen a toon team work as hard off the ball as this 1 we have now, the lads deserve credit and support for a great effort so far, as does Pardew!

  • Beattie25

    Feb 20, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #9

    Jayphoto stop talking shit like your an expert on soccer Saturday! Ben arfa has shown more quality in his few games than Guti and ober in their many games this season.

    Go on throw one off over defensive 4-4-2

  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 20, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #10

    who cares abt my support, i just type what i feel it isnt going in pardew’s years

  • Cheick and Bake

    Feb 20, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #11

    Jayphoto .. spot on

  • IrishToon009

    Feb 20, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #12

    Hi guys, Just wondering can any of ye help me out, was hoping to fly over for the mackem game but the tickets are sold out. Anyone know any way I could get one?

  • jayphoto

    Feb 20, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #13

    beattie25 – i actually saw Ben Arfa play in france live, and not just from youtube clips! Hes does nothing off the ball and makes awful decisions! He goes missing in games too often aswell, even against fulham where he scored, he wasn’t tracking back and you hardly noticed he was on the field till he scored! The manager has a job to do, if we don’t perform its the manager who loses his job, not sure why people won’t understand why pardew won’t play a player who takes stupid risks in bad positions and who he obviously don’t trust!

  • Cheick and Bake

    Feb 20, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #14

    I have a dealer in london .. who probably has a contact in newcastle you could talk to

  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 20, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #15

    what do Nufc fans want attacking players to track back or focus on attacking only, look at Owen he tracked back but was knackered while attacking.

    I have never heard Rooney playing ina reserve game.

  • jayphoto

    Feb 20, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #16

    haha bloody hell indian mag- bit of a difference between what rooneys achieved in the premier league and what ben arfas acheived ….. not to mention rooney works his ass off on the field! The 2 are uncomparable!

  • phillyg

    Feb 20, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #17

    Team for wolves, we need to put the 5-0 behind with a big win like a 3-0 or 4-0. We need to knock in some golas, get the team, the fans and the city buzzing again ready for a drubbing of the unwashed.


    This has to be the team. Wolves will come for the draw. We got to punish them, with the creativity of cabaye, guthrie and hba. These 3 providing for ba and cisse should be un-stoppable and tiote being his usual brick wall in fron of back 4 should mean our font 5 can go and devostate. I dont see why we need to be patient against wolves we need to hammer them and get momemtum for the rest of the season.

  • Jonty

    Feb 20, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #18

    Jayphoto, I’m with you on this regarding Ben Arfa and Pardew. IMO those that support putting Ben Arfa in the team regardless seem to be the younger supporter. He needs to fit into the team. He has great skill but the great players work their socks off too ie. Giggs who has won everything but still covers every blade of grass for the team.

  • Graeme

    Feb 20, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #19

    Beattie25 @5

    I promise you, the female orgasm is a wonderous thing to behold. With time, practise and lots of experience, you may manage it one day!! Good luck fella


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