Newcastle Fans The Difference On Sunday Against Sunderland


John Carver the Newcastle-born Newcastle assistant manager,  knows all about the Newcastle Sunderland derby games.

John Carver – Geordie fans can make the difference

John  has come out today and said that the Newcastle crowd – it will be another sellout at St. James’ Park on Sunday, which it was last Saturday against Wolves – always do a good job for Newcastle in these derby games.

John will be working this week with Alan Pardew, Steve Stone and the rest of the coaches to plot a way to bring a valuable 3 points to the Magpies on Sunday afternoon.

We certainly need a win on Sunday to keep Newcastle high up in that league table so we can dream about a Europa league place next season.

This is what John Carver told the local press today:

“I have been thinking about it since we beat them at their place. It’s the game that everyone looks forward to, especially if you’ve got black and white eyes – which I have.”

“It’s a game that, while I know its a big important derby game,  it’s all about the three points. I think our record over the past years has been really good against them and I put that down to the way our fans react at St. James’ Park in particular.”

“There’s nothing like it when they get behind us. I’ve said to one or two people who haven’t experienced a derby at St James’ Park, how special it is. I cast my mind back a few years ago to when Alan scored after a minute and it was one of the loudest roars I’ve ever heard.”

“The decibels must have broken all records!”  “The hairs on the back of my neck are standing up thinking about it. There’s no better feeling. We had a really good result down there, though obviously they’re much improved.”

“They’re working a bit harder, it’s going to be a difficult game.”  “They’re going to be working hard, getting people behind the ball, making it difficult for the opposition and playing on the counter attack. “

“The fans will have to be a little bit patient at times because they will get bodies behind the ball.”  “But if they stick with us, we’re confident we’ll get the result we all want.”

We’ve found the Newcastle crowd to be so very patient in a lot of our games this season, and that’s just excellent.

Its a lot different from some TV viewers in far away places, who keep shouting at the TV when Newcastle are playing. 😀

It’s going to be a difficult game to watch on Sunday afternoon, because you just never know how these games will go.

But if Newcastle are near their top form and our  two world-class strikers Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse are sharp in front of goal,  we have a great chance of capturing all 3 points to make up for the disappointment of only being able to get one point against Wolves.

A win and we’ll be in orbit on Sunday afternoon, that’s guaranteed.

Howay The Lads!!

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12 comments so far

  • Toon_Tom

    Mar 1, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #1

    Cant bloooooody wait for this one!!!

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  • New kingdom United

    Mar 1, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #2

    Why do we not have a match winner anymore. David Ginola, Solano, Rule Fox, Peter Beardsley,Alan Shearer, Andy Cole.. real gritty players.to mention a few. We need those magical moments. HBA is the only one for me that could do it, but anyone can produce the magic with help of fans.HWL. So who do we need to win us games because we cant outplay all teams sometimes its just the magician we need.

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  • Graeme

    Mar 1, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #3

    Yep, looking forward to this one – flown back specially for it lol. I think it will be a tough game, but once Clattermole gets sent off for his usual rash tackles, we should settle down and win it!!!

    The key will be the back four playing like we know they can – not like the numpty’s they have been in the past few games!! We cannot afford to give the great unwashed a gift of 2 goals!!!!

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Mar 1, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #4

    Considering how still they all were against Wolves!

    It is a fitting artikle to write at this time coz the atmosphere at home to Wolves i should imagine was non-existant!!!

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  • ted

    Mar 1, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #5

    I hope the Mackems dont beat us 4-1 as they have a manager who knows how to get the best out of what he has while we have Pardew the plodder who thinks he cannot make a substitution before half time the pratt and then makes 3 all at once usually on 85mins a complete tactical clown the man is!

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  • cla5hb0y68

    Mar 1, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #6

    @ted – Yeah, that much of a clown that we’re talking about attempting to secure a place in Europe, rather than our place in the Premier league.

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  • Benton Toon Exile

    Mar 1, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #7

    Ted; You sound like a Makem!

    Demba Ba will be the difference supported by Cisse and HBA.

    Attack them at pace as West Brom did and you show them for what they are…A championship standard side with a lot of huff and puff.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 1, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #8

    Spot on ted. O’Neil has worked wonders with them….they wont mess up like Pardew’s team…remind me…what was the sunderland vs west brom score?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 1, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #9

    But yeah…let’s hope we don’t get done 4-1!

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  • swoopingmagpie

    Mar 1, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #10

    Spot on Ted, thanks for telling the truth about lucky Luke Pardew. His waffle is coming unstuck now but you musn’t complain because we don’t want to hear a bad thing, our trendy young supporters don’t like that. Believe me Sunderland will give us a game and if he won’t play Ben for the whole game and get that back four switched on to their duties it could be tears at tea time for us.

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  • obatoyou

    Mar 1, 2012 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #11

    Go Newcastle woo!

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  • solano

    Mar 2, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #12

    Ted@5….interesting on the substitution tactics. SBR used to make 3 all at once at the end of games and he was/is highly regarded by most on here.

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