Perch Looking For The Win At The Emirates On Monday Night

Newcastle won their game last season at Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, with Newcastle winning 1-0 with a headed goal form Andy Carroll just before half time.

James Perch – looking for the win on Monday night

But that ended up being the last win under Chris Hughton, because in our next five league games we lost three and drew two.

And after being beaten 3-1 at West Brom on Sunday 5th December, Chris was sacked the next day to the complete shock of Newcastle fans, and everybody else for that matter.

But Newcastle will find Arsenal in the best form of the season on Monday, and they have also won their last four league games, so it will hardly be an easy game for the Magpies, who themselves are coming into some good form now they are at full strength.

James Perch will be on the bench again on Monday night,  and he thinks Newcastle could even get another win  in a game that is being televised live around the world:

“Arsenal are on a great run at the moment and I don’t think there’s ever a great time to play them,” “They are always a good team, a passing team with great players.”

“But what we’ve got is a team spirit and a good team and we can take that down there. We will put in 100 per cent just like we did last year when we played there and got the win.”

“I think I was suspended or injured for that fixture so wasn’t there, but it shows that there is nothing to fear from a game like this.”

“At the end of the day if we do what we’ve done in previous games where we’ve gone away from home, set our stall out and taken it to people, then I don’t see why we can’t get another win down there.”

The last few times James has played for Newcastle,  he has done well and had good games at Blackburn and Brighton earlier this year.

However, with all the top players back, he will be on the bench again on Monday night, and could see some playing time only if Newcastle are ahead late in the game,  and Alan Pardew wants to tighten things up in defensive midfield.

We are not really  expecting anything out of the game on Monday, so if Newcastle can get anything at all – it will be a plus.

Then we have to make sure we get all 3 points at home to Norwich on the following Sunday at St. James’ Park, although that game will not be easy either.

Comments welcome.

24 comments so far

  • willgwent2k5

    Mar 10, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #1


  • Indian Magpie

    Mar 10, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #2


    as usual i think

  • Oleg G

    Mar 10, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #3

    Wow, all our superstars are saying we need to win. Williamson, now Perch, I want to hear now Loven and even Smith, what does he have to say about it?

  • Indian Magpie

    Mar 10, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #4

    if James Perchele , does not play the odds wd be in our favor than they wd be with him. IMHO


    Mar 10, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #5

    we are going to win this game

  • Indian Magpie

    Mar 10, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #6

    Just to clear 1 thing up,

    Guthrie is out of contract in the summer,

    we will be lucky to get a thank you for him

  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 10, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #7

    If Guthrie doesn’t get some solid playing time for the next 11 games I think he’s off. Good player for us, a great squad player, however, he wants first team football and that’s his priority…I think

  • cheick Norris

    Mar 10, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #8

    perch isn’t a starter. but I’ve got a lot of time for him as a sub to see off the games we’re winning, same with obertan. the guy does a good enough job at dm for 20 mins or so. want to see obertan have half an hour sitting behind ba

  • cheick Norris

    Mar 10, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #9

    @6 i was speaking under the assumption that guthrie will sign a new contract.
    on guthrie i think he will want first team football and i could see everyone picking him up on a free

  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 10, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #10

    Arsenal must be trembling in their boots at that headline !!

    yes i forgot guthrie hadn’t signed a contract.

  • Indian Magpie

    Mar 10, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #11


    Guthrie cd be a first choice CM for the likes of stoke and downwards

    way better than the likes of wheelan, sidwell and nzonzi etc

  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 10, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #12


    I’d love to see obertan tried as a striker, but I don’t think things like that even occur to pardew. You always know exactly what you’ll get from pardew. Experimentation, diversity or a plan B aren’t his strong suits.

  • Indian Magpie

    Mar 10, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #13

    one thing that we on this blog used to have and pardew didnt was PLANB

    now no one has it 🙁

  • stuart no9

    Mar 10, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #14

    oleg @ 3 hahahaha didnt know perch was going haha

  • Dannyo

    Mar 10, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #15

    Yes we do, planb is still here, he just calls himself bob/billy/ted.

  • cheick Norris

    Mar 10, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #16

    obertan played that role i. the reserve derby. maybepardew was seeing how he didthere

  • cheick Norris

    Mar 10, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #17

    @Dannyo lol. that sad little boy.
    couldn’t be bothered with him after i had a few words with “bob” yesterday

  • Beattie25

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #18

    Which crappy journalist is doing the interviews this week?

    First Mike Williamson and now James Perch, they are not the 2 people in the team I would wan’t to listen to. What next? ”Dan Gosling – We can quiet the arsenal midfield”.

    I for one would much rather hear from Ba, Cisse, Colo, Tiote, Cabaye etc…

  • pardews waxwork lips

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #19

    Perchy mr motivator from the bench


    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #20

    Roshan@5 :

    Of course we are going to win?

    You were saying also we were gonna beat Wolves 5-0 at home!!!!!

    I can see us holding them maybe till the second half! Then Perch will come on and let van Persie run rings around him in the last ten minutes! 2-0 for them! There is one thing though!

    At least against Arsenal we might actually get to play some football which was not the case against the Scum eh!!
    Van Persie has scored in injury time twice in their last few games!

  • spitfire_

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #21

    God save The Perch… our talisman, our motivator, our heart and our prostate.

  • jimmymagpie

    Mar 10, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #22

    Beattie – I would rather that they ALL did their talking on the pitch. 5 wins in the last 17 games and over 30 goals conceded since Saylor was injured at an average of 2 per game, suggests that they should ALL save their energies for playing.

  • PapaToon

    Mar 11, 2012 at 6:47 AM

    Comment #23

    perch is a squad player. alright for subs for end of games and in the team for lower opposition. He doesnt have the passing game required for high quality teams. e.g. totenham game. But i thing him and raylor we should keep, these guys are very useful off the bench or during injuris as they can play several positions.
    i also think we can win at arsenal. just need to rile the kids up witha couple of hard tackles and watch them go into their shell.

  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 12, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #24



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