Newcastle Must Finish The Season Strongly


Newcastle have 11 games left in the season, and if they can continue their good form then we could finish in the top seven and even in the top six.

Demba Ba –  we must finish strongly

But that will depend on a number of factors – like our defense tightens up significantly, Cabaye and Tiote start playing near their top form and our two Senegal strikers up front,  Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse,  keep firing in the goals for the Magpies.

Demba Ba had a bad penalty miss last time out against Sunderland, but those things happen, and his penalty wasn’t that bad, and the Sunderland goalkeeper made a really good save.

His 16 goals in the league for Newcastle this season have propelled the side up to 6th place, and he a very important player for the team, and we hope he stays over the summer.

Of course getting into Europe  for next season will help keep him at the club, although Alan Pardew says Demba doesn’t want to leave Newcastle and he loves it on Tyneside.

The Senegal striker wants to keep up the good work at Arsenal tonight:

“As a team we are focused solely on finishing the season as strongly as we can.” “We don’t want the good work we have done in the first six months of the season to go to waste.”

“Our last visit to London at Tottenham was not a good one but we have to learn from that and I am sure we will go to the Emirates fully prepared for the game.”

“Now we turn our attention to Arsenal and we know what a tough game it’s going to be.” “Yes they had a sticky period a few weeks ago but they were outstanding against Tottenham and AC Milan recently, so we will have to be at our best to combat their threat.”

“Robin van Persie has been outstanding for them.” “He is a tremendous goalscorer and deservedly leads the Premier League scoring chart.”

“We were delighted to get the equaliser against Sunderland last week.” “It was very important for the team and the supporters that we didn’t lose the game but really we all felt we did enough to earn all three points.”

Ba could be the key player tonight if he can get back on the goals trail, and he has not scored in his last couple of games at home to Wolves and Sunderland, so he will be keen to get on the scoring sheet tonight.

When Denba Ba comes back he usually gets a hat trick and we remember the one he scored at Stoke to open his account for the club.

If Demba Ba and Papiss Cisee are in goal-scoring form tonight, and our defense can be strong,  then we can get something out of this game.

Howay The Lads!!



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49 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #1

    i am surprised Ed has not talked about NUFc players as Divers as quoted by Arsene wenger

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  • Toon_Tom

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #2

    I have this horrible niggling feeling that just wont go away (not chylamidia) but that Pards may start with Shola as the target man upfront if infact he does play 5 in midfield and start with DEMBA / DEMBA both on the bench!!!!!!!!!!!!

    nightmare sittuation

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  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #3

    Didnt he get his first goals v Blackburn ??

    Sure he did..

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  • obatoyou

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #4

    where did the idea come from that he is starting with 5 in midfield?

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  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #5

    Toon Tom

    Put down the joint mate..wont happen

    lol!

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  • Toon_Tom

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #6

    Obatoyou > its an idea that most of us wish for against Arsenal.

    Colo – I hope youre right mate i really do, i dont know why i have this thought but it is harrowing to say the least.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #7

    B4 stoke he got goals against

    Blackburn, wolves, spurs

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  • ashwin say's

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #8

    barclays fifa12 prediction
    Arsenal 4-1Newcastle
    my prediction Arsenal 0-2 Newcastle
    hwtl

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #9

    toon_tom…pass it to the left…manners and all that

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  • martoon

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #10

    Ed, like all of us I watch games with black & white eye balls but by no stretch of the imagination was Ba’s penalty ‘not that bad’. It was a shocker – not enough power and far too close to the keeper.

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  • rob

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #11

    ryan taylor out injured for tonight!!!

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  • GeordieToon89

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #12

    Ryan Taylors been ruled out of tonights game, awaiting results of a scan tomorrow

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  • Indian Magpie

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #13

    God works in Mysterious ways

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  • Papi_Demba

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #14

    I Say we fight Fire with Fire….Arsenal are in top form and defending would not help. Wenger is smarter than Harry and Martin Jol so may damage us…Better we attack and attack and attack and attach and attack again….HBA to start Please Pardew if you r reading this……wouldnt mind starting Cisse on the Bench…HBA HBA HBA we need him

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  • Papi_Demba

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #15

    lol Good one Indian….HBA HBA HBA should start them

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  • Indian Magpie

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #16

    oh absolutely

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #17

    Do you think Benny has paid tiote to lay in to Raylor during training? One way to get on the team sheet

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  • Eastander

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #18

    Its a funny one tonight, we need goalscorers on the pitch because you know our defence will concede at least one, but run the risk of doing a Spurs again… hmm

    ——————-Krul——————-
    Simmo—-Willo—-Colo—–Santon
    ——————Tiote——————-
    ———–Guthie—–Cabaye———
    ——————–Ba——————–

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  • Eastander

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #19

    I’ll try that again with a full team!

    ——————-Krul——————-
    Simmo—-Willo—-Colo—–Santon
    ——————Tiote——————-
    HBA—–Guthie—–Cabaye—Guit
    ——————–Ba——————–

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  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #20

    Team Tonight now Raylor out

    ===============Krullster==========
    Simple==Colossus===Wilma==Santo clause
    H B Awesome== Tiotal Beast== French Porn==Segal hair
    ========Footlong===Footlonger

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  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #21

    @IBIZA

    Obvs

    ”Chieck mate, heres 20 sheets..go through Ryan like your body slamming a wildebeast”

    ON IT

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #22

    🙂

    So, HBA in or will Pardew use him as impact sub and use Obertan? Hopefully HBA

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  • Jan Stavik

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #23

    I’d give Obertan a go again tonight, throw him in to attack Gibbs. He’s far stronger defensively than Ben Afra, Simpson will need help to keep Chamberlain out of the game!

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  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #24

    @Jan Stavik

    Id run for cover after saying that mate

    Your about to get abused

    Personally i see your logic though perhaps play both HBA and Ober and drop Cisse

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  • Toon_Tom

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #25

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Krul~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Simo~~~~~~~~~~~Wilo~~~~~~~Colo~~~~~~~~~Santon

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Tiote~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Obertan~~~~~~~~~~~~Cabaye~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Jonas

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~HBA~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Ba~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #26

    Toon_tom…like it. Quite possible too with Raylor out

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  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #27

    Tiote is going to threaten Rosicky with sacrifice tonight

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  • jayphoto

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #28

    tayls out? pardew may have no choice but to play the lineup we’re dying to see! gotta start benny tonight for me, if hes training as hard as pardew says and after the mackems game, its only right hes shown that his hard work will be rewarded with games! i agree with benching him after hes bad, but it has to go both ways and play him when he improves

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  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #29

    ===============Krullster==========
    Simple==Colossus===Wilma==Santo clause
    H B Awesome== Tiotal Beast== French Porn==Segal hair
    ========Footlong===Footlonger

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  • Indian Magpie

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #30

    if it was up 2 me i will play HBA in a diamond

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  • Papi_Demba

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #31

    There is NO reason on this planet that will convince me playing Obertan is better than playing
    “Hated But Awesome” we need to attack because there is now way we can sit back against Arsenal in their current form…

    Obertan is basically INCAPABLE of providing amunition for Double-Demba and without amunition they will be out of the Game just as the 1st half last week….Try telling that to RVP

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #32

    Indian…would you not play Shola instead on HBA? I know what a fan of his you are 😉

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  • jayphoto

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #33

    think ben arfa will have success running at fairly slow defenders tonight! I might get crucified for this, but id rest Ba! Hasnt looked his sharp self recently for me, cisse is quicker and more nimble, arsenal struggle alot more against a quick forward, seen them keep drogba and adebayor quiet this season! Id love to see cisse running off ben arfas play making

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  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #34

    @Jayphto

    OOOOOOHHHHHHHH controversial

    Helmet on mate prepare for a stoning lol!

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  • Indian Magpie

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #35

    i cant have enough of AMEOBI, Oh!!!!! SHOLA!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #36

    Reading between the lines

    By the sounds of it Shola is currently Destroying Indian

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  • Indian Magpie

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #37

    Oh I am broken hearted

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  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #38

    Indian

    I dont think its your heart thats broken mate

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  • Indian Magpie

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #39

    May be Then its My RECORD, as i am going on and on like a broken Record

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #40

    Indian 🙂

    People seem a lot more optimistic today about our chances….must be the excitement of match day. Need to find a venue to watch the game tonight…can’t rely on my internet again

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