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Newcastle Win Would Upset The Arsenal BandWagon

9:44 am, Monday, March 12th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 14 Comments

Newcastle go back to London tonight after being hammered by five goals in each of their two previous visits to London.

Arsene Wenger – has Arsenal playing like the old days

And we remember that Alan Pardew said he was going to attack Tottenham in our last game in London, and we ended up four goals down after 34 minutes and lost the game 5-0.

Alan is again saying he is going for the win tonight, so let’s hope the lads play a better defensive game against a side who could go just one point behind Tottenham with a win.

This is what Alan said about the game:

“It affects my mindset in terms of do I want to win the game, but we’ve got to be in the game,”

“At Tottenham, we didn’t have a way back. We were dead and buried at half-time.” “We have to be in the game with ten or 15 minutes to go and, if we are, I won’t settle for a draw, for sure.”

“The Champions League, it’s a bridge too far for us with what I’ve got on the training pitch, but if we were to be fortunate enough to win – or good enough to win because one or the other is going to decide it – we will go to Norwich and see how we get on,”

“It’s a mini-season for us now,” “It’s an important game in terms of the Champions League because if we win we are going to be given a shout.”

“We haven’t really said about the Champions League but it’ll actually bury it – and that might not be a bad thing – if we lose or draw.: “If we win, we’ll get a lot more attention about it. If we lose, really it’s over then we can focus on ten games and the Europa League.”

“They have just been knocked out of the Champions League and maybe now they are focused on finishing in the top three or four,”   “In the form they are in, we have got to be on our guard.”

The Gunners have scored 12 goals in their last two home league games, hammering Blackburn 7-1 and then Tottenham 5-2,  so Pardew will know Arsenal are a team in top form.

Newcastle need to start picking up the points again because a defeat tonight would mean we have taken only 2 points from our last four games, but a win tonight in London will turn everything upside down.

If Newcastle can win they will  still be in with a chance of finishing 4th top and a European Champions League place, and will be 8 points ahead of Liverpool,  and will have beaten a top side in top form.

So we are hoping for the win – but a draw would be a good result.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



Tags: Coaching · Newcastle News

14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Indian Magpie // Mar 12, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    1-0 to NUFC, howay the lads

  • 2 Dennis Twice // Mar 12, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Arsenal away…

  • 3 Ibizatoon // Mar 12, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    A win might upset the neggers bandwagon too. Not sure I could take a week of positivity on here!

    Come on Newcaslte….I want to see all of our players on top form…if they play with their hearts, win, loose or draw they’ll still be the mighty magpies

  • 4 Cheick and Bake // Mar 12, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Hope we win .. I really think we need to win this one … Just to give us hope

  • 5 Cheick and Bake // Mar 12, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Come on demba ba … Tear them apart

  • 6 Ibizatoon // Mar 12, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    That would be great Cheick…give us a real push for the remaining games. Shouldn’t be a make or break game though. Not many teams go to the emirates and get a win….but let’s hope we can

  • 7 Klatoon // Mar 12, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    We’ve had good luck in the monday-night games, which have all been away btw. Qpr outplayed us and we got a draw,we beat Stoke comprehensively and stole a win at Blackburn. Cant see it cant continue tonight
    HWTL

  • 8 Klatoon // Mar 12, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    *why it cant continue

  • 9 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Mar 12, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    The first half hour is crucial ! We were 2-0 down after 5 minutes at Whitehart Lane!

    It was like we had,nt even turned up for the game!

    Against Wolves it was worse coz we had them beaten at half time and did,nt turn up for the second half like! Add to that Pardews bad substitutions which were stupidly timed! The Wolves game was just two points thrown away!

    At the Emirates Stadium, we need to play for the whole game, don,t have to remind anyone on here that RVP has been made two goals in two different games in the injury time just recently

    And Pardew needs to get his tactics right !

    If were lucky and the Ref lets the game flow with no crap decisions against us then we may come away with a point. At their place then i would be happy, prefer all three of course but i can,t see that happening!

    Arsenal go into this the favourites which could be used to our advantage!

  • 10 eastend toon // Mar 12, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    hells bells if we win this one it’ll be the biggest upset of the season… arsenal are firing on all cylinders, we are not by a country mile. i dare say there’s gonna be a lot of players fired up for it, especially our french contingent… show the old french master in wenger what they’re all about… would love to see cabaye and HBA on the score sheet… both players followed closely by wenger at some point

  • 11 Troleibusiukas_LTU // Mar 12, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    3-1 For NUFC :)

    Demba Ba (3) Robin van Persie (1)

    Ben Arfa (2 assists)

  • 12 Jail for Ashley // Mar 12, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    Ibiza,
    There’s not to many negative comments on here atm,of course there’s the continuous squabbles but the mood in the camp seems generally up beat.

  • 13 spitfire_ // Mar 12, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Without good wings and with only one good CB and FB nothing good will happend. I have full confidence in everyone exept Willo and Simmo which is enough to fcku the game… and Jonas from time to time. I hope he will have a one of the best games this season.

  • 14 obatoyou // Mar 12, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    I think we WILL win, 9-0, get our goal difference ahead of arsenal




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