We Cannot Make Any Mistakes Against West Brom

About the best you can do with any  result in the English Premier League is to win and keep a clean sheet.

Jonas scores against Wolves

And although Newcastle did not play well last Sunday afternoon, that’s exactly what the lads did against Norwich City at St. James’ Park, although that second half was very hard on the nerves, and Norwich came back well,  to their credit.

It will be another tough game at West Brom on Sunday afternoon, but all Premier League games are tough, wherever the opposing team is positioned in the league – we found that out against Wolves recently at home.

West Brom were the better side at St. James’ Park when they beat us 3-2 in December, and their quick counter-attacks often caught us short at the back, so hopefully Alan Pardew and the players will have looked over that game, and worked out how to cope with them on Sunday.

A win would see Newcastle reach 50 points for the first time since 2006, when we finished in 7th place with 58 points and last qualified for Europe.

Jonas Guttierrez has commited his future to Newcastle, and of course he’s quite a character on Tyneside, and he even started at left back on Sunday and played well there too.

But  Jonas will play anywhere in the Newcastle side, and along with captain Fabricio Coloccini, the two Argentine Internationals have both given Newcastle great service, through thick and thin,  since they both arrived in the summer of 2008.

That seems about ten years ago!

Jonas is right when he has said today on the Newcastle web-site,  the Magpies cannot make any mistakes on Sunday:

“It’s always difficult away from home, but even more so in this league,” “We’ll have to be focused and concentrate for the 90 minutes.”

“We know that we can score and that we can get a clean sheet as well, because all the team is defending really well in the last couple of weeks.”

“But we’ll have to be focused and not make mistakes,  because in this league if you make a mistake, you concede a goal.”  “So we have to make sure that we don’t make them.”

Three points at The Hawthorns on Sunday and we will be flying high with 50 points from 30 games, and still 8 games to rack up even more points, and possibly even climb  higher in the league table.

We can surprise ourselves this season with where we can end up, if the lads only concentrate on the next game and take absolutely nothing for granted.

The only thing that matters now is to somehow get the win at West Brom on Sunday.

Howay The Lads!!

203 comments so far

  • ochytoon

    Mar 22, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #1

    There are no comments yet … please kick things off by filling out the form below.

  • Toon Tang

    Mar 22, 2012 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #2

    what, still no responses?

    will somebody please kick things off by filling out the form below.

  • Tsunki

    Mar 22, 2012 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #3

    We will though. Let’s hope they are tiny mistakes I don’t mind them having a goal as long as we win.

  • Toon Tang

    Mar 22, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #4

    anyways, a win against west brom would be welcome revenge for earlier mishaps and would also be a much needed 3 points to help us further our lead from both scumbags below us.

    just depends who turns up and if the master tactician can outsmart old royston.

  • Dannyo

    Mar 22, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #5

    We got our revenge against Norwich, i reckon we could line another much needed revenge up 😉
    Got a good feeling mate.

  • Pardew's fist pump

    Mar 22, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #6

    Ranger has been told to skedaddle for the rest of the season, I see.

  • Thump

    Mar 22, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #7

    Seems there’s no responses. brb kicking things off


    Mar 22, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #8

    See Nul Ranger is on his way to Sheffield Wednesday!

    Wonder if he is going to be as much of a prat in Sheffield as he was in Newcastle?

    Jonas is right! Can,t afford any slip-up at the Hawthorns! Won,t be easy though! WBA have Odenwingy and are quick on the counter attack!


    Mar 22, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #9

    Also BA is keeping mum about any prospective move to Chelski!

    It would appear that both the reds and the blues think that they can push us around when it comes to summer transfers!

    If Fat Ash and Lambs Arse are tempted i hope they ask big money!!!

  • Toon Tang

    Mar 22, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #10

    dannyo – heres hoping eh , i think were always likely to score a goal , its just whether or not we self destruct at the back haha .

    i also have a feeling we will do ’em, but only by a goal.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 22, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #11

    Becoming a bit of a bogey team of late WBA,would be a tremendous boost going into the Liverpool game five or more points clear.

  • fungus44

    Mar 22, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #12

    NEWEXPATMAGPIE he has said on sky he going no where he likes at nufc and wants to stay and play with papiss up frount

  • fungus44

    Mar 22, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #13

    Ba ignores Chelsea ‘rumours’ – TEAMtalk http://aggbot.com/Newcastle-United-News/article/16456345

  • Klatoon

    Mar 22, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #14

    Still filling out the form.

  • LGFUAD21

    Mar 22, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #15

    Just hope we can go and attack.

    Our defense has been solid recently, its just our complete lack of creativity up field.

    With the pace we have it is unacceptable. Hope Pards has been working on that. Everyone else has picked up on it.

    Ranger in Sheffield. Probably a good thing, he cant get up to much trouble there surely.

  • gaz 44

    Mar 22, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #16

    looks like power ranger playing for sheff wed.. hope he sorts himself out. such a waste of raw talent

  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 22, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #17

    that headline forgets we have willo and simpson in defence.


    Mar 22, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #18

    @12 & 13 :

    The player can come out and say he does,nt want to move!

    I still believe that AC did,nt really want to go to Liverpool, he was i think at first pushed out by the fact that they were prepared to sell him! And then lured by the amount of money he could make per week! Which, by the way he would never earn as much with us as he probably is playing for them!

    You could hate him for it!( A.C.)! But if the people who hate him were to place themselves in the same position! They would of done exactly the same!

    The same could happen to Tiote, BA and Krul! If other clubs offer enough money then half the team could be sold ! And like Lambs Arse said a few short weeks ago!
    As far as he is concerned! We are a selling club! Not sure if we can trust either the owner or the rest of the motley crew!

  • fungus44

    Mar 22, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #19

    Properly addicted to this song, whoever made it is a complete genius #DirtyMonkeyMackem http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WFHsSEDiZg

  • LGFUAD21

    Mar 22, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #20

    Unfortunately we have to rely on selling players to raise funds atm. It sucks I know but maybe if we hit Europe this season we will keep the majority if not all.

    A friend of my, stupid spurs fan, when i said its bull how the top teams just raid the lower teams point of view was that they had “earnt the right to” BullSh!t!!!!.

    I can accept the strategy but there has to come a time when we draw a the line and say now its time to build it.

    If Chelski come in with a £30m offer for Tiote then we should probably take it. Because we can replace Tiote for £10m plus spend the remaining £20m on 2,3 or possibly even 4 decent players.

    But this is why teams like us need a good youth system. So that we have people like Fabregas come through for nowt and then sell him for big money.

  • Toon Tang

    Mar 22, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #21

    fungus – i posted that meself a few week ago with the caption – ‘how this never made it to number 1, i will never know’

    my 6 year old daughter plays it everytime shes on youtube hahaha

  • Alan_Pard_Who

    Mar 22, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #22

    If we can win against WBA and the beat the scouse scum then I think 6th is ours.

    Planning ahead and trying to feel the current vibe in regard to a certain bin dipper, are we booing the pony tailed one as a judas or giving him a Luke warm reception as we don’t know the facts?

    I’d boo him but that’s because I spent £45 in his no 9 shirt on 30 th jan and then he buggered off!

  • LGFUAD21

    Mar 22, 2012 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #23

    Also, I really hope Demba can reach 20 goals this season.

    I remember him promising it at the beginning of the season.

  • Alan_Pard_Who

    Mar 22, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #24

    @ lfguad

    I agree but with our improved position we surely must be able to generate funds from other means.

    We are in a position where we don’t need 10’s of millions to improve the team. Spending aroun 15 million could be enough to challenge top 4.

    Selling Tiote would be anti-productive and there is absolutely no reason to justify selling him IMO. Carroll was different as we probably needed the cash to strengthen the team. Now we don’t need 35 million to take us to the next level. Selling Willo, simmo, gosling & best for example could generate 10 million which would be more productive than selling Tiote for 30 million.

  • ross armstrong

    Mar 22, 2012 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #25

    hard game on sunday as west brom are our bogey team!! they hammerd us in december when it came to attacking and i think 1 upfront on sunday with 5 in midfield may help!! i will be really happy with a point on sunday and really hope tiote gets back into the team!! my team on sunday would be


    Mar 22, 2012 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #26

    @ 20:

    Can see the point of the strategy! But every time we start to build a decent team which may have a chance of winning anything!

    Someone gets sold and we have to start re-building again! With such a strategy it is going to be another 50 years or so before NUFC ever wins anything worthwhile!

    Hoping we do get to win something before i pop my clogs! If you know what i mean!

  • toonking

    Mar 22, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #27

    @newexpatmagpie 18
    the rumors of these 3 players getting a transfer to chelsea are just nonsense because right now the don’t even have a manager also why would they want another 2 african players who will be missing during january and feb plus we rejected a large tiote bid from chelsea last year.

    the only time i think a rumor will make sense ATM is if krul was linked with manure because there goalie looks poor

    Ba will be an easy target for rumors due to his 7mil contract clause so if i was a journalist of course i would make up stories about Ba leaving.

    they are probably too upset that we are in top 6 so can no longer bully us about form even sky find it annoying that now they have to talk just as much about us if they talk about liverpool especially thanks to jeff stelling

  • LGFUAD21

    Mar 22, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #28

    Thats what I was getting at when I said there needs to come a time when you stop. Otherwise its a dangerous cycle.


    I like the look of the team.

    But only If Jonas and Cabaye attack.

    Wish Cisse could speak the language. Would like to see him in the lone striker role

  • Pardew's fist pump

    Mar 22, 2012 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #29

    Well by my reckoning, let’s say we finish 6th and the wage expenditure remains the same after trading, which is feasible given who we’re shedding; we’ll be 4.8m up on last seasons prize money (league position), if that means we get Europa League, we’ve seen that getting to the last 16 of that raises 5m in television money (from the site that’s knocking around showing our fiscal situation in relation to others), then there’s extra gate receipts and bonuses for progressing in the competition, finally the naming rights will be looming large in the summer, if MA can somehow convince someone they’re worth 7/8m, then we’d surely be about 20m up on revenue next season, which get’s to my overall point – there really should be no need to sell any of our crown jewels, this approaching window or next!

  • Pardew's fist pump

    Mar 22, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #30

    Which would put us at a tidy profit of about 15m, ample enough for Mr Carr to wave his wand (ooer).

  • LGFUAD21

    Mar 22, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #31

    If we do finish 6th this season, it’ll be a hell of an achievement.

    One that clubs like Liverfool should take note of.

    Although I would have loved to have had Bellamy on a free. I think he really would have brought a lot to this team

  • davybtoon

    Mar 22, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #32

    Am sick and tired of ppl on here saying we’re a selling club like its something new, news flash we’ve always been a selling club the difference now is we’re doing it the way it shud b done, if someone wants a player there gonna have to pay a hell of a lot of money for them, the reason were selling ain’t just for the cash it’s because we’ve got the next big talent lined up n ready to make there name, do we like it NO but the sad fact is unless we start getting champions league money it will keep happening
    Its very similar to the way Valencia n Bilbao r run the sell all there top talent nearly every couple of seasons n then produce new superstars from nothing

  • nufc90

    Mar 22, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #33

    i honestly can’t see chelsea splashing massive cash on tiote.. more likely to go for a creative player imo and don;t they already have romeu to do tiote’s job

  • davybtoon

    Mar 22, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #34

    In all honesty if we got 25mill for tiote who wouldn’t take think of the players we cud get for that

  • Thump

    Mar 22, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #35

    @Pardew’s fist pump: Graham or Alan? 😉

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 22, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #36

    Fungus44 that report at the end says tiote has already agreed terms with chelski? Hes got 5 years left on his contract how can chelsea speak to him??

  • Thump

    Mar 22, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #37

    @toonarmydownsouth: He can talk to them but we have to accept an offer.

    Also it says “speculation”. Keep that in mind.

  • toonking

    Mar 22, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #38

    the liverfool game is the game i think will determine finishing 6th 7th.
    about the summer transfer window i would say this season is the season that has changed the way we see transfers happen.

    This season has been the best i have seen since sir bobby himself. we have got a board room that is now starting to communicate with us fans, the manager we have i believe is the best we can have when a club is run like this, apart from arsenal i think we are the only other top 7 club financially stable and the January transfer window seems to now show signs that we buy players without the need for top players needing to leave in that same window.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 22, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #39

    @ thump i know mate was just badly pointing out how much bullsh1t was kicking about in the press! And as mentioned above i think thats why they got romeu kid, unfortunatly i have the displeasure of working with 2 chelsea ‘fans’ (who have never been to a game despite living on 10 miles from the ground!) and they had the arrogance to say why would chelsea be intrested in a ‘championship’ player!

  • check the toastie

    Mar 22, 2012 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #40

    yep, i wud agree 25 million for tiote wud be gud business, the money spent wisely would improve the team, people have to appreciate we aint gonna spend proper cash unless we get it in thru transfers.

    Carrolls money has been used brilliantly, we are obviously losing a fair chunk of waste out of the club this summer, and i would expect one big player leaving, which would fund a really exciting window. Dont know whether this clause exists with Ba, but i would sooner get 20 million for him, if that was possible.

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