Premier League Results Go Newcastle’s Way – Again

Liverpool were beaten for the second time running by a team in the bottom three of the Premier League, this afternoon at Anfield.

Gary Caldwell scores winner at Anfield this afternoon

The Reds seemed to be coasting at QPR during the week, and  they were  2-0 up with just 13 minutes to play,  but they managed to leak three goals to QPR and lost that game 3-2.

And today Wigan had a rare win as they defeated Liverpool 2-1, and now have 4 points from their last three games,  and it was a goal by the Wigan  captain and former Newcastle Junior,  Gary Caldwell,  that won the game for Wigan.

Alan Pardew was seen at the game,  and Newcastle have to play Liverpool at home a week tomorrow, and Wigan away on April 28th. It was the first win ever for Wigan at Anfield.

In the early game,  Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw by Tottenham, and Spurs seemed to have the better chances in that game, but it now means that if Newcastle can beat West Brom  tomorrow, we will go to 50 points and level with Chelsea, but we have  a much inferior goal difference.

Of the top teams today, only Arsenal kept on their winning ways with a 3-0 win against the hapless Aston Villa, and Shay Given was at fault for the first goal, a rare mistake by the former Newcastle goalkeeper.

But Arsene Wenger  has re-energized his London side, and they now have 7 wins on the trot with only Newcastle almost ending that winning streak, and it looks like Arsene’s record of never finishing out of the top four will continue this season.

Arsenal are now 3 points ahead of their north London rivals Tottenham in 3rd place on 58 points, and Spurs have taken only 2 points from the last 15.

And Manchester City came back from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Stoke, but that will look like 2 points dropped, and it was a fantastic strike by Peter Crouch that put the Potters ahead in the second half.

Peter hit the ball on the volley from out side the penalty box,  for one of the best goals he’s ever scored, and a probable candidate for goal of the season.

And if Newcastle win tomorrow they will be only 5 points behind Tottenham, and maybe, just maybe, with a good run-in to the season Newcastle could even catch the north London side, but it’s highly unlikely (but possible).

And why was Alex McLeish ever appointed as Villa manager after he took Birmiongham City down last year?

Villa are now 15th in the league table, and they are a far cry from the team that Martin O’Neill built, that finished in the top six three seasons in a row.

And talking of O’ Neil, QPR couldn’t get their second win on the trot as they were beaten 3-1 at Sunderland, and  Martin O’Neill’s side were helped when Djibril  Cisse got himself sent off for a two-footed tackle on Fraizer Campbell,  and was shown a straight red card by referee Mike Jones.

It was the second time that he has been sent off while at QPR,  and will now serve a four match ban, which will hardly help his side, and Joey Barton was on the bench today, after a poor performance against Liverpool during the week.

Bolton returned to action after the tragic events concerning Fabrice Muamba last Saturday, and they won 2-1 against Blackburn, with two first half  goals coming form former Middlesbrough center-back David Wheater and they moved out of the bottom three with the win.

I certainly am glad Bolton won the game today, and hope they do well in all their remaining games – expect against Newcastle at St. James’ Park on Monday night, 9th April – of course.

So the results seem to have again gone Newcastle’s way today – but it is now up to our lads to show they are a good team, and we are hoping that Newcastle can get the win at The Hawthorns tomorrow afternoon.

Certainly a win would completely energize the Newcastle fans – and the players too!

Howay The Lads!!

55 comments so far

  • Crawfordladd17

    Mar 24, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #1

    We win tomorrow we go level on points with Chelsea and we will have to finish top 6

  • pardew no 1

    Mar 24, 2012 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #2

    3 points tomorrow would be some of the most important to get that europe shot

  • Dannyo

    Mar 24, 2012 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #3

    Gary Caldwell used to be with our youngsters did he not? The brother of Stephen Caldwell?
    The latter being tipped for greatness like Saylor at some point i remember.

    I could be wrong.

  • jakesome

    Mar 24, 2012 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #4

    cheick tiote doesnt get married, he takes a wife

  • Tsunki

    Mar 24, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #5

    No need to warn anyone about the little mackem he’s in bed but I still feel duty-bound as HOVAST to do so.

    Anyway, Ed – have you just coined the bath-dodgers new catchphrase for the end of the season with this post title? I know for a fact also that the scousers will be saying this is the only reason we smacked them down the table. Not that we had a good season, were fairly consistent despite our thin squad, acon, injuries etc. Not complaining though, if we drew every game but everyone above us lost I would probably take it.

  • Toon Tang

    Mar 24, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #6

    come on wigan haha.

    if we dont batter klanfield konvikts now ill be gutted . watch em raise there game for us though the bastards

  • davybtoon

    Mar 24, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #7

    We jus need 1point to b only the 8th team to reach a 1000 prem league points

  • davis_toons

    Mar 24, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #8

    Whenever AP says these words “I think we have enough players to excite the fans.” he might just bring in another Obtan..that will lift the roof…the WOW signing..haha.

  • Toon Tang

    Mar 24, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #9

    dalgleish dont like it up ‘im does he . sweating to death today he was . he looked like an over worked, overused sex doll – deflated

  • Dannyo

    Mar 24, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #10

    Yet another reason to win tomorrow 😉
    Heard of any feedbacks on the Barnsely lad?

  • jamesnufc86

    Mar 24, 2012 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #11

    Ahahahhaha Liverpool , makes me warm inside seeing results like that today. If we finish above them that’s the ultimate satisfaction.

  • Tsunki

    Mar 24, 2012 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #12

    Toon Tang – King Kenny’s Klanfield? ooohhhhh! There’s not much to like about them is there? Isn’t it funny that a few years ago I sneakingly admired them for their robust, hard working doggedness, not quite as smug as ManUre in their ‘heritage’. The hilarity of them throwing cash they couldn’t afford away on Carroll and oh its so funny when you say it now but they bought Downing ha ha. Suarez was their salvation right up until……well never mind, eh? 🙂

  • davybtoon

    Mar 24, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #13

    Dannyo not yet but he played again today so maybe he’s doing ok

  • cheick Norris

    Mar 24, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #14

    king kennys klanfield that’s class.
    @jakesome i replied to you onthe last thread regarding the carrs

  • geordiejamie89

    Mar 24, 2012 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #15

    Get in there Wigan, their first win against Liverpool means no matter what happens we stay five points clear next week. And if Newcastle do what is achievable and get the three points, we could be 8points clear. I hope Newcastle play well tomorrow, especially as they’re the only prem teams playing so plenty will be watching.

  • pbNcl

    Mar 24, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #16

    Tsunki @5

    What does HOVAST mean? Is it to do with the 3 in one bathdodger?

  • geordiejamie89

    Mar 24, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #17

    They’ll keep spending until they’re in trouble Liverpool. And lets be realistic the way they’re going they don’t look like winning the league or Champions League anytime soon. I think unless they change the way they bring in players they’ll keep struggling. I still think it could come down to the result against Liverpool at home though. Fingers crossed for tomorrow. HWTL!

  • pbNcl

    Mar 24, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #18

    We really need to turn in a solid adventurous performance tomorrow. Its serious. Right now we are perfectly positioned, results have gone are way and these 3 points could prove pivotal. We need to chase down which is no easy feat.

    And yeah, were the only prem game tomorrow so all eyes on us and the pressure’s on. We can’t loose this. Even if we win by one precision strike and the rest’s skin and teeth stuff. We need to win

  • geordiejamie89

    Mar 24, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #19

    Good to see Newcastle doing his research today, hopefully that will help in the fixtures with those two teams. Well in the Pards.

  • geordiejamie89

    Mar 24, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #20

    Good to see Pardew*

  • davybtoon

    Mar 24, 2012 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #21

    Hard game tomorrow like not a certainty that we will get anything

  • Tsunki

    Mar 24, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #22

    We must hammer the baggies into the ground. no slip-ups, they are a bit of a bogey team for us lately, time to end that sorry trend.

  • pbNcl

    Mar 24, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #23

    *chase down chelsea

    Simmo willo colo santon
    Obers perch cabaye jonas

    Bring shola or cisse on circumstance depending, take off obertan move benny infield
    Or is raylor fit? If so rayls instead of obers

    We need to be aggressive but not leave the fcukin back door open!

  • Toon Tang

    Mar 24, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #24

    tsunki hahaha kkk . is it true glen johnson is the only black player in the whole squad ?? he must feel trapped the poor lad my gosh. if i were him id jump ship before kenny and sourez turned up with the burning cross

  • toonking

    Mar 24, 2012 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #25

    hi guyes

    well the way results have gone for us today and the fact pardew is likely to play perch and possibly guthrie while cisse or santon could be benched. if we lost he could be in for a lot of abuse of those so called fans such as beattie.
    so although i hope pardew doesn’t really do it, it might be a good idea is play this team against WBA
    at half time if we were loosing switch it to the team me and most other true fans want
    off abeid on perch
    off ferg on simpson
    maybe off cisse on guthrie
    then when the interview comes say in it
    you bloggers should stick to fifa 2012 and let me manage the proper team.

  • toonking

    Mar 24, 2012 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #26

    so i would want to see

  • GeordieToon89

    Mar 24, 2012 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #27

    Whos this Barnsley player yous are talking about?

  • geordiejamie89

    Mar 24, 2012 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #28

    Team I’d have out tomorrow:

    Hatem Ben Arfa—-Perch—Cabaye—–Fergie

    Subs:Elliot–Guthrie-Gosling– Santon–Obertan–Vuckic–Shola.

  • cheick Norris

    Mar 24, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #29

    HOVAST is head of optimism valley air support team. and that’s me tsunki. you’re HANSOV head of aquatic naval services of optimism valley

  • alanrichie

    Mar 24, 2012 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #30

    In the early game, Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw by Tottenham,

    Wasnt it 0-0 ed 😉

  • toonking

    Mar 24, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #31

    well it is time for MOTD now wonder if lawno will show newcastle any respect and accept the fact we will finish above liverpool
    even paula mersy give us some respect today

  • cheick Norris

    Mar 24, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #32

    @tsunki officially an optimist now? blitzing everybody with daffodils and smiles

  • GeordieToon89

    Mar 24, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #33

    toonking – We wont find out because he aint on mate and also because we didnt play today he would of refused to say anything about us even though we deserve it… btw amazing scenes at Bolton

  • cheick Norris

    Mar 24, 2012 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #34

    @toonking i wouldn’t hold your breath

  • pbNcl

    Mar 24, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #35

    Naval services of optimism valley? HANSOV?
    Have I been given a mission? This sounds fun ill get me dinghy out

  • toonking

    Mar 24, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #36

    well what a surprise that was he is too ashamed so is hoping we loose tomorrow because if we do i bet he will be on MOTD 2 but if we win he will be hiding for quite a while i bet.
    these scenes at bolton show what true fans of football are and it is lovely too see.
    as for shearer i have a new name for the great hero, Alan Shearhair

  • davybtoon

    Mar 24, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #37

    Gt89 he’s called brad kilburn we’ve got him on trial 18year old cb played for under 18s twice this week

  • geordiejamie89

    Mar 24, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #38

    Fabrice must have hairs on the back of his neck when he’s no doubt watched or going to watch this at some point. He’d no doubt rather be playing, but any person in the world would be happy with that support.

  • toonking

    Mar 24, 2012 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #39

    well good bye
    see you tomorrow

  • Tsunki

    Mar 24, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #40

    cheick Norris / PbNcl – that’s it I am the HANSOV not the HOVAST – someone told me yesterday that I was the HOVAST even though I knew I had something to do with water and the navy or summat. Anyway I took my demotion like a man but now I am pleased to be back where I belong.

    Please don’t laugh at me for being an optimist or I may have to shoot myself and move to Whitburn, not necessarily in that order. I am an official optimist because I never slagged of AP, never said said we would be relegated again, and even did stupidly optimistic things like say we would beat Arsenal. A man can’t get more optimistic than that, can he?


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