Newcastle Cannot Open The Door To Liverpool Today

Liverpool have not been in good form this year,  but Newcastle  manager Alan Pardew wants to make sure Newcastle don’t open the door for them this afternoon at St. James’ Park.

Kenny Dalglsih – under great pressure to win the game today

Newcastle have lost only two home games at St. James’ Park this season, against Chelsea and West Brom,  and today is not the time to slip up for a third time.

With Newcastle now 8 points ahead of Liverpool in the league table,  the least we need to do today is to get the draw, but Alan Pardew will no doubt be going for the win.

Alan was at the Liverpool game against Wigan last weekend and he says Liverpool did not  not play well in their surprising 2-1 home defeat against the relegation fighting club:

“I was at their game with Wigan last Saturday and they didn’t function very well on the day, but I didn’t sense any criticism of Kenny.”  “I think that the criticism is media ­driven.”

“You live and die by results and Kenny knows how important ­results are to Liverpool.”  “My old mates there, Kevin Keen and Steve Clarke, know their stuff and know that they’re not firing on all cylinders at the moment.”

“They will try to put it right.” “We have to make sure we don’t open the door. If we do, they’re going to come ­flying through with people like Luis Suarez, Andy Carroll, Steven Gerrard and Dirk Kuyt, all fantastic players.’’

Newcastle should have both Cheick Tiote and Ryan Taylor back from injury today in the starting line-up, and Newcastle may play in the 4-3-3 formation that tore West Brom apart last week in the first half.

A win is what we all want to see,  and that will depend a lot on how Mike Williamson and James Perch play in central defense, as James comes in for the injured Fabricio Coloccini.

And all 3 points would make it three wins on the trot,  and a great start to the final run-in to the season, and would put Newcastle on 53 points,  and 10 points clear of 7th placed Everton.

Comments welcome.

5 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 1, 2012 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #1

    Finding out Heather Trott was his sister and girlfriend is too good for Ashley.

  • aussietoonfan

    Apr 1, 2012 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #2

    Shit Ed, I’m still trying to get over the last post.
    To quote The Young Ones’ Rick: You Bastard……..You Complete And Utter Bastard!!!!!!!!

    Great joke though, and I fell for it hook, line and sinker.

    Still got bad feeling in stomach as a result though. Should be fine by 10:30pm kickoff…….

    HOWAY THE LADS!!!!!!!!!!


    Apr 1, 2012 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #3

    Haha Ed ur not funny! Well actually it was tbf but I didn’t enjoy it at the time!

    Today should be a hell of a day for us one way or another

  • spitfire_

    Apr 1, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #4

    “Newcastle Cannot Open The Door To Liverpool Today”

    Cannot but we will… I don’t have any faith in Willo and Perch… no matter what Pardew said. We’ve fckued up our season in january when we didn’t buy center back. No draw for Wolves and no penalty for the scum.

  • jakesome

    Apr 1, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #5

    i was nearly crying at the prospect of elliot in goal


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