Can High-Flying Magpies Make It 4 Wins In A Row At Swansea?


A confident but grounded Alan Pardew is looking for another good performance from his Newcastle team at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea on Friday afternoon.

Alan Pardew – will be trying for 4th win on the trot

But after three wins on the trot don’t expect Newcastle  players to be over-confident, as Alan has a way to keep their feet on the ground – just as Chris Hughton was able to do.

And speaking of Chris, we see he has his team Birmingham 4th top of the Championship at the moment with 66 points from 40 games,  so it’s looking they will secure a play-off place.

We’d love to see Chris and Birmingham City back at St. James’ Park next season.

The Swans are a good footballing side, as are the Magpies this season,  so we look forward to a good game on Good  Friday (of course), and hopefully with a little luck – all 3 points and our 4th win on the trot for the first time this season.

This is what the Newcastle manager had to say today on the Newcastle web-site:

“We’ve got momentum and that is the most important thing for us,”  “We go to the next game, set up the next game and that is a very important ingredient of what we have done this year.”

“Hopefully all our fans can get down to Swansea safely and hopefully we can put in a performance that warrants that journey.”  “And if we get a performance there then we have got two good home games after that against Bolton and Stoke.”

“Swansea play a different system, a different way and it will be different questions asked of us, but that’s what we’ve been good at.”  

“We’ve been asked all sorts of questions – Stoke, Manchester United, and now we go to Swansea who keep the ball, stretch the pitch, keep the ball away from you for long periods.”

“But with the players we’ve got we can still hurt them when we get it, and that’s what we are trying to achieve.”

We thought  Swansea would struggle this year in the Premier League, but their players have all stepped up to the plate,  and they have done very well indeed, under their impressive manager Brendan Rodgers.

Swansea are in no danger of being relegated, and they stand in 11th place on 39 points from 31 games, and they are 11 points above third-bottom Blackburn with a much better goal difference too.

That’s 14 points behind the high flying Magpies, and if we can play like we did against Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, in front of a watching world TV audience, there’s no reason we cannot make that gap 17 points by Friday evening.

That’s what we’ll be hoping for,  and then we can see how teams like Chelsea and Arsenal do over the weekend,  in their home games against Wigan and Manchester City respectively.

Howay The Lads!!



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31 comments so far

  • roe997

    Apr 4, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #1

    First

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  • Toon_Tom

    Apr 4, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #2

    “Hopefully all our fans can get down to Swansea safely and ……….

    Bless him, like the mother i never had 🙂

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  • Spuggy

    Apr 4, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #3

    Excited for this one! We’re on a roll… Ba to get a hatrick lol.

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  • Spuggy

    Apr 4, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #4

    TT haha, yeah do you think he dabs spit on a tissue to wipe there players eyes too.

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  • roe997

    Apr 4, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #5

    Ba is due a goal or more! A cheeky bet i think will do fri

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  • Toon_Tom

    Apr 4, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #6

    Swansea are a great footballing side (like the Arsenal) and we can not underestimate them.

    However ———- I think Swansea will fear us more than we do them.

    Massive game, and I predict a big win!!!

    HWTL

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  • Toon_Tom

    Apr 4, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #7

    Spuggy – haha, i honestly do. The players love Wor Pards 😉

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  • Spuggy

    Apr 4, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #8

    Guthers touch and go for Friday like, who will replace him with perchinho in defence? Raylor I would think on the right.

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  • roe997

    Apr 4, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #9

    Whars happening with gutheries injury?anyone know?

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  • iamnufc

    Apr 4, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #10

    A win would be a big psychological boost to us as Chelsea would be in 6th when they play on sat. Additional pressure on them. Muahahaha.
    But better not to count our chicks before they hatch lol.

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  • roe997

    Apr 4, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #11

    Vuckic might get the nod for gutherie

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  • level7wonder

    Apr 4, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #12

    Just realised if we win the next 4 (Not impossible at all) we have secured 6th position. The next 3 games after that (Chelsea, Man City and Everton) We will have little pressure and I reckon we can win 2/3 of them.
    Ben Arfa is one hell of a player too.

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  • roe997

    Apr 4, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #13

    We on sky again.4 weeks in row is that right

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  • level7wonder

    Apr 4, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #14

    Also, chelsea have 2 games in 2 days this weekend. That is hard for any team, so lets see what happens.

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  • roe997

    Apr 4, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #15

    Sort it out ed. A man u advert at the top?

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  • Dannyo

    Apr 4, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #16

    If we twat them down their, it’ll settle the question for manager of the year for me. AP all the way.
    We’ll have taken 4 points from Brendan Rodgers this season then.

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  • roe997

    Apr 4, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #17

    Booooooooooooooooo howay man ed

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  • super magpie

    Apr 4, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #18
  • Ben3arfa

    Apr 4, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #19

    If we can disrupt the midfield three for Swansea i think they will struggle. They do not play long balls and rely heavily on Leon Briton and Sigurdsson for their distribution.

    Thats where the game will be won or lost on friday our midfield vs theirs ..

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  • Alinufc

    Apr 4, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #20

    I reckon toon win but only because I reckon their style of play is mightily flawed on the counter. However I think it is dependent on how our midfield pressures them like spurs did the other day. Therefore I would play guttierez left mid and santon lb so he can make those fantastic runs

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 4, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #21

    Huge weekend for us 6pts would b a great n if we can do it 6 th place is virtually garenteed, then we hav a 2 week break n hopefully Liverpool reach the cup final which wud mean we wud hav Europe next season n I think the lads cud really push for 4th knowing that Europa league was already secured

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  • Alinufc

    Apr 4, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #22

    However I’m no football manager 😛

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  • -Tendo-

    Apr 4, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #23

    roe997 – yeah 4 weeks in a row is right, it’s right…no dodgy streaming! And i think thr ads at the top go by what you been browsing, mine’s hotels as i just booked one for sunday…..so what man utd stuff you been looking at!? haha

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  • Dannyo

    Apr 4, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #24

    @davybtoon
    Aye, surely two wins will cement a top 6 spot. It’s the next 3 matches we should aim to win if u ask me, the last 4 i have doubts about. Swans, Bolton, Stoke, all possible to get 3 points form.
    3 wins there and no one can catch us and it’ll be all about 5th.

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 4, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #25

    Swansea play great football but they don’t really do much with it, n ppl keep forgetting pardew knows how to stop Swansea we did up here brilliantly we jus couldn’t score

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 4, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #26

    Dannyo I 60 pts will get 6th I think as it means all other teams have to win every game so 2 wins this weekend wud seal it for me then if Liverpool win next weekend we cud go into final 5 games knowing we hav Europa we cud even knick 4th

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  • ash-out

    Apr 4, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #27

    Leon Britton = Cheick’s Friday afternoon snack.

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  • Jesus1983

    Apr 4, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #28

    If Guthrie doesn’t make it then i’m pretty sure Jonas will take his place with Santon or Raylor going to left back!

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  • Benton Toon Exile

    Apr 4, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #29

    I was at the Spurs v Swansea game on Sunday with a friend and at time Swansea passed Spurs of the park although they have very little to offer in the final third..
    However as soon as Spurs pressed them they looked vunerable.
    So if we play our high tempo pressing game i would bet we will get a result.

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  • geordiejamie89

    Apr 4, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #30

    I think Swansea are a good footballing side. They do well keeping the ball and making the pitch big yes. But their ability at defending set-pieces isn’t the best, I wouldn’t be suprised if Williamson got his first goal this friday. We have a few that are decent in the air, so their zonal defending might cost them. Then there’s our front three that can hit any team on the break. Plus Swansea’s goal threat is a lot less than other clubs. There’s no Van Persie or real big striker. I think we’re better in defence, midfield and attack, so that combined should be enough to get us over the line.
    Having said that, their record signing is 3.5mill is that right? And they’re in the middle of the prem league, with players like Barton on high wages fighting for survival further down the table, credit to Swansea. I’m hoping we go two goals up by half time. A Cisse goal and a Hatem Ben Arfa goal. Then after half time Cisse comes off and Demba to settle in the centre to have a good chance of getting his much needed goal.

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  • Faddj

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #31

    if anyone gets a minute, please have a look at my blog, I was pitch side at the match on Sunday taking photos as part of the Wembley to Soweto project, cheers.

    http://faddj.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/wembley-to-soweto-st-james-park.html

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