We’re Now Supporting Sunderland, Liverpool And Wigan!

Sunderland play Tottenham today in the 12:45 pm early kick-off game at the Stadium of Light.

Papiss Cisse scoring first opportunist goal yesterday

And we’ll be hoping for a Sunderland win in that game, and that would mean Spurs were only 2 points ahead of Newcastle but our goal difference is much worse than that of Spurs.

Papiss Cisse please take note. 😀

And we’ll hope that Wigan can get something out of their game at Chelsea later today, and anything but a Chelsea win will see Newcastle hold on to 5th place.

And then next Saturday we’ll be hoping for a Liverpool win against Everton, and if the lads can beat Bolton on Monday afternoon, Liverpool getting to the FA Cup final will almost guarantee Newcastle being in the Europa League next season and that would be tremendous.

But Liverpool will have to play a lot better than they’ve been doing this year, when they have just 8 points out of their 12 league games, and 3 of those points were against Everton.

Alan Pardew said after the game yesterday that Newcastle would be wanting Sunderland to do well today, and he also talked about a certain red-hot Papiss Cisse:

“It will be one of the first times we are all going to be pulling for Sunderland in our dressing room!”  “So good luck to Martin and the boys up in the north-east. We will be hoping they can do us a favor.”

“We have got ourselves in a position which elevates us in a greater form than we expected. But, with six just games to go, we can see the finishing line now.”

“We have a guy in red-hot form in Cisse and that can set you apart. He was the difference between the two sides. I didn’t think we were brilliant and were a little bit flat. But Cisse was electric.”

“I thought his second goal had gone over the bar because it hovered in mid-air. He had a bit of back-spin on that – it was a Masters shot!”

“But he is someone with pedigree. He’s not a mystery or somebody we have plucked from Borneo. He has a fantastic CV. His record in the Bundesliga in a struggling team was excellent.”

Papiss Cisse looks like Alan Shearer was, simply a great goal-scoring machine, and we have to remember we also have Demba Ba, and Alan Pardew will have to work out some system that has both strikers getting the goals.

But it really doesn’t much matter much,  as long as somebody is putting the ball into the back of the net, and the new Newcastle number 9 has been unbelievable for the Magpies since he arrived from SC Freiburg in January for just £8M.

Wonder how much he’s worth now, and how much Liverpool would pay for him – £50M?

Anyway,  as far as today goes it’s got to be come on Sunderland and come on Wigan – and we’ll be supporting Liverpool next Saturday against Everton!

We’re not proud.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • Mark

    Apr 7, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #1

    Nah, I’m really not supporting Sunderland :p a spurs draw would be ideal personally

  • Spuggy

    Apr 7, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #2

    Just a bit of fun but I think our CM/CF are worth based on what I think clubs would pay (bought/value now)

    Ba £2m – £20m (Profit 18m)
    Cisse £8m – £25m (17m)
    Arfa £5m – £12m (7m)
    Cabaye £4.8m – 15m (10.2m)
    Tiote £3.5 – £20m (16.5m)

    That’s £70m profit on what we paid. Fantastic business.

  • Pecorino ( will let you figure it out)

    Apr 7, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #3

    Ba and Cisse can easily be rotated….Possibly bring Jonas back into LW? for Ba to be striker again they can share halves….I dunno…

    going back to a 442 is a bad idea but the only formation I see them working more closely up front or a 343 formation for wich we dont have a team for…..I see in italy many teams employ that formation….

  • Oleg G

    Apr 7, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #4

    Spuggy // Apr 7, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    You think that teams will pay less for HBA than for Tiote and Cabaye? hmm.. don’t think so.
    The more attacking player the more money for him.

  • karasu

    Apr 7, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #5

    I don’t think we are able to tackle the Champions League just yet given our squad depth and the willingness of Fat Mike to invest. I’m not too keen on seeing us end up like Tottenham last season in the Champs League, or Stoke this season in the Europa League or even worse, Villareal this season in the Champs League. Lets go for a tilt in the Europa, bring it home, then the UEFA Super Cup. Then next stop, Champs League.

  • tomnewcastle

    Apr 7, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #6


    if we got into the champions league we would be bringing many more players who could takle the champions league

  • Crawfordladd17

    Apr 7, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #7

    I am supporting Sunderland Aston Villa Wigan and Norwich today
    Manchester City tomorrow
    Liverpool and Chelsea because both will finish outside top 4
    Just hope it is not Everton vs Tottenham because will finish 4th and Everton will have Europe
    Spuggy Ba was a free and I say worth £30 million and Ben Arfa is worth at least £15 million

  • karasu

    Apr 7, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #8

    @ #6

    I have no doubt Graham Carr and Alan Pardew will be hunting for reinforcements if we make it. I have doubts about Fat Mike financing the moves.


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