Newcastle To Take The Game Full Throttle To Bolton Today

Newcastle gave another solid performance at Swansea on Friday afternoon, to come away with all 3 points and their third clean sheet in the last four straight victories.

Newcastle’s two top coaches – Carver and Pardew – great job this season

And if Newcastle are going to stretch that run to five games, the defense will again have to be solid this afternoon against Bolton.

Mike Williamson is now back to his best form and James Perch gave another good and solid display alongside him in South Wales, and James has been a revelation this year.

Young Davide Santon looked a lot better defensively on Friday as he continues to improve, and he had a good game for Newcastle, and will no doubt keep his place for today’s important game against the Trotters.

But Newcastle were nearly always on the back foot at Swansea,  as the home side had the vast amount of the possession during the game.

And manager Alan Pardew is hardly getting carried away with things, and is guarded about Bolton who have won three of their last four league games:

“We weren’t elated in the dressing room after the Swansea game,”  “When you give up possession and a team pass around you like Swansea do, it’s not really good for the soul.”

“Even though we won, the feeling was a little bit flat and Swansea do that to you. But it will be a very different game against Bolton and the emphasis will be on us.”

“We’ll have to play with a different game plan and take the game to Bolton. We’re pretty good at that too. I think by the time the game comes around, we’ll be in better shape to take it on.”

“Bolton will offer a serious threat. Their manager has just won Manager of the Month and quite rightly so. They seem to be re-harnessed and it’s going to be a tough game.”

Newcastle don’t underestimate any side these days, and that’s just one reason why the lads have done so well and wrapped up 56 points from 32 games already, and that’s already 10 points better than we finished up with last season.

There’s a decent chance we can make that 13 points better than last season with a home win today, and while anything but a win will be a disappointment, that doesn’t say this will  be an easy game.

Nearly all the games in the PL this season are tough,  and even Manchester United found if difficult yesterday at home to QPR, even though they were almost given the game when Ashley Young pulled off a lovely dive to get a penalty and get Shaun Derry sent off after only 14 minutes.

So not only did that dive essentially cost QPR the game yesterday, but Derry now  misses the next three games too.

There was absolute minimum contact with Young, as he former Villa winger left his right leg trailing, to ensure some contract with Derry, and we wonder if they actually practice these simulations in training? They are so good at it after all.

Something has to be done about that last man being sent off rule – it completely ruins the game,  and is far too hard a punishment, given the level of the offense.

And that’s especially true when it’s doubtful it’s even a foul.

Newcastle will need to be somewhere near their best today, if they are indeed to get their 5th win on the trot, and as Alan says above – they will take this game full throttle to Bolton.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 9, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #1

    COME ON NEWCASTLE!!! KEEP IT GOING LADS! – Sorry for the capitals – super excited yet again

  • catchy in norway

    Apr 9, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #2

    i was saying the same thing, even though i love jonas, he creates very little, but always gives 100%,

    obertan, he is a waste of a squad no, he offers nothing,

    when i was banging on about it, it was more down to the fact HBA should have been playing more than he was, also we didnt have cisse, but i felt cabaye was being played more as a defensive midfielder, and we lose so much of his game when he is that deep,

    im happy that alan pardew has dropped his stubborn head and is now letting them play football, what we have right now is momentum and no pressure , wel none compaired to liverpool chelsea ars and spuds, expensive squads with big expectations,

    howay the lads,

    2.0 to the toon today, ba and cisse

  • dan evz

    Apr 9, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #3

    vs Bolton

  • r and r

    Apr 9, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #4

    I say maximum throttle for this one .We want retribution for the 5- 1 drubbing last season . Remember that one Mr Pardew, 1000’s of Geordie travelled down( including myself ) and we were humiliated .
    So crank up the volume and go for it. Goal difference will become important .

    I predict 4 – 1 to the TOON.

  • Minato

    Apr 9, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #5

    Morning lads.

    Very exciting times at the moment I completely agree. Think of all the games we have remaining this season that this should potentially be the easiest. Seen them quite a few times this season and defensively they have been absolutely shocking. Our front three could have a field day here but no game is ever a given.

    Can’t believe I’m gonna say this but what do we do with perch now that colo is back? Surely he doesn’t deserve to be dropped but obviously our captain must play. Get the feeling santon may be sacrificed for this one. I’m going for 3-1 to the toon and a forth consecutive brace. Ben arfa to get the other.

    IMO, Arsenals win yesterday has probably ended CL aspirations just because I expected totty to finish stronger but I still expect to be more twists before then. At the very least it’s a really exciting time and I’m delighted that we are a part of it again.

  • MrToon

    Apr 9, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #6

    I’ve watched bolton a few times this season, and it looks to me like Alonso their left back is a weakness we need to exploit. Benny to tear him apart 3 – 0 TOON

  • ArtyH

    Apr 9, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #7

    Just my two pennerth, think it will be 4-0 to the lads, and BA to get at least two. The roof will come off when he scores and he will be happy again!
    By the way there is not the outcry today about the simulated Manure penalty yesterday ( like there was about Prechino ) which got the loathsome Derry sent off! Seems again there is a law ( or to much respect ) for the top 4 and another law for the rest. Sparkie was right when he pointed out the speed that the ref brandished the red card. This can effect our outcome as QPR will have a depleted side facing Chel$ky! This weekend above all other has highlighted the need for the officials the be guided/assisted more. If they were mic’d up like rugby and then advised by another official who was monitoring the game via means of a replay system there would be minimal chance of a mistake and less chance the top four could take advantage of pressurising officials into making horrendous mistakes.


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