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Here’s Wishing And Hoping For A Liverpool Win On Saturday

If Liverpool beat local rivals Everton in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday at Wembley then Newcastle will at least be in the Europa League next season.

Jonas Gutierrez – I still speak with Jose

That’s what could happen on Saturday, but when you look at the way Liverpool have been playing recently – hopeless –  we would have to say Everton are the favorites to win that game.

The latest prices from bet365 for the Liverpool v Everton semi-final game are:

Liverpool 6/4
Everton 15/8
Draw 9/4

And since whoever Everton will meet in the final if they get through – Chelsea or Tottenham – will probably qualify for the Champions League – Everton could get the 3rd place spot in the Europa League next season, maybe even at the expense of Newcastle.

But if Newcastle can finish in 5th place,  we’ll automatically get a Europa League position, and 4th place gets us a Champions League position, and both are very possible the way things stand right now.

Jonas Gutierrez, who we suppose is now the Newcastle official vice captain,  had this to say to the local press today about Liverpool’s Jose Enrique:

“It’s hard, but I speak with him. I said ‘you have to focus on the semi-final’.   “That can help us. If I was a Liverpool player, I would think the semi-final is more important than the league.”

“I spoke with Jose before and after the game. He’s a nice guy. They’re not having a good season, but they have good players.”  “They have the semi-final of the FA Cup.”

“They have to think about that, and be ready for the next season. There’s nothing they can do this season in the league.”  “There are a lot of teams taking good results.”

“All the season can change, and they could be brilliant next season. Pre-season is really important for all the teams.”

We’re not too bothered who makes the final between Chelsea and Tottenham, and we’ll be watching the game on Sunday,  but a draw would be a great result for Newcastle, because it would further add to Chelsea’s crowded schedule through the end of the season.

We’ll definitely be watching the FA Cup final on Saturday with bated breath,  and maybe the three former Newcastle players at Liverpool, Andy Carroll, Jose Enrique and Craig Bellamy can help us out – by playing well and helping Liverpool get the win, but of the three only Jose will probably start the game.

Here’s hoping for a Liverpool win. 😀

225 comments so far

  • ihighfivedtioteandbrokemyhand

    Apr 12, 2012 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #201

    It was on ssn just as I was reading your comment newca and it said they were the 3 games he would miss! I hope they have it wrong tho!

  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Apr 12, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #202

    Kenny Dalglish has Liverpool board’s support, says chairman

    Chairman Tom Werner says the Liverpool board has “great confidence” in manager Kenny Dalglish.

    Better get his bags packed ready then 🙂


    Apr 12, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #203


  • geordiejamie89

    Apr 12, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #204

    Come on Newcastle. Champions League football would be great to boost the summer signings. And eventually as we build, the more money we bring in the quicker Newcastle can start paying its debt off. It would be great to be watching a Newcastle in ten years time, winning trophies and debt free. While the likes of Liverpool and Man Utd run themselves down to the ground.

  • geordiejamie89

    Apr 12, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #205

    Some way off yet, but Man Utd won’t run the league for all time. Something will give eventually, and the sooner Newcastle starts getting Champs League football and clearing the debts, the closer we’ll be when the time comes to take advantage.


    Apr 12, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #206

    Erik pieters

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Apr 12, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #207

    NUFC STEVE // Apr 12, 2012 at 5:35 PM, about Kelly, yeah i think he is decent, but i believe Tavernier is as good as him.

  • GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous)

    Apr 12, 2012 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #208


    Willo out? Gosling out? Obertan out? Shola out? Someone been smoking the wacky backy, or clearly has no handle on the way Pardew goes about his business

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Apr 12, 2012 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #209


    Van Dijk


    Siem De Jong/Corget/M.Davis
    Kevin Miralas/Hoilett


  • Yohan4

    Apr 12, 2012 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #210

    Guys – check out this photo. Apparently this is what happen when even captain Colo tryed to get the ball from Hatem, twice!


  • PIBID (the poster formerly known as hattambenarfa)

    Apr 12, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #211

    alreet guys, right, i have a couple of questions

    i said the other day that im looking at going to do a good mechanical/aeronautical engineering at university

    i want to go to one up north so i can finally see some home games of my beloved club

    durham uni or newcastle uni?

    newcastle ranked higher, durham more prestigious maybe?

  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Apr 12, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #212

    League table since 1 Jan
    Played Won Pts
    1. Man Utd 14 11 34
    2. Newcastle 14 9 29
    3. Man City 15 9 29
    4. Arsenal 14 9 28
    5. Everton 16 7 26

    19. Liverpool 14 3 12
    20. Wolves 14 1 5

    Bin dippers – No form, no style, no idea
    Come on the Blues !

  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Apr 12, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #213

    Lot of privately educated hoorays at Durham.
    Durham City is a cracking place but Newcastle has it and you can get a student accommodation 5 mins form the ground. No contest..
    Newcastle has a good reputation but isn’t the Uni of choice for Oxbridge failures – they go to York or Durham

  • GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous)

    Apr 12, 2012 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #214

    Newcastle Uni is a fantastic Uni Hattam, if they are rated higher then I would go there 10/10. Plus it’s actually in Newcastle and you would be within walking distance of SJP! No brainer mate! 😀

  • G

    Apr 12, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #215

    Now that Comilli has been shown the door by the bindippers, does that mean there won’t be any more 35M offers for unproven strikers? I rather hoped they would come in for Ranger now he scored for Wednesday. I would let them have him for several times his market value no problem.

  • super magpie

    Apr 12, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #216


    Got bored and was reading past articles and this popped up, read the interview and look when pardew says about the top 6.

  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 12, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #217

    Seems quiet here this evening…anyone about or are we all debated out?

  • ihighfivedtioteandbrokemyhand

    Apr 12, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #218

    Xisco (if any1s daft enough)
    Best (just hasn’t that top 6 quality)

    Ola john/hoilett
    Danny graham (back up striker and bleeds nufc)
    Martin/corgnet (martin preferably)

  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 12, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #219

    Super Magpie…Interesting to read that again. Top four 2-3 seasons away? Good lad!

    Also, reading the comments and this one made me smile:

    Mactoon “Someone set fire to him pleaseeeeeeee”

  • ihighfivedtioteandbrokemyhand

    Apr 12, 2012 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #220

    Stick mirriappa on there too! Would say Douglas but I don’t think he’d be happy as third choice and tayls and collo are first names on team sheet when fit

  • Sazzer

    Apr 12, 2012 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #221

    “I rate both of them higher than an average EPL squad player – a lot of guys seem to under-rate them.” Well said MagpiesFlyHigh.

    “It’s not as clear cut as “Cabaye’s fantastic” and “Guthrie’s shit” Well said Twatter. Same for Simmo and Santon.

    As long as the player puts the team before themselves and we can afford it. I don’t see why we can’t have Simmo, Santon, Pieters and Debuchy next season roating 60 – 40 of the playing time.

    Certainly, it won’t help the players not getting the fans full support as long as they trying to do their best. Especially during the season when it can affect how they play.

    If you love playing for a club and they bought a better player in your position would you leave? Or reverse would you do like Cesc trading playtime for titles?

    So yeah stop with the listing of people leaving and talking shit about our own players.

    Be positive, let them compete.

    WWJBD probably goes with out saying but I agree we shouldn’t drop our English player to easily.

    Beattie25 I agree on your argument that nationality doesn’t matter for the most part. However, if I have to equal players I would go for they guy not going away for African nations. Also I would pay a bit more buying and keeping Geordies.

    With that said I wouldn’t mind having Diame (except Acon and high price) competing and growing in the midfield. He has potential.

    Obviously, already having five people capable doing good job at DM. I would buy defenders and one or two more flair players up front.

  • Sazzer

    Apr 13, 2012 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #222

    Seem decent Semir Štili? for free.
    Great name, great crosses: Shikibala,
    U-21 player for free being tap by Barca and Valencia: Jonathan Viera

    Anyone watching Championship is Snodgrass and McGugan any good?

  • Munster Mag

    Apr 13, 2012 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #223

    Can someone advise if santon can play right back – or has he ever spent time in this position. He hasnt looked great so far ( defensively ) , but slowly improving ….I still miss Enrique – on his day the best LB if the prem ( when he was with us ) ….

  • Crawfordladd17

    Apr 13, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #224

    Chelsea to make the final because they won’t come forth and if it is them and Everton, Everton don’t quality if they lose but say if it is a 4th placed Tottenham against Liverpool then we have a problem.
    I hope it is Chelsea vs Liverpool

  • Owldman

    Apr 13, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #225

    Said it before Douglas is no better than what we have,really like Twentes left winger John has pace & a couple of tricks something Ferguson dosent have

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