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Newcastle Guaranteed Europa League – Could Decide Champions

10:29 pm, Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 26 Comments

With Everton dropping two points at Old Trafford this afternoon it means that  Everton cannot now catch Newcastle.

Alex Ferguson today – looks like Red Devils didn’t do very well

Everton twice came back from two goals deficits to draw with Manchester United 4-4, and the Red Devils dropped two vital home points,  that could even cost them the Premier League title this season.

Manchester City tweaked a 2-0 win at Wolves, but were hardly very convincing, as Wolves were relegated, but they are now just 3 points behind Manchester United and have gained 5 points on them in the last three league games.

In 10 games  the new Wolves manager Terry Connor has been in charge,  he has picked up points only at Sunderland and Newcastle, and has eight losses and only two points.

The Manchester teams play each other a week tomorrow at the Etihad Stadium,  and a City win to go with the 6-1 thrashing of United last year, will see them take over leadership of the Premier League on goal difference.

With Everton’s well earned draw today,  they are on 48 points but are now  a full 14 points behind Newcastle, who have 62 points in 4th place, with just four games to go.

And that means that Newcastle will at least finish in 6th place in the league and will definitely get a Europa League position.

And even if Manchester City beat Manchester United in eight days time,  their next game will be at St. James’ Park against Newcastle United on the following Sunday, 6th May.

And the expensive and overpaid Manchester City players will need to play a lot better than they did today at Wolves, to get anything out of  a resurgent Newcastle side.

It will also be Newcastle’s final home game of the season, and they will want to do extra well in that final game, so they can then take the plaudits from the Geordie fans after the match, for what has been an absolutely amazingly successful season.

So as well as Newcastle potentially qualifying for a Champions League for next season,  the Magpies could also determine who becomes the Premier League Champions this season.

We have a feeling that Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini isn’t  exactly looking forward to bringing his team to St. James’ Park in two weeks time.

And one last thing, Liverpool managed to lose 1-0 at home to West Brom today, and those expensive strikers again failed to score, and it could be Liverpool’s American  owners bring in a new manager over the summer,  and move Kenny Dalglish upstairs.

Howay The Lads!!



Tags: Europa League · European Champions League · European Competition · Newcastle News





26 responses so far ↓

  • 1 GeordieToon89 // Apr 22, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    They didnt drop two points they infact gained 1 point by coming from behind twice

  • 2 Tooooon // Apr 22, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    I am absolutely delighted by our results, ecstatic. Unlike some supporters I’m not going to turn around and thank Ashley or Llambias, with open arms for the clubs achievements; although in the long turn it has (up until now) worked out, I don’t believe we had to go through all that turmoil when he first took over.

    I believe most of the work is down to the players, and the wiz who decided that we didn’t need overrated, overpaid aged English players, but instead we needed some fresh hungry younger players has totally worked out.

    I actually BELIEVE we can make it into the CL, if you consider us to Tottenham who are completely hopeless at the moment, and to a stuttering Chelsea who are almost lucky to claw through their results, we are the team in form.

    I’ve seen us play every single game this season, and we have improved massively, to a team who at the start of the season clawed out results to now a team who confidently dominated and commands nearly every game.

  • 3 Tooooon // Apr 22, 2012 at 10:34 PM

    Also Ed, you forgot to mention how Liverpool lost again today. hahahahah

  • 4 Wor Shearer // Apr 22, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    Love how Mancini said “Manchester don’t have any more hard games, we have one.”

    So who’s that ‘one’?

    Yup, you guessed it!

    Damn right i’ll be a hard game for him! HWL.

  • 5 TemuriKetsbaia // Apr 22, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    Grinding out results while gelling new players together – Pardew has done an awesome job.

    Not much talk of hoofball anymore but I’m sure if needed we can mix it up – that is what makes us a difficult proposition to play against. Arsenal and Liverpool play the same way every game and teams know how to cope with that.

    It wont just be champagne football from know on and we should appreciate the tactical qualities needed to play different ways and get results when your having an off day.

  • 6 TemuriKetsbaia // Apr 22, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    About to watch scousers get beat. Sweet.

  • 7 Foxworth // Apr 22, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    Anybody else know that tomorrow may see a new Premier League hat-trick record being set by Roy Hodgson.

    His team have beaten Wolves, Chelsea & Liverpool this season and as a result Mick McCarthy & Andre Villas-Boas were sacked following those losses.

    All eyes on Kenny Dalglish tomorrow then…

  • 8 Foxworth // Apr 22, 2012 at 10:46 PM

    Also – my FAVOURITE goal celebration this season;

    Alan Pardew’s Superman :-D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foq7RD0qnn4

  • 9 Wor Shearer // Apr 22, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    Well, losing to West Brom is pretty devastating.

  • 10 Belly // Apr 22, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    I think the hunger of the players will get the job done to secure champions league footy. Cabaye, Ben Arfa, Colo, Krul, Cissé and Ba are desperate to ply their trade in th CL it’s where I belive they belong as players, hopefully they get there as Newcasle players. These are exciting times for Newcastle and long may it continue.

  • 11 Pardew's fist pump // Apr 22, 2012 at 11:10 PM

    We’re going to do it!

  • 12 Graeme // Apr 22, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    I’m flying back from Nigeria for the Man Shitty game and fully expect us to win it. No way are we gonna let a bunch of overpaid prima donnas piss on our parade at our last home game!!

    Its just not going to happen – is it? lol

  • 13 Pardew's fist pump // Apr 22, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    Final thought of the night:

    Scott Parker – 0 goals, 1 assist – candidate for player of the year.

    Dreamboat – 5 goals, 9 assists, most tackles made in the league and most distance covered – completely overlooked.

  • 14 Carlo.man // Apr 22, 2012 at 11:19 PM

    if we had to lose 1 player it would be ba love him but atleast he would only leave for psg which i understand its his hometown club but watchin each match i think the players are really enjoyin themselves which isnt the same for some other clubs is it.

  • 15 Kazenga // Apr 22, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    Colo is in PFA team of the year!! Finally some recognition for one of the best centre backs in the premiership

  • 16 Beattie25 // Apr 22, 2012 at 11:33 PM

    If we can beat Wigan we will feel untouchable and will take that into the massive chelski game.

    Said it before but our next game is the biggest of the season!!!

  • 17 AMEOBI // Apr 22, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    PFA Team of the year.
    Hart, Walker, Kompany, Coloccini, Baines, Silva, Toure, Parker, Bale, Rooney, RVP.

    Why Parker? hes way over-rated.. same with Kyle Walker, surely Simmo over him haha

  • 18 gaz 44 // Apr 22, 2012 at 11:38 PM

    parker over cabaye.. not seeing it.. hart over krul likewise

  • 19 AMEOBI // Apr 22, 2012 at 11:40 PM

    Beattie25,

    I love your posts man.. just letting you know ;)
    Every next game is the biggest game of season haha

  • 20 Brutooon // Apr 23, 2012 at 3:13 AM

    Parker – because he is English, thats the reason he is being choose

    Cabaye – he is french. therefore overlook

    Kinda Bias but thats the fact. same as

    why Hart and not Krul or Vorm?

  • 21 LEROI // Apr 23, 2012 at 4:21 AM

    As much as i’ll be over the moon when we beat man city at st james and pay them back for our defeat at there hands earlier in the season, which will also all but cement our place in the champions league. i will be a little dissapointed if we are the reason man utd win the league again. its a weired situation to help ourself we have to help my second most hated team after the mackems aaaahhggg!!

  • 22 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Apr 23, 2012 at 6:29 AM

    Hmmmm! Interesting! If i had to choose who i want to win the League between Manure and Shitty?

    Its a difficult decision to make but i think my preference goes out to Manure! Shitty are all about Multi-Millionaire Deals for players who are only out to make as much money as they can!

    You could argue that Shitty deserve the Titel but that argument just does,nt wash with me! The Club is,nt relly about Football its just about the Money that they,ve got and can spend on Transfers! Was,nt it Shitty who bid 120 Mil for Messi not so long ago!

    All the news this morning is about this Manchester Derby next week deciding the Title ! We play Shitty at home and i want to absolutely thrash them ! And in so doing maybe end up getting Manure the title !

    We just need to concentrate on Winning our games which may be obvious but if we carry on winning and the rest keep dropping points ( Re- the Gooners and Chelski Saturday )!
    The Spuds lost too and Liverfool Too!
    One game at a time lads, results went our way again this week!
    Don,t know where this is going but we could even Pinch Third!

    By the way the list of players nominated for the PFA awards was a total joke and not really representative of the League at the moment!
    Krul should have been on that list together with Collo!
    And van Persie is one player who has gone down in my estimations over the last few months!

  • 23 Owldman // Apr 23, 2012 at 8:16 AM

    Foxworth Dont expect Dogshite to get sacked maybe the the tea lady or the toilet cleaner,but not darling Kenny but heads will role but not his,every one will get the blame but him,after all he claims Livershite have made progress under him! what their form is relegation,Only when the “KOP”turn on him will the Yanks give him the boot

  • 24 Owldman // Apr 23, 2012 at 8:25 AM

    We go on the pitch with a swagger & a confidence that i havent seen since the Shearer, Ferdinand,Beardsly era we played as well as any team i watched on T.V. over the weekend.Man Us defence is a shambles & was there for the taking,having said that Everton were no better.

  • 25 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Apr 23, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    Whats Arsenals run-in like !

    If we win our outstanding game and come level on Points with them! They only need to slip up once and aThird is up for grabs!

    Should,nt get so carried away really but results in the last few weeks have all gone our way!
    We could conceivably drop points too in our last few matches!

  • 26 Ketsbaia9 // Apr 23, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Never rated Scott Parker. He is overrated and doesn’t do enough in games from what I can see. If Spurs had Tiote in the team, they’d be in a top four position now.




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