Mancini – Fantastic Newcastle Harder Than Manchester United

Roberto Mancini was at the game last night at Stamford Bridge,  and he saw Newcastle defend like their lives depended on winning the game.

Alan Pardew – great job to get Newcastle 65 points so far
And he saw the new and great Newcastle number 9, Papiss Cisse,  score two wonder goals to get the win for Newcastle United.

Roberto had said after their win against Manchester United on Monday night, that Newcastle would be a very difficult side to play at St. James’ Park on Sunday, and he shook his head back and forth as he said those words.

We agree with him. 😀

And last night,  he witnessed a wonderful display by the Magpies at Stamford Bridge, and there were too many Newcastle heroes to  mention.

But Coloccini was a King at the back for Newcastle last night, and he played a real captain’s game, and showed clearly why he was voted onto the PFA team of the season.

Davide Santon is proving he will be a magnificent player for Newcastle in the future, and the Italian headed off the line from a John Terry header late in the game, and of course he set up Papiss Cisse’s first goal in the first half.

And James Perch will keep his place at right back on Sunday, whether Danny Simpson is fit or not – such was the way this lad again turned in a heroic performance in Newcastle’s colors last night.

This is what the Manchester City manager said after the game last night:

“Newcastle will be our hardest game, harder than United,” “It is strange, but it is like this. “They have had a fantastic season, are playing to get into the Champions League, and their manager is one of the best managers in England. “

“It will be a tough game. “We were happy for the crowd on Monday night but it is important our supporters do not think it is finished. “We need to be very calm. We need to concentrate on the next game, work well, and recover.”

“The message is to keep calm, like one and two weeks ago. Nothing has changed.”

The message was reinforced by James Milner, who was sold for £12M in August of 2008, just before Kevin Keegan left the club.

James will know exactly what to expect on Sunday – 52,000 mad screaming Geordies – who are so proud of their heroic players this season.

This is what James said:

“The away trip will be the tougher one,”  “We’ve been in top form at home all year so that’s not too much of a worry, but Sunday will be the tough one.”

“Monday night was massive and a big result but we can’t get carried away. We’ve got two games left and it’s just as difficult, maybe even harder going away to St James’ at the weekend.”

““That’s obviously the next thing on our minds.” “If we can get a good result there it’s in our hands.”

Newcastle gained a lot of new fans last night, by the dogged way in which they went about their difficult task, after the huge humiliation at Wigan.

We don’t know if we can get to 4th place – but whatever happens on Sunday – the Newcastle players need to be congratulated and rewarded for what has been an unexpected and magnificent season.

Newcastle United are getting back to the big time very quickly.

Alan Pardew is a hero – and we just cannot quite believe what a fantastic job the Londoner has done this season on Tyneside – he deserves enormous credit.

Howay The Lads!!

16 comments so far

  • Big Pappa Cisse

    May 3, 2012 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #1

    On another note, we only need 1 more win to guarantee 5th place this season regardless if Chelsea win their last two games which is unlikely as they have to play liverpool and a desperate Blackburn

  • mackas7

    May 3, 2012 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #2

    Long time reader since I was 16, almost 20 now and ive decided to create an account, completely different team to that of Wigan, although i had a feeling we would surprise a few tonight. Spectacular goal from cisse, if that does not get goal of the season i will buy a hat and eat it, big fan of the blog, its the first place i come to for match info/analysis, although you do get the odd daffty.

    i predicted tonight that if we beat Chelsea we would finish above them, fingers crossed we don’t get any silly offers in for our top players/cisse, although i think those days are past us, we have a great team here and i think with 3-4 good singinings we could very much attack the top 4, were in europe now so lets win that , apart from the odd few upsets (wigan, fulham, spurs) i have absolutley no complaints about this season, we have been fantastic, good team that could become great!!!


    May 3, 2012 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #3

    Anyone else hear on talksport they were saying about a 15m
    Release clause for our no.9????

  • toonydoonunder

    May 3, 2012 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #4

    just got up and watched the match down here in melbourne and MY GOD how sweet is cisse’s goals and the overall team performance was shear magic to watch after the wigan game.But how inconsistant can a ref be,Tiote and Cabaye booked for nothing challenges and chelski get away with anything they want. Watch mikel in slow mo he meant every bit of that GBH on Tiote and should have been sent off .Any way fantastic game and bring on citeh on sunday HWTL

  • tdt

    May 3, 2012 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #5

    No way is there a release clause, that’s the media panicing and making stuff up to divert away from our success!

    New, longer contracts for all the 1st team players who need it, plus 3 or 4 top signing without any notable outgoings, and we’ll be unstopable!

  • ToonDownSouth

    May 3, 2012 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #6


    Mate, don’t get everyone started. Surely you know what talksport is like?

    They make up controversial stories, because they earn all their money from people calling in.

  • davybtoon

    May 3, 2012 at 12:47 AM

    Comment #7

    tdt – take no notice it was that numpty moose n baffoon press stirring

  • mackas7

    May 3, 2012 at 12:47 AM

    Comment #8

    Talksport got us to sign Dean Ashton……..


    May 3, 2012 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #9

    True I mean BA would only have one because of his dodgy knee there would be no way cisse would have a 15m release clause when we brought him for 10m

  • mackas7

    May 3, 2012 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #10

    ATM Cisse is priceless, genuinley can not think of a better striker/finsisher in the PRM and possibly the world, maybe slightly bias, but you can’t argue with his games/goals ratio.

  • davybtoon

    May 3, 2012 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #11

    alot of players hav release clauses but most are only relegation ones which i still believe demba ba’s is, release clauses are more common thing around the rest of europe english clubs dont tend to allow them

  • tdt

    May 3, 2012 at 1:00 AM

    Comment #12

    lol yeah

  • GeordieDan

    May 3, 2012 at 1:09 AM

    Comment #13


    I, from personal experience, know what your going through right now.

    And I sincerely hope you have thoroughly enjoyed this season as much as I have so far. Cisse’s goal was just icing on the icing on the icing on the cake for me.

    If ever you fancy/get the opportunity to get over to a home/away game this/next season I would be a proud Geordie to go there with you mate.

    All the best

  • toonrebel

    May 3, 2012 at 1:24 AM

    Comment #14

    Anyone else hear RDM saying in his post match interview that CISSE didnt mean it? laughable, doesnt he know Papiss scores when he wants!!!!

  • magpiebop

    May 3, 2012 at 1:38 AM

    Comment #15

    Ladbrokes gave 5/1 on the Lads beating Chelsea so put £10 on. Thanks Lads.

  • AltaBatalJoneN

    May 3, 2012 at 2:37 AM

    Comment #16

    Alot of work for the FA regarding retrospective punishment in this game.. Mikel goes in with elbow first and both fists knitted, Ivanovitch deliberately punches Ba in the back with his fist (seen the match for a 2nd time with slo-mo’s) and Torres the tw@t stamps on Perch when chelsea is awarded a free-kick for Raylor doing nothing wrong. And top it off with Terrys late tackle with excessive force on ben arfa, showing all studs, then I think the FA have some big calls to make!!! I hope TV-stations/newspapers/somebody is brave/wise enough to highlight theese incidents… Shocking!!!


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