Cheer Up – Newcastle Can Still Finish In Third Place

It was a disappointing Newcastle defeat today, against a good Manchester City side.

Yaya Toure scored the vital first goal

But with Tottenham only drawing their game at Aston Villa, Newcastle are now one point behind Tottenham, and two points behind Arsenal,  who only drew at home to Norwich yesterday.

If Newcastle can win their last game at Everton next Sunday afternoon, and Arsenal lose at West Brom and Tottenham lose at home to Fulham, then Newcastle will finish 3rd top of the league, and will definitely be in the Champions League next season.

Let us pray.

It was just a little bit flat at the end of the game today, after Newcastle had put in such a good team performance, but a late goal from Toure, his second of the game,  made it look like it was a comfortable 2-0 win by Manchester City, but it was anything but.

But there’s still a chance for Newcastle next Sunday, and if the lads win and either Tottenham or Arsenal don’t pick up all 3 points, then Newcastle will finish up in the top four.

You never know with Newcastle this season, and Everton are not as good as Manchester City.

So the bottom line after the disappointment of today – is that it’s still  all to play for – but we must win next Sunday.

We’ll take 3rd place. 😀

Howay the Lads!!

17 comments so far

  • Wor Shearer

    May 6, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #1

    The chance of finishing 3rd on the final day just sums up the incredible season it has been.

  • Klatoon

    May 6, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #2

    Gutted that I couldnt watch the lap of honour. The transmission here ended with the final whistle. How was it, anyone ?????

  • rich_toonfan

    May 6, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #3

    Great effort today.

    I can see one of everton, fulham or west brom winning or at least getting a point.

    Hope it’s not everton and top 4 could be ours.

  • ImightBe Wrong

    May 6, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #4

    Ah well . We were unlucky today.
    Does anyone know if the lap of honor was still good?

  • Oleg G

    May 6, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #5

    Ed, we need Spurs to lose or draw.

    We have to win no matter what’s the score at the other games, must finish this season on a good note. Even a small 1-0.

  • Oleg G

    May 6, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #6

    4th place:
    We win
    Spurs Draw or Lose
    Arsenal Lose

    3rd place:
    We Win
    Spurs Draw or Lose
    Arsenal Lose

  • nickfish90

    May 6, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #7

    We were unlucky today, 1-0 would have probably been a fair reflection on the whole, or a 2-1.

    I placed £10 on use to finish top four at 40/1 back in Jan, but I’d happily pay that to see us get there!

    I actually think we are in a better position than we could have hoped for at the start of the weekend, what with both Arsenal and Spurs dropping 2 points they were expected to get.

    Howay the lads! 😀

  • Wor Shearer

    May 6, 2012 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #8

    Looking at Rooney I think it’s the first time in my life i’ve seen a man re-balding! Is that possible?

  • ady

    May 6, 2012 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #9

    well dident thought ill be so touchy this season i was crying for the first time :S dont know how it happend but when we lsot today started crying dont think we got much hope but if can get in to CL that will put smile back on my face 🙂 also i belive man city won cuz ov the money in other words i bealive the bought the cup 😛 fat mike spend some money ur not gona take it with u when u die

  • VTnufc

    May 6, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #10

    Regardless of today’s result and what happens next week no one can deny what a terrific season we’ve had. Being at this point in the season and to still have a shot at 3rd is truly remarkable.. However…. LET’S GIVE IT ONE MORE GO LADS!!

  • giimps

    May 6, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #11

    Wor Shearer, hes so ugly he scares the hair out of his head (even the rug he bought is so scared).
    A great effort by the lads today, just unlucky that Shitteh have 500 mil of players to choose from, it would be nice if UEFA bring the financial fair play rules in a year early, Shitteh-out, Manure-out, Chelski-out, and Yids-out.
    Roll on next week, although it will be a very hard game vs Moysies boys.

  • ash1001

    May 6, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #12

    Yeh guys, the lap of honour for the team was well deserved, and the fans like they have done all season showed there appreciation for everything the team have done. They were applauded all the way around the stadium and to make it even better not many left the stadium before hand.
    They gave it there best shot today and taking into account how well they played against Chelsea you could see a number of players were running on empty, Jonas was totally shagged out and maybe should have been substituted after about 60 mins.Man City were the better team today and we have to accept that,
    One of the annoyances of the day was Howard Webb, I am convinced he now thinks he is more important than any of the players on the field. Needless booking and if you compared the booking of Ferguson, it was never so, and that of Zabaletta they were worlds apart yet both are classed as a yellow.
    At the end of the day WELL DONE LADS, thanks for a bril season.

  • nico

    May 6, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #13

    I was at the game today. Great atmosphere, very good game. City are the best teamof the season and deserve the league. We can be proud as their team cost 200 mil more than ours and we ran them close. Hart made a great save at the end of the first half that if it had gone in would have changed the game. A few good additions next season and we should be a comfortable top 6 team with Cup chances. HTL

  • Munster Mag

    May 6, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #14

    I wouldnt be getting carried away about competing for the CL or Premship next season. We need to spend a lot of money and really deepen the squad for that to happen. Remember, we wont be the surprise package next season that we were this season. JP from the Rock – great first post mate. Respect, from a fellow Mags fan not living near Tyneside.

  • MightyWyn

    May 6, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #15

    Remember when KK said we were miles away from bing a top four side ? How far now from being a permanent fixture in the elite today ? Today’s game was a good marker. 3 or 4 top class payers ? Can we keep up our record of bringing in top players within the ( sensible ) financial disciplines we now have ?

  • tweaked

    May 7, 2012 at 6:40 AM

    Comment #16

    a champions league spot for me would be icing on the cake, we have had a remarkable season and can only go from strength to strength now, bennie starting to show his class and finally a strikers that can put away any chances.

    Looking forward to seeing the mighty magpies in europe next season 🙂

    Howay the lads

  • White and Black Army

    May 7, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #17

    Europe here we come


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