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Pardew – We’ll Take The Game To Manchester United

9:24 am, Sunday, October 7th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 14 Comments

Alan Pardew has been very gung ho in the couple of days leading up to our home game this afternoon against Manchester United, after the terrific 3-0 win over Bordeaux on Thursday night, and we cannot remember him being so positive leading up to a game since the run up to the game at White Hart Lane last February, when he said Newcastle would attack Tottenham from the first whistle.

Let’s hope Alan Pardew can walk out today and get the us the win we need

Unfortunately that game at White Hart Lane didn’t go too well,  and we ended up losing 5-0 after being 4-0 down after only 34 minutes, and Spurs tore us to shreds in that first half – so we hope we’ll do a lot better than that this afternoon, although the only team to have beaten us at St. James’ Park this year are the champions – Manchester City – who walloped Sunderland 3-0 at home yesterday (glad to get that one in).

Alan Pardew talked today in the Mirror about how good Wayne Rooney makes the Red Devils:

“Rooney is a fantastic player, one of my favourites.” “I love how passionate he is about the game and the way he plays it with a toughness. He’s England’s best player and changes the game for them.”

“He changes Manchester United. He changes them from a top-four team to a top-two team. That is how powerful he is.” “We have been unlucky in terms that this will be the first time Rooney and Van Persie have started together in the Premier League.”

“But that’s Manchester United for you. They have world class players. But I think we know what they are going to do and hopefully we can cope with it.”

“We think we can beat anyone at home and that includes Manchester United.” “We know if we play the way we did when winning 3-0 against them in January, we can win again. What you do need to win against Manchester United is a positive attitude and you need audacity to take the game to them.”

“If you sit back, they will find a way. They’ve been doing that for 20 years, finding a way through defences.” “So to beat them you need a game plan to score goals and hopefully we will. We have Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse and Shola Ameobi who have all been scoring goals recently.”

“And after losing to Tottenham this is probably not ideal. We are going to make it as difficult as possible for them.” “But this game is not about Sir Alex or myself. It’s about the players ­because both teams are ­coming off Premier League games where we would want to win the next one.”

“Sir Alex was buoyed by their ­second half against Tottenham. I think they will take that into our game.” “I don’ t think their confidence levels will be as hurt as they were in January when they came here after losing to Blackburn.” “But win, lose or draw we will share a bottle of wine afterwards.”

Of course it’s very important they share that bottle of wine together in a peaceful and civilised manner, and not try to hit each other over the head with it. 😀

And Alex Ferguson at his press conference for the game has said that Wayne Rooney is all ready to explode in front of goal, so certainly the lead up to the game shows how powerful the Manchester United front two of Wayne and Robin van Persie can be, so whoever plays in central defense will need to have good games this afternoon, if we are to take anything out of this game.

We think we can get all 3 points this afternoon, but the lads will need to be somewhere near their very  best to get the win – and that would be the second successive win against the Manchester Powerhouse at St. James Park this year – that would be really great.

What do you think?

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14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Oct 7, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Being covered in honey and tied to a nest of hungry fire ants is too good for Ashley.

  • 2 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Oct 7, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    If we are a our best we should win. Either way It will be a good match

  • 3 geordie1892 // Oct 7, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    I must be cracking up. Seen on the official website a few tickets are left for the game today. Went to have a look and apparently I need to be a member to buy tickets. For a home game !!!

  • 4 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Oct 7, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Jail – :)

  • 5 Jail for Ashley // Oct 7, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    Anybody read nufc.com this morning it looks like we’ll be playing our home games at the wonga stadium next season and I sh*t you not I am not making this up,probably to be announced during the international break.

  • 6 Tsunki // Oct 7, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Belated ED I know but in all the furore recently forgot to congratulate you on your wedding anniversary. Congratulations!

    Well today is the acid test of how the season will go. If we are a bit of a sorry bunch today we can look forward to a middling season. If we cant raise our game with good support today then I fear adequacy will ensue.

  • 7 BiffBaffBoff // Oct 7, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Falcao favourite player when he was a kid: Asprilla when he was at Newcastle! Sign him up! 😀

  • 8 toonbrother // Oct 7, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    lol @ JFA

  • 9 Dannyo // Oct 7, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    @Jail
    The article says we are in negotiations.
    Why on earth would we call the deal on Virgin if we had nothing ready?
    Makes no sense to me.

  • 10 Jail for Ashley // Oct 7, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Danyo,
    I was a bit late with that one I didn’t realise Ed had already put out a thread,surely its a wind up even Mashley would be embarrassed at attending the wonga arena.

  • 11 bills-son // Oct 7, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Apparently there is a lot of interest in the Wonga rumour.

  • 12 Carryingcoals // Oct 7, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    I still doubt whether the whole Wonga deal will actually happen and if it does, surely not for the figures we’ve heard. Anyway I’m thinking more about Man U and expect to see a lot of goals today.

    My ten pence worth:
    http://www.carryingcoals.com/?p=259

  • 13 GeordieoftheSouth // Oct 7, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    think everyone is over-reacting, nothing has been confirmed yet but from what I hear the stadium rights are not part of the negotiations with Wonga…so just shirts.

    Not particularly bothered about what shirt sponsor…the more money the better. When it comes to changing the name of the stadium, it has to be right balance of having a respectable sponsor and good money for me.

  • 14 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Oct 7, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    I am not sure what to make of our sacred St James Park first being named Sports Direct!
    I could,nt get used to the first name change and i,m certainly going to have major Problems trying to get used to this one too!

    What is a “WONGA”?

    Well Wikipedia says its an Australian English word of Aboriginal origin?
    Apparantly can refer to:

    Wonga Pidgeon! Wonga vine!
    There is a Wonga Park suberb in Victoria Oz! and also a Wonga Beach township somewhere in Queensland Oz!

    Also supposed to be used as a slang term for Money in some parts of Britain! This last fact passes perfectly with The Fat Ashes tight purse strings!

    Curtis Good may feel a bit at home playing in The Wonga Stadium and instead of singing, everyone should just sit in their seats and play with their Didgereedoo,s and Boomerangs!

    Apart from all this Wonga is also the name of some sort of Finacial Loan shark company based in London, so the London duo will be right at home with a partnership with them! Deal is worth 8Mil a year for three years!

    I preferred Virgin Money to tell you the truth but i don,t own the club!
    I just support it tooth and nails, the same as the rest of you on here!




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