Hammering Sunderland Is Newcastle’s Next Goal – Just Do It

We suppose one way to get fans back and keen on just how well Newcastle can do this season – after te big disappointment of the Manchester United defeat is to take all 3 points from Sunderland a week on Sunday at the Stadium of Light – better known to Newcastle fans as a slight variation of that name. 😀

Mike Williamson tackles former Sunderland loan player Danny Welbeck Sunday

Sunderland are just two points behind us in the league table, and we expect they will get a lot better under new manager Martin O’Neill, but our lads will be motivated after the Manchester United defeat to get back to their winning ways.

Of course they are always motivated when we play Sunderland.

We have only won only two of our first 7 league games and have a goal difference of -3, and that’s not good enough, given what we achieved last season.

Sunderland are just two points behind us in the league and we expect they will get a lot better under Martin O’Neill.

This is what Mike told the local press this morning:

“The next game has the potential to shape our season, of course it does.” “Our target is to go there and get three points and it could well be a springboard for us. We’ve got the players and the squad to go there and win it.”

“The next two weeks will be all about that. We’ve got to look forward, physically and mentally, to going there and winning.” “It’s a massive game.” The build-up starts here – the fans are talking about it, the media are already hyping it up and rightly so, it’s a massive game that means more than three points.”

“I think the lads – the majority of us – have played in them and won in them. We know what they’re all about and we’ll be ready.” “As a defense we’re working just as hard as we did last season,” he said. “We’re doing the same things, but maybe we’re not getting the rub of the green.

“It’s just the fact that we need to get a bit more consistency. We need to put everything together like we did against Bordeaux on Thursday and cut out the errors that contributed against Man United.

“I don’t think there’s a big problem there, stability is the key . You want a settled XI and you want a back four that are working together, but it’s a squad game and we’ve had lots of games to contend with.

“The players that have come in have done very well and that’s why it was so much more disappointing on Sunday. We believed we could win the game and believed we could keep them out.”

But we didn’t,  and in truth in that first 25 minutes we were torn to shreds by the Manchester United steam train – let’s admit that and get it out of the system and move on.

It will be an exciting game a week on Sunday, but it seems a long way away with the International break going on.

Wish we could have had a good result last Sunday – but it was not to be, and the lads now have to get on with it, and of course hammering Sunderland would be an excellent recovery at the Stadium of Light.

And to use the Nike slogan – just do it!

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15 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Oct 9, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #1

    Well that must be the only picture available of Williamson doing something right in a Newcastle shirt….ever.

    If Willo and Simmo play we may as well not turn up against the mackems. I fear they may do the double over us this year. Why didn’t we buy 5-7 new players in the summer? AHHHH

  • Magpie from Lithuania

    Oct 9, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #2

    Hey what’s wrong with Wonga? I don’t know the real story. I understand that they are doing something illeagal or what? If they are charging with insane intrest rate,so why people are taking those loans, are so “mackemish”?

    Just do it – is a Nike commercial moto 😀 hope ed is giving us a clue without knowing it, but is too unrealistic for nike to take a shirt sponsorship.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 9, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #3

    I warned you, didnt i warn you!
    Kets is chained up in that shed for a good reason but you couldnt help it you had to go and tease him and now he’s bitten you
    Theres no turning back now!

  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Oct 9, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #4

    Oh dear, we’ve broken Ibiza.
    Jesper – you had the receipt this time. 🙂
    Also, Jesper, can you reccomend any blue van songs/ albums? I think I’ll give them a listen.

  • rainrix

    Oct 9, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #5

    Que willo bashing

  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Oct 9, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #6

    Tads – 🙂


    Oct 9, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #7

    Williamson talking to the press? Shouldn’t he be in set piece training with Perch?

  • fray bentos

    Oct 9, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #8


    “i have seen nothing from bigi to suggest he is that much better than abied”

    are you real?! abied hasn’t even played for us yet so how do you know how good he is?!

    same with romain and campbell, do you not thtink the manager and his training staff know substancially more about these players and whtether they should start considering they watch them day in day out?

    I swear you only say stuff to disagree with others and to be negative

    Start using your brain a bit, you do not know the quality of these players and if they are ready yet

  • fray bentos

    Oct 9, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #9

    these posters taking other people’s blog names are very strange indeed

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Oct 9, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #10


    Might have a new username there 🙂

    Tads…I laugh at you and your warning. Mu ha ha ha.

    Conaldo…There are a few glitches, but these will be rectified by the end of the day. Perhaps I should try turning myself off and on again. I will ask though, who are you planning on returning me to? 🙂

    Lithuania….I think people accept it’s a choice to use Wonga. The anger comes from the fact they target perceived weaker people in trouble who feel they have nowhere else to go. At the end of the day, they should no better, but it’s not always that simple. I am sure there are people who use Wonga fine and don’t have huge problems, it is a legal service out there for the public. There should be more control over it, to stop people getting in to such trouble, but then again, these same people would likely borrow money or illegal loan sharks, such is their problem. Rather than blame Wonga, I would look to governing officials to provide decent information and options for their citizens, they are here to run things and assist us – keep us safe…even if it’s from ourselves.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Oct 9, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #11

    Fray…Do you mean mine? It is me, I have been reformed in to a better, more opinionated poster. Don’t you see the improvement? Don’t tell me this has been for nothing.

  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 9, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #12

    Wizard…the receipt for Ibiza? I’ll have a look 😀

    …The Blue Van recommendations you say:

    a) Albums: Man Up! (2008) and Would You Change Your Life? (2012)

    b) Songs: Silly Boy, There goes My Love, Love Shot, Run to the Sun, Fame and Glory, Would You Change Your Life?, Dreamers,

  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Oct 9, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #13

    Cheers Jesper ill have a listen 🙂

  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 9, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #14

    WOW…I can do blue letters now 😀 (soon I’ll be writing in Italic font, just wait and see :))

  • ichrisho

    Oct 9, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #15

    Has anyone been on the wonga.om website.. the 4214% APR is obviously yearly and unless youve been using Wonga since its inception there is no way they wil lend you 5,000 over a year… you can get £400 and pay it back in 30 days with an 125 on top… I’d say that is fairly OK for a 15 minute approved loan… no? Try Tony round the back of the houses and he’ll give you any amount but want it back in 2 weeks for about 10,000 APR… People ar desperate as their government let them down not Wonga… get a grip dudes.. if it means we can get 2 new CB’s then funk it… and there is no way its going to be called Wonga.com arena… no way…


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