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We Know What It Means For Newcastle To Win This Game

11:19 am, Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 25 Comments

Jonas Gutierrez has played in six derby games against Sunderland, since he joined the club in the summer of 2008 from Real Mallorca,  and he has told the local press today that it will be a difficult game for Newcastle on Sunday, but the lads are determined to win the game for the fans. The Newcastle players know what this game means to Newcastle.

Jonas Gutierrez in action at Sunderland last season

Newcastle got 4 points out of Sunderland last season, with a terrific 1-0 win away, when Ryan Taylor rifled in the free kick from the left wing in the second half to get all 3 points for the Magpies, after we went through some tough times in the first 45 minutes.

And at home we managed to come back and draw 1-1 with a late last minute goal from who else – Shola Ameobi.

We’ll not have Ryan available on Sunday of course, in the game that kicks off at 1:30 pm, but we should have some of our first teamers back – Simpson, Steven Taylor, Krul and Coloccini are all expected to be available.

If Colo cannot make the game on Sunday, and we are expecting he will, then Jonas will wear the captain’s armband,  in what is such an important game for Newcastle, and for Sunderland too of course.

This is what Jonas said in the local press today:

“We have had good results against Sunderland, but that is in the past.” “We have to live in the present, and all the derbies are different. We can’t expect the same as last year, or two years ago.”

“It’s going to be something new, something different and something really, really hard.” “We know what it means for the city if we win that game.” “We want to be involved in that party, so we want the three points.”

“We know that it’s not going to be easy. They’re a good side. Last season they had a good season, and they made a few signings.” “It’s going to be tough. All the games here are tough.”

“We are not going to win just with the shirt – we have to play the 90 minutes, be focused and be ready for their fans and all the pressure they’re going to put on us.” “We have to think about that and give three points for the fans.”

“It’s important to win. We don’t care if we play well or not. The fans want the three points, and me and all the players are the same.” “Their team and fans are going to put us under pressure.” “It’s important to start focused. I we start like we did against Manchester United .

“It won’t be possible to take something from there.” “We have to take out the things we did wrong and try to do it better, and not  make mistakes.”

The result is everything in these games, and how Newcastle get the win is of little importance after the game, because a win gives Newcastle supporters huge bragging rights, and will lift the morale of both players and fans alike on Tyneside.

With almost our best side hopefully being fielded on Sunday afternoon –  we can get all 3 points from this game.

Howay The Lads!!

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25 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Novocastrian66 // Oct 16, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    We need a more cohesive in defence than against Manure. We cannot afford to concede sloppy goals.
    The makems at work are getting all excited and starting to spout of, as always. Hope we get the usual result.

  • 2 Toonboy_84 // Oct 16, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Is that mongrel Clattermole still suspended?

  • 3 jesperfuglsang // Oct 16, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    I think it is going to prove to be a difficult game playing at the Stadium of Light!

    …we need to start showing some of the form from last season sooner rather than later. As someone said previously this game could kick start our season :)

  • 4 Jamiemac // Oct 16, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Sunderland have had fewer shots (27) than any other team in Europe’s top five leagues this season. Siena are next with 45.

  • 5 jesperfuglsang // Oct 16, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Ed, how about that article about why Newcastle should expand commercially to the States (you being in the States would be fitting)!

    Something about Soccer being the second biggest sports for kids under 25 just after baseball and soccer in general are attracting a lot of attention without advertising for it

    DL said something earlier about Newcastle needing to be a global brand so off to the states we go!

  • 6 pieceofpapiss // Oct 16, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    i’m more worried about this game compared to the last few seasons. Again its the defense im worried about.

    Williamson is lost without Colo or Saylor next to him and Perch is more suited to a Midfield role. Harper is starting to look old, Krul would have got us a point against Man Ure and Won us the game at Reading.

    Hoping Cisse finds his scoring boots, if not in Shola we trust.

  • 7 geordiejamie89 // Oct 16, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    I think Sunderland could be dangerous with some of the new signings. But, having said that, and not just because I’m a fan, Newcastle should beat them. In every position on the pitch Newcastle has the better players. Hopefully Cisse gets his first three goals of the season in this game. . . .

  • 8 beefman13 // Oct 16, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    This is the mackem away game, we have to snarl, scratch, kick ,bite, punch everything that moves, mowe the ba$tards down no surrender, a set of geordie tanks just steamroller over the mackemmotherfcukers.

    And thats putting it gently.

  • 9 martoon // Oct 16, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Putting insults to one side you have to say that the mackems are definitely a better side than last year with MON’s organisation and new signings. It’s going to be a tough game and realistically a draw would be an OK result – come back agent Bruce all is forgiven :)

  • 10 beefman13 // Oct 16, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Of course its a tough game, cannot wait, best two games of the season for us at the Toon, nowt like it.

  • 11 Big Pappa Cissé // Oct 16, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    “We hate Sunderland”

    “We hate Sunderland”

    “We hate Sunderland”

    “We hate Sunderland”

  • 12 Munster Mag // Oct 16, 2012 at 2:07 PM

    Beefie, for once we agree. I’ve been lucky enough as a non geordie to see a makems game…bastadz. Our little winger scored – under KK. Cant remember the fellas name ?

  • 13 jesperfuglsang // Oct 16, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    Is there something strange or speciale about this day today; the blog has been kind of dead all day!

    …lord knows Ed has tried his best ;-)

  • 14 ppb // Oct 16, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    @jesper there’s nothing to argue about

  • 15 Big Pappa Cissé // Oct 16, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    @ Jesper

    Its the calm before the storm this weekend m8 :)

  • 16 one Tony Green // Oct 16, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Good old Joey Barton it just had to happen.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/pictures-of-joey-barton-involved-in-friendly-1381549

  • 17 jesperfuglsang // Oct 16, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    ppB & BPC…you guys are probably right :-D

    …we need everyone to be ready for the big game this weekend ;-)

  • 18 jesperfuglsang // Oct 16, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    Did you guys know that on this day 50 years ago the Cuban Missile Crisis between the United States, Cuba and the USSR begins.

  • 19 Rotonda heights // Oct 16, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    That stat of playing more long balls than Stoke and West ham so far this season really sucks.

    I just don’t get why pardew is persisting with this crap when we have the players to play like we did in that 433 with speed, skill, great passing and unpredictability.

    We are now so predictable and stretched and yet pardew is being so stubborn and will thrash this 442 with Ba and Cisse and cabs playing deep to death.

    We could have really built on last season with our football style evolving even further, but we have reverted to a hoof ball team even though carroll isn’t here.

  • 20 Special K // Oct 16, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    Anyone see that little rat Colback’s comments?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19962491

    Includes some fantastic quotes such as

    “We’re both looking to finish in the top 10,” Colback told BBC Newcastle.
    “It’s not just rivals in the sense we’re 15 miles apart, we’re competing for the same positions in the league.”

    Oh I forgot Sunderland we’re competing for a Top 6 place, and also this gem.

    “We probably outclassed them in both the games last year but only came away with a point which was massively disappointing,”

    I genuinely can’t remember the Mackems having a shot on target in either match except the “penalty”. And they call us deluded. SMB

  • 21 fray bentos // Oct 16, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    @Rotonda

    Boring, same old

    We should have built on last season?! but if i remember correctly you were saying every time we lost last seaon how shit Pardew was!!

  • 22 Carl92 // Oct 16, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    Is it true that Royston Drenthe is still yet to find a club? Worth a pop surely?

  • 23 fray bentos // Oct 16, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    @Carl192

    Ive got a good friend from Madrid and he says Drenthe is a complete idiot and well worth avoiding

  • 24 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Oct 16, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    Special K…Never let it be said that MON is a genius. He’s managed to convince the lad they’re at the same level. Bit cruel, but credit where credit is due.

  • 25 Rotonda heights // Oct 16, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    Fray bentos

    Constructive and witty comments from you as always my friend. I bow to your superior people skills in making friends and influencing people. How do you do it?. Oh wait…!

    Yes 442 is boring same old, same old isn’t it? Couldn ‘t agree more.

    Look back at the emails and you’ll see I was happy as a sand boy when we were winning 6 on the spin playing 433 but don’t let that get in the way of your selective memory.




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