Newcastle In Good Spirits And After 3 Points Tomorrow


Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says the squad are in good spirits and anxious to wrap up what would be a good week if we can get all three points against West Brom tomorrow.

Papiss Cisse – can he get on the goals track tomorrow?

Newcastle did amazingly well to almost hold out for the win at Sunderland last Sunday, when we were down to 10 mean, but of course we conceded that late equalizer with a Demba Ba own goal – and we had no luck at all.

And then on Thursday Newcastle got the job done with a 1-0 win over Club Brugge, to go 3 points clear at the top of Group D in the Europa League.

So hopefully a win tomorrow will help us climb the Premier League table a bit, from the 11th position we are in at the moment.

This is what Alan Pardew told the local press today:

“We are in good spirits. There’s a couple of draws that have cost us, where we should have more points, and we need to gain those points back, so we are under a little bit of pressure to get those three points on Sunday.”

“West Brom are probably the surprise team of the season so far, so it’s a tough game.” “Steve Clarke’s a good friend of John Carver, and his assistant is Kevin Keen, who worked with me at West Ham.”

“They are guys who we know are thorough, and we have got to make sure that we test them, because they will come with a plan to make it difficult for us.”

A win tomorrow will take us into the top half of the table, which is where we want to be, and hopefully it’s still possible to get into the top six this season, and we are only four points out of being in 6th position, so we are still fairly well positioned, in spite of a mediocre start in the league.

Three points tomorrow will help a lot.

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18 comments so far

  • jodemode

    Oct 27, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #1

    My first 1st!

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  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Oct 27, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #2

    Who would you partner tomorrow in CM with Cabaye

    The three main candidates to fill in that position would be

    – Perch
    – Bigri
    – Anita

    Personally (since Jonas is most likely to start) I’d have him partner Cabaye. Slot in Ferguson to the left. I wouldn’t be surprised if he was in the top 5 crosser’s of the ball.

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  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Oct 27, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #3

    top 5 crosser’s in our team*

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  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Oct 27, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #4

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Krul~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~Simmo~~~~Colo~~~~Saylor~~~Santon~
    ~Arfa~~~~~~Cabaye~~Jonas~~~Ferguson
    ~~~~~~~~~~~Ba~~~~~Cisse~~~~~~~~~~~

    Would be my line up if Pardew insist’s on playing Ba and Cisse upfront.

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  • APBWA

    Oct 27, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #5

    My team for WBA

    ———————-Krul
    Simpson Willamson Coloccini Santon
    ———— Jonas Anita Perch
    ————Ben Arfa Cabaye
    ———————-Ba

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  • APBWA

    Oct 27, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #6

    Subs:
    Harper, Taylor, Fergie, Bigi, Sammy, Shola, Cisse

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 27, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #7

    IF jonas has to start, id play him at left back,, he is already defensive minded now,,

    Krul
    Santon —S Taylor— Colo —Jonas
    Anita or Bigi
    HBA Ferg
    cabaye
    Ba — Cisse

    but ferg has to start,,

    this is pretty much like last season, Obertan started but a few of us wanted HBA, (yes he was injured for the first few games) this season its jonas, he is just sitting in no mans land no help going forward what so ever

    i also hope Pardew is brave and puts campbell on the bench, that small glimps i seen ov him a few month back, he really changed the game,, thats called an impact sub

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 27, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #8
  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 27, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #9
  • Ginger

    Oct 27, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #10

    Shola played terrible against Brugge

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  • Ian Toon

    Oct 27, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #11

    4-4-2
    Krul Simpson Williamson Coloccini Santon
    HBA Cabaye. Anita. Jonas
    Cisse. Ba

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  • Ian Toon

    Oct 27, 2012 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #12

    Sorry Jesper

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  • Ian Toon

    Oct 27, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #13

    Big Consolation Toon to win 2-1. Anita pace v WBA Pacey
    Counter attacking.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 27, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #14

    Ginger
    Aue he had a quiet half but tbf the lad has been in good form this season

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  • Ian Toon

    Oct 27, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #15

    Bollance – saw the next Southampton
    Star youngster – Seager who caused
    Academy defence problems ( including
    Kitchen) in 3-1 toon defeat.

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  • jawballsaswallwell

    Oct 27, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #16

    It’s surely about time this side started to play well. On paper it is excellent and in Collocini and Ben Arfa two of the best players to ever play for the Toon. Expecting a win, a good performance and an exciting game.

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  • swemag

    Oct 27, 2012 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #17

    Amazed sammy ameobi is not featuring in any suggested line up.

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  • ToonTromso

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:30 AM

    Comment #18

    @ swemag:

    Both Sammy and Obertan shouldn’t start tomorrow, Sammy played a great game against Brugge. But he’s young and should rest till next Europa Leage game. Obertan i think is playing better in Europa League than in the Premier League. So rest him too till the next Europa League game : )

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