Can Magpies Get Third League Win Of Season Against WBA?


Newcastle haven’t made the tremendous start to the season we did last year, but we have also been without some of our top players for much of the season, including Tim Krul, Fabricio Coloccini, Danny Simpson and Yohan Cabaye.

Tim Krul – shown training with Holland last month

But all those players are now back again, and certainly the lads were great at Sunderland last week and were unlucky not to win, so after a good 1-0 win against Club Brugge on Thursday a win today against West Brom will see Newcastle continue to gain momentum.

Tim Krul is back again after an injury to his shoulder, and he had this to say yesterday:

“We are getting our solid unit back again.” “We had a few injuries at the start of the season and haven’t been playing with a solid back four as we did a year ago.”

“We had a real solid base last season, but even I have been injured and out for a few weeks, so it’s nice to get everyone back fit again.” “My injury couldn’t have come at a worst time.”

“I was given the Holland goalkeeper’s shirt, played the game and got injured.” “I was sad because I love playing for Newcastle.”

One reason we haven’t picked up too many league wins – only two so far –  is that Papiss Cisse has been out of form, and has yet to score a Premier League goal this season, although he does have two goals scored in cup games.

Tim points out that was similar to when Papiss Cisse arrived in February, when it was Demba Ba – who has 6 league goals so far this season – lost his goal-scoring touch:

“The same happened last season. If one wasn’t scoring then the other would step in.” “The season so far, it’s not been the best. We were spoiled last year because we had an unbeaten start of 11 games.”

“Of course people will try to compare this season with the last, but over the next five games we will be playing the teams around us and they are the ones we need to take points from.”

“We have Liverpool coming up, as well as West Ham and Swansea. These are the matches we need to win, especially at home.” “I was so pleased with the game at Sunderland because the spirit was up there with last season.”

“The way we came away from there is going to set us up for the rest of the season.” “Everything about the derby was encouraging. If you go down to 10 men for 70 minutes and don’t lose, then that shows something is right.

With all our best players now fit again and back in the side, we have to hope we can get our 3rd league win of the season today at St. James’ Park, but we know it will not be easy against an in-form West Brom side.

Let us know how you think we’ll do this afternoon.

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26 comments so far

  • Gateshead-Mag

    Oct 28, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #1

    repost

    lee1892

    u rekon?? hope thats the case because i always thought it was rediculous that we couldnt sell tickets from an un used away allocation

    fulham and qpr spring to mind

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  • archaeomag

    Oct 28, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #2

    @ ED Yes!

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 28, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #4

    Who is going today?

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Oct 28, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #5

    jesper

    if id new about the cheap tickets earlier i would have borrowed some money to go. as it is plans were made.

    laptop again this week unfortunately

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 28, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #6

    Jesper im going mate still sore from my crash yesterday but a few pints will sort that out, im not confident of a win against our new bogey team at home.

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Oct 28, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #7

    eaststand

    not serious i hope??

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Oct 28, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #8

    the crash i mean, i know your being serious lol

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 28, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #9

    eaststandgeordie1982

    i crashed on thursday lol,, mine was snow though

    my car in the news grr
    http://www.aftenbladet.no/nyheter/lokalt/sandnes/Du-kommer-ikke-til-fjells-uten-vinterdekk-3057354.html

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Oct 28, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #10

    thursday was a bad day for bloggers it seems, or atleast their cars

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 28, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #11

    Gateshead

    Some young lad lost control hit us head on was a good job we were in a van, just got neck and shoulder injuries.

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  • jawballsaswallwell

    Oct 28, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #12

    We better not be playing in that appallingly dreadful glowing radioactive key lime pie kit, like we did midweek against Brugge – WTF!

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Oct 28, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #13

    eaststand

    few pints and 3 points to sooth your aches and pains??

    i bet the other driver must have come out of that badly hitting a van

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Oct 28, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #14

    jawballs

    im beginning to think they think its lucky and the maroon one is unlucky, think about the results in each strip.

    and the fact they chose to wear the high viz’s in the derby game

    just a theory

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 28, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #15

    He seemed ok after he had a face full of airbag the impact was on his passenger side onto my side i was the passenger in the van both car and van are write offs.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 28, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #16

    Gateshead painkillers and a good few pints should be an interesting combo just hope the lads do their bit.

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Oct 28, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #17

    eaststand

    nasty!! atleast everyone walked away

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  • toon-related-username

    Oct 28, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #18

    Perhaps we wore the third kit (“European”) in the derby to rub in that we’re in Europe

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Oct 28, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #19

    toon-related

    hahaha a like it, like to think stevie taylor would have been on the commity that made that decision

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 28, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #20

    Gateshead aye thats the main thing me and my mate were taking to hospital in the ambulance and we had to go in the waiting room lol

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  • davybtoon

    Oct 28, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #21

    Win today in we’re right back in hunt for 4th

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Oct 28, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #22

    Wanna be in my gang my gang my gang?

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 28, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #23

    Eaststand…I am hopeing for a win, but not confident either

    Hyphen…I on laptop duty as well 😀 (but that is nothing new for me) How much is tickets these days?

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #24

    Hyphen…who else had an accident last thursday?

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Oct 28, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #25

    Well im going out to get pissed today lol

    Everton game then the chelsea game.

    Back for match of the day 2nite.. 😉

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  • fergies left foot

    Oct 28, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #26

    im moving to london in january, and since i have only been to two games i would really like to get tickets for the away games against spurs, west ham and qpr. is it impossible to get tickets for the away-end if youre not a club member? which is the best to do it? any help appreciated

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