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Newcastle Must Fight Back Against Swansea City – No Excuses

10:33 am, Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 7 Comments

We are now stuck in the middle of the table after our shock defeat against West Ham on Sunday, but when you consider the number of good saves that West Ham goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen made – we could even have won that game, given the number of chances we created.

Let’s hope Alan Pardew is smiling like this after the Swansea game

We don’t think things are too bad at Newcastle and a few good wins will put us back we need to be – further up that table, and there’s a good chance to get a win at home to Swansea on Saturday, but the lads are going to have to fight for the win.

There’s been no European games for us in mid-week,  although a number of our players are out on International duty and will have some travel to complete too.

But the Swansea home game looks a good 3 points on paper, although we only drew 0-0 in the same tie last season.

The performance against West Ham simply wasn’t good enough,  and Newcastle didn’t wake up until the 38th minutes,  after former captain Kevin Nolan scored for West Ham.

We need to start this game like the proverbial steam train, and hopefully get an early goal to put us on the right track.  Alan Pardew says this game has now become very important for Newcastle, and he had this to say to say in the local press:

“This is a big game now.” “We’ve put ourselves in a position where we don’t want to be in mid-table.” “We want to threaten the top half of the Premier League.” “The West Ham result has knocked us back a bit.”

“It is just about the next game and nothing else.” “There’s no excuse. We should have won against West Ham.”

Newcastle have a chance to pick up points  on last season, because even though we are 11 points behind last season’s total after 11 games – in our next 6 games last season we picked up only 2 points – two draws and four defeats – so 3 points on Saturday will leave us only 8 points behind where we were last term after 12 games.

We need a win, and we need to see our players fighting for the win,  as though their lives depended on picking up all 3 points.

That should do it. 😀

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 dead man walkin // Nov 14, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    153 fray bentos // Nov 14, 2012 at 8:33 AM

    @les

    Haha i know, i don’t think a single one of my mates wants Pardew out yet somehow 80% of the ground do.

    Many of the doomers come out with crazy statments & contradictions like this all the time which ends up dis-crediting their main argument.

    I think many of them might be still love drunk on the keegan/Robson years

    les/ frey

    when did i say that 80% of the ground want him out??

    just so you are clear on what i said

    i copied this from that thread,
    1 dead man walkin // Nov 13, 2012 at 4:17 PM

    Ibiza

    It will be squeaky bum tim for Pardew in about 5 matches time, I’m not making this up, I would say as high as 80% ( no I have not counted them) at the ground are not happy with the direction Pardew is taken the club,
    This is very much Jenny dog leash part 2 , he finished 2 in his first season( jan to may) 12 the season after ,
    With very poor football , pissed most of our best players off to,
    Sold ginola for 2.5 million and bought des Hamilton for the same money in the same week

    now read cearfully ,, its says most are not happy with the direction he is taken the club, ie football, nothing about sacking the guy,,

    but its guys like you 2 that twist things to make your argument sound better,, so is your argument so poor you have to make up lies???

    frey,, you make yourself look stupid

  • 2 Lemmingsrus // Nov 14, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    We are gping to go dowj with this m,anager
    Catchy Kets and the others are right. We should get rid of him. He should be terminated.
    We need a manager who can take u to the next level. Maybe we would finish 5th or something this year if we had someone with ambition who was good enough

  • 3 Lemmingsrus // Nov 14, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    We are going to go down with this manager.
    Catchy, Kets and the others are right. We should get rid of him. He should be terminated.
    We need a manager who can take u to the next level. Maybe we would finish 5th or something this year if we had someone with ambition who was good enough

  • 4 Lemmingsrus // Nov 14, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    If Pardew won’t play 4-3-3 and sign six players like Kets suggests then he should be sacked

  • 5 dead man walkin // Nov 14, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Lemmingsrus

    you can mock these guys all you want, but they raise good and valid points,,

    every manager has a style that ppl say suits a team or area, right or wrong this is what they do,

    do we have to go back to 96 and play like keegan, or 98 under dogleash, maybe there is a point in the middle of that we as fans would settle for,
    but right now, and since he has been hear we hear he is building a team, and yet all i see is a style of football that got kenny sacked,

    his team right now

    krul,, he made him his no1
    santon his signing
    colo, he made captain
    taylor home grown
    simpson, not his and not good enough
    HBA his signing
    cabaye his signing
    tiote, CH , but good enough
    jonas, he made hi vice captain
    cisse/ba his players

    ther is not many in that firsrt that he is not his, so why do we need to wait

    will debuchy make so much difference to the way we play, 1 player???, no yes he will improve the team

    my biggest problem is pardew and his negative football,, is it so much to ask that we atlest try and score first??

  • 6 Munster Mag // Nov 14, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Ian , from yesterday. I’m not advocating sacking Pardew at all – you aint reading my posts fully. What I am saying is that if we dont improve, or get worse then I would certainly consider it then. Not one journalist I raed said he contract could be watertight – it would have opt out clauses etc. How do you know different ? I am fairly optimistic that we will improve and a couple of wins will get it going again, but the side needs a shake up, investment, and tactical changes. That said, it doesnt matter what formation we use if we are going to continue to start games slowly and pass the ball badly.

  • 7 chris // Nov 14, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    time for the excuses to stop time for the players to get the kick up the arse that they have had coming its a must win game saturday if the players fail to turn up and not perform then its time to ask is it time to move players out




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