Newcastle are hardly at their strongest for today’s game with Southampton at St. Mary’s, but with the Saints being second bottom of the Premier League with only 8 points from their 12 games, you would still think Newcastle can go there and get something out of this game.
Alan Pardew – returns to previous club Southampton today
And with our poor results of late, we’d even be happy enough with a draw, and a win would be fantastic, and certainly would lift the spirits of Newcastle fans everywhere.
But Southampton are full of confidence right now, after winning 3-1 at QPR last weekend in the crunch match between the bottom sides in the Premier league, and QPR were rather subdued in that game.
And that listless display finally cost Mark Hughes his job, and he was fired on Friday and replaced by former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp, who was at Old Trafford yesterday in the stands, as QPR played well but still went down 3-1 to the Red Devils.
Harry will take his first training session today.
The result that will be very hard to take today today for Newcastle fans is a Southampton win, because that will really put us further down in the dumps, so we have to expect every Newcastle player to go out there and play their hearts out for the black and whites.
This is a big game for Newcastle, make no mistake about that, and it’s a good one to start turning our fortunes around this season, and even get on the winning track again.
But a loss today would be simply catastrophic.
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