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Newcastle Have Great Chance To Lift The Burden Tonight – Do It!

11:00 am, Monday, December 3rd, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 6 Comments

It’s a fair bet that if Newcastle can rekindle the spirit, energy and determination our lads showed at Stoke last week, then we have an excellent chance of winning the game tonight against Wigan, and that will be a massive relief for everybody connected with the Newcastle United football club.

Alan Pardew showing the stress after 4th defeat in a row at Stoke

We don’t have to remind people that we’ve lost our last four league games (but we will), and a win is what everybody associated with Newcastle wants to see tonight at St. James Park against a beatable Latics side.

This is what Newcastle United manager said today:

“We know we aren’t far away from a win – but we must, must maintain the energy and spirit we put into that game.” “It was emphasized when we scored and everyone celebrated, which wasn’t something we’d talked about. It was a natural reaction from the players because we really do want to get this run over with.”

“I don’t think there’s anything that can help us in that respect. It’s a different scenario.” “We can’t afford to get any help – we’ve got to help ourselves.” “We helped ourselves at Stoke with a more energised and disciplined performance.”

“People were doing their jobs, rather than their jobs and somebody else’s, because that doesn’t work in the Premier League. You do your job. We almost got a great result. I felt that they got a lucky break for their first goal, and then it changed, which was unfortunate for us.”

“You couldn’t fault the players’ efforts, and the supporters at the end were magnificent.” “They clapped us off after a fourth defeat, and I can’t imagine many fans would do that.”

It’s very simple why the traveling Newcastle fans clapped off the players on Wednesday night.

That’s because the lads gave their all and played well and with some passion, and were really unlucky not to win that game, and whatever the result – win, lose or draw – if the lads give their all and 100% – they will be applauded off the pitch by Geordie fans – it’s as simple as that.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Transfer Sage // Dec 3, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    wwycd

    I have no issue with him wanting to get to the best club and the best pay he can….it’s natural.

    I just think if the rumours are true and we play 442 to keep him happy I don’t like that. But that’s rumour so can’t judge him on it…and even if it’s true my problem would be with pardew for not taking charge and doing whats best for the team.

    I think Ba is getting to that age now 27….28 next season where if he wants a big, 4/5 year contract he has to move for it now….otherwise he will be collecting nothing more than 1/2 year deals once he hits 30.

  • 2 Graeme // Dec 3, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    A win tonight just might ease the pressure on Pardeau, but I doubt it. That probably wont happen until we are back in the top half of the table and performing with a degree of consistency!!

    A win tonight, no matter how it is achieved will be a welcome relief all round though!!

  • 3 West Lancs Geordie // Dec 3, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Tonight is a must win but I worry about “Willo the weekling” against the pace of Di Santo & Kone. I’d try Santon at CB & bring in Fergy as natural left footed FB. He can also cross a ball to the likes of Papiss & Demba. With Spiderman tracking back it could work well. Give Marvaux a go on the right so we have service from both flanks. The crowd is important 2nite & must get behind the Toon from the off.

  • 4 West Lancs Geordie // Dec 3, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Now let’s throw in a contraversial one. Why not in January do a straight swap & bring AC back for BA. Liverpool would jump at the chance. But also need quality 2 CBs , an experienced FB , a quick forward , cover for Chiek (African Nations) & keep all existing “stars”. Task for you Mr Ashley. Are you up for the job?

  • 5 Hatem's better than Messi // Dec 3, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    AC hasn’t scored yet for WHU and is crocked again, his second lay off in the short loan spell. This time a knee injury – out for 8 weeks.

    I wanted him back in the summer but now 12M looks too much.

    Plus swaps rarely come off.

  • 6 Kyo // Dec 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    Umm AC has scored for West Ham.




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