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Newcastle To Use Same Game Plan At Arsenal?

9:42 am, Saturday, December 29th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 19 Comments

It looks like Newcastle will try to start the game on the front foot against Arsenal today, but we shouldn’t attack too much early on, because there are times when we’ve simply been taken apart in the first half of games, because we’ve tried to go toe to toe with better sides and they have ripped us apart.

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James Perch – versatile performer for Newcastle

That happened at Tottenham and Wigan last season, and of course Manchester United tore us apart in our home game in that first half, although we did so much better against them on Wednesday afternoon, but again we had little luck.

James Perch thinks Newcastle will try to go at Arsenal this afternoon, and he had this to say in the local press today:

“The manager does not like us to sit back and take a beating. I do not think he will ever do that. It will probably be more of the same against Arsenal.” “They are fresh because they did not play on Boxing Day – that’s another thing which has conspired against us.”

“Hopefully, we can show the same form we did at Old Trafford – with a different outcome of course.”

And James has also commented on his poor form two years ago after he had joined us from Nottingham Forest after we had been promoted, and he famously picked up five yellow cards in his first five Premier League games – a record.

But since the beginning of this year, Perchinho has made a great comeback at the club, and is now a very solid squad player for the side, and he gets lots of playing time in different positions for the side.

James continued:

“At the start of my Newcastle career, it probably did not look as if I would be here two years later.” “However, I stuck at it and the gaffer has shown faith in me.” “I think I have managed to play okay and turn people around a little bit.”

James is right there, and he has put in some good games for Newcastle since Alan Pardew arrived, and we need him to have a solid game at the back today at the Emirates Stadium.

He may even get a contract extension if he keeps producing for Newcastle, and James signed a four year deal which runs out in eighteen months time.

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19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Dec 29, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    There is one Premiership Table we are near the top and that is The Football Injuries Table:

    http://www.365stats.com/football/injuries

    Equal 2nd top 1 injury behind Aston Villa
    But the worrying statistic is the length of time out
    Most teams are days or a week
    The toon’s is 2 for 2 weeks the rest are a minth or more with 2 no date including Ben Arfa

    Doesn’t make good reading

  • 2 Nufc-83 // Dec 29, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Keegan era – from a few atticles back Dan goslibg is a long term injury and tbh you saying he looked good shows you know nothing about football. On another note if qpr are interested in haageland then i hope we are, him and Samba were the two players i wanted in the summer.

  • 3 Nufc-83 // Dec 29, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Sorry about spelling predictive text arghhhh

  • 4 archaeomag // Dec 29, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    @Charlie in the Gallowgate
    Well we should sack someone- Sack the fitness coach now!
    Although I think it is The Curse of Wonga . . .

  • 5 archaeomag // Dec 29, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    @ 83
    Dan Gosbling ?

  • 6 nufc13789 // Dec 29, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Can forget about signing him then

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/arsenal-target-mapou-yanga-mbiwa-dreams-1508809

  • 7 hdavid23 // Dec 29, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Repost.
    After Wenger’s comments I can already hear Ferguson’s next conference…
    “I am the manager of the most famous club in the world. Not Arsenal, a wee club in north London.”

  • 8 Phil K // Dec 29, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Same gameplan ? For the defence to go AWOL at half time ? For Williamson and Simpson to fall asleep standing up ?

  • 9 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Dec 29, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Wenger has at least a bit more Class than Ferguson who should of retired Years ago?

    Apparantly Sir Alex has also something to say about what happened to Rangers this morning, the rantings of an Old Man who should retire, sooner than later!

    If we can play at ther Emirates with the same gusto as wednesday we may steal a point, Just !

  • 10 Phil K // Dec 29, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    “1 injury behind Aston Villa”
    At least Villa’s got a bigger squad to cope.

  • 11 New Geordie // Dec 29, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Hope we get another centre back this time

  • 12 Phil K // Dec 29, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    >>NEWEXPATMAGPIE<<
    On the subject of Rangers, I have noticed the ugliness of bigotry amongst even our own fans on that subject. Ranting against them, demanding greater and greater "punishments" and then ranting at anyone who dares say "enough's enough" I'd love the same thing to happen to Celtic to see the hypocrisy on this subject into what it is – bigotry.
    Myself – a plague on both their houses.
    But doesn't take much to see the bigotry hiding behind – Fergusons right with that

  • 13 cyprus // Dec 29, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    ok, two bets riding today: One combined with an NUFC victory (8 to 1) somewhere in there and a separate one on a draw. Can’t lose, huh

  • 14 Nufc-83 // Dec 29, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Phil k- wtf enough said

  • 15 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Dec 29, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    @12:

    Its still the rantings of an Old Man, even if there is somtimes some truth in what he rants! Give it a few years and Ally Mcoist will have Rangers back in the top division where they always were!
    A quick side note, has,nt Fat Ash invested money up there? Not sure about that one?

  • 16 only magpie of nepal // Dec 29, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    clearly we didn’t deserve to lose against man u

  • 17 Shot Bru // Dec 29, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Considering we’ve always had plenty injuries throughout the seasons….it’s ironic that ‘glass knee Ba’ is one of our fittest players…

    Maybe our style of play under all our british managers, training methods and diet are to blame….

    It seems odd that when Curtis Goode turned up to Bradford on loan they rested him for a week due to training fatigue.

  • 18 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Dec 29, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Phil K
    According to match day prog v A Villa they have one less in their squad – Our problem is key players being out injured.

    ON injuries on the list teams with the fewer injuries ie Southampton with 1 and Stoke with 2 Mackems Norwich and Liverpool with 3 injuries are picking up points around us with similar size squads.

    My point is that it is not just the size of squads but injuries (to key players) play a large part in picking up points against the teams around us

  • 19 Marty-Toon // Dec 29, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Don’t know how we can play the same shape against Arsenal,they have so much pace in their forward line that they’ll absolutely tear us apart if we go gung ho.
    They’ve got a stronger and quicker team than Manu at the moment if you take into account those on the field against us the other night.
    They’ve also had a weeks rest n I’m more worried bout today’s game than the last one.
    Again,as long as our lads show up and give it a go i’ll be happy.




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