Newcastle will be looking for some kind of revenge against Wigan Athletic, at the DW Stadium today, after they smashed us 4-0 in the same fixture last year, and were 4-0 up at half time.
Alan Pardew – when is his next shave?
We’ll have to hope we make a better and more solid start to the game than we did last season – that’s for sure.
And it’s difficult to know which side will turn up today for the Latics – the side that easily beat Everton 3-0 on merit last time out at Goodison Park to reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup, , or the side that were beaten 4-0 at the DW Stadium in their last home game.
Usually Wigan have been better way from home this season, so that’s at least a positive for Newcastle tomorrow –
This is what Alan Pardew said about the Latics:
“They gave us the runaround last year when we were in good form, and it was a big blow to our Champions League chances so it’s a game where we need to take a slight bit of revenge,”
“They’re on a high, for sure, and we’ve had our best result of the season so there’ll be a real good feeling among the players and that’ll make for a good game.”
“I think Roberto has a side where perhaps even himself, he scratches his head at times.” “They were unbelievable last week – it was perhaps one of the stand-out results of the year.”
“I don’t think anyone in the game expected them to win quite as emphatically as they did and yet on other occasions they’ve not been at their best.” “You can get a team like that, a kind of inconsistent team, but I’m sure now he’s looking for consistency just to get them over the line.”
Wigan have picked up 10 points in their 14 home games this season, with only two wins and four draws, and on the road they have four wins and two draws for 14 points.
But of course Newcastle’s away form has been terrible this season, with just one win and five draws in our 14 games on the road so far this season.
Maybe it’s time for the lads to puck up our second away win of the season today in the league?
That’s what we’re hoping for.
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