Before the Manchester City game last Saturday, we said the next 5 games in 15 days would define Newcastle’s season, and we’ve lost both the first two games by an aggregate score of seven goals to one – so it hasn’t been a good start.
Cheick Tiote – fit for Sunday?
And if you take into account the defeat at Wigan that’s three defeats in a row, and we just must turn the tide against Fulham on Sunday, or else we could be in trouble in the league table.
My son Neil keeps telling me we’re too good to go down, but if we don’t pick up enough points in our last seven league games we will go down – that’s the reality – however good we may be – or not be.
Hopefully Alan Pardew will have some players back for the game on Sunday, and they should include Cheick Tiote and Massadio Haidara, and maybe Mathieu Debuchy, and we now have doubts about James Perch and Danny Simpson, who were injured last night, but both injuries don’t appear to be serious.
Newcastle are trying to ensure St. Jame;s Park is packed full for Sunday with some great ticket deals for the remaining seats – and there’s more available now since Fulham didn’t take their full allocation.
So Newcastle have extended the area of home support on Level 7 at the stadium and are selling seats in that section, priced at £20 for an adult and £5 for concessions.
We need a sell-out crowd on Sunday, and we need the lads to play at their best so we can get those precious three points.
Then we can look forward to the lads giving it their very best shot at Benfica in the home leg on Thursday night – and then we ‘ll need to hammer Sunderland on the following Sunday.
So we have three home games in a week coming up.
Howay The Lads!!
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