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After Three Successive Defeats – Newcastle Need A Win On Sunday

10:47 am, Friday, April 5th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 11 Comments

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.

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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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Tags: Cheick Tiote · Danny Simpson · Injuries · James Perch · Massadio Haidara · Mathieu Debuchy · Newcastle News



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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jayphoto // Apr 5, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Think the whole defense was poor last night! Simmo allowed his opposite fullback to push up too far as he offered no attacking threat or overlap! Taylor lost his head for the pen! MYM was off form in most areas and santon gifted them the second goal! They looked dangerous whenever they attacked! If im honest id like to see sissoko given a central role and marveaux given that free role off the striker! Failing that 2 up top with cisse and gouffran! Its really frustrating how isolated cisse ends up during games but i think sissoko has the power pace and engine to get into the box from a deeper position

  • 2 Transfer Sage // Apr 5, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    jay

    Agree on that….or maybe cabaye further up feeding marv, gouff and cisse as a front 3

  • 3 jayphoto // Apr 5, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Think marv is our most creative player, ahead of even HBA! For me we need a system that suits him, players like sissoko, tiote and cabaye will find a way to fit into most systems and cisse is cisse, providing hes playing centre forward hel be a threat! Ive been pro pardew all the way but lately i can’t helping thinking what a braver coaching and manager set up might get from our players

  • 4 WWYCD // Apr 5, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Sounds dire however we were robbed by Wigan and gave Benfica their win. City hammered us but that was always very likely and people overreacted (hard to believe I know)

    Fulham are no great side, Benfica back at ours and north easts premier game to come none of these are impossible tasks for the black and whiters

  • 5 outsidethebox // Apr 5, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    jayphoto agree about marv and sissoko swaping roles…but as see it yet again the toon refuse to buy a left sided defender…mbai and collo get the job and at times the stick for being naturally right footed …rtaylor santon also asked to play on left….message again to pardue PLEASE buy a left footed centre back

  • 6 Black and White with an army lol // Apr 5, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    tough game against Fulham i honestly think we will lose or draw since our players will be tired after last night.

    and with the BEN and Carrol deal what utter bullshit, no way in hell we should get Carrol back ever since he left the toon he’s been totally sh!t but with Ben i think if we get a offer over the 25 mill mark i’ll let him go because he’s injury prone now and he will keep on getting injured.

  • 7 Benji84 // Apr 5, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    I love the fact they think we will give away one of our best players to get back an average forward. WTF. Also i loved santon back pass that was quality. I hope we can turn it around and smash two straight wins

  • 8 Rotonda heights // Apr 5, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    As well as Saylor can play at times, he still has that fatal daft moment in him and at 27 I don’t know if he’ll ever lose it.

    With Pardew the hugely frustrating thing is if you look at our squad we are not a million miles away but I think in the summer he will be looking at the type of players he is more comfortable with, ie big physical players rather than ball players and good passers and movers and in reality Pardew is much closer to the Allardyce indentikit manager model than a Laudrup or Pochettino.

  • 9 south coast toon // Apr 5, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    we didnt look to good at the back last night,but our mistakes led to there goals
    the back pass- that wont happen again
    st handball- at least he didnt go down like he,d been shot lol
    kruls pary
    the good bits we could of easily had 3 goals with cisse scoring a hatrick- has anybody measured the distance between the post looked a bit short to me.
    if we hadnt gifted them the goals we would becoming away with a win or draw
    if cisses shots had gone in we would have won
    our keeper made some great saves
    we plaid a top top side who r unbeaten for a long time and we were unlucky not to come away with a win, luck was the difference.
    wigan was an injustice simple as
    man city we were beat by a very good team
    fulam are going to get stuffed the posts are the correct distance apart so cisse will hit em all in, the crowd will blow the ball in the net
    fulam will be plain a very good team
    luck is about to change and go our way
    lets stay positive things r alot better than they were in january
    5 -0 to us
    yeah thatas right 5-0 to us lets destroy them

  • 10 chanty // Apr 5, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    we tend to play wide men but think we could possibly be better without them. a 4-3-1-2 perhaps

    —————–krul
    debauchy yanga taylor santon
    ——-cabaye tiote sissoko
    ————–marveux
    ————cisse gouffran

    The front 3 are all capable of drifting into channels, as is sissoko. Sissoko and tiote can hold if full backs overlap. Cabaye, marveux and Sissoko can all also interchange, leaves us with plenty of options. Jonas did have a better game last night but don’t think he suits this system

  • 11 true toon // Apr 5, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    We are screwed no matter what others say. I think we should get use to fighting relegation every season. Until MA and AP leave the club and get an owner who is willing to put serious $ in for good manager and players.. HTL




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