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Pardew – Newcastle Must Win Against Fulham

9:56 am, Saturday, April 6th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 8 Comments

Newcastle will play a crucial league game tomorrow against Fulham at St. James’ Park, and most Newcastle fans will be expecting a win in the game.

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Alan Pardew at Estádio da Luz on Wednesday

Newcastle have lost three games in a row, and two of them have been in the Premier League, so the last time we had a league win was the 2-1 over Stoke City, when Marveaux carved out the chance for Cisse in stoppage time and Cisse banged the ball home.

This game reminds us a bit of the home game against Reading in January, and we were doing OK in that game before we managed to concede a couple of late goals and the impossible happened – Reading beat us after losing all seven previous  encounters against Newcastle, and we were in big trouble.

This is another big game for us, and Alan Pardew is aware of the importance of the game:

“It was a tough game on Thursday but just as tough as the others we have had and there is no reason why we can’t show our strength on the pitch on Sunday.” “It is an important game for us. And we want to set ourselves up for Thursday and to do that, we need to go and win against Fulham.”

“They are a good team. Berbatov caused us a lot of problems at their place and is a great player. We have to make sure we take care of him.” “I thought Benfica had good strikers in Lima, Cardozo and Rodrigo, real quality, especially with their little one-twos on the edge of the box, playing around you and round the corner.”

“They had a great little spell just before half-time – that was their best period and that is the kind of quality we will get from Bryan Ruiz and Berbatov.”

After the Reading defeat, it  was followed by Loic Remy joining QPR, but then we got Yanga-Mbiwa, Gouffran, Haidara and Sissoko through the door, and they have made a big difference to the side.

But we have to do the job with the players w have available now, and we’re not sure about the fitness of Cheick Tiote and Massadio Haidara,  and we should get to know the injury status at Alan Pardew’s press conference today.

We need our players back for what looks to be eight games to go in what has been a traumatic season,  and seven of those are in the league.

That assumes we cannot pull off the miracle on Thursday night and get through to the last four of the Europa League. – but it’s not impossible.

Let’s know how you think the game will go tomorrow.

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 thebionicMAG // Apr 6, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    The way our team have been playing and or referee
    I’m definitely not expecting to win the game…

  • 2 Rotonda heights // Apr 6, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    from previous

    Laurent Blanc

    Managerial career

    Bordeaux
    On 8 June 2007, Blanc was named the new manager of Bordeaux, replacing Brazilian Ricardo. For his first season on the bench, he led the club to a second place in the league and won the Manager of the Year award. His second season was extremely successful, as Bordeaux won the final 11 games of the season, setting a new French record for consecutive wins,[12] and clinched the league title, three points clear of Marseille, having already won the Coupe de la Ligue that year. Blanc was again nominated for Manager of the Year.

  • 3 thebionicMAG // Apr 6, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    * That should have read and or referee decisions

  • 4 Marty-Toon // Apr 6, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    From last thread:
    Rotonda
    Your bang on with saying the table doesn’t lie,we’ve been watching rubbish all year.
    We’ve had a team made up of South Americans and internationals yet we’ve looked like a team that haven’t practiced passing a ball to each other from 5 yards.
    We’ve got quality players but with a couple of players mixed in the team that destroys the balance.
    Obertan gets the ball and what happens?
    The opposition get it passed to them,he’s like playing with ten men.
    Almost all season it’s been the same with Jonas although he’s played well of late art from LB .
    I also fear that if we continue this rubbish next year then Krul,Cabaye and Sissoko will pack their bags and we won’t be so lucky to buy talent like those so cheap again

  • 5 Marty-Toon // Apr 6, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Berbatov is dangerous but Duff is the man that always likes to stuff it up us.
    Being Irish I support him in the green of the Irish team but hate the sight of him at Fulham especially against us.
    The more we boo him the better he plays so Santon and Jonas/Gouffran will have it cut out for them tomorrow
    One good thing from Thursdays game was seeing the frustration on Cisse’s face when they equalized as it showed that this means something to the foreign lads

  • 6 Rotonda heights // Apr 6, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Cheers Marty – Toon

    It’s like we got all these pedigree players but an old style English manager in charge and you can visibly see players going backwards instead of developing.

    God knows who works on skills and technical training because as you say players seem scared or unable to pass 5 yards.

  • 7 Fridge // Apr 6, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    PEA is on his way to Roma apparently

  • 8 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 6, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Valle…are you implying nationallity makes a difference to me :-D lol

    Troy…beauty is in the eye of the beholder!




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