Newcastle Get Good Point But Closer To The Drop


Newcastle gained a good point and a clean sheet at West Ham today when we drew 0-0 with West Ham, but Wigan won 3-2 at West Brom in a surprise result, so we are now 2 points worse off than we were before the game today, with Wigan only 3 points behind us with a game in hand and they now have a better goal difference – this is unbelievable.

piss cisse in action

Papiss Cisse in action at Upton Park today

And Newcastle could well have to pay for that 6-0 trouncing against Liverpool last week because now our goal difference is no better than the other relegation sides and worse than that of Wigan and Norwich.

How we managed to get ourselves into this perilous position is a catastrophe still unfolding at Newcastle, and in the last 7 league games we have taken only  5 points  – one win and two draws –  out of a possible 21. 🙁

Newcastle played in a much more organized way than we did last week – although that was hardly going to be difficult – and there were few chances to either side in the first half

But it looked like Papiss Cisse had put Newcastle ahead on 25 minutes – but his slow shot that had beat the goalkeeper and was rolling into the back of the net was cleared off the line – but it looked over to us.

Newcastle could feel pleased that they were 0-0 at the half.

But in the second half West Ham were in the ascendancy, and Newcastle were put under some pressure, and it was only a string of fine saves from goalkeeper Rob Elliot that kept Newcastle on level terms.

After 65 minutes West Ham had a number of chances to score as Kevin Nolan crossed from the right and Andy Carroll fell in the box as Danny Simpson’s challenged, but referee Dowd waved play on – that was close.

But then it was simply brilliant goalkeeping by Rob Elliot that kept Newcastle level – as he saved twice from former captain Kevin Nolan, and then a shot 30 seconds later from Jarvis was turned around the post by the goalkeeper.

If we do survive in the Premier League this season those three stunning saves will be remembered.

But overall it was a decent point for Newcastle, but now Wigan are only 2 points behind Newcastle and play Swansea in the make-up game on Tuesday night and if they win that they will go above Newcastle and we could be third bottom.

It seems like it will go down to the last game of the season at Arsenal – unfortunately – and who would have believed last August that we’d be in this position with just two games to play – and it’s our goal difference that could send us down on May 19th.

That’s the cushion we had – but it was wiped away with the staggering 6-0 defeat by Liverpool.

A good result but hardly good enough for Newcastle, but to try to end on a good note – Coloccini played very well indeed at the back for the Magpies on his return to the side.

Teams:

West Ham (4-4-2): Jaaskelainen; O’Brien, Reid, Collins, Demel (Taylor 80); O’Neill, Diame, Nolan, Jarvis (J. Cole 84); Vaz Te (Collison 59), Carroll. Subs: Henderson, Pogatetz, Noble, C.Cole.

Newcastle (4-3-3): Elliot; Simpson, S.Taylor, Coloccini, Yanga-Mbiwa; Tiote, Cabaye, Gutierrez; Ben Arfa (Ameobi 65), Cisse, Gouffran (Gosling 77). Subs: Harper, Williamson, Perch, Anita, Campbell.

Attendance: 34,962

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154 comments so far

  • Dennis Twice

    May 4, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #1

    1st?

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  • Dennis Twice

    May 4, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #2

    Attack Toon attack attack!

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  • Joe Blog

    May 4, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #3

    Dennis Twice

    Give us a rendition of your usual, please?

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  • Joe Blog

    May 4, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #4

    😆

    Got there before me.

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  • Dennis Twice

    May 4, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #5

    We need to support our club till the end. Attack attack….and i need to stop this drinking……caused by Toon display……

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  • kevymartins

    May 4, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #6

    No point talking about goal diff now…Norwich wtill to play city…Wigan arsenal…scum-spurs…etc yes we still have arsenal just saying anything can happen

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  • outsidethebox

    May 4, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #7

    repost …ANY team from 11th down can finish 3rd bttm ..that includes stoke and fulham …toon have to beat either qpr away or arsenal at home …fulham have to get point against liverpool at home or swansea away ..lots of permutations 40 pts may not guarantee survival this season …

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  • kkma

    May 4, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #8

    pardew out !

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    May 4, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #9

    PPl sometime forget how lucky we have been with our wins.

    WBA
    Stoke
    Fulham
    Norwich
    Chelsea
    Wigan

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  • Dennis Twice

    May 4, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #10

    in ..out…in..out…in…out with Sheryl

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  • davetoon

    May 4, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #11

    ED – Wigan are 3 pts behind us with game in hand

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  • Santon03

    May 4, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #12

    PLEASE PLEASE ASHLEY IF YOU WANT TO MAKE MORE MONEY, SACK THIS MANAGER TOMOROW

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  • catchy in norway

    May 4, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #13

    davetoon

    and a better goal difference

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  • Krul to be Kind

    May 4, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #14

    Indian
    Chelsea, Wigan, Stoke, WBA and Norwich wins were far from lucky!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 4, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #15

    I often hear the words think positive,but can you imagine if some poor unfortunate soul had contracted HIV that’s probably the last thing you would want to hear.

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  • nick_9

    May 4, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #16

    I hope you’re all going to come to SJP against Arsenal and raise the roof. This could go down to the wire

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  • davetoon

    May 4, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #17

    i think wigan will get 4 pts from remaining 3 games and we’ll get 1pt so both teams results against arsenal goal wise could be crucial

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  • northernirishtoon

    May 4, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #18

    Krul

    Stoke win was in last kick of game so would say that was lucky

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    May 4, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #19

    Out of all the bottom Half teams

    We have the best squad & the WORST manager.

    Guess what we don’t want.

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  • kevymartins

    May 4, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #20

    If wigan lose tuesday it’s over for them

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  • Eddie

    May 4, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #21

    Rene Girard might be able to get the best out of our 2nd rate frenchies (Obertan, Amalfitano, Gouffran, Marveaux, Haidara) if we go down.
    Oh, for what it’s worth… Pardew out.

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  • Mark the Mag

    May 4, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #22

    why scout quality players with good technique then ask them to huddle into the opposistion box every time we have a free kick in our own half that the goalkeepers boots aimlessly hoping we get a flick on as our main source of attack.

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  • davetoon

    May 4, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #23

    kevy – u prob right but do they think they will lose?

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  • naptoon

    May 4, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #24

    marveux 2nd rate….. sigh.

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  • elpaso_geordie

    May 4, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #25

    ED- Halsey was the ref against Wigan not Dowd……

    Plus I have £50 at 7s for us going down – been on it since Liverpool game and sadly its going to happen….

    Before I get lambasted I need a pick me up after the inevitable happens — Watched every home this season I I cant say I am too surprised to be in this position. Gutted this is going to happen to us AGAIN…….

    No Nolan, Barton or Carroll to bring us up next season either

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  • Eddie

    May 4, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #26

    Considering his injury record and the fact he has never been capped.. yes, second rate.

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  • Cisse's Big Toe

    May 4, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #27

    thing is if we beat qpr we need to go for goals to claw back our GD, not just sit on 1 goal

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  • kevymartins

    May 4, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #28

    @davy imo they will beat swansea and go into the last 2 games head to head with us we will either pick up 1 or 3 at qpr and they will lose to arsenal. If villa relegates us I swear I will get the first plane to newcastle and gut pardrew like a fish.

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  • elpaso_geordie

    May 4, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #29

    Krul to be kind

    Norwich and WBA wins at home were very fortunate mate – we were outplayed end of

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  • naptoon

    May 4, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #30

    well thats your opinion but your probs in the minority

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  • Santon03

    May 4, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #31

    Dortmund 1-0 Bayern still 18mins, I think Dortmund will win CL.

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  • Krul to be Kind

    May 4, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #32

    If the lads go all out against QPR next week then that shows the man has not motivated the team in recent weeks, the players are awaiting that game IMO, that is very, very, very dangerous and QPR might well be up for it to bring us with them… I can see them raising their game for that one.

    On our day we can get SIX more points in the last 2 games, the players need to WANT it, take Pardew out of the equation, if the players don’t want it more then that’s when we are screwed, and there careers depend on it too. The hunger has been missing in recent weeks with successive capitulations at home.

    If ever there was a time to stick together… it is now

    Too many lads giving up the ghost, how do you think that feels when your on the hallowed turf as a player… SUPPORT this team and stop with the naysaying until the final whistle on the final game of the season, there is 2 weeks to go and then we will know our fate, but Pardew is gone in the summer!

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  • Santon03

    May 4, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #33

    Carr should start scouting for potential manager

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  • KevinHann

    May 4, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #34

    Okay, I’m officially on the Pardew out wagon. Can’t be happy with a point when those around us throw it all to get a win – now matter the score, the opposition, home or away. I don’t see how this mentality will take us forward even if we survive and buy a striker in the summer. On the other hand a change in management could give us a fresh start, signal intent and probably help keep the better players for at least another season.

    Up for some twitter talk? Join me @ColdInTheNight

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  • toon22

    May 4, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #35

    To be fair i think we played quite well today,we wernt world beaters but it was a drastic improvement over the last few games we have played.
    Yes we didnt quite get the luck we probably need but at least we got a point and could have won it away from home.What the game will do is leave us with a bit more confidence going into the last two games.
    Imo we need at least 3 more points,but it is possible we will stay up regardless.We arnt 4th bottom lol.
    If we get a point at QPR we will go into the last game against Arsenal at home with a chance,im glad we are at home and hope our strong French “feel” to our squad will fancy it.
    We have gotten results against them at home
    Another 4-4 ?

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  • kevymartins

    May 4, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #36

    Would love for little wayne routledge to send wigan packing.

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  • Santon03

    May 4, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #37

    wouldn’t it be funny if we lose to qpr and remy score the winning goal(s)

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  • sparky55

    May 4, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #38

    KEVYMARTINS…And if they win it’s all over for us…everything went against us today…we’re in deep sh*te now and we could go down on goal difference because the team gave up against Liverpool…absolutely unforgivable. The only good that can come out of this irrespective of whether we survive or not is Pardew will be history.

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  • naptoon

    May 4, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #39

    no

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  • Santon03

    May 4, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #40

    dortmund 1 – 1 bayern

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