It’s almost like the time of reckoning is coming for Newcastle tonight at the Etihad, as they take on a side who have spent £90M in the transfer market this summer, compared with Newcastle’s £2M loan fee for QPR’s Loic Remy, who is not available tonight because of a calf strain.
Alan Pardew – we have a chance
Newcastle have never won at the Etihad Stadium – and City are unbeaten against tthe Magpies in the last 13 meetings – and that’s the task Newcastle are up against tonight.
But of course there’s always another way of looking at those stats – and it’s that we are due a win tonight.
This is what Alan Pardew has told the local press today:
“We haven’t played well at their stadium at the Etihad – there’s no doubt about that,” “We have played well in patches there, but you have to put it together for 90 minutes to get a result against them.”
“They are one of those teams, and with the quality they’ve got after spending £90M, they can unlock you when you are just thinking you’re doing well. It’s how you react to that.”
“It’s important that we have a really good psychology.” “Through long periods of the game they might dominate, but we must always carry a threat.
“If we can do that, we have a chance.”
Manchester City’s new signings – Jesus Navas, Fernandinho, Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic – will likely make their debuts in this game, which is being beamed live around the world.
So it’s a very good chance to show people that Newcastle United are indeed a very decent side. this season.
We’re hoping that’s what the lads can do tonight and get a result too.
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