Newcastle supporters are far from happy at the moment, and it’s because of Newcastle feeble attempts to get new players in over the summer months, and it didn’t help that we were hammered 4-0 at the Etihad for the second season running, and we looked miles and miles behind Manchester City is terms of movement, skill and class.
Sam Allardyce while at Newcastle – seems like he wants to be sick
I guess we weren’t playing too well at the time 😀
But on the other hand, there will be a number of clubs who will find it difficult to get anything out of City this season, especially if they play as well as they did against Newcastle, and for long spells they were simply superb, and our lads just couldn’t live with them.
But tomorrow is another day as they say – and we have a decent chance to get a good result at home against West Ham United tomorrow, although the London club beat us 1-0 in this same fixture last season.
The fans have to support the team, and we’re sure there will be a sell-out tomorrow afternoon, at St. James’ Park and make no mistake, a win will do the players and the fans a world of good – and that’s what we are hoping for.
This is what Alan Pardew had said yesterday about the current situation on Tyneside:
“Really and truly it is about the next 37 games – particularly the two at home. We need points on the board.” “It will be a better measure for us after West Ham and Fulham. Judge us on that. Going forward we would be better judged after the next two games.”
And unfortunately, West Ham manager Sam Allardyce seems to do well when he comes back to Newcastle, after being at the club for around eight months after and he arrived in May, 2007, just before Mike Ashley bought the club.
This is what big Sam had to say:
“You cannot ease off.” “Every time you do that in this league you get punished. We have to be 100 per cent focused and we have to improve our away form from last season, starting with Saturday’s game at Newcastle.
“Even though Newcastle had probably a poor performance, Alan would say in the end that was only brought about by circumstances and Manchester City being absolutely brilliant.”
Newcastle have Steven Taylor suspended and Jonas Gutierrez injured, and if seems that Jonas should never have played last Monday night, because it was the same injury his picked up against SC Braga that flared up again, and he will be out at least two weeks.
We are assuming Davide Santon is still out injured, and that Yohan Cabaye will play tomorrow – and we assume Loic Remy is still not ready to play.
So this is the team we think Alan Pardew will start tomorrow:
Debuchy Coloccini (c) Yanga-Mbiwa Dummett
Ben Arfa Cabaye Tiote Sissoko Gouffran
Dummett played very well in the second half last Monday night, and the 21 year-old deserves his chance to make his St. James’ Park debut for his home town club.
And whenever Gouffran plays, he seems to inject some energy and movement into the team, so we prefer him over Sylvain Marveaux, who is likely to see some action tomorrow.
We really need all 3 point tomorrow, and Newcastle need to prove they can actually score some goals – but a win would be simply terrific.
What would your starting line-up be?
And let us know how you think the game will go tomorrow.
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