Our Team Is Similar To The One That Finished 5th Top

Things are looking up at the moment, but that upbeat mood could quickly come crashing down, if for instance we lose tomorrow at home to newly promoted Hull City, and the last time this fixture was held five years ago, we were beaten 2-1, and that was the first match after Kevin Keegan had resigned from the club, and Newcastle were in complete turmoil with Chris Hughton being put in charge for that game – and we were relegated the following May.

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Alan Pardew – seems happy enough with current squad

The lads are playing well,  and we have successive league wins and three successive wins  in all competitions, so we are   hoping our defense can again be solid again tomorrow, and Remy and Ben Arfa can torment the Hull City defense, as they did the Aston Villa defense last Saturday.

And while Alan Pardew would have liked another forward brought in over the summer, the manager seems happy enough at the squad he has through the end of the year, and Alan  has said this in the local press today:

“I have said all along – one more offensive player would have been perfect.” “We did not manage to get that, and in terms of depth in that area we are a little bit light.”

“At the minute they are all fit and well, other than Shola Ameobi and Jonas Gutierrez, but they are due back soon and that is a good position to be in.” “It is like all weeks in the Premier League.”

“You will have the first team happy after a win, then you have the reserves walking around not particularly happy because they are wondering how they will get a game now.”

“You will always have issues at the training ground which you have to deal with.” “I think there is a feeling the team is playing well.” “I have a good feeling about the team.”

“The players do well and it bodes well for tomorrow against Hull.” “It was the same formation which upset some fans last year.” “Sometimes it is about the personnel in the roles you have available.”

“We have a team very similar too, in its set-up to the team which finished fifth.” “It is something I have worked hard on this year.” “It could still evolve and we still have other options.”

“Yoan Gouffran and Sylvain Marveaux are really pushing.” “Shola was too, but unfortunately we have lost him for two weeks.” “All of our offensive players look like they have stepped up a bit.”

A win tomorrow would be great, and it would mean three league wins in a row,  which is hard for any team to accomplish these days.

And the team will very likely be unchanged from that which won 2-1 at Villa Park last Saturday.

Let us know how you think this game will go tomorrow.

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9 comments so far

  • jamesnufc86

    Sep 20, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #1

    DevonToon – Last year I was delighted with Cisse, obviously. I didn’t analyse his general ability as much as he kept rocketing in 40 yarders. I just don’t think he offers enough to be our number 9, and to be fair lots of poor strikers in the PL have had purple patches. I think Cisse is being found out now.

  • SeanNufc87

    Sep 20, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #2

    Just read an interesting stat, if we win tomorrow it will be our best prem start in 13 years, iv not checked this like and I remember we went 11 games unbeaten 2 seasons ago so if it is true you would have to imagine we drew quite a few of the first 5.

    First game ill be attending this season, cannay wait! Howay the lads!

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Sep 20, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #3

    We needed another quality striker and a CB in the summer. I think everyone realises that.

    Fingers crossed our starting eleven stays injury free as there is no depth up front, and Willo will be on the bench … too close to getting on the pitch for me.

  • Assam Toon

    Sep 20, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #4

    Just as two wins has made us confident of a win against hull (93%) i think a couple of goals, good goals, will bring back the cisse we knew. if he hits form and with the display we had last week and with 433, well well well! that will be found out in the next five games though. if we pick up 12-13 points, pardew will be talking about a domestic treble…hahahaha.
    but if we avoid slumps, and eke out points even when we are playing bad, we can actually do really well, if all the above assumptions fall in place..but of course two injuries and we are back to familiar territory.

  • geordiesteve520

    Sep 20, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #5

    I still get chills thinking about that performance at West Brom and agree that this is the best team (first 11), on paper, that we have had in a long time (maybe even since Robson’s era, dare I say; if we can keep it fit and attack teams then we will do some damage this year.

  • roy

    Sep 20, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #6

    We will finish in the top 7 this season and tomorrow we will beat Hull, 4-0 Cisse will get on the score sheet.

  • geordiesteve520

    Sep 20, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #7

    Kid in my class in Notts is a season ticket holder, so if anyone sees a lad cuddling the class bear, think of me stuck in the midlands!

  • FAU

    Sep 20, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #8

    Fingers crossed no more injury.

  • LeToonARMY

    Sep 21, 2013 at 4:27 AM

    Comment #9

    Team for tomorrow

    ____BEN ARFA______CISSE________REMY_____



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