I Hope There Are Still Mental Scars From The Last Match


Newcastle fans have mental scars from the last derby game, when Sunderland beat Newcastle 3-0 at St. James’ Park, after the Black Cats had not won  one game in their previous 11 league games.

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Alan Pardew – mental scars

Whether the Newcastle players have scars is another matter. but Alan Pardew today has said he hopes there are, and that it can be put to good use:

“When we beat Steve Bruce’s Sunderland side, he said to me, ‘You have just killed the next six weeks for me’.”

“That is what it can do. Or the opposite. I hope there are still mental scars from the last match, and that they can be used in a positive way.”

“If we get a win we’ll have 14 points and that is a really good total after the addition of one player in the summer.”

“Also, I want to be able to feel that it is three good Premier League displays in a row, as it gives good signals.”

“This game is tough for the managers.” “Even if you draw and have not performed well, it gets a huge amount of coverage and conspiracy theories.”

“Or adulation, perhaps beyond the performance, if you do well.” “But that tide of optimism can carry you and that is what we are looking for.”

On paper Newcastle should win this game, but strange things tend to happen in football, as we all found out in April,  when in two successive games at St. James’ Park we lost 3-0 to Sunderland and 6-0 to Liverpool.

Newcastle need to have a very good performance at the Stadium of Light on Sunday, to start making up to Newcastle’s faithful fans, for those embarrassing defeats.

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9 comments so far

  • Graeme

    Oct 26, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #1

    That we can win this game is not in doubt, of course we can. We proved against the fool that we can mix it with the best and get a result.
    The scum are hurting though, not a single point at home this season and if they can make any team pay for that start, it would be us, by choice.
    We have to be as strong, as organised as we were last weekend, with even more grit and determination in the back 4 and mid-field. I am going out on a limb and predict a 1-2 win for the mighty mags with bragging rights resored to Tyneside once more. Mon the TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON.

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  • jimmysmith

    Oct 26, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #2

    The bloke who’s just been banged up for 12 months for punching the salt of the earth Yorkshire bred police horse “Bud” in the head in the aftermath of the 3-0 drubbing doubtless has ongoing mental scars.

    I’m happy to say that for Bud a year later it is “neigh bother, lad!”.

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  • bishopblaize

    Oct 26, 2013 at 2:04 AM

    Comment #3

    Neigh Bother lol ..

    We got more to look forward too this year that meets the eye. Proper buzzin feelin 🙂

    Gonna be a canny week!!!

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  • lesh

    Oct 26, 2013 at 2:49 AM

    Comment #4

    It’s not the addition of one player that’s helped us off to a reasonable start to the season, it’s been the inspirational Director of Football who’s fired us up!

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 26, 2013 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #5

    That Shane Ferguson is a decent player, mind. Maybe we should sign him. Oh…

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  • jackostoon

    Oct 26, 2013 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #6

    Morning all,
    Hope everyone is well, won’t be on here that much today, it was my 25th wedding anniversary on Wednesday gone so party time tonight, stomach has been churning since Thursday, wor lass thinks it’s because I’m getting excited for the doo, we all know it’s for the match, hell on before it was put back to the Sunday as the bairn and myself said we wouldn’t make the party because of the match, it’s all worked out well, anyways, 1-3 toon, howay the toon! !!!.

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 26, 2013 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #7

    why dosnt the guy just let the football do the talking,

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  • JAMSHA

    Oct 26, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #8

    coz footballs dont have mouth lol

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  • graham

    Oct 26, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #9

    Would love the toon to win but I’m going for a draw

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