Newcastle have had two defeats in a row, and Mike Ashley is again making his presence known at Newcastle in a negative way, by banning journalists from the Chronicle, Journal and Sunday Sun, because he didn’t much like their coverage of that March against him two weeks ago.
But Mike should know better, than you cannot control the press coverage, just as King Canute found out he couldn’t control the tides back in the 11th century.
Alan Pardew – Newcastle manager
So Newcastle fans are not exactly in high spirits at the moment, and not many think we can get anything out of this game today at home to Chelsea.
So it’s perfect – its all set up for Newcastle to shock us and win this game – like we did back in February when we won 3-2.
And of course Jose Mourinho will be back on Tyneside again, and Alan has given him this warning as to his behavior on the sidelines:
“He doesn’t want to be jumping round me because I’ll give him a slap,” “I’m bigger than him and he knows that. He can jump around in the crowd or whatever he does.”
“The bottom line for us is not so much Jose, as what he does with his team, which I take my hat off to.” “I’ve got my own history with that so I don’t have a problem with it.”
We’d like to see Alan rush into the crowd today, as he did last season, because that would mean something good was happening.
Here’s how Newcastle fans think this game will finish today.
So not many think we can win this game this afternoon, and therein lies the opportunity – over to you Alan Pardew and the players.
Shock us all – please.