Can Newcastle Beat Southampton On Saturday?


After the historic win at Old Trafford last Saturday, next up is a good-looking Southampton side at home on Saturday, and inexperienced sides would tend to lose the game.

Mauricio Pochettino

Saints manager Mauricio Pochettino – has done well this year

That tends to happen to the average sides in the Premier League, when they have a big win – they then lose to a side they are expected to beat, and Newcastle have done that far too often this season.

But it could be that the team is becoming more professional and more consistent, and in any case Southampton arguably have been the surprise team of the season, and are just one place and 3 points behind Newcastle.

Argentinian Mauricio Pochettino has done well since he was brough in last January as the new manager to replace Nigel Adkins, and has Southampton playing some very good attacking football, both at home and away.

So if the Saints can get a win on Saturday, that would take them above the Magpies in the league table, because they have a superior goal difference.

Let us know how you think the game will go on Saturday.

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A win will take Newcastle to 29 points from 16 games, and that would be ahead of the pace we set two years ago.

Howay The Lads!!

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12 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 11, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #1

    First,
    In your face yo-yo.

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  • bills-son

    Dec 11, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #2

    Jail,

    What was there to be positive about in the summer?

    Five good Jan signings who would all be all the better for Prem experience and a pre-season, not one of our top players sold and a top class forward in Remy. Although we could have done with another CF and CB we still had a squad good enough to finish in the top half.

    Thats not hindsight, its exactly what I was saying before a ball was kicked.

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  • Thump

    Dec 11, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #3

    I wonder what the stats are on Pardew beating his old clubs.

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  • mindshaft

    Dec 11, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #4

    Can we beat Southampton ? most definitely
    Will we beat Southampton ? most probably

    Depends if its the team that showed up against Manure or for various 45 min periods or the team that showed up against Swansea and the other 45 min periods where we were terrible

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  • The Vicar

    Dec 11, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #5

    Bills Son,

    I have to agree. If you look at how some of the players we could have signed in the summer and how they have turned out.

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  • Roger

    Dec 11, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #6

    What a question! Southampton? What`s Southampton?
    We send them off. Victory is ours.
    Remy 2, Gouffran 1 and another one from Ben Arfa
    4 to 1.
    Greetings from Germany

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  • Our Toon

    Dec 11, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #7

    Bills

    You talk about Ashley’s haters taking negative view points, this whole “we didn’t sell one of our top players” is absolute tosh!! That my friend is the epitome of negativity, constantly living in fear of selling a big player at the club is not the way it should be. The only reason we didn’t buy in the summer was because Ashley didn’t want to spend unless one of the purples were off, I think we offered Cabaye to Arsenal who in turn bid £10m which was very derisory, we leaked it to the press to start a bidding war, we dropped him to protect our commodity (injured would mean worthless) that backfired and no one wanted him. Happy to finish mid table, I have been saying for some time that the lack of ambition behind the scenes will disrupt harmony in the team…How long do we all believe these internationals will hang around for before they want to go to ambitious clubs?

    We all knew this squad had more quality than what was produced last season (mainly down to hoofball) now they are fulfilling that under good football why wouldn’t the owner revise targets and say let’s go for top 5? I have my own business, we set initial targets at the beginning of the year but revise these quarterly to see how we can maximise profits/performance. It seems Ashley sets a target for the season and then sticks to it, very rigid…this year is more open with teams beating each other, I’d say go for it, we have TV revenue coming in as well so whatever is spent can be countered by money on the way in, finally the higher we finish the more money we get…the better we perform in the league the more times we appear on TV meaning more money for the club!! It’s not rocket science.

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  • nufcalex

    Dec 11, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #8

    If we beat Southampton, I can see us doing really well this season. we just need to Invest into the squad heavily

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  • nufc 11

    Dec 11, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #9

    Id rather we went down south on thursday, such a big big game tough as nails to get something there based on how bad we travel over long distances, we start very slowely and I think Southhampton will try play on that if we come out of the blocks fast it would be a shock and we need that to win.

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  • ballerfan2

    Dec 11, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #10

    NUFC11 – it is a home game v Southampton.

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  • BeeGuy

    Dec 11, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #11

    With Cabaye, “The Key to the Ignition”, NUFC will need different tactics to get points. I don’t know what those will be, but the Mags have no midfielder who can come on to knockdowns or send the brilliant pass through the defense. And we lose the ability to move the ball around the attacking perimeter with meaning when Cabaye is not in the team. GOT YOUR THINKING CAP ON AP?

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  • toonicle

    Dec 11, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #12

    BeeGuy- Anita can play those brilliant passes through as well, maybe not quite Cabaye quality but he still has good quality passes from midfield there.

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