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How Will Newcastle Fare Against Stoke City?

2:40 pm, Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 10 Comments

It’s a home game that we should win on Boxing Day against Stoke City, so it could be a difficult game, that’s just the way Newcastle are,  but another win would keep the Magpies flying high – very high.


Cheick Tiote is not available because of a one game suspension, after picking up his 5th yellow card on Saturday,  but other than that manager Alan Pardew will have all his squad players available for this game.

Let us know how you think this game will go on Thursday, and what your starting eleven would be.

How Will Newcastle Fare Against Stoke City?

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Note – One of our readers Shaun is a season ticket holder, but is not in Newcastle for the holidays – he has a spare ticket for the Stoke game and can be contacted at and on twitter at sean4eva09.

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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Novocastrian66 // Dec 24, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Our Boxing Day record is atrocious. Hopefully we can improve it on Thursday.

  • 2 Jail for Ashley // Dec 24, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Jail’s too good for Ashley.

  • 3 Jail for Ashley // Dec 24, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    We normally come up against tricky opposition on boxing day or are away from home, finally time to improve on that one.

  • 4 DokToon // Dec 24, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    ashley’s too good for jail…

  • 5 Douglas // Dec 24, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Well we won at MANU so we can win on Boxing day.

    Still dreaming of winnen the next 5 games!!!!

  • 6 GeordieDan // Dec 24, 2013 at 2:59 PM


    Keep up fighting the good fight mate! – One day it’ll happen! ;)

    3pts have been rare on a Boxing day for too many years now but I think we’ll win against Stoke this time.

    I never rated Mark Hughes as a manger-makes Pardew look like Mourinho at times. :)

    Merry Crimbo!

  • 7 roy // Dec 24, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    4-1 against a very average Stoke side!

  • 8 toonicle // Dec 24, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    Benny should get the start over Shola and play just behind Remy with Cabaye and Anita behind him.

  • 9 ethiomag // Dec 24, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    just my thoughts;
    After playing saturday:
    sunday : rest day,leave players free and recover
    monday: hard training in all aspects,medical checkup
    tuesday : video review of the last game,what went wrong,what went right
    : spy report #1 of upcoming opponent
    weden’y: video review of upcoming opponent,discussions,tactical explanations in classroom
    using dashboards or blackboard
    thursday: game setup/plan for upcoming game,tactical outplay
    friday : mind setup,spy report #2 of the opponent,especially their weakness,fitness tests
    saturday: all set and ready to go;enjoy ur lunch untill kickoff…

  • 10 Magpies4Life // Dec 25, 2013 at 7:21 AM

    Win. NUFC have crossed a thresh-hold that needed crossing, we now beat teams that we should be beating. 4-1 HWTL!!!!

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