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It’s Another Important Game – But It Will Be Difficult

9:30 am, Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 10 Comments

Newcastle still don’t seem to have any injuries coming out of the Christmas games, although a number of our players probably need a break after playing three games since December 21st, and we have two more coming up in the next five days.

alan pardew stoke at home 5-1

Alan Pardew – could rest some players

After the disappointing Arsenal loss, Newcastle have a chance to get back on the wining trail at the Hawthorns tomorrow, and while we weren’t too upset at losing against the Gunners – we were just unlucky and we didn’t get the breaks and that happens sometimes –  the failure to pick up maximum points tomorrow would be a blow.

This is what Alan Pardew has said about the game tomorrow:

“West Brom is an important game. If somebody had offered me three points from the two games I would have taken them.”  “It is a difficult place to go.”

“They are a good side and I have great respect for Steve Clarke and Kevin Keen who were there.” “It is a shame I won’t be facing them on the touch-line.”

“But we look forward to what will be a difficult game.”

All games are difficult in the Premier League, and especially at this time of year when PL clubs are playing five games in a short two weeks, while other European Leagues are taking a Christmas break –  no wonder English teams are finding European competition to be difficult these days

We hope to see Newcastle start on the front foot at West Brom tomorrow, in a game we should win, and it would be a great way to end the four game stretch over Christmas, if we can indeed get the win.

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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Transfer Sage // Dec 31, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    big big game for us…these are the away games we should be getting wins from if we want top 4 or to challenge, even for top 8

  • 2 firebug666 // Dec 31, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    We have been producing some really good displays away from home this season, and I feel we can continue in that vein. With the recent news from Pardew stating that we can afford to buy Remy permanently, and he wants to keep him at the club, may just give the lads a bit of an extra boost ahead of tomorrows game. So IF the officials try to at least play fair, and we get our passing game together we should win this one, and even look good doing it :) .

  • 3 RonVanDam // Dec 31, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    This is the best time of the year to get maximum points. Wehave a sizeable squad, injury free and it’s about time pardew starts rotating the squad otherwise fatigue will lead to injuries which will result in dropping points

  • 4 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Dec 31, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Sorry about all the misplaced words and bad spelling just got a new phone ????

  • 5 Transfer Sage // Dec 31, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    firebugg

    i do hope he stays, he is a goal scorer that we need to keep hold of…we need to keep adding people of his quality to continue to go forward

  • 6 Transfer Sage // Dec 31, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    jesper

    i replied to you about 3 articles ago, just in case you missed it

  • 7 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Dec 31, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    TS…i just thought with all your over the top critique of Benny that I just throw in some of mine ????

    …both Cisse and Ameobi is suppose to get us goals and they are not doing it. Remy is way to selfish (and that was your critique) of Benny. All I can say is Benny creates opportunities and space for others.

    Hid selfishness is warrant if you ask me. I think your critique of Benny gone to another dimension – it is not critique anymore cause it is not well founded anymore but rather subjective.

    Just my opinion ????

  • 8 firebug666 // Dec 31, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Transfer Sage
    The way Remy has been talking, he was blown away by the noise in the stadium, and loves the support. So maybe 52000 screaming fans can persuade him to stay. Having said that I feel we are better placed than any other team to take him at the moment, but a lot may depend on where we eventually finish.

  • 9 ethiomag // Dec 31, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    happy new year fans.Ed
    Great 2 know there r passionate fans on this blog,esp after ars game,i’m one of them.
    Eagerly waiting every single game we gonna play in 2014.it’s obvious the games getting tougher and tougher.but we are still united,nobody’ll take that from us,the lads and the boss,the Gaffer already have strong mentality,i don’t think there is any pressure agt westbrom,
    but still important to get a result to keep up the pressure on top 5.
    wetbrom are manager-less,so we have to go 4 an early attack and seal it early.
    the boss should play ben arfa,replacing anita,behind remy like 4-4-1-1
    krul
    debuchy will’m colo sant
    sissoko cab tiote goufran
    benarfa
    remy

  • 10 mindshaft // Dec 31, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Well Remy’s been talking about how QPR may want him back at end if season so he’s def keeping his options wide open
    Think he prefers London life to 52000 Geordie’s




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