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Newcastle Expected To Lose on Sunday – That’s Good News

9:15 am, Friday, January 10th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 9 Comments

The last four times we have played Manchester City at home in the league we have lost, and in our relegation season, back in October of 2008 we drew 2-2, but we had Habib Beye sent off after 14 minutes in that game, and came back from behind to go 2-1 ahead but City equalized with just four minutes to go – when Stephen Ireland scored – but it was a very good performance from our lads.

alan pardew stoke at home 5-1

Alan Pardew - under pressure again

And to bring back the memories – this is the team that started the game, and of course we were being managed by Joe Kinnear at the time.

Shay Given, Habib Beye, Sebastien Bassong, Fabricio Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Nicky Butt (c), Danny Guthrie, Geremi, Damien Duff, Oba Martins, Shola Ameobi
Subs: Steve Harper, Claudio Cacapa, David Edgar, Jose Enrique, Charles N’Zogbia, Xisco, Andy Carroll

After three successive defeats Newcastle face Manchester City again on Sunday, in the early kick-off game, and Alan Pardew is due to give his press conference today for the game, after seemingly lying low this week after the disaster on Saturday, when we lost to Cardiff City in the FA Cup.

But Newcastle seem to do well when they are not expected to, and do poorly when we are expected to win.

The last two games – defeats against West Brom and Cardiff were against sides that had two cumulative wins in their last 20 games, and yet both were able to beat the Magpies. :(

Since Newcastle are not expected to win on Sunday, and with the players and the manager wanting to make up for the last three games, and especially the two previous defeats, the stage could be set for another shock at Newcastle – but this time on the positive side.

But after saying that, don’t let that sway you in your vote, and you could pretend you have £1M on the outcome of the game – that should do it.

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 10, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Ed, lets see how good we will be doing ;)

    …I said it before that it will all come to an end at some point – especially for us with the way we play!

  • 2 Transfer Sage // Jan 10, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    city are a team that have shown they blow you away if you sit back and defend, such clever players that can threat intricate passes….then if that doesn’t work and you get too deep they can just go long to negredo or dzeko with crosses or balls into the box and get you that way

    you need to attack them and just have a go in this one i think.

  • 3 Himanshu Dhingra // Jan 10, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Pardew’s Record against City For NUFC

    2010 – L – 3-1
    2011 – L – 3-1
    2012 – L – 2-0
    2012 – L – 3-1
    2013 – L – 4-0
    2013 – L – 4 -0

    Getting Worse

  • 4 Tsunki // Jan 10, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Press from start to finish. Dont sit back Pards they will murder us.

    Wow that was some awful team back then. :)

  • 5 oldbobaycliffe // Jan 10, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    just started to re-read ged clarke,s fifty years of hurt before realising that if we don,t win anything next season it will have to retitled sixty years of hurt.perhaps copies of the book should be sent to ashley and his staff i regard myself as lucky being over seventy i can remember winning a domestic title

  • 6 shearer and the duchess // Jan 10, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    Can’t see us winning. The squad is getting hit with injuries now and it’s again highlighting the biggest weakness under Ashley’s reign. A weak squad. Not prepared to build for an assault on Europe.
    This window will be a no show. He has us sitting perfectly where he wants. The financials this year will be tremendous though. Can’t knock him for that. Money is starting to roll in.

  • 7 Sav // Jan 10, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    Both sides due a draw.

  • 8 Zangwill_Ho // Jan 10, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    Bet newcastle lose then reward much?=?

  • 9 Jeff from Benwell // Jan 11, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    A draw against these would be brilliant
    I bet you’d get canny odds at the bookies for that.




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