Newcastle Could Get Good Start In First 8 Games


The very first game of the season on 16th August is at home to Manchester City,  and we haven’t had a result against Manchester City for a long long time, and of course we were taken apart 4-0 in that first game at the Etihad Stadium last season.

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Alan Pardew – needs to make good start to the season
He already looks worried 😀

Here are the first eight league games of the season, which were announced this morning:

Date            KO Time     Fixture                       Result?
 
16 Aug 2014     15:00       Newcastle v Manchester City     L
23 Aug 2014     15:00       Aston Villa v Newcastle         D
30 Aug 2014     15:00       Newcastle v Crystal Palace      W
13 Sep 2014     15:00       Southampton v Newcastle         D
20 Sep 2014     15:00       Newcastle v Hull City           W
27 Sep 2014     15:00       Stoke City v Newcastle          L
04 Oct 2014     15:00       Swansea City v Newcastle        W
18 Oct 2014     15:00       Newcastle v Leicester City      W

In our last 15 Premier league games we have played against Manchester City we have lost thirteen and drawn two, so maybe we wont get anything out of that first game, but anything out of the game will be a good surprise start to the season for us.

The next game at Villa Park is winnable, but we have no idea what Villa will be like next season, although in the first two seasons under manager Paul Lambert, they have been disappointing and fought against relegation in both seasons – a draw.

We beat Crystal Palace at home last season with a late goal, but they are much improved under new manager Tony Pulis and that will be a difficult game – but a winnable game as well – a home win.

Southampton are losing a lot of their star players this summer,  and will have new manager Ronald Koeman in charge, after Mauricio Pochettino joined Tottenham, so they will be an unknown quantity too – we could get a draw there after being taken apart 4-0 last season.

And after putting in a woeful second half performance against Hull City last season at home, when we amazingly lost 3-2, Newcastle should be able to beat Hull City next season, and they are in the Europa League next season, and will play qualifying games in August, and their squad will be stretched with those Europa League games – especially if they qualify for the group stage – a home win for Newcastle.

We lost narrowly at Stoke City by 1-0 (a fluke goal) and were hammered 3-0 at the Liberty Stadium, so those two games could be tough ones – we think we’ll lose at Stoke because they could be a much improved side next season under manager Mark Hughes.

But with Swansea likely losing their top striker Wilfried Bony, and having an unproven new manager in Gary Monk, we could repeat our win there of two seasons ago – so we’ll say we can get 3 points at the Liberty Stadium.

And then we should be able to beat newly promoted Leicester City at home (that’s also what we said last year about newly promoted Hull City), but it’s difficult to know how good the promoted teams will be, and they are sometimes good at the beginning of the season – but a home win for the Magpies in that game.

So after the first game against Manchester City, the next seven games are all potentially winnable games, and it’s not like we are meeting a top six side after playing the Premier League Champions to get the season underway.

We have four wins and two draws and two defeats in those first 8 games – so 14 points would be a decent start to the season for us from the first 8 games.

And Alan Pardew must get Newcastle off to a decent start, and the last thing we want to see is Newcastle struggling after those first 8 games, and if that’s the case it could even be curtains for Pardew.

How do you think we will fare in those first 8 games?

Comments welcome.



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93 comments so far

  • Belfast

    Jun 18, 2014 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #1

    Could also be a nightmare start. We won’t know until the time.

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Jun 18, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #2

    Newcastle v Manchester City L
    Aston Villa v Newcastle D
    Newcastle v Crystal Palace D
    Southampton v Newcastle L
    Newcastle v Hull City W
    Stoke City v Newcastle L
    Swansea City v Newcastle L
    Newcastle v Leicester City D

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 18, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #3

    ed

    I think you forgot who the manager is

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 18, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #4

    So much faith in the team for next season. Gonna be along drawn out season for many on here lol !!

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 18, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #5

    This is Newcastle, Belfast me old fudgey potato, it’s a cert it will be a bike clips and brown cords start.

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  • barkel

    Jun 18, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #6

    I reckon we will finish on roughly the same points as this season, top ten with the current squad. I know there’s so many on here that will say we’re for relegation but I’m sick of the negativity

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 18, 2014 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #7

    I’m loving the negativity it’s like a breath of fresh air for us Optimism Valley refugees. 🙂

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 18, 2014 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #8

    JazzyP

    it could be so good with just a couple of tweaks here and there, the most obvious being a good attacking manager.

    Then maybe the likes of sissoko, debuchy, ben Arfa, MYM etc may not want away to follow Ba, cabaye etc

    I think we will see more leave than come in to be honest.
    Even if we got Cabella wouldn’t he just be pardewed like Ben Arfa and Marv.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 18, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #9

    barkel

    I’m just sick of our negative manager.

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 18, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #10

    Tsunki
    Ya damn right……..Negativity is the way forward i’ll tell ya !!

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 18, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #11

    😀

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #12

    Rotonda
    Ya bang on there buddy. I don’t see why any top player will keep putting up with P@ss poor tactics and lack of ambition currently being shown at the club.
    As for the transfer window, I’ll hold judgement till it closes

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #13

    Did OV Ever organise a reunion / therapy session?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #14

    Good evening ladies and what are we moaning about this evening

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #15

    Don’t tell me is it pardew

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #16

    or is it ashley

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #17

    Oh that was a good guess wasn’t it

    Ha ha ha

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #18

    Yeah maybe if we bring some players in .

    We have seen how woeful we are under Pardew when he hasn’t got a Remy, Cisse or Ba to dig him out of the sh*t .

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #19

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL ! .

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #20

    CHILE!!!!!!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #21

    Spain could be going out

    wow

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #22

    See gents and you think we have got it bad

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  • JamesToon

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #23

    cmon chile!! they are playing some beautiful football, high press and fast transition from defence to attack. Sampioli a disciple of bielsa

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #24

    Pardew learn from the Aussies and the Chilean managers. Attacking works!!!

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  • Thump

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #25

    Haha, good start. Okay.

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #26

    Signing a couple of Chile players might be a good move. Mind you getting rid of our crap manager might be a good move too

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  • Graeme

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #27

    Are Spain the dirtiest team in the competition.
    They aint winning so its foul, after foul, after foul.
    Its time the Ref got a grip on them, for the good of football.

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  • Graeme

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #28

    Toon from Leeds – the cheapest investment FCB could make would be to sack the 1970’s Manager and the 2 main coaches. Bring in a Manager and coaches who KNOW the modern game, who KNOW how to set up a football club from under 8’s to the 1st team.

    If they could then instigate a “Club Ethos” through every level, NUFC would go places – and fast.

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #29

    Graeme I completely agree with you

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #30

    Bye, Bye Spain .

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  • hitman

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #31

    6 points from first 8 games.

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #32

    Bye bye Spain

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  • Graeme

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #33

    And Chile make it 2-0

    Absolutely fantastic – Spain will be on their way home, dirty barstewards

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #34

    If we start the New season the same way we finnished the last one we will be rock bottom come November?

    WOW ! Spain 0 Chile 2 ? Feel the “S”” PAIN !

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #35

    Good to see nobody is giving the insistent troll the time of day !

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  • ~Anita One Bites The Dust~

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #36

    Wow. Went out for dinner, thinking this was gonna be a walk in the park for spain…

    Wow.. speechless. Spain haven’t even scored either!

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  • Wandering Geordie

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #37

    Nice to see Ashley spending some money now…Not what you think though….

    He’s just bought a 4.8% stake in a fashion discount company clothing company…..MYsale…… Tw~t

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #38

    Jail who is the insistent troll? Glad to see the dirtiest team in the World Cup are going out

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #39

    Iker Casillas is having a bit of mate but Jesus talk about massively scapegoating the lad!
    He’s the last man in a team that massively under performing and is massively exposed with not a lot of football under his belt this season

    Bit like the scapegoating of Rooney, one player playing sh1t but not the only one

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 18, 2014 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #40

    Wandering does Mysale play midfield or defence?

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