Local Lad Quickly Becoming Important Player At Newcastle

Newcastle will play their first game of the season today against Manchester City, and there was a shock in the very first game of the season yesterday when Manchester United, under new manager Louis van Gaal, were beaten 2-1 by Swansea at home, and that result held even though the referee played six minutes of added time, when he was supposed to play four minutes – obviously in an effort to try to get United (extra) time to equalize. 😀

How many times does that seem to happen with the top clubs?

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Jack Colback – has looked good playing for Newcastle

And even Arsenal needed an added time goal to beat Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium in the late game yesterday, after Palace manager Tony Pulis had left the club on Thursday night, presumably over a disagreement in transfer policy with Crystal Palace’s co-Chairman Steve Parish,

So maybe Newcastle can produce a shock today, and get something out of this game?

Newcastle new boy Jack Colback will play his first competitive game at St. James’ Park for his home town club, and  Newcastle gave a sterling display last January in this fixture last season – and we were unlucky to go down 2-0.

Pardew is hopeful and seems to think local lad Jack Colback can make a difference this season, with his 100% all out performances he has given in pre-season.

Last year Sunderland beat City at home 1-0, and were unlucky to draw away 2-2 when City scored a last minute equalizer at the Etihad Stadium, so Jack Colback has done well against City.

This is what Alan has said today in the Mirror when reminded of that:

“Thank god for that – it’s why I signed him!” “One of our best displays last season was against City, and we were beaten. They’re the type of team who, even if you’re at your very best against them, will still beat you.

“But I do think we’re really well set for this game. Hopefully we can get some kind of result against them because our record isn’t great. With Jack in the side, obviously anything can happen!”

Jack Colback can make a (big) difference at Newcastle this season, and maybe that may be why Newcastle seem prepared to sell Cheick Tiote if they get a decent offer for him this summer, but we would much prefer to keep Cheick at Newcastle.

Tiote – along with new boy Siem de Jong – will miss this game due to injury and Cheick had a fantastic game for the Magpies against City in January, and should have scored his second ever goal for Newcastle, but that terrific effort was disallowed by the referee – and that was another poor decision by a match official.

Newcastle have not done well against City lately, and Alan Pardew has lost all eight games he has played against the Manchester club – so maybe it’s time for a different result today – for a change?

Hope so.

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6 comments so far

  • cestriasteve

    Aug 17, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #1


    I haven’t seen any football yet, awaiting MOTD this morning, isn’t it strange that smelling seems to have regressed since joining Man U. I wonder who they will buy, more alarmingly they let valuable people leave.

  • lesh

    Aug 17, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #2

    The referee played six minutes of added time at the end when he was supposed to play four minutes and has been recruited as a possible match winner.

    He failed though and’ll have to go!

  • lesh

    Aug 17, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #3

    * has been recruited as a possible [ManU] match winner.

  • Pottz

    Aug 17, 2014 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #4

    I like Colback..out f all our signings I reckon he could be the most effective.

    Good box to box players, good left foot, not afraid to have a dig at goal and most importantly has good EPL experience battling relegation, which he had the stomach for.

    He will no doubt be one of the 1st names on the teamsheet every week

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 17, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #5

    Great opening day yesterday and showing that a lot of clubs aren’t up to scratch yet!
    Dier, the one that got away scoring on his debut!
    Oh and Van Gaal out?


    Aug 17, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #6

    Its noticible in the Post that Pardew is already making excuses for a possible loss again this year at home to Citeh !

    Pelligrini will have his team ready and willing to take the three points off us!

    What happened last year is history., This is our first game in a new season and we will have to be on top of our game against the regerend Champions from start to finnish including all ofthe extra time.

    The standard of the Refs does need looking at by the FA though, as too many mistakes are made, and decisions always seem to be given in favour of the top teams?

    Anybody got any decent links for todays game?


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