Newcastle Expect A Win – But Who Will Score The Goals?

65 year-old Neil Warnock will be on the touchline tomorrow at St. James’ Park,  for his first game in charge again of Crystal Palace, who he managed from 2007 through 2010.

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Neil Warnock – on the touchline tomorrow

Newcastle have lost, drawn and won their first three games – in that order – and we are really hoping we can get our first league win tomorrow, although the concern is whether we can scored goals against Crystal Palace.

There’s a two week International break coming up, and it’s always good to win the game before that, and terrible if we lose. 🙁

This is what Alan Pardew has said today:

“I know Neil well,” “He’s been there before, so he knows the club.” “It’s a good signing for them in terms of experience, and we play them in the cup as well, so we’ll see how they’re playing under Neil at close hand.”

“I understand why they appointed him.” “As a club, Palace are trying to grow.” “One year in is not growing, you need that second and third year, as Hull have done.”

“You look at them, and their squad, and they look like an established Premier League side.” “With the TV deal, all of us already in the Premier League have a huge advantage over the rest, and we’re all trying to capitalize.”

“My romantic vision is to aim higher than Palace manager, not being disrespectful to Palace as it’s still a club which is close to my heart.”

“If we get a win, it would have been a good start for us,” “I’ve actually been very pleased with the start.” “The City game was always going to be defining, to a degree, how we coped with so many new signings – not with the result, but the performance.”

“We took that into the second and third game and now, in the fourth, there is a little more pressure on us.” “And that is something new players have to cope with.”

“I don’t think our fans would have expected us to win at Villa, but they expect us to win on Saturday, and that brings a different pressure – new players will have to cope with that.”

The task tomorrow for Newcastle is to keep playing the decent football we have played in the first three games,  but to put away some of the chances we create, which we haven’t managed to do in the first three games.

And if we do struggle tomorrow in front of goal, whether we win or not, that should be a signal to Lee Charnley and others that we do need another goalscorer.

We would expect Newcastle to go all out in the last couple of days of the summer transfer window, and try to sign another striker.

We’re not too sure who that could be.

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16 comments so far

  • John Tudor

    Aug 29, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #1

    clap trap oot

  • Slank

    Aug 29, 2014 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #2


    I expect a win. Even with their new manager I think Palace will be fragile. My team

    Janmaat – Saylor – Coloccini (c) – Haidara
    Tiote – Colback
    Sissoko – De Jong – Cabella
    Subs: Elliot – Dummett – Anita – Obertan – Aarons -Gouffran – Perez

    Sometime in the second half I would play:

    Janmaat – Saylor – Coloccini (c) – Haidara
    Sissoko – Colback
    Obertan – Perez – Cabella – Aarons

  • Markaccus

    Aug 29, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #3

    No Alan.

    The pressure is on you to attack. To stop being scared of losing, and to get the players out there and get them to win.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Aug 29, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #4


    “My romantic vision is to aim higher than Palace manager.”

    Do you take the ladies on a first date to McDonalds as well, Alan? How romantic.

  • John Tudor

    Aug 29, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #5

    this man has to go
    aye aye capn
    make it so


    Aug 29, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #6

    pardew thinks we didn’t expected to win against villa ha ha ha villa is not a great team we all wanted a win against villa I don’t know why he always want us to think negatively and some of our fans accept that

  • jayphoto

    Aug 29, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #7

    Pardew (and perhaps Dyche) is possibly the only manager in the league who’s job doesn’t really depend too much about results! The only manager that could set his team out to gung-ho pure attack and not worry of the odd high scoring defeat costing him his job! One day we’ll have a manager that realises geordies have given up wanting to win something, we just want to see good attacking football!

  • 70TWO

    Aug 29, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #8

    For my two pennies, whilst the new players are still to really bed in to the system of play and start scoring there should be more of an emphasis on attacking.

    Janmaat – Saylor – Coloccini (c) – Haidara
    Anita – Colback
    Cabella – De Jong – Riviere

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Aug 29, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #9

    “I don’t think our fans would have expected us to win at Villa,”

    Who is there left to beat if our expectations are lowered so much that we aren’t supposed to be them? Appalling. More brainwashing by Pinocchio the lying wooden boy.

  • deeps

    Aug 29, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #10

    If fat sams side can score 3 against palace. .we should be scoring more than 3..simple

  • catchy in norway

    Aug 29, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #11

    for pardew being a winner he sure accepts defeat very easy,

    I don’t know about any of you , but I look at the fixtures and right a few off straight away , you know the ones , man c away Liverpool away Chelsea away and a couple more , now that’s not to say we won’t get something there,
    but games like villa away ARE games I think we should be saying we can win , their favourites to struggle this season in most pundits eyes and my eyes,
    but this is one of my main problems with pardew , he is an excuse maker , he is beaten before he plays the game , he hopes for breaks in a game rather than force them play for them , he likes to ride Lady Luck,
    why would the players believe in him?

  • Markaccus

    Aug 29, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #12

    Willo is better than taylor imo. Since he served his ban v Gillingham, he should start on saturday.

  • Ethiotoon

    Aug 29, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #13

    Williamson is available,I don’t see why will drop off,he haven’t conceded goal in the last EPL game.
    so u can’t change clean sheet center back.
    Jan. will. Colo. dum/haid
    Tiote/Anita colback
    sissoko. siem cabella

  • catchy in norway

    Aug 29, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #14

    fat Sam is a better manager than AP

  • catchy in norway

    Aug 29, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #15

    AP = average pardew

  • kimbo

    Aug 29, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #16

    We will defend for 70 minutes and then try to counter attack to sneak a 1-0 victory. Hopefully Palace don`t score before this as we will get beat. How many more goalless games before Pardew is removed!!!!!


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