Newcastle seem to be turning things around over the last couple of weeks, and 13 days ago we had no league wins – and now we have two, and we just reached the quarter finals of the Capital One Cup for the first time since Mike Ashley bought the club 23 years ago (actually it was only seven years ago).
Alan Pardew – at the training ground this week
And if you count our three wins in the League Cup this season, we now have five wins this season – in twelve total games – which is not great but it’s a lot better than just two wins in nine games we had two weeks ago.
Liverpool is going to be a difficult game for the lads tomorrow, and Alan Pardew is under no illusions about that.
Pardew believes he knows their team, and that the Liverpool manager doesn’t know his side for tomorrow:
“It is always a tough game. It’s always a great fixture which has a certain romance about it and I think it’s going to make for a cracking game on Saturday,”
“There have been some good games against Liverpool since I’ve been here and we have more than held our own.””I’m pretty confident what Liverpool will do, I know him Brendan Rodgers well enough to know how he will come and play.¨
¨But I think we can surprise them because one thing is for sure, Brendan won’t know my team.¨ “But I’m pretty confident of what’s its going to be and I think it will be an entertaining game.”
“We have a lot of good players in form at the moment, so it’s difficult to pick the bench let alone the team.” “The only slight issue I have is with Papiss Cisse and is he going to be fit.¨
¨We are in a very similar position to where we were with Cisse at Tottenham, so we will have to wait and see.”
If Cisse is fit he will start up front in a 4-3-3 formation, but if he doesn’t make it we have to think that Ayoze Perez will get the nod over Manu Riviere tomorrow.
The Spaniard deserves his chance after scoring that great goal last Sunday at Tottenham, and we are assuming Pardew will play the men in form – and we expect this starting line-up tomorrow.
Janmaat Taylor (S) Coloccini (c) Dummett
Sissoko Tiote Colback
Obertan Cisse Aarons
Subs: Elliot Williamson Taylor (R) Cabella Ameobi (S) Gouffran Perez
There could also be doubts about Cheick Tiote, but we really hope the Ivorian can play tomorrow – Cheick has been one of our best players this season.
And 48% think we can even win this game.
A fourth win in a row is that we are hoping for tomorrow – and that would call for some real celebrations. 😀
Howay The Lads!!
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