Can Newcastle Get Second Successive Win At The Etihad?


Before we beat Manchester City 2-0 in the Capital One Cup in late October,  we has lost eleven straight games against City in all competitions, and on Saturday we play the reigning Premier League Champions at the Etihad Stadium for a second time in just over three months.

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Manuel Pellegrini – Manchester City manager

But there seems little chance that we can get anything out of the game, unless John Carver has a surprise up his sleeve, and Newcastle can play well on Saturday – especially in defense.

Certainly the players are right behind John Carver, but what we need are some decent results that can get us up to 40 points as soon as possible – and then some.

City seem to be coming into good form lately, and they had a good 4-1 win at Stoke City last Wednesday night, but they still remain 7 points behind leaders Chelsea after 25 games played – so they have every incentive to pick up 3 points against Newcastle at home on Saturday.

Newcastle are short of defenders at the moment, so the defense doesn’t take any picking – it’s basically the only players we have fit and available – Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini and Haidara.

There has to be some (serious) concerns within the club that some of those defenders could pick up injuries before the end of the season – let’s hope not.

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16 comments so far

  • Our Toon

    Feb 18, 2015 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #1

    The best news we have is that Citeh play Barcelona on the Tuesday so hopefully they’ll have one eye on that game

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  • Our Toon

    Feb 18, 2015 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #2

    LG & B&B

    I’m open to any other ideas fans have, my biggest concern is that those who oppose a boycott don’t seem to have alternatives!! Any ideas chaps seeing as yous sit on different sides of this debate?

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  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 18, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #3

    Lilo I don’t think anyone has had a “real go” at Mr Tubbs in the past. If there was a way to link our displeasure of the way he operates at SJP with the current ongoings at Rangers – throw in sweatshops,zero hours, a few offensive descriptors of him, slag off SD – I’m sure it could have an effect.
    Whether a person or a group exists to get it up and running is another matter.

    BandB – the wums and trolls certainly do know “how to clear the dancefloor” – I would suggest even more than that – they would clear the premises with everyone going home early.

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  • DokToon

    Feb 18, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #4

    happy bday Sir Bobby, im proud to share a birthday with you!

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 18, 2015 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #5

    Our Toon,
    As I said to BandB, a cleverer and ore sophisticated version of the sackpardew website may well bring media attention. Embedded video of the documentary exposing sweatshops on their (if rights are given) if not a link. Links to various other documents and articles detailing other unprincipled and unethical business practices. Blogs, writings, discussions on his time and acts here. SackPardew.com gained immediate media recognition, and gained more coverage in a couple of days then anything we have previously had re Ashley or Pardew.

    Sit ins post match, fans remaining in ground after games. delaying their post match pints by half an hour/an hour would incur additional costs, but would also lead to increased pressure from police chiefs re the deployment of their forces.

    Late entry to games, or early departure – only during sky matches.

    Vocal protests pre match or post match during sit ins.

    There are a few that I have been happy to go with in the past. Even a well organised march, that culminates in vocal protests outside the ground pre match. Unfortunately, the last one just happened once.

    All of these things need to be done on a regular basis and done well if they are to have an impact. One off protests will have little effect.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 18, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #6

    Tuff,
    See my thoughts to Our Toon and BandB re a SackPardew type website targeting Ashley. That is where I would link it all up.

    http://www.sportsdirewrecked.com ?

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 18, 2015 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #7

    That isn’t an actual link btw….

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 18, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #8

    Happy Birthday Dok!

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  • BandB

    Feb 18, 2015 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #9

    Lil

    Thank you for taking the time to engage and take the debate on in such a positive way
    I appreciate it.
    I have a school run now…but it would be good to continue this another time.
    Thank you.

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  • firebug666

    Feb 18, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #10

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 18, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #11

    BandB,
    No worries, surely that is what the blog is for! I’m sure we will get to take it up again at some point.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 18, 2015 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #12

    The usual suspects on here remind me of the Dad watching his son at the passing out parade at Catterick
    “Eeh look everyone’s out of step except wor Geordie”
    Your so arrogant you think you know better than the majority and because they dare to disagree , call them, sheep, wums, trolls. Actually bullying tactics are generally counter productive.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 18, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #13

    Dok…happy birthday mate 🙂

    Our Toon…any suggestion you say? Don’t buy ST and use that extra spare time on either:

    A) Demonstrate outside SJP with fellow fans and help us get organized. Maybe setup big screens for people to watch the games. We do that in Copenhagen at Big Events (Newcastle is a big event 😉 )

    B) Do something constructive with that spare time. Spend it with family, do something with your son or daughter!

    C) you could even watch paint dry 😉

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  • lesh

    Feb 18, 2015 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #14

    The only way Carver’ll not get a possing at the Ethiad is if Citeh have 10 players sent off!

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  • mindshaft

    Feb 18, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #15

    @lesh – unfortunately man city will have scored a few by the time the 10th citeh player gets sent off – no chance of us scoring if they still have someone who can play in goal !

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  • toonaus

    Feb 19, 2015 at 5:35 AM

    Comment #16

    I hope city win because the points will be useful in beating Chelsea in the title race. It really doesn’t do Newcastle any good because mike Ashley doesn’t care if we lose as long as he make money that all that matter and we don’t get relegated

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