This is The Result Newcastle Fans Expect Today

Newcastle fans may be down in the dumps at the moment,  with the team losing at West Ham by the two goal margin that saw us plummet to the bottom of the league on goal difference, with Stoke and Sunderland above us – also on two points.

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Siem de Jong – expected to start today

But as far as the game today goes almost three in five fans expect a win and only one in five expect us to lose this game.

Let´s hope the fans are right – we really need the win,

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15 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Sep 19, 2015 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #1

    Ron…I wouldn’t say the team is shite ;)…it’s definitely not great!

  • NezzaNUFC

    Sep 19, 2015 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #2

    Same tally results as to what WHU was!

    And we got beat 2-0 lol

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Sep 19, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #3

    Personally I’d be amazed if we lose this one, but I can see us not winning this one.

    As Yo said previously, should be an easy win on paper, and personally I’d stick two up top with Cisse and Perez. Rivvy is bollocks and Mitrovic needs to do a lot of growing up before being allowed anywhere near the first team again.

    We absolutely have to go with two strikers at home to Watford – a show of intent. Even if that means having Siem de Jong in a second striker position I’d be happy enough with that if Macca didn’t want to go with Cisse but we need two up top for a bit of cutting edge.

  • NezzaNUFC

    Sep 19, 2015 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #4

    Good thing about our situation is that the more SM loses matches the more chance Cathro takes over.

    Under SM we have gained more possession than Pardew and Carver ever did but SM needs to turn possession into goals.

    Whilst we have more possession than the opposition we need to push our defence up and chase the ball in the opponent’s half, Swansea do this and I think SM had this at Derby but using a 3 man midfield and 2 wingers to cause problems.

    If we play deep and keep possession we won’t see goals.

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Sep 19, 2015 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #5

    Cathro is a talented assistant with a long future in the game – any notion of him taking over this poisoned chalice and setting himself back are largely wishful thinking surely?

    If he’d any sense he’d build up his reputation quietly in the background until he can return to a club who will actually value him. Top top coach, was very surprised he even came to us really.

  • Ron Knee

    Sep 19, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #6

    For the first time this season I voted for a win. Triumph of the heart over the head maybe!

  • NezzaNUFC

    Sep 19, 2015 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #7


    True mate but there’s something about Cathro that reminds me a bit of Pep quality.

    I think it’s his philosophy that SM is trying to install into Newcastle?

  • JamesToon

    Sep 19, 2015 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #8


    I agree, would like to see SM go for his derby setup,

    i personally think the coaching team are trying to lay out the foundations of the style of play (i.e. splitting the centre backs and dropping a CM in) it will work, however we are currently in a transition from being a long ball team to becoming a possession based team. We’ve seen teams over the years transition from long ball teams to possession based teams, for example when martinez took over from moyes at everton, Hughes from pulis at stoke etc. however the difference is with them, they already had the foundations of a solid defence and all they had to do was just build on the attacking phases of play etc. e.g. all hughes had to do was build on Pulis’ disciplined defence, martinez just had to build on moyes’ disciplined defence. HOWEVER we evidently do not have these foundations. Mcclaren is coming in on the back of the carver/pardew era where we’ve had one of the most leakiest defences in the league, meanwhile constantly hoofing it up to a 5″9 striker. This is why i think our transition is going to take a lot more time, and it is clear that SM/Cathro are working on solidifying, organising the defence first and how we cope out of possession, judging by our performances against man united & arsenal (under pardew/carver i think we could have easily rolled over in those games and conceded 3 or 4) and now i think they will be working on how we create chances in possession, however this is all going to take time to build on.

  • JamesToon

    Sep 19, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #9

    I do hope though that Cathro is next in line for NUFC head coach (hopefully later rather than sooner!), the kid has a bright future and is a top coach.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Sep 19, 2015 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #10

    Ron…lets hope for a win mate…lord knows we need it 😉

    Are you going to be watching it?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 19, 2015 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #11

    Let us not be saying McLaren has been hung out to dry, judging by his comments on the previous thread he seems to be very comfortable with the clubs policy. He is on board (literally) and needs to start doing the business.


    Sep 19, 2015 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #12

    Id have Cisse flanked by Perez and Thauvin much like when we had Ba and HBA either side of Cisse…worked pretty well back then

    Cathro won’t be taking over anytime soon it would destroy his career

  • NezzaNUFC

    Sep 19, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #13

    At Derby he had a fair bit of possession against other teams but he mainly utilise the flanks to win games with a Poacher type player to stay with the defence and look for open runs.

    Problem is we have two good wingers but both are left footed in Aarons and Thuavin.

    In January if Newcastle are willing to spend again I believe we could be after another chancel defender who is quick and a pacey right winger.

    Obertan fits this bill when it comes to speed but his passing, crossing and final touch is way below average.

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Sep 19, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #14

    It’s a damning indictment on the quality of football that we’ve been exposed to in the past few years that we find ourselves longing for a formation wherein we played well for, what was it, 4/5 games?

    That 4-3-3 wasn’t used for most of the season – ironically we used 4-4-2 for most of that 5th placed season. Hmm, perhaps it’s not the best system to use then 😉

    I could see that kind of 4-3-3 working though. Admittedly I’m still at the stage where I’m worrying about Thauvin being another Cabella. Not sold on the kid yet, but he has plenty of time to win me over.

  • NezzaNUFC

    Sep 19, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #15


    Aye mate spot on, it will take time for our own philosophy to set in, maybe today’s game we will see that philosophy against a weaker team.

    We’ve seen part of that philosophy against Southampton and to have more possession against them is a break through, we were solid in defence against Manure and Arsenal so maybe another part of the philosophy with the back line.

    Once these both have combined I think we will see the difference in Newcastle style, but like you say it will take time to adapt to these philosophy.


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