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This Is An Ominous Development For Newcastle

8:50 am, Friday, October 9th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 8 Comments

Sam Allardyce looks like he will be back in the Premier League this weekend when Sunderland will likely appoint him the new manager to take over the club after Dutch manager Dick Advocaat left after last weekend’s 2-2 home draw with Sam’s former club West Ham.


Sam Allardyce while at Newcastle

That means that Sam’s second game is against Newcastle and three of the previous managers have been able to beat Newcastle in their second game in charge – Paolo Di Canio, Gus Poyet and Dick Advocaat.

This looks to us like a conspiracy to beat Newcastle for the sixth time in a row.


If Newcastle manage to lose the game at the Stadium of Light it will be another humiliation and Newcastle’s sixth defeat in succession against Sunderland and it will be very hard to take for the Newcastle fans.

That’s especially true because in the last three years Sunderland have struggled with relegation in every one of those seasons.

Big Sam was manager of Newcastle from May 2008 through early January of the next year when he was replaced by Kevin Keegan.

The reason we have lost the previous five games is our players haven’t had the desire or guts for the game and we have been outfought by the Sunderland players and they are going to be upbeat with a new manager coming in.

And big Sam would appear to be a good choice for the Black Cats – and if anybody can save Sunderland this season it’s probably Sam.

The 60 year-old is an experienced Premier League manager and he has said he will sign free agent Kevin Nolan and probably install him as the captain if he gets the job.

This to us looks just little bit ominous for Newcastle and we could be in for another shock at the Stadium of Light especially if our players don’t turn up for the match – and that’s happened too many times in the recent past.

Of course looking on the positive side of things Sunderland are not a good side and  a win against them would do wonders for Newcastle – but these derby games are a test of will and character and our players haven’t shown much of that this season.

Not yet anyway.

In the past few seasons Sunderland players have played the two games against Newcastle like their season depended on it and managed to win the last five.

Maybe that’s the way our Newcastle players should approach this game.

What do you think?

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Tags: Coaching · Newcastle News · Other News · Prediction · Premier League

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 catchy in norway // Oct 9, 2015 at 8:54 AM

    Loving it , extra motivation for them

  • 2 hibbit // Oct 9, 2015 at 8:58 AM

    catchy…going to be interesting to see what a great coach can do with crap players maybe we could try it ??

  • 3 hibbit // Oct 9, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    catchy…. dont mean fat sam mean klopp LOL

  • 4 Average_Contents // Oct 9, 2015 at 9:04 AM

    To the anonymous person off here who never comments but gave a huge donation this morning, I can’t thank you enough mate. I couldn’t see your message because it comes up anonymous on my phone but the sister in law who set it up told me what you put.

    Just goes to show as you said, we might have differing views on most things nufc but we are all UNITED

  • 5 The overrated Frenchman // Oct 9, 2015 at 9:09 AM

    Beaten by the mackems led by old Hippo Heed would just about take the biscuit wouldn’t it?

  • 6 runheed // Oct 9, 2015 at 10:12 AM

    you couldn’t…. as they say…. make this sort of stuff up. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. I have, however, decided to laugh. Ashley is undoubtedly the greatest comedic talent of our times.

  • 7 Sav // Oct 9, 2015 at 10:31 AM

    Easily fixed. Sack Macca, bring in Frank de Boer and let him alone in a room with a checkbook and a telephone.

  • 8 AmericanGeordie // Oct 10, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    Kevin Nolan certainly would never pull on that shite Mackem shirt, would he?

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