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Can Newcastle Do This At Bournemouth?

8:30 am, Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 6 Comments

Newcastle have flattered to deceive in the last three games since we were humiliated 6-1 at Manchester City when we went to sleep for 20 minutes and paid the cost as the Manchester side hit six goals past us.

Since then the truth is we have played well in general – although we were a little dodgy in the first half against Norwich City when it was 3-2 at half time but we came through in that game to get a good 6-2 win – the only win of the season and only the 4th win in 30 league games this year.


eddie howe

Eddie Howe – successful Bournemouth manager at just 37

The defeat at Sunderland was another bizarre derby game that we lost and last Saturday we did everything but win the game as we dominated Stoke in the 0-0 draw but just couldn’t score.

So there’s always a reason – always a talking point after the game – and it’s very rarely about winning a game.

On paper we should be beating newly promoted teams like Bournemouth who have lost three of their best players through injury and have a side they have cobbled together with very little money.

It’s a great story what Bournemouth and manager Eddie How have achieved since he rejoined them in October of 2012 when the club were in League One – it’s fantastic – and he played close to 300 games for the club as a defender.

In over 250 games managing Bournemouth Eddie has a win rate over 50%.

If we don’t beat Bournemouth it’s going to be another (very) long two weeks during the International break and we have lost the two games this season before each of the previous two week International breaks.

We lost 1-0 at home to Arsenal with 10 men and we were slaughtered 6-1 at the Etihad.

It would be great if we can win on Saturday – just to remind Newcastle fans – that’s when you get more goals than the opposition and take all 3 points.


We’ve done that in just 13% of our league games this year so it’s not something we are used to this year.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lindisfarne // Nov 4, 2015 at 8:36 AM

    First verses third in the Injury League.

  • 2 Ibizatoon // Nov 4, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    As usual Ed, can we? Yes.

    Will we though? Let’s hope so.

  • 3 Ibizatoon // Nov 4, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    Lindisfarne…We best make sure it’s a clean game on our part then.

    I’ll be damned if they overtake us in the injury league. It’s pretty much been our only area of consistency.

  • 4 VanToonMan // Nov 4, 2015 at 8:42 AM

    Watching the way we have progressively played this season – I honestly think we are not far off being a very good (top 6-8) team.

    A quality LB, CB, CM and ST (which would cost in total about the same as we spent in the last window) – combined with more time for the team to gel to the new coaching methods and I think we will be at that level.

    I am not panicking about our position at the moment because we genuinely have much better quality in our team – I will only start to worry if we’re still in the relegation zone on 01st February. Hopefully at least 2 (ideally all 4) of those above-mentioned quality signings we need have been made by then.

  • 5 hibbitt // Nov 4, 2015 at 9:04 AM

    from last post………we have 2 other young players who would benefit from game time iven tony big strong lad a right handful knows how to work defenders ………..callum roberts like this lad starting to bulk up good head knows were the goal is needs games both these lads need to playing

  • 6 Noodles // Nov 4, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Not sure if this helps anyone but here you go people.
    @Paul_Ren87: I have 5 train tickets for sale – Newcastle to London Kings Cross on 27/11/15 @ 13:30. £100. Ideal for Palace away weekend #NUFC

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