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Newcastle Still Have It All To Do As Swansea Win

10:37 pm, Monday, January 18th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 12 Comments

It was nice being out of the relegation zone for a couple of days, but a good 1-0 win by Swansea at home tonight to Watford means the Swans move ahead of us in the league table by one point.

And it was in front of their new manager Francesco Guidolin watching from the stands that Swansea got a crucial win with the winning goal coming in the first half from an Ashley William´s header.

Guidolin is ready to take over the team for Sunday´s game at Everton, with Alan Curtis becoming the assistant manager.

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Ashley Williams – scored only goal in game tonight

Newcastle target Bafe Gomis almost added a second late in the game, but he hit the post in stoppage time.

Newcastle hadn´t won in the last six games before we beat West Ham 2-1 last Saturday and Swansea hadn´t won in their last four games and had only one win in the last 12 games so this was a huge win for Swansea.

Newcastle play Watford on Saturday and it´s another big game for us – and we really have to start picking up wins to move out of the relegation zone for good.

It could well take 40 points to avoid the drop this season.

Maybe this Swansea win will help us sign Andros Townsend this week?

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Comments welcome.

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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 lesh // Jan 18, 2016 at 10:46 PM

    Ed’s introduced a new thread and here’s something I was about to post on the previous one – to try to steer the dialogue onto the good side of football and NUFC.

    There’s stacks of room for debate about the merits of the subjects and maybe ranking them?

    They seem to have missed a certain Malcolm Macdonald’s home debut for some reason.

  • 2 NoahJ // Jan 18, 2016 at 10:55 PM

    I think the key thing about tonight’s swansea result is that both teams looked dire. If we beat Watford this saturday, then I would say they are also in the relegation mix (they just look so poor)- so, if swansea were going to win tonight, at least it was against someone who might also be a relegation rival.

    Even though we’re back in the relegation zone, I have confidence that we have a far better squad than anyone around us. We’ll be fine

  • 3 Mister Tuff // Jan 18, 2016 at 11:01 PM

    Bit late for the collective noun competition but I’d like to submit a couple of late entries.

    1. A whinging boohoo of Ian Toons.

    2. An overflowing spittoon of Jibs’.

  • 4 p // Jan 18, 2016 at 11:02 PM

    I feel there are some teams with some downward momentum as the season rolls, players get fatigue, other clubs figure out ways to beat them etc etc.

    Newcastle clearly have some upward momentum along with one or 2 others. The team have put in some decent performances and it just seems like new signings are going to turn those into wins.

    You just don’t know what is around the corner with this mental season but, even a pessimist would have to concede we are looking like we are on the ascent.

    I still think Villa and Sunderland will be in the bottom 3 this season, likely joined by Norwich or another club that runs out of steam.

  • 5 dok - the horrid colonial // Jan 18, 2016 at 11:02 PM

    a muscle of tuff’s?

  • 6 Mister Tuff // Jan 18, 2016 at 11:03 PM

    Ian Toon – you stated your train had broken down – story of your life – not getting where you want to be.

  • 7 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jan 18, 2016 at 11:05 PM

    If you stop Deeney getting on the ball then Watford look powder puff Ighalo needs service what I have noticed is teams are now pressing them high up and nicking the ball the 2nd Deeney gets it !

    Teams are also getting at Watfords defence now which I think if we come out with our pace straight away we can beat them but we need to start taking our chances when on top

  • 8 Mister Tuff // Jan 18, 2016 at 11:09 PM

    dok – do not worry about Bigfoot – if Ian Toon turns up stateside all you’ll have to worry about is Bigmouth..

    Couple of straight jabs in the gob will sort him out no bother at all .-he’ll not be so gobby then.

    If he thinks he’s going to get a whopping I could imagine him quickly adorning a pair of specs and wailing “You wouldn’t hit a man wearing glasses would you”.
    However be wary of the blindside shot if your back is turned.

  • 9 lesh // Jan 18, 2016 at 11:13 PM

    Mr Tuff

  • 10 lesh // Jan 18, 2016 at 11:15 PM

    Mr Tuff

    Surprised you haven’t come up with……..

    A Jib of Jibberish

    Nah, maybe not.

  • 11 U.S Magpie // Jan 19, 2016 at 12:10 AM

    So Mission for this week, get team ready and we finally beat Watford this weekend. All the teams above us have tough games. Norwich play Liverpool, Swans have Everton and yes sorry to say for this to work the phucking Mackems to beat Bournmouth ( I thought I would never ever say that in my life time ) so all the teams lose and if all this happens we jump up to 15th place. Easy on paper right!!!!

  • 12 Sav // Jan 19, 2016 at 12:28 AM

    Berahino is a brat and Townsend a whinger, too. We must buy better character and better players than this pair.

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