The Danger – Even Pundits Believe Newcastle Hard To Catch


Sky Sports pundit Andy Hinchcliffe believes it will be very difficult for teams to catch Newcastle now we have gone 3 points clear of Brighton & Hove Albion at the top of the Championship table.

We are 6 points clear of 3rd placed Huddersfield and we have a very good goal difference too.

The stunning stat we keep mentioning is since we were shockingly beaten in our first two games of the season and the anxieties of the fans were reignited after the terrible nightmare with Steve McClaren last season we have won 14 of the last 16 games in all competitions and lost only once.

We lost when the players got  too big for their boots against Wolves, after we had just walloped QPR 6-0 and we were at home but still looked hopeless.

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Andy Hinchcliffe – hard to catch Newcastle

If the lads can truly go into every single game this season and play at or near their best and fully respect the opposition, we must have a good chance of promotion.

Andy Hinchcliffe was asked if any team can catch us now:

“I would doubt it. I thought it might have been a rough ride for them when they lost at Fulham, but with the quality of their squad and the attacking players they have there is just so many options for Benitez.”

“The fans are loving it, the goals are flying, and I cannot see them finishing outside the top two.”

Cardiff City are improving under new manager Neil Warnock and since he took over on October 5th they have played four games, won two and drawn one for 7 points.

That’s almost half of their 15 points after they had picked up just 8 points in their first 11 games.

It will not be an easy game on Saturday and if our players think it will be a walk in the park then we could lose the game.

That’s the danger now –  that our players read the headlines and listen to the pundits (the “experts”) and they start to believe them – that’s always a quick way to go on a downward spiral.

We must win the game against Cardiff City on Saturday come hell or high water – to send the fans off for the boring two week International break very happy – even ecstatic.

Howay The Lads!!



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47 comments so far

  • TyneMouth

    Nov 1, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #1

    Trick or tweet?…

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 1, 2016 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #2

    Are people getting in practice for the international break coming up?

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  • Average_Contents

    Nov 1, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #3

    Man the barricades, prepare the cannons, the ramparts are about to be breached.

    A swarm of posters, old and new is upon us….

    Oh wait.

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  • G

    Nov 1, 2016 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #4

    I think people are more miffed that this seems to be the place to bear personal grudges, rather than talk football.

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  • G

    Nov 1, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #5

    You would think the way the seasons going so far it would be all love and harmony?

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 1, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #6

    “David Moyes: Sunderland manager banned for one match by FA”

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  • G

    Nov 1, 2016 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #7

    @6 well it would be difficult to deduct points mate.

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 1, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #8

    “Swansea City manager Bob Bradley says he faces a “huge” job to save his side from relegation.”

    That should raise everyone’s morale!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 1, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #9

    Can’t wait for the Man City game to start, hope there’s goals tonight.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 1, 2016 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #10

    Ron Knee

    Swans are going down, speaking to a lot fans in work and they are all saying we are pretty much down especially after last night.

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 1, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #11

    welsh

    Barrow was poor last night.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 1, 2016 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #12

    http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/sheep/american%20blackbelly/images/american_blackbelly%20%282%29.jpg

    Bob Bradley was apparently attracted to the Swansea job as the sheep in America are far too aggressive.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 1, 2016 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #13

    Ron Knee

    Agree there mate about Barrow, reminds me of obertan, bags of pace and trickery but no end product.

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 1, 2016 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #14

    welsh

    I was thinking the same thing!

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 1, 2016 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #15

    Welshie……….. You might be just ok if he signs a couple of quarter backs in January.

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  • lesh

    Nov 1, 2016 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #16

    Ron

    I’d imagine Moyes’d be happier if his players had been banned;

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 1, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #17

    Woah plenty of ads on here now

    Cant see a loss to Cardiff on the horizon but a draw…well I’ve got a funny feeling for the first time this season no idea why

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 1, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #18

    Bettyswallocks

    You do realise with the sheep jokes you are getting like jail, really annoying.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 1, 2016 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #19

    17WWSBRD

    Anything can happen against Cardiff.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 1, 2016 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #20

    Is Gareth Bale now the highest paid player, no surprise there it takes a Welshman.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 1, 2016 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #21

    Well taken goal by messi.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 1, 2016 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #22

    1-0 Barca.

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  • Jib

    Nov 1, 2016 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #23

    Just fabulous from Messi
    Box to Box ?

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 1, 2016 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #24

    Lesh did you get my reply last night.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 1, 2016 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #25

    Routledge was pretty good though.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 1, 2016 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #26

    Sorry Welsh, I thought you liked the sheep jokes.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 1, 2016 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #27

    Betty

    I find them boring just like when people……………… No i won’t say it.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 1, 2016 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #28

    1-1

    Game on.

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 1, 2016 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #29

    Game on!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 1, 2016 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #31

    Been mostly Barca but fair play to city.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 1, 2016 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #32

    Nearly 2-1 city.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 1, 2016 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #33

    That beard dosent suit messi.

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  • manxpie

    Nov 1, 2016 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #34

    Well the last 10 was far better than the the rest still don’t understand why people enjoy watching teams pass it 100 times before a shot, would much rather end to end stuff like that last 10

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 1, 2016 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #35

    2-1 city, what a free kick.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 1, 2016 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #36

    I see Bob Bradley’s at the Etihaad tonight. Don’t know who he’s scouting.

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  • martoon

    Nov 1, 2016 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #37

    I have to say Man City, Barcelona is a cracking game. Quite often they don’t live up to expectations but not this one – a really good game. However the more chances City miss you can’t help feeling Barcelona will sneak an equaliser.

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  • lochinvar

    Nov 1, 2016 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #38

    And just how much are the tax payers subsidising West Ham ? Could be interesting if they come down with the Mackems

    London mayor Sadiq Khan has ordered an investigation into the finances of the Olympic Stadium after being told the total cost of converting the arena for use by West Ham has soared by £51m.

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  • martoon

    Nov 1, 2016 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #39

    ……or maybe not 🙂

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 1, 2016 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #40

    Man City 3 Barca 1

    They have been frigging awesome tonight.

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