Newcastle To Get First Win In Four Against Crystal Palace On Saturday?

After we had three wins in a row, we have lost 1-0 at Brighton and drew at home to Liverpool (1-1) and away at Southampton (2-2) last Sunday.

So it would be a good time to get our fourth win of the season at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.

The last time we won was the excellent 2-1 win at home to Stoke on September 16th.

That was when Rafa was indisposed with a hernia problem and relayed information during the game to the Newcastle coaches from his home in the Wirral – helped by one of his teenage daughters.

We would be a lot more confident of the win if Palace didn’t play so well last Saturday in beating Chelsea 2-1 at home and on merit.

That was their first goals and first points of the season in their 8th game.

Roy Hodgson  starting to have an impact at Palace?

New manager Roy Hodgson seems to be getting them sorted out and organized, and he is immensely experienced.

It’s the games against the bottom 14 sides in the league that are the ones Newcastle must try to win – especially when we are at home.

So we are hoping we can win this game and move up the league table too.

How Will Newcastle Fare Against Crystal Palace?

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12 comments so far

  • wynsleap

    Oct 19, 2017 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #1

    Think the atmosphere will be electric on Saturday. Hope the players will be as much up for the game and occasion as the fans will be.
    Let’s hope our new prospective owner will be there.

  • bettyswallocks

    Oct 19, 2017 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #2

    I can’t imagine that we are not going to see the Sports Direct signs being plastered over our beloved stadium any time soon. Ashley in my view has realised that having a successful football club will become more and more expensive as new deals on viewing rights and the inevitibility of a super league move closer, making competition for the top slots even fiercer.

    In his own words, “I can not and will not compete with the likes of Man. City and throw 200 million at transfers.” Ashley is no mug when it comes to his own line of business , so he will in my opinion be negotiating to sell the club making it an attractive package to any would be buyer and if he has a choice as to who to sell to , then he will choose the wealthiest and the option most likely to invest in the team.

    He will then look to use the loan he gave us or any other means to secure the advertising for SD and sit back and enjoy the ride. He can then release some cash to do the deal Sparky has pointed out to us and if he does indeed buy back SD for himself it’s a massive win win situation.

    The upside for us In all this , if it is what he is thinking then it would be in his and everyone else ‘s interest to have a team that can challenge in all the big competitions. Bring it on Mikey boy. Let’s go.

  • martoon

    Oct 19, 2017 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #3

    If Palace had come here with no points and no goals then they would be a typical banana skin that NUFC slip up on. Now they have a win behind them I actually think this could work in our favour as they may get overconfident after beating Chelsea. Zaha tends to be inconsistent but still needs watching along with Townsend!

  • Optimistic Panda

    Oct 19, 2017 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #4

    Rumours there’s two private jets from the middle east currently sat at Newcastle Airport, both landed today.

  • Tsunki

    Oct 19, 2017 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #5

    OP – that’s just mine and my dad’s, false alarm mate 🙂

  • hibbit

    Oct 19, 2017 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #6

    In light of this development, Andrew Henderson – Mike Ashey’s lawyer – has offered the following update in a statement to Sky Sports this afternoon:

    “Since Monday, a number of additional parties have come forward which we believe to be credible.”

  • Ron Knee

    Oct 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #7


    That’s a good point. I’d be really worried if Palace were still without a win!

  • Jib

    Oct 19, 2017 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #8

    If anyone is going to game on Saturday
    Wear a stripey dressing gown
    a teatowel on yer heid
    and a pair of sunglasses
    folk will pay for your beer all afternoon

  • AncientC

    Oct 19, 2017 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #9

    Jib@31 from previous article, Ashley was buying into those companies using Sports Direct International money. If Ashley has a large property deal lined up, he isn’t going to want SD shareholders getting a piece of the action.

    Until I hear different, I am going with what Sparky has shared. Sparky showed he is off good character when he (anonymously) bought a signed shirt for a moderately large sum on this blog, helping somebody out that needed to raise money. I am not sure why Spoof has trouble dealing with the idea of deferred payments not adding up. Every small percentage of interest make a big difference; why Ashley would consider a bank I have no idea. It may be that Ashley already has a portion of the money raised, and whatever left he needs for his land deal, he would be willing to accept as a first payment on the club.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 19, 2017 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #10


    My thinking as well. 🙂

  • magscar

    Oct 19, 2017 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #11


    Few days ago you were having a go at posters querying things like effect of deferred oayment after a buyout and labelling it as negative. You have spent much of last 24 hours quibbling over what Sparky’s info might mean and also the significance or other of deferred payment and I am struggling to see any real difference in this other than it is you other than say me.

    As far as I am concerned all is up for discussion on Blog so carry on . Having said that I do get sick (as must Sparky) at posters coming on and asking what he (and others) have said. It is simple just go back and look . If you dip in then you are Ikely to miss something but that is your decision.

    He has been good enough and patient to share more than once. Is it any wonder that folk with info which they think is of interest to readers of blog think twice before sharing.

  • toonluvva

    Oct 19, 2017 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #12

    If we can keep on top of Townsend and Zaha we should win.



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