Important Newcastle Turn Things Around On Saturday Before International Break

It was a big disappointment to lose the game at Burnley on Monday night.

We didn’t play well but we deserved at least a point but we know in football what you deserve is not always what you get.

Or put another way by Mick Jagger – you can’t always get what you want.

Rafa said after the game on Monday it will be important that his players are in a good mental state for the game against Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon at St. James’ Park.

Like our last two opponents – Crystal Palace and Burnley – Bournemouth are also very well organized.

Their 39-year-old up and coming manager Eddie Howe has done excellent work over the last several years at the Cherries.

Jamaal Lascelles – in action at Turf Moor

The Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles is urging the players to get over the loss and be ready for battle on Saturday afternoon.

This is what Jamaal has said as reported in the Northern Echo this morning:

“In the Championship this team learned to put results like the one at Burnley in the past quickly and move on.”

“You can’t be too happy when you win and you can’t be too down when you lose.”

“It’s important that you stay humble, stay level-headed and you’ve got to respect every team but at the same time be confident you’re going to beat them.”

“That’s how we’ll be approaching Saturday.”

“It was one lapse in concentration. They didn’t have many chances, or when they did we dealt with them fairly easily.”

“But down the other end we had two or three chances where we could have equalized at the end.”

“I suppose it’s just one of those games where things didn’t quite go for us.”

“Obviously we’re disappointed but we aren’t going to let our heads drop. We’re going to look to turn things around on Saturday.”

A win is what we need on Saturday to take us back up the league table from our current 9th position –  before the two-week International break.

11Crystal Palace38-1044
13West Ham38-2042

Comments welcome.

33 comments so far

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Nov 1, 2017 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #1

    Chinese whispers from the golf course…

    The TOON have put feelers out…

    I was told Saturday night second hand info that that no buyers for Newcastle United had come forward yet with any firm details.

    Also that the TOON are worried that Merino could be out for up to 6 weeks with his back he injured against Liverpool. Yet strangely they sent him to play for Spain u23 where he played two full games.

    Palace game the TOON were hoping that they would of not needed him but as the game progressed the TOON were struggling to breech the Palce reguard so needed changes ie Merino who scored but also aggrivated his back again

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 1, 2017 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #2

    A win will quash any bad memories and the beauty of a Monday night game is there’s less to wait before going again.

  • martoon

    Nov 1, 2017 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #3

    Cheers Charlie – They might be whispers but seem to make sense. Most rumours seem to agree that nobody wants to offer the full asking price. Re Merino – it does explain why he has only been on the bench in recent games.

  • Jib

    Nov 1, 2017 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #4

    Christian Purslow was at Chelsea Football Club as “Head of Global Commercial activities”
    from 27 October 2014 until February this year.
    He acquired a £200m deal with Yokahama Tyres and a £900m deal with Nike
    and with other deals put Chelsea second to Man U in the sponsorship stakes.
    He would be a brilliant appointment for any future owners

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Nov 1, 2017 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #5

    Cheers – From the source, I tend to think they make sense.

  • NezzaNUFC

    Nov 1, 2017 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #6

    Mr Parslow seems to forget our other PL static financial statements from previous years on our yearly financial reports with sponsors and everything else included plus the new TV deal being included (yes this also includes championship yearly forecasts as well)

    So because of Mike we ain’t in debt but we are in debt with Mike himself though as to probably why he wants 380 million for the club.

    So on another matter Newcastle can be sold before Christmas!

  • hibbit

    Nov 1, 2017 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #7

    do you think any new owner would keep Charnley on in any capacity other than tea boy ????????

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 1, 2017 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #8

    Surely Mikey knows we’re not worth £380 but he’s known for being stubborn on his valuations. Every man and his dog seems to know that we’re only worth £300M and even that depends on Rafa being here. Hopefully he’s got more sense than we think and can maybe learn from what’s happening down the road. I hope his greed over the asking price doesn’t end up costing him 100’s of millions and us another ten years of misery with him.

  • hibbit

    Nov 1, 2017 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #9

    no doubt the selling price will end up between those two figures
    no way is Ashley going to start on a low number

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 1, 2017 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #10

    Distribution of stamps then sack him after he’s haggled all day with the requestor over whether or not it needs to be first or second class.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 1, 2017 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #11

    Saturday is a massive game we have to win and I think we will get the win but it won’t be pretty!!

    Then its the international break and then a game against Man Utd where anything can happen I don’t think they have even conceded a goal at home this season so could be a difficult game!

    Then its Watford and West Brom 2 games where we need to pick up some points just seen the news that Deeney will be suspended against us now after getting a 3 match ban

  • lesh

    Nov 1, 2017 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #12


    You’re being a tad unfair on Charnley. I believe that everything on this earth’s got a purpose and there’s a role for him somewhere.

    Seriously though and assuming Ashley is bought out, a new owner’d be likely to hold on to him during a transition period because of his knowledge of the club.

    We can but wait and be patient.

  • hibbit

    Nov 1, 2017 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #13


    new broom and all that

    i think a new owner would want a clean brake with he old regime

  • catchy in norway

    Nov 1, 2017 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #14

    we won’t have any chance of winning on saturday if Rafa continues to play Joselu with Perez, we are playing with 9 men with them 2 up top.
    hold my hands up and say joselu is. it the player i thought he was.

  • Jib

    Nov 1, 2017 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #15

    To those that are interested
    Liverpool v Maribor is the free
    Euro game tonight on BT showcase

  • hibbit

    Nov 1, 2017 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #16

    who would you replace them with ??

  • Jib

    Nov 1, 2017 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #17

    Just about every takeover I can think of
    certain elements of the old regime were retained
    to keep the link with the community and fans.
    Regardless of what know-nowts sneer about Charnley
    he has been at the club since Keegans first stint and
    knows it inside out.

  • lochinvar

    Nov 1, 2017 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #18

    “….no buyers had come forward”
    Does that not translate to “ no firm offers yet” as we are led to believe that there are some interested parties looking ar the books and due diligence takes time.

    Who do you play golf with ?
    Maybe they’re just trying to put you off your stroke. Typical Shearer always rilling the opposition.

  • hibbit

    Nov 1, 2017 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #19

    Just about every takeover I can think of heads roll
    Regardless of what know-nowt posters sneer at other posters opinions

  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 1, 2017 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #20

    If there is a buy out – Junior Tubbs will be out the door -pronto¬!!!

  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 1, 2017 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #21

    December games – we have some awful games in December – playing quite a few of the “big boys” – going to be a defining month/horror month perhaps.

  • Jib

    Nov 1, 2017 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #22

    Mr Tuff
    It’s going to be an even worse December
    for the team you support
    (According to your buddy Expatmag)
    They don’t even have a manager now !

  • Tsunki

    Nov 1, 2017 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #23

    Well if the club is unsold come January it’s going to be interesting to see how Mike manages to keep Benitez in the job without giving him some slack on transfer funds. Add to that no transfer activity would make potential buyers definitely see the season out because they would be worried we might go on another of mike’s infamous plughole slides.

  • Tsunki

    Nov 1, 2017 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #24

    Mr T – i think this is where Rafa will earn his corn. There will be a few less demands for exciting football as we see out defensive displays and play for percentages. Not losing points will be the top and bottom of it.

    Jib – the mackem accusations are pretty old hat even for you.

  • Jib

    Nov 1, 2017 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #25

    Expatmag mentioned it 2 days ago
    Keep up

  • expatmag

    Nov 1, 2017 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #26

    Yeah TSUNKI…..keep up mate…

  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 1, 2017 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #27

    Tsunki – a few of the players have said we got out for a win. As you suggest cannot see that happening in December – Rafa I think will pack the midfield and the tactic will be just keep them out/stop them scoring. Only way well get anything from those games.

  • expatmag

    Nov 1, 2017 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #28

    How are you TUFF? Uncle Charlie well at present?…

  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 1, 2017 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #29

    expat – fine – what you up to (apart from getting banished to the huffy bed). Who is Uncle Charlie?

    Jib – shut it. I thought you had been behaving yourself in order to get onto the approved posters list – but you obviously need a good thrashing to put you back in your box.

  • catchy in norway

    Nov 1, 2017 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #30


    i’d only replace Joselu, with Mitrovic

    Mitro plays higher up the pitch, holds the ball up and brings others like Perez into play.

    we also have someone to aim our crosses to

  • expatmag

    Nov 1, 2017 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #31


    Everything is fine here although thoroughly miffed at that performance at Burnley. Watched live here at a more civilised hour of 7am tuesday morning.

    Have you still got that framed photo of the 1973 FA Cup final winning team above your bed or has the missus finally got you to take it down?

  • expatmag

    Nov 1, 2017 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #32


    What would be the chance of Rafa offering Besikitas Mitrovic in part exchange for Tosun?

  • martoon

    Nov 1, 2017 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #33

    I seem to remember when Ashley first bought the club that Shepherd was kept on for a handover period. However he was soon shown the door when Ashley discovered the full extent of the club debt that Shepherd, lets say, had forgotten to mention!


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