Can Newcastle Make It Two Wins In A Row At Bournemouth?


It looked like we were going to meet Bournemouth on Saturday when they were in top form.

The Cherries had won four games (two wins were against Arsenal and Chelsea) and drawn two in their six games before they were at Huddersfield on February 11th.

That was 14 points out of a possible 18, but then they were surprisingly beaten 4-1 by the Terriers.

Bournemouth are currently in 10th place in the league table, and if we beat them we go above them on goal difference, and we would then have 31 points from our 28 games.

Rafa Benitez meets Eddie Howe – St. James’ Park, 4th November last year

That has to be the goal on Saturday, and if we can play anywhere near the form we showed against Manchester United, then a win is definitely possible.

Here’s our league position at the moment:

PosTeamGamesGDPoints
8Everton38-1449
9Leicester38-447
10Newcastle38-844
11Crystal Palace38-1044
12Bournemouth38-1644
13West Ham38-2042

How Will Newcastle Fare At Bournemouth?

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Comments welcome.


53 comments so far

  • firebug666

    Feb 21, 2018 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #1

    Yes, we can make it two wins in a row, whether we will or not remains to be seen. Having said that I have gone for a win, confidence should be high after the manure game, and if our big players show up for this one then I think it’s 3 points in the bag.

    2
  • RobLeenio

    Feb 21, 2018 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #2

    I think we’ll draw with Bournemouth, they’re a well organised team, hard to break down, don’t concede too many. A draw won’t be a disastrous result, however – with an average of a point per game we’ll stay in the Prem. I’m going 1-1 with Diame to get ours.

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Feb 21, 2018 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #3

    I see Slimani cost Leicester £28 million so he should be 5 or 6 times better than Joselu!

    2
  • Ron Knee

    Feb 21, 2018 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #4

    @3 was for firebug!

    0
  • manxpie

    Feb 21, 2018 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #5

    I hope ritchie has a blinder if anyone will be up for it it should be him it’ll be close but goin for 2-1 win slimani debut goal beautifully set up by ritchie and a Shelvey screamer

    2
  • Jib

    Feb 21, 2018 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #6

    The last few tickets for NUFC’s trip to Bournemouth
    go on sale to season ticket holders with 60+ loyalty
    points at 10am.

    0
  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 21, 2018 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #7

    Playing away should help us keep the momentum going from our one win. A positive result will then help the patience of the crowd in our next home game. I fully expect us to silence the home crowd at Bournemouth, cause them some nervousness and hope we can get a well organised win.

    2
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Feb 21, 2018 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #8

    The first time we played them we should have been out of sight before half time including having a disallowed goal! They have a bit more confidence and have been playing 343 which Chelsea couldn’t cope with so it might be difficult!

    I think if we went for crowding the midfield like we did against Stoke with Perez up front I think we would win comfortably with having Slimani on the bench to get run out if he isn’t 100% yet

    1
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Feb 21, 2018 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #9

    Big game for Shelvey though Bournemouth won’t let him strut his stuff like Man Utd did so let’s see if he can do it he did well against Palace in the first half but struggled in the second

    2
  • albanian magpie

    Feb 21, 2018 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #10

    We were better than them laast time we played, and that goal that was disallowed from gayle for offside were cruicial. We would have been 31 points with that victory. I think we will beat them comfortobly with 4-1, goal from kennedy, gayle, ritchie and slimani. We should start with dubravka- yedlin-lejune-jamie-dummet. Midfield- kennedy- diame-merino- ritchie. Gayle with perez in front. Keep slimani shelvey and atsu as super subs.

    1
  • albanian magpie

    Feb 21, 2018 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #11

    And omg what a player mohammed diame is becoming:)))

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 21, 2018 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #12

    Jib

    I wasn’t aware of who Mr Feis was so I googled him, a true hero.

    Aaron Feis
    Aaron Feis, assistant American football coach at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, is being hailed as a hero for shielding students from bullets. He was fatally injured after diving in front of a pupil.

    The MS Douglas Eagles, the school football team, confirmed Mr Feis’ death on Twitter. “He died a hero,” they wrote.

    “I coached with him. My two boys played for him,” Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said. “The kids in this community loved him, adored him.”

    4
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 21, 2018 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #13

    Providing we aren’t up against 12+ men as often has seemed to be the case this season, then I’m expecting a comfortable win for us.

    1
  • G

    Feb 21, 2018 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #14

    As long as the lads are up for the game, and motivated the way they were against Man U, then win or lose I won’t be too disappointed. I have a feeling this one will be a win though.

    0
  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 21, 2018 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #15

    Jib/bill

    How lucky my til kick off??

    0
  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 21, 2018 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #16

    Long til

    Fcuking phone

    1
  • Jib

    Feb 21, 2018 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #17

    85 hours 6 minutes
    until KO

    1
  • Jib

    Feb 21, 2018 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #18

    75 hours
    ha ha ha cannot even get that right
    😳

    1
  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 21, 2018 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #19

    😆

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 21, 2018 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #20

    Another apparent eternity then!! 🙂

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 21, 2018 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #21

    I think I had Ritchie down as top scorer in the Martoon predictions, so he needs to pull his finger out, hat trick for him this weekend!

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 21, 2018 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #22

    I calculate 74 Hours 44 Minutes to KO.

    0
  • Optimistic Panda

    Feb 21, 2018 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #23

    Is that the match to kick off or the blog to kick off?

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 21, 2018 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #24

    Ron

    Converting your comment into goals, then Slimani should score 20 to 24 in the same amount of games.

    So with a very rough calculation he should score around 12 goals if he plays all of the remaining games.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 21, 2018 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #25

    OP

    I think the blog is in a permanent state of “kick Off” 🙂

    2
  • RobLeenio

    Feb 21, 2018 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #26

    OP, judging by the nuggets who post on match days, both…
    😉

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 21, 2018 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #27

    With Bournemouths crowd capacity I wouldn’t have thought there’ll be many tickets available for away fans.

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 21, 2018 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #28

    Rob

    I assume you are referring to the gold standard fans? 🙂

    0
  • Optimistic Panda

    Feb 21, 2018 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #29

    A bit from Paul Ferris book on Owen.

    https://www.themag.co.uk/2018/02/disgraceful-michael-owen-timeline-newcastle-united/

    Little scrote makes me sick

    1
  • Optimistic Panda

    Feb 21, 2018 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #30

    Essex

    Could be chicken nuggets

    1
  • Jib

    Feb 21, 2018 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #31

    Mackems vs Smoggies derby this
    Sarradeh (as they pronounce it)

    0
  • RobLeenio

    Feb 21, 2018 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #32

    EGB, I’m referring to everyone you rarely see other than on match days, excluding Dennis Twice

    attack, Toon, attack, attack

    2
  • RobLeenio

    Feb 21, 2018 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #33

    Actually, that’s probably wrong, I’m sure there are some posters who don’t deliberately go out of their way to disparage Rafa and the lads and only post on a match day, I just can’t think of any

    1
  • martoon

    Feb 21, 2018 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #34

    EGB @19 – You did indeed with 14 goals – he just needs another 13 now 😀
    Actually on the subject of predictions do people think I should allow people to change there top goal scorer to Slimani before Saturday or just leave things as they are?

    1
  • Oldgit1

    Feb 21, 2018 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #35

    @ Martoon sorry but being a recent spennymoor supporter, the team are in 7 th place due to postponed matches, currently 4 matches behind other teams due to waterlogged pitch and snow.
    I was asked two seasons ago to go to a match after finding going to NUFC being too expensive, and being played at awkward times to suit Sky.
    Now I go and see a match at 3.00pm on a Saturday as God intended. As the team play in black n white made the transition easier.
    I always think of NUFC as my club, the team that my father supported.

    When there is no match on at spennymoor I will go and see teams like bishop Auckland, Shilden etc there are some good football played in the lower leagues and a lot of enthusiasm is shown by players.

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  • martoon

    Feb 21, 2018 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #36

    Oldgit1 – I’m sure you are right – just shows you shouldn’t believe everything you read on Twitter! However with their games in hand there is still the potential for them to be promoted and of course the makems to be relegated.

    0
  • Oldgit1

    Feb 21, 2018 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #37

    @ Martoon hope you are right. Can see Sunderland going the same way as Hartlepool. Sad but should be a warning to Ashley..

    2
  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 21, 2018 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #38

    Are ST ticket renewals out yet?

    Or is it just for those on the 10 year deal??

    0
  • martoon

    Feb 21, 2018 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #39

    ShirebrookToon @36 – I got mine the Tuesday after we had beaten Man U (talk about timing) but I am on the 10 year deal. I was pleasantly surprised the price remained the same so it is still the same level as when they reduced it by 10% when we were in the Championship. It’s probably about the only decent thing Ashley has done at the club – affordable ticketing.

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 21, 2018 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #40

    Oldgit

    I think the standard of football in the lower leagues is much higher now in general alhough I’m not sure if the pitches are.

    A local team to me Canvey Island FC were in a great position to get promotion to the football league but the owner didn’t think the gates they were getting were good enough so he took a voluntary demotion to a more local league.

    My point is that if tiny clubs can get into the higher echelons of the league pyramid then the potential for seeing teams on a slide such as Sunderland playing against teams like Canvey aren’t so daft as they might appear.

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