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It Will Be Tough To Get Anything Out Of Red Devils Game

Alan Pardew will not have to motivate the Newcastle players much for the game next Tuesday against the might of  Manchester United.

Alan Pardew – no need to motivate players

They will be motivated enough, and given that, we also have to hope the lads can actually play well as a team and put in a good performance against the Red Devils, who haven’t been too good on the road in the League this season.

That’s one hope Newcastle fans can have, although they have looked in great form recentlyn and unfortunate a certain Wayne Rooney is back to somewhere near his best, which is not good news for Newcastle.

Alan Pardew talked about playing the great Manchester United:

“Playing Manchester United self-motivates you, so we don’t have to worry about that.” “Our tactical game-plan has to be right.”“They have lost less than a handful of games this year, so they are a very difficult nut to crack.” “With our crowd and the history of the fixture, it will be huge.”

“Sir Alex will be taking it very seriously and that will be reflected in his team-sheet.” “Typical of them, they hit January and pushed on. So we need to overcome a very confident Manchester United at the moment.”

It will be a tough game for Newcastle on Tuesday, and to be truthful it’s hard to think we can get anything from the game, so if get anything at all – it will be like a win.

How’s that for some reverse psychology, so I’m not too devastated if we lose on Tuesday night, unlike last Saturday!

It’s never been easy being a Newcastle United fan, as we all know. 😀

46 comments so far

  • damonmwade

    Apr 15, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #1

    Well thats obvious, of course its going to be tough but it isnt impossible, coming back from 4-0 down against arsenal is tougher than this yet we done that so theres no reason why we cant get a draw if not all 3 points!

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Apr 15, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #2

    ED we are in this league to play against teams like man u if we are nt ready to play against these teams then we should play in npower league itself it seems tat u are nt tat much interested to watch this match u suck

  • DerkaSayWhat

    Apr 15, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #3

    Man United are a different class compare to Arsenal,I couldn’t see us coming back from 4-nil down to Man united to draw anything if it happens.

  • jimiley

    Apr 15, 2011 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #4

    2- 0 to Toon. You’ve got balls of lard Ed.

  • jimiley

    Apr 15, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #5

    Fenham Stalker to get a brace and prove he is better than Andy Carrott.

  • lewman

    Apr 15, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #6

    hopefully all the man u squad will be knackered after playing man city and rooney gets exposed shagging another granny.

  • scottoon

    Apr 15, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #7

    2-1 to the Toon. Key will be closing down their wide men. Chieck drop a little deeper…just in front of Willo and Collo to eliminate Rooney who we all know comes back looking for the ball. Centre backs to hold the line against Berbatov or the little pea, who will play off their shoulders. Push simpson and enrique a little wider and have the Jonas and Joey track back to double team their wide men when they are on the flanks. We will win on the counter attack!!!

  • tiotes magic back pocket

    Apr 15, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #8

    This is gonna be a tough game. Glad to have Tiote back for this one he is gonna have to work very hard. We need a big performance from everyone on tuesday. HWTL

  • Andy

    Apr 15, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #9

    Isn’t Rooney suspended?

  • DerkaSayWhat

    Apr 15, 2011 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #10

    Cheik Tiote,Not Cheick Tiote…

  • terencelim

    Apr 15, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #11

    Just checked refworld, it’s not Phil Dowd, Howard Webb or Martin Atkinson, so we will get a fair game and probably a win too.



    Apr 15, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #12

    @ Andy

    Im not sure, he was given a 2 match ban and I’m pretty sure he has only served a 1 match ban so far. So yes I think he is banned from the game.

  • DerkaSayWhat

    Apr 15, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #13

    He can serve his match ban against Man City,So he will be back for the game against us.

  • gorskino10

    Apr 15, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #14

    Worried about Mr Offside AKA Javier Hernandez, never seen this guy stay onside i bet we get a dubious goal against us!

    This is a game you need someone getting a goal from nothing like Carroll, so maybe Shola upfront on his own with Collo playing DM with Tiote next to him in DM, and CB Staylor and Willo (although his lack of pace is worring against Rooney/Hernandez)

    Hold out for a fustrating 0-0 will be the best we can hope for.

  • ganiyu

    Apr 15, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #15

    man u to win 5-0 .chiek tiote red card.6pts lost

  • ganiyu

    Apr 15, 2011 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #16

    ed please for my sake write an article about all the good things ashley has done for nufc…thanks

  • G

    Apr 15, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #17

    Yeah, 6 points lost because we are competing for a final league position with Man U? ganiyu, stay off the disco biscuits mate.


    Apr 15, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #18

    Please not Saylor, everytime he plays I sit there biting my nails praying he doesn’t do anything stupid. Williamson is 10x the defender Saylor is.

  • GeordieGerman

    Apr 15, 2011 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #19

    We are going to be slaughtered.

  • scottoon

    Apr 15, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #20

    Cheers Derka…Cheik it is. Yeah Rooney completes his suspension against Man City so he will be there on Tuesday.

    Ganiyu…piss off! Don’t mind alternative views on this blog, but your nonsense has no place.

    Keep the faith lads…our boys have done the job in big games this year and will do it again when everyone least expects it!

  • ganiyu

    Apr 15, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #21

    agreed welsh toon….ashley should sell taylor.he is a poor cb.

  • magsince96

    Apr 15, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #22

    ganiyu, how abt earning some extra penny as ma’s lackey since it’s pretty obvious ure in love w him?

    u must b a f&@” mackem. how abt sliding dwn more? championship seems like where u belong.

  • ganiyu

    Apr 15, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #23

    i thought steven taylor had a chance to leave for chelsea????

  • ytz

    Apr 15, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #24

    I wonder how we are going to deal with the wing wonders of Man Utd. Giggs, Valancia, Nani will definitely torture us.

  • marcos

    Apr 15, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #25

    We should play a 4-5-1 formation. It is very important to pack the midfield where they are stronger.
    Harper, Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson,Enrique. Tiote,Guthrie,Barton,Nolan,Gutierrez.Shola Ameobi.

  • GeordieGerman

    Apr 15, 2011 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #26

    I think to get a draw we should play a 10 formation. Harper in goal and the other ten in front.

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Apr 15, 2011 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #27

    We must have a great lose, btw I predict

  • geoff777

    Apr 15, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #28

    Great article on Carroll.

    My feelings exactly.


    Probably the worst decision ever taken by a football club owner.

  • scottoon

    Apr 15, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #29

    Only problem with 4-5-1 is it is too negative. Maybe on the road, but at home we need some belief. 4-5-1 means Strolla on his own up front, and he will just be isolated and will get crowded out. At least Loven can inject a little movement to try and pick up some flicks. Otherwise, I just don’t see how we score. 4-4-2 is how I think we will line up.

    Read somewhere that AP won’t start Ireland…anybody know what’s up? Thought he was healthy. Any other day might have him on the bench, but we need a little creative flair through the middle out there.

  • geoff777

    Apr 15, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #30

    No AP said Ireland would start as substitute.
    As well as an update on Shola being fit …

    Pardew might as well e-mail Ferguson his game plan.

  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 15, 2011 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #31

    Just to be fair as far as the Steve Taylor critics are concerned he has had a lot of injuries over the last couple of seasons. Lets judge him when he is fit and has had a run of games. It probably won’t be until next season. I think he can be a good but not great centre back but that is all we have at the club, good but not great centre backs so why can’t he be one of them? Colo is good except he can be beaten in the air and can be bullied by big forwards like Elmander. Williamson is good in the air but slow on the turn. Campbell of course is finished and will leave in the summer unless he takes a coaching position with us. We could use another centre back to bring in some competition but I would definitely keep Taylor. All the best.

  • boater

    Apr 15, 2011 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #32

    Still the most terrifying of fixtures. Even when we go ahead (solano’s wonder goal 1999) you know they’ll come back at you even stronger.

    @gorskino – did Carroll really score goals out of nothing,, he got on the end of things mainly and led the line.. mebbes the liverpool goal aside.

  • NathanBo

    Apr 15, 2011 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #33

    Love everyones enthusiasm, the team should be sent out for a win or a draw at least, and the fans should be behind them and not complaining about how we are going to lose the game.

  • scottoon

    Apr 15, 2011 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #34

    If Ireland is on the bench, then maybe we do have to switch Jonas to the right and put Fergie on the left. Bring Joey to the middle. When AP has messed with the formation too much (tactically naive) it has been disastrous. Look at Stoke (3 CBs) and Villa (Collo out of his element, no creativity from Guthrie) So stick with 4-4-2 and make sure Jonas and Fergie track back!! HWTL!

  • Burni

    Apr 15, 2011 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #35

    Geoff that article was class mate! Really good read, love It when someone can put their thoughts into words in a manner that’s both intelligent and funny!

    I think the lads will go out and give their all, much like I felt they did at villa but I dont think we will get owt from the game! Still be there supporting them!


  • worky

    Apr 15, 2011 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #36

    offcourse it will be tough to get anything from manusa, but its tough to get points out of any prem team but if the lads do what they can you never know.
    Ganiyu dont listen to the bully boys but if it gets to much for you you will be welcome on http://www.nufcblog.org

  • Reedos

    Apr 15, 2011 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #37

    It will be difficult to get anything from this game we all know that.

    But if we don’t go out for a win then we’ll never get a win. If we expect to lose don’t worry about it at least we’d of given it a shot. C’mon lads!!

  • Weezertoon

    Apr 15, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #38

    I think defensively we can keep it tight as long as we play the tried and tested willocini combo. Steven Taylor is an absolute Barry Bombscare, and I refuse to believe that any Prem teams want to sign him. So many times when he plays he makes mistakes. I still remember 2 of the man city goals were his fault, and if you watch the aston villa goal last week, look who’s standing behind the guy who heads the ball, and doesn’t jump for it? No prizes for guessing who.
    Williamson is twice the defender taylor will ever be.

    I agree that we should pack out the midfield, now that we have Raylor Tiote and ireland back, we could make a really strong midfield to support a striker upfront (Ameobi seems the best bet).
    My team would look something like this:

    ! Ireland !
    V Shola V

    If that isn’t working we can revert to a 4-4-2 and bring on Loverman, depending on form take ireland/raylor off and stick barton on AM/RM depending who we take. If Ameobi is having one of those days stick the Kuqimonster on to partner lovenkrands.

    Just my two cents. (Bring ferguson on too if we go 1-0, 2-0 down, give guti a rest)

  • Weezertoon

    Apr 15, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #39

    and of course, HWTL!

  • GeordieGerman

    Apr 15, 2011 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #40

    If we win I’ll be effin chuffed to bits and have wet me pants.

    With a draw the same. But with dry pants.

    But I think we’ll lose, but it’s how we lose that counts.

    If we lose without a fight I’ll be desperately despondently depressingly disgusted.

    If we lose and lose fighting, against Manure then I’ll be happy.


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