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We’ve Got A Great Chance Against Red Devils

Alan Pardew seems quite confident of getting something out of the game against the might of Manchester United next Tuesday evening, at St. James’ Park.

Alex Ferguson – manager supreme is at St. James’ Park on Tuesday night

We don’t, and if the lads play anything like they did at Villa Park last Sunday, they could even be ripped apart.

Now some of that sentiment is because we’re still not too happy about the performance the lads put in last time out, when they looked close to hopeless at Villa Park.

And that was after Villa had doomed Newcastle to relegation when they beat a hopeless Newcastle side 1-0 two years ago, so it should have been payback time – but it wasn’t.

And to say Newcastle have been inconsistent this season is an understatement, and even since Pardew replaced Chris Hughton on Tyneside, that inconsistency has sadly persisted.

To maximize the number points in the league, you’d like the lads to play at their very best against the weaker sides, not particularly against the top sides.

That’s because Newcastle can play at their very best against a side like Manchester United or Chelsea and still lose, but if they play their best against sides like Aston Villa, which of course we didn’t, it’s almost certain they could capture all 3 points.

A good case in point is the Wolves game,  where Newcastle captured a valuable 3 points with a very good display in front of their supporters.

But on the other hand, the league this season is up and down and more competitive than ever, and it seems like any team can beat any other side on their day.

And we haven’t forgotten Newcastle’s wonderful 1-0 win at the Emirates Stadium earlier this season, but of course we don’t have Andy Carroll any longer, who got that terrific goal just before half time in that game.

If we had the young number 9 now, Newcastle could get quite a few points before the end of the season, and Jose and Joey would  not be wanting to leave the club, but yes – we know –  that’s water under the Tyne Bridge now.

The Red Devils are playing two games a week at the moment, and they have won their last 7 games on the trot, but that streak has to come at an end sometime we suppose – and why not on Tuesday evening indeed?

This is what Alan said today – he talked about Manchester United playing Arsenal and Newcastle in the next two games – but he meant Manchester City and Newcastle, so we changed it:

“We think we’ve got a great chance. I know Alex will be looking at it and he will think it’s a really big game in their agenda. He’s got Manchester City at home and us away and he probably thinks they are two tough games which will have a massive bearing on their season.”

“I think he will target it. He won’t come here resting players because the Premier League, not the FA Cup semi-final, is a priority. He will police that semi-final and if he can save players for Tuesday, or take someone off to protect players, he will.”

“It will be a really tough team to beat.”

If Newcastle can get something out of this game at all, that would be terrific.

And it will serve as some inspiration for the following game at Blackpool, where a win there would all but secure safety for the Newcastle side this season.

And then we can all turn our attention to the summer transfer window, and bringing in new players,  while also trying to keep Joey Barton and Jose Enrique on Tyneside.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Apr 16, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #1

    ur rgt ed

  • Spotlight Kid

    Apr 16, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #2

    If Newcastle can get something out of this game at all, that would be terrific…

    The very best we can do out of this game is ensuring we still have a fully fit senior squad left for the Blackpool game, which we do have to win. Man U are a different class to us, and we need points not prizes for putting up a good show against the big boys. They have got a proper squad, we haven’t – no contest. Get real, Ed.

  • GeordieGerman

    Apr 16, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Sorry to say it Ed, but when I read the headline I had a vision of you with a syringe needle stuck in your arm.

  • GeordieDan

    Apr 16, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #4

    Usual strange comment from roshan then?

    We’ve got a chance if only a slight one. Am there on Tuesday and would love to see us turn them over. It’d be the 1st time in about 10 years I think.

    Am not greedy and a point would do but how great would it be to turn them over though!

  • toonruz

    Apr 16, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #5

    if wolves can beat man u we can

  • toonruz

    Apr 16, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #6

    we need to get in there faces from the first min i think we can shock them

  • coolcatcarter89

    Apr 16, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #7

    A doodle. I love seeing Fergie lose, the most ungracious loser in the game!

  • coolcatcarter89

    Apr 16, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #8

    *doddle – Damn predictive text!

  • toonfan09

    Apr 16, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #9

    ano this is a bit off topic but is shola eligble for a testimonial match now and does he desrve one i no a lot on here dont like him but it looking like some of the goals he has scored this season are going to keep us up

  • Toonmania

    Apr 16, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #10

    not sure if Ireland will be playing 🙁 his girlfriend has been badly hurt in an accident

  • Lee Dodd

    Apr 16, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #11

    We do Seem to Play well against the top 4 !!! Look at Chelsea and The Gunners and Liverpool ?? We just Need to Dig In !!!!

  • ganiyu

    Apr 16, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #12

    i bet ya all know that we are gonna loose this one.
    Ed, barton and jose are gone forget about them.
    Best is better than andy carroll and would be a big player for us.

  • GeordieDan

    Apr 16, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #13


    An optimist u then? lol

    Best better than Carroll? Seriously? Yes the “Wor” Andy is a scouse traitor but he’s a far better player than Best.

    Mackems are getting beat I see.lol. Neva mind. 😉

  • Mo Drysdale

    Apr 16, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #14

    Team for Manure game.





    Bench: Ranger, Airey, Raylor, Saylor, Krul, Ireland & HBA ?


    Apr 16, 2011 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #15

    There are several ways i can see this going!

    Maybe 0-0 at half time but they will score two or three in the second half!

    Or they will immediatly bottle it and we end up with a cricket score!

    Either way the end result is the same!

    Hopefully we can end up with nobody being suspended for three games and all players still fit at the end!

  • MadAboutToon

    Apr 16, 2011 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #16

    i have good feeling about this as long as we have shola fit, we need him because last game ranger couldn’t play his role. this is how i think it will go. NUFC 3-1 MUFC line-up GK- harper RB- simmo CB- willo CB- collo LB- jose RW- raylor CM- cheik CM- barton LW- jonas ST- shola ST- ranger


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