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Newcastle And 52,000 Screaming Geordies Ready For Chelsea

We are really starting to warm to Alan Pardew.

Alan Pardew – what a start to his Newcastle career

As a case in point, immediately after the Old Trafford game he was interviewed by the media, and was asked if Newcastle were lucky to get a point against the reigning Premier League Champions, and he gave a short and shrift initial response:

“Forget about the result – my players were heroes out there today.”

And of course Alan was right, and the Newcastle team were all heroes in that last 20 minutes or so, when 75,000 fans and the media at the game, were all hoping and expecting the winning goal from the Red Devils, but it didn’t come.

And just to make it interesting Newcastle let in what looked like a goal  from Hernandez, with 30 seconds remaining, but of course it was offside, miles offside, well it was offside anyway.

My inside information is that the Newcastle game plan went just great, and the only thing that didn’t happen is that Newcastle couldn’t get that winner with 10 seconds to go in the game, that’s the only thing our lads didn’t accomplish on Saturday afternoon.

Two points dropped? 😀

But seriously, Newcastle do not get the respect that some of their results have warranted this season, but that’s okay.

All Newcastle have to do is to keep getting the results and that respect will come, as quite a few people may still be wondering whether Newcastle’s good form is just a flash in the pan.

Alan Pardew and the players will be looking forward to hosting Chelsea in the early kick off game on Saturday, and Alan thinks Chelsea will not be looking forward to playing in front of a sell-out 52,000 screaming mad Geordies:

“We’ve set up ourselves up for Chelsea.” “We have one of the big clubs coming to us and they will be fearing coming to us in front of 52,000 Geordies.”

“They will make a difference. They loved it at Old Trafford and they enjoyed themselves – so now they will be looking ahead to this game.”

“It’s not easy to go to Man U and win. Getting a point is magnificent.” “The attitude we had to the game was positive and we tried to go there and win.”

“It was only when we went down to 10 men that we felt under pressure.” “I don’t think we allowed them to create any pressure in the first half.” “We were fabulous.”

“We were kicking towards the Stretford End and tried to unsettle them by giving them problems – and we did.” “I thought we were terrific.”

“The second half saw us concede a poor goal and from that moment it turned into an eventful game.”

Alan Pardew has done almost a miraculous job at Newcastle since he arrived under negative circumstances last December, and he will be hoping that the fantastic Newcastle crowd can roar their team onto victory on Saturday.

I cannot think of anything better at 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, than Newcastle having just beaten Chelsea and guaranteed 4th position in the league table, whatever happens in the remaining weekend’s games.

If Newcastle can get 3 points against Chelsea,  then we’ll be  4 points clear of the former PL Champions.

Not too bad a position to be in for early December.

Howay the lads – we can do it!

18 comments so far

  • Toon_Jock

    Nov 29, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #1

    Coming up from London to watch this at St James’ – I’ll be one of the screaming 52k WOOHOO!!!!!!


  • t00ntime

    Nov 29, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #2

    Is there really 52000 home seats ? :O didnt know there was such a small amount of away seats lol thought there was sumthing like 50k home

  • Toon_Jock

    Nov 29, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #3

    Nov 29, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #4

    it’s gonna be another tough, tough game chelski won 3-0 at the wk end. I still think we can get a draw or nick all 3pts though!

  • simsanator

    Nov 29, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #5

    Come on toon. Got to get a result for GS.
    team for me is
    simo colo tayls tayls
    ober cab tiote gosling

    gosling will do a better defensive task as tayls will struggle with either strurridge or mata. Will be interesting challenge for our defense; first time they will pick up an interchangeable system like chelskis. this game is won in the midfield battle and quite honestly i fancy cheik and cabaye to overcome any of chelskis Cm’s.


  • niffnoff

    Nov 29, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #6


    Against wolves mate, doesn’t really say much when you think wolves away as well, specially since wolves have lost that form they had beginning of the season

  • simsanator

    Nov 29, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #7


    love the fact the official premier league website has got the stadium name CORRECT! Cashley has been totally dismissed… what did he try and call it again? i cant remember!? ha ha!

  • Milner

    Nov 29, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #8

    simsanator, with u on needing defensive cover to track mata or sturridge, but reckon SAMMY has more pace, needs to develop defending into game….and i like the idea that he could break on them and get in behind Luiz (their weak link),

    my team:


  • Milner

    Nov 29, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #9

    ^^^^ I also reckon Cabaye and Tiote can ahndle the defnsive duties, as we’ll out number them in midfield, if they stick to their 4-3-3


    Nov 29, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #10


    I’m still worried about there attackers mata, sturridge,lampard,drogba even Torres likes to turn the dial up against the Toon for some reason.


    Nov 29, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #11

    I would play Sammy on the left aswell he showed pretty good defensive skills for the u21’s the other wk & he can get passed ivan and luis or even bosingwa if they decide to play ivan @cb and drop that cheap fake of a collo wannabe!


    Nov 29, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #12

    I can hear the chants already ”your just a sh*t collocini” ”your just a sh*t collocini!” ha ha!

  • simsanator

    Nov 29, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #13

    yeah could work, i rate sammy but wouldnt want to throw him into this game tbh, i think gosling has more strength and dont forget hes not slow himself. think alot depends on the fitness of tiote and guthrie. If they are both struggling who do we bring in alongside cabaye?

    ben arfa and ba will torment colowanabe.


    Nov 29, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #14

    if guth & tio are both nacked they wouldn’t play perch there would they, would thay? Please say they wouldn’t!!

  • Tom

    Nov 29, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #15

    Newcastle will have to be very physical throughout the team to win this game. Chelseas back four are all very powerful, however they are reasonable slow and prone to errors. Cabaye will be crucial for finding space and exposing Chelsea at the back, balls into the box will rarely work against them. Tiote will have to concentrate very hard on runners coming through the middle, alot of Chelseas goals come from this with Ramires and Lampard exposing holes in the defense. However we are very capable of winning this game I’m going 2-1.

  • london_mag

    Nov 29, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #16

    Toon Jock- SAME HERE

  • london_mag

    Nov 29, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #17

    This is exactly the type of game we should be able to win to prove ourselves- Chelsea are too arrogant with clashing ego’s and away from home with Newcastle already flying high

  • london_mag

    Nov 29, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #18

    Someone take out Terry


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