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Newcastle’s Chances Of Beating Reds Have Risen Significantly

James Perch had another decent game for Newcastle at the Hawthorns last Saturday, where we picked up a decent point, but Newcastle really needed the win to start to make up for the Sunderland disaster.

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James Perch – in action last Saturday

But James seems upbeat, and for the remaining four games of the season, Newcastle have a week to prepare for each game, so maybe we should expect some top-level displays from the side?

This is what Perch told the Evening Chronicle:

In the changing room afterwards at West Brom we said we would look back in four games time and say this was a good and important point,” “It takes us into Liverpool with a lot of confidence. We have a week to prepare ourselves too for Liverpool. “

“It is hard for the staff to prepare for a Sunday game after you have played on Thursday. The lads who have played have a rest on Friday and we come out on Saturday and walk through a bit of shape.”

“They do not get much time to work with the lads. It is hard. We noticed the difference. The lads have had a rest. They feel fresher and I think you could see that in the performance. I think Liverpool is always a good game to play in.”

“We played well last year and won 2-0, which was a fantastic game. I think that is the loudest I have heard St James’ with Jose coming back. I am looking forward to it – it should be a good game – and hopefully we can get the three points.”

“We were a bit disappointed, but it would be tough to go somewhere like this and be on top for 90 minutes.” “We knew they would come at us, and fair play to them they did.”

“They put us under a lot of pressure. Papiss’ effort would have changed the game. Had it been 2-0 at half-time, I think we would have gone on to win it.”

“We were better in the first half and they had the better of the second half, so the draw was probably a fair result.”

Newcastle’s chances of picking up a win against Liverpool on Saturday have gone up significantly, with the 10 match ban handed down to Luis Suarez yesterday for biting Branislav Ivanovic on Sunday.

And Luis has scored 49% of Liverpool’s league goals this season, so maybe Newcastle can manage to keep a clean sheet on Saturday?

And there is a chance Fabricio Coloccini could return to the side, if he has no adverse reaction to returning to training today.

And other good news that Papiss Cisse was passed fit to play yesterday, even though he has a crack in one of his ribs, and he’s in some pain when he plays.

We really need a win against Liverpool.

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12 comments so far

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 25, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #1

    don’t forget they have Sturridge who could run through our whole team without breaking a sweat

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 25, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #2

    we got to realize the fact that Liverpool play a possession passing attacking play whilst we play a hoofball to no mans land and sit deep as soon as we get a goal

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Apr 25, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #3

    Yeah good words from Perch would actually prefer him to play and put in a crunching tackle on Gerard early doors just to set the tone

    If Tiote comes right back in after how shite he has been I will be gutted although not surprised in the slightest as he just waltzes back in regardless of form

    Thing is we have other players who can make a difference in the squad this would be the perfect game for Anita to be playing in midfield cause its all going to be on the deck pass and move Liverpool dont really have height in the middle or up front so he would not get bullied

    Plus if Carragher is playing at the back we have to put him under real pressure early doors as he has no pace at all

  • bettyswallocks

    Apr 25, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #4

    bettyswallocks // Apr 25, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    Bills Son

    I agree with your posts that Ashley has the best intentions for the club to succeed,.

    However your disagreements with Beattie about Pardews failings seem really antiquated.

    Was it cold in the ground this morning?

    17Black and White with an army lol // Apr 25, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    our season has been poor all through but we still manage to bring in quality players

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 25, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #5

    if Pardew wants to win the fans over he’s got to attack through out the whole 90 minutes + stoppage in every game until the end of the season, even if we lose all 4 of our games but we went in fighting till the end i’ll be proud of the lads and so would many TOON fans

  • BigKirky

    Apr 25, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #6

    Howay man Ed 😉 I’d just posted this:

    That link that nufc and Beattie suggested is an excellent read and reveals more of Pardew’s verbal illusions by citing facts:


    He’s lying and deceiving everyone regularly, and it’s not on. As I said before, he’ll deceive those who haven’t been able to watch the 90 minutes live or on a stream by saying things in his interviews which just aren’t true.

    I absolutely hate it and it adds to the long list of things why he just isn’t up to the task of managing at the level we need with the standard of players which we have.

    I hope in a way I’m proved wrong, and I’ve defended him in the past but that was in the hope last year that our points with poor performances may turn into points with good performances.

    Unfortunately it is the opposite. Little points and poor performances.

    His lies try to cover up his own limitations and lack of knowledge and insight on how to correct them.

    This is an ongoing thing, as if he knew how to correct his ineffective tactics we would see an improvement or certainly a change the next game, but we haven’t for two years apart from the odd glimmer like when he played 433 last year.

    Not good enough with the genuine youthful and prime quality which we possess.

  • Beattie25

    Apr 25, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #7

    Here is a nice little stat before I go to bed.

    In the history of our football club only 1 Newcastle United manager has a worse win % than Alan Pardew out of the managers who have been in charge of 100+ games.

    That man was Bill McGarry who was in charge from 1977-1980.

    Out of the managers that played 50+ games Pardews win % of 35.50% is the 3rd worst in our history behind Bill McGarry and Ruud Gullit.

    There are the statistics.

  • Charlietoon

    Apr 25, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #8

    I think we have a good shot against Liverpool but I have no doubt Gerrard will have a blinder as he almost always does against us. I really hope we see Hatem start and run Enrique ragged.

    Debuchy…Tayls..Collo(Mbiwa) Haidara

    Gutti, Simpson, Perch, Campbell….sick of seeing Shola come on and do nothing.

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 25, 2013 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #9


    hopefully MA has seen these stats mate and reconsider keeping Pardew at our ground and bring in a new fresh hungry manager to take us forward.

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 25, 2013 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #10


    as much as every 1 would love this starting lineup it will never happen Pardew will keep out Anita and bring in jonas

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 25, 2013 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #11

    this will be his lineup

    debuchy, Taylor, MYM, Haidara
    jonas, cabaye, tiote, perch, goofy


    if no 1 has notice the 5 mids are actually DM’S sitting back with any attacking movement at all


    Apr 25, 2013 at 4:36 AM

    Comment #12

    Anyone on here thinking that Liverfool are just going to roll over and not go all out to beat us then think again?

    The fact that Cannibal Louis is out will not stop them beating us?

    And @ 09,10, and 11:

    If Pardew plays the same as in the second half as in our last two games we will get hammered again?
    Not looking forward to this game at all ?


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