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In Our Predicted Team For The Important Leicester Game – Newcastle’s Top Youngster Gets A Start

We don’t have Joe Willock available for our last two games of the season, at home to Leicester City and away at Chelsea.

We now need just one point to qualify for the Champions League next season, after Liverpool could only draw 1-1 at home to an impressive Aston Villa side yesterday..

Just a minute, let’s just pinch my self to make sure I am still alive and not in heaven.

Ouch, that hurt – well I guess it’s true as utterly remarkable as it is.


And Newcastle are getting very positive feedback in the press on what could be our second-highest points total ever in the Premier League.

With Sean Longstaff and Jacob Murphy still not available, we will make one change to the team that smashed Brighton 4-1 last Thursday night.

In comes 20-year-old Whitley Bay born Elliot Anderson in place of Joe Willock, and that would be a gutsy call if head coach Eddie Howe makes the call for tomorrow night’s game.

The best point total we have had in the Premier League is 78 under Kevin Keegan in the 1995-1996 season, when we were 2nd with a goal difference +29.

The next best is Sir Bobby Robson’s 71 points in the 2001-2002 season, when we finished 3rd behind Liverpool and the Red Devils with a goal difference of +22.

So in his first full season, Eddie Howe can get the second-best points total ever if we can pick up 3 points in our final two games, which is very possible.

Can you believe that!!

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Future of Blog.

I have decided to keep the blog going myself with some help from my son Neil.

Of course, I will need to concentrate on writing the articles and will not have the time or energy to get involved with spats between readers.

The readers will have to self moderate, and I ask our many mature readers for help in doing that.

I just cannot shut the blog down with all the great things happening to our wonderful club.

My pledge to you is I will do my very best for as long as I can.

Thanks – Ed Harrison.

330 comments so far


    May 21, 2023 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #321



  • Ace50

    May 21, 2023 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #322

    So, the noise is that our Chairman will be at tomorrow’s match and, hopefully after confirming that CL place, will be verbally saying do what you need financially in the summer as long as we can square the whole FFP (or wage thing that TTT mentions).

  • Flurzinho

    May 21, 2023 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #323




    Could have been Matthew!

  • Uncertain Toon

    May 21, 2023 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #324

    Scampi & Lemon NikNaks and Prawn cocktail Wotsits acquired today, it’s been a good week 😆

  • Romford mag

    May 21, 2023 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #325

    Hope you brought extra strong mints for after !!


  • clinath@ed

    May 21, 2023 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #326

    I see Szoboszlai as a beefed up Isak. Very mobile, playing anywhere across a front 3 or even 4.
    He’d give us a very potent attacking force

  • A Geordie Mongrel

    May 21, 2023 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #327

    Evening all. I was already in a good mood but Dr Ed’s news has me grinning like a daft lad. Perfect! 🙂

  • The Taco Taker

    May 21, 2023 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #328

    Sounds about right.

  • lesh

    May 22, 2023 at 1:58 AM

    Comment #329

    Uncertain Toon
    Comment #316

    You think his [the cabby] name only had 3 letters?

    I’m confident he continues to post under various guises and roles.

  • HobokenToon

    May 22, 2023 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #330

    You’re an inspiration Ed. KBO and enjoy the celebration today:-)

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