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Liverpool v Newcastle United match banter

Posted on May 1st, 2011 | 16 Comments |

Liverpool v Newcastle United - Match Banter
Can we do the double over Liverpool?
Newcastle United head off to Anfield in the hope of doing the double over a resurgent Liverpool.

Let’s face it, it’s going to be hard work to take points off Liverpool as, under Dalglish, they’re making a good fist of pushing for European qualification. Realistically, a top 4 finish is beyond them but they could yet nick the 5th spot from Spurs.

If our form is tip-top I think we can make a good game of it, but anything less could mean a miserable time for our lads.

Two seasons ago Joey Barton got sent off at Anfield, which led to a bit of a tiff between him and then manager Alan Shearer. Alan Pardew insists that Joey is a different man under him though:

You have to see how players react under your guidance – and I can’t fault Joey under mine.

And knowing Joey, I don’t think it will prey on his mind. I think he’s strong enough to put it to one side.

We need Joey on form today but I think the most important thing is that we take our chances in front of goal. We’ve only scored one goal in the three games since we hammered Wolves 4-1, which is the sort of goal-scoring form we need to rediscover.

Toon Toon!

Teams

Liverpool: Reina, Flanagan, Carragher, Skrtel, Johnson, Meireles, Lucal, Spearing, Maxi, Suarez, Kuyt.

Subs: Robinson, Ngog, Kyrgiakos, Gulacsi, Shelvey, Cole, Carroll.

Newcastle: Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Enrique, Barton, Nolan, Tiote, Gutierrez, Lovenkrands, Ameobi.

Subs: Ferguson, Perch, Ranger, R.Taylor, Kuqi, Harper, S.Taylor.

Ref: Peter Walton, who has been fairly tolerant this season, issuing just 3 reds and 67 yellows (4th from bottom in the card issuer league).

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16 Responses

  1. get ya money on the toon today lads bcoz andy gray has predicted a liverpool win we usually get somthing when he says we will lose

  2. Im going to make a prediction….

    Pardew will say we bossed the first half, williamson was not a penalty, we were tired, shola should have had a penalty, it was too hot and we are safe.

  3. Anyone else think we should just drop Enrique for rest og games and play Ferguson.

    Enrique to involved with his “press” and plain just not bothered or interested.

    I know Lovenkrands was on the teamsheet but why did he not come out onto the pitch?

  4. Nowt up front, Shola and Lover give the term lightweight real meaning. We needed Big Andy, something had better happen in the transfer window.

  5. Grumpy Old-Toon says:
    May 1, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    “We needed Big Andy,”

    He wasn’t hugely effective for the other lot today after he came on, Grumpy. Though unfortunetely for us, Suarez, Kuyt and Maxi Rodriguez were.

  6. trevornufc
    Thats what i was thinking before this game , his performances have dropped by his standards . Maybe Pardew is thinking the same why else sub him with 1 minute left to play and 3-0 down ? maybe a statement by Pardew that he has played his last game for us . Just hope he goes abroad and not too another premiership club .

  7. Worky, I was thinking more in terms of a robust CF the way he was playing for us, not how he played today. We were crying out for a player too get amongst them in the box, especially with all the corners and free kicks we had.

  8. Since Alan Pardonwho took over, Newcastle have taken 22 points from the available 54 (anaverage of 1.22 per game).

    LFC under Kenny at Anfield this season (all games): 6 wins, 3 draws, 0 losses.

    Coincidentally, Chris Houghton managed a Premier record score of 19 points from a possible 48 (a points per game average of 1.18).

    What those figures tell us is debatable, but a win for Liverpool was predictable.

  9. Kilgore_D_Sprout says:
    May 1, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    “Since Alan Pardonwho took over, Newcastle have taken 22 points from the available 54 (anaverage of 1.22 per game).”

    Kilgore, it’s 22 from the available 57 (an average of 1.15 per game).

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