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Three points this weekend would lift us all!

October 12th, 2010 | 106 Comments |

Hughton - Can he cut? Maybe he can...
Hughton - Can he cut? Maybe he can...
I think it’s fair to say that the feeling of a fair few Newcastle fans would be lifted by us claiming three points against Wigan at the weekend.

It’s a must win game in the eyes of many, a feeling that I tend to agree with. After disappointing home defeats to Blakpool and Stoke, Hughton will need to ensure the team bounce back against Wigan.

In fairness we have been playing well, really well at points, and we have deserved more than we have got out of some games. Some poor luck, like against Blackpool, and some awful decision-making from certain match officials have transpired to work against us at times this season, and I feel that is contributing to the sombre (ish) mood amongst fans at the moment.

The reality is that depsite the bad luck and despite the fact we have been playing fairly well, it doesn’t change the fact that we have just the seven points to show for our efforts so far this season. It’s about time that changed! (more…)

Things are looking up at the moment.

September 1st, 2010 | 329 Comments |

Things are looking up right now.
Things are looking up right now.
Does anyone else have the feeling I am experiencing at the moment? Pack the jokes away, I mean the feeling of, dare I say it, happiness?

At this precise moment in time I don’t think things could be going much better for a Newcastle fan. It’s all relative of course, and we could be in the Champions League, 1st in the Premier League and so on, but we’re not.

However, we have made a rather solid start to life back in the Premier League. It’s only three games in and I understand that it may be a bit too early to judge things, but surely most fans are happy with the start we have made this season? A solid performance at Old Trafford, a 6-0 hammering of Aston Villa, and a point away at a ground that is notoriously tough to visit all combine to add to the feel good feeling. I mean, if you were offered four points after playing two of last seasons top six and away at a relegation rival in the first three games of the season, you would have taken that before the season started wouldn’t you? I would. (more…)

Are you still smiling? I know I am.

August 23rd, 2010 | 148 Comments |

Carroll's 2nd against Villa.
Carroll's 2nd against Villa.
There hasn’t been many things to smile about as a Newcastle fan over the last few years.

Promotion was geat, fantastic, but it was a short-lived happiness that got subdued with the release of that statement. But right now, at least for this week, we can hold our heads up high and walk with a spring in our step as we each go about our daily business.

The 6-0 yesterday was fantasic, and the fact that it was so unexpected has probably added to the sheer disbelief of it all. We deserved the win yesterday, we outplayed them, outfought them, outmuscled them, plus the fact that our new number nine, the local lad, got his first ever hat-trick in a black and white shirt in front of his own people will have added to it all. (more…)

Carroll at the treble! Newcastle 6-0 Aston Villa.

August 22nd, 2010 | 135 Comments |

Carroll - The hat-trick hero.
Carroll - The hat-trick hero.
As unexpected things go, todays game has to be pretty much up there with the best of them.

Not so much the game itself, as most of us knew that Newcastle would at the very least be up for the fight, but the 6-0 scoreline has to be, surely has to be, the most unexpected part of proceedings.

What I watched today enthused me no end.

The silly mistakes had disappeared and Newcastle looked quick whilst in possesion. Andy Carroll was again immense, and will go home tonight carrying the match ball after a fantastic, and yes unexpected, hat-trick. (more…)

New signings should be the priority for Newcastle.

August 17th, 2010 | 164 Comments |

Nolan: Fighting to be fit.
Nolan: Fighting to be fit.
The match at Manchester United last night had some positive and negative points, but one thing that was blatantly obvious is that the squad needs bolstering.

No matter which way you look at it, there is a desperate need for new faces to help out the squad. One look at the substitutes bench last night and my own concerns became apparent for all to see.

I have said all along that our first eleven should be good enough to stop up, but what about when we suffer injuries? We are experiencing some form of injury crisis now in fact, which isn’t helping the situation.

Peter Lovenkrands and Danny Guthrie missed out last night, as did Sol Campbell, Dan Gosling, Steven Taylor, Danny Simpson and Leon Best, plus there is Kevin Nolan who is now doubtful for the game against Aston Villa on Sunday. (more…)