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Wigan v Newcastle – Match preview.

January 2nd, 2011 | 72 Comments |

Not a good sight for Newcastle!
Not a good sight for Newcastle!
Newcastle head to Wigan this afternoon in what is shaping up to be a very important game for both sides aspirations of staying in the Premier League this season.

A win for Newcastle will take them to at least 10th, whilst a win for Wigan will see them leapfrog us and will ensure that Newcastle drop down two places in the table, ever closer to that rather ominous Premier League trap door.

Given the way we generally play when we go to Wigan, I have to say that I am not entirely confident about getting a result, although I do live in eternal hope that we can perhaps one day end our run of poor results, and poor performances, that seem to harvest themselves every time the team set foot in Lancashire!

Both teams are missing key men, with the main question being which team will miss their key player the most? Charles N’Zogbia will miss the game for Wigan as he starts his three match ban after being sent off against Arsenal, whist Newcastle look set to be without Andy Carroll after he picked up a thigh strain. Who is going to miss their player the most? I fear it may be us….. (more…)