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Carroll’s cracker! Newcastle 3-1 Liverpool.

December 11th, 2010 | 142 Comments |

Carroll and company demonstrate togetherness.
Carroll and company demonstrate togetherness.
Newcastle put a week of off-field turmoil behind them in the best way possible this evening – by beating Liverpool.

I have to doff my cap to all the players as they showed remarkable professionalism at a time which couldn’t have been easy for them. They dug in, displayed the togetherness that Chris Hughton has instilled in them, and got the result that they deserved.

In truth, 3-1 probably flattered the home side a little, but I still feel we were good enough for the win. A number of exceptional individual performances combined to help Newcastle to a first win in six games. Cheick Tiote was outstanding, as was Andy Carroll, who never let the Liverpool defence settle, but the best player on the park for me was Joey Barton.

Barton returned to first-team action today having sat out the last four matches through suspension then injury, and he gave us all a show of what we had been missing as he pulled all the strings from the right side of midfield and even grabbed himself an assist and a goal against his hometown club. (more…)

Newcastle v Liverpool – Match banter!

December 11th, 2010 | 305 Comments |

Calm down, calm down....
Calm down, calm down....
Good evening and welcome to our match banter article that will see us through the visit of Liverpool to St James’ Park.

It’s a welcome return to football after what has been a turbulent week for Newcastle United after the shock sacking of Chris Hughton, and the even more shocking appointment of Alan Pardew.

A lot has been said over the last week, and I’m not too pleased with the contempt that Chris Hughton was seemingly treat with by the Newcastle hierachy, but it’s done now and won’t be reversed. Now is the time for football though, and although I understand that there will be some protests, I hope that they are kept away from the players. We don’t want a repeat of Hull City! (more…)