Oh I do like to be beside the seaside….

James Perch on tour!
It’s Bank Holiday weekend, and what better way to enjoy the current sunshine than to head to the seaside for a few days?

Fortunately fans of NUFC can head to the seaside, well Blackpool’s seaside anyway, and take in a match whilst they are there. Hopefully Bloomfield Road will prove to be a much happier hunting ground than the last time we were there when a cold, dank, midweek fixture resulted in a 2-1 defeat for a Newcastle side that were still reeling from relegation to the Championship.

Not to worry though, we got our own back later on in that season when we heat them 4-1 at St James’ Park towards the end of last season, but the momentum swung back in their favour at the start of this season when we suffered a 2-0 home defeat. Put simply, we owe them one!

Blackpool may well be involved in a relegation scrap, but that isn’t our concern. We still have points that we need to get for ourselves, whether that be with the aim of getting those final few points to effectively guarantee survival or so we can push on and try to finish in the top half of the table. Balls to Blackpool.

With Kevin Nolan back in the side, and with Stephen Ireland looking that bit fitter, we will have options at Bloomfield Road. It’s been a while since we could say that! Add to that the fact that Blackpool’s star man, Charlie Adam, is only rated as 50-50 to make Saturday’s game and the omens start to look a little better for the 2,100 strong Toon Army who have tickets for the match.

So will it be a happy trip to the seaside for those in black and white? We’ll see, but if it is to be an Easter eggs-travaganza (see what I did there? 😉 ) the we’ll have to make sure we win the game fairly and squarely as we won’t get any help from referee Martin Atkinson.

To those who don’t know, he is the one who conned us out of a result against Manchester City earlier on in the season and failed to even award a free-kick for the challenge that left Hatem Ben Arfa with his leg broken in two places.

If we go there and play our own game then we have enough about ourselves to grab a win. I’m not going to get cocky as we could just as easily lose, but it won’t be through a lock of motivation on our part. We’ll be up for it, the fans will be up for it and I’m sure the players will be up for it.

Hopefully that will be enough to get the three points on offer!

104 thoughts on “Oh I do like to be beside the seaside….

  1. 😆 thats bs. I wouldnt have any of it 😆

    I beat Jobey once but hes beat me rest, but ive improved since then 😛


  2. Dan lol that sounds like excuses to me 😉
    I’ll give you a game on ultimate team. I hear your team is quality.


  3. Haha, im not bad at them, im alright at swinging in indirect freekicks aswell. My ultimate team was decent but it just deleted its self, proper pissed me off.

    And ive not got alot saved from fifa 11 there all fifa 10.


  4. Plus the fact that you can go down 6 places in the table and there is a team ready to jump above us with 1 win.


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