The problem is that the next game is against Liverpool. Now this will surely be a spicy encounter as they seek revenge for the 3-1 defeat they endured at St James’ Park earlier on in the season. They are in a very good run of form at the moment and put five past Birmingham in their home game at the weekend.
Going to Anfield is still a tough proposition, but my utter hatred and contempt for Liverpool leaves me desperately wanting a victory for NUFC. Even a point would do as a point away from home in the Premier League is still a moral victory.
Now to clarify, I’ve always hated Liverpool. I despise them and everything they stand for. I despise their hypocricy and self-righteous actions. I despise the way their fans act. I despise the media fawning over what is essentially a club that just feels sorry for itself. I hate them. And now they have Andy Carroll, I hate them even more!
Which is why it’s nice to hear our Captain saying how he wants Carroll, who is an injury doubt for next Sunday’s game, to play specifically so he can kick him!
“The big man missed out because of an injury, and he doesn’t know how long he will be out,” Nolan told the Shields Gazette. “Hopefully, he’ll be back so I can kick him!”
“I don’t know if I want him to play or not. I do so I can kick him, but I don’t want to him to play because of the threat he can pose.”
“He’s clicking into gear, and he’ll be desperate to play against us. You will see the best of him next year.”
Now the last kick I remember Nolan giving Carroll was on the Gateshead lads arse as he whispered sweet-nothings about Liverpool FC in Carroll’s ears. This was shortly before Nolan appeared on Liverpool TV saying how it was a great move for the lad and how he was really chuffed for him and other such bollocks.
Not what fans, who were gutted at Carroll’s departure, really wanted to see from the club captain in all fairness.
Still, the ultimate way to get one back is to go to Anfield and pick up at least a point. We haven’t won there since 1994, which is a long time ago, so the omens aren’t good! We’ve had some crackers at Anfield over the years though, and I’m sure you all know what I am referring to. The result may not have gone our way, but it was an honour to have watched the following game.
That game is widely regarded as one of the best games the Premier League has ever seen. Everything about it was top notch, apart from the result of: Liverpool 4-3 Newcastle. Amazingly, the very next season, it happened again!
We played crap in that second game as deservedly went 3-0 down, only to somehow peg it back to 3-3. Those were the days!
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