Next up – Liverpool away!

Liverpool? Bring em on.
Newcastle travel to the red side of Merseyside on Sunday lunchtime in search of a win, something that the lads haven’t managed to do at Anfield since 1994.

Of course Newcastle have already exceeded the 40 point mark this season and their Premier League status seems likely to be retained. With this being said you just never know how many points are actually going to enough to ensure safety in this league. I hope that probable safety won’t make the lads think they can take their foot of the gas and be too casual with the remaining fixtures.

I have seen Newcastle players adopt that attitude before, and let’s all be honest it would just be nice to collect more points in the last 4 games and finish the season as well as possible. For me I would love us to end our Anfield jinx and sneak a win. My hatred for Liverpool Football Club is very random but very tangible.

Naturally all the headlines will be directed at a certain traitor. He used to play for Newcastle and despite loving the club, city and fans he opted to hand in a transfer request on transfer deadline day when he was offered more money elsewhere. There are question marks over Carroll’s fitness and it’s not certain he will be fit to face Newcastle on Sunday, although apparently the greasy douchebag would just love to play in this one. A source told The Evening Chronicle:

“Andy is obviously hoping to play and see his mates again. He’s still a Newcastle lad through and through and was actually back at St James’ Park just last week to watch the Man United game and wanting his mates to win.”

“There’s no bad blood between Andy and anybody at Newcastle, he is still friendly with everybody at the club. And that’s why he’s so keen to play on Sunday. But he knows that the final decision rests with Kenny Dalglish and after the 5-0 win over Birmingham, there’s no guarantee that anybody will walk straight back into the side.”

It’s probably a good job he wasn’t spotted at St James’ Park that evening as I think he would have had a spot of bother with the home supporters. It’s also nice to know he has no ill feeling towards the club after kicking each and every Newcastle fan in the bollocks on January 31st 2011.

Andy Carroll aside, Liverpool are team who have had a change in fortunes since Kenny Dalglish’s return and appeared to have turned the corner in recent months. Newcastle were victorious in the game between the two sides earlier in the season at St James’ Park. Back then Roy Hodgson was in charge at Liverpool and it was in fact Pardew’s first game in charge at Newcastle.

Pardew, who believes Newcastle are safe following a undeserved draw at Blackpool has also be speaking to The Chronicle today about Sunday’s fixture. Here’s what he had to say:

“We’re going to go to Liverpool with confidence. There’s still a lot to play for, and we want to give our fans a good day.”

He added: “I think we’re definitely safe now. The most important thing at Blackpool was our energy. Blackpool hadn’t had a game, and it showed. It evens it up at this level. Our energy levels will be the same as Liverpool’s, so we’ll give a much better account of ourselves against a team in good form.”

It’s good to know that the players are approaching the game with confidence and as I said earlier hopefully the lads will try and get a win and won’t see it as irrelevant now just because they feel we aren’t in danger of getting relegated. One thing is for sure, we won’t be able to turn up to Liverpool and play the way we did against Blackpool if we want to win.

Liverpool – Newcastle games have provided much entertainment over the years, and 4-3 is a scoreline that obviously comes straight to mind. Hopefully we can be on the right end of a decent result on Sunday, although I’m sure most realistic fans would be happy with a draw at Anfield. I certainly would be.

Last time out at Anfield we lost 3-0 in our relegation season. Joey Barton infamously got sent off that afternoon and had a public squabble with then boss Alan Shearer. Many thought that would be Joey’s last ever game in a black and white shirt, luckily that wasn’t the case.

Newcastle are a different team to the deflated, egotistical and below par shambles that turned up that day in 2009. I do remember that game so well. I was due to go to Anfield as I had tickets for the game but my Dad was taken ill at hospital and therefore had to sell my tickets last minute to a friend of Toonsy’s.

Liverpool have also been heavily linked with Newcastle star player Jose Enrique which isn’t going to endear themselves to the Newcastle faithful. They pinched our other best player in January and are allegedly ready to do the same with Jose in the summer. If big nose Phil Thompson is to be believed (which personally I don’t) the player has his move to Liverpool secured already.

It will be interesting to see how Jose performs on Sunday and it will be even more interesting if Judas does pass fit and plays. Inevitably after Carroll scores (you know he will if he plays) it would be interesting to see how he’d react, a celebration would make me hate him even more.

So there you have it. Pardew is confident and Judas wants and hopes to be available for the game. Full team news to be revealed closer to the weekend. What do you guys think? What are your opinions on Liverpool and are you going to the game?

About MarkToon

I'm Mark, I live in a little town called Rugby. I go back a long way with Toonsy, we have traveled the country together watching the lads. I eat, breath and sleep Newcastle United! Follow me on [email protected] MRStockers or add me on Facebook- Mark Stockley.

283 thoughts on “Next up – Liverpool away!

  1. aye, its abit of a biatch when I forget to put my underarmer shorts on and they slip out my boxers in changing rooms 😉 😆


  2. RICHIE spot on m8,that means you cannot work yet,you will just have to struggle through,know you will be biteing at the bit to get started,ah well try a few more beers 😉


  3. Moreno, hes saying my balls havent dropped 😆 , and im hardly gunna tell a lass my balls slip out my boxers 😆


  4. Spencer, the proof is in the pudding. You have just sat and told us all about your balls popping out and we don’t even know you. Imagine what you say to the people who do 😯


  5. That’s even worse Spencer, you said that as if you were gunna hunt him down and gay him up, You got the gay reputation on NUFCmad for comments like that….


  6. 😆 😆 No if girls are watching a footy game im playing in, I tend to just walk past and slip one out 😆 😆


  7. no, I didnt do a introduction post 😆

    I just slipped in to the people who enjoy banter and not the mardy ones 😆


  8. Reet, that’s me too. nite bobby x

    See bobby had a little grass on me too toonsy today? something like, ”Toonsy – no wonder people get heated with Moreno’s comments”

    I nearly wet meself laughing.


  9. I try to Dave 😉

    Got 2 more days at graft then off for 4 days and me pal from the toon is coming up to stay so counting the hours mate. Will be good to get some banter from home in the boozer

    have a good un lads


  10. Spencer “aye, I love to slip into a lass Big dave”

    I’ll correct ya mistakes again for ya “aye, I love to slip into a big lass, Dave” 😉


  11. Richie, ive got noshed of by a “bigger lass” but I wouldnt of called her big big 😆


  12. Cya Dave, me too. Quick cuppa then kip. later lads…..Spencer, don’t take any crap off jobey like 😉 😆


  13. Aye, Geordie Deb, NorCal Toon, O’Hurley. Coming up to ten years since I was last in the States. It was the last few months you could still get on a plane fairly easily, before it all kicked off. 🙁

    I deffo wanna go back to the states again, It was great actually, suited me down to the ground. I even loved the flea market and stuff like that.


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