Game On! Newcastle Vs West Brom

Last time this fixture was played at St James' Park

Last time this fixture was played at St James' Park
Last time this fixture was played at St James’ Park
It’s Saturday afternoon which means only one real thing of relevance….It’s match day! Welcome to game on, the best place for banter and general fixture chit chat as we welcome West Brom to St James’ Park.

We have been treated to three wins on the bounce following wins against Chelsea, Spurs and most recently Norwich City. Newcastle will look to continue their run of impressive results this afternoon when The Baggies come to Toon for the televised fixture.

Today’s opponents will be feeling sore at the outcome of their last fixture. Steve Clarke’s men surrendered a two goal lead on Monday night against Midlands rivals Aston Villa at The Hawthornes. West Brom were leading 2-0, but ended up dropping two points as Villa made a come back with the game finishing 2-2. Former Newcastle coach Clarke revealed in a press conference he fears his team are picking up too many draws and insisted they must turn draws into victories.

West Brom currently sit in 11th place in the table and could be deemed as ‘draw specialists’ indeed with the Club sharing the spoils on six out of their twelve games to date. Newcastle are 8th, with six wins in total thus far.

The game will be shown on Sky Sports One with the coverage beginning at 17.00 for a 17.30 kick off. Team news will also be added in at the bottom of this article.

The Baggies have been a bit of a hindrance to us at times over the years but the lads will be hoping to avoid any banana skins today. If we could duplicate the 2-1 victory last season that would do nicely, with Newcastle in good form and in high spirits there is no reason this cant be done. With the table as tight as it is at the top at the moment any victory in it’s self should be a massive incentive for all.

Howay the lads!

Newcastle: Krul; Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini (c), Santon; Sissoko, Tiote, Cabaye, Gouffran; Shola Ameobi, Remy

Subs: Elliot, Yanga-Mbiwa, Anita, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Ben Arfa, Cisse

WBA: Myhill, Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Morrison, Mulumbu, Amalfitano, Sessegnon, Brunt, Long

Subs: L Daniels (gk), Popov, Anichebe, Berahino, Lugano, Gera, Yacob

212 thoughts on “Game On! Newcastle Vs West Brom

  1. lovely jubbly another 3 points
    whey stand up if ya teams won 4 in a row this season…only us and Gooners should be stood up! :mrgreen:


  2. Game set match

    Havnt enjoyed watching us this much in ages. Not one player I can think of who didn’t play well.

    Midfield were all superb.


  3. Didn’t like the Anita change at the end.

    All it did was pin us back a bit and invite pressure in a game we were dominating.

    But other than that, well done Pardew. Four in a row.


  4. What a month! Another great result and a decent performance too.

    Thought Willo was excellent and really bossed Anichebe when he came on. Gouffran had a great 1st half but faded. Santon was sound and Ameobi led the line well.

    Ref was shocking with two blatant decisions missed.

    Now I’m off to get pissed.


  5. Well, any point in going to bed? Probably couldn’t sleep for a while anyway. All worth it.

    I’d find it difficuly to pick a MoM; a great team effort. Love these weekends.


  6. Kim@172 – yeah, it was a good match, bit of everything. Should be entertaining at Swansea, too, whatever the result.


  7. Yeah I think one of the midfield duo.
    If Remy had played at the level he’d been at the few weeks previous, and a couple of those ref decisions had gone our way it would have been comfortable.


  8. West brom played well I have to admit but that Sissoko goal was great and a lucky header from a corner. Nice to have a bit of luck but Swansea is a tough game imo. I so hope we keep winning.


  9. Lucky header from a corner! We deserve about 20 of those this season given the corners we’ve had to put up over two years 😆


  10. What do people think of the clear dive by Remy at the end of the first half?

    He was clean through on goal if he stayed on his feet.

    Another game we should of won much more comfortably. Poor ref we should of had at least on pen (the handball at the very end)

    Debuchy piledriver either side of the keeper would have been a screamer.


  11. Remy took his goal fantastically! He’s took over from Ba!
    A top striker can make an average side a top side.


  12. Troy,

    Remy didn’t score today – Gouffran and Sissoko did. There is an obvious joke to be made at this confusion but it would start an argument that isn’t blog friendly, lol


  13. Remy did creat an assist today which is better than nothing and so did cabaye. The only trouble about today is we sit deep to much in our own half and Colocini seems slower and it showed it West broms first goal. Above Manu, City and Spurs but if Kinnear was boss then we would be top ( only joking).


  14. Not to rake up negatively but if we got six points from the Hull and Sunderland games which all logic and form suggested we should have – we would be comfortably second.

    At least we can balance those two losses with the two wins against Spurs and Chelsea which logic says we should have lost.


  15. FJ
    I think we’re probably a few points up on where we “should” be.
    5 dropped against Fulham/Hull
    But got them back against Villa/Chelsea/Spurs
    Derby day anything can happen imo


  16. Yeah, I did say we can balance them out with other results but with the way it has happened in real life….. you really wish we’d won those two games in particular, lol.

    I’d love to have seen the media explain why we are several points over all expected title challengers (Arsenal were wrote off this year too before Ozil signed).


  17. Looking at the next 6 games we should be looking at getting that 7 points to take us to 30 at the half way stage.
    That said, with our current form we could end up with even more 😯
    We haven’t had to resort to a plan B in a while. Hoping that Cisse and HBA are chomping at the bit for when they get drafted back in.


  18. Ben Arfa looked extremely pleased on the bench when welcoming Sissoko after his substitution and Cisse was beaming again when he came on for his fantastic 9 second cameo.

    Substitutions do not appear to be suffering in terms of negativity. Although I can never tell with Mbiwa, his face is naturally depressing looking.


  19. Total money spent on agents (Oct 2012-Sep 2013):

    Manchester City
    Tottenham Hotspur
    Newcastle United
    Manchester United
    West Ham United
    Aston Villa
    Stoke City
    Norwich City
    Cardiff City
    West Bromwich Albion
    Hull City
    Swansea City
    Crystal Palace

    Source: Premier League


  20. Well we are really up and running now ,when is the last time we won four on the bounce in the premier league ? for me motm was Gooffy again , that lad is becoming our most important player , he ran his socks off again the lad is the hardest worker in the team and a very intelligent and skillful player .


  21. Great win, tipped a 2-1 win but was not overly confident. The lads are playing with some confidence and as a unit.. we looked good! Off to golf now.. all smiles until the first tee :mrgreen:


  22. So from us being in the top 5 with agent payments, where is the financially frugal management we get from Ashley?


  23. News has broke today here in Holland that the keeper we are after from FC Dordrecht , W Hahn has signed a pre contract agreement to play for Feyenoord from next season


  24. I would love TGS to come on and justify why he wants the FOOL sacked.

    Does anyone on this blog want Pardew sacked now?

    TGS , howay, tell us your reasons. 😉


  25. Not only TGS, what about all the others who were baying for Pardews blood. Is there any of you’s big enough to state you called it wrong?

    Bootsy? Not just you, there were many.

    We know who you are, but let’s see if you are big enough to admit you called it wrong. 😉

    He’s making big decisions by dropping Cisse & Barfa. Rarely do we hear of fall outs.
    He must win manager of the month.
    I’ve seen good spells of entertaining football.

    And now we are everybody’s 3rd team. Not as good as KK’s but getting there. 😉


  26. Good result & the performace definitely showed we deserved it. I think Steve Clarke was right when he said WBA were too passive, it gave us they chance to win woth our extra bit of quality.

    The only downside today was not scoring a clear cut chance. We created a couple but we weren’t clinical enough but that’s balanced out by Sissoko’s wondergoal!

    I would still drop him for anita though, but todays game was a much better improvement from him.


  27. I think Southampton will be our toughest game coming up.

    Swansea looks very winnable (i’m still unsure why laudrup is rated so highly as a manager?)

    Man Utd are the weakest they’ve been for a couple of years.

    Based on paper, we should get 6 points from 9.

    More realistic is 3 points from 9.


  28. FJ – How many players did we sign in comparison to other clubs in that list? Bearing in mind it includes last January where we signed more players than anyone…

    Agent fees are one of those things. I don’t really care about them as long as we get players needed.


  29. We spent so much on agents fees because we go for free transfers.

    Pardew has improved massively growing some balls. He’s riding the high ATM.

    The Anita sub was the wrong call, put us under a lot of pressure but you can’t argue with four wins.

    For me, his true test will be when we hit an inevitable dip again. Took him 18 months to pick our players lips up then.

    I’ll judge him at the end of the season.

    For me he still has a lot to prove.

    However, after the JK appointment, I did lose. faith that we could possibly appoint anyone better.


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