Game on! Newcastle v West Brom.

St James' Park.

St James' Park.
Newcastle host West Bromwich Albion.
Good afternoon one and all, and welcome to the final ‘Game On’ article of the season.

After today we’ll have to go through weeks of nothingness. No football to look forward to is a bad thing and will upset the balance of my weekend.

I may actually have to interact with the wife and could potentially have to do bits around the house. It’s a nightmare. God I wish the season wasn’t about to be over!

Still, there is one game left as West Brom roll up at St James’ Park for a match that rather surprisingly has no influence on the relegation battle. I say surprisingly as both teams were tipped to struggle at the start of the season, but now there is a place in the top ten on offer for the winner. We’ll just let the rest worry about “Survival Sunday” and go about our own business thank you very much.

The match preview is here if you’d like to peruse it again, or for a first time if you haven’t already done so. It features team news, injury news, form guides, facts and stats regarding both teams.

As far as streams go, it’s an unknown quantity at the moment. I’m hopeful that there will be a few available but it’s quite often the case that we don’t know if we’ll manage to get one until closer to kick-off. However, if you do manage to stumble across one then please feel free to leave a link to it in the ‘comments’ section below.

That’s about it really. Team news will be updated as and when and will be featured right at the bottom of this article.

With a top-ten position the likely reward for the winner today I’d like to hope that there is enough motivation in our players to go out there and get the win to send the fans home happy. A win would also guarantee that we finish above Sunderland, which would be rather amusing given their pre-season dreams and aspirations of European qualification. It’s up to our players to do the job first though.

Howay the lads!

Newcastle: Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini, Jose Enrique; Ryan Taylor, Joey Barton (c), Danny Guthrie, Shane Ferguson; Shola Ameobi, Peter Lovenkrands

Subs: Ole Soderberg, James Tavernier, Alan Smith, Kazenga LuaLua, Nile Ranger, Leon Best, Shefki Kuqi

West Brom: Scott Carson; Steven Reid, Abdoulaye Meite, Jonas Olsson, Nicky Shorey; Chris Brunt, James Morrison, Youssouf Mulumbu, Paul Scharner, Somen Tchoyi; Marc-Antoine Fortune

Subs: Boaz Myhill, Gonzalo Jara, Pablo Ibanez, George Thorne, Jerome Thomas, Simon Cox, Ishmael Miller

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38 thoughts on “Game on! Newcastle v West Brom.

  1. Good to see Guthrie getting another start. He now has a chance to make up for a rather poor performance against WBA earlier in the season. Also happy to see Leon Best on the bench. Would be nice to win today and see him and Tavernier get some game time.


  2. I think its a cert that Smith and Best will get brought on at some stage, would love to see Kuqi getting a decent run out 😉


  3. Yeah looks like it will be that way FSOTC. Hoping Raylor will get some good balls into the box and perhaps score a free kick himself.


  4. LIverpool likely to flog off Joe Cole, right?

    Why has he been unable to parlay his talent into a steady position anywhere? Does he have great skills and a pudding brain or something?


  5. DAVE kna m8 put my comment up just as toonsy put new thread,done it on purpose i think 😉


  6. I hope not Dave, I’m having fun listening to the recorded messag on it 😉 😆


  7. here’s hoping Dave….lets finish above them dirty inbred “here’s uncle daddy back from prison” filthy unwashed ****ers 😆


  8. Are we back in the room? What a ****ter 👿

    I can only apologise for that ladies and gents. Out of my control again.


  9. Finally, really dissapointed with the lads in the second half like. Onwards and upwards next season though! 😉


  10. I see the Chelsea managers been sacked.

    Anyways gutted about today, cost us 2.5 million in prize money…


  11. well thats batty bet up,all that git from the scum can talk about is finishing above toon again,arse-hole 😥


  12. Jush we fell apart 2nd half and threw the game away, but still we would have been more than happy with that at the start of the year 😉


  13. Woo we’re back! Probably just as well it cut off as there’d be plenty of depressing stuff to read, but now presumably everyone has calmed down a bit. I did think it would be a tough fixture and the 3nil favoured us a fair amount-we attacked well but west brom played horribly. Plenty of stuff can be said, took our eye of the ball etc. For me the changes were all wrong, but that being said maybe guthrie couldn’t handle afull 90? He didn’t look laboured, and I think Lualua should have come on for Raylor at half time on the right and maybe best for either of our strikers but Smith was a massive mistake. I’ve defended him a lot and I like him but I just don’t think he’s good enough anymore, Tiote has showed us what a real defensive mid should do.

    Real shame we couldn’t grab 9th and I reckon we deserved it far more than anyone around us, but its weird seing we’re ahead of both stoke and Bolton. Especially as Stoke did the double and bolton absolutely thrashed us away…funny old season eh.

    Anyway, hopefully Ash will spend more now 😀 and we can improve over the summer and really push on next season. Feel a bit gutted about the technical staff to be honest, think people who boo’d the players and are slating our entire team need to take a chill pill.


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