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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