Game On! Newcastle v Liverpool

Game on at SJP!
Game on at SJP!
Our penultimate home game of the season will see us do battle with Liverpool this afternoon, with a win having to be the ultimate aim for United.

In truth Liverpool are probably quite happy they are back to playing football after the last week, but there is no getting away from the fact that they will miss Luis Suarez.

It’s up to Newcastle to take advantage of that fact and make them pay. If they can do that and grab the three points then we’ll have just taken a huge, arguably total, step towards ensuring we have Premier League football next term. If we don’t then we look at other results and see how things are looking, but almost certainly the issue will drag on for at least another week.

Moving onto the game, and if you’d like to read a bit more background about the fixture then why not have a look at the match preview? You can view it by clicking here should you wish to update yourself on the injury situation, or take a look at the recent history between the two sides.

The game itself will be live on ESPN so there is hope for those who can’t get inside the ground to watch the game. Streams should be available as it’s being broadcast on loads of channels at home and abroad so all I ask is that if you find one then please share it by leaving a link in the ‘comments’ section below.

Team news, as is always the case, will be added in at the bottom of the article as and when it becomes available. I’m at work again so once more somebody will be adding it in for me.

That’s just about it really. I’ve nothing more to say and must, like everyone, wait to see what fate awaits us this afternoon. I’ve tried not to mention it, but hopefully our efforts and endeavour are much better than what we witnessed in our last home game!

Howay the lads!

Newcastle: Elliot; Debuchy, S Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Haidara; Perch, Tiote, Cabaye (c); Sissoko, Cisse, Gutierrez

Subs: Harper, Williamson, Gosling, Anita, Ben Arfa, Gouffran, Shola Ameobi

Liverpool: Reina, Enrique, Agger, Carragher, Johnson, Leiva, Gerrard, Henderson, Downing, Sturridge, Coutinho

Subs: Jones, Wisdom, Coates, Skrtel, Shelvey, Suso, Borini

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638 thoughts on “Game On! Newcastle v Liverpool

  1. we have scored 5 goals in our last 8 PL matches and conceded 17
    😳 😳 😳
    Why cant we score goals ?
    Why aren’t we creating enough chances ?
    Why do we constantly play the Lads in their wrong positions ?
    Why cant we score 1 goal from a corner ?
    Why are we so unfit and lethargic ?
    Why cant we score on the break like other teams do against us ?
    Why cant we defend ?
    Why is Pardew still in the hot seat ?


  2. Collo, Jonas and Staylor have 1 recent relegation on their CV’s. I hope they don’t have a second one.

    I see that after watching Staylor playing yesterday John Terry has came out and said he’s had secon thoughts and he’d consider himself for England. That’s bad news for Staylor.. 😳


    April 28, 2013 at 12:42

    You are right on many of the above. But I think the damage is done now and whether we stick or twist I think it’s too late to make any real difference.

    We have to stick with him until the end of the season and see where we are then. I would replace Pardew with a more proven manager in the summer but unfortunately as Troy says who would work under the restrictions that Ashley places on his manager? Let alone the poultry salary on offer.

    I fear we are destined for mediocrity when it comes to managers…


  4. I heard that Shola got in touch with Lee Ryder at the Chronny and asked him PLEEEEEZE don’t churn out a “Shola says we all need to stick together interview” for Mondays chronicle… πŸ™


  5. pardew has always been a one season where ever hes been,which i said last season,nowt changes with him,his gob is a lot bigger than his brain πŸ‘Ώ


  6. On a slightly different note is anyone buying this stuff about Collo being committed to the club and him not leaving??


  7. Sound familiar? This is from 2006

    CARLOS TEVEZ stuck the knife into sacked former West Ham boss Alan Pardew.
    Breaking his silence for the first time, the Argentinian midfielder insisted:
    He was STUNNED Pardew was not sacked earlier;
    His own talents were WASTED by being played out of position;
    Pardew STRUGGLED to manage big-name foreign stars;
    Pardew was WRONG to ignore the talents of fellow Argentine Javier Mascherano.
    New manager Alan Curbishley will be paraded at Upton Park before a crunch clash with Manchester United but Tevez, signed in a controversial deal at the start of the season, is the first player to speak out against Pardew.


    Tevez, who could start today in his preferred role as a central striker, said: “I was surprised to see how long Pardew held on to the job in the end.

    “In Argentina or Brazil he would have been out long ago. It was clear the team did not react as he wanted β€” it wasn’t going right.

    “I was never given the chances I thought I would be given and I was told to play out of position against my will.

    “I had to sacrifice myself for the team which I don’t think helped. I was playing in ways I did not understand well and I lost a lot from my own game.

    “It didn’t fit where he put me, but I wanted to help.”


    The stress was too much for Tevez when he was substituted in the 1-0 win over Sheffield United and he stormed out of the ground and was later forced to apologise. He said: “I was a bit angry because I was playing as the second striker and I normally play as a No8.

    “I am here to help but playing outside of my role puts me under pressure. I didn’t think Teddy Sheringham would replace me but he did, but I know now that was wrong.”

    Tevez, who scored 25 goals in 38 games for Brazilian side Corinthians, has yet to score in 13 appearances for West Ham, the worst spell of his career.

    That has contributed to the Hammers’ dismal run of 11 defeats in 17 League games, a sickening cup defeat to minnows Chesterfield and a potentially disastrous relegation fight.

    It led to Pardew’s dismissal on Monday and Curbishley’s immediate appointment. Tevez, 22, insisted he and Mascherano got on well with Pardew.

    He said: “Pardew was always asking how we were and if we needed anything and for that I am grateful. But when the match came round, he would be more distant.

    “I don’t think he had a clear idea about my game or what to do. He was good football man but more suited to coaching English teams without foreign players with big reputations.

    “I think that was a bit of a problem for him.”

    Tevez was mystified why Mascherano β€” linked with a move to Juventus β€” was not given a chance by Pardew.

    He said: “It was strange not to have Javier playing. Especially as the team were struggling and losing. He is a very good player, doing well in training and he just wanted to play.”

    Curbishley is an emotional favourite for many Hammers fans, having played for the club and supported them all his life.

    Tevez is also a fan. He vowed: “Now is the time to turn around our season.


    “We have a new president, a new coach and we can do a lot more for the team.

    “The fans have been fantastic towards me and I thank them. Now I want to repay them.

    “I want to win with this team and a lot of people have told me great things about the new coach, so I want to start scoring for him and start helping West Ham win matches.”

    Source ::…t/sport2.shtml


  8. @Deb

    Take Tevez name out and put any of our players in it would ring true for most of them πŸ˜€ Scary how similar that sounds to us now.

    Any Pardew sacked rumors doing the rounds on twitter yet?


  9. Rumours that Di Matteo is coming in for the last 3 games. Don’t blame me, I’m just the messenger. Second text I’ve received about it.


  10. @Deb

    Reading that terrifies the **** out of me it could of been written by Sissoko, Marveaux, Ben Arfa…or any of our players..

    Scary stuff!

    I wouldn’t be that impressed if Di Matteo came in to be honest. The football West Brom and Chemski played under him was pretty terrible.


  11. Ice

    Thats it I’m now certain Di Matteo will be in before the last 3 games πŸ˜€

    This better come true troy or I’m blaming you if we get relegated πŸ˜›


  12. @Oblong

    That football won West Brom promotion to the PL.

    Chelsea won probably one of the most dramatic competition run ins of all time and won the trophy. Results thats all that matters in the end. Look how happy most of us were last season even though the football we played was terrible


  13. I should say i dont want RDM either but if it was for the last 3 games i would bite your hand off.


  14. @Deb
    Agree with others that it could quite easily be written from our current players.
    But do you not think it being from Tevez gives it a bit less credibility? He’s not exactly renowned for good relationships with clubs/staff is he


  15. @Oblong
    I still harbour a hope he will stay, I know people might think I’m daft but I think he’s a good guy who was genuinely going through some family problems, his dad tried to take advantage of the situation imo.
    Colo didn’t **** or complain when he was told he couldn’t leave, and his performances were actually better during the saga (compared with the rest of the season anyway)
    I don’t see how he can leave anyhow, the circumstances in Jan (we were obviously not going to give him away, the Argie team couldn’t afford him) are still going to be true in the summer no?


  16. @Santii

    I can’t argue with you about any of that. I suppose even though it wasn’t pleasant to watch it got results. Just don’t fancy him as a manager I even know why….


  17. ST, yes you could say that re Tevez. However, it seems there are too may coincidences to our current plight that I would say it’s spot on.


  18. @ ST

    I think we could do with him staying to be honest. We need his experience if nothing else. I was pissed off with him after Jan and I thought he was pretty much out the door in the summer. If his head is in the right place and he wants to be here I hope he stays.


  19. The idea that we cannot attract a top manager is one i question. This might have been true four years ago but now I think it must be different. Ashley has shown he is willing to stick with a manager through think and thin as he has done with Pardew.

    That should be an attractive quality for a prospective manager.


  20. GK Tim Krul
    GK Rob Elliot
    GK Steve Harper
    GK Jak Alnwick

    RB Mathieu Debuchy
    RB Ryan Taylor
    RB Danny Simpson
    RB James Tavernier

    CB Steven Taylor
    CB Fabricio Coloccini
    CB Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
    CB Mike Williamson
    CB Curtis Good
    CB Remie Streete
    CB Kevin Mbabu
    CB Paul Dummett

    LB Davide Santon
    LB Massadio HaΓ―dara

    DM Cheick TiotΓ©
    DM James Perch
    DM GaΓ«l Bigirimana

    RM Hatem Ben Arfa
    RM Gabriel Obertan
    RM Sammy Ameobi

    CM Yohan Cabaye
    CM Vurnon Anita
    CM Dan Gosling
    CM Mehdi Abeid
    CM Michael Richardson
    CM Moussa Sissoko
    CM Haris VučkiΔ‡
    CM Bradden Inman

    LM Sylvain Marveaux
    LM JonΓ‘s GutiΓ©rrez
    LM Shane Ferguson
    LM Romain Amalfitano

    ST Papiss Demba CissΓ©
    ST Yoan Gouffran
    ST Shola Ameobi
    ST Adam Campbell

    How is that squad in the state we are in?? 😯 😯 😯


  21. If footballers were not famous for their honesty and integrity you would have thought yesterday that most of our team have planned their exits out of the Toon


  22. Oblong. Perhaps they are not as good as they think they are?
    Toby. Hope you are wrong.
    Michael I’m sure we can. I expect our next manager will be. When however is the question.


  23. @ Premandup

    I don’t think that’s the case. I think looking at that squad you see a talented bunch of players but sadly on the pitch it looks like they don’t even know each other.

    I see there is a lot of Cisse bashing on twitter again today. I honestly do not know what people expect him to do. Messi would struggle to make an impact for us playing up front alone for us at the minute. He is very isolated and has pretty much zero service.


  24. MICHAEL12
    April 28, 2013 at 13:45

    Don’t be so naive, Michael. Money is what is important to managers and how much compo they will get when they’re sacked. They couldn’t give a fig roll if the owner is patient or not.


  25. Deb ,good find and yeah I wouldn’t call Tevez a liar ,makes perfect sense to me, especially the players out of position bit.


  26. 9 points from last minutes goals gained, 0 lost. Bloody hell we’ve been lucky in that respect.


  27. Pardew sacked yes/No
    Troy – no
    Dave – no
    MM – no
    Bris – no
    Newkie – no
    Trumpet – no
    Stu79 – no
    Cologne Toon – no
    Bootsy – yes
    Southern Geordie – yes
    Cropper – yes
    Oblong -yes
    Groucho – yes
    Geordie Deb – yes
    TGS – yes
    Kimtoon – yes
    Michael12 – yes
    Pootle – yes
    Stardust – yes
    Ice dog – yes
    JJ – yes
    Mark – yes
    Santii – yes
    Toby – yes
    Batty – yes (hoy the fckr on the streets with his hair gel & lippy)
    Aussie ?


  28. Hi Kim, I just found it posted on one of the other blogs. Scarey how true it appears. Sooner he’sgone the better.


  29. survival depends on one game. QPR away. There will be no hiding place for the staff or players if we don’t win as QPR are a poor side and have nothing to play for. Players need to run themselves into the ground


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