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Remember that, winning?

By Lee Ryder on Mar 30, 09 01:22 PM

Where were you when Newcastle United last won a match at St James's Park?

I can just about remember it actually. Damien Duff netted the winner in the closing stages, it was against Tottenham Hotspur and on the back of it Mike Ashley urged fans to stick a bet on us getting into Europe!!!

Some of you might have been finishing/starting your Christmas shopping or had just started your festive holiday!

Well as we crawl into April, we're still to see a victory at St James's Park since December 21 and you don't need reminding that as it stands the great club that is Newcastle United is tumbling into the abyss or the Championship if you like.

Oh yes we beat West Brom as well, six games ago but we're assured we can survive.

Not that we're putting all our eggs in one basket like but all we need to do is win 50% of our remaining fixtures and we'll be tickety-boo.

Yet the only problem is that the team that needs to win 50% of the remaining games, is also the team that has only won six times this season.

Up next is Chelsea, a team that were held 0-0 at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season.

Back then Dennis Wise brushed past the awaiting Tyneside media like the cat who got the cream.

Sebestian Bassong, who we were led to believe was a Wise success before the player himself explained he was a Kevin Keegan signing, has just had a great game against one of the best sides in the land.

Now going into the reverse fixture, he might not be playing and Chris Hughton is toying with the idea of playing Cacapa.

The Brazilian, who is now making Fumaca look OK or José Rodrigues Alves Antunes as he's called in his local, may be thrust into the spotlight against the Blues.

Memories of Pompey at home, when the ex-Lyon man was hooked in the first half by Big Fat Sam have already started for some.

Damien Duff - who has spoken of his wish to play for Shamrock today - must also step up to the plate if fit against his old side.

But we've been talking about stepping up to plates, lights at the end of tunnels, 10 cup finals, nine cup finals and now eight cup finals, coming together, doing it for the fans, doing it for Joe, doing it for the sake of it and making sure we never get in this position ever again for weeks now - and the truth is Newcastle have simply got worse with no signs of improvement.

For all that I'll take a point if you offered me it now, then we can at least say we reached the magic 30 mark.

10 Comments

AndyT said:

You're saying what we're all thinking, Lee. All of the players really need to pick things up for our remaining eight games. If we play like we did against Blackburn, then Newcastle won't even pick up another point. If we can play like we did against Manchester United, either time, then I'm sure that we can hold on for survival.
We need some kind of extra push and inspiration for these players, because most of them already seem checked out.

AndyT said:

You're saying what we're all thinking, Lee. All of the players really need to pick things up for our remaining eight games. If we play like we did against Blackburn, then Newcastle won't even pick up another point. If we can play like we did against Manchester United, either time, then I'm sure that we can hold on for survival.
We need some kind of extra push and inspiration for these players, because most of them already seem checked out.

Ian Fraser said:

For God's sake. Cacapa? Having a go at him before he even gets picked isn't a million miles away from booing Shola when he came on against Arsenal. There are plenty of other players to worry about. Ryan Taylor's tackles? His 'backpass'? Steven Taylor's forearm smashes? Nicky Butt's mistimed passes? Owsen missing open goals? Martins missing a penalty? Louvenkrands missing an open goal? Colcinni's non-tackling? Alan Smnith's 'commitment'? Get real

londontoon said:

lets bring some of the yong players into the side. What we have, hasn't been doing it for us, they're just not hungry enough. Glen Roder did it a couple of seasons ago at it worked a treat..

brian from durham said:

Why all the doom and gloom?,JFK has now promised us he will still be here next season.Oh Joy!!!There will be dancing in the Bigg Market tonight, and also trying to find their next seasons ticket money with that announcement.

Relton said:

Remember that, winning ! ! ! ! !
Remember that - getting relegated - jfk does, and he did it more than once.
Remember that - sitting in your mates bus at 9:00Am away to Grimsby opening your first can of beer in the morning - Lee does.

We'll all be rolling back the years. We will all be feeling 15 or so years younger after this season.

I certainly hope I wont age as much next season in the Championship - then again ! ! !!

Relton said:

Remember that, winning ! ! ! ! !
Remember that - getting relegated - jfk does, and he did it more than once.
Remember that - sitting in your mates bus at 9:00Am away to Grimsby opening your first can of beer in the morning - Lee does.

We'll all be rolling back the years. We will all be feeling 15 or so years younger after this season.

I certainly hope I wont age as much next season in the Championship - then again ! ! !!

Lee Ryder Author Profile Pagesaid:

It was 6am actually.

paristoon said:

What on earth has happened to Edgar, the guy who scored on his nufc début and scored the only goal against Liverpool. Surely he is preferable to Caçapa who lost us the Fulham away game single handed?

Relton said:

ha ha :)) Nice one Lee.
I look forward to the Blog from the Back of the Bus - diary entry 06:00AM destination Monkseaton to Tranmere, next season.

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Lee Ryder - Proudly born and bred on Tyneside, the Chronicle's chief sports writer has followed the fortunes of the club over the last three decades as a Toon fan and football writer.

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