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Anybody trying to make a meal of Mike Williamson and Alan Smith's heated exchange at Watford must lead a placid and sheltered life.

When Will Hoskins netted a late goal for the Hornets Smith wasn't backwards in going forwards in telling Williamson what he thought and that had the recent signing made a more convincing clearance to start with then the goal would not have been scored.

The fact that it did not only cost Newcastle a clean sheet but with two minutes left of stoppage time made it a nervous end to a game the Magpies had never looked like doing anything other than taking three points.

Summer transfers will always be a huge topic for Newcastle United fans and with the last game of the season against Everton just three weeks away already anxiety is building on the streets of Tyneside.

United's small squad needs additions but the holiday season for managers probably means there won't be much action in the next fortnight.

Yet while new fresh faces are needed badly at St James's Park, the players who go out of the exit door could be just as important as those who come in.

If you had a pound for every conversation that takes place this weekend in the pubs and clubs of Tyneside about Newcastle United and their trip to Spurs on Sunday, you'd probably be a canny rich Geordie!

Yet Toon fans in super Seghill had a priceless surprise visit from the King on Friday night as Kevin Keegan proved just why the Geordie nation love him to bits.

In Newcastle, KK is a figure that commands respect in every room he enters.

Or at least judging by the superb reception he received that is and being in Seghill to witness that triggered the usual question of just what would it be like if we actually win something?

KK shocked locals at Seghill Social Club to mingle with fans and help raise funds for Seghill Juniors FC, the club in which reserve team coach Adam Sadler began his own football education.

Right it's time to face the music!

It's Anfield tomorrow and unless something out of the ordinary happens, Newcastle will lose their clash with the team with Champions League ambitions.

The hope is that Liverpool will be distracted by their visit to the San Siro next week for the big one against Inter Milan (remember when we used to play teams like that?) and that perhaps Newcastle can just pluck something out of the fire.


At the end of the storm...

By Lee Ryder on Mar 6, 08 09:37 AM

Can Newcastle get a result at Anfield?

Ask most Geordie fans that question at the moment and you'd be lucky to escape without getting a punch in the nose.

Basically, Newcastle's dismal run of form has gone from poor, to bad to abysmal and with confidence rock bottom on Tyneside it doesn't look like it's about to change at Anfield.

So will that stop the Toon Army giving their full backing at Anfield?


Lee Ryder

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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