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Let's cause an upset

Tomorrow evening`s game against Manchester United sees us back in action for the first time since the hideous capitulation against Aston Villa. All the signs point to a defeat, especially considering that we haven`t won any of our last nine league games and the delightful attacking football being played by Alex Ferguson`s side at this moment in time.

However for some unbeknown reason, I`m not quite sure why, I fancy us to cause an upset. Since we last played the players and staff has had two weeks to regroup. We have had time to prepare and get ourselves organised for what is surely going to be a massive test. In that same time Manchester United have had three extremely difficult games, with the last of those coming against Lyon in the Champions League in midweek. Now I know they have a big squad full of outstanding players, but I believe those three games will have taken their toll and that we come into the game the fresher side.

Another reason I think that we stand a chance tomorrow night is because St James` Park is going to be rocking. Keegan and Sir Alex will be resuming hostilities in a rivalry that was born through a tremendous battle for the title in 95/96 that resulted in us losing out at the death to a Cantona inspired United side. We need to get behind the team like we did in the game against Arsenal back in November. Even if we go behind early, we need to stick with the players. They need our help in games like this and we as fans need to do our duty.

Tomorrow`s game calls for big characters. We need players like Steven Taylor, Joey Barton, Nicky Butt and Michael Owen to give huge performances. Another player I would like to include on that list is Alan Smith. He hasn`t really performed to the best of his capabilities since he joined us but there is no doubt that the commitment and desire is there, he just needs a bit of luck. The game tomorrow is made for players like Alan Smith, and I for one think he will step up and give a top class performance.

So let`s give everything we have tomorrow, hope Smithy puts Cristiano on his backside, and James Milner spanks one in the top corner and send Alex and his team back to Manchester with their tails well and truly between their legs.

The Journalist

Writer: Aaron Gales Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 22 2008

Time: 9:52PM

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All dues respect, but every game you "fancy it'll be the week you turn it around". Believe me, I don't think you will continue to lose for the rest of this campaign, but I can't see it against Utd. Still, good luck, I shall hope for the best, as I like nothing better than seeing the Mancs shot down.
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22/02/2008 22:11:00

As a Villa fan, I am looking forward to the game. Let's hope Keegan can get them up for it. Cus I tell you, i'd love it if you beat them, love it! LOL...
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22/02/2008 22:14:00

KING CARLITOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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22/02/2008 22:19:00

that title is *****in hilarious hahaha
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24/02/2008 00:06:00

As a Manchester United season ticket holder,I should probably dislike Keegan,but I can't.Don't get me wrong,I'm not his biggest fan,but I just feel sorry for him.His passion for football is second to none,but his players shown no commitment to the cause yesterday. I truly believe there is a rot somewhere in your club that if it is not removed could see serious consequence's.You have too many second rate players with a poor attitude that a the moment don't look up for a fight.Sorry Geordies,but you are in deep,deep trouble.
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24/02/2008 09:44:00

what a win! newcastle just give up..............your going down!!!!
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24/02/2008 14:08:00

WOW, you scored a goal, things are now going in the right direction, don't worry about the 5 you let in, they're not important. Keegan is a joke sack him now before you go down.
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24/02/2008 22:46:00

Great title,******** hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!
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25/02/2008 09:27:00

You did, you scored 1.
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25/02/2008 15:05:00

Loved it.
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25/02/2008 17:35:00

Leave the Geordies alone you lot - the comments on their website are often hilarious and very tongue-in-cheek unlike the unmitigated drear served up by MU's so-clalled glory-hunting trogladytes. As for KK, he is a bit of a knob and he will very shortly be gone. Dunno why NU ever signed him really.
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25/02/2008 20:37:00

wisey is next in line for the ejecting hotseat that is newcastle :)
Boro 01
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26/02/2008 22:27:00

lol an upset against United...yyyeah.
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27/02/2008 01:09:00

id just love it if we beat them oooopppppsssss horror show again. big sam not so bad hey
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27/02/2008 03:35:00 He was your best player against the VIlla, was a wise move keeping hold of him. He was quite loved at the Villa.
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27/02/2008 12:58:00

I do worry Keegan is a smoke screen.... do you really think he as the crudentials of a Martin Oneil or a Ramos with 10 years out of the game?! I do feel for you geordies.
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27/02/2008 12:59:00

great article like always mr gales, its good to see a bit of optimism during such lowly times as a newcastle supporter
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29/02/2008 15:14:00

woah! so out of date - get a grip lads!
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29/02/2008 21:57:00

another loss while all thise around pick up some points, Keegan is a joke, sack him now.
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01/03/2008 20:43:00

Dropping like a stone oh how the might have fallen. You lot could just do a Leeds too good to go down Viduka and Smith were in that team as well.
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01/03/2008 21:36:00

is it that bad that you can't even bear to write any articles now?
Boro 01
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01/03/2008 22:42:00

Fellas you were mugged today and didn't deserve to be.. Blackburn really did rob you and you should have got something from the game.. I 'R' word is being mentioned and there is normaly one surprise drop out each season... I really hope it isn't you guys...
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02/03/2008 08:07:00

Bull Chix, so so hope it is, Championship will still see Keegan punching above his weight.
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02/03/2008 21:37:00

Enjoy the fizzy pop league boys!!!
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03/03/2008 09:37:00

wow I put crudentials and Ramos in the same sentance! Sorry I disrespected you fellas!
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