UK time is: 08:03:31
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Heaven or Hull?

Cue the first of our proverbial ten cup finals. As we head down the road to play mackem Brown`s Hull side, our Premier League status remains very much in the balance. Whilst the patter from the camp seems positive enough, the mood from the terraces is very much mixed.

Confidence in 'Coach Chris` and 'Coach Colin` remains lower than that in Joe Kinnear, as the strength from the alleged leaders seems totally absent. With that in mind it looks like our best hope is likely to come from those on the pitch and tomorrow`s game sees the return of captain Michael Owen. Whilst symbolic, it seems to normally take our number 10 a few games to bed himself back in, so I wouldn`t be expecting miracles from him straight away.

Newcastle look set to have an embarrassment of riches to choose from, in comparison to even a month ago. Kevin Nolan and Danny Guthrie miss out through suspension and injury whilst Damien Duff and Nicky Butt return to the squad along with Owen. Barton, Beye, Gonzalez and Xisco remain longer term absentees. On a side note, the biggest wastrel ever to wear an NUFC shirt, Viduka, remains missing with no explanation. Still - only ten games left before we see the end of that leech.

Hull remain our bogey team so far this season. Our previous visit to the KC in the cup saw a shocking 0-0 bore draw whilst they did us 2-1 and 1-0 at SJP. A totally mundane side, managed by possibly the biggest tosser in the Premier League, would be a welcome scalp. The game should see the return of one of their stars of the season, Andy Dawson, but Marney remains out.

Again there can be no further emphasis on just how important this game is. Of the ten, this has to be earmarked as one of the most winnable games, probably the most winnable away from home. The last thing we want to see is one of the usual capitulations we offered at Blackburn and Bolton already in 2009. Howay lads, time to kick on.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Premier League odds

Free 15 bet when you spend 5 on The New Football Pools

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Ross Molyneux Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 13 2009

Time: 9:44PM

Your Comments

You may see it as winnable but I think you would be very lucky to take 1 point away from it.
Doody
You may see it as winnable but I think you would be very lucky to take 1 point away from it.
Doody
Hull are like Bolton in their first season in the Prem. Hopefully you'll get figured out and relegated soon enough.
BaldEagle
Hull are like Bolton in their first season in the Prem. Hopefully you'll get figured out and relegated soon enough.
BaldEagle
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Ben Arfa Deal Exposes Open Wounds (Wednesday September 3 2014)

NUFC Needs To Die To Rise Again (Wednesday September 3 2014)

Mbiwa Allowed To Go Despite Shortage (Monday September 1 2014)

Transfer Deadline Day Live Blog (Monday September 1 2014)

Having Watched..... (Sunday August 31 2014)

NUFC v Crystal Palace Match Analysis (Saturday August 30 2014)

Call Ups Cause Commotion (Thursday August 28 2014)

Ignore Loic Remy Talk (Thursday August 28 2014)

NUFC Cup Date At The Palace (Wednesday August 27 2014)

A Win But Must Do Better (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Archived Newcastle United Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Rexn 62
2. billybobcat 58
3. Boomboomcheiktheroom 49
4. OldLeazes 39
5. thecorner 31
6. Finn_the_Dog 27
7. kevinpie 23
8. officemonkey 23
9. The Owl 19
10. Toon_NoMatterWot 18

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Newcastle 3 - 3 Crystal Palace
Aston Villa 0 - 0 Newcastle
Newcastle 0 - 2 Man City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Sunderland 3 0 2 1 -1 2
14. Man Utd 3 0 2 1 -1 2
15. Leicester City 3 0 2 1 -2 2
16. Newcastle 3 0 2 1 -2 2
17. Everton 3 0 2 1 -3 2
18. WBA 3 0 2 1 -3 2
19. Crystal Palace 3 0 1 2 -3 1

Breaking League News

An Alternative?
Chelsea : 03/09/2014 07:43:00
Grains of truth, mostly musings, ramblings maybe?
Chelsea : 03/09/2014 07:39:00
Torres - Resigned to Leaving!
Chelsea : 03/09/2014 07:38:00
First Choice Centre-Back!
Chelsea : 03/09/2014 07:36:00
Ben Arfa Deal Exposes Open Wounds
Newcastle : 03/09/2014 00:41:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do you think NUFC will finish this season?
Suggested By:  Talk of the Tyne
Top 2%
Top 4 5%
Europa league places 28%
Mid table 55%
Relegated 10%