Date:Friday October 18 2013
The odds are against us.
A side still stuttering to some sort of level ground after riding the biggest of bumps over the past year.
A team that shocked itself as much as anyone by finishing 5th just 17 months ago nearly trumped that by flirting with relegation, a handful of months later.
Nestled amongst all this was an un-Newcastle like embarrassment at home where we lost 6-0 to our opponents tomorrow in a time period where we lost to everyone for whatever reason.
Add to this, the fact that our captain sits out the game with a groin injury and a Liverpool side that adds their best striker to near enough the same side that got greedy on us back in April.
We've had turmoil and aren't quite over that yet with a question mark still hovering over the likes of Hatem Ben Arfa as to what his role is at the club at present with his recent dropping still hanging around like a bad smell.
The same smell would hang around Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa but the absence of captain Coloccini brings with it a reprieve of sorts.
If ever we needed a performance then tomorrow is the time for tonic as the visit to the dark streets of Wearside lies in wait next week.
Football is always called a funny game and it throws up some strange scorelines. Tomorrow is one of them rare days where the home side is classed as underdogs.
Hopefully we use that as the fire that's needed in our bellies to approach this week's work, where the reward will be written on every supporter's face if we come through unscathed.
These times are when heroes are formed.
Liverpool are pretty much full strength but our starting XI will be a mystery until around 11.45am tomorrow although I reckon this will be close.
Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon, Cabaye, Tiote, Sissoko, Ben Arfa, Remy, Cisse.
Date:Friday October 18 2013
Swansea v NUFC Line Ups (Wednesday December 4 2013)
Sissoko Keeps His Feet On The Ground (Wednesday December 4 2013)
Swansea v NUFC Early Build Up (Tuesday December 3 2013)
Newcastle v WBA - Gallowgate View (Sunday December 1 2013)
Time For Alan Pardew To Learn From His Mistakes (Friday November 29 2013)
NUFC v WBA Pre Game Talk (Thursday November 28 2013)
Cabaye States Ambition As The Key (Tuesday November 26 2013)
Newcastle v Norwich - Gallowgate View (Saturday November 23 2013)
NUFC v Norwich Confirmed Line Ups (Saturday November 23 2013)
NUFC v Norwich Match Thread (Saturday November 23 2013)
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