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Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion mega preview and match banter!

November 30th, 2013 | 95 Comments |

Newcaastle United v West Bromwich Albion.
Can we throttle the Throstles for four in a row?
Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle.
Date: Sat 30th Nov, 2013.
Kick off: 5.30pm.
Referee: Phil Dowd.
UK TV: Sky Sports 1.

Could we be celebrating four wins in a row this evening?

If the Magpies do manage to wrestle a juicy three point worm from the Throstles at tea time, it would be the first first time they have managed such a feat since March and April of 2012. Back then, they beat Norwich, this evening’s opponents, Liverpool, Swansea, Bolton and finally Stoke in a 6 match winning run, before finally succumbing to a 4-0 hammering at Wigan.

Although that was in the Spring before last, the side had an unseasonal 4-3-2-1 ‘Christmas Tree’ formation with a potent ‘delta force’ of Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse and Hatem Ben Arfa up front. During the West Brom game in that run I jokingly referred to Alan Pardew as ‘Alan Pardiola.’ The Guardian’s North East football correspondent, Louise Taylor, actually took me seriously and the phrase stuck amongst spme fans for a while. (more…)

Baggies bringing baggage to SJP? Newcastle United vs West Brom match preview

October 28th, 2012 | 17 Comments |

Steve Clarke - West Brom.
Clarke returns to St James' Park.
Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle.
Date: Sunday, 28th Oct.
Kick off: 3:00pm
Referee: Chris Foy.
UK TV: None.

The Toon return to Premier League action when the Baggies visit for a non-televised 3pm kickoff on Sunday.

The “Boing Boing” Baggies have proved a real thorn in our side at SJP in recent years and Alan Pardew will be looking for a first home win against them in three attempts. Their previous boss Roy Hodgson, who clearly had the advantage over our sad and sorry silver haired sycophant, went on to better things at the end of last season and Pardew will be trying to get the Toon back on track, after a faltering start, just so he can lay some claim to follow “Woy” into the England hot seat in the years to come.

After Hodgson’s departure to Soho Square/Wembley/Burton, the Throstles went out on a limb and found a replacement in former Toon assistant manager Steve Clarke. He managed one game for the Toon against Man Utd losing 1-5 at Old Trafford after sexy football manager Gullitt left the team in the lurch. Clarke’s baptism as a “No. 1” has been relatively successful. After eight games into the season he has guided West Bromwich to sixth place in the Premier League on the back of two wins, three defeats and a draw from their last six games in all competitions. However the Baggies are still looking for their first Premier League away win of the season and have won only one of their last nine away league games (since their 1-0 win at Anfield in April).

Our Opponents. (more…)

Throstles v Magpies – West Bromwich Albion vs Newcastle United match preview.

March 24th, 2012 | 24 Comments |

The Hawthorns' Throstle.
Canaries last week, Throstles this week.
Venue: The Hawthorns, West Bromwich.
Date: Sunday, 25th March, 2012.
Kick-Off: 4pm (Sky TV).
Referee: Chris Foy (Scouser).

Well, it’s another battle of the birds this week. With the Canaries cruelly crushed by the Magpies last week, this week we find ourselves trying to throttle the “Throstles” of West Bromwich in their own Hawthorns nest.

However, this has proved somewhat difficult in the last few years, so the Silver Supremo should have his work cut out as he pits his wits against wily old Silver Fox and England manager candidate, Roy Hodgson. More on that below.

Stats, previous matches etc…

We have failed to win any of our last six games in all competitions against these tricky customers from the Midlands, or five if you only count League games. Looking at the last six games at their place, the record goes (latest first) L,L,D,W,W,D, however the last two go back to the days of Shearer. In the last few years though, I think it’s safe to say that they have been something of a “bogey” team for us considering, though hopefully we will go somewhere towards putting that right on Sunday afternoon! (more…)