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Irons into the fire? Newcastle v Scunthorpe match preview.

March 17th, 2010 | 63 Comments |

Irons into the fire?
Irons into the fire?
This evening will see two United’s meet on the field at St James’ Park, with both United’s having their own very different reasons for taking the points with them.

Newcastle will be looking to extend their unbeaten home run and will want three points for themselves as they continue their push for the Premier League. In contrast, Scunthorpe will want the points to help them in an effort to avoid relegation back to League 1.

I’m sure I don’t need to remind any fans about what happened when we played at Scunthorpe’s Glanford Park back in October, but just in case I do have to remind anyone, we lost 2-1 that night and serious questions started to be asked of our credentials for playing in the Championship. Danny Guthrie, who started the game that night, remembers it well and claims that despite the loss it was the game that shaped our season.

“The Scunthorpe game at their place was a defining moment for us,” said Guthrie, “It proved to be a turning point.” (more…)