Posted from 'high noon🔔 bells' onwards, Friday 10th March 2023
We play Wolves in a vital game to keep us in contention for at least a UEFA Cup place!
NUFC have hit a bad patch and we havvint won in wor last 5 Leegue games, takin anly 3 points in the process and slipping doon to 6th in the table!
Joelinton iz suspended, havin picked up hiz 10th yellow card at Man City last week, while Isak and Gordon are likely to be paired up front in preference to Callum Wilson who iz 'oot of sorts' at the moment!
'Fab' Schar iz expected to retorn, while Bruno iz carryin an ankle injury and iz 50/50 to start!
It's a '4:30 🔔 bells' start for the telly (SKY) and iz a complete sell oot, with Wolves retornin 200 of their 3,200 allocation! (These tickets were eagerly snapped up by Toon fans within minutes of bein released!)
Are we ready for The Champions Leegue yet?
Whey, we honestly 'fink' that with not much strengh in depth, we would struggle against the elite of Europe at the moment!
The fact that Matt Richie woz one of the subs who came on in The Leegue Cup final, tells yoo that! He played for us in The Championship in 2016 and although he aalways gives 100%, he, alang with a few others, iz sadly past their 'sell by date'!
2 more summer transfer windows and we shud be there--but not at the moment a'm afraid!
A full Geordie Times match report will appear here az per usual, sometime on Munday! Az per usual! "Watch this space!"
Updated '2:40pm 🔔 bells' Saturday
Bournemoooth beat Livaapoool 1-0 so we are just one point behind the Mickey Mousers with two games in ✋!
So far so good!🤪👍
Updated 11:05am bells' Sunday
Sporz beat Forest 3-1 and move 7 points aheed of us in the race for a Champions Leegue spot! However! we dee have THREE games in hand ower them!
If? we can beat Wolves today and win at Forest next Friday? we will be within ONE point of Sporz!
A Europa Leegue spot however, looks the most likely outcome now, me 'finks' (ie: NUFC have more chance of winnin THAT Cup!) (Although Brightin and Fulim are breathing doon wor necks, just 2 points behind us!)
So this iz definatly a 'must win game' today!