The Devils Enter The Arena
Last Friday Steven Gerrard showed the footballing world what he has done and can still do when fit, unfortunately Newcastle United’s defence and midfield were the victims of his talent. With Liverpool behind us and new injuries to address, Alan Pardew must be wondering if January might be a good time to add some experience to a team that will face Manchester United with either Sammy Ameobi or Shane Ferguson in the starting eleven. With less than 20 premier league appearances between both of the young guns it looks as though organisation, passion, and energy will be the key components in upsetting the Red Devils rather than experience and ability.
With the Toon squad stretched to its limits, management may consider taking certain key players off in the second half ahead of the FA cup tie with Blackburn at the weekend. Sir Alex Ferguson will be out to carry on his winning record of never having lost the opening game of a new year and to show that his team are still true title contenders after Man City slipped up to an O’Neill-inspired Sunderland.
With Stoke, Everton and Aston Villa closing the gap on the top 7 and Newcastle four points adrift of Liverpool and Chelsea, a result at home against the current champions would be a welcome boost to our cause. Most critics and couch pundits will agree that this a Man Utd team that is severely lacking in leadership and ability, and the Europa League contenders are capable of slipping up once again to the Toon Army, so in the words of rock icon Adam Ant:
Stand and Deliver
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