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Match Preview/Stats/Thread: Wigan Athletic v Newcastle Utd


By Tyne-Talk
April 28 2012

Newcastle United travel to Wigan Athletic this afternoon, on the back of six consecutive wins and five clean sheets from their last six games. Whilst Newcastle are aspiring for a fourth place finish, with third in sight if they take advantage of their game in hand over Arsenal, Wigan are fighting for relegation, and the closer to the end of the season, the harder they will fight.

They go into the game on their back of four big wins against Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Stoke City from their last six games, with just two defeats against Fulham and Chelsea. Today’s game could prove to be very interesting.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew will be pleased to have given up top spot on the Premier League Injury Table for having the highest number of players side-lined. The club have had the highest number of first team injuries for weeks and have still overcome this to win games.

However, Pardew continues to be without Sylvain Marveaux (groin) who has returned to training but is not fit to play, Steven Taylor (Achilles), Peter Lovenkrands (thigh), Haris Vuckic (knock), and Sammy Ameobi (knee).

Yohan Cabaye (ankle) and Gabriel Obertan (foot) are expected to have late fitness tests ahead of today’s game.

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is likely to be without Franco Di Santo, who picked up a calf injury against Fulham last week and Ronnie Stam (hamstring), but is expected to welcome back Hugo Rodallega (knee) who has been absent for seven weeks and Albert Crusat (calf).

Alan Pardew has already said ahead of the game that he expect it to be a lively affair with a lot of action in the final 25 minutes.

Wigan could win their last four games of the season, but still see themselves relegated, unless other results go in their favour over the coming weeks. Whilst Newcastle could, finish third providing other results also go in their favour, a position Pardew has now publically announced that they are striving for.

Pardew told Sky Sports yesterday afternoon;

“We have got a possibility of finishing third, so that is what we are going to try and do.”

When asked how likely that would be, he replied;

"Difficult. We have some tough games. All the games are tough now, though. When you come up against these bottom sides, they are fighting for their lives.

We have got that on Saturday and it is going to make it very difficult."

Fact: Newcastle United have beaten Wigan 1-0 in their last two meetings

Fact: Papiss Cisse currently averages a goal every 68 minutes for Newcastle United, with 11 goals in 10 games.

Fact: Wigan have lost just three League games since February and are chasing their third consecutive home win.

Wigan   Athletic

 

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8

Won

13

10

Drawn

8

17

Lost

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Goals   Scored

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Goals   Conceded

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28 Apr, 2012 12:35 Report
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I think it's going to be tough. Wigan have just beaten 3 top teams and are fighting to stay in the Premier League.
A win for us would be great, but we may have to settle for a score draw.

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I have an unnatural hatred for Wigan, something to do with me predicting they'd be down for the last seven years and them defying the odds at the end of each season beating teams they shouldn't! What that rant means is I am worried about today's game. Agreed Annie, we might have to settle for a draw.

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lol CND. Quick, predict they are going to stay up, that should be the kiss of death for them and we'll win our game.

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On the plus side if we do lose or draw today gives Wigan a chance to stay up and the villa @#$%& to go down ! If we are to miss out on chmps lge then that would be a great consolation prize for me

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Gods I hate Wigan, I really do! 1-0 (Sm19)

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Make that 2-0! (Sm58)

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WOW.
We are getting bummed.

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We haven't even turned up.
Nobody has done ANYTHING yet!
goodbye champions league.
It's made even worse by the fact that Arsenal are losing.

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FFS I can't believe this score.

C'mon lads. (Sm128) Remember Arsenal 4-0 down to 4-4

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Well at least this gives me a ration reason to hate Wigan! (Sm154)

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And this is the part where i turn the game off.
See you all on Wednesday.
If this team team up then Chelsea will punish us big time.



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(Sm159)Oh No! 3-0

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On this display you have to wonder why Wigan are so low in the table.

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Well that Swansea match is something else, 4-2 after 34 minutes, what Wigan scored again, can't be we're fighting for Champ's league and they're, well they're just Wigan! Ya so back to that Swansea game . . .

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Just got in - the score doesn't really suprise me to be honest - fair play to them.

Lets hope the 2nd half is a Newcastle half because i'l be watching that one!

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4-0?
this is pathetic.

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Just got in - the score doesn't really suprise me to be honest - fair play to them.
Lets hope the 2nd half is a Newcastle half because i'l be watching that one!
No wonder we're losing, you haven't been watching! All hands on deck for the second half then!

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4-0 Di Santo

We won't be coming back from that

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A day to forget I think.

4-0

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That goal difference that we worked so hard for to claw back.
Flushed down the shitter in 45 minutes.

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Pardew spoke to soon talking about 3rd in pre-match interview

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We I figured we were due a let down, but not this big a let down! (Sm19)

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I'm not going to let myself feel too disheartened. Whatever happens over the next few weeks, we'll still be playing in Europe next season.

The team has done fantastically well, better than I ever dared hope back in August.

Com'n Newcastle (Sm128).

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Well said Annie....

BUt you know what pis*es me off? No Arsenal fans have even considered the fact it could have been them who were needing Chelsea to lose in the CL final. (if toon finished 3rd)

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Well, WOlves went 4 down against Swansea - now 4-3

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I hope we get at least one goal. I'd hate us to be white-washed here.

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I hope we get at least one goal. I'd hate us to be white-washed here.
I'm still holding out hope for 4!!! (Sm100)(Sm22)

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In stoppage time no doubt!grinning smiley

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I wouldn't hold out too much hope.

Fair play to Wigan

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My hatred of Wigan continues, now I have a reason at least!

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Well, i've not seen a performance that bad since liverpool away.
credit to wigan, but if we had turned up we would have won this game.
i just hope we put more effort into the Chelsea game on wednesday.

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Well, i've not seen a performance that bad since liverpool away.
credit to wigan, but if we had turned up we would have won this game.
i just hope we put more effort into the Chelsea game on wednesday.
I suspect part of today's lousiness was the lads looking ahead to the Chelsea match.

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Quite right Carys, well done Wigan.

I guess our players are entitled to an off day now and again. It's just a shame they all had an off day on the same day.

Hopefully they will want to redeem themselves and crush our next opponent.

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Well, i've not seen a performance that bad since liverpool away.
credit to wigan, but if we had turned up we would have won this game.
i just hope we put more effort into the Chelsea game on wednesday.
I suspect part of today's lousiness was the lads looking ahead to the Chelsea match.

I think you're right there CND.

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.....hopefully

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Is it safe to come out yet? Has that Moses guy left?

(Sm159)

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(Sm22) Good one tunyc

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Is it safe to come out yet? Has that Moses guy left?
(Sm159)
And lo did he, after parting the Black (& White) Sea (defence) and leading his fellowship unto the promised land, depart victorious leaving stunned Toon Soldiers in his wake. (Sm154)

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Amen.

Gutted that we missed out on that kid by a couple million pounds.

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isn't his contract nearly finished at wigan?

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Yes but the way he's played, he's off to London or Manchester now, I reckon.

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Yes but the way he's played, he's off to London or Manchester now, I reckon.

Where he will be a flop. Moses is like N'Zog; he's benefitting by being the best player on a bad team.

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I disagree. But then, I think Zog could come good yet (still only 25) if he could ever get over himself and shed his 'tude. Moses doesn't seem to have these problems. If Bale leaves Spurs, I can Moses slotting in quite well.

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