by shearyadi | December 21, 2007 2:53 am
Most of the Toon Army will going to St. James’ Park on Sunday as they will bring the most courages support ever to do a revenge against the Rams for their unpredictable win in September.
It’s a must and will be a major setback if they can get the double against us. Derby only have one win so far this season at home in September when they playing us.
On the road away from Pride Park, the Rams only gained just one point, from a goalless draw at Fulham on 20th October. This Sunday the will come to St. James’ without ex-magpie Andy Griffin.
Scored their first league goal away on their last trip to Manchester United at Old Trafford on 8 December, when they avoided becoming the first club to fail to find the net in the first nine away matches of a top-flight season.
Steve Howard’s goal against Manchester United in 4-1 defeat is their only score in 881 minutes (14 hours 41 minute) of Premier League football played.
Spoken at the premier league official site, Derby full-back James McEveley is eager to beat Newcastle United again this Sunday.
“If you go there (St James’ Park), it’s going to be a battle and the braver players will come out on top so we’re going into a battle, and hopefully we will be coming out on top,” he told the club’s official website.
“It would definitely be nice to do the double over them.” He added more, “Let’s hope Kenny (Miller) can emulate what he did at Pride Park, but the responsibility is not just on Kenny – everyone has to start chipping in with a couple of goals.”
That’s their own version and it’s just normal, but with our current team performance they will have a mountain to climb even to get into our side of the field next Sunday. Taylor is set to return to the Magpies squad after having missed last weekend’s win at Fulham because of a slight hamstring injury.
United will still missed Damien Duff, Abdoulaye Faye and Michael Owen (thigh), but Faye and Owen could make a comeback at Wigan on Boxing Day.
David Rozehnal and Claudio Cacapa who were in sparkling form in the 1-0 victory at Craven Cottage last weekend will most likely performed again on United’s defence. They will build the wall for Shay Given on goal.
Below are the record meetings of Newcastle United at home against Derby County:
2001/02: 1-0 Shearer (pen)
2000/01: 3-2 Cort, Cordone, Glass
1999/00: 2-0 Eranio OG, Shearer
1998/99: 2-1 Dabizas, Glass
1996/97: 3-1 Elliott, Ferdinand, Shearer
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