Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Boy, Do We Need a Goal; YOUBET

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Boy, Do We Need a Goal; YOUBET

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DISSENT in the dressing room from the team based at the Liberty Stadium desperate for three points to take them away from the drop zone, dissent in the stands from the St James' Park fans desperate for .... well, a goal should make for an interesting Saturday afternoon's football.

If the Magpies are to arrest a run of four straight defeats by engineering a victory and give the crowd what they crave, then someone in black and white must hit the back of the net - but who? Should he regain his fitness and his place in the starting line-up then the smart money would surely be on Loic Remy, available at 9/2, to get the goalscoring off to a start.

Alan Pardew, though, may not have that option open to him - meaning he would have to fall back on his other misfiring strikers Papisse Cisse or Luuk de Jong, both at 7/1, and Shola Ameobi - at 13/2 for that elusive opener. …

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