It isn't the earliest start for Newcastle today, but I'm sure we'll have some groggy supporters in here nonetheless. Happy Daylight's Savings Day! Grab a cup of coffee, click on these links, and get set for another important match for the Magpies.
Here is SB Nation's preview of the match. Look at all the injuries we have.
If you prefer previews with a bit of a gambling edge to them,the Shields Gazette says go ahead and tip Newcastle to win.
Alan Pardew says that if Hatem Ben Arfa had been available all season, Newcastle wouldn't even be in the relegation discussion. HBA played for 64 minutes in the Europa League match on Thursday and is expected to play against Stoke.
Newcastle have gone 289 straight corners without scoring off of one. The Mag found footage of Newcastle doing so, against Stoke, 40 years ago. (40 years only SEEMS like the last time Newcastle scored off a corner.) Also fun: check out how much St. James' Park has changed since then!
Anzhi's manager says Newcastle lacked passion in their 0-0 draw in Europa League play.
Sounds like it was bad conditions for Norwich-Southampton, which ended in a scoreless draw when NCFC's Grant Hold had his penalty saved in stoppage time. Should Southampton stay up by a point, that will be huge.
Sunderland lost and the Great Escape might be on for QPR.