Newcastle's struggles on the road have been well documented this year. And while there are no easy fixtures in the Premiere League, one might hope that Newcastle would get a home match to find their footing after the 0-3 loss to Sunderland. Instead, it's off to The Hawthorne's and a match with 8th place West Bromwich Albion. On to the links!
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa says Newcastle supporters "are owed a result" on Saturday at West Brom, given the dreadful performance turned in on derby day.
Cheick Tiote says the defeat to Sunderland should provide some inspiration for the rest of the campaign. Says the Ivory Coast international, "We don't want to feel like this again. I will do my best to stay fit until the end of the season."
Speaking of staying fit, Ryan Taylor re-injured himself in training, but vows to return. He's gone for a year though with a knee injury.
Rob Elliot tweaked his ankle against Sunderland, but should be good to go for Saturday.
Massadio Haidara says he's "stronger than ever" following his return after bruising his knee against Wigan. He says he thought his season was over, but is now "delighted" to be back on the pitch.
Season ticket prices will be frozen at St. James' Park, so if anyone wants to get Coming Home Newcastle some season tickets for the next eight years, you know what you'll be paying.
West Ham and Newcastle are both interested in Henri Bedimo in the summer transfer market. His own club president, Louis Nocollin of Montpellier, made fun of a recent penalty attempt by the Cameroon International.
AC Milan may make a run at Tim Krul this summer. Krul is under contract till 2017, but Milan see him as their future in net.
French club PSG may make a play for Yohan Cabaye. PSG wants to go big next season, as they're also targeting Wayne Rooney.
Checking in on the opposition, West Brom manager Steve Clarke says even watching Newcastle struggle with Europe and domestic obligations this season, he'd love to get into the Europa League.