Our record against the Magpies stands in their favour at the moment with played 127, won 39, drawn 37 and lost 51.
However, within those statistics are some memorable games, if you’re wearing claret and blue that is.
Our third home game of the season is upon us already and with a less than stellar start at the Boleyn, the Upton Park faithful will be looking for a win, but not just any kind of win.
With the type of football being played away from home, I think it’s safe to say that we are expecting to see a standard, a style, a certain beauty of the footballing kind that we could only dream of under the previous regime.
With the team that’s been put together by Bilic and the Board, with the kind of players that we have at our disposal, we should be in a position to field what is effectively our strongest team in many a year and a team with attacking flare and defensive nous.
I look at the Newcastle side and I don’t see the same quality. They sit second bottom in the league, but after that 0-0 draw at Old Trafford, we can’t take this game too lightly. Look what’s happened already!
West Ham games against Newcastle are rarely goalless. Only nine in 127 matches have ever been a no goals game, so we should be looking forward to seeing plenty of action, plenty of West Ham attack, plenty of cohesion at the back and a result to make us all proud.
We may even see one or two of the deadline day transfers making an appearance, but all I know is this – I can’t wait.
When you consider the legends for both sides that have graced these matches, maybe we have legends in the making on show, on Monday night. Another memorable West Ham win? Let’s hope so!
So here’s a look at five memorable victories over Newcastle…