Geremi Sure Newcastle Will Get Much Better

Newcastle captain Geremi has been talking to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today and is delighted at the good start the club have made this season.

With 9 new players coming in, some of which are still settling in at the club, it’s heartening that we have done so well early in the season.

Geremi, like Sam before him, thinks things can only get better as the players begin to gel.


Geremi pleased with the start Newcastle have made but things will get better

A confident Geremi told the Chronicle today:

“I am delighted with the start we have made and the position we are in at this stage.” “We wanted to be going into the international break and going into next Monday’s game with Derby with wins and we have done that, so both the players on national duty and back at home are feeling confident.”

“It is an exciting time to be at Newcastle at the moment, but we are still trying to gel together and we can get even better.” “We have nine new players who have come through the door and it is not easy to get the best out of people when they are new players.”

“That is because they are new to the club and have not played with certain players before, but we have done that.” “We have already picked up wins and are still unbeaten. The important thing for us is the fact we are getting results even though we are still gelling.”

“Once we know each other it will be far better and it will be easier to pick up results.”

We are surprised, quite honestly, at how well some of the new players seem to have slotted in. Cacapa and Rozehnal have played at the back as though they’ve played together for years and Geremi is a solid acquisition in many ways for Newcastle. We haven’t seen some of the other players yet like Beye and Faye, but Joey Barton looked excellent before he got injured. Sam Allardyce seems a master at not only picking players who will do well in the Premiership, but he helps them when they come into the club. He and his staff ensure everything is OK with their families so their only concern is to play well for the club. A classic case was Rozehnal whose wife was pregnant late term when they moved here in July – but everything was taken care of by the cub. No wonder David and his family would like to stay at Newcastle long term.

Newcastle have shown they are a tough team to beat and very tough to play against. Mentally, they are probably as strong a team as we’ve had at the club for many years. They have shown this season they just never give up, whatever bad luck befalls them.

Geremi went on:

“I am especially pleased with our commitment.” “We will not give up against teams and we showed that against Wigan. We will keep fighting, even it it does take a last-minute goal to win.”“Our last victory was against a good side in Wigan.” “If you looked at the table, they were third and had picked up good results.” “It was not easy, but we kept going and got our reward.”

“We want everybody to come back fit from international duty, and if that happens we will be ready to continue our good form at Derby.”

That win against Wigan was significant because it shows that we have the guts and spirit in the team to turn draws into late wins – even if it comes in the last 5 minutes. But that turns 1 point into 3 and remember that Bolton were always good at getting late goals. That comes from having strong mental strength but also Sam has his players fitter then they have ever been in their careers – and that is another big reason. Yes, we think Sam knows exactly what he’s doing at Newcastle – and we like it 😀

Comments very welcome.

22 comments so far

  • Mart

    Sep 11, 2007 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #1

    I like it too. Lots of positivity around St James. A breath of fresh air for all of us who have sat for the last few seasons wondering where it all went wrong.

    Next game cant come soon enough for me…..

    I foresee a gradual improvement week by week as the team gel together and predict by Xmas we’ll have become a very hard team to beat.

  • Steve

    Sep 11, 2007 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #2

    Bring on Derby – it makes such a change from the last couple of seasons where we’ve had players rolling out the ‘we need to pull together’ statements before putting in another clueless display.
    btw: does anyone use digitalb sat for footy – whats the signal like on a sat afternoon?

  • Bill F

    Sep 11, 2007 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #3

    Just wait till we get Beye into the team, opposing forwards are going to hate playing against us. Whats the odds on having the most number of clean sheets this season in all comps.

  • Bill F

    Sep 11, 2007 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #4

    Anybody any thoughts on Ze Maria?

  • Hadji

    Sep 11, 2007 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #5

    Bill F…Ze Maria is out of the question,we’re not a fosters home.And he’s going to Lazio anyway.

  • Shaun

    Sep 11, 2007 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #6

    Like many toon fans I am very optimistic for this season , I have a bit of money on with some makems at work who said we wouldn’t even finish in the top ten – muppets ! any way Cacapa & Rozental look brill and cant wait to see Beye play. Steve I use digitalb – pretty good picture quality with sky commentry – but not all the newcastle games are on , its mainly the big four.

  • Steve

    Sep 11, 2007 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #7

    I see zogs has won player / goal of the month – great news, interesting to see he is also talking so positively – seems the whole dressing room is excited at our prospects and talking in a unified voice.
    The best thing BSA did was to get rid of the bling, better than you attitude that seemed be endemic within the dressing room

  • Bill F

    Sep 11, 2007 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #8

    Hadji, I read he was coming to us on a trial basis is this incorrect and yes you are correct we are not a foster home but good players are always welcome as far as I am concerned. I was just curious as to whether he is or not.

  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 11, 2007 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #9

    Ze maria WAS a good player. Notice why he is on a week long trial at Sheffield United.

  • dragoner

    Sep 11, 2007 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #10

    i do not know much about Ze Maria can someone fill me in?

  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 11, 2007 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #11

    LWB played for inter, fairly unsucessful, played for Perugia over 160 apps for them when they were good. Not much to say a poor man older version of maxwell/maicon and i mean tramp poor not doll 🙂

  • dragoner

    Sep 11, 2007 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #12

    ok thanks….for some strange reason i no longer want us to get him lol

  • Bill F

    Sep 11, 2007 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #13

    If Sheffield didn’t want him, then would agree with dragoner, sounds like another Boumsong. Sam must see something though otherwise wouldn’t give him a trial.

  • Hadji

    Sep 11, 2007 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #14

    Bill F….I watched him play for Perugia in the late 90’s and early2000-2001.He was one of the best in Italy then,but then Italian league was much stronger than now.And he’s not playing Lwb like Tom Toon said,he’s Rwb.
    But one thing’s for sure,he’dd be a better back up for Beye than Carr right now.Cause Brazilians have the best stamina and endurance in the world.Ze Maria can play for 2 more years.Just look at Cafu.

  • dragoner

    Sep 11, 2007 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #15

    – hadji

    “brazilians have the best stamina and endurance in the world” please inform julio baptista of that lol

  • dragoner

    Sep 11, 2007 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #16

    its good to hear that EVERY SINGLE TOON FAN dislikes carr at rb, i have NEVER rated him, was a poor signing, my Tottenham fan friends are always laughing at me because we bought Carr, its embarrassing

  • Hadji

    Sep 11, 2007 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #17

    Dragoner…You see,,I’m not from England and those little phrases such as lol sometimes i don’t understand.I know it means ”Laugh out loud”.
    And why you used Baptista as an example,i don’t understand that either.

  • mranderson

    Sep 11, 2007 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #18

    “everything was taken care of by the cub”

    imagine when he becomes a boy scout! things are definitely getting better at newcastle

  • dragoner

    Sep 11, 2007 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #19

    i simply used him because sometimes when playing for Arsenal he seemed like he lacked endurance and stamina

  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 11, 2007 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #20

    Baptista has alot of stamina and strength, you just wouldnt think ti because he appears very bulky.

  • Hadji

    Sep 11, 2007 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #21

    Dragoner…They dont call him ”The Beast” for nothing.

  • dragoner

    Sep 11, 2007 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #22

    which is why i said “sometimes” also it is undeniable that regardless of his name, the guy sbody balance was put to the test in the premiership…and it simply wasn’t good enough, he was more times than not barged off of the ball by players half his size, he is a “beast” in spain, but not very “beast”- like in the Premiership


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