Newcastle have made a good start to the season and now have 17 points from their first 9 starts.
However, Big Sam is still hoping to get to 20 points for the first 10 games after Newcastle visit Reading on Saturday.
When Sam was appointed in May, lots of people were discussing the type of football Sam would play and that it wouldnâ€™t be attractive enough for Newcastle.
Well, Sam is debunking all of that today.
Big Sam – his only concern with matches – how to win the game for Newcastle
Newcastle have now won the last four on the trot at St. Jamesâ€™ Park with three goals in each of their last three home fixtures. In fact the only game we havenâ€™t collected all 3 points for was the good game against Aston Villa who then went onto beat Chelsea 2-0 at Villa Park a couple of weeks later.
Big Sam is obviously pleased to see Newcastle scoring so many goals Sam says he is only interested in winning football matches.
This is what Sam said today:
“I only play winning football,” “I don’t play anything else. If you think it’s sexy, that’s great.â€ “At the moment, the one thing I’m concerned about is that we can’t keep a clean sheet but when we’re scoring as freely as we are and winning games comfortably, it’s a good thing to be working on.”
“Given where Tottenham have finished in the last two years, they’re a big side with big players, a club that has spent big money over four years,” “But we’ve beaten them comfortably. They’re not quite what they are without the confidence but given the quality that’s there, I’m surprised at where they are.â€
“I thought they had turned the corner. I’m glad they haven’t.â€ “When things are going so badly, you have to attempt to take advantage of their lack of confidence. We took advantage and scored three great goals.â€
“We’ve outplayed Tottenham, done what we wanted to do, taken three points and cut the gap in the table.”
The next on the agenda for Sam and Newcastle is the game at Reading on Saturday with a 3pm kick off. What a strange time to start a football game on a Saturday 😀
Anyway, Sam will be busy looking at the Reading side and pinpointing their weaknesses. That will enable Sam and his staff to come up with an effective game plan that can get Newcastle all 3 points on Saturday. That’s exactly what we need and since we are just 2 points behind 4th placed Liverpool, we could potentially jump quite a few places up the league with a win at Reading.