Big Sam seems confident Newcastle can bag all 3 points against Portsmouth on Saturday, by using their best weapon at St. Jamesâ€™ Park â€“ and that is by attacking the opposition.
Sam knows that anything but a win will see Newcastle sink in the league and we’re sure the big man would love to be in the top 6 or thereabouts, once the January transfer window arrives.
It will not be easy but weâ€™ve made a fairly good start, considering all our new players, even allowing for some terrible away form. If we can pull ourselves together, we can still have a good season and qualify for Europe, hopefully.
Sam Allardyce – will attack Portsmouth on Saturday, and expects to win
Newcastle Unitedâ€™s 52-year-old manager told Newcastle World TV this afternoon:
“We need to continue where we left off against Everton and Spurs because we’ve been free-scoring at home recently,” “We must focus on what we are good at home and that is attacking.â€ “Saying that, you look at the defensive unit at home and it’s been good.â€
“We are trying to find that clean sheet, but we are not going to detract from our attacking flow that we have at St.James’ Park.â€
“Our home form has been excellent and we’re confident that can continue against Portsmouth.”
Weâ€™re sure a lot of fans would also like to see us attacking away from home, at least against the weaker teams like Reading. Attack is often the best form of defense and especially if the team is weak in defense. In those cases we should be attacking that weakness. But Sam has a different philosophy away from home, and we suspect if we were a little more brace away from home it will pay off.
However, the next goal on the agenda is all 3 points against Portsmouth. That’s all we are thinking of right now, and we have a very good chance of achieving just that.