Sam Allardyce talked about the game and the commitment shown by his players yesterday, even though Newcastle got nothing out of the game at all, which was unfortunate.
Joey Barton had criticized the Newcastle fans yesterday morning, for being vicious at St. Jamesâ€™ Park, in an apparent bid to have the fans support them throughout this difficult period.
Joey Barton – asked for the Newcastle fans’ support, and got it
It must have worked because the 7,000 traveling faithful gave the team tremendous support throughout yesterday’s game and the players responded, especially in the second half when it was obvious Newcastle were going for all 3 points.
As we said on this site yesterday, a lot of Joeyâ€™s comments were of course taken out of context ny the popular press, and Joeyâ€™s purpose was simply to try to get the fans behind the players.
After the game Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce took time out to praise the good attitude of Barton.
“Joey is a strong man with a strong opinion. He likes to say what he thinks,” “But some of the interview he did was shredded and taken out of context.â€
“Joey’s commitment to Newcastle was there for the fans to see today.â€ “You could also see their commitment to him and the rest of the team.”
Joey had a much better game for Newcastle yesterday, but how he didnâ€™t score after 56 minutes, when it looked certain he would, is still a mystery to us. Blackburn made an amazing escape at that time when Newcastle should really have gone 2-1 up. But it was that kind of game for Newcastle yesterday, and they had no luck at all, when it really mattered.
But the spirit shown by the lads was just great to see, and it augers well for the future. Weâ€™re sure we can get ourselves out of the mess weâ€™re now in. It will be a really tough game against Arsenal on Wednesday evening, but a fighting performance again from the lads, may well get us some result, with a little luck. It’s about time some team beat this Arsenal side. 😀