Sam Should Sleep Well Tonight

Sam Allardyce admitted to Sky Sports after the Newcastle Arsenal game tonight, that the 1-1 draw eased the pressure on his position at Newcastle United.


Sam Allardyce – a little disappointed Newcastle couldn’t win the game

Sam has been under intense pressure these last few weeks as Newcastle have taken just one point from the last 5 games before tonight’s excellent performance against the league leaders.

Allardyce rightly praised the commitment of his players, while expressing his obvious disappointment that his side could not get a second goal to clinch a famous victory.

Sam told Sky Sports after the game:

“I feel slightly unlucky that we have not won the game. In fact, I feel very unlucky that we haven’t won it because I feel we had the better chances to have won it,”

“After the last few results, we are obviously relieved to get a point on the board against the best team in the Premier League at the moment.”

“It takes the pressure off. We have lost the last two home games poorly. I have seen a performance and result today that has to carry on to performances and more and more results.”

Sam’s exactly right. This result will mean little if Newcastle cannot get all 3 points against Birmingham City at St. James’ Park on Saturday. But Newcastle matched the best side in the league right now, so there’s no doubt this team has both skill and character and a similar performance on Saturday is what is now required. That being the case we should be able to capture all 3 points, and start moving up the league again.

Things are looking a little rosier tonight in the Newcastle garden, and we trust Sam will sleep a lot better tonight. 😀

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • ToonKing

    Dec 5, 2007 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #1

    not only Sam will sleep better tonight, but me and i guess a lot of other fans too.

    Brilliant game.

  • adam

    Dec 5, 2007 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #2

    its going to be hard to fall asleep with all the excitment!

    we need to CRUSH birmingham.

    absolutely pummel them.

    DESTROY Birmingham.

  • adaaaam

    Dec 5, 2007 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #3

    smith and martins- there s a proper partnership budding there. hope sam gives it a chance to develop like

  • adaaaam

    Dec 5, 2007 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #4

    before the game i reckon all of us would have been happy to come out of it with anything but its so good knowin tht seein how we played we were looking the most likely to shatch the 3 points

  • Leo

    Dec 5, 2007 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #5

    i hope all the team sleep well 2nite also

  • Eve

    Dec 5, 2007 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #6

    I know most fans will anyway.

  • Eve

    Dec 5, 2007 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #7

    Leo..they bloody deserve to, I’m knackered from just watching it. LOL!!

  • Leo

    Dec 5, 2007 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #8

    im pretty knackered also not only singing during the match (might i add my area where i sit is disgraceful. people getting up at 30mins turning up late and leaving early, not singing and just sitting there) its always the same people, next game i am just going to tell them to fk off go back down the tunnel and wait till half time. coz it does my head in.

    it was great walking down the tunnel under the ground after the game, as the arse came out we all started singing toon toon, black white army.

    bin a while since we had that.

    bobby’s era we had it every match, i hope its a turning of the corner…

    rant over

  • Ausgeordie

    Dec 6, 2007 at 1:47 AM

    Comment #9

    Great game from the team. They looked fit and did everything possible to win except giving away that first goal. The deserve a rest but lets hope they can give the same energy week in and week out as that’s whats required to be a top class team.

  • Magjp

    Dec 6, 2007 at 2:49 AM

    Comment #10

    Shame I couldnt watch the game. I must say that I just didnt see the point of waking up 4am here in Japan to watch us getting destroyed…

    How GLADLY wrong I was…

    Does it mean that we are a better team when Zog and Milner on the left?

    Good day and good job lads

  • Mike

    Dec 6, 2007 at 3:52 AM

    Comment #11

    Great game, and best of all great effort!
    To me the best part of the game wasn’t the result but the effort, we could have lost this game 1-0 and still taken a lot from it.

    But like many of you have noted, this game means nothing if we can’t bring the same effort against birmingham…. that game is going to be a big test to show how mentally strong our team is!

    But until then it’s time to soak in the fact that we kept up with the best team in the league!

  • Tripp

    Dec 6, 2007 at 4:12 AM

    Comment #12

    Just found some highlights for those of you who couldn’t watch the game. The Togonator’s goal is an absolutely spectacular display to touch. I wish I had that kind of ability. The second clip is Taylor’s goal which is a nice goal (and worth just as much as Arsenal’s). The best part is the celebration that followed. Oba in particular, the way he’s telling Taylor that he’s the dog’s bollocks (or the Nigeria equivalent). It looked like Sagna handled the ball before it reached Taylor, but I suppose that really doesn’t matter at this point.

    Here’s the link:

  • geordie_jordan

    Dec 6, 2007 at 5:27 AM

    Comment #13

    i woke up at 3:45am to watch it here in china. for shame magjp 😉

  • Callum

    Dec 6, 2007 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #14

    Great game, Im so glad i stayed up till 3:45am to watch it aswell 😀

    Butt deserves special credit as he had the flu but kept up that tempo for 90minutes 🙂

  • geordie_jordan

    Dec 6, 2007 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #15

    callum, glad to hear you made it also mate!!!


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