Newcastle Chairman Chris Mort has talked again about the fabulous game against Arsenal. Not only did Newcastle come back to show some good form and fighting spirit, but there were glimpses that we can fight it out with the best teams in the league. Without getting carried away with a single result, the future looks a lot more rosy right now.
Sam and Chris – was that the Liverpool game – looks like it
What we need now is consistency and that type of performance in every game, which the top teams are able to accomplish. Mort is just an excellent chairman in our view, but itâ€™s been hard for him to hold back his delight at the performance of Wednesday evening.
Chris talked again today about that game:
â€œIt would be wrong to judge the team on a particular fixture,â€ â€œIâ€™m not going to ignore the fact we had some bad results lately. The team is going to need time to get things right and we are going to give them time â€“ we will get it right eventually.â€
â€œWe started the season with the best start weâ€™ve had in 10 years, then had five games where we got one point. Then we played the top-of-the-table team and deserved to beat them.â€
â€œSam and I met and knew we had to put things right. We were both very keen to go out and do well against Arsenal. Maybe it might not have happened on Wednesday but we knew eventually it would turn round.â€
â€œWe were never going to isolate things on one game or say a time when we would do something.â€ â€œWe did exactly what we had to and got in among them,â€
â€œWe performed in a way that is incredibly satisfying for everybody connected with Newcastle United.â€ â€œWe are all thrilled with the performance. If anybody was going to win that game it was us. There were a series of corners at the end when it looked like we might get the winner. If anyone was going to get it, it was us.
â€œThe fans were perfect but that didnâ€™t surprise me at all. We went 1-0 down and they absolutely supported their team. The Newcastle fans can have a massive influence to what happens on the pitch. They got behind us and the team responded accordingly.â€
Certainly Newcastle are showing a unity at the top. Before the game with Arsenal, Mike Ashley and Big Sam were shown joking with each other, and it’s obvious that they are all together in this. Mike and Chris would like nothing better than for Sam to take the team to a top four team in two to three years. He will need time to do it, that’s a certainly. But there’s one thing it seems they are very willing to do and that is to be patient and give Sam the time he needs to turn things around.
The display on Wednesday just has to show the fans that Big Sam knows what he’s doing, and certainly he can motivate a team to do great things. Wednesday’s game was a joy to watch, and would do the Tyneside club no harm at all, as it was beamed live around the world. We think we have more fans around the world now, than before the game on Wednesday. 😀
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