Newcastle United manager Sam Allardyce seems optimistic the team can go on a good run now that his new-look squad has shown definite signs of finally starting to gel on the pitch.
Joey Barton – seems to be coming into some form
Weâ€™ve done quite well in our last 3 games but only 4 points from them is probably not what we fully deserved. Newcastle head to London today ready to face a struggling Fulham side tomorrow. They will be looking to build on our fine win last Saturday against a good looking Birmingham City side.
Sam Allardyce, who we donâ€™t have to tell you has been under enormous pressure in recent weeks, after just six months in charge at St James’ Park, is growing more confident the team will have a much better second half of the season.Â We certainly hope so.
Sam said today:
“Joey Barton is coming to fruition, for me – not just because of his quality, but also the energy he has,” “He played three games in a week last week and finished for the first time this season against Birmingham – and he did not look that fatigued, so that’s very important.”
“We are getting to know each other a bit more – Alan Smith up front, Steven Taylor at the back, Habib Beye at right-back showing the sort of form he did at Marseille.â€ “Players are starting to play to their best on a regular basis, and that’s what will get us consistent results.”
Itâ€™s true that players are starting to show some good form, so we just have to hope the team turns up tomorrow at Fulham, and puts in a good performance. That’s the main thing, and then we can go about picking up the 3 points for a win. But weâ€™ll still need to be at our best and anything less than that, may not be good enough. Fulham is a side already fighting against relegation, and they will be a very determined outfit tomorrow afternoon, we should make no mistake about that.
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