Sam Wants Three Wins On The Trot

Sam talked today about Newcastle not having the free scoring style that marked the games at the beginning of the season, especially at home.


Sam Allardyce – wants 3 wins on the trot before Christmas

We scored 3 goals at home 3 times running earlier in the season, but recently have found goals much harder to score. Sam addressed the situation today and warned the Derby County game is not the shoe-in it looks on paper.

Sam told the Newcastle Journal this morning:

“Anything less than playing to our maximum will mean we’re caught out, that’s the last thing we want after building our confidence in the last few weeks. These games can be harder than the likes of Arsenal coming here, in terms of motivating the players.”

“The jolt we got against Birmingham City when they went ahead after starting well proves the point.” “The key for me is converting the chances we’re creating, we’ve won games, but not as comfortably as we should have done. Chances have gone that should have been converted. Birmingham was a penalty and a corner, Fulham was a penalty.”

“Open play goals have become few and far between in recent games, but it’s not because we’re not creating chances, it’s just we’re not making the most of them when they are presented.”

The return of Michael Owen shortly, certainly cannot hurt the situation, but the England international has still not recovered from a thigh strain he picked up playing for England, and will definitely not play tomorrow. Now we are being told it is also unlikely that Michael will feature against Wigan Athletic on Boxing Day.

Sam knows the pressure will be on the team tomorrow to collect all 3 points and he seems to be setting up the crowd so they will be patient, but there’s still that possibility of Newcastle getting 3 wins on the trot for the first time under the Sam Allardyce reign.

Big Sam explained:

“I know Paul Jewell’s talking about building for next season already and psychologically that is probably a good thing for the players, it takes the pressure off them and, before he came, they were probably over-anxious and playing with a bit of fear.”

“For us it’s about getting another win and a milestone for us this season. Getting three wins on the trot would be a first for me here and, for me, that’s a big motivation for our players.”

It will be a big disappointment if we cannot collect the 3 points tomorrow, but we also know that teams like Derby, especially with new manager Jewell now on board, will make themselves very hard to beat. But we think we can do it again, even if the goal (or goals) come late in the game.

What do you think?

Comments very welcome.

8 comments so far

  • adam

    Dec 22, 2007 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #1

    if we dont beat derby i will personally start a roit. it would be a mockery and an insult to all newcastle fans

  • Steeley

    Dec 22, 2007 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #2

    Adam, I’ll join you in the roit [sic]….it would be a travesty if we got nothing other than a win against the team bottom of the table (with what looks like it’s going to be a record-breaking relegation points tally), as well as a team who have scored only once away from home so far.

    It really would be a disgrace, and the stick we’d get from every other football supporter would be unbearable.

    If they hadnt routed us earlier in the season they’d be on 3 points now, and to not beat them at home would kill me…..and be the equivalent of santa shitting under my tree rather than leaving a nice gift! lol

  • Dragoner

    Dec 22, 2007 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #3


  • billy

    Dec 22, 2007 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #4

    ah poor little michael has to have christmas off.this game against derby should be a goal difference booster but 3 points will do for me.

  • toonoholic

    Dec 22, 2007 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #5

    let them not hold the new record. i personally love to see mackems having that wonder record .

  • Leo

    Dec 22, 2007 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #6

    more like santa shitting down the chimney, thats what bad kids really get instead of coal

  • sobz

    Dec 22, 2007 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #7

    im having bad feeling of this match
    probably becoz of the lost when we were away from home

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    Jan 5, 2008 at 2:36 PM

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