Sam seems to have given quite a few interviews yesterday, but it is important that he somehow keeps the Newcastle fans on his side as we go through the Christmas program. Yesterdayâ€™s game was little short of a disaster for us, and illustrates again why it’s a difficult job being a Newcastle United supporter.
Newcastle United’s faithful fans – it’s not easy!
Thatâ€™s why itâ€™s so difficult supporting the lads. Or should the word be painful?
We play just great at home against an Arsenal side, top of the league, that most pundits say will take us apart, and in the end were unlucky not to take all 3 points. Then a short time later we play a team like Derby County, way bottom of the league, and we are as bad, if not worse, than they are, and are lucky not to be beaten. And both games are at St. James’ Park – go figure that one out.
The only good point yesterday was that Viduka equalized after 87 minutes and yes, we could even have won the game, but that would have covered over just a terrible performance from the lads. But we would have taken the 3 points anyway.Â 😀
Derby had taken just one point from their previous 9 away games this season and had scored just one away goal all season before yesterdayâ€™s game. Sam said:
“Weâ€™re disappointed that weâ€™ve played a team at the bottom of the league at home and we havenâ€™t beaten them,” “We should have done. We accept that. We just have to take it on the chin. Sometimes you donâ€™t get what you deserve, but weâ€™ve kept our (four-match) undefeated run going. Weâ€™ve got a point and we have to move on.â€
“We know that we should have won this game, but we have to go to Wigan (on Boxing Day) and make sure weâ€™re ready. We have to put this behind us and continue on trying to get more points on the board and get further up the league table. Ultimately, we got something from the game. But weâ€™re very disappointed in the result and the performance.”
Before yesterday Derby had won only one game and had only 6 points in total. And of course 3 of those points were against Newcastle and they were just 3 minutes away yesterday of doing the double over Newcastle United. What an embarrassment that would have been.
“Mark Viduka showed us the way forward with his finishing, he had three chances and he scored twice,” “We had enough opportunities to have buried any game but we encouraged our opponents, gave them something to hang on to right to the end.â€
“I thought our creativity was good. Their keeper (Stephen Bywater) made numerous saves and we missed numerous chances. Weâ€™ve not converted them and not won a game that we should have won and weâ€™re disappointed. We had numerous chances and should have converted more than the two goals weâ€™ve scored.”
We suppose, looking on the bright side again, that at least we got a point from the game. But we must beat Wigan on Boxing Day, to make up for what was a huge disappointment for Newcastle fans all over the world yesterday – that’s a fact.
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