Newcastle United put in a solid display at Stamford Bridge last Saturday, and there seemed to be few complaints from the Newcastle faithful, following two terrible displays against Derby and Wigan.
Sam Allardyce – solid performance on Wednesday night could get us all 3 points
But weâ€™re certainly not going to maximize our points, if we keep giving our worst performances of the season against the worst teams. We played badly in those games but also against Derby away and Reading away, where we should have easily picked up maximum points.
Consistency is the goal for the Newcastle players and we mustnâ€™t slip into those insipid displays we gave over Christmas.
Sam talked to the Newcastle World TV this morning:
“There were a lot of positives and we have to take them into what is a crucial, crucial game against Man City,” “Every player can take something from the game but now they have to make sure they keep to that level and not dip below it.â€
“We have been robbed of a point by what was a blatant offside and I think the officials are the only people in the stadium who haven’t seen it.â€ “Before that we had long periods of attacking play and could’ve got a winner had the ball fallen to our players at the right time – as it did with Chelsea for both their goals.â€
“But we have to get on with things and we have two big games coming up starting with Man City.â€ “I want the players to find a level of consistency because we’ve already shown what we can do this season.”
We could have even won that game at Chelsea with a little more luck, so it was a heartening performance, that’s for sure. But we now have to make St. Jamesâ€™ Park a fortress again, where we can hopefully pick up wins.
Itâ€™s a great chance for us on Wednesday because Manchester City are not a good away side, and we must attempt to get all 3 points with an attacking display. Nothing less than that will be good enough on Wednesday night.
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