Newcastle United chairman Chris Mort remained positive after yesterday’s disastrous defeat against Blackburn Rovers.
Chris Mort and Kevin Keegan
To be fair to Kevin and the team they did everything they had to do yesterday but put the ball in the net – and in the end were guilty of missed chances. And then of course to to rub salt into the wounds Matt Derbyshire scored a late goal so we got absolutely nothing out of the game.
We are now just 3 points above Reading who are 3rd bottom and our goal difference is not good, so we’ve hardly got the cushion of an extra point there.
But Chris Mort tried to remain upbeat after the game and he told the Evening Chronicle:
â€œIf we had put the chances in we would have been a couple of goals ahead and then been able to push on from there.â€â€œKevin Keegan has clearly got the team playing and we were caught out.â€ â€œFootball is a cruel game and that can happen.â€
â€œIf we maintain that level of performance I am sure results will come and come pretty soon.â€
â€œI thought we played incredibly well.â€ â€œIf you look at the number of chances we created, we missed a couple of open goals and their goalkeeper pulled off some fabulous saves.â€
â€œWe dominated the match throughout.â€ â€œBlackburn to their credit did what away teams often do here.â€
â€œThey soaked up a lot of pressure and hit us on the break.â€ â€œYou can see the amount of passion that was out there and the amount of chances we created bodes well.â€
The good news is that the players played well and with passion and attacked from the start. The bad news is that we got nothing from the game and lost points on a few teams below us in the league.
But we still have 10 games to go, and some of those are against teams below us in the league – Sunderland, Reading and Fulham so it may come down to having to win those games to survive.
At least the lads have spirit and they will need that as we try to get 3 points at Liverpool on Saturday – stranger things have happened.
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