Habib Beye – We Can Still Top 50 Points

Habib Beye is as positive as ever, as he talked today about Newcastle’s 3 remaining league fixtures.


Habib Beye – wants 9 points out of last 3 games

Beye told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today:

“We just need to keep winning.” “If we can do that it will be a great end to the season.”“We’ve got lots of confidence to do that too.”

“When you’ve been to Tottenham and won 4-1 away in the previous away game and you’ve won a few games, you are confident of course.”

By Keegan’s assessment Newcastle were only at 50%-60% and with teams lower in the league that may be enough to win, as it was against Sunderland. But West Ham are a better side and we’ll have to play a lot better on Saturday to get all 3 points, which is what we need.

Beye continued:

“When you are playing with confidence it can help you even when you aren’t at your very best.”

“I don’t think that we were playing as well as we can in the first half against Sunderland. But we still managed to win the game.”

“When you have a player like Michael Owen playing with such confidence it’s very good.” “But everybody is working hard right now.”

It will be difficult, with just 3 games remaining to make up the 5 points on West Ham, who also have a better goal difference so we’d have to make up 6 points. We’re not sure we’ll be able to achieve that but we must win on Saturday.

Habib went on:

“We want to finish strongly.” “That’s because it’s very important for next season.”“When you win, you feel good. West Ham is next, then Chelsea and Everton – it’s possible to take nine points.”

“The Sunderland match was probably more important than the previous three because it was the derby.”

“We have 41 points, and to end the season with 50 would be a respectable end to this season.”

We actually have 42 points, and getting to 50 points would signal a reasonable season, after it looked so bad in mid-March. It would also give the team, and the Newcastle fans, tremendous momentum going into the summer transfer season, and for August, when we start our next important campaign.

It seems to us the players are just determined to keep this good run going.

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • Callum

    Apr 23, 2008 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #1


    Martins close to signing a new 4 year deal at 90k p/w 🙂

  • Leo

    Apr 23, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #2

    bey is a model footballer, so great to listen too also, he must have had lessons from king kev

    good news about oba magic too

  • Davies

    Apr 23, 2008 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #3

    Oba’s been close to a new deal for months. I’ll be a lot happier when it’s confirmed. Same with Owen.

    By the way, I sincerely hope wor Kev was watching the Liverpool Chelsea match last night. I really hope he isn’t still considering Riise.

  • HonoraryGeordie

    Apr 23, 2008 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #4

    I think he has definitely been taking tips off Keegan, or maybe just taking something full stop! That must be the understatement of the century, “a respectable end to the season!”, with Chelsea and Everton yet to play (both of which could be playing for major achievements) it would be an outstanding end to the season! 50 points would be a miracle after the run we had between November and March!

    I believe 5 points out of the last 9 would be a respectable end, 7 a good achievement, and 9 a signal of what is to come next year!

    My point is, we cannot go getting devastated and back into the mind set that our players are letting us down, just if we lose against Chelsea and Everton! After the season we have had, we should all be grateful to be safe from relegation, and happy that the possibility is still there for us to hit 50 points with 3 games to go!

    Howay the toon!

  • tom

    Apr 23, 2008 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #5

    loll beye we have 42 points not 41 loll but i agree beye is top class on and off the pitch but next time make sure u look at the table haha

  • Ausgeordie

    Apr 23, 2008 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #6

    If the pool lose against chelsea risse will want to leave and Benitez will definatly want him gone. I hope we dont gofor him but if we do he does have exp and could teach jose a few things and back him up when injury strikes so it could be worse.

    Beye is great and I hope we have someone keeping him on his toes and learning from him. Its only a shame we didn’t have him five years ago.

  • Spyro

    Apr 23, 2008 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #7

    Cahill should be bought from Bolton if they go down. Cahill and Taylor would be a great partnership for the future, with Edgar learning from Beye at RB, and Enrique continuing at LB

    Defence for the future:

  • JP from The Rock of Gibraltar

    Apr 23, 2008 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #8

    Great News everyday now!! 😀 What a difference the King has made. Now every time I look at the headlines it’s all positive about talk of players wanting to extend their current contracts with years still remaining and every player happy to give 110% right up to the end of the season. This is Newcastle UNITED now… not when Fat Sam was here we were all over the place!

  • ScottyT

    Apr 23, 2008 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #9

    well seeing as i have weirdly now got the polls on the right of the blog right 8 out of 9 times (only the spurs game i got wrong). id go for these 3 results:
    west ham – draw
    chelsea – draw/win (depending on whether theyre still in title hunt)
    everton – lose

    realistic i feel

  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 23, 2008 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #10

    We will hammer West Ham no problem! Have you seen the way they have been playing lately, shocking and vile!

  • ScottyT

    Apr 23, 2008 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #11

    true but al go conservatively nd say draw. if we beat them away you never know curbishley may be close to the sack. wish i was going but dont think theres any non-dry buses going down there. 🙁

  • briss

    Apr 23, 2008 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #12

    I hope we can win all 3 in the run in but, i think we’ll end up with 49. 2 wins and a draw, we’ll either draw chelsea or everton. Everton away is a tought fixture! i hope im wrong and get max! this finish makes things really exciting for next season!

  • big pea ov the weab

    Apr 23, 2008 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #13

    beye for me has been 1 ov the best signins for a long time thanxs big sam

  • Bucks1985

    Apr 23, 2008 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #14

    I certainly have a feeling that we will beat West Ham at the weekend. Recent history suggests that we have the Hammers truly measured at Upton Park; in the same way that we have turned over Spurs at White Hart Lane in recent seasons.

    A win against Chelsea may also be a possibility, when you consider that they may well have conceded the championship by then whilst having their minds firmly fixed on a cup final in Moscow. However, a draw would be a good result considering that they have pushed Manchester United all the way in the title race.

    The trickiest of the three fixtures is certainly going to be Everton on the last day of the season. However, there is hope. With Cahill out for the season, and most of their star players running on an empty tank after their UEFA Cup exploits, anything is possible; especially with a certain Kevin Keegan at the helm.

  • Tripp

    Apr 23, 2008 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #15

    Everton are knackered. I think we can go to Goodison and get a result. Chelsea will obviously be the real test. Hammers’ form is terrible at the moment, they barely beat Derby last weekend. We’re catching them at a good time and 3 points are certainly attainable there.

  • Punk Skunk

    Apr 23, 2008 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #16

    Aye Tripp, neverton are brittle mate, as are manc, villians & portsmouth…It won’t take too much to dislodge them from their respective positions…They’ve probably got nose-bleeds already?..


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