Now is the time for Newcastle supporters to increase their support of the team, rather than for it to drop off.
Joe Kinnear – needs all the help supporters can give him
We are not as bad as the league position shows. and after looking at the Sunderland game for a second time last night, the major point that hits you is that it was just a terrific game of football played by two highly motivated sides.
Secondly, it could have gone either way, and Newcastle were not too far away from winning the game, but that magnificent strike by Richardson was a fitting goal to win the game. How can you hit a ball that hard from a standing start?
Joe Kinnear wasn’t too far off the mark when he said the lads played quite well and were a little unlucky, the video of the game supports him in that opinion – when you watch the game again in the cool light of day.
But how many times have you heard that we are better than our league position suggests? A win tomorrow night will create some magic again on Tyneside, and in the following league games there’s quite a few games we can actually win.
But first things first and we need our second league win of the season tomorrow night, and we expect Joe may make one or two changes, and we expect Gutierrez to start this game. Let’s have a good turnout for the lads tomorrow night.
Here’s the games through the end of Kinnear’s current tenure until the end of November:
October Tue 28 19:45 H WBA November Mon 3 20:00 H Aston Villa Sun 9 16:00 A Fulham Sat 15 15:00 H Wigan Athletic Sat 22 15:00 A Chelsea Sat 29 15:00 A Middlesbrough
We should be able to beat WBA and Wigan at home, but we’ll need more wins than that in these 6 games if we are to get away from the relegation zone. Maybe wins at Middlesbrough and/or Fulham are also on the cards.
But there are definitely some games we can win in these coming games. The first game in December, which is not shown – is Stoke City at home – another game we can win.
We have to get away from the relegation zone before the end of the year, that’s for sure. Draws will not do it, and we’ll have to go all out for wins to get the points we need.
But we know that Newcastle fans will support the team, because now is when they are needed the most. Let’s not believe the doom and gloom merchants – we have a much better squad than last year and our best players are also coming back – and that can’t be bad.
All we need is a win or two in the next few games – let’s keep supporting the team – they need us more than ever when times are tough, like right now.