Butt Calls For More Consistency From Newcastle Players

Newcastle’s vice-captain Nicky Butt has called on the Newcastle players to show they are better than their current league position, 3rd from bottom, warrants.

Nicky Butt – we need to be more consistent

Nicky talked to the Newcastle Journal today:

“I don’t want to say that we’re too good to go down – it might bring a bit of bad luck to say. But you look around the changing room at the quality of the players we’ve got – we should be getting a result against Fulham but we haven’t got one,”

“We’ve proved nothing yet. We’ve got to prove that we’re too good to go down on Saturday against Wigan.” “You look at the results we’ve had – we’ve been up and down, we’ve had a few good ones and a few bad ones.”

“That’s just Newcastle United for you – it’s been going on longer than I’ve been here and it seems to be just one of those things that happens at this club.” “But it has got to stop. We need to try to get consistency from somewhere so we can move away from that bottom three.”

There will be expectations on Butt and Joey Barton to take control of midfield tomorrow against Wigan Athletic, and continue their fine form, if we are to capture all 3 points. The game tomorrow is a game we just have to win, to get back on track after last Sunday’s very disappointing performance at Fulham.

Nicky continued:

“Joey’s a top-class player. He needs to put all his troubles behind him and concentrate on football, which he seems to be doing just lately,” “If he’s given a chance he can prove that he’s a good player. It’s good to have good players like him in the squad – we’re getting a few of them back now and it’s good.”

“That is what makes the inconsistency all the more frustrating – we just need to move on from the game and get on with the Wigan game now.”

Last Sunday was one of the few times the players have let Joe Kinnear down, since Joe arrived at the club 7 weeks ago. We gave away two poor goals, and that just about cooked our goose.

It will be very important tomorrow to have the defense play solidly and hold the Wigan attack, and with the talent we have in midfield and up front, we should be able to get one or two goals.

But anything other than a win will be another disappointment for the Newcastle faithful.

Comments welcome.

25 comments so far

  • AO

    Nov 14, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #1

    Who are these quality players he is looking at in the dressing room. I havent heard one pundit say newcastle are to good to go down. They are not. West ham, leeds and forest all had quality players when they were relegated. I dont think newcastles squad is as good as those mentioned who were relegated. Given is newcastles best player but i expect him to be off if harry redknap does make an offer.


    Nov 14, 2008 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #2

    i think we get one thing straight here the players we have are the reason we are in the position that we are.. To say we are to good to go down is rubbish, we have finished in the bottom half of the table in the 2 seasons before this and have not improved this year. Yes the players we have do have flashes of quality but they are not consistent and that is the very reason we cant gurantee anything in any of the games we play. Fingers crossed we play well tommorow and take the game away from Wigan but who knows what newcastle united will turn up, one thing is guranteed thought that we will turn up in our thousands and give the lads all the backing they need because in the last 3 home games we have urged them on nd played a massive part in the results we have achieved. We can not turn up tommorow expecting to role wigan over because the premiership is such a tuff league this year, any way fingers crossed enough of my winging!

  • ronaldeano

    Nov 14, 2008 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #3

    AO, you call us deluded! 🙂

    You realy are a pubeless little thicko arent you!

    Given has turned a fantasticly MASSIVE club down when he told Arsenal to piss off, what makes you think he would join your pathetic little inferior outfit?


  • ObaFan2

    Nov 14, 2008 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #4

    AO’s a sad child obviously.

    JFK lost our derby too and the performance then was just as bad as at Fulham.

    but don’t worry could be worse, we could have ‘Arry (dodgy) Redknapp as manager!

  • keith

    Nov 14, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #5

    sorry ao we only sell the players we dont want to our feeder club spurs such as jenas ginola etc etc

  • JP...from the Rock

    Nov 14, 2008 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #6

    AO- F**K OFF!!!! In all your comments you have said everything except support Newcastle United. It’s assholes like you that upset fans and twist minds. Go back to your pathetic blog and leave ours alone!! IT’S ANAL OLIVER IN DISGUISE!!!! ….YOU LOSER!!

  • beyethegreat

    Nov 14, 2008 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #7

    to be fair redknapp is a good manager and imo is underrated coz he is english the only thing i would worry about if i was a spurs fan is his loyalty i mean we all no what will happen if a big club comes in for him and as for him getting given dont make me laugh if given was to leave it would be to a bigger club than spuds perhaps to man u or milan or barca bayern or arsenal but to spurs no

  • ObaFan2

    Nov 14, 2008 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #8

    beyethegreat, sigh, why not feed AO’s ego a little more ! Best thing Redknapp did was “turn us down”…….

  • AO

    Nov 14, 2008 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #9

    keith – gazza and waddle. Its funny that all 4 of those players went on to win trophies with spurs.

  • Alex

    Nov 14, 2008 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #10

    I think we would have a better midfield and a stronger side if Butt was dropped for Guthrie . Barton and Guthrie in the middle would run wigans midfield into the ground .

  • keith

    Nov 14, 2008 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #11

    come on ao get a little with the times a bit, i could start dusting off our league titles wins and all that but we will try keep a bit of relevance to it all ok?

  • Tom_Toon

    Nov 14, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #12

    AO – You are one sad, sad little boy, spending your time ona blog that isn’t even of the team you support.

    Back to the topic, Butt is inconsistent within the game! He does something brilliant, then gives the ball or even a pwnalty away!

    We need a new DM the most out of any player in january!

  • AO

    Nov 14, 2008 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #13

    Tom toon – what you about football i could write on a postage stamp. The words Butt and Brilliant should never appear in the same sentence.

  • AO

    Nov 14, 2008 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #14

    obafan2- yeah cos if he hant turned you down you wouldnt have yout new messiah, kinnear. snigger.

  • Tom_Toon

    Nov 14, 2008 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #15

    Ye, I think I could fit ‘More than me’ on a postage stamp to.

    Now, actually go and kill yourself.

  • Punk Skunk

    Nov 14, 2008 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #16

    Who calls it a ‘postage stamp’?..Dick!..

  • keith

    Nov 14, 2008 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #17

    agree with tom , butt has to go and id throw in germi viduka smith cacapa for good measure, we need to replace those players within the next 2 windows plus another 3 or 4 to get some decent depth into the squad. I have no diea who becasue that is why we have the all great denis wise for!!!!!!!!!!

  • Obafan

    Nov 14, 2008 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #18

    Says the most incosistent player we have got. Butt is past it, we will lose lots of games if he is not dropped.

  • ObaFan2

    Nov 14, 2008 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #19

    AO, much happier with JFK than a dodgy like Redknapp….. saddo.

  • boater

    Nov 14, 2008 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #20

    OK… my feelings.
    We are too good to go down. It is a one in a hundred chance… and we don’t want to tempt fate, etc. but the football we have played under jfk is top of the table 8th- 9th material. To add to that we have Owen returning. I think we can kick on and – heaven forbid – we have some boardroom calm – even Ashley hanging on and Kinnear being given the full season – that would settle players minds a bit.

    Alex, I would like to agree that Guthrie is top quality but he is still developing if you are honest and I agree the priority in January is for a central midfielder around mid to late 20s to partner JB. Any suggestions? Jenas would have been great in there for us… yes I expect a barrage for that – but that kind of player… is Carrick an option in the summer even? – he doesn’t get starts when Hargreaves is fit. Would be a captain for several years… good foil for Barton.

  • Ex-pat MAG

    Nov 14, 2008 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #21

    Guys please!!!!

    AO is a pathetic, self absorbed, attention seeking little child, he comes on this site with the intention of validating his exsistence by brokering confrontational discussion purely to illicit as many responses as possible. This serves to re-enforce his deluded self opinion that his importance within the galaxy is without equal. He is a very sad little boy, without friends, a social schedule or even a life. Acknowledging him by responding to his posts only serves to encourage him.

    Pity him for he is a Spurs supporter, but do not mock him!!!!!

  • Nick

    Nov 14, 2008 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #22

    it’s amazing how Butt and taylor keep running to the press saying that the players should be this that and the other.

    These 2 should really look closer to home as a big percentage of goals conceded are down to
    these 2. N’Zogbia / Guthrie in for Butt and bassong /kadar/, Edgar for taylor.

  • Obafan

    Nov 14, 2008 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #23


    I cannot agree more with what you said:

    Taylor has got lots of faults which costed us lots of goals. But he thinks he can go to the press to talk about his collegues.

    Butt has so much experience but it seem like he doen’t know when to tackle and he can’t give 2 descent passes. And he also loves to talk to the press about his teammates.

  • xfer

    Nov 14, 2008 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #24

    Butt calling for consistency?! Look whos talking.


    Nov 14, 2008 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #25

    Nice if he could practice what he preaches (Butt)
    And for C****t sake why do you jump to AO`s bait so easy, ignore him and he will go eventually dissapear.


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