Joe Kinnear is hoping that Newcastle United’s home form will prove to be good enough to take the team up that league, and tomorrow the lads go for their 3rd win in a row at home.
Joe Kinnear – with Chris Hughton – home form vital
And the game against Man City, which we drew 2-2 when we had only 10 men for much of the game. Yet we still came within 4 minutes of winning that game, against money-bags Manchester City, who are not faring too well at the moment, and are just one point above Newcastle in the league.
Wigan are just one place above Newcastle in the league on goal difference, and again this game is being labeled as a 6 pointer, just like the game last week at Fulham.
But we played poorly in London, and lost that game to Fulham, and probably didn’t deserve to win, becasue of the stupid mistakes we made at the back.
Kinnear told nufcTV today:
“This is a must-win, no doubt about it,” “We’ve said it before but it’s tight down there at the minute and we want to be one of the teams who pulls away.”
“All it’s going to take is a couple of results. We built the platform for that with the wins over West Brom and Villa, but let that run slip at Fulham.”
“Now we’ve got a very good chance to get another home win against Wigan.” “You have to win your home games, and we should be given the support we get.”
“I’ve been blown away by the atmosphere at St. James’ and we need that again on Saturday.” “I’m hoping that on Saturday night we’ll be in a far healthier position and then we’ll take it from there because we’ve got a couple of difficult games around the corner.”
The difficult games around the corner are Chelsea away on 22nd November, after which we hope to hear what exactly is going to happen to our club. Then we have Middlesbrough also away, which is a game we can win, but only if we turn up and play at our very best.
But first things first, and we need all 3 points tomorrow, and as Joe says, we can then take it from there. If we can win the game tomorrow, it will be 3 wins in the last 4 games, which isn’t too bad for a team near the bottom of the league.