Newcastle United have again sold-out their away day allocation of 3,800 tickets for the derby game at Middlesbrough on Saturday.
The famous Newcastle United fans
Joe Kinnear has made no secret of his great admiration, and even surprise, at how good the Newcastle faithful have been to the team since Joe has been at the club. And that’s one part of the club that Joe seems to think Newcastle have no equals – and he’s right on that one.
And it’s also clear that Joe wants the fans to be able to celebrate a victory on Saturday, and that’s what the lads will be going all out for at The Riverside on Saturday. It should be a great game to watch.
Joe said this morning:
“The fans have been terrific, I can’t stress that enough,” “At Chelsea last weekend we got a great draw and I hope that the supporters who traveled down enjoyed it”
“It’s another derby match this weekend and it’s no surprise that our fans have taken all of their tickets – I’m sure they would’ve taken more if they could.”
“It’s a great chance for us to give them something to cheer about and I hope that come Saturday night they’ll have a drink in their hand toasting a victory.”
While we’ve got 10 points from 8 league games with Joe in charge, 2 wins, 2 defeats and 4 draws, we really needed to get some wins out of those 4 draws. If we han’t been reduced to 10 men against the unimpressive Man City, and if we hadn’t conceded an 89th minute equalizer against 10 man Wigan, there’s another 4 points we could have collected.
But that’s all woulda coulda shoulda – and it was not to be and that’s now water under the Tyne Bridge, it’s gone by. The reality is we’re still 3rd bottom of the league, and we have just 14 points from 14 games – 4 points from 6 games before Kinnear arrived and 10 points in 8 games since Joe joined.
Middlesbrough are in 10th place with 18 points, so a win would put us just a single point behind the Smoggies.
It’s also clear we need outright wins rather than draws to pull us up the league, and that’s why we need to go all out for wins in most of our remaining games this season – starting with Middlesbrough on Saturday. 😀
Howay The Lads.