Our three new lads made a big difference last time out at WBA, and we hope all three will start tomorrow at home, and have just as positive an impact against Everton.
Kevin Nolan – vital player for Newcastle tomorrow
Chris Hughton said today:
“The new boys have settled in very well.” “They knew a fair amount of the lads anyway and that helped them. It makes it easier.”
“One thing we do have at the training ground, irrespective of the difficult times we have gone through, is a very good spirit in training.”
“The new boys have come in and enhanced that.”
Chris Hughton would love to get Newcastle’s first home victory of 2009, and the Newcastle United squad seem to be in great spirits after a two week training spell together.
Newcastle’s last win on Tyneside came on December 21st last year when we beat Tottenham 2-1, and it was Duff’s dramatic 90th minute winner that had the 48,000 crowd on their feet.
But in our last four home games against Liverpool, West Ham, Hull and Sunderland the best we’ve done is a couple of draws, and that’s just no good enough.
“I think you want to go into every game at St James’s Park believing you can get a win. Everybody has been in good spirits this week.”
“We are aiming to keep that going with a good performance against Everton.”
“Each point is crucial to us at the moment, and the players have that in mind.”
This game will be a significant test for Chris and Colin Calderwood, as they try to steer the team towards safety, in the absence of Joe Kinnear.
And it could be our three new boys could be the difference tomorrow. Certainly every one of them contributed to the win at WBA, and it would be great to see a continuation of their fine play and dogged determination they showed two weeks ago.
And each one of them can play a bit too, and we look to Lovenkrands to start scoring those goals, as he showed at WBA he’s got quite an eye for goal, and he knows the more he scores the more likely he will be at Newcastle come September.
It’s all set to be a great game tomorrow, from two sides who have great determination and spirit, and maybe our three new lads, and the fantastic backing of a crowd of 50,000 can sway it in our favor.
We hope we can get that vital win tomorrow, then it’s onto Bolton and another 3 points will be the target there too.
Howay The Lads!!