Butt – We Must Keep Our Unbeaten Run Going

Nicky Butt is looking forward to extending Newcastle’s unbeaten run at the Reebok Stadium on Sunday afternoon.


Nicky Butt – must keep unbeaten run going

Newcastle have a nice little run going with 5 points from the last 3 games, and in doing so have established a good 5 point cushion between themselves and third bottom Blackburn Rovers, and we also have a better goal difference, which could be worth an extra point.

Today, Newcastle’s stand-in captain, Nicky Butt, has warned that failure to add to their points total in the next few weeks, could see the team right back in the middle of the relegation fight.

Nicky told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today:

“We’ve got a bit of a gap now but that can be a false sense of security,” “Any one of ten teams can struggle if they lose one or two.”

“On the flip side of that if you win or two you can get out of it quite quickly.” “But we have to try to stay unbeaten because as long as you do that you’re adding to the points total.”

“Psychologically as well there’s a huge difference between a defeat and a draw.” “We have got some big games coming up and we need to be strong at home.”

“Too many times this season we have dropped points at home and we need to change that.” “In-between those games against the bigger teams we’ll be looking to take points away from home and start beating the teams we know we are capable of beating.”

“It’s a difficult situation that we are in but we need to stick together.”

Nicky has started 24 games this season for Newcastle, and since he came back from his season-long loan spell at Birmingham in 2006, he’s done very well at Newcastle.

Butt turned 34 years old last month, and has put in some solid performances for the team, in which his vast experience has been crucial.

Nicky and Kevin Nolan had a hard time in the first half last Sunday, against a patched up Everton midfield,  to assert any control of midfield, and that will need to change against Bolton this Sunday, if we are to get the result we need.

A win would be very nice indeed, thank you very much, and good for Joe Kinnear’s health too.

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • beyethegreat

    Feb 26, 2009 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #1
  • Toon Graeme

    Feb 26, 2009 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #2

    Lots of positive press today – is there a match on the weekend or something 🙂

  • Johno Toon

    Feb 26, 2009 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #3

    think a win is a must esp with the run of games we have coming up, dont think we will get relegated wither way but be nice to finish as high as possible

  • club insider

    Feb 26, 2009 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #4

    3 points a must !

    Toon Graeme,

    I think there must be, may be on Sultana sports if we are lucky 😀

  • Toon Graeme

    Feb 26, 2009 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #5

    Club I –

    Aye we got the Sultana on Sunday. I dont have it anymore – but know of plenty of websites to watch it on so I will be forced to lie on the settee and watch on the laptop.

    It is a 3 point must like! 🙂

  • Monster

    Feb 26, 2009 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #6

    How have Bolton been playing recently? I can’t see us dominating midfield but if we play Martins and Jonas from the start we should be able to carve out a few chances…

  • JonnyNufc

    Feb 26, 2009 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #7

    We HAVE to beat bolton with the games we have coming up.

    We really could be in the sh.t if we dont get atleast 6 points from our next 5 games.

  • Doocey

    Feb 26, 2009 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #8

    Good attitude Micky 🙂

    New articles on my site, comments very welcome 🙂

  • Dan4Toon

    Feb 26, 2009 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #9

    how do you know ed about that Brazilian, am not like being angry or anything am just curious 🙂 ??

  • nufc_houlty

    Feb 26, 2009 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #10

    as long as we dont play the long ball in the air we have a chance because they have gary cahill hu is quality in the air, wouldnt mind him at newcastle lyk


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