Kevin Nolan has come out saying the Newcastle players remain positive as they approach the last 7 games of the season.
Kevin Nolan – this will go down to the wire – oh no!
And this has be one of the worst seasons ever for Newcastle, at least in living memory, given the high priced squad of players we have available.
Kevin talked this morning to the local Newcastle Journal:
“The most important thing is not to get disillusioned, because we’ve got seven games to go,”
“I know we’re three points below Sunderland and four or five away from a few other teams.”
“But I was in a similar situation with Bolton last year – four points behind with five games to go and we managed to do it.”
And it’s that experience that can help Newcastle survive this season too, as we only need to get on a two game winning run, and then anything can happen, but it’s getting the wins that has proved so difficult this season.
Kevin didn’t have a particularly strong game last Saturday but we are hoping the Sheraer inspiration will start telling on the lad, sooner rather than later, as we know Kevin has loads of guts and courage.
Unfortunately, Nolan believes the survival fight will go down to the wire – and is urging everybody to keep believing right until the last game when we will play Aston Villa at Villa Park on May 24th.
But what you think is sometimes what you get, so we don’t like the fact that both Kevin and Nicky Butt think this will go down to the wire. Why don’t we go all out and try to get 4 wins in our next 5 games against Stoke, Spurs, Portsmouth Liverpool and Middlesbrough and be safe? That’s not beyond the realms of possibility with an uptick in form and the hoped-for Alan Shearer effect.
“No matter what happens on Saturday, we have to remain positive and do what needs to be done between now and the end of the season,”
“We’re determined to get the win and that’s what we’re going for, but we must remember there’s still six games after that and you have to keep on going until the very end.”
Kevin’s right of course, but it’s almost like he’s preparing us for a poor result at Stoke on Saturday, but maybe we’re just getting a little paranoid with all the defeats we’ve suffered lately. 🙁
A win is what we all need – let’s got for it on Saturday – and we always have to remember – fortune favors the brave.