It seems like the lads are in buoyant mood going into this weekend’s tough game at Stoke City, which somehow the lads have to win – somehow.
Alan Shearer – in pensive mood as he oversees the training
Newcastle will travel to Staffordshire tomorrow a full 3 points adrift of safety, following last weekend’s 2-0 home defeat against Chelsea, and Newcastle have a worse goal difference than 4th bottom Sunderland right now, so we are effectively 4 points from safety.
But like any good leader, Shearer has been quick this week to go over the positives of last week’s game, as he and Iain Dowie have reviewed the video of the Chelsea game with the players this week in training.
There were a number of positives to take out of the game, but all the good work seemed to end with a bad mistake from Coloccini, and once we got behind Chelsea there seemed no way back, for the in-form London side, as they proved last night with a good 3-1 win at Liverpool in the Champions League quarter final.
Alan talked to Newcastle TV this morning:
“The lads are in buoyant mood despite Saturday’s result,” “We can and will take positives from that game and we have told the players that.”
“It’s also been a help having a full week’s training compared to last week when we had just two days.”
“Every game is huge. But, after Saturday’s result, this one has got even huger – if there is such a word!”
No there isn’t, and the way to say that is probably this one has got more huge – or this one has got even bigger would be even better – but enough of the English lessons. 😀
We have to hope for a distinct improvement in the way the lads play, after Alan and Iain have had a full week of preparation for the Stoke game, and have studied videos of Stoke.
So we should have a game plan of how we can take all 3 points at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday – and anything less will be a disappointment, let’s face it.
If Alan is to become a top manager we would hope there will be some signs of his management effect coming through in the next couple of games, as we just have to get some points up on the board.
And it looks like the game is being televised live around the world again, and it’s a 5:30 pm local kick-off time.