Beye – 18 Points Would Be Perfect and 12 Points Good

Habib Beye is one of the leaders at the Newcastle United club, and there’s no doubt the team has missed him badly since he was injured at Wigan on Boxing Day.


Habib Beye – training with Danny Guthrie – confident of survival

But it hasn’t taken him long to get back in the swing of things, and he’s already had two very good games back to back for Newcastle, and will again be at the center of defense for Newcastle at Spurs on Sunday.

Beye talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning about the excellent come-back against Stoke City:

“This was a massive point and now we really believe we can do it,”  “Hopefully this will give us a bit of momentum now because, after they scored, few people would have expected us to leave with anything.

“Now we have six matches left, 18 points to play for and we know we can stay up.” “If we show this type of spirit again maybe we can get something away from home, as well as the three matches we have at home.”

“Everyone knows what Alan Shearer has done before. He took this job for the last eight games because he is from the area and he wants to save Newcastle United. If anyone can do that for this club it is him because everyone knows he is a Newcastle legend.”

“He does not want to see Newcastle in the Championship and he is full of spirit. We are trying to make sure he achieves that.” “Every new manager wants to change something.”

“We were in the bottom three for a reason and he has tried to bring more discipline. We have a challenge of the next six games and if we can get 18 points that would be perfect. Twelve would also be good.”

18 points in the last 6 games would be a massive turnaround for Newcastle, after picking up just 8 points in our last 14 league games, but Fulham showed last season it could be done with 4 wins in their last 5 games to stay up on goal difference.

We’d be delighted is we can pick up 12 points in these last 6 games – delighted.   And of course anything is possible if the players can only believe it, and that’s what Shearer is hoping to achieve as he works more on the attitude and mental state of his players, than anything else.

The spirit the lads showed in the last 30 minutes has to be taken into each of the final 6 games and if we do that we should be safe.

We hope so, in any case.

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • bennytoon

    Apr 14, 2009 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #1

    I reckon 8 points would be enough for safety. Where you will get them from i dont know. Villa going for 5th. Liverpool for the league. Spurs and fulham for europe. And pompey fighting for survival. I can maybe see 4 points from that lot.


    Apr 14, 2009 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #2

    Spurs 1 point
    Pompy 3 point
    Fulham 1 point
    Boro 3 point

    that’s all we can hope for to be honest. With Hulls current form and the teams they have left to play I can’t see them picking up many more points so 38 would be enough as long as boro don’t win all remaining games.

  • bennytoon

    Apr 14, 2009 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #3

    welshmag- bearing in mind you struggled against a poor stoke team, what makes you think you can get a point at tottenham who are playing well and chasing europe?3-0 to spurs .

  • Stuart79

    Apr 14, 2009 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #4

    Stoke aren’t that poor! Arsenal, Villa and Liverpool to name but a few didn’t get anything there!

    Did Spurs?

  • broon ale

    Apr 14, 2009 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #5

    moobs… what makes me think we can beat spurs?

    the fact we always do

  • BT9MAG

    Apr 14, 2009 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #6

    bennytoon, Stokes home form is far from poor

  • bennytoon

    Apr 14, 2009 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #7

    stuart79- they were the easiest chance of a win in your remaining games. The players couldnt even raise there game for it. The players look as though they have given up.

  • broon ale

    Apr 14, 2009 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #8

    stoke away easier than boro at home or spurs away.. ? hmmmm

    2 teams we always beat?

    yeah right moobs

  • Spitfire

    Apr 14, 2009 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #9


    we might get something at Spurs because you play football and let the opposition play football. We do OK against teams like that (witness the performance against manure). However in my long history with Newcastle I can’t ever recall them winning a ‘must win’ game. So realistically I have to remain extremely pessimistic about our chances of survival.

  • hisnameisjonas

    Apr 14, 2009 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #10

    so a poor stoke side ay, why didnt tottenham win at brittania then? and when was the last leaguegame tottenham nicked a point of newcastle, must be in the last century..

  • hisnameisjonas

    Apr 14, 2009 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #11

    thats why bennytoon is so bitter because newcastle wins every time against totttenham the easyest 6 pointer every season.. thats why he is hanging around here and slaging of our team after every bad game we have, beacuse he never ever had the chance before..

  • bennytoon

    Apr 14, 2009 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #12

    hisnameisjonas- get your facts right little fella.

  • bennymoob

    Apr 14, 2009 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #13

    I’m a bald fat prick with no life no job and no mates.

  • bennymoob

    Apr 14, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #14

    I’ll get my moobs out
    Get my moobs out
    Get my moobs out
    For the lads

  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 15, 2009 at 2:52 AM

    Comment #15


  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 15, 2009 at 2:53 AM

    Comment #16



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