Newcastle Players Must Keep The Faith


Habib Beye, since he came back from three months out with injury, has performed extremely well in the Newcastle defense.

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Habib Beye – wildly optimistic about points


And Habib continues to be wildly positive about our possible points total as he talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning:

“It’s tough mentally, but you have to stay focused on the hard challenge we have over the next five games,”

“There are 15 points we can get and we start again on Monday. Mentally everybody must be strong because we have the points available to us.”

“If we get those 15 points, we will be safe and we have to remember that. I think it’s really important we stay focused on what we have to do to get out of this.”

“It was disappointing and frustrating not to get anything at Tottenham because we are four points behind the team which is fourth from bottom, but we have five games still to get out of this.”

But let’s face it, we have no chance at all of getting 15 points. We need to win all 3 home games to be safe, but we’ve only won four home games all season and have just one win in our last 17 games.

However, the same was true of Fulham last year of course, and those lads won 4 of their last 5 league games to stay up on goal difference – a miracle if ever we saw one.

And now Fulham are going great guns on 44 points this season, and are in 8th position in the league, a fantastic piece of management from Roy Hodgson. We’re sure this is something Alan will be reminding the players of.

The stats and the flow of the tide are against us, but as we’ve said before it’s that first win that can turn things around big time, just like it did last year for Kevin Keegan. It doesn’t matter how we get it – but we need to win against Portsmouth – a draw will not be good enough, given our plight right now.

If that win does come against Portsmouth, we will then have a great chance of staying up.

Comments welcome.



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15 comments so far

  • RyanToon

    Apr 21, 2009 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #1

    beye is about the only good player weve got along with bassong and jonas

    keep it up habib!

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  • dougnufc

    Apr 21, 2009 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #2

    Beye is an outstanding defender. Wished he was a couple of years younger

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  • NotAGhostToon

    Apr 21, 2009 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #3

    felt sorry for him on sunday, constantly saving our bacon! come on tide……turnn

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  • Stuart79

    Apr 21, 2009 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #4

    The tide won’t turn until we get some good players I’m afraid. I can’t see that happening under scrooge Ashley!

    Beye and Bassong are the only good things to come out of the club under this regime!

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  • Stardust

    Apr 21, 2009 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #5

    “Stuart79 // Apr 21, 2009 at 10:07 AM

    The tide won’t turn until we get some good players I’m afraid. I can’t see that happening under scrooge Ashley!

    Beye and Bassong are the only good things to come out of the club under this regime!”

    Yet those two players were two of our cheapest buys – you contradict yourself – yet again – just shut up – dig in and support for once will you.

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  • batty

    Apr 21, 2009 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #6

    if we beat pompey were 1 point from saftey its far from over yet

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  • Stardust

    Apr 21, 2009 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #7

    Batty – thats the spirit – we have seen far too many weak men floating around our club all season – people like Stuart79 – glad youre still supporting fella.

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  • batty

    Apr 21, 2009 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #8

    stardust iam gonna cling on to every last bit of hope we got i think if we beat pompey and boro and stoke beat hull or draw we got a crackin chance m8

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 21, 2009 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #9

    Batty – its not over until the fat lady sings.

    Roll on Monday night!!!! I will be there and in fine voice!!!!!

    Beye was excellent on Sunday and Bassong. Tayls saved we bacon with a few blocks too!

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  • Stardust

    Apr 21, 2009 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #10

    Batty – that is called supporting – Stuart obviously forgot how to do it.

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  • lesh

    Apr 21, 2009 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #11

    “The tide won’t turn until we get some good players I’m afraid. I can’t see that happening under scrooge Ashley!”

    Did Stardust post that? If so, changed our spots a little haven’t we – Ashley…. scrooge?

    That’s not the Stardust we’ve come to know and love…. or has he/she seen the light?

    On an more positive note….. how about Habib to wear the captain’s armband and direct the play from the back… as it should be!

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  • Stardust

    Apr 21, 2009 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #12

    Lesh – that was Stuarts post – I was simply copying and pasting.

    Agree with Beye for Capt though.

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  • workyticket

    Apr 21, 2009 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #13

    Haven’t heard from you in a while Stardust, or is it just me?

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  • lesh

    Apr 21, 2009 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #14

    Nah Worky, he/ she has been awol for a while and I’d assumed that when Wise went, then so did Sawdust!

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  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 22, 2009 at 2:17 AM

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