Newcastle – Win Three Home Games And All Is Forgiven

Kevin Nolan, who has been more than disappointing over the last few games, has rightly asked Newcastle fans to raise the roof for Monday night’s survival showdown with Portsmouth.


Kevin Nolan – we need fans’ support

There are a few things we have going for us right now. One is that we have a better goal difference than both Hull City and Middlesbrough, so if we can at least catch these two teams we could still stay up on goal difference, just like Fulham did last year who won 4 of their final 5 games.  And we will need to be solid at Liverpool so this goal difference doesn’t slip too much.

The other thing is our three remaining home games are against beatable sides in Pompey, Middlesbrough and Fulham.

And of course we will have sold-out crowds of 52,000 fans at each one of these home games and 3 wins will no doubt save us from relegation. The Newcastle crowd will no doubt do all they can to make it uncomfortable for the visiting players  –  all’s fair in love and war and relegation fights.

Kevin Nolan knew all about Newcastle’s support before he arrived on Tyneside, but he’s been surprised how just great that support really is, once he arrived at the club:

Nolan said:

“The open day earlier this month showed just how much these fans love their football and their football club.”

“The situation we’re in it probably wouldn’t be the best thing to do if you were at any other club.”

“But we’re at Newcastle and you can afford to do that because these fans are fantastic.”

If we can win our three remaining home games this season, few would argue we deserve to stay in the Premier League, and if we continue our rotten run of form of the last four months, few would argue that we deserve to go down.

Nolan continued:

“We’re so glad that the fans are still with us because it’s an important part of the season and we’re going to need them,”

“Portsmouth is massive and to have them right behind us making as much noise as possible will be a huge lift.”

“But we know we have to give them something to shout about and that’s what we’ll be trying to do from the off.”

And it’s more than interesting that when push comes to shove most managers and fans around England would not be happy to see Newcastle go down, even though it will be a delight for some Newcastle anti-fans, and we know there are plenty of those out there.

But there is real concern now on Tyneside that the disaster could really happen, and it would be terrible for a club as proud as Newcastle United to be relegated. We all know that’s the truth.

That’s why we need our players to get some passion, faith and spirit, and save us – because that’s what’s really important in these relegation battles. Just look at how the Stoke players have performed, as just one example.

If the lads can do that they will be heroes, and we’ll even forget about all the terrible things that have happened so far this season.   Because then next season it has to be top six – hasn’t it?

And that’s in the premier League!   😀

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Apr 21, 2009 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #1

    Hong Kong Fans still support Newcastle United.!
    All over the world should be!

  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 21, 2009 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #2

    Only Tuesday and we got the croud article.

    I do hope it will be sell or near enough sell out and that the noise is the loudest so far this season and for the remaining fixtures too!

    If were going down or staying up lets do our part and make it as loud as hell and uncomfortable for Pompey.

  • chuck

    Apr 21, 2009 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #3

    Wow !see where we are finally going for a big time name, yes folks we are in the chase for
    MATT MILLS @ doncaster, think they are asking for two mars bars and a cornish pastie.
    Should be able to afford him , but will stretch the budget a bit.

  • Whumpie

    Apr 21, 2009 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #4

    Top six? I’d settle for mid-table mediocrity and a cut in my valium prescription. Of course, the season after that…

  • edburn

    Apr 21, 2009 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #5

    Chuck – two mars bars off fatty Ashley? You might as well try to fly…

    Don’t worry I’m sure we can swap one of our better players for him… If we have any.

  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 22, 2009 at 2:26 AM

    Comment #6


  • Sav

    Apr 22, 2009 at 2:44 AM

    Comment #7

    Nolan on the NUFC Open Day :- “The situation we’re in it probably wouldn’t be the best thing to do if you were at any other club.”

    “But we’re at Newcastle and you can afford to do that because these fans are fantastic.”

    But sometimes I think what players like Nolan truthfully mean is “because these fans are mugs.” and that perhaps we are generally too tolerant, too accepting and too loyal.
    We beat ourselves up about occasional booing, leaving 5 minutes early, not attending every away game to Portsmouth or standing topless and freezing on some far-flung terrace on Boxing Day or that we weren’t loud enough as the mythical ’12th man’. Yet sometimes I think we should be like other streetwise paying consumers and complain loudly and bitterly at the poor service, shoddy product and unsatisfactory management on offer at the SJP restaurant.
    It may not be a popular theme right now when we all are trying to get behind the lads to survive, but when an overpaid, talentless waster like Nolan comes out with another patronising platitude and walks off with probably 50k in his pocket for doing next to nowt, it sets me to wonder whether 50ooo customers baying for blood – a little less carrot and a lot more stick – would not perhaps motivate him better? Contrary to those fans of other clubs who may consider us ‘delusional’, perhaps we in fact get the kind of football and the level of success we deserve because we are not demanding enough. Perhaps next season they should issue free Barca hankerchiefs, instead of twirling scarves?


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