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:
“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.
“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!!