It’s getting to be the business end of the season, and if Newcastle can win all their remaining three games, it seems certain they will be able to stay up – and given where we are right now – that would be fantastic!.
Iain Dowie – keeping the players upbeat and believing
But that three run winning streak that’s required just must get off to a good start on Monday, in a game that will be the most crucial.
It’s crucial because a win and it will lift the morale of the players and essentially they will have just two more games to win – at home in front of a supportive crowd of over 52,000.
But a defeat or a draw will continue the pathetic run of results we’ve had since late December, and it will then be very difficult to escape the drop – which will be embarrassing and even a little humiliating for the team – but then again we’ll have deserved it.
Iain Dowie and Shearer just have to keep the players upbeat and believing in themselves, and Iain talked about that today:
“The mood is very much upbeat around the place. I’m not a great believer in negativity – you’ve got to have a positive approach,”
“My attitude now is that whatever had happened over the weekend, we’d still have had to win those home games.”
“So now we need to get that win that is going to be vital to us and it will give us belief and we can go from there.”
Successful people never concentrate on the negatives, but they try to learn from them and move forward, which is what Alan and Iain have to do in these very difficult days for the Newcastle club.
Newcastle have not had it easy with injuries this season , and more bad news yesterday as it was learned from a scan that Steven Taylor has indeed re injured his ankle and will be out for at least another couple of weeks.
We always have a bad injury record, almost every season, which is why it was quite stupid to start the season with such a small squad – but there will be plenty of time to have investigations on why a team so good, and a club so proud, got relegated, should we go down.
We have to hope we can still survive, but the players just must start showing urgency, belief and spirit to do that.
Howay The Lads!!