Our overpaid and under-performing stars can still be heroes next Sunday evening.
David Bowie – “We Can Be Heroes”
David looks worried – obviously in case Newcastle go down
But to be sure and to be real heroes the lads would need to get a win, and that would be only their 3rd away win of the season. That could be difficult at Villas Park, but when you think the safety of Newcastle United depends on it, surely it will at least be possible.
As we said earlier today Alan has to be very careful with his team selection and we think he should play those who have some attachment with Newcastle, and have shown before they can over-perform when it’s necessary.
One of those players is Gateshead born Andy Carroll, who has always looked good when Alan has given him a chance.
Nest Sunday the defense will need to be very solid, and it will not have helped that Bassong got himself sent off yesterday.
We think Andy Carroll, David Edgar and Kazenga LuaLua could come into the reckoning, and replace “stars” like Gutierrez and some others who will remain anonymous. Gutierrez has proved he’s not someone to have trust in vital games as he has no end product – and yes, we know, that’s going to upset Jonas fans
We’d also hope Alan Smith is fit to play, since his dead leg seems to have last quite a time, and Alan is just the type of player we need next Sunday.
But we don’t need to tell Alan anything, but he said today that he will; not let the lad’s heads drop in training as Newcastle approach the most important game in their recent history.
This £74M Newcastle squad could still be heroes next Sunday – at least some of them can.
We expect Alan to be playing “(We Can Be) Heroes:” in the dressing room at Villa Park before the game next Sunday. We have to try everything we can this week and on Sunday to inspire and motivate our players.
If they can escape relegation next Sunday they will be heroes on Tyneside – that’s a certainty.
Then Alan will need to start selling some of them because they haven’t been good enough this season. 😀
Note – I was listening to “Heroes” by David Bowie as this piece was being written – great record!
Thinks – if we don’t make it next Sunday Alan could always play David Bowie’s “Changes” after the game.