Winning Home Games Vital To Promotion Success

Les Ferdinand has come out and said he thinks Newcastle’s home games will be vital to promotion success this season.


Les Ferdinand – Newcastle’s home games will be important

Les Ferdinand told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle yesterday:

“Newcastle must start the right way or it will give all of the other teams the impression that they can come up and pick up a famous result.”

“And famous is exactly what it would be when you consider that some of the sides in the division have never been to St James’ Park before or not been for a long time.

“I think if you support a Championship club and you are going to go to just one away game, then it will undoubtedly be the Newcastle game.”

“That’s what Newcastle are up against this season.” “So it’s vital that they can get off in winning manner.”

“Reading will be set up well. But when St James’s Park is in full flow, it really can be a cauldron of noise and teams will get blown away by it.”

“Everybody gets caught up in the atmosphere including the refs and including the away team. It’s how they respond to it, but if Newcastle respond to it like they should do, regardless of who is in charge or who is manager, it can be one of the most valuable assets in football.”

“The Championship is certainly an exciting league.” “OK, it’s not where Newcastle want to be and everybody was devastated by relegation.”

“But this league is all about momentum and if you keep on picking up points during what is often a Tuesday-Saturday-Tuesday fixture list.”

“As long as you are in swinging distances of those play-off places come the final seven or eight games, you are still in with a real shout of finishing the season covered in glory.

“It’s certainly going to be intriguing but I think the home games will be the key to success for Newcastle this season.”

It’s going to be more than interesting to see how the lads perform against reading, who are never an easy team to beat.

It could be we will find it hard to score goals until we sign some reinforcements up front, but most Newcastle fans will be looking for all 3 points on Saturday, to go with the good point we got at WBA last week.

But to do that Ameobi and Carroll will need to take their chances, if we are to get the goals we need to win the game.

It could well be an unchanged side from that which started the game against WBA, but we’ll see whether Joey Barton will be preferred to Kevin Nolan in central midfield.

We’d also like to see Coloccini dropped to give young Tamas Kadar a run- out at center-back, because the 19 year-old Hungarian youngster could do no worse than Fabricio did last week at West Brom.

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • Waldo P. Barnstormer

    Aug 13, 2009 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #1

    stating the bloody obvious

  • premier

    Aug 13, 2009 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #2

    but where will they come from?
    Can see OG being top scorer!!

  • Bill F

    Aug 13, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #3

    Looks like Les has been reading some Chinese book of wisdom to come to such a meaningfull thought. I for one would never have realised this was an essential aspect to a successful season. Thank you Les and Ed.

  • punk skunk...

    Aug 13, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #4

    What a revelation, never thought of that, fank thuck for the media!..

  • punk skunk...

    Aug 13, 2009 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #5

    premier can’t be a queersider, it’s got a computer…It’s probably a stolen one from down seven sisters rd!..

  • Rodzilla

    Aug 13, 2009 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #6

    Our first home game of the season, in a lower league, is the PERFECT opportunity to start blooding in them young ‘uns.

    And just to go against the grain of those on previous threads with the ‘experience over youth’ debate I HOPE TO FK Hughton plays Nile Ranger instead of the big lump.

    Go on son, brrraaaap brap!

  • Trent Toon

    Aug 13, 2009 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #7

    Wow, we need to win to get promoted! Oh my goodness i wouldn’t have thought. Far out i didn’t think that was how you got promoted!

  • chuck

    Aug 13, 2009 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #8

    It`s the Scunthorpe`s and Blackpool`s that worry me, but joking aside look at what`s left of
    a once decent team.
    Bassong, Beye, Martens, N`Zogbia, Given,Jenas, etc. all gone, all excellent players.
    Gonna be a long tough season unless we can unload the overpaid dreck bunch and bring in some young talent.

  • keeganjr

    Aug 13, 2009 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #9

    i say it again,hehe. oki. finaly i see we are after norwegian starlet huseklepp. but it’s too late i belive.saying this for months now, lotsof great players in the nrwegian league now. huseklepp(brann) skjolsvik(LB VERY FAST.. Molde fk) M.thioune,my favourite. like essien, from senegal (Molde fk) manure bought diouf from molde now,and loan him back for te rest of the season. skjelbred (rosenborg) duracell bunny and newcastle fan. if could have get these guys in, we be safe. BUT NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO..
    somebody will pick them, WATCH OUT

  • keeganjr

    Aug 13, 2009 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #10

    sorry for my bad english and errors…


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