Man of the moment Kevin Nolan, who scored a great hat trick last night for the Magpies, has talked today that the players have to keep their feet on the ground.
Kevin Nolan – celebrating with Carroll after scoring 3rd goal last night
Kevin talked about the Newcastle team this season:
“The lads are breathing confidence now because of the start we have had,”
“We knew it was going to be hard work after relegation last season and we were willing for the challenge.”
“We always knew we had enough quality in the squad but it was about fulfilling that potential.”
“We have got to keep our feet on the ground to continue to do it throughout the season.”
Kevin is exactly right, and one way to think of this season is that we need 30 league wins to get promotion – that will be 90 points plus whatever we get from draws.
And that should be enough to give Newcastle automatic promotion.
We now have 7 wins so we’re about one quarter towards the target – but we now need to get two home wins on Wednesday (QPR) and Saturday (Bristol City) before the International break.
Every point counts this season, as we build up the points that could see the Tyneside club back in the Premier league next season, where the club obviously belongs.
But we cannot relax or rest until we are mathematically there – with automatic promotion.
What the players have proved this season to the majority of fans, is that they are for real, and if we continue to show the fight and spirit we showed last night, surely success will be ours!
The players have now earned two big home crowds this coming Wednesday night and Saturday, and we expect the average home league crowd to even increase from the current 40,000 average.
Certainly life on Tyneside is now looking a lot better than during the summer, that’s for sure. 😀
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