Newcastle Fans Are Key To Promotion Push


The International break has come at a good time for Newcastle, and the club will be able t o ensure Coloccini and Enrique are back to full fitness for our game at Nottingham Forest a week on Saturday.

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Danny Guthrie – fans will be so important

Newcastle have done very well early in the season, not only by winning 7 games of the first 11, but also keeping 7 clean sheets, the most of any Championship side.

But Danny Guthrie thinks Newcastle fans had better get used to 1-0 wins this season, and also believes the club’s passionate supporters will carry them to wins, more often than not this season.

We have three 1-0 league wins so far this season, and we’d hoped it was four last Saturday, but it was not to be.

The average home league crowd this season is still over 40,000 so those that doubted Newcastle’s unbelievable support will have to eat their words now.

Danny said today:

“We’ve scored quite a few goals and won quite a few games 1-0, especially at home,” “I think that will happen more as the season goes on. Teams are really difficult to break down, like on Saturday.”

“That game was so frustrating because we had the chances and missed them. But I think we’re going to get games like that and we’ve just got to accept it.” “Last season there weren’t enough goals around the team. This season everybody seems to be chipping in.”

“We’re going to need that for the rest of the season. It just takes a bit of pressure off the lads up front.” “Midfielders these days should be aiming to get into double figures and it’s certainly my aim.”

“You aim to win every game but that’s not going to happen. But especially at home, with the support we have, we expect to win and if not we certainly don’t expect to lose.”

“The support is a big factor. Teams raise their game when they come to St James’ but with the fans behind us it’s a big help, especially when it’s 0-0 late on.”

Let’s fact it, Newcastle supporters are just fed up with the clueless Mike Ashley and the ridiculous and embarrassing way he tries to run the Newcastle club.

But they have been very supportive of both the players and the manager and coaches this season, and that has helped the lads on the pitch.

Danny continued:

“The fans have been right behind us since the first game,” “You get the odd chant (about Ashley) but you just have to ignore that and get on with our own game.”

“We hear about all the things going on behind the scenes at the club but when you come into training or turn up on a match day you’re not really thinking about that, it doesn’t really bother you.”

“I think I speak for everyone when I say that. You hear it and see it but it doesn’t really affect anybody.” “International breaks are good and bad,” “You know you’re going to get a couple of days off, which I think everybody needs because they’re going to be tired. But also you know there’s not going to be a game for two weeks.”

“I think it’s come at a good time for us because we’ve played a lot of games and the rest will do us good.” “When we’ve had three games in a week I always prefer that because you’re always dying to play the next game and you know it’s only two or three days away. It’s a challenge physically, but I prefer playing – everyone does.”

“Even when we went to Blackpool and got beaten, we knew we had a game a couple of days later and it was important to bounce back.” “It’s always good because it’s not lingering about in your system and you can go out a few days later and put things right.”

Once the league game start again on October 17th, they again come thick and fast, and we just must keep up our good form and results, since we must be at or near the top of the league in January.

Then at that time, whoever owns the club, and whoever is the  manager, will bring in new players to help our push to victory and promotion back to the Premier League next May.

If we can do that there will again be hope for the Newcastle fans, and the club  will have to bring in 4-5 top players in the summer.

It will also help if Ashley has gone by then, and have everybody at the club pulling in the same direction.

That’s a concept that has been foreign to Newcastle United since the great Bobby Robson left over 5 years ago.

Comments welcome.



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25 comments so far

  • komfort

    Oct 7, 2009 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #1

    it’s great were top of the league ….. but it aint very entertaining to watch …….. i normally take my travel scrabble with me to keep the boredom at bay.

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  • batty

    Oct 7, 2009 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #2

    komfort thats cos your a miserible get since you packed the tabs in

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  • Johno Toon

    Oct 7, 2009 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #3

    I think comfort its all about results at this moment in time , as guthrie said teams r hard to break down as im sure many feel a point against would be a good result

    But I can imagine its not the most entertaing football in the world

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  • sahota

    Oct 7, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #4

    This season our target should be:
    1. Get promotion
    2. Get rid of Ashley

    We have to fight for win in every game. And for second point we can only pray.

    But I have doubts Mike will leave soon. Moat made an final offer but then this bidder from Africa came. There is no bidder its just to spread news in media so that everyone thinks something going on. What the hell….GO OUT Mike ….. GOD won’t forgive you for so much pain you gave to us fans

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  • Spitfire

    Oct 7, 2009 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #5

    Its FAR more entertaining than it has been for the last 4 seasons ……….especially last season

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  • AndyNUFC

    Oct 7, 2009 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #6

    http://halftimestottie.blogspot.com/

    My new site, will update with hopefully a couple of articles each day. I’m not even going to try to compete with this or .org but a few feedback comments would go a long way to giving me a better understanding of how my writing comes across. Cheers 🙂

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  • brownrob

    Oct 7, 2009 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #7

    I dont care how we get promoted, as long as we do

    the team is showing bottle, we showed no bottle and we thought we were too good to go down last season, but we did because we werent good enough

    we have sold a plethora of players and brought in 3 loans and lovenkrands. So the quality in the squad is less but resolve is greater so you play to your strenghts and build from there

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  • AndyNUFC

    Oct 7, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #8

    Rob to be fair we were good enough to stay up, I mean look at Blackburn, Hull, long ball Stoke or Bolton…

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  • pubcat

    Oct 7, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #9

    From The Independent… (on if we go up)

    …however, so too would their need to buy, with the current squad short on numbers and much weaker in terms of quality than the one that slipped out of the division in May, and that would call for major investment from whoever was in the boardroom at the time.

    I don’t necessarily agree with that statement at all! I was sorry to see Martins go, but if we can bring on the youngsters little by little this season we could have a potentially very good squad by the end of this season. It’s probably a year or so too early for many, though Baheng seems like he’s coming on and is almost 20, and Vukic might be an exception in being ready earlier than others soon. Hope we keep hold of Krul too!

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  • sahota

    Oct 7, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #10

    @AndyNUFC . I think its fine that you have setup your own blog and also good luck with your career. Hopefully you will do well.

    A suggestion to you. A blog’s success is measured by the number of regular readers of the blog. Or you can say by the number of comments on different articles. Setting up a new blog and getting to that level is quite a lot of work. The other blog http://www.nufcblog.org/ was created by guys who used to comment here and due to that lot of people who come here also comment on that blog.

    You might be better off just publishing one post every day on http://www.nufcblog.org/ . As far as I know those guys will accept you to write for them. This will also help you create a profile for your CV and at same time you will get an audience for your articles from day one.

    Hope you don’t feel like I am discouraging you.

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  • G

    Oct 7, 2009 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #12

    I agree with some of the comments above like, but I still think its deffo too early for some of the kids. I think this is one of those league’s though where I would just be happy with 11 grafters on the field, regardless of skill. Resolve seems to win games more than outright skill in this division.

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  • Bigbadbob

    Oct 7, 2009 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #13

    Interesting comment this morning on Talksport by Alan Brazil who said that he had very good information that the deal to sell the club is almost done and that we should have an announcement shortly.

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  • komfort

    Oct 7, 2009 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #14

    bbb…i didn’t listen to talksport today….was brazil sober ? haha.

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  • Bigbadbob

    Oct 7, 2009 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #15

    Pubcat – yes we have more resolve but the team is still lacking pace and a consistent cutting edge, the tactics are baffling and if we dont strengthen considerably we will get pummeled at the next level.

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  • Bigbadbob

    Oct 7, 2009 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #16

    komfort – he had just interviewed Hughton which i missed, but he sounded serious enough.

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  • komfort

    Oct 7, 2009 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #17

    cheers bbb … i was actually poking a bit fun at brazil there mate , if your a regular listener i’m sure you’ll have heard him slurring his words & sounding worse for wear..

    ….he doesn’t allow his early morning starts to get in the way of his drinking habits.

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  • Bigbadbob

    Oct 7, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #18

    komfort – i know you were but he sounds the same every morning, good craic and doesnt hold back, if thats down to drink then they should all be at it, cant beat a bit of honesty.

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  • komfort

    Oct 7, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #19

    aye he’s a top bloke…..not to keen on irani like , it was better when that short armed tube (parry) was his side kick…..but it’s still a top show.

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  • Nick D

    Oct 7, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #20

    Komfort
    that parry was the most annoying …… ever, as is that Adrian Durham.

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  • komfort

    Oct 7, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #21

    nick d…he is but brazil give him so much stick it was compulsive listening…

    …i cant be bothered to listen to durham – he’s a complete tit.

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  • komfort

    Oct 7, 2009 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #22

    …actually stuart 79 summed him up when he compared him to stardust.

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  • Bigbadbob

    Oct 7, 2009 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #23

    komfort – dont mention his name, its what he wants

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  • AndyNUFC

    Oct 7, 2009 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #24

    Nah Sahota I don’t feel that at all, i’m grateful for the advice. I have thought about what it would mean if it was possible to write a few articles for them like but I think i’ll get used to writing on that small blog first, all the while posting on that blog then ask them for a big favour!

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  • RyanToon

    Oct 7, 2009 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #25

    Alan Brazil knows jack!

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