Ryanm Taylor has come out today and said Newcastle have a great chance at Sunthorpe tonight to come back from whatr was a bitterly disappointing result and performance from the team on Saturday.
Ryan Taylor – have to fight back tonight at Scunthorpe
Ryan said this morning:
“It is important people do not start to turn on the team just because we have had a bad result. If I was a Newcastle United fan I think I would still be fairly happy about the start we have had. It is tough in this league.”
“We are playing against a lot of teams who see us as a scalp and they raise their games. It is the biggest game of the season when Newcastle come to play.”
“Scunthorpe will be a similar test. They have had a very good result against Sheffield United and the games just keep on coming in this division.”
“We are probably glad to have another game so soon after the Forest one because it means we do not have to dwell on it.”
“We are going to go there to try and build on the performance in the second half. It is not a place to go with egos or anything like that. We know we are in a dogfight week in week out.”
“Our job is to win those fights and take Newcastle back into the Premier League.”
Ryan is right that the Newcastle crowd should not turn on their team, but the Newcastle fans who attend the away matches will never do that – they have only our admiration for the way they support the team and are a tremendous credit to the Tyneside club.
Having said that the display of the lads in the first half on Saturday was just awful, and although it wasn’t the case, it looked like they just couldn’t be bothered – so we need to see that fight from the first minutes tonight, because Scunthorpe will not be an easy match.
“We knew what to expect from Forest, but we did not deal with it well enough.” “We knew it was going to be lively from the first minute. We rode the storm, but never got hold of the game.”
“A draw might have been a fair result, but we did not manage a goal in the second half and it was a massive disappointment from which we need to bounce back.”
“There was a lot of frustration in the performance. We were doing silly things like trying to shoot from 40 yards and we never do that sort of thing normally. It was one of those days.”
“You could see from the reaction at the end of the game how much it meant to Nottingham Forest and that is what this league is like for us. It will be exactly the same against Scunthorpe.”
“We have seen in recent weeks every team is capable of taking points off you and we have to make sure we come out of this little dip.”
We have to hope that Saturday was one of those days, because we hardly looked like a promotion side, and for one of the first times this season, we were simply outfought by the opposition, especially in that first half.
But it’s a great chance to come back big time tonight – but as always the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and if we are to continue pressing for that promotion place, we have to bounce back with all 3 points.
This is not rocket science.
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