With all the news about the altercation between Smith and Williamson after Watford’s goal in injury time on Saturday, we’re sure the two of them are having a quiet laugh at all the commotion it’s caused.
Captain and manager discuss stuff
Of course this is the club that made world-wide news in April of 2005, when Kieron Dyer and Lee Bowyer had a real fight when Bowyer wouldn’t pass the ball to Dyer, during a home game with Aston Villa, which we lost 3-0.
That was even news over here in the US, and it was a complete disgrace to the famous Newcastle club.
Nothing like that happened on Saturday, but it was rather the disappointment of letting in a goal so late in the game and losing the clean sheet. It also put the team under unnecessary pressure so late in the game.
But the lads have real passion for Newcastle and the club these days, unlike it’s been since the great Bobby Robson managed the club.
Alan had to say something today about the incident and he did – to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle:
“Emotions run high – everyone wants to see a team that wants to win.” “We were having a laugh about it afterwards.”
“It’s just one of those things – emotions run high. Kevin Nolan and Danny Guthrie were also having an argument.” “We didn’t want to throw away those points we had worked so hard for.”
“We had a laugh about it afterwards, and it’s done now.” “I think it was a good performance – it was a total opposite to Swansea.”
“The pitch didn’t help us, but the early goal settled us down, and we looked in control, and a team at the top of the league.”
“We played with that air of confidence, and Coloccini was magnificent alongside Mike. It looked like we had another gear if we needed it.”
“In the last four minutes we put ourselves under pressure with a sloppy goal, but it was a good team performance. We’ve been waiting for an away win for a while.”
“Not just an away win – but a good away performance.”
“That was one of our most comfortable performances all season.” “We had that air of confidence, which we didn’t show against Swansea.
“We played some decent stuff at times on a difficult surface. Watford are a good team at home.”
There’s no doubt the lads have so far done us proud this season, but yes, we know, we’ve achieved nothing yet.
We just have to get 3 points at home to Barnsley this Saturday afternoon, and then it’s off to Middlesbrough the following Saturday, and we always like beating that lot.
We’re holding back on reporting players we could potentially sign this summer, so we don’t jump the gun, like we usually do – and nothing is ever certain in life or in football, we know that.
But if the club do indeed get promoted we look forward to seeing the game when they next play at St. James’ Park.
The players will really deserve the praise this year – they’ve done just great …….. so far.