Newcastle were satisfied to get the point this afternoon and manager Chris Hughton has rightly praised the resilience of his Newcastle United players.
Andy Carroll – scored the vital 82nd minute equalizer – again
And it’s certainly a lot different from last season, when the side would fold at the least sign of difficulty.
But this team is a lot tougher than last season’s side, who disgraced the Newcastle fans and City by being relegated without showing sufficient fight, not to mention their lack of guts.
And those players were on £74M in total in yearly wages, we may add.
But enough of the past, and this season the lads play like the Bobby Robson side of a few years back.
They never know or even want to know, when they are beaten, and we’re proud of the lads this season.
Chris hailed his players after the game when he was interviewed by Sky Sports:
“What we have always had this season is we are never out of a game,”
“I can think of games where we have lost – at Blackpool, where we were very much still in the game towards the end;
“Scunthorpe was a game we lost that we were still very much in at the end and had the better chances.”
“That’s one thing we have in this group of lads, a real desire not to give up, and you just hope among all that, you have a bit of fortune in front of goal.”
Hughton has also hailed the much-improved Carroll, who not for the first time this season, got the vital equalizer for the Newcastle side late in the game.
Carroll has improved so much this season, and that was his 12th goal so far in the campaign.
Andy epitomizes the guts shown by Newcastle players this season, and it’s so much better than the overpaid wimps of last season.
And it’s interesting that Chris mentions Scunthorpe United, since we entertain them at St. James’ Park on Wednesday evening.
And the lads have a score to settle with them, so watch out.