Paul Barron is Newcastle’s goalkeeping coach and he is the third coach on the Newcastle bench for the first team games.
Paul Barron – Newcastle goalkeeping coach
Paul has not had too much praise for what he’s helped the club do this month so the fact he has been interviewed today by the Evening Chronicle today, gives us that chance.
Paul told the Evening Chronicle today about what a Newcastle promotion this season would mean:
“It would mean everything to me.” “From where we were and what people thought might happen . . . we’re not even daring think about that yet.”
“We’ll just keep going game by game and see what we can do.” “But of course it would be an awful lot IF we achieve it.”
Paul Barron is just one of the coaches who deserve credit, along with Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood, and indeed all the staff behind the scenes who have made this miraculous season for Newcastle seemingly come true.
We also have to remember the hundreds of staff at the Newcastle club who lost their jobs when Newcastle were relegated, because the revenues at the club were cut in half, and savings had to be made to survive.
That really made us angry when we saw players like Michael Owen leave in his helicopter two days after we were relegated, after not getting the job done for Newcastle, and having been paid a fortune at Newcastle.
Michael left the Newcastle club in their worst state for some 20 years and players like Michael were in some way responsible for hundreds of good people losing their jobs at the club.
But enough about Michael, but as you can see we’re still a little bit upset about how some of our players handled relegation last May.
Paul talked about the staff behind the scenes at the Newcastle club:
“You’ve got support staff here. Chris and Colin get plenty of mentions and quite rightly so.” “But you’ve got a whole support staff here too.”
“We’ve got a big team here, the ground staff, the masseuses, people who sort out the travel and the food, everybody has got a big part to play and are behind the team.”
“The atmosphere at the training ground has been fantastic. I don’t think I’ve ever come across anything like it.”
Paul has done well at Newcastle this season, and has helped create the miracle taking place on Newcastle, and hopefully very soon that promotion will be a reality and then Paul can celebrate – just a little bit. 😀
Because we’ll still have to go all out to try to win all of the remaining games this season – nothing less will now be good enough.
But sincere thanks to Paul Barron and all the other people at the Newcastle club, for helping make this a great season for Newcastle fans, after least season’s complete disaster.