The bookies seem to think that Newcastle will do well to survive relegation next season in the Premier League.
Danny Guthrie – confident about next season
But central midfielder Danny Guthrie doesn’t seem to be too bothered about relegation next season, as he told the Newcastle Journal this morning:
“You know, a lot of people wrote us off before a ball had been kicked in the Championship,”
“Whatever is thrown at us in terms of pre-season predictions, we’ll just ignore it. We have to. If we had worried about what people were saying about us 12 months ago we might never have got promoted.”
“There was so much doubt last year, it doesn’t bother us if people are saying we’re going to struggle in the Premier League. It was nice to prove people wrong and, hopefully, we can do that again this season.”
We’re sure that’s just exactly what Chris Hughton is telling the lads in Dublin this week – that it’s another chance to prove themselves as they did so very well last season.
On the upside, there has to be a chance that Newcastle will do better than most people expect, and that’s especially true if Newcastle can get a good few players into the club this summer.
It looks like Newcastle have won the race for 20 year-old Dan Gosling, and we expect an announcement from the club today on that, and it seems he will sign a four year deal for the Magpies, and Dan will be a great free agent signing – certainly worth the money. 😀
This season Newcastle will be a team most of the top teams will think they should be doing the double over next season, and the lads have a great chance to prove how good they are in the very first game of the season at Old Trafford on Monday night, 16th August.
“We’re going to be more of an underdog this season. Last year we were the team everybody wanted to beat, the scalp everyone wanted to take.”
“It’ll be completely different coming back into the Premier League.” “We were the top team in the Championship, but the roles are going to be slightly different this season.”
“We know it’s going to be a lot harder for us, home and away, but we’ll still go into every game believing we can win it.”
The main goal for next season will be to try to be mid-table most of the time, and stay out of another relegation scrap.
With the players we already have at the club we expect we’ll be able to do just that.