Smith Quietly Confident About Next Season

Alan Smith is really looking forward to life back in the Premiership,  and the very first game against his former club Manchester United.

Alan Smith – important player for Newcastle next season

Alan Smith seems to be quietly confident that his Newcastle team can do well when they return to the Premier league next season.

Alan Smith told the Newcastle official website.

“Going back to any of your previous clubs is always a special moment,” “And having got back into the Premier League, Manchester United away is a nice one to start with.”

“We’re looking forward to the Premier League knowing that we need to be fitter and stronger, and the lads have come back focused and in good shape ready for the new season.”

“We’re quietly confident inside the camp about what we can achieve and we’ve got to do ourselves proud and carry the momentum with us from last season.”

If Newcastle can show the same team spirit and fight that they showed in spades last season, then we have to think the lads can get some good results, mostly at home, but could fight to get some unexpected points away from St. James’  Park too.

That’s one thing that gives us some confidence about how well the lads can do next season – the tremendous team spirit and mental strength of our players.

But there were many times last season when the lads fought back from poor positions and managed to pick up points, and that will be something that will be so important to get us to safety next season, back in England’s top league.

Team spirit and mental strength is something of course the England team had none of in South Africa.

Comments very welcome.

6 comments so far

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 12, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #1

    As long as they aint over confident, not in the Fizzy pop any more lads!

  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 12, 2010 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #2

    Smith and his huge wage needs to be moved on asap. Admits he can’t get around any more like he used to and next season it will be Drogba, tevez and Rooney, not the championship carthorses like best ,we got away with it against this year.

    We can’t afford dangerous free kicks, yellow and red cards and to carry someone who never scores or assists. We need a footballing brain, not a has been liability, a la Butt.

  • JSYproject

    Jul 12, 2010 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #3

    the only thing smith can quietly do for me next season is find the door.

  • Whumpie

    Jul 12, 2010 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #4

    I sincerely hope the players don’t read these blogs. They’d get more support from the mackems.

    Without Smith’s drive and ability to galvanise the squad, we’d still be in the fizzy, or worse. Do people not remember his performances in the first, crucial games, when he was the lynch-pin that had the team playing with passion?

    Some support, eh. Go ‘support’ someone else, will you?

  • JSYproject

    Jul 12, 2010 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #5

    its funny the 2 skils and properties you say he brought to the team.. Are 2 things that cant be measured. Like assists goals pass completion tackle completion.. All of the things he cant do haha.

    All he does is play shit then put in a few dodgy tackles so it looks like hes trying. If i wanted someone who could hoy a good few kicks into people and get a few cards id have picked up some sort of martial artist.

    He is of no value to any team, no goals, no assists, just cards and dodgy tackles, oh sorry how he ‘drives’and galvanises’ funny how those 2 things are also not footballing skills. Yet he is a football player.. Crazy eh

  • milktoonaus

    Jul 13, 2010 at 1:13 AM

    Comment #6

    As much as I love the grit and determination from smith and how much he proved himself in the first half of the season last year, i hope he realises that he isn’t/shouldn’t really be first choice. A DM has two responsibilities to shut down attacks and to distribute with simple passes, unfortunatly smith isn’t really up to standard in either. Its a shame though his attitute is top notch! Ill support all newcastle players with all my heart though


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