Newcastle United midfielder Alan Smith thinks Newcastle can be competitive next season, back in the Premier League.
Alan Smith – Newcastle can be competitive
Newcastle won the Championship title last season by a massive 11 points and and Smith hopes they can use that as a springboard forward next season.
Smith told BBC Newcastle today:
“We’ll go in there confident and winning the Championship breeds confidence,””We’ve got to maintain that confidence as long as possible.”
“The first 10 games of any Premier League season are vital to see how you’ll stand.”
“Say Hull a few years ago, they were flying at the start of the season, and it gave them that chance to drop off, you don’t ever want to be chasing points.”
We’re surprised Alan brings up the Hull City case, because that was their first season in the PL, and they finished one point ahead of Newcastle in 4th bottom place, with a much worse goal difference, so Newcastle were relegated.
Surely Alan knows that was the case, and it was only last season that Hull finally ended up where they deserved – back in the Championship.
We don’t want to be too hard on Hull, but they were never good enough for the PL, and it’s to Newcastle’s shame that Hull beat them to 4th bottom spot that season – we were so hopeless, and yet we had all those highly paid stars.
But they seemed more interested in counting their money , rather than earning it – and that was only one of the problems we had in that awful season.
But enough of that – we’re starting to get depressed again.
Written from Plymouth, England.