We Are Fighting For Our Lives For Points

James Perch has made a decent start to his career at Newcastle United, and we hope, along with manager Chris Hughton, that this lad can improve his game in the Premier League.

James Perch – can improve at Newcastle

One of Newcastle’s transfer policies seems to be to identify good Championship players who could make the step up to the Premier League, much like Everton have been able to do over the last few seasons.

And both Mike Williamson and Wayne Routledge are showing they can do just that, and we have to hope with more games in England’s top league, James Perch can become a regular too, in the Newcastle United side.

It turns out that James’ last encounter with the Tangerines was in the Championship play-offs, when Blackpool defeated Nottingham Forest, who had finished 3rd last season in England’s second division.

The score was a 6-4 aggregate win for the Tangerines, and it meant that Forest had to spend at least one more season down below, in the Championship, and Blackpool, to everybody’s surprise were promoted.

James Perch talked to the Evening Chronicle today:

“Come Blackpool we will be raring to go.” “We have had the chance to reflect on the positives and rest and the gaffer gave us two days off. We are ready for them.”   “It has been a good start to the season.”

“Even though we have had Manchester United away, we lost and still took the positives out of it.” “We then took them from Manchester United and into the Aston Villa game and won that 6-0.” “Wolves was always going to be tough.”

“We are fighting for our lives for points – we have four points but maybe should have six after Wolves.”  “We thought we deserved more from the game.” “We thought it was an injustice going 1-0 down.”

“We look at it as a good result in the long run, but on the day felt it was two points lost.”

We like the look of the Mansfield-born Perch, although he had a tough time of it at Old Trafford, but since then he has two solid games for Newcastle, and we think this lad can still get a lot better with more Premier League games under his belt.

We hope so, in any case.

Howay The Lads!!

5 comments so far

  • batty

    Sep 10, 2010 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #1

    the bookies have us down for a narrow win

  • battythepratty

    Sep 10, 2010 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #2

    Would not look to deep into the man ure result,aint to many teams going to come away from old trafford with points.

  • antmanbee

    Sep 10, 2010 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #3

    Williamson and Routledge both caught the eye last season, and looked like they could do a solid job this year, although the latter could do with improving his distribution…he seems to keep taking people on instead of passing, and vice versa.
    Perch looked more settled after the Villa win…I thought the team as a unit rose in stature as that game unfolded.
    Every point is vital, as Ed says, but I think we are a whole lot better equipped to stay up this season than two years ago. We’re a lot more solid, close down and chase as a unit, and even before HBA, we’ve a few players who can scare defences the way they go forward with possession and take people on. We also have loads more off the ball running, people showing, wanting the ball, etc…
    We might even surprise a few more people a few more times an’ all ! And the Southern Press don’t like it up ’em, do they ?

  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Sep 10, 2010 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #4


    agreed mate, going to old trafford to kick off the
    campaign was always a tall order. we really played well
    for the first half hour and if andy hits that header right
    and puts it in the onion bag we go up 1-0 and who knows
    what happens. that could have changed the outcome of the game.
    either way we looked tight and nervous for spells
    of the game and looked solid in other parts. end result
    good experience for williamson and perch and some of our
    younger troops. as for perch he has played very well
    since old trafford and has improved each week. really think this
    will turn out to be a great buy for us. i think he will
    grow into a solid premier league defender and the fact he
    can play anywhere on the back like will really come in handy
    when the injuries hit us. really like this lad and
    the way he represents newcastle. he plays for the crest
    on the front of the kit not the name on the back…


  • baro

    Sep 11, 2010 at 2:04 AM

    Comment #5

    True we are fighting our lives for points. Every single goal and point counts.


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