Newcastle fans tend to over-react to results, both good ones and bad ones.
Kevin Nolan – calls for calm from Newcastle fans
Two weeks ago when we walloped Aston Villa 6-0 we were fairly good in not getting too carried away with things, but it did appear that there was a possibility we could even avoid a dire relegation struggle this season, following that result.
But Saturday’s 2-0 defeat by Blackpool at home, has set some alarm bells off among the fans, even if it’s just one result and the fact that Newcastle completely outplayed Blackpool in the second half on Saturday.
Chris Hughton has rightly asked for calm, and Kevin Nolan the Newcastle captain, who was guilty himself of missing a sitter in that first half, has also asked Newcastle fans for patience, as he told the Newcastle web-site yesterday:
“We didn’t get too carried away two weeks ago, and we’re going to ask the fans to do the same again,””We’re going to ask them to stay with us. We knew there were going to be times like this throughout the season – it’s happened earlier than what we wanted or anticipated but we’ve got 34 games to go.”
“We’re not going to start worrying. We’re just going to keep doing the right things, keep chomping at the bit and hopefully keep building this club slowly but surely.”
“We’ve got to look at the big picture here and we’ve got to realise where we’ve come in such a short time over the last two years. We’re delighted to be back but we know how tough it’s going to be to remain here.”
Good words from the captain, who didn’t have one of his better games on Saturday.
This coming Saturday we’ll see how much the Newcastle side have learned from the dismal result on Saturday, and it’s going to be important for our players early in the season, to learn these lessons, and to learn them well.
It’s a tough and long season ahead, and learning lessons is very important for our players, so that the side can improve and become better equipped to get points as the season progresses.
If we can do that – then Newcastle should be OK by next May – we hope.