Home Form Must Be Driving Our Fans Crazy

Newcastle’s Spanish U21 left back has come out today and said that Newcastle’ s home form this season must be driving Newcastle fans crazy.

Jose Enrique – we must be sending our fans crazy

Well,  he’s right about that.

We look forward to difficult games away from home rather than weaker teams at home, like Fulham this afternoon, because we seem to have a better chance to win those away games – like at Everton, Arsenal and Chelsea.

This is what Jose said today:

“No one really knows what to make of us right now. When we are written off we win, and when we are expected to win, we don’t.”“It must be driving our fans crazy,”  “If anyone knew why this is happening we would try to find a solution. But it’s a mystery right now.”

“We had a brilliant win at Arsenal. I can’t put my finger on why we can play so well at a side like Arsenal and then Blackburn happens.”  “Against sides like that we have to win. The objective this year is to stay in the Premier League and that means beating the likes of Blackburn.”

“Instead we go and beat a side who are going for the title. Perhaps the secret is to expect to lose the game against Fulham and that means we will win.”

“It’s so strange because last year we didn’t lose any games at home. When you play at home you feel more ­comfortable, it should be easier but this year, and I don’t know why, we seem to be better away.

“How is it that we can beat Chelsea in the Carling Cup and then Arsenal but still lose the type of games at home we have done so far. It just doesn’t make sense.”

Home form is something that Chris and his players have to improve and improve quickly.

That’s because not only are we losing valuable home points, but we are also allowing sides like Blackpool, Stoke and Blackburn – teams that are likely to be fighting relegation – to gain points on us on our home turf.

Hopefully we can stop the rot this afternoon, by getting all three points against Fulham, and if we can do that we’ll still be in 5th place in the Premier League.

That’s not too bad at all after being just over one third of the way through the season.

Comments welcome.

2 comments so far

  • burnsie

    Nov 13, 2010 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #1

    exactly though lads…we are STILL fifth. regardless of what other points we could have got, we still managed to get up to where we are now. we are never gunna finish top 4 but 5th…well, why not? Spurs, everton, liverpool and aston villa are the teams we need to stay above not chelsea, man u, arsenal or man city.

  • Sav

    Nov 14, 2010 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #2

    The answer is surely that we don’t have the guile and skill to break a committed defence. From the beginning of the season almost every fan reckoned we needed an attacking midfielder – a Dembele – someone with good skill who can thread a pass or create something.

    Newcastle haven’t addressed that.
    We got Tiote, who is great but he isn’t it.
    Neither is Danny Guthrie. Or Nolan.
    Routledge hasn’t got it and even Jonas, a fans’ favourite, does not put in enough quality crosses. Until we get a safe-cracker, we will continue to get a few points from teams who attack, but very few from sides who are committed to stopping us play.


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