Newcastle Players Need To Respond To Massive Home Support

Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan has today thanked the Newcastle fans for their fantastic home support at St. James’ Park this season.

Kevin Nolan – fantastic support from our fans

First of all let’s look at what Kevin said today, and then we’ll make a few points:

“They are important every week whether we are at home or away,” “The support they have given us this season and last has been fantastic.”

“The way they get behind us, it genuinely feels like you are with them. We understand how they feel, and hopefully they know they have got a team here who want the absolute best for Newcastle United.”

“Hopefully they will continue to support us the way they have done, continue to give us that fantastic support and then we will give them the results and performances that are needed between now and the end of the season.”

One of the statements that Alan Pardew made a few weeks ago which really hit us hard,  was when he said he knew when Newcastle didn’t win, just what it meant to the Newcastle supporters – and heaven forbid if we lose.

And then Alan said if he thought about that too much, he wouldn’t be able to sleep at night. 😀

And Alan hit the nail on the head right there – because there’s no doubt that when Newcastle lose, it hits  the Newcastle fans very hard indeed – and if you don’t believe that, then go and read the comments on our match report last Saturday.

It’s hard to criticize the Newcastle players for their efforts last Saturday against Everton, where basically we were not just good enough in that second half.

But the next time the lads play at home against Wolves three weeks tomorrow afternoon, we hope they’ll come out like the proverbial steam train – because that’s a game we should and can win.

A win against Wolves will not only take us 3 points further ahead of Wolves, but will take us 3 points closer to safety.

In fact if we can also win next week at Stoke City, we could be on 42 points at the end of the Wolves game, and then essentially safe in the Premier League for this seaosn.

That would be fantastic, and it has to be an enormous incentive for the Newcastle players in the next two games.

Comments welcome

10 comments so far

  • rwpoynter

    Mar 11, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #1

    I really hope we get those six points quickly, and when we do, which we should, we do not take our foot off the pedal, because Chris Hughton would not have allowed that.

  • rwpoynter

    Mar 11, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #2

    Being first doesn’t bother me at all, but it’s rather fun isn’t it? Usually , I think you will have to watch this blog all day to get there. Deep down, despite all the disappointments, I could never support any other club. I am at a loss to explain why!

  • Drona

    Mar 11, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #3

    TOON TOON BLACK AND WHITE ARMY ! 🙂 KEEP THE FAITH ! CAPTAIN FANTASTIC ! I’ll truely support Newcastle United till the end. I may not be from the north-east but I have been supporting the club since 8 years, that is since I was 10 years old. I have family there and I visit every summer and get to see a game or two during the end of the season. I get goosebumps whenever i hear the fans go’ toon toon black and white army’ 😀

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 11, 2011 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #4

    rwpoynter, it’s dead simple. It’s in your blood, the black and white runs through your veins, your arteries carried to your brain. It’s like a cancer cell that grows and grows. Till it takes over your body your every living thought. But unlike cancer it doesn’t matter how early you catch it, you can’t contain it. In fact it’s the dead opposite. The earlier you catch it the less you can contain it. There is absolute no cure for it. It takes hold of you and your life. Wherever it goes you go with it, whether it be up or down. That is N.U.F.C.

  • Toon XI

    Mar 11, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #5

    Looking at our remaining 8 matches, I see only 4 that are possible 3-pointers for us. We cannot waste the few opportunities we have left.

  • lewman

    Mar 11, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #6

    well said gg, lets hope joey’s back against wolves as i would say he is like a second captain but without the armband and a real driving force in our team

  • chuck

    Mar 11, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #7

    I would hate to see the guy leave on account of management not willing to give him a contract.
    Joey has a good three or four years left, whats this bullshit about a two year contract ?
    The guy`s willing to take a big hit salarywise, who`s idea is it to force him out ?
    Without the two scouser`s in the side there`s just no heart there.

  • sweendog

    Mar 11, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #8

    chuck .. we have to just wait n see .. barton is an irreplaceable member of the team only an eejit would offer him a 2 instead of a 3 year contract .. I’ve a feeling the players are making sure the carroll money is reinvested before committing as they want to push on next year .. when I say players .. enrique/barton.

  • Lee Dodd

    Mar 11, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #9

    Yes it has to be said when Joey Has Been Out We have Lost Points – if he had been fit We would Have won against Bolton and Not Been Beaten By Everton . He has To Be Given a Good Contract . Fat Boy and His Sidekick Know that . Cheaper than Being Relagated !!!!!!

  • clinta2

    Mar 11, 2011 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #10

    blah, blah, blah… I haven’t been to St James’ for a few years now- I live in HK. But, is the atmosphere the same as it used to be, eg: the crowd edgy, easily turned to negativity, frustration and complaints? This atmosphere always spread straight to the pitch and hindered the players greatly.


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