There should be no way that Newcastle take any of their last seven league games lightly, in any way.
Mike Ashley – bankrolled the club lat season
That will help the Newcastle club in at least a couple of ways:
- The higher the club finishes in the league, the more money they will get
- A good league position will help attract good players to Newcastle in the summer transfer window
Newcastle’s financial position is still not self-sufficient yet, but that’s the goal for next season, assuming Newcastle stay up, which now seems almost a certainty.
And the fact that it seems Newcastle will have a new Puma strip next season will also help with the incoming revenues, of course.
Alan Pardew also has a number of tough decisions to make in the summer, regarding both the Newcastle squad and the Academy, and which players will get new contracts to remain at the club.
So those in the first team squad, will get a chance to impress the manager and prolong their Newcastle careers.
Pardew told the local Newcastle press corp today that every game is important
“Every game between now and the end of the season is important for various reasons,”
“People have got the opportunity to show they can be part of next season, and we want to finish as high as we can in the league.”
“It’s tight at the bottom and in the middle area. You can jump four or five places. There’s no doubting that could come in useful to ourselves.”
“It’s significant to the club – the financial aspect can’t be ignored.” “The accounts showed Mike Ashley has bankrolled the club, and we need that extra cash.”
We would hope that every game is taken very seriously, and if the lads need some inspiration for the game on Sunday against Aston Villa, they only have to remember what happened at Villa Park on Sunday, May 24th, 2009, when Newcastle were relegated.
It was a woeful performance by the side, and nobody would have thought in that second half, that unless Newcastle scored a goal, they would be relegated – it was simply disgraceful.
The current players can go out and make it a much happier game and result for all those faithful Newcastle fans, who have supported the club through all the ups and downs of these last two seasons.
Howay the Lads!!