Newcastle United players should not be in short supply of motivation tomorrow, when they play Aston Villa at Villa Park.
Alan Pardew – our lads are highly motivated for tomorrow – good
We all know what happened on that dreadful day almost two years ago, and it’s an indelible stain on the history of the Newcastle United club.
And hopefully. on the positive side, it will have shown to the Newcastle hierarchy, that it is very important to have players who only want to be at Newcastle, and not just for the big wages.
And that’s one reason if Jose Enrique leaves for pastures anew this summer so be it – and he will go with thanks for doing such a wonderful job for Newcastle since he arrived from Villareal in August of 2007.
In the team talks this week, in preparation for the game tomorrow, the memories of relegation have flooded back to the Newcastle players who were there at Villa Park on that fateful day.
We’ll not even mention the Newcastle fans.
It seems like 10 of the players likely to be involved in the squad on Sunday were part of the squad on that day May 24th, 2009 , and the manager has admitted it has them all ready for the game tomorrow:
“The last time at Villa Park has been mentioned. The fans have expressed to me what an important game it is for them.”
“There have been a few things in team meetings which have come up about that day and we are going to be highly motivated.”
“At the same extreme, Villa coming to our place and losing 6-0, they will be highly motivated too so all in all it will make for a very lively game.”
“Discipline will be an important part of the game.”
We have to hope the players tomorrow will give something back to the Newcastle fans, for what happened on that sad, sad day two years ago.
A fighting spirited display, worthy of Newcastle United, is what we want to see, and if the lads can give that, we’ll be happy – whatever the result tomorrow,
A guts and glory display is something we didn’t get two years ago, and the club suffered the dire consequences of that.