Newcastle have not found recent trips to London much to their liking.
Jonas Gutierrez – we must be strong at home
First of all we played great at Fulham in that first half last month, and were deservedly 1-0 up at the break, but then we collapsed and let in four goals in 17 minutes and crashed to a terrible 5-2 defeat.
And then on Saturday we conceded four goals in the first 34 minutes again in London, and went down to a humiliating 5-0 defeat at White Hart Lane.
Well the good news is that our next game is not in London, and in fact it’s a winnable game at St. James Park against Wolves.
And it looks like our Argentinean hard-working winger, Jonas Gutierrez, is looking forward to the game and he had this to say on the Newcastle web-site today:
“I always say the most important thing for the season is to be strong at home,”
“And we’re doing that this year. When you look at the table, you can see that we’re taking a lot of points at home. That’s very important.”
“Away from home, it’s always difficult but we have picked up a lot of points away too.”
“But you must always look to win your home games if you want to do well, and so far this year we have done that.”
Of Newcastle’s 42 points from their 25 league games they have 24 of those points at home – with seven wins, three draws and two defeats from the twelve home games.
Away from home in our 13 road games we have 18 points with five wins and three draws.
Newcastle will be at full strength in the next game, assuming both Cheick Tiote and Yohan Cabaye come back into the side, and Wolves at home is a game we can win.
And all 3 points will see Newcastle do the double over Wolves this season, and that’s what we need to do with the lower placed teams this season.
We don’t expect to get many points at places like Old Trafford, the Etihad Stadium and White Hart Lane, but we can get wins at home and away against the lesser sides in the Premier League.
That’s the way Newcastle can finish high up in the Premier League table this season, and that has to be our goal.
A win against Wolves and Newcastle will be on their way again.
Howay The Lads!!