Newcastle lost two points to both Arsenal and Chelsea when they could only draw at home to the third bottom side, Wolves.
Fab Coloccini in action against Wolves
Newcastle made a great start to the game and went 2-0 up, but once again the defense seemed a little dodgy and the whole team were second best in that second half.
And the Magpies could even have lost the game, with Wolves creating some chances after they had equalized, bit they couldn’t convert any of them – and that saved our blushes that’s for sure – a defeat would have been catastrophic for the lads, coming before the derby game.
Fabricio Coloccini came out yesterday and said that he wants to stay at Newcastle, although the five year deal Newcastle are trying to work out with Colo’s agent still remains unsigned.
And there’s rumor that the hold-up is that he will take a small wage cut in the fifth year of the deal.
But with the below par performance of Newcastle in the final 45 minutes of the game at St. James Park on Saturday it was definitely two points lost:
“I think it’s an expensive two points we lost. But we have to look forward to the next game against Sunderland.” “We did really well in the first half, and I don’t know why, but maybe we looked tired in the second half.”
“We couldn’t press like we did in the first half.” “They started to move the ball, and we couldn’t get the ball.” “When you don’t have the ball, it’s difficult to create scoring situations.”
“Now we have to think about the next game. It’s a big game for us, and for the fans.” “We have to try to give our best. We knew before the Wolves game if we got the three points, it would be very good for us. But It’s finished.”
“We took a point, and we have to take three points from the next game – it’s that simple.” “I think four points from six is important for us for the rest of the season ahead.”
It will be a tough game on Sunday against Sunderland, and the thing concerning us is that even if we go ahead in that game by say two goals, we are still not safe.
And it could be a nail biting game, because we think Sunderland will be a much more difficult proposition than they were under Geordie manager Steve Bruce.
And it seems that the Wolves fans’ objections early last week to the club signing Steve Bruce as the replacement for sacked Mick McCarthy, cost him the Wolves manager job.
It will be tough derby game this time around, but there’s no doubt Newcastle are in need of a win, and a good one at that.