James Perch – 100% Team Spirit Has Got Us Into This Position


If Danny Simpson doesn’t make it for tomorrow’ s game against Norwich City,  then James Perch will most likely come in at right back.

James Perch – in action against Arsenal

Ryan Taylor is definitively out tomorrow, and Cheick Tiote is also doubtful, and if Cheick doesn’t make it then Danny Guthrie will likely come into the center of midfield.

There’s little doubt that Newcastle are in a great position in 6th place in the Premier League, but we haven’t won in our last four league games, and we must get back to our winning ways tomorrow afternoon at St. James’ Park.

James Perch has played surprisingly well for Newcastle, when he’s come into the side this year, and he had this to say to the local press today:

“We are happy with our position – but we are not settling for sixth.”  “There are 10 games left and we will try to win every game.”  “That is what we have tried to do all season.”  

“When we look at the table at the end of the season hopefully we can do it and be really proud of ourselves.”   “Everybody can see our spirit.”  “The thing is with this dressing room we want to fight for each other.”

“We are as one, there are no individuals here.”  “It is just 100% team spirit, that is what has got us in this position.”  “That is what we are looking to do.”  “That is the great thing about football, there is always a chance to claim another win quite quickly.”  

“We are at home this time and hopefully we can put in the performance we want and also take the three points we want.”

It’s very refreshing when you think there was a non-existent team spirit when the lads were relegated almost three years ago, and a lot of our players at the time were way overpaid, and some were only on Tyneside for the big money.

But since relegation Newcastle have made an astonishing come back to the big time, and we are now being talked about as part of the new big seven.

And to their credit, Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias have put the club onto a very solid financial footing, unlike many other big clubs, and Newcastle will be close to breaking even in this financial year, which ends on June 30th.

That’s just great, and given the depths the lads have come back from since the summer of 2009, 6th or 7th position in the league this season would cap off a wonderful season for the Magpies.

Then we can all look forward to what promises to be an exciting and prosperous transfer window for the Newcastle club over the summer months.

That all sounds very good to us. 😀

Howay The Lads!!



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11 comments so far

  • ilovetoon8788

    Mar 17, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #1

    a decent squad player perch. shouldn’t play in defence. more of a defensive midfielder.

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  • Tommyy

    Mar 17, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #2

    Spirit won’t get us into sixth, we need to start playing some football and creating some chances.

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  • steve

    Mar 17, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #3

    ilovetoon8788 – agreed regarding perch, defiantly not a CB, he just hasn’t got the build for it.

    5th place is a good target for us, I feel if we had of strengthened in January with a decent CB we could have maybe pushed for more. Can’t complain though, as I said 6/7th is still a good achievement for this season.

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  • steve

    Mar 17, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #4

    I would keep Williamson but only if he is happy as 4th behind colo taylor and a new signing, douglas/vertonghen ect.

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  • jimmymagpie

    Mar 17, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #5

    Steve – as somebody said on here the other day, Williamson might be 6′ 3″, but he’s only 5’6″ when he jumps! Colo is also physically weak against the high ball coming across the box, and expect Lambert to play on that tomorrow. If Santon and Perch are the full backs, I hope they haven’t got good wingers, although I must say that it was the opinion of the travelling support on Monday, that Perch did much better than Santon.

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  • pbNcl

    Mar 17, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #6

    I think perch can do a job. He did okay on the opposite flank against arsenal. Just not cb. Never cb

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  • t00ntime

    Mar 17, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #7

    If i’m correct the players dont get fatigued as you and I wud. but there muscles tighten up making them stiffer and slower. they arent actually tired but there bodies dont get time to recorver and that can catch up to players especially if there coming from a legue which is more spread out. The main thing about a players ‘fatigue’ is that the tighter the muscles are the more likely they are to get injured (as they are easier to stretch etc) also like u said if u train and then have a days rest u shud be fine, but footballers cant do that

    saturday training+match
    sunday rest
    monday rest
    tuesday training
    wednesday rest
    thursday rest
    friday training

    that wud be 3 sessions a week, I normally hear they have five meaning there will only be one rest (likely after the match)

    u can understand the muscle fatigue etc, but after a season or 4 they shud be able to play all the league games etc (round the age of 26 definatly) look at lampard gerrard shearer etc when they were 26

    thats all imo though as i’m not a footballer so dont kno for sure

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  • Dearka

    Mar 17, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #8

    i think sunday team should be

    ____________Kurl_________

    Santon__Willo__Colo__Shane

    HBA_Vuckic/Tiote_Yohan_Gutierrez

    ______Ba____Cisse

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  • davetoon

    Mar 17, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #9

    It’s good to see people cutting Perch some slack, it wasn’t that long ago he was public enemy number 1 on this blog.

    I look forward to the day we get a left back strong enough to let Gutiérrez attack rather than have to babysit//

    tomorrow’s game is a big game in our season from my opinion cos if we lose, we are back with the teams from 6-10 or even worse…

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  • Marcelinho_Bramble

    Mar 17, 2012 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #10

    No way we be in europe when we got the two WORST players at the league

    1) James Perch – league 1 quality player

    2) Shola Ameobi – laziest player on earth.

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  • bills-son

    Mar 18, 2012 at 7:27 AM

    Comment #11

    @10 And we’ve also got the worst fan blogger in the League on this forum. .. Thats you.

    Posts like the one you made just show that players dont need oppo fans to give them ridiculously stupid stick. .. some of their own supporters are just as bad or worse.

    Go hang ya head in shame.

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