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!!