Danny Simpson is the second Newcastle player to come out and apologize to the Newcastle fans, for the dreadful display on Saturday at Wigan.
Danny Simpson – apologizes to the fans
Cheick Tiote was first out of the blocks immediately following the game, and Danny had chipped in this morning.
This is what Simpson told the local press today:
“We’ve got to apologise to the fans. They were great, even when we were down they were still cheering us on.”
“We can’t get too down and negative, but we’re still in it. We’ve got our game in hand, and players, staff and fans have got to stick together.”
“It was an off day for us, and a very good day for them.” “We started poorly, and we were 2-0 down with 20 minutes gone. It was tough from then on.”
“They’re playing well at the minute, and you’ve got to give them credit.” “They’re fighting for their lives.” “We’re also fighting as well, but it wasn’t meant to be.”
“Obviously, we’d been on a rollercoaster and won six games on the bounce, but it wasn’t meant to be.” “We’ve got to stick together and bounce back for Wednesday.”
“We’ve got to put in a performance, as we know we can, and get some points.” “The fans have been great. I think they realise we’ve come so far. They know it was an off-day, and we want to do better.”
“We’ve got three games now. It’s a last push to finish as high as we can.” “We want to surprise a few more people.”
Newcastle now travel to Chelsea on Wednesday night, and they will need to start that game with a lot more energy than they did at Wigan.
And we have top remember that Chelsea were 4-0 up after just 25 minutes yesterday against QPR, and they will be starting this game fast, and they are full of confidence at the moment, which is hardly surprising.
It would be a huge let-down, if after six wins on the trot, Newcastle go down to their second successive defeat at Stamford Bridge.
We are on 62 points at the moment, and the lads now need to get as many points out of the last three games as possible.
But even if we lose the last three games, we will end up 6th top of the league, and a good 16 points better off than last season, and that cannot be bad.
That’s a 35% improvement in points over last season, and we are currently 17 points above Sunderland - just thought I’d mention that.