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We Want To Surprise Some People At Stamford Bridge

10:50 am, Monday, April 30th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 8 Comments

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. :D

Comments welcome.



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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 MagpiesFlyHigh // Apr 30, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    My target at the start of the season was 62 pts so I hope I’m wrong and its 71pts !

  • 2 catchy in norway // Apr 30, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    lets hope he is right

  • 3 Adssy Mccc // Apr 30, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    I have not commented on here about the Wigan game until now, but I have to point out that it was disappointing to see that (in my opinion) Tiote could have done much more for goals number 2 and number 4.

    If you watch, he simply doesn’t go with his runner (Moses) for their second goal. And then he was lazy and watched other players get back on the their 4th goal. By the time be reacted to close down Di Santo, the lad had time to get his shot away!

    I have no doubt if the coaching staff sit the players down to study the goals – those points will be made!

    He is a class player and I hate to point it out, but I think a real sense of complacency came across alot of the players for this game! Hopefully that will be gone for the remaining fixtures…

  • 4 toonbrother // Apr 30, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    time to put Ba on the bench

    HBA Cisse Obertan
    Cabaye
    Jonas Tiote
    Santon Willo Colocinni Simmo

  • 5 toonbrother // Apr 30, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Colociini was the worst player on the pitch on Saturday. His attempted clearance on the second goal was shockingly amateurish

  • 6 Novocastrian66 // Apr 30, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    It’s no good blaming individuals for Saturday’s performance. Collectively the whole team did not perform.

  • 7 Ketsbaia9 // Apr 30, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    No. Simpson and Williamson were the worst players on the pitch. Coloccini made one minor error. Can’t wait until we get rid of our liabilities. James Perch has proved me wrong and deserves to start against Chelsea in place of Williamson. We will be more solid with Perch at the back. Perch is more agile than Williamson and gets stuck in. How can a 5″10 striker out-jump a 6″4 defender? It’s a disgrace. Simpson and Williamson are going to cost us Champions League Football. Cissokho and and centre-back should’ve been signed in january. Even Bassong might have done the trick.

  • 8 davis_toons // Apr 30, 2012 at 11:39 PM

    Toonbro, be fair to colo, he may not be the best but defo not worst. Just 1mistake frm him.

    Wilo is often out jump even for attacking free kicks, it’s only Steven Taylor that can hlp us on that. The brave guy. But the midfield shld take e blame as well. They didnt close the players down enough.




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