Newcastle Are One Of Biggest Clubs – Will Challenge For Honors


The experienced Newcastle United skipper Fabricio Coloccini has told The Sun in an interview today, that he expects Newcastle to carry on from their exploits of last season and be challenging near the top of the league, and also challenge the other big clubs in England for honors in the coming season.

Colocinni plotting strategy with Carver and Stone
Let’s to beat Man U 5-0 this season…

The Newcastle trophy drought stretches back to May of 1969 when Newcastle won the old Inter-City Fairs Cup, with Bobby Moncur the captain, and so it would be excellent if Newcastle can end that dry spell in the season ahead.

And Fabricio is not interested at all in what the critics think, as this is what he told The Sun:

“I’m not interested what the critics think — we are no one-season wonders.” “I accept the Premier League is becoming far more competitive and challenging at the top end of the table is becoming increasingly difficult.”

“But we are confident that more success lies ahead. Newcastle are one of the biggest clubs in England and therefore we should be challenging for major honors.”

“We don’t feel under any more pressure because of what we achieved last season. If anything, we are relishing the season ahead. Our success has brought with it greater confidence and more determination to do better.”

“Last season we more than demonstrated we are a side that can challenge the bigger teams. Up to the last day of the season we were challenging for Champions League football.”

“It wasn’t achieved by chance, either. Over the season we showed great consistency and our goal this season is to better that success.” “I don’t expect things to change.”

“The likes of Manchester City, Man United, Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and ourselves will be fighting for the four available Champions League places.”

“I’d expect the club to strengthen the squad as well so, with some new players coming in and the current confidence that exists throughout the club, why shouldn’t we be optimistic?”

Certainly confidence played a big part in last season’s campaign, as Newcastle went to places like Chelsea and Stoke with a plan to win the game, and that’s exactly what they did, and gone are the days when we show up at away grounds and just try to get a point and defend from the first whistle.

Of course to win tough away games you have to have a tough mentality and some good players too, and that’s what Newcastle had last year, and if we can keep out top players over the summer, we should have an even stronger squad this season, and then anything is possible.

Howay The Lads!!

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16 comments so far

  • Mr Random

    Jul 15, 2012 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #1

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  • Mr Random

    Jul 15, 2012 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #2

    Second

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Jul 15, 2012 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #3

    woodsee

    am propa gutted mate, hel never get a shot at mayweather now, always promised so much but always gunna be the best of the rest from now on fighting chumps

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 15, 2012 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #4

    For me there is a big task ahead of Newcastle to produce anything like last season; we did overachive last season with what we had.

    But it is up to Colo and the rest to show it was no mistake and that we deserve to be up there with the best.

    For me the goal should be a top 8 position and we should challenge for the FA Cup and go as far as we can in the Europe League.

    But of course if they can get a top 3 position then they should go for it 😉 but that is going to take those 3 signings in key areas for the first team.

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Jul 15, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #5

    mr random

    no other comments?? opinions?? witty remarks?? no??

    in that case 3rd, does that make me as cool as you??

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Jul 15, 2012 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #6

    jesper

    for me it has to be top 6 were aiming for

    mancity
    manu
    arsenal
    tottenham
    liverpool
    chelsea

    we should be competing with atleast liverpool spurs and arsenal, no way we should be finishing below any 1 else (everton fulham sunderland)

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  • woodsee

    Jul 15, 2012 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #7

    Gateshead i bet your knackered mate eyes like bruce lee

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Jul 15, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #8

    piss holes in the snow come to mind hahaha,

    but when times are hard i just think to myself, what would tiote do?? onwards and upwards my friend!!

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 15, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #9

    Well, I certainly didn’t think a top 6 was within our reach last season and since we haven’t strenghten our team I would take a top 8 position without being disapointed 😉

    Next season is goint to be much harder; other teams will strenghten, the newly promoted will fight to stay up and last years surprise teams will do what they can to show it was no mistake 🙂

    This is going to be a very difficult season!

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Jul 15, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #10

    i know mate but i just think wev gota try be as ambitious as possible and sayin as we finished 5th last year we really gotta aim for top 6, plus a good run in atleast 1 competition

    everyones gunna be stronger tho definately, lets hope we are!!

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  • Spuggy

    Jul 15, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #11

    It’s going to be very hard to finish 5th with Europa league and the likelyhood that we will progress further in the cups – Pards normally like to field a strong side.

    So….I think top 8 is realistic this season so long as we make a dent in Europa or one of the cups, and by dent I mean quarters/semi.

    It’s our responsibility as toon supporters to manage our own expectations, and top 8 is realistic. We will have a top quality first 11 come August, but we don’t have top quality depth – for that we’re relying on development of the youngsters.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 15, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #12

    Gateshead-Mag

    You listed 6 teams beside us mate and even mentioned Spurs outside the six.

    So you think we might end out side the top 5, but we will be compeating with Arsenal, Liverpool and then Spurs for 6 place?

    So in other words a top 8 as I said 😉 lol

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Jul 15, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #13

    spuggy,

    8th isnt gunna bring us back into europe tho, i just think now wev got into europe we need to stay there, no point being a 1 season wonder, dont wanna do a fulham or a stoke, we want nufc to be back in europe regularly from now on where we shud be wether it be champs league or europa,

    i no what your saying about managing expectations but i dont think 6th is getting carried away by a long shot, not if you look at which teams well be fighting with for that spot

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 15, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #14

    Gateshead
    Morning lad enjoy the Khan fight?

    On topic if we focus completely on the league we should be looking at top 6 but I want a bloody trophy League cup, FA cup or Europa cup I dont mind

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  • geordie157

    Jul 15, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #15

    I think top 7 and a good cup run would be realistic. Winning a cup would be great, although so would getting a champs league place, can’t see us acheiving both so i’d prefer the cup then push on for champs league season after.

    It’s going to be an exciting season, plus you can never rule out Everton.

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  • Premiership Manager

    Jul 15, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #16

    If we retain the current squad, with a fit Steven Taylor, Douglas, Debuchy and another top class forward as long as Gosling and Bigirimana step up to the mark and can fulfil the gap left by Guthrie we will be in a very good position.

    If Marvaux and Amalfitano make the impact expected and HBA improves we should be in for a very good season.

    If Ba does go we can replace him with somebody who will compliment Cisse as I don’t think the two compliment or get the best out of each other,however if Cabaye or Tiote go it will be very difficult to find players of equal presence and ability within the remaining transfer window.

    There is still a lot of time left and no doubt there will be several twists and turns before the transfer window closes.

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