It’s Not The Time To Panic At Newcastle

We all know that Newcastle’s start to the season has not been good, and it’s been average at best, and we are 11 points behind Newcastle’s total of last year after 11 games, when Newcastle were unbeaten with 7 wins and 4 draws and we were 3rd top of the league behind the two Manchester clubs with 25 points.

Shola Ameobi – positive approach from the Nigerian born striker

Maybe that was just a flash in the pan last season, but we still have a good side, and in the next 6 games we have a chance of getting closer to the points total we had last season, because Newcastle went the next six games last year, and picked up only 2 points.

Shola Ameobi made his debut for Nigeria last night, when he came on as a second half substitute   in Miami in Nigeria’s 3-1 win over Venezuela, and Shola was positive when he was interviewed in the local press about Newcastle:

“We haven’t been beaten that much but we haven’t won that much either.” “It’s not the start we had last year but there’s a long way to go and there’s ability in this squad.”  “We’re disappointed but we’re not panicking.”

“There’s a long way to go and s a lot of improvement to do on our part.” “It’s not as if we’ve been at the top of our game and losing games. We have a little bit more to come and when that does come we’ll be alright.”

“We’ve been saying all season ‘a win here will put us up there’ and we said it last week against West Ham.”  “Now it is the case for Swansea – losing that match puts a little bit more pressure on us.”  “I think as players you thrive on that pressure a little bit.”

“When the pressure was on last season we responded, hopefully we can do it again this time.”  “We need to make sure we start off a lot better than we did last weekend and give ourselves a chance.”  

“Get that lead and it breeds confidence and you play that bit better.”  “We need to establish a better start in the game,  because if we go behind teams will sit back and defend.”

We’ve had a few emails sent to us this week, commenting on the over-reaction of our fans to Newcastle’s defeat against West Ham last Sunday, but that’s par for the course at Newcastle,  and we tend to go crazy when we win and be down in the dumps when we lose.

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But we have a feeling that Newcastle will come out fighting on Saturday,  and try to put things right with a win against Swansea, and if we can do that, we’ll be only 8 points behind the points total compared to last season.

It’s certainly not the time to panic – that’s for sure.

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9 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Nov 15, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #1

    You hear that? It isn’t time to panic. Official because Strolla said it. Nothing to see here.

  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Nov 15, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #2

    The problem is the fans aren’t going crazy when we win. They are as negative when we win as they are when we lose.

  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Nov 15, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #3

    Keep Calm
    Listen to

  • catchy in norway

    Nov 15, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #4

    just a thought on reading his coments

    unless he reads my coments on here, why would he mention panicking?

    its not like they have lost or won lots, very true, but take the games one by one, they have looked like losing more than they have looked like winning more

    i hope for there sake they have a lot more to come, because right now , there look the worst team in the league, thats look not they are,

    now ppl say i say clasics, but this one

    Get that lead and it breeds confidence and you play that bit better.” “We need to establish a better start in the game, because if we go behind teams will sit back and defend,

    im not sure he knows this, but he is talking about us,, tragic, and he dont even know it,,

  • Tsunki

    Nov 15, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #5

    ED – can we subscribe to email and sms alerts when panic time arrives so catchy and the happy crew have advance warning? 🙂

  • fray bentos

    Nov 15, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #6


    youy really are a whiney little thing, name calling! what name calling? you sound like a kid who just got proved wrong and who resorts to blatants lies to get out of it

    how did i validate your points?

    the southampton fans were sad to see him go, please give me evdience to suggest otherwise?

    west ham, he got them promoted, finished 9th first seaon top level, got them to cup final and then was sacked after new owner who didn’t give him time, success as they were much better off after he joined him. I have family who are West Ham fans and they liked him.

    As for charlton, well im reasonable enough unlike youself to agree with that one, he didn’t do well there but not all managers do well at every job they go to

    Maybe you need to go and look in a dictionary to see what validate means because this like my other post does not validate yours, jsut because you were right with ONE out of THREE clubs doesn’t mean i validated it, christ its like speaking to a child

  • catchy in norway

    Nov 15, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #7


    at least we are not high as a kite thinking we are watching R Madrid,,

    we dont bury our heads and just think it is all ok

  • Tsunki

    Nov 15, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #8

    Neither do I catchy, I simply lower my expectations 😉

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Nov 15, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #9

    Quite right! quite right! The time to panic was clearly at the end of the last transfer window.


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