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Gutted Newcastle Players Have To Deliver On Saturday

10:23 am, Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 12 Comments

James Perch has been interviewed in the local press today and he says the players were again gutted at the end of the game last saturday against Manchester City and for the sixth time in our last seven league games we took absolutely nothing out of the game.

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James Perch - we were gutted on Saturday

It must be hard being interviewed these days for any Newcastle player, and there’s not much they can say other than they’ll do their best in the next game.

This is what James said today:

“I think most of us were gutted.” “Even though they had the better of the first half, I thought we came back in the second half and got the early goal we needed.” “Then we kicked on and it looked as though we were going to score again.”

“But they got the sucker punch of the third goal, which knocked the wind out of us and killed the game.” “We’ve got to be pleased though, especially with the second half.”

“I think we shot ourselves in the foot a little bit in the first half by not playing as well as we can do for a spell of 15 to 20 minutes.” “But we were up against the champions and more than matched them for long periods of the game.”

“By the end, our emotions were all over the place, especially when you’ve got the fans staying behind to clap us off, because they saw us put a great shift in second half.” “For me, I was gutted and felt like we didn’t deserve to lose.”

“At the same time, they maybe played a bit better than us and took their chances better than us.” “You only have to look at Yaya Toure’s ball to Samir Nasri, it was unbelievable. Then for him just to square it for Sergio Aguero was magical.”

But we found four years ago that it doesn’t much matter at the end of the day if you play well and don’t get any points, and what our lads have to do now is get more of a winning attitude together, and we must try to start picking up points again, and they need to retain their spirits too.

Newcastle face QPR on Saturday and they have three draws and one win under Harry Redknapp, and a defeat against the London side – and we’re in deep trouble.

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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 RonVanDam // Dec 19, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Came across this article. Its a very good read

    http://backpagefootball.com/newcastle-united-identity-crisis/52077/?

  • 2 Jail for Ashley // Dec 19, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Munster ,Unfortunately Mashley is in a win win situation,no matter how little he spends he gets that TV money and pretty much full houses week after week even after the dross we’ve been serving up there’ll be a full house on Saturday my self included,I think this January is Mashleys last chance to redeem himself even in the eyes of some of his most die hard apologists.The only thing we have got going for us this season is that a relagation would hurt him seriously in the pocket

  • 3 Munster Mag // Dec 19, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    The last time we delivered was againts 10 man Wigan. Well said Hullmag, time fo Ba to kick his advisors out. Or Pardew to sell him. But again, even if we get Remy, we will opt for cheap, probably French players to “develop”. The club is not being well run, and the team is not being well managed. All the happy clappies must be feeling silly. In fairness though, players like Cabaye have to take a lot of the responsibility. Its all about the players too, noty just tactics etc. I do wonder about Parderws motivational abilities though. Why are we so flat so often??

  • 4 WesJameson // Dec 19, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    I would say its a crisis….

    Worst ever run in the prem league
    5 points lower than our relegation year, and unlike that year, there is maybe one team, that looks worse than us, and even they have drafted in a proper manager in ol’ steak face, QPR will stay up, with him at the helm, us on the other hand…………….

    I’ve already started to pray to the Gods, who NEVER shines down on NUFC

    Still maintain that NUFC is cursed

  • 5 RonVanDam // Dec 19, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    We will struggle if 2 defenders, a midfielder and striker isnt brought in Jan. Lets not forget we are still in europe.

    Since MA has a stake in rangers, isnt that a conflict of interest?

  • 6 rotherschild // Dec 19, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Would someone in the know please forward the article identified in RonVanDams comments (item Number one ) to Alan Pardew ASAP. Failed West Ham: failed Charlton: failed Southampton: failed ????.

  • 7 Les Grossman // Dec 19, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Gutted that they were beaten? or gujtted that they had to cancel their xmas party? or gutted that they still pick up their 40k a week but didnt get their win bonus because 90% of them are underperforming cos they think they are invincible?

    Could be any really couldnt it?

  • 8 Pardews Perfect Battleplan // Dec 19, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    harry redknapp a “proper manager”? he’s a demanding prick who can only do anything with tons of cash. huffs if he doesn’t get it. ruined southampton and was part of the blame for ruining portsmouth.
    qpr could go either way. spend loads, end up a mid table team if it goes right, or financially ruined if it goes wrong.
    i would never want harry as our manager.

  • 9 Pardews Perfect Battleplan // Dec 19, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    @les well said

  • 10 joshiola // Dec 19, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    This is beginning to sound a lot like the relegation season when players kept coming out one by one to say how much they feel gutted after every game lost but they kept failing after each game. I hope this is not going to be the same path that we take again. I would prefer if the players do their work on the pitch then talk about how disappointed they are.

  • 11 Lee Dodd // Dec 19, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    James Perch Always Gives 100% every game. he is not like simpson or obertan or williamson who show there bad side all the time. New Players Mr Ashley . No Pissin About This Time or were all Doomed … Doomed !!!!!

  • 12 Lee Dodd // Dec 19, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    11 James Perches and we would win the League..




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