It looks like Newcastle will try to start the game on the front foot against Arsenal today, but we shouldn’t attack too much early on, because there are times when we’ve simply been taken apart in the first half of games, because we’ve tried to go toe to toe with better sides and they have ripped us apart.
James Perch – versatile performer for Newcastle
That happened at Tottenham and Wigan last season, and of course Manchester United tore us apart in our home game in that first half, although we did so much better against them on Wednesday afternoon, but again we had little luck.
James Perch thinks Newcastle will try to go at Arsenal this afternoon, and he had this to say in the local press today:
“The manager does not like us to sit back and take a beating. I do not think he will ever do that. It will probably be more of the same against Arsenal.” “They are fresh because they did not play on Boxing Day – that’s another thing which has conspired against us.”
“Hopefully, we can show the same form we did at Old Trafford – with a different outcome of course.”
And James has also commented on his poor form two years ago after he had joined us from Nottingham Forest after we had been promoted, and he famously picked up five yellow cards in his first five Premier League games – a record.
But since the beginning of this year, Perchinho has made a great comeback at the club, and is now a very solid squad player for the side, and he gets lots of playing time in different positions for the side.
“At the start of my Newcastle career, it probably did not look as if I would be here two years later.” “However, I stuck at it and the gaffer has shown faith in me.” “I think I have managed to play okay and turn people around a little bit.”
James is right there, and he has put in some good games for Newcastle since Alan Pardew arrived, and we need him to have a solid game at the back today at the Emirates Stadium.
He may even get a contract extension if he keeps producing for Newcastle, and James signed a four year deal which runs out in eighteen months time.
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