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Newcastle Will Not Be Relegated – We’ll Do Well

11:51 pm, Monday, April 1st, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 8 Comments

Steven Taylor is one of the few Newcastle players left,  who had to go through the relegation season four years ago, and we’re sure he doesn’t want to go through another relegation this season with Newcastle.

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Steven Taylor – we expect to do well

Steven was interviewed in the Evening Chronicle today and this is what the top defender had to say:

“I am confident in my team-mates.” “I look around the dressing room at the players and who I train with every day – and what I am sat around is top-class.”  “This definitely makes me believe we are going to do well.”

“We are not looking down – we are looking up.” “We are looking at who we can catch and chase.”  “If you look at the games we have coming up, Benfica twice, Fulham and then Sunderland, we are excited.”

“In the next few weeks I am looking to see this all wrapped up in the Premier League and hopefully we can look forward to the Europa League.”   “Nothing went for us and our game plan did not pay off.”

“We absorbed them but we did not put them under enough pressure.” “A little one-two around the box created the first goal and got their fans excited.” “Then we were on the back foot in the first half.”

“In the second half the gaffer wanted a reaction and changed things a bit.” “For the first 15 minutes in the second half two good chances were created.” “If we had got a daft goal it would have put them on the back foot and you never know what their fans are going to be like.” 

“I was hoping we were going to get an early goal in the first half because their fans can go against them and make it difficult.”  “For us we have to write this game off and make sure there is a massive reaction.”  “The players have to get themselves recovered well and put in a performance.”

With QPR losing 3-2 at Fulham tonight, it makes it very difficult for QPR to now avoid relegation – since they are now 7 points behind 4th bottom Wigan with only seven games to play - it’s certainly possible but not probable.

And Loic Remy missed a penalty in the second half, although he did score QPR’s second goal after his miss, and Fulham were 3-0 up after 41 minutes.

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Toon-Army // Apr 1, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    ashley williams anyone?

  • 2 Novocastrian66 // Apr 1, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    Ashley Williams? Not for me, too slow.

  • 3 manxpie // Apr 1, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    repost again (coz i’ve been waiting all day to say this after sum of the comments 2day! and ed’s goin to fast)

    to all the pardew slaters i.e rotunda, catchy n jack butler how long are you gonna give the next manager with his own team??
    remember pardew got us 5th last season ( and won double manager of the year!) and should have replaced the players who we all said weren’t good enough in the summer but guess wat the owner n lamearse thought we’d be alright!
    not pardews fault! and i agree with JFA the hangover of that summer business or lack off ruined the season before it started!
    it must have been demoralizing after workin so hard all season for the players and manager and then add the injuries it was a recipe for a bad season!
    but since pardews got the players we should have got in the summer we’ve improved!
    imagine the kind of team ethic n understanding we’d have at this poin’t if they’d came in the summer?
    how many new defenses have we put out this season?
    i’d probably guarentee no other team have had to change there back 5 as much as us!
    so you pardew haters tell me another viable manager that would cope with a season like ours!!?
    also on the demoralizing bit the players who won the right to play in europe hardly got a game for most of the group stage due to our very undersized squad n injuries again not pardews fault!!

  • 4 RonVanDam // Apr 2, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    Repost

    As to the previous blog – part of our summer clear out should include Alan Pardew. Under him we will always be a team of 2 halves. Too defensive minded. We’ve never beaten a team by 3-0 or thumped anyone under his reign whereas other teams below us have

    When we finished 2010-11 season our GD was -1. 2011-12 season GD +5 and finished 5th. Other teams above and below us had better GD.

    This season so far, GD -15.

    Would rather have Rafael Benitez replace him who is a winner and knows how to get the best out of his players and is a winner and says things as it is rather than beat around the bush like AP

    As other bloggers have pointed out, our medical (incl physio’s) and conditioning staff need to be looked into. You cant have players pullng their hammy’s every 3 games and say they will be out for 2 weeks which then gets extended by another 2 weeks. Something is not right here.

  • 5 Toon-Army // Apr 2, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    if not ashley williams, any other suggestions for realistic cb’s with prem experience?

  • 6 RonVanDam // Apr 2, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    Also AP is not very good Tactical coach, i think this is where most of the frustration stems from. Maybe we need a old experienced coach to act as a advisor to help him overcome this hurdle.

  • 7 Toon-Army // Apr 2, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    agreed AP is not good with tactics, the amount of times im sitting their shouting “MAKE A SUB’ he always seems to have a plan A and no back up

  • 8 arctoa // Apr 2, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    We’ve always had a problem with players getting injured. It plagued us in the 1990s and the early 2000s and I’m sure if you speak to some of the older fans they’ll attain that it happened earlier than that too.




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