If two years ago somebody had said that Newcastle could emulate Swansea, who eight years ago were almost out of the Football League altogether, you would have politely asked what they had been smoking.
Coloccini – we can emulate Swansea
But Swansea have done very well in their two years in the top flight, and the Welsh club have a talented manager in Michael Laudrup, and they qualified for the Europa League last season by beating Bradford City in the Capital One Cup Final, and so far they have done well in the Europa League and have qualified for the group stages.
Fab Coloccini was not happy with the display or at the attitudes of some of the Newcastle players on Saturday, and he was right about that.
Colo has come out today and said we can emulate Swansea:
“We see what other teams have done and feel it could be us.” “We want to win something as players, of course we do.” “We are hungry to win something.”
“So we have to focus on this cup.” “We’ve got to look to tonight and get the win we need.” “For us it is very important.”
“We have a good chance as well at home against Leeds. The players who haven’t been playing might get a chance.”
Leeds are a famous and great club, and they will bring a massive 5,000 fans to St. James’ Park tonight, where two clubs with some of the best fan support in England will be on show.
We have to hope we can get through this game, because another defeat will only bring out all the gloom and doomers – and that’s never very pleasant – and we want to see a stable Newcastle this season, but that may mean we have to be successful.
Much better to get a win tonight, and then we have to get something out of next Monday night’s game at Goodison Park,
Keep the faith.
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