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Revealed – This Is Why A Win Is A Win

8:54 am, Monday, March 10th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 4 Comments

We remember in our Championship winning season, Newcastle had successive defeats at Nottingham Forest and Scunthorpe United in October of 2009, and the next game was at home to Doncaster Rovers, a vital game just four days after the Scunthorpe defeat.

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Tim Krul – Villa win was massive boost

Newcastle labored in that home game and didn’t play too well,  and we were 1-0 down with 23 minutes to play, but Andy Carroll scored and then Kevin Nolan got the winner in added time for a great 2-1 win, and between those two goals Doncaster managed to miss a penalty.

And lo and behold that was the start of a seven game winning streak.

The reason for bringing this up, is that a win seems to give the players great confidence, however we get it, and a similar game to the Doncaster Rovers game was at home to Aston Villa, when we had lost the last three  games (10-0 in goals), and Loic Remy got that sensational winner in added time.

It’s really the origin of the statement – a win is a win – it gives everybody confidence, including the fans, however the win is arrived at.

And we then played so well at Hull nine days ago, to deservedly come away with all 3 points and a 4-1 win, and showed  we can still score some goals when we have to.

Tim Krul has talked about the uptick in form today, and this is what he told the Shields Gazette today:

“I think the two wins have been fantastic,” “You want to play in the next three days – we want to keep this run going – but it’ll give us a nice rest, and we can kick on from there.”

“Hopefully, this has kick-started our season again.” “There are no easy games. We see it as 10 cup finals.”  “We’ve got everything to play for.” We can look up again, and that’s really nice.

“We’ve had a rough patch. I’ve said it before, the Premier League has everything – massive highs and massive lows, unfortunately.”

“That’s what the Premier League is about. It’s 38 games – a long, long season – and we’ve got 10 games to go.”  “There are still a lot of points to play for.”

“The last-minute winner gave every single person in the stadium a massive boost, and it showed against Hull,”

Manchester City saw yesterday there are no easy games in England, never mind just in the Premier league, when the deservedly lost 2-1 to a revitalized Wigan side, and James Perch got the winner – his very first goal for the Latics.

City seemed to turn up against Wigan at the Etihad thinking it would be a cake walk – and we have to think that was because there are so many foreign players in the side who don’t understand the FA Cup or its great tradition.

With two wins in a row, we hope Newcastle can extend that winning streak, and the next two games are at Fulham and at home to Crustal Palace on the next two Saturdays – two teams struggling against relegation.

It’s one game at a time, so we have to somehow find a way to win at Craven Cottage, that’s Newcastle’s next challenge.

And don’t think it’s going to be easy, that’s what Manchester City thought yesterday.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Coaching · Newcastle News · Premier League · Tim Krul



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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Laurent Robert 32 // Mar 10, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    Tim has made some great saves which have gifted us a number of points.

    If he could sort out his punts upfield and the odd flap at crosses he’d be a much improved player.

  • 2 martoon // Mar 10, 2014 at 9:05 AM

    From last topic.
    Black and White with an army lol – fair play to you but the reason I ask is I’ve noticed most Bloggers who suggest boycotts are not actually ST holders. Very easy for them to say but I personally am not prepared to p*ss away over £700 a year to make a point. I just want to watch a football match not get involved in politics!

  • 3 Markaccus // Mar 10, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    My son got a season ticket for his 16th birthday from his mother. I imagine she would be pretty hurt if he decided not to use it on a point of principle. Now i am not saying people who boycott the games even if they have STs are wrong, but the people who do still go should not be branded as “not having the balls” to get all political. Maybe they just want to watch the match?

  • 4 Mag52 // Mar 10, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Does Ashley actually rely on bums on seats at the stadium week in, week out ?
    I’m not sure how much impact a boycott of fans would achieve.




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