Newcastle have not scored in the last six hours of play – but hopefully we will have Loic Remy back on Saturday, and with the French International striker in the side, there’s always a chance we can score a goal.
Vurnon Anita – never been on such a bad run
Since Yohan Cabaye left in January, Dutch International Vurnon Anita has essentially switched over to replace the Frenchman – but Vurnon’s goal scoring prowess is not that of a Yohan Cabaye.
And Vurnon missed a decent chance from a header late in the second half last Saturday, that could have given us a point at the Britannia Stadium.
And with Vurnon having played at Ajax all his career before arriving at Newcastle almost two years ago, he hasn’t gone through such a bad run as Newcastle are having at the moment.
This is what Vurnon said in the local press yesterday:
“I’ve not really been in a team that’s had a similar run, but you have periods in competition when that happens and now we are in that position.”
“We need to keep on working hard to get in the box because we get the chances, but we don’t score.”
“That’s football, but I think we just need to stick together because we are now in a corner where the points are falling – so we need to stick together.”
Vurnon has turned out to be a steady and dependable player for Newcastle, and he’s also very consistent, and of course the 25 year-old can play in many different positions, but has been used by Alan Pardew mainly in central midfield.
Vurnon has scored two goals for Newcastle – the last one being late in the Hull City game that we won 4-1 – and that seems like ages away now – with all that’s happened since then.
Anita will start against Swansea, and we really need a win in this game – and it could turn out to be a really pivotal game for the Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, who will hold his press conference later today.
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