Mike Williamson scored his very first goal for Newcastle United against Crystal Palace a week last Saturday, and when a long duck like that is broken, usually what happens is that he’ll score again fairly quickly.
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So let’s hope we can score some goals on Saturday at St. Mary’s and maybe Mike can get another for us.
We also hope out set-plays improve, since they have been terrible over the last couple of seasons , but there’s been little evidence of any real improvement over the first few games of the season.
We’ve always been impressed with Mike Williamson’s positive attitude since he arrived at Newcastle in January of 2010, and that’s in full cry today when he was interviewed in the Northern Echo:
“Every week is an opportunity.” “We believe we’ve got the quality in the squad to beat anyone on our day.” “Last year it was a disappointing result at St. Mary’s.”
“It is a new look Southampton and I speak to Fraser Forster a lot, he says they have a good group of lads and I have seen them a few times – they look strong.”
“They have got a lot of quality and it will be difficult but we will go there and look to get a win.”
“Palace were disciplined and worked hard, we were caught cold twice but showed character and resilience.” “We had the physicality to match them. There were positives there.”
We didn’t do well last season in the 4-0 loss, and that’s an understatement – in fact we were a disgrace and could have been 5-0 down at half time but for a great game from our number two goalkeeper Rob Elliot.
It also helped that the Saints missed many chances in that first 45 minutes.
We cannot do much worse than we did last season, which could have been our worst performance of the season, so maybe we can actually do well and get a win or a draw – and either of those would be a good result for us.
But we’re still hoping for the win, so we can see some positivity back with the Newcastle fans.
That’s what we need on Saturday.
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