We have mentioned a few times how this season seems similar to six years ago back in 2008, our relegation season, when Kevin Keegan had left the club and we started to lose a lot of games.
Fabricio Coloccini – things are a lot different from six years ago
At that time Fabricio Coloccini had just come to Newcastle along with Jonas Gutierrez, and Fab has said the situation and mood of the squad is a lot different from then – a lot better in fact.
This is what he had to say:
“This situation feels very different from back then. Because we have controlled games. Last time we went down we could not control games. Now we do. We try to create chances.”
“Is the mood different? Yes we have a tight group all working for each other. We are staying positive as well. We just need three points, to take the pressure off.”
“We just have to keep going. We are battling hard and giving everything. You can see on the pitch we want to win the games. The other teams have maybe two chances against us, and they score.”
“We don’t manage to do that. That happens when you are having a bad time.” “When you try to find the answer it is hard. We just try and try.”
In our relegation season we had 4 points after the first six games, having taken a point at Manchester United and won at home to Bolton in our first two games under Kevin Keegan.
We lost four league games in a row after Kevin left, and then after 10 games we had 9 points, so it will be interesting to see how many points we have after 10 league games this season.
But six years ago we slumped badly near the end of the season and in our last 12 games we picked up only 6 points, and one more point in those games would have saved us.
We are hoping we can get our first win at Swansea on Saturday, and we expect to see a changed starting line-up from Alan Pardew, than the team he has started in the last two league games.
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