Mood A Lot Different From Six Years Ago – Team Spirit Better

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

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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8 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 1, 2014 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #1

    If Tiote’s comments are true does this not dispel the myth about him being injured for most of pre-season and a few prem games but then plays 180 minutes for his country? It smacks of the club stopping him from playing as there was genuine interest and didn’t want him picking up a real injury.

    Sad sad times.


    Sort this desktop shit out on mobile devices please it’s annoying as fcuk 😀

  • NUFCJackW

    Oct 1, 2014 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #2

    At least on the bright side our reserve/u21 team smashed carlisle 8-0. Perez getting four, ferreyra got 1, abeid got two, vuckic got 1 and armstrong got 1. Not bad from perez and abeid like.

  • lesh

    Oct 1, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #3


    It’s said that Tiote wants to move on and who could blame the lad. He’ll not be the only one, that’s for sure!

    Add that to the view that Mbiwa played a blinder against. Citeh, after he was supposedly useless at SJP. That should provoke Ashley to ask just what the hell he’s doing persisting with. Pardew to develop his investments. Another reason why he should be shown the door and quickly.

    Under the Ashkey-Pardew dream team, Newcastle United is a shambles which has gone rapidly gone downhill since Ashley got involved.

    How the hell he and SD make the vast amounts of money they do, beats me – unless Ashley has somebody running his business and financial affairs for him.

  • NUFCJackW

    Oct 1, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #4

    Abeid got 1 sorry…

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 1, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #5

    Oh and colomity

    It’s a bit late to be talking about team spirit isn’t it, you know with you angling for a move for near 2 seasons and especially so when relegation was beckoning!

  • 70TWO

    Oct 1, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #6

    True spirit of the squad – Tiote wanting out. All the players know that if they play well they can potentially get a bigger contract else where. Players like Williamson know that the only move they will be getting is down, so it is not surprising they come out in false support of their duff manager.

  • toonincheek

    Oct 1, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #7

    JackW –

    I think Abeid got two, Armstrong didn’t score.

  • kimbo

    Oct 1, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #8

    It is great news that the Team spirit is good but we will be relegated. Tiote wants away, I would imagine Sissoko will want to leave as well so I cannot see us winning a game in the next 6 league games so sack Pardew now and change the tactics on the pitch with a new manager.
    WE ARE GOING DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! unless changes are made now.


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