We read Mick Quinn’s column in the Chronicle yesterday, and Mick hits the nail on the head in a lot of different ways in that article.
Mick Quinn – former Newcastle striker
52 year-old Mick Quinn played for Newcastle from 1989 through 1992 and scored 59 goals for Newcastle in 115 total appearances.
He talks about what it’s like to play for Newcastle and yes it is stressful but there again Newcastle are one of the most famous football clubs in the land, so what do you expect.
Here’s some of Mick’s column we selected that makes some good points:
¨It’s now or never for Newcastle United. They need to beat Leicester City on Saturday. There is not a single excuse I can think of that would let them off the hook if they fail in their duty.¨
¨During this international break, I’ve read quotes from a few players speaking about the pressure they’ve felt and how the fans have been on top of them.¨ ¨Maybe there is pressure, but this is Newcastle United. It’s a special club and they should embrace this challenge, not fear it.¨
¨There will be 52,000 there on Saturday and the fans are due a performance. It is a privilege to play for Newcastle United, good times or bad. The current team could do with showing they know that.¨
¨There are no excuses available. None at all. We have to win at the weekend. No battling draw, no hard luck story, nothing else but three points.¨ And then we can all look forward with a bit more confidence.¨
Mick is so right – and Alan Shearer said as much yesterday – when he talked about however the lads manage to do it we must win on Saturday – the result is all important – even if we play badly and win – the job will still have been done.
But in our poll on the result – there are only 36% who think we can win this game at the time of writing, and that seems surprisingly low.
What do you think?
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