No Excuses – We Must Beat Leicester City

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.

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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.

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  • 70TWO

    Oct 15, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #1


    Your team would be very inspirational and great to see but clashes with the ethos that ‘we must win’, where even tho statistically the senior players have repeatedly failed they are seen as a more sure remedy. This was particularly evident in the last half of last season, when youth was hardly seen in the starting line up.

  • stuart no9

    Oct 15, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #2

    absolutley.——- i met micky a couple of years ago, not to talk to – but in a strange way . i was driving north on the A1 just doing about 60. i noticed someone was flashing me from behind , a white van. he kept on doing it. My wife said whos that- no idea i said but im going to find out , so i pulled out in the fast lane to let the van take over. On the back of the van was M.Quinn stables or horses or something like that. i said to the wife’ only one bloke i know called micky quinn , he used to play for newcastle, but he wont be driving, then she said maybe he noticed the nufc pillar and sticker in the back of the car, so i pulled out to overtake him and slowed down to have a look who was driving , and there he was laughing his head off with a thumbs up, mt wife said ‘is that him ? yeah i said laughing thats him he wound his window down i put our window down and hes singing the blaydon races in that daft scouse accent hahaha, great, i suggested a coffee the next sevices , but he shouted he was late for the meeting but gave a big thumbs up and kept waving till we had gone , what a good laugh he is. not the best player in the world and without a doubt not the fastest as anyone will tell you who has seen him play, but , give him that ball inside the box , the next thing the keeper is picking it out of the net. just a quality poacher who still loves newcastle to bits after all these years , a proper fan just like us.


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