The Newcastle players will be reporting about now for training at Benton today, and of course they will not see Alan Pardew there, as he is now in south London, finalizing his move to Crystal Palace.
Jack Colback – after scoring our 3rd goal on Sunday
John Carver will be in charge for the game at home to Burnley on Thursday and at Leicester in the third round of the FA Cup two days later.
And we’re sure Burnley will now fancy their chances they can beat a manager-less Newcastle at St. James’ Park on New Years Day, after their excellent come-from-behind 2-2 draw at the Etihad on Sunday afternoon.
Jack Colback has been a huge success at Newcastle this season, and the Killingworth lad seems to be inspired when he pulls on the famous black and white shirt of Newcastle.
This is what he has said in the Chronicle to:
“I love playing for this team.” “It’s a great honor and I’ve said that before.” “In the past playing for Sunderland was a job. But here I have a real passion to play and want to do well.”
“That’s why it’s disappointing when we go on little runs where we don’t win games.” “The fans at Man United, full credit to them.” “They sang throughout the game when the team were 3-0 down.”
“That has been a real eye-opener for me.” “The support that the fans have shown has been brilliant. Even in the tough times they are great.”
“We need to give something back.” “If you win a couple of games things look rosy again.” “You are right up there again.
“That’s just football and you have to have to right character and mentality to deal with that.”
There is still the possibility we could be involved in a relegation scrap if we slump in the second half of this season, as we did last season, and especially if we sell Moussa Sissoko next month.
So it’s very important to get all three points on Thursday afternoon, to start off 2015 in the right way.
That will give us a good 29 points from our first 20 games, which is not too bad.
We are in 10th place at the moment, after Liverpool moved ahead of us following their 4-1 home win against Swansea last night.
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