Well at least Newcastle’s right back Daryl Janmaat is confident about the rest of the season at Newcastle, and at least the next two games – at home to Stoke on Sunday afternoon and at Crystal Palace the following Wednesday night, where we will meet up with former manager Alan Pardew, are two games where all three points are possible.
Daryl Janmaat in action against Southampton
With Newcastle being out of the FA Cup, another free weekend is lined up a week this weekend, before we play at Manchester City on Saturday 21st February in the 5:30 pm kick off game.
This is what Daryl Janmaat has told the Chronicle today:
“We can put our minds at rest now. We know what we have here and who is the head coach.” “That’s better for the team.”
“We hope to put a run together now after Hull. A run like before Christmas is what we are hoping for. If we can get that we can finish in the season in good fashion.”
“The top 10 is the main target we have to reach. Stoke is a good game for us at home then Crystal Palace away. They are good games to take some points.”
“It was a good win. It was very important to get it because we’d had a few bad results so needed to stop the run.” “We got more luck and we had some great keeper work from Tim.”
“But sometimes you need that over the season and we got it.” “It was a good goal from Cabella and a good performance. I’m happy for him.”
Things have settled down at Newcastle now after the January transfer window, when we could have lost Sissoko, Cisse or Tiote, so we didn’t weaken the side too much this time.
And we didn’t complicate things by bringing in any new players to strengthen the squad, like some other clubs had the cheek to do, so Newcastle we suppose are fairly settled and it’s true that good players are returning from injury.
Top ten is the minimum requirement for Newcastle as usual, read that as stay out of a relegation battle, and that’s when players and coaches get their bonuses, so they will be motivated (we suppose) to finish in the top half of the table.
And John Carver should be on higher wages and an increased bonus now he is the head coach for the rest of the season, and there’s no doubt John is motivated to get as many points on the board as possible, so he has a chance of the job permanently in the summer.
We played quite well last Saturday afternoon against a poor side at Hull, and kept our first clean sheet since November, but our defense still has to tighten up, if we are to continue to get wins on the board – which is really what we need.
We need wins to cheer up our depressed fans.
What do you think?
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