Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback has said he understands why some section of the Newcastle fan base are attempting to get a boycott of Sunday afternoon’s game with Tottenham at home – a game we may even have been able to win – surprising as that may sound.
Jack Colback – yes – after he scored a goal
This is what Jack Colback has said about Newcastle’s current situation, in which we have lost six of the last seven games, and taken only 9 points from the last 39 available:
“This is a huge club which deserves more than it is getting at the moment.” “It’s a difficult situation we’re in. We’ve not got a lot of players.”
“The minimum we could do was to be better than our last game,” “We had to show a reaction.”
“The character is there in the team even if we didn’t show it last week. If we play like we did in spells at Liverpool. we can pick up the wins we need to get this season out of the way and look to progress next year.”
The form of our players and the team at Liverpool was better than it was at Sunderland, but let’s not get too carried away.
Liverpool were the better side, and we definitely should have had a penalty in the first half when Ayoze Perez was upended by Dejan Lovren.
And it didn’t help when our players don’t show enough discipline in these games, and now Moussa Sissoko is out for two games for picking up two yellow cards in that second half – both of which could have been avoided.
That’s the last thing we expected with just 8 minutes to play.
However on a positive note, moving Jack Colback to central midfield on Monday night improved things, and we’d also like to see Jonas start the game on Sunday.
We really need some results on the board in the last six games, and in 14 games this year we have just two wins – so it’s hardly surprising that Newcastle fans are just fed up with things (everything) at the moment.
Next up are Tottenham at home on Sunday but our expectations for the game are suitably low – so we’ll not be too disappointed if it’s six defeats in a row – which we did last year about this same time.
However we are also open to the team shocking us with a win – that’s when you get 3 points out of a game.