Peter Lovenkrands is still worried about Newcastle getting relegated this season, and with only six games to go, if we lose against Spurs on Sunday and that seems likely, and other teams win at the bottom, it would be only six points we are above the drop zone, and things could get dicey in the last few games.
Peter Lovenkrands while at Newcastle
While it’s still unlikely that will happen, if Newcastle cannot start to get some points on the board soon, it’s certainly possible and there’s a chance – a small chance – we could be playing in the Championship next season.
If that happens to Newcastle this year, then what we did – or didn’t do in the January transfer market – will be a case of what not to do at a football club.
And will show people at the top running the club really don’t know how to run a club – only how to run a business to make money.
Peter Lovenkrands in his Chronicle article today is still worried about possible relegation for the second time in six years:
“The team isn’t performing and I can understand why they want to boycott the Tottenham Hotspur game.” But by the same token, as a former player it is a shame it might come to this.”
“I get that the fans are frustrated with what’s going on but I don’t know if it will help the situation in any way.” From a team point of view you want to see the supporters come out and get behind the team because they really do need the points.”
“As a player it can be tough when there is unrest.” I played at the San Siro in Italy once when the supporters were banned.”
“Whatever the crowd is or for whatever reason they aren’t there, you still have to do your job the best way you can.” “That’s what Newcastle players will have to do anyway against Spurs whether it was in a full house or not.”
“They aren’t picking points up and if they don’t be careful there are teams that can catch them.” “It’s time for the players to get their fingers out and start performing again.”
“You can’t say it’s not the head coach’s fault because he has to get the right team out too.” We now move on to Tottenham Hotspur at St James’. I have a feeling they can’t keep losing and they need to get something.”
“Even Aston Villa went to Spurs last week and got a win, so this could be the right time to get something.” Even if they don’t lose they have something to build on.”
Spurs are not playing well at the moment, and as Peter says they were beaten 1-0 at home last week by Aston Villa, who are now just 3 points behind us, so if Newcastle can show some form tomorrow we may be able to get something out of the game.
That’s a big “if”.
But whether you like it or not a boycott will not help the players, and at best it will have little or no effect on them, but it’s hardly going to be helpful – it’s hard to argue how i can be helpful to the players.
And one thing that worries us is you can hardly accuse our players of being tough mentally this season.
We are still hoping for a win tomorrow, but readers don’t think we have much of a chance of getting 3 points.
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