We Need To Leave The Past Behind And Just Fight

Vurnon Anita had one of his best games for Newcastle at right back in the 1-1 home draw with West Brom last Saturday. and he was second in our Man of the Match voting to goalscorer Ayoze Perez, yet Vurnon may be on the bench today at QPR.

vurnon anita aginst arsenal

Vurnon Anita – in action against Arsenal

That’s because Daryl Janmaat will return from his one game suspension, after picking up two yellow cards in the disaster at Leicester City two weeks ago that plunged us further into the relegation mire.

Newcastle are only two points above third bottom Hull City, and the Yorkshire club have  a much better goal difference, so a win at Spurs for Hull today and another defeat on the road for Newcastle in London, could see us in the drop zone after today’s games – so serious is our position at the moment.

But Vurnon has said the right things in this interview he has given:

“We still have our future in our own hands, so we just have to concentrate on our own games and try to win them.”

“I just want to help the team, so it doesn’t matter to me whether I play in the midfield or the defense. Everybody needs to put their ego aside and fight as one.”

“If we win our game, we are guaranteed to have things in our own hands in the final game of the season. That is the most important thing. We do not want to get into a situation where we are relying on other teams.”

“We need to leave the past behind and just fight for these last two games and really give it our all.” “We need to try to stay up, that is the most important thing.”

“You need to be focused on that as players. With help from everybody at the club, we need to fight and get the job done.”

Vurnon may see himself switched over to left back today, if Carver wants to use him there, and move Jonas into midfield.

But luckily we do have some good players coming back, and Papiss Cisse and Rolando Aarons will be in the squad and Daryl Janmaat will start the game.

Newcastle need a win today, but it’s been 11 weeks since we last won a game when we beat Aston Villa 1-0.

Today would be a great time to pick up all 3 points at Loftus Road, as we did two years ago when we were also in deep relegation trouble and saved ourselves from the drop.

Comments welcome.

5 comments so far

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 16, 2015 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #1

    Which is the live lunchtime tv game today?

  • N1CK06

    May 16, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #2

    I often wonder how many opinions on this blog are truthful, and how many are fabricated/altered to intentionally go against the grain in order to generate debate amongst fellow posters.

    For me this becomes a problem when the author of the blog is joining in on the act as a way of increasing blog activity. To insinuate fan’s protests are creating more of a problem than the decisions of Ashley and Charnley is complete bollocks and the author must know that.

    I’m sure it works, and the increased blog activity looks great on paper. But when you have hundreds of comments consisting of nothing but abuse and disagreement amongst fans, it doesn’t do much good to the overall environment of the blog and fan base as a whole.

  • BandB

    May 16, 2015 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #3

    Jail/TP (previous)

    The throat-slitting gesture made by Ashley was laughed off by him, but not by Pardew.
    He rightly saw it is threatening and humiliating and as one already aware he was stuck with defending the indefensible and taking the abuse for it, it was an insult too far.
    Pardew had been getting stick for years and been unruffled by it. He is a proud man.
    He left three months after Ashley publicly slaughtered him like a pig.

  • Mag52

    May 16, 2015 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #4


    Loyalty – an old fashioned virtue mate. Probably before your time.
    As for expecting Ashley to appoint any half decent manager after Pardew – are you living in the real world ? How long has Ashley been in charge here and you really thought that ?

  • MonkseatonMag

    May 16, 2015 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #5

    Next Manager – Kinnear (Third time lucky?)

    #Whatever happens, and for the long-term good of the club do NOT renew your season tickets.


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