Some Of This Slowly Seeping Back At Newcastle


Former Newcastle midfielder Rob Lee seems positive in his column in the Chronicle today,  and he sees things turning around at Newcastle after the decent display on Sunday, when Steve McClaren had Newcastle playing some good stuff,  although our defense still looked like the weak link in the side.

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Rob Lee – optimism seeping back

Rob is upbeat in his column today, and thinks that some optimism seems to be seeping back among the supporters – who applauded the side off the pitch at the end of the game, after a very decent performance on Sunday against a good side in Southampton.

This is some of what Rob has written today:

¨It was great to see Newcastle go into Sunday’s game with a positive approach, and the fans seemed to respond. It’s been doom and gloom up there for too long.¨

¨But at the weekend the supporters seemed to pick up where they left off at the end of last season, against West Ham United, and optimism appears to be seeping back.¨

¨That new sense of positivity will be tested to the full on Saturday, though. Swansea City showed what a tough proposition they are at Chelsea, and are even better at home.¨

¨They’re organised, and pass the ball very well. Newcastle won’t see a lot of the ball, but that could play into their hands.¨

¨United suddenly look like a side who can break quickly, with Moussa Sissoko, Georginio Wijnaldum and Gabriel Obertan.¨

¨If they’re on song they’ll be a threat. Swansea are good but they’re not invincible. Let’s see how they cope with real pace.¨

Some optimism is coming back although fans are still cautious and with good reason – but hey – it was a very decent start on Sunday.

Newcastle have a very tough start to the season and we will do well to get anything form the game at Swansea, but then we have to travel to Manchester United and then  entertain Arsenal at home.

Here’s the schedule over the first eight games:

August
Sun 09	13:30	H  Southampton	D 2-2			
Sat 15	15:00	A  Swansea City			
Sat 22	12:45	A  Man United				
Sat 29	12:45	H  Arsenal				
September
Mon 14	20:00	A  West Ham 				
Sat 19	15:00	H  Watford				
Sat 26	17:30	H  Chelsea				
October
Sat 03	15:00	A  Man City

That’s a really tough schedule before the two week International break at the end of the month.

Comments welcome.



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