It´s A New Start For The Club – It Will Take Time

Local lad Jack Colback has been interviewed on nufcTV by Dan King, and Jack comes across as positive, as usual, but he admits Newcastle didn’t produce the goods on Monday night at Upton Park.

But the 25 year-old points to other games this season, when we have played well although we have just two points and two goals in our first five league games – which is not good enough.

Jack Colback Mark Noble 2-0 loss

Jack Colback beats Mark Noble in action on Monday night

This is how Dan King opened up the conversation:

Three big home game are coming up so it´s a pretty big few days ahead isn´t it?

“Yeah it is, obviously the season has not started as maybe everybody would have hoped.”  “Obviously Two tough games where we went down to 10 men and you can pretty much write off those games really.”

“You look at Southampton we probably should have won, ManU a good point and then obviously West Ham we didn’t perform on the night.”  So yeah, we have three home games now and hopefully we can now take maximum home wins from them.”

“There’s fine margins really in this league and I think their quality in the final third was the difference really.”  “The French boy – Payet – produced the first goal which was a great finish and then the timing of second goal killed us.”

“We analyse and see why things happened like they did and then move on to Watford.” “Wins will always make a big difference, winning is a habit really, once you get one it brings confidence and we are maybe still suffering from the form of last season.”

“But you know, it´s a new start for the club, obviously the new manager and staff have come in and it´s going to take a bit time but we have seen positive signs in the other games.”

Probably only West Ham where we’ve not had a great game but that can happen in this league, but we got to focus on picking up three points and then seeing where we can go from there.”

Spirits are not high among Newcastle supporters at the moment and they won’t be until we can get our first league win on the board.

Hopefully, that will come tomorrow against Watford, and if we can get all 3 points that will be 5 points from six games, which isn´t too bad.

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6 comments so far


    Sep 18, 2015 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #1

    if rivierre is back and playing theres slight chance of cisse bein elbowed to the middle east if he keeps working himself before nov 1st

  • ron kasorga

    Sep 18, 2015 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #2

    I am very positive that we will win this one unless we get away from the 4-2-3-1 and change to 4-3-3 with Aarons-Perez-Obertan supported by DeJong-Gini-Colback and the usual back four of Janmat, Mbemba, Colo, Haidara. HWTL…stay positive and remain positive

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Sep 18, 2015 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #3

    Did I read earlier that you reckon people on this blog are too quick to criticise our old Mr Carr? Do you not think that we have seen years of his best efforts and so can reasonably criticise?

    We know Ashley’s policy of buy young with good resale value in mind. But do you not think that, within that policy, old Mr Carr has massive scope?

    He could even buy young players with potential for modest amounts, which would be right up Ashley’s street if he got it right. But just about every young player he’s got in has bombed, many of them spectacularly.

  • magscar

    Sep 18, 2015 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #4

    Munster last thread

    Pardew is only relevant to my way of thinking for us to compare us to now and then. He was never the cretin many scapegoated him as but couldn’t do more than he had already in the system he landed himself in. Change was good for all concerned and would have been better if we had been able to replace him sooner than the summer.

    As I have been posting recently Carr has been lower down the blame list than all others ( not even on some folks’) and has largely escaped any considered scrutiny. He is apparently fire proof to some because he had Ashley above him but so then did they all.

    I can’t shake the thought that Ashley does indeed hold him in high regard ( could have let him go when Kinnear wa appointed) so why hasn’t Carr used his status as the only respected football brain in the set up to influence Ashley’s plans over the years. Or has he tried and been unsuccessful? There was a reported disconnect between him and Pardew on transfers which means to me that he stuck to the one dimensional retail method of buys he had been tasked with despite what were obvious squad imbalances. Some say that this was down to Llambias and then Charnley working to a tight script (made even tighter by their lack of football realities).

    Whatever it was January has to point the way forward by all concerned working to improve the experience, balance and drive within the squad or suffer the consequences

  • chuck

    Sep 18, 2015 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #5

    What’s this Ed ?
    You back in the Ashley fan club, sound like an apologist for a crap side, that only because of circumstances is off to a poor start.
    The fact is management starting with the pudgy pencil sharpener, who stepped up when Ashley called NEXT!
    Who is now making million quid deals, for mediocre players together with Shteve, another failure, recently fired by a second tier club, for failing to make the playoffs with a decent second tier side.
    Then we have Carr who’s recent selections makes one wonder and this is the guy responsible for rebuilding the side, as apparently Shteve had no idea who or how many players he was gonna get.
    Is this the way you want to see your football team run, a guy who buys who he pleases, a GM who is dealing with the sharks (overpaying) and a heed coach who has no idea who he is getting, not that it makes much difference anyway, the guys a loser.
    Same cheapass Ashley, same crap manager and pudgy out there overpaying for Carrs choices.
    A recipe for the disaster we are experiencing.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Sep 18, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #6


    Aye I do, I’v no doubt better players would be through the door if the wage structure and policies were that of Swansea or say West Ham.

    We won’t pay the wages of top players or experienced players when they arise and are there for the taking. I’v no doubt that Carr put these players forward but we turned our noses up at them because of wages, signing on fees or age. Bony, Gomis etc etc.

    I’v just looked in and caught this on the hop but it’s time for a kip for me as im working tonight.

    All in all though, the policies are to blame before any coach or scout and I stand by that belief.

    Have a goodin.


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