Steve McClaren was asked during his press conference yesterday for the game against Stoke – what the last 10 games have been like – and he said they had been a roller coaster.
But he also said that over those 10 games – which were up and down to say the least – he thought the coaching staff and the players handled the situation well.
Steve McClaren at his press conference
This is some of what Steve said yesterday:
“It´s been a roller coaster 10 games in very aspect – in three of the games we played with 10 men for over 45 minutes – we been very up and down – very inconuisstenmt”
“In the last two games in terms of performance we have been kind of consistent and we need that going forward.”
“We have all got a responsibility to react well to games whether we win, lose or draw, and that’s something we have done well, I think, for 10 games.”
“The inconsistencies, the bad results, the bad performances, things that have happened, I think we have dealt with them very calmly, very well, and I credit the players with that also.
“Yes, that was very, very disappointing and it was interesting to see the players’ reaction and focus from Tuesday onwards.”
“This is a big game for us and once again we need the crowd behind us and they were fantastic last week even at the end when the players didn´t want to stay behind.”
“But they had to and give applause to the crowd for staying with them all the way through – following and supporting their team – we need that again on Saturday.”
Newcastle have 9 games before the end of the year and we must get some wins on the board so we can move up the league table.
Here´s the schedule of games through January 2nd next year.
October Sat 31 15:00 H Stoke City November Sat 07 12:45 A Bournemouth Sat 21 15:00 H Leicester City Sat 28 15:00 A Crystal Palace December Sun 06 16:00 H Liverpool Sun 13 16:00 A Tottenham Sat 19 17:30 H Aston Villa Sat 26 17:30 H Everton Mon 28 15:00 A WBA January Sat 02 15:00 A Arsenal
How many points do you think we can get from the next 10 games?