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Coach Explains What Newcastle Need To Do

11:28 pm, Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 2 Comments

Paul Simpson gave what we assume will be a regular nufcTV interview before each one of our games this season and he covered a wide range of topics including our injury situation,  with the unlucky Rolando Aarons unfortunately having picked up a serious foot injury and that goalkeeper Rob Elliot still has a chance to start the game at Bournemouth on Saturday in spite of his thigh injury.

paul simpson with two balls

Paul Simpson – we have to score goals

This is some of what Paul said during his free-flowing interview:

“Bournemouth will know the importance of this game,” “Them being at home, they’ll know they need to get themselves back on track but we’re going there knowing that if we can keep our level of performance that we’ve had over the last few weeks – we know we have to add goals to it.”

“We know we need to have that finishing touch – but if we keep doing the things that we have been doing then we’re confident that the goals will start to come.”

“It’s goals that we want and we were delighted with the way that we performed against Stoke.” “We defended well as a team, we created goal-scoring opportunities, got into the final third on a number of occasions – it’s that finishing that’s missing.”

“It’s that fine line between getting a point, getting no points and picking up three – which is what we all want to do.”    “Bournemouth would be a lovely place to do it.“Bournemouth would be a lovely place to do it.”

“It’s a lovely stadium, a really nice, compact, tidy stadium, fantastic playing surface, always a good atmosphere and it will be made even better by our fans down there because I believe we’ve got a real good turnout going.”

“It’s a day to look forward to and we’ve got to make sure that when we’re coming home from Bournemouth, and all our fans are making that nice short trip back up north, we’ve got to make sure they’ve all got something to smile about.”

“It’s a lovely stadium, a really nice, compact, tidy stadium, fantastic playing surface, always a good atmosphere and it will be made even better by our fans down there because I believe we’ve got a real good turnout going.”

“It’s a day to look forward to and we’ve got to make sure that when we’re coming home from Bournemouth, and all our fans are making that nice short trip back up north, we’ve got to make sure they’ve all got something to smile about.”

It´s more than 360 miles. for the Newcastle fans to travel to get to Bournemouth – so that´s another reason the players have to try to repay the loyal fans who travel such long distances to these away games.

An early goal or two at Bournemouth will help us enormously, but the longer the game goes without Newcastle scoring – the more difficult it could become to win this game – which we have to do.

Just 7 points from 11 games is not good – whatever anybody says – and we have to start picking up the points.

Points will soon become  a lot more important than how we play if we continue to be near the bottom of the Premier League table.

It would be good to have a performance like last week against Stoke – but get a few goals to get all three points.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 headtheball // Nov 5, 2015 at 3:21 AM

    Paul may have headed the ball too many times when it was wet & heavy.
    He seems to keep repeating himself repeating himself.
    HWTF

  • 2 willowdalerez // Nov 5, 2015 at 3:29 AM

    Score goals… Genius!!!




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