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We Want Calm, Patience And Consistency Of Performance

10:58 pm, Friday, November 6th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 3 Comments

Steve McClaren and his coaching staff cannot be accused of not working hard on the training field every week and off it too.

They are trying to get the players to play in a certain way and over the last three games, even though we have only 4 points from those games, we´ve seen the players to know exactly what they have to do.

Against Stoke City  we did everything right other than score a goal that would have given us our second win of this season.

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Steve McClaren – wants calm, patience and consistency

The Newcastle fans have been really supportive so far this season in what are not good results,  but they see improvement in the way the lads are playing and players like Wijnaldum, Mitrovic and Mbemba are starting to look good players for the team.

Steve McClaren gave his press conference today for the important game at Bournemouth tomorrow and the name of the game was consistency.

This is some of what Steve said:

“We are trying to get consistency,” “In team selection, in players, in style of play and in performance. We want calm and patience – and that word consistency – in performance.”

“It’s important what you do Monday to Friday. The players are enjoying it. They are enjoying the style of play. We have to keep playing the style of football we are.”

“What you can control is what you do in the week, how you prepare for the game.” “What you can’t control are referees, and your opponents to a certain degree. Sometimes you just have to believe, and we do believe.”

“We think we’re going in the right direction now and we have to continue that confidence and that belief. Eventually you need results to keep that belief going and we hope that will come.”

Certainly great patience is being shown by the Newcastle supporters this season, and that´s to their great credit – and we will be rewarded tomorrow if Newcastle can  play well –  as well as we did last Saturday.

But also get the win so we have a good result to reflect back on during what always seems to be a long and boring two-week International break.

That´s what we are hoping for – a good Newcastle win tomorrow – and then we´ll be absolutely delighted.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · Newcastle News · Premier League · Press Conference

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 angelswithdirtyfaces // Nov 6, 2015 at 11:13 PM

    Let’s hope consistency isn’t one win in ten.

  • 2 toonincheek // Nov 6, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    Based on the photo above, Steve seems to have aged
    10 years in the past few months.

  • 3 lesh // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:08 AM

    A very plausible summary of McClaren’s aims and he stressed that the style of play that’s emerging is going to be it – no changes of style or line-ups.

    Guess we’ll just have to wait and see whether he changes our style for Bournemouth – it’d be a clever move if he did and we err.. won!

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