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Signs The Newcastle Ship Finally Being Turned Around

9:21 am, Monday, November 9th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 1 Comment

We’ve had a lot of game this season where we have played very well yet not got what we deserved from the games – and one very good example is the last home game against Stoke when we did everything expect score to get all 3 points.

Last Saturday was the polar opposite of that and we had a really off day at Bournemouth and that was not good since Bournemouth are a team we should be beating.

newcastle fans celebrate win at Bournemouth

Newcastle fans at Bournemouth
Got what their loyalty deserved – a win!

But hey, even though we played badly and were dominated by the newly promoted side we held out and Rob Elliot gave a fantastic display of goalkeeping and we got all 3 points in the 1-0 win.

The rumor is that the squad left very quickly for the airport in case the local  police came after us with a charge of daylight robbery.


Alan Shearer got it right when he said it’s not about the stats it’s about winning and we will not apologize for Bournemouth missing all those chances they had to win the game.

The best way to think of it is that luck tends to level out over the season and those 3 points make up (a little bit) for all the points we deserved in those previous games.

Think Sunderland and the 3 points we should have had there but for the mistakes of the referee.

We didn’t play well on Saturday and Steve McClaren said all the right things after the game – we were lucky but we hung on and never gave up – and it was simply a massive 3 points for us.

The result was more important than the performance on Saturday – let’s face it – and be happy about it.

With 7 of our 10 points this season coming in the last four games it could be that things are indeed getting better.

This is some of what McClaren said after the game:

“Slowly, like a big ship, we’re trying to turn that around and results will help that.” “The first eight games were so difficult and you could see the hangover that the team was experiencing.”

“I’m always consistent in saying we can get better and be better and we’re making progress but the turnaround is slow.”

Steve said the season began against Norwich after those first difficult 8 games – and in the last four games we have had two wins and 7 points and that spell even included the disaster at Sunderland – which was out of our control.

We hope things are picking up at Newcastle – it’s already been a hard and difficult season and we are only just into November!

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome,

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1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 9, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    Yeah, that is my thoughts as well. A top central midfielder and a top centre back should be the priorities I think. Isco would be an interesting one, but I think you would be hard pushed to persuade him to join a club that will almost certainly still be lower mid table at best come the transfer window.

    I think the poor start so far could put a few of the potentially eyed players off unfortunately, and I said this when the window closed and I felt we hadn’t done enough. Overpaying is the obvious solution to remedy their fears about our position, but that is something the club (rightly) refuse to do.

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