Star Positive About Newcastle – A Great Club Finally Moving Ahead


Newcastle United midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has been talking to the PSV Supporter and he seems to have no doubts that he made the right decision to move to Newcastle United in the summer for £14.5M – the third largest transfer fee in Newcastle’s long history.

Newcastle made another poor start to the season, but we have now won four of last 8 games with two huge successive wins against Liverpool and Tottenham and we host bottom of the table Aston Villa on Saturday at St. James’ Park – and it´s possible we could make it three wins on the trot.

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Gini Wijnaldum – positive about Newcastle future

The Dutch international midfielder has given an interview in the PSV Supporter and he talks about Newcastle United – which he says is a much bigger club than most people in Holland realize.

This is some of what Gini – who is Newcastle´s top scorer with 7 Premier League goals – has said about Newcastle and the Premier League:

“It is a great club and Newcastle United are bigger than many people in the Netherlands think.” “Only it’s not really gone well in recent years.”

“They had one season run in which they finished in fifth place in 2011-2012 and played in Europe, but some poor years followed, and Newcastle United have often played near the relegation zone.”

“Yet we are moving ahead and you notice that because of the purchases that were made ??in the summer.” “Everybody at Newcastle wants to build within the club to something beautiful.”

Football here is much quicker. In the Netherlands, teams wait patiently for opportunities or openings to play football. Here it is attack, attack and attack again, no matter how.”

“Everything is about attack. When it happens playing football, or with a long ball, clubs in England are constantly attacking each other. Therefore the pace is so quick. “

Things have gone extremely well overt the last couple of games and there;s not many who through Newcastle could pick up 6 points in successive games against Liverpool and Tottenham.

And if you read Mick Quinn´s piece in the Chronicle today – the former striker was so positive and adamant the feel good factor was back on Tyneside.

It´s true the lads have played their hearts out in the last two games and they have won through sheer guts, passion and with not a little skill – and Mick said we have been really good in the second half in the last two games and were like a steam train.

The players do look very fit these days and the way we raised our game significantly in that second half at Tottenham had most pundits believing we deserved all 3 points.

But the real test is whether we can we continue with this style of 100% all-out effort, guts and passion in a consistent way.

A potential banana skin is on Saturday at home when we play bottom of the league Aston Villa.

We need to put in a really good performance from the very first whistle in that game and get all 3 points – and everyone associated with Newcastle can then have a really merry Xmas.

That´s because it will look like we are finally starting to come away  after what has been a terrible – even a nightmare year.

Here’s hoping.

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73 comments so far

  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 16, 2015 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #1

    Oh and another thing. We’re working on wor season high consecutive win streak right now lads. Sure a lot of you say two in a row is quite impressive….But think of three in a row!! Just think about that! Surely that’s worth a nice bit of silverware from Ashley to the club at the end of the season…..I’m just saying we have to pick up silverware wherever we can lads…..

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Dec 16, 2015 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #2

    Kamil Glik – IN!

    JFA – OOT!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 16, 2015 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #3

    I’m serious lads. There’s some silverware in this winning streak for us!!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 16, 2015 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #4

    If we ever got to four wins in a row I might briefly lose consciousness…..It’s that exciting…..

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  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 16, 2015 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #5

    Picture this lads…..You’re standing in your favourite watering hole in the Toon watering your favourite hole when a parade comes past….It’s wor players hoisting the consecutive wins for the season silverware. Don’t tell me that doesn’t raise the hairs on the back of your neck!!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 16, 2015 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #6

    Are you lot picturing that? Well picture it for a bit will you and then let me know how it feels……

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  • Jib

    Dec 16, 2015 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #7

    Glik

    Ain’t going anywhere they love him too much in Turin
    Italian rap with a Polish accent Ha ha ha

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 16, 2015 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #8

    GeordieTwo love to see you on the football pitch and play for 90 minutes, you probably won’t last 10.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 16, 2015 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #9

    A lot of you have been telling me you have had your Thongs of Gloom dry cleaned and put away for the rest of the season as we no longer have anything to worry about…..No! No this is not good reasoning lads. Here we are sitting on a massive 2 match winning streak. We’re bound to get overconfident…..

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 16, 2015 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #10

    Have you got anything good to say about the club.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 16, 2015 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #11

    Good point welshie. I would agree about that. I’m 62 and haven’t played for about 30 years. Hope your dad is feeling better lad. All the best for the season.

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Dec 16, 2015 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #12

    3 on the trot wold make my weekend for sure

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  • Jib

    Dec 16, 2015 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #13

    The Bairns beat Ilkeston down there 2-3 in the FA Youth cup tonight

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 16, 2015 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #14

    Thanks for asking about him but you shouldn’t have mentioned it, already had one muppet trying to have a go today, she must have had a bad hair day.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 16, 2015 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #15

    As you wish welshie. I’m sincere in saying I hope he gets well though.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 16, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #16

    Cheers mate.

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  • Jib

    Dec 16, 2015 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #17

    Geordie Two is Sixty Three !!!!!! ❗

    SHEE——IT

    I had him figured for about 15 !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Jib

    Dec 16, 2015 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #18

    Sorry 62 🙄

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Dec 16, 2015 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #19

    welsh,

    that answered my possible inquiry as to how you are….

    hands you a beer instead..

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Dec 16, 2015 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #20

    JIB is 15 !!!!!! ?

    SHEE——IT

    I had him figured for about sixty three !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Jib

    Dec 16, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #21

    Hand me the needle and thread
    Angels cracked a funny and my sides are splitting

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Dec 16, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #22

    We all love blog humour Jeff, even the visceral stuff. I’m just too nice a guy to stoop to your level.

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  • lesh

    Dec 16, 2015 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #23

    Judging by Gini’s praise for the Club and its vision and strategy, we’re in the throes of trying to fix a January deal.

    Some positive words to build up targets’ perception of Newcastle United?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 16, 2015 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #24

    dok

    That’s alright mate, getting a bit pissed off at certain people who thinks I’m using dad as some attention seeker because certain people haven’t responded and what they don’t realise is that those people I don’t care about anyway become I don’t talk to them.

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  • jane

    Dec 16, 2015 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #25

    a danger against Villa maybe over-confidence. we seem to have a reputation at the moment for playing better against the top teams. in many ways the pressure is on Villa to get a result, a draw suits us better than them. keeping it tight and playing on the break would seem a good strategy but this may go against expectations.

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  • Jib

    Dec 16, 2015 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #26

    Welshie
    I see the CL final is scheduled for the Millenium Stadium in 2017.

    Stevie better get his finger out if we are going to meet for a piss up in Cardiff !!!!!

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Dec 16, 2015 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #27

    chin up lad…

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  • Jib

    Dec 16, 2015 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #28

    Jane it should be a blood and thunder game.
    Remy Garde has told his players if they lose at SJP they will defo get relegated !!!!!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 16, 2015 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #29

    Jib

    Do a deal with you, I get the first round and you get the other 10, deal.

    Ha ha ha

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 16, 2015 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #30

    “Everybody at Newcastle wants to build within the club to something beautiful.”

    This something you do consistently, although not regularly hear from players and management. It’s not something you can shout from the rooftops, because you leave yourself open to ridicule, but it strikes me as more than plausibly true. Newcastle have three significant problems regardless of whether it is true or not, that have made success elusive. The first is the competitiveness of the league, where every opponent puts in a shift. The second is the 50 years without a title which year on year erodes at the pursuit of a winning mentality. And the other is the strict approach to money, which is perhaps evolving, and has too. But it’s hard to believe that when players and management do say it, and say it again and again, that they don’t believe it and that the desire atlas is there, even if the task is great.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 16, 2015 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #31

    dok

    I will do mate.

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  • jane

    Dec 16, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #32

    how many Villa players can you name off the top of you head without looking them up? going to trust you here!

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  • jane

    Dec 16, 2015 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #33

    Jack Grealish
    Jordan Ayoo (sp.)
    I’m struggling

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  • Jib

    Dec 16, 2015 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #34

    Gordon Cowans
    Mark Albrighton
    Emile Heskey
    John Carew
    Ashley Young
    James Milner
    Ron Vlaar
    Christian Benteke

    Oh NOW you mean 😎

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 16, 2015 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #35

    Guzan, Hutton, Agbonglahor

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  • Belfast

    Dec 16, 2015 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #36

    Paul Magrath
    Dwight Yorke
    Steve Staunton

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 16, 2015 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #37

    I suppose all the threatened clubs will spend in January to preserve their place in this now incredibly lucrative league, which of course puts us under added pressure to do likewise, and so increases the likelihood of buying rashly.

    Staying out of that relegation shit fight is imperative for a club’s development. It’s like a cycle of poverty.

    The squad with one or two quality additions in January should have enough, but it is odd that the club has allowed itself to be drawn into the bottom third, when it was seemingly never necessary.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 16, 2015 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #38

    What about this lot

    Mark Bosnich
    Ray Houghton
    Andy Townsend
    Lee Hendrie
    Ian Taylor
    Savo Miloševi?
    Mark Draper
    Gareth Southgate
    Alan Wright
    Julian Joachim
    Darius Vassell
    Gareth Barry

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 16, 2015 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #39

    Savo Miloševi? He was a good player.

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  • jane

    Dec 16, 2015 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #40

    I give an inch and yous all take a mile!

    I’m gonna look now. what about Stephen Ireland surely he’s still not at Villa?

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