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The Key Tomorrow – Patience Makes Perfect

9:52 pm, Friday, December 18th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 6 Comments

Steve McClaren has talked about how important patience will be in tomorrow’s game against Aston Villa and he is asking for his players and the crowd to remain patient.

Aston Villa won their first game at Bournemouth in the very first league game of the season, but since then in the last 15 games they have picked up 12 defeats and three draws for a paltry 3 points.

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Steve McClaren – the key word is patience

So they will be looking for their second win of the season at St. James’ Park tomorrow and the first win under new manager Remi Garde, who has told his players it’s do or die – and that they have to beat Newcastle tomorrow.

This is what Steve McClaren has said in his press conference today and he has emphasized that patience on the Newcastle side of things tomorrow will be all important:

“We always want to win the game in the first 20 minutes.”  “But there are times when you need to wait until the very end and that goes for everybody, not just the players.

“We’ve got to make sure we remain patient and ensure we don’t let our opponents frustrate us.” “We’re sixth in the form guide over the past eight games. Consistency is key and getting consistent performances can give us a platform to push on.

“Against Tottenham and Liverpool we got our performance levels back to where we would like and now its just about maintaining that.

“The key to that is us and the crowd. The key word for everybody tomorrow is patience.”

Seven in ten Newcastle fans think we can win this game tomorrow and go into the Christmas holidays with three wins in a row.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jimmysmith // Dec 18, 2015 at 9:59 PM

    I hope we continue to start De Jong, possibly behind Mitro. Perez is very good, but I think we’ve looked a sturdier proposition in recent weeks coinciding with De Jong’s and Cisse’s inclusion in the starting 11.

    Cisse has the greater goal threat, but Mitro appears to offer more to the team, so either or, but De Jong and Cisse have been working on an understanding and we’ve certainly benefited from having more experience on the park from the off, rather than the bench.

  • 2 welshgeordie9 // Dec 18, 2015 at 10:03 PM

    You are right about one of your comments this morning average about a few on here would love the Spurs blog, so why don’t you and four of your mates go on there.

  • 3 ZIPPIE57 // Dec 18, 2015 at 10:06 PM

    De Jong is class we have to keep him in the team he was the captain of Ajax and duck eggs don’t get that job

  • 4 brklyngeordie // Dec 18, 2015 at 10:12 PM

    vote NO in the poll seems to work better when majority does call me superstitious ; )

  • 5 toonluvva // Dec 18, 2015 at 10:18 PM

    I would have loved to have voted “Win” for the Villa match.

    BUT we are NUFC and the FC stands for Football Charity. Remember when Derby went down with 11 points? We gave them 4!

    I have gone for a draw. Still hoping for an early Christmas pressie in terms of a win.

  • 6 iReckon // Dec 18, 2015 at 10:27 PM

    I reckon McClaren played a blinder last week, blunting them with DeJong and Cisse, before unleashing Beauty and the Beast.
    I still don’t think Mitro would stay on the pitch a full game if he started, but as an impact sub he has plenty impact!
    Is there a way to get DeJong and Ayoze in the same team without getting over run? what a dream that would be 🙂

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