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Newcastle Midfielder – If We Stop Fighting Now It’s All Over

3:54 pm, Thursday, December 31st, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 4 Comments

Georginio Wijnaldum has been interviewed in the Chronicle today and he’s showing leadership by looking at things realistically at Newcastle – and they don’t look good.

We never expected to be in this position at the end of this year after we spent £52M on four new players in the summer, but we are 3rd bottom and haven’t looked much better than a relegation side this season either – except in some of the big games.

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Georginio Wijnaldum – we must keep fighting

Next up is a tough game against Arsenal on Saturday at the Emirates and the pundits think this has to be nothing more than an easy Arsenal – with Newcastle now odds on to be relegated with Aston Villa and Sunderland after picking up one point int he last 3 games.

Gini say that not only have the players to keep fighting in this difficult situation, but also the Newcastle fans do as well and keep supporting the lads:

“Even when things don’t look good you don’t stop fighting.” “If we do stop now, it may as well be all over now.” “We still have 19 games to play and the only thing we can do is keep fighting.”

“Giving up is not an option. I hope the supporters don’t give up on us either.” “It’s difficult to say things to them.” “If you look at the table we are in the relegation zone.”

“I hope they still want to support us because we need them.” “They are fantastic that they still come in great numbers to away games.”

Gini is a good player and seems to have some good leadership skills too and could well be a future captain of Newcastle if we can hold onto him in the summer.

Not many fans think we will win on Saturday.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 2_goal_tino // Dec 31, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    So Turan is available for Barca from tomorrow… remember how close we were to signing him in 2008? Only for Dennis Wise to get involved and decide Xisco and Nacho Gonzalez were better options! Of course … relegation followed.

  • 2 optimistic prime // Dec 31, 2015 at 4:21 PM


    Someone has to give them the ball.

    Our strikers would probably be able to make chances for themselves if they were given the ball quick enough in the right areas. We’re to slow moving the ball foward to our foward players, Colback Anita and Tiote are all guilty of slowing our play down and taking away any incentive we have.

  • 3 SA Toon // Dec 31, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    I felt confident at the beginning of the season that we would do OK with the new signings, but I guess the league has improved and the weaker sides just aren’t so weak anymore. I do think we have been a bit unlucky in a few critical games, although against Leicester and Crystal Palace we were appalling. A strange season where we’ve tended to be better against the traditionally stronger sides (Man U, Chelsea, Liverpool, Chelsea) and hopeless against the weaker opposition. Hopefully we can finish the season strongly. Stay strong everybody!

  • 4 kimbo // Dec 31, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    If we stop fighting it is over, sorry to say it is over already. We need a new centre midfield tomorrow to have a chance. Please please please no more French gutless weak players.

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