Newcastle fans have a huge part to play over the next five months if Newcastle are to survive what´s looking like it´s going to be a very tough fight to avoid relegation.
And Steve McClaren has today issued a rallying cry to the fans – who we all know are some of the best in the business.
Steve McClaren – rallying cry to supporters
McClaren is well aware that if the fans stay behind the team – and the club for that matter – it can only help our chances of survival – and that´s very true.
Here´s the message Steve has put out to Newcastle fans on this New Years Day:
“Stick with us. Be patient. Support us.” “We’re all one, we’re all part of each other.” “I’ve said it all year long, the fans don’t realize the massive influence they have on this football team, or on this club, or on its future.”
“What it can have.” “The supporters have been absolutely fantastic, we’ve tried to appreciate that win, lose or draw.”
“It’s been difficult at times to do that, and understandably so, but I always say to the players: ‘What’s your audience?’”
“Well it’s those 50,000 fans, or it’s them 5,000 or 6,000 fans who travel to away games. That’s our audience. That’s who we’re playing for apart from each other and ourselves.”
“Just to let them know that their support is very much appreciated in what has been a very difficult year and we’re hoping that 2016 will be a lot, lot better.”
Well – the first five months of this year has to be a lot lot better than last year if we are to have any chance of surviving this season in the Premier League.
After the three match slump to close out a disastrous and nightmarish 2015 – that´s become very clear.
We can still do it but it will take some good coaching from Steve and some good decision-making in the transfer market this month from those at the top of the club.
If we can do that we have a chance of surviving.