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This Is What Newcastle Need To Do Now

8:21 am, Friday, January 22nd, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 15 Comments

Jack Colback has been interviewed in the local press today and he says we need to go on a winning run to escape the relegation zone.

It´s supriusin g how a run of wins can quickly lift you up the table and last season after we had won our first league game against Leicester City 1-0 at home we followed that with four successive league wins and in addition a win for the first time at the Etihad Stadium in the League Cup.

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Jack Colback – we need a run of wins

We went from 3rd bottom of the league with 4 points from 7 games before the Leicester game to 5th top after our fifth successive league win – a 1-0 home win against QPR.

We had 19 points from 12 games and we need to do a similar thing right now to get us out of the relegation zone and up that league table.

This is what Jack Colback has said today:

“We showed that when we won two in a row last time against Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur – you quickly jump up the league.”

“Then we got into a rut where we didn’t win a game, and we got sucked back in.” “It’s important that we go on runs – it really lifts you up the table.”

“But we’ve got to keep our feet on the ground.” “It’s just one win, and we’re still very much down there, but we’ll be looking forward to the Watford game.”

“We looked at these three games last week, and we said we wanted to win all three of them.” “I wasn’t at Watford in the Cup earlier this month, but it looked like we could have won that one too.”

“Man United, you take a point.” “We won against West Ham, so that’s four points from six in the league – and now we look to kick on.”

Watford have lost their last four league games and are out of sorts at the moment so it´s an excellent chance for Newcastle to get another win.

But when we have had these opportunities in the past this season we have failed.

It´s time kick on – as Jack says – and win this game with only 16 league games to play.

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15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 cyprus // Jan 22, 2016 at 8:29 AM

    Teams like Watford and WBA may be in a false comfort zone whereas we and our neighbours have been on alert for a while.

    As inevitably happens, there will be one more big reshuffle. One of the bottom clubs will pull away, a midtable one will be sucked in.

    This IS a 6 pointer.

  • 2 firebug666 // Jan 22, 2016 at 8:36 AM

    To be honest, in this game we need to just take our chances, we were very unlucky against them last time, and should have, could have won if we took our chances.

    This time I think we will win, and I think it will be a dominant win at that.


  • 3 Valid point // Jan 22, 2016 at 8:38 AM

    I would actually start Thauvin over Perez for this one, think he will benefit from the “Shelvey effect” of a more playing side. He can still get some crosses in for Mitro…

    Hope Dummet’s fit, not to sure about Coleback in the defense. Too slow?

  • 4 Spoof // Jan 22, 2016 at 8:39 AM

    Apparently Sunderland want to sign Steve Harper, I’m sure that will go down well………..not !

  • 5 firebug666 // Jan 22, 2016 at 8:41 AM


    PMSL: I really couldn’t see Steve going to the Makems, unless of cause he’s skint!

  • 6 Spoof // Jan 22, 2016 at 8:42 AM

    Valid point

    Totally agree with both points, and if Thauvin’s loan move is scrapped then it could either make him go into a big sulk or it could fire him up, lets hope for the latter.

  • 7 Spoof // Jan 22, 2016 at 8:43 AM


    In all honesty I can’t see him going there either but football is a strange world !

  • 8 jazzyp // Jan 22, 2016 at 8:44 AM

    All the scouting network we have at our disposal and the apparent money we have available, Sm is gonna fall back on Riviere.
    Wtf… Is he trying his best to send us down ??

  • 9 bladeuser // Jan 22, 2016 at 8:48 AM

    So the player to get nufc out of this mess and score the goals to keep us up is the prolific riviere as brain dead SMAC likes him not a bit but a lot
    Joke club

  • 10 Mag52 // Jan 22, 2016 at 8:51 AM

    Ed talks of the winning run we went on last season, but that was at the beginning of the season when there’s not so much nervous tension around as there must be with only 16 games left.
    We need three points tomorrow, and I think we’ll get them. On paper we’ve got a stronger side than Watford. Let’s get the paper out and chalk up a win.

  • 11 Spoof // Jan 22, 2016 at 8:53 AM


    I don’t like SM but when it comes to transfers we as a club have for years never been able to grasp the fact that negotiations are a two way process and meeting somewhere in the middle is usually the way things get done, sadly we are to stubborn and refuse to bargain, if we did I’m pretty sure we could get Berahino, no chance with Townsend as Levy and Ashley are like two peas in a pod, they are as bad as each other, so with that in mind as much as I dislike SM I will not blame him for this as it is a problem which we had years before he joined, as far as Riviere goes then SM has got to try and build him up, saying that Riviere is shite but he’s all we have so I have got to use him won’t help us that much

  • 12 Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 22, 2016 at 8:56 AM

    Cheers for that. I was chatting to a Lyngby coach this week who was a little bit sceptical of the whole thing. The players they are producing there are of a phenomenal level, as shown by there incredible summer in all the major youth tournaments in Europe, 5 entered, 5 won, including beating Arsenal 4-0 and Southampton7-0.

    They think there current under 15 side is there best yet, and these will be the players that will end up in Denmark (many of the Under 18’s are already set to join French top flight clubs, a couple to Man City and a few to other top flights in Europe). Players can’t legally move from Africa until they are 18 by FIFA rules, so the first influx may be a little slow.

    It will be interesting to see how they balance out developing the youth set up in Denmark and importing the Ghanaian’s who will be using Nordjæslland as a stepping stone, allowing RtD greater opportunity to own the value chain and reap greater financial rewards for there youth development.

  • 13 Malta Mag // Jan 22, 2016 at 9:21 AM

    Sorry to spoil your rant lads but I for one don’t believe Rivierre is a bad player at all and could well come good in my opinion. I’m not saying we should forget our search for a striker but the lad hasn’t had a real chance and I like his movement both on and off the ball. If he could just bag a couple I think he could well turn out to be a good acquisition after all. As with Mitrovich it’s all about service into the box and with Shelvey coming in that will improve the transition from midfield to the forwards but with an out and winger hopefully coming soon it will improve even further. Give him a chance is all I’m saying once we give him the supply line.

  • 14 corkypants // Jan 22, 2016 at 9:42 AM

    Why are people bashing McClarren so soon into his spell as toon manager.
    1. Look what a mess carver left behind. We were awfull.
    2. He has only been here a few months give him time ffs
    3. Look at villa and Remy Garde is he a bad manager just because he inherited a poor squad. Do villa fans blame him.
    4. I can see a significant change in the way we play under him. Not his fault the players we have had been subjected to poor coaching prior to him taking over (they must of forgot how to play football after pardew/carver)
    5. I definetly think having him here has something to do with the signing of shelvey and probably other young English players ?

  • 15 Rotonda heights // Jan 22, 2016 at 10:13 AM

    Name: Colback.
    Subject: The bleeding obvious

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