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Newcastle Winger Explains Why Players Are Confident

11:13 pm, Thursday, April 28th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 9 Comments

Andros Townsend was our best signing in January and has turned out to be one of our best signings of the season and he´s immediately been able to produce for Newcastle and already has three goals and two assists in just eight appearances.

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Andros is also very positive and says the whole team is confident at the moment and the lads can match any team at St. James Park where we still have to play Crystal Place on Saturday and Tottenham on the very last day of the season.

andros townsend rafa benitez anfield

Andros Townsend and Rafa Benitez

Two wins in those games would help us survive, especially if we can beat Aston Villa a week on Saturday on the road.

This is what Townsend has said:

“We’re always confident. We’re a confident bunch of boys, especially at St James’ Park where we know we’re a match for anyone,”

“We’ve shown this season we’re a match for anyone at home.” “Palace are a good side, but we’re going to go into the game full of confidence and hoping to get another three points.”

“Before Christmas, for two or three months I was in the U-21s for Spurs playing at non-league grounds on Monday nights.”

“So I’m loving playing in the Premier League and I’m loving playing at big stadiums and showing people what I can do again.”

“Obviously, it’s a difficult situation I’ve gone into, but I’m loving being back in the Premier League.”

“I’ve been happy with the amount of goals and assists I’ve been able to contribute to this team.”

“I know the hard work starts now. We’ve got three games left, and if we’re going to stay up, not just me, but the whole front four are going to need to contributes with goals and assists.”

We cannot control what Sunderland and Norwich City will do in their final four games of the season, but we can control what we do.

And you can spend hours and hours on what may happen with the various results of the three teams fighting it out.

And the pundits will be only too willing to tell you which of the three clubs they think will survive.

But all that doesn´t mean much – in fact it means nothing.

What is important is that Newcastle play at their very best in every single remaining game.

That´s Rafa´s philosophy and we´e sure in his press conference tomorrow he will stress that.

Rafa and our players will be going all out to get three wins in a row for the first time this season in the final three games of what has been another disastrous season for the club.

It will be a mini-miracle if we can do that – so our players have nothing to lose.

Go for it!

Comments welcome.



Tags: Andros Townsend · Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Other News




9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Apr 28, 2016 at 11:22 PM

    Don’t f**K it up lads…

  • 2 Bobbybee // Apr 28, 2016 at 11:24 PM

    My sentiments entirely. No need to add to that Ed, well said bonny lad.

  • 3 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Apr 28, 2016 at 11:27 PM

    Lol ciaran that doesn’t mean he wants to fail. He is a business man who doesn’t know how to run a football club. That’s where he has failed. If he knew anything about football he would have hired someone better then Lee Charnley. I think that after 8 years of failure he has come to his senses. It’s a longshot of course but people can change. Maybe he sees how much money is involved in the league now so he went all out for Rafa. Which in turn he will want to keep him here if we stay up.

  • 4 Jail for Ashley // Apr 28, 2016 at 11:29 PM

    Bobby,
    Unfortunately you haven’t grasped what Mikey sees as success, failure is not being relegated, success is staying in the league. Hopefully this threat of losong the money pot has forced him in to a corner.

  • 5 Tsunki // Apr 28, 2016 at 11:30 PM

    Rob Vollans rejuvenated. Oh well I suppose he couldn’t stay away.

  • 6 lesh // Apr 28, 2016 at 11:30 PM

    Jib et al

    Harking back a couple of days when the craic touched on music and there was reference to John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers (my misnaming at the time)..

    Here’s a list of noted (boom boom!) musicians who played in that band…..

    The Bluesbreakers have included musicians such as:
    ?Eric Clapton (April–August 1965, November 1965–July 1966) and Jack Bruce, both later reuniting in Cream
    ?Peter Green (July 1966-July 1967), who departed with Mick Fleetwood (April–July 1967) and then also enticed original bassist John McVie a few weeks later to form Fleetwood Mac
    ?Mick Taylor (summer 1967–July 1969), who later joined the Rolling Stones, and reunion tours in 1982–83 and 2004
    ?Harvey Mandel, Walter Trout, Larry Taylor (Mandel, Trout and Taylor left Canned Heat to join Mayall)
    ?Don “Sugarcane” Harris, Randy Resnick, Aynsley Dunbar
    ?Dick Heckstall-Smith, Tony Reeves and Jon Hiseman (later of Colosseum)
    ?Andy Fraser (Free), Chris Mercer (Juicy Lucy), Henry Lowther, Johnny Almond and Jon Mark (later of Mark-Almond)

    Quite an array of talent in there.

    One day, we might be able to form a list of Newcastle players who moved on to greater heights.

    Any suggestions?

  • 7 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Apr 28, 2016 at 11:32 PM

    Tsunki what are you on about?

  • 8 lesh // Apr 28, 2016 at 11:33 PM

    Now then Bobby…. How’s the back tonight? Better than earlier today I hope.

    😉

  • 9 Bobbybee // Apr 28, 2016 at 11:34 PM

    Ruddy, sorry bud, but it’s far far better logic that he wanted to lose millions of pounds just to make us implode. Seriously mate, think about what you’r saying. He’s made some massive mistakes and has admitted to it. Football isn’t like retail. He thought it was just another business but its far more complex and he’s found out the hard way. He hasn’t done it deliberately, that’s crazy talk. Or whiskey talkin’ 😉




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