Newcastle’s home attendances this season have been terrific and we are one of six clubs who have average attendances of over 50,000 and that will continue until the end of the season in our remaining seven home games.
And that’s with Newcastle being in England’s second division, so if we do get promoted this season then you can bet there will be a rush for season tickets when we are back with the big boys again.
And to think we will even get some publicity in the national papers again – Newcastle United will come back into existence again in a big way.
Karl Darlow – looks very confident
Huddersfield Town under the impressive David Wagner won 1-0 at home to Reading last night to keep the heat on both Newcastle and Brighton for those two automatic promotion places.
Goalkeeper Karl Darlow has been talking about our good professional 2-0 win on Tuesday night against Aston Villa that keeps us at the top of the league.
This is what the number one goalkeeper has said today to the local press as reported in the Chronicle:
“Every time we lose top spot we want to win it back, so to do that on TV, it was an excellent performance, I think, and a very solid one.”
“We know it’s a tough month with tough games to be played. We just want to come out of it knowing we’re in the top two and still battling for that top spot.”
“If we can keep ticking over like we have been and keep winning games – I think we’re on a seven-game unbeaten run in the league, which is good.”
“We need to keep that going as long as possible.”
“It does make the lads raise their game that little bit and it’s nice to have that pressure on us.”
“We’ve done well throughout the season and we need to finish it off and make sure this is an excellent season for the club so we can get back to where we should be.”
“We relish the pressure. We know they’re all tough games in this league and we pack St James’ Park out every game so we owe the supporters performances.”
“I think so far this season we’ve given back what we can.”
“We knew Villa had some very good players individually. Looking at their squad you’d say they’re a very good team who should be higher than they are.”
“We know this ground is more daunting for away teams so as long as we can use that to our advantage and the fans are on our side, which they have been all season – they’ve been excellent.”
“We’ll just carry on as we have been and hopefully keep grinding out victories.”
“We’ve scored in near enough every game this season so we know if we’re solid at the back we’ve got a good chance,”
“Sometimes it can be a bit difficult at home because we know teams like to camp back and hit us on the counter-attack, so on Monday we stuck to our game plan.”
“That was to be pretty solid knowing they’ve got good players on the ball and creative players.” “Thankfully we had a couple of chances and put them away.”
Huddersfield have now won six league games on the trot, so it important in the last 14 games that we try to win every single game.
Next up are Bristol City at home on Saturday and we need 3 points there.
We then start an 11 day run of games next Tuesday night when we will play at Brighton, Huddersfield and Reading – teams currently in 2nd, 3rd and 4th places in the Championship.
That seems unbelievable at this stage of the season, but if we can somehow win those three games we will be in a great position.
If we lose those three games we will not be.
The crunch is coming, but we need to win against Bristol City on Saturday – that’s the only thing that matters at the moment.