Consistency Now Key For Newcastle In Push For Survival


Newcastle now have two wins, three draws and one defeat (9 points) in our last six league games, and we could have had more points with a little luck against Swansea and Burnley at home.

And the defeat was at Manchester City where not many teams get anything these days – in fact, City have dropped only 2 points at the Etihad Stadium all season.

Newcastle put in their best performance of the season on Sunday for our best result of the season – a terrific 1-0 home win over Manchester United.

And that display is now the standard at Newcastle, and we hope we can follow that up with a win at Bournemouth a week on Saturday.

Martin Dubravka – in action on Sunday

One reason for the win was the terrific performance of our new goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.

It was a tough debut for the Slovakian International, but he came through the game with flying colors.

Martin has talked about what the feeling was like to win against such a famous team on his debut:

“It was an amazing feeling for me because we won against a very strong team,”

“I’m very happy that we won as a team. We worked hard in training. We tried to do our best.”

“It was very important for me,” “When you’re in a new club and trying to do your best and show people that you deserve to be here, it’s very important.”

“But probably more important for me was the first touch with the ball.”

“You’re trying to help the players and I was happy at that moment that I could pass a good ball and stay calm and just enjoy the game.”

Kenedy and Dubravka look like excellent loan signings for us, and we are hoping that striker Islam Slimani can make his debut at Bournemouth.

And start scoring some goals for us.

Newcastle hopefully will be in good form and get the results in our final 11 games.

Sunday’s result and performance were monumental for the club, but now we have to be consistent and start beating the lesser teams in the Premier League and pick up those points.

Comments welcome.


7 comments so far

  • G

    Feb 14, 2018 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #1

    It was suggested to me by a neutral (Wolves fan) a while back that part of the reason for our form was a lack of confidence in our keepers. I dismissed the idea back then, but after the Manyoo result

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  • Optimistic Panda

    Feb 14, 2018 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #2

    I love seeing the keeper fly through the air catch the ball and take control.

    Great for the defence to know the keeper is willing and capable of catcking the ball taking the pressure off them.

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  • G

    Feb 14, 2018 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #3

    … I am wondering if he was onto something. Apologises for going off half cocked.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 14, 2018 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #4

    G,
    I like Darlow but it doesn’t take much to shake his confidence. I done a clearance against CP which turned in to a daisy cutter straight to one of their players and he looked absolutely shot after it. The guy has got his own song ffs he should be oozing confidence.

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  • DubaiMicky

    Feb 14, 2018 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #5

    @G, Well mate, it is Valentine’s Day, so you’re allowed to.

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  • hibbit

    Feb 14, 2018 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #6

    well i’m pleased the tv money hasn’t gone up by some obscene amount, thus encouraging Ashleys ultra greed side to overrule his normal greed side on weather he sells the club or not !!

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  • widowmagandapoke

    Feb 14, 2018 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #7

    Dubravka seems to organise the defence better and distribution is better. I liked the way he came for, and won, that high ball into the penalty area too. Hope it’s not just a flash in the pan.

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