Captain Sets The Stage – We’ve Been Playing Really Well Recently

Jamaal Lascelles is turning out to be an excellent captain for Newcastle, and he’s been in the job for over 18 months now, and he leadership skills both off and on the pitch are there for all to see.

Jamaal has also been playing very well for us, and there has been talk he could even be called up for the England side.

The former Nottingham Forest player knows he still has room to improve and that’s what he’s determined to do under the guidance of his manager Rafa Benitez.

Jamaal has said the team has been playing well without necessarily getting as many points as we have deserved this year.

Jamaal Lascelles – team has been playing well

This is what he said as reported in the Chronicle:

“We put the Liverpool game behind us, and we’re looking forward to the next two,”

“We’ve got Southampton on Saturday and, we have to be really confident going into it.”

“They’re still a tough team, but we’ve been playing some really good football recently, and the boys are really going to look forward to playing against them.”

“We will get our heads down in training and listen to the boss, refresh and have a proper go at the weekend – because we will.”

“We’ll set out to win the game, go for it, and make sure we do win because we need to with the break after.”

After the game tomorrow at home to Southampton we have a three-week break, and the news is that Rafa will take the squad to Spain for a short break and may play a friendly there.

Then on the final day of March, we play at home to Huddersfield and we need another win in that game.

If we can win the next two games we will be on 35 points and in much better shape with 7 games still to play.

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9 comments so far

  • RobLeenio

    Mar 9, 2018 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #1

    Sensible comments from the Skipper. Suggests we need to win the game not because they will struggle to pick up points after, but because there is a long break before our next game.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 9, 2018 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #2

    Well done Kacpar, some of those comments aimed at you were really unnecessary, hope the idiots who made them feel stupid.

  • RobLeenio

    Mar 9, 2018 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #3

    Good to see the comments fixed, agree the criticism was OTT.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 9, 2018 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #4

    It’s a shame that we’re in this position but it’s where we are so the next two games should see us getting out of the quagmire of despair.

    Can’t see Jamal getting a call up this time around as I don’t think he’s on the Southgate radar at the moment but you never know, a good run in for us might help him, he deserves it!

  • c-dog

    Mar 9, 2018 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #5

    Biggest game of the season. Southampton pretty much like us. They play without strikers.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 9, 2018 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #6

    c-dog, yep no Charlie Austin, whoever he might be, has Ed ever mentioned him?

  • posada

    Mar 9, 2018 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #7

    If you don’t mind I won’t be re-visiting that Norwich game.
    It was a nightmare I would rather leave behind.
    38 is what we need I think. A draw tomorrow is a point towards that. It will stop them getting 3 and keep them in the mire. We can’t predict how we will get those points, might get an unexpected win in one game and a disappointment elsewhere. Any which way we can is the order of the day.
    I just don’t want us over committing and getting done as we have on occasions.
    Also the crowd will want it settled and done by a win. Well, might not be that simple.
    I think Rafa will have them briefed on that score.
    As I said we simply have to support. The rest is out of our hands.

  • RobLeenio

    Mar 9, 2018 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #8

    Posada, a truer word has never been said. Victory is by no means a given, nobody can predict how the rest of the games will turn out, for us or any other team so there’s no point worrying about it (though we all do). If the crowd turn up and support, it makes the players feel better, if they start to get on the players’ backs, it’s going to make life more difficult for them

  • Jib

    Mar 9, 2018 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #9

    Southgate was at Anfield
    He’s an ex defender (occasionally)
    Jamaal was the best English defender on
    the park.


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