Manchester United are a great side, but we also have to watch that we don’t give them too much respect in tonight’s game, since we have to try to get something out of the match tonight.
Geremi – could be important player for Newcastle tonight
But the least we can do tonight is to show the passion and character that will be needed to get anything out of this game, against the best club side in the world this season.
We’ll need to hope that our back four can be as strong as they were in the second half against Everton, but for the full game, and hope that Oba Martins can poke a goal in, and that Geremi and Ryan Taylor, who will probably start in central midfield, can be at their very best tonight.
If we can do that we should be able to get some result, even if it’s only a draw. 😀
But Chris Hughton must also ensure the lads are up for this game, which they didn’t seem to be at Bolton, or in the first half against Everton, and the lads must go into this game looking for a morale-boosting result, before our next crucial game at Hull City.
Chris said today:
“We have to come out and give it a real good go,” “The one thing we can do is match the effort they put in and hopefully better that.”
“We’ve got some good, strong characters here and we need to show that strength on Wednesday night.”
“To get a result is our prime objective, but we must take pride from our performance for ourselves and for the fans.”
“It’s game we’re looking forward to and it certainly needs no motivating to be up for this one.” “They are a fantastic team but we’re in front of our own fans and with their support we’ll be giving it our best shot.”
A defeat tonight will send the alarm bells off at Newcastle, once again, and we would expect the club to try to draft in an experienced manager for our next games against Hull, Arsenal and Chelsea.
It will set the alarm bells off because it will mean Chris Hughton has got just a single point in the last 3 league games, to go with his 5 game losing streak he had earlier in the season, and we just cannot allow points to be thrown away at this crucial stage of the season.
By that time Joe Kinnear should be fit enough to take over for the Stoke City game, but we cannot afford to let those 9 points go down the drain. Exactly who that manager would be is hard to say, but we would hope to get the lift that usually comes with a new manager on board.
Anything to stay up this season.