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Geremi – We Can Get Points Against Arsenal and Chelsea

Newcastle United Cameroon midfielder Geremi has admitted it was difficult to know how to feel after only taking a point from the match at Hull.


Geremi – we can get points against Arsenal and Chelsea 

 Although the point meant Newcastle moved up a place in the table, we are still joint 3rd bottom, and our decent goal difference could yet prove a savior.

Geremi said:

“A point is both good and bad. I think from the performance we deserved more. But we have to take the point because at this stage we need what points we can get.”

“And the point we have got has been made to look even better because of the other results on the day. After the game, seeing those results, there was a good feeling in the dressing room because of what other teams have done.”

“We are happy, but the most important thing is the performance. If you look at the last few matches our performances have been better, particularly the Man United one even though we didn’t get the result.”

“After coming from behind to get a point we have to be happy. We don’t think we should be looking at this result negatively because it was a good performance.”

“Unfortunately, we didn’t really have the chances to score a second goal, but to get a point is good for us. That was really important because we can now really think about climbing the table.”  

It wasn’t a good performance on Saturday, it was average at best, and we shouldn’t be looking at the performances these days  – just the results.

We were great against Manchester United and got nothing from the game  – so we mustn’t get carried away with performances that get us nothing – not in the relegation mess we are in. And especially in the game that follows, against mediocre opposition, we slip back to complete mediocrity once again.

But Geremi seems convinced that, having come so close to pulling off a shock against Manchester United – which Liverpool did in the next game – Newcastle can get something from the two games against Arsenal and Chelsea.

Geremi continued:

“I don’t think the fans are now expecting defeats against Chelsea and Arsenal.”

“They have seen some nice performances from us and I really think that they are looking at those games expecting us to get something, especially when we are at home.”

“If we play like we did against Man United and the fans are all behind us, giving us a big lift, we have a good chance. We need the fans and they know it.” 

The problem we have facing Arsenal and Chelsea in our next two games, is that both teams are unfortunately for us, playing their best football of the season.

Arsenal are coming on strong now, and Aston Villa are faltering badly, and it looks certain that the London side will now finish in the top four once again.

And there’s a certain Gus Hiddink at Chelsea, who is transforming that side in to a football machine. In the 7 games he’s been in charge, the side has won 6 and drawn one, and they have clean sheets in 5 of those game – not too bad a record.

One wonders how he would have fared at Newcastle, if he had taken over 7 games ago – we have a feeling we’d be nowhere near the relegation drop zone right now, if that had happened.

Just our luck to get these two when they are playing at their best.

But on the positive side, it looks like the lads play their best against the best opposition, so we still have a chance of getting some points in the next two games.

We expect the lads to play well in both the upcoming games, but we’ll be lucky to get a point from either game – and that’s the inconvenient truth.

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • ronaldeano

    Mar 16, 2009 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #1

    Not if your playing we cant Geremi 😉

  • JonnyNufc

    Mar 16, 2009 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #2

    “Unfortunately, we didn’t really have the chances to score a second goal”


    Heres an idea Geremi. Try getting fowards with the ball…watching Owen or Martins making a run…a try passing the ball ALONG THE GROUND…to an area INFRONT OF THEM.

    This is called a “THROUGH BALL”. Try it some time you absolute c*ck.

    I wont go into the miracle known as “Getting a set piece into the area”.

  • RyanToon

    Mar 16, 2009 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #3

    i think we can! but i agree with ronaldeano, not if beadles playing 😉

  • Toon Sweden77

    Mar 16, 2009 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #4

    He´s right.. We almost got a point from Man United and if they play like they did then one or two points could be reality against Arsenal and Chelsea.

    But why cant they play like that against Hull?? Come on the situration is serious!!

  • JonnyNufc

    Mar 16, 2009 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #5

    Only good thing about the Arsenal game is that they havent beaten us at St james for the past 3 seasons or so.

    However, if thats going to be changed any season it’ll be this one.

  • geordie jock

    Mar 16, 2009 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #6

    So Geremi didn’t know how to feel after saturday, well i will tell you how i and all the other supporters are feeling. BLOODY WELL PISSED OFF.

  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 16, 2009 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #7

    There has been one consistant thing through this crap season we have had.

    Not MA, Not Llambias, Not Owen, Not Hughton

    The fans.

    Our away boys make us proud and St James park has been and always shall be until the end of the season loud and proud.

    I do so wish for things to improve, but been waiting too long this season.

    Manure performance was an inspiring one.

    Hull was by comparison – sh*te!

    Howay the lads on Saturday.

    Expect an onslaught of positive PR this week and no doubt someone will be quoted saying Arsenal is winnable – like Hull eh?

  • Nobby_Long

    Mar 16, 2009 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #8

    I’m totally depressed after Saturday.

    I couldn’t care less if the team plays well against Arsenal & Chelsea – anything we get from those games is going to be a bonus. Its games against those around us where we need to get results. Saturday was a must win for me. Portsmouth, Blackburn, Boro are all showing signs of being able to win a game. We still have to go to Liverpool & Villa as well.

    Even if we win one against Aresenal & Chelsea, losing to Portsmouth and/or Boro would just put us back where we were. We need 3 wins & 2 draws for me at least, plus we cannot lose to either Stoke, Portsmouth & Boro.

    We are very poor at the moment, and don’t seem capable of scoring more than 1 goal and can’t keep a clean sheet.

    I’m sorry to say it, but I think we are going down.


    Mar 16, 2009 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #9

    fans are confident we’ll get something from chelsea and arsenal???

    what fans is he talking about?

    we just gave ourselves another foot of rope to hang ourselves with, thats what the hull game was

    every toon fan expects a beating next two games, if we get anything else we’ll be ecstatic but i just cant see it, both chels and arse are in great form… we haven’t been anywhere near great form all season. how can we be positive???

    were in the bottom three by the stoke game thats the only definite over the next two weeks

    Ma should be hanging his head in shame… but i’d be happy with him just hanging

  • Micky Toon

    Mar 16, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #10

    Heh. I could win millions on the lottery and retire to the bahamas. It’s not going to happen, but it is mathematically possible.

  • Darling27

    Mar 16, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #11

    Spot on ronaldeano!!! We’ve got no chance with players like him in the side. He’s a poor excuse for a footballer.


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