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Perfect Plan And Perfect Day – Defender Commends Massive Result

Fabian Schar was interviewed for the Newcastle website after yesterday’s massive win against Spurs.

It was a return to form for Fabian who, like the rest of the lads, struggled against Norwich City. The Swiss defender has spoken about the reaction against Spurs after a tough week.

“It’s unbelievable. To win away against Spurs is fantastic. It was a great job from all the guys. I think it was very important to get that better feeling for the rest of the season. We know the first two games weren’t successful, but now we have an important win away. It’s good for our confidence, and I’m really happy.

“After the Norwich game, we spoke a lot. The whole team knew it was a **** game from all of us. We cannot work like we did against Norwich, so we had to completely forget that game and looking forward we knew we had to do a lot more than we did last week. I think today we showed another face, and that’s (shown in) the result.

“I can understand if people were unhappy after the last game. We know it was a bad performance, but it’s still the start of the season. We have some new players, a new coach and everything maybe needs a little bit of time. But today we showed again that we have quality and the team can compete against the big sides.

“I think we made it hard for them – (they found it) hard to break us down. They had a few chances but not too many clear-cut chances, in my opinion. And I think in the second half, we could score the second one as well. We had two good counter-attacks, and the game plan was perfect, so yeah, it was a perfect day for us.

“I think we go much better into the week after a massive win here. We know we have two different competitions this week – a cup game, which is always special, and then another home game, where we want to show the same quality as today. Hopefully, we can continue like today.”

We were really impressed with the entire team after a week which drew questions about the team’s mentality as well as their quality. They put both of those to rest with yesterday’s resounding victory.

Fabian Schar– sliding in to stop Son

The defensive display yesterday was masterful from the players on the pitch. They executed the plan to perfection as Fabian said above.

They now must build on this result and take it into the next two home matches. We expect to see a strong but rotated squad for Leicester City on Wednesday. There are a few players that have not featured this season who may get the call for the cup.

Then it is another massive game against Watford at St James Park on Saturday. Watford have struggled and are currently bottom of the table with no points. The players must keep their focus, and maybe we can go into the international break on a high note.

17 comments so far

  • Nostradamus " Mike Ashley The Clown "

    Aug 26, 2019 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #1


  • Nostradamus " Mike Ashley The Clown "

    Aug 26, 2019 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #2

    Don’t really care about a cup run, but would be nice to give players like Matty a start.

  • toon22

    Aug 26, 2019 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #3

    We don’t do cup runs with Jabba as our owner

  • Bobbybee

    Aug 26, 2019 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #4

    Nostradamus, that’s half the problem innit? If he puts out a strong side he gets slated if anybody gets injured and he gets slated if he rests players for the Watford game. Can’t please all the people, all the time. 😀

  • JohnReese

    Aug 26, 2019 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #5

    Well that’s Thunder in the Glens finished for another year. 3000 odd bikes on a ride out is a hell of thing.

  • dougie

    Aug 26, 2019 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #6

    I wish Bruce would shut the fcuk up about what he sees as remarkable and disappointing criticism in the run up to the Spurs game.Whats disappointing for us is that we let a world class manager like Benitez go to be replaced by a chump with the 2nd worst Premier League record in history.He needs to take heed of what Alex Ferguson told him and keep his head down.We have only won one game for fcuks sake and are second bottom.If Spurs had their shooting boots on it would have been 3-1.

  • Nostradamus " Mike Ashley The Clown "

    Aug 26, 2019 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #7

    Bobby, think most don’t really cares about a cup run, league is always the most important thing.
    I will not slate SB if he gives some fringe players a start, that’s what the cups all about, seeing how fringe players handle a game, gives them game time also.

  • Jib

    Aug 26, 2019 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #8

    That’s a really weird coincidence
    I wish you would shut the fcuk up

  • bettyswallocks

    Aug 26, 2019 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #9

    These are very strange times in the life of a NUFC supporter. I don’t think there are many real fans that wouldn’t be delighted to see the back of Ashley after what he has put us through during the last twelve years. His disregard for the fans and the region and the way he has used and abused our club has been extensively documented and widely accepted now through most football outlets, other than the obvious PR and the Ashley sycophants who try and justify his actions for their own ends.

    Many of us have become skeptical , even cynical about everything the club does now and hiring Steve Bruce with his less than inspiring credentials was not the replacement we were looking for after losing a top manager in Rafa. To bring in Bruce as an attempt to pacify the fans and create some solidarity , him being a fellow Geordie and all that, looked like badly backfiring on Ashley and co. as we did look totally clueless against Norwich. However yesterday’s great battling performance against all the odds has perhaps restored some hope that we are not certaities for the drop.

    Even the most cynical of us will have enjoyed yesterday’s game and result as we are all emotionally embroiled in this club,despite our frustrations with how it is being run, and want what is best for it. We all now have to accept the right of fellow supporters to attend or not attend matches as they see fit and hope Steve Bruce , his back room staff and the players can keep pulling out performances like yesterday to avoid relegation at all costs.

    What folk on this blog don’t need when they come on to congratulate the team on a well earned victory is arseholes like Jib telling them to Fkcu off when they are genuinely pleased with the result despite their lack of confidence beforehand.

  • geordietom

    Aug 26, 2019 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #10

    Frog …

    Vete a la mierda

  • Bobbybee

    Aug 26, 2019 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #11

    Tom, aye, I’m there Wednesday mate.

    Nostradamus, Not bothered what side he puts out as long as he doesn’t take unnecessary risks. Not sure what changes he can make up front, with Gayle and Carroll still injured though. Muto perchance?
    He’s the gaffer, i’ll let him decide but he’s got to weigh up going for the win against potentially risking our PL future. Be nice to see some kids line up, no doubt Leicester will fancy beating us regardless – a bit like Spurs did. 😀

  • Moonraker15

    Aug 26, 2019 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #12

    I agree that Bruce should just make a no comment about the criticism and not speak like it’s totally unjustified!
    Without the huge uproar from the fans last week resulting in him getting the players in on their day off and working on tactics, we wouldn’t have got the result yesterday!

  • Mund

    Aug 26, 2019 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #13


    Well said

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 26, 2019 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #14

    Betty I havent read all the comments but I dont think most guys who were asking to give Bruce a chance have been very vitriolic. Unlike many others who were ready to lynch the “traitor” for taking the job and then losing two games. As I said before I’m willing to hang in there and see how he goes. I criticised Rafa for dour football against average teams. I will criticise Bruce too ( as I did after Norwich) but will deffo give him a decent chance. Yesterday was superb.

  • Australian Pie

    Aug 26, 2019 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #15

    Would not be risking Joelinton, Hayden, Longstaff, Dubravka, Almiron, Lascelles (after injury on weekend) or Schar

    Manquillo Fernandez Clark Dummett Willems
    Shelvey Ki
    M. Longstaff
    Muto Gayle?(back?)

  • Mund

    Aug 26, 2019 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #16

    Looks like to most that Bruce is the punch bag for all the wrong doings that has happened at the club and that shouldn’t be the case. He should be judged on his performances as manager. Rightly so he got criticised after the Norwich game but you’re only as good as your last game and his last game he got it spot on so give the bloke some credit for a very good away win.

  • Bobbybee

    Aug 26, 2019 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #17

    Tbf on Bruce, he had little preseason with the players considering he was new to the job. He was rightly slated for the Norwich game, but nobody even suggested it was Rafa’s fault – because it wasn’t!!
    Yesterday was a masterclass in smash and grab, so somehow it was all down to Rafa – but it wasn’t. They worked on that with Bruce all week. Whether Rafa’s influence was present is totally immaterial. Bruce took the training and he actually had the two lines quite close to each other, preventing the killer through ball to Kane. Kane was a nonentity yesterday. Completely nullified. Credit where its due. Not bad for somebody who, according to some on here had already lost the players.
    Come on, we’re not getting Rafa back, at least not for now. I was proud as punch of the players’ performance and effort. We really have to move on.


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