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Players In Difficult Circumstances – But We’re Better Off Than Last Season – Everything To Play For



The players are now back in training at Benton as they prepare for what could be the restart of the Premier League in the middle of next month.

The league hope they can complete the remaining 9 games/club in about five weeks and will allow five substitutes for each game, but no fans are allowed inside the stadium where the games are being played.

No fans and will be allowed outside the stadiums either, for that matter, which is a concern for Premier League officials at the moment.

The coaches at Newcastle are taking a significant amount of caution as the Newcastle club doctor, Dr. Paul Catterson is overseeing everything on the medical front.

That includes three COVID19 tests every week.

Jamaal Lascelles (shown above) has been interviewed in the Chronicle, and it’s undoubtedly not things as usual in training.

This is some of what the Newcastle captain had to say:

“You turn up and see the staff with the personal protective equipment on.”

“When I’m there it’s just the defenders and it’s four to a pitch so the social distancing and protocols are in place.”

“It’s strange but at the same time it’s really refreshing to be back, see the staff and medical team and get things going again.”

“There is a bigger picture.”

“I always look at things like that and I have been taking positive things like that.”

“And I’ve been trying to keep fit and just keep on top of things.”

“It’s not been too bad for me really.”

Newcastle need a couple of wins to reach the 40 point target, and we have 9 games to do that, but the sooner, the better for our fans.

PosTeamGamesGDPoints
10Burnley38-754
11Southampton38-952
12Everton38-1249
13Newcastle38-2044
14Crystal Palace38-1943
15Brighton38-1541
16West Ham38-1339

And we are doing a little bit better than last season at this time – after 29 games played – other than goals scored and goals conceded.

Premier SeasonPlayedWonDrawnLostGFGAGDPointsPosition
2018-20192987142636-103115
2019-20202998122541-173513

We finished with 45 points last season in 13th place, so we need 11 points in our final 9 games to beat that points total.

It’s possible Newcastle can do that.

And we could even win the FA Cup this season, so a lot to play for.

Howay The Lads!!

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120 comments so far

  • TyneMouth

    May 23, 2020 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #1

    I’ve just read the posts from last night’s session.

    Astonishing! (#cans had obviously happened!)

    There was an ‘interesting’ post from Kevin Vegan, who considered it appropriate to preface his comments with a brief claim regarding his academic pedigree!

    Kevin states;

    “If you want my qualifications, I’ll go. I have a first class honours degree in journalism. Largely irrelevant, but from the start this had all the hallmarks of media sensationalism….. ”

    … a first class honours degree in journalism…

    I’ve never heard of a University Graduate Degree described as ‘first class’ and I would expect a successful Graduate, who had achieved a ‘First’ would include the name of his College or University, especially in ‘Journalism’

    I may be mistaken, but ‘Journalism’ seems more of a vocational form of academic study.

    Journalists, with a University degree, would have probably read a classic subject, such as ‘English’ ‘English Literature’ or ‘History’

    Kevin, you may have a BA or even a Masters in ‘journalism’ and if so, congrats! It just seemed an obtuse way to describe it.

    Just sayin’…

    8
  • toon22

    May 23, 2020 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #2

    Sounds a bit like Lee Marshal

    😉

    5
  • geordietom

    May 23, 2020 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #3

    Marshall ….

    1
  • IrishRob

    May 23, 2020 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #4

    Steven Gerrard on Celtic been given the title lol lol lol

    https://youtu.be/izcaQWE9_l8

    4
  • bill

    May 23, 2020 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #5

    Hibbit,
    Strange that. Sometimes when I’m reading posts it’s like I’m from a different Newcastle. I spent most of my pub days/nights in the town centre, getting the late bus home or walking it.

    3
  • hibbit

    May 23, 2020 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #6

    Jib more often than not it was after the shows at the city hall not very often before, served a load of big names after the did gigs at the city hall

    1
  • Jib

    May 23, 2020 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #7

    The late night bus was crap if the radgies were about
    but sometimes if everyone was in the right mood it was
    the best cabaret you could think of.
    Laugh !!!
    Jeez

    5
  • hibbit

    May 23, 2020 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #8

    bill
    those were the days when you could walk up westgate hill at 2 in the morning without a care in the world

    4
  • bill

    May 23, 2020 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #9

    I loved the Mayfair, bands like Led Zeppelin, The Who, Mott the Hoople, David Bowie, etc; great times.

    5
  • bill

    May 23, 2020 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #10

    Hibbit, I did, most weekends.

    2
  • Jib

    May 23, 2020 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #11

    hibbit I responded on the previous
    Jail will punish me if I repost

    3
  • jane

    May 23, 2020 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #12

    North Shields pubs closed since 2000. i like the look of Wolsington House when i walk past it.

    https://www.jimscott.co.uk/Pubs/Pubs_000_gallery.html

    1
  • GeordieTwo

    May 23, 2020 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #13

    That’s hilarious, you discussing anybody else’s pass from the asylum Jib/Jane/Jeff….. Mr. Three Personalities…

    8
  • Jib

    May 23, 2020 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #14

    The Wolsington was called “The White Brick”
    I don’t know why

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 23, 2020 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #15

    Jiblets in his days as Jeff from Benwell and early on as Jibberly has claimed to live all over the North East, even attending all the posh schools as his Da moved around with the Army, he seems to have settled on the idea of having a rough as foot upbringing in North Shields which enabled him to mix with barristers and lawyers in later life. So what if someone is from Hartlepool, there is a massive Newcastle contingent, you want to see how many people get off the train at Darlington after a match, Jibbers really needs to start remembering his litany of bullshit on here before he starts pointing the finger at people.

    17
  • JP...from The Rock

    May 23, 2020 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #16

    Our Toon- you’re right there mate we all end up in the same spot in the end and life certainly isn’t fair.

    0
  • Jib

    May 23, 2020 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #17

    The Sir Colin Campbell was “lively”
    There was a pub opposite called the “Stanley” I think
    I once saw a guy stabbed to death in there one Friday afternoon

    1
  • hibbit

    May 23, 2020 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #18

    right lads and lasses
    what did they call the bar on nunn st opposite farnons that had a ladies only lounge ???
    been trying to think of its name for days.

    0
  • Anglo Saxon

    May 23, 2020 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #20

    Our toon, your paperwork is in the netty behind the pipe, easy to find heading says chronicle.

    0
  • Darnik

    May 23, 2020 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #21

    I have to confess I too am from Hartlepool although a large part of my family are from Newcastle and surrounding areas part of my family have a roundabout named after them (testo’s lol) there is a large and loyal fan base in Hartlepool unfortunately a lot also support the unwashed bunch down the road

    7
  • Jib

    May 23, 2020 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #22

    the pineapple ?

    1
  • geordietom

    May 23, 2020 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #23

    Ship in the hole used to go there on a friday dinner time for a pint , had Jack the rippers on …

    0
  • bill

    May 23, 2020 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #24

    The Adelaide was in that area but not exactly on Nun Street. Used to go in there when I was under age.

    1
  • naptoon

    May 23, 2020 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #25

    Has anyone actually bothered following the info regarding project “restart”, haven’t myself, anyone know what is proposed and when, wondering whether to take some time off for a feast of footy or adjust my TV packages, heard amazon are getting more games, as well as terrestrial, starting to feel ripped off with my TV sub’s.

    0
  • hibbit

    May 23, 2020 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #26

    its call butlers now and had an entrance on nunn lane opposite bowers pork shop

    0
  • bill

    May 23, 2020 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #27

    Didn’t know that one Tom

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 23, 2020 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #28

    Reilly the ace twitter linker does it again. Well that’s confirmed there is actually a process going on for anyone still thinking it was a fakeover, now they just have to pass the bloody thing 😀

    8
  • Jib

    May 23, 2020 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #29

    Butlers ?

    0
  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    May 23, 2020 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #30

    If Ashley leaves, i leave. End of Frogera

    0
  • hibbit

    May 23, 2020 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #31

    no the the pineapple grill was on the corner of nunn and grainger

    0
  • the crown princes nashers

    May 23, 2020 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #32

    wasnt the pineapple was it hibbit

    0
  • geordietom

    May 23, 2020 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #33

    Bill …

    they did i didn’t for the stripper’s though mate … 😀

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 23, 2020 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #34

    Darnik,
    There’s loads of Hartlepool lads offshore support the toon, you don’t have to confess to anything, there’s mags all over Durham as well.

    12
  • the crown princes nashers

    May 23, 2020 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #35

    ahh is it not the clock

    0
  • the crown princes nashers

    May 23, 2020 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #36

    is it not the blackie boy hibbit

    0
  • Jib

    May 23, 2020 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #37

    The Butchers

    0
  • bill

    May 23, 2020 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #38

    Hibbit,

    Gets a “disgusting” rating by many on Tripadvisor.

    0
  • naptoon

    May 23, 2020 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #39

    Blackett arms? You’re going back some time mind hibbit, I got my first set of proper school pants from farnons.

    1
  • geordietom

    May 23, 2020 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #40

    go for *

    1


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