Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Shay: 'We Had Better Improve'

Shay: 'We Had Better Improve'

... he knows European qualification is a MUST as far as the 2006/7 campaign is concerned.

Given: 'The game at Lillestrom is a massive one for us. It has got to be up there with the most important European games, such as the Champions League qualifiers, because we haven't got the (new) players in yet and it's one of the carrots (needed) to do that, to help the manager and the chairman persuade top players to come to the club. It rests on our shoulders to get the club into Europe. The UEFA Cup could create a cash windfall for the club which would be good for next season. It would have a snowball effect, a roll-on effect, and it is a massive thing for us.

'There is a lot riding on the next week. I personally really missed European football last season and it seemed as though there was something missing when you played on a Saturday, and then didn't play again until the following weekend.

'It seemed as though there was too much time during the week and not too much to do, and I'm sure the fans felt the same. There was a big gap.

'European football means everything to the players. For three or four months last season we pushed really hard to get over the finishing line to get into this position - we are one game away from reaching the UEFA Cup and all that hard work would go out of the window if we didn't qualify from here. It would be easier for the manager and chairman to attract players if we can get through.'


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Monday July 17 2006
Time: 1:03PM

Comments

0
you must read the journal cause thats word for word there article lol
COOP1407
17/07/2006 13:47:00
0
you must read the journal cause thats word for word there article lol
COOP1407
17/07/2006 13:47:00
0
i dont envy you lot one bit!
elmo85
17/07/2006 15:59:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Shelvey In Team Of The Week

Newcastle are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

McClaren Hails His Heroes

Head coach Steve McClaren has hailed his 'heroes' following the one nil victory over West Bromwich Albion at the weekend.

Mitrovic Talks Sense About The NUFC Predicament

Speaking on the official NUFC website, the Serbian interntional has been speaking about our season

De Jong To Step Up Return

De Jong has been out injured with yet another freak injury

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

Ken Waugh
Profile
TNMW
Profile
Ian Smith
Profile
Rexn
Profile
BowburnMag
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

WBA MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Elliot6%
Janmaat3%
Taylor3%
Coloccini0%
Aarons0%
Shelvey13%
Tiote43%
Sissoko0%
Wijnaldum0%
Townsend6%
Mitrovic26%
Sub - Perez0%
Sub - Saivet0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 25 11 8 6 41 10
6 West Ham 25 10 9 6 39 9
7 Southampton 25 10 7 8 37 9
8 Everton 25 8 11 6 35 12
9 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
10 Watford 25 9 6 10 33 0
11 Stoke 25 9 6 10 33 -7
12 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 32 -4
13 Chelsea 25 7 9 9 30 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 7 11 28 -12
16 Swansea 25 6 9 10 27 -9
17 Newcastle 25 6 6 13 24 -18
18 Norwich 25 6 5 14 23 -20
19 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 20 -19
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 5:30PM : Chelsea (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 28 2016 12:00PM : Manchester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 2 2016 7:45PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 14 2016 8:00PM : Leicester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 20 2016 1:30PM : Sunderland (H)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Toon_NoMatterWot46
2.BLACKBOB25
3.keggy_keagal23
4.officemonkey17
5.Sir Laz13
6.The Owl12
7.billybobcat9
8.Mcnamee679
9.VitalToon6
10.crooktownmags5