Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Sam on the pressure

Sam on the pressure

Given the topsy-turvy nature of our fans` attitudes, it`s no surprise to see Big Sam asking for a bit more calm ahead of the new season and a reigning in of expectations:

'With every year that goes by, the pressure gets greater and greater. Until we break that barrier - a bit like England breaking the quarter-final or the penalty shoot-out barrier - and the longer it goes on, the harder it will be to crack. But we've got to really try to not focus on that. We shouldn't start the season and say we are going to try to win the Carling Cup or the FA Cup.

What we have to do is say: `This is the number of points we need at the start of the season to get over early nerves or the adjustment of new players into the side.'We have to make sure we get enough points on the board early on to not have those pressures that can come down on you within the first three or four games.

If a club like Newcastle loses their first three or four games, all of a sudden it's `wow'. It's a different kind of pressure than there is at Bolton, and no player - no matter how cheap or expensive - can deal with that pressure on a regular basis. It's a big confidence-drainer.
The fans here will show their anger. We know that, as good as they are at showing their excitement when things are going well, they will show their disappointment too. Instead of not turning up, like fans of many clubs do, they turn up and let their dissatisfaction be known, and we have to live with that.'

Join Vital Newcastle United

It's easy to register for Vital Newcastle United, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!) To visit the Vital Newcastle United message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Newcastle.



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

Writer:Ross Molyneux
Date:Sunday June 10 2007
Time: 12:07PM

Comments

0
Pressure yes, but do they know the pressure of 12 hour night shifts? Not having money to pay the bills? Mortgage repayments with interest rises? Having to pay a kings ransom to watch the team you love? Reality check, £1million a year compensates and if they didn't like it, they are mostly rich enough never to have to work again. Boo hoo.
Shearer#1
10/06/2007 18:03:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Adams Turns Professional

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Krul A Surprise Chelsea Target

Chelsea are preparing to offload Begovic - wanted by Bournemouth - but before they do they want to bring in a back up keeper for Courtois and this could be Krul?

Yedlin In Team Of The Week (24/1/17)

Newcastle United are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

Rafa - Ritchie Can Always Make A Difference

Ritchie scored twice in the win over Rotherham - adding to a double against Birmingham - with Rafa praising the former Portsmouth & Bournemouth wingers quality and commitment.

Vital View - Championship, 20th-21st January 2017

Newcastle and Brighton both won with the Magpies keeping top spot. Wigan moved out of the bottom 3 with Rotherham, Blackburn and Burton in the relegation zone.

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

TNMW
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Rotherham MotM
Suggested By:
Darlow2%
Yedlin44%
Lascelles0%
Clark4%
Dummett0%
Ritchie26%
Hayden2%
Shelvey10%
Gouffran2%
Perez2%
Murphy6%
Sub - Ameobi2%
Sub - Lazaar0%
Sub - Sterry0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 27 19 1 7 58 33
2 Brighton 26 17 6 3 57 24
3 Huddersfield 27 15 4 8 49 2
4 Leeds Utd 27 15 3 9 48 10
5 Reading 26 14 4 8 46 2
6 Sheff Wed 27 13 6 8 45 5
7 Derby County 27 12 7 8 43 6
8 Barnsley 27 12 5 10 41 5
9 Fulham 26 10 10 6 40 13
10 Norwich 27 12 4 11 40 5
11 Preston 27 11 7 9 40 3
12 Birmingham 27 9 10 8 37 -5
13 Aston Villa 27 8 12 7 36 1
14 Ipswich 27 9 7 11 34 -5
15 Brentford 27 9 6 12 33 -1
16 Cardiff 26 9 6 11 33 -9
17 Q.P.R. 27 9 6 12 33 -11
18 Wolves 27 8 8 11 32 -3
19 Forest 27 8 6 13 30 -7
20 Bristol City 27 8 3 16 27 -4
21 Wigan 27 6 7 14 25 -8
22 Burton 27 6 7 14 25 -11
23 Blackburn 27 6 7 14 25 -12
24 Rotherham 27 4 4 19 16 -33
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 1 2017 7:45PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 5:30PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 20 2017 8:00PM : Aston Villa (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.CuckFan149
2.Toon_NoMatterWot147
3.keggy_keagal53
4.PieMag47
5.Mcnamee6742
6.Finn_the_Dog39
7.officemonkey29
8.The Pyrry28
9.billybobcat28
10.McCreery18
The Vital Football Members League