Newcastle United - Mort lays down the gauntlet
UK time is: 18:47:01
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Mort lays down the gauntlet

With our first genuine crunch game of the season looming chairman Chris Mort has stoked up the pressure on Big Sam even more by saying:

'Frankly, if we're going to win anything, Arsenal away is the sort of game we have to play in, and try to get a result that will put them out of the competition. If we accept a position where we aren't going to be capable of beating the likes of Arsenal in a cup game, we're never going to win a cup.

If you look at the signings we've made, there are strikers and midfielders, but the real focus has been on strengthening the defence, and I think that's is going to be crucial if we're going to compete in any competition. We have to be a tougher side to beat and we have to be capable of going away from home and getting victories.

The Premier League is a very physical league and the players we brought in - players like Joey Barton and Alan Smith - are very capable of holding their own against any side. We've also had a real focus on players who have real heart on the pitch because we want the right balance of skill and athleticism, but we also want players who have the right sort of spirit to compete for the club.'

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.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: Ross Molyneux Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 24 2007

Time: 12:39PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Newcastle United Articles

NUFC Linked With Man United Winger (Tuesday August 4 2015)

No Colo For Monchengladbach Defeat (Saturday August 1 2015)

Three More Games Picked For TV (Saturday August 1 2015)

Mbemba Deal Edges Nearer (Saturday August 1 2015)

The NUFC Numbers Game (Friday July 31 2015)

York Defeat For Newcastle (Thursday July 30 2015)

Archived Newcastle United Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Man City 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
14. Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Bolasie's Happy But Could Gayle Be Off?
» Crystal Palace : 04/08/2015 18:31:00
Liverpool: We've 'Achieved' Our Transfer Objectives - Ayre
» Liverpool : 04/08/2015 18:15:00
Tomlin: I imagined playing for Bournemouth last season
» AFC Bournemouth : 04/08/2015 18:07:00
Chelsea Send Solanke to Vitesse
» Chelsea : 04/08/2015 18:00:01
Cherries sign Tomlin from Boro
» AFC Bournemouth : 04/08/2015 17:45:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

West Ham MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Krul 6%
Janmaat 2%
Williamson 1%
Coloccini 0%
Dummett 0%
Anita 16%
Colback 1%
Sissoko 2%
Riviere 1%
Gutierrez 70%
Cisse 0%
Sub - Gouffran 1%