á Newcastle United - Smudge on his best yet
UK time is: 18:49:37
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Smudge on his best yet

Having been under fire from a section of Newcastle fans recently for tucking in too much in midfield Alan Smith bounced back with a decent display against the Irons at the weekend. Speaking to the press however he was quick to explain his frustrations:

'People know what they get with me. (Right midfield) isn't my preferred position, but if I'm out there people will know what they'll get - 100 per cent. Everyone knows central midfield or up front are my preferred positions, and I've been playing wide right. You're giving something totally different to the team playing out wide.

It's difficult at times because people expect wingers to provide, and that's not my best asset. But I can do a job for the team working as hard as possible, and you won't get any complaints from me. I came to Newcastle and I'm a player who has played in every position throughout my career.'

That was my best performance for Newcastle. I've been frustrated with myself over the few weeks I've been here, because I demand so much from myself. I'm my biggest critic at times, and I get frustrated with myself, which people see. I just want to improve and help Newcastle to do as well as possible. It was nice to get a win after the Derby performance. I know we can all improve as a team, but we're going in the right direction ,and I think we saw commitment, passion and some good football (against West Ham), which is what everyone wants to see.'




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: 1:22PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Carver Still Wants Permanent Job (Wednesday May 27 2015)

Dummett & Sissoko Talk Season (Wednesday May 27 2015)

Hasselbaink In The Frame? (Tuesday May 26 2015)

McClaren's Free Run! (Tuesday May 26 2015)

Newcastle Know 2015-16 Opponents (Tuesday May 26 2015)

Jonas Shirt Winners Revealed (Tuesday May 26 2015)

Carver On West Ham Relief (Monday May 25 2015)

Ashley's Ambition Statement (Monday May 25 2015)

Audio - Newcastle Need To Spend (Monday May 25 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)

1. billybobcat 221
2. Toon_NoMatterWot 138
3. BLACKBOB 107
4. officemonkey 106
5. OldLeazes 96
6. vin1892 82
7. The Owl 71
8. keggy_keagal 59
9. Odin 56
10. Wilco 56

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. West Ham 38 12 11 15 -3 47
13. WBA 38 11 11 16 -13 44
14. Leicester City 38 11 8 19 -9 41
15. Newcastle 38 10 9 19 -23 39
16. Sunderland 38 7 17 14 -22 38
17. Aston Villa 38 10 8 20 -26 38
18. Hull City 38 8 11 19 -18 35

Breaking League News

It All Starts Again in 26 Days` Time!
╗ West Ham : 27/05/2015 17:23:01
Hammers Looking at Southend Keeper
╗ West Ham : 27/05/2015 17:17:00
Could Carroll Be a Casualty?
╗ West Ham : 27/05/2015 17:11:00
Terry in the MLS?
╗ Chelsea : 27/05/2015 17:06:01
Who Scooped the End-of-Season Awards?
╗ Chelsea : 27/05/2015 16:57:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

West Ham MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Krul 2%
Janmaat 0%
Williamson 3%
Coloccini 0%
Dummett 0%
Anita 21%
Colback 0%
Sissoko 6%
Riviere 3%
Gutierrez 65%
Cisse 0%
Sub - Gouffran 0%