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We need to wake up according to Enrique.

Posted on October 20th, 2009 | 50 Comments |

"It's time we woke up now"
"It's time we woke up now"
Following Newcastle United’s defeat at the hands of Forest on the weekend, Jose Enrique has been hitting out at the team’s lack of form.

Enrique said:

It’s time that we woke up now.

We have been top of the table, which is good, but we need to wake up because we haven’t been playing very well.

We can’t think we’re in the Premier League – it’s not true.

We’ve played only 12 games, and there are 34 games left.

The team haven’t played very well in the last three games – we have two points from nine.”

True enough. We’ve got a game away at Scunthorpe tonight and then home to Doncaster on the weekend. We really should be winning these games against lower table opposition if we’re going to sustain our promotion push.

Jose said of the next two games:

We need three points [tonight].

If we want to stay top of the table, we need to win the games.

We’ve been lucky, because in the last three games, the results of other teams were not very good, but the luck will not always be with us.

If we lost the next two games, we will be in third or fourth position in the Championship.”

Enrique seems to share the same view as most of us about the Forest game, which is that we lost it mainly due to a dismal display in the first half:

I think we have a good enough team to win these games, but we need to play the 90 minutes like we did in the second half against Forest.

I think we lost because we didn’t play very well in the first half – in the second half we played much better.”

Yes indeed. I’d like to think we can take 6 points from the next two games but I reckon Scunthorpe will make things hard for us at their intimate, 9100 capacity ground.

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50 Responses

  1. Good coments from Enrique But surely this should be the manager saying this instead of congratulating himself on his new job.
    I don’t see how giving Hougton the job is going to move us forward their are plenty of experianced managers out the more than capeable of bring us back to the EPL and beyond. But then they are not puppets and not as cheap are they?

    Houghton is doing a great job but I would of liked a long term manager apointed now. Asheys long term plan is get us promoted and sell up.
    Looks like a long time before we have somthing to shout about.

  2. On the other hand this could be Ashley trying to call someones bluff.

    What happened to things being at the sales and purchase stage? And £20mil a year Ashley? You’ve made a profit on evevry transfer window including over £20mil on the last one you fat usless tw4t!!

  3. To Inselaffe re post #1 I especially like it when Jonas and Enrique play down the left wing together. They seem to link up very well and bring out the best in each other. Let’s hope Jonas is starting on Tuesday night as he is the nearest thing to pace in mid field that we have plus he keeps running for a whole 90 mins. I’d love it if the lad could get a goal. I was very happy for him to get his chance at his dream to play in South Africa in 2010. I’m not a fan of Maradona but for Jonas’s sake I was glad Argentina qualified.

  4. Going into the championship with the squad we had, the biggest fear was always going to be the pace of the game in that league. I watched quite a few championship games on the tellybox last season and what a lot of the teams had (which we hadn’t and haven’t) is pace in midfield.

    Forest came out of the traps like a whippet and cruelly exposed us – particularly in the first half. Is word getting round Championship managers “the way to beat United is with pace”?

    I think it might be…..

  5. Much better headline than Eds Edline yesterday “Enrique unhappy at Newcastle”

    Been playing well young Jose – could do with a goal or two contribution – he has the ability.

  6. I thought that meant Enrique was wanting to leave when I read it. I did not read the whole article but I’m sure I was not the only one. This game will not be any easier than Forest but hopefully we can get the win.

  7. Enrique is a real class act amongst a fairly average squad. I won’t say I’ve always told people so.

    But I did. ;)

    Mind you, he’s the proverbial ‘jigsaw’.

  8. Jose=Top player.

    I agree with utd111, we have no pace in midfield & that’s where we are losing it.
    I’m guessing that all we can do is play a young ‘un,
    to get some pace in there.
    If anyone has a better idea, let’s here it.

  9. Jose’s put in some sterling performances, but when will Newcastle players stay out of quotation marks and put their “Thoughts and Opinions” into actual performances.

    Seems to have been a rash of Toon stars telling journo’s where everythings’ going right or wrong. Kevin Nolan being the latest example: firing up Forest by claiming “It would be like winning the European Cup, beating Newcastle”….what a plank!

    Now we’re “Off the Market”….with the Fat Man at the helm and CH “in charge”…what next?

  10. hitman – he has been given complete charge of doing exactly what he is told, perfect appointment, a skivvy who will stand and take all the crap without making a squeak.

  11. Hitman, it seems Scunthorpe contains a naughty word, hence the comment went into ‘Waiting Approval’. I’ve released it now though.

  12. Excelsior – think you’ve got a bit mixed up with Nolans comment – that was what was said to him by Forrest players after the game?

    I could be incorrect but thats how I had read it.

    See Battys found the guide to emoticons :roll:

  13. Enriqu is the one who needs to wake up…..nufc fans problem is this we see one good performance and we say he is great player does any one remeber wat he have done at blackpool or his stupid mistakes in ipswich oo and at qpr ……i like to say wake up ur self what the fuc…

  14. Now Batty – 23 is a lie – you’ve never had a bright idea!

    Good news on Hooters though Batts – looks like we are rid of the cowards that are Shearer and Keegan. A brand new start – get in.

  15. and also iam glad mike is holding onto the club we will go far with him and decker in charge as far as the conference :lol:

  16. Lol – 1 – 0 Batty

    Knew Hooters would get you to accuse me of that – Ive been a reading.

    Yeah with the NOTW I came back on after being away from the blogs – and the threads were full of me posting stuff lol – very funny – in fact 10 – 1 to you (again!)

  17. Stardust says:
    October 20, 2009 at 2:25 pm
    Now Batty – 23 is a lie – you’ve never had a bright idea!

    Good news on Hooters though Batts – looks like we are rid of the cowards that are Shearer and Keegan. A brand new start – get in.
    ———————————————-

    Stardust
    You proved a long time ago that you are an idiot….there’s no need to continue with statements like this, we’re convinced.
    I hope you get the opportunity one day to call Sir Kevin or Sir Alan “cowards” to their face….I for one would want a ringside seat…..

  18. I’m not biting Batty mate…..

    A true United fan would never come out with such garbage – even in jest…

    Just reminding him he’s a cretin :)

  19. UTD111 says:
    October 20, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    “I hope you get the opportunity one day to call Sir Kevin or Sir Alan “cowards” to their face….I for one would want a ringside seat…”

    Big Al’s pretty handy with his crafty elbows and his kicks in the heed like. I reckon Kev’d gan doon in one then sue for £100 million though. :-)

  20. worky –

    ““Hitman, it seems Scunthorpe contains a naughty word,”

    LOL. Never thought of that.”
    ——————————————————–
    Rodzilla always had issues you with it on Ed’s blog. He was always going mental about losing posts where he mentioned Scunthorpe. I seem to remember MT doing the same on Ed’s blog.

    Not sure why I’ve added those lines 8O

  21. Batty – looks like I get two for the price of one! (can I claim an in off a beach ball for UTD111’s bite?)

  22. batty says:
    October 20, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    “•Brown Tongue – WORKY THIS 1 IS STARDUSTS FAV AND WE ALL KNOW W2HY”

    Or ‘Lickey-Hole’ and ‘Lickey-End’.

  23. We’re supposed to be sniffing ’round Oscar Cardozo from Benfica. He’s a monster like Carew, and he knows where the goal is. 10 goals in 9 appearences this season.

    Surely not?

  24. worky well if hes a sh:thouse he will fit right in because our club is full of them top to bottom :evil:

  25. •Breaston – near Nottingham
    •Penistone – Yorkshire
    •Twatt – There’s two of these, one on Orkney, one on Shetland – I guess it means something else in the old language
    •Lickey Hole – can’t remember where
    •Honey Pot Lane – signposted from the A1 between Stamford and Grantham
    •Bell End – there’s lots of these
    •Six Mile Bottom – signposted from the A11 south of Cambridge
    •Pant – near Newtown in Mid Wales
    •Lord Herefords Knob – near The Black Mountains
    •Brown Tongue – on the way up Scafell Pike
    •Giddy Horn – submitted by 97parkerb
    •Cold Blow – also submitted by 97parkerb
    •Licky End – nr J1 M42 – thanks to **** & ******** ******* for this one
    97ParkerB has offered these too:

    •Dildo – Newfoundland, Canada
    •Wankers Corner – Oregon, United States
    •Mother Dillons Knob – Northern Territory, Australia
    •Cunte – Peru
    •Bum – Nicaragua; Sudan
    •Bum Bum – Venezuela
    •Vagina – Russia
    •Bitche – France; Mozambique
    And more from the UK

    •Butt of Lewis – Scotland, UK
    •Breaston – near Nottingham
    •Penistone – Yorkshire
    •Twatt – There’s two of these, one on Orkney, one on Shetland – I guess it means something else in the old language
    •Lickey Hole – can’t remember where
    •Honey Pot Lane – signposted from the A1 between Stamford and Grantham
    •Bell End – there’s lots of these
    •Six Mile Bottom – signposted from the A11 south of Cambridge
    •Pant – near Newtown in Mid Wales
    •Lord Herefords Knob – near The Black Mountains
    •Brown Tongue – on the way up Scafell Pike
    •Giddy Horn – submitted by 97parkerb
    •Cold Blow – also submitted by 97parkerb
    •Licky End – nr J1 M42 – thanks to **** & ******** ******* for this one
    •Bitchfield – England, UK
    Nelson offered the following:

    •Titsey Hill, near Westerham in Kent
    •Succombs Hill, also near Westerham
    •Pratts Bottom, near Orpington in Kent
    Maybe these Kentish folk have a hitherto undiscovered penchant for rude place names!

    Peter Marshall suggested

    •Brown Willy in Cornwall
    And from Dom Gallagher:

    •Penisarwaen in Gwynedd. For added bonus it means ‘Head of the bog’ So I guess you could loosely translate it as toilet-seat
    James Foley contributed:

    •Pont-Y-Pant (just south of Betws-y-Coed)
    •Spurmbridge
    •Nobton-on-nob
    I must confess to being unable to locate the latter two on Multimap though……..

    Steve Carrotte suggested Fanny Hands Lane, Market Rasen, Lincs. Apparently one of the most stolen signs in Lincolnshire!

    Callum Moore added Condom, Midi-Pyrenees, France – thanks

    Peter Larbalestier managed to find ‘Dancing Dicks’ – I bet the owner of this establishmentis chortling to themselves.

    Graham South spotted this symptom of excess curry intake in Falkland, Scotland:

    Doug tells me ‘There’s a lane not far from where I live called “Danes Back Passage”, although Google maps has it as “Danes Backside”. The sign is nicked frequently and they haven’t bothered to replace it for a while, but if it’s there next time I’m passing I’ll take a quick piccy for your collection.

    Click here to see for yourself

    Tim Rusby spotted these:

    •Fan Y Big, a mountain in the Brecon Beacons not too far from Lord Hereford’s Knob
    •Great Cockup, a peak near to Skiddaw in the Lake District
    •Cum Cum Hill, a road near Hatfield in hertfordshire
    •Bonkers Hill, leading from Harlow to Sawbridgeworth
    Ian Fletcher from The Self Build Motor Caravanners Club suggested this: Can I also offer one to the list ..it is LUNT Road in Willenhall, Westmidlands. The signs have been changed by the council so many times due to little scrotes with a pot of black paint adding a top bit to the L you wouldn’t believe… They now carry a small pot of white paint to paint out the black addition…its been going on for years now..

    Steward Alcock was reminded of an aquaintance of his who went for a job interview in Upton on Severn. When he asked for the address he was told that he would not have to write it down because he would never forget it: Minge Lane

    Andy Dunn found that by entering the postcode GL6 7QY into the Royal Mail postcode checker you get Cockshoot Cottage in Cockshoot!

    Ex colleague Chris Ellis stumbled across

    •Shaftenhoe End
    •Shingay Cum Wendy
    John spotted this place. Thinking of carpet munchers on heat.

    Doug Abbott found this place. Fingering who?

    Any photos of their signposts would be gratefully appreciated.
    All images (C) 2005 – 2009

    LOL SOME GREAT NAMES ON THAT SITE BUT HOW IS HONEY POT LANE RUDE ?

  26. summerof69 says:
    October 20, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    “LOL SOME GREAT NAMES ON THAT SITE BUT HOW IS HONEY POT LANE RUDE ?”

    Ooops! Sorry about that 69. I suppose that a VERY long comment full of dirty words is a perfect candidate to be pulled in for questioning by the bizzies on this site though! :-)

    69, It’s a euphemism for a certain part of the female anatomy. It’s a weak entry though.

  27. there’s some very nice places on that list i wouldn’t mind visiting – though i do enjoy taking hales up claypit alley.