Gabby's Goal The Turning Point Of A Horror Start?

Last updated : 21 October 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

But beating newly promoted Leicester City at St James' Park is hardly the jewel that the club are trying to claim it is

The Foxes hadn't beaten Newcastle in the last eight fixtures between the two sides, not in the last 14 years.

The three points weren’t enough to lift Alan Pardew’s side out of the relegation zone, but we are now within striking distance of the Mackems.

We face Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday and then Manchester City in midweek in the League Cup, and Jack Colback believes "a couple of wins can change the whole feeling".

I'm sure it will. But you don't need me to tell you a couple of defeats from the next two fixtures could would take us right back to square one.

Colback, as you would expect, sees the glass half full. And so he should, because at least he wasn't part of the Mackem side that will go down in history for that 8-0 humiliation at Southampton.

No 8-0 history making defeat for Geordie Jack

Jack Colback (talking to the Shields Gazette): “In football, a couple of wins can change the whole feeling.

“We’ll focus now on Tottenham, go down there, and hopefully get a win.

“It’s difficult when you’re not winning games.

“It can get hard, but in fairness to the fans I think they’ve been top drawer.

“We’ve managed to get that win. We need to make it a platform, and move forward.

“He (Pardew) praised our workrate and application. It’s been tough for him as well, but he’s always been positive.

“It took a bit longer than we wanted to get the goal, but we got it. It was brilliant from Gabby.

“We are delighted to get the win.

"It felt like it would be one of those days when it didn’t happen again.

"When we went 1-0 up and they had a few chances, at that point I thought to myself the way things are going for us they are going to equalise.

“We dug in and showed everyone is fighting for this club. People were throwing themselves at the ball.”