Newcastle's Fabricio Coloccini urges side to show some consistency to survive

Fabricio Coloccini

Newcastle followed their win over West Ham with a defeat to Watford.

Newcastle United defender Fabricio Coloccini has urged his side to show some consistency after the familiar tale of following a good win with a defeat in the Premier League.

The Magpies lost 2-1 to Watford at Vicarage Road this weekend on the back of a morale boosting home win against West Ham United, and it is a cause for frustration for the Newcastle captain. 

He is quoted in the Chronicle, saying: “If we are constantly winning one and then losing one, that is not going to be good enough.

“We said right from the beginning of the season that we need to be strong at home, and we need to be taking points away.

“That is the important thing – don’t lose games.

“It doesn’t always matter if you win, but you have to be taking points and we are not doing that enough at the moment."

The weekend's results mean that Newcastle are currently two points behind Norwich, who occupy 17th place on a weekend where Swansea managed to win and Bournemouth and Sunderland drew with each other.

The situation isn't disastrous for Newcastle as their home form is going to be crucial in the closing stages of the season. But Coloccini is right to point out that the side don't seem to pick up any real cheap points. Drawing instead of losing not only picks up the side some extra points but can provide some extra confidence. 

The only time that Newcastle have managed to record back-to-back wins in the league this season was against Liverpool and then Tottenham. It seems the sides with the bigger reputations bring out the best in them, but struggling to beat other sides has been their downfall so far. 

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