We’ve noticed that when Newcastle win a game fans tend to go overboard in their praise for the team.
We’ve also noticed that when we lose, and particularly when we lose and play badly, like last Monday, it’s all gloom and doom.
Even before yesterday’s game Big Sam seemed to have already spotted that with Newcastle fans, as he said it’s been all gloom and doom in Newcastle this week.
Sam Allardyce - two tough games coming up for Newcastle
So yesterday’s game against West Ham was exactly what we needed because with the win everything in the garden is rosy again and actually yesterday’s other results went Newcastle’s way so we are an impressive 5th top in the league â€“ above Chelsea would you believe.But the next two games will tell us a lot more about our team and the squad in general, and we cannot get too carried away.
The Carling Cup 3rd round game at Arsenal tomorrow night could be dangerous for us. As we mentioned we watched Arsenal take Derby apart on Saturday and the Gunners looked awesome, as did some of their players including in particular Fabregas and Adebayor. Hopefully Wenger will rest both players tomorrow evening. The game has to be decided on the night so we wouldn’t be surprised if it goes to extra time. Our extra fitness could just tell if the game does go long â€“ we’ll just have to see. Penalties will be required if it’s still level after the extra 30 minutes. The game kicks off at 7:45 pm and is a sellout.
Our next league game is at Manchester City at the City of Manchester Stadium and should be a very interesting game. Manchester City have made a good start under Sven Eriksson but on Saturday their defense looked very porous against Fulham. They came away from Craven Cottage with a 3-3 draw after twice going behind. Manchester also have a home game tomorrow night in the Carling Cup against Norwich City so both teams will have 3 full days rest before Saturday.
If we get all 3 points against Manchester City that will be a very good result for us because they are above us in the league with 13 points from their first 7 games. We have 11 points from 6 games so will go above City with a win. That has to be the goal on Saturday but Manchester City now have some very good players in their squad and our defense will need to be at their best for us to get a result on Saturday. The game kicks off at 12:45 pm.
We have both games featured on our Newcastle United Forum â€“ so let’s know what you think.
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