Sam Allardyce has talked again about yesterdayâ€™s game against Birmingham City, and is now saying he thinks the team is finally starting to gel.
Charles N’Zogbia – 21 year-old had another excellent game for Newcastle yesterday
While yesterdayâ€™s performance did not hit the highs of Wednesdayâ€™s game against league leaders Arsenal, the team still fought tooth and nail; and their urgency to get all 3 points was there for all to see against a good-looking Birmingham City side.
“They’re starting to get to know each other,” “Charles N’Zogbia linking up was important, but James Milner is a well-established Premier League player at 21 and can only go on from here.â€
“Joey Barton is coming to fruition and he has played three games this week for the first team this season and has not looked fatigued.â€
“Alan Smith up front and Steven Taylor at the back are doing well, and the players are starting to get to know each other.â€
“The players are now giving of their best on a regular basis.” “It is a really, really big three points. Nothing else really mattered today but three points and we got them.â€
“We have worked very, very hard over the last seven days – Blackburn and then Arsenal and now Birmingham – and now finally got what we deserved.
“Birmingham, for us, is a winnable game. It would have been a huge disappointment had we not won this game.”
Newcastle in truth have done very well in their last 3 games and 4 points is probably a fair return. But we can do a lot better, and Sam knows that. There are signs that the defense is becoming better and more solid, even though we gave away another silly goal yesterday.
Once we can solidify the defense we should be that much more difficult to beat. While we donâ€™t want to get carried away with a single result, there are definite signs over the last 3 games that things are about to get a lot better for Newcastle United. We sure hope so.