If you saw the game with Tottenham, Hull City and Stoke City yesterday, you would have seen three teams playing with pride, passion and guts.
Chris and Joe – good job at Newcastle under trying circumstances
Hull City refused to be overawed by Manchester United at Old Trafford, and amazingly came back from 4-1 down in the second half, to 4-3 and gave The Red Devils a real scare.
Stoke City beat Arsenal 2-1 for their second win at home in 4 days, and Tottenham had an amazing win against league leaders Liverpool, after being completely outplayed in the first half by The Reds.
And at least Harry Redknapp after yesterday’s game, was honest enough to say the Spurs were lucky, but his side on the other hand never gave up, and when they equalized after 69 minutes, they went all out for the win, and scored the winner in injury time to devastate Liverpool, who never should have lost the game.
Why are we bringing these games up? Because this is the way our lads need to start (keep) playing, and we can no longer try to hold back and save games as we tried to do against West Brom last Monday.
Fortune favors the brave, and we have to think we can win every game, just like we did when Keegan was still at the club.
Aston Villa will be a difficult game on Monday night, there’s no doubt about that, and there’s no way we will be able to close that game down, because Villa have too many good attacking players, who can score almost at any time – and our defense is still too fragile right now, to hold onto a lead.
And while our squad is small, we have a much better squad than Hull City or Stoke City, but those teams are doing themselves proud by the way they play, and if Newcastle can show the same spirit, and there’s good evidence over the last few games we have that great fighting spirit back, we’ll not do too bad at at in the league this season.
Let’s not get too negative about our team, Joe has done a good job and has the lads playing reasonable football and he has 5 points from his first 4 games, and we can do even better.
And if Joe is still around in January, look for him to improve the squad – even if no money is made available at that time from current owner Mike Ashley.
This is not the time for doom and gloom on Tyneside, but rather we have to help Joe and the team do the best they can under very trying circumstances, and they have been doing very well recently, let’s at least admit that.
They deserve our full support, and we can help by getting a full house on Monday night at St. James’ Park, against a good looking Aston Villa side.
Howay The Lads!