We hadn’t won away all season and only once this year, at Tottenham in Marc(4-1 win), before Sunday’s terrific performance from the lads at Portsmouth.
Shay Given – hopes our good form will continue
And we also haven’t won at home since early November, when we gave probably our best home display of the season, in beating Aston Villa 2-0.
Shay Given made two brilliant saves on Sunday, and was his confident self at the back, and showed how much a better goalkeeper he is than the current England International David James. Shay looks like the best goalkeeper in the Premier League (again) this season, now that he’s recovered from his groin problems.
Given is anxious for Newcastle to keep their good form up in the next few games as he said today:
“It’s good to go into the Christmas period with this win under our belt,” “We have a home game against Tottenham next weekend and they’re around us as well. Hopefully, we can get massive confidence from the Portsmouth game and beat Tottenham.”
” It won’t be easy, but they play in the UEFA Cup on Thursday and hopefully that will be to our advantage.”
“Another away game, another clean sheet – maybe we should play away every week!” “It was a massive victory for us because we knew we had sneaked into the bottom three because of the results on Saturday. It was important to get out of that as quickly as possible.”
“We’ve gone up to 14th and that just shows you how close the league is. One win can make a massive difference, but it was important we got that win, especially away from home.”
Spurs do have some key players injured right now in Giovanni Dos Santos, Alan Hutton and now Jonathan Woodgate again, who was injured in their excellent 0-0 draw with Man United at home on Saturday.
Ledley King is again injured, so they have two of the best center-backs out right now, which has to be good news for Newcastle, if not for Harry Redknapp.
It’s a game we can win, and one thing we’re sure about is that Joe Kinnear will have a game plan of how to win the match – and that’s just one thing we really like about Joe, he goes on the field each game to win it.
After the game finished on Sunday Joe looked like a kid in a candy store, he was so thrilled with the performance from the lads. 😀
Draws have done nothing for us this season, in getting away from the bottom of the table, so we think the lads will be going all out to capture another win, which will put the Newcastle fans in very good Christmas spirit.
And if any fans ever deserved a good Christmas this year, it’s the faithful Geordie fans, for everything that’s happened at and to their club this year.
But it’s got to be upward and onward from now on.
Howay The Lads!!