With Newcastle’s 7th win in their first 9 Championship league games Newcastle have already equalled the total number of league wins the side had last year, over 38 league games, in the Premier League.
Kevin Nolan – tremendous goal scoring display tonight
It is a testament as to how terrible Newcastle were last season, and how resurgent some of the same players have been this season, that Newcastle now have 7 wins in the CC Championship after 9 games.
Not only that we have made a good start to the season, but the lads are playing with a spirit and confidence not seen since Sir Bobby Robson managed the club.
At the end of the game tonight, the Newcastle players were still chasing each ball as though their lives depended on it – and we’re not sure what coach Chris Hughton had told them before the game and at half time, but the lads just played their socks off and gave their most commanding exhibition of attacking football seen for many a long day – and this was away from home!
Bobby Robson would have been proud of the Newcastle side tonight!
The only dampener on the game were the potential injuries to Fabricio Coloccini and Ryan Taylor, who were both taken off in the second half, hopefully just as precautions.
Both new loan signings Zurab Khizanishvili – who played the full game and looked very comfortable at right back – and Marlon Harewood – who came on for the last 25 minutes for the again impressive Nile Ranger, and seemed determined to score – got good outings tonight.
This was our 3rd away win for the season in the league, which is one more than we got in all of last season.
This was a heart-warming performance tonight from the Newcastle side – in a game televised live around the world – and the players were not only inspired on the night, but played some wonderful attacking football, and were just streets ahead of Ipswich in every facet of the game.
If this had been a boxing match it would have been stopped, such was the superiority of Newcastle in this game.
Roy Keane has a long way to go if he is to save Ipswich Town this season, but he can still do it but he needs players – quickly.