Newcastle Continue To Deliver At Home For Fantastic Fans

Newcastle have certainly delivered at home for their fans during their last four home games.

Kevin Nolan – 12th goal of the season today

In those last four home games – against Crystal Palace, Cardiff City, Coventry City and Preston North End today, Newcastle have scored 14 goals and conceded just two – so that’s a nice +12 on goal difference, thank you very much.

And it was nice to get the first clean sheet since we held 10 man Leicester City at Leicester 0-0, on 30th January, in in what was a poor performance.

And today was the team’s 19th clean sheet of the season in all competitions – not too bad at all.

So Newcastle now have two wins on the trot, and of course wins is what will  get the Newcastle club promoted this season – not draws.

And while our home form has been very good and the fan support just magnificent – there were over 45,000 fans at today’s game – our away form could do with some improvement – and not many would disagree with that.

Next up for Newcastle are Watford away next Saturday (3:00 pm KO), and that would be a good time to get our first away win in 8 attempts, since the last time we won away was at Coventry on 9th December – a good 2-0 win.

Of the 14 games remaining 8 are away from home, so it will be interesting to see how many points we can pick up from those 24 points on offer.

While we have to be careful away from home, we could also be more attacking, especially if we can unleash Routledge and Gutierrez together on the wings.

These lads looked great last Wednesday although Wayne missed out today with a calf injury.

Extending this winning streak has to be Newcastle’s goal now, but with 14 games still to go, and Nottingham Forest and WBA both keeping close on Newcastle’s heels in the league, we cannot take anything for granted – and won’t.

It”s all still on the line, but it’s a nice position to be in after 32 games played – no doubt about that.

We’d have taken this last July, and most of us would have thought that  66 points after just 32 Championship games would have been a dream.

Well – that’s where we are right now – but still a lot to play for.

Howay The Lads!!

6 comments so far

  • chestnut

    Feb 20, 2010 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #1

    5 more wins & 2 draws, we shud b back in d prem.. wins against watford, barnsley, scunthorpe, bristol & doncaster. draws against m’boro & forest.
    66 + 17 = 83 total

  • Marty-Toon

    Feb 20, 2010 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #2

    Don`t think there is anyone on here that thought we would be top at any stage this season.
    Delighted we have done well although we haven`t played well at times-Understatement!!!
    We will need some additions but a good base of players at the moment and some shrewd buys in the last transfer window.
    The Club is being well run for whatever reason MA is still here,the business end is going well.
    No debts puts us in a great position.
    Hope we can continue to win at home and get some away wins.
    We,the fans deserve it.That`s for sure !!!

  • jimiley

    Feb 20, 2010 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #3

    NUFC has never had a great away team. We are traditionally weaker away from home. Even the terrific team of 1996 lost 7 away games and those losses cost us the prem. NUFC has never travelled well. There may be some boffin out thereto contradict me but I do not believe we have ever won more games away from home than at home. We always lose at least half our away games in the top flight in the last 100 years, 1996, 1997 (not too sure) and 1927 excepted. By the way, we last won the league in 1927. Well Mr Gallagher did.

  • Robby Bobson

    Feb 21, 2010 at 5:04 AM

    Comment #4

    Our second goal of the game (nolan i think?) was top quality quick pass football, which was just outstanding.

    I think it involved Guthrie, Nolan and Smith and if we can play like that more then i would be at St James alot more than i am at the moment this season.

    However if playing ugly gets us back in the prem then fair enough, but that 2nd goal was so refreshing and top class football which makes me wonder why cant we do that more often.

  • hayward223

    Feb 21, 2010 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #5

    I think your maths is out Ed, in the next post you say…

    Newcastle have now won 13 of their 17 home games… where we have but 6 wins in 15 games

    and then in this one you say in this one..

    Of the 14 games remaining 7 are away from home

    so are we playing 24 home games and 22 away this season?

  • Ed Harrison

    Feb 21, 2010 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #6

    hayward 223 – you are right – we have 6 games at home and 8 games away – another mistake from the editor. 😀


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