We may just be strarting to get over the amazement at how well the Newcastle team played yesterday against Aston Villa – and they made us all proud – that’s for sure.
Chris Hughton – when will this guy ever get the credit he deserves?
Here are just a few points we want to mention, coming out of the great 6-0 win yesterday afternoon – in front of a world-wide TV audience we may add:
- One of the big things we have in our favor this season is that great team spirit and desire. The difference between the two sides was our boys supported each other all the time, and were fully committed to the cause. When Villa went behind they noticeably flagged and seemed to want that final whistle to blow – and it was still the first half.
That will show their fans to mock the Newcastle supporters when we were relegated and down on the ground a short 15 months ago.
- Joey Barton still has a long way to go to make up for his past stupid deeds – but is this the season Joey grows up and pays back to the Newcastle club for sticking with him over these last 3 years?
We hope so and Joey had another excellent game for Newcastle yesterday and scored a top class goal for the break-through and thank God that moustache is now history.
- Mike Williamson and Fab Coloccini again looked polished and capable in central defense, and if they keep this up, then Sol Campbell will have to wait on the subs bench a few more games before he can displace either one of these two solid defenders. And did you notice that Mike got two assists yesterday – setting up Andy Carroll’s first two goals?
- Bobby Moncur, as usual, was spot on today when he said Newcastle still have a fight ahead in the relegation stakes. But if we can win 6-0 against Villa, we must have a decent chance to also beat say the bottom 10 clubs at St. James’ Park, and there’s another 30 points possible – so we have an opportunity to do fairly well this season – but we are not getting carried away with one result – no way.
- Andy Carroll may still have a lot to learn but in the first two games of the season this lad has looked a class act leading the line for the Magpies – and the big clubs will no doubt be taking notice of the 21 year-old – but Andy’s going nowhere.
That’s because he only wants to play for Newcastle – he’s a good lad and a local boy of course – and we’re proud of the way he’s playing and committing himself to the cause right now.
Now he has to take care of business off the field to – to be the complete player.
- Andy got all the headlines because of his great hat-trick – but Kevin Nolan continued to plonk the ball in that net, and what a great first goal it was when he dived to head the ball in – and Andy Carroll set him up too.
We predict that Kevin will become one of the best captains Newcastle have ever had – and that’s saying something!
- Finally, it’s about time we gave some credit to a certain Chris Hughton and his assistant Colin Calderwood at Newcastle – as these two again prepared the side excellently for yesterday’s game and had the lads really ready – after the severe beating we took on Monday night at Old Trafford against a certain Manchester United side, who were just a much better side on the night.
Is Chris now working on his second miracle at Newcastle?
Comments and your own reflections on yesterday’s game are very welcome.