Newcastle have three league wins in a row, and they were three decent sides they won against, with two of them in the upper half of the league, and two of the games away from home.
Chris Hughton – must get Newcastle to be more consistent
Yes, West Ham were bottom of the league, but that game was also away from home.
So the lads have done very very well in those games, and we are now lying in 5th place in the league, which is much higher than we ever expected to be anytime this season.
Our next two games are against Blackburn and Fulham at home, and both those sides are in the lower half of the table – with Blackburn currently in 16th place and Fulham in 13th place.
These two games may look like the easiest two of the five, when you include our three previous wins, but don’t think they are going to be easy games to win, because they will not be.
What Newcastle have to do now is to show they can turn in performances like they have in their last three games – consistently.
And our home form has hardly been great, apart from the Aston Villa and Sunderland games, and we have already dropped 7 points to Blackpool, Stoke and Wigan – three teams we would have been expected to get 9 points out of at home this season.
But we didn’t do that, and the lads didn’t play very well at all, in those three home games.
So tonight we’ll get a chance to see just how good our Newcastle side are right now, and they’ve certainly seemed to be improving recently, and have some players in top form.
The proof of the pudding is always in the eating however, and if Newcastle can win tonight, and then beat Fulham on Saturday afternoon, then perhaps we really do have a much better side than we thought we had, just a short 4 weeks ago.
And some of us will be celebrating, just a little bit, on Saturday night, that’s for sure. 😀
Howay The Lads!!