With the overall form of the Newcastle team this year (2011), we look to be a very decent side right now, and with any luck, and a good run-in to the end of the season, Newcastle could finish fairly high up in the Premier League.
Kevin Nolan with Assistant manager John Carver
The Newcastle captain did his part in the fine 2-0 win on Tuesday night at Birmingham, to make it 5 points in the last 3 tough games, as the lads seem to be recovering from the shock on Andy Carroll leaving the Toon.
Certainly the lads were not at their best at Fulham, two days after Andy left, and nowhere near their best in the first half against Arsenal the following Saturday, but after the famous Pardew blast at half time in that game, which could be heard in the opposing dressing room, they’ve looked back to their very best with 5 great halves of football.
And with some of Newcastle’s top players like Enrique and Tiote being eyed by top clubs, we’re sure Alan Pardew will try to (somehow) get Newcastle into Europe for next season, and that will solve some problems and show Newcastle are on the rise.
Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan is also hoping there will be some investment this summer in improving the squad:
“Everyone went on about Chris going and Andy being sold, but we know we’re a team with a tough mentality. There was no one player or man who was doing it – it was a team,”
“If we were going to do what we wanted, it was going to be a team effort. I think that’s what’s shown, and the fans were fantastic again. They’re starting to see that this team wants to do the best it can for Newcastle United.”
“Hopefully, with a bit of investment, we can seriously start pushing up the table to where this city and these fans belong, which is the European places.”
So the dream end to this season would be with all the players coming back, we can indeed put a decent winning streak together, and even end up say in the top 7, and somehow qualify for a European position.
That’s what Alan will try to do, but whether he can do it is an open question, and it certainly will not be easy, but with 6 home games left, we have to think we can get some points from those games, with 52,000 screaming Geordies behind the team.
What do you think?