Leon Best is looking the part again for the Toon, as he got his third goal of the season in only five appearances so far for the Magpies.
Leon Best – after scoring Saturday - he was booked for this??
Leon has a great record in the Premier League of 9 goals in just 17 appearances this year, and he had this to say about drawing a club in the Carling Cup from his home town – Nottingham:
“I was so excited when we drew Forest.” “I will be back in my hometown and my mum can come to the game and a few friends.”
“I will be playing against Wes Morgan who has a baby with one of my sisters and there will be a bit of banter before the game.”
“I am a Notts County boy – I have always had an affinity with some Magpies! I used to watch Forest as well, I was a big admirer of Stan Collymore, but I was mainly a County fan.”
“I was at Notts County as a kid and the reds are my enemy.”
Well, we hate to say this, but it could be that Alan Pardew rests Best for tomrorow’s game, although Leon could come on in the second half, at an opportune time.
It seems that Alan will play one striker up front, with Ben Arfa coming in to play just behind that striker, and that could be Demba Ba, to give the Senegal striker some playing time, as he needs to get a bit sharper and start scoring those goals.
Tomorrow night’s game will not be easy for the Magpies, even though it may look a fairly easy game on paper, it will not be, and Newcastle cannot have any let downs.
The lads have made a great start to the season as Leon Best rightly attests to:
“I don’t think people thought we could make an unbeaten start to the season.”
“We are now just looking to keep that up and stay unbeaten for as long as we can after another good result at Villa.”
But there’s no getting carried away with Newcastle’s start this season, and the only thing that matters for the club now, is to get through to the 4th round of the Carling Cup, and then get all 3 points against Blackburn Rovers at St. James’ Park on Saturday.
If Newcastle can do that, then Tyneside will be really buzzing on Saturday evening, and who knows, Alan Pardew may have another night out in the City center.
If Newcastle win their next two games Pardew will be the Toast of the Toon – and rightly so.