Newcastle have not been so high up in the Premier League since the days of Bobby Robson.
Last time Newcastle were flying high Bobby Robson was manager
And while we don’t think Newcastle are a top four team this season, who knows, if the lads keep playing like they did in the last two Premier League games we could be up there in May, and of course a top six finish would be absolutely fabulous.
Newcastle have 12 points fro six games and the area we thought we’d be very weak in – the striker department – is looking quite good at the moment.
Demba Ba showed on Saturday he could become a top striker at Newcastle, and he’s such a good guy, it’s hard not to like the Senegal international.
And not surprisingly Demba Ba has been talking to the Newcastle e press today:
“I am very thankful to the fans because they have been fantastic.” “I haven’t played well since I have been here, until the last two weeks where I’ve got my sharpness back.”
“Once you get that back it’s good, the football side is there all along but you have to be sharp.” “The future looks very good here, not just for the French guys, but for everybody.”
“I am happy about that because the French guys get on very well with the other lads too.” “We are scoring. Against Blackburn it was me but last week it was Besty and in midweek against Forest it was Peter Lovenkrands. Next week it could be anybody.”
There was some debate for the third gaol whether Leon Best had got a touch to the ball before it crossed the line but TV replays showed he didn’t, and it was Ba’s goal and his hat trick.
The main thing with Newcastle fans was that it was a goal, and put Newcastle 3-1 up, and it could have been disallowed for a foul by Best on Scott Dann, but the referee got the call right and gave a goal – you knew I was going to say that!
Demba Ba got the match ball, signed by all the Newcastle players, including Leon Best, who seemed delighted that Ba had come through big time for Newcastle on the day, and we’re starting to like Leon a lot, and he was unlucky not to add to his three goals for the season..
Demba Ba talked about the third goal:
“There was no conversation at the time. He didn’t touch the ball so I am happy with that.” “I think that everybody is happy with that, we have the performances here. So now we must just keep on doing it.”
“I last scored three goals in a game in Germany against Stuttgart playing for Hoffenheim,” “Scoring three is a great feeling, a lot of people can score two goals in a game, but three is different as it is special.”
“Everybody is happy, you can only feel like that.” “We all get on very well together and it is important for not just me, the other guys as well.”
With such a great start to the season fans are starting to realize that we may have a much better team and squad than we had realized, but we’ll keep saying we’ll keep our feet on the ground, and who knows we might even be able do that, but no promises.
There’s no doubt that things are looking up at the Tyneside club, and we think Alan Pardew and the other coaches need to take a lot of credit for that, and who knows Alan may even be the manager we are looking to bring a trophy to the Toon.
He’ll have to hurry up though, because some of us old-timers may be running out of time.
Things are looking very good at Newcastle at the moment, but as we said we’ll not get carried away – well not too much in any case.
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