Newcastle are riding a high this season, and the win at Wolves last Saturday makes it 15 points out of 21, and of course Newcastle are still unbeaten this season.
Alan Pardew – everybody looking forward to Spurs game
It says something about the squad when Alan says today his players are just counting the days to the Spurs game, there is so much anticipation about playing a very good Spurs side in the next game.
Tottenham, who are in top form, have won their last three league games including beating their local North London rivals Arsenal, 2-1 on Sunday.
Newcastle’s start to the season is the best since 1995, when Kevin Keegan’s entertainers had 18 points from their first 7 games, winning six and losing one.
And in the previous season, in 1994, it was even better and Newcastle had 19 points from their first 7 league games – so as Mary Hopkin used to sing back in the olden days – those were the days my friend.
But in the Kevin Keegan era, Newcastle actually spent money on players, so it’s something Alan Pardew has not had the advantage of at Newcastle, at least so far.
But that hasn’t stopped the club from making some excellent buys in the summer, to be fair.
Alan Pardew is also looking forward to the top game against Spurs, which will be televised live around the world and has a 4:00 pm kick off time on Sunday, 16th October.
“We’ve got a blue ribbon game against Spurs and top, top players coming to our stadium, so it’ll be nice to see how we get on.”
“The players are looking forward to it already, of course.” “They are just counting down the days until the next game.”
“I’ve always set my teams up with optimism and positivity.” “We’ll take that into the next game – that’s all we’ve got to focus on.”
The home fans will be an enormous advantage to the Newcastle side in the game, and we expect close to a full house at St. James’ Park.
This is an opportunity for the players to show the home fans, that they can fight it out with the best of them, and if Newcastle can beat Tottenham, which is very possible, some of us may have a wee hangover the next morning.
Howay The Lads!!