Wigan have lost their last five league games on the trot.
Demba Ba and Leon Best
Can they get the goals tomorrow?
And we have to hope that tomorrow is not a lucky day for the Latics, and that the stats show they have lost their last six league games by 5:00pm tomorrow afternoon.
Wigan are second bottom of the league with just 5 points from their eight league games, and they have just one point from their four games away this season so far, and have scored only one goal on the road, with eight goals conceded.
But they are still a disciplined side, who will give it everything they have tomorrow, and they sometimes play way above themselves, and again we hope that will not be tomorrow.
As we said earlier in the week, tomorrow’s game will be a different kind of test for Newcastle and we will learn if the players can start and finish the game with the same intensity they showed against Spurs on Sunday afternoon, against a weaker side.
Leon Best is due a goal, but his partner Demba Ba cannot seem to stop scoring them, and in the last three games he has 5 goals, but the two lads are also starting to form an understanding up front, and the Wigan defense is not one of their strong points.
And Wigan were 2-0- up at half time in the same fixture last season, when Charles N’Zogbia scored twice, and somehow out-jumped Mike Williamson for one of the goals, which he headed home in style, and Mike’s 6’4″ tall compared to Charles being just over 5’7.”
Newcastle came back strongly in the second half in that game, and goals from Shola Ameobi after 70 minutes, and then an injury time equalizer from Coloccini rescued the game for the Magpies.
Leon Best remembers that game:
“Wigan nearly beat us last year when they came here, and there are no easy games,” “They’ve got good players but we just need to get the three points for ourselves.”
“I’m delighted for Demba to be scoring because as a pair we’re playing well and when you’re not scoring, it’s just as well your strike partner is,”
“And hopefully when Demba’s not scoring, I can nick in there and score my own fair few and do it for the team.”
Best has got three goals so far this season, and with an energetic performance tomorrow afternoon, he could add to that total, and Demba Ba seems to be able to score at any time.
And we’re still waiting for that first goal from French International midfielder Yohan Cabaye, who has gone close a few times this season.
But the main thing we want to see from Newcastle tomorrow afternoon, is another all-out and committed performance, and if they can do that, surely we can get all 3 points?