Even though we are out of the FA Cup and it was difficult to watch the game yesterday, Newcastle fans are still in for an exciting time through the end of this season.
Paul Bracewell shown with two pals at Gosforth racecourse in 2010
With Newcastle on 42 points from their 25 games, we are just 4 points short of our overall total for last season, so we will see significant improvement this season.
Exactly where in the league we will finish in mid-May is debatable, but if we can make it to a Europa League position that would be just great.
And we have to have a chance to do that, if the lads can show some of their best form through then last 13 games of this season, starting on Saturday at home to Wolves.
Paul Bracewell played for Kevin Keegan at Newcastle from 1992 through 1995 and he has come out today and said he thinks Newcastle can indeed qualify for European competition:
“I’m sure they sat down at the start of the season, like most Premier League clubs, and their first aim was to avoid relegation.”
“But if you can keep winning and keep turning performances out it creates a bit of momentum, and the fans will help to carry that on.”
“Everybody’s thinking, ‘Where are we going to finish?’ but I don’t see any reason why Newcastle can’t qualify for Europe after the start they’ve made to the season.”
“If they do that then things could really take off, just like they did when I joined the club in the Second Division in 1992.”
“The commitment you show sort of projects onto the terraces, and vice versa. The fans will back you all the way.”
“I think there’s still more to come from this Newcastle team.”
Paul joined Newcastle from Sunderland and played three seasons and 77 times for Newcastle, before he rejoined Sunderland in 1995, but left to rejoin Kevin Keegan at Fulham in 1997.
If Newcastle can win at home against Wolves ion Saturday, that will stand us in very good stead for the next game at home to Sunderland.
If we can win both those games we will be flying high, that’s for sure.
Howay The Lads!!