About the best you can do with any result in the English Premier League is to win and keep a clean sheet.
Jonas scores against Wolves
And although Newcastle did not play well last Sunday afternoon, that’s exactly what the lads did against Norwich City at St. James’ Park, although that second half was very hard on the nerves, and Norwich came back well, to their credit.
It will be another tough game at West Brom on Sunday afternoon, but all Premier League games are tough, wherever the opposing team is positioned in the league – we found that out against Wolves recently at home.
West Brom were the better side at St. James’ Park when they beat us 3-2 in December, and their quick counter-attacks often caught us short at the back, so hopefully Alan Pardew and the players will have looked over that game, and worked out how to cope with them on Sunday.
A win would see Newcastle reach 50 points for the first time since 2006, when we finished in 7th place with 58 points and last qualified for Europe.
Jonas Guttierrez has commited his future to Newcastle, and of course he’s quite a character on Tyneside, and he even started at left back on Sunday and played well there too.
But Jonas will play anywhere in the Newcastle side, and along with captain Fabricio Coloccini, the two Argentine Internationals have both given Newcastle great service, through thick and thin, since they both arrived in the summer of 2008.
That seems about ten years ago!
Jonas is right when he has said today on the Newcastle web-site, the Magpies cannot make any mistakes on Sunday:
“It’s always difficult away from home, but even more so in this league,” “We’ll have to be focused and concentrate for the 90 minutes.”
“We know that we can score and that we can get a clean sheet as well, because all the team is defending really well in the last couple of weeks.”
“But we’ll have to be focused and not make mistakes, because in this league if you make a mistake, you concede a goal.” “So we have to make sure that we don’t make them.”
Three points at The Hawthorns on Sunday and we will be flying high with 50 points from 30 games, and still 8 games to rack up even more points, and possibly even climb higher in the league table.
We can surprise ourselves this season with where we can end up, if the lads only concentrate on the next game and take absolutely nothing for granted.
The only thing that matters now is to somehow get the win at West Brom on Sunday.
Howay The Lads!!