There’s nothing like winning games to change the way people think.
Alan Shearer – Champions League for Newcastle – why not?
Draws these days are not much good, they’re better than a defeat yes, but only by one point, and it’s wins that gets those points on the board – all three of them.
So when Newcastle put a string of five wins together to go from 44 points from 28 games to 59 points from 33 games things change, and some of those changes are pundit’s opinions, as well as Newcastle’s position in the league table.
Newcastle have now passed Chelsea on points and are tied with Tottenham, and if they can keep this form going in the last five games of the season, then Newcastle will make a European Champions place and 4th top of the league.
That would be incredible.
Alan Shearer had thought top four was out of reach for Newcastle a few weeks ago, but after Newcastle’s stunning run he’s changed his mind a bit, and we don’t blame him:
“Everyone’s been saying they’ll maybe finish fifth or sixth, but they’ve now got a real opportunity to go on and finish fourth.”
“Why not? They keep on going and getting results and keep on entertaining and it’s a great story. Alan Pardew and his players deserve tremendous credit for the way they’ve played this year.”
“The whole team has done fantastically well. But for Papiss Cisse to come in like he has and to score 10 in nine games is a great achievement. We hope that continues.”
Newcastle have looked a very solid team these last several games, and of course we were very unlucky to only draw at Arsenal when they scored that 95th minute winner six games ago at the Emirates.
And the lads believe they can do well, so that confidence is not a problem at Newcastle.
Newcastle play Stoke City in eight days time at St. James’ Park, and all that matters then is to get another win.
On the same day Chelsea are at Arsenal and Tottenham are at QPR, so those are two difficult games for the opposition, two London derbies, and that’s just one reason why a 6th win on the trot would be very nice for the Magpies, thank you very much.
And then we’ll take it from there.
Howay The Lads!!