Newcastle are the form team at the moment in the English Premier League.
Harry Redknapp – it’s a miracle at Newcastle – Alan has done fantastic
And if that form can continue for the next three weeks, and over the four games still to be played, Newcastle could be in the Champions League next season.
As the lads stand at the moment, we are 3 points above 5th placed Tottenham, but our goal difference is poor, so we’ll have to beat both Tottenham and Chelsea on points, to get 4th position in the league.
And of course we are only 3 points behind 3rd placed Arsenal with a game in hand, but it will be tough to overhaul the Gunners, but 3rd place is the position Bobby Robson had us in back in 2003, when we last qualified for the Champions League.
Harry Redknapp is having some difficulties at Tottenham at the moment, but that’s what happens when you beat Newcastle 5-0. 😀
Since they hammered us 5-0, with that great display at White Hart Lane on February 11th, they have just one win and three draws in their 9 league games played for 6 points.
By contrast Newcastle followed the 5-0 demolition with two draws and then six wins on the trot for a total of 20 points – so we’ve gained 14 points on Tottenham over the last 9 games – unbelievable.
Harry had some good things to say about Newcastle over the weekend:
“I don’t think there is any pressure on Newcastle,” “What Alan has done there is fantastic, it’s a miracle really. To get them in the position they’re in has been a great achievement.”
“They can relax and play. No-one expected them to be anywhere near where they are. You have to give them credit for what they have done.”
“They do look good at the moment. They have three fantastic forwards and they are playing very well.”
In our relegation season we were near the bottom of the league after Kevin Keegan left in early September of 2008, and so were Tottenham until Harry arrived in October of 2008, and he did wonders for the side, and they have been flying high ever since then.
And it was only in January of 2008 that he turned Newcastle down at the last minute, after Sam Allardyce had been fired, and we thought we could have been like Tottenham if Harry had taken the Magpies’ job – but instead we ended up getting relegated the next year.
But Alan Pardew has done at least as well as Harry did initially at Tottenham, in reviving the sleeping giant – which is Newcastle United.
It’s not often that I receive emails from fans of other clubs saying how well Newcastle have done this season, and how great our fans are – but I received a couple of such emails yesterday.
All Newcastle have to do now is to win the last four games of the season, come hell or high water – and then the miracle of the 2011-2012 season will be complete.
It’s a miracle alright.
Howay The Lads!!