Newcastle will play their next two games in the league at St. James’ Park and we hope there will be a good turnout from the fans, although in our last home game, when we actually won against a 10 man Wigan side, we had only 43,858 in attendance.
Ben Arfa – after scoring on Monday night
But there are some positives, and while we have picked up only 3 point sin the last three league games, we played well enough at Stoke and Fulham but didn’t get anything out of those games.
And we have the great Ben Arfa back in the side, and he showed at Fulham just how influential a player he has become in the Newcastle side.
Sloppy defending at both Stoke and Fulham cost Newcastle possibly even couple of wins, but that’s all woulda coulda shoulda – and until we start defending like we can – we’ll continue to come up short.
This is what Alan said in the local press today:
“We’ve got the Man City and QPR games – they loom large.” “There’s no reason why we can’t win both of those.” “We’ve got to go and attack Man City.” “If we play at that level in the second half at Fulham, we’ve got a chance.”
And is we cannot get any points at home don;t hold your breath for Newcastle getting any away points anytime soon because we have away games at the Emirates Stadium and Old Trafford after the QPR game.
There;’s a chance that Gabby Obertan will have recovered form that toe injury of his to be able to be in the squad for Saturday, and if he makes it, he could see some playing time in the second half on Saturday and we could have Ben Arfa and Obertan as two attacking wingers on the flanks.
Let us know how you think the game will go on Saturday.
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