One of the few players who has performed well for Newcastle this season, very well in fact, and is a better player than last season, is our 21 year-old Italian International full-back Davide Santon – and isn’t it wonderful what a Geordie girlfriend can do for your football. .
Davide Santon – been one of Newcastle’s best players this season
Davide has been in fine form and so much so that Italian clubs Roma and his former club Inter-Milan would like to take him back to Italy, but this lad’s going nowhere.
Newcastle are coming off another disappointing defeat at Craven Cottage on Monday night, after we managed to break the four game losing streak against Wigan, who of course were down to 10 men after only 12 minutes, and that made it a little easier.
Manchester City will be smarting after losing the Manchester derby at home in injury time to their rivals Manchester United, who are now 6 points clear of them at the top of the Premier League, and for Newcastle we’ll be trying to get only our 5th win of the season.
This is what Davide said to nufcTV today:
“I think the team has to do the best performance against Manchester City, because Manchester City this week lost against Manchester United.” “They will be really angry because they lost.”
“They’ll come to Newcastle for a win – but we are angry as well.” “They’re a really big team and we’ll have to play at our best to win the game.”
Newcastle will have to play at the top of their game, and a lot better than we played on Monday night, especially in that first 30 minutes when we were surprisingly over-run by a mediocre Fulham side, who hadn’t won in their previous 7 games.
It doesn’t look like many of our readers are too confident about the outcome of Saturday’s game either – with 72% think we’ll lose that game – and we should let Alan Pardew and the players know about the poll – and maybe they can go out and prove us all wrong and win the game.
We’d like to see a Newcastle win – which is probably the only result that will significantly lift the gloom on Tyneside at the moment.
For the record, Davide Santon has appeared 46 times for Newcastle, but he still has to score his first goal for the club – but he’ looking a very good buy at just £5M.
Maybe he can score on Saturday?
Here’s the current poll results – and you can still vote – one vote per reader
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