The match yesterday between Arsenal and Newcastle was a great game to watch – as long as you were not a Newcastle fan – and once again those last 20 minutes were hard to watch as Arsenal scored four goals.
Gabby Obertan - playing well for Newcastle
Newcastle now have an important game on Wednesday night against Everton at St. James’ Park, and no doubt the lads will be going all out for the win, and since we now seem to be able to create some good chances and put the ball in the back of the net – there’s some likelihood we could even win that game with a good performance, and hopefully we’ll have both Mike Williamson and Vurnon Anita back in the side.
It’s really hard as a fan to take the last two months, with just 7 points from the last 33 points we’ve played for – but there is hope around the corner – the cavalry is coming – as Yohan Cabaye and Steven Taylor are due to return in just over two weeks time – and that should help us big time.
And yes, there’s no doubt that Newcastle must start winning games, to taking us up that league table, and to be quite honest we couldn’t care less about the Europa League and the FA Cup – they are simply distractions as long as we in some danger of – dare we mention it – relegation.
The game against Everton is really vital and 3 points will lift the doom and gloom gathering over Tyneside, but after that we should have Cabaye and Steven Taylor back – and who knows we even get some new players through the door next month.
But it’s defenders we want to see, and the other parts of the side look OK – with players like Vurnon Anita, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabby Obertan and Gael Bigirimana taking their chances, and starting to perform well in the first team.
Maybe it’s just a few more games until we can see Newcastle play like we did for most of last season.
Let’s try to keep the faith and support the lads, the manager and the coaches, through these tough times – and who knows better things may lie ahead before the end of the season in May.
That’s what we are hoping at the moment.
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