When we looked again at the 0-0 draw at Norwich last Saturday, Newcastle could have lost that game 1-0 at the death – and the three minutes of injury time was almost up when Grant Holt had a chance with a header that he put wide, but we’ve seen the Norwich man head those home many a time - and if he had done that, it would be another devastating defeat for the Magpies - and it would have been 10 defeats in the last 12 league games.
Tim Krul - AC Milan interested
But hey, if didn’t happen, and we broke our four game losing streak - so maybe that’s a sign that our luck may be changing – but we must take all three point against Reading on Saturday.
If we cannot beat Reading at home – like Newcastle they are yet to win their first game on the road this season, and things will not look good – and we should also have Yohan Cabaye starting the game and Colo hopefully will put in another professional performance for Newcastle, and it could even be his last game for the club – heaven forbid.
Tim Krul is being scouted by AC Milan and the Newcastle goalkeeper had this to say in the local papers today:
“We’re in a dogfight – especially with the way other results have gone for us.” “We want to be looking back up the table, and to do that we need a few wins under our belt.” “That’ll give us some breathing space.”
“We need to kick on from here and beat Reading.” “It’s one of those things where we are.” “We’ve had injuries, but we’re not going to make excuses – they’re in the past now. The spirit is good and we must keep moving forward.”
“We could’ve lost in the last second at Norwich (tell me about it), and then things would’ve been different.” “That was a bit of luck, and we needed it. Last season everything went for us.”” “It’s important to win against Reading.
“We’ll have 52,000 Geordies behind us screaming for a win.”
This season is getting far too like our relegation season four years ago, when in the second half of the season we went on a terrible run of results and just couldn’t recover in time.
A second relegation in four years will be devastating for the club - absolutely and completely devastating – so a win will certainly lift some of the gloom and doom on Tyneside.
But since we are now 4 points behind Fulham and Sunderland, it will take some time to get away from the relegation zone – even if we start picking up some points.
And Southampton’s 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge last night, when they came back from being 2-0 down in the second half - puts them one point above Newcastle.
Demba Ba scored Chelsea’s first goal.
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