Newcastle have six games to play next month, starting at Swansea on Saturday, and that’s tough game to start the month with, and the other games include the two legged tie against FC Anzhi Makhachkala in the round of the last 16 of the Europa League, and if we can get to the quarter finals the competition there are some good teams left, so we could get a plum draw in the quarter finals.
Rob Elliot – could be in goal for all six games
When Chris Hughton was managing the club with the help of Colin Calderwood, they used to break the season down into small groups of games, and have points targets for those games, and it’s something that Alan Pardew may also be doing through the end of this season – since it’s important to get as many points as we can in the remaining 11 league games.
We have four league games next month, and every one of them except perhaps the game at Manchester City is winnable – if Newcastle can keep up their excellent form of late.
Here are the six games we will play next month:
Sat 02 15:00 A Swansea City PREM Thu 07 17:00 A FC Anzhi UEFA Sun 10 15:00 H Stoke City PREM Thu 14 20:05 H FC Anzhi UEFA Sun 17 16:00 A Wigan Athletic PREM Sat 30 15:00 A Manchester City PREM
We host Stoke City a week on Sunday following our game in Russia, and it will be very important to win that specific game, as Stoke at the moment are 3 points above us in 10th position – and the Newcastle squad have shown that we can field two very good teams and get the wins in Europe and in the Premier League – as we did in our last two games.
Obviously the target for Europe is to get through to the quarter finals with the two games against FC Anzhi Makhachkala, and then anything can happen.
I’d like to think we can three wins out of the four games.
How many points do you think we will take out of out four league games?
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