One of my favorite songs from eons and eons ago was Three Steps To Heaven by the great Eddie Cochran – and while I couldn’t think of three steps – there are two steps to heaven for Newcastle United, given where we are at the moment, and we can be even more efficient than the late 1950s rocker.
Eddie Cochran – he had three steps to heaven
Newcastle can be more efficient
It’s been extremely quiet on the Newcastle front since Wigan were defeated by Swansea on Tuesday night – which gives us a pathway to safety – a lifeline that maybe we don’t deserve – but we have to help ourselves now – which will be a change given the last four games.
There is one Premier League game on Saturday and that’s Aston Villa vs Chelsea – and you have to think there’s decent chance that Chelsea can win that game at Villa Park, which has a kick-off time of 12:45pm.
And then at 5:30pm it will be good watch the FA Cup Final between Manchester City and Wigan and see how Wigan do – and watch them get tires in preparation for their game at Arsenal on Tuesday night – but if we play our cards right that game could become irrelevant.
On Sunday Newcastle play at QPR – and as captain Coloccini said today – “QPR have nothing to play for and we have everything to play for” – with the emphasis on everything.
That’s so right – but it doesn’t say we will win.
However we are hoping that our lads will come out like a steam train for the game on Sunday – and play their hearts out and get a win – and if we can do that it will be our first win in five games – so we are due a win.
And lo and behold – if we can beat QPR on Sunday – and Chelsea beat Aston Villa on Saturday – we are safe, and that’s essentially because Wigan’s last game is against Aston Villa – work it out – it’s true.
It’s Mother’s Day in the US this Sunday, and our family are going out to dinner a short three hours after the Newcastle game finishes, and my son Neil and I are hoping we can celebrate Newcastle’s safety at that time.
So in just two simple steps – it’s possible that Newcastle could be safe on Sunday – and be in heaven (also known as The Premier League) for next season, and we can all start to dream again.
It’s very hard to dream when you are relegated – we know that – because we went through hell and high water and agony and pain four years ago.
We don’t want to experience that ever again.
So it’s over to the players and Alan Pardew.
Howay The Lads!!.
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