It was really a very welcome win for Newcastle at Villa Park yesterday, and the lads played very well and we are now on 7 points along with the two Manchester clubs and Chelsea – so we haven’t made too bad a start to the season, and who knows we could be a lot better than we think. However it would have been good to have gained a few points on those teams after the first four games
Just kidding. 😀
Yoan Gouffran after scoring a very good goal
The mood of the Geordie fans at the end of the summer transfer window was not good but now Newcastle have won three game sin a row, including the Capital One Cup[ and then you looked at the starting eleven today it was strong, and the bench was very strong.
It’s not too surprising that Alan Pardew was delighted with the performance, and this is what the Newcastle manager had to say after the game:
“We were really, really good. For the first time we had an offensive look to us which I don’t think I have seen from the sidelines since Demba Ba left and it bodes well for games coming in the future.”
“Injuries last year were a massive problem and it sounds like an excuse that the manager keeps rolling out.” “But to have the quality of Gouffran coming off the bench fresh makes the difference.”
“That’s what Newcastle teams should look like today, and in Hatem Ben Arfa he was sublime. He was doing things anybody would pay £50 to watch.”
Loic Remy is going to be an excellent player for us, and he had a good game yesterday, and if he’s as good as we think he is, we should sign this lad permanently in early January.
And Ben Arfa was simply magnificent for Newcastle yesterday, not only because he scored a goal and made one, and made other chances that were not put away, but the lad also worked his socks off for Newcastle – a part of his game that is improving all the time.
Ben Arfa being molested after scoring first goal – made by Loic Remy
We think Ben Arfa saw what happened on Wednesday night at the Steve Harper benefit, and saw himself coming back to Newcastle after he retires in a good few years time, and being welcome back as a former legend.
And if Ben Arfa keeps up the form he has shown so far this season, he will definitely become a legend at the club.
And a note to the powers that be at Newcastle – sign this lad up for another five years – and quickly too.
He’s the type of player that gets people to football grounds, just as Alan Pardew says above.
It was a very good performance from our lads yesterday – we are proud of them.
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