I woke up about an hour ago at 2:30 am eastern time, and had to think who I was, where I was, and how Newcastle had fared yesterday – quickly – and in that order.
Yohan Cabaye – had good game yesterday
I accomplished the first two tasks fairly quickly, and then a smile came on my face as I remembered the 2-1 win at Cardiff City yesterday – and of course it was a good win that all Newcastle fans had wanted to see, after our previous two successive league defeats.
We now have a respectable 10 points from 7 league games, and have won three of our last five league games, and are placed around mid-table.
The first 45 minutes was probably the best Newcastle have played so far this season, and we looked lethal and created chance after chance in that first half, with slick passing play, good movement and last bit nor least – determination.
There’s no doubt we have some very good players in the squad, and Loic Remy with two goals and Yohan Cabaye with an excellent first half performance were the stars yesterday, with Mike Williamson also adding some strength and heading ability at the back.
So it’s hardly surprising that’s the order in our Man of the Match poll, with Remy having 64% of the vote, Cabaye having 20% and Mike coming in 3rd with 6%.
But even in the second half there was some loose play that gave Cardiff City their goal, so the big challenge of this Newcastle side is to turn up for each and every game this season, and become a consistently good side.
Certainly if we can do that, Newcastle could have another good season like we had two years ago, when we finished 5th top.
That would be something.
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