Newcastle are an inconsistent side, and one way to look at yesterday’s performance and result against Chelsea, is that we were again massively inconsistent, and by all accounts we should have lost the game yesterday, but we didn’t, and we won it fair and square against one of England’s top sides, who have the great Jose Mourinho back at the helm.
Yoan Gouffran heading home the first goal yesterday
And we know Jose is a great manager because he learned everything from the great Sir Bobby Robson, when Bobby was managing on the continent in the 1990s, and Mourinho became his assistant.
But now the big question is can Newcastle keep producing this type of performance on a regular basis, particularly against the poorer sides in the league – like Sunderland for example?
The next four league games are against Tottenham (a), Norwich (h), West Brom (h) and Swansea (a).
We should win the two home games, so there’s the challenge – can we take 6 points out of Norwich and West Brom?
And we should approach those two games with the same determination and spirit that we approached yesterday’s game, and we have to remember that no game is easy in the Premier League, as Jose Mourinho found out yesterday.
The next game is at Tottenham, and Spurs have had some troubles at home this season, drawing one and losing one of their five home league games so far.
If we can win the two home league games and draw the away games, then that’s 8 points from those four games, which is a good return and we’d then have 22 points from 14 games which is not too bad.
Winning games is what will propel Newcastle up the league table, and it was also nice to have a two goal league win yesterday, to improve our goal difference, which is now -2, and it’s worse than all the eight teams above us in the league table.
Yesterday was the first time we won by two goals in the league since we beat Southampton 4-2 at St. James’ Park back on 24th February, and that’s when Colo hurt his back in that first half.
That was 23 league games ago,
So the performance yesterday certainly gives fans some hope, that we can do well in the league this season. assuming the lads can get some consistency into their play.
Comments always welcome.