There are a number of players who are playing well for Newcastle at the moment, and they include Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Loic Remy, Cheick Tiote and Loic Remy.
Vurnon Anita – in great form for Newcastle
And one pp[layer who has improved and is playing very well this season is Vurnon Anita, who is pushing hard for a first team place and when he came on early in the second half on Saturday for Cheick, Newcastle didn’t lose a beat.
Alan Pardew has praised the Dutchman today in the local papers:
“It was a shame to lose Cheick, because he’s been brilliant,” “But you couldn’t see the seam with Vurn. He’s really at it.”
“I was really disappointed I couldn’t find a place in the team after City. That’s a nice option to have.”
“It was a great bit of skill for the second goal, real class,” “I was delighted for him.”
And certainly Anita was delighted after that second goal he made for Loic Remy, and Vurnon himself celebrated with the crowd, because the goal guaranteed Newcastle another famous win at St. James’ Park.
It’s the good form shown by players like Anita, Debuchy and Remy and others this season, that can propel Newcastle into a much higher position in the league table by the end of the year.
And the next two games are important – a difficult one at Tottenham next Sunday, and then an easy one – at least on paper – at home to Norwich.
Newcastle must play well in both games, and try to get some consistency into their play, and that lack of consistency has been our Achilles heel so far this season.
What do you think?