We watched the Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal game last Wednesday night, and they are certainly two top teams, and one thing we noticed about both sides was that every single player was willing to work their socks off for the side.
Alan Pardew – consistency is the challenge of this Newcastle side
But they were not too much different from what we’ve seen from Newcastle United in these last three games, and once they lose the ball our players close down the opposing players, and make it very difficult for them to play their game.
If Newcastle can keep playing like we have in those last three games against the lesser teams in the league, like Norwich and West Brom for example, then there’s no reason why Newcastle cannot have a very good season.
And it just so happens that our next two games are at home to Norwich City and West Brom, with the West Brom now starting to play very well under former Newcastle assistant coach Steve Clarke, and but for a very poor referee decision in added time that gave Chelsea a penalty, West Brom would have beaten Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Good teams like Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund play at their top form whatever the level of the opposition, and that’s what Newcastle have got to start doing – and that’s a good definition of what consistency is in football – playing at your top level against every team.
Whether we can do that we don’t know, but there’s a good opportunity for Newcastle to show the last two results were not just a flash in the pan, and that they can also play at their top form and beat teams who are not in the top six.
What do you think?
Note: Ian Begg is a reader who recently found out that his Mom was very ill, and he has to return to Australia. Ian has a Platinum Club season ticket that has £700 left on it, and he is willing to sell it for £650 or a best offer.
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