This Could Be A Banana Skin For Newcastle

Most of the lads will be training over the next week and getting ready for the next test for Newcastle, which is a home game against  Norwich City, and since that’s a game we should win – it could be a banana skin.

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Chris Hughton – coming back to Newcastle on November 23rd

With the last two great results, St. James’ Park should be packed full a week on Saturday, and of course it’s important a sold-out crowd can roar on the lads to victory, and that’s exactly what happened against Chelsea.

Cheick Tiote is suspended from the second leg of the Ivory  Coast World Cup play-off tie against Senegal,and he’s stayed behind in Newcastle, and the vice-captain seems glad of the rest:

“I think it’s important to have a little break because we don’t want to think now everything is easy,”   “It’s important to have a one-week break and then when we come back we can focus again.”

“We need to keep the momentum we have built in the last couple of weeks.” “We just need to carry on doing the same things. Not many teams can come to White Hart Lane and win.”

“It shows the result against Chelsea wasn’t a one-off and if we continue to do the same thing every week we will have a chance to win.” I cannot say we are going to finish fourth and fifth.”

“It’s too early. We just have to try to do everything we did in the last two games and we will have a chance of winning more games.”

The Norwich game is very like when we played Hull City, because in the previous four games before Hull, we had drawn with West Ham,  and then won three in a row against Fulham, Morecambe and Aston Villa, and we should be able to beat Hull City – yeah sure.

But we didn’t, and the amazing thing happened and we managed to give three poor goals away and lost the game 3-2, and in 11 games Hull have scored only 9 goals – and three of those came against Newcastle away. 🙁

So this is why we think games like Norwich are the acid test for this Newcastle side, because the lads can always get up for a Chelsea or a Tottenham – but how about a Norwich City?

It’s an area Newcastle have to get much better at – and become more consistent at – and beating Norwich will be a step towards that much sought after consistency.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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