Why Three League Wins In A Row Is Now Likely


Newcastle have had two great wins against Chelsea at home and Tottenham away in the last two league games, and things are looking up, and next up are Norwich City at home next Saturday.

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Alan Pardew – chance for manager to get 3 wins on the trot

And while we would normally think the game quite winnable, we’ve pointed out before that the Norwich game , after two wins in a row, is a bit like the Hull City game, when we also had two league wins in a  row, in fact three with a League Cup win at Morecambe.

And the Hull City game was simply a disaster for Newcastle.

And it’s the very fact that Alan Pardew will be drumming into his team what happened against Hull, when we let three sloppy goals in, that we think Newcastle have  a very good chance of getting all 3 points against Norwich – but it will not be easy.

We drew this game 0-0 last season and won 1-0 in the previous season when we finished 5th top, and we’d certainly take a 1-0 win next Saturday, which will give us three league wins in a row for the first time in two seasons.

Chris Hughton got his team back to winning ways in the last game at Carrow Road,  when they came back strongly in the second half to beat West Ham  3-1,  after being 1-0 down in the first half.

So it will be good to see Chris Hughton back at St. James’ Park again, after he was so great for the club, when we were down and out in the summer of 2009 after we were relegated – and we’ll never forget Chris’ fantastic contribution to Newcastle United in that time of need.

But we may have to send the Londoner back to Norwich without anything out of next Saturday’s game, and a home win could see us in the top eight come Saturday night.

That would be great.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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 £550 or a best offer.

Please see if you can help Ian out, and you can contact him by email at ian_s_begg@hotmail.com – thanks.

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18 comments so far

  • JackButler

    Nov 17, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #1

    We have the nasty habit of turning in a performance against the bigger side’s in the league when we are not expected to get anything but then we seem to go missing against side where we should be getting points.

    Typical Newcastle would be for us to beat Chelsea and Spurs, draw with Liverpool after playing with 10 men for the majority of the game then get beat buy a struggling Norwich side

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  • yo-yo

    Nov 17, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #2

    JB

    Very possible – That is the roller coaster of the Toon !

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 17, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #3

    Ed,
    I just checked as I thought we won this same game 1-0 again, it was 0-0 down there, they beat us 4-2 that year we finished fifth because Ashley wouldn’t buy us a CB.

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  • pottsclock

    Nov 17, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #4

    Jack,
    And knowing my luck, Bassong wil have a stormer of a game, score the winner and I’ll have to eat my words ! Such if life…

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  • JackButler

    Nov 17, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #5

    yo-yo

    We’ve done it all season, take the performances against Hull, Everton and Sunderland and those against Chelsea, Liverpool and Spur’s.

    The first three we simply didn’t turn up whereas the last three we fought like hell for everything and deservedly took 7 point’s.

    This is the part of our game that Pardew has to start to get right as we seem to only turn up when our backs are against the wall

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  • JackButler

    Nov 17, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #6

    pottsclock

    I’m with you on both Bassong and Cabaye, both refused to play for us when we needed them and I have lost respect for both as a result, if Cabaye does leave in January or in the summer I won’t lose any sleep over it (as long as we reinvest that money into the squad that is)

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  • yo-yo

    Nov 17, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #7

    bills

    Don’t you feel we’re winging it a little in terms of our wages policy.
    How do we compare with other mid table clubs ?
    How do we compare with clubs on the edge of the CL spots ?
    Even more to the point – how would we show ambition in terms of wages policy ?
    We know its steady mid table as our big performance objective and not worry about the Cups – but as I’ve said before – there is nothing quite so disillusioning for fans than lack of hope – even a teeny bit of hope – that we might actually go out and really try to win something. I don’t feel we have any hope under the present owner above a 6th or 7th place finish.

    I think footballers wages are obscene – but then bankers ‘remuneration’ is even more obscene. Maybe I’m just out of step of folk getting their just rewards on the modern world.

    As far as the club is concerned I’ve no problem with driving a hard bargain and taking on the agents but the ‘h’apporth of tar’ argument also applies – sometimes you need to go the extra mile… Wonder if the Gooners well documcnted wages policy was revised for Ozil ?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 17, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #8

    JB,
    Cabaye will be sold for what he’s really worth as opposed to Ashleys 20M as I can’t see him signing a new contract and Mashley won’t risk letting his contract run down.

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  • Moe

    Nov 17, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #9

    It’s neither your luck or his. The management mentality in the club is poor to say the least. The emphasis should not be on this game being Winable, this should not even be mentioned to the players.
    No game is won without playing! The emphasis imo should be to continue AND IMPROVE the hard work and to boss the game.

    We fall into the same trap over and over of players taking the game for granted. That Hull city game was a nightmare and SHOULD NOT happen again!

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  • JackButler

    Nov 17, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #10

    Jail

    Cabaye will go sooner or later as why would he want to stay when we are told that we simply can’t compete with the like’s of Norwich, Swansea, West Ham etc etc

    After all, it’s not as if we have a billionaire owner is it

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  • bills-son

    Nov 17, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #11

    Yo-yo,

    What is our wages policy specifically?

    It was good enough to get Debuchy, Sissoko and Mbiwa in Jan when other clubs were reportedly interested.

    Most on here focus on the fk up reasons why they reckon we don’t sign players without giving any credit to the club for the players we sign.

    Sheperd’s blank cheque policy wasted millions on fees and wages. That’s one thing his worst enemies can’t accuse Ashley of doing.

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  • Tayls

    Nov 17, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #12

    I voted for Santon playing LB and RB at the same time hehe

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  • scout

    Nov 17, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #13

    Who can’t compete with west ham and Norwich?

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  • JackButler

    Nov 17, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #14

    scout

    It’s what Pardew has told us, we simply can’t compete financially with those clubs

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  • yo-yo

    Nov 17, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #15

    bills

    Well I’m not sure exactly how it must work – I assume we have a cap at £70k a week or £3.5m a year. We’ve been bitten in the past so I’m all for caution – but I’m not for a stifling policy that prevents us moving upwards.
    If we had an elite level with 2-3 players of very high calibre who might get bonuses over that figure then I would have thought that okay.

    Yes I agree about the Shepherds. We’re still paying the price for the ‘glory years’ as that is where the £100m Mash loan came from… I suspect as concealed debts when Ash didn’t do his due diligence properly. I think we very possibly would have gone into administration if he had not bought the club – but that doesn’t mean I am eternally grateful and really like the way he runs it.

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  • andyc123

    Nov 17, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #16

    typical newcastle. win some big games and all of a sudden we already talking about crusing our next home game. sure this happend against hull. would be fantastic to get a win next week but if we dont then the slagging of the team will be on this blog fasster than mr pardrew will shake mr houghtons hand at full time. lets start getting realistic lads. were not a top 6 team! for a long time

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Nov 17, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #17

    Norwich are there for the taking, so long as we do not trifle about or try and get clever and sit on a 1 goal lead.

    They got a proper going over by the last attacking teams that have played them.

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  • Whumpie

    Nov 17, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #18

    I hope Hughton gets a song from us. Top bloke.

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