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.
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?
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