Newcastle got the job done yesterday, and got all 3 points against Norwich City, and now we have a healthy 20 points from 12 games, and something we pointed our yesterday – we were on 20 points after 21 games in last season’s nightmare season.
Alan Pardew - trying to instill consistency into Newcastle
Newcastle did get three wins in a row earlier in the season, but one of them was the win at Morecambe in the League Cup, but now we have three league wins in a row, and it’s something we didn’t get at all of last season.
So where Newcastle stand at the moment is in a good position in the league table, but it seems people are not getting carried way with things – with Newcastle always able to shock – both on the positive and negative side of things.
The game yesterday was another potential banana skin for Newcastle, but even though it looked a bit dodgy with 10 minutes to go, after Norwich had scored – it was a good win – and we played well enough , although nowhere near our best form.
West Brom will provide a much bigger test in next Saturday’s late kick-off game, but that may be to Newcastle’s advantage, because the players will be ready for a tough game against a good side, managed by Newcastle’s former coach Steve Clarke – who was the assistant to Ruud Gullit back in 1998-1999..
And the two games after that will also be a challenge – on the road again – at Swansea City and Manchester United.
There’s room for cautious optimism among the fans, especially if Newcastle can bring two or three good players in during the January transfer window, whowill further strengthen the side.
But notice how I didn’t get carried away, and never even mentioned qualifying for Europe in this article?
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