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It’s Something Newcastle Didn’t Do Last Season

10:17 am, Sunday, November 24th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 10 Comments

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.

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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?

Whoops. :D

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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 roy // Nov 24, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    We did not score goals like the two we scored yesterday last season poachers goals. If Pardew, can bring in a few decent players in January there is no reason that we should not have a really good season.

  • 2 bobby mango // Nov 24, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Here’s some more positives for this season – we’ve already won more away games this season than last. But the most remarkable – yesterday we SCORED FROM A CORNER!!!

  • 3 RonVanDam // Nov 24, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    I’m betting pards to win manager of the month.

  • 4 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Nov 24, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Ron
    If we beat West Brom he will cos I think we will be the only team in November to win all our games

  • 5 Whumpie // Nov 24, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Good rounded viewpoint Ed.
    Anyone else think Norwich’s goal was an absolute corker? To beat Colo and still get that much power and accuracy.. cudos.

  • 6 Black and White with an army lol // Nov 24, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    we better win next week it’s my birthday so i’m going to the match with my 2 brothers

  • 7 Black and White with an army lol // Nov 24, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    all in all though Pardew has a habit of f**king up records so it would probably be the next 3 games of losses since we’ve won our last 3 games

  • 8 John Tudor // Nov 24, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    excellent win not playing ninety mins tho, still under achieving is this due to poor leadership?

  • 9 Constanstine // Nov 24, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    It’s now up to MA this January on how he wants to end the season. We have such a good foundation in this squad, best since the season we finished 5th. Let’s not make the same mistake….

  • 10 Malta Mag // Nov 24, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Still sniping at Alan Pardew!!!! Amazing that some people can never be content. We’ll get the old “no ambition” quote being put under wraps till our next blip but it never goes away for long. I honestly believe that my pre season prediction of 7th could be surpassed because I see nothing in the teams I predicted to finish above us. We’ve not only got a top team but a very underrated squad if only people would actually look.




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