We’re not the first ones to note that Newcastle had five local lads starting on Wednesday night at Selhurst Park, and the team fought like crazy, and near the end of the game against all odds, when we were down to 10 men, we still managed to win the game when Adam Armstrong brilliantly set up the equalizer for Paul Dummett – two Newcastle lads.
Adam Armstrong – very impressive on Wednesday night
It’s always good to have local lads in the side, because they know what Newcastle United are all about, but we also have to think that our new players know what they have to do to get the support of the Newcastle fans – give 100% every single game.
The players have done that over the last two games, and not only have we got something out of each game, but the team has been supported to the end, and the Newcastle support at Crystal Palace was just phenomenal – and the team gave the traveling fans what they wanted – a good win.
And that’s when there have been organized protests by an anonymous against the manager Alan Pardew.
We have lost the last 10 games we have played against Manchester City – who we play in the next round of the Capital One Cup – but anything can happen in football, so let’s hope the highly paid City players are over-confident for the game at the Etihad Stadium – you never know what might happen.
There’s news today that Adam Armstrong may even start at Stoke on Monday night, but with Papiss Cisse and Yoan Gouffran again available for that game we think Adam will start on the bench, but he’s almost certain to play some part after he looked so good on Wednesday night.
Adam provides something we are in short supply of so far this season – a player who can both create and score goals – and the 17 year-old looked the part at Palace.
Dummett was dangerous when he went forward, Jack Colback gave a display of going all out for the full 120 minutes of the game, Sammy Ameobi had some decent moments on the left wing, and Steven Taylor had a solid enough game in central defense alongside Coloccini.
Five Englishmen in the starting line-up is unusual for Newcastle, and all being Newcastle lads is even more unusual, but it was a great win for the side.
It seems to us the passion of these local lads is rubbing off nicely on the new arrivals, and we look for another fighting performance at Stoke City on Monday night from every single Newcastle player, and if the lads can do that – who knows – we may even win the game.
What do you think?
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