Newcastle have already equaled their six wins on the trot record of March and April of 2012, when we won six league games on the trot before going down 4-0 at Wigan, so the end came unexpectedly and it was a heavy defeat over two years ago.
Kevin Keegan in the 1990 – 8 wins in a row for Newcastle
The last time Newcastle won 7 games in a row was way back in 1995 from 16th September though 25th October when we won five Premier League games in a row and three League Cup ties in a row, before we drew 1-1 in the league at Tottenham on 29th October to break the streak.
That was when the great Kevin Keegan was in charge of Newcastle and today at Upton Park we get the chance to go seven wins on the trot, if we can somehow get all 3 points today,
But the bad news is that it looks like goalkeeper Tim Krul could miss the game with an ankle injury, although it seems Fab Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Cheick Tiote and Manu Riviere are all available.
West Ham will also be missing one of their two top strikers in Enner Valencia, and Diafra Sakho is doubtful, although Andy Carroll should start the game today, and he could be a handful.
And since Newcastle have won all of our games in November so far, a win or even a draw today could see Alan Pardew pick up the Manager of the Month award for November.
But first things first, and it’s important today that the lads play well and are solid at the back, especially with Rob Elliot likely to get his first appearance in the league this season, if Tim doesn’t make it.
It’s interesting that when you look back on Kevin Keegan’s record at Newcastle in the 1990’s, there are several times when we had five and six wins on the trot.
Those were the days alright – but today could be a great day for Newcastle fans – if we manage to beat the Hammers, like we did in this fixture last season.
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