It’s always good if a side after having their winning run ended can come back quickly with another win – and that is possible for Newcastle who travel to Burnley on Tuesday night in the Premier League.
Alan Pardew – on the sidelines yesterday
But Newcastle will be without both Moussa Sissoko and Jack Colback for that game so it is another patched up side with nine players currently out through injury – Tim Krul, Fab Coloccini, Rolando Aarons, Mehdi Abeid, Davide Santon, Ryan Taylor, Gabriel Obertan, Siem de Jong and Jonas Gutierrez.
There was always going to be pressure on Alan Pardew once the winning run ended – by those who have invested a lot in wanting him out of the club.
And there is even a report out today that says it could be a nightmare for Newcastle before Christmas – and that we could lose our next five games.
Now there’s some positive thinking for you.
But Newcastle are Newcastle – and the club has never believed in doing things in half measures – so it’s going to be an important game at Burnley on Tuesday night for us.
And the Lancashire side, who are second bottom of the table right now, have two wins and a draw in their last three league games.
A win would be terrific before we face Chelsea on Saturday, and the London side were held to a 0-0 draw at Sunderland yesterday, the first time they haven’t scored this season Chelsea that is.
Here’s our games in the next month – so we are playing some very good sides – home and away.
December: Tue 02 19:45 A Burnley Sat 06 12:45 H Chelsea Sat 13 17:30 A Arsenal Wed 17 19:45 A Tottenham - Capital One Cup Sun 21 13:30 H Sunderland Fri 26 15:00 A Man Utd Sun 28 16:15 H Everton
However, some of the top clubs this season – including Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham and even Everton having exactly been at the top of their game, so Newcastle can still do well in those fixtures next month, if we can play like we’ve played over the last couple of months.
And we should have players like Fab Coloccini, Rolando Aarons, Mehdi Abeid, Davide Santon, Jonas Gutierrez, Siem de Jong and Ryan Taylor fit again soon, and that should help.
Howay The Lads!!
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