38 year-old former Liverpool and Fulham midfielder Danny Murphy is now a successful football pundit for the BBC, after he had a successful playing career and played nine times for England.
Newcastle have 4 points from our last three games against Chelsea, Manchester City and Norwich and that´s not a bad return from those three matches, even though we were hammered 6-1 at City – we played very well in the first half.
We’ve also scored 9 of our 12 leage goals in the last three games.
Danny Murphy – thinks Newcastle are improving
Our next game is at Sunderland which is always a difficult game especially over the last two and a half seasons when we have lost the lot – the first time we have ever lost five games on the trot to Sunderland.
Danny talked yesterday about the upcoming Tyne-Wear derby which take place on Sunday with an early noon-time kickoff:
“I would be much more optimistic as a Newcastle fan than a Sunderland one at the moment, not just because of the result yesterday.”
“The performances over the last couple of weeks – the first half against Manchester City, the game against Chelsea – they are showing signs that they can improve, they have got some goals in their team.'”
“You look at Sunderland and you think ‘where the goals are going to come from?'”
Sunderland are bottom on 3 points and we are 3rd bottom on 6 points – that´s after 9 games played.
If Newcastle lose at the Stadium of Light it will end some of the momentum we built up with our 6-2 home win over Norwich City.
But recent form doesn´t mean too much in these games and unless our lads turn up and are ready for a very tough game, we could even lose our 6th game in a row to the Black Cats.
We´re hoping for a Newcastle win which will keep up our recent momentum.