After Newcastle’s great come from behind win at Tottenham on Sunday – the third time in a row we have won the fixture – next up on Saturday in the late kick-off game is Aston Villa – who are bottom of the league.
So this is another test for Newcastle to see if we can beat teams at home we are expected to beat.
When you play the bottom of the league side at home you normally expect to win – but Newcastle are not the most consistent side in the league and we are just hoping our players realize just how important this game is.
Steve McClaren – Newcastle manager
A win would be simply great and would mean we have won five of the last nine games and got 16 points – not bad at all – but a defeat would be another disaster and we’ve already had too many of those this season – and this year for that matter.
This is also the last game before Christmas so perhaps the Newcastle players can give our fans a very nice Christmas present and all 3 points after all the trials and tribulations this year?