We were hoping Newcastle could make it three wins in a row for the first time this year in our last game against Aston Villa at home, but even after going ahead in the first half we couldn’t hold onto the lead against a side that had picked up only three draws and 3 points in its last 15 games – and the game ended at 1-1.
Fab Coloccini after scoring in the monsoon last Saturday
That was a disappointment as Steve McClaren admitted yesterday in his press conference for the Boxing Day game at home to Everton.
So as usual – we’ll just have to wait and see which team turns up on Saturday to play against the Toffees, who have 23 points and are 6 points above us in 10th place in the league.
It would be good to close that gap to 3 points on Saturday in the 5:30 pm kick-off game.