Newcastle Gave Us Some Hope On Saturday – But That´s All

Usually when we win a game – which has not been too often over the last year – we go just a little bit crazy and everything is hunky dory and great – and there´s a huge relief we have actually won a game for a change.

We think about 3 points and that´s better then just one point and a whole lot better than nothing – which is what we have taken from 13 of our games this season.

But it was a little bit different on Saturday night after we had seen Newcastle perform against West Brom as though we were a top six side.


Steve McClaren – on Saturday on touchline

And let´s get this straight – it was a brilliant and heart-warming performance from every single Newcastle United player – they made us proud on Saturday night – they played for the shirt – every last one of them.

And that was after we were furious with their performance a few short days before that at Goodison Park.

At Everton we were asleep in the first half and played like a relegation side and were comical in  giving away those two penalties at the death.

So one question now is – which Newcastle side will turn up at Chelsea next Saturday for the last game for 18 days before we visit Stoke?

The truth is we have no idea.

Make no mistake – everything now is not OK – one swallow does not a summer make.

And there are too many times this season that a great performance has been followed up with a (very) poor performance.

Newcastle are a complete enigma this season – we cannot work them out and the same goes for manager Steve McClaren – who before the game was under intense pressure to get the win.

Before Saturday 21 points from 24 games with the squad we have was simply unacceptable – and rightly so.

We don´t think Steve has done a particularly good coaching job so far this season, but we are also very willing that everything turns around from now on through the end of season.

It´s OK with us if Steve McClaren becomes a (very) successful Newcastle manager – that would be great!

But Saturday was only one game and the Everton game was only one game.

We hope our lads will give another great fighting performance on Saturday in London, but we seem to be a different team on the road.

That´s not good enough and Newcastle have to try to win every single game from now on – home or away – and that goes for the game at Stamford Bridge.

We have been let down far too many times this season by having put in some good (great) performances against the likes of Norwich, Liverpool, Tottenham and West Ham only to play poorly in subsequent games – and of course it´s been so frustrating.

Newcastle are a Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde side.

So we are now hoping the good doctor turns up at Stamford Bridge on Saturday – and if we can win that game then we promise we will be celebrating 100% again.

We may even talk about the Champions League.


Howay The Lads!!