The last time we won 6-0 was at QPR on 13th September and that was our 6th win in a row and we were playing Wolves at home four days later.
And (of course) that was obviously a 7th win in a row wasn’t it?
No – we played hopelessly and rightfully lost 2-0 and the bubble burst.
The similarities with the game at Preston on Saturday are obvious.
Simon Grayson – Preston North End manager
We played Wolves twice in four days and we will play Preston twice in four days – once in the EFL Cup.
And we also just happen to be on a six game winning streak and an eight game unbeaten run since we lost to – you guessed it – Wolves.
Everybody is also upbeat about Newcastle at the moment – just like after the phenomenal win at QPR.
Preston are a good side witnessed by their two games before they met us on Tuesday night, when they beat Norwich 1-0 at Carrow Road and previously had just beaten Huddersfield 3-1 at home.
Those were the two teams who had been above is in the league table recently,
Before Tuesday night the Lillywhites had gone seven games unbeaten including five wins and they had beaten Bournemouth away 3-2 after extra time in the previous round.
They are a team who have proved they can beat very good teams.
Manager Simon Grayson made 9 changes on Tuesday night to the side who beat Norwich 1-0 away and they will field their strongest possible team against Newcastle on Saturday afternoon.
As Rafa has already said they will be determined to put together a much improved performance on Saturday in front of their home supporters to make up for the heavy defeat at St. James’ Park.
If our players go into this game expecting anything but a very tough and very difficult game we will lose.
So this is a good test of just how much our players heave learned from Rafa this season on what it takes to keep winning.
It’s a potential banana skin and we must respect Preston – who are certainly in-form and a side who have moved up the table over the last six weeks.
Rafa will give his press conference for this game early tomorrow afternoon and he is almost certain to say this could be a difficult and dangerous game for Newcastle.
What do you think?