It’s expected to be another sellout at Newcastle today for the visit of 3rd bottom club Blackburn Rovers and should we be able to win this game today it will be the first time in 124 years that Newcastle have managed to win 10 games on the trot.
Since we drew with Aston Villa 1-1 back on September 25th, when they equalized in the last minute, we have played 9 games and won the lot including eight in the Championship that has seen us go 5 points above Brighton & Hove Albion and 9 points above 3rd placed Reading.
Rafa Benitez – looks happy enough
Here are those nine games we have won – scoring 25 goals and conceding 6 – half of those in one game against Norwich City.
September Wed 28 19:45 H Norwich City 4-3 October Sat 01 15:00 A Rotherham 1-0 Sat 15 15:00 H Brentford 3-1 Tue 18 19:45 A Barnsley 2-0 Sat 22 15:00 H Ipswich Town 3-0 Tue 25 17:45 H Preston 6-0 Sat 29 15:00 A Preston 2-1 November Sat 05 15:00 H Cardiff City 2-1 Sun 20 13:15 A Leeds United 2-0
It’s not too often over the last 9 years that Mike Ashley has owned the club that Newcastle have created any records – well at least not on the positive side of things.
So it really will be a cause for celebration if we can win the game this afternoon against Blackburn Rovers – a proud club in their own right.
We have learned with Rafa that nothing can be taken for granted in any game, but we hope our players turn up ready to play at their best in this important fixture.
And maybe they can even put on a good performance to allow the 52,0000 fans to celebrate something very positive for a change.
Today could be a big day in the history of the club.
We’re hoping that turns out to be the case.
Certainly fans think we can win this game.
Howay The Lads!!