All good things come to an end and so was the case yesterday, when our 9 game winning streak was ended by Blackburn Rovers.
We just didn’t expect it come at the hands of the 3rd bottom club and at a packed out St. James’ Park with a weakened team starting the game.
But that’s what happened.
Rafa Benitez – Newcastle manager
We hope we can now win the game at Hull City on Tuesday night otherwise there’s a case to be made that we sacrificed 3 league points for the League Cup, with no payback.
That’s not meant to be a criticism of Rafa, because he wants to bring silverware to Newcastle as soon as he possibly can – and we haven’t seen any of that since way back in 1969.
The manager thinks we have a chance of doing that this season as well as getting promoted – which has to remain the highest priority.
Newcastle did not play well yesterday and we probably got what we deserved.
The next two games are both being televised and it will be important to get through to the semi-finals of the League Cup.
But it will also be very important to get back on track in the Championship with a win on Friday night at Nottingham Forest.
We don’t think either of the two upcoming games this week will be easy, but if we can win both games that will be a big relief.
We will also hopefully have started our next win streak.
We’d like to see the points difference between Newcastle and the 3rd placed team as high as possible by the end of the year; at the moment that points total has been cut to 6 points.
We have six league games to play before the new year comes in – it would be fabulous if we could get 6 wins.