50 year-old Sky Sports pundit and former West Brom, Sunderland and Wolves striker Don Goodman had a good article out yesterday, when he looked at various clubs near the top of the Premier League and how they are faring.
He covered Brighton, Aston Villa, Norwich, Huddersfield and …. Newcastle.
Huddersfield have followed Norwich on a bad run of form and they have just one win and five defeats in their last eight games.
Sky Sports pundit Don Goodman
Before beating Brentford 5-0 at home last Saturday Norwich had gone seven games with five defeats and two draws.
And we know that Newcastle have lost three games in a row after going on a nine game winning streak.
Let’s hope that streak doesn’t get any worse on Saturday.
Don is looking at the games coming up over the next 10 days when we play Birmingham at home and Wigan and Burton on the road.
This is what the pundit had to say about Newcastle:
“Will Newcastle stumble further?”
After facing Birmingham at home they go to Wigan on #10in10, a team who are capable of springing up a surprise in this division.”
“It’s obvious Rafa Benitez’s side are the strongest in the Championship, but that counts for nothing if you go on a wretched run that is difficult to dig yourself out of.”
“It’s more about morale and character in those situations than skill, particularly in this league.”
The hashtag #10in10 refers to 10 televised Football League fixtures from Sky Sports over 10 consecutive days, starting tomorrow night with the game between Brighton and Leeds United – that should be some game.
Don’s right that this is all about character more than anything else, so three wins in the next three games can see us in a very good position before Christmas.
Next up after those next three games is a tough game at home on Boxing Day against Sheffield Wednesday.