An advantage Newcastle had on Tuesday night at Brighton was that we had played very poorly against Bristol City in the first half and dug a hole for ourselves which we were not able to get out of.
The lads fought back well in the second half to get a point and a 2-2 draw and probably should have won – but how many times have we said that this season?
That was 2 points lost and therefore most pundits expected Brighton to win the game on Tuesday night, after the Seagulls had been in such good form of late.
But now Newcastle are coming off a fabulous win at the Amex Stadium and therefore we may be in some danger if the lads don’t play this game like it’s the most important game this season – because it is.
David Wagner – has revitalized the Terriers in 16 months
We can have no complacency against a side who were much better than Brighton at the beginning of February and easily win that home game 3-1.
It’s when we are least expecting a win that Newcastle usually produce one and when we are least expecting a defeat that we seem to suffer a shocking loss.
That’s the way its been this season, but the encouraging thing for Saturday is that we tend to play well and are always up for the fight away from home.
Why that’s not always the case at home we have no idea, but it’s something that needs to be fixed sooner rather than later.
If our lads can go into this game thinking that a win will give us promotion (even though of course it will not) then we have a chance of pulling off a second successive massive win.
That has to be what each and every Newcastle player wants to do on Saturday in the late game – win the thing.
We know that’s what Rafa will be preaching in his press conference tomorrow, but every player must heed the warning that Huddersfield can be a fabulous team when playing at the John Smith’s Stadium.
They have won 12 of their 16 home games and lost only two and they have a win against Newcastle already this season at St. James’ Park in our second league game.
This is Huddersfield’s biggest game in years as David Wagner has completely revitalized the club – and their players will be all keyed up and ready to go.
Our lads need to be ready to play at their very best from the very first kick-off.
If we can do that we could get a good result and even a win.