After we had three wins in a row, we have lost 1-0 at Brighton and drew at home to Liverpool (1-1) and away at Southampton (2-2) last Sunday.
So it would be a good time to get our fourth win of the season at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.
The last time we won was the excellent 2-1 win at home to Stoke on September 16th.
That was when Rafa was indisposed with a hernia problem and relayed information during the game to the Newcastle coaches from his home in the Wirral – helped by one of his teenage daughters.
We would be a lot more confident of the win if Palace didn’t play so well last Saturday in beating Chelsea 2-1 at home and on merit.
That was their first goals and first points of the season in their 8th game.
Roy Hodgson – starting to have an impact at Palace?
New manager Roy Hodgson seems to be getting them sorted out and organized, and he is immensely experienced.
It’s the games against the bottom 14 sides in the league that are the ones Newcastle must try to win – especially when we are at home.
So we are hoping we can win this game and move up the league table too.