After the terrific 1-0 win on Saturday at home to Crystal Palace Newcastle were in 6th place in the league table with 14 points from our first 9 games.
And we deserved to be up there.
After the game, we kept checking the league table to make sure we weren’t dreaming and hoping we could even have moved up to 5th place – but it wasn’t to be.
And yesterday we watched both games with Arsenal at Everton and Liverpool at Tottenham and before the action both Arsenal and Liverpool were just one point behind us.
We were hoping both Arsenal and Liverpool would be beaten so we would stay in 6th place.
Rafa Benitez and Roy Hodgson – on the toucline on Saturday
Arsenal won 5-2 and Liverpool were thrashed 4-1 and Newcastle ended up in 7th position in the league table, and that’s still a great position to be in.
By the way, have you ever thought how good we would be if we had Harry Kane in the Newcastle side?
He’s the closest thing we’ve seen to the great Alan Shearer, and the Spurs striker is in great form at the moment and seems to take everything in his stride.
He’s a goalscoring machine – just like Alan was.
And Liverpool fans must be thinking of how Mr. Rafa Beneitez could immediately improve the Liverpool side by fixing that defense – it’s just not good enough and is their Achilles heel.
Things are looking very good for Newcastle at the moment, and next up are a well organized Burnley side away in the Monday night game a week tonight.
So again Newcastle will be seen on TV live around the world – and it would be a good time to play well, which we didn’t do last Saturday.
But we still got the 3 points which is one reason it was such an excellent result for us.
Here are the goalscorers so far this season – all nine of them.