Newcastle got off to a very good start in our first 9 games of the season winning four of them and getting a good 14 points on the board.
But we’ve since lost the last 3 games and need to get back to our winning ways – but whatever happens in the Brighton vs Stoke game tonight we will go into the game at home to Watford on Saturday in 11th place.
Rafa Benitez is trying to educate the fans by saying we are a newly promoted club and our main mission this season is to remain the Premier League – and we can push on from there in the summer.
That’s right, but as always we are hoping we can finish around mid-table at the end of the season and that would be an excellent first season back in the big time.
Remember under Mike Ashley we have finished only once in the top 9 in the Premier League (twice in the top 10) in the last 10 years.
That was in 5th place back in 2012, but then the next season we struggled against relegation.
Such is life under owner Mike Ashley.
Alan Shearer– still upbeat
The Newcastle icon Alan Shearer thinks the club have done well so far and he was positive on BBC’s Match of the Day:
“It’s been a disappointing time with the last three results for Newcastle fans.” “But they’re sat just below mid-table; 14 points after 12 games.”
“I think the manager, the fans and even the players would have accepted that before the season started.”
Alan is delighted like the rest of us that we have Rafa Benitez at the club, but this is going to be another testing season for the manager.
It was testing last season for the manager, but he came through with flying colors and he seems to revel in the challenges at Newcastle.
We have lost the last three games, and it’s a difficult time for all of us to be sure.
But we believe fully in Rafa and that he will solve the problems we have this season and keep us in the Premier League.
He could even have us finish in the top 10 and given the little money he has been given by the owner, that would be another excellent example of how good a manager he is.
Keep the faith.
Howay The Lads!!