We made a good effort to get something out of the Manchester City game on Wednesday night but we had no joy following our impressive 3-2 win at West Ham last Saturday afternoon.
But the next two games against Brighton at home tomorrow and at Stoke on Monday afternoon are going to be crucial.
We must keep picking up points in these games – and preferably wins.
Rafa Benitez – on the touchline on Wednesday night
Newcastle have now gone five successive defeats in a row at St. James’ Park which we haven’t done in decades, so it would be a good time to stop the rot with a (good) win tomorrow.
And then another win on New Year’s Day.
Howay the Lads!!
Here’s how we stand in the league table this morning after Crystal Palace lost 3-2 last night at home to Arsenal.