BBC Pundit Not Sure About Newcastle – Are They A Good Side?

BBC pundit Garth Crooks cannot make up his mind whether Newcastle are a good side or not.

Garth has put 22-year-old Kenedy in his team of the week for the BBC after the Chelsea loanee scored a brace in the first 29 minutes of the game on Saturday.

Crooks has pointed out that Kenedy was the first Newcastle player to do that at St. James’ Park since Wijnaldum did it when we hammered Spurs 5-1 in May two years ago in our final Premier League game of that relegation season.

Of course, Dwight Gayle scored two first-half goals away at Bournemouth just over two weeks ago.

When you see the way Newcastle played in their last two home games in the wins over Manchester United and Southampton, we looked a good side, with every single player working their socks off for the cause.

Garth Crooks – Newcastle looked very good against Southampton

We looked like a Rafa Benitez side.

And Garth Crooks cannot make his mind up about Newcastle as said this on BBC Sport:

“I can’t make up my mind if Newcastle were that good or Southampton were that bad.”

“One thing is for sure is that Kenedy made the Saints pay for their lack of team cohesion.”

“It’s been a long time since I have seen players so concerned with themselves and couldn’t care about the team.”

“Southampton have big problems.

“Did you know? “Kenedy became the first Newcastle player to score a brace at St James Park in the Premier League since Georginio Wijnaldum in May 2016.”

We are hoping that Newcastle are coming into some good form just when we need it.

Our next game is against Huddersfield at home on March 31st and is another massive game for us; we must win that game too.

That would take us to 35 points from 31 games, and we would be flying.

Howay The Lads!

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 12, 2018 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #1

    I don’t think he would have suited a Chelsea shirt Jiblets 😀

  • Shot Bru

    Mar 12, 2018 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #2

    Garth Crooks is raging because Stoke are going down.

    He rarely has a good word to say about us, and is spewin that we are in a good position to avoid the drop.

  • Tsunki

    Mar 12, 2018 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #3

    I feel sorry for Jamie Carragher…..oh…wait….no I don’t.

  • Tsunki

    Mar 12, 2018 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #4

    Garth Crooks can’t make his mind up because it puts him in a tricky spot – he either risks ridicule from other pundits (and possibly subsequent results) by saying we were handed a win by a rubbish side, or he has to choke on saying we played well. He can’t do it. And you know why? Because his head is the same shape as a space hopper. Medical FACT!

  • dig-n-dig22

    Mar 12, 2018 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #5


    You can take the boy out of Liverpool, but you can’t take Liverpool out of the boy.

    Taxi for Carragher………….”Where to mate”…..Talksport.

  • Geordie-john

    Mar 12, 2018 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #6

    Carragher is a knob head and I’m pleased sky have given him the push. Fancy spitting in a young girls face. You tit ! And to think he slated Cisse for that run in with Evans when he played for Man U. Ha Ha Carragher, At least we won’t have to listen to you moaning about Newcastle anymore.

  • Geordie-john

    Mar 12, 2018 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #7

    Sign Kenedy now Rafa, Don’t wait until the summer.


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