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!