Newcastle have looked a good side in the last few months, and since the turn of the year, we have 19 points from our 11 league games and 13 points (4 wins and a draw) in our last four games.
In the game at the King Power Stadium yesterday Newcastle took a stranglehold on the game from the first whistle.
Our only one real letdown was a poorly conceded goal with 6 minutes to play as we won that game 2-1.
The score didn’t reflect the dominance of Newcastle just like it didn’t last week when we beat Huddersfield 1-0 at home, but the wins and all 3 points are the most important thing of course.
Rafa Benitez – applauding the fans yesterday
The goal was Leicester City’s only shot on target in the game which Newcastle basically dominated.
The commentators for the NBC Sports Network were a little shocked at how good Newcastle were yesterday, and they seemed to have made up their minds before the kickoff that the Foxes would win this game.
But it didn’t turn out like that, and we have now won three games in a row for the second time this season and have moved into the top half of the table at number 10.
We were the only club to move up the league yesterday as we overtook both Bournemouth and Watford.
Performances like this will only attract new potential buyers to the club, and the takeover business could start up again soon – once Newcastle hit 40 points.
Maybe we can exceed 40 points at home next Sunday when we play Arsenal who we haven’t beaten for some time.
Given that we have spent just less than £20M net on new players for the season and brought in three loan players in January the performance of the team this year has been astounding.
If Amanda Staveley and her PCP Capital Partners Group are really interested in buying Newcastle, we would expect a new bid coming in soon, and there may be other new potential buyers interested in taking over this Rafa Benitez led club.
Rafa is helping Mike Ashley out big time this year by moving the club up the league table and playing attractive football which can only increase the selling price.
If Mike Ashley really wants to sell, he should take the first reasonable offer he gets that covers the money he has invested in the club over the last eleven years.
Potential new owners can also tie Rafa down to a new and improved long-term deal to keep him at Newcastle.
Things are starting to look up at Newcastle.