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Newcastle’s 5th Double – Patrick Returns To Chelsea

Newcastle’s 2-1 win at Watford yesterday meant the Hornets were the 5th team Newcastle have done the double over, so far this season.

The other teams Newcastle have beaten both at home and away this season are Cardiff City (1-0 and 5-1), Preston (1-0 and 3-0), Crystal Palace (2-0 and 2-0) and Coventry City (2-0 and 4-1).

The win yesterday meant that Newcastle are on a 3 game winning streak since losing disastrously at Derby County 3-0, and they will look to extend that run next Saturday when Barnsley are the visitors to St. James’ Park – 3:00 pm KO.

But they will not be able to add to their doubles tally.

Barnsley drew with Newcastle 2-2 at Oakwell on 12th December, when Hassell got a late equalizing goal after 87 minutes for Barnsley.

We should make extra sure on Saturday that we get all 3 points to keep our winning streak alive.

And after the game yesterday manager Chris Hughton indicated that the impressive 19 year-old left-back Patrick van Aanholt, will definitely now return to Chelsea, and his loan period will not be extended.

Patrick has performed so well for Newcastle during his month on loan, and we’re sure the fans are appreciative of that, as the Dutchman filled in for the injured Jose Enrique.

We have to hope that Jose Enrique will now be fit for next Saturday, but if not it wouldn’t hurt to give young 19 year-old Hungarian Tamas Kadar a run out at left back against Barnsley.

Tamas is certainly one for the future on Tyneside.

But let’s not be over-confident or get ahead of ourselves against Barnsley – 3 points is what we need and nothing less.

5 comments so far

  • Doha Mag

    Feb 28, 2010 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #1

    Let’s not rush Enrique back too soon, so if not fully fit, let’s play young Kadar as he’s done well so far when he’s played…..

  • baro

    Feb 28, 2010 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #2

    Ya or if we kept Charles N’Zogbia he could of been playing there. He is doing awesome with Hugo Rodallega this year. Huge loss.

  • Sav

    Mar 1, 2010 at 2:09 AM

    Comment #3

    Yes, the loss of the talented Zog was a legacy of the infamous reign of JFK and the shambles we’d become under MA. The fact he was happy to leave us for a club like Wigan where (and all credit to them for this) he is fulfilling his potential, speaks volumes for how bad we had become. You can’t help now but wonder whether the training ground spats with Carroll etc. were not just symptoms of player frustration with a once great club being run like a pub team.

  • maggpie

    Mar 1, 2010 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #4

    Wouldn’t beating Ipswich at home and Peterborough away, add to our doubles tally?

  • Davies

    Mar 1, 2010 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #5

    Maggpie, yes they would.

    Baro, N’Zogbia was a nob. He wanted more than he was ready for and was looking for an excuse. Whatever you think about JFK, Insomnia was looking for a way out and he used the weakest possible excus in the end. His attitude was apalling and he would never have played in the Championship. One of the assets we have from losing players like this, talented or not, is that we now have a united dressing room with no egos. Of course, that could change when Barton comes back, but we’ll have to wait and see.


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