We are starting to get some of our players near the top of their form.
One is Sean Longstaff, but the top of his form seems to go up all the time!
Fabian Schar is another player who has put in some terrific performances for the team.
The players and fans are getting over a disappointment on Saturday after we were beaten by a late goal at Wembley against Spurs.
But who would have thought we could get 3 points from the last two games – which means we had to have a win against either Manchester City or Tottenham.
2 points would have been excellent.
Fabian Schar in action for Newcastle
So we are not doing too bad at all, with six points from our previous three league games – yet we are still only 2 points above the drop zone and Cardiff City who beat Bournemouth at home yesterday.
Here’s what Fabian has said in the Chronicle today:
“There’s not much you can say really. We played a good game and we had our chances to win it.”
“It is unlucky to concede so late in a game like that.”
“We can take some positives from the week after beating Man City but the frustrations after the game were big.”
“We now need some time to think.”
“It was a good performance against Man City and at Wembley, but we must keep working like this.”
“It’s our way to play.” “We’ll continue being hard to break down and make it hard to play against us.”
Rafa wants to play on the counter-attack which is why he holding center-back like Salomon Rondon who is excellent at holding up play.
And we have now brought in a couple of speed merchants – Miguel Almiron and Antonio Barreca – who can play in the number 10 role and left wing-back position respectively.
It’s going to be very interesting to see how the two perform at Wolves next Monday night where we need to get all 3 points.
What do you think?