Last year we played only three games in November but won three games in November.
Those were our first wins of the season and gave manager Rafa Benitez the Premier League Manager of the Month Award.
History may be repeating itself this month with Newcastle having played two games in November and won two games at West Ham (3-2) and at home to Bournemouth (2-1).
We also managed to score 5 goals in those two games and almost doubled our total goals scored this season, and we now have 11 goals after 12 games.
Heady stuff indeed.
Newcastle manager Steve Bruce doing well in last 5 games – 10 points
Aston Villa lie below us in the table, and that’s just one reason we have to do well at Villa Park tonight.
Villa are 2 points behind us with a better goal difference, and with a home win tonight, they will leapfrog Newcastle on points in the table.
A draw would be a decent enough result for us tonight, but our lads are playing well, and a win would be excellent and just what the doctor ordered.
And 55% of fans think we can take all 3 points.
What Will Be The Result In Monday's Match At Aston Villa?
- Win (55%, 609 )
- Draw (28%, 309 )
- Loss (16%, 181 )
Total Voters: 1,099
Next up on Saturday are money-bags Manchester City but we have always performed well against them at home – and last season we won 2-1 after going behind after 24 seconds (or was it 25?)
That grit and courage the lads showed in that game last season still exists under Steve Bruce, and we can be sure the lads will give it a real go this Saturday in the early kickoff game.
Let’s not get carried away (but we are) – if Newcastle can keep our good form (and results) and get two wins in our next games, we’ll be really flying high for the upcoming December games.
And Steve Bruce will be Manager of the Month for November.
We are hoping history can repeat itself.
We are praying history can repeat itself.
Personal note: For those who do not use the desktop version of the blog, here is the health update I posted about a week ago.
18 November 2019
I had three cat scans and a full body bone scan last week at the Rex Cancer center in Raleigh.
My stage four prostate cancer now shows definite signs of spreading (progressing), as shown in the bone scan.
It is as it is – and I accept the condition I am in.
The next step is to begin some new medication that can help slow the progression of the disease.
I was diagnosed with stage four cancer back in early January 2017 after the disease had been in remission for nearly six years.
My oncologist Dr. Dhruva and the nurses at the Rex Cancer Center here in Raleigh, North Carolina, have been fantastic, and all the credit goes to them.