The games will come quickly now because the Premier League has restarted, and we got off to a great start on Sunday with a tremendous 3-0 win at home against Sheffield United.
The lads are at home again tomorrow, when we play second-bottom club Aston Villa, who sacked Newcastle manager in early October of 2018, one day after a spectator had thrown a cabbage at him.
It followed a 3-3 home draw against bottom club Preston.
Villa are now in danger of being relegated, after only just returning this season to the Premier League, where they really belong.
Every game in the Premier League seems to be tough, so this will not be an easy game.
But Newcastle looked a good team on Sunday, and players will be trying to impress the would-be new owners and stay on board for Newcastle’s revival as a great team.
Steve Bruce (shown above earlier this season) is starting to get some plaudits from the fans for the job he has done this season – he has enabled the takeover – is wary of his former club.
He has reviewed the situation in his press conference today: here is some of what he has said, as reported in the Chronicle:
“It’s always good to get off to a good start. It’s been a long time so well done to all my staff and the players because they looked in good nick.”
“But it is totally strange playing in an empty SJP.”
“Without supporters, it’s not the same.”
“Any team (Aston Villa) at the bottom will be looking to put back-to-back wins together.”
“I’m expecting a difficult game as they have some very good players, they took the lead against Chelsea and they have McGinn and Grealish, two very good players.”
“But we’re confident”
“We’ve given ourselves a really, really decent platform but fair play to everyone concerned.”
“It’s vitally important we keep focused and finish the season strongly which we’re looking to do.”
Those are appropriate comments from the Newcastel manager.
We should win this game, but with Newcastle – you just never know.
Another win would be fantastic