Just Another Toon Test Next Monday Night

May 01 05:45 2008 Print This Article

First of all, I’d like to congratulates them for going to the final of Champions league for the very first time. It was a good game to watch and they clearly deserve to win the semi-final.

But, for the next Monday night fixture at St. James’s Park, we will give them another hard game. Our last home game this season against the Blues would be another test for Toon revivals under Kevin Keegan. A win would help lay solid foundations for a successful campaign next season.

Chelsea’s visit to St James’s Park on Monday will bring their own battle to wrest the Premier League title from Manchester United’s grasp, while our last match against Everton on the final day of the campaign, is also have a special atmosphere as the home team is in the race for the Uefa Cup spot.

For us, we may not have anything to fight for after securing the premierships status weeks ago, but I’m more than happy to see us doing great and ruin the other team hope. We will not giving them any favour because Keegan is still promising a grandstand finish and end this season without defeat.

“We want to go to Everton on the final day and finish the season on a high for the players to go away on holiday, for the staff because they need a boost and for the owner and mainly the fans,” Keegan said. “But what has really come home to me since I came back into the league is that the Premier League is the most fantastic league in the world for lots of different reasons.”

Former Toon hero Robert Lee told the Chronicle that Chelsea will be an interesting test for Newcastle now. Their visit is a chance to see how far we’ve come in the last few months. We have been pretty bad against Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal, but against Chelsea we have give them good game and only lose with a controversial decision.

This is our last chance to face another of the top four this season, and with our significant improvement in our last seven matches, this is a must game to show what we can do against any of the top teams when we are in the good shape.

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