Newcastle United now aiming nothing but a win on Saturday, as we are chasing the second win of the season away from home. Sam Allardyce has prepared the “bonus” for each player according to whatever the result is.
Our home games are almost perfect, has won 4 out of 5 appearances at the Gallowgate-Ends. Scoring 10 goals and conceded 4. The only game at home that we failed to win and scoring goal is against Aston Villa.
Compares to home performance. Our away games was not good if we don’t want to say it as worst. We failed to scores against one of the bottom three of Premier League, Derby County and surrender in 1-0 defeat.
Against another in-form team Manchester City, despite Martins has opening the scores with his volley, Newcastle failed to keep the winning and the travelling Toon Army has to go back home disppointed. Totally, our aways form was 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losts from 4 games. Scoring 6 goals and conceded 7.
This Saturday, we have to make the away performance in ballance with a win against Reading. A win is meaning we have a good chance to climb-up up to top 5, with only 1 point deficit from the other three teams above us, and 2 points behind the #4.
Chelsea will play against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. The game that we can hope to end-up in a draw. While Blackburn will travel to White Hart Lane against the 18th position Tottenham. This time I hope the Spurs gang can play well, or Martin Jol will lost his head.
Portsmouth will welcoming West Ham United at home. This one is tough game, a draw is possible result. How about Liverpool? They will host Arsenal at Anfield, well…Claudio Reina claimed to get his performance back, but I don’t think he can handle the Wenger’s bullets. The worst result for us is the game will end in draw.
If the story is going on just like we hope for. We can be in 5th position, not bad at all. This also means we have a better season start for the last 10 years. 20 points in 10 games.
How about the “bonus” that Sam Allardyce preparing for his squad? Well, for those who have a bad day, they must accepted that his place will be gone at least for the next game. For those who can play well, you are safe to continue as the next game starter.
Meanwhile, Big Sam has told Michael Owen that his place is safe although both Mark Viduka and Shola Ameobi are back in traning session.
Owen and Oba is likely to start again at Madejski, and Big Sam is believe that the Double “O” will keep torturing Reading defence.
Joey Barton, who have come as substitute against Spurs is now having the chance to play from the start, with Emre is possibly the one who sit on the bench.