Closer this time
Let’s be realistic, I didn’t expect anything from the Toon’s game away to Arsenal last weekend. We actually performed a lot better than I, and many fans, hoped, only losing to a fantastic finish from Mesut Ozil. We were relatively solid after that and caused Arsenal a few problems. Hopefully, this carries to our next game away against West Ham, which is a massive relegation six-pointer. A win at the London stadium could really give our ailing season a boost and help to start a positive run to escape from the relegation zone.
Last week brought positive takeover news, with many sources stating that Mike Ashley is finally ready to accept the offer in place for the club and let someone come in and give us some money to spend in January, which we can hopefully invest better than we have in recent transfer windows and get ourselves out of trouble.
This week brought more horror scenes for fans of whichever team Man City are facing, and Manchester United fans too, as City demolished Spurs 4-1. They have won many games by this margin before, but this time they made a massive statement by devastating a top side in Spurs. I wouldn’t be surprised if they go the whole season unbeaten, emulating the Arsenal side from 2003/04. But then again, I wouldn’t be surprised if they get beaten by Newcastle this season, this season has been so unpredictable, long may it continue.
This week brings a heavy schedule leading up to Christmas, festive football is always some of the best of the season. With games midweek, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday. This period also comes with predictions for what will happen in the coming calendar year. I don’t expect anyone to beat Man City to the title this season, but here is an early shout. Newcastle get taken over, spend £150 million in January and manage to avoid relegation and then go on to buy Aguero in the summer after his fallout with Guardiola and win the league next season. That’s what I want for Christmas anyway. Merry Christmas everyone, hope your team has a good one, unless they are West Ham or Man City, the Toon need as many points as we can get at the minute.