Seamless Soar So Far
Two months into the Premier League season and the Magpies remain unbeaten and are perched in third position as of the beginning of October (4th currently). However a few questions may be asked, is this due to Alan Pardew’s managerial prowess or possibly a fluttering away of previous contenders such as Arsenal and Everton. Pardew certainly cleaned out the closet and removed the tweeting and boozing personalities from the club and has built a solid structure from the defence upwards. His man management abilities have been praised by former bad-boy Davide Santon and sublime talent Yohan Cabaye. Yet have the magpies been truly tested by a footballing power house so far this season? This is a question which will be answered in the coming weeks with games against Tottenham, Man City and Man Utd, all established teams in the territory where the Magpies now find themselves.
The emergence of Demba Ba and Leon Best as a strike partnership has proven effective against mid to lower table opposition but can this duo inflict fear into the like of John Terry, Rio Ferdinand and Kolo Toure.
Its important to not get carried away, we yearn for success and we crave to be the club we know we can be but we can only take each game as they come and hope for the best. Injuries will affect our squad as will the loss of Tiote to bookings and players to the upcoming African Cup of Nations (January 21st 2012 up to February 12th), if this team is hovering around the top six in another two months time then Ashley really has to take a step back and acknowledge that this team has a vast amount of potential. Until then lets hope we ruffle many more feathers and prove to the British and European public that Newcastle United are and will be a force to be reckoned with in club football.
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