You can’t please some Newcastle United folk. There were a lot of hindsight heroes out there, swinging into action after the Rotherham game.

Not sure if this passed many by but we actually won yesterday. Aye, we WON.

I had to double check that mind after reading a few comments this morning. All I can assume is that one too many turbo Babysham and Drambuie cocktails were sipped last night in the onesie and slippers club.

Only one nil against the bottom club Rotherham. Why the cheek of those impudent scallywags being allowed to give us a game. Pfft. Give your head a shake man.

Every team is going to come under pressure at some point in the Championship in every game. Especially the teams that come down, as it’s the scalp that they all want and more often than not it’ll be like stepping out onto the set of the Last of the Mohicans, such is the thirst for a black and white rug dripping with claret.

The most prized thatches being that of ‘massive club’ Aston Manilla and of ourselves.

Luckily (and quite frankly God only knows how we got him) we have one Rafael Benitez in the dugout.

See how Villa and Bomberto Di Potato are handling the same pressures? Quite simply – they aren’t.

What can you say apart from there are Champions League winning managers and there are Champions League Winning Managers – am I right? Well aye.

The team is still gelling but still churning out results. Everybody keeps harking back to the year we were last in this pickle back in the noughties – we did this, we did that, blah blah blah – but that season we still had a lot of difficulties early doors.

People gnashing their teeth and twisting their tits about Chrissy Hughton being overly cautious till about Christmas when the steamroller hit top gear.

But who remembers that?

Have a deek of this run from 2009-10 season:

3rd   Oct Bristol City   (H) 0 – 0 (Drew)

17th Oct Forest           (A) 1 – 0 (Lost)

20th Oct Scunthorpe  (A) 2 – 1 (Lost)

24th Oct Doncaster R (H) 2 – 1 (Won)

Would hate to see the comments on that little lot of results. No doubt some would have been ready to have a mass execution on the Town Moor. By the way, we went on to win four out of four in November and the rest is of course history.

We are going into October 2016 with some very winnable fixtures ahead. Doesn’t mean we are going to roll teams over easily, decked in top hats and smoking jackets, whilst chuffing away on pipes. We need to roll the sleeves up and earn the right.

If we win every game one nowt, aye we will have no fingernails or hair left and the queues of ambulances into the RVI coronary care unit will be total gridlock – but we will still be making giant strides back to where we supposedly want to be and hanging out with the big knobs.

We will hand out more spankings as time marches on. We will have more comfortable days than we did yesterday too. But come the end of the season if we are not in one of those two automatic slots for promotion – I’ll climb Greys Monument using only my left foot.

Rafa is with the fans, he gets it – trust him.

Enjoy the ride!