Liverpool’s demolition of Chelsea tonight has guaranteed Newcastle United fifth place at the very least. With tonight’s 4-1 victory over Chelsea meaning it is definitely two from three for those last two places in the top four and potential Champions League placings.
This is a tremendous achievement for everybody involved at Newcastle United, considering the Russian cockneys usually have a striker sitting on the bench who cost more than our entire first eleven!
This of course has in no way been a fluke as Newcastle have featured in the top six for the entire season.
The scousers have made it mathematically certain but of course that brilliant team performance and two electric moments provided by Papiss Cisse at Stamford Bridge were the clinchers.
That night was fitting revenge for the reverse fixture at St.James’ Park when of course shocking refereeing saw Luis stay on the pitch when it should have been the easiest red imaginable for the rugby tackle on Demba Ba.
I don’t want to depress anybody but I sometimes wonder if things could have been even more mental this season if Luis had gone off and both Coloccini and especially Steven Taylor hadn’t done themselves in trying to drag Newcastle back into the match that day?