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I’m still sceptical but could I be converted one day?

6 years ago

That was the Newcastle United weekend that was!

A totally unexpected but fully deserved win in the capital.

Now I have noticed on here the arguing, between those in the pro Pardew camp and those in the anti-Pardew camp, I make no secret of which camp I belong in.

However, you have to give credit for the changes at half-time on Sunday, they worked to such an extent that we could easily have scored further goals in the second half.

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Negative comments will focus on the question as to why he did not start with that team, however that in my eyes would be churlish, the fact is we deservedly won against everyone’s expectations, so credit where credit is due.

One of the questions that yesterday did bring us; is there a player lurking inside Sammy Ameobi?

The answer is a definite yes, the Spurs right-back could not get near him yesterday, but Sammy is now nearing 23 years of age and it is now or never, he needs consistency to fulfil his undoubted potential, I seem to remember the same being said about Shola…

I also enjoyed Remy Cabella cameo yesterday, suddenly looking confident and his cross for the second goal was absolutely perfect, I have no doubt he is a top class player.

This week is suddenly looking interesting, go and get in the faces of Manchester City and who knows what could happen, could you imagine the confidence going into the game next weekend with a misfiring Liverpool!

I hope Pardew stays bold and picks a team to threaten Man City on Wednesday, go and give it our all, there will be a large travelling support who deserve that at the very least.

Can Pardew win over the likes of me?  While I doubt it, I do actually hope so, I would love nothing more than to be proved wrong. If he does prove me wrong and something unexpected happens this season, I will be the first to doff my cap to the pro-Pardew camp, but there is a long way to go, however a couple of good results this week will go some way toward swinging the pendulum.

Two wins in a row and the world is suddenly not such a bad place football-wise, now if only we could build on it…

Changing the subject and events North of the border are interesting, I know nothing about just how much Ashley can invest in Rangers while owning Newcastle, but what I do know is while it would not cost Ashley much ( in relative terms )to make Newcastle challenge, it would cost him even less for Rangers to make the Champions League, albeit the qualifying rounds.

Celtic are their only obstacle, as it seems gone are the days when Aberdeen or Hearts would spring out the pack and threaten the old firm, the Scottish premier league is not the same without Rangers and while they won’t admit it, Celtic need Rangers.

So in a nutshell Celtic need Rangers, Rangers need cash, Ashley has cash, so if it means he might want full control and splash SD all over Ibrox, then I’m all for it, just not sure who would buy us, we live in hope!

Fingers crossed we are all on a high this time next week.


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