Lets start off with the weekends game against Bristol City.
I’m sure that it was a game that most fancied Newcastle to win, and all the talk on the radio was on how many goals that they would score in the process.
However, despite being the clear, odds-on favourites to win the game, Newcastle found themselves two goals down, in what felt like no time at all.
The first was a great header from Bristol City’s Aaron Wilbraham, who found himself unmarked amongst appeals for offside.
The second, a clanger by Karl Darlow, which saw a mix up between him and Paul Dummett.
In the second half however, Newcastle did play some brilliant stuff, clawing their way back from two goals down, with Christian Atsu in particular, being excellent.
Moving on to tomorrow, despite his great performance, there never seems to be any guarantees that Atsu will retain his starting place, so don’t rule out a recall for Yoan Gouffran.
It would come as a surprise if that was the only change, with Grant Hanley and Rob Elliot possibly deserving of a game.
However, the question that everyone wants to know is will Dwight Gayle feature.
It’s true that, in the majority of games that he has missed, Newcastle have managed to cope well without their top scorer, but it would most certainly be a huge boost if he could play tomorrow, ahead of what could be the biggest week of the season for Rafa Benitez and his team.