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Not Counting Any Chickens

As it stands, we have twelve league games left and mathematically can't win the league.

Not a time to be upset, I agree, but it shows how far behind the top team we are, admittedly so is the second placed team in Man City, who find themselves a further twelve points back.

Anyway, before I get sidetracked on the Keegan Years and the why's and why not's of challenging for titles, we find ourselves in a very similar position to the 2008/09 season and ultimately a relegation one at the end, so what's gonna be different this time?

Firstly, the 'feel good' factor is with us at present, which in turn helps our players with any pressure issues as the crowd is with them instead of against.

Secondly, we're not playing too badly and are capable of beating the best teams on a good day.

Thirdly, we have had some bad luck with injuries going against us this season and the injury backlog has cleared sufficiently to allow us to use our best players with Hatem Ben Arfa the latest to return to the fold.

And FINALLY.... probably the biggest factor going for us into the final straight is a kinder fixture list with only TWO of our final twelve games being against teams in the current top five.

The majority of games are against lower halved teams, so it's in our hands but as ever and one of the guarantees of being an NUFC fan is that you can't count any chickens. EVER!




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Writer: Talk of the Tyne Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday February 17 2013

Time: 9:17PM

 

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