A run of 26 unbeaten games at home came to an end last Saturday against Blackpool of all teams! Although Newcastle had the better of the game for long periods, it was Blackpool who got the goals to leave the Toon languishing near the bottom of the table. There were positives though, in that there were umpteen chances were made from the midfield, which on any other day would have resulted in an emphatic win for the magpies, but hey ho!!
Newcastle United will be playing Blackpool at St James Park this Saturday. Last season when both teams were in the championship division, the magpies beat Blackpool 4-1 at home. A win or a draw this weekend will maintain Newcastle’s unbeaten home run for more than one full season. They did not lose at home all last season, and won their only home premier match this season 6-0 against Aston Villa. Howay the Lads!!