Oh dear God, this season is beginning to shape up like 2002/03! How many points are going to be needed to stay in the Prem? I certainly wouldn't fancy staying on 38 and Zola's 35 certainly wouldn't have kept us up! Those draws at Liverpool and Southampton are now looking so, so, so precious.
Still it could we worse, we could support QPR who have no chance now after this one!
I hate Il Duce's politics, but you have to love the guy's passion! It was Keystones Kop football at St James' Park - have either team heard of passing the ball? - and had nothing to do with Di Canio's Italian roots, but the Black Shirts won't care. Three crucial, crucial points and Newcastle's scalp into the bargain!
Il Duce certainly caught Pardew with his pants down, and his straight arm salute went right up him! Ouch!