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I’ve been away for the past week but I’ve kept a very close eye on what’s been happening and I was pleasantly surprised to see we won at Newcastle on Saturday. It was a fantastic result and just what we needed after that Barnsley defeat.
Newcastle are one of the best sides in the league and it was an amazing win, all things considered. It will have been a huge confidence boost for the players that played, to go there and beat the team that many think will win the league, and on their own patch too.
It looks like the players, fingers crossed, took Walter Zenga’s criticism of them post-Barnsley in the right way. He made a few changes again but I thought he got the right side out there and they produced a perfect away performance.
Moving on to Tuesday it was always going to be a very different game in the cup, and that’s how it proved.