April 2010 Archives
If there's one thing that Newcastle United fans love to see as much as a traditional number 9 bulldozing their way through opposition defences - it's an old fashioned winger who loves to create.
Wayne Routledge is exactly that in my humble opinion.
The jet-heeled wide man has made just 14 starts for United this season since joining from QPR - where he will return on Sunday - and has created seven goals for his team-mates chipping in with three himself.
All in all, not a bad return for a player that arrived at Newcastle for an absolute snip.
At the start of the season with the fear factor at an all time high that Newcastle would follow the path of Leeds United many wondered if the Magpies were good enough to scrape together the mere 50 points to survive a season in the Championship.
Well how wrong they were.
Victories over Plymouth and Ipswich would see Newcastle go beyond the 100 point mark with a game to spare.
It would also see Newcastle eclipse the points tally of 96 set by the side that clinched the title in 1993.