Toon 'Goal Machine' Chalks Of Champions League Place!

Last updated : 26 November 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

It didn't last long, as Man Utd burst our bubble two hours later when they beat Arsenal ... but that Man Utd for yer.

They have burst quite a few Geordie bubbles over the decades.

Mick Quinn - Pie man

But those two hours must have been very satisfying to manager Alan Pardew, having lifted his team out of the relegation zone to the dizzy heights of a Champions League place.

Will it last? The media are asking the same question about Southampton.

We don't have European football, which Man City, Arsenal and Man City have at the moment ... so that means less games ... a big advantage to Pardew.

But the big boys are bigger squads, and Toon 'goal machine' Mick Quinn says we will fall short.

Quinn moved to Newcastle in 1989, and he scored four goals on his debut in a 5-2 victory over Leeds United at St James’ Park. He made a similar start to his career at Coventry City, who he joined in 1992, and he scored 10 goals in his first six games.

Mick Quinn (writing in his column in the Chronicle): “We can finish in the European places.

"We can reach the Capital One Cup Final. If this happens, it could be one of the greatest seasons in recent history of the football club.

“I am beginning to dream. I surely can’t be the only one.

“Can we stay up there? Yes, but we won’t finish in Champions League places.

“The likes of Arsenal will get themselves sorted out in the second half of the season, I would imagine.”