Newcastle Relegation Watch – 9 Points Clear

With their great 4-1 win at Tottenham today Newcastle jumped up to 12th place ahead of Middlesbrough.


Oba Martins – scored Newcastle 4th goal today

It’s difficult to see how Newcastle can be relegated now, on the form they showed today – and that was away from home in London.

Middlesbrough were beaten by Chelsea 1-0 today, so Newcastle’s fabulous win means we leapfrog our Teesside neighbors and also go ahead of Wearside neighbors Sunderland, who have also won their last two league games.

Here’s the table after today’s results, with just 6 games left in the season.

Pos Team         Games Won Draw Lost GF  GA  GD Points

12  Newcastle 	  32 	9    8 	 15  33  57 -21   35
13  Middlesbrough 32 	8   10 	 14  28  44 -17   34
14  Sunderland 	  32 	9    6 	 17  29  49 -20   33
15  Reading 	  32 	9    5 	 18  37  58 -21   32
16  Wigan 	  32 	8    7 	 17  28  47 -19   31
17  Birmingham 	  32 	7    9 	 16  38  49 -11   30
18  Bolton 	  32 	6    8 	 18  30  48 -18   26
19  Fulham 	  32 	4   12 	 16  29  53 -24   24
20  Derby 	  32 	1    8 	 23  16  67 -51   11 

If we can beat Reading next Saturday we should really be completely safe of relegation, but we need to continue this excellent form as a prelude to next season.

One thing that is increasingly clear is that the summer transfer window is going to be very exciting for Newcastle fans, because it looks like the squad we have is as good as Kevin had said it is.

Small but good.

It also looks like Kevin is starting to weave his magic again at the club, when the team can go to any stadium in the country and have the courage to go for the win – which is just exactly what they did today.

Well done lads – you were great!

Comments welcome.

25 comments so far

  • Jinal

    Mar 30, 2008 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #1

    Top 10 finish is in sight!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Zx

    Mar 30, 2008 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #2

    Who’s next?


  • Bobby Ollox

    Mar 30, 2008 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #3

    Great result – and a great game – we looked the part again, like rolling back the years.

    Cant wait for next season !!

  • Stocksy

    Mar 30, 2008 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #4

    Agreed, we need to increase the headcount by 5-6 which will give us the strength in depth which we are currently lacking.

  • Jinal

    Mar 30, 2008 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #5

    Actually I take my point back.

    9 Man City 32 0 49
    10 West Ham 32 -4 44
    11 Tottenham 32 6 39
    12 Newcastle 32 -21 35
    13 Middlesbrough 32 -17 34
    14 Sunderland 32 -20 33

  • James

    Mar 30, 2008 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #6

    If this is how good he can make this bunch play, just imagine how amazing we’re gonna be when he brings in his own players?

  • Jinal

    Mar 30, 2008 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #7

    Remaining fixtures:

    Sat 5-Apr Reading (h)
    Sat 12-Apr Portsmouth (a)
    Sun 20-Apr mackems (h)
    Sat 26-Apr West Ham (a)
    Sat 3-May Chelsea (h)
    Sun 11-May Everton (a)

  • Jinal

    Mar 30, 2008 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #8

    6 games to go, 18 points to collect!

    Lads do you reckon its possible??

  • Howie

    Mar 30, 2008 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #9

    optimistic i would say 3vs reading 1 vs pompey 3vs sunderland 1vs west ham 1vs chelsea 1vs everton. would leave us on 45 points. if we fnish on 40+ fair play to keegan. thats what he said was his aim

  • Proud to be Black & White formaly know as John

    Mar 30, 2008 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #10

    Jinal anything is possible with KING KEV in charge. The guy is amazing..He is Newcastle

  • Tripp

    Mar 30, 2008 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #11

    I think we can take Hammers. They’ve been poor and have nothing to play for at this point. We’ve got a point to prove. The players still have a lot to prove. On guts alone we can win quite a few of the remaining fixtures.

  • Ads 17

    Mar 30, 2008 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #12

    Sat 5-Apr Reading (h) 3points
    Sat 12-Apr Portsmouth (a) 3 points
    Sun 20-Apr mackems (h)3 points
    Sat 26-Apr West Ham (a)3 points
    Sat 3-May Chelsea (h) 1 point
    Sun 11-May Everton (a) 1 points

  • spyro

    Mar 30, 2008 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #13

    i personally will be happy with us finishing above Spurs, f****n hate em!

  • Dave

    Mar 30, 2008 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #14

    Closing stages of the game and younf Carroll showed what a great footballe head hes got, taken it into the corner and holding off the challenge of 2 spurs defenders, Shearer would have been proud of him.

    Thought the whole team played well today, especially Butt and barton who ran midfield today

  • reillers

    Mar 30, 2008 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #15

    Lovely stuff, what a day, nothing can spoil my mood because not only did we win but I won more then a wee bit of money on a Cork and Tyrone victory. Didn’t bet on a Newcastle win, should have but didn’t. Ah well, not a bad days work at the office. If it keeps going like that we might actually see some sun in the sky. What a day.

  • Howie

    Mar 30, 2008 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #16

    its funny i remember people saying this would be the most exciting end to a season in the league. united have title. top 4 is sorted and bottom 3 looks sorted also now

  • Greg B

    Mar 30, 2008 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #17

    This was without want-away-French-sulker N’Zogbia, Milner, Emre, Duff, Given, Cacapa to name a few – I thought it was our best performance since Bolton at the Reebok or Arsenal at St James’ – Barton and Butt were brilliant in midfield, the movement from our 3 strikers was great and the defence looked something like too, all round a cracking performance, maybe Charles will reconsider wanting to join the Yids after that performance!

    I think if we get a young Nicky Butt type player in, a replacement big striker for Viduka and a top class center back we will be going in the right direction, plus a couple more decent players, Bullard for instance the furure could be bright without getting too carried away. 🙂

  • wwe

    Mar 30, 2008 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #18

    wonderful stuff we r not goin 2 get relgated chelsea arsenal could not beat spurs in white hart lane not even portsmouths we should be able 2 beat reading but they always seem 2 win against us what do u think 3 points against reading??

  • ehssi

    Mar 30, 2008 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #19

    ey Lads.
    the game was just amazing today (:. the best game today:).
    Its a hard decision to select Newcastle’s best player,
    but i will give it to Martins, because his hard working the whole match ;).

  • wsq

    Mar 30, 2008 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #20

    reading is always a tough game i don’t know why… both reading and us are close to relegation spot so it’s going to be tougher than tottenham

  • Michael

    Mar 30, 2008 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #22

    No doubt, we played not an erratic game, but a composed sensible football. Keegan got the tactics right today. We actually looked comfortable in defense today and that is saying something. Character to come back and invention in going forward. Still plenty of work to be done in terms of set pieces.

    Butt and Barton both demonstrated class and Butt was all over. Hard tackles in the midfield and the extra man in defense.

    Well done to the team, management and the fans.

  • wsq

    Mar 30, 2008 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #23

    minimum we are going to get 7 points. which is good enough i think. that’s my most pessimistic view.

    most optimistic prediction is 8 points

    but i voted for a lost today so don’t listen to me

  • Greek Toon

    Mar 30, 2008 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #24

    I reckon another 12 points. We are on a roll and King Kev’s influence is starting to take hold. I saw the game live on tv in greece and i m so proud of those men, ney, LIONS on that pitch today playing with pride and passion and for eachother. THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING.

    Look at the change in attitude, the attacking formations, marginalising the dead wood and idlers. Thats Kev.

  • Leo

    Mar 30, 2008 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #25

    woop woop. how amusing will it be, all them mackams and boro supporters, the only thing they had going for themselves was that they were ahead of us… lmao.

    they will be crying themselves to sleep


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