The results in last night’s games among relegation sides, didn’t go too well for Newcastle, as we went down to another home defeat at the hands of Manchester United.
Here are the other results from some of last night’s games
Stoke City 2 Bolton 0
Wigan 1 West Ham 2
Man City 2 Aston Villa 0
Blackburn 0 Everton 0
Fulham 0 Hull 1
Spurs 4 Middlesbrough 0
Last night Stoke, Man City, Hull and Spurs all gained 3 point on Newcastle United and Blackburn gained another point, to go with their 3 they gained on us only last Sunday.
Stoke City actually beat Bolton 2-0, to go one point above Newcastle, and this after Bolton had managed to beat us at the Reebok on Sunday 1-0.
Wigan continue to lose, even though some fans up there are calling for Titus Bramble for England – give me a break, please. But Wigan are still 7 points clear of Newcastle and that may be too far out, although we still have 30 points to play for.
Manchester City had an excellent win at home to Aston Villa, who are starting to slide and Arsenal will now probably catch them for 4th place, if they continue the poor from they have shown of late. Manchester City are 7 points clear of Newcastle and seemingly pulling away from the relegation zone.
Blackburn drew 0-0 with Everton at Ewood Park to gain another point on the Magpies, that’s a full 4 points they’ve gained on us in the last two games, so everything now awaits our game at Hull City a week come Saturday, which is a MUST WIN game, to say the least.
And Hull City got their first win in a number of games last night, when Manucho scored in the very last minute at Craven Cottage against Fulham, to give them a 1-0 win and gain 3 points on Newcastle. Hull will now presumably be full of confidence for Newcastle’s trip there in our next crucial game, a week on Saturday. A defeat at Hull and we’ll be in serious trouble indeed.
Spurs were fresh from their Carling Cup loss to the Red Devils, and they just annihilated Middlesbrough 4-0 at White Hart Lane, to go 3 points clear of Newcastle and they have a game in hand.
Newcastle are now 5th bottom and just one point above the drop zone, and are right in the middle of relegation trouble, so we are starting to dig ourselves a rather big hole to climb out of.
And the really disappointing thing is that we have a mere 6 points from the last 10 league games we’ve played, in which we have the single win at WBA and 3 draws, and 6 defeats.
That looks too much like relegation form for our liking. and while the lads played much better last night against Manchester United, at the end of the day it was another 0 points and another home defeat, and another game gone by.
Unless we can start winning these games, where the result is now so much more important than the performances, then we could well see the ultimate happen, and we’ll go down this season, as unlikely as that may seem, even now, for some of us fans.
That’s not pessimism, it’s the reality we are in right now.