We suppose most of the results over the weekend and yesterday went to form, because all bottom eight teams lost.
And Hull City did us another favor yesterday by losing, but by only 1-0 at Villa Park, so it was close, but maybe that’s an indication Aston Villa are not as good as they were earlier in the season.
It was a single goal from John Carew after 34 minutes that got Villa the win, but they were well worth their 3 points, and that means they have qualified for Europe next season and have also regained 5th place in the league from Everton.
Hull City remain just 3 points above Newcastle with a goal difference of -23, which is 4 goals worse than Newcastle’s, so a solitary win from Newcastle can catch Hull City, as long as they keep losing.
Since we play the Villa on the very last game of the season, we have to hope that’s true – but the most worrying thing for us is the form of our own team, and out seeming inability to score goals since Alan arrived to manage his home town club.
Heavens above, a couple of wins in the last 10 games, and we could have been almost safe right now – but we’ve been able to win only one solitary game all year, and only 6 in the full season.
We also have Joey Barton, one creative player who could have helped us in our last 3 games, managing to get himself sent off in his first game back since January, so he will not be available for the last 3 game s- it’s getting too much like the Keystone Cops for our liking.
With teams like Middlesbrough, Hull and Sunderland doing their best to help Newcastle, it’s about time we helped ourselves.