The good news for Newcastle is that both Middlesbrough and Fulham have picked up most of their points this season at home.
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Each has only two wins each away from home, the same as Newcastle, but we currently have twice that number of wins at home at St. James’ Park.
Fulham have gained only 14 of their 47 points away from home this season, and Middlesbrough have just 8 points, of their 31 total points, away from the Riverside Stadium this season.
On the other hand Newcastle have 19 points of their total 31 points at St. James’ Park, with 4 wins and 7 draws.
So it would seem that the stats may be on the side of Newcastle United in our next two home games, which if we can win, we will in all likelihood save our season, and remain in the Premier League for next season, and that would be just fantastic.
And certainly if we win against Middlesbrough, the lads will be more than ready for the Fulham game, so of course our next game is all important.
But the question remains whether the Newcastle can shake themselves out of their terrible comatose form of just 4 draws and 6 defeats in our last 10 league games, and of course the absence of Joey Barton hardly helps the creativity of our team, which is almost non-existent at the moment.
They can still save themselves and not be the squad that was way overpaid, and remembered for taking Newcastle out of the Premier League, after 16 seasons.
Come on lads, give yourselves a good shake – and get us out of trouble – you can still do it!