With 10 games to go – starting this afternoon with Norwich City – we think we have an outside chance of finishing in the top six in the league table.
Our five remaining road games are at West Brom, Swansea, Chelsea, Wigan and Everton.
It’s almost certain this season that Newcastle would qualify for the Europa League in 6th position, and the teams chasing us for that spot include Liverpool, who have a rather easy run-in to the season and are 2 points behind the Magpies, but with a much better goal difference.
A fast rising Swansea, and Sunderland are next in the table, 5 and 7 points behind us respectively.
In our recent poll on whether Newcastle should unload Nile Ranger this summer, 70% think we should with 9% not sure.
Let us know what you think in our new poll.