Newcastle have to stop the rot tomorrow night against a team we should be beating at home – Wigan Athletic – but Wigan are never easy to play under manager Roberto Martinez, who surely will manage a much bigger club one day.
Roberto Martinez - a good manager
Roberto has Wigan playing very well at the moment, and they played very well in their game in midweek against Manchester City before going down to two goals in the final 30 minutes form the Premier League Champions.
And in the same game last year, it was very close and Newcastle won with a very first goal from a certain Yohan Cabaye with 9 minutes to play, and of course Yohan went onto have a great first season on Tyneside.
And there are a lot of stats being thrown around at the moment, like our four game losing streak is the first one 2008 in our relegation season, and Newcastle have never lost five league games in a row, according to reports – although we haven;’t checked every season of the 120.
And wins are what will get Newcastle away from the relegation zone, but tomorrow is a game we’d love to win, but it’s not exactly a must-win game.
But we cannot lose this game, and go further down the league and in the dumps – more so than we are today – so in that sense it’s probably a must-not-lose game.
What do you think?
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