We were kind of hoping for a draw in this afternoon’s Aston Villa vs West Ham game, but Villa won 2-1, and it was the first time they had won a league game since they beat Liverpool 3-1 at Anfield on December 15th – that’s 10 league games in total, so a great win today for Aston Villa.
Alan Pardew – confident Newcastle can pull away from the drop zone
And we hope that Villa can stay up, although their win now puts them just 3 points behind Newcastle on 24 points, and Reading drop to third bottom one point worse off than Villa, and Newcastle are now only 4 points above the drop zone.
But West Ham remain in 11th place on 30 points, so Newcastle are only 3 points out of 11th place – 4 points if you include goal difference, so a couple of wins in our next two games and that should see us rise up the league table fairly quickly – and the fact is that 9 teams at least are in the relegation scrap this season, and that includes the Magpies.
West Ham are not doing too well at the moment, and in their last 6 league games they have only one win and one draw, and they have to face Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea in three of their next four league games.
Newcastle need to keep playing well like we’ve done in the last three games since the Reading disaster, and hopefully against the lesser sides coming up on our schedule, we can get some wins, such as at home to Southampton two weeks today.
And in order to guarantee that we have over 52,000 mad screaming Geordies in the remaining 6 league games at St. James’ Park, the club have wisely offered a 6 game package.
Here is the information taken directly from the Newcastle web site:
Newcastle United launched a new Six-Game Package earlier this week, where fans can secure their seat for the remaining home fixtures, in addition to getting a ticket for the Tyne-Wear derby absolutely free. This package is now available online and can be purchased by Members and season ticket holders by clicking here.
Anyone who is not a Member or season ticket holder is also able to purchase online by creating an account and adding a Membership and the Six-Game Package to their basket. The Six-Game Package includes all of United’s remaining home league matches, however fans only pay for five fixtures – receiving this season’s biggest game, against Sunderland, absolutely free.
The tickets start from just £110 for adults and £55 for juniors and can be bought online by clicking here, at the Box Office located within the St. James’ Park Official Club Store or by calling 0844 372 1892. The package has been launched as Newcastle United aim to fill St. James’ Park for the final six games of the season following the explosive atmosphere that led to the Magpies’ 3-2 win over Chelsea on Saturday.
Last season, tickets for the Sunderland game were sold out to Members and did not go on general sale, so purchasing this package is the best way for fans to secure their place at this highly anticipated fixture. Other games included in the package are Arsenal, Liverpool, Fulham, Stoke and Southampton – several of which have been sell-out games in previous years.
The Six-Game Package is limited to two per Member.
It’s a terrific deal and a chance to cheer on the lads to safety.
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