Of the bottom ten sides in the Premier League who played on Saturday, not one of them won a game, and all the results seemed to go Newcastle’s way.
Alan Pardew – big opportunity to build momentum
Of the four teams below Newcastle who played today, QPR and Norwich lost to Everton and Arsenal respectively – and Reading and Aston Villa drew with Liverpool and Fulham respectively.
Of the teams above Newcastle who played, Fulham drew, and Southampton and West Ham also drew 1-1 at St. Mary’s, and Andy Carroll scored again for the Hammers.
So if Newcastle can beat Sunderland tomorrow, we’ll be on 39 points, and just one point behind 10th placed Fulham – and we’ll have gained 5 points on Fulham in the last two games.
And we’re sure Alan Pardew and the players know exactly the opportunity Newcastle now have – – and will go all out to win tomorrow against Sunderland.
If Newcastle can win tomorrow, who knows what is possible in the final five league games of the season, especially when we have most of our best players back.
After Sunderland, we play at West Brom, at home to Liverpool, away at West Ham and QPR, and then in our last game we are home to Arsenal – and the games are on successive weekends – no more Thursday games.
So surely we have a chance of doing very well in our last six league games, and Newcastle will go all out for as many points a possible – and who knows where we’ll end up in the league table.
But it must start with a win tomorrow against Sunderland.
Howay The Lads!!
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