I suppose if you are trying to look for some positives coming out of the unbelievable loss to Sunderland today – it’s that the Newcastle players will be motivated in the final five games of the season to redeem themselves in the eyes of Newcastle fans.
Mike Ashley – will not be pleased with this result
Because like it or not the players that played today will always be remembered for being part of the game they lost 3-0 at St. James’ Park, and it will go down in the history of Newcastle, that’s just the way it will be.
We’ve heard all the stuff about being unlucky and we missed chances – but we’ve been missing chances all year – and we find it very difficult to score – and it hasn’t helped that we didn’t replace Demba Ba in January either.
But we are not thinking of the summer at all right now – Newcastle have too much work to do in the last five games of the season, and unless we start picking up points we could be in trouble.
If Wigan can get 3 points in their two games in hand, we’ll be just 2 points above the drop zone, and our goal difference is now only a little better than that of Wigan.
So there’s work to be done in the next five weeks – and we must be in the Premier League next season.
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