As might have been expected, there has been a lot of criticism of Alan Pardew, the coaches and the players, since the 3-0 loss against Sunderland on Sunday, something that we just didn’t see coming.
A depressed looking Alan Pardew on Sunday
And when you consider that in Sunderland’s last nine games, they had only 3 points from three draws and six defeats, it makes it only worse – a lot worse.
So it’s hard to know what team will turn up on Saturday at the Hawthorns, where we need to pick up something, as we are still around six points from safety.
3,0000 brave souls are traveling to the Midlands to see this game, and our hats are raised to them, but we need a result – and a win if at all possible, and this is certainly not the time to go into a slump.
We remember four years ago when everybody was saying at this time, there was no way Newcastle would go down. because we were just too good.
But look what happened, and we’ve never been fully convinced we are safe, after some horrendous results in the league which has left our goal difference at -17, just two better than it was in our relegation season.
We scored 40 and conceded 59 goals four years ago, and we’ve already conceded 59 goals this season, with five games to go and have scored only 42 times.
So things are not too different from they were four years ago – which is why we need to get on the winning track – starting on Saturday at West Brom.
What do you think?
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