Newcastle fans are hoping that Fabricio Coloccini can return to the side on Saturday at West Ham, and if Colo can help turn things around in the last three games, there will be a massive attempt to keep the Argentine at Newcastle for the remaining three years of his contract.
Fabricio Coloccini in training Tuesday
Newcastle defensive performance on Saturday has been called one of the worst seen in the Premier League in recent times – and not just for this season.
It looked like a bunch of schoolboys trying to play against a Premier League side, with apologies to school children everywhere.
It was simply pathetic and embarrassing for Newcastle fans, who have had to put up with humiliation and shame for the last two home games.
When is this nonsense going to stop?
In our last six league games, starting at Wigan on 17th March, we have only one win and we have conceded a massive 16 goals and scored only three times.
That’s relegation form if ever we saw it – and of course our goal difference was -10 before Wigan and it’s now a terrible -23.
This is what Alan Pardew said on Tuesday about his captain:
“His leadership is important. Hopefully, we can get him out on the pitch.”
But Newcastle just have to pick up something on Saturday at West Ham, and then hope we can actually get a win at QPR a week on Saturday.
A loss against Harry Redknapp’s doomed side would be incredibly bad – with Arsenal at home being the last game of the season for us on 19th May.
We have gained a mere four points in the last six games and one point in the last three games – and if we cannot get say 4 more points before the end of the season, then we would probably deserve relegation.
And then what would happen at Newcastle, the 20th most valuable club in the world – we don’t even want to think about right now.
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