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An Emotional End To The Season Either Way

11:32 pm, Sunday, May 5th, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 10 Comments

It’s hard to think that Newcastle will be safe after our next game next Sunday at QPR – even if we win that game – which we think will be very tough unless someone in a back and white shirt. can score spme goals

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Alan Pardew - can he keep Newcastle up?

So it is very likely that things will go down to the very last game of the season on the following Sunday, when we are at home to Arsenal and it will be a sell-out (again) at St. James’ Park.

And depending on how all the games end up – they all kick off at the same time – will most probably bring an announcement from St. James’ Park at the end of the game.

That will say whether we are in the Premier League next season – or whether we have been relegated for the second time in four years to the Championship – which would be a gigantic blow to Newcastle United in many ways.

An announcement may not be necessary, if we know what we have to do – either draw the game or win the game against Arsenal to stay up – and it may even be down to a win by a number of goals – if goal difference becomes relevant.

In the last few years it’s been very close between the teams at the bottom, and it will probably not be too different this time around.

And whether it’s that Newcastle stay up or we go down, will bring about the relevant emotions.

If we stay up it will be great, really great, and we’ll have a chance to sort things out in the summer., and the players wll take a lap of honor for staying up – not for what they did in the PL this season, which has been absolutely awful.

But if we go down, the summer will be about dismantling the current side, and selling some of our best players, and that’s for at least a couple of reasons.

One is that Newcastle will not be able to afford them on half the revenues in the Championship, but the most important thing is that top International players will not want to play in England’s second division next season, with the Wold Cup in Brazil next summer.

At the moment it’s touch and go with Newcastle whether we’ll go down, and we’ll know more when Sunderland play tomorrow night at home to Stoke, and Wigan play on Tuesday night against Swansea.

We would hope that neither Wigan nor Sunderland win those games – and that will give us a better chance.

What do you think?

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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ONLINE GUY // May 5, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    Just had a word with Arry floppychops..I pretended I was Ashleys Secretary..Offered Arry the Newcastle job next season
    he wants to stay in the prem ..he’s promised to put the youth team out against us so’s we win…

    Here’s Arrys Phone number if you want to talk to him .
    01234..5678910

    Note to Transfer (everpresent) Sage please dont report me to Ed ..Its A Joke !

    I know sometimes its hard to separate fact from fiction in some peoples mind’s .

    Wondering though ..If Ashley did get in touch with
    ol’ ‘Arry and offered him the job at the Toon ..would we Win at QPR ? Just a thought ..

    I would go down that path right now ..ask Arry if he’s interested , then tell him to Fcuk off after we beat them .

    I jest Ye all…and Hello to all the great posters I have been on me travels and have missed you all….even the tit heads of which there are many ..you know who you are ..saying that ..you might not realise ! ye Gads..sorry I’v been doing a bit of the bard’s work ..Drain’s ya ! not a mere Bagatelle I can say !

  • 2 ONLINE GUY // May 5, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    Sorry that last post , I meant to put the word TIT in capital letters .

  • 3 irishtoon999 // May 5, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    If Wigan and Sunderland win their next.. Then Tuesday night things will look Grimm, very Grimm.. We simply need to go at qpr with hammer and thongs!! Qpr don’t like the fight, hit them hard from the off , most of their heads R of on a beech in the Caribbean.. I think personally, it will be Norwich who will drop.. Can’t see them picking up any more points.. Please god

  • 4 ONLINE GUY // May 5, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    Irish ..shame to say it,But !

    I hope WBA beat Norwich..I cannot see Norwich beating Man city after that ..Unless its Man city reserves.

  • 5 toonbrother // May 6, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    Pardumb is the only coach coach capable of geetting a side like ours relegated. The definition of incompetent

  • 6 santonthenewmaldini // May 6, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    Sunderland will get beat off Stoke 2moro did you see their defending against Villa??

    It was in the air that they struggled Stoke will want to win to make sure they are safe

    No Sessegnon and Fletcher means they will have Graham up front on his own

    Even though he was a wee thug for snapping Haidara but what a player that Mcmannaman is for Wigan he is some prospect very young

    Thing is we have a young prospect in Campbell who could be as good if not better than him and we never play him

  • 7 mattnufc // May 6, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    Stoke have been terrible all season though, Sunderland are still favourites for that game.

  • 8 Korean Magpie // May 6, 2013 at 7:54 AM

    I just want two things at the moment…for us to finish at least 17th and sacking Pardumb ‘after’ the season

  • 9 lesh // May 6, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Irish…. go at qpr with hammer and thongs!! Knickers!

  • 10 davis_toons // May 6, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Is that the “hand signal” of 1-2 passing?




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