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
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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