Former Newcastle Star Backing Magpies To Beat Drop

Former England and Newcastle United right back Warren Barton believes the Magpies will beat the drop this season, but that this should be a big wake up call for the Tyneside club.

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Warren Barton – Fox Sports Analyst

Warren Barton is the top football (called soccer here) analyst at Fox Soccer Channel in the US, and he does a great job on the network when Fox broadcasts the Premier League games – and Warren also covers the Champions League games in mid-week.

He is also a great football ambassador for Newcastle United, and follows the club closely.

Newcastle are just three points above the relegation zone, and we have dropped to 4th bottom place with Sunderland getting a point with just 10 men against Stoke last night, but that could change tomorrow night when Wigan play their game in hand at home to Swansea City.

This is what Warren said on the Call Collymore program on Monday::

“The biggest problem is now they think it’s going to be OK. I think they’re going to have a big wake up call. ” “I think they will survive I think they’ve got enough ability to get out of it.”

“They’re in a relegation battle. It’s a huge problem, a lot of the players aren’t used to being in that environment.”

Barton believes Newcastle may have too many foreign players in the squad, who do not know the history or understand the passions associated with the Tyneside club – a view that has been expressed by many over the last three weeks pr so, as we have got ourselves into relegation trouble, with a paltry 5 points from the last 21.

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Warren Barton – while at Newcastle

And with Sunderland drawing at home to Stoke with just 10 men last night, after Craig Gardner was sent off in the first half with Stoke leading 1-0 – Newcastle are now 4th bottom.

And if Wigan beat Swansea tonight, we’ll be 3rd bottom and in a relegation spot for the first time since we were promoted four years ago.

That’s not good timing.

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7 comments so far

  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    May 7, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #1

    I wish I had his optimism

  • KevinHann

    May 7, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #2

    I suspect this wouldn’t be the first time we find ourselves in relegation spot since returning to the Premiership?

  • Sawbuck

    May 7, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #3

    They’ll be sharing ice creams in the dressing room before KO. Swansea have got no skin in the game. Nor have WBA against Hoots.

  • p

    May 7, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #4

    I have to say, I watch him on Fox Soccer channel and he loves the toon.

    For me 3 points is all we need, with 2 shots at it.

    A banana skin in QPR and genuinely tough match against Arsenal.

    One or 2 points and we really are pushing our luck, zero and we will probably get relegated which is no less than we deserve.

  • stuart no9

    May 7, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #5

    jail — i could understand it if we were playing the kind of football required to get out of this mess , as it is we are playing our worst football of the season – so i think regardless of the quality in the team , it dosnt matter one bit how good you are if you are not allowed to play , and have to follow the managers rules. !

  • RonVanDam

    May 7, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #6

    I dont care what he says or she says. Theres a mathematical chance any team between 11th to 18th can get relegated. We have to wait and see after 38 games.

    We have a crap manager and a yo yo team. I rate Steve kean higher than Pardew when B/burn got relegated. Btw Kean could end up becoming a very top manager in the future. He has that certain x factor about him.

  • Sav

    May 7, 2013 at 1:36 AM

    Comment #7

    Fair play to the mackems. They did what they had to do and battled back. I hope our lot take a leaf out. Too good to go down? – possibly, but I won’t believe it until after we’ve played the Arsenal .


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