Given what Newcastle United have put their fans through since we were eliminated from the Europa League, and for most of the season, if truth be told – Newcastle must go all out to get two wins in the last two games for the fans – who have gone through hell and high water this season.
Newcastle fans celebrate last night’s great result for the club
Picture shown in the Independent
Indeed if Aston Villa are beaten at home by Chelsea on Saturday, in the only league game to be played that day, and Newcastle win at QPR on Sunday, we are mathematically safe because in the final game of the season Aston Villa entertain Wigan.
So that means after the QPR game we could be safe – officially – if we win.
We’ve always said that Newcastle United are not an easy club to support, and certainly since the 1-1 draw with Benfica, Newcastle have managed to be beaten 3-0 by Sunderland – the biggest loss to the enemy since 1979 – and that 6-0 Liverpool disgrace in the next home game was the worst defeat at St. James’ Park since 1925.
So here’s the point – Newcastle have two games to go, and have to try to make up for these recent results, and what has generally been a terrible season in the Premier League.
Two wins and 46 points will go a small way towards making up for it.
And we expect Alan Pardew to say tomorrow that we are not safe yet – which is true – and another reason to win on Sunday.
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