We had recovered quite well by Friday 15th March in the league, after bringing in the five new Frenchmen in January, and we were well placed in the league table in 13th place with 33 points from 29 games, and a goal difference of -10 – and we had the exact same points total as 10th placed Fulham, but had two goals worse goals difference than Fulham.
Alan Pardew – hee needs to get win at QPR
Things were looking good, and we were almost in the top 10 in the league, and had just won 1-0 against Anzhi, with s second half penalty from Shola Ameobi to get through to the last eight of the Europa League.
And on the previous Sunday we had won 1-0 with a stoppage time goal from Papiss Cisse to beat Stoke for our third successive home league win, after that disastrous 2-1 defeat by Reading in January – which had been the low point of the season – but that was becoming a distant memory.
And we were looking forward to our second away win of the season on the following Sunday at Wigan Athletic.
But then everything went wrong – we lost 2-1 at Wigan when Callum McCallum should have been sent off in the first half, for his tackle on Massadio Haidara – and Wigan’s winning goal in stoppage time should have been disallowed because of a clear handball.
We were hammered 4-0 in the next game at Manchester City – and in short in those last 7 games we have 5 points and a single win against Stoke, and thanks to successive home defeats of 3-0 against Sunderland and 6-0 against Liverpool, our goal difference is -23 and we are 4th bottom.
It’s been an absolute and calamitous last seven games for Newcastle United in the league.
However, things looked up big time for Newcastle on Tuesday night – not because anything we did – but Wigan lost their game in hand 3-2 against Swansea and we are now three points clear of the relegation zone, but with the exact same goal differences as Wigan.
A win at relegated QPR can see us almost safe on Sunday.
Newcastle have put their fans through hell and high water and worse – in the last seven games.
A message to Alan Pardew and the players – win the game at QPR on Sunday and show the fans that you are much better players and a much better team than we’ve looked over these last seven league games.
Put us out of our misery – but in a nice way.
Win at QPR on Sunday.
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