Newcastle are on a terrible run at the moment, and with only five games to go to the end of the season it’s really important that we can get a few wins to raise the spirits of the Newcastle fans, because we have lost ten of our last fifteen league games, and gained only 13 points and that’s relegation form.
Alan Pardew - in the stands on Saturday
This is what Alan Pardew has said about the terrible run:
“I think the most important thing is the injuries have had a real impact on the team, no doubt about that. You do not have to be a genius to work that out.”
“But we do need to get ourselves focused on what is ahead for us. We have had some difficult home games, and just two home games left against Swansea and Cardiff.”
“And I think they are essential for us to give a good feeling to our fans and amongst ourselves as well for the summer.” “Then we have three tough away games.”
Injuries have affected us, but the terrible results reflect badly on the players in the side – and generally they haven’t only played badly, but have not shown much energy or fight either.
Here are the games we have left in the league and we can probably write off the away games at Arsenal and Liverpool.
April Sat 12 15:00 A Stoke City Sat 19 15:00 H Swansea City Mon 28 20:00 A Arsenal May Sat 03 15:00 H Cardiff City Sun 11 15:00 A Liverpool
So we have a chance of winning the home games against the two South Wales sides, Swansea and Cardiff, although Swansea are doing quite well at the moment.
And we really need to beat Cardiff City after they beat us 2-1 at St. James Park in the FA Cup 3rd round, which means in our last 16 games we have lost 11 – and failed tops core in eleven of them a terrible record.
The most we can see coming off the last five games is 9 points, which would leave us on 55 points for the season, but it may be difficult to get three wins in those final five games, after we’ve lost four of the last five.