How Newcastle fare on Saturday against Swansea City will depend to a large degree if we can get Loic Remy back in the side, following that calf injury of his, and if he can play, there’s always a chance he can get a goal for us, and stop our woeful form and terrible results recently.
Loic Remy – back again on Saturday
And with Crystal Palace having surprisingly beaten Everton 3-2 away last night for their fourth successive win, they are now only 6 points behind Newcastle, and have gained 12 points on us since we beat them 1-0 at St. James’ Park five games ago, with that stoppage time goal from Papiss Cisse – the last time we scored.
And even Palace’s goal difference is now exactly the same as Newcastle’s at -14, so if the London side can gain 6 points on us in the last four games, they could overtake Newcastle.
Swansea are having their own internal problems at the moment off the field, so hopefully we can get back to our winning ways on Saturday, and to keep both Stoke, who are 3 points behind us, and Palace at bay we probably need to pick up wins at home to the two South Wales sides – Swansea and Cardiff.
But if Stoke and Palace do catch us, and we finish in 11th place, that could be the scenario that sees Alan Pardew’s job in real danger at Newcastle.
What do you think?
Note: Craig Finnigan is a Newcastle fan and graduated from Newcastle College in 2011, and he has created a one-off key ring, and all the profits will go to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
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