We’ve seen a few of the comments from our readers such as they are dreading the game today, and with so much hanging on the result, it’s going to be a difficult game for Newcastle fans to watch – white knuckle time.
Newcastle fans – those were the days – could be nervous day today
We have talked about a similar situation fifteen years ago back in 1999, after Sir Bobby Robson had taken over from the fired Ruud Gullit when we had just one point from our first seven league games,.
The eight PL game that season was Bobby’s first home game as Newcastle welcomed Sheffield Wednesday, who were bottom of the league.
And that game went well – when the lads were simply fantastic – and we re 5-0 up at the half, and won the game 8-0 – to relieve some tensions on Tyneside.
Alan Shearer, who was captain at the time, chipped in with five goals that day to help out the situation.
We don’t expect to win 8-0 today, but a win is what we need – and even if we win today, the best we can be after today’s game is 4th bottom of the league, and that would mean Everton losing at home to Aston Villa.
But there’s no doubt this can be a watershed game for Newcastle, because if we can win it, we could potentially turn the corner with the players gaining in confidence.
If we draw the game, that would not help us too much, and we’d remain in the bottom three, and could even go bottom if Burnley and QPR both win their games.
But if we lose the game, it would be an absolute tragedy for the club and the fans – and we would probably be facing another long and hard season fighting against relegation. 🙁
We need wins to get away from the relegation zone, and that has to start today at home to Leicester City.
That’s really the bottom line.
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