Maybe one of the good things that will come out our poor league form of late – for the second time this season we’ve picked up only 4 points in our last seven games – is that Mike Ashley will be less inclined to sell either Papiss Cisse or Moussa Sissoko this month – because we are not yet safe from relegation, and could still be sucked into a fight for survival.
John Carver – during yesterday’s defeat – our third in last four games
All it takes is to keep losing games, and we’ve lost five of our last seven league games, and we have no head coach.
If you believe the Sunday People today – none will arrive until the summer.
We have 27 points from our first 22 games, and still need around 13 points from the remaining games to be safe.
In our relegation season seven years ago at this point in the season (my arm just started to ache again), we were four points worse off on 23 points.
Last season we had just beaten West Ham 3-1 with two goals from Yohan Cabaye in his very last game for Newcastle before we sold him to PSG, and we had 36 points after 22 games.
If we had 36 points today we’d be 6th top of the league.
But as we know in the final 10 games of the season, after Alan Pardew was suspended after the 3-1 win at Hull, we picked up only two wins and lost eight – that’s 6 points from the 30 played for. 🙁
So let’s hope we don’t go on such a run this year – because with 9 points less than we had last season at this point, we could still be dragged into another relegation battle.
Remember that anything can happen in the Premier League and anything can happen at Newcastle – which we are only too well aware of.
In fact our poor form of late could even make Mike Ashley bring in some replacements in this transfer window – like a striker and a center-back?
No – that’s not going to happen – we’re getting carried away again. 😀
You can follow us on our three social media sites below: