Things will be heating up this week before our encounter at Sunderland this Sunday, and it’s an important game – Sunderland need the points to stay up in the Premier League – and Newcastle need some points to stop our free fall down the league table this year.
Sunderland have been struggling mightily with relegation for the last three season, and made a miraculous recovery last year over the last five games to stay up, and they are now just one point above the drop zone in 4th bottom place.
They will be hoping that new manager Dick Advocaat can turn things around and quickly too, and what better opportunity than to beat Newcastle – again.
Newcastle are becoming a rich club, but we are still fairly hopeless on the pitch, and will have maybe only 15 fit and available senior players for this match, because of injury and suspension.
And Ashley’s reticence to spend money on the squad.
The only thing that matters in these games of course is the result, and it’s no different this time around – and you can throw current form out of the window.
A Sunderland win will leave Newcastle fans decimated and a Newcastle win – which would only be our third in 13 games under John Carver – could help doom Sunderland to relegation.
So it’s all to play for.
How Will Newcastle Fare At Sunderland?
- Lose (42%, 1,443 Votes)
- Win (37%, 1,290 Votes)
- Draw (21%, 727 Votes)
Total Voters: 3,460
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