Newcastle are very dependent on what the teams below us do in the league in the final seven games of the season, and if they actually start to win games Newcastle can still be caught.
That’s unless we can start helping ourselves – and our players decide to turn up for the away games – and we can get some wins (those are when you get 3 points) on the board.
John Carver – we need points – right!
We’ve been OK at home over the last four games, although we’ve taken only 4 points from them, but our last three away games have been a complete disaster.
Newcastle have lost all three at Manchester City, Everton and Sunderland and we didn’t turn up for any one of those games – including the derby game last Sunday.
We lost those games by a cumulative 9-0, and of course that does nothing for our goal difference – which is now a pathetic -16.
That’s nothing less than a disgrace and heaven knows how Newcastle will fare on Monday night at Liverpool, although 94% of our readers think it will be our 5th defeat in a row and our sixth loss out of the last seven games.
This is what John Carver has said about picking up points:
“There are only nine points in it.” “And say we go to Liverpool and get nothing at Liverpool, there could be six points in it. We have to get some points, no matter how we do it.”
“To be quite honest, I’m not that interested in how we play. What I am interested in is the final result and picking up points, and we have to do that.”
The conventional wisdom is we need 40 points to survive, so if we can get two wins soon then we could all relax just a little – but where those wins will come from we don’t know.
Our best chance are probably in the two upcoming two home games against Tottenham and Swansea – but they are also two very good teams and a lot more ambitious than present day Newcastle United.
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