With Newcastle being on a five game losing streak for the first time for a long time – well at least since last year at this time when we lost six in a row for the first time ever in the Premier League – it’s not surprising that every side in the Premier league wants to play us right now.
Jamie Charragher – every team wants to play Newcastle
But Tottenham are the side that’s next up for us on Sunday afternoon at home, and a win in that game and we should be safe in the league this season – which would be good – even though the odds of us being relegated right now are a long 80-1 – so maybe we’ll even be safe if we lose our last six games.
Jamie Charragher is now a Sky Sports pundit and the Liverpool lad thinks we have a chance of maybe winning one of our last six games on the run-in and stay up.
This is what the former Liverpool and England defender had to say about the game on Sunday:
“If you could pick a fixture to play, it would be Newcastle at home or away at the moment.” . “That’s how all teams will view it and that just shows how bad a run they’re on.”
“Newcastle will be okay and I’m sure they’ll win one of those games, which should be enough on its own to keep them up,” “In the next two or three games, though, if they don’t pick up points after the run they’ve been on, they could be counting on the last two games of the season.”
Lat season we broke that six game losing streak with a 3-0 home win against Cardiff City in the penultimate game of the season with two late goals to make the score respectable.
But then we lost the last game at Liverpool 2-1 – although we played quite well in that game and were even leading 1-0 – but most fans last May were pleased enough when another poor season was over – and we finished in 10th place in the league – the second best finish ever under Mike Ashley.
It looks like it’s going to be another miserable end to the season this time around – but we could do better in the last six games than we did last season when we got only 3 points.
Jamie Charragher was a tremendous player for Liverpool and over 17 seasons on Merseyside he played a massive 737 games with 5 goals and 37 times for England.
Jamie wasn’t particularly blessed with a lot of skills, but he was one of those players who have great character, and he got the very best out of the skills he’d been blessed with.
Come to think of it we need some players like Jamie brought in over the summer.
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