Pundit Michael Owen thinks it’s going to be very grim viewing for Newcastle at home to Tottenham tomorrow and what will be a tough game for us.
And with Leicester City winning their third game in a row today and gaining 9 points on Newcastle over the last three games – they have also scored as many points in those games as Newcastle have in their 13 games this year under John Carver.
Michael Owen at St. James’ Park
In our poll for tomorrow’s game a high 82% think we’ll lose the game and that would be our sixth loss in a row – and that would equal the worst losing streak ever for the Premier League – that was set at Newcastle one year ago.
But Micheal is being kind to Newcastle, as he predicts we will break the losing streak and pick up a point tomorrow:
“It is a good job that Newcastle accumulated so many points in the first half of the season, or else they would have relegation written all over them in their current form,”
“Their 2-0 loss at Anfield on Monday night meant that they have only scored one goal in losing their last five matches.”
“The only ray of hope for them here is that they actually won 2-1 at White Hart Lane in October and Tottenham come here after equally poor efforts in drawing 0-0 with Burnley and losing 1-0 at home to Villa.”
“This could be pretty grim viewing, and I am going for 0-0 or 1-1.”
In the last five games the goal we scored in the second half at home to Arsenal, is the only goal we have scored over the last five games, after we beat Aston Villa 1-0 at home on February 28th – so your couldn’t really call us a free-scoring side.
But we were short of strikers last summer and we didn’t being in players who could score goals for us last summer or in January, and Papiss Cisse managed to get himself suspended for seven games against Manchester United – just to make it that much more difficult.
We agree with Michael – it could be grim viewing tomorrow for Newcastle fans, as we witness just how poor this side is and has been this year.
But we really need a win and we are not safe yet – as Michael suggests we are in his comments.
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