Newcastle lost yet another game yesterday against Swansea, and it was our seventh defeat in a row and our fourth successive defeat at St. James’ Park, following our only win since the end of the transfer window, when we managed to beat Aston Villa 1-0 on February 28th.
Siem de Jong – scoring yesterday
So we have lost all our games in March and April with our next game being at Leicester City next Saturday on May 2nd.
The only bright spot yesterday was the performance of Siem de Jong, who came on for Remy Cabella after 74 minutes and looked full of class.
And Siem did what he does best and scored from a Colback cross with just three minutes to go, to make the score a little more respectable at 3-2, but Newcastle were a well beaten side yesterday in that second half.
So if Siem can play for us in the last four games of this season, we will still have a chance of retaining our Premier League status – but four more defeats and we could go down.
Siem’s the big hope for Newcastle and Moussa Sissoko will also be back from his two game suspension for the Leicester City game.
John Carver after the game yesterday said that Paul Dummett could also possibly return next Saturday from his knee injury.
And in our game after Leicester which is West Brom at home the following Saturday, we will have Papiss Cisse back from his seven game suspension.
But our Achilles heel is our defense, and we keep letting in silly goals, and the back four have to improve if we are to stay in the Premier League for next season.