We’ve been resisting putting this poll out for a while now, hoping that Newcastle can get the one win we need to stay up in the Premier League, but we’ve been waiting for almost two months now since we last won against Aston Villa at the end of February, and Newcastle have had seven successive defeats in that time – the worst run since back in 1978 and the worst run ever in the Premier League.
We don’t subscribe to the view that relegation would be a good thing, and in fact it will hit the club a lot harder and be more harmful than the last time we went down a short six years ago.
There will be many players wanting to leave in the summer – even if we stay up – because Newcastle is no longer a proper football club that wants to be successful and win things – and the players know that.
And it’s not good for those of us fans spread around the world away from the homeland, because we will not get the Newcastle games on TV – with the Premier League being the biggest league in the world – but the Championship is nowhere to be seen in the US.
It wouldn’t be good for the ex-pats if we are relegated – in fact it would be a complete and unmitigated disaster.