The bad news is that four teams below us in the league table won their games today – Sunderland won 2-0 at Everton, Leicester beat Southampton 2-0, Aston Villa beat West Ham 1-0 at Villa Park, and Burnley beat Hull 1-0 at the KC Stadium.
Burnley are relegated and Newcastle’s one point at home to West Brom gets us out first point in 9 games and only 4 points in the last 11 games – and this year under John Carver we have gone from 9th place to 17th place – and if we drop one more place that’s it – we take the drop.
Jonas Gutierrez in action today
So the bad news is that we lost ground for the second week running on Sunderland, Aston Villa ad Leicester who have won their last two games and gained a massive 5 points on Newcastle in just two games.
Here is John Carver’s record this year.
Here are the latest standings with QPR relegated if they don’t win at Manchester City tomorrow.
We cannot lose our last two games, because the likelihood is Hull could still pip us by getting a win at either at Spurs next Saturday, or on the final day of the season, 24th May – at home to Manchester United.
Spurs are having a bad time of it at the moment and have only one win and three defeats in their last six games – and yes – that win was a 3-1 victory at Newcastle.
So we are certainly not safe, but it’s looking like if we can win one of our last two games – we are 5 points above Hull and they are unlikely to be able to win both their last two games.
If we lose the last two games, and Hull win just one of their last two games – maybe at White Hart Lane next Saturday afternoon, they will survive and deserve to, and we’ll take the drop.
If that happens we cannot complain after the disastrous death dive we’ve been in since late February.