Former Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp thinks it’s between Newcastle and Hull City as to the third club to take the drop with QPR and Burnley – and those clubs are in 3rd bottom and 4th bottom places respectably after Saturday’s games.
Newcastle got their first point in nine games at home to West Brom on saturday – but we still dropped two places in the league table as Sunderland and Leicester both went above us with wins – something we cannot seem to get these days.
Glenn Hoddle and Harry Redknapp while at QPR
But it seems that Harry Redknapp – who turned down the Newcastle job in January of 2008 after first accepting the position after Sam Allardyce had been fired – thinks Newcastle will just about survive.
This is what Harry said to today while speaking on talkSPORT:
“Can Hull City win a game out of those two games? They couldn’t beat Burnley at the weekend.” “I’m sure Sam would like to go back to St James’ Park and get a result, having been there, but I still have to favor Newcastle.”
“Hull might pick up a point at Tottenham and they have got a record of beating the big clubs at Hull so it’s not impossible. Hull’s home game against Manchester United is the last game of the season.”
“It’s a massive game and it’s not impossible for them to pull it off and it’s going to be an exciting last day for sure.”
We really hope Newcastle can survive, and if we do then there is a massive rebuilding job to do this summer, but it will be so difficult to attract good players and we could be in for another rough season next term – when we are likely to be relegation candidates unless we can have a really good summer and get some decent players in.
We also need to get a very good coach in but our expectations of that are not high – and it’s unlikely the coach Newcastle will appoint will be any better than Alan Pardew.
Why would a decent coach want to join Newcastle – who are the worst run club in the league this season – that’s why we are 4th bottom with two games to go, after being 9th top at the beginning of the year and just 14 points from safety and 40 points with 19 games to play – when Alan Pardew left us.
If we go down forget it – it will be another tragedy for Newcastle United under the frugal and senseless ownership of Mike Ashley.
Mike has simply destroyed the club and my father must be turning in his grave.