In order to remain in the Premier League and save ourselves, we have to beat West Ham on Sunday – but there’s a very low 14% in our poll for the game, that think we can do that.
So it seems our best (only?) chance to remain a Premier League side is that Hull City don’t beat Manchester United.
John Carver – fans not confident Carver can deliver in last game
And John Carver has again talked a good game this week, but we’ve heard it all before from John, and it’s not clear how the lads will play on Sunday.
But we do hope they play really well and win the game – that would be a good end to one of our worst seasons for many years.
And there’s news that Newcastle players will not do their usual “lap of honor” and that’s the right decision – they haven’t earned it – and certainly should not be out on the field with their families.
If the disaster scenario does take place and we are relegated – it’s not going to be very nice after the game – that’s for sure – and that’s a huge understatement.
If we cannot win on Sunday, it will bring the season to an end and a terrible 11 game streak without a win, and we will have been bottom of the league in the second half of the season.
That would not be good for our chances at the start of next season – as we saw at the beginning of this season – after losing seven of our last eight games in the previous season.
That’s assuming we stay in the Premier League – and you cannot accuse Newcastle of finishing a season strongly – and we are limping over the finish line again – if we can make it this time.