We realize it’s far too early to talk about how other teams are doing at the bottom of the league in this the 9th round of Premier League games taking place this weekend.
But since we have precious little on the positive side to talk about, we will point out that some results went our way today with Sunderland losing 1-0 at West Brom in Sam Allardyce’s first game in charge.
Steve McClaren – on the training field
Bournemouth have lost some key players through injury and they were taken to the cleaners at Manchester City and lost 5-1 – but that was still better than we fared two weeks ago.
Newcastle are still bottom of the league, but West Brom to move up to 11th place on 11 points and Sunderland are rooted at the bottom of the league on 3 points with Newcastle.
We are still at the very bottom and Sunderland are above us because they have scored two more goals than us with eight – with the goal difference being the same at -11.
But if we can beat Norwich City tomorrow we will move into 3rd bottom place after Aston Villa also lost at Chelsea 2-0.
So in one game we can move up two places and off the bottom place and be only 3 points from safety – today we are 6 points from safety.
That should be motivation for our lads to play their hearts out tomorrow at home to Norwich – but Norwich are a surprisingly good team so far this season.
We haven’t had too much luck this season – but a win tomorrow will help to raise the mood of Newcastle fans and maybe our players too.
Then it would be all set up for the game at Sunderland next Sunday and a win in that game will take us 6 points clear of the Black Cats – assuming we can win tomorrow.