Newcastle have just 10 points from the first thirteen games of the season and we are just one point above Bournemouth and third bottom – but when you look at out next three games we could draw a blank on all three – so it could be 10 points from 16 games.
We are at Crystal Palace, at home to Liverpool and then at Tottenham.
It’s difficult to see how we can get many points from those three games, especially if we play like we did on Saturday, which was another insipid performance from this Newcastle side.
Joe Kinnear – manager seven years ago when we were relegated
Here are the next seven games we have and 21 points to play for through 2nd January.
November Sat 28 15:00 A Crystal Palace December Sun 06 16:00 H Liverpool Sun 13 16:00 A Tottenham Sat 19 17:30 H Aston Villa Sat 26 17:30 H Everton Mon 28 15:00 A WBA January Sat 02 15:00 A Arsenal
It’s getting just a little uncomfortable with these upcoming games and we think we are going to be down there in or around the relegation zone at the beginning of January.
We have little chance of anything at the Emirates so of those seven games we only seem to have a chance of points against Aston Villa, Everton and West Brom.
In order to be away from the relegation zone before January, we are going to have to win a few games and some of the wins will have to be some shock wins.
One of the problems Newcastle are having is once you get down there near the relegation zone it gets awfully difficult to pull away and in our relegation season we had 13 points form the first thirteen league games – three more than we have today.
But we were then unbeaten in the next five league games with three draws and two wins at Portsmouth (3-0) and home to Tottenham (2-1) so after 18 games we had 22 points from 18 games and were 12th in the league.
Wonder where we will be after our next five games?
What do you think?