Things Will Get Tougher For Newcastle Before January


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.

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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?

Comments welcome.


108 comments so far

  • cyprus

    Nov 23, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Wdji has been shielded by the fans though he has had some real stinkers as well as good games. Last game he was just behind Janm as worse player on the field.

    People like Fergie had the depth and guts to bench a bunch. In fact, we should do the same for the next game; the last two games have been as shocking as any typcal Pards collapse, so 4-5 players should be moved in and I include ex-culprits to be given another chance.

    Bench some stars, the replacements can do no worse.

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  • ToonMatt

    Nov 23, 2015 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #2

    I can see us maybe getting a point at home to Villa? The rest of the games we will get nothing.

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  • hibbitt

    Nov 23, 2015 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #3

    cyprus……….we have no stars just a lot of over hyped prima donas

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  • cyprus

    Nov 23, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #4

    Steve,
    to save you and the kid the shock: when we have the ball, the opposition attacks the holding player in numbers, till he either loses it or makes a hurried pass. Our players, instead of moving into the fray, let that isolated player get mauled by the attackers.

    Simple isn’t it? That’s the number 1 reason we look so ridiculous man. Work on it. And try to do exactly that to the opposition. Amazing idea eh.

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  • kimbo

    Nov 23, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #5

    Next 3 games …score 0, concede 15 , points 0.
    Can anyone tell me that I will be wrong.

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  • reilly

    Nov 23, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #6

    december is going to be a total nightmare.
    agree with matt only points i can see us picking up are against villa.

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 23, 2015 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #7

    Ha ha ……… pathetic.

    Ian Toon opens a door and walks into a large room where a crowd are mingling and conversing. He closes the door and farts. Before anyone realises what has happened, he turns around, opens the door and leaves, gently closing the door behind him.

    What’s that smell, you say?

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  • cyprus

    Nov 23, 2015 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #8

    Hibbs mate
    right now can’t argue with that.

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  • kimbo

    Nov 23, 2015 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #9

    We have nothing to lose by putting Colo into midfield and putting Lascelles into the team. Send Anita to Holland and put Mbabu into his place.

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  • reilly

    Nov 23, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #10

    b/mouth have a tuff december also,as do villa and the scum,so i carnt see the bottom of the table changing much,which will no doubt give mcclaren some breathing room

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  • toon kk

    Nov 23, 2015 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #11

    I was one of a few who said we’d struggle at the beginning of the season. Basically we could do nothing else, we’ve gone back over for a few seasons, selling our best, not replacing but keeping the flops, people could blame Pards all they liked but the truth is the player aren’t good enough. All this top eight rubbish, never in a million years.
    we need a massive clear out and start again, probably in the championship, it’s the only way.

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  • hibbitt

    Nov 23, 2015 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #12

    toonkk spot on mate but we need to start at the top ashley must go no other way to bring about the change we need once asheley he can take his arse lickers with him carr and charnley

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 23, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #13

    So things will get tougher for Newcastle before January, no shit Sherlock, i said that this morning.

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  • hibbitt

    Nov 23, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #14

    once ashley has gone

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 23, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #15

    we are truly f….d

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 23, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #16

    Welsh I haven’t been keeping up but how’s things with your dad?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 23, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #17

    I can’t see us winning any of the games above and that goes for home match to villa as well.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 23, 2015 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #18

    Tsunki

    He’s fine at the moment, although swans not doing well isn’t helping, lol, he’s having his operation in 2 weeks time, thanks for asking anyway mate.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 23, 2015 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #19

    Are we at the stage yet where as fans, we start discussing what it is that we can do, or are prepared to do?

    Never been a fan of feeling hopeless or watching car crashes in slow motion.

    Or are we still resigned to the idea that as fans, we can do nothing?

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  • Toon fm Exeter

    Nov 23, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #20

    They are a disgrace to the black and white stripes, not fit to wear the shirt get rid of the f*****g lot of them. Prima donnas out, welcome to the new Portsmouth/Leeds

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 23, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #21

    I will remember who have sent me messages and who haven’t after its all done, i know there’s a few that haven’t been on here for months like Jackbutler and Marcus (sorry i have spelt your name wrong, lol) but the others basically can kiss my arse.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Nov 23, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #22

    14 games is the benchmark mates! We will know next week where and about we will finish this season!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Nov 23, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #23

    Ibiza…I am all for doing something, but this time I would rather we turned our attention towards the board than:

    a) the manager
    b) the owner

    Well maybe a combo between the owner and the board cause I suppose Ashley is the one to kick Charmless’s behind 😉 lol

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  • firebug666

    Nov 23, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #24

    Jesper / Ibiza

    I think that time has come, Jesper you have to go after the snakes head, otherwise he will just sit back laughing while Penfold takes the brunt of the abuse.

    Welshie,

    There is not a lot people can say at the moment that hasn’t already been said. We all wish your dad well, and hope the operation is a success, we also know you and your family are having a tough time mate, and we all send well wishes, but I don’t think it’s fair to have a go at people who have not sent well wishes.

    Some may find it hard to express themselves in that way, other may not want to keep going on about it in case it upsets you etc etc.

    You are in all of our thoughts mate and that’s what matters.

    Chin up.

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  • Graeme

    Nov 23, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #25

    I guess we could probably scrape a win and 3 draws out of that lot for a total of 6 points. Obviously, beating Villa is a Banker!!!

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  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 23, 2015 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #26

    Jesper…Which is why I think it’s a good idea to get a head start with the discussion.

    You know my thoughts on this. I believe most of Ashleys employees are more of a shield than anything else, so to attack them is to waste time, energy and resources.

    If, and it’s a big If, we were to remove Ashley from the direct firing line, it would need to be tied in with a list of conditions (things we expect). The type of replacements would need to really show a change in direction, or what is the point?

    I’m not even sure we’re at that stage yet.

    As fans, there are ways to make our feelings known now, not after January when it’s too late.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 23, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #27

    Radja

    Seedorf did ok. It was all politics with Burlesconi that was the reason he left.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 23, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #28

    graeme

    sadly no such thing as a banker for us these days

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  • firebug666

    Nov 23, 2015 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #29

    Graeme

    I wouldn’t count on Villa as a banker for three points, we all thought that for Watford, and then look what happened with Sheffield.

    We have a knack for making these poor teams look good.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 23, 2015 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #30

    Welsh…As before, I wish your whole family well during this hard time. It’s not easy.

    I’m sorry to go further, but you know me, I struggle to restrain myselves at times.

    Why on Earth would you make something like this in to a blog argument? Why look for enemies? Take the positives and don’t dwell on it (whether people on the blog have or haven’t wished you well), certainly don’t go looking for trouble, which in my opinion, your comment does.

    This observation has nothing to do with your Dad, I really do wish him well.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 23, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #31

    Jeez…Honest, there’s only one of me!

    myself*

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  • firebug666

    Nov 23, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #32

    Ibiza

    Thank god for that.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 23, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #33

    firebug…Tell me about it! As I said (or didn’t…actually), I have trouble restraining myself…let alone a few of me.

    In other news, anyone seen the “Timber Joey” story? I can think of a good use for a chainsaw during games.

    http://www.skysports.com/football/news/30423/10076241/timber-joey-all-you-need-to-know-about-the-mls-mascot-with-a-chainsaw

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 23, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #34

    just admit to it mckaka your just not up to it

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 23, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #35

    dont know where that’s been and you jest in kissing it

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  • firebug666

    Nov 23, 2015 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #36

    Ibiza

    Could be a bit dangerous cutting logs pitch side during a live match.

    Now I hope you are fully restrained, the last thing we need is you turning up in Newcastle arm with a 34″ chainsaw!

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  • firebug666

    Nov 23, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #37

    armed even!

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  • cyprus

    Nov 23, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #38

    Blame game:

    We have too many expensive players who just aren’t worth the dosh-

    We can’t beat teams at a tactical level –

    We ain’t motivated –

    We are individuals, not a team –

    No depth –

    No leaders –

    NO consistency. We ain’t even consistently bad anymore 🙂

    We don’t play to our strengths –

    🙁

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  • hibbitt

    Nov 23, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #39

    welshgeordie………your way off the mark with that comment you should think of your dad not what others may think ….the big C makes grown men cry and petty little comments on a football blog mean nothing in comparison to the heartache it brings to all involved……….stay strong

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  • Toon Tang

    Nov 23, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #40

    If we continue playing as we have been I honestly cant see us getting even one solitary point from that run of fixtures.

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