We´ll be very happy when New years Day comes to around and puts behind us what has been one of the very worst years in Newcastle´s long and once glorious history.
We have so far played 37 Premier League games this year and our last game is tomorrow at West Brom.
But even if we win that game it´s just a good job these 38 games have been spread across two seasons, because otherwise we would have been relegated.
Time for these two to step up to the plate
Here´s the current situation with still one game to play in 2015.
So even if we win at West Brom that gives us 33 points with a goal difference of close to -30.
If you go back over the seasons since the Premier League changed to 20 teams (from 22) and 38 games (from 42) back in 1995 – that record of Newcastle´s this year would have seen us be relegated in every single season.
We checked it out over the last 20 seasons.
So in that sense it´s been a disastrous relegation year for Newcastle – and remember when we were relegated in 2009 we had 34 points and a goal difference of only -19.
More points and a better goal difference so even in our relegation season we has a better record than Newcastle have this year in the league.
It looks like the worst run of 38 Premier League games in our history.
So those running the club – Mike Ashley, Lee Charnley and Graham Carr – should put their heads together and make sure we have adequate reinforcements coming in over next month´s transfer window.
It´s either that or be relegated.
Steve McClaren has said he thinks we will have a better second half to the season than the first.
We hope so because otherwise we could become a Championship club come May – after only narrowly avoiding that outcome last May.
If you don´t learn from your mistakes then history repeats itself.
It´s time for those running Newcastle to step up to the plate and show some real ambition and some real initiative at Newcastle.
Other clubs outside of the perennial top six in England like West Ham United, Watford, Leicester City, Crystal Palace, Everton, Stoke and Southampton are already showing that.
That would be a welcome change and would mean we wouldn´t fall ever further behind those clubs – and we won´t even mention the top six – the two Manchester clubs, Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea.
It´s time for some big changes to be made at Newcastle otherwise we will suffer the consequences.