Here’s A Reality Check On Newcastle’s Relegation Fight

Things are looking a lot more positive at Newcastle since our great comeback against Manchester United on Tuesday night in what was one of the best games seen in the Premier League this season.

And coupled with Jonjo Shelvey and Henri Saivet coming in it has lightened the mood considerably this week.

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Steve McClaren – has to get some wins on the board soon

But even this week we lost two points to the two sides that were below us in the league – as Aston Villa and Sunderland both won their games and Sunderland are now above Newcastle on goal difference and we second bottom.

So the game on Tuesday night didn’t help us too much, we dropped one place and we need some wins from now on if we are to escape relegation.

And with games spread out to about one a week for the rest of the season if we don’t win games soon Newcastle will be down there in the relegation zone for some time.

In SkyBet Newcastle are still third favorites to be relegated at 4/6 odds on, with only Aston Villa (1/20) and Sunderland (1/3) worse off than we are in the betting.

Here’s our current league position today before the tough game at home this afternoon.

PosTeamGamesGDPoints
Crystal Palace38-1242
16Bournemouth38-2242
17Sunderland38-1439
18Newcastle38-2137
19 Norwich38-2834
20Aston Villa38-4917

If we can wint he game today we could even move up to 16th place depending on the other results – and that;s 5th bottom bit another defeat and that would mean just two point in the last six league games and our slump after beating Liverpool and Tottenham in successive games will continue.

Our record this season is not good – in fact it’s still the worst ever in the Premier League after 21 games played.

Premier LeaguePlayedWonDrawnLostGFGAGDPoints
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And here are the rest of the 17 fixtures left in which we probably have to get 23 points at least in order to survive.

January
Sat 16	15:00	H	West Ham 			
Sat 23	15:00	A	Watford				
February
Wed 03	19:45	A	Everton				
Sat 06	15:00	H	West Brom				
Sat 13	17:30	A	Chelsea				
Sun 28	12:00	H	Manchester City				
March
Wed 02	19:45	A	Stoke City				
Sat 05	15:00	H	Bournemouth				
Sat 12	15:00	A	Leicester City				
Sat 19	15:00	H	Sunderland				
April
Sat 02	15:00	A	Norwich City			
Sat 09	15:00	A	Southampton				
Sat 16	15:00	H	Swansea City				
Sat 23	15:00	A	Liverpool				
Sat 30	15:00	H	Crystal Palace			
May
Sat 07	15:00	A	Aston Villa
Sun 15	15:00	H	Tottenham

Things are starting to look up – yes – but this is a reality check and Newcastle need to start winning very soon to alleviate the concerns among fans that we could still become a Championship club in May.

And that would be a compete and utter disaster.

Remember since Alan Pardew left the club we have only seven wins in 40 Premier League games and that’s two games more than a season and only 31 points on the board with a shocking goal difference of -33 and 73 goals conceded.

Head CoachPlayedWonDrawnLostGFGAGDPoints
Carver1934121835-1713
McClaren2456132544-1921
Total43810254379-3634

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We hope that’s eight wins by this evening but another defeat would not be good.

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