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Newcastle Crowd So Important To Survival

8:18 am, Friday, February 5th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 11 Comments

It´s well known in the football world that Newcastle have some of the best fans in the world, but they have been sorely tested over the last year by a series of displays that simply haven´t been good enough and the last time out at Everton was a case in point.

We were still in the game with two minutes to go at 1-0 down but two daft penalties we gave away made the result that much worse – 3-0 – and did nothing to help our goal difference which is now a pathetic -19.

That was our exact goal difference when we were relegated back in 2009 with 34 points and if we get a point a game in our last 14 games we will end up with 35 points and be relegated again.

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The Newcastle crowd

Bear in mind we haven´t been able to get a point a game in our first 24 games with just 21 points and just 5 wins.

So we must starting picking up wins – especially in home games and that´s where the home crowd can really help and make a huge difference and help us survive.

We need wins and some big ones to improve the situation, but that´s looking like it could be very difficult and as Steve McClaren promised us a few weeks ago – this is likely to go down to the wire –  the last game of the season for the second time running.

That should help the nerves.

That statement had to send shivers down the spines of those who run Newcastle as well as the fans, because the last thing everybody expected this season was another relegation fight.

So as we said, it´s been a really testing time for Newcastle fans and the absolute Newcastle nightmare – relegation to the Championship from the Premier this season is now possible.

At one time that was thinkable but now it´s a real possibility with each defeat – and we have had five of those in our last seven league games.

The expected upturn in form just hasn´t arrived yet, although Steve McClaren seems to talk about that possibility after every defeat.

A Newcastle crowd fully behind the team can really help us to get  a win tomorrow and that would be great.

But then we cannot afford to lose our next two games on the road at Chelsea and Stoke and if we are to survive this season – we also have to have some wins on the road in the last 14 games.

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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 WestOzMag // Feb 5, 2016 at 8:23 AM

    The crowd is quickly getting fed up tbh. I don’t have it in me to give any support these days. Always getting let down when there is the slightest glimmer of hope.Im just hoping we go down with Sunderland for derby days. Can one believe that the Boro will be the best team in the North East come next season. Dear me!.

  • 2 sing in the corner // Feb 5, 2016 at 8:24 AM

    9sing in the corner // Feb 5, 2016 at 8:21 AM. Repost…

    With the defence in tatters we are virtually sitting ducks if we ‘sit in the game’. In my view Mc needs to grow a pair, roll the dice and go all out attack. Mitro with Doum to start, towns on the wing, wij or probably Sissy other side. Either would be good as an impact sub anyway.
    If Colback is fit pair him up with Shelvey, anyone could see it’s the best CM combo we have right now to get the best out of Shelvey.
    That leaves Aaron’s at left back which isn’t ideal but if we’re forgetting about defending,because we can’t, at least he will give us another going forward plus.

  • 3 banjax // Feb 5, 2016 at 8:31 AM

    I would sacrifice 3 points against WBA if it meant McLaren was sacked. Sad to say !

  • 4 G // Feb 5, 2016 at 8:31 AM

    Saivet at LB? Guy started as a winger, moved to DM, would Wing Back be a bridge too far?

  • 5 sing in the corner // Feb 5, 2016 at 8:37 AM

    G
    It’s not a bad idea. Desperate times call for desperate measures. But I believe we should get the midfield and 2 up front sorted on a ultra positive footing and go blitzkreig. Bodies in defence, whoever can move about.
    I think if we don’t win this weekend we are likely to go down, so shit or bust is the only way. Take matters into our own hands instead of trying to out bore Pulis

  • 6 stan anderson // Feb 5, 2016 at 8:37 AM

    Here we go again. the supporters are not the ones who got this club in the utter mess we are in.
    It,s the nobs from Ashley down to coaches who make the playing decisions,tatics,transfers and not the fans.
    The fans should walk away from the club till real change is made to improve our miserable life as supporters of the club we love.

    Ashley and yesmen OOT

  • 7 G // Feb 5, 2016 at 8:41 AM

    Agreed sing, but we both know macca wont go for it mate.

  • 8 JamRec // Feb 5, 2016 at 1:09 PM

    7 comments on a post about the Newcastle crowd being important to survival compared to 107 comments on Mac needing a win tomorrow!

    People underestimate how important the fans signing at the games is, from someone who is at every game but is unable to sing I can see the importance and I envy your opportunity to make a difference, please use it!

  • 9 Moonraker15 // Feb 5, 2016 at 7:59 PM

    McClaren’s last stand tomorrow. If the idiots that run Newcastle United aren’t lining up a plan B manager then they deserve relegation. The 50,000 Geordies cliché he keeps spouting will make his job impossible and he’s not as thick skinned as P45 so he will go, his career and reputation ruined an confirming what we all knew!
    On the other hand Doumbia could come on all guns blazing and we’re back on track.
    Also at least Hollywood cares about Newcastle and if he lasts 90 minutes he could just save us! and McClaren !!!

  • 10 Moonraker15 // Feb 5, 2016 at 8:04 PM

    Banjax
    nothing could make me wish Toon get relegated. We just HAVE to stay in the PL whatever. Ashley will sell up if we can’t start competing but if we go down he will ditch it and we could be the next Leeds !

  • 11 Moonraker15 // Feb 5, 2016 at 8:07 PM

    By the way if we lose he WILL know what 50,000 Geordies sounds like and his previous failures will look like victories compared to what he gets!
    WE’RE VERY FCKIN UNHAPPY !




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