Steve McClaren Lays It On The Line

Newcastle´s away form is terrible this season, but we did manage a surprise win at Tottenham and a win at Bournemouth when the home side missed five clear opportunities to score and Ayoze Perez scored with a half chance in the first half to secure all 3 points.

In 12 away games we have just a measly 7 points and only six goals scored and have conceded a massive 26 goals including 6 at Manchester City and 5 at Crystal Palace.



Steve McClaren on the sidelines on Saturday

If we are to survive this season it´s clear we need to pick up some points in our seven remaining games on the road.

Two tough away games are next up – at Chelsea on Saturday and at Stoke on Wednesday night, March 2nd – so we somehow need to pick up something from those games – two defeats would not be good.

Steve McClaren has mentioned that every single game is vital from now on, if we are to avoid the nightmare and utter tragedy of another relegation.

This is what Steve has said in the Chronicle:

“Our home games are vital, but all games are vital.” “I think we can go anywhere with this team and on our day we can win games.”

“We’ve just got to do it more often, especially away from home.”

There is a certain feel-good factor that has returned after the vital 1-0 win on Saturday against West Brom, but we have to put in another sterling performance at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and try to pick up something from that game before our 18 day lay-off.

We cannot have another repeat of the Everton disgrace in any of our remaining away games.

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