Newcastle slipped back into the relegation zone on Saturday when Norwich overtook us on goal difference, after we were hammered 5-1 on Saturday in the late game at Chelsea to take our goal difference to a disastrous -22.
There is some hope for Newcastle coming from former Tottenham and Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood, who thinks Newcastle’s signings in January will help to keep us up in May.
Tim Sherwood – Newcastle are safe
This is what Tim has said about Newcastle’s survival chances:
“Jonjo Shelvey wasn’t great against Chelsea, but I think he’ll be an excellent signing,”
“I think with their home form, with the crowd behind them and with the money they spent in January, they’re safe.”
Jonjo Shelvey, Andros Townsend, Henri Saivet and Seydou Doumbia were brought in during January and they are good signings, but we needed defensive reinforcements and a proven Premier League striker – but we didn’t get in.
And Newcastle’s crowd is going to be so important in the run-in and we have six home games left.
Newcastle will need to win a lot of those games and the fabulous support Newcastle get at home from the Geordie fans could be huge – and help us to get those wins.
Manager Steve McClaren is now under pressure and we must pick up points at Stoke and at home to Bournemouth in our next two games.
Another shambolic display at Stoke could see Mike Ashley take action and finally fire Steve McClaren, after what has been another terrible season for Newcastle fans to endure – so far.
We’re still hoping we can go on a winning streak soon – but we have two wins in a row only once this season – so far.