Steve McClaren´s job is on the line tomorrow in the home game against Bournemouth and maybe anything other than a win could see Steve fired before the next game at Leicester a week on Monday.
But we need a win and that would take us to 27 points from 28 games and maybe that would be the platform for a recovery – whoever may be in charge for the remaining games of the season.
Newcastle must survive this season and if we do that then hopefully we can start to fix the problems at the club in the summer, but being relegated would be an unmitigated disaster.
Steve McClaren – asks for support tomorrow
Steve has asked for support from the fans in tomorrow´s game:
“We can talk about other teams dropping points, but it’s about what you do.”
“We have to get to a certain amount of points, and we came to Stoke to try to grind out a result.” “We nearly did that, and on Saturday we need to go and grind out a result at home.”
“We need 52,000 supporters behind us like they were at Stoke. They’re going to become very important.” “We’ve had quite a few of these games – must-win matches – with a lot of pressure on now.”
“We have to deal with that. We’ve dealt with it before, and we have to deal with it again.” “It will be ongoing now. As the number of games goes down and down, there’s going to be more high-pressure situations.”
“But we’ve been in this position all season and we have to show we can handle it. We’ve got to fight our way out of the position we’re in. We didn’t get anything at Stoke.”
“But I think we started to do that there against Stoke.”
The fans have been right behind the side this season, even though the team has struggled – and we expect that tomorrow too.
As we said we need the points and 3 points tomorrow could be precious for us – and who knows if we can win our six remaining home games we could even survive based on that alone.