Even if we survive this season, which is looking more and more doubtful with every humiliating defeat – and we have amazingly now lost five of our last six games – it points to another tough start to next term – even if we stay in the Premier League.
And even if we drop down to the Championship?
It´s probably not good – given the state of mind of Newcastle fans right now – to talk about our last 10 games in each of the two previous seasons.
But we´ll take a chance.
We got two wins and 6 points two years ago and one win and one draw for 4 points last season, so if that´s anything like we will do in our final 10 games this season – we may not even reach 30 points.
Lee Charnley – in charge (kind of) since April, 2014
Two terrible finishes in the last two seasons
Certainly not the 34 points we managed in 2009 when we were last relegated.
Two years ago we started off the 2014-2015 season with 4 points from the first 7 games and this season was even worse when we got only 3 points from the first 8 games.
So when we finish badly we start the next season badly too.
Here´s the last 10 games two years ago:
March Sat 15 A Fulham 0-1 Sat 22 H Crystal Palace 1-0 Tue 25 H Everton 0-3 Sat 29 A Southampton 0-4 April Sat 05 H Man Utd 0-4 Sat 12 A Stoke City 0-1 Sat 19 H Swansea City 1-2 Mon 28 A Arsenal 0-3 May Sat 03 H Cardiff City 3-0 Sun 11 A Liverpool 1-2
And here is our disgraceful run-in to last season under the very woeful John Carver:
March Sun 15 A Everton 0-3 Sat 21 H Arsenal 1-2 April Sun 05 A Sunderland 0-1 Mon 13 A Liverpool 0-2 Sun 19 H Tottenham 1-3 Sat 25 H Swansea City 2-3 May Sat 02 A Leicester City 0-3 Sat 09 H WBA 1-1 Sat 16 A QPR 1-2 Sun 24 H West Ham 2-0
After Saturday´s disgraceful display and result things look full of doom and gloom at the moment.
But that may mean they can only get better, especially if we bring in a top manager this week.
That´s right isn´t it?