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Can Newcastle Finally Beat Sunderland On Sunday?

8:28 am, Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 4 Comments

Our next two games against Sunderland at home and Norwich away could go a long way to deciding whether we can survive in the Premier League this season, since they are the two clubs immediately above us in the league table.

Both look daunting fixtures if only because of two terrible losing streaks we have going at the moment.

We have lost the last 6 games against Sunderland and we have also lost the last 8 away games in all competitions – and in six of them we haven´t even been able to score a goal.


rafa benitez arrives at st james pk

Rafa Benitez arrives at St. James’ Park on Friday

So it will be huge if we are able to win both games.

Now we have the great Rafa Benitez as the manager that´s possible – certainly more possible after the woeful Steve McClaren has finally been fired – but only after Steve was allowed to put us into serious trouble of relegation.

It will be Rafa´s home debut as the Newcastle manager and of course it will be a sell-out, which we also expect in the other four home games of this season.

It looks like one or both of the great north-east clubs will be relegated this season – and that will be tragic for the area, but both clubs have been grossly mismanaged over the last few years by those in charge.


Let us know how you think we will fare against the Black Cats on Saturday at St. James´ Park.

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The game at Norwich is in a couple of weeks after Sunday´s game, so Rafa will have time to fully prepare our lads for the that crucial game.

Comments welcome.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 G // Mar 16, 2016 at 8:31 AM

    We are due a win, I will go for a scrappy 1 nil victory, but hope we get 5 past them again, so I can shout ‘what time is it?’ To the mackem at work.

  • 2 lochinvar // Mar 16, 2016 at 8:33 AM

    Last 3 games with rearranged matches due to Watfords cup run – they better be up for the games ahead !

    Chelsea (H) – Sat, May 7

    Everton (H) – Weds, May 11

    Watford (A) – Sun, May 15

    Norwich City

    Man Utd (H) – Sat, May 7

    Watford (H) – Weds, May 11

    Everton (A) – Sun, May 15


    Palace (H) – Sat, April 30

    Aston Villa (A) – Sat, May 7

    Tottenham (H) – Sun, May 15

  • 3 one fine day // Mar 16, 2016 at 8:50 AM

    Weekend is maybe the biggest game in last 30 years for us.
    No pressure then:)
    Just a thought if we can sort ourselves out and we stay up at the expense of villa ,mackums and dare I say it pardiolas. First 11 (he is on quite a run let’s be honest so don’t right that off yet!)then other than the utter dross we have had to suffer this season it could actually,on the results side of things anyway,be one of our most satisfying seasons since SBR was in the hot seat.
    We can then look forward to amazing things next year and start seeing the club being rebuilt from scratch .
    Loose on Sunday however and it’s please turn out the lights as you leave

  • 4 blew // Mar 16, 2016 at 8:55 AM

    We have a good chance of scoring if John O’Shea and
    Wes Brown play. They do score own goals.

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