Almost seven years ago, Newcastle went to Villa Park on the last day of the season in 2009 in 3rd bottom place and it turns out that a draw would have saved us – but we lost 1-0.
The goal was unfortunate when a Gareth Barry shot came off the out-stretched leg of Damien Duff into the goal and that defeat took us down to the Championship.
Rafa Benitez – Newcastle manager
Things are different seven years on and Aston Villa have already been relegated with only 16 points and three wins this season.
Newcastle desperately have to win this game to help us survive this season and we still have to register our first away win of 2016.
With the late surge under Rafa Benitez, which has seen us get 8 points in the last four games the hope is we can win only our third away game this season on Saturday to keep the hopes alive we can survive the drop on the last day against Spurs at home.
That’s what we are all hoping for in what has been another disastrous season at Newcastle and that’s after spending a massive £82M in the transfer market.
Those running Newcastle have made a complete mess of things once again – and that’s really hard to do when you spend so much money on new players.
It’s complete incompetence – plain and simple.