Here’s Our Next 11 Games And Why Newcastle Fans Are Just A Little Bit Wary

We have had a fairly easy start to the Premier League season regarding opposition, and we have played only two clubs of the best six clubs in England which are the two Manchester clubs, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, and Liverpool.

We played Spurs in the first game and were doing very well until Jonjo Shelvey got himself sent off and then we did very well to get a 1-1 draw at home to Liverpool.

Newcastle have 14 points from 11 games in a respectable 11th place in the table and have generally made a good start to the season.

Newcastle fans 

Here’s where we stand today.

11Crystal Palace38-1044
13West Ham38-2042

But in our next 11 games through January 1st we have to play four of the top six in England – the two Manchester clubs, Arsenal and Chelsea.

Here are the upcoming 11 games to be played over just 44 days starting next Saturday at Manchester United.

Date              Fixture              KO time
Sat 17 Nov    Man United vs Newcastle   17:30
Sat 25 Nov    Newcastle vs Watford      15:00
Tue 28 Nov    West Brom vs Newcastle    20:00
Sat 2 Dec     Chelsea vs Newcastle      12:30
Sat 9 Dec     Newcastle vs Leicester    17:30
Wed 13 Dec    Newcastle vs Everton      19:45
Sat 16 Dec    Arsenal vs Newcastle      15:00
Sat 23 Dec    West Ham vs Newcastle     15:00
Wed 27 Dec    Newcastle vs Man City     19:45
Sat 30 Dec    Newcastle vs Brighton     15:00
Mon 1 Jan     Stoke vs Newcastle        15:00

There are some tough games in there, and we have to hope that we do well in the games at St. James’ Park against Watford, Leicester City, Everton, Manchester City and Brighton.

Maybe we can take City apart?

If we can get another 14 points out of these 11 games, we’ll be happy enough.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

6 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Nov 12, 2017 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #1

    Ancient – “How very polite, Tsunki. Remember that one folks, if you do not rue the day the club signed a 20 year old Mitrovic who was badly handled by McClaren, try another sport—or even better, a board game.”

    How very specious, Ancient.

    I wasn’t trying to be polite, no – but a great striker and former manager with extensive experience in his field neatly summed up the persona of Mitrovic, how would you like it dressed, in a pink ribbon or a dash of vinaigrette? He may well have been unfortunate under McLaren, but he’s into neatly two seasons under Benitez and had a stellar opportunity in a lower league to put on his best show.

    As someone unafraid to wade boldly into the waters of heated political debate I’m surprised you were wilted by this one. Ho hum.

  • Lindisfarne

    Nov 12, 2017 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #2

    From the four matches in the month of October I had hoped we would get 7 points but predicted correctly we may only get 5. We have already lost the first of four matches to be played in November but should still be able to pick up the required point a game to keep us out of trouble. Anything worse than 2 points would indicate that we will continue to struggle through December, by the end of which I would like to see us have at least 25 points. Anything less than another 6 points in ten matches would be of real concern and could lead to a downward spiral, but hopefully the days of our form resembling Welsh towns are behind us.

  • RUNAWAY777

    Nov 12, 2017 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #3

    I really think mitro need a few games in a row to give him a far chance coming on as a sub or playing one game then been dropped is no away to judge the player hes need a run of games to get up to speed then if he fail far enough but for the like of gayle who was ok in the championship but he not a premiership player then you have perez i can hold on to a ball longer then him yes he runs about but who cant then you have josule who was a waste of 5 million when we have mitro them we get manquillo from mackem land when we have mbemba who is now frozen out now and clarke is frozen out too now because lejeune is in and 12 million for murphy wasted too so as you can see rafa plays most of his signings or spanish players and before anybody say out, iam not after rafas blood its just a fact so merino for perez mitro for josule and mbemem for manquillo and maybe clarke another chance am i wrong,no doubt some will say iam but just what i see.

  • goalseeker

    Nov 12, 2017 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #4

    I think that Rafa must see something on the training ground that means Mitro does not even keep the bench warm these days, must be hoping that Santa can put him in his sack for another club. Yes, he is scoring for his National team but perhaps what he is showing not just in his overall game but in his attitude for taking and acting on instructions. Those who cry out for him are correct in that he is better than what is on the field each game, but let’s face it that is not difficult. Whether Rafa wanted to show the big man what he has deprived the team of with the hope that midfield would produce goals. Over the next few games that could really backfire. We could be going in a dangerous direction. We have to play these teams but it would be nice to have a couple up front and a good number 10 to carry us through. We all have ideas how the team should be set up but there is only one man who has the power to line them up. I just hope he is not playing Jes to show he was a waste of money the same for Diame. Perez has lost his form over the last two seasons but perhaps he does what he is told. All we can do is give total support to those who pull on the shirt regardless of our feelings it does no good to hurl criticism to those on the pitch we want them to do well they need encouragement save your venting the spleen to this column.

    Does anyone else believe that the sale of the club is going the same way as when we name a good player we want to sign? As the date approaches and then passes that well-worn phrase comes out:- `we worked day and night but just could not get them across that line!`

  • Jib

    Nov 12, 2017 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #5
  • mcgowan baker

    Nov 14, 2017 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #6

    Such a lot depends on funds coming in before January, Rafa can certainly get the best from the players but the current team will still struggle against the top tier.
    All these things are well known and documented, blind faith and optimism are no match for a good old dose of realism.Lets see how we do against one of the lesser of the top six next weekend.


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