Newcastle have played two games since the International and have been well beaten in both games at Old Trafford and at home against Watford. We still have 9 games to play through January 1st and do have some tough games coming up. We expected to get something out of the game against Watford and the games we expect to pick up some points have an asterisk on the right.
Gary Megson – West Brom caretaker manager
Date Fixture KO time
Sat 18 Nov Man United 4 Newcastle 1 Sat 25 Nov Newcastle 0 Watford 3 Tue 28 Nov West Brom vs Newcastle * 20:00 Sat 02 Dec Chelsea vs Newcastle 12:30 Sat 09 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 01 Jan Stoke vs Newcastle * 15:00
We don’t expect to get anything at Chelsea or at Arsenal, and the game at home to Man City should be interesting although Huddersfield played really well at home to them yesterday and were unlucky to lose the game 2-1.
The winner came from Sterling late in the game on 84 minutes, and that was after the home side were 1-0 up at half-time.
We are really hoping for all 3 points at West Brom tomorrow night – but anything can happen in that game.
The minimum number of points we need from the next 9 games is 9 points – that will keep us on schedule for 40 points for the season, which Rafa keeps talking about – but surely we can do better than that?
The best chance we have of picking up points are the games against West Brom, Leicester, Everton, West Ham, Brighton, and Stoke.
What do you think?