Newcastle have been the worst team in the Premier League over these last eight games when we have picked up only one point.
It’s good that we got 14 points on the board in our first nine games but now we are just one point above the drop zone, and more defeats will see us in the bottom three.
With Amanda Staveley’s PCP Capital group offering £300M the news is that Mike Ashley is almost certain to accept that offer.
But if Newcastle keep losing games over the Christmas period it will cause Amanda Staveley to be worried that she may be buying a club that could be in the Championship next season.
Rafa Benitez – looking wistful last night
But at least Ashley and Staveley have agreed to give Rafa £30M in the January transfer window to fortify the squad for the second half of the season.
It seems Ms. Staveley knows exactly what she’s doing and she insisted on the transfer funds, and she could even be lending the club the money until she finally takes over.
Exactly why we have collapsed in the last eight games is a mystery to me – but the ship has to be steadied quickly – and a win will help us do that.
But where that next win is coming from we have no idea with Arsenal, an improving West Ham and Manchester City our next three opponents.
We will rely on Rafa Benitez’ experience and expertise to get us out of this worrying situation, and we need to keep supporting the team all this season.
Rafa also knows with Amanda Staveley as the likely new owner this is a terrific opportunity for him if only he can keep us in the Premier League this season.
We can survive but don’t be surprised if we are low down in the league table come January.