Newcastle play their final game before Christmas at West Ham today, and after this game, we will be exactly halfway through the season.
Having picked up only a single point in the last 9 games, we are hoping and praying we can get a win today – although we would also welcome a draw.
Another defeat would make it a really bleak Christmas for Newcastle fans football wise – as it will start looking like we can be relegated once again this season.
We cannot let that happen.
Here are some tweets from Newcastle fans – and yes – we are desperate for a win today.
Rafa Benitez – can he get Newcastle the win in this vital game?
If we can get 3 points, then we can celebrate only our 5th win this season in 19 games.
It can only get better from here – that’s true isn’t it?
100% belief in Rafa and his staff. Wouldn’t swap them for anyone. HOWAY THE LADS #NUFC
— Norman Riley (@LikeTheGoat) December 23, 2017
Massive game today like, 3 points would be such a lift like #nufc
— Chris (@ChrisT_1892) December 23, 2017
Today is where Rafa earns his salt. Away to a relegation rival without two of their best players. He’s had a lot go against him in recent weeks, but today is when he has to prove he is as good as tactician as we think he is. #nufc
— James Baxter (@ToonJames) December 23, 2017
Don’t agree this is a must win today for #nufc as there are plenty of shite teams around us. Important to get something though.
— Matt (@GeordieWalrus) December 23, 2017
Nice to hear #bbc football focus reporter give a truthful report on newcastle situation. The club is stifled by ashley, he needs to speculate to accumulate and fans are behind rafa. Howay the lads, 3 points today. #nufc
— MickyJ (@Knackaned) December 23, 2017
Would have liked to have made West Ham away this season. Hopefully Rafa can get the lads playing. #NUFC
— Steve Tough (@SteTough) December 23, 2017
I really hope Rafa puts a team on that work together and go well together for today’s game. Because no joke. I will cry if we don’t even bring home a point. They really need a win today and I pray to god it happens #nufc
— JessBennett (@itsjess_Bennett) December 23, 2017
Not sure I could take getting done over by Big Sam and then Moysey too in such a short space of time #NUFC
— Sean (@sehol) December 23, 2017
Don’t bother fella
You know the geordies will keep supporting Benitez even if we get relegated and will stick it to Ashley as usual .. #NUFC
We need the win SO SO much
A huge game today but sadly Benitez left me with no faith at all ??
— nEwCaStLe fOr LiFe (@77_SH_ER) December 23, 2017
Need a Newcastle win to make this weekend souper. Just once Newcastle give me something to cheer. #NUFC
— Mikey Mahon (@mikeym_89) December 23, 2017
Come on Newcastle need 3 points today #NUFC ????
— Calum Nicholls (@CalumNicholls) December 23, 2017
It’s a beautiful stadium – but maybe not for football?
— Tom Easterby (@tje93) December 23, 2017