When we were relegated two years ago our 26th game was that infamous game at Chelsea when we were taken apart 5-1 and the squad then jetted off to La Manga in southern Spain for training in the sun over the next week or so.
Steve McClaren had convinced everybody that after losing three of the last four games that in fact Newcastle were fine and he would fix the problems in sunny Spain.
We came back and lost our next two games at Stoke and at home to Bournemouth and McClaren was fired on Friday, March 11th and in came Rafa Benitez.
Rafa Benitez – can save us
But the record this year is similar to two years ago with Newcastle being a single point better off and we have a better goal difference by 10, which could yet save us from the drop.
Rafa didn’t fare well in his first four games in charge with just one point – so two years ago the next 6 games yielded one point.
So after 32 games played we had the same points total as we have today – 25.
Hopefully, our next six games will get us a few wins.
Date Fixture KO time
Sun 7 Feb Newcastle vs Man United 14:15 Sat 24 Feb Bournemouth vs Newcastle 15:00 Sat 3 Mar Liverpool vs Newcastle 17:30 Sat 10 Mar Newcastle vs Southampton 15:00 Fri 16 Mar Tottenham vs Newcastle 20:00 Sat 31 Mar Newcastle vs Huddersfield 15:00
And a majority of fans don’t think a takeover will happen this year – we are hoping we are all wrong on that.