Newcastle dropped further down the table after we were beaten 2-0 at Liverpool on Saturday and the only thing local reporters think was good for Newcastle coming out of that game was the low scoreline.
Other teams have been taken apart at Liverpool, and that didn’t happen to Newcastle – at least when you look at the score.
So our goal difference is still decent at -13 and better than all sides fighting relegation other than Southampton and Bournemouth; that could be an extra point for us in the relegation battle when push comes to shove.
But with Swansea and Brighton both winning their games over the weekend and Southampton, Stoke, and Bournemouth drawing their games – Newcastle have lost ground on those teams.
And the game tonight which sees Manchester United at Crystal Palace may also provide another shock if Palace win that game.
That would put Newcastle 4th bottom and just one point above the relegation zone.
Our next two games are at home against Southampton and Huddersfield, and we need wins in those games.
But with Newcastle not being able to score many goals, winning games has been difficult for us and we’ve won only 7 of the 29 league games played.
There’s also a home game on April 28th against West Brom that we must win.
If we can win those 3 home games, we may be safe in the league with 38 points.
But every game that Newcastle don’t win will put us in further jeopardy of being relegated this season.
And then heaven only knows what will happen then.
But we cannot see Rafa staying on and continue to be tortured by the owner of Newcastle.
Wins are what will save us in these vital 9 games of this tough season.
It could be difficult, but we can still do it.
Even if it means the nerves of Newcastle fans will be further shredded come the final game on May 13th – unlucky for some.
What do you think?