With yesterday’s crucial win at home to Southampton 3-0, Newcastle managed to move to 13th place in the league table.
We have 32 points from our 30 games, and we need at least another 8 points during the run-in to survive in the Premier League.
When we reach 40 points, there will be some celebrating going on – for sure.
That will mean Rafa will have an opportunity to get some good players in during the summer transfer window and we have to be much better next season with no relegation worries.
Rafa Benitez – working out during the game yesterday
It’s been a tough season for some of us that we were not expecting, and it’s not good for the health – that’s a certainty.
Two years ago the 30th game was Rafa’s second game in charge of Newcastle, and it ended in a 1-1 draw at home to Sunderland with a late goal from Aleksandar Mitrovic.
The 83rd minute equalizer broke a six-game losing streak against Sunderland, who are now bottom of the Championship and lost 1-0 at QPR yesterday.
We were on 25 points from 30 games two years ago with a much worse goal difference of -26.
Hopefully, Newcastle will start to pull away in our final eight games, and there’s still a decent chance to finish in mid-table.
That’s almost a certainty if we keep playing like we did yesterday.
Here’s the comparison to two years ago.