Win Eases Newcastle’s Plight – But Work Still To Do

The 3-0 win yesterday took us to 32 points after 30 games played and closer to our minimum target of 40 points to survive.

It was an excellent performance from the players yesterday, and while they may not be the best in the Premier league their organization, discipline and passion paid off to give us the win we needed.

In our last two home games, we have shown we can beat anybody, and the hopes have to be hight that we can do well at home against Huddersfield, Arsenal, West Brom and Chelsea in our remaining home games.

We are 5 points above the drop zone although second bottom Stoke City still have to play tomorrow at home to Manchester City.

Rafa Benitez talks to Jonjo Shelvey after out 3rd goal was scored 

But with the other results going for us yesterday – – but we put ourselves 3 points further away from relegation and improved our goal difference to -10.

The’s the best goal difference (tied by Bournemouth) of any side in the bottom 10 so that’s like an extra point for us in the relegation stakes.

With the way Newcastle played yesterday, we didn’t look like a relegation side and we can give most teams a game although it’s difficult to pick up points against the top six clubs.

We have 4 points taken from the top six so far – 3 points against Manchester United and a point against Liverpool – both at home.

We still have to meet Arsenal and Chelsea at home and Tottenham away during the run-in

Here’s where we are in the table after yesterday and while things are looking up – it’s only one game.

But our players must keep this form and this passion up in all our remaining eight games.

It was great to watch yesterday – they made us proud!

11Crystal Palace38-1044
13West Ham38-2042

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10 comments so far

  • Black and white armpit

    Mar 11, 2018 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #1


  • Ninjacent

    Mar 11, 2018 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #2

    It was sad seeing a number posters diss Kennedy over the few weeks, he has given everything over the past few games and is talent we are lucky to have. Please remember Mitro is in the Championship and not the Prem, I’m a fan but Rafa isn’t, so him playing well will surely insure we don’t get a loss in terms of his sale to another club. Teams playing, 6 more points please and new owner would be heaven.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 11, 2018 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #3

    It’s not balanced though, it’s every time we don’t win. If you or your wife made lovely dinners all week do you deserve to be criticised for burning the Yorkshire puddings.

  • Munster Mag

    Mar 11, 2018 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #4

    It mitro keeps going surely 20 mill would be a minimum price ? Nice pic of shelvey there, scratching his cock lol

  • Tsunki

    Mar 11, 2018 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #5


    Mar 11, 2018 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #88
    you lot are so fickle when we win a game! against decent opposition we would’ve never won this one”

    Have a medal nufcursed for stating the obvious. The key is we are more decent than most so try not living up to your name here it’s more fitting and morale boosting on the mackem blogs.

    As for the Pendulum Award, this goes to Munster easily as he can’t make his mind up whether Rafa is a genius or a twerp. It’s obvious he does not understand the percentages approach and the long game. Oh well now we know and can possibly understand.

    At least he’s not like one of those “Should have kept Mitrovic” wahhhh wahhhh “banging them in in the championship” wahhhh wahhhh…..oh…….wait….

  • Tsunki

    Mar 11, 2018 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #6

    Heart for B&W Armpit for a great achievement! A deserved winner in my books.

  • Moonraker15

    Mar 11, 2018 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #7

    West Ham Supporters should try having Ashley as the owner for 11 years of broken promises and relegations plus total underachievement, then they’d have something to protest about.
    You can never condone pitch invasions and I’m proud that we have never come to that; the only time I recall an incident was when that fan came down in front of KK and bowed down in front of him, I think it may have been the 5-0 Man U game haha! Slightly different circumstances!

  • Munster Mag

    Mar 11, 2018 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #8

    It’s not every time we don’t win and I’ve praised rafa when we get a decent win. As I said yesterday if he had west ham they wud be mid table. Im no rafa hater but people know that. At times I feel that if he takes his glasses off or something people will shout ” it’s a sign” 🙂 . But if he makes a substitution that makes no sense to us, Ashley is blamed. Or maybe I’m just a narky bollocks. Rafa image done really well and deserves a proper budget. As I keep saying I hope he makes us like Leicester. Competitive organised with searing pace and good strikers. I cud see iheanacho doing well here….

  • Munster Mag

    Mar 11, 2018 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #9

    Ah tsunki gimme a break man.i think he’s a very good manager but worthy of criticism when warranted, long game or no long game. You won’t hear me knocking him after Liverpool for example. I’m not an unfair man.

  • dig-n-dig22

    Mar 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #10

    Ninjacent #2
    There was one poster on here slagging off Kenedy while he was getting some game time at Chelsea and when he signed for us on loan the guy couldn’t post a sentence without slagging Kennedy,on the other hand a lot of people on here “me included” thought Kenedy had goals in him and I believe a few cashed in yesterday .
    I and others who predicted a win against Soton were perceived as deluded and would receive a reality check by some on here for daring to predict a win, but since the win, the goal posts have moved, Souton were poor ,no credit for us making them look poor .Souton don’t win many games but they don’t loose many especially on the road. ps Still no sign of C-Dog


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