At the time of writing, there are 85% of Newcastle fans who think we will beat West Brom tomorrow at St. James’ Park.
We hope they are right about that, but we expect a difficult game, and it could be a banana skin.
85% is one of the highest percentages we have ever had in our polls for a Newcastle game.
One that beat that – but only by 2% – was when we had won nine games in a row back in November 2016 and we were playing bottom club Blackburn Rovers at home.
Rafa Benitez – will warn his players this could be a tough game
A win in that game would have broken the Newcastle record, and we would have had 10 wins in a row for the first time ever.
A certainty we thought – especially against the bottom club in the Championship.
We lost that game 1-0.
So that can serve as a warning to our players that West Brom are not playing anywhere like a bottom of the league club.
And they have beaten Manchester United and drawn with Liverpool in their last two games.
So there could be a surprise tomorrow.
Rafa will impress this on his players that if we go into this game with any complacency or over-confidence – we could even lose the game.
On the other hand, a win is exactly what we need after losing at Everton on Monday night.
A win would be an excellent result for us, and with 3 games to play, we would be on 44 points.
Here’s where we stand at the moment.
Howay The Lads!!