It’s been another tough season for Newcastle fans, and things were not looking too good in mid-December when we lost 1-0 at Arsenal and had gone 9 games getting just one single point.
But we picked up after that, and then we brought in Kenedy and Dubravka on loan, and they helped to get us four wins in a row which took us from 29 points after 29 games to 41 points after 33 games and safety in the Premier League.
So at least the last five games have less tension for fans – but unfortunately, we then lost two games 1-0 at Everton and to bottom of the league West Brom at home last Saturday.
Hopefully, we can get a win at Watford on Saturday, and that will almost guarantee us 10th place in the league.
We lost 3-0 at home to Watford on November 25th during that tough stretch of 9 games.
Rafa Benitez – can we get him signed up by May 13th?
It really is important for the team to finish on a high and our easiest game of the three remaining is at Watford on Saturday.
Then we play at Tottenham (Wembley Stadium) next Wednesday night and play Chelsea at home in the final game of the season on May 13th.
A win against the Blues would be an excellent way to end the season in front of (yet) another sell-out crowd.
Hopefully, by then Rafa will have signed a new contract to stay at Newcastle, and we can really celebrate.
We’ll have Rafa signed up long term, and we will have finished in the upper half of the table.
We would have taken that in a New York minute last August.