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The Simple Permutation for Hull And Newcastle’s Safety

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 · 125 Comments

There is a very simple way of looking at the results of the matches of Newcastle vs West Ham and Hull City vs Manchester United on Sunday to see who goes down.

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Maybe John will be smiling like this at the final whistle on Sunday?

Hull are two points behind Newcastle with a much better goal difference so here’s how to decide who takes the drop:

  • If Newcastle win they are safe.
  • If Hull win and Newcastle don’t win Hull are safe.

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This Is Not Good News For Newcastle

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 · 42 Comments

In order to remain in the Premier League and save ourselves, we have to beat West Ham on Sunday – but there’s a very low 14% in our poll for the game, that think we can do that.

So it seems our best (only?) chance to remain a Premier League side is that Hull City don’t beat Manchester United.

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John Carver – fans not confident Carver can deliver in last game
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Who Are Odds-On Favorites For Relegation?

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 · 3 Comments

All of the betting shops have Hull City as odds on favorites to be relegated with as one example SkyBet has them 1/7 and Newcastle as 9/2. The odds have changed since Sunderland saved themselves last night with a great 0-0 draw at Arsenal, and that’s four game unbeaten for Sunderland,  in which they have picked up 8 points under new manager Dick Advocaat.

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Can Coloccini lead Newcastle in our new strips?
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Steve McClaren Could Leave Derby In Next 24 Hours

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 · 74 Comments

There’s a Telegraph report out that Derby manager Steve McClaren could be leaving the Midlands club within the next 24 hours, after talks with the owners apparently have not gone well.

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Steve McClaren – could be leaving Derby County
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We’re Desperate For It Not To Happen Again

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 · 4 Comments

It’s either Hull City or Newcastle United who will take the drop on Sunday afternoon, and it will send shock waves throughout Tyneside if it’s the Magpies who are relegated for the second time in six seasons under Mike Ashley.

If that happens it will have been the greatest collapse in Premier League history over the last 11 games – although for Newcastle fans there’s nothing great about it.

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Paul Dummett – Newcastle center-back
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It’s Not Surprising – No Plans Are In Place

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 · 9 Comments

With the way Newcastle seem to operate these days, where they never seem to think ahead about much at all, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Newcastle have no contingency plans should we be relegated.

However, in this particular case there will be time after Sunday to completely reset on which players will be coming in, which players will be leaving and who the new manager will be.

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Will new strip have Championship crest on it next season?
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