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Newcastle Relegation Watch – Bolton Lose

It looks like results may be going Newcastle’s way, with Bolton well beaten tonight at Old Trafford.


The Red Devils essentially had this game wrapped up in the first 20 minutes with two good goals from Christiano Ronaldo, and after that they essentially coasted through the game to win it 2-0. That’s not too surprising since they have a tough game coming up against Liverpool at home on Sunday.

The other match tonight was an exciting clash at Tottenham, where the game ended all square with Chelsea, but the Pensioners must be kicking themselves, after they were ahead 3-1 and 4-3. A win would have taken Chelsea level with Arsenal, who they play on Sunday afternoon.

But a wonder goal from Robbie Keane snatched a point for Tottenham, and then with just 30 seconds remaining in added time, Berbatov was clean through but Carlo Cudicini made a fabulous save to ensure Chelsea at least got the point.

But the top half of the table is what we’ll be concentrating on next season 😀 so back to the bottom half of the table. But we’re looking a little bit safer now with Bolton losing their game in hand.

We have to start helping ourselves however, and we just have to get all 3 points on Saturday against the Cottagers. Nothing else will be good enough.

Draws will not get us out of the relegation mess, we have to start coming up with wins to achieve that.

Here’s the table after tonight’s results.

Pos Team         Games Won Draw Lost GF  GA  GD Points

12  Wigan 	  30    8    7   15  27  42 -15   31
13  Middlesbrough 30    7   10   13  27  44 -17   31
14  Newcastle 	  30    7    8   15  31  57 -26   29
15  Reading 	  30    8    4   18  35  57 -22   28
16  Birmingham 	  30    6    9   15  34  46 -12   27
17  Sunderland 	  30    7    6   17  26  48 -22   27
18  Bolton 	  30    6    7   17  28  43 -17   25
19  Fulham 	  30    4   11   15  27  49 -22   23
20  Derby 	  30    1    7   22  14  64 -50   10

15 comments so far

  • Jack

    Mar 19, 2008 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #1

    Beat Ful, Reading & mackems (all games at home I think) and we are safe, Easily done if we play like we did at Brummy in 2nd half.

  • Kevin

    Mar 19, 2008 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #2

    Jack I agree but nothing’s going to be easy from here on out. We’ve got to play WELL to beat any team in this League.
    If KK puts out the same team (maybe Barton or Geremi could be replaced 😉 ) then we’ll be in for a good time.

  • Luke

    Mar 19, 2008 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #3

    This beat so and so is utter tripe.

    Nothing is easily done as we who have sat through debacles of games have seen this season.

  • daiv

    Mar 19, 2008 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #4

    Bolton played well and battled hard and were the better team in second half. There are no easy games for NUFC. We are a very average team and cannot assume we can beat any team. 3 pts out of 24 proves that. NO wins in 13 games. We should just be grateful to stay up. Right now I’d take 4th bottom. snap your hands off.

  • Punk Skunk

    Mar 19, 2008 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #5

    Ho’way the Lads!..
    …A bit better showin’ on monday…Coulda nicked a win!..
    …Sick of the t.v. pundits slating us during games-Tossers!..That git Burley…Hates us!..
    …Then the pundits who watch via that channel just repeat the same lame-assed crap…Goin’ on how crap we we’re in the 1st half, what a crock…
    …Brum were trash, but mcfadden managed to turn Faye…then he goes on to say what a great goal, how great mcfadden is(‘cos he’s scottish) then how crap our defense was…Well y’can’t have it both ways: either a player scores a ‘great’ goal or the defense is crap…Make y’mind up, biased get!..
    …Any good football played in that game was by us…Brum look terrible, scrappy & devoid of skill!..But maybe we turned a corner!..
    …Harper played well, beye too, Enrique was great, Faye got better as he went along, Taylor was ok, Butt suprized me with a good performance, Barton fought hard but gave the ball away too cheaply, Geremi wasn’t bad but can’t take corners, Owen was super fast to beat 4 defs to score & got into good positions, Martins proved his worth & Viduka just needs minutes for his skill to unfold!..
    …Ho’way the Lads!..

  • Gooderz

    Mar 19, 2008 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #6

    If we are to get wins in the upcoming fixtures we must replicate Monday’s second half performance and the Blackburn game where the players took control of the game.

    All the teams around us are up for a scrap and if
    a match is allowed to deteriorate then we will surely fail to gain any major points.

  • Warwick Hunt

    Mar 19, 2008 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #7

    The bottom come the end of the season, I think will look like this.

  • Leo Kompany for the Toon

    Mar 19, 2008 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #8

    no games are going to be easy till the end of the season

  • Dimitri

    Mar 19, 2008 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #9

    I say we have to give the same team a run out on the weekend.

    Perhaps change the bench a bit..

    Here’s what I’d like to see:

    Beye Faye Tayler Enrique
    Geremi Butt Barton
    Martins Viduka Owen

    Bench: Forster, Diatta, N’Zobgia, Duff, Carol,

  • richie

    Mar 19, 2008 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #10

    yes , exact as my opinion same team, duff in back up

  • micknufc

    Mar 19, 2008 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #11

    we’re at hyem on saturday!
    its dead easy,get at them. but yove got to leave the team the same,except barton or geremi have to make way for charlie.
    we need to be even more direct,because believe me my black n white brothers we need to win this end of!

  • Rich

    Mar 20, 2008 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #12

    I think 36 points will be enough so we need 2 wins and a draw in our 3 home games v reading, fulham and sunderland that will be enough to stay up

  • Whumpie

    Mar 20, 2008 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #13

    Punk Skunk – with you on every point, man. Ta for saving me typing fingers.

    Let’s not forget that we have two very attacking players that we can expect back before long in Milner and Emre. I reckon that at some point between now and the end of the season we’ll actually manage to thrash someone. It’ll happen.

    We’re 14th, and I think we could end up there. That’d do quite nicely right now.

  • iain

    Mar 20, 2008 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #14

    imo i think even 7 points now is enough for us to stay up

    will bolton get 11 points to overhaul that ??? maybe just.

    i doubt it though and 9 more points means bolton would need 13 to overtake us and that would be a a miracle if they did that.

  • dave

    Mar 20, 2008 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #15

    Take a deep breath lads, we will still be in the premiership next season.
    The board, players and management have been battered this year by the press and will learn to build a solid foundation.
    Mort and Ashley l am sure will have been sickened and deeply shocked by the media’s hounding of the club and will be doubly determined to make them eat their words.
    Keegan has of course seen it all before and will keep his thoughts to himself, knowing the best way to answer these hypocrites is to produce a winning team.
    Be patient and lets stick together and then give the media the V’s up when they have to change their tune and talk about every supporters second favorite team.
    Just remember March to May 2008 and the hateful rubbish published and aired on TV about our club.
    You will enjoy the weeks of partying in the Toon so much more.


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