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Massive Percentage Of Fans Expect Win Tomorrow – History Should Serve As A Warning

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.

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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.

11Crystal Palace38-1044
13West Ham38-2042

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Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

2 comments so far

  • beefman13

    Apr 27, 2018 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #1

    Got a feeling Rafa may start the bingo up tomorrow, mistake.

  • RobLeenio

    Apr 27, 2018 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #2

    Traditionally, the games against the poorer teams are where we have slipped up. We got beaten twice by Blackburn last season as they slipped down to League 1.

    This time round, there’s a stat somewhere which shows we’ve won more points against teams below us than any other club in the bottom half of the table (yes, I know we’re no longer in the bottom half). This suggests Rafa has us more conscious of bringing our ‘A’ game to the ‘easier’ matches.

    That said, we’re still not great against a packed and physical defence, evidenced by the Everton result. It will be interesting to see the personnel and tactics Rafa chooses. I’d like to see a little more of Merino and Murphy this weekend to help control possession and provide pace to run in behind the defence. Murphy and Yedlin could become a devastating partnership down the right side for us.


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