It would be almost unbelievable if Newcastle are relegated once again from the Premier League this season.
After somehow getting Rafa Benitez to come in and manager the club and then stay with Newcastle to get us straight back up form the Championship we thought Newcastle would be doing well by now.
But because of our austere owner, Mike Ashley – Rafa has struggled the last two seasons to avoid a relegation fight.
We did pull away last season with the fans completely united behind the team and behind Rafa.
The same thing is needed this season, but that may not be possible with some fan groups likely to demonstrate again against the owner.
That’s in the hope he will eventually sell the club and end this nightmare.
That will all boil up again at the end of this month, and while those fan groups have the best of intentions for the club, it could affect our home form.
Rafa Benitez – yes – we can stay up
And that hasn’t exactly been great so far this season.
But Rafa is convinced we can stay up and it’s important to him if he wants to stay on at the club:
“This squad can stay up. If we work like we did at Stamford Bridge and play with the same passion, intensity and work rate.”
“We will definitely have chances to get points against a lot of teams,”
“We know we can beat some of the teams we still have to play, and in the end, that will make the difference.”
“We have to beat the teams at the bottom of the table.”
Fans are down in the dumps at the moment, but we have home games coming up against Cardiff, Burnley, and Huddersfield.
If we can win all those games, we’ll be flying (very) high.