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Newcastle Still In Relegation Battle – We Need One Win – Soon!

Most fans think we are still in a relegation battle, but the chances of Cardiff City making up the 8 points on Newcastle in their final six games has to be remote.

But it’s still possible.

We are 7 points ahead of Cardiff but have a much better goal difference, and it would help if we can start winning some games again after we have picked up just one point from our last three games.

And that was a last minute equalizer from former Bournemouth player Matt Ritchie against the Cherries.

Ki – yes – we are still in a relegation battle

We probably need one more win this season to be safe and the sooner we can get that win the better it will be for everybody concerned.

Newcastle really need to raise their standards and get away from fighting relegation every single season.

It’s hardly good for our fans – but that’s how it’s been under Mike Ashley for 12 years now.

Sung-yueng Ki has come back into the side with Diame not available on Saturday.

And the former captain of South Korea was asked if Newcastle are still in a relegation battle; this is what he told the Chronicle:

“Yes we are.” “But seven points is not easy to catch, as I know last season with Swansea.”

“They (Cardiff) have some difficult fixtures.”

“But we are not worried about relegation, we’re just focusing on each game, starting at Leicester.”

“If we get three points next game it will be for the best, but even if we get one we will still have four matches left.”

“We can see the situation at Cardiff but we have confidence we can do it ourselves.”

“We have to keep doing our best to maintain our performance levels and get to winning ways.”

“It’s frustrating for us (last Saturday) – especially after the first half.”

“In the second half neither team really had good chances, but this type of game is one we should win.”

“Everybody thinks the same way.” “But we still have five matches left so Leicester is now crucial.”

“We have to make sure we don’t lose and emerge with something from it.”

Here’s how we stand at the moment in the league table.

10West Ham38-352
12Crystal Palace38-249

Getting something from the game tomorrow night at Leicester City could prove difficult.

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26 comments so far

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Apr 11, 2019 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #1

    i won’t be betting on tomorrows game. a draw would be a great result

  • martoon

    Apr 11, 2019 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #2

    Lee Charnley Bunga Party @2 (previous blog) – A little negative I’d say. First of all we played very well against Palace but couldn’t take our chances and only lost because we gave away a stupid penalty. Secondly Cardiff are going to have a hell of an upturn in form to suddenly start averaging about 1.5 points per game.

  • Jib

    Apr 11, 2019 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #3

    A draw would be a tremendous result.
    Vardy is sounding off about some wanting
    to settle NUFC’s hash.
    I don’t know what we’ve done to rattle his cage.

  • Jib

    Apr 11, 2019 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #4

    some = him

  • martoon

    Apr 11, 2019 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #5

    However saying that I’m not expecting much from the Leicester game – we never seem to do well against them!

  • Ron Knee

    Apr 11, 2019 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #6

    Apropos of nothing, Assange has been arrested.

  • Jib

    Apr 11, 2019 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #7

    I wonder if they’ll extradite him to the States.
    Welcome to Guantanamo Julian

  • Jib

    Apr 11, 2019 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #8

    There’s an anniversary tomorrow of sorts
    Rafa’s first game for NUFC was the Foxes
    away (remember Colbacks daft freekick giveaway)
    just about 3 years ago.
    There’s an awful sense of no progress in this period of time

  • Ron Knee

    Apr 11, 2019 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #9

    Yes, but first to that democratic hell-hole Sweden.

  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 11, 2019 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #10

    He won’t get be deported to Sweden as there is now no arrest warrant there. It expired.

    Anyway, my Rafa Bingo for tomorrow night:-

    Manquillo Schar Lascelles Dummett
    Perez Shelvey Hayden Ritchie

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Apr 11, 2019 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #11


    That is true maybe a bit negative but Palace at the moment are poor Leicester are on top form at the moment I just can’t see how we live with the pace they have in the team looking at their first 11 would many of our players get in our first 11? If we had their midfield and Vardy with our CB I think we would challenging the top 6!

    Cardiff have Burnley and Brighton next if they win those 2 and we lose tomorrow it would be down to 1 point!! Its not about point averages at the moment especially when teams are fighting for their lives!

    I just hope we can get it over the line tomorrow with 3 points just so we can relax I can’t stand relegation tension every season but is anything going to change under Ashley?

  • posada

    Apr 11, 2019 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #12

    Apr 11, 2019 at 10:12 AM
    Comment #3
    Jib who’s literally on here 24/7 under different guises tells Jail he should get out more LOL
    Yes and he was rude to me yesterday for no reason at all.
    If I still had feelings I could have been hurt.

  • Jib

    Apr 11, 2019 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #13

    I’m rude to so many folk I cannot recall
    please refresh my memory

  • RobLeenio

    Apr 11, 2019 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #14

    Jib re Vardy, I seem to remember his missus got pelters for having Mike Ashley and Dennis Wise round for a dinner party and describing them as ‘some of the nicest people she knows’ or some such guff.

    She was getting all kinds of abuse (and giving it back) from NUFC fans.

    At least, I’m pretty sure it was Vardy’s missus. Could be wrong, but I don’t think so.

    Vardy will be well up for this, the ferret-faced so-and-so.

  • Jib

    Apr 11, 2019 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #16

    Ahh So

  • Tsunki

    Apr 11, 2019 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #17

    We need One Win Soon? Is he any good? Oh and another thing – that’s a picture of Ki by the way Ed and he’s Korean that’s a bit Asiaist isn’t it?

  • Tsunki

    Apr 11, 2019 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #18

    Welcome to tumbleweed terrace.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 11, 2019 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #19

    I’ve just seen that the Luke Edwards article on Benitez staying was on April fools day. There’s been an air of negativity since then, so if it was his intention to make fools of us, well done Luke.

  • RobLeenio

    Apr 11, 2019 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #20

    No way Luke Edwards would do that. It’s one thing reporting we’ve offered a trial to an Inuit winger who only saw grass for the first time 6 months ago but is quicker than Bolt, yet another misreporting on Rafa’s contract talks.

  • martoon

    Apr 11, 2019 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #21

    posada @12 – you should consider it a badge of honour if Jib is rude to you – it means you’re established on the blog 😀

  • hibbit

    Apr 11, 2019 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #22
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 11, 2019 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #23

    Lee Churnley defending our frugality on nufc.com, he needs to be told we’re paid exactly the same way as the other 19 clubs who do spend on transfers.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 11, 2019 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #24

    If the club give him the info then it’s yet another massive own goal.

  • NY Mag

    Apr 11, 2019 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #25


    I just read that article you mentioned, I thought it was quite interesting – first time I’ve seen mentioned some figures in terms of how the tv money is paid

  • martoon

    Apr 11, 2019 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #26

    NY Mag – I’m still trying to work out how he arrived at that figure of £26.5m for the transfer example.

    £10m + £1m (10% agent) + (50000 x 52 x 5) = £24m??


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