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.
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