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Newcastle Drop Two Places – Almost Safe Now With Reasonable Run-In To Season

Some of the teams below Newcastle won yesterday, and we dropped back to 15th place in the league table.

As far as survival goes Burnley beat Cardiff 2-0 at home and that’s the third successive loss for the south Wales club after they beat West Ham 2-0 back on 9th March.

With 28 points from their 33 games, they are now 5 points behind Brighton – who were thrashed 5-0 at home by Bournemouth yesterday.

The Cherries’ goal difference improved a lot and is now -12 – just one behind the Newcastle goal difference of -11.

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez

Southampton beat Wolves at home 3-1 so they are in some good form before we meet them next Saturday at home and Fulham beat Everton 2-0.

It certainly looks like Newcastle are now safe, and we have to try to win as many games as possible to finish as high up the table as possible.

In the final four games, we could get three wins.

Liverpool at home is the most difficult game, but they could be very nervous because of the title run:

Sat 20 Apr   Newcastle vs Southampton       5:30pm
Sat 27 Apr   Brighton vs Newcastle          5:30pm
Sun 05 May   Newcastle vs Liverpool         4:30pm
Sun 12 May   Fulham vs Newcastle            3:00pm

And here is how the bottom half of the table looks with Crystal Palace at home to Man City today.

10West Ham38-352
12Crystal Palace38-249

It looks like 11th is the highest position we can reach this season.

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14 comments so far

  • jane

    Apr 14, 2019 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #1

    3 of the teams left to play are currently below us.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 14, 2019 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #2

    NY Mag,
    Previous page

  • lesh

    Apr 14, 2019 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #3

    The lads’ll be up for winning the next few games and it’s all down to our visionary owner and the holiday he promised them if they avoid the drop. Mikey boy’s so confident they’ll achieve their goal, he’s booked the squad into Butlns for a week. No expense spared, that’s Mikey boy.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 14, 2019 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #4

    Aye, what a dick, never liked him, I’m not sure how he’s still a pundit, he just makes the situation awkward, “what you trying to say?”. If Ashley was so “cute” he’d have Rafa tied in to a three year deal by now instead of watching him head off in to the sun. I wish I could remember the last time Rafa put in a transfer request.

  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 14, 2019 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #5

    Although the average price of a premier league player is £15.26m (transfermarket) only the top 7 paying clubs spend more than that generally. If we take the average PL players weekly wage as £50,000, although it has risen, a five year contract in general would cost £28.26m. Yet our owners little helper seemed to suggest that £26m was a far to exorbitant price to pay.

  • NY Mag

    Apr 14, 2019 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #6


    I’m not sure…..I’m not a billionaire and have not been involved in such deals….
    But, it seems pretty straight forward (in theory) to me – ‘the bid is xxxx, subject to all the yyyy being included’ (now I’m sure that such offers are pages and pages long and contain a multitude of conditions) – what I don’t understand is why you think these conditions would not be included.

  • posada

    Apr 14, 2019 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #7

    NDA is one thing.
    Keeping it a secret is another.
    The lawyers and accountants will know. The individuals who did the work will know.
    If you tell more than 10 folks something it will probably become public knowledge.
    Ok they are bound by professional ethics and will be hit with legal action if they publish it in The Sun newspaper.
    So, that’s not gonna happen. But within corporate legal circles I bet they all know.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 14, 2019 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #8

    You really are just inexhaustible supply of knowledge

  • Munster Mag

    Apr 14, 2019 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #9

    Rob, spectacular moobs indeed. From a sociological point of view, if you notice there is a younger slimmer toon fan behind him, possibly wearing Calvin Klein jocks. Is this the new generation taking over? 🙂

  • Optimistic Panda

    Apr 14, 2019 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #10


    I was gobsmacked at the Rafa putting in a transfer request.

    Some old drunk who lives on the street would make a more credible pundit.

  • AncientC

    Apr 14, 2019 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #11

    I hope Jib enjoys the front page of his Sunday Telegraph today. Some great reading to help wash down his Sunday fry up.

  • posada

    Apr 14, 2019 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #12

    Expensive Forensic Due Diligence ?
    Never realy bought into that as being key to things.
    Some companies sell for billions. They have been trading for 50 odd years.
    All sorts of things can come out of the woodwork.

    What the hell have we done that could lead to a huge claim against the club.

    Can they not factor it in with money to cover any loss on deposit with an honest broker.
    Any corporate experts able to comment ?

  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 14, 2019 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #13

    Seemingly, Penfold would like the footballing authorities to acknowledge the wholesale value of a players contract at the time of buying. When PSG purchased Neymar the total value of the contract reaches £399,624,020, for five years, not including agents fees. Which makes the example of £26m he provided, pale into insignificance.

  • Optimistic Panda

    Apr 14, 2019 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #14

    NY mag/jail

    I’ve always suspected the problems buyers are facing is the deals Ashley has tied Nufc to, like warehousing with SD food and beverages, what’s he signed regarding advertising for SD.

    He gets a pound every time a card is used at SJP, I bet that arrangement runs a few years after he leaves.

    He’ll give all of the club to a new owner but he’ll want pounds of blood for years to come.


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