The news today that Rafa Benitez may walk away from Newcastle if Ashley does not support his demands is awful news – always assuming it’s accurate.
With Cardiff City beating Brighton in mid-week 2-0 away Newcastle are now 7 points clear of 3rd bottom Cardiff with four games to play.
It’s doubtful Cardiff will be able to take 8 points from their last four games but possible.
Newcastle need to win against Southampton on Saturday at St. James’ Park, especially since we had such a poor result in our last home game when we missed our chances and lost 1-0 to Crystal Palace.
Rafa Benitez – wants 3 points on Saturday
A win will almost certainly make us safe mathematically depending on how Cardiff do against Liverpool at home on Sunday.
If Newcastle win and Cardiff don’t – we will be mathematically safe.
So if we win then Cardiff must beat Liverpool on Sunday at home to still be able to catch Newcastle.
Let’s hope this news about Rafa doesn’t affect our play on Saturday.
We need 3 points.