Although we have been the bookies’ favorites to get relegated before the season started, the four new players Bruce has brought in – Hendrick, Wilson, Fraser, and Lewis, seem to have changed all that.
So much so that Newcastle fans now believe we can avoid a relegation scrap this season.
Yes, that’s unfortunately still the level of ambition of the club under owner Mike Ashley.
And yesterday’s performance in London and an excellent 2-0 win against West Ham, seems to further the belief that we could even be fighting for a top ten or even top eight (don’t get carried away Ed) position in the Premier League this year.
We’d like to see a couple more players brought in on loan, and that includes one more top striker.;
When we had our fans at St. James’ Park
We played so well yesterday, but we have to remember with the brutal schedule of the league this term, we are likely to have a number of injuries, and we must be ready for that.
But based on our poll results – around 70% think we can avoid a relegation fight – and the way the lads played yesterday, we could have a (pleasant enough) season without the anxiety of possible relegation.
That in itself is good news, given the state of nerves and other weaknesses some of our older fans have.
What do you think?