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Newcastle Fans Still Left To Sweat Over Fulham’s Next Few Fixtures



Newcastle let an opportunity to basically wrap up safety go by without even a whimper yesterday. The Magpies were thoroughly outplayed and outcoached at St. James’ Park in a comfortable win for Arsenal.

A result would have seen Newcastle climb the table while a win would have moved us up to 13th place. However, Newcastle were not at the races from the opening whistle as the Gunners enjoyed a stroll in the park.

It was another show of inconsistency from this Steve Bruce side. After a great unbeaten run, and the return of Callum Wilson to the starting eleven, Newcastle’s dropped their levels and failed to put a dagger into Fulham’s survival hopes.

As it stands, Newcastle now must sweat over Fulham’s next few fixtures and pray they don’t pick up a couple of wins. The next couple of weeks are now critical in making sure that the season finale at Craven Cottage doesn’t become a relegation showdown.

Fulham have the advantage in matchups over the next couple of weeks, though they don’t play again until next Monday at home to Burnley. Then just five days later it’s a trip to St Mary’s to take on Southampton.

Newcastle travel to face Leicester City this Friday, a club who have consistently destroyed us over the past few seasons. The Foxes are flying high as they are determined to maintain their Champions League place.

Then it’s back to St. James’ Park the following Friday to take on Manchester City. The Citizens will hopefully have wrapped up the title by then and have little to play. Though getting any points over the next few weeks will be difficult.

It may not matter if Fulham don’t pick up at least 4 points against Burnley and Southampton. Then Newcastle will have to get something from Sheffield United at home to avoid what would be a horrific final day with relegation on the line.

It’s still a nine-point cushion, and Fulham have it all to do. They’ll have to win at least 3 of their final 4 matches for even a chance. They’ve only won 5 times all season. But yesterday’s no show of a performance has put a minor dent in our confidence, though a couple of results down the stretch will see us safe.

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19 comments so far

  • Optimistic prime

    May 3, 2021 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #1

    The mom pole isn’t breaking any records.

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  • WLtoon

    May 3, 2021 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #2

    sing,

    Consett needed that arto pitch didn`t they , like you say they always get the brunt of the weather over there, if it snows in only one place in England it`s always Consett lol
    I`m really looking forward to the game today, is it covered by BT?

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  • Mund

    May 3, 2021 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #3

    I think we should wait till the end of the season, see what the future holds and if we have any details on arbitration or time frames etc but if it’s Ashley and Bruce for the foreseeable? Then I definitely think there will be a lot more wanting to protest. A lot of fans are pinning there hopes on arbitration and the end of Ashley, if that proves fruitless (I don’t believe it will) then the time is to go to war.

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  • Mund

    May 3, 2021 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #4

    Have I missed something? Where is this mom pole? I wanna see it 😉 😎

    1
  • WLtoon

    May 3, 2021 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #5

    Ritchie leading with 24% only 266 voter so far, yep interest waning fast.
    Next season will be very interesting indeed

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  • Wor B

    May 3, 2021 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #6

    Howay man people!

    Some folk save a whole series in order to binge watch it!

    2
  • Mund

    May 3, 2021 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #7

    Wor

    I didn’t spoil out did I? I’m sure I kept it spoiler free

    2
  • Wor B

    May 3, 2021 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #8

    Mund

    It’s the one flying at half mast.

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  • Wor B

    May 3, 2021 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #9

    Haha Mund

    Don’t know, I’m well practised at spotting any reference and skipping over it!

    🙂

    1
  • Mund

    May 3, 2021 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #10

    Wor

    Top series mate you should dive into it you will be hooked.

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  • Wor B

    May 3, 2021 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #11

    Mund

    Watched every episode since series 1 when few people knew what it was.

    Decided to keep this series to watch in bulk over a few days.

    Outstanding drama.

    2
  • Wor B

    May 3, 2021 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #12

    OP

    After a performance like yesterday, voting for MotM is a bit like voting for your favourite member of One Direction.

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  • Ron Knee

    May 3, 2021 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #13

    Seasons 2 and 3 were the best.

    1
  • Rotonda heights

    May 3, 2021 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #14

    So some people did watch line of duty then. What a damp squib that turned out to be. During lockdown we binge watched all 6 series and have to say it has been head and shoulders the best thing on TV.

    However, yesterday’s only 1 hour long finale was a major let down. I hope there is another series but only if Ted (”mother of god, give me strength fella”) Hastings is still in it.

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  • Wor B

    May 3, 2021 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #15

    Fact or opinion?

    No matter, I agree. Gritty, edge of your seat stuff not quite knowing if you can even trust the good guys (if you can work out who they are) 🙂

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  • Wor B

    May 3, 2021 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #16

    Rotonda didn’t get the memo 😉

    1
  • Geordie-john

    May 3, 2021 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #17

    FFS change Dubravka, Shelvey, Longstaff. We need pace with FORWARD passing not square or back every time.
    Shelvey,
    Is everyone scared of him or something ? Why oh why does everyone give him the ball when he is so close and 9 times out of 10 he gives it away. I can’t understand it.
    This team are supposed to be professional footballers, So why do they play like school children with blind folds on. LOOOK BEFORE YOU PASS !

    I just don’t get this state of football from NUFC. I’ve never seen it so bad ( Well maybe Joke-In-Ear’s term was pretty bad as well )

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  • Geordie-john

    May 3, 2021 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #18

    Jesus,Mary,Joseph and the wee Donkey !
    Get your act together

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  • dekka

    May 3, 2021 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #19

    For once Man Utd fans show the way. If Ashley’s still here next season protests have to get going in earnest and an empty stadium would be best. Who wants to watch the rubbish we’ve been fed anyway. Getting Ashley out is the only priority I my view for what it’s worth.

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