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Newcastle’s League Position Gets More Tenuous After Molineux Drama

The relegation battle got a lot more interesting after Leeds’ dramatic come from behind victory at Wolves last night. It was yet another Premier League match affected by a questionable refereeing decision.

Wolves stormed to a two-goal first-half lead with some questionable defending from the visitors. Leeds had a mountain to climb but received a helping hand when referee Kevin Friend showed Raul Jimenez a second yellow card early in the second half.

Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier came out of his area to clear a ball that Jimenez was bearing down on. The two collided in what looked like a clear 50/50 challenge. Both players received treatment with Meslier forced to come off.

However, Friend produced a yellow card for Jiminez resulting in an early exit. Leeds stormed back with three goals including Luke Ayling’s stoppage-time winner for a massive three points.

The win pushes Leeds seven points above the drop zone and just 2 points behind Newcastle, whose inability to get anything at Goodison Park has caused some more discomfort in our league standing.

Another match that could impact Newcastle is Brentford’s trip to Leicester City tomorrow. The Bees can jump Newcastle with just a draw at The Foxes. Here is a look at the Premier League table.

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The cold hard truth is that Newcastle are going to have to save themselves. We need at least three more wins in the remaining nine fixtures. Hopefully we’ll get the points necessary before our trip to Burnley on the final day of this campaign.

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80 comments so far

  • Romford mag

    Mar 19, 2022 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #1


  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Mar 19, 2022 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #2

    There either has to be an art to being first in here, or Rom has some sort of App up his sleeve. Fine blogging Rom 😉

  • JohnJ

    Mar 19, 2022 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #3

    Romford Mag

    Numero Uno

  • Romford mag

    Mar 19, 2022 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #4

    Going for gold mate 😉

    You want some sauce on those shorts jail 😀

  • Toon fans bad

    Mar 19, 2022 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #5

    Like a friggin magnet 😆

  • tom

    Mar 19, 2022 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #6

    rom …

    can you make sure that sauce is red hot 😛

  • Mund

    Mar 19, 2022 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #7

    Newcastle United FC
    #NUFC’s first-team squad has arrived in Dubai for a week-long warm weather training camp.


  • Romford mag

    Mar 19, 2022 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #8

    On that note

    I’ll leave you all to it ladies and gents 🙂

    But I’ll be watching !


  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Mar 19, 2022 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #9

    Let us hope they come back from Dubai with the same mindset as to when they came back from KSA… Eddie certainly a back of getting the team bonding right. Massive game against Tottenham, if we get it right on the pitch assisted with a good rest and warm weather training should see us OK.

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Mar 19, 2022 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #10

    Has a nack* ffs this phone

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Mar 19, 2022 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #12

    That’s me off for the day, going to Windsor. Love the place laters 😉

  • Mund

    Mar 19, 2022 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #13


    That’s my hope and expectations as well mate. It had an almighty effect last time with our turnaround.

    Onwards and upwards pal

  • Mund

    Mar 19, 2022 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #14

    Blast from the past

    Magpie 24/7 – Newcastle United
    Former Newcastle midfielder Hugo Viana is on the shortlist to take over from Leonardo as PSG director, according to

    He is currently sporting director at Sporting Lisbon.

    Good Luck!

  • Mund

    Mar 19, 2022 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #16

    Sadly passed on this day in 1998: Jimmy Scoular our captain in the 1955 FA cup final victory and last man to lift a domestic trophy for us.


  • DubaiMicky

    Mar 19, 2022 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #17

    Mund, we’re on the hunt for the hotel as we speak, i have an inkling….

  • Mund

    Mar 19, 2022 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #18

    Mikel Merino on #NUFC

    “The team right now are killing it so I’m really happy for them. Even now, when I watch the games and you see over 3,000 people travelling for an away game – it’s crazy! You start to remember those times when you were playing away and you

    felt like you were playing at St James’ Park.

    “I still get goosebumps. It was a crazy year for me. I miss those days a little bit, but I’m really happy where I am right now.”

    #NUFC #NUFCFans

  • Mund

    Mar 19, 2022 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #19


    Good luck mate! Be class if you can bump into a few.

  • Mund

    Mar 19, 2022 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #20

    Tell them all about The Newcastle United blog! 😉

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 19, 2022 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #21

    Loved Wor Jimmy, great character and as hard as nails, opposing players knew they were in a game with him.

    Probably be a yellow and red card magnet now!

  • Mund

    Mar 19, 2022 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #22


    Do you remember the day?

  • Mund

    Mar 19, 2022 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #23

    Random question

    For those who have a PS5, what’s the noise like? I’m sure you will know what I mean.

    Can’t wait to get rid of my PS4 Pro as it’s like a jet engine, 20 washing machines and 10 dryers all rolled in to one!

  • jane

    Mar 19, 2022 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #24

    “There either has to be an art to being first in here, or Rom has some sort of App up his sleeve.”

    let’s not rule out being sad.

  • Mund

    Mar 19, 2022 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #25

    Jane 😆


    Nowt wrong with Wor Rombo

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 19, 2022 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #26


    Unfortunately no, my real support started just after 55 and there wasn’t the same amount of Media as there is now so any highlights would have been at the pictures we didn’t have a TV 🙁

    A lot of the cup winning lads were still playing though so got to see them.

  • ottawageordie2

    Mar 19, 2022 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #27

    Don’t know what all the fuss is about just because Leeds won. We only need to stay above the bottom three. Can’t see that being a problem. Even if we lose to Tottenham we have a game in hand and then we come home and will win.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 19, 2022 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #28

    was it the 55 final where the ball was way out when it was crossed, VAR then would have done us! 🙂

  • Mund

    Mar 19, 2022 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #29


    Class memories mate. Must feel like 10 lifetimes ago eh 😉

  • Not another deJong

    Mar 19, 2022 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #30


    Mar 19, 2022 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #265
    anyone know where Abramovich is currently hiding?

    The rule is, you count to a hundred first.

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 19, 2022 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #31

    Abramovic’s plane was tracked to Moscow. The presumption is he was on it.

    If true – says it all – him bolting back there.

    Terrible the events in Ukraine – hopefully the Russian war criminals will face justice.

  • Mund

    Mar 19, 2022 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #32

    I guess some of the abuse has got to him 🙁


  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 19, 2022 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #33

    Disgraceful some folk slagging off Maxi – same folk whinging all the time on a multitude of subjects.

    Serial whingers.

  • Mund

    Mar 19, 2022 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #34

    City planners have signed off on the formal process to relocate legendary striker Alan Shearer’s statue from Barrack Road to a new spot close to Sir Bobby Robson

    Mike Ashley & Lee Charnley have finally been defeated and Big Al is on #NUFC land where it always should have been

  • DubaiMicky

    Mar 19, 2022 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #35

    Re ASM and his detractors, I think it’s an insecurity thing, they feel like they’re a somebody by slagging off a famous person. It’s not just Toon fans, but hey, that’s social media for you, full of spineless little children with nothing to say – and don’t get me started on the “gramma”.

  • Romford mag

    Mar 19, 2022 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #36


    When I’m half as sad as you , I’ll start to worry 🙂

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Mar 19, 2022 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #37

    I think us English have it ingrained in us to hate skillful players. At school the best Maradonaesque players were called greedy and everybody had it in for them. The ones valued most usually seemed to be the midfielder who could run two marathons and play simple one metre passes. This is probably why our national team has been so workmanlike and dour since Gazza. It’s madness so many saying drop ASM when our options are Murphy who has played ok at best while we’ve been dominating, and Fraser who has had two stunning games and a bunch of solid ones, but has been poor for a few years before that. I can only assume It’s the same that wanted Ben Arfa out when he was contributing towards a goal every three games and we only had Obertan, Gouffran etc as alternatives who were abysmal.

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Mar 19, 2022 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #38


    Scoular was a cracking player and captained Scotland…

    But he was also one of the hardest men ever to wear a Toon shirt.

    A true story…

    A young Billy Bremner, already making a name for himself, was playing one of his first games for Leeds at SJP.

    Scoular walked over during the knockabout and shook Billy’s hand and asked if his parents had come down from Scotland to watch him play…

    “Aye”, said Billy “they are up there sitting in the stand”.

    “Well” said Scoular “I’ll give you a bit of advice for the game”.

    Bremner, in awe of the great Scoular was all ears…

    “Come anywhere near me in the match wee lad…

    “And you’ll end up in the fkn stands with them”.

    🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Mar 19, 2022 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #39

    personally, I believe Chelski’s sale money should be given to Putin’s daughter. She is down to her last £2billion and lives around the corner to me in Weybridge

  • snowdone

    Mar 19, 2022 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #40

    EGB, it was the 1932 cup final I believe. The third goal in our 1966 World Cup victory would have been ruled out by VAR. My German friends took a long time to get over that. I just pointed to the fourth goal.

    Neil, I believe we only need a win and two draws in our final 9 games to be safe. I was also pleased for Leeds. Their gung-ho football is good for the EPL.


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