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Newcastle Have Huge Opportunity To Finish 6th Top This Season



Against a good and in-form Crystal Palace team at Selhurst Park Stadium last night, Manchester United again imploded and went down 4-0, and their defense looked hopeless.

With Newcastle back to full strength with Isak, Gordon, and Wilson all fit, the chances are we can beat Manchester United away a week tomorrow night and further our claims to finish 6th top.

And any further lapses from Tottenham, who have lost their last 4 league games and Newcastle could even catch Spurs, but that’s doubtful at best – but possible.

In those 4 previous games, Newcastle captured 3 wins and 9 points, so we have gained 9 points on Tottenham over the last 4 league games.

If Newcastle win our last 3 games or even get 7 points, then it looks like we will finish 6th – because of our much superior goal difference.

That’s whatever Manchester United and Chelsea do over their final 3 games of the season.

Here are the league standings at the moment.

Premier League Table 2023-2024

PositionTeamPlayedWonLostDrawnGDPoints
5Tottenham38201261366
6Chelsea38181191463
7Newcastle38181462360
8Man United3818146-160
9West Ham38141310-1452

So the final 3 games of the season are crucial.

And it will be close to a miracle if the boys can finish 6th top and it would be a testament to Eddie Howe’s coaching abilities, given all the injuries we have had this season.

What do you think?


150 comments so far

  • JohnJ

    May 8, 2024 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #121

    Bills,

    I think the road is closed off from The Strawberry to where the Milburn Stand lower entrance is!

    Not sure exactly where you can be dropped off – just a thought – hopefully helpful.

    1
  • JohnJ

    May 8, 2024 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #122

    On Match Days – that is!

    0
  • WLtoon

    May 8, 2024 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #123

    Raj,

    Sounds like a plan, ile see you both in there

    0
  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 8, 2024 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #124

    A lot of us want rid of Wilson, a lot don’t either mind but here we are making out that a guy who misses as many as Wilson is an astute signing. The only reason I see it as astute is if he’s available for a vast majority of the season. Or is that the only reason we’re getting him for free because he won’t be.

    2
  • magicmac54

    May 8, 2024 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #125

    WLtoon

    Will you be about the Toon on friday afternoon mate, or perhaps you will be working?

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  • magicmac54

    May 8, 2024 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #127

    Clinath@ed

    Wishing you a fantastic Birthday lad.

    HWTL

    2
  • Transfer Sage

    May 8, 2024 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #128

    Just my opinion but Kell would be a total dud if we signed him.

    For LB we already have Hall, Targett and Burn. Tino and Trips can both play there too.

    For LCB we have Botman and Burn, with Schar playing there when Botman was out. We also have Lascless and Krath doing well at RCB, which is where we should really strengthen.

    Injury record for Kelly:

    23/24 – 3 injuries covering 23, 38 and 81 (still out) days, missing 25 games so far.
    22/23 – 3 injuries covering 8, 102 and 40 days, missing 18 games.
    21/22 – 1 injury covering 26 days, missing 4 games
    20/21 – 3 injuries covering 28, 2 and 12 days, missing 10 games

    His record is getting worse over the past 2 seasons. Why anyone would want a bang average defender with that record is beyond me. We have plenty of cover without him and it’s just another addition to the wage bill for a guy who’ll spend half the season in the treatment room and we’ll outgrow in a year at best.

    Better off buying/signing a quality RCB then you have 4 good CBs (including burn in that), 2 good RBs and 2 good LBs…with Krath and Lascelles as back up.

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  • magicmac54

    May 8, 2024 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #129

    Transfer Sage@128

    You forgot about young Alex Murphy who can play left back or Left central defence mate.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 8, 2024 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #130

    Clinath

    Happy birthday, were you playing, if so well done mate, keep it up! 🙂

    1
  • WLtoon

    May 8, 2024 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #131

    Magicmac

    I`m working late shift, 3pm start on Friday but ile be in Toon Saturday morning mate.

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 8, 2024 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #132

    TS

    Targett hasn’t exactly been much of an asset this season, seems to be more suspect than Kelly might be!

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  • Munster Mag

    May 8, 2024 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #133

    If kelly is fit. He’s far from a dud. Brilliant tackler. Phenomenal pace, a real athlete.

    Alex Murphy wud surely then go on loan, which he needs

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  • WLtoon

    May 8, 2024 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #134

    Happy Birthday to Clinath@Ed.
    Enjoy your day fella.

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  • lochinvar

    May 8, 2024 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #135

    Bills
    There’s a temporary one way system and lights down Queen Victoria Road in front of the RVI. On match days it’s chaotic.
    You can only come down Richardson Road past the Dental Hospital and RVI on your left to bring you out at The Trent. Then left past the RVI main entrance on your left. Can drop off around there and walk up to back of East Stand. No parking though.

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  • WLtoon

    May 8, 2024 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #136

    Just a heads up for anyone going to the game on Saturday, either driving or using public transport.
    The Tyne Bridge is under repair, new paint job, so it is down to just one lane.
    The Tyne Tunnel is down to one lane due to ongoing repairs, and believe me the queues during rush hour is a nightmare.
    There might be some disruption to northern train services on Friday due to strike action, though i am not sure exactly when that is affecting the region.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 8, 2024 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #137

    Would it be worth contacting the club to see if there are Access provisions for people with mobility problems?

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  • WLtoon

    May 8, 2024 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #138

    The train disruption could run into Saturday, match day

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 8, 2024 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #139

    I need to revise his injury record as transfermarkt is wrong. It’s got him out injuredsince Feb 17th, which simply isn’t true.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 8, 2024 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #140

    I’m certainly not putting my head on the block and saying he’ll be a dud ala “what type of idiot would sign him” I just hope it’s not a massive gamble and his injuries are just unlucky.

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  • magicmac54

    May 8, 2024 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #141

    WLtoon

    Ah no worries mate, i was going to ask you if you fancied a few pints with the mate and myself on friday if you were available.

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  • WLtoon

    May 8, 2024 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #142

    Just checked, i think the metro is fine on Saturday, no disruptions

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 8, 2024 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #143

    Magic

    Very true sir. I did miss him off. Another one for cover.

    EGB

    Agree on Targett but he’s here now and doubt many will be pushing to buy him given injury record and wages.

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 8, 2024 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #144

    Munster

    I meant a dud in the sense he’ll not play enough to be an asset to the squad, not in terms of his quality. But those transfermartk stats are wrong, so not a clue if other years are accurate now. So maybe not missed as much as I’d thought based on those figures.

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  • WLtoon

    May 8, 2024 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #145

    Rumour alert.
    Manure started negotiations with Olisse
    .
    Would he really want to join a rancid bunch of whingers like that lot.
    Tbh negotiations mean nowt, it`s signing on the dotted line that counts.

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  • WLtoon

    May 8, 2024 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #146

    Magicmac.

    I would of happily joined you and your mate on Friday afternoon but needs must im afraid, it`s nice of you to invite me though Magic, and it`s well appreciated mate.

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  • magicmac54

    May 8, 2024 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #147

    WLtoon

    No worries mate, we will make up for it on Saturday for sure 😀

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    May 8, 2024 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #148

    Jail/Meet lads…

    Jail, if you aim to be in the ground for 1pm who will be in and for how long is the meet in Shearers before the game?

    1
  • magicmac54

    May 8, 2024 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #149

    No doubt if we sign this lad Lloyd Kelly everyone will get right behind the lad, but it begs the question, given his suspect injury record, and the fact we have so many alternatives who can play that position, i would personally prefer we prioritised different positions!! Just my opinion though.

    1
  • Fat Basta*d

    May 8, 2024 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #150

    https://x.com/PurelyFootball/status/1787900772119609778

    So true. Great memories plus the channel 4 weekends

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