Saturday, March 30, 2013

Ah, hello there relegation danger zone, didn't expect to see you again so soon

Well, it's safe to say we've had better afternoons - and that's not even taking into account our 4-0 thumping at the Etihad, in which it took us 78 minutes to register a shot on target (Paul's report can be found here).

The surprise victory for Southampton over Chelsea, coupled with a Rocky-inspired West Ham win against West Brom, plunged us to 15th, but the news was even worse from (where else?) the DW Stadium. Arouna Kone's late strike was enough for a nervy Wigan to beat a Norwich side who had dominated much of the game, and leave us with a precarious three-point advantage over 18th-placed Villa, who take on Liverpool tomorrow.

At least we could rely on the Mackems to mess up, slumping to another defeat, this time at home to a lacklustre performance from champions elect Man Utd. Even better, the only goal of the game came from Agent Bramble. Well done, Titus - your iced bun's in the post.

Still, the Mackems' plight shouldn't detract from our own. We had hoped to be clear of relegation danger by the time the Benfica tie came around - and indeed that looked to be the case with the win over Stoke. But now the Europa league fixtures come in amongst two home games that will be vital to our Premier League survival, against Fulham and then the Mackems. We need to win both, simple as that - and Europe once again looks increasingly like an unwelcome distraction.




Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surely we'll not see Obertan in a Newcastle shirt ever again,he's bloody hopeless.

6:06 pm  
Blogger Unknown said...

Too many Mags played in fear. No marking & Keeping a City player between themselves and the ball. This display will not put the fear of NUFC into Fulham or anyone else on the schedule

6:31 pm  

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