When you are down at the bottom and struggling, any luck that is floating around tends to be of the not so good variety.

Newcastle United have been the architects of their own misery this season, no matter what Steve McClaren wants to say about back luck and ‘doing things right every day’.

You don’t end up second bottom of the Premier League with only two wins out of 14, unless you have been pretty useless.

Now we are down there, I hate to say it but it looks like Newcastle United could be on the verge of not only staying there, but getting cast adrift as well with only Aston Villa for company.

There have been claims that Newcastle boss Steve McClaren has got these next two matches to convince Mike Ashley to stick with him.

Very few fans see anything else other than two defeats against Liverpool and Tottenham and before we even face the scousers, the task could look so much worse.

Below is the bottom half of the Premier League table (number of points on the left) if all the results go against Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon…

22 Stoke

21 West Brom

19 Watford 

17 Swansea

16 Norwich

15 Chelsea

15 Sunderland

13 Bournemouth

10 Newcastle

8 Aston Villa

The only saving grace is that the matches for many of our rivals look pretty difficult as well but once again, when your luck is down, you often end up getting another kicking.

Saturday 5 December fixtures:

Stoke v Manchester City

Arsenal v Sunderland

Man Utd v West Ham

Southampton v Aston Villa

Swansea v Leicester

Watford v Norwich

West Brom v Tottenham

Chelsea v Bournemouth

On the positive side of things, if everything goes in Newcastle’s favour we could go 15th in the league if all the results go our way AND we hammer Liverpool…