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NUFC – In Race For 4th, Or Safety?

11 years ago

Whisper it quietly but the three points at Blackburn have been the tipping point for Newcastle United to now be a confirmed runner in the race for 4th place in the Premier League, at least according to non-Newcastle fans.

Here are just a couple of the many examples in the media of what others are saying about Newcastle United.

Mirror Football They (Chelsea) have dropped four valuable points in their last two games and are so far off the pace they now appear to be battling Liverpool, Newcastle and Arsenal for fourth place rather than United, Manchester City and Tottenham for the championship.

Busby Babe (Man.U. fans website) February’s arrival sees the Premier League’s two clubs from Manchester level on points at the top of the table after 23 matches. Trailing them by 5 points is North London side Totthenham Hotspur. Further in the wake are Chelsea FC, Newcastle United, Liverpool FC, and Arsenal FC — each are likely out of the title race but they are in a frantic fight for fourth.

The fear undoubtedly persists on Tyneside that speaking about any possibility of a Champions League spot for United will then automatically lead to the implosion of the football club and a return to misery for all of us.

In fact our captain was even at pains after Wednesday’s result to talk about Newcastle almost being safe from relegation!

Fabricio; “It’s good to win in this way and we know now that we can have dreams because we’re one point, maybe two points, away from the total you need to be safe”.

I know it is always wise to err on the side of caution but do you think Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool fans are talking along those lines? In fact no doubt the cockneys and scousers are still thinking they have an outside chance of finishing top, while we are called deluded!





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