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Are We Relying On The Mackems To Save Newcastle?

8 years ago
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Newcastle United’s defeat by Manchester City wasn’t the biggest surprise in the world and unfortunately, neither were the other results that rolled against us today.

Wigan, Southampton and West Ham all won, thank god for the mackems!

I take no pleasure in predicting this kind of a scenario in an article that I wrote for the website this morning – [intlink id=”26714″ type=”post”]Everybody Connected To Newcastle United Needs A Reality Check[/intlink].

(To feature like Joe, send in your letters/articles for the magazine/website to [email protected]¬†– write about anything NUFC related – past, present or future¬†)

I think all the positive noises coming out of the club in recent weeks have used the European progress to gloss over a developing situation in the league.

Yes we have got some better players in the squad thanks to the belated recruitment in January but as today showed, it still doesn’t take an awful lot for us to be down to the bare bones.

At the Etihad, Newcastle used Obertan, Gosling, Bigirimana, Perch and Simpson. I’m sorry but the first three aren’t good enough for what we need to do in the remaining matches and in an ideal world you wouldn’t need to play the other two too much.

Wigan have a game in hand and their next match is against QPR, while Villa are at home to Liverpool tomorrow and I wouldn’t put it past them getting a snappy three points because that is what happens when other things go wrong.

As I said this morning, Fulham and the mackems are arguably our two easiest matches that remain and unfortunately they come straight after the two Benfica games.

Before counting up the broadcasting riches that are coming into the club next season, work is still needed on survival.

Alan Pardew has talked of getting forty points as a target, I’m afraid it may be more down to the mackems saving us than being sure of that forty points mark.

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