The Neutral View – Newcastle Stay Up, Sunderland Go Down
With Newcastle drifting back down towards the edges of the relegation zone, it is interesting to see what the neutrals think of the clubs fighting it out in the bottom half.
Football pundit Alan Smith (Ex-Arsenal/England) has been looking at the clubs in the bottom half and this is what he had to say about Newcastle and our nearest and dearest rivals;
They should be OK, players such as Yohan Cabaye and Papa Cisse can steer this side to safety (12th).
Of all the sides scrapping for their lives, this one must go down as the hardest to gauge now that the combustible Paolo Di Canio has taken over.
Can the Italian inspire a group of players shorn of confidence and belief? Looking at their fixtures Di Canio might have to be patient (19th).
In his piece in the Telegraph, Smith expects the full picture to finish something like this;
Let’s all hope he is right and Papa(!!) Cisse can bang in the goals to see us alright.
What do you think?
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