Things at the time might not have been exactly great on Tyneside but not so long ago Newcastle fans were looking down the table and looking at the enticing prospect of Aston Villa or Sunderland, or both, facing relegation.

Whilst neither of them are out of the woods by a long way, especially Sunderland, never did we think that NUFC would somehow find a way to join them in this releagtion battle.

Anybody who was at Villa Park that May day in 2009 would look forward to seeing revenge one day but fair play to Tim Sherwood as he’s hauled them away from third bottom and favourites for relegation.

Since Paul Lambert left, Villa have won 7 of 13 games and as well as reaching the FA Cup final he has hauled them above Newcastle United in the table on goal difference.

It would be just the biggest irony if our useless set of players and club management end up getting relegation from what seemed an impossible position.

Aston Villa pundit and media man, Tom Ross, has now summed up our current situation which you can’t really argue with:

‘If I were a betting man I would put a few quid on the Geordies to slip out of the Premier League having lost eight in a row.

They look in desperate trouble with not enough players who care.

Not enough players who will be hurting at the thought of relegation.

Not enough players with an over-my-dead body attitude.

Not enough players prepared to, metaphorically speaking, “die for the cause”.’

Time for the Newcastle players to try and disprove the above, starting with Villa’s near neighbours West Brom on Saturday.



  • Kevin Villa

    Not all Villa fans wish to see a great club like Newcastle in the trouble they are in.

    I, for one, would miss the trip north to Newcastle should either Newcastle or Villa fall out of the Premier League.
    The hospitality of the Newcastle fans is as good if not better than any other club I have been to and I’ve been to them all.

    The simple truth is neither Newcastle United nor Aston Villa should ever be in a relegation dog fight.

    Good luck for the remaining three games and here’s hoping Newcastle United and Villa will play each other next season in the Premier League.

  • Hez

    Bit of a misleading headline, its not negative comments, simply states a few truths that everybody already knows

  • NotFatFreddy

    Nicely put, I recall Geordie Brian Little scored for you in a League Cup final win and also managed you to a League Cup final win.  Now I know Villa won the European Cup, but you haven’t won that many trophies over the years…so to have a Geordie responsible for 2 cups isn’t so bad!  So not sure why some Villains are so bothered about ‘Geordies’ and to be fair there is an obsession with ‘fat geordies’ from your lot, though even Birmingham is higher up the obese league than Newcastle!

    I have family in Birmingham, one problem they say is some Villa fans want to see us as a small club in the north east and the championship, mainly because they are jealous of the amount of media attention and publicity NUFC receive on BBC 5 Live and Talksport above all the midlands clubs, despite no domestic trophies for 50 years.  But doesn’t that suggest that there is always something about NUFC that worries other fans in case we actually one day win something and actually start having big crowds and publicity and seen as a BIG club :>)

  • nastylee1977

    Only 3 more clubs have won more trophies than Villa in England.

  • TonnekToon

    Scary how reminiscent it is of the last time we went down , uncaring squad bar a few and  we’re playing another team in claret & Blue on the last day.

  • DavidDrape

    Kevin Villa great post Kev