A simple question for you – Will Newcastle United avoid relegation this season?

With 11 matches to go, the Magpies are 13th in the table but only two points above the drop zone.

A very surprising, but welcome, three points against Man Utd took Newcastle out of the bottom three but there is a tough schedule to come.

Can Rafa Benitez complete the job and keep Newcastle up?

Six away matches and five at home to go, will NUFC be able to add enough points to their current total of 28?

The remaining games see Newcastle up against eight of the clubs in the top eleven in the table, as well as a trio of home matches against three of the bottom four (West Brom, Huddersfield and Southampton).

So to get a snapshot of opinion ahead of Bournemouth on Saturday, will Newcastle United avoid relegation this season?

  • relaxed

    How many of these votes are we going to have

    • Dillon Tovak

      2 a week.

      • relaxed

        OK lol

    • Alreet

      Agreed. If its not about relegation itll be can we beat pool or spurs or whoever.

    • NUFCLX

      Not sure, why don’t we vote on it

  • Shields Mag

    Having followed this magnificent football club now for more than 30 years, I think we can beat West Brom and Southampton at home if we play to the level we did against Man Utd. We are capable of a couple of draws away from home also so yes I think we will just be okay but it’s going to be tight.

  • Leazes.

    How about ‘Will Charnley be convicted of tax evasion’….or
    Will Mark Jenson own up to writing all of these ‘fans around the globe’ articles.

    I see the Mackems lost again and are bottom.

    • NUFCLX

      Lots of Mag Contributors will be sad about the Macum result.
      Will Mark Jensen admit to posting comments from ringers pretending to be Toon fans. Surely Monk Mags has to be a ringer, nobody can be that stupid.

      • Martin Rooney

        ….Wrote Mark Jenson

      • Leazes.

        Well fleckman said he had worked for him in the past…. surely just his mate bumping up hits fpor the site by trying to be controvertial.

    • GToon

      Just sorting out going to Derby v the mackems at the end of March. Should be a good game for the neutral!

  • Alreet

    Itll be close but i think we will pull away with a few games to spare. West brom are starting to get cut adrift. Stoke are still all over the place and southampton are getting more desparate.

    We need gayle and slimani to fire very fast. We have kenedy finding his feet fast and shelvey getting back on song.

    If we have the beating of bournmouth. Then see what we can spring on pool and arsenal. Our home games become bigger and bigger if we drop silly points.

  • nufcslf

    I want to think so, but that likely means fatty’s going nowhere which makes it a total waste of time bothering in the first place.

    • HarryHype59

      If he stays, the Mag will be asking the same question this time next year!

      Assuming we avoid the drop this season!

      • Jezza

        Yes the sad thing is that even if we do stop up this year all it will accomplish will be to delay the inevitable by 12 months. It is absolutely certain that there will be no meaningful investment, if any at all, in the summer and Lascelles is highly likely to be sold too, leaving us more or less guaranteed to be relegated the following year.

  • ghostrider

    It’s not really a simple yes or no question and it involves many factors. I’ll give out the scenarios of why we will and why we might not.

    We will avoid relegation easily if:

    1. We play to our strengths and use the players to do so, which is even better now as we have a few better players to aid us.

    2.If players like Diame keep improving in a better set up, plus the likes of Ritchie regaining his mojo, so to speak, then we will stay up easily.

    3.If the fans ensure they don’t let Ashley hating interfere with game time to unsettle players who are giving their all in effort, even if they have been stifled.

    4. The teams around us continue to falter.

    We will be relegated if:

    1. Rafa decides to under use the forward talent we have and chop and change tried ans tested methods that upset the harmony.

    2.If the fans decide to perform protests at the most awkward of times which can clearly unsettle players and not to mention having a pop at certain players who they deem are the whipping boys in the run in.

    3. If the new players don’t hit the ground running and keep it up for the lions share of the run in, or unsettle the rest of the squad.

    4.If all the other teams around us go on title winning form and leaving our efforts pointless. (chances are slim to none….but)

    5. Ref’s start to punish us unfairly in games and send off our key players in order to see that we are just another north east club to be dumped from the elite list into oblivion. (remote in the extreme but you never know with the powers that be).

  • HarryHype59

    So the Mag is conducting a poll asking if another relegation can avoided!

    It all seems a long way from the initial optimism of the “Rafalution”.

    It also confirms this club are perennial relegation fodder under this regime, regardless of the manager.

  • Alreet

    All this voting aside. Scummers lost again last night. Thats still very funny. And even better that the reverb of them falling down the divisions will be heard for years to come.

    Ha ha