With five games left of this eventful season, we asked Newcastle fans which match they would choose, if Newcastle United could only win one more game.

Happily, the pressure is now totally off with safety guaranteed.

Winning the last four games has catapulted NUFC into the top half of the table, with even aspirations now to possibly end the season as high as eighth.

Leicester only drawing 0-0 at home to Southampton last night, means a win at Everton on Monday would see Newcastle go ahead of Everton and be behind eighth placed Leicester only on goal difference.

So which match did Newcastle fans choose?

We gave suggestions (see below) of why each particular game might be the choice and maybe the biggest surprise in the results are the two with the fewest votes.

Not because I think they should have got more support but why did anybody at all choose them, with West Brom (Home) on 7% of votes and Watford (Away) 3%.

This is how the five options ended up:

34% Chelsea (Home)

30% Everton (Away)

26% Tottenham (Away)

7% West Brom (Home)

3% Watford (Away)

A tricky one but I had thought the Sam Allardyce factor would have been enough to swing it for the Everton (30%) game.

However, beating Chelsea (34%) at home on the last day of the season was too much to resist.

Three very appealing/interesting games still to go and beating Spurs (26%) at Wembley split the vote almost evenly three ways.

The Mag – Thursday 19 April:

However, if Newcastle United were to win just on of their last five games, which would you like it to be?

Here is a mini write-up on each fixture and possible reasons why you might be swayed to select that particular game…

Everton (Away)

A few factors here.

The biggest one would be Sam Allardyce for most Newcastle fans…in fact, I get the impression a fair few Everton fans would take defeat if it helped get rid of him.

Speaking of which, there has been ongoing friction between the two sets of supporters and no love lost, so another reason to win. Plus of course victory would mean Newcastle being at least ninth in the table on Monday night.

West Brom (Home)

A home game so obviously fifty thousand Newcastle fans in attendance hoping to see a good game and victory.

Apart from that, not that much to say. If Pardew and Carver were still there then there would be plenty talking.

Watford (Away)

Yet another sold out away end so always nice to see the three thousand or so rewarded.

However, Watford have to be one of the most meaningless clubs in the Premier League, where it is difficult to have a strong opinion on them.

So unless you maybe live in Watford and have personal reasons for being desperate to win, difficult to make a case.

Tottenham (Away)

Always nice to go to London and win, with Spurs being high on the hit list.

A win at Wembley of course would be very nice icing on the cake to top off this season.

A lot of history home and away against Spurs, always a game that you look forward to.

Chelsea (Home)

A strong contender.

A bit like Spurs, games against Chelsea are always amongst those high on the list of ones you want to win.

Many things to dislike about them down the years, though maybe not so many now.

Last game of the season and at home, two big factors.

  • TheNutJob

    Disappointed, i thought most fans would want to see the Toon stick it to old
    Hippo Heed.

    • Leazes.

      Didn’t do much harm really, he’s a good comedy actor playing the part of a football manager in the style of Mike Basset or Fred Flintstone.

      • TheNutJob

        Fred Flintstone

  • Leazes.

    The fact that we have been a ‘feeder club’ for spuds for the last 30 odd years for me
    and that players were willing to leave for smaller crowds a bland shirt and more money, Gascoigne, Waddle, Ginola.

    Hate Spuds… they haven’t bought success only picking up the odd cup but they have dismantled our building blocks for progress.

    • Keeganontherebound

      Fair enough when it comes to Gazza and Waddle. But Ginola left because Dalglish didn’t fancy him and had joined us in the first place when he could have gone to the likes of Real or Juve…We did a pretty good job of dismantling ourselves under Dalglish.

      • Leazes.

        Not true United offered Ginola and Gazza the same money to stay, Ginola was tapped up under Keegan who said he would have been lynched if he’d sold him.

        Players leave this club when they realise it hasn’t the ambition, direction or means when owners take money out.

        • Keeganontherebound

          Dalglish wasn’t playing him – you can’t really blame Ginola for moving to a club where he was wanted and ended up being voted player of the year. Le Tissier allegedly asked him if he’d slept with Dalglish’s wife after we
          played Southampton as he couldn’t understand why he wasn’t getting a game. I’d say we’re quits with Spurs anyway after offloading Sissoko to them for 30m!

          • Leazes.

            He was tapped up by Spurs under Keegan and wanted away!

  • Wor Lass

    This is one of the more stupid polls I remember seeing on here. Also, the obsession with Hippo Heed is really grating now. If Villa come up the Mag is going to have a field day with him and Bruce, the “plastic” Geordie (I`m still waiting for that one to be explained) and that bedsheet (Sam Hepworth will have to come out of retirement). Of course, they`ll be hoping like hell that Pards gets recycled by some basement team with more money than sense.

    • Leazes.

      Its almost mechanical and predictable now.

    • Jezza

      Sadly there is only one club going to employ Pardew as their new manager this summer.

      • Leazes.

        It isn’t us!

      • Wor Lass

        I tend to agree with a lot of what you say, Jezza, but I really do think you should have a word with your doctor about treatment for pernicious anemia. Noone should be that pessimistic!

        • Jezza

          We’ve already had Pardew, Carver, McClaren and Joe Kinnear, not once but twice. Always expect the worst with Ashley.

    • Ram Kishore

      What is plastic Geordie pal?

      • Wor Lass

        Ram, if you take a look at my post again you`ll see that I`m still waiting for someone to explain it to me. In Bruce`s case, though, some of the muppets that infest these sites (no offence, Nutty!) have to put him down because – as a Newcastle lad – he had the nerve to manage the unwashed.

        • Jezza

          I think the plastic Geordie tag has got more to do with his affiliation to Manchester and the fact that the Old Trafford hot seat was always his dream job. I’ve got nothing against him myself.

          • Wor Lass

            Fancy the lad having an affinity for Manure. I mean, it`s almost as if he`s a legend there!

  • Chuck D

    Everton, not just because of Fat Sam but they way they were happy to get beat at Sunderland if it meant we went down.