After an ideal start to it can this prove to be a perfect Newcastle United weekend turn around?
A big weekend for Newcastle United.
Heading it into the relegation zone.
A lot of variables in terms of which way things could go, both in Newcastle’s game against Wolves and other clubs’ matches.
Of the other nine bottom half clubs in the table ahead of this weekend’s fixtures, seven of the nine picked up points last weekend.
If clubs around you are starting to pick up points then it is vital that NUFC do so.
Last weekend Southampton go a draw away at Wolves, so they would have fancied getting something at home to Leicester.
Instead, they were absolutely smashed 9-0 by the Foxes on Friday night, Southampton replacing Newcastle in the bottom three on goal difference.
Depending on other results, Newcastle could go as high as 12th, although to do they would have to beat Wolves by at least five and see Villa get hammered by Man City.
Looking at the current Premier League table and this weekend’s fixtures, I think the biggest games (as well as NUFC v Wolves) are Norwich v Man Utd and Watford v Bournemouth.
A huge game for the bottom club who have played better than their level of points suggests but they could start to get really demoralised if they fail to turn performances into points beginning today.
Norwich are another confidence team and they have only picked up one point in four games, scoring one and conceding nine, since that win over Man City.
It would be nice to see the likes of Southampton, Watford and Norwich all seeing their morale and confidence levels slide, with Newcastle hopefully heading the other way, which of course could be the tricky bit…
Friday 25 October
Southampton 0 Leicester 9
Saturday 26 October
Manchester City 0 Aston Villa 0 (Current score after 30 minutes – A 12.30pm kick-off)
Saturday 26 October
Brighton v Everton (3pm)
Watford v Bournemouth (3pm)
West Ham v Sheff United (3pm)
Burnley v Chelsea (5.30pm)
Sunday 27 October
Newcastle United v Wolves (2pm)
Norwich v Man Utd (4.30pm)
Arsenal v Crystal Palace (4.30pm)
Liverpool v Tottenham (4.30pm)
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