With Newcastle just two points above the relegation zone, a defeat wouldn’t just be a lost three points as it would also send Wigan three points clear of us and only leave desperate looking Villa and the mackems between us and the ‘R’ zone.
Win and we are 9 points behind 5th placed West Brom. Draw and we are looking at mid-table mediocrity. Lose and we are clearly in the deepest of water. Sing the lads to victory on Monday, this game is our season.