This season has been an absolute car crash so far for Newcastle United. The Magpies have joined Huddersfield in becoming the 12th and 13th sides to fail to win their first ten Premier League games, and given how the previous 11 sides to do so fared, history is against them.
— The Chronicle (@ChronicleNUFC) October 30, 2018
Of the 11 teams before The Magpies, only three of the teams to have failed to get maximum points in ten games have stayed up. Everton, Blackburn and Derby are the three sides to have done it, whilst recently the likes of Burnley and Sunderland have suffered the drop after achieving the feat. The Geordies will just be hoping that they can turn the three teams to stay up into four teams after their own nightmare start.
To be fair to Rafa Benitez’s side, they’ve suffered games against five of the top six in their first ten and none of them have been thrashings. They’ve also missed chances to win games against the likes of Cardiff away where Kenedy missed a penalty deep into stoppage time in the second half. The road to survival will be a long one for Newcastle and the fans are far from confident, but in football, stranger things have certainly happened.
You can read The Magpies’ thoughts on survival here:
Not a prayer. One man to blame.
— acpatto (@AnthP68) October 30, 2018
Let’s start by scoring a goal, that would be progress. #babysteps
But no, I don’t think they will stay up. They could end up with so few points we could bypass the championship & go straight to div 1. #AshleyOut #BoycottWolves
— vic bates (@victorbates) October 31, 2018
No, can't see us winning a game before Christmas.
— Shaun Durning (@SDMorpeth) October 30, 2018
Without real support in January.. No
— محمد الجملان (@moha_algemlan) October 31, 2018
It depends on the owner and no one else
— Gordsa69Ham (@Gordsa69Nufc) October 31, 2018
— Angry Hutch (@Angry_Hutch) October 31, 2018
Not sure, will know more after Xmas!
— Dean Savage (@SavageDean) October 31, 2018
Lost all interest tbh until Ashley goes.
— Edward Sparks (@bkked) October 31, 2018
The fans have very little faith in staying up this season and will just hope the season is over quickly.