After Newcastle United’s 0-0 draw at home to Fulham yesterday, a lot of Newcastle fans have been looking ahead to where the next three points will be coming from, and things look bleak. The Magpies face a nightmare run of games, and Rafa Benitez will have his work cut out for him in the new year.
Our next run of games…
Man Utd (h)
Man City (h)
That Cardiff game looks a biggy #NUFC
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) 22 December 2018
Benitez will be tearing his hair out at the prospect of facing five of the Premier League’s big six in their next seven games, and their only respite comes in the form of an away trip to high-flying Watford and a home clash with struggling Cardiff City. The fans would probably take anything more than five points from their next seven games, and that tally would certainly see them drop from 15th place.
It would be no surprise to see Newcastle drop into the bottom three after the next seven Premier League game weeks, however, much like at the start of the season, after they get the awful run of games out of the way then they can start to build and gain momentum without the fear of facing a top side until they travel to The Emirates to take on Arsenal at the end of March.
You can read the Geordies’ verdict on their January fixture list here:
Damage done today
— Mark (@mja1980) December 22, 2018
4 points from those, tops.
— Eric Gibbon (@EricGibbon) December 22, 2018
We could end up with only one point from that sequence of games, back in the bottom three.
— Keith Brown (@KeithBrown999) December 22, 2018
Bottom three after that run with a maximum of 2 points. Depending on January investment.
— Garry James (@GJV_85) December 22, 2018
If we can come out of that run with 5 Points, I’ll be happy.
— TheSantaBeard (@TehSwedishBeard) 22 December 2018
3points is the max we will get
— Keegan Ruddock (@keegan_ruddock) December 23, 2018
Today’s game was a HUGE game. Shocking display. Take the point though.
— ‘D’ (@DTrucker81) December 22, 2018
Worrying. We needed 3pts today.
— Geordie Charva (@GeordieCharva) December 22, 2018
The Geordies fear the worst ahead of their nightmare run, and it would be no surprise to see them drop back into the bottom three by February.
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