Newcastle United have had one of the toughest starts to the Premier League season that any side has ever had. A 0-0 draw away at Cardiff has brought them their only point so far as they’ve fallen to 2-1 defeats against Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal. Next up they’ve got Crystal Palace, Leicester and Manchester United and the fans are getting very worried.
Next three fixtures: Palace away, Leicester home and Man United away. They aren’t getting as easier as I thought…
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) September 16, 2018
Newcastle are yet to look really poor. Against Arsenal, they were flat at times, but that doesn’t mean they were poor all the way through. They did well to hold Unai Emery’s side during the first half despite the fact they started without star midfielder Jonjo Shelvey and big-money striker Salomon Rondon. Instead, Joselu and Isaac Hayden were chosen to start and the fans weren’t best pleased with that decision.
The Magpies will be keen to grab their first three points of the season in the capital against Crystal Palace next Saturday and if they get Rondon and Shelvey back in the eleven then it wouldn’t be the strangest result to see them nick a win. The fans are low on confidence and have little faith when it comes to their club at the moment and it’s hard to blame them. However, they’ll have to be in good voice and get behind their side if they are to get that elusive first win.
You can read The Geordies’ thoughts on the upcoming fixtures here:
There is no easy premier league game. Palace look much better, Leicester also playing well and well, Man U away – we never win there. This season is going to be a far bigger worry than last. Can’t see Huddersfield or Cardiff doing anything but who will be 3rd relegated… #nufc
— Gordon Morrison (@GDIMorrison) September 16, 2018
The worrying thing is if you aren't winning games and are on a bad run the pressure ramps up on the next game no matter who it is you are playing next…
— Toon Stew (@toonarmyblog) September 16, 2018
Every fixture looks daunting when you've the weakest squad in the league.
— Pete Clarke (@Peteclarke85) September 16, 2018
Another 3 defeats.
— (@hoylez87) 16 September 2018
Can’t see where the next points are coming from… need to go back to basics and try and get some of that last season back
— Matt Guest (@Guesty22) September 16, 2018
Bottom by Xmas
— Geeky Retro Nerds (@GeekyRetroNerds) September 16, 2018
— David Stratton (Slothy Vlogs) (@nufcshifty) September 16, 2018
If that team yesterday starts in any of them it's guaranteed defeat again !
— Frank Drebin (@FrankDr42855441) September 16, 2018
The fans are wondering where the next points will come from and if they can get a win in one of their next three it will be crucial for the club as they aim to avoid the drop.