Do you agree with Pardew about Newcastle United’s relegation battle? Vote!
Posted on November 30th, 2012 | 35 Comments |
Speaking in the wake of Newcastle United’s 2-1 defeat by Stoke City, the fourth in a row which leaves the Magpies slumped at 14th in the table, Alan Pardew, has now acknowledged that Newcastle may well be involved in a relegation battle in the coming months.
When asked by the Shields Gazette’s Miles Starforth if it was “too early to be talking about the club being involved in a relegation scrap,” the Silver Supremo responded:
“Well, we are now, and no, it’s not too early. We can’t bury our head in the sand, and we have to get wins to get out of it.”
After that gloomy initial prognosis however, he then continued on a more optimistic note, adding:
“Actually, I’m so buoyed by the performance [the Stoke City defeat], and by the fact that the things we have changed, the things we’ve done, have definitely helped the team. The team have responded to them. Hopefully, we can take that forward.”
But what do YOU think? Do you think we are on the rocky road which leads to to the Championship? Or are we poised to rise like a Phoenix in our next few games, making all such talk about relegation seem silly in hindsight?
Whatever your thoughts, please let us know in the comments section and vote in our poll.
To help you decide, below is a table of our recent form (last six games), along with a list of our next six Premiership fixtures.
|NUFC recent form and upcoming fixtures|
|28/10/12||H||West Bromwich Albion||Won 2-1|
|11/11/12||H||West Ham United||Lost 0-1|
|17/11/12||H||Swansea City||Lost 1-2|
|28/11/12||A||Stoke City||Lost 2-1|
|03/12/12||H||Wigan Athletic||???? ?-?|
|15/12/12||H||Manchester City||???? ?-?|
|22/12/12||H||Queens Park Rangers||???? ?-?|
|26/12/12||A||Manchester United||???? ?-?|