How many points do YOU think we’ll get?

The final mile.
The football season is nearing an end and with only six games left there is still a small question mark over our Premier League safety.

Realistically I’d say that we are just about there, but you can never quite say never and doubts and concern will continue until it is mathematically impossible for us to go down again. I think it will be a few weeks yet before we can say we are mathematically safe, but the best way to avoid any scintilla of trouble is to concentrate on our own game.

Things are still tight as it stands. Currently we have 39 points, but we are still just six points ahead of Blackpool who currently occupy 18th place. If we want to be really certain of avoiding any trouble then we need nine points, but those bottom teams aren’t going to win every game from now until the end of the season.

Again I’m starting to look at other teams here though, which I need to stop. Naughty Toonsy! Instead let’s do as I suggested and look at our remaining fixtures.

Man Utd (h) – Playing Manchester United at any stage is hard enough, and it will be no different this time around. The romantics amongst us may dream of a win, which would be great of course, but there is a reason why we haven’t beaten them in ten years. I’ve got this one down for a loss.

Blackpool (a) – The Seasiders look to be in freefall, which is exactly why I worry about this game. Generally speaking, Blackpool are always good for a goal, which is something I worry about when it comes to Newcastle at the moment. I’d plump for a draw, although a win would be very welcome indeed.

Liverpool (a) – Kenny Dalglish has put a shine on what has been a dismal season for Liverpool. They look set to miss out on Eurpopean football so will be playing for pride alone. We don’t do very well at Anfield, but I’d love it, just love it if we could beat them after the Andy Carroll fiasco. Incidentally, he may not play in the fixture after jarring his knee and potentially damaging ligaments against Arsenal yesterday. I think we’ll lose this one.

Birmingham (h) – A couple of wins looks to have steered Birmingham clear of any relegation problems so hopefully they’ll come to St James’ Park with nothing to play for. I’d like to think that we will have enough to break them down, but I’m never quite certain when we are at home and I’m always cautious when confidently predicting wins for us. However, I’ve got this one down as a tentative win.

Chelsea (a) – Another tough away trip at a ground where we don’t fare too well at. Of course we did win there in the League Cup earlier on in the season, but I expect a very different Chelsea team to be on duty on this occasion. I’ll put this one down as a loss.

West Brom (h) – A home game on the final day of the season is quite a rare event for Newcastle, so I’d like to hope that the players will be geared up for signing off the season with a win against a West Brom side who look likely to survive with us. Home win.

Now I don’t think I’ve been overly optimistic in those predictions and think that they are pretty fair. That would give us seven points from our remaining games which would put us on 46 come the end of play on May 22nd. If every other team won the rest of their remaining games (which is impossible) then we’d be safe as houses still.

Any advances on seven?

About toonsy

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60 thoughts on “How many points do YOU think we’ll get?

  1. Agree on all the predictions there.

    I cant wait for the game tomorrow even though we will most likely get beat, expecting a great atmopshere, United will no doubt bring a few thousand over so it should be good.


  2. Andrew – Aye. I live in hope for the win, but I just can’t see it. Strange really because when we had hughton I always had a feeling that we would nick something against the big boys but never felt comfortable when playing teams around us. With pardew I feel the exact opposite šŸ˜•


  3. If they get an early goal I will feel the worse, and the fact they got beat of City isnt gunna help us…

    We could really do with Nolan playing in a game like this.


  4. Aye i’ll go along with that 46, I personally reckon our season ended after the wolves match but there are still things to play for, A top half finish and finishing above that team “light years” ahead of us… šŸ˜†

    3 from Blackpool
    3 from Brum
    1 from West Brom


  5. Toonsy, think maybe the lack of a certain judas maybe the reason for the lack of confidence?
    I know it’s not tactics because as much as I love hoots, he wasn’t exactly great in that department.


  6. I would love we hit the 50points mark. šŸ˜Ž

    11points the target to achieve. šŸ˜ˆ


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  8. Hahahaha.

    Draw with either Chelsea,Manchester United or Liverpool.

    Win against Blackpool,West Brom,Birmingham.

    WHY NOT? šŸ‘æ

    Nothing is impossible. šŸ˜Ž


  9. Wrongly put.

    Draw with Chelsea & Liverpool. šŸ˜›

    Lose to Man Utd.

    done deal.

    11points. šŸ˜‰


  10. So much depends on whether any of our new and returning players can plug the gaping hole in our scoring abilities. If Benny or Ireland can come good and contribute in the way Nolan does, I’d go along with Toonsy’s predictions. But otherwise, I can see us getting only 3 or 4 points from the remaining games. Bye bye fingernails…


  11. I think we’ll beon 46 going into the WBA match- think we’ll nick a point against one of the LPool, ManU, Chelsea. Tough to predict that one as Pardew could want to take a look at some of the youth in that one.


  12. Ah – forgot to put an actual prediction in: LDLDLW – 42 pts. And I really hope I’m wrong with that!

    But with the way things are going in this league this year, we’ll probably lose to Blackpool, Brom and Brum and then nick 6 points out of Chelski, Manure and the bindippers. šŸ™‚


  13. Am I right in thinking that Manure are the only one of the old ‘big four’ we’ve not beaten yet this season? In fact, I’m pretty convinced that a statistician could find a strong, inverse correlation between the league position of our opposition and the likelihood of a win this year. Odd times.


  14. im not excepting a oss 2mora nyt , we are goin 2 get stuck in 2 th filthy mancs and they wont know whats hit them!! rooney needs wound up because hes like a big bairn if he doesnt get his own way!!! my team for tomorrow night will be

    ireland or guthrie


  15. 17
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 3:03 PM
    Ah ā€“ forgot to put an actual prediction in: LDLDLW ā€“ 42 pts. And I really hope Iā€™m wrong with that!

    that wud take us to 44pts mate


  16. I like the line-up, Army. As always, I’ll make myself sit through the game on the basis that if things do go against the form book it would be just too sickening to have missed it. Can’t see it myself, but I said that against Liverpool, Chelski and Arsenal…


  17. yo lads this is TOOOOOOOOTALLY out of the subject but im downloading films , what gud thriller or horrors do yous reccomend??


  18. Last time Rooney got wound up a SJP it resulted in him getting mad, him smashing it on the volley (not having a clue as to where it was gunna go) and it ending up in to top corner with an unstopable shot!


  19. 26
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 3:20 PM
    Last time Rooney got wound up a SJP it resulted in him getting mad, him smashing it on the volley (not having a clue as to where it was gunna go) and it ending up in to top corner with an unstopable shot!

    hes still got a melon head and looks like 1 of the characters off planet of the apes!!! šŸ™‚


  20. I don’t think there’s a lot you can do about Rooney except hope his melon-head is not in the right place on the day. The guy is unbelievable.


  21. stopl lickin rooneys arse on a newcastle site , the lad has a disgustin attitude on and off the pitch ! and to be quite honest hes had a shocking season apart from the last month


  22. Im not licking his arse, you said wind him up, thats what you get for winding him up.

    And ide take him over any of our strikers.


  23. no i am not, clearly he is a world class striker.

    I will support ameobi more because he is one of out own, but rooney is so much better in terms of ability


  24. you just a idiot and im not going to argue because your football knowledge is 0


  25. Oi, fellas – if you want to get into that kind of wumming and personal ****ing, take it to Ed’s site, please!

    End of public service announcement, gentlemen. šŸ™‚


  26. I hope Pards goes for the jugular tomorrow night. You know they’re going to score, so we just have to score more. I just hope Shola’s fit and Ireland’s poor missus is well enough (or sick enough of having him there) to despatch him to SJP!

    I feel sorry for the fella – just not his year, is it? I’d be in bits if my missus was hurt that badly.


  27. i know 1 thing better than you bonny lad and thats not 2 lick a strikers arse that we are playn against 2mora nyt !! your obviously not a real toon supporter, go and join the man utd blog so you can talk about how great melon heed is!! and less of the idiot little spencer boy!!


  28. I love it when people get along šŸ˜‰

    Day one at new job over. Day two will consist of working from home B)


  29. yeah i hope irelands mrs is ok now , just hope we play with fight 2mora nyt and i will be happy lads HWTL


  30. JG – Just training today mate. Fire extinguisher here, watch this DVD, fire exits here here and here etc etc šŸ™„


  31. Im not licking his ****ing arse, it would seem to me that you are not agreeing that he is not one of the best strikers in the EPL?
    which if is your opinion then fine, but I would have to disagree with you, as for not being a real toon dont make me laugh.

    I have already said I will support Ameobi more, infact I dont support Rooney atall he is a …. but he is a quality player.

    And sy-looks like a laugh to me aswell, and were you being serious about using you 12th man? and if you were drop us your email in a message mate.


  32. Learning about your new coach sy?

    Thought it was a self employed job? šŸ˜‰ šŸ˜†


  33. Spencer – You still have to learn the process. Companies call it induction training – I call it them covering their arse šŸ˜‰

    Besides, if you weren’t a dole-dossing student and didn;t waste my tax paying money you’d know what I mean about work šŸ˜›

    Yeah you can use my number. Drop us a line on the contact form šŸ˜‰


  34. šŸ˜›

    In y10 i picked enginnering diploma and droped it after about a week because we had to do loads of saftey shyte and fill out forms. šŸ˜†


  35. aye *shake hand* šŸ˜†

    Dont start with me again šŸ˜ˆ šŸ˜† šŸ˜ˆ šŸ˜†


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